With Canada Council for the Arts (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Framing Agnes (2022)

75 min | Documentary

7.0
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62 Metascore

FRAMING AGNES turns the talk show format inside out in response to media's ongoing fascination with trans people. The film breathes life into six previously unknown stories from the archives of the UCLA Gender Clinic in the 1950s.

Director: Chase Joynt | Stars: Carmen Carrera, Katie Couric, Laverne Cox, Zackary Drucker

Votes: 92

2. Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.1
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34 Metascore

Otto is a handsome, sensitive, neo-Goth zombie with an identity crisis wandering the streets of the city, until one day he auditions for a zombie film...

Director: Bruce La Bruce | Stars: Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt, Nicholas Fox Ricciardi, Keith Böhm

Votes: 2,007 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Anne at 13,000 Ft. (2019)

75 min | Drama

6.5
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80 Metascore

A volatile young woman challenged by everyday social and professional encounters.

Director: Kazik Radwanski | Stars: Lisa Aitken, Pat Bianco, Tiffany Blom, Deragh Campbell

Votes: 560

4. Geographies of Solitude (2022)

103 min | Documentary

8.0
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An immersion into the rich landscapes of Sable Island and the life of Zoe Lucas, a naturalist and environmentalist who has lived over 40 years on this remote strip of sand.

Director: Jacquelyn Mills | Star: Zoe Lucas

Votes: 58

5. Wreck (2020)

69 min | Horror, Music

2.3
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While transporting an important package, a young woman is involved in a car accident in the middle of nowhere leaving her trapped under the car. She slowly starts to realise that not only ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Patterson | Stars: Ben Loyd-Holmes, Tony Manders, Ashley Robson, Gemma Harlow Dean

Votes: 237

6. Last Train Home (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhang, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 3,620 | Gross: $0.29M

7. Me, My Mom & Sharmila

Comedy, Drama | Pre-production

Azra travels from her home in Canada to her parents' homeland of Pakistan to bury her father. She struggles to connect with her conservative mother, but her journey evokes memories real and imagined, revealing unexpected similarities.

Director: Fawzia Mirza | Stars: Amrit Kaur, Hamza Haq, Nimra Bucha

8. Family Viewing (1987)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.7
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Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: David Hemblen, Aidan Tierney, Gabrielle Rose, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 1,380

9. Riverhead (2016)

89 min | Crime, Drama

5.1
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A blood feud divides a small town in rural Newfoundland.

Director: Justin Oakey | Stars: Lawrence Barry, Stephen Oates, Stephen Lush, Andrew Kay

Votes: 128

10. Ryan (2004)

TV-PG | 14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.5
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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth | Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy, Derek Lamb

Votes: 2,915

11. The Disappeared (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

6.1
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The story of six men lost at sea in the North Atlantic.

Director: Shandi Mitchell | Stars: Billy Campbell, Shawn Doyle, Brian Downey, Ryan Doucette

Votes: 356

12. Waydowntown (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A group of young employees bet a month's salary, winner takes all, on who can last the longest without going outside.

Director: Gary Burns | Stars: Fab Filippo, Don McKellar, Marya Delver, Gordon Currie

Votes: 1,873 | Gross: $0.02M

13. The Rubber Gun (1977)

86 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A communal drug family begins to dissolve from within while a University student watches and records it all.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Joe Mattia, Armand Monroe, Allan Moyle, Bill Booth

Votes: 61

14. Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)

92 min | Drama

6.9
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Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Kwan | Stars: Phoebe Kut, Hollie Lo, Vivian Wu, Chit-Man Chan

Votes: 567

15. The Associates (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

6.0
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Stars: Demore Barnes, Sean Sullivan, Marnie McPhail, Ian D. Clark

Votes: 174

16. The Archivists (2020)

14 min | Short, Music, Sci-Fi

8.0
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In a dystopian future, three musicians discover a degraded vinyl record and attempt to reimagine one of its songs.

Director: Igor Drljaca | Stars: Noah Reid, Bahia Watson, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos

Votes: 31

17. Lemon Squeezy (2022)

81 min | Comedy, Crime

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Devastated after his promposal is casually rejected, high school student Max deals with his grief by turning to religion, only to realize he may have unintentionally triggered a biblical apocalypse.

Director: Kevin Hartford | Stars: Reilly Brennan, Steve Venegas, Camille Horton-Poole, Rebecca Falvey

18. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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78 Metascore

A documentary murder mystery about the filmmaker's family, set in lower Alabama.

Director: Travis Wilkerson | Stars: Travis Wilkerson, Ed Vaughn

Votes: 499 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Protection (2000)

77 min | Drama

6.8
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This realistic documentary/drama is a harsh/realistic look at social services based in Canada.

Director: Bruce Spangler | Stars: Nancy Sivak, Jillian Fargey, Hiro Kanagawa, William MacDonald

Votes: 63

20. MS Slavic 7 (2019)

64 min | Drama

5.3
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68 Metascore

A young woman discovers letters in a Harvard archive that her great-grandmother wrote to a fellow Polish poet.

