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, melancholic, humorous, touching, visually appealing and serious films and TV shows about / with death, culture clash, dialogue, mentor, runaway, storytelling, friendship, catastrophe, loneliness and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in Canada, USA, France and other countries.
canada
 1398
canada movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as canada: Anne with an E (2017), The Snow Walker (2003), C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005), The Ice Road (2021), Tusk (2014), The Grey Fox (1982), Fly Away Home (1996), Last Night (1998), Death Hunt (1981), Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006).

List of movies set in canada

 8.7
 55K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: compassionate, sincere, touching, realistic, sad ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: orphan, child's point of view, friendship, teenage life, small town, family relations, school, coming of age, adventure, parents and children, children's home, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: canada
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, serious, breathtaking, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, nature, wilderness, adventure, friendship, airplane, human spirit, arctic, rescue, hunter, stranded, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953
Place: canada
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 7.9
 33K
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Morocco
Duration: 129 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, humorous, realistic, talky, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, father son relationship, childhood, husband wife relationship, drug addict, gender, homosexual, coming out, lgbtq, sexuality, gay teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, israel, jerusalem, holy land ...
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 5.6
 41K
The Ice Road (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, an ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold, mine, truck driver, rescue, avalanche, mission, trapped, self sacrifice, life risking, ice, struggle for survival, risk ...
Time: 2020s
Place: canada, north dakota
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 5.3
 55K
Tusk (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend's girlfriend to search for him.
Style: surreal, harsh, scary, macabre, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: disfigurement, abduction, human becoming an animal, transformation, death, monster, psychopath, dark humor, obsession, kidnapping, walrus, body horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s
Place: canada, new jersey, usa
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 7.4
 2K
The Grey Fox (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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, lyrical, harsh, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: train, robbery, redemption, prison escape, railway, friendship, prison, existentialism, gunfight, lone hero, police investigation, music ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, british columbia, california, washington d.c., usa ...
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 6.9
 26K
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, touching, emotional, serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: goose, aviation, bird, rescue, animals, family, environmental, tragedy, against the odds, father daughter relationship, death in the family, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, new zealand
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 7.1
 10K
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: surreal, sincere, semi serious, humorous, bad ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, doomsday, chaos, disaster, distopia, existentialism, satire, solitude, human nature, post apocalypse, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, future, turn of the century, year 2000
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four very different Montreal university teachers gather at a rambling country house to prepare a dinner. Remy (married), Claude (a homosexual), Pierre (involved with a girlfriend) and Alain (a bachelor) discuss sex, the female body and their affairs ...
Style: witty, talky, intellectual, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, sex, depression, love and romance, battle of the sexes, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, human nature, radical, friendship, bdsm ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, quebec, california, montreal
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 6.9
 8K
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, winter, snow, bounty hunter, manhunt, disaster, nature, serial killer, gunfight, new year's eve, squad ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: canada, yukon, alaska, louisiana
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Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 117 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: intense, exciting, semi serious, sexy, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, culture clash, police investigation, serial killer, buddy cop, police, partners, cliche, rivalry, psychopath, crimes, ice hockey ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada, quebec, france, montreal, toronto ontario canada
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Anne of Avonlea (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
Story: Anne Shirley, now a schoolteacher, has begun writing stories and collecting rejection slips. She makes the acquaintance of a handsome, rich, bachelor, chases a cow, and wins (to her chagrin) a baking soda company's writing contest. She acts as ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, sentimental, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: friendship, beautiful scenery, coming of age, family, school, bittersweet, orphan, family relations, teachers and students, strong female presence, teacher, marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada, england, usa, chicago illinois, boston ...
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 6.9
 18K
Bitten (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Elena Micheals thought she left the world of supernatural behind when she left Stonehaven behind 'for good this time' she thought. Until the night she got the mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back. So now she is ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, strong female character, mystery, wolf, rivalry, double life, transformation, female werewolf, secret identity, self defense, secret society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, new york, toronto ontario canada
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Mambo Italiano (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an Italian man comes out of the closet, it affects both his life and his crazy family.
