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Marina Antunes [General News 04.18.18]

It's National Canadian Film Day and though, since a couple of us contributors hail from the Great White North, we try to celebrate Canadian film as much as possible, it's pretty great to have a day of National recognition so we figure, what better way to celebrate than to share some great Canadian movies?

If you're somewhere in Canada, chances are good that there will be a free screening to celebrate the day, you can find out more about the events here, but if you're more of a stay-at-home and chill with a movie type, here are a few readily available titles to help you celebrate some Canadiana.

The Wild Hunt

LARPING gets a serious big screen treatment in Alexandre Franchi's gorgeously shot drama about a group of people who mix real-life and their gaming personas to tragic results.

Hobo with a Shotgun

The fake trailer which led to the second coming of Canuxploitation! Jason Eisener's debut features Rutger Hauer as a homeless vigilante, pedophile Santas and perhaps one of the funniest decapitations ever.


A 1950's inspired comedy about a world where zombies are kept as pets. A funny and somewhat light hearted approach to the zombie movie starring Billy Connolly, Carrie-Anne Moss and the great Tim Blake Nelson.

Ginger Snaps

If werewolves are more your thing, you can't go wrong with John Fawcett's feminist werewolf tale which brought us the sisterly delights of Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins.


You could include any of Denis Villeneuve's movies on this list pre-move to Hollywood and though Enemy is an easy one to pick consider how much of a mind-fuck it is, Incendies is a completely different beast, a darkly terrifying and heart breaking tale of a mother searching for her son.

Beyond the Black Rainbow

Panos Cosmatos delivered a drug trip without the drugs. A stunningly visualized nightmare about a cult-like science experiment and a young woman trying to escape. Accompanied by one of my favourite movie scores of all time from Jeremy Schmidt.

The Brood

No list could be complete without horror master David Cronenberg making an appearance and though you could pretty much pick any movie from his back catalogue, my go-to is always this classic. Something about the creepy kids in those snowsuits has scarred me for life.

If you're celebrating National Canadian Film Day today, be sure to let us know what you're watching or what your favourite Canadian titles are. We're always up for recommendations!

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