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.
Ellen Page, Sébastien Ricard & Fanny Mallette
Ville-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).
Two Lovers and a Bear (07-10-2016, 96 minutes)
A fresh and touching little romance, taking place in a village at the northern-most coast of Canada.