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, DVD and Netflix. 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

Anticipated 2017 Canadian movies to watch

    The Space Between (Tuesday November 21, 2017)

    The Space Between film poster Director
    Amy Jo Johnson
    Amy Jo Johnson
    Michael Ironside
    Julia Sarah Stone

    An interesting looking low-budget dramedy about a man who discovers his son is not actually his. In his little yellow old-timer, he hits the road, looking for answers. ...Read more

Best Canadian movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

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

    Mommy (Friday August 29, 2014)

    Mommy film poster Director
    Xavier Dolan
    Anne Dorval
    Antoine Olivier Pilon
    Suzanne Clément

    A single, widowed mother is weary of raising her teenager and chaotic son but the household's introduction to a neighbour...Read more

    Laurence Anyways (Friday June 28, 2013)

    Laurence Anyways film poster Director
    Xavier Dolan
    Melvil Poupaud
    Emmanuel Schwartz
    Suzanne Clément

    A movie that showcases ten years of a transsexual's life in relationship with her partner as she completes the journey from...Read more

    Corbo (Wednesday September 2, 2015)

    Corbo film poster Director
    Mathieu Denis
    Anthony Therrien
    Antoine L'Écuyer
    Karelle Tremblay

    A gripping tale of the origin of FLQ that highlights the evolution of a young pro-independence lad through the decade of 1960s as...Read more

    Tu Dors Nicole (Thursday October 9, 2014)

    Tu Dors Nicole film poster Director
    Stéphane Lafleur
    Julianne Côté
    Pierre-Luc Lafontaine
    Luc Senay

    Nicole's parents are not at home so she is having a peaceful summer time at home with her friend Veronique, that is till her...Read more

    Tom a la Ferme (Friday August 14, 2015)

    Tom a la Ferme film poster Director
    Xavier Dolan
    Xavier Dolan
    Pierre-Yves Cardinal
    Lise Roy

    A man who is in deep grief, bearing the loss of love meets his lovers family, who are not aware of the fact that their son had a...Read more

    Félix et Meira (Friday April 17, 2015)

    Félix et Meira film poster Director
    Maxime Giroux
    Martin Dubreuil
    Hadas Yaron
    Luzer Twersky

    A beautiful love story; two people who live in the same neighborhood but in environments so different as if they are worlds apart,...Read more

    Enemy (Thursday February 6, 2014)

    Enemy film poster Director
    Denis Villeneuve
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Mélanie Laurent
    Sarah Gadon

    A thrilling and satirical suspense drama based on the modern man; a man spots his exact look-alike on TV so he decides to track...Read more

    The Dirties (Saturday April 13, 2013)

    The Dirties film poster Director
    Matt Johnson
    Matt Johnson
    Owen Williams
    Padraig Singal

    Two best friends decide to make a comedy film highlighting revenge on bullies; the catch is that only one of them knows the real...Read more

    Two Lovers and a Bear (Friday October 7, 2016)

    Two Lovers and a Bear film poster Director
    Kim Nguyen
    Dane DeHaan
    Tatiana Maslany
    Gordon Pinsent

    The story is based in the region close to the North Pole where life is simple and reserved; two aspiring people fall in passionate...Read more