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, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious and psychological thriller. Plot: crimes, murder, twists and turns, kidnapping, survival, chase, family relations, gun, revenge and violence. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Horror. Country: Canada, USA and Germany.
Best Canadian Thriller Movies
Best Canadian Thriller Movies
TOP Movies: Glass Houses (2020), Rule of 3 (2020), Braven (2018), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Summer of 84 (2018), Good Neighbours (2010), Enemy (2013), The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016), American Hangman (2019), Remember (2015), Knuckleball (2018), Night Hunter (2018), Ready or Not (2019), The Babadook (2014), Woman on the Run (2017), Room (2015), Below Zero (2011), What Keeps You Alive (2018), Mean Dreams (2016), A Mother's Instinct (2015).

List of Best Movies

 5.7
 456
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: bleak, psychological, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: nanny, teenage girl, secret revealed, secretly observing, teenage life, family relations, scandal, brutality, teenage crush, secret, mystery, adolescence ...
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 5.5
 486
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: psychological, tense, suspenseful
Plot: loss of spouse, life & death, under the surface, untimely death, death, loss of loved one, dealing with death, social relations, infidelity, twists and turns, couple relations, death of husband ...
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 5.9
 41K
Braven (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, scenic, psychological ...
Plot: survival, cocaine, father son relationship, archery, mercilessness, wilderness, fight to the death, murder, child in peril, family in danger, siege, plot twist ...
Time: future, 2010s
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, hitman, mystery, crimes, disorder, revenge, mistaken identity, organized crime, mysterious character, master criminal, deception, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 42K
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, slasher, ambiguous ending, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, group of friends, friendship, murder suspect, murder, basement, murder mystery, surveillance, child killer, teenage boy, psycho killer, private investigation ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
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Good Neighbours (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Takes place in 1995, the year of the second referendum on the separation of Quebec. In the dead of winter, a serial killer is on the loose in the small Montreal neighborhood of Notre Dame de Grace. The tenants of an old apartment house must figure ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, cat, rape, apartment building, investigation, police investigation, who to trust, friendship, crimes, male female relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: canada, montreal
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 6.9
 195K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: surreal, psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: doppelganger, symbolism, infidelity, paranoia, spider, mental illness, nightmare, obsession, disturbed individual, twists and turns, nudity (full frontal - brief), lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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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: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: father son relationship, picnic, family relations, mysticism, mystery, escape from reality, consciousness, mother son relationship, parents and children, coma, doctor, subconscious ...
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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: suspense, macabre, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, social media, kidnapped, judge, murder, justice, police investigation, court, vigilantism, lynching, lynch mob, legal action ...
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 7.4
 26K
Remember (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Mexico, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, psychological, touching ...
Plot: revenge, nazi, holocaust, auschwitz, ss, nazi war criminal, nazi officer, old man, genocide, world war two, secrets, mistaken identity ...
Place: canada, germany, cleveland ohio
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 5.7
 2K
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: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: farm, trap, maniac, family secret, struggle for survival, dark secret, mystery, showdown, trapped, isolation, neighbor, survival ...
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 5.9
 24K
Night Hunter (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, bleak, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: vigilante, serial killer, investigation, profiler, tragic past, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, baby, justice, escape, psychopath, criminal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: minnesota
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 6.8
 152K
Ready or Not (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
Style: scary, suspense, brutal, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: survival, game, rite, satanic cult, ritual, family curse, hide and seek, murder, fiancee, wedding, twists and turns, deal with the devil ...
Time: year 1989, 2010s, 80s
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 6.8
 226K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare, ghost, single mother, insanity, dysfunctional family, fear, isolation, sleeping, family in danger, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Woman on the Run (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on her life, a reclusive mystery author discovers that her nanny has stolen her identity, forcing her to go to extreme lengths to get her children back.
Plot: strong female lead, lifetime, identity theft, infidelity, betrayal, female protagonist, female empowerment, stolen identity, stolen money, empowerment, writers, mental institution ...
Place: san francisco
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 8.1
 421K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Canada, 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, suspense, sad, heartbreaking, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, isolation, rape, escape, kidnapped, captive, room, child born of rape, imprisonment, kidnapped woman, rescue ...
