Films set in Canada

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1. Heroes Manufactured (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

A documentary following Canadian artists and their ability to break into the comic book industry while dealing with fandom and the craze of comic book conventions in Canada.

Director: Yaron Betan | Stars: Neal Adams, Vitaly S. Alexius, Gillian Anderson, Sanya Anwar

Votes: 452

2. The Experimental Eskimos (2009)

70 min | Documentary

In the early 1960s the Canadian government conducted an experiment in social engineering. Three young Inuit boys were separated from their families in the Arctic and were sent to Ottawa, ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Greenwald | Stars: Peter Ittinuar, Zebedee Nungak, Eric Tagoona

Votes: 21

3. Arctic Defenders (2013)

85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

Arctic Defenders is a story of visionary Inuit who had a dream - the creation of Nunavut, Canada.

Director: John Walker | Stars: John Amagoalik, Oo Aqpik, Tagak Curley, Aaju Peter

Votes: 10

4. Mr. Nobody (2009)

R | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

63 Metascore

A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham

Votes: 200,425 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Lost Heroes (2014)

Unrated | 108 min | Documentary

Canada's forgotten comic book superheroes and their legendary creators. A journey to recover a forgotten part of Canada's pop culture and a national treasure few have ever heard about, the ... See full summary »

Director: Will Pascoe | Stars: Paul Soles, Brandy Dawley, Adrienne Kress, Clive Smith

Votes: 31

6. Thirteen Downs (2012)

98 min | Drama, Family

A modern day Drama that explores a broken family's fallen past. When an estranged son shows up at his missing father's home only to find an underage girl staying there, a mad rush to put all the pieces together ensues.

Director: Karim Ayari | Stars: Sophia Radisch, Ron Tarrant, Richard Gelinas, Mélodie Courval

Votes: 7

7. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Kung-Fu Action / Comedy / Horror / Musical about the second coming.

Director: Lee Demarbre | Stars: Phil Caracas, Murielle Varhelyi, Maria Moulton, Tim Devries

Votes: 3,912

8. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

R | 172 min | Drama

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: 6,051 | Gross: $3.79M

9. Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

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: 2,436

10. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

90 Metascore

A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

Votes: 30,307 | Gross: $3.25M

11. La vraie nature de Bernadette (1972)

115 min | Drama

A woman imbued with naturalistic and libertarian theories leaves her city home to live in the countryside with her young son. There she meets a litigious farmer who fights against the banks... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Micheline Lanctôt, Donald Pilon, Reynald Bouchard, Robert Rivard

Votes: 374

12. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964)

80 min | Drama

A teenage boy rebels against parental authority and must face a harsh reality when he tries to live on his own.

Director: Don Owen | Stars: Peter Kastner, Julie Biggs, Claude Rae, Toby Tarnow

Votes: 217

13. Pour la suite du monde (1963)

105 min | Documentary

At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing of the belugas ... See full summary »

Directors: Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault | Stars: Léopold Tremblay, Alexis Tremblay, Abel Harvey, Louis Harvey

Votes: 570

14. J.A. Martin photographe (1977)

100 min | Drama

The wife of photographer J.A. Martin decides to go with him in his tour of the hard Canadian countryside at the turn of the century. She hopes the intimacy will revive their marriage.

Director: Jean Beaudin | Stars: Marcel Sabourin, Monique Mercure, Marthe Thierry, Catherine Tremblay

Votes: 301

15. The Grey Fox (1982)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Wayne Robson

Votes: 1,495

16. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid

Votes: 1,739

17. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 7,270 | Gross: $1.90M

18. Les bons débarras (1980)

120 min | Drama

A woman is overwhelmed with having to deal with her emotionally unstable daughter, mentally-challenged brother and two suitors while simultaneously trying to run her small firewood business.

Director: Francis Mankiewicz | Stars: Charlotte Laurier, Marie Tifo, Germain Houde, Louise Marleau

Votes: 614

19. Orderers (1974)

109 min | Drama, History

A fact-based account of ordinary citizens who found themselves arrested and imprisoned without charge for weeks during the October Crisis in 1970 Quebec.

Director: Michel Brault | Stars: Hélène Loiselle, Jean Lapointe, Guy Provost, Claude Gauthier

Votes: 910

20. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

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: 11,424 | Gross: $1.60M

21. My Winnipeg (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Darcy Fehr, Ann Savage, Louis Negin, Amy Stewart

Votes: 4,563 | Gross: $0.16M

22. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 30,353

23. Goin' Down the Road (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama

Two friends leave the picturesque yet rural province of Nova Scotia for the nightlife and culture of Toronto. They soon end up wistful and nostalgic about Nova Scotia though after finding out that Toronto isn't as fun as they'd hoped.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Doug McGrath, Paul Bradley, Jayne Eastwood, Cayle Chernin

Votes: 805

24. Léolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his severely dysfunctional (and largely insane) family, and the imaginative world that he ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 6,403 | Gross: $0.61M

25. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

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: 6,522 | Gross: $1.60M



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