National Film Board of Canada Movie Trailers

Most Popular National Film Board of Canada Trailers

Total trailers found: 106

The Forbidden Room Trailer (2015)

07 October 2015

A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.

The Man Who Planted Trees Trailer (1987)

13 May 1987

This film tells the story of a shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley by singlehandedly cultivating a forest over a thirty year period.

Lawn and Order Trailer (1994)

01 January 1994

Journeying through cities, suburbs, plains and deserts, Lawn and Order is a fun, hilarious and touching documentary which reveals the zany and obsessive fascination North Americans have with their front yard.

Matusalem Trailer (1993)

17 December 1993

Fleeing from some other children who want to beat him, Olivier meets the ghost of a Pirate who every hundred years tries to find a parchment.

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives Trailer (1992)

17 September 1992

Ten women, most of them in Vancouver or Toronto, talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s: discovering the pulp fiction of the day about women in love, their own first affairs, the pain of breaking up, frequenting gay bars, facing police raids, men's responses, and the etiquette of butch and femme roles.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life Trailer (2010)

02 March 2010

Jennie the terrier has everything a dog could ever wish for, but still feels that something is missing.

The Plant Trailer (1983)

01 January 1983

A man brings a small plant into his home and cares for it.

Cotton Mill, Treadmill Trailer (1976)

13 October 1976

Director Denys Arcand made an inquiry on textile industry in Quebec, meeting employers and workers of that industry.

A Little Fellow from Gambo: The Joey Smallwood Story Trailer (1970)

01 January 1970

This feature-length documentary paints a lively portrait of Father of Confederation and first premier of Newfoundland Joseph Roberts Smallwood, or "Joey," as he is known to most Canadians.

The Ernie Game Trailer (1968)

14 November 1968

Ernie Turner is released from a mental hospital and evicted from his apartment. Alienated and indifferent to life, he meets Donna, a beautiful young woman while wandering down the street.

Project Grizzly Trailer (1997)

03 October 1997

Documentary about the lifelong project of Troy Hurtubise, a man who has been obsessed with researching the Canadian grizzly bear up close, ever since surviving an early encounter with such a bear.

Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman Trailer (1985)

01 January 1985

In this short animation a single room is the setting for a lyrical dance through time about family roots.

Down North Trailer (1958)

01 January 1958

A report on sub-Arctic developments in the 1.3 million square km District of Mackenzie. In communities such as Hay River, Yellowknife and Port Radium modern technology and methods of winter transport opened up new possibilities in mining, lumbering, and other industries, and new opportunities for the Inuit and Indian populations.

Final Offer Trailer (1985)

26 November 1985

The filmmakers were given remarkable freedom to record the historic 1984 contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corporation.

La Salla Trailer (1996)

07 September 1996

A tale of a man who has everything he needs in his one little room, and the disasters that befall him when he succumbs to the temptation of the world outside his door.

The Apprentice Trailer (1991)

01 October 1991

Medieval times. A jester is heading to the castle, but can't help running into a fruit tree in his path.

The Apology Trailer (2016)

30 April 2016

The Apology explores the lives of former "comfort women", the more than 200,000 girls forced into sexual slavery during World War II.

Michaëlle Jean: A Woman of Purpose Trailer (2016)

21 April 2016

In 2005, Michaëlle Jean became the Governor General of Canada. A social activist, global citizen, and black woman, she would redefine the possibilities of that office.

Hunger Trailer (1974)

01 October 1974

In this animated short, director Peter Foldès depicts one man’s descent into greed and gluttony. Rapidly dissolving and ever-evolving images create a contrast between abundance and want.

Sexy Laundry Trailer (2015)

19 June 2015

How can the flames of desire be rekindled after 25 years of married life? Izabela Plucinska’s erot

21-87 Trailer (1963)

24 April 1963

"21-87 is a 1963 Canadian abstract film created by Arthur Lipsett that lasts 9 minutes and 33 seconds.

Paradise Trailer (1985)

01 January 1985

An Oscar-nominates short from 1985 by Ishu Patel, which raises the question - which is preferable, a beautiful gilded cage, or your freedom?

