Best Canadian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Canadian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, surprise ending, clever, suspenseful, psychotronic and tense. Plot: death, chase, violence, blood, escape, murder, fight, flashback, danger and brutality. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Sci-Fi. Country: Canada, USA and UK.
Best Canadian Movies
Best Canadian Movies
TOP Movies: Joker (2019), Code 8 (2019), The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019), Breach (2020), Mommy (2014), Deadpool 2 (2018), Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010), Braven (2018), Shazam! (2019), Iron Man (2008), Interstellar (2014), Arrival (2016), Summer of '84 (2018), Cube (1997), Radius (2017), It: Chapter Two (2019), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), It (2017), Level 16 (2018), I Killed My Mother (2009).

List of Best Movies

Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, atmospheric, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: mental illness, psycho, insanity, psychological trauma, social decay, villain, social problems, mental patient, bad attitude, character change, evil clown, social problem ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, 20th century, year 1981
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Code 8 (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Lincoln City, some inhabitants have extraordinary abilities. Most live below the poverty line, under the close surveillance of a heavily militarized police force. Connor, a construction worker with powers, involves with a criminal gang to help ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, tense, enigmatic, surprise ending ...
Plot: distopia, drug lord, super strength, fight, teenager, danger, violence, telekinesis, bank vault, teenage life, society, drug cartel ...
Time: future
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The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sudan, East Africa, 1980. A team of Israeli Mossad agents plans to rescue and transfer thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. To do so, and to avoid raising suspicions from the inquisitive and ruthless authorities, they establish as a cover a fake ...
Style: rough, suspense, non-linear, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: mossad, refugee camp, refugee, spy, saving a life, team, resort, business, nothing goes right, weapons, jewish history, rescue attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: israel, sudan, ethiopia
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Breach (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A hardened mechanic must stay awake and maintain an interstellar ark fleeing the dying planet Earth with a few thousand lucky souls on board... the last of humanity. Unfortunately, humans are not the only passengers. A shapeshifting alien creature ...
Style: suspense, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: space travel, space and aliens, monster, trapped in space, alien monster, outer space, survival horror, characters killed one by one, spacecraft, danger, alien parasite, human versus alien ...
Time: future
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The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kate Pierce is reluctantly spending Christmas with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack. But when the North Pole and Christmas are threatened to be destroyed, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus.
Style: captivating, feel good, sincere, light
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas movie, christmas season, magic, save the day, good versus evil, christmas present, family relations, theft, plan, christmas eve ...
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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 life, rebelliousness, family problems, anti conformity, life is a bitch, youth, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2015 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec
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Deadpool 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles the evil and powerful Cable and other bad guys to save a boy's life.
Style: funny, dark humor, bloody, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Plot: anti hero, dark hero, mutant, superhero, super strength, supernatural power, invulnerability, super powers, suicide attempt, mercenary, hitman, one man army ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo, hong kong
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Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.
Style: dark humor, humorous, absurd, funny, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: death, nothing goes right, friends, vacation, in the woods, youth, student, buddies, disorder, accidental killing, cabin in the woods, slasher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
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Braven (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, scenic ...
Plot: home invasion, mercilessness, cocaine, siege, drug dealer, murder, survival, family in danger, plot twist, fight to the death, child in peril, wilderness ...
Time: 2010s
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Shazam! (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.
Style: entertaining, captivating, psychotronic, whimsical, surprise ending
Plot: super powers, superhero, costumed hero, magic, wizards, teenage boy, superhuman powers, teenage hero, secret identity, adventure, foster home, origin of hero ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, year 1974
Place: philadelphia
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Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Style: exciting, witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, technology, adventure, heroes, prodigy, weapon system, self sacrifice, good versus evil, intelligence, terrorism, millionaire, androids and robots ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, malibu california, usa, middle east, las vegas ...
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, expedition, black hole, father daughter relationship, heroic mission, time paradox, space exploration, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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Arrival (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.
Style: intellectual, twist ending, cerebral, enigmatic, philosophical ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, ufo, loss, scientist, destiny, science, alien contact ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: pakistan, russia, china, montana, venezuela ...
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Summer of '84 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic, tense, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: group of friends, murder, murder mystery, child killer, child protagonist, murder suspect, friendship, serial killer, neighbor, basement, surveillance, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: oregon, usa
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Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, twist ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, trap, isolation, maze, captivity, trapped, death, danger, escape, mathematics, claustrophobia, survival horror ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Radius (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Liam wakes from a car crash with no memory of who he is. As he makes his way into town to look for help, he finds only dead bodies, all with strange pale eyes. Liam's first assessment is that a virus is present in the air, but he soon discovers ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: missing person, death, amnesia, murder, alone, car accident, police, suspicion, supernatural ability, twin sister, memory, arrest ...
Place: connecticut, usa
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It: Chapter Two (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, it chapter two brings the chapters - who've long since gone their separate ways - back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, epic, suspenseful ...
Plot: evil, clown, killer clown, inhaler, evil clown, asthma, fear, kids in trouble, killing spree, good versus evil, giant, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, year 1989, quarry, 80s, year 2016
Place: maine, los angeles, new york, usa
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time loop, time travel, alien, changing the past or future, alien invasion, invasion, soldier, evil alien, warrior, foreknowledge, deja vu, hi-tech ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, paris france ...
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It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, fear, killer clown, clown, asthma, monster, supernatural power, small town, child killer, stephen king, death, death of brother ...
Time: year 1989, year 1988, quarry, 80s
Place: maine
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Level 16 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The teenage girls of Vestalis Academy are meticulously trained in the art of being “clean girls,” practicing the virtues of perfect femininity. But what exactly are they being trained for? Vivien intends to find out.
Style: brutal, mysterious, melancholic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: discipline, deception, women's prison, boarding school, girls' boarding school, betrayal, imprisonment, distopia, friendship between girls, female protagonist, vaccine, punishment ...
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I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay son, gay teenager, gay relationship, lgbt, youth, single parent, single mother, family problems, family relations, gender ...
Place: france, europe
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, deception, justice, crime, rise and fall, crimes, creativity, cat and mouse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., madrid, los angeles ...
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The Kid Detective (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case, to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.
Plot: kidnapping, small town, investigation, private detective, child murder, private investigator, 9 year old, nightgown, origami, sleeping nude, murder by stabbing, fight ...
Place: canada
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Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal, abandoned hospital, paranormal investigation, deadly, mental institution, danger, maze, ghost hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
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The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, non-linear ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, skating, family problems, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
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Giant Little Ones (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, meditative
Audience: teen drama, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: gay, teenager, coming of age, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, sexual orientation, gay love, grownups, love and romance, conflict, mystery, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Ginger Snaps (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds ...
Style: gothic, scary, rough, dark humor, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, coming of age, female werewolf, goth, obsession, beast, transformation, gory, high school, puberty, blood, cure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
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Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, hostages, robbery, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
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Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, in the woods, dangerous animal, bear attack, danger, bear, nature, camping, lost, couple relations, wilderness, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
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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, reconciliation, homosexual, acceptance, eccentric family, parents and children, self discovery, lgbt, gender, siblings relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, israel, jerusalem, montreal quebec ...
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