Style: touching, humorous, funny, melancholic, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, family relations, immigrants, gay couple, culture clash, meet the parents, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, eccentric family, parent child relationship, leaving home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal
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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: humorous, sexy, sexual, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, transsexual, lgbt, lesbian sex, sex, romance, lgbtq, gender, female masturbation, lesbianism, divorce ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
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 7.0
 12K
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: road movie, realistic, sexy, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: motorcycle, self discovery, road trip, travel, terminal illness, cancer, on the road, solitude, depression, love story, coming of age, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, pacific ocean, british columbia, toronto ontario canada
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.
Style: stylized, surreal, entertaining, funny, colourful ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids, chick flick
Plot: twentysomething life, romance, teenager, slacker, sexy girl, rock band, coming of age, sexy woman, superhero, fight, hipster, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, montreal
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Jesus of Montreal (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A group of actors putting on an interpretive Passion Play in Montreal begin to experience a meshing of their characters and their private lives as the production takes form against the growing opposition of the Catholic church.
Style: thought provoking, sexy, inspirational, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: christian, religion, hospital, redemption, church, philosophy, actor, sexual abuse, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), transformation, runaway ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
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 6.8
 8K
The Listener (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Toby Logan is a highly skilled paramedic with a secret – he can read minds. Toby never really knew his parents and grew up in foster care, this coupled with his secret, which he shares with no one, has made him a bit of a loner. Until now, Toby ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: supernatural ability, investigation, supernatural, telepathy, supernatural power, uncover truth, crimes, psychic power, psychic, paramedic, haunted by the past, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Holy Matrimony (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Hutterite boy must marry his late brother's wife who comes from outside the community.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Plot: on the run, nothing goes right, fish out of water, forbidden love, disorder, crime gone awry, crimes, unlikely criminals, redemption, friendship, death in the family, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, latin america, cuba
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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: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, youth, road trip, journey, cross country, on the road, family relations, family life, sibling relationship, nothing goes right, disorder, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, usa, africa, florida
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 7.8
 18K
Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
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: police, swat team, rescue, hostage negotiator, policewoman, race against time, saving a life, law enforcement, crimes, confined, threat, team ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: depressing, fairy tale, heartbreaking, erotic, non-linear ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, snow, family problems, small town life, winter, betrayal, redemption, sexual abuse, incest, tragedy, grief, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
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 7.7
 10K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective John Cardinal attempts to uncover the mystery of what happened to the missing 13-year-old girl whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine. At the same time, he comes under investigation by his new partner, Lise ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, tense, dark
Plot: homicide detective, serial killer, psychopath, murder investigation, murder mystery, police detective, police corruption, police investigation, partners in crime, psycho killer, sadist, uncover truth ...
Time: future
Place: canada, ontario canada
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
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, witty, sentimental, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, girls' night, preschoolers ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, teaching the ways of the world, imagination, teenage love, coming of age, countryside, young heroes, foster home, love and romance, fall in love, little girl ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Depression-era Winnipeg, a legless beer baroness hosts a contest for the saddest music in the world, offering a grand prize of $25,000. Contestants flock in from around the globe. Representing America is Chester Kent, a theatre producer who ...
Style: atmospheric, breathtaking, surreal, lyrical, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: beer, surrealism, music, dysfunctional family, musician, love triangle, contest, great depression, tragic hero, rivalry, couple relations, jazz ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: canada, albania, ohio, serbia, sarajevo ...
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 6.2
 26K
The Silencing (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A reformed hunter becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: serial killer, forest, manhunt, sheriff, hunter, disappearance, missing daughter, small town, missing person, crimes, investigation, revenge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 14K
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, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, wilderness, adventure, chase, fbi, mountain, on the run, survival, kidnapping, hostage ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco, vancouver
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Little Mosque on the Prairie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, not serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: small town, culture clash, muslim, parents and children, family relations, couples, battle of the sexes, clergy, small town life, interracial relations, fall in love, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 8.4
 8K
Corner Gas (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: sitcom, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: village life, small town, family business, father son relationship, family relations, workplace, disorder, friends, cafe, partners, lifestyle, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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