List of Canadian films of 2008

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This is a list of Canadian films which were released in 2008:

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Adam's Wall Michael MacKenzie Jesse Aaron Dwyre, Flavia Bechara, Paul Ahmarani, Maxim Roy Romantic drama
Adoration Atom Egoyan Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Kenneth Welsh, Arsinée Khanjian, Devon Bostick, Aaron Poole Drama
After the Ballot (Chers électeurs) Manuel Foglia Charlotte L'Écuyer, Daniel Turp National Film Board Documentary
The American Trap (Le piège américain) Charles Binamé Rémy Girard, Gérard Darmon, Colm Feore, Serge Houde Crime drama
Babine Luc Picard Vincent-Guillaume Otis, Luc Picard, Julien Poulin, Alexis Martin, Isabel Richer Fantasy, drama Prix Jutra – Art Direction, Sound, Music, Costumes, Makeup
Le Banquet Sébastien Rose Alexis Martin, Raymond Bouchard, Benoît McGinnis Drama
Before Tomorrow Marie-Hélène Cousineau & Madeline Ivalu Madeline Ivalu, Paul-Dylan Ivalu Inuit Drama TIFF – Best Canadian Feature
Blindness Fernando Meirelles Julianne Moore, Danny Glover, Alice Braga, Mark Ruffalo, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alice Braga, Don McKellar Drama Based on the novel by José Saramago; a Canada-Brazil-Japan co-production
Blonde and Blonder Dean Hamilton Pamela Anderson, Denise Richards Comedy
Borderline Lyne Charlebois Isabelle Blais, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Angèle Coutu Drama
A Broken Life Neil Coombs Tom Sizemore, Corey Sevier Drama
Club Native Tracey Deer National Film Board Documentary Winner of the Canada Award
Confessions of a Porn Addict Duncan Christie Spencer Rice, Mark Breslin, Lindsey Connell Faux documentary
Cruising Bar 2 Michel Côté & Robert Ménard Michel Côté, Véronique Le Flaguais Comedy Genie Award – Outstanding Achievement in Makeup
Le déserteur Simon Lavoie Drama
Down Here Charles Wilkinson Arlene, Bingo, Gerald, Jane, Johnny, Lianne, Lisa, Lorne, Maggie, Paul Documentary short Winner Cleveland Best Documentary Short, VIFF Most Popular Canadian Short Film, EIFF Best Short Documentary, Venice Ondo Courta, Houston Special Jury Award
Down to the Dirt Justin Simms Joel Thomas Hynes, Robert Joy, Mary Lewis, Hugh Dillon Drama
Elle veut le chaos Denis Côté Ève Duranceau, Nicolas Canuel, Laurent Lucas Drama
Everything Is Fine (Tout est parfait) Yves-Christian Fournier Maxime Dumontier, Chloé Bourgeois, Normand D’Amour, Claude Legault Drama Claude Jutra Award; Prix Jutra – Supporting Actor (D’Amour)
Examined Life Astra Taylor Cornel West, Slavoj Žižek, Judith Butler Documentary produced with the National Film Board Explores contemporary philosophy
Fifty Dead Men Walking Kari Skogland Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Kevin Zegers, Rose McGowan Political, crime drama based on the novel by Martin McGartland Genie Award – Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction; Canada-U.K. co-production
FLicKeR Nik Sheehan Marianne Faithfull, Iggy Pop, Kenneth Anger National Film Board Documentary Based on the book Chapel of Extreme Experience by John G. Geiger
Gutterballs Ryan Nicholson Alastair Gamble, Jeremy Beland, Mihola Terzic Horror
Hank and Mike Matthiew Klinck Paolo Mancini, Thomas Michael, Joe Mantegna, Chris Klein Comedy
Heaven on Earth Deepa Mehta Preity Zinta, Geetika Sharma, Yanna McIntosh Drama
How She Move Ian Iqbal Rashid Rutina Wesley, Tre Armstrong, Dwain Murphy, Clé Bennett, Ardon Bess, Conrad Coates Dance Drama
It's Not Me, I Swear! (C'est pas moi, je le jure!) Philippe Falardeau Antoine L'Écuyer, Suzanne Clément, Gabriel Maillé Comedy
Junior Isabelle Lavigne & Stéphane Thibault Baie-Comeau Drakkar Documentary produced with the National Film Board Best Canadian Feature Documentary, Hot Docs
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est chez le coiffeur) Léa Pool Céline Bonnier, Marianne Fortier, Élie Dupuis Drama Made for TV
The Necktie Jean-François Lévesque National Film Board animated short Jutra Award for best animation
The Necessities of Life Benoît Pilon Natar Ungalaaq, Eveline Gélinas, Paul-André Brasseur Drama
Next Floor Denis Villeneuve Short Genie Award – Live-Action Short; Prix Jutra – Short; Cannes Film Festival – Canal+ Award
Nurse.Fighter.Boy Charles Officer Karen LeBlanc, Clark Johnson, Daniel J. Gordon Drama Genie Award – Song
One Week Michael McGowan Joshua Jackson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Downie, narrated by Campbell Scott Drama Genie Award - Actor (Jackson)
Otto; or Up with Dead People Bruce LaBruce Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt Horror German-Canada co-production
Passage John Walker Rick Roberts Documentary film Partly based on the book Fatal Passage by Ken McGoogan
Passchendaele Paul Gross Paul Gross, Caroline Dhavernas, Gil Bellows, Joe Dinicol, Meredith Bailey Romance, World War I drama Golden Reel Award
Pontypool Bruce McDonald Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle Horror, Thriller Based on the Tony Burgess novel Pontypool Changes Everything, which is the name of the film sequel
Real Time Randall Cole Randall Cole, Randy Quaid, Jay Baruchel Dramedy
RiP!: A Remix Manifesto Brett Gaylor Girl Talk, Lawrence Lessig, Cory Doctorow Documentary produced with the National Film Board Open source film about copyright law
Stone of Destiny Charles Martin Smith Charlie Cox, Kate Mara, Robert Carlyle, Billy Boyd Drama Canada-U.K. co-production
Up the Yangtze Yung Chang National Film Board Documentary Genie Award for best documentary

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