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, humorous, melancholic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with friendship, family relations, culture clash, death, crimes, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, life philosophy and crime plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in Canada, USA, UK and other countries.
canada
 1212
canada movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as canada: Anne with an E (2017), Anne of Green Gables (1985), One Week (2008), Rookie Blue (2010), Good Cop, Bad Cop (2006), Last Night (1998), C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005), Fly Away Home (1996), Crazy Canucks (2004), Intelligence (2005).

List of movies set in canada

 8.7
 33K
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: sincere, compassionate, touching, realistic
Plot: friendship, family relations, orphan, children's home, school, parents and children, society, child's point of view, imaginary, adventure, teen romance, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: 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, sentimental, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, teaching the ways of the world, adoption, teenage love, countryside, best friends, love and romance, coming of age, foster home, island, young heroes, imagination ...
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, dealing with death, twentysomething life, treatment, health situation, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, british columbia, pacific ocean
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 7.7
 16K
Rookie Blue (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: rookie, workplace romance, policewoman, workplace situations, crimes, crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, relationship vs career, honest law enforcer, shooting, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Good 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: 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, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, quebec, toronto ontario canada, montreal ...
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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: semi serious, sincere, humorous, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, doomsday, satire, human nature, danger, hopes, pianist, existentialism, christmas, computer, weird ...
Time: 21st century, future, turn of the 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: 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: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, homosexual, reconciliation, acceptance, eccentric family, parents and children, self discovery, lgbt, siblings relations, family life, teenage life, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, israel, jerusalem ...
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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, kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: goose, rescue, aviation, tragedy, against the odds, family, death in the family, bird, inventor, adventure, earring, shampoo ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new zealand
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 5.0
 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, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski, winter olympics
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, europe, alps
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 8.2
 2K
Intelligence (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, gangsters, investigation, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, undercover, unlikely partners, law enforcement ...
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, disorder, youth, nothing goes right, sibling relationship, adventure, coming of age, road trip ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, texas, florida, usa, africa
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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.
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, humorous, witty ...
Plot: small town, culture clash, muslim, clergy, battle of the sexes, couples, family relations, parents and children, society, small town life, religions or cults, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.9
 773
The Border (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, captivating, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, immigration, law enforcement, crimes, abduction, fighting crime, society, politics, national security, border, border patrol, border crossing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 8.0
 6K
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: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: village life, gas station, small town, workplace, family relations, small town life, boss and employee, suburban life, partners, lifestyle, workplace situations, village ...
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.
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: swat, police, rescue, race against time, saving a life, law enforcement, danger, crimes, sniper, confined, mission, team ...
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, manipulations, teachers and students, college, student life, ambition, crime, crimes ...
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: semi serious, witty, humorous, dark humor, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, heist, trailer park, buddies, crimes, disorder, robbery, criminal heroes, misfit, society, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia, australia, tokyo
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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, realistic, serious, touching, harsh ...
Plot: train, redemption, train robbery, friends, golden years, crimes, society, crime, criminal heroes, aging, starting over, heist ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: canada, usa, washington d.c., british columbia, washington state ...
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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, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, transsexual, lesbian relationship, coming out, family relations, romance, lgbt, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
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 life, forbidden love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal
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 7.1
 631
Open Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, friendship, teenage life, missing person, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage love, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 8.1
 49K
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, juvenile delinquent, teenage boy, teenage life, rebelliousness, anti conformity, family problems, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 2010, near future ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
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 4.1
 249
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: terrorism, police officer, kgb, dishonesty, danger, chases and races, deadly, crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, korea, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, manhunt, chase, danger, on the run, survival, false accusation, bounty hunter, squad, new year's eve, posse, sniper ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: canada, yukon, louisiana, alaska
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 5.0
 407
Robson Arms (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, sitcom, realistic ...
Plot: neighbor, social relations, human nature, apartment, apartment building, handyman, weirdo, mixed marriage, hamster
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
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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: touching, emotional, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: ghost, girl, airplane, teenager, grief, air disaster, frenchman, grandmother, pilot, dealing with death, friends, family relations ...
Place: canada, france, newfoundland
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 7.5
 21K
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: sentimental, sincere, melancholic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: elderly, marriage, alzheimer's disease, retirement home, nurse, elderly lovers, true love, golden years, human spirit, fighting illness, hopes, lovers apart ...
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: emotional, semi serious, witty, sincere, twists and turns ...
Plot: suicide, marriage, friendship, lifestyle, everyday life, marital problem, human nature, aging, love and romance, divorce, jewish, actress ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1970 ...
Place: canada, rome italy, montreal quebec, new york, italy ...
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Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, riddles and clues, uncover truth, mind game, forensics, partners against crime, workplace, unconventional method, crimes, boss and employee ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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