Movies and TV shows set in canada

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in canada ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, humorous and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with friendship, family relations, death, crime, life philosophy, crimes, friends, mentor, catastrophe and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in Canada, USA, Italy and other countries.
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canada movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as canada: Rookie Blue (2010), One Week (2008), Josh and S.A.M. (1993), Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006), Last Night (1998), C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005), The Grey Fox (1982), Fly Away Home (1996), Better Than Chocolate (1999), Crazy Canucks (2004).

List of movies set in canada

 7.7
 15K
Rookie Blue (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Ambitious young cops try to prove themselves in their high-stakes careers, in which the smallest mistake can have deadly consequences. At the core of the close-knit group is perfectionist Andy McNally, whose father was a homicide detective before he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: policewoman, workplace romance, fighting crime, law enforcement, crime, shooting, relationship vs career, workplace situations, honest law enforcer, rookie, peril, workplace problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.1
 11K
One Week (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) has been diagnosed with cancer. With a grim chance of survival in the best case scenario even if he immediately begins treatment, he instead decides to take a motorcycle trip from Toronto through the Canadian prairies to ...
Style: realistic, serious, road movie, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, cancer, motorcycle, on the road, birthday, high school, survival, twentysomething life, fighting illness, dealing with death, overbearing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, pacific ocean, british columbia, cross country
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Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that he is a "S.A.M." that is going to be sent to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, family life, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, sibling relationship, adventure, coming of age, family relations, road trip, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, cross country, texas, africa, usa ...
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Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: marijuana, heist, trailer park, crime, misfit, life is a bitch, social misfits, crimes, chaos and mayhem, anti heroes, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia, australia, tokyo
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 7.2
 9K
Last Night (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Various citizens of Toronto anxiously await the end of the world, which is occurring at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. While widower Patrick Wheeler braces for his fate, he meets Sandra, the wife of a businessman who is intent on ...
Style: emotional, offbeat, gloomy, psychological, witty ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, doomsday, end of the world, pianist, computer, older woman younger man relationship, christmas, danger, couples, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, future, turn of the century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 8.0
 30K
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A story of two love affairs. A father's love for his five sons. And one son's love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. That son is Zac Beaulieu, born on the 25th of December 1960, different from all his brothers, ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, offbeat, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, homosexual, reconciliation, gays and lesbians, gay, coming out, family life, young man, parents and children, siblings relations, conflict ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, holy land, montreal quebec, jerusalem ...
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 7.6
 1K
The Grey Fox (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as "The Gentleman Bandit," is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. He goes to Washington to live and work with his sister's family. But the world ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, realistic, harsh ...
Plot: train, train robbery, redemption, crime, crimes, golden years, criminal heroes, friends, starting over, society, aging, heist ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: canada, usa, british columbia, mine, washington state ...
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 6.8
 22K
Fly Away Home (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: goose, rescue, shampoo, earring, aviation, tragedy, inventor, ecology, family, birds, family values, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, new zealand
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Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila, and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive woman, Kim, ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian relationship, transsexual, lesbian sex, romance, lgbt, parents and children, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
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 4.9
 117
Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, skiing, rivalry, underdog, contests and competitions, ambition, ski, olympics
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, europe, alps
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 7.2
 603
Open Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: In the wake of her father's disappearance, 16-year-old Dylan Blake falls in with the wrong crowd, gets arrested, and earns court-ordered community service volunteering at Open Heart Memorial, the hospital where her mother and sister are ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, friendship, doctor, delinquent, teenage life, family problems, rebelliousness, missing person, family relations, friends, social relations, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.1
 58
Tom Stone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tom Stone is a crime drama series that ran in Canada on CBC Television for two 13-episode seasons beginning in 2002. In the United States, the series is syndicated by Program Partners and Sony Pictures Television under the title Stone Undercover. It ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: cons and scams, uncover truth, crime, riddles and clues, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, undercover, partners against crime, working undercover, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 8.1
 42K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, sincere, psychological, touching, depressing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, oedipus complex, sexual relations, family in crisis, teenage life, family problems, anti conformity, rebelliousness, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
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 7.3
 10K
Polytechnique (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing
Plot: school, murder, misogynist, massacre, school shooting, hostage, survivor, terror, interview, student, psychopath, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: canada, montreal quebec, quebec, montreal
