Liste des meilleurs films québécois

by Olivier_Lacelle | created - 06 Oct 2012 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Voici les longs métrages de l'histoire du Québec qui sont les plus incontournables, à mon humble avis. Cette liste est basée à la fois sur les critiques et sur le succès au box-office. À noter que ces œuvres du cinéma québécois sont classées en ordre chronologique (donc par année) et non en ordre d'appréciation.

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1. 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: 581

2. Take It All (1963)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

A man struggles with his identity, his life choices, his interracial relationship, and his latent homosexuality. A portrait of some young intellectuals in early sixties Montreal.

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Claude Jutra, Johanne Harelle, Victor Désy, Tania Fédor

Votes: 304

3. Cat in the Sack (1964)

74 min | Drama

A young journalist is unhappy with society and contemplates what he can do about it.

Director: Gilles Groulx | Stars: Barbara Ulrich, Claude Godbout, Manon Blain, Véronique Vilbert

Votes: 378

4. La vie heureuse de Léopold Z (1965)

68 min | Comedy

A worker, called in a hurry to remove the snow in the city street, try to buy his remaining gifts in the tumult of Christmas eve without quitting his work.

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Guy L'Ecuyer, Paul Hébert, Suzanne Valéry, Monique Joly

Votes: 250

5. On est au coton (1970)

173 min | Documentary

Director Denys Arcand made an inquiry on textile industry in Quebec, meeting employers and workers of that industry.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Denys Arcand, Jean-Paul Beaudry, Carmen Bertrand, Jean-Jacques Bertrand

Votes: 72

6. 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: 2,495

7. La vraie nature de Bernadette (1972)

115 min | Comedy, 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: 383

8. Kamouraska (1973)

R | 124 min | Drama, History

Quebec, the 1830s and 1840s. As she attends the bedside of Jérôme, her second husband, Élisabeth recalls her youth, her marriage to her first husband, Antoine, life in remote Kamouraska ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Richard Jordan, Marcel Cuvelier, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 324

9. 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: 932

10. Lovely Sundays (1974)

93 min | Drama

The psychological tensions which are driving four bourgeois couples apart are blithely ignored, as they attempt to party through them, all the while discussing politics, flirting, and drinking heavily.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Jean Duceppe, Denise Filiatrault, Yvon Dufour, Luce Guilbeault

Votes: 145

11. L'eau chaude, l'eau frette (1976)

94 min | Drama

Un groupe de voisins habitant un immeuble situé dans un quartier populaire de Montréal se réunissent pour fêter Polo, le tenancier. Angle Saint-Denis et Rachel, la plus belle terrasse de ... See full summary »

Director: André Forcier | Stars: Jean Lapointe, Jean Pierre Bergeron, Sophie Clément, Louise Gagnon

Votes: 176

12. 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: 311

13. 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: 639

14. Les Plouffe (1981)

227 min | Drama

The lives of the average Quebecois Plouffe family during the final years of the depression and through World War II.

Director: Gilles Carle | Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Rémi Laurent, Pierre Curzi, Juliette Huot

Votes: 411

15. Le confort et l'indifférence (1982)

109 min | Documentary

Made shortly after the referendum on Quebec's independence was held, this documentary illustrates what the politicians' promises were and how the population did not really care nor truly ... See full summary »

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Jean-Pierre Ronfard, Raymond Barre, Pierre Brodeur, Monique Bégin

Votes: 191

16. Au clair de la lune (1983)

92 min | Drama, Comedy

A friendship between a good man with bowling as his only passion and a queer albino.

Director: André Forcier | Stars: Guy L'Ecuyer, Michel Côté, Pierre Giard, Marcel Fournier

Votes: 139

17. The Dog Who Stopped the War (1984)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie.

Director: André Mélançon | Stars: Cédric Jourde, Marie-Pierre A. D'Amour, Julien Elie, Minh Vu Duc

Votes: 1,706

18. Le matou (1985)

141 min | Drama

Florent Boissonneault and his young wife Elise always had one dream: own a restaurant. When they meet a strange old man, Egon Ratablavasky, their dream become reality, but only to quick ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Beaudin | Stars: Serge Dupire, Monique Spaziani, Jean Carmet, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 285

19. Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985)

89 min | Comedy, Music

A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest. He later takes his wife on vacation to the island of Santa Banana.

Directors: Pierre Falardeau, Julien Poulin | Stars: Julien Poulin, Denise Mercier, Marie-Claude Dufour, Pierre Falardeau

Votes: 1,130

20. 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: 7,487 | Gross: $1.90M

21. Un zoo la nuit (1987)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Marcel, recently released from prison, attempt to rebuild his relationship with his girlfriend Julie (now a prostitute) and especially his father Albert (who thinks he's been away on a long... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Lauzon | Stars: Gilles Maheu, Roger Lebel, Corrado Mastropasqua, Lorne Brass

Votes: 651

22. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Director: Frédéric Back | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 5,280

23. 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: 6,628 | Gross: $1.60M

24. Le party (1990)

103 min | Drama

At a maximum security prison, there is preparation for the annual party where entertainers and strippers are scheduled to perform. But not everyone is having fun. A man is sent to solitary,... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Falardeau | Stars: Charlotte Laurier, Benoît Dagenais, Julien Poulin, Lou Babin

Votes: 509

25. 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: 6,514 | Gross: $0.61M

26. Being at Home with Claude (1992)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

It's hard to review this movie without giving anything away. Suffice it to say that it depicts the crime of one member of a gay male relationship and the desperate struggle for the lead ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Beaudin | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Jacques Godin, Jean-François Pichette, Gaston Lepage

Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.60M

27. Requiem for a Handsome Bastard (1992)

93 min | Crime, Drama

The last three days in the life of a notorious criminal as seen through the eyes of eight different people.

Director: Robert Morin | Stars: Gildor Roy, Jean-Guy Bouchard, Brigitte Paquette, Sabrina Boudot

Votes: 392

28. Matusalem (1993)

105 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Fleeing from some other children who want to beat him, Olivier meets the ghost of a Pirate who every hundred years tries to find a parchment. Olivier agrees to help him. But in doing so he ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Cantin | Stars: Marc Labrèche, Jessica Barker, Maxime Collin, Steve Gendron

Votes: 385 | Gross: $0.96M

29. Octobre (1994)

97 min | Drama

A dramatization of the infamous Canadian terrorist abduction & murder of a government minister by a cell of The Quebec Liberation Front.

Director: Pierre Falardeau | Stars: Hugo Dubé, Luc Picard, Pierre Rivard, Denis Trudel

Votes: 742 | Gross: $0.35M

30. The Confessional (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The year is 1952, in Québec City, Québec. Rachel (Suzanne Clément), sixteen, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young Priest under... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 1,501 | Gross: $0.58M

31. Les Boys (1997)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Ever wanted to know what guys say when they get together? This light- hearted comedy explores the male world through an amateur hockey team. Every male stereotype is analyzed, comically of ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Saia | Stars: Marc Messier, Rémy Girard, Patrick Huard, Serge Thériault

Votes: 1,999 | Gross: $4.60M

32. Whoever Dies, Dies in Pain (1998)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A botched police raid on a crack house turns into a 36 hour long siege in which the junkies share their perspective to the cameraman of a reality program.

Director: Robert Morin | Stars: Jacqueline Bousquet, Marcel Chouinard, Manuel Freitas, Robert Morin

Votes: 199

33. Histoires d'hiver (1999)

105 min | Drama, Family, Sport

An adult Martin Roy reminisces about his life in the 1966/67 school year. At fifteen years old and in his last year of junior high school, he breathed, ate and slept hockey. He collected ... See full summary »

Director: François Bouvier | Stars: Joël Dalpé-Drapeau, Denis Bouchard, Patrick Thomas, Mathieu Beaumier

Votes: 211 | Gross: $0.14M

34. The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge (2000)

90 min | Comedy

Christophe agrees to be filmed by his roommate Stéphane, while he is searching for a meaningful engineering job. Since he voluntarily resigned his job when he was to be moved to quality ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Paul Ahmarani, Stéphane Demers, Geneviève Néron, Jules Philip

Votes: 488

35. Maelstrom (2000)

R | 87 min | Drama

66 Metascore

After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Stephanie Morgenstern, Pierre Lebeau

Votes: 4,446 | Gross: $0.03M

36. February 15, 1839 (2001)

120 min | Drama, History

French Canadians face execution after a revolt against British bureaucrats in Quebec.

Director: Pierre Falardeau | Stars: Luc Picard, Sylvie Drapeau, Frédéric Gilles, Pierre Rivard

Votes: 735 | Gross: $0.25M

37. Soft Shell Man (2001)

102 min | Drama, Romance

An emotionally immature underwater photographer returns home to an affair with his best friend's deaf girlfriend and unresolved issues with the wife he left six months before.

Director: André Turpin | Stars: David La Haye, Isabelle Blais, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Chantal Giroux

Votes: 817

38. The Negro (2002)

92 min | Drama

In the middle of the night, in the Quebec countryside, all hell breaks loose as a black teenager is caught smashing a racially denigrating lawn ornament. Together the neighbours attend to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Morin | Stars: Iannicko N'Doua-Légaré, Robin Aubert, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Vincent Bilodeau

Votes: 483

39. Séraphin: un homme et son péché (2002)

110 min | Drama

A young woman is forced to marry an old greedy man to save her father from bankruptcy although she has promised her heart to another man.

Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Pierre Lebeau, Karine Vanasse, Roy Dupuis, Rémy Girard

Votes: 975

40. Québec-Montréal (2002)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

Québec-Montréal: 250 km of asphalt, nine thirty-something travelers, four cars, one destination. The journey becomes an opportunity to share points of view about life and discuss troubling ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Patrice Robitaille, Jean-Phillipe Pearson, Stéphane Breton, François Létourneau

Votes: 1,679

41. Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy

59 Metascore

A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.

Director: Jean-François Pouliot | Stars: David Boutin, Lucie Laurier, Raymond Bouchard, Dominik Michon-Dagenais

Votes: 5,018 | Gross: $0.49M

42. 8:17 p.m. Darling Street (2003)

101 min | Drama

This is the story of Gerard, a man who miraculously survived an explosion that destroyed his apartment and killed a lot of people. During the next few days he tries to find out why he survived and others died.

Director: Bernard Émond | Stars: Luc Picard, Diane Lavallée, Zhenhu Han, Markita Boies

Votes: 338

43. Gaz Bar Blues (2003)

115 min | Drama, Comedy

This is the story of Mr. Brochu, whose friends like to call "the Boss". He runs his gas station the best he can and tries to stay happy no matter what happens. This movie relates all the ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Bélanger | Stars: Serge Thériault, Gilles Renaud, Sébastien Delorme, Danny Gilmore

Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.88M

44. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 27,557 | Gross: $3.43M

45. Mémoires affectives (2004)

100 min | Drama

Disturbing and violent memories haunt a man after he emerges from a lengthy coma.

Director: Francis Leclerc | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Guy Thauvette, Rosa Zacharie, Maka Kotto

Votes: 740

46. Ma vie en cinémascope (2004)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical