Ram-30's Top 100 Canadian Films.by ram-30 | created - 02 Feb 2011 | updated - 04 May 2012 | Public
A list of my favourite films produced in Canada.
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1. My Winnipeg (2007)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Votes: 4,544 | Gross: $0.16M
2. 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: 6,385 | Gross: $0.61M
3. Archangel (1990)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An amnesiac soldier, seeking his lost love, arrives in Archangel in northern Russia to help the townsfolk in their fight against the Bolsheviks, all quite unaware that the Great War ended three months ago.
Votes: 1,127 | Gross: $0.03M
5. 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: 6,509 | Gross: $1.60M
6. Alien Thunder (1974)
PG | 93 min | Western
Based on an actual event, this is the tragic story of Saskatchewan fugitive Almighty Voice (Gordon Tootoosis), a Cree Indian who isarrested for stealing government livestock out of desperate hunger.
7. Spider (2002)
R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Votes: 33,858 | Gross: $1.64M
8. Passchendaele (2008)
R | 114 min | Drama, History, Romance
The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele.
9. Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Romance
It's time for hockey! There's no telling what will happen when the Winnipeg Maroons' own star player Guy becomes embroiled in the twisted lives of Meta, a vengeful Chinoise, and her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,202 | Gross: $0.02M
10. Water (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A thesis picture. In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,713 | Gross: $3.22M
11. Goin' Down the Road (1970)
R | 90 min | Drama
Two friends leave the picturesque yet rural province of Nova Scotia for the nightlife and culture of Toronto. They soon end up wistful and nostalgic about Nova Scotia though after finding out that Toronto isn't as fun as they'd hoped.
12. Calendar (1993)
74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A photographer and his wife take photographs of Armenian churches for use in a calendar. Their driver, a local resident, expounds on the history of the churches while the wife translates. ... See full summary »
13. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Musical
A ballet rendition of Bram Stoker's "Dracula", stylized as an Expressionistic silent film.
Votes: 1,782 | Gross: $0.06M
14. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
R | 172 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 6,040 | Gross: $3.79M
16. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well ... See full summary »
17. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 122,370 | Gross: $20.61M
18. Away from Her (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama
A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Votes: 20,637 | Gross: $4.57M
20. Felicia's Journey (1999)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
A young woman leaves Ireland to find her boyfriend in England, and while there is helped by a man hiding unsettling secrets.
Votes: 7,267 | Gross: $0.82M
21. Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
In the 1930's, Max Brown is an urban young man from an Eastern province, fresh from college, whose only job offer is in a one-room school house in the Canadian prairie. At first he's ... See full summary »
22. Who Has Seen the Wind (1977)
100 min | Drama, Comedy
The coming-of-age of adolescent Brian O'Connal in small town Depression-era Saskatchewan is told. The son of the local pharmacist Gerald O'Connal, Brian is in many ways a typical boy, who ... See full summary »
23. 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: 27,100 | Gross: $3.43M
25. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Votes: 3,394 | Gross: $1.57M
26. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
PG-13 | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
Votes: 48,084 | Gross: $7.00M
28. The Red Violin (1998)
R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.
Votes: 30,187 | Gross: $9.47M
29. Crash (1996)
NC-17 | 100 min | Drama
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Votes: 48,229 | Gross: $2.04M
31. Atlantic City (1980)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.
32. The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A musical of sorts set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression, where a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world. Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize.
Votes: 5,564 | Gross: $0.67M
33. Margaret's Museum (1995)
R | 114 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,258 | Gross: $0.52M
34. The Grey Fox (1982)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.
36. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
R | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A famous DJ in the Ibiza club scene finds the alcohol and drug-fueled party that is his life threatened by the progressive loss of his hearing.
Votes: 18,509 | Gross: $0.12M
37. Videodrome (1983)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.
Votes: 75,492 | Gross: $2.12M
38. Black Robe (1991)
R | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In the 17th century, a Jesuit missionary nicknamed Black Robe by the natives and his small party of companions try reaching the Huron tribe in Canada all while facing mistrust, Iroquois warring parties and harsh winter conditions.
Votes: 5,997 | Gross: $8.21M
39. The Stone Angel (2007)
R | 116 min | Drama
A 90-year-old woman, rapidly losing her memory and knowing that sooner or later her life will be over, returns to the Manitoba farmhouse she grew up in to try and make peace with her dysfunctional family.
Votes: 1,599 | Gross: $0.46M
40. Drying Up the Streets (1978)
90 min | Drama
''They're drying up the street'' is a slang term wich means that the police are stopping the supply of heroin from reaching street addicts. A heroin addict, while in hospital after a severe... See full summary »
43. Hounds of Notre Dame (1980)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
It's the winter of 1940. Father Athol Murray - "Pere" to most that know him - is an opinionated, chain-smoking, hard drinking parish priest at Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. ... See full summary »
44. Bonheur d'occasion (1983)
123 min | Drama
In the early 1940's, Canada is a country at war and Florentine is a young woman, from a very poor family, looking for love. She meets two suitable men, a nice soldier from a good and ... See full summary »
45. Evangeline (1914)
50 min | Drama
PART I: Evangeline and Gabriel as children are being taught their lessons by Father Felician, priest and pedagogue. After their lessons they hurry to the forge of Basil, the blacksmith, to ... See full summary »
46. In Praise of Older Women (1978)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Andras Vajda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a ... See full summary »
47. I Heard the Owl Call My Name (1973 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Young Priest Mark Brian is sent as a vicar to a native American village in British Columbia. There, he learns of faith and humanity, as he watches their culture being torn to shreds.
48. 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.
49. Strange Brew (1983)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi