With National Film Board of Canada (NFB) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 274,853 | Gross: $22.46M

2. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,131

3. Better Than Chocolate (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother Lila gets divorced ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Votes: 7,521 | Gross: $2.01M

4. Rock & Rule (1983)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Fantasy, Music

6.6
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A malevolent rock star kidnaps a female singer to force her to participate in the summoning of a demon and her band must help her stop him.

Director: Clive Smith | Stars: Don Francks, Gregory Salata, Susan Roman, Samantha Langevin

Votes: 2,900 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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40 Metascore

From the roaring 1920s to the ruinous Spanish Civil War and Adolf Hitler's rise into power, the lives of an Irish schoolteacher, a provocative heiress and her Spanish muse are intricately interlaced, sharing the same destiny and passion.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 14,126 | Gross: $0.40M

6. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintegrate.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

Votes: 14,164 | Gross: $6.30M

7. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.5
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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: 11,600 | Gross: $1.60M

8. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 27,290 | Gross: $3.43M

9. The Snow Walker (2003)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Barry Pepper, Annabella Piugattuk, James Cromwell, Kiersten Warren

Votes: 9,686

10. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,796 | Gross: $1.88M

11. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.6
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

Votes: 1,484 | Gross: $0.20M

12. Assholes: A Theory (2019)

81 min | Documentary

6.4
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Inspired by the NYT bestselling book, this lively philosophical investigation into the rise of asshole behaviour across the world asks: What does it mean to be an asshole, and more importantly, how do we stop their proliferation?

Director: John Walker | Stars: Edoardo Albinati, Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk, Bethanye McKinney Blount, Caleb Chechota

Votes: 37

13. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.8
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter, with performances by those musicians he has influenced.

Director: Lian Lunson | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Bono, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright

Votes: 2,020 | Gross: $1.04M

14. Kissed (1996)

R | 78 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life.

Director: Lynne Stopkewich | Stars: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau, Natasha Morley

Votes: 3,404 | Gross: $0.47M

15. Rated R for Nudity (2011)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short

4.7
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A unique triptych comprised of three autonomous, yet inextricable acts unfold in front of our very eyes, through an experimental session of attempted mass hypnosis.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Star: Macha Grenon

Votes: 361

16. 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: 283

17. Jesus of Montreal (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 6,565 | Gross: $1.60M

18. Léolo (1992)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 6,445 | Gross: $0.61M

19. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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: 7,340 | Gross: $1.90M

20. Whole New Thing (2005)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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54 Metascore

After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention... See full summary »

Director: Amnon Buchbinder | Stars: Aaron Webber, Robert Joy, Rebecca Jenkins, Daniel MacIvor

Votes: 1,231 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Discordia (2004)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

8.4
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In the fall of 2002, it was announced that Benjamin Netanyahu would deliver a speech at Concordia University in Montreal, and reaction from the student body was swift and sudden.

Directors: Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Samer Elatrash, Aaron Maté, Benjamin Netanyahu

Votes: 24

22. This is Not a Movie (2019)

106 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.4
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The groundbreaking and often game-changing reporting of legendary foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk is profiled in the latest from acclaimed documentarian Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze).

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Robert Fisk, Amira Hass, Nirmeen Hazineh, Sulieman Khatib

Votes: 20

23. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,136

24. Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 2,464

25. For the Moment (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Romance, War, Drama

6.0
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The story of airmen training in rural Manitoba in the summer of 1942 to go overseas and become bomber pilots in World War II, as well as the romantic entanglements which overcome them while they contemplate life and love in a world at war.

Director: Aaron Kim Johnston | Stars: Russell Crowe, Christianne Hirt, Wanda Cannon, Scott Kraft

Votes: 864 | Gross: $0.12M

26. Margaret's Museum (1995)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.1
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Margaret MacNiel, a girl living in a Cape Breton coal mining town, finds her life changing when she meets Neil Currie, a cheerful bagpipe-playing dishwasher. Unfortunately, neither of them are able to escape the industry around them.

Director: Mort Ransen | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan, Clive Russell, Craig Olejnik

Votes: 1,259 | Gross: $0.52M

27. Day of Resurrection (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.2
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After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 1,919

28. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Richard Monette

Votes: 1,341 | Gross: $1.41M

29. The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later (1992 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.3
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Fifteen years after the events of The Boys of St. Vincent took place, the various boys involved are brought in to testify against the brothers, now finally standing trial, who assaulted ... See full summary »

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Sebastian Spence, Lise Roy, David Hewlett

Votes: 453

30. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,293

31. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.5
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The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

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

Votes: 5,221

32. Double Happiness (1994)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Story of a young Chinese-Canadian woman caught between traditional and modern societies.

