Canadian-ish movies to watch

Going off the topic of Canadian television dominating the sitcom genre and just a vast under appreciation most people (even full on Canadian citizens) have for our media, I thought I would take a look at some movies with major Canadian ties that you may not have known about. (I’m not just talking an actor being from Canada I’m talking about 

The F Word/ What If (2013): This movie confusingly goes by two names depending on what country you are in, but don’t let that stop you from watching it. I love this movie,

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it’s got all the swoony bits of a romantic comedy and some typical tropes but it is done so in a new way, example falling in love with your best friend who has a boyfriend.

It’s set in Toronto with a Canadian/ Irish co-production and  has an underrated cast with the likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver. It’s an extremely good movie, 10/10 would recommend it to anyone but mostly if you are looking for a Canadian flick to enjoy. 

Where to Watch: Crave 


Room (2015): A heartbreaking tale of perseverance and love based on the book of the same name is a critically acclaimed award winning movie. Starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay (local Langley boy) this movie was shot in Toronto and was a Canadian co-production.

If you can handle the extremely heavy subject matter of sexual abuse, captivity and trauma, this film should be on your watch list.

Where to Watch: Netflix 

Juno (2007): A hilarious and real look at the life of a pregnant teenager this movie is as close to being a Canadian film without actually being a Canadian film. With the two leads being from Canada (Michael Cera and Elliot Page), the director and the filming location is all shot in BC. Some interviews can find them joking that the only thing holding them back from being a Canadian film is that they did not receive Canadian funding. 

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This film is a beautiful coming of age story that doesn’t take teenage pregnancy as a life ruining thing, something that we all grow up believing to be true.

Where to Watch: Crave 

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