Canadian Films I've Seen


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On-going Canadian Film List- Criteria: By a Canadian Director and/or shot mainly in Canada. Canadian cast a plus!
Canadian director unless otherwise noted.
I referenced IMDb for most of the info.

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New Waterford Girl 2000,  Unrated)
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Kitchen Party 1997,  Unrated)
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Ginger Snaps 2001,  R)
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My Life Without Me 2003,  R)
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Strange Brew 1983,  R)
Strange Brew
A Canadian cult classic. Falls into the "so bad it's good" category.
Written, directed and starring Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis. Steve De Jarnett also writes and stars in the film.
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Everything's Gone Green 2007,  R)
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The Delicate Art of Parking 2003,  PG-13)
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Videodrome 1983,  R)
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Aurore 2005,  Unrated)
Aurore
"Aurore" was incredibly difficult to get through. It's based on a true story of horrific abuse that a girl suffers at the hands of her father and stepmother. It takes place in 1920's Quebec. It is beautifully shot but I'd be hard-pressed to recommend this to anyone because of how difficult it is to watch. The only reason I kept watching was my intense hope that justice would somehow be served.
This case of abuse is said to be a turning point in the way cases were handled (as many who had knowledge of the abuse turned away, believing it was not their business) and prosecuted. It would be a tidy way of summing up this film and getting a sense of closure but it is difficult to feel any sense of good coming out of bad.
Filmed in Quebec by Quebecois director Luc Dionne.
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The Shipping News 2001,  R)
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Kids in the Hall - Brain Candy 1996,  R)
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Trailer Park Boys: The Movie 2006,  R)
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A Bug and a Bag of Weed 2006,  Unrated)
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The Red Violin (Le violon rouge) 1999,  R)
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The Sweet Hereafter 1997,  R)
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Water 2005,  PG-13)
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Last Night 1998,  R)
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Men with Brooms 2002,  R)
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Far Side of the Moon 2005,  R)
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Gaz Bar Blues 2003,  Unrated)
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Kissed 1997,  R)
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Margaret's Museum 1995,  R)
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Crash 1996,  NC-17)
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Grey Owl 1999,  PG-13)
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A History of Violence 2005,  R)
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Where the Truth Lies 2005,  NC-17)
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Souvenir of Canada 2005,  Unrated)
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Century Hotel 2001,  R)
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Rare Birds 2001,  R)
Rare Birds
Shot in beautiful Newfoundland by Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson. Based on the novel by Canadian Edward Riche, who also wrote the screenplay. Stars Molly Parker, a wonderful Canadian actress.
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Falling Angels 2005,  Unrated)
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These Girls 2006,  R)
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The Snow Walker 2003,  PG)
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FUBAR 2002,  R)
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Lost and Delirious 2001,  R)
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Québec-Montréal 2002,  Unrated)
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Anne of Green Gables 1985,  G)
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Anne of Green Gables - The Sequel (Anne of Avonlea) 1987,  G)
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A Simple Curve 2005,  Unrated)
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The Zero Sum (Letters) 2005,  Unrated)
The Zero Sum (Letters)
A solid Canadian film with an amazing performance by Scottish actor Ewen Bremner, definetly an actor I will watch out for. He's been in Trainspotting, a film I've yet to watch in its entirety and a couple of other well-known films but he's escaped my notice until now.
I tend to enjoy films with complex character studies and this one definetly delivers. It has a very intimate feel that felt like home to me.
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Amal 2008,  Unrated)
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The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) 2003,  R)
The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares)
An outstanding piece of French-Canadian cinema. Wonderfully written and performed. It was the smaller simple moments that touched me but I was absorbed in this film right from the start.
One of those films that depicts death and dying yet is incredibly life-affirming (and not in that obvious "bucket list" kind of way.)
Anxious to see "The Decline of the American Empire" also written and directed by Denys Arcand, it's predecessor, which takes place 17 years earlier, which I meant to see first. But y'know life's like that.

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  1. streamofconsciousness
    streamofconsciousness posted 4 years ago

    Crap, I didn't save the info. I posted about the films. Will have to go through again and make sure I save it this time!!

  2. flixsterman
    flixsterman posted 3 years ago

    Update 6 of 41, such a long way to go! lol