Directors: Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell | Stars: Deragh Campbell, Aaron Danby, Elizabeth Rucker, Mariusz Sibiga

Votes: 320

21. A Winter Tan (1987)

91 min | Drama

5.6
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Maryse Holden, a professor, feminist activist spent the last months before her murder in Mexico on "a break from feminism" that became a sexually iconic story reflect in her posthumous book... See full summary »

Directors: Jackie Burroughs, Louise Clark, John Frizzell, John Walker, Aerlyn Weissman | Stars: Jackie Burroughs, Hernando Gonzáles, Anita Olanick, Diane D'Aquila

Votes: 145

22. RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A documentary which examines copyright issues in the information age.

Director: Brett Gaylor | Star: Cory Doctorow

Votes: 1,280

23. Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho inexpertly tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother's financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects.

Director: Mina Shum | Stars: Sandra Oh, Valerie Tian, Ric Young, Tseng Chang

Votes: 589

24. Look at Me (2023)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

An autobiographical comedy about an insecure, awkward and lonely actor who goes on an unwitting journey of self-love in the midst of an eating disorder relapse.

Director: Taylor Olson | Stars: Gil Anderson, Koumbie, Morgan Melnyk, Taylor Olson

25. Darkroom (2021)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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Sofija, an aspiring photographer, works in a youth hostel in Sarajevo. Overworked and unfulfilled in her love life, she tries to reconcile her art with the demands of everyday life. She ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Maier | Stars: Dina Musanovic, Izudin Bajrovic, Selma Alispahic, Dzana Pinjo

Votes: 5

26. On the Corner (2003)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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Angel and Randy Henry are a sister and brother, caught on the mean streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. While Angel finds the strength to escape her seemingly hopeless situation, Randy... See full summary »

Director: Nathaniel Geary | Stars: Alex Rice, Robert Harper, L. Harvey Gold, Simon Baker

Votes: 263

27. Ulrike's Brain (2017)

55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Referencing sixties B-movies like They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968) and The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962), Ulrike's Brain finds Doctor Julia Feifer (Susanne Sachsse) arriving at an academic... See full summary »

Director: Bruce La Bruce | Stars: Gertrud Stammheim, Susanne Sachße, Jonathan B. Johnson, Saskia Timm

Votes: 31

28. How Heavy This Hammer (2015)

75 min | Drama

6.2
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47 Metascore

Erwin (Erwin van Cotthem), a family man who spends most of his time playing computer games, makes a drastic shift in his life when he suddenly decides to leave his wife, yet finds himself in the same rut as before.

Director: Kazik Radwanski | Stars: Erwin Van Cotthem, Kate Ashley, Seth Kirsh, April Skye

Votes: 191

29. A Place Called Chiapas (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.4
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When the Zapatista National Liberation Army took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico, the government deployed its troops and at least 145 people died in the ensuing battle. ... See full summary »

Director: Nettie Wild | Stars: Samuel Ruiz García, Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente

Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.23M

30. The Last Pogo Jumps Again (2013)

200 min | Documentary, Music

9.2
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London had the Sex Pistols, New York had the Ramones, but Toronto had a punk movement all its own. In the end, the Toronto landscape by the late 70s was forever changed with the infusion of the DIY/Punk/Alternative culture(s) movement.

Directors: Colin Brunton, Kire Paputts | Stars: Tibor Takács, Ramones, Ron Mann, Damian Abraham

Votes: 51

31. *Corpus Callosum (2002)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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73 Metascore

A surreal and comic exploration of an office space and the decorations of a living room.

Director: Michael Snow | Stars: Jacqueline Anderson, Berj Bannayan, Greg Hermanovic, John Massey

Votes: 225

32. A Lonely Afternoon (2020)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Justin, a timid Filipino boy searches for companionship during a house blessing party at his home.

Director: Kyle Credo | Stars: Daynon Toledo, Rosemarie Campbell, Glenn Entea, Lee Anne Manigsaca

33. Two Museums (2005)

53 min | Documentary

8.5
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This personal documentary follows two Saskatchewan women through four seasons as they defend their choice to remain where others have left, facing isolation, the fury of the weather, and haunting remnants from the past.

Director: Lea Nakonechny

Votes: 12

34. Wesley Willis (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Documentary about the late Chicago artist and musician Wesley Willis. Filmmaker Daniel Bitton follows Willis throughout the Chicago area, riding the bus, talking to friends and strangers ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Bitton | Stars: Wesley Willis, Vaginal Croutons, The Causey Way, Steve Albini

Votes: 280

35. Pink (2003)

9 min | Drama, Short

6.6
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In 1970s South Africa, 10-year-old Lucy's black nanny is killed during a peaceful protest march. The insidious nature of racism is put on full display as the child attempts to convince the ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Stars: Barnita Domenico-Runnings, Sophie Traub

Votes: 75

36. Anger Me (2006)

71 min | Documentary

6.7
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Elio Gelmini interviews Avantgarde filmmaker Kenneth Anger. With archive footage of Angers films, he portrays the filmmaker from his childhood until present day.

