The 10 and 3's top 50 Canadian Films

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Canadian films have often struggled to find a worthy spotlight, even in their own country. But with the Canadian Screen Awards just around the corner, it's an appropriate moment for us to all do our parts to try and change that. And perhaps a good start is this list of 50 Canadian films that data journalism website The 10 and 3 — which aims to "tell compelling and unusual stories about Canada through maps, interactive charts and other interesting visualizations" — decided to put together last month.

Unlike other (and certainly worthy) lists like this recent one from TIFF, The 10 and 3 compiled its list not from critics and academics but from a formula derived from the folks who rated the films on online film database IMDb. They came with an "adjusted rating," based on this confusing but seemingly legit equation:

(v/(v+m))R+(m/(v+m))C, where:
R = average IMDB rating for the film
v = the number of IMDB ratings that the film received
m = parameter that effectively downweights films with very few ratings (in our case m = 1000)
C = average rating across all films in our ranking

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  1. 1 new

    Room

    2015, in 6 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    Incendies

    2010, in 8 top lists Check
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    A Christmas Story

    1983, in 5 top lists Check
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    Mommy

    2014, in 5 top lists Check
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    C.R.A.Z.Y.

    2005, in 1 top list Check
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    Les triplettes de Belleville

    2003 — a.k.a. The Triplets of Belleville, in 9 top lists Check
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    Water

    2005, in 3 top lists Check
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    Eastern Promises

    2007, in 4 top lists Check
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    Les ordres

    1974 — a.k.a. Orderers, in 2 top lists Check
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    Le violon rouge

    1998 — a.k.a. The Red Violin, in 1 top list Check
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    The Sweet Hereafter

    1997, in 8 top lists Check
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    Les invasions barbares

    2003 — a.k.a. The Barbarian Invasions, in 7 top lists Check
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    Brooklyn

    2015, in 3 top lists Check
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    Shake Hands with the Devil

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
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    Maurice Richard

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
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    My Winnipeg

    2007, in 9 top lists Check
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    Les bons débarras

    1980 — a.k.a. Good Riddance, in 1 top list Check
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    My Life Without Me

    2003, in 1 top list Check
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    Away from Her

    2006, in 3 top lists Check
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    Snow Cake

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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    Laurence Anyways

    2012, in 2 top lists Check
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    Stories We Tell

    2012, in 7 top lists Check
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    Mon oncle Antoine

    1971 — a.k.a. My Uncle Antoine, in 6 top lists Check
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    Léolo

    1992, in 5 top lists Check
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    Saint Ralph

    2004, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Silent Partner

    1978, in 2 top lists Check
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    La guerre des tuques

    1984 — a.k.a. The Dog Who Stopped the War, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Grey Fox

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
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    Lilies - Les feluettes

    1996 — a.k.a. Lilies, in 1 top list Check
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    Monsieur Lazhar

    2011, in 2 top lists Check
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    Atlantic City, USA

    1980 — a.k.a. Atlantic City, in 13 top lists Check
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    Sunshine

    1999, in 0 top lists Check
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    J'ai tué ma mère

    2009 — a.k.a. I Killed My Mother, in 1 top list Check
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    Jésus de Montréal

    1989 — a.k.a. Jesus of Montreal, in 6 top lists Check
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    Atanarjuat

    2001 — a.k.a. The Fast Runner, in 6 top lists Check
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    Strangers in Good Company

    1990 — a.k.a. The Company of Strangers, in 0 top lists Check
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    Le confessionnal

    1995 — a.k.a. The Confessional, in 1 top list Check
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    La grande séduction

    2003 — a.k.a. Seducing Doctor Lewis, in 0 top lists Check
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    J.A. Martin photographe

    1977, in 0 top lists Check
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    Hard Core Logo

    1996, in 1 top list Check
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    Warrendale

    1967, in 6 top lists Check
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    Les Plouffe

    1981 — a.k.a. The Plouffe Family, in 0 top lists Check
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    Treed Murray

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
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    It's All Gone Pete Tong

    2004, in 1 top list Check
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    La guerre du feu

    1981 — a.k.a. Quest for Fire, in 1 top list Check
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    Café de Flore

    2011, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Snow Walker

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
  48. 48 new

    Amal

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
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    Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

    1993, in 5 top lists Check
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    Still Mine

    2012, in 0 top lists Check
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Last updated on Apr 20, 2017; source