Hollow Land Trailer (2013)

10 June 2013

In this evocative film about the eternal human search for home, Berta and Solomon arrive in a land that promises respite from their many journeys.

Ted Baryluk's Grocery Trailer (1982)

30 September 1982

Ukrainian-Canadian Ted Baryluk's grocery store has been a fixture in Winnipeg's North End for over 20 years.

Mabel Trailer (2016)

01 January 2016

Feisty, fiercely independent and firmly rooted in place, 90 year-old Mabel Robinson broke barriers back in the 40s when she became the first woman in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, to launch her own business—a hairdressing salon where she still provides shampoo-n-sets over 70 years later.

Cat Meets Dog Trailer (2015)

19 March 2015

An anthropomorphic cat and dog, their images divided over 4 panels, receive an invitation for a romantic rendez­vous.

Zea Trailer (1981)

01 January 1981

A superb visual trick that will mystify its audience, this animated film transforms the commonplace into magic.

A Day in Forillon Trailer (1978)

01 January 1978

This short film illustrates a day in the life at Forillon National Park. Situated on the Gaspé peninsula in Quebec, the park offers spectacular views of sea, mountain and forest.

Epilogue Trailer (1971)

01 January 1971

This film employs a multi-image technique to contrast scenes of natural grandeur--mountains, forests, and wildflowers filmed in Canada's national parks--with images of the polluted rivers and countryside that result from the heedless exploitation of the environment.

Give Me Your Soul... Trailer (2000)

16 June 2000

A snapshot of the porn industry in the San Fernando Valley focusing on a handful of people: Luke Ford, a reporter who breaks the industry's gentlemen's agreement and writes about actors who have HIV/AIDS; Kimberley Jade, a veteran actress who contracts AIDS; Katie June, who arrives in Los Angeles from the South, going on 20, with dreams of becoming a porn star and with her mother's approval; Jim South, who runs a talent agency; and, William Margold, an aging factotum.

Hi-Ho Mistahey! Trailer (2013)

07 September 2013

Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen’s Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education for First Nations children, in safe and suitable schools.

Last Chance Trailer (2012)

01 January 2012

St. Henri, the 26th of August Trailer (2011)

01 January 2011

On August 26th, 2010, fourteen filmmakers followed multiple stories in the Montreal neighbourhood of St-Henri.

The End of Time Trailer (2012)

03 August 2012

Explores our perception of time.

Men for Sale Trailer (2008)

30 September 2008

An intimate and unflinching look over 12 months at the hardscrabble lives of hustlers in downtown Montreal.

Dirt Trailer (2008)

31 May 2008

This feature documentary is an exploration of the concept of dirt and impurity. From the slums of Kolkata to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to a barbeque joint in Central Texas, Dirt digs deep into the webs of meaning and feeling attached to that deceptively simple 4-letter word.

Night Zoo Trailer (1987)

01 May 1987

Marcel (Gilles Maheu) emerges from prison in hopes of a reconciliation with his dying father Albert (Roger Le Bel) in this thrilling crime drama.

View from the Summit Trailer (2002)

01 January 2002

This feature documentary takes us back to April 20, 2001, as Quebec City prepares to host the 3-day Summit of the Americas.

Frank the Wrabbit Trailer (1998)

01 January 1998

In this animated short, Frank proves he’s no ordinary rabbit. He's a highly intelligent "wrabbit" with a philosophical world view that affords him great comfort.

Flawed Trailer (2011)

23 August 2011

Flawed is nothing less than a beautiful gift from Andrea Dorfman's vivid imagination, a charming little film about very big ideas.

Strange Invaders Trailer (2002)

01 January 2002

Roger and Doris are a childless couple who get more than they bargained for when a strange child appears at their door one day.

Qallunaat! Trailer (2007)

30 October 2007

Qallunaat! Why White People are Funny is an irreverent look at Western Civilization through Inuit eyes.

A Sigh and a Wish: Helen Creighton's Maritimes Trailer (2001)

01 January 2001

A Sigh and a Wish tells the story of pioneer folklorist Helen Creighton and of the enduring