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Ever  feel like your favourite streaming service just isn’t making the right recommendations for you? Check out our helpful film list for a Canadian twist to your movie consumption!

If you liked The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, try St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea

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Fans of Wes Anderson‘s woefully underrated film might be interested to learn about the inspiration behind the Steven Zissou character, the immeasurable Jacques Cousteau.

St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea, Jacques-Yves Cousteau & Jacques Gagné, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


 

If you liked 2001: A Space Odyssey, try Universe

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Auteur director Stanley Kubrick‘s revolutionary science-fiction film was heavily inspired by Roman Kroitor & Colin Low‘s 1960 film about voyageurs exploring the universe. 

Universe, Roman Kroitor & Colin Low, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


 

If you liked Inside Llewyn Davis, try Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen

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If journeys with dreamy folk singers set your heart ablaze, then follow Leonard Cohen as he renews his “neurotic affiliations”.

Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen , Donald Brittain & Don Owen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


 

If you liked Spawn, try The Devil You Know

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Learn all about the mastermind behind Spawn and Venom as Canadian animator Todd McFarlane talks about his life and inspirations.

The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane, Kenton Vaughan, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


 

If you liked Star Wars try, 21-87

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George Lucas famously cited Arthur Lipsett‘s surreal social commentary as an influence on the conceptualization of ‘The Force’. Does Princess Leia’s cell number make sense now?

21-87, Arthur Lipsett, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


 

If you liked Iron Man, try Project Grizzly

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Sound familiar? An eccentric inventor designs a specialized suit of armour they hope makes them invincible. We’re talking about Troy James Hurtubise, a man determined to go head-to-head with a grizzly bear.

Project Grizzly , Peter Lynch, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


 

If you liked Begin Again, try My Prairie Home

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Prairie-born musician Rae Spoon jams out across Canada in a charming little indie doc that also takes the time to break out into catchy music videos.

My Prairie Home, Chelsea McMullan, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


 

If you liked The Fast and the Furious, try The Devil at Your Heels

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If high-octane cars and the mad, mad people that live to race are your cup of tea, take a spin with Canadian stuntman Ken Carter and be amazed at his guts and feats of driving daredevilry.

The Devil at Your Heels, Robert Fortier, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


 

If you liked Captain America, try Shredded

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Captain America, one of the most iconic WWII heroes in comic literature, was born from the frail, yet patriotic, Steve Rogers. In lieu of a real Super-Soldier Serum existing, watch young men do whatever it takes to bulk up.

Shredded, Richard Gaudio & Douglas C. Taplin, provided by the National Film Board of Canada


 

If you liked Girlfight, try The Boxing Girls of Kabul

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Girls. Kick. Butt.  A group of remarkable boxers dream of  representing their country at the Olympics and never let politics stand in their way.

The Boxing Girls of Kabul, Ariel Nasr, provided by the National Film Board of Canada