With Merit Motion Pictures (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees (2016)

82 min | Documentary

8.4
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Visionary scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger takes us on a journey to the ancient forests of the northern hemisphere, revealing the profound connection that exists between trees and human ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey McKay | Stars: Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 44

2. Polar Bear Town (2015– )

TV-PG | Adventure, Reality-TV

8.3
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Bear meets man in this extraordinary series that tracks the migration of 1000 polar bears through the small northern town of Churchill, Manitoba, human population 900. This is Polar Bear Junction.

Star: Mike Goral

Votes: 27

3. Smudge (1997 TV Movie)

23 min | Drama

9.2
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A young woman with Down Syndrome who lives in a group home finds a puppy she names Smudge. In order to keep Smudge, she must keep his presence a secret.

Director: Hilary Pryor | Stars: Maria Luisa Cianni, Tyler Fortin, Andrea F. Friedman, Demetri Goritsas

Votes: 8

4. Recreating Eden (2002– )

Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Heather Bakazius, Nori Pope, Sandra Pope, Laura Berman

Votes: 10

5. TuTuMuch (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

6.7
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Nine girls take part in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Dancers, the few that make it to the next year, they have the chance to become professional ballet dancers, but the others, they may never get the chance.

Director: Elise Swerhone

Votes: 81

6. Ballet High (2009 TV Movie)

72 min | Documentary

7.5
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Ballet High is a unique window into the world of a group of typical teenagers leading far-from-typical teenage lives. This is the story of the graduating class of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet ... See full summary »

Director: Elise Swerhone

Votes: 11

7. Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet (2017– )

Reality-TV

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From pedigreed show dogs to prize mares, cows, cute and cuddly cats, and even angry bulls, the series follows the action-packed life of traveling vet Dr. Keri Hudson Reykdal, who's on the ... See full summary »

Star: Keri Hudson Reykdal

8. Ballet Girls (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

8.2
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Athlete and artist. Dedication and drive. Body and soul. A prima ballerina is born from this sophisticated fusion ... and to make it they've got to have it all before they've even had their... See full summary »

Director: Elise Swerhone | Stars: Sarah Murphy-Dyson, Catherine Rutherford, CindyMarie Small

Votes: 14

9. The Curious Case of Vitamins and Me (2015 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF VITAMINS AND ME consults with leading health and nutrition experts in an attempt to debunk myths and misconceptions around vitamins and supplements, and determine the ... See full summary »

Director: Bryce Sage | Stars: Bryce Sage, David Suzuki

10. Special Ed (2013)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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An often hilarious, sometimes poignant, story of the trials, joys, and dreams of Winnipeg film animator Ed Ackerman, a modern day composite of Don Quixote, Peter Pan, Chaplin's Tramp, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Paskievich | Stars: Brandon Ackerman, Ed Ackerman

Votes: 6

11. Sabrina's Law (2007 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary

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Following the history of legislation regarding children and anaphylactic shock.

Director: Barry Lank

12. Vixens and Virgins and Other Mythological Creatures (2012 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Three teenage girls share the intimate details of their personal lives, giving us an honest glimpse into what has been described as the most self-destructive generation of girls in modern history.

Directors: Andy Blicq, Heather Watson-Burgess

13. Asking Different Questions: Women and Science (1996)

51 min | Documentary

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Directors: Gwynne Basen, Erna Buffie | Star: Sheila McCarthy

14. Beyond the Spectrum: A Family's Year Confronting Autism (2017)

86 min | Documentary

7.4
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When their two-year-old son Oskar is diagnosed with autism, this busy family of seven drops everything for a year to focus on his therapy. In their surprising journey of discovery, they ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Suderman

Votes: 7

15. The Truth About Shoplifting (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Ryszard Hunka

16. One Ocean: Mysteries of the Deep (2010)

44 min | Documentary, Short

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Exploration of ocean depths.

Director: Elise Swerhone | Star: David Suzuki

17. 40 Years of One Night Stands (2008 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.0
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The story of a small dance club that would became one of the world's premiere dance companies and the oldest continuously running ballet company in North America.

Director: Jeffrey McKay | Star: Brent Carver

Votes: 5

18. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: The Pill (1999)

45 min | Documentary

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Directors: Erna Buffie, Elise Swerhone | Star: Ann-Marie MacDonald

19. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: Turtle Beach (2019)

44 min | Documentary

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Directors: Haley Smith, Caroline Underwood | Stars: Vanessa Bezy, Hugo Kitching, Roldan Valverde

20. The Wild Canadian Year (2017)
Episode: Fall (2017)

53 min | Documentary

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As Fall begins, young northern gannets leap off cliffs, chipmunks gather supplies, prairie rattlesnakes give birth, the moose start the rutting season and the Sand Pipers arrive in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Morales, Jeff Turner | Star: David Suzuki

21. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: The Science of the Senses: Hearing (2008)

Documentary

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Director: Elise Swerhone | Star: Daniel Levitin

22. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: The Science of the Senses: Touch (2008)

Documentary

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23. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: Reef Rescue (2020)

Documentary

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Scientists are racing against time to save the world's coral reefs before they are lost forever.

Director: Su Rynard | Stars: Sarika Suzuki, Greg Asner, Julia Baum, Ruth Gates

24. Doc Zone (2006–2016)
Episode: The Truth About Liars (2009)

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Scientists say that by the age of four we have all learned to lie. We lie to protect ourselves, and to get what we want. The Truth About Liars reveals the only "truth" we know about lying: everyone does it, and we can't easily detect it.

Director: Andy Blicq | Stars: Ken Alder, Bella DePaulo, Paul Ekman, Jeff Hancock

Votes: 24

25. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: One Ocean: Mysteries of the Deep (2010)

Documentary

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Director: Elise Swerhone | Star: David Suzuki

26. Doc Zone (2006–2016)
Episode: The Truth About Shoplifting (2009)

42 min | Documentary

7.0
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Everyone steals. This documentary examines why the number of shoplifters are increasing all the time, and how even innocent deal-hunters contribute to this crime.

Director: Andy Blicq | Stars: Ann-Marie MacDonald, Neg Dupree, Jorge Requena Ramos

Votes: 14

27. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: One Ocean: The Changing Sea (2010)

44 min | Documentary

9.1
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What will happen to the majestic mystery of the ocean depths unless we take action now?

Director: Erna Buffie | Star: David Suzuki

Votes: 9

28. Doc Zone (2006–2016)
Episode: Crackberry'd: The Truth About Information Overload (2010)

42 min | Documentary

8.2
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One thing is certain about human nature...we're born talkers. Our urge to communicate is universal. And now with modern technology we can meet anybody... anywhere... at anytime. Today our ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Blicq | Stars: Ann-Marie MacDonald, Tod Maffin, Jack Grushcow, Justin Trudeau

Votes: 16

29. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: Smarty Plants (2012)

Documentary

8.0
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Director: Erna Buffie | Stars: Erna Buffie, David Suzuki, James Cahill, Pamela Belter

Votes: 5

30. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: Surviving the Teenage Brain (2012)

Documentary

7.0
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Investigators talk to scientists about how teenage brains work, why teens take risks and how they tick.

Director: Elise Swerhone | Star: Trevor Kristjanson

Votes: 5

31. Doc Zone (2006–2016)
Episode: Conspiracy Rising (2012)

60 min | Documentary

6.2
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Set against the global socio-political landscape, Conspiracy Rising focuses on the most iconic and popular conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK, Princess Di's untimely death, Roswell and 9/11.

Director: Andy Blicq | Stars: Diedra Bayne, Cory Quinn, Patrick Leman, Michael Shermer

Votes: 17

32. Doc Zone (2006–2016)
Episode: Faking the Grade (2012)

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Andy Blicq

Votes: 5

33. Doc Zone (2006–2016)
Episode: Slaves to Habit (2014)

Documentary

7.8
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A documentary that takes an in-depth look at bad habits, the behavior that surrounds them and the startling new science on the interaction between brain chemistry, habit and self-control.

Director: Andy Blicq | Star: Ann-Marie MacDonald

Votes: 5

34. Doc Zone (2006–2016)
Episode: Vietnam: Canada's Shadow War (2015)

Documentary

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A surprising and unflinching examination of how the events of America's Vietnam War Decade played out in Southeast Asia and here at home in Canada.

Director: Andy Blicq | Star: Ann-Marie MacDonald

35. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: Decoding Desire (2014)

Documentary

7.3
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Unraveling the mysteries of sex and desire and exploring how sexual diversity and the experience of pleasure itself may be the key to species survival.

Director: Ryszard Hunka | Star: David Suzuki

Votes: 15

36. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: Ticked Off: The Mystery of Lyme Disease (2013)

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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TICKED OFF: THE MYSTERY OF LYME DISEASE is a fascinating and eye-opening documentary that explores a disease that has devastating effects, is often misdiagnosed and mistreated, and continues to be mired in a medical controversy.

Director: Ryszard Hunka | Star: David Suzuki

Votes: 6

37. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: Mysteries of the Animal Mind (2012)

Documentary

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Scientists explore the animal mind and find evidence of cooperation, intelligence, and more.

Stars: David Suzuki, Elizabeth Brannon, Frans de Waal, James Hare

38. The Nature of Things (1960– )
Episode: The Wild Canadian Year: Fall (2017)

Documentary

8.0
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As fall begins, young northern gannets leap off cliffs, chipmunks gather supplies and prairie rattlesnakes give birth.

Directors: Jeff Turner, Jeff Morales | Star: David Suzuki

Votes: 7

39. Doc Zone (2006–2016)
Episode: The Condo Game (2013)

60 min | Documentary

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The forces behind the fastest-moving condo market in North America reveal the troubles it's hiding.

Stars: Ann-Marie MacDonald, David Fleming, Diane Francis, Ted Kesik


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