Best Canadian Thriller Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Canadian Thriller Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending and captivating. Plot: murder, death, danger, brutality, family relations, deception, blood, revenge, gun and hospital. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi. Country: Canada, USA and UK.
Best Canadian Thriller Movies
Best Canadian Thriller Movies
TOP Movies: Joker (2019), Night Hunter (2018), The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016), Arrival (2016), Drone (2017), Strange But True (2019), American Hangman (2019), Glass Houses (2020), Knuckleball (2018), Interstellar (2014), Braven (2018), Infidelity in Suburbia (2017), Grave Encounters (2011), Radio Silence (2019), Hunter Hunter (2020), Cube (1997), The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019), Thicker Than Water (2019), Rule of 3 (2020), Into the Forest (2015).

List of Best Movies

 8.4
 1.0M
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: atmospheric, thought provoking, bleak, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: mental illness, psycho, insanity, villain, social decay, psychological trauma, social problems, mental patient, character change, bad attitude, evil clown, social problem ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 20th century, 2010s
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 5.9
 18K
Night Hunter (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A police task force traps an online predator, only to discover that the depth of his crimes goes far beyond anything they had anticipated.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, tragic past, vigilante, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, fbi agent, schizophrenic, kidnap, psychopath, investigation, pedophile ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota
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The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: father son relationship, picnic, falling off a cliff, injured child, family relations, mysticism, doctor, coma, parents and children, father-son relationship, mother son relationship, escape from reality ...
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 7.9
 628K
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, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: first contact, alien, spacecraft, alien contact, ufo, scientist, alien race, female protagonist, alien creature, loss, time, destiny ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: russia, pakistan, china, montana, venezuela ...
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 5.4
 6K
Drone (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ideologies collide with fatal results when a military drone contractor meets an enigmatic Pakistani businessman.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: drone, confrontation, terrorist, family life, revenge, family in danger, secret life, secret identity, bomb threat, deception, husband wife relationship, telephone call ...
Place: pakistan
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Strange But True (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she's pregnant with his child.
Plot: christmas lights, hit with a rifle butt, pills, birth, mallet, lost in the woods, cassette tape, crutches, ex husband ex wife relationship, running through the woods, pregnant woman, car dealer ...
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American Hangman (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An unidentified man posts a live feed on social media showing that he has kidnapped two strangers and intends to kill one before the day is out. His intention is to hold a capital 'trial' online. As the authorities recognize what's ...
Style: macabre, bleak, suspenseful, captivating, brutal
Plot: justice, social media, kidnapped, judge, murder, kidnapping, police investigation, internet, pistol, police detective, gun, handcuffs ...
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 5.6
 338
Glass Houses (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenage babysitter Carrie Dawson has a chip on her shoulder on the heels of a humiliating family scandal. When she finds out that neighborhood Queen Bee Madeline Cooper may be to blame, she is determined to exact revenge - even if it means ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, disturbing
Plot: nanny, teenage girl, scandal, family relations, secretly observing, teenage life, secret revealed, brutality, pursuit, chase, revenge, secret ...
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 5.8
 1K
Knuckleball (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12 year old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, when his secretive grandfather dies suddenly in the night.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: farm, maniac, trap, family secret, dark secret, showdown, isolation, neighbor, mystery, struggle for survival, trapped, deathtrap
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 8.6
 1.6M
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, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, end of the world, expedition, time paradox, black hole, heroic mission, future dystopia, science ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
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 5.9
 34K
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, child in peril, fight to the death, wilderness ...
Time: 2010s
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Infidelity in Suburbia (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With her husband away at work, and her son at school, Laura dreams of a home-renovation project to supplant her restless days. Elliott, her irresistibly hot private contractor, soon fulfills her more forbidden dreams.
Style: emotional, suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking
Plot: chores, hottie, male in shower, male objectification, sex scene, jealousy, scolding, adultery, infidelity, family relations, family life, danger ...
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Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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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 4.9
 779
Radio Silence (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Relationship Therapist, Dr. Jill Peterman, had the highest-rated call-in radio show when her world was pulled out from under her following the on-air suicide of a female caller named Alexis. Shaken to her core, Dr. Jill walked away from her show ...
