Canadian Cinema

Coming of age movies produced in Canada or interviews with prolific Canadian filmmakers and actors .

I Declare War (2012)

I Declare War delivers a unique movie experience. Kids will love it – it’s tense enough to excite, yet perfectly suitable for audiences of all ages.

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Alone with Mr. Carter (2011)

Writer/Director Jean-Pierre Bergeron challenged the hegemony of the familiar Coming-of-Age fables with the story of a young boy secretly in love with an older, heterosexual male in his debut film "Alone with Mr.Carter."
South of the Moon 2008 coming of age movie review

South of the Moon (2008)

South of the Moon has a somewhat complicated plot, essentially tying a Coming-of-Age story with one of big love. Recommended despite a few shortcomings, South of the Moon is an innovative independent film that deserves a chance to be appreciated.
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The Nature of Nicholas (2002)

A different sort of film with the approach taken by the filmmakers described by some as "weird". Read this review of "The Nature of Nicholas" and judge for yourself.
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Frisson des Collines (2011)

The Coming-of-Age film Frisson des Collines is the story of a 12-year-old boy who's dream is to go to the Woodstock Music Festival.
Jake and Jasper A Ferret Tale

Jake & Jasper: A Ferret Tale (2011)

The death of a loved one is a commonly addressed theme in films belonging to the Coming-of-Age genre. Jake & Jasper: A Ferret Tale  offers one solution to the issue of children dealing with grief - the friendship of an animal.
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The Greatest Joke Ever (2010)

The Greatest Joke Ever brings one a sense of nostalgia of days gone by. It is a short film by Sterling Productions which relates the tale of a group of boys playing a practical joke on the new kid in the neighborhood.
Swim Zack Swim(2002)

Swim Zack Swim (2002)

Swim Zack Swim is a 26-minute short film written, produced and directed by Sterling Johnston. Zack Thompson wants to be like his best friend, Christoper, who is an excellent swimmer and so learns to swim competively. The story of the film is simple, yet fun to watch.


Emmet is a forty-eight minute long Canadian film that tells the story of a friendship and of life changing choices.

C’est pas moi, je le jure!/It’s Not Me, I Swear!

"It's bad to lie, but it's worse to lie badly." C'est pas moi, je le jure! is a charming coming of age film coming from...

Montreal Main

I found out about " Montreal main " in one of the "Coming of age books " I have. I was intrigued by its...

Soft Like Me (1996)

Intelligent, dramatically compelling and strangely poetic examination of where we might be headed, or where we have already arrived.