National Film Board Of Canada Original Movies

Here we collected the best movies from National Film Board of Canada in order of popularity
The Roommate

The Roommate

2014
Fed up with her roommate’s incessant shopping and hoarding, a girl takes matters into her own hands in this comical take on vlogging and the art of co-habitation. Inspired by found sound of a shopper’...
Paperland: The Bureaucrat Observed

Paperland: The Bureaucrat Observed

1979
Bureaucracy shapes our lives and guides us from the cradle to the grave. This documentary, directed by Donald Brittain, lays bare the idiosyncrasies of bureaucracy, whether in Canada, Austria, Hungary...
The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

1968
Oscar nominated short cartoon from 1968
Chi

Chi

2013
Director Anne Wheeler joins actress Babz Chula on a trip to India to rid herself of cancer.
Snow Cat

Snow Cat

1998
The moving tale of a lonely girl and an unforgettable magical cat is told to a young grandchild by a grandmother in this animated short narrated by Oscar® and Tony award winner Maureen Stapleton. Two-...
Mission of Fear

Mission of Fear

1965
While waiting for his death sentence to be carried out by the Native Americans he came to convert, a Jesuit missionary reflected on his life and his faith.
Lucretia

Lucretia

1986
In an animated film sprinkled with magic and stardust, an impish little girl from Hades turns common assumptions topsy turvy. Lucretia is very curious about Christmas, a subject she has never heard sp...
Montreal Stories

Montreal Stories

1991
Six stories about Montreal. 1: A young housewife from Toronto samples the nightlife using basic French. 2: The tale of a painting of Montreal's first mayor, Jacques Viger. 3: During a hockey game, Mad...
Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

2
2012
Canadian actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley investigates certain secrets related to her mother, interviewing a group of family members and friends whose reliability varies depending of their implicati...
The Man Without a Shadow

The Man Without a Shadow

2004
An animated film made in 2004 by the Swiss director Georges Schwizgebel. It is an adaptation of The Curious Case of Peter Shlemihl, written by German writer Adelbert von Chamisso 1813 novel.
Begone Dull Care

Begone Dull Care

4
1949
Begone Dull Care shines with his masterful use of scratching and painting on film stock. In Begone Dull Care, McLaren adds complexity to Lye’s compositions, emphasising sound/visual synchronisation an...
The Tin Flute

The Tin Flute

1983
In the early 1940's, Canada is a country at war and Florentine is a young woman, from a very poor family, looking for love. She meets two suitable men, a nice soldier from a good and wealthy family, a...
Give Me Your Soul...

Give Me Your Soul...

2000
A snapshot of the porn industry in the San Fernando Valley focusing on a handful of people: Luke Ford, a reporter who breaks the industry's gentlemen's agreement and writes about actors who have HIV/A...
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

1987
Awkward, shy and delightfully funny, Polly is an "organizationally impaired" temporary assistant who finally gets her first permanent job at the age of 31. While she works for the curator of an art ga...
Hot Ice

Hot Ice

1940
A close-up view of a hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Rangers. From the flash of blades, the spurting ice, and the roar of avid fans, the film occasionally turns back to ne...
Nightangel

Nightangel

1986
When a man becomes blind, his life is all turned around. He can only use his touch to get around in his house. The objects become enemies. But an angel is looking over him.
MacPherson

MacPherson

2013
The friendship between Félix Leclerc and Frank Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate, is the subject of this animated film. Leclerc wrote a song about the log drives in hono...
Mon oncle Antoine

Mon oncle Antoine

4
1971
The coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business is set in cold rural Quebec during Christmas time. Claude Jutra's film, Mon Onc...
Vignette: Para Sight

Vignette: Para Sight

1990
There is an active organisms jumping and quivering in this one-minute scene.
REW-FFWD

REW-FFWD

6
1994
A photographer is in Jamaica. He becomes fascinated by the people he meets after a cultural shock.
IXE-13

IXE-13

6
1972
Canuxploitation musical spy comedy.
Who Is the Real Martin Short?

Who Is the Real Martin Short?

