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, humorous, touching, suspenseful and semi serious films and TV shows about / with friendship, crimes, family relations, crime, death, runaway, dialogue, catastrophe, life philosophy and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in Canada, USA, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as canada: Anne of Green Gables (1985), One Week (2008), Rookie Blue (2010), C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005), Fly Away Home (1996), Crazy Canucks (2004), Intelligence (2005), Josh and S.A.M. (1993), Shoot to Kill (1988), Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007).

List of movies set in canada

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, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, best friends, countryside, foster home, love and romance, teenage love, young heroes, island, coming of age, family life ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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 7.0
 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, emotional, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, self discovery, motorcycle, cancer, travel, on the road, fighting illness, treatment, dealing with death, health situation, twentysomething life, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, pacific ocean, british columbia
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 7.7
 16K
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: workplace romance, rookie, workplace situations, policewoman, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, crime, peril, relationship vs career, honest law enforcer, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.9
 31K
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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, reconciliation, homosexual, acceptance, eccentric family, self discovery, parents and children, lgbt, teenage life, family life, young man, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, jerusalem, israel, montreal ...
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 6.8
 23K
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: uplifting, sentimental, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: goose, rescue, aviation, tragedy, against the odds, family, death in the family, inventor, adventure, ecology, earring, shampoo ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, new zealand
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 4.9
 119
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, uplifting, captivating
Plot: skiing, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, underdog, olympics, ski
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, europe, alps
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 8.2
 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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: organized crime, partners, boss, crime, workplace situations, gangsters, investigation, crimes, working undercover, unlikely partners, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, journey, cross country, family relations, family life, youth, nothing goes right, disorder, sibling relationship, coming of age, adventure, road trip ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, africa, usa, florida
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 6.8
 11K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
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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: sitcom, touching, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: small town, culture clash, muslim, battle of the sexes, couples, clergy, family relations, parents and children, society, fall in love, small town life, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: village life, gas station, small town, family relations, workplace, friendship, fish out of water, partners, small town life, disorder, cafe, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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 7.7
 16K
Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: swat, police, rescue, race against time, saving a life, law enforcement, crimes, danger, sniper, policewoman, confined, hi-tech ...
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, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, manipulation, mathematics, college, student life, manipulations, teachers and students, power relations, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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: witty, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, heist, trailer park, buddies, crimes, misfit, society, disorder, robbery, social misfits, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia, australia, tokyo
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 7.1
 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, semi serious, witty, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, doomsday, pianist, satire, christmas, computer, catastrophe, end of the world, older woman younger man relationship, human nature, urban ...
Time: 21st century, turn of the century, future
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.4
 2K
The Grey Fox (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 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, serious, realistic, touching, harsh ...
Plot: train, redemption, train robbery, friends, starting over, society, aging, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, golden years, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: canada, usa, washington d.c., washington state, british columbia ...
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Good Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of the executive of hockey Benoit Brisset is found on the billboard of the border of Quebec and Ontario, the jurisdiction of the crime is shared between the two police forces and detectives David Bouchard from Montreal and Martin Ward ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, culture clash, master criminal, police, police investigation, partners, danger, cliche, rivalry, psychopath, serial killer, killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal, france
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 27K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: sincere, touching, compassionate, realistic
Plot: family relations, friendship, orphan, children's home, society, parents and children, mischievous children, imaginary, adventure, child's point of view, small town, school ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, transsexual, lesbian relationship, coming out, family relations, romance, lgbt, love affair, parents and children, couple relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
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Mambo Italiano (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When an Italian man comes out of the closet, it affects both his life and his crazy family.
Style: humorous, touching, not serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, immigrants, family relations, gays and lesbians, culture clash, family, lifestyle, eccentric family, family tradition, meet the parents, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal
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 7.1
 623
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: suspenseful, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, friendship, uncover truth, investigation, missing person, teenage life, mystery, parents and children, youth, danger, family relations, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: cons and scams, uncover truth, fighting crime, law enforcement, undercover, working undercover, crimes, criminal heroes, partners against crime, riddles and clues, ex-cop, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 47K
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, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, sexual relations, teenage boy, teenage life, family in crisis, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, anti conformity, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 1982, 2010s ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, montreal
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 7.2
 12K
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: disturbing, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Plot: school shooting, murder, school, psychopath, hostage, misogynist, student, interview, survivor, terror, woman in danger, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, quebec
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 5.1
 896
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: atmospheric, serious
Plot: bear, overalls, adventure, forces of nature, siblings relations, dangerous animal, heroes, escapades, family relations, kids in trouble, survival, isolation ...
Place: canada
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 4.1
 247
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: terrorism, cia, police officer, kgb, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, mentally unstable, murder, politics, psychopath, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, korea, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
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 7.0
 7K
Death Hunt (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Western
Country: Hong Kong, USA
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, manhunt, survival, false accusation, chase, on the run, danger, bounty hunter, new year's eve, posse, sniper, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: canada, louisiana, alaska
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 4.9
 406
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, sitcom, realistic ...
Plot: neighbor, human nature, social relations, apartment, apartment building, mixed marriage, weirdo, handyman, hamster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver
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 6.9
 760
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, law enforcement, immigration, immigrants, crime, chases and races, state affairs, crimes, politics, kidnapping, society, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 601
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: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: easter, rock band, road trip, music band, adventurer, rock, chase, friendship, friends, misfit, punk, on the road ...
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
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