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 5.2
 842
True Heart (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A brother and sister are plane-wrecked in Canada, where they must rely on the help of a native and his bear.
Style: serious, atmospheric
Plot: overalls, bear, siblings relations, adventure, forces of nature, survival, teenage life, heroes, disorder, wilderness, escapades, dangerous animal ...
Place: canada
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 4.2
 233
Cold Front (1989)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American cop teams up with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and together they uncover a plot to hide international terrorists in Vancouver.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: terrorism, mountie, cia, kgb, police officer, espionage, hitman, serial killer, deadly, obsessive quest, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, korea, vancouver british columbia canada
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 8.3
 2K
Intelligence (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Intelligence is a Vancouver-based television crime drama starring Ian Tracey and Klea Scott that aired on the CBC. With its pilot first airing on November 28, 2005, the series began regular broadcasting on October 10, 2006. CBC reaired the pilot on ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: organized crime, partners, crime, boss, ex spouse, working undercover, smuggling, allies, undercover, wiretap, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 7.0
 6K
Death Hunt (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, danger, chase, wilderness, on the run, survival, false accusation, bounty hunter, posse, new year's eve, sniper, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: canada, louisiana, alaska
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 6.8
 11K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, chase, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, hiking, police, moose, horse ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, san francisco
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 5.0
 393
Robson Arms (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Robson Arms is a Canadian television series that began airing on CTV on June 17, 2005 and ended on June 30, 2008. Robson Arms is a co-production between Vancouver-based Omni Film Productions Limited and Halifax's Creative Atlantic ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, canadian humor
Plot: neighbor, social relations, human nature, apartment, anthology, mixed marriage, apartment building, handyman, sitcom, hamster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver
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Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Little Mosque on the Prairie is a Canadian sitcom that aired on CBC, created by Zarqa Nawaz and produced by WestWind Pictures. It was filmed in Toronto, Ontario and Indian Head, Saskatchewan. The series was selected and showcased at the 2009 Dawn ...
Style: touching, witty, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: small town, sitcom, culture clash, muslim, family relations, religions or cults, social relations, clergy, couples, small town life, church, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.1
 735
The Border (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Border is a Canadian drama that aired on CBC Television and 20 other TV networks worldwide. It was created by Peter Raymont, Lindalee Tracey, Janet MacLean and Jeremy Hole of White Pine Pictures. The Executive in Charge of Production is Janice ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, terrorism, immigration, immigrants, state affairs, politics, kidnapping, fighting crime, dishonesty, government agency, abduction, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.0
 544
Roadkill (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her way through the Canadian back ...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: rock band, easter, road trip, adventure, artists and showbiz, rock, music band, on the road, friends, obsessive quest, buddies, escapades ...
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
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Restless Spirits (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl, who struggles with her pilot father's death in a plane crash years before, visits her grandmother in Newfoundland. While there, she encounters the ghosts of two pilots, who are condemned to Earth to constantly re-live their own ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: ghost, boy, airplane, grandmother, pilot, frenchman, girl, grief, teenager, friends, supernatural, family relations ...
Place: canada, france
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 7.6
 20K
Away from Her (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 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, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: elderly, marriage, nurse, elderly lovers, loneliness, jealousy, aging, christmas, friendship, snow, retirement home, alzheimer's disease ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, iceland
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Barney's Version (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: suicide, marriage, divorce, jewish, actress, jealousy, friendship, everyday life, newlyweds, true love, free spirited, ex couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s, year 1974 ...
Place: canada, rome italy, quebec, italy, montreal quebec ...
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 8.0
 5K
Corner Gas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Corner Gas is a Canadian television sitcom created by Brent Butt. The series ran for six seasons from 2004 to 2009. Re-runs still air on CTV, CTV Two and The Comedy Network in Canada. Deriving its name from the roadside gas station in the fictional ...
Style: offbeat, feel good, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: gas station, village life, small town, dimwit, suburbs, social relations, family relations, friends, nothing goes right, boss and employee, suburban life, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 7.8
 16K
Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 41 min.
Story: The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: race against time, swat, rescue, police, sniper, mission, explosion, policewoman, arrest, threat, negotiation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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The Last Casino (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A University teacher finds three bright students and decides to teach them how to count cards to make lots of money. As they learn how to play the casinos, things get tricky when the debt owing teacher informs them that their front man wants ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, manipulations, teachers and students, student life, crimes, crime, power relations, friends, cards, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, love and romance, countryside, adoption, young heroes, teenage love, island, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, family life, farm, golden years ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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