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1. Avonlea (1990–1996)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.5
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A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives on Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.

Stars: Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith

Votes: 3,635

2. Embrace of the Vampire (2013 Video)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

4.1
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Sharon Hinnendael stars as Charlotte, a timid and sheltered teen who has just left an all-girls Catholic school for a new life at a co-ed university. But an ancient evil has followed her ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Sharon Hinnendael, Kaniehtiio Horn, C.C. Sheffield, Chelsey Reist

Votes: 2,169

3. They Wait (2007)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A young mother and her six-year-old son come face to face with the mysteries of two murders and a great crime against the Chinese community into which they have recently arrived from Shanghai.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Jaime King, Terry Chen, Pei-Pei Cheng, Henry O

Votes: 3,066

4. Normal (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama

5.9
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A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Zegers, Callum Keith Rennie, Andrew Airlie

Votes: 1,092

5. Repeaters (2010)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Three twenty-somethings find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Richard de Klerk, Alexia Fast

Votes: 6,002

6. Blood and Water (I) (2015– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

4.6
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The one thing Josephine ("Jo") Bradley (30) knows is that she is a good cop. She's ambitious and tough (or thinks she is) and has just been assigned her first big case as Lead Detective ... See full summary »

Stars: Steph Song, Elfina Luk, Oscar Hsu, Loretta Yu

Votes: 121

7. No Clue (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.4
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In a case of mistaken identity, a salesman is hired as a private detective by a woman to find her missing brother, and complications ensue.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Brent Butt, Amy Smart, David Koechner, David Cubitt

Votes: 839

8. Hiccups (2010–2011)

Comedy

4.4
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A successful children's author hires an unqualified life coach to help her with anger and social issues.

Stars: Nancy Robertson, Laura Soltis, David Ingram, Emily Perkins

Votes: 501

9. Sisters & Brothers (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy

4.9
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An ensemble comedy about the love and dysfunction shared among four sets of siblings.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Cory Monteith, Gabrielle Miller, Amanda Crew, Kacey Rohl

Votes: 395

10. The Lears (2017)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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The script focuses on world-renowned cutting-edge architect Davenport Lear. Nearing retirement, he summons his four dysfunctional children Glenn, twins Regan and Rory, Kent, and Regan's ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Bruce Dern, Anthony Michael Hall, Sean Astin, Aly Michalka

Votes: 45

11. Trial by Jury (1994)

R | 107 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

5.4
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Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

Director: Heywood Gould | Stars: Joanne Whalley, Armand Assante, Gabriel Byrne, William Hurt

Votes: 1,592 | Gross: $6.97M

12. Severed (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.6
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A multi-national forestry company engages in genetic experimentation to increase logging yield in a remote section of forest. But the experimentation goes disastrously wrong, transforming a... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Paul Campbell, Sarah Lind, Julian Christopher, JR Bourne

Votes: 1,949

13. That Burning Feeling (2013)

TV-MA | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Adam Murphy - a real-estate hotshot and confirmed bachelor - feels the burn of failed love(s), when a social disease takes him face-to-face with a handful of one-night stands, revealing the shortcomings of his own image.

Director: Jason James | Stars: Paulo Costanzo, Ingrid Haas, Tyler Labine, John Cho

Votes: 285

14. Jungleground (1995)

R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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Roddy Piper portrays a police Lt. working undercover in the so-called Jungleground. His sting operation goes bad and as a result he is caught. Young Odin, his captor and would be drug lord ... See full summary »

Director: Don Allan | Stars: Roddy Piper, Torri Higginson, Peter Williams, JR Bourne

Votes: 337

15. Mr. Miracle (2014 TV Movie)

TV-G | 86 min | Comedy

5.2
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A Guardian Angel, posing as an English teacher, helps a young woman find her way before Christmas.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Kendra Anderson, Candus Churchill, Andrew Francis, Michelle Harrison

Votes: 372

16. That One Night (2008)

120 min | Comedy

6.9
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That One Night is an exciting comedy about dating, nearing 30, and the re-unification of five college friends who have drifted apart since entering the workforce. The film centers around ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Alyea | Stars: Benjamin Arthur, Paul Anthony, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Sam Easton

Votes: 92

17. Bad City (2014)

100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Bad City is on the edge of falling into the hands of a madman, you dig? A strange and funky new party drug is killing kids left and right and that jive-ass, crooked city councilor Dominic ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Aaron Brooks, Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, David Cubitt

Votes: 59

18. Cole (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Richard de Klerk, Kandyse McClure, Sonja Bennett, Chad Willett

Votes: 269

19. Rehearsal (2015)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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An aging British theatre director is forced to hire a young Hollywood action star to guarantee an audience for the Anton Chekhov play he is mounting.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Deborah Kara Unger, Rob Morrow, Breanne Hill

Votes: 44

20. Becoming Redwood (2012)

R | 99 min | Drama

5.9
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Redwood Forrest Hanson dreams that if he can beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 Masters of golf, he'll reunite his parents forever.

Director: Jesse James Miller | Stars: Ryan Grantham, Jennifer Copping, Chad Willett, Derek Hamilton

Votes: 140

21. Fathers & Sons (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Fathers & Sons is a comedic exploration of a group of men and their relationships with their fathers. A middle-aged Jewish man meets his father for the first time at the funeral of his ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Stephen Lobo, Manoj Sood, Tyler Labine, Vincent Gale

Votes: 33

22. Emile (2003)

R | 92 min | Drama

6.4
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In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Ian McKellen, Deborah Kara Unger, Theo Crane, Tygh Runyan

Votes: 684

23. Lola (2001)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

5.4
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The story follows a troubled woman and her search for identity. She is given a choice between a return to the dysfunction of the past, or a new life in self assumed identity.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Sabrina Grdevich, Joanna Going, Colm Feore, Janet Wright

Votes: 205 | Gross: $0.10M

24. Ungodly Acts (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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Police investigate the fanatical leader of a religious cult. Daniel is obsessed with end times prophesy.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Megan Park, Brant Daugherty, Edward Ruttle, Christie Burke

Votes: 83

25. Life and Times (1996– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Biographies of famous Canadians.

Stars: Ann-Marie MacDonald, June Callwood, Norman Jewison, Peter Gzowski

Votes: 36

26. The Kid: Chamaco (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

5.5
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Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.

Director: Miguel Necoechea | Stars: Martin Sheen, Kirk Harris, Álex Perea, Michael Madsen

Votes: 195 | Gross: $0.41M

27. Lucky Stars (2004)

Comedy, Romance

5.5
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A romantic comedy set in the dog eat dog world of canine thespians.

Director: Jason Margolis | Stars: Frida Betrani, Shawn Bordoff, Larissa Braun Neville, Johnny Cantiveros

Votes: 10

29. Johnny (1999)

84 min | Drama

4.4
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Johnny, the megalomaniac leader of a group of squeegee kids, finds a video camera and pushes his followers into "acting" out increasingly dangerous "scenes".

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Chris William Martin, Gema Zamprogna, Kris Lemche, Vanessa Shaver

Votes: 113

30. Unnatural & Accidental (2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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Returning to her hometown of Vancouver on the news that her Caucasian father is on his deathbed, Rebecca learns from him before he dies that her aboriginal mother, Rita, did not abandon ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Tantoo Cardinal, Na'Ku'Set Shepherd, Tinsel Korey, Michelle Thrush

Votes: 225

31. Mothers&Daughters (2008)

85 min | Comedy

6.9
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A comedic exploration of the turbulent lives of three very different women and the complex relationship each has with her daughter.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Babs Chula, Gabrielle Rose, Tantoo Cardinal, Camille Sullivan

Votes: 51

32. Remedial Ed

Comedy, Drama | Pre-production

A comedic drama about the mid-life crisis that brings an estranged father closer to his deviant teenage son.

Director: Carl Bessai

33. Health Nutz (2011– )

22 min | Comedy

4.9
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Wacky humor, yoga, and recovery shake it up in a spirited new comedy about a washed up hockey player who inherits a Juice Bar on one condition-he has to get and stay sober.

