Movies and TV shows set in nova scotia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in nova scotia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with family relations, parents and children, crying, father son relationship, youth, father daughter relationship, dog, catastrophe, cigarette smoking and chase plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Canada, USA, UK and other countries.
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nova scotia movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as nova scotia: Maudie (2016), Hanamizuki (2010), Parsley Days (2000), A Stone's Throw (2006), Down to the Dirt (2008), Something About Love (1988), Self Defense (1983), Lowlife (2012), The King of Friday Night (1985), Weirdos (2016).

List of movies set in nova scotia

 7.6
 16K
Maudie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family ...
Style: based on true events, touching, sincere, disturbing, emotional
Plot: disability, happiness, painter, talent, painting, husband wife relationship, art, marriage, housekeeper, novel, female director, romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: canada, nova scotia
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 6.9
 1K
Hanamizuki (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives with her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru) in Hokkaido, Japan. Her father Kemimichi (Arata) once ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sincere, allegory
Plot: first love, love at first sight, reunion, mother daughter relationship, break up, professor, determination, wedding, dreaming, begging, teenage girl, breakup ...
Place: hokkaido, canada, nova scotia, tokyo
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 6.7
 98
Parsley Days (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young woman mulls how to terminate her unwanted pregnancy and whether to leave her boyfriend.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sexual, offbeat ...
Plot: pregnancy, starting over, breakup, youth, hopes, adoption, couples, love and romance, family problems, romance, babies and infants, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: nova scotia
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A Stone's Throw (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Olivia lives in a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada along with her son, Thomas, a daughter, Sarah, and has been separated from her French-speaking husband, Jean Marc. She has an estranged brother named Jack Walker who she has not seen for many ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: single parent, family relations, estrangement, best friends, environmentalism, haunted by the past, investigation, love affair, society, parents and children, idealism, toxic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
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Down to the Dirt (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Thirty-year-old Keith Kavanagh (Joel Thomas Hynes) ekes his way through life in a small town. A hard-drinking hooligan, he keeps his ragged collection of poetry a closely guarded secret... as secret as his regret for the shattered relationship with ...
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic
Plot: redemption, introspection, couple relations, starting over, misfit, alcohol abuse, follow your dream, aspiring actress, breakup, journey, dead cat, cross dressing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nova scotia, newfoundland
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Something About Love (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wally Olynyk (Stefan Wodoslawsky) returns home to the Cape Breton region of Nova Scotia in this somber drama. After years of living in Los Angeles, he hopes to attend his high-school reunion and visit with his father Stan (Jan Rubes). Stan is the ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: alzheimer's disease, father son relationship, mortician, high school reunion
Place: los angeles, nova scotia, canada
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 6.6
 268
Self Defense (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A bunch of selfrighteous bullies want to set some "new rules" in town while the police in Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) are on strike. They try to scare all the gays and lesbians in a bar, but by accident the owner of the establishment is ...
Plot: murder, siege, escape, sniper, chase, assault, infra red, running, gun, strangulation, hate crime, knife ...
Place: nova scotia
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Trailer Park Boys: Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 47 min.
Story: "Say goodnight to the bad guys" picks up where "A Sh*t river runs through it" left off. it's a year after the events of A.S.R.R.T.I and Ricky, Julian, and bubbles are rich with cash, but Julian sits on the money for a year ...
Style: based on cult tv series
Plot: trailer trash, bootlegging, white rapper, marijuana, pot smoking, sandwich, gay couple, pay phone, alcoholic, underwear, trailer park, shotgun ...
Place: nova scotia
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 6.9
 56
Lowlife (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely musician's descent into the shadowy world of a living drug leads to a mysterious island where a battle of body and soul is waged.
Style: experimental
Plot: drugs, drug addict, island, missing person, dog, surrealism, starfish, dream, forest, tentacle, creature, slug
Place: nova scotia
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The King of Friday Night (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Nova Scotia singing group has a reunion concert 20 years after their successful start.
Plot: reunion, band, concert, fictional band, success, flashback
Place: nova scotia
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 6.7
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Weirdos (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two Nova Scotian teens who hit the road in July 1976 accompanied by the laconic ghost of (the still-living) Andy Warhol.
Plot: childhood, journey, mentally unstable woman, escape, crying woman, polaroid, little boy, photo album, hair dryer, underage drinking, police car, artist ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: nova scotia
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New Waterford Girl (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gifted teenager, dreaming of life beyond her small town, becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, female boxer, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, canadian, teenage pregnancy, friendship, teenager, follow your dream, society, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, new york, usa, nova scotia, new jersey
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The Hanging Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, suicide, hanging, homecoming, youth, lgbt, gays and lesbians, teenage life, parents and children, family gatherings, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, tokyo
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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, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: marijuana, heist, trailer park, buddies, crimes, disorder, robbery, misfit, life is a bitch, social misfits, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, nova scotia, australia, tokyo
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Marion Bridge (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcoholic, homecoming, small town, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, family gatherings, human nature, parents and children, family life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, australia, nova scotia, toronto ontario canada
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The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest (2002)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Halifax Comedy Festival is an annual comedy festival held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The festival is sponsored by the CBC which tapes and broadcasts the comedians' sets as a series of television specials, and is usually about one week ...
Style: comic, live comedy, canadian humor, topical humor
Plot: backstage, satire, comedienne, live performance, live audience, comedy club, stand up comedian, joke, comedian, parody, guest, monologue ...
Place: nova scotia
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Wilby Wonderful (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A day-in-the-life dark comedy concerning a group of islanders, their respective secrets, and one man's plan to kill himself quietly.
Style: witty, touching, realistic, light, suspense ...
Plot: small town, island, human nature, parents and children, male female relationship, marriage, teenage girl, gossip, investigation, family relations, infidelity, real estate agent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nova scotia, canada
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 7.1
 30K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, nova scotia
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Whole New Thing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Socially isolated by his parents (Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Joy), an androgynous teen (Aaron Webber) enrolls in high school and develops a crush on his male teacher (Daniel MacIvor).
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, teachers and students, school, coming out, coming of age, gender, love and romance, high school, sexual relations, college, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
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 7.0
 56K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, faith, undercover, traitor, spy, bomb, prison, working undercover, suicide bomber, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: sudan, london, chicago illinois, marseille, washington d.c. ...
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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, survival, daring rescue, against humanity, military, life is a bitch, escapades, race against time, adventure, save the day, danger, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, nova scotia
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Salt Water Moose (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also befriended a lonely male moose who lives on an island, and ...
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, moose, island, family life, coming of age, heroes, youth, adventure, young heroes, family, mischievous children, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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Poor Boy's Game (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home to the same violent and racist neighborhood that created ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: redemption, interracial relations, racism, vengeance, strong sexual content, grudge, foe turned friend, starting over, society, rivalry, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
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The Little Kidnappers (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Loosely based on a '50's movie of the same name, it tells the story of two young orphan boys who travel by themselves from the Old country to join their father's family in Canada. There they encounter their stern disciplinarian ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental
Plot: orphan, family relations, missing child, kidnapping, baby, beach, countryside, family problems, innocence lost, adoption, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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 6.5
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Johnny Belinda (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While attempting to set up a communal garden in the poverty stricken rural community of Hatcher, Bill Richmond becomes aware of a silent, mute, disheveled girl by the name of Belinda. He soon learns that she is considered mentally handicapped by the ...
Plot: pregnancy, slasher, sexploitation, pregnant from rape, rape, sign language, deaf, rapist, child born of rape, deafness, rape victim
Place: nova scotia
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The Story of Adele H (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: lieutenant, romance, love, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, destructive relationship, love letter, downfall, obsession, british soldier, delusion, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: france, canada, europe, caribbean, nova scotia
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 5.9
 2K
Deeply (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On Ironbound Island, native Fiona McKay arrives from Europe with her teenage daughter Clair, hoping that the peace of the island will help the girl get over the death of her boyfriend. The girl finds comfort in the company of a visiting American ...
Style: fairy tale, serious, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: curse, island, memory, hopes, starting over, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, romance, mystery, loner, writers, funeral ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, berlin germany
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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, entertaining, disaster movie ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, apocalypse, natural disaster, end of the world, tsunami, scientist, global warming, post apocalyptic, chaos, climate change, forces of nature, evacuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: antarctica, los angeles, usa, new york, new delhi ...
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 6.6
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Pit Pony (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia Canada, 1901. Willie MacLean is a 10-year-old boy with a love for horses and liking to school to cape the difficult times his family has. Willie's stern, but benevolent father is a coal miner in a local mine along with ...
Style: epic, semi serious, realistic, social
Plot: pony, dangerous animal, working class, family life, school, teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, follow your dream, hopes, family ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia
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 7.0
 599K
World War Z (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Malta
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, save the world, deadly virus, scientist, end of the world, plague, infected, asthma, epidemic, chaos ...
Time: future, year 1973
Place: new jersey, jerusalem, israel, india, atlantic ocean ...
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