The Canadian movies have a long history of being underestimated and stereotyped, CanCon had the reputation of being cheap-looking, dull, low budget-feeling, lustreless, and not very engaging. Today, however, “Made in Canada” symbolizes quality and originality Owing to the success of Made Nous is a new media campaign that celebrates the work of Canadian creators in film, television, video games, and digital entertainment, both at home and abroad.Major media personalities are now recognizing and appreciating the work of Canadian creators and support the Made Nous campaign greatly. Mathieu Chantelois, a successful journalist, magazine editor, and marketing executive is one of the many media personalities supporting the campaign. So, here are the five best Canadian films of all time.
The Revenant (2015):
The Revenant is an Oscar-winning action-adventure drama film which was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The movie is based in part on Michael Punkes 2002 novel of the same name, depicting frontiersman Hugh Glass’s experiences in 1823 in the cinematic masterpiece. The plot of the movie revolves around the story of legendary explorer Hugh Glass played by Leonardo DiCaprio on his quest for survival and justice. This ensues after he is survived by a brutal bear assault, and is left for dead by a wicked member of his hunting team played by Tom Hardy. This epic adventure describes how the protagonist goes against all the extraordinary odds, surviving incredible grief and pain, battling a relentless winter in deserted terrain.
The Deadpool Franchise (2016-2018):
The Deadpool franchise is one of the finest from the MCU universe which is a series of superhero films based on the Marvel Comics character of the name Deadpool. The series is popular notoriously for its graphic content and dark comedy and is an R rated movie. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as the lead character Wade Wilson. Wade is a Vancouver native and a mercenary who gets embroiled with Ajax. Ajax is a twisted scientist who assures to cure him of his cancer and give him healing powers. However, the experiment goes wrong and Wades’ whole body gets disfigured and messed up. He then sets on to exact revenge for the same.
Aladdin is a musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie is a live-action adaptation of 1992 Disney’s Aladdin. The movie tells a tale of Aladdin played by Mena Massoud a Canadian actor who played a kind-hearted thief, attempts to woo, the princess of Agrabah Jasmine, with the help of a Genie. Then comes the twist in the plot as Jafar, the grand vizier of Agrabah, tries to usurp the king. Jasmine, Aladdin, and Genie undertake the task of stopping him from succeeding in his evil endeavor.
Life of Pi (2012):
Life of Pi is a Canadian fantasy adventure based on Yann Martels’ 2001 novel of the same name. Life of Pi is directed by Ang Lee where a Tamil boy named Pi Patel played by Suraj Sharma finds himself in an extraordinarily threatening situation after a storm wrecks his boat and his lifeboat is adrift in the middle of nowhere. He fights for his survival in the middle of an ocean and to make matters worse he is faced by a hyena and a male Bengal tiger on his boat.
The Shape of Water (2017):
The Shape of Water is an Oscar-winning romantic fantasy drama film directed by Guillermo Del who bagged the Oscar for Best Director 2018. The story is built around a lonely janitor Elisa played by Sally Hawkins who works in a scientific research facility and comes across an amphibious creature that is held captive in the secret research facility. She then develops a unique relationship with the creature.