Liste des meilleurs films québécoisby 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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
20. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.60M
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 »
Votes: 385 | Gross: $0.96M
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
41. Seducing Doctor Lewis (2003)
Unrated | 108 min | Comedy
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.
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.
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 »
Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.88M
44. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.
Votes: 27,557 | Gross: $3.43M
46. Ma vie en cinémascope (2004)
105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical