Best new Canadian Movies (2016) - 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 2016 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 movies2016
Popular actorsEllen Page, Sébastien Ricard & Fanny Mallette
Trending moviesVille-Marie, Remember & Mommy


Best Canadian movies on Netflix or DVD in 2016

Best Canadian movies out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Mommy (29-08-2014)
  2. Trailer of Mommy on Youtube

    Release date29-08-2014
    DirectorXavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats & Tom at the Farm)
    StarringAnne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon & Suzanne Clément
    Themeshigh school, relationships, drama,
    CountryCanada •
    Keywordsroaring • surprising •
    Length139 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Tu Dors Nicole (09-10-2014)
  4. Trailer of Tu Dors Nicole on Youtube

    Release date09-10-2014
    DirectorStéphane Lafleur (Familiar Grounds, Monsiuer Lazhar & Continental, un film sans fusil)
    StarringJulianne Côté, Pierre-Luc Lafontaine & Luc Senay
    Themesdreams, friendship, drama,
    CountryCanada •
    Keywordsfunny • little •
    Length93 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Félix et Meira (17-04-2015)
  6. Trailer of Félix et Meira on Youtube

    Release date17-04-2015
    DirectorMaxime Giroux (Demain, Le Jours & Jo for Jonathan)
    StarringMartin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron & Luzer Twersky
    Themesjewish, love, drama, romance,
    CountryCanada •
    Keywordsinteresting • romantic •
    Length105 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Corbo (02-09-2015)
  8. Trailer of Corbo on Youtube

    Release date02-09-2015
    DirectorMathieu Denis (Laurentie & Code 13)
    StarringAnthony Therrien, Antoine L'Écuyer & Karelle Tremblay
    Themesrebellion, terrorism, biographical, crime, drama,
    CountryCanada •
    Keywordsbiographical • exciting •
    Length119 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. The Dirties (13-04-2013)
  10. Trailer of The Dirties on Youtube

    Release date13-04-2013
    Director Matt Johnson (How Heavy This Summer, Holidays & Operation Avalanche)
    StarringMatt Johnson, Owen Williams & Padraig Singal
    Themesbullying, filmmaking, crime, drama,
    CountryCanada •
    Keywordsconversational • poignant •
    Length83 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. Enemy (06-02-2014)
  12. Trailer of Enemy on Youtube

    Release date06-02-2014
    DirectorDenis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario & Incendies)
    StarringJake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent & Sarah Gadon
    Themescity, filmmaking, mystery, thriller,
    CountryCanada •
    Keywordscaptivating • strange •
    Length91 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  13. Tom a la Ferme (14-08-2015)
  14. Trailer of Tom a la Ferme on Youtube

    TrailerNo trailer available
    Release date14-08-2015
    DirectorXavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Mommy & Heartbeats)
    StarringXavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal & Lise Roy
    Themesfamilies, grieving, thriller,
    CountryCanada •
    Keywordsbrilliant • creepy •
    Length102 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  15. Laurence Anyways (28-06-2013)
  16. Trailer of Laurence Anyways on Youtube

    Release date28-06-2013
    DirectorXavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats & Mommy)
    StarringMelvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz & Suzanne Clément
    Themeslove, sexuality, drama, romance,
    CountryCanada •
    Keywordsastonishing • powerful •
    Length168 minutes
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix


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