List of Canadian films

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A list of films produced in Canada ordered by year and date of release. For an alphabetical list of Canadian films see Category:Canadian films


Pre 1960[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1897
Ten Years in Manitoba James Freer James Freer
1903
Hiawatha, the Messiah of the Ojibway Joe Rosenthal A lost film.[1]
1913
Evangeline Edward P. Sullivan, William Cavanaugh William Cavanaugh, Marguerite Marquis, Laura Lyman, John Carleton Drama First feature-length film in Canada[2]
1919
Back to God's Country David Hartford Nell Shipman
1920
The Great Shadow Harley Knoles
1924
Big Timber John W. Noble Richard Travers
Blue Water David Hartford Norma Shearer
1930
Yamekraw Murray Roth
1933
The Crimson Paradise (US title Fighting Playboy) Robert F. Hill Nick Stuart, Lucile Browne Drama shot in Vancouver The first Canadian sound feature film
Damaged Lives Edgar G. Ulmer Diane Sinclair, Lyman Williams Exploitation co-produced with USA
1934
Bosom Friends Short Nominated for Oscar
The King's Plate (released in the US as Thoroughbred) Sam Newfield Toby Wing, Kenne Duncan Horse Racing, crime, comedy
1935
Secrets of Chinatown/The Black Robe Fred C. Newmeyer Nick Stuart, Lucile Brown screenplay and novel by Guy Morton Crime
1936
La Maison en ordre Gordon Sparling
Tugboat Princess David Selman Walter C. Kelly, Valerie Hobson
Lucky Fugitives Nick Grinde David Manners
Secret Patrol David Selman Charles Starrett RCMP film
Stampede Ford Beebe Charles Starrett Western
1937
Woman Against the World David Selman Alice Moore, Ralph Forbes Melodrama
1938
The Kinsmen Gordon Sparling
Special Inspector Leon Barsha Charles Quigley, Rita Hayworth Drama
Convicted Leon Barsha Charles Quigley, Rita Hayworth Drama
1941
Churchill's Island Stuart Legg Documentary First Oscar for short documentary
1943
Banshees Over Canada James Beverage Documentary Allied progaganda film
Fighting Norway Sydney Newman Documentary Allied progaganda film
1947
Bush Pilot
Whispering City Fyodor Otsep Helmut Dantine, Mary Anderson, Paul Lukas Mystery
1949
Begone Dull Care Norman McLaren Direct film Visual music presentation of
Oscar Peterson
1951
Around Is Around Norman McLaren Short animation Won Special award
1952
Neighbours Norman McLaren Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur Pixilation Oscar winner
1956
Rythmetic Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart Entered into the 6th Berlin International Film Festival
1957
A Chairy Tale Norman McLaren, Claude Jutra Claude Jutra Pixilation Oscar nominee
City of Gold Colin Low,
Wolf Koenig
Documentary Klondike Gold Rush; Oscar nominee; inspiration for the Ken Burns effect

1960s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1960
Universe Roman Kroitor, Colin Low Documentary Major influence for 2001: A Space Odyssey
1961
Macbeth Paul Almond Sean Connery
Very Nice, Very Nice Arthur Lipsett Experimental Academy Award nominee
1962
Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist Julian Biggs
Lonely Boy Roman Kroitor Documentary Cinema verite classic on Paul Anka
1963
Amanita Pestilens René Bonnière Jacques Labrecque
Huguette Oligny
Geneviève Bujold
Drama First Canadian colour feature film [1]
For Those Who Will Follow Michel Brault Documentary Entered into the 1963 Cannes Film Festival
1964
21-87 Arthur Lipsett Experimental Major influence on George Lucas [2]
Canon
Le chat dans le sac Gilles Groulx Claude Godbout
Nobody Waved Goodbye Don Owen Peter Kastner, Julie Biggs, Claude Rae, Toby Tarnow, Charmion King, Ron Taylor, Bob Hill, Jack Beer, John Sullivan, Lynne Gorman, Ivor Barry, Sharon Bonin, Norman Ettlinger, John Vernon AV Trust "Masterwork" [3]
1965
The Railrodder Gerald Potterton Buster Keaton Keaton's last silent film role
Winter Kept Us Warm David Secter John Labow, Henry Tarvainen, Joy Fielding, Janet Amos, Iain Ewing, Jack Messinger, Larry Greenspan, Sol Mandelsohn, George R. Appleby
1966
Le roi de cœur
The Trap Sidney Hayers Rita Tushingham, Oliver Reed Adventure British/Canadian co-production
1967
The Ernie Game Don Owen Entered into the 18th Berlin International Film Festival
Wavelength Michael Snow Hollis Frampton, Joyce Weiland Structural film AV Preservation Trust Masterwork
In the Labyrinth Roman Kroitor
Colin Low
Hugh O'Connor
Multi-screen Major attraction at Expo 67
precursor to IMAX
From the Drain David Cronenberg
Warrendale Allan King Documentary Canadian Film Award winner
1968
Isabel Paul Almond Geneviève Bujold
The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes Bill Mason Educational, Comedy BAFTA award-winner
1969
Don't Let the Angels Fall George Kaczender Entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival

1970s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1970
The Act of the Heart Paul Almond Geneviève Bujold, Donald Sutherland, Monique Leyrac Drama, romance [3][4]
Crimes of the Future David Cronenberg Ronald Mlodzik, Jon Lidolt, Tania Zolty Horror, science fiction [5][6]
Goin' Down the Road Donald Shebib Doug McGrath, Paul Bradley, Jayne Eastwood Drama [7][8]
The Hart of London Jack Chambers Experimental
Two Women in Gold Claude Fournier Monique Mercure, Louise Turcot, Marcel Sabourin Comedy [9][10]
1971
Fleur bleue (The Apprentice) Larry Kent Steve Fiset, Susan Sarandon, Céline Bernier Crime, drama [11][12]
Fortune and Men's Eyes Harvey Hart Wendell Burton, Michael Greer, Zooey Hall Drama Canadian-American co-production[13][14][15]
Foxy Lady Ivan Reitman Alan Gordon, Sylvia Feigel, Nicole Morin Comedy, romance [16][17]
Mon oncle Antoine Claude Jutra Jean Duceppe, Olivette Thibault, Claude Jutra Comedy drama [18][19]
The Reincarnate Don Haldane Jack Creley, Jay Reynolds, Trudy Young Horror [20][21]
Rip-Off Donald Shebib Don Scardino, Ralph Endersby, Michael Kukulewich Drama [22][23]
1972
A Fan's Notes Eric Till Jerry Orbach, Julia Anne Robinson, Burgess Meredith Comedy drama [24][25]
Wedding in White William Fruet Carol Kane, Donald Pleasence, Doris Petrie Drama [26][27]
1973
Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors John C.W. Saxton Stompin' Tom Connors [28]
Cannibal Girls Ivan Reitman Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Ronald Ulrich Horror, comedy [29][30]
Come on Children Allan Winton King Documentary [31][32]
The Death of a Lumberjack Gilles Carle Carole Laure, Willie Lamothe, Daniel Pilon Drama [33][34]
Golden Apples of the Sun Barrie McLean, Kristen Weingartner Percy Harkness, Elizabeth Suzuki, Leon Morenzie Thriller [35][36]
The Hard Part Begins Paul Lynch Donnelly Rhodes, Nancy Belle Fuller, Paul Bradley Drama [37][38]
The Neptune Factor Daniel Petrie Ben Gazzara, Yvette Mimieux, Walter Pidgeon Adventure [39][40]
Paperback Hero Peter Pearson Keir Dullea, Elizabeth Ashley, John Beck Comedy drama [41][42]
Sexcula John Holbrook Debbie Collins, Jamie Orlando, John Alexander Pornography [43][44]
Slipstream David Acomba Luke Askew, Patti Oatman, Eli Rill Drama, romance [45][46]
1974
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Ted Kotcheff Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden Comedy-drama [47][48]
Black Christmas Bob Clark Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder Horror [49][50]
Deathdream Bob Clark John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus Horror [51][52]
Once Upon a Time in the East André Brassard Denise Filiatrault, Michelle Rossignol, Frédérique Collin Drama [53][54]
Orders Michel Brault Hélène Loiselle, Jean Lapointe, Guy Provost Crime, drama [55][56]
Sweet Movie Dusan Makavejev Carole Laure, Pierre Clementi, Anna Prucnal N/A French-Canadian-West German co-production[57][58][59]
1975
Christmas Two Step [citation needed]
Duo/Duel [citation needed]
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time John Trent Anthony Newley, Stefanie Powers, Isaac Hayes Comedy [60][61]
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Denis Héroux Mort Shuman, Elly Stone, Joe Masiell N/A [62][63]
Lies My Father Told Me Ján Kadár Yossi Yadin, Len Birman, Marilyn Lightstone Drama [64][65]
Le Soleil a pas d'chance Robert Favreau
Shivers David Cronenberg Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry Horror, science fiction [66][67]
1976
The Clown Murders Martyn Burke Stephen Young, Susan Keller, Lawrence Dane Crime, mystery [68][69]
Shoot Harvey Hart Cliff Robertson, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva Action, adventure [70][71]
1977
J.A. Martin Photographer Jean Beaudin Marcel Sabourin, Monique Mercure, Marthe Thiéry Drama, romance [72][73]
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Nicolas Gessner Jodie Foster, Alexis Smith, Martin Sheen N/A French-Canadian co-production[74][75]
Rabid David Cronenberg Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver Horror Canadian-American co-production[76][77][78]
Rituals Peter Carter Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Z. Dane, Robin Gammell Thriller [79][80]
Skip Tracer Zale Dalen David Petersen, John Lazarus, Rudy Szabo Crime, drama [81][82]
Le soleil se lève en retard André Brassard Rita Lafontaine, Yvon Deschamps, Denise Filiatrault N/A [83][84]
A Special Day Ettore Scola Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon Drama Italian-Canadian co-production[85][86]
Starship Invasions Ed Hunt Robert Vaughn, Christopher Lee, Daniel Pilon Science fiction [76][87]
Welcome to Blood City Peter Sasdy Jack Palance, Keir Dullea, Samantha Eggar Western, science fiction Canadian-British co-production[88][89][90]
Who Has Seen the Wind Allan King Brian Painchaud, Gordon Pinsent, Patricia Hamilton N/A [91]
1978
Bears and Man Bill Schmalz Chief Dan George, Patricia Best Documentary [citation needed]
Blackout Eddy Matalon Jim Mitchum, Robert Carradine, Belinda J. Montgomery Thriller Canadian-French co-production[92][93][94]
In Praise of Older Women George Kaczender Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg Drama [95][96]
The Silent Partner Daryl Duke Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York Crime, thriller [97][98]
Tomorrow Never Comes Peter Collinson Oliver Reed, Susan George, Raymond Burr Crime Canadian-British co-production[99][100]
1979
The Brood David Cronenberg Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle Horror, science fiction [101][102]
Bye, See You Monday Maurice Dugowson Carole Laure, Miou-Miou, Claude Brasseur N/A French-Canadian co-production[103][104]
City on Fire Alvin Rakoff Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters N/A Canadian-American co-production[105][106]
Fish Hawk Donald Shebib Will Sampson, Don Francks, Charles Fields Children's, drama [107][108]
H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come George McCowan Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse Science fiction [109][110]
Meatballs Ivan Reitman Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch Comedy [111][112]
Murder by Decree Bob Clark Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings Mystery Canadian-British co-production[113][114][115]
A Scream from Silence Anne Claire Poirier Julie Vincent, Germain Houde, Paul Savoie N/A [116]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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