2017
The film attempts to get to know the person behind the persona of Martin Short. It looks at the inspiration for some of Short's favourite roles and discovers the depth of his talent for observing, abs...
The Last Round: Chuvalo vs. Ali

The Last Round: Chuvalo vs. Ali

2003
Get a ringside seat for one of the most unforgettable fights in the history of boxing with this documentary that explores the legendary match between Muhammad Ali and Canadian underdog George Chuvalo ...
Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

1992
Ten women in Canada talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s: discovering the pulp fiction of the day about women in love, their own first affairs, the pain of breaking up, frequenting ...
Orange

Orange

2009
This animated short poses some interesting questions: what if buildings pulsed, trees tapped out beats, or shadows could whistle a tune? Through the creative interpretation and animation of the city's...
Seances

Seances

2016
A new way of experiencing film narrative has been created by the National Film Board of Canada and Seances. There are hundreds of thousands of new stories created by code. The audience will only have ...
Vimy-Ridge

Vimy-Ridge

2006
In this short animation Damien Hess attempts to connect with the tragedy of the First World War, a conflict that helped define Canada. In this film he uses imagery of the Canadian National Vimy Memori...
Basket

Basket

1975
A series of still images follows master Líl̓wat basket maker Mathilda Jim, from the harvesting of materials to the creation of a functional work of art. Told in the Lil̓wat7úl language, this short doc...
Distress Signals

Distress Signals

1990
A film about the predominance of American television programming around the world at the expense of regional cultural voices.
Loops

Loops

1940
An experimental film in which both sound and visuals were created entirely by McLaren drawing directly upon the film with ordinary pen and ink. The titles are in eight languages. Rereleased with multi...
William Shatner Sings O Canada

William Shatner Sings O Canada

2011
William Shatner shows his appreciation when he is honoured by Canada's Governor General. The most famous space cadet in Hollywood gives us a memorable rendition of Canada's national anthem in this sho...
Eaude

Eaude

2004
Thea Pratt explores the exhilarating moment of a poetic dive. The movement of the puppet diver is influenced by Norman McLaren, Leni Riefenstahl and Busby Berkeley. Dancing light, frothing oceans, rol...
Duel

Duel

1997
An animation film about a clarinet and a trumpet that meet, clash, compete, compromise and harmonize.
The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick

The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick

1988
The early 1960s: In preparation for his Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish boy, Max Glick (Noam Zylberman) from a small Manitoba community with an overbearing family tries to navigate his coming-of-age with his fa...
Matusalem

Matusalem

1993
Fleeing from some other children who want to beat him, Olivier meets the ghost of a Pirate who every hundred years tries to find a parchment. Olivier agrees to help him. But in doing so he is captured...
Margaret's Museum

Margaret's Museum

1995
Margaret MacNeil is single in a town where half the men die down the coalpit. Neil Currie is a charming and sincere dishwasher. You can't avoid the pit forever, no matter what you do.
Lining the Blues

Lining the Blues

1939
The images were hand-drawn directly onto the film. The forms capture the spirit of Andy's Blues. The film was restored in 1984.
Our Land, Our Truth

Our Land, Our Truth

1983
Made in collaboration with the Inuit Tungavingat Nunamini, this film focuses on those dissident members of the Inuit community who rejected the agreement signed on November 11, 1975, between the North...
Muybridge's Strings

Muybridge's Strings

2011
Koji Yamamura's allegory the immutability of time, love and devotion, and the unbreakable nature of the parent-child bond, into interlacing story.
The Snowshoers

The Snowshoers

1958
This short documentary records the celebration and ritual surrounding a snowshoe competition in Sherbrooke in the late 1950s. The film marked the beginning of a new approach to reality in documentary ...
The Necktie

The Necktie

2008
A solitary man works in a tall office building. The only moment in his drab life that's out of the ordinary each year seems to be opening the birthday card and gift from his mother. Usually it's a tie...
The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane

The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane

2001
A film about the life and career of the famed Canadian comic book talent.
Gymnasia

Gymnasia

2019
Step into a dream, where the ghostly ephemera of a lost childhood await you.
A Paper Wedding

A Paper Wedding

1989
A woman agrees to a marriage of convenience with a refugee.
The Hutterites

The Hutterites

1964
The Hutterites, an Anabaptist religious community, are similar to the Amish or the Mennonites.
Bethune

Bethune

1964
A film biography of Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian doctor who served with the loyalists during the Spanish Civil War and with the North Chinese Army during the Sino-Japanese War. In Spain he pioneer...
Leolo

Leolo

1992
The story of an imaginative boy who pretended to be a Sicilian tomato after his mother fell.
Cornet at Night

Cornet at Night

1963
Based on a short story by Sinclair Ross, this short film recalls rural life on the Prairies in the 1930s. In the film a farmer's young son, sent to town to hire a man for the harvest, readily accepts ...
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