Style: unusual plot structure, psychological thriller, exciting, suspense
Plot: pursuit, chase, serial killer, psychologist, investigation, danger, female psychologist, telephone call, murder, suicide, radio show, dialogue
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Hunter Hunter (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Joseph and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers but their tranquility starts to be threatened when they think are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf and Joseph leaves them behind to track it.
Style: surprise ending, macabre, psychological, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: wolf, wilderness, bait, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, teenage daughter, bear trap, forest, cabin in the woods, serial killer, hunter ...
Place: canada
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 7.2
 220K
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, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, survival, isolation, maze, trapped, captivity, danger, escape, death, mathematics, survival horror, stranger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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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, non-linear, suspense, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Plot: mossad, refugee camp, refugee, spy, saving a life, business, resort, team, nothing goes right, weapons, rescue attempt, jewish history ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: israel, sudan, ethiopia, africa
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Thicker Than Water (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It has been a year since Paige and Nathan Petrovic tragically lost their teenage son Zach. Nathan and daughter Addie have slowly been putting their lives back together. Paige, however, remains consumed by grief and withdrawn, and is unable to work. ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: parents and children, loss of son, family, loss of child, problem child, manipulation, deception, friendship, death in the family, danger, crimes, psychology ...
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 5.6
 352
Rule of 3 (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alison Whitford thought she had it all. An accomplished career woman, she resisted getting married until she found “the One.” And Dominick was everything she had ever hoped for in a man. Still in the honeymoon phase of her marriage, Alison’s ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: loss of spouse, under the surface, life & death, death, murder, family problems, infidelity, destiny, social relations, danger, mystery, death of husband ...
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Into the Forest (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.
Style: disturbing, melancholic, bleak, futuristic, captivating ...
Plot: forest, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, survival, power outage, distopia, father daughter relationship, sibling relationship, fire, isolation, sisters, strong female character ...
Time: future
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Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brigitte has escaped the confines of Bailey Downs but she's not alone. Another werewolf is tailing her closely and her sister's specter haunts her. An overdose of Monkshood - the poison that is keeping her transformation at bay - leads to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, female werewolf, beast, masturbation, transformation, murder, teenage life, gory, on the run, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new jersey
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A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 6.1
 8K
Standoff (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A troubled veteran gets a chance at redemption by protecting a girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: witness, murder, rifle, rescue, moral dilemma, danger, redemption, brutality, deception, escape, machismo, killer ...
Time: year 2015, 21st century
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 8.1
 390K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, locked in a room, captive, isolation, child born of rape, escape, imprisonment, captivity, rescue, confined, abduction ...
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 5.4
 244
No Good Deed (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karen never planned on being a hero. A recent widow, she has her hands full with work and parenting her son Max. Then Karen saves Jeremy's life during a drug store robbery and quickly discovers that the young man is intent on paying her back at ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: brutality, mother son relationship, family relations, daring rescue, sociopath, saving a life, parent child relationship, manipulation, psychology, widow, manic, bravery ...
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Messages Deleted (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, serial killer, frame up, writer's life, deadly, protagonist as suspect, race against time, answering machine, mystery, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 7.3
 43K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, murder, mistaken identity, body horror ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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 6.0
 7K
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: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: discipline, distopia, boarding school, women's prison, imprisonment, deception, girls' boarding school, female protagonist, vaccine, punishment, dark secret, betrayal ...
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Picture Claire (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her Montreal apartment burns down and her possessions are reduced to ash, Claire Beaucage heads to her boyfriend's place in Toronto, only to find that he's missing. Then the police mistake her for Lily Warden, a sinister woman who ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: chase, mistaken identity, theft, murder, police, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, woman in danger, crime, survival, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal quebec, toronto ontario canada, montreal, bahamas
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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, mutant, supernatural ability, good versus evil, superhuman powers, changing the past or future, superhero, heroes, danger, teamwork, time paradox, team ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2020s ...
Place: usa, china, moscow russia, washington d.c., new york ...
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