On July 1st we celebrate everything Canadian and that includes the countries contributions to film and television. With stars like William Shatner, Jim Carrey, John Candy and so many more, the work of Canadian actors and actresses to film and television are massive. So this Canada Day when you’re relaxing for the day, check out the selection of Canadian movies and TV shows available to stream on Roku:
Mon Oncle Antoine (Available on National Film Board Channel)
Cited by critics as one of the best Canadian films ever made, Mon Oncle Antoine is the coming of age story of a young boy growing up in rural Quebec in the 1940’s. Touching on many different themes, the story reflects the challenges of life during these times.
Trailer Park Boys-The Movie (Available on Netflix)
Few things are more Canadian than the Trailer Park Boys and the adventures of Ricky, Julian and Bubbles make for a fun film. This movie sees them trying to pull off a big heist of untraceable coins so they can quit their life of crime once and for all.
True North (Season 1 Available on National Film Board Channel)
The success of the Toronto Raptors has shown an increased interest in basketball in Canada. True North takes a look at the world of minor-league basketball in Toronto, where NBA scouts gather to see the talent in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
The Goon (Available On Netflix)
While Slapshot will always be considered the greatest hockey movie of all time, the Goon tries to put a an up to date spin with an up to date look at minor league hockey life. Filled with cameos from past and present NHL’ers the film is a must watch for any hockey fan.
Dead Ringers (Available on Amazon Prime Video)
Director David Cronenberg is an incredibly creative filmmaker whose films make viewers feel uncomfortable with a heavy emphasis on violence and gore. People know what to expect and he has gained a loyal following with audiences.
Stories We Tell (Available on National Film Board Channel)
Stories We Tell is a documentary produced by actress Sarah Polley which focuses on her life and the life of her family. The National Film Board called Stories We Tell is “a complex, fascinating inquiry into the nature of truth and memory-and inevitably into Polley herself.”
Bon Cop Bad Cop (Available On Netflix)
Bon Cop, Bad Cop is one of the most successful Canadian movies ever. The buddy cop film about two police officers – one from Ontario and the other from Quebec – who join forces reluctantly to solve a murder.
Mary Kills People (Available on Global TV App)
Mary is a doctor who saves people’s lives by day, and by night, she ends them by helping terminally ill patients end their lives on their own terms. As she helps more terminally patients Mary starts to gain positive and negative attention.
The Devil’s Share (Available on National Film Board Channel)
Filmmaker Luc Bourdon goes through the history of 1970’s Quebec using excerpts from hundreds of films in the National Film Board archives.
The Sweet Hereafter (Available on Amazon Prime Video)
The Sweet Hereafter tells the story of a small community torn apart by a tragic bus crash which kills most of the town’s children. A lawyer trying to profit from the tragedy stirs up people’s anger launching a class action suit against anyone they can blame.
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