With Ontario Arts Council (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



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

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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: 1,756 | Gross: $1.41M

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. 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

5. Zero Patience (1993)

97 min | Musical

6.2
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An immortal, bigoted, unethical taxidermist is doing research on "Patient Zero", the gay flight attendant who allegedly was the first to bring AIDS to North America, for a museum show about contagious diseases, helped by the man's ghost.

Director: John Greyson | Stars: John Robinson, Normand Fauteux, Dianne Heatherington, Richardo Keens-Douglas

Votes: 703 | Gross: $0.22M

6. 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

7. Red Rover (2018)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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After feeling he has nothing left to live for on earth, a lonely geologist tries to qualify for a one-way mission to Mars with the help of an offbeat musician who is just as lost as he is.

Director: Shane Belcourt | Stars: Kristian Bruun, Cara Gee, Meghan Heffern, Morgan David Jones

Votes: 227

8. H (1990)

94 min | Drama

6.3
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Two junkies lock themselves in an underground apartment in a desperate attempt to wean themselves off heroin.

Director: Darrell Wasyk | Stars: Martin Neufeld, Pascale Montpetit, Ingrid Veninger, Bruce Beaton

Votes: 161

9. Brown Girl Begins (2017)

84 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

3.9
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It's 2049 on a forsaken island off the coast of Toronto where the survival of the islanders depends on young Ti-Jeanne to risk death by a spirit so she can take her place as a caribbean priestess and save her people.

Director: Sharon Lewis | Stars: Mouna Traoré, Nigel Shawn Williams, Shakura S'Aida, Emmanuel Kabongo

Votes: 210

10. Bubbles Galore (1996)

94 min | Comedy

3.2
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A bisexual female pornographer searches for sexual and economic independence in a male-dominated industry. But most of all, the girl just wants to have fun.

Director: Cynthia Roberts | Stars: Nina Hartley, Tracy Wright, Daniel MacIvor, Shawna Sexton

Votes: 262

11. Masala (1991)

Unrated | 106 min | Comedy

6.4
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Five years ago, under the watchful eye of the great god Krishna, a plane of Indians returning to the homeland exploded in Canadian skies; a mortal named Krishna lost his family in that ... See full summary »

Director: Srinivas Krishna | Stars: Srinivas Krishna, Sakina Jaffrey, Zohra Sehgal, Saeed Jaffrey

Votes: 216

12. Between Waves (2020)

100 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.2
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It's about a woman's pursuit to join her missing lover by crossing into a parallel dimension.

Director: Virginia Abramovich | Stars: Fiona Graham, Luke Robinson, Sebastian Deery, Stacey Bernstein

Votes: 617

13. Love Child (1996)

23 min | Short

6.5
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A young boy, ambivalent about sexuality and horrified by his two swinger parents, finds himself conflicted when he develops a crush on a much older sixteen-year-old neighbor.

Director: Patrick Sisam | Stars: Dov Tiefenbach, Neve Campbell, Cecilley Carroll, Julian Richings

Votes: 159

14. Hookers on Davie (1984)

88 min | Documentary

7.3
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Filmmakers Holly Dale and Janis Cole explore the culture of Davie Street, located in the underbelly of Vancouver, where dozens of prostitutes work and live every day. Surprisingly, they ... See full summary »

Directors: Janis Cole, Holly Dale

Votes: 86

15. Urinal (1988)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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A mystery man brings together a group of dead, gay artists to investigate a police response to the dilema of wash-room sex in Toronto. The artists have seven days in which to report on the ... See full summary »

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Pauline Carey, Paul Bettis, George Spelvin, Keltie Creed

Votes: 69

16. 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

17. Crossbar (1979 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama, Sport

6.2
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The story of an Olympic high jumper, played by Brent Carver, who loses his leg and yet doggedly persists in his pursuit of athletic glory. Released a year before Terry Fox's Marathon of ... See full summary »

Director: John Trent | Stars: Brent Carver, Kim Cattrall, John Ireland, Kate Reid

Votes: 92

18. Clown White (1981 TV Movie)

51 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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The story of a rebellious deaf child who goes on a class outing to the city, where he runs away.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Saul Rubinek, Lorene Yarnell Jansson, Michael Ironside, Henry Ramer

Votes: 36

19. Obfuscation (2009)

28 min | Short, Drama

8.7
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A lonely young painter is haunted by images of a past that remains hidden deep within his soul. As the painful memories of lost love slowly manifests itself through dreams and illusions he is inspired to create his final masterpiece.

