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1. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.0
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63 Metascore

Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

Votes: 564,886 | Gross: $202.36M

2. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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47 Metascore

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok

Votes: 394,032 | Gross: $186.74M

3. Trailer Park Boys (2001–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park.

Stars: John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth

Votes: 34,295

4. White Oleander (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright, Alison Lohman

Votes: 28,558 | Gross: $16.35M

5. Maudie (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose

Votes: 12,515 | Gross: $6.17M

6. Traitor (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff | Stars: Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Archie Panjabi, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 53,581 | Gross: $23.53M

7. Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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38 Metascore

Ricky, Julian and Bubbles come up with a scheme to steal large amounts of untraceable coins.

Director: Mike Clattenburg | Stars: Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith, Lucy Decoutere

Votes: 11,582

8. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 6,829

9. Wilby Wonderful (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A day-in-the-life dark comedy concerning a group of islanders, their respective secrets, and one man's plan to kill himself quietly.

Director: Daniel MacIvor | Stars: James Allodi, Callum Keith Rennie, Ellen Page, Rebecca Jenkins

Votes: 1,447

10. Johnny Belinda (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 3,940

11. The Story of Adele H (1975)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Adèle Hugo's unrequited love for a lieutenant.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley

Votes: 6,787

12. Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys (2008 TV Movie)

47 min | Comedy

7.9
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It has been one year since the boys have become rich. Julian decided to keep the money safe, but when it comes time for everyone to get their share, the money is lost forever.

Director: Mike Clattenburg | Stars: John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, John Dunsworth, Patrick Roach

Votes: 2,895

13. Cloudburst (2011)

Unrated | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth, Michael McPhee

Votes: 1,747

14. The Hanging Garden (1997)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Ian Parsons, Peter MacNeill

Votes: 2,724 | Gross: $0.93M

15. New Waterford Girl (1999)

TV-PG | 97 min | Comedy

6.9
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72 Metascore

A gifted teenager dreaming of life beyond her small town becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Liane Balaban, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Mary Walsh, Nicholas Campbell

Votes: 1,650 | Gross: $0.77M

16. Whole New Thing (2005)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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54 Metascore

After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention... See full summary »

Director: Amnon Buchbinder | Stars: Aaron Webber, Robert Joy, Rebecca Jenkins, Daniel MacIvor

Votes: 1,230 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Weirdos (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

6.7
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Just after the end of the Vietnam War and in the midst of the American bicentennial celebrations of 1976, runaway Kit and his girlfriend Alice hitchhike their way along the east coast of Canada.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Dylan Authors, Julia Sarah Stone, Molly Parker, Allan Hawco

Votes: 395

18. The Little Kidnappers (1953)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons, Harry and Davy, following the death of their father in the Boer War. His son's death... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter, Adrienne Corri, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 399

19. Deeply (2000)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.0
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A reclusive woman's unpublished story about a curse, told to a grieving girl, turns out to be something other than a fairy tale.

Director: Sheri Elwood | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Lynn Redgrave, Julia Brendler, Trent Ford

Votes: 1,596

20. Marion Bridge (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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71 Metascore

Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.

Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld | Stars: Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins, Stacy Smith, Marguerite McNeil

Votes: 1,222

21. Self Defense (1983)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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During a police strike in Nova Scotia's capital city, a gang of hoodlums end up unintentionally causing the owner of a gay bar to be killed. This escalates into a string of murders with a lone survivor trying to not be next.

Directors: Paul Donovan, Maura O'Connell | Stars: Tom Nardini, Brenda Bazinet, Daryl Haney, Terry-David Després

Votes: 241

22. Dogwood Tree (2010)

128 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Doi | Stars: Yui Aragaki, Tôma Ikuta, Nichola Grant, Manatsu Hayashi

Votes: 941

23. Poor Boy's Game (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.3
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Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home ... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Danny Glover, Flex Alexander, Greg Bryk

Votes: 1,244

24. Corvette K-225 (1943)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The story of a Canadian WWII naval vessel, with a dramatic subplot concerning her first captain.

Directors: Richard Rosson, Howard Hawks | Stars: Randolph Scott, James Brown, Ella Raines, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 369

25. Johnny Belinda (1982 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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A young deaf mute is befriended by the town doctor.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Richard Thomas, Rosanna Arquette, Dennis Quaid, Candy Clark

Votes: 188

26. Goin' Down the Road (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.2
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Two friends leave the picturesque yet rural province of Nova Scotia for the nightlife and culture of Toronto. They soon end up wistful and nostalgic about Nova Scotia though after finding out that Toronto isn't as fun as they'd hoped.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Doug McGrath, Paul Bradley, Jayne Eastwood, Cayle Chernin

Votes: 808

27. Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

7.9
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82 Metascore

Portrait of Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature.

Director: Thomas Riedelsheimer | Stars: Andy Goldsworthy, Anna Goldsworthy, Holly Goldsworthy, James Goldsworthy

Votes: 2,190

28. Sealed Cargo (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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In 1943, an American fishing boat has a fateful encounter with a seriously damaged Danish schooner off of Canada's Atlantic coast.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Dana Andrews, Carla Balenda, Claude Rains, Philip Dorn

Votes: 617

29. Pit Pony (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.7
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A young boy working in Nova Scotia's treacherous coal mines in the beginning of the 20th century, finds a friend in a pony, one of the ponies used to haul coal up from the tunnels to be used at the railway and steel mill.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Ben Rose-Davis, Richard Donat, Jennie Raymond, Andrew Keilty

Votes: 214

30. Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003– )

TV-MA | 175 min | Drama, History

6.7
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A true story about the tragic explosion at Halifax Harbour, Canada, in the early hours of December 6, 1917.