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 4.4
 857
Below Zero (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Jack (Edward Furlong) is in danger of missing a deadline, his manager orders him to take whatever measures are needed to complete his screenplay. Jack locks himself in a slaughterhouse freezer but discovers that his inner demons are keeping him ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, scary, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, losing-it hero, writer's life, isolation, confined, one last chance, race against time, twists and turns, figment, survival, screenwriter, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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What Keeps You Alive (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Majestic mountains, a still lake and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: female villain, human prey, forest, murder, psychopath, mind game, psychotic, female protagonist, survival, female killer, lgbt, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.3
 5K
Mean Dreams (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two youngsters meet and fall for each other, they must go on the run from the girl's corrupt father, who is also the sheriff of the town.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological thriller
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, young love, murder, police corruption, dirty cop, sheriff, parent child relationship, small town, illegal drugs, teenage boy, teen romance, father daughter relationship ...
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A Mother's Instinct (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman’s son goes missing and the prime suspect is released due to lack of evidence, she and her teenage daughter decide to play vigilante.
Style: psychological, bleak, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, missing son, cyberbullying, parent child relationship, boy, uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, family relations, suspicion, crime investigation ...
Time: 21st century
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 6.3
 12K
The Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.
Style: scary, suspense, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, secret society, found footage, cult, human prey, corporation, uncover truth, manhunt, hidden truth, secret movement, new world order, occult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mistaken identity, chase, murder, theft, crimes, dishonesty, police, investigation, photographer, arson, murder suspect, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada, bahamas, montreal
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Brace for Impact (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When disgraced Flight Crash Investigator Sofia Gilchrist's brother dies in the crash of a plane she was supposed to be on, Sofia breaks protocol and secretly begins investigating the crash.
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: air disaster, investigation, uncover truth, cause and meaning, unsolved crime, brother sister relationship, investigator, catastrophe, police investigation, crime solving, aviation, fear of flying ...
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 4.7
 712
Dead on Campus (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A freshman on campus discovers that the only way to be admitted into the sorority of her dreams is to seduce a nerdy introverted guy and film it. When the sorority "prank" goes viral, the boy is discovered dead from apparent suicide, but ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: sorority, ritual, public humiliation, party, boy, gift, college, murder, lifetime, society, crimes, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Dark Hours (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Dr. Samantha Goodman is a beautiful, young psychiatrist. Burnt out, she drives to the family’s winter cottage to spend time with her husband and sister. A relaxing weekend is jarringly interrupted when a terrifying and unexpected guest arrives. ...
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: game, psychiatrist, obsession, surrealism, mind game, vengeance, doctors and patients, crimes, psychopath, kidnapped, snow, basement ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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 5.3
 1K
Alive (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A severely injured man and woman awake in an abandoned sanitarium only to discover that a sadistic caretaker holds the keys to their freedom and the horrific answers as to their true identity.
Style: suspense, slasher, bloody
Plot: torture, held captive, mercilessness, obsession, hostage, anger, violence, brutality, survival horror, psychopath, survival, psychological torture ...
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 6.1
 7K
The Entitled (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without the security of the job he wants or the future he dreamed of, Paul Dynan plans the perfect crime to help his struggling family – abduct the socialite children of three wealthy men and collect a ransom of $3-million dollars. Over the course ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, confined, crime gone awry, confinement indoors, breaking point, disorder, partners, unlikely criminals, crimes, forest, cell phone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 80K
Run (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chloe, a teenager who is confined to a wheelchair, is homeschooled by her mother, Diane. Chloe soon becomes suspicious of her mother and begins to suspect that she may be harboring a dark secret.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: overprotective parent, mother daughter relationship, overprotective mother, single mother, disability, lie, escape, bad mother, teenage life, teenage girl, kidnapping, revenge ...
Place: washington state
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 7.2
 2K
Treed Murray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An advertising executive, trapped in a tree by a gang of would-be muggers, manipulates them into fighting to save his life.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sad, tense ...
Plot: mind game, gang, crime gone awry, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, vengeance, tree, criminal heroes, advertising, city life, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Daughter of the Wolf (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ex-military specialist Clair Hamilton returns home from her tour in the Middle East due to her father's passing and to claim her inheritance. Her son is then kidnapped and held for ransom by a gang led by a mysterious figure known only as ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: strong female lead, abduction, revenge, kidnapping, motherhood, ransom demand, mother love, parents and children, showdown, woman with a gun, working mom, mother child separation ...
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