Stars: Lucie Guest, Chad Krowchuk, Chris Gauthier, Ken Lawson

Votes: 30

34. The 13th Annual Leo Awards (2011 TV Special)

6.1
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Director: Walter Daroshin | Stars: Amanda Crew, Amanda Tapping, Jonathan Silver Scott, Dustin Milligan

Votes: 7

35. Ashbridge (2019)

Drama

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Stars: Erik Mortensen, Riaan Smit, Mariam Barry, Kenneth Boateng

36. Rugged Rich and the Ona Ona (2004)

8 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Rich hates the outdoors. Jane is a nature jock. Rich is so smitten with Jane that he can't bear to tell the truth - even if that means having to confront a really weird tropical fish.

Director: Eric T. Finkel | Stars: Peter Kelamis, Liam Ranger, Stacy Grant, Roger Haskett

Votes: 13

37. Valentines (2008)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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A dramatic short about a young girl's growing awareness of the powers she has - and doesn't have - Valentines is the heartbreaking story of three teenagers caught in a tangled web of sex and money.

Director: John Bolton | Stars: Emily Tennant, Anthony Shim, Calum Worthy, Raphael Kepinski

Votes: 14

38. Reflection (I) (2004)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama

5.5
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Alan Laine has gone through 2 years of post-trauma therapy after the loss of his young daughter. Just when he feels like he can let go of the past - a frightening experience pulls him back into a world where reality and fantasy blur.

Director: Tony Dean Smith | Stars: Michael Ryan, Lynda Boyd, Jessica Amlee

Votes: 10

39. Floored by Love (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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An Asian lesbian couple and a mixed race gay teen living in the same Vancouver apartment building struggle with their cultural identities, and how to balance their family needs and relations, just after same sex marriage is legalized in Canada.

Director: Desiree Lim | Stars: Shirley Ng, Natalie Skye, Michael Robinson, Trenton Millar

Votes: 146

40. Light Rapid Transit (2004)

16 min | Short

6.8
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Director: Jason James | Stars: Tygh Runyan, Amber Rothwell, Seth Ranaweera, Donald Fong

Votes: 13

41. Immigration Game

Action | Announced

A brutal show is live streamed from the capital city of the United States of North America, where contestants are Refugees seeking citizenship in exchange for participation in a brutal ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai

42. The 10th Annual Leo Awards (2008 TV Special)

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Director: Walter Daroshin | Stars: Colin Cunningham, Matt Frewer, Tyler Labine, Alexia Fast

43. Ines (I)

Comedy | Announced

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Director: Carl Bessai

44. The Orchid and the Rose (2006)

5 min | Animation, Short

7.9
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A radiant Orchid and beautiful red Rose grow side by side, falling in love breaking down race or gender barriers. This is the story of two lovers struggling to be together. The only thing in their way-a buzzing bee.

Directors: Mark Benard, Dennis Tal

Votes: 12

45. Vancouver Vagabond (2009)

103 min | Documentary

5.3
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A wacky and darkly candid autobiographical doc-drama of Heath Tait's start as an artist and animator struggling through the Gen-X 90's, attempting his indie career outside of Hollywood North, Canada.

Director: Heath Tait | Stars: Marty Andaluz, Georgia Anderson-Pound, Paul Armstrong, Leila Asdal

Votes: 6

46. The Closer You Get to Canada (2010)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A disturbing black comedy about two old friends plotting an escape to Canada from a 'seniors game preserve' in the United States of the near future. Based on the short story by acclaimed Canadian author Thomas King.

Director: John Bolton | Stars: Gordon Tootoosis, Alex Diakun, Shirley Broderick, Mark Redsky

Votes: 14

47. Indie Truth: An Inquiry Into the Documentary (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

5.1
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From cinema verité to the digital revolution of today, Indie Truth takes a keen look inside documentaries with some of the world's most accomplished filmmakers.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Chris Hegedus, Simcha Jacobovici, Allan King, Barbara Kopple

Votes: 7

48. A Charman Event (2008)

6 min | Short

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A man spends his life hosting parties to raise funds for arts programs in VIctoria, British Columbia.

Director: Carl Bessai | Star: Eric Charman

49. The Nine Steps of Repeaters (2011)

10 min | Short, Thriller

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Director: Samantha Simmonds | Stars: Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Richard de Klerk, Carl Bessai

50. A Scattering of Seeds (1998–2001)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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Stars: Carl Bessai, Linda Lee Tracey, Radovan Gajic, Ostoja Zlojutro



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