Stars: Clare Stone, Max Morrow, Paul Doucet, Lynne Griffin

Votes: 291

31. Pirate's Passage (2015 TV Movie)

88 min | Animation, Fantasy

6.7
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A mysterious old sailor arrives in Grey Rocks, Nova Scotia and meets a young boy and mother whom he offers to help for his own reasons.

Directors: Mike Barth, Jamie Gallant | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Gage Munroe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Megan Follows

Votes: 337

32. Yellow Canary (1943)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A woman wrongfully accused of being a Nazi sympathizer is forced to move to Halifax, a city in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Nova Pilbeam, Albert Lieven

Votes: 417

33. Theodore Tugboat (1993–2000)

TV-Y | 15 min | Animation, Family

7.5
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The adventures of a young tugboat and his friends in the Big Harbour, with the Dispatcher and the Harbourmaster keeping ever-watchful eyes.

Star: Denny Doherty

Votes: 160

34. The Little Kidnappers (1990 TV Movie)

G | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Two young orphans have to relocate to Nova Scotia and endure their bitter and jerky grandfather, but when they find a baby washed up on the beach, everything changes.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Charlton Heston, Bruce Greenwood, Patricia Gage, Dan MacDonald

Votes: 293

35. Life with Billy (1993 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.4
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A Nova Scotian woman falls into a violently abusive relationship with a disgusting man, finally taking drastic measures to get rid of him forever.

Director: Paul Donovan | Stars: Nancy Beatty, Stephen McHattie, Deb Allen, Glenn Wadman

Votes: 137

36. A Stone's Throw (2006)

98 min | Drama

6.0
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A woman is reunited with her estranged brother, unaware that he is an environmental terrorist bent on targeting the new mining company in Nova Scotia.

Director: Camelia Frieberg | Stars: Kris Holden-Ried, Kathryn MacLellan, Aaron Webber, Sarah Lantz

Votes: 73

37. Lantern Hill (1989 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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Jane, a young Toronto girl, tries to reunite her estranged parents during the 1930's, sick of her strict private school and abusive, nasty grandmother.

Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Mairon Bennett, Sam Waterston, Patricia Phillips, Zoe Caldwell

Votes: 264

38. Mary Silliman's War (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Mary Silliman's War is a unique, award-winning film on the American Revolution.

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Nancy Palk, Richard Donat, Diane D'Aquila, Paul Boretski

Votes: 61

39. Salt Water Moose (1996)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

5.5
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When Bobby and his Mom move from Toronto, away from his dad and his baseball team, to a small town in Nova Scotia, he's picked on by all the local kids, except for Jo. And Jo has also ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Margolin | Stars: Johnny Morina, Katharine Isabelle, Timothy Dalton, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 249

40. The Forlorned (2017)

86 min | Horror

6.2
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A newly positioned lighthouse caretaker is haunted by a dark force and mysterious presence. Unlikely assistance is given to bring justice to the dark forces that lie within the lighthouse grounds.

Director: Andrew Wiest | Stars: Colton Christensen, Elizabeth Mouton, Cory Dangerfield, Robert Bear

Votes: 277

41. Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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55 Metascore

Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished Western classical composer Philip Glass as he interacts ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Philip Glass, Holly Critchlow, Chuck Close, JoAnne Akalaitis

Votes: 669 | Gross: $0.02M

42. The White Seal (1975 TV Short)

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.5
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A unique white seal searches for a refuge for his herd from humans.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Roddy McDowall, June Foray

Votes: 237

43. Johnny Belinda (1967 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Mia Farrow, Ian Bannen, David Carradine, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 19

44. High Tide at Noon (1957)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Set on an island off Nova Scotia, the jealousies and loves of the islanders unfold at a casual pace until economic necessity drives them to the mainland.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Betta St. John, William Sylvester, Michael Craig, Flora Robson

Votes: 109

45. The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest (2002– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

2.5
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Add a Plot

Stars: Mark Critch, Pete Zedlacher, Cathy Jones, Jonny Harris

Votes: 177

46. Back to God's Country (1919)

Unrated | 73 min | Adventure, Romance

6.3
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A woman finds herself all alone in a remote harbor with the man responsible for the murder of her father. With seemingly nobody around to protect her, she has to be resourceful.

Director: David Hartford | Stars: Nell Shipman, Charles Arling, Wheeler Oakman, Wellington A. Playter

Votes: 822

47. Something About Love (1988)

93 min | Drama

6.3
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After running off to the United States and failing to make anything of himself, a boy returns home to the gritty industrial island of Cape Breton, Canada, to face his mentally-deteriorating father.

Director: Tom Berry | Stars: Stefan Wodoslawsky, Jan Rubes, Jennifer Dale, Ron James

Votes: 56

48. The Fairy Faith (2000)

75 min | Documentary

7.8
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A fairy is a tiny being with wings that looks like a person but possesses powers of magic and enchantment. According to legend, fairies can change the weather, alter aspects of nature and ... See full summary »

Director: John Walker | Stars: John Walker, Alex Goldie, Ai Yamamoto, Eve Maureen Gregory

Votes: 92

49. Hearts of Dartmouth: Life of a Trailer Park Girl (2006 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the history and production of the mockumentary television series TRAILER PARK BOYS, directed and presented by Annemarie Cassidy (wife of TRAILER PARK BOYS director Mike Clattenburg).

Director: Annemarie Cassidy | Stars: Cory Bowles, Annemarie Cassidy, Shaun R. Clarke, Mike Clattenburg

Votes: 68

50. Lowlife (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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A lonely musician's descent into the shadowy world of a living drug leads to a mysterious island where a battle of body and soul is waged.

Director: Seth A. Smith | Stars: Chik White, Kate Hartigan, Mitchell Wiebe, John Urich

Votes: 49



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