Director: Michael L. Suan | Stars: Emily Law, Curt Wu

Votes: 21

20. The Fishing Trip (1998)

84 min | Drama

5.7
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Two sisters travel to their father's fishing cabin to spare others from their misery.

Director: Amnon Buchbinder | Stars: Jhene Erwin, Melissa Hood, Anna Henry, James Kinney

Votes: 53

21. 984: Prisoner of the Future (1982 TV Movie)

76 min | Sci-Fi

4.3
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A corporate executive is taken prisoner by an underground organization known as The Movement, and is turned over to a ruthless interrogator.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Stephen Markle, Don Francks, Stan Wilson, David Clement

Votes: 204

22. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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86 Metascore

A film about the prison from the places we least expect to find it.

Director: Brett Story | Stars: Charisse Davidson, Lyndon B. Johnson

Votes: 195

23. Never Eat Alone (2016)

68 min | Drama

6.9
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An unorthodox docu-drama that follows a grandmother's attempt to reconnect with an ex-lover.

Director: Sofia Bohdanowicz | Stars: Joan Benac, Deragh Campbell, George Radovics

Votes: 46

24. Every Day's Like This (2020)

11 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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A family tries to schedule the medically assisted death of a loved one.

Director: Lev Lewis | Stars: Kacey Rohl, Daniel Kash, Francis Melling, Krystina Bojanowski

Votes: 28

25. Pick (2019)

11 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A young girl wears her afro to school on picture day and must deal with the unexpected consequences.

Director: Alicia K. Harris | Stars: Hazel Downey, Jessica Danov, Phyola James, Maria Moga

Votes: 23

26. Maison du Bonheur (2017)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary

6.6
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78 Metascore

The day-to-day life of a Parisian astrologer, who has been residing in the same Montmartre apartment for over 50 years.

Director: Sofia Bohdanowicz | Stars: Juliane Sellam, Albert Eddassouki, Manouk Kurdoghlian, Claude Tougard-Lumbroso

Votes: 155

27. A Nation Is Coming (1996)

24 min | Short

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Director: Kent Monkman | Star: Michael Greyeyes

28. Alligator Shoes (1981)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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French-Canadian adult brothers Mike and Bin still live with their parents in the working class neighborhood of Cabbagetown in Toronto, their parents who largely support them. Mike works a ... See full summary »

Director: Clay Borris | Stars: Garry Borris, Ronalda Jones, Clay Borris, Rose Maltais-Borris

Votes: 47

29. Track Stars.: The Unseen Heroes of Movie Sound (1979)

8 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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Two Foley artists provide live sound effects to an action scene.

Director: Terry Burke | Stars: Peter Muir, Paul Amato

Votes: 35

30. 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

31. 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

32. Rainbow Connection (2012)

19 min | Short, Drama

8.0
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Eugene, a teenager with Down syndrome, spends hours drawings his favourite thing, rainbows. But behind his seemingly colourful world is a reality he can't escape, his mother's illness. ... See full summary »

Director: Kire Paputts | Stars: Xavier de Guzman, Toni Grates, Deborah Grover, Dylan Harman

Votes: 6

33. Taking Care (1987)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Director: Clarke Mackey | Stars: Kate Lynch, Janet Amos, Wendy Springate, Ron White

Votes: 24

34. The Man, the Snake and the Fox (1979)

12 min | Short, Family

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Director: Tony Snowsill | Stars: Basil Johnston, John Yesno, Sherman Maness, Colleen A. Loucks

35. Rose's House (1977)

58 min | Drama

6.8
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A mother deals with bootlegging, violence, stealing, and a social worker.

