Best new Canadian Movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

When it comes to Canadian films, it is often the Quebecois that get the most attention. This list is an attempt to capture the brilliance of both English and French language Canadian cinema.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Canadian movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Atom Egoyan, François Delisle & Xavier Dolan Canada's biggest directors?

It’s always interesting, when making end of year lists, to look at Canadian cinema. The best Canadian films of 2014 and 2013 once again prove Canada is a film country you should not think too little of. It’s the country where geniuses like David Cronenberg (Videodrome (1983) ), Atom Egoyan (Exotica (1994) ), Xavier Dolan (J’ai Tué Ma Mère (2009) ) and Denys Arcand (Le Déclin de l’Empire Américain (1986) ) have been born, or in the case of Egoyan, born in Cairo, Egypt, spent most of their lives. Nonetheless, Canada remains a strange country in many regards. Suffering from the little brother syndrome, it has been determined to deviate from America’s classic Hollywood cinema. As a result it became a country that produced an enormous amount of great documentaries and horror films, but always had trouble finding its own identity. As some say, just like Canada it is a very hybrid identity based on having no essential identity. This lead to English-Canadian films to become largely marginalized – a lot of art house hits abroad, but no blockbusters or commercial success at home. English-Canadian films became ‘foreign films’ in their own country. French-Canadian films fared much better, with a viable film industry in Quebec.

Canadian movies2017
Popular actorsEllen Page, Sébastien Ricard & Fanny Mallette
Trending moviesVille-Marie, Remember & Mommy

2017 anticipated releases to watch

Best Canadian movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017

2010's best rated Canadian movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Two Lovers and a Bear (07-10-2016, 96 minutes)
  2. A fresh and touching little romance, taking place in a village at the northern-most coast of Canada.
    StarringDane DeHaan, Tatiana Maslany & Gordon Pinsent
    DirectorKim Nguyen (Rebelle (War Witch))
    Themeslove, nature, drama, romance,
    Keywordsgripping, heartfelt,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Mommy (29-08-2014, 139 minutes)
    StarringAnne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon & Suzanne Clément
    DirectorXavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats & Tom at the Farm)
    Themeshigh school, relationships, drama,
    Keywordsroaring, surprising,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Tu Dors Nicole (09-10-2014, 93 minutes)
    StarringJulianne Côté, Pierre-Luc Lafontaine & Luc Senay
    DirectorStéphane Lafleur (Familiar Grounds, Monsiuer Lazhar & Continental, un film sans fusil)
    Themesdreams, friendship, drama,
    Keywordsfunny, little,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Félix et Meira (17-04-2015, 105 minutes)
    StarringMartin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron & Luzer Twersky
    DirectorMaxime Giroux (Demain, Le Jours & Jo for Jonathan)
    Themesjewish, love, drama, romance,
    Keywordsinteresting, romantic,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Corbo (02-09-2015, 119 minutes)
    StarringAnthony Therrien, Antoine L'Écuyer & Karelle Tremblay
    DirectorMathieu Denis (Laurentie & Code 13)
    Themesrebellion, terrorism, biographical, crime, drama,
    Keywordsbiographical, exciting,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. The Dirties (13-04-2013, 83 minutes)
    StarringMatt Johnson, Owen Williams & Padraig Singal
    Director Matt Johnson (How Heavy This Summer, Holidays & Operation Avalanche)
    Themesbullying, filmmaking, crime, drama,
    Keywordsconversational, poignant,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  13. Enemy (06-02-2014, 91 minutes)
    StarringJake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent & Sarah Gadon
    DirectorDenis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario & Incendies)
    Themescity, filmmaking, mystery, thriller,
    Keywordscaptivating, strange,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  15. Tom a la Ferme (14-08-2015, 102 minutes)
  16. StarringXavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal & Lise Roy
    DirectorXavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Mommy & Heartbeats)
    Themesfamilies, grieving, thriller,
    Keywordsbrilliant, creepy,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  17. Laurence Anyways (28-06-2013, 168 minutes)
    StarringMelvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz & Suzanne Clément
    DirectorXavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats & Mommy)
    Themeslove, sexuality, drama, romance,
    Keywordsastonishing, powerful,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

New Canadian movies out now

Best recent & upcoming Canadian movies with release dates.

Remember by Atom Egoyan
Release date15-01-2016
CountryCanada Germany
Starring Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris & Martin Landau
Previous releasesThe Captive, The Sweet Hereafter & Exotica
Associated with drama, thriller,

Ville-Marie (12-09-2015, 101 minutes))
DirectorGuy Édoin (Wetlands, Le Pont & La Battue)
StarringMonica Bellucci, Pascale Bussières & Aliocha Schneider
Similar moviesMommy & J'ai Tué ma Mere
Themesfamilies, social issue, drama,
Keywordscomplex, heartfelt,
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

The Forbidden Room (26-01-2015, 130 minutes))
DirectorGuy Maddin & Evan Johnson (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World & Careful)
StarringRoy Dupuis, Clara Furey & Louis Negin
Similar moviesThe City of Lost Children
Themesdeath, jobs, comedy, drama, mystery,
Keywordsabsurd, dazzling,
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Into the Forest (12-09-2015, 101 minutes))

DirectorPatricia Rozema (Mansfield Park, When Night Is Falling & I've Heard the Mermaid Singing)
Starring Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood & Max Minghella
Similar moviesThe Lobster & Schneider vs. Bax
Themesenvironment, women, drama, science fiction,
Keywordsbased on a novel, dark,
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Chorus (23-01-2015, 97 minutes))

DirectorFrançois Delisle (The Meteor, Toi & Twice a Woman)
StarringSébastien Ricard, Fanny Mallette & Geneviève Bujold
Similar moviesLa Stanza del Figlio & Caos Calma
Themesdeath, grieving, drama,
Keywordsbelievable, striking,
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix