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1. A War Story (1981)

82 min | Drama, War

8.4
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A Canadian doctor interned at a Japanese POW Camp during WWII must tend to his fellow British prisoners who are being worked to death in a mine.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Donald Sutherland, David Edney, Frank C. Turner, Doug Kier

Votes: 33

2. The Red Dress (1977 TV Movie)

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Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Abbie Burnstick, Yvonne Lois Lee, Shannon Two Feathers, Tommy Banks

Votes: 12

3. Wapos Bay: The Series (2005– )

30 min | Animation

7.9
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The stop-motion adventures of a family on a reservation in Northern Saskatchewan.

Stars: Raven Brass, Lorne Cardinal, Taylor Cook, Eric Jackson

Votes: 48

4. Peep and the Big Wide World (1988)

35 min | Short, Animation, Family

7.8
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Peep the chicken adventures into the Big Wide World and meets some friends on the way.

Director: Kaj Pindal | Star: Peter Ustinov

Votes: 19

5. The Defender (1988)

55 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Stephen Low | Star: Cedric Smith

Votes: 14

6. The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1969)

50 min | Drama

7.7
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A poor bush worker refuses to sacrifice his dignity to provide his family with a better life.

Director: Peter Pearson | Stars: Chris Wiggins, Kate Reid, Margot Kidder, William Thourlby

Votes: 36

7. Who Gets In? (1989)

53 min | Documentary

7.5
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A compelling front-line view of the Canadian immigrant and refugee selection process in action.

Director: Barry Greenwald | Star: Ann Medina

Votes: 18

8. My Life as a Dog (1995– )

25 min

7.3
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Stars: Michael Yarmush, Callum Keith Rennie, Marley Otto, Jennifer Clement

Votes: 37

9. Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave (1992 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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An archaeological expedition journeys to Manitoba, Canada, in search of a legendary crucifix supposedly buried in an ancient Viking grave.

Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Nicholas Shields, Evan Adams, Michelle St. John, Gordon Tootoosis

Votes: 56

10. Me and the Mosque (2005)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

7.2
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In many Canadian mosques, women are put behind barriers to pray and sometimes are not even expected to enter. This documentary covers the historical role and the current state of Canadian ... See full summary »

Director: Zarqa Nawaz | Stars: Zarqa Nawaz, Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, Ahmed Aboutheir, Amal Abukaram

Votes: 23

11. Nights Below Station Street (1997)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Adele Welsh is an eccentric, articulate teen living on the wrong side of the tracks in a dead end town in the late 70's. To add to her struggles, she now has to hide her pregnancy from her ... See full summary »

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Liisa Repo-Martell, Michael Hogan, Lynda Boyd, Marnie McPhail

Votes: 45

12. The Big Snit (1985)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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A couple have a fight over a scrabble game unaware that a full scale nuclear war has started.

Director: Richard Condie | Stars: Jay Brazeau, Ida Osler, Randy Woods, Bill Guest

Votes: 1,621

13. Spirit Rider (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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Jesse Threebears is a troubled Native-American teen who has been tossed from one foster home to the next since his mother died when he was an infant. Finally, he is taken in by his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Herbie Barnes, Michelle St. John, Tom Jackson, Gordon Tootoosis

Votes: 96

14. Ikwe (1986 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama

7.1
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A young Ojibwa girl from 1770 marries a Scottish fur trader and leaves home for the shores of Georgian Bay.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Geraint Wyn Davies, Hazel King, Gladys Taylor, Patrick Bruyère

Votes: 27

15. Whistling Smith (1975)

27 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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A profile of Sergeant Bernie "Whistling" Smith, police officer.

Directors: Marrin Canell, Michael J.F. Scott | Star: Bernie 'Whistling' Smith

Votes: 40

16. Runaway (II) (2009)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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A train runs into a cow on the tracks; with the captain nowhere to be found, the fireman is forced to desperately improvise in order to keep the train going.

Director: Cordell Barker | Stars: Richard Condie, Leonard Waldner, Muriel Hogue

Votes: 248

17. Big Drive (2011)

9 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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Four children have to come up with ideas to entertain themselves on a long trip throughout Canada in the 1970s.

Director: Anita Lebeau | Stars: Nathalie Daudet, Emma Collins, Annie Rose Daudet, Maggie Collins

Votes: 28

18. John Law and the Mississippi Bubble (1979)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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In early eighteenth century France, a man devises a scheme that makes many Frenchmen rich, but falls apart.

Director: Richard Condie | Stars: Stanley Jackson, Randy Woods, Robert Duncan

Votes: 26

19. O Canada (1997– )

25 min | Animation, Musical, Comedy

6.8
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Created in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada has produced and distributed literally thousands of films by and about Canadians, including hundreds of animated shorts. But despite the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Brazeau, Donald Brittain, Jackie Burroughs, Richard Condie

Votes: 127

20. Lost in the Barrens (1990 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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An orphaned teen and a young tribal hunter get lost in the wilderness.

Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Nicholas Shields, Evan Adams, Lee J. Campbell, Graham Greene

Votes: 331

21. Village of Idiots (1999)

13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Weary of daily life in his native village of Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place remarkably like the old Chelm, down to the chicken's ... See full summary »

Directors: Eugene Fedorenko, Rose Newlove | Stars: Jack Newman, Nicholas Rice

Votes: 136

22. Getting Started (1979)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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A concert pianist prepares to begin his practising for a major concert coming up. Unfortunately, he has this procrastination problem that prevents him from getting any serious time done, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Condie | Stars: Richard Condie, Jay Brazeau

Votes: 213

23. Oh, Sure (1977)

2 min | Short, Animation, Comedy

6.7
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A man is sitting on a park bench reading a paper. Another man comes up to him: "Can you do this?" "Oh, sure". So the second man does some more extreme acrobatics.

