When it comes to entertainment, Canada often gets a bad reputation. I’m pretty sure at least 87% of that is due to Nickelback, but I digress. Despite being right on top of the US, Canadian movies and TV shows always have that distinctly…Canuck vibe to them. It’s something I don’t know how to describe but you know it when you see it. Sometimes late at night I’ll catch little comedy sketches or short films between TV shows, and within about two minutes you’re thinking “this has to be made here…”. Of course, at the end the National Film Board or Telefilm logo shows up and you’re patting yourself on the back for guessing right.
Still, I think it’s something to be proud of that we produce this quirky, unique kind of media. I love seeing something that is ours, that isn’t made to target the US market. (Not that we don’t emulate their media frequently…I’m looking at you, Real Housewives of Vancouver.) It’s special and reflects us as a country, and I love it. Here are my top five “Canadian” movies.