With National Film Board (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. We Were Children (2012)

88 min | Drama

7.5
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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, Taya Ayotte Bourns, Alice Dano, Justin Ducharme

Votes: 215

2. Angry Inuk (2016)

85 min | Documentary

8.1
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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: 132

3. Lunch with Charles (2001)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Tong and April are married, but have been estranged since she moved to Vancouver three years ago to pursue her career. Tong decides to go look for her because he thinks she's having an affair.

Director: Michael Parker | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Nicholas Lea, Theresa Lee, Bif Naked

Votes: 126

4. What Walaa Wants (2018)

89 min | Documentary

7.2
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Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank, while her mother was in prison, Walaa is determined to survive basic training to become one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Forces - ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Garland

Votes: 80

5. Wall (III) (2017)

82 min | Documentary, Animation

6.1
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WALL follows David Hare on a trip to the Middle East to examine the impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people of the region.

Director: Cam Christiansen | Star: David Hare

Votes: 24

6. 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: 236

7. Soft Like Me (1996)

26 min | Short

6.6
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On a secluded prairie farm, adolescent boys labor in wheat fields for a sexually predatory warden. One boy begins to receive secret visitations from a mysterious girl who promises to help him escape, but with hope comes punishment.

Director: Jeff Erbach | Stars: Marc Ducusin, Alison Northcott, Rob Fast, Anthony Johnston

Votes: 43

8. Life Inside Out (2006)

73 min | Documentary

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Life Inside Out is a verite-style documentary that takes us inside the walls of Grand Valley Institution - one of five federal prisons for women in Canada. Here, the women live in small ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Zammit

9. The Coca-Cola Case (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

6.5
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Two lawyers and labor rights' activists, Daniel Kovalik of the United Steel Workers of America and Terry Collingsworth of the International Rights Advocates, and their partner Ray Rogers of... See full summary »

Directors: Carmen Garcia, German Gutierrez

Votes: 218

10. That Higher Level (2018)

75 min | Documentary | Completed

THAT HIGHER LEVEL follows the 100 musicians who make up the National Youth Orchestra of Canada over the course of two months of training and touring across the country. Embedded with the ... See full summary »

Director: John Bolton

11. Pooka (2010)

24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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To make her once popular parents believe she fits in, a desperate young girl creates a fictional world for her parents' benefit. When her parents go away for the weekend, the house gets trashed during the biggest house party of the year.

Director: Maurey Loeffler | Stars: Katie Boland, Megan Follows, Tasha Lawrence, Chris Owens

Votes: 20

12. The Road Forward (2017)

Documentary

9.2
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The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada's civil rights history-the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s-with the powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Clements | Stars: Evan Leslie Adams, Chief Leonard George, Ron Harris, Wayne Lavallee

Votes: 18

13. 1999 (documentary) (2018)

94 min | Documentary

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When death haunts a high school in a small town in the late 1990s, everyone is forever transformed. In this gentle, prismatic film, Samara returns to the town she fled as a teen to ... See full summary »

Director: Samara Grace Chadwick

14. L'Apollon de Gaza (2018)

79 min | Documentary

7.8
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In summer 2013, a statue of Apollo more than 2500 years old is discovered in the nets of a fisherman from Gaza. Then, the statue vanishes, opening all sorts of speculations: hidden in a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Wadimoff

Votes: 13

15. Hadwin's Judgement (2015)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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Docudrama about the maverick Canadian logger, Grant Hadwin, who became increasingly disillusioned with the logging industry.

Director: Sasha Snow | Stars: Michael Kopsa, Douglas Chapman, Kayla Wilson, John Vaillant

Votes: 67

16. Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd (2014)

99 min | Documentary

8.2
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The incredible odyssey of a group of men from China's persecuted Uyghur minority, detained in Guantánamo as terrorists. Exposing the cold logic of post-September 11 geopolitical gamemasters... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Henríquez

Votes: 19

17. Women and Men Unglued (2004)

Documentary

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Director: Katherine Gilday | Star: Michelle Hospedales

18. The Future Is Now! (2011)

TV-G | 92 min | Drama

5.9
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In an effort to re-connect a pessimistic "Everyman" with humanity, a journalist takes him on a voyage of possibilities as seen through the eyes of leading thinkers in the arts and sciences.

