U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-11-2012, 07:02 AM
 
4 posts, read 8,525 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

The Hurricane takes place in Toronto.
The Decline of the American Empire and The Barbarian Invasions directed by Denys Arcand are really good.
Hard Core Logo and Dance Me Outside directed by Bruce Macdonald.
Joshua Then and Now is a movie starring James Woods that's based on a Mordecai Richler novel and takes place in Montreal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-11-2012, 08:19 AM
 
364 posts, read 1,010,431 times
Reputation: 202
This isn't a movie, but if you want a great Canadian show that depicts daily life in Toronto, may I suggest Being Erica? Canadians don't time-travel to fix their lives, ofcourse.
CBC.ca Player
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-11-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Canada
4,699 posts, read 8,496,721 times
Reputation: 4893
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luhts View Post
This isn't a movie, but if you want a great Canadian show that depicts daily life in Toronto, may I suggest Being Erica? Canadians don't time-travel to fix their lives, ofcourse.
CBC.ca Player
If we're going to get into Canadian TV, I've got a TON of even more quintessentially Canadian fare than Being Erica, which was made with the hope of marketing it to the US.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-17-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
469 posts, read 602,872 times
Reputation: 268
I watched some of Lies My Father Told Me this morning, a Canadian movie about a Jewish immigrant family in Montreal. I thought it was quite good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2012, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
2,986 posts, read 3,324,026 times
Reputation: 5622
Quote:
Originally Posted by vg79 View Post
Hard Core Logo directed by Bruce Macdonald.
I second this as possibly the greatest Canadian film ever made.

"Going Down The Road" is also a Canadian classic that was parodied by John Candy, Joe Flaherty and Andrea Martin on SCTV!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Ontario
329 posts, read 794,283 times
Reputation: 287
There is a Punjabi language movie Heaven on Earth which was set both in India and Brampton Ontario. It is about a young Indian woman who has an arranged marriage to an abusive husband.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
9,540 posts, read 9,423,459 times
Reputation: 6715
There was a movie on Turner Classic Movies last night called 49th Parallel. It was a British movie filmed mostly in Canada and released in 1941. It was a wartime propaganda film about a stranded U-boat crew making their way across the nation and encountering various Canadians along the way. The only Canadian in the lead was Raymond Massey, playing an AWOL private, although Massey was much too old to be believable in that role. You should watch it at least for the pleasure of hearing Laurence Olivier giving his impersonation of a French-Canadian trapper!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-01-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
10,907 posts, read 23,193,865 times
Reputation: 5314

Passchendaele Attack - YouTube
Alberta Filmed and Paul Gross Written, Directed and starred in movie Passchendaele was pretty Good one that Every Canadian should watch once in their lifetime..

Plus if you cut out the Middle love story part of the of the movie and Focus on the horrors and Lessons of WW1 esp Vimy ridge are so important to us and part of our History.

Last edited by GTOlover; 08-01-2012 at 01:53 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-03-2012, 09:19 PM
 
71 posts, read 136,681 times
Reputation: 70
Not a "Canadian" themed movie by any means, but my favorite is the 1974 horror classic "Black Christmas", which was filmed in Toronto. The house in which the action takes place is hard to find, but it still looks the same today. Plus the campus scenes are obviously easy to pick out. Great chiller to watch around the holidays
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2012, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Canada
4,811 posts, read 4,445,290 times
Reputation: 3262
Its not exactly a "great" movie but, Porkys was Produced by a Canadian company and is considred highest-grossing Canadian film of all time.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top