Director: Elio Gelmini | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Jonas Mekas

Votes: 74

37. Confessions of the Sit-Up King (2008)

46 min | Documentary

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Confessions of the Sit-Up King is a strange and astonishing story about a man who invented the 'Sit-Up Marathon', breaking the world record by performing 75,002 consecutive sit-ups, helping... See full summary »

Director: Ilan Saragosti | Star: Best Kaya

38. Clouds of Autumn (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama, History

7.4
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A brother and sister's carefree childhood in a Native American community is torn apart when the sister is forced to attend a Canadian residential school in the early 1970s.

Directors: Matthew Taylor Blais, Trevor Mack | Stars: Elias Louie, Trinity Stump, Quelemia Sparrow, Edmund Lulua

Votes: 28

39. Mother's Meat & Freud's Flesh (1984)

93 min | Comedy

6.5
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Mother's milk makes strong children, but a child who is a reluctant weaner may have developed a mother-addiction. "Mother's Meat & Freud's Flesh" ironically explores the resulting triangle of a mother, psychiatrist, and mother's boy.

Director: Demetri Estdelacropolis | Stars: George Agetees, Pierre Bastien, Christian Dufault, Demetri Estdelacropolis

Votes: 26

40. Greatest Hits (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

5.8
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Drifting from fiction to documentary, Greatest Hits tells the story of Emilio, a man in his fifties who shows up at the family home after fifteen years of absence. His wife and his ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolás Pereda | Stars: Gabino Rodríguez, Teresa Sánchez, José Rodríguez López, Luis Rodríguez

Votes: 128

41. Paper Swallows Rock (2021)

Short, War

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When Vanessa is injured during the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, she begins a research into proxy conflict in Afghanistan in the 80s and begins to blend the two realities as she goes ... See full summary »

Director: Vanessa Gravenor | Stars: Jonathan Jung, Jonathan Kolski, Otana Mirza, Anna Stock

42. Arches: Casa D'italia (2022)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Both a musical and an architectural film, this short film concerns the first Italian community centre in Montreal: the Casa d'Italia.

Director: Luigi Capasso | Star: Bénédicte Décary

43. Will (I) (2012)

Short, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Director: Laurence Cohen | Stars: David Cormican, Tommy Hayes, Michael Hyder, Olivier Riquelme

Votes: 10

44. L'encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme (2008)

160 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Using the reflections and analysis of many renowned intellectuals, this documentary draws a portrait of neoliberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world.

Director: Richard Brouillette | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Ignacio Ramonet, Normand Baillargeon, Susan George

Votes: 129

45. Flâneurs: Street Rambles (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

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In search of the remaining traces of flâneurs (19th Century wanderers of Paris), an unemployed filmmaker takes his newborn daughter on a series of poetic strolls and crosses the paths of people who help reveal the relevance of the flâneur today.

Director: Matthew Lancit | Stars: David Barnes, Madeleine Lancit, Alain Rey, Thomas Schmitt

46. A Self-Conscious Mise-en-scene (2006)

26 min | Short, History

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The pre-9-11 year 2000: the writing of the short story The Millenary Man transposed to the screen.

Director: Anthony Cristiano | Stars: Farida Alabo, Tom Anastasios, David Anchel, Adam Buller

47. Rock the Cradle (2022)

Short, Drama

'Rock the Cradle' is a short dark drama film which follows the journey of a troubled inner voice of a new mother, as she finds herself trapped in a dark space with her new baby.

Director: Asis Sethi | Stars: Luzette de Belchior, Sukhman Gill, Bila Grewal, Rabiya Mansoor

48. Hastings Street (2007)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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Charlie has just gotten out of jail. The only thing he knows for sure? He ain't going back. The only place he knows? Hastings Street. As he tries to stay on the straight and narrow, he ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Kent | Stars: Alan Scarfe, Brian Belfont, Scott Hylands, Patricia Dahlquist

Votes: 17

49. Attack of the Brainsucker (2012)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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Samantha, a little girl growing up in the sixties, loves classic b-movies and monsters. That is, until they start to invade her bedroom and her obsession compels her parents to seek help from the latest scientific breakthrough.

Director: Sid Zanforlin | Stars: Keyanna Fielding, Arthur Holden, Jeff Lefebvre, Neil Napier

Votes: 64

50. Spectres of Shortwave (2016)

113 min | Documentary, History

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The Radio Canada International shortwave towers stood sentinel on the marsh for 70 years. Erected in WW2, they broadcast around the globe. People who lived nearby dreamed in foreign languages and heard strange sounds from unlikely places.

Director: Amanda Dawn Christie


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