The 100 Greatest Canadian Films of All Time

This list is compiled from each individual ballot for the TIFF Canada's All-Time Top Ten List. I found it frustrating that TIFF was only promoting the top ten, as if there are only 10 good Canadian movies. Any other international list of greatest films of all time consists of at least 100 entries, and our domestic list should be no different.

I stopped after those films which had received 3 votes or more, as this resulted in roughly 100 films, and I did not want to start with a list dominated by single entries on individual ballots (there are 397 individual films in the complete list).

Strangely, my ordering for the top 10 is different from TIFF's. I have reached…

  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
  • Mon oncle Antoine
  • The Sweet Hereafter
  • Jesus of Montreal
  • Leolo
  • Goin' Down the Road
  • My Winnipeg
  • Dead Ringers
  • C.R.A.Z.Y.
  • Orders
  • Stories We Tell
  • Incendies
  • The Decline of the American Empire
  • Wavelength
  • Videodrome
  • The Barbarian Invasions
  • Away from Her
  • Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
  • The Grey Fox
  • Mommy
  • Hard Core Logo
  • Last Night
  • For the Ones to Come
  • I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
  • Monsieur Lazhar
  • Crash
  • Good Riddance
  • Calendar
  • Exotica
  • A Married Couple
  • Manufactured Landscapes
  • The Heart of the World
  • Water
  • The Saddest Music in the World
  • Warrendale
  • Polytechnique
  • The Hart of London
  • Crime Wave
  • Neighbours
  • Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
  • Begone Dull Care
  • La Région Centrale
  • Fubar
  • Reason Over Passion
  • Eastern Promises
  • I Killed My Mother
  • Set Me Free
  • It's All Gone Pete Tong
  • The Confessional
  • Maelström
  • Café de Flore
  • War Witch
  • Ryan
  • A Scream from Silence
  • The Cat in the Bag
  • Lilies
  • Take It All
  • Nobody Waved Goodbye
  • Highway 61
  • Lonely Boy
  • Very Nice, Very Nice
  • Kissed
  • Réjeanne Padovani
  • Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry
  • Family Viewing
  • Careful
  • Enemy
  • The Red Violin
  • The Corporation
  • Laurence Anyways
  • Life Classes
  • The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
  • Spider
  • Archangel
  • Sonatine
  • 21-87
  • Strange Brew
  • Black Christmas
  • Naked Lunch
  • Goon
  • Gambling, Gods and LSD
  • Meatballs
  • Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper
  • Montreal Main
  • The Hanging Garden
  • My American Cousin
  • Black Robe
  • Take This Waltz
  • Hobo with a Shotgun
  • Wedding in White
  • The Adjuster
  • Loyalties
  • The True Nature of Bernadette
  • Picture of Light
  • Margaret's Museum
  • Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
  • Double Happiness
  • Waydowntown