Canadian Movies I Recommend

Looking for a Canadian feature film to watch? Here are some that I really enjoyed, in chronological order:

(filmography links courtesy of the Internet Movie Database )

Title Director Year
Back to God's Country David Hartford 1919
Mon oncle Antoine (My Uncle Antoine) Claude Jutra 1971
Les ordres (Orders) Michel Brault 1974
Lies My Father Told Me Ján Kadár 1975
J.A. Martin photographe (J.A. Martin Photographer) Jean Beaudin 1977
Les bons débarras (Good Riddance) Francis Mankiewicz 1980
Les Plouffe (The Plouffe Family) Gilles Carle 1981
The Grey Fox Philip Borsos 1982
Sonatine Micheline Lanctôt 1984
My American Cousin Sandy Wilson 1985
Loyalties Anne Wheeler 1986
Pouvoir intime (Blind Trust) Yves Simoneau 1986
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing Patricia Rozema 1987
Perfectly Normal Yves Simoneau 1991
The Company of Strangers Cynthia Scott 1991
Highway 61 Bruce McDonald 1991
Léolo Jean-Claude Lauzon 1992
Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould François Girard 1993
Double Happiness Mina Shum 1994
Margaret's Museum Mort Ransen 1995
Le confessionnal (The Confessional) Robert Lepage 1995
When Night Is Falling Patricia Rozema 1995
Fire Deepa Mehta 1996
The Hanging Garden Thom Fitzgerald 1997
The Sweet Hereafter Atom Egoyan 1997
Earth Deepa Mehta 1998
Last Night Don McKellar 1998
Le violon rouge (The Red Violin) François Girard 1998
Emporte-moi (Set Me Free) Léa Pool 1999
The Five Senses Jeremy Podeswa 1999
New Waterford Girl Allan Moyle 1999
Better than Chocolate Anne Wheeler 1999
The Uncles James Allodi 2000
Love Come Down Clement Virgo 2000
Rare Birds Sturla Gunnarsson 2001
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner Zacharias Kunuk 2001
Marion Bridge Wiebke von Carolsfeld 2002
Ararat Atom Egoyan 2002
Men with Brooms Paul Gross 2002
Edge of Madness Anne Wheeler 2002
La turbulence des fluides (Chaos and Desire) Manon Briand 2002
La grande séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis) Jean-François Pouliot 2003
My Life without Me Isabel Coixet 2003
Wilby Wonderful Daniel MacIvor 2004
I, Claudia Chris Abraham 2004
Water Deepa Mehta 2005
C.R.A.Z.Y. Jean-Marc Vallée 2005
Sabah Ruba Nadda 2005
Away from Her Sarah Polley 2006
One Week Michael McGowan 2008
The Baby Formula Alison Reid 2008
The Trotsky Jacob Tierney 2009
Score: A Hockey Musical Michael McGowan 2010
The High Cost of Living Deborah Chow 2010

I should also mention some particularly famous Canadian films which are not on my list. Some are films I either didn't see or saw too long ago to remember well; others are films I personally didn't like enough to recommend.
Goin' Down the Road (Donald Shebib, 1970); The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Ted Kotcheff, 1974); Le déclin de l'empire américain (Denys Arcand, 1986); Jésus de Montréal (Denys Arcand, 1989); Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996); Les invasions barbares (Denys Arcand, 2003); Bon cop, bad cop (Erik Canuel, 2006); Passchendaele (Paul Gross, 2008); Barney's Version (Richard J. Lewis, 2010); Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010).

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