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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:27 PM
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Great Canadian movies?
New Waterford Girl, Shake hands with the devil...uh, uh.... others?
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:52 PM
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1. PORKY'S!!
C*R*A*Z*Y, Decline of the American Empire, The Sweet Hereafter, Water, The Hanging Garden...
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:02 PM
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2. Fido, released last year.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:05 PM by tuvor
Featuring Billy Connolly in a nonspeaking part (!) but was filmed in BC.

IMDB: "Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when FIDO eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, "FIDO" will rip your heart out."

Very funny movie, highly recommended.

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:45 AM
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3. Going Down the Road
Not sure if the title is correct.
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:03 PM
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4. Ginger Snaps - all three of them.
I rather like Quebec cinema, especially movies like Montreal-Quebec. I also liked Treed Murray, the first Cube movie, and like you I really like New Waterford Girl.

There was a really good movie on the Halifax explosion, too.

My favorite Canadian movie may very well be Elijah. Funny, historical, unforgettable. The Delicate Art of Parking is a close second, and I have to confess that I really enjoyed Chicks with Sticks, too.
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offog Donating Member (263 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-08 04:57 PM
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8. I love Elijah too.
Elijah Harper is one of my favourite Canadian heroes. I also agree that the Ginger Snaps movies are great.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:07 PM
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5. Atanarjuat - The Fast Runner
Or "Black Robe".

And I actually know a New Waterford "girl". She's says she enjoyed the movie.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 01:30 PM
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6. Lilies
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
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rationalcalgarian Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 12:31 AM
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7. Does "The Shipping News" count?
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-08 03:20 PM
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9. "My Winnpeg"
"The Saddest Music in the World"

Hell, pretty much anything directed by Guy Maddin. A very inventive, talented filmmaker.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 08:08 AM
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10. I liked Mambo Italiano...
but then I almost always prefer comedies.

I also really liked "It's All Gone, Pete Tong"

Sid
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