With National Film Board of Canada (NFB) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 300,349 | Gross: $22.46M

2. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 12,936

3. Better Than Chocolate (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Maggie, 19, works at a lesbian/LGBT bookstore. Her mom's getting divorced and has invited herself to stay with Maggie. Maggie hasn't told her, she's lesbian. Her new girlfriend moves in as well.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Votes: 8,247 | Gross: $2.01M

4. Take This Waltz (2011)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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68 Metascore

A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Aaron Abrams

Votes: 27,999 | Gross: $1.24M

5. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small-town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while other events jeopardize his sanity.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

Votes: 16,550 | Gross: $6.30M

6. Rated R for Nudity (2011)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short

4.8
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A unique triptych comprised of three autonomous, yet inextricable acts unfold in front of our very eyes, through an experimental session of attempted mass hypnosis.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Star: Macha Grenon

Votes: 549

7. Rock & Rule (1983)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Fantasy, Music

6.5
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A malevolent rock star kidnaps a singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon, and her band must help her stop him.

Director: Clive Smith | Stars: Don Francks, Greg Salata, Susan Roman, Samantha Langevin

Votes: 3,511 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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40 Metascore

From the roaring 1920s to the ruinous Spanish Civil War and Adolf Hitler's rise into power, the lives of an Irish schoolteacher, a provocative heiress and her Spanish muse are intricately interlaced, sharing the same destiny and passion.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 15,061 | Gross: $0.40M

9. We Were Children (2012)

88 min | Drama

7.6
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For over 130 years till 1996, more than 100,000 of Canada's First Nations children were legally required to attend government-funded schools run by various Christian faiths. There were 80 ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Rene Batson, Glen Anaquod, Kohl Bohemier, Tyrone Brooks

Votes: 530

10. The Snow Walker (2003)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.3
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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Barry Pepper, Annabella Piugattuk, James Cromwell, Kiersten Warren

Votes: 10,412

11. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 12,926 | Gross: $1.60M

12. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

7.5
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

Votes: 1,693 | Gross: $0.20M

13. Virus: The End (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.2
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After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 2,521

14. Kissed (1996)

R | 78 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

Director: Lynne Stopkewich | Stars: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau, Natasha Morley

Votes: 3,739 | Gross: $0.47M

15. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 28,874 | Gross: $3.43M

16. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 21,032 | Gross: $1.88M

17. Leolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The story of Léolo, a young french Canadian boy who try to escape himself from his desturbed family with his own imagination.

Director: Jean-Claude Lauzon | Stars: Maxime Collin, Ginette Reno, Gilbert Sicotte, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 6,915 | Gross: $0.61M

18. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

R | 172 min | Drama

7.5
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91 Metascore

The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

Director: Zacharias Kunuk | Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk

Votes: 6,509 | Gross: $3.79M

19. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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60 Metascore

Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Dominique Michel, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal, Pierre Curzi

Votes: 8,135 | Gross: $1.90M

20. The Oscars (2020 TV Special)

TV-14 | 170 min | Music

6.6
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The 92nd Academy Awards for film achievements in 2019 are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Florence Pugh, Taika Waititi, Timothée Chalamet

Votes: 1,074

21. The Minion (1998)

R | 95 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

3.9
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A 1500 year old body of one of the Knights Templar is discovered below New York's subway. Soon, a demonic minion and a modern Templar Knight are drawn to its secrets. So begins a battle for nothing less than the fate of the entire world.

Director: Jean-Marc Piché | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Françoise Robertson, Roc Lafortune, David Nerman

Votes: 1,805

22. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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A group of actors put on an unorthodox, but acclaimed Passion Play which incites the opposition of the Catholic Church while the actors' lives themselves begin to mirror the Passion itself.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard

Votes: 7,032 | Gross: $1.60M

23. Un cri au bonheur (2007)

91 min | Documentary

4.9
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Poetry and cinema merge as 11 filmmakers bring to life 21 poems by Quebec poets.

Directors: Geneviève Allard, Paule Baillargeon, Manon Barbeau, Philippe Baylaucq, Michel Brault, Marie-Julie Dallaire, André Forcier, Chloé Leriche, Kim Nguyen, Marcel Simard, Denis Villeneuve | Stars: José Acquelin, Alexandrine Agostini, Manon Barbeau, Francis Beaulieu

Votes: 104

24. The Railrodder (1965)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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After literally walking to Canada from England, Buster takes a cross-country trip across Canada on a railway motorcar (speeder).

Directors: Gerald Potterton, Buster Keaton, John Spotton | Star: Buster Keaton

Votes: 1,469

25. Montreal Main (1974)

88 min | Drama

6.0
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A photographer finds himself falling for a 14 year-old boy.

Director: Frank Vitale | Stars: John Sutherland, Peter Brawley, Dave Sutherland, Pam Marchant

Votes: 150

26. REW FFWD (1994)

Not Rated | 31 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A young photographer is on assignment in Jamaica. It's a cultural shock. First anguished, he later becomes quite fascinated by the people he meets, their neighborhood and their music.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Alma Mockyen, Michael Smith, Massive Dread, Bronco Billy

Votes: 289

27. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,432

28. Strangers in Good Company (1990)

PG | 101 min | Drama

7.7
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A busload of women become stranded in an isolated part of the Canadian countryside. As they await rescue, they reflect on their lives through a mostly ad-libbed script.