Directors: Jim Brown, Gary Burns | Stars: Paul Ahmarani, Liane Balaban, Shigeru Ban, Christian Bök

Votes: 30

19. Martha of the North (2009)

83 min | Documentary

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Director: Marquise Lepage

20. 24 Days in Brooks (2007)

42 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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In a decade, tiny Brooks, Alberta has been transformed from a socially conservative, primarily Caucasian town to one of the most diverse places in Canada. Hijabs have become commonplace, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Dana Inkster | Star: Clifton Joseph

Votes: 9

21. Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Acclaimed doctor James Orbinski, former head of Doctors Without Borders, returns to Africa to confront the harsh reality of conditions there and explores what it means to be a humanitarian.

Director: Patrick Reed

Votes: 119

22. Marijina epizoda (2014)

25 min | Short, Drama

6.4
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After years of living in Canada, Maria returns to Serbia to visit her grandmother, Lela, who now resides in a nursing home. Initially overjoyed with her grandmothers excitement to see her, ... See full summary »

Director: Sanja Zivkovic | Stars: Milena Dravic, Nevena Ristic, Sanja Mikitisin, Vojin Cetkovic

Votes: 7

23. Far from Home: Canada and the Great War - Sam's Army (1999 Video)

90 min | Documentary

8.8
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The compelling portrait of Sam Hughes, Canada's unconventional military leader during The First World War.

Stars: Paul Gross, Bradford Jackson, Brad Austin, John Bayliss

Votes: 5

24. Big Band Boom! (1997)

Biography

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Director: Mark Glover Masterson | Stars: Michael Bublé, Dal Richards

25. Wiebo's War (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.3
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Tells the story of a Christian community, at war with the oil and gas industry. Wiebo Ludwig is a suspect in a series of pipeline bombings near his farm. The bombings echo a campaign of ... See full summary »

Director: David York | Star: Wiebo Ludwig

Votes: 58

26. Legend of a Warrior (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.1
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Legend of a Warrior follows Corey Lee's efforts to reconnect with his father, martial arts legend Frank Lee. For his many students and fans, Frank is martial arts-a high-kicking dynamo ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Lee | Stars: Billy Chow, Corey Lee, Frank Pang Lee

Votes: 22

27. Ariel (III) (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

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This feature documentary follows 33-year-old Ariel after his legs are shredded by an industrial dough mixer in Mendoza, Argentina. Ariel embodies the ongoing duel between man and machine: ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Bari | Stars: Aldana Bari Gonzalez, Rocío Bari Gonzalez, Andrés Bari, Ariel Bari

28. True North - Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball (2018)

159 min | Documentary

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True North provides an intimate look at the rise of the Toronto hoop dream through the stories of five young athletes, inspired by the wave of NBA talent coming from their city. In this ... See full summary »

29. The Haunts of Murray McLauchlan (2018)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Michael McNamara | Star: Murray McLauchlan

30. Delroy Kincaid (2009)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.0
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An artistic immigrant boy and his best friend his grandmother, immigrate to Canada from a seaside Caribbean fishing village to live with the boy's parents in North America. After the death ... See full summary »

Director: Powys Dewhurst | Stars: Jwoel Benn, Dulce Felix, Neion George, Jeff Howard

Votes: 24

31. Engine 371 (2007)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Explores the construction of Canada's transcontinental railroad by examining the relationship between man, machine and nature, illustrating their similarities and contrasts and what part ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Langdale

Votes: 29

32. Here's Hockey (1953)

10 min | Short

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This film short from the NFB looks at Canada's national sport - hockey - and include footage from a game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings.

Director: Leslie McFarlane | Stars: Jean Béliveau, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Terry Sawchuk

33. 10 jours... 48 heures (1986)

86 min | Documentary

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Shows the life of Canadian fishermen, whose lives follow the pattern of 10 days at sea and then 48 hours at home.

Director: Georges Dufaux | Stars: Anne Caron, Mario Desmarais, Hubert Gagnon, Éric Gaudry

34. Revealing Marie Saint Pierre (2016)

38 min | Documentary

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"How far can you go" drives world-class fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre to succeed. As she pushes her artistic boundaries, can she also create a Canada's first luxury house of fashion?

Director: Janice Zolf

35. The Dogwalker (2007)

76 min | Documentary

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Story of a man with brain damage as a child, who uses dog walking to clear his thoughts. Filmed in Alberta, Canada. He walks several different dogs and establishes relationships with the owners of these pets.

Director: Rosvita Dransfeld | Star: Michael Borowski

36. Between the Laughter (2006)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Barbara K. Lee | Stars: Steven O'Keefe, Victoria Pattison Denault

37. Hannah's Story (2007)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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When she was just 5, Hannah Taylor spotted her first homeless person in the back alleys of Winnipeg. This experience not only troubled her but it drove her to do nothing less than change ... See full summary »

Director: Juanita Peters

Votes: 7

38. Tiger Spirit (2008)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Min Sook Lee

Votes: 12

39. Voir Miami (1962)

31 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Ce court métrage documentaire est une allégorie cinématographique sur l'Amérique moderne, à l'époque de la crise des missiles à Cuba. D'une grande maîtrise, le montage poétique de Gilles ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Groulx

Votes: 15

40. Infiniment Quebec (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Jean-Claude Labrecque | Star: George Morris

41. Vive la rose (2009)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

5.9
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Emile Benoit's delivery of the 18th century French song 'Vive la rose', accompanied by stop-motion animation with a combination of ink drawings and Newfoundland scenery.

Director: Bruce Alcock

Votes: 58

42. Imaginary Heroine (2012)

6 min | Short, Drama

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The story of a little girl who grew up next door to her family. Inspired by Mary Walsh's one woman play "Dancing with Rage".

Director: Sherry White | Stars: Ella Clarke, Mary Walsh

43. Runaway (II) (2009)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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A train runs into a cow on the tracks; with the captain nowhere to be found, the fireman is forced to desperately improvise in order to keep the train going.

Director: Cordell Barker | Stars: Richard Condie, Muriel Hogue, Leonard Waldner

Votes: 231

44. Fists of Pride (2012)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary

7.2
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In a boxing camp on the Thai-Burmese border, the children of mostly illegal migrant workers fleeing Burma live and train for prize fights.

Director: Hélène Choquette

Votes: 18

45. Suckerfish (2004)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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A stylized documentary about the director's relationship to her mother, and her native identity.

Director: Lisa Jackson | Star: Kailey Jenkins

46. Finding Farley (2009)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary

8.4
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When Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison set out to retrace the literary footsteps of Farley Mowat they meant it literally. Their 5000KM trip -trekking, sailing, portaging and paddling from ... See full summary »

Director: Leanne Allison | Stars: Leanne Allison, Tam Flemming, Karsten Heuer, Zev Heuer

Votes: 14

47. Deadman (2009 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Deadman's tranquil pacing and glorious vistas gently build to a climactic, clever and moving showdown between two opposing camps, between an ancient, peaceful way of life and the seductive yet violent mythology of the Wild West.

Director: Chelsea McMullan | Stars: Gerald Carter, Matt Sandvoss

48. I am Here (I) (2016)

5 min | Animation, Short

6.5
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A mysterious traveler journeys across space and time in search of the origin of the universe, life, and God. Eventually finding himself alone in the dying light of an aging cosmos, he ... See full summary »

Director: Eoin Duffy | Stars: Nicholas Campbell, Fred Ewanuick

Votes: 24

49. Brent Carver: Home Through the Night (2014)

Documentary, Short

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Actor/singer Brent Carver sings and performs Shakespeare.

Director: Tim Southam | Stars: Brent Carver, George Meanwell

50. Love at the Twilight Motel (2009)

90 min | Documentary

6.1
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Documentary about love motels in Miami's Little Havana. Guests deal with infidelity, addiction, and prostitution. The film is a candid & compassionate commentary on love, loss & the human condition.

Director: Alison E. Rose

Votes: 21


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