Director: Clay Borris | Stars: Rose Maltais-Borris, Albert Borris, Ronald Maltais, Garry Borris

Votes: 7

36. Sea Dream (1979)

6 min | Short, Animation

4.5
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Director: Ellen Besen | Star: Yvanna Kroitor

Votes: 53

37. What You Eat (2008)

9 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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Over the course of his youth in the country, a boy contends with his domineering father, who believes that if you kill something, you have to eat it.

Director: Jennifer Liao | Stars: Adrian Roberto, Peter Nelson, Ricardo Hoyos

Votes: 16

38. My Original Sin (2004)

12 min | Short, Comedy

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A story about angst, despair and a hot-pink sweater.

Director: Lucie Pagé | Stars: Danielle Dean, Karen Gaulin, Ela Hefler, Jennifer O'Leary

39. Turnabout (1988)

70 min

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Director: Don Owen | Stars: Reg Bobard, Tony Devon, Judith Gault, Jane Gibson

40. Hindsight (2000)

13 min | Drama, Short

7.0
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A female office executive confronts a secret admirer who seems to have been staring at her on the sly at work.

Director: Susan Shipton | Stars: Martha Burns, Tom McCamus, Kevin Vieira, Dean Blackskull

Votes: 14

41. The Only Thing You Know (1971)

82 min | Drama

7.6
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A young woman bored of life with her parents falls for a slightly older man. When she finds that he doesn't fulfill her needs she falls for a free-spirited friend of his.

Director: Clarke Mackey | Stars: Ann Knox, Linda Hoffman, Linda Huffman, Hugh McIntyre

Votes: 26

42. Bacon & God's Wrath (2015)

8 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.2
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A short doc following an elderly Jewish woman as she tries bacon for the first time.

Director: Sol Friedman | Star: Razie Brownstone

Votes: 91

43. De-Limited (2008)

8 min | Short

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De-Limited is about the yearning of a child third world match factory employee, of juxtaposed images of a distant first world, framed as a photographic image on an art gallery wall for the viewers of this piece.

Directors: Vince Kesavamoorthy, Alan So | Star: Angeli Easwaramoorthy

44. Clean Teeth Wednesdays (2013)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

8.5
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1st Graders rebel against fluoride.

Director: Catherine Bruhier | Stars: Allison Augustin, Catherine Bruhier, Amy Correia, Faith Curnew

Votes: 10

45. Illuminated Lives: A Brief History of Women's Work in the Middle Ages (1989)

6 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Ellen Besen | Star: Margaret Pacsu

46. Girls on Top (2010)

50 min | Documentary

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'Girls on Top' is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the lives of eight women as they reunite to perform in an award-winning production of Caryl Churchill's 'Top Girls'. A funny and ... See full summary »

Director: Cassandra Nicolaou | Stars: Diana Donnelly, Megan Follows, Kelli Fox, Ann-Marie MacDonald

47. Solace (IV) (2008)

18 min | Short, Drama

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Two strangers meet. One moment, one sentence, one choice sets their lives on a dramatically different course. A poetically urban exploration of violence and grace.

Director: Mara Ravins | Stars: Sonia Andreacchi, Brook Bellah, Brad Brackenridge, Benny Buchanan

48. The Perlmutar Story (1973)

Short

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Director: Paul Saltzman

49. (Hate) Machine (2005)

5 min | Short

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Innocent words, beautiful children, transparent direction, unexpected results: these are the elements of (Hate) Machine, a short film that explores the process of creating media. Produced ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Caron

50. Bugging the Bug (2004)

4 min | Animation, Short

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Panic spreads over a incident provoked by a ladybug.

Director: Velislav Kazakov


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