Director: Cynthia Scott | Stars: Alice Diabo, Constance Garneau, Beth Webber, Catherine Roche

Votes: 1,041 | Gross: $1.00M

29. Running (1979)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Anspach, Lawrence Dane, Eugene Levy

Votes: 759

30. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,693

31. Margaret's Museum (1995)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.2
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Margaret MacNiel, a girl living in a Cape Breton coal mining town, finds her life changing when she meets Neil Currie, a cheerful bagpipe-playing dishwasher. Unfortunately, neither of them are able to escape the industry around them.

Director: Mort Ransen | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan, Clive Russell, Craig Olejnik

Votes: 1,339 | Gross: $0.52M

32. The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later (1992 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.3
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Fifteen years after the events of The Boys of St. Vincent took place, the various boys involved are brought in to testify against the brothers, now finally standing trial, who assaulted ... See full summary »

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Sebastian Spence, Lise Roy, David Hewlett

Votes: 508

33. Double Happiness (1994)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Story of a young Chinese-Canadian woman caught between traditional and modern societies.

Director: Mina Shum | Stars: Sandra Oh, Stephen Chang, Alannah Ong, Donald Fong

Votes: 1,150 | Gross: $0.76M

34. Assholes: A Theory (2019)

81 min | Documentary

6.5
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Inspired by the NYT bestselling book, this lively philosophical investigation into the rise of asshole behaviour across the world asks: What does it mean to be an asshole, and more importantly, how do we stop their proliferation?

Director: John Walker | Stars: John Cleese, Suji Gelerman, Robert I. Sutton, Geoffrey Nunberg

Votes: 194

35. 120 Seconds to Get Elected (2006)

2 min | Short

6.2
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A politician has just a couple of minutes to convince people to vote for him, and tries to seduce his audience with promises he thinks they want to hear.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Star: Alexis Martin

Votes: 681

36. Buying Sex (2013)

75 min | Documentary

5.5
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Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, prompting us to rethink our attitudes toward the "oldest profession."

Directors: Teresa MacInnes, Kent Nason | Stars: Trisha Baptie, Janine Benedet, Valerie Scott, Alan Young

Votes: 189

37. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Star: Edward Burtynsky

Votes: 2,886 | Gross: $0.24M

38. This Is Not a Movie (2019)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.6
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73 Metascore

The groundbreaking and often game-changing reporting of legendary foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk is profiled in the latest from acclaimed documentarian Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze).

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Robert Fisk, Amira Hass, Nirmeen Hazineh, Sulieman Khatib

Votes: 232

39. Poen (1967)

5 min | Short

6.6
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A montage of drawings and photographs, with Leonard Cohen reading a prose poem from his novel Beautiful Losers.

Director: Josef Reeve | Star: Leonard Cohen

Votes: 30

40. One Step Away (1985)

28 min | Short, Crime

5.1
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Ron Petrie (Keanu Reeves) is a troubled teen whose life is hanging by a thread, as he's on the verge of suspension from school, subject to arrest for breaking and entering, and the cause of... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fortier | Stars: Diana Belshaw, Keanu Reeves, Kathleen Fee, Alain Goulem

Votes: 165

41. Because We Are Girls (2019)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary set in BC Canada about an immigrant Punjabi family who have a dark secret they can finally tell.

Director: Baljit Sangra | Stars: Gurdev Pooni, Jeeti Pooni, Jesse Pooni, Kira Pooni

Votes: 173

42. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Devon Anderson

Votes: 3,698 | Gross: $1.57M

43. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.5
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 2,261 | Gross: $1.17M

44. Heaven on Earth (2008)

106 min | Drama

6.2
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Chand, a young Punjabi woman, travels to Canada to marry a man she has never met. They live in a crowded suburban house and Chand has to also put up with her husband's abusive behavior.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Preity Zinta, Gick Grewal, Vansh Bhardwaj, Geetika Sharma

Votes: 886

45. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.8
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter, with performances by those musicians he has influenced.

Director: Lian Lunson | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Bono, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright

Votes: 2,191 | Gross: $1.04M

46. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Richard Monette

Votes: 1,456 | Gross: $1.41M

47. Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.5
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Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business.

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Jacques Gagnon, Lyne Champagne, Jean Duceppe, Olivette Thibault

Votes: 2,807

48. To the Rescue (1952)

25 min | Short, Family

6.1
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The villain steals a poodle but is caught after a chase.

Directors: Jacques B. Brunius, Ronald Weyman | Stars: Fella Edmonds, Richard Massingham, Jacques B. Brunius, John Ruddock

Votes: 25

49. Angry Inuk (2016)

85 min | Documentary

7.7
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An Inuk filmmaker takes a close look at the central role of seal hunting in the lives of the Inuit, the importance of the revenue they earn from sales of seal skins, and the negative impact... See full summary »

Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril | Stars: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Aaju Peter

Votes: 302

50. Out of Mind, Out of Sight (2014)

88 min | Documentary

7.2
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Profiles four residents of the Brockville Mental Health Centre, a forensic psychiatric hospital for people who have committed violent crimes.

Director: John Kastner

Votes: 245


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