We want to start saying that not all movies are made in Hollywood.

Canada has many important actors, directors, producers, writers and lots of other people behind the screen.

The following are some of the most outstanding examples.

Read all about it and don’t miss the videoclips.

By Sergio Amor, Samuel María and Sergio Arrey.


Les Ordres is a 1974 Quebec historical drama film about the incarceration of innocent civilians during the 1970 October Crisis and the War Measures Act enacted by the Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau.
It is scripted but is inspired by a number of interviews with actual prisoners made during the events.
It won a Cannes Film Festival Award in 1975 and four Canadian Film Awards the same year. It was also selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 48th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. The film was selected to be screened in the Cannes Classics section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

The Toronto International Film Festival ranked it in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time four times, in 1984, 1993, 2004 and 2015.


Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, and Armin Mueller-Stahl, and tells a story of a Russian-British midwife's interactions with the Russian Mafia in London. Principal photography began November 2006, in locations in and around London. The film has been noted for its plot twist, the subject of sex trafficking, and for its violence and realistic depiction of Russian career criminals, which includes detailed portrayal of the tattoos commonly worn by them.
Eastern Promises received positive critical reception, appearing on several critics' "top 10 films" lists for 2007. The film has won several awards, including the Audience Prize for best film at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Best Actor award for Mortensen at the British Independent Film Awards. The film received twelve Genie Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations. Mortensen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.


C.R.A.Z.Y. is a 2005 French-language Canadian film from Quebec.
The film was directed and co-written (with François Boulay) by Jean-Marc Vallée. It tells the story of Zac, a Young gay man dealing with homophobia while growing up with four brothers and a conservative father in Quebec during the 1960s and 1970s.
The film was chosen to be part of the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time by the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015.


Alone in the Dark is a 2005 German-Canadian-American science fiction action horror film, very loosely based on Infogrames' popular video game series of the same name.
Directed by Uwe Boll, the film stars Christian Slater as supernatural detective Edward Carnby and Tara Reid as the scientist assisting him. The film was panned by critics, and was a box office failure.
It has won some prizes, like the Worst Picture movie, the Worst Actress for Tara Reid, the Worst Special Effects and the Worst Director. The film was also nominated to the Worst Song for “Wish I Had an Angel”.

So if you are thinking about watching a good film, you better look for any other movie.


Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki toward the end of World War II.
Though not widely reviewed, Hiroshima was praised online: "Fascinating, and surprisingly ambivalent, docudrama rehashes familiar terrain with remarkable freshness precisely because of the emphasis on the politicians (rather than on the scientists), the bi-national approach, and an odd mixing of dramatization, newsreel footage, and even a few talking head interviews with people who were there."
The film won the 1996 Humanitas Prize in the PBS/Cable category, and received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Miniseries" the same year, as well as three Canadian Gemini Awards, including "Best Actor in a Dramatic Program" for Kenneth Welsh's portrayal of President Truman.


Monsieur Lazhar is a 2011 Canadian French-language drama film directed by Philippe Falardeau. 
The screenplay was developed from Bashir Lazhar, a one-character play by Évelyne de la Chenelière. 
The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards. 
The film was released theatrically in the United States on 13 April 2012 by distributor Music Box Films.


Dead Ringers is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists. 
David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Norman Snider; their script was based on the novel Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland.


Léolo is a 1992 film by Quebecois director Jean-Claude Lauzon.
The film tells the story of Léo Lauzon (Maxime Collin), a young boy living in a Montreal tenement with his dysfunctional family. He uses his active fantasy life and the book L'avalée des avalés by Québécois novelist Réjean Ducharme to escape the reality of his life. After deciding that his mother (Ginette Reno) was impregnated not by his father, but by an Italian tomato, he rechristens himself Léolo Lozone, and begins to have sexual fantasies about his neighbour Bianca (Giuditta del Vecchio).
Gilbert Sicotte, as the adult Léolo, narrates the film. The cast also includes Pierre Bourgault, Andrée Lachapelle, Denys Arcand, Julien Guiomar and Germain Houde.
It was Lauzon's final film; he died in a plane crash in 1997 while working on his next project.


The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist, meets Veronica Quaife, a journalist for Particle Magazine, at a meet-the-press event held by Bartok Science Industries, the company that provides funding for Brundle's work. Seth takes Veronica back to the warehouse that serves him as both home and laboratory, and shows her a project that will change the world: a set of "Telepods" that allows instantaneous teleportation of an object from one pod to another.
After been teleported with a fly, Seth starts becoming a Fly-Man, what makes him becoming 
mad too.


Exotica is a 1994 Canadian film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club in Toronto, Canada. 
It was written and directed by Atom Egoyan.
Music used includes "Montagues and Capulets".


Vikings is an Irish-Canadian historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History. It premiered on 3 March 2013 in the United States and Canada. Filmed in Ireland, it is an Ireland/Canada co-production.
Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France. It portrays Ragnar as a former farmer who rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes King of Denmark, with the support of his family and fellow warriors: his brother Rollo, his son Bjorn Ironside, and his wives—the shieldmaiden Lagertha and the princess Aslaug.


The Tudors is a British-Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable television channel Showtime. 
The series, although named after the Tudor dynasty as a whole, is based specifically upon the reign of King Henry VIII of England.


The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine seasons and 202 episodes. 
The series revolves around Fabio special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigating X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other. They develop a close relationship, which begins as a platonic friendship, but becomes a romance by the end of the series. In addition to the series-spanning story arc, "Monster-of-the-Week" episodes form roughly two-thirds of all episodes.


Arrow is an American television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg.
It is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp. 
This TV series was recorded in Canada and two of the principal character are Canadian:

Stephen Amell was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the cousin of actor Robbie Amell.He married American actress and model Cassandra Jean on December 25, 2012 in a private ceremony in the Caribbean, and for a second time in New Orleans on May 26, 2013. The couple have a daughter,Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell born in 2013.Amell appeared in two episodes of the fourth season of Queer as Folk as the Liberty Ride spinning instructor in 2004. Amell played Adam in the first season of the television series Dante's Cove; he was replaced in the second season by Jon Fleming. In 2007, Amell won a Gemini Award for his guest-starring role on ReGenesis. The same year he was also nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Ensemble Cast Category for Rent-a-Goalie.
Amell starred as Joran van der Sloot in the Lifetime film Justice for Natalee Holloway which originally aired in May 2011.
He had recurring roles in the TV series Da Kink in My Hair and Heartland. On December 3, 2010, Amell joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries as werewolf 'Brady' for season 2.

Emily Bett Rickards was born and raised on the West coast of Canada. Beginning her career path at a young age, she introduced herself to musical theatre and dance, with the hope of later introducing herself to more serious acting. She graduated from high school early and attended the Vancouver Film School, completing the Acting Essentials Program. After completing the program, she attended an open call audition, which gained her an agent] Rickards also studied at the Alida Vocal Studio in Vancouver.
emily.jpgRickards appeared in the video of the Nickelback single "Never Gonna Be Alone" in 2008 and, after some minor roles, was cast as Felicity Smoak in the TV series Arrow in 2012.Originally signed as a one-episode guest star, her chemistry with star Stephen Amell coupled with positive fan reaction led to her first being signed as a recurring co-star in the rest of the first season, and then as a regular character for the second season. In the following year she landed the role of Lauren Phillips in the television movie Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story.