Let Us Be Your Netflix Film Recommend

We know what the holiday season is really all about: de-stressing and finally tackling that massive Netflix list you’ve been queuing since last January. But once you’ve burned through that list, you might be itching for some more of your favourite Hollywood films. With so many choices out there, it can be a daunting task.

So, let’s give Netflix a break and please allow us to recommend some films! For more recs, click here.

If you liked A League of Their Own, try Baseball Girls


There’s no crying in baseball! Damn right. These badass athletes prove how talented they are, all the while crushing gender norms and scoring home runs.

Baseball Girls, Lois Siegel, Office national du film du Canada

If you liked Night at the Museum, try This is Your Museum Speaking


A night watchman walks around a museum only to discover the exhibits are alive. Which film am I talking about? You’ll have to watch to see.

This Is Your Museum Speaking, Lynn Smith, Office national du film du Canada

If you liked Fantastic Mr. Fox, try All the Rage


Adorable animals up to no good? Check. Ginger canidaes losing a little part of themselves? Check and check. Will you think twice about wearing fur? Oh yes you will.

All the Rage, Alexandra Lemay, Office national du film du Canada

If you liked Mad Max: Fury Road, try Man: The Polluter


Mad Max: Fury Road asked the all important question: who killed the world? Our film answers that in the title.

Man: The Polluter, Don Arioli, Milan Blazekovic, Zlatko Bourek, Nedeljko Dragic, Hugh Foulds, Chuck Jones, Vladimir Jutrisa, Wolf Koenig, Boris Kolar, Aleksandar Marks, Frank Nissen, Kaj Pindal, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Dusan Vukotic et Ante Zaninovic, Office national du film du Canada

If you liked Jurassic Park, try 64,000,000 Years Ago


All dinosaurs, all the time. Granted, our doesn’t have Jeff Goldblum, but really, it was always all about the dinos, right? …right?

64,000,000 Years Ago, Bill Maylone, Office national du film du Canada

If you liked Selma, try Journey to Justice


The journey to Civil Rights hasn’t been easy, and the brave individuals who refused to accept inequality and fought for their rights—whether it be through marching or the judicial system—deserve our utmost respect and gratitude.

Journey to Justice, Roger McTair, Office national du film du Canada

If you liked Lords of Dogtown, try The Devil’s Toy


Renegade skaters who defined a generation, defied the authorities, and looked fly while doing it? If that’s your cup of tea, you’ll adore our film.

The Devil's Toy, Claude Jutra, Office national du film du Canada

If you liked Mission: Impossible II, try Cliff Hangers


If you’re a fan of Tom Cruise’s death-defying stunts—like the insane freestyle mountain climbing from M:I II—check out a film dedicated to insane men who climb up mountains. For fun.

Cliff Hangers, , Office national du film du Canada

If you liked Zero Dark Thirty, try Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd


The troubling imagery of the detained men in Zero Dark Thirty lead to many discussions about the conditions of prisoners who were detained in the USA. Uyghurs dives into the heart of that debate and splashes it open in living colour.

Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd, Patricio Henríquez, Office national du film du Canada

If you liked As Good as It Gets, try OCD: The War Inside


Jack Nicholson won his third Oscar for playing a man with crippling OCD. Take an hour and learn about the men and women who actually live with this anxiety disorder.

OCD: The War Inside, David Hoffert et Mark Pancer, Office national du film du Canada

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