Director: Richard Condie | Stars: Len Udow, Richard Condie

Votes: 52

24. One Man (1977)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A crusading TV reporter finds his life ripped apart as he investigates a story about a company's deadly criminal negligence.

Director: Robin Spry | Stars: Len Cariou, Jayne Eastwood, Carol Lazare, Barry Morse

Votes: 39

25. Get a Job (1987)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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A young dog struggles to learn how to find a job.

Director: Brad Caslor | Stars: Al Simmons, Jay Brazeau, Francine Kirsch, Annis Kozub

Votes: 143

26. Shipbuilder (1985)

6 min | Short

6.6
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Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Kristjana Gunnars, Galen Wahlmeier, Sasha Konowal

Votes: 8

27. Karate Kids (1990)

21 min | Short, Animation

6.5
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Director: Derek Lamb

Votes: 6

28. Canada Vignettes: The Move (1985)

5 min | Short, Documentary

6.5
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Director: Larry Bauman

Votes: 6

29. Waiting for Caroline (1969)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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An indecisive young woman with an abnormal devotion to her father can't decide on which of her two boyfriends she should end her relationship with.

Director: Ron Kelly | Stars: Alexandra Stewart, François Tassé, Bob Howay, Sharon Acker

Votes: 11

30. Ted Baryluk's Grocery (1982)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Directors: Mike Mirus, John Paskievich

Votes: 13

31. Blowhard (1978)

10 min | Animation, Short

6.1
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A businessman discovers a town with a large reserve of dragons but no energy, no power, and subsequently no heat.

Directors: Brad Caslor, Christopher Hinton | Stars: Wayne Finucan, Maara Haas

Votes: 43

32. Carried Away (1987)

6 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.1
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A phantasmagoria of colors and shapes.

Directors: Vonnie von Helmolt, Alan Pakarnyk | Star: Harvey Atkin

Votes: 17

33. Mind Me Good Now (2005)

8 min | Animation, Short, Family

5.8
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Directors: Chris Cormier, Derek Cummings | Stars: Ashley Archer, Raven Dauda, Arlene Duncan, Demetrius Joyette

Votes: 5

34. Grain Elevator (1981)

16 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Director: Charles Konowal

Votes: 7

35. Heck's Way Home (1996 TV Movie)

G | 91 min | Adventure

5.3
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The dog Hector is being left out while a family moves to Vancouver. He escapes from the pound to journey his way back to them.

Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Alan Arkin, Chris Sigurdson, Michael Riley, Michaelin Scott

Votes: 110

36. Escape from Mars (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Sci-Fi

4.7
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In 2015, five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as ... See full summary »

Director: Neill Fearnley | Stars: Christine Elise, Peter Outerbridge, Allison Hossack, Michael Shanks

Votes: 563

37. Trucks (1997 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Aliens arrive, parking in a geostationary orbit over Nevada. Using powers unknown to us, they declare war, and use unmanned trucks as weapons.

Director: Chris Thomson | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Brenda Bakke, Aidan Devine, Roman Podhora

Votes: 2,734

38. Cages (1985)

24 min | Short

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Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Steve Atkinson, Saleem Avreshy, Paul Boretski, Marek Forysinski

39. Standing Alone (1982)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

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A biography of Pete Standing Alone, a Blood Indian who grew up in white Canadian culture and is rediscovering his native roots

Director: Colin Low | Stars: Pete Standing Alone, Jim Calder, Larry Plume, Prince Charles

40. Something Hidden - A Portrait of Wilder Penfield (1981)

57 min | Documentary

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Examines the career of Canadian neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield, who developed innovative methods of brain surgery that discovered the centers of motor control and sensation. His "Montreal ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lower | Stars: Len Cariou, William Hutt, William Feindel, Kathleen Grier

41. Station 10 (1973)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Star: Jacques Cinq-Mars

42. War II: Total War (1965)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: William Canning | Star: Stanley Jackson

43. Where's Pete (1986)

26 min | Drama, Short

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Director: Jim Purdy | Stars: Heath Lamberts, Nancy Beatty, Yannick Bisson, Seirge LeBlanc

44. The Pedlar (1982)

55 min | Drama

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A traveling salesman wishes to settle down in town and marries a younger pregnant girl.

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Lubomir Mykytiuk, Marilyn Magnusson, Thomas Peacocke, Doreen Brownstone

45. The New Mayor (1980)

38 min | Documentary, Short

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When Mayor Stephen Juba of Winnipeg unexpectedly resigned after twenty-one years, the race for his office was thrown wide open. The two leading contenders were Bill Norrie and Robert Steen.... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Elkin, Robert Lower, Derek Mazur | Stars: Bill Norrie, Brian Richardson, Robert Steen

46. Tudor King (1979)

11 min | Short

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Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Martin Lockwood, Jay Brazeau, Budd Knapp

47. A House on the Prairie (1978)

18 min | Short, Documentary

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Directors: Ron Bashford, Robert Lower | Stars: Ann Henry, Frank Adamson

48. Bush Pilot: Reflections on a Canadian Myth (1980)

23 min | Short, Documentary

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Directors: Norma Bailey, Robert Lower | Star: Brian Richardson

49. The Winner (1975)

53 min

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Director: Michael J.F. Scott | Stars: Paul Berval, Alpha Boucher, René Caron, J. Léo Gagnon

50. Canada Vignettes: St. Laurent Pilgrimage (1985)

2 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Dan J. McCrimmon



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