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1. Goon (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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64 Metascore

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Eugene Levy

Votes: 82,297 | Gross: $4.17M

2. Flightplan (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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53 Metascore

A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan

Votes: 148,911 | Gross: $89.71M

3. The Shipping News (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.7
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47 Metascore

An emotionally beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 31,456 | Gross: $11.43M

4. Closet Monster (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.0
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81 Metascore

A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

Director: Stephen Dunn | Stars: Aaron Abrams, Jack Fulton, Joanne Kelly, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 7,214 | Gross: $0.04M

5. The Grand Seduction (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

7.0
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57 Metascore

To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent

Votes: 15,114 | Gross: $3.41M

6. Going the Distance (2004)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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In order to prevent a recent high school graduate from getting engaged, two friends intervene by taking him on a cross-country road trip.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Christopher Jacot, Joanne Kelly, Shawn Roberts, Mayko Nguyen

Votes: 3,457

7. No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 3,147

8. Love & Savagery (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland arouses scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene, Louise Nicol, Martha Burns

Votes: 276

9. Sealed Cargo (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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In 1943, an American fishing boat has a fateful encounter with a seriously damaged Danish schooner off of Canada's Atlantic coast.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Dana Andrews, Carla Balenda, Claude Rains, Philip Dorn

Votes: 641

10. Rare Birds (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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60 Metascore

A down-and-out restaurateur and his neighbor hatch a plan to lure luminaries to their small Newfoundland town.

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: William Hurt, Andy Jones, Molly Parker, Vicky Hynes

Votes: 1,547

11. Grown Up Movie Star (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.1
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The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.

Director: Adriana Maggs | Stars: Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Julia Kennedy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 359

12. Le Crabe-Tambour (1977)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.0
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A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Claude Rich, Jacques Perrin, Aurore Clément

Votes: 561

13. The Lifeforce Experiment (1994 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Eccentric scientist Dr. MacLean wants to determine if the afterlife exists by recording the moment the soul leaves a dying body. A terminally ill boy, a psychic girl and an undercover agent Jessica Saunders help him.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mimi Kuzyk, Vlasta Vrana, Corin Nemec

Votes: 178

14. Restless Spirits (1999 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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A young girl, who struggles with her pilot father's death in a plane crash years before, visits her grandmother in Newfoundland. While there, she encounters the ghosts of two pilots, who ... See full summary »

Director: David Wellington | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Michel Monty, Juliana Wimbles, Marsha Mason

Votes: 351

15. Riverhead (2016)

89 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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A blood feud divides a small town in rural Newfoundland.

Director: Justin Oakey | Stars: Lawrence Barry, Stephen Oates, Stephen Lush, Andrew Kay

Votes: 88

16. Hatching, Matching, & Dispatching (2005–2006)

30 min | Comedy

4.1
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The ongoing epic of a rural Newfoundland family called the Fureys who operate the town's sole bridal, ambulatory and funeral services company, starring legendary Canadian comedians Mary Walsh & Mark McKinney.

Stars: Joel Thomas Hynes, Rick Boland, Susan Kent, Shaun Majumder

Votes: 246

17. Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

7.3
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Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester, is deeply in love with his wife Margaret and dreams of the future when his son Jack will step into his shoes. He sails to England to ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Walter Connolly, Robert Young, Doris Kenyon, Macon Jones

Votes: 47

18. Crackie (2009)

94 min | Drama

5.4
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Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex ... See full summary »

Director: Sherry White | Stars: Mary Walsh, Meghan Greeley, Cheryl Wells, Joel Thomas Hynes

Votes: 140

19. A Whale for the Killing (1981 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama

6.8
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A female humpback whale is stranded in a small area during a storm. Fishermen of the village seek to kill the whale but a man visiting the area fights to save the whale's life.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Peter Strauss, Dee Wallace, Kathryn Walker, Bruce McGill

Votes: 113

20. Gossip (2008 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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A woman returns to her childhood town after splitting from her husband. The town is gripped by a spree of burglaries. As she left under a cloud the town's gossipers think she might be involved.

Director: Stacey Stewart Curtis | Stars: Kelli Williams, Kris Holden-Ried, Inga Cadranel, Julia Kennedy

Votes: 127

21. The Rowdyman (1972)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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A man who refuses to grow up and take responsibility has his world crash down on him when his friends suffer as a result of his antics.

Director: Peter Carter | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Frank Converse, Will Geer, Linda Goranson

Votes: 132

22. Flying Fortress (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.2
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Wartime drama of bomber crews based in England.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Richard Greene, Carla Lehmann, Betty Stockfeld, Donald Stewart

Votes: 96

23. Codco (1986–1992)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A Newfoundland, Canada focused sketch comedy show.

Stars: Cathy Jones, Greg Malone, Tommy Sexton, Mary Walsh

Votes: 185

24. The Wonderful Grand Band (1980–1983)

Comedy, Music

6.8
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Stars: Ron Hynes, Cathy Jones, Greg Malone, Sandy Morris

Votes: 20

25. John and the Missus (1987)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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A small Canadian town is devasted when a local mine--the town's only source of income--is closed. One man incurs the wrath of the townsmen when he stubbornly refuses the small amount of ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Pinsent | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Jackie Burroughs, Randy Follett, Jessica Steen

Votes: 95

26. Sea the Truth (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Sea the Truth focuses on the current state of our oceans and seas, which, according to leading scientists, will be empty within 40 years if we continue to catch and eat fish at the current rate.

Directors: Claudine Everaert, Gertjan Zwanikken | Stars: Claire King, Marianne Thieme

Votes: 27

27. The Bread Maker (2003)

82 min | Romance

5.3
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Director: Anita Reilly McGee | Stars: Sherry White, Jonathan Torrens, Rick Boland, Joel Thomas Hynes

Votes: 26

28. The World Is Burning (2013)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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A young man returns to a traditional life in rural Newfoundland after tragedy strikes.

Director: Justin Oakey | Stars: Brad Bonnell, Bruce Brenton, Janet O'Reilly, Albert Oakey

Votes: 12

29. Flankers (2014)

14 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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On the eve of a storm in rural Newfoundland, feuding fishermen are forced to set their conflicts aside when an emergency arises.

Director: Justin Oakey | Stars: Joel Thomas Hynes, Darren Ivany, Lawrence Barry, Mike Daly

Votes: 19

30. From Paradise to Fortune (2003 Video)

57 min | Documentary

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A portrait of the Newfoundland government's rural resettlement programs.

Director: Shawn Hainsworth

31. Secret Nation (1992)

110 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A graduate history student returns to her native Newfoundland, searching for proof of a conspiracy surrounding the referendum that saw Newfoundland join Canada.

Director: Michael Jones | Stars: Cathy Jones, Mary Walsh, Michael Wade, Rick Mercer

Votes: 81

32. No Apologies (1990)

90 min | Drama

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As a family of siblings and their spouses gathers at their father's deathbed, old jealousies and new angers and liaisons lead to an inevitable climax.

Director: Ken Pittman | Stars: Barrie Dunn, Anne Fizzard, Bryan Hennessey, Frances Knickle

33. Vive la rose (2009)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

5.9
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Emile Benoit's delivery of the 18th century French song 'Vive la rose', accompanied by stop-motion animation with a combination of ink drawings and Newfoundland scenery.

Director: Bruce Alcock

Votes: 62

34. Mot ukjent land - Helge Ingstad, den siste av de store (1999 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, History

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Star: Helge Ingstad

35. Cod on a Stick (1974)

Comedy

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Stars: Andy Jones, Cathy Jones, Robert Joy, Greg Malone

36. Limit Is the Sky (2016)

107 min | Documentary

8.4
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Fort McMurray, the capital of the third-largest oil reserve in the world, becomes a testing ground for young dreamers as they struggle with their perceptions of money and self-worth amid plummeting oil prices and a devastating wildfire.

Director: Julia Ivanova | Stars: Max Prince Gee, Patrick Hampton, Sable Jean

Votes: 7

37. With Camera and Gun in Newfoundland (1961)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Lee Wulff | Stars: Oliver L. Vardy, Kay Wulf, Lee Wulff

38. Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat (1981)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Andy Thomson | Stars: Farley Mowat, Helen Mowat

39. Fish Out of Water: The Expulsion of Outport Newfoundlanders (2008)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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In the 1960s out-port Newfoundland was shut down after 300 years of vibrant living, thus ending a way of life enjoyed by thousands. Why did this happen? Follow host Tom Rissesco on his ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Fielding

40. Hors-chant (2010)

32 min | Short, Drama, Music

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Beginning of 20th century. The opera singer Marie Toulinguet has lost her voice. Haunted by souvenirs of her childhood in Newfoundland, she remembers an Indian doll made by the servant ... See full summary »

Director: Renaud De Putter | Stars: Alexa Doctorow, Johanne Saunier, Cannelle Menguy

41. Forgiveness: Stories for Our Time (2007)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Johanna Lunn | Stars: Anne Marie Hagan, Alan McBride, Julie Nicholson, Lesley Parrott

42. Newfoundland: Through Eyes of a Foreigner (2009)

Documentary, Short

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Newfoundland through eyes of foreigner is a documentary film capturing our travels in Newfoundland from the summer of 2007. It mentions some of many interesting places which we had a chance... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Gazo

43. The Aviatrix (2009)

7 min | Short

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Director: Monica Kidd

44. The Horse (2009– )

46 min | Documentary

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The Horse is a whimsical, lighthearted canter chronicling 6,000 years of humankind's relationship with one of its longest and most durable companions: the horse. From wild, free grasslands ... See full summary »

45. Finding Mary March (1988)

100 min | Drama, History

7.6
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Director: Ken Pittman | Stars: Rick Boland, John Budden, Jacinta Cormier, Austin Davis

Votes: 12

46. La grande pêche (1955)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Henri Fabiani

47. Fishbowl (2011)

4 min | Short, Drama

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Berg is a beta living a boring life in a fishbowl. Morgan tries to find a way to make his life more exciting.

Director: Morgan T. Lee | Star: Morgan T. Lee

48. La grande allure (1985 TV Movie)

133 min | Documentary

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-Released in 1985, this poetic tribute to the St. Lawrence River is the second of two films commemorating the 450th anniversary of Jacques Cartier's first voyage to America. Director Pierre... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Perrault | Star: Christine Prud'homme

49. AHL Weekly (1993–1996)

60 min | Sport

7.5
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Star: Gracie P. Aylward

Votes: 8

50. Moose and Caribou in Newfoundland (1986)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Lee Wulff



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