Director: Mina Shum | Stars: Sandra Oh, Stephen Chang, Alannah Ong, Donald Fong

Votes: 1,027 | Gross: $0.76M

33. The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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A young Jewish adolescent from an overbearing family likes a Christian girl and is helped by a fun-loving rabbi.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Saul Rubinek, Jan Rubes, Noam Zylberman, Aaron Schwartz

Votes: 204 | Gross: $0.32M

34. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)

R | 172 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 6,077 | Gross: $3.79M

35. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 2,074 | Gross: $1.17M

36. Crazy Moon (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A rich young kleptomaniac and a deaf store worker form a relationship after an ordeal with a stolen mannequin.

Director: Allan Eastman | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Vaughan, Peter Spence, Ken Pogue

Votes: 566

37. Buying Sex (2013)

75 min | Documentary

5.3
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Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, prompting us to rethink our attitudes toward the "oldest profession."

Directors: Teresa MacInnes, Kent Nason | Stars: Trisha Baptie, Janine Benedet, Valerie Scott, Alan Young

Votes: 155

38. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Star: Edward Burtynsky

Votes: 2,684 | Gross: $0.24M

39. Surviving Progress (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.4
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59 Metascore

Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks | Stars: Ronald Wright, Mark Levine, Robert Wright, Marina Silva

Votes: 1,737 | Gross: $0.05M

40. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Devon Anderson

Votes: 3,420 | Gross: $1.57M

41. What Is Democracy? (2018)

107 min | Documentary

6.5
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71 Metascore

This documentary examines the philosophy behind the concept of Democracy, from ancient Athens to modern Greece and the American Civil Rights movement.

Director: Astra Taylor | Stars: Astra Taylor, Silvia Federici, Eleni Perdikouri, Harrison Preddy

Votes: 84 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Un cri au bonheur (2007)

91 min | Documentary

4.4
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Poetry and cinema merge as 11 filmmakers bring to life 21 poems by Quebec poets.

Directors: Geneviève Allard, Paule Baillargeon, Manon Barbeau, Philippe Baylaucq, Michel Brault, Marie-Julie Dallaire, André Forcier, Chloé Leriche, Kim Nguyen, Marcel Simard, Denis Villeneuve | Stars: José Acquelin, Alexandrine Agostini, Manon Barbeau, Francis Beaulieu

Votes: 54

43. nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (2019)

98 min | Documentary

7.8
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The story of the killing of Colten Boushie and his family's pursuit of justice.

Director: Tasha Hubbard | Star: Tasha Hubbard

Votes: 28

44. Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981)

69 min | Documentary

5.7
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Documentary about the pornography industry and the apparent violent anti-woman slant much of it takes.

Director: Bonnie Sherr Klein | Stars: Linda Lee Tracey, Bonnie Sherr Klein, Suze Randall, Kate Millett

Votes: 240

45. The Railrodder (1965)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short

7.2
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After literally walking to Canada from England, Buster takes a cross-country trip across Canada on a railway motorcar (speeder).

Directors: Gerald Potterton, Buster Keaton, John Spotton | Star: Buster Keaton

Votes: 1,183

46. Bye Bye Blues (1989)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Music

7.1
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Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war. Romantic involvement with one of the band members make her decisions difficult when... See full summary »

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Rebecca Jenkins, Luke Reilly, Michael Ontkean, Chad Krowchuk

Votes: 279 | Gross: $0.16M

47. One Step Away (1985)

28 min | Short, Crime

5.1
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Ron Petrie (Keanu Reeves) is a troubled teen whose life is hanging by a thread, as he's on the verge of suspension from school, subject to arrest for breaking and entering, and the cause of... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fortier | Stars: Diana Belshaw, Keanu Reeves, Kathleen Fee, Alain Goulem

Votes: 131

48. Up the Yangtze (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.5
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84 Metascore

At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Jerry Bo Yu Chen, Campbell Ping He, Cindy Shui Yu

Votes: 1,728 | Gross: $0.78M

49. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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Documentary focusing on the career of pro wrestler Bret Hart & his controversial exit from the WWF.

Director: Paul Jay | Stars: Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Blade Hart

Votes: 3,602

50. Matusalem (1993)

105 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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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: 380 | Gross: $0.96M


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