You might not have known it, but today is Canadian Film Day, celebrating some of the top quality cinema made here at home in the Great White North.
While we at MobileSyrup usually round up all content coming to streaming services each month, we thought we’d take today to highlight some of the notable Canadian-made films that you can stream right now.
Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006) — a bilingual dark comedy starring Montreal’s Patrick Huard and Canadian American Colm Feore as a Quebec and Ontarian police officer, respectively
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006) — based on the hit Canadian mockumentary series starring Canadian comedians Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay and Mike Smith
Incendies (2010) — a mystery-drama from acclaimed Montreal director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) and produced by Montreal’s micro-scope
Goon (2011) — a sports comedy film produced by Toronto’s No Trace Camping, directed by London, Ontario’s Michael Dowse, written by Ottawa’s Jay Baruchel and Vancouver’s Evan Goldberg and filmed in Winnipeg
The F Word (2013) — a romantic comedy produced by Toronto’s No Trace Camping, starring Vancouver’s Mackenzie Davis (Black Mirror, Blade Runner 2049) and filmed in Toronto
Colossal (2016) — a sci-fi black comedy co-produced by Vancouver’s Brightlight Pictures and filmed in Vancouver as well
Race (2016) — a biographical sports film about Olympian Jesse Owens that was a Canadian, German and French co-production and filmed in Montreal
A full list of Canadian movies on Netflix can be found here.
Amazon Prime Video
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) — a quirky comedy based on Canadian writer Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel, starring Brampton, Ontario’s Michael Cera and filmed in Toronto, Ontario
Canada Untold (2016) — a documentary that takes viewers on a cross-country expedition across Canada
Canadas Most Haunted: Paranormal Encounters In The Great White North (2016) — a documentary examining some of Canada’s most spooky, potentially-haunted places
Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate (2018) — a short film inspired by Far Cry 5, the hit open-world first-person shooter from developer extraordinaire Ubisoft Montreal
Some Academy Award-winning films from recent years also have strong ties to Canada that, while not being available to stream on Netflix or Amazon Prime, can still be rented or purchased on Google Play or iTunes, including:
The Shape of Water (2017) — while the Best Picture fantasy film was produced by American company Fox Searchlight, it was filmed in and around Toronto and involved many Canadian producers and crew members (available on both Google Play and iTunes)
That’s not to mention the many prominent American films shot in Canada, such as the Oscar-nominated Arrival (Montreal), 2016’s box office hit Suicide Squad (Toronto), Best Picture-winning Spotlight (Hamilton and Toronto) and DC Comics superhero movie Shazam!, which is currently filming in Toronto.
What are some of your favourite Canadian movies? Let us know in the comments.