The Best NFB Films of the 1970s
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 1970s!
Cry of the Wild
Filmed over 3 years in the Northwest Territories, B.C., the High Arctic and Quebec, this feature-length Bill Mason doc is the definitive tribute to that fascinating inhabitant of the Canadian wilderness, the wolf.
Discover this animated short about a baby that gets passed from house to house before finding an unusual home.
Games of the XXIst Olympiad
Revisit the 1976 Montreal Olympics with this sweeping feature doc that reveals the outstanding athletes – winners and losers – who participated in this mythical sports event.
Watch one of the world’s first computer-animated films. Director Peter Foldès uses seamlessly morphing imagery and an eerie soundtrack to paint a picture of unstoppable gluttony.
I’ll Find A Way
Fall in love with this Oscar®-winning doc about Nadia DeFranco, a 9-year-old girl born with spina bifida who refuses to let her disability be an obstacle in her life.
King of the Hill
Get an inside look at the real world of baseball with this Donald Brittain doc that profiles pitcher Ferguson Jenkins, one of the greatest Canadian ball players of all time.
Log Driver’s Waltz
Sing along with Kate and Anna McGarrigle in this beloved film about a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a carefree log driver.
Mon Oncle Antoine
Get lost in the magic of Claude Jutra’s recreation of 1940s life in rural Quebec – a time of innocence… and innocence lost.
Mr. Frog Went A-courting
Watch as a handsome frog courts and wins a mouse for his bride in this brilliantly animated rendition of the old classic.
Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry
Dive into the universe of acclaimed novelist Malcolm Lowry with this Oscar-nominated doc produced by former NFB commisioner James de Beaujeu Domville.