The Best NFB Films of the 2000s

Films

With 3000+ films that you can stream for free, picking a starting point can be tricky!

Enjoy a (subjective) list of the 10 best NFB films from the 2000s!

Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

Featuring interviews with cinéma-vérité pioneers and mavericks alike, this feature film explores the art of the documentary, from inside out. WIth Albert Maysles, Errol Morris, Nick Bloomfield, and 30 other leading documentarians.

Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary, Pepita Ferrari, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Carts of Darkness

Take a bumpy ride across North Vancouver’s posh streets with this high-adrenaline film about a group of homeless men who combine bottle picking with extreme shopping cart racing.

Carts of Darkness, Murray Siple, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

From The Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

Zip through an absurdist version of the evolution of life on planet Earth with this slick Claude Cloutier short.

From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning, Claude Cloutier, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Madame Tutli-Putli

Watch this Oscar-nominated stop-motion short about a woman who faces the kindness and menace of strangers as well as some old demons of her own during a long night aboard the night train.

Madame Tutli-Putli , Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny

Poking fun at the Inuit people’s status as “exotic” documentary subjects, this satirical film examines the strange and curious customs of <em>Qallunaat</em>: the Inuit word for white people.

Qallunaat! Why White People Are Funny , Mark Sandiford, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.

RiP! A Remix Manifesto , Brett Gaylor, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Ryan

Dive deep into influential Canadian animator Ryan Larkin’s life, art, and personal struggles with this riveting Oscar®-winning animated short by Chris Landreth.

Ryan , Chris Landreth, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Sleeping Betty

When Princess Betty falls under a strange sleeping spell, the King calls the entire kingdom for help. But will a kiss really be enough to wake her?

Sleeping Betty, Claude Cloutier, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The Danish Poet

A poet attempts to answer some big questions: what chains of events lead up to love, birth, death, and everything in between? This charming short won the 2006 Animated Short Oscar®.

The Danish Poet, Torill Kove, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane

Meet one of the most fascinating and innovative men in popular entertainment today: Todd McFarlane, creator of fictional superhero Spawn. Driven, controversial, relentless, McFarlane also lives a happy suburban life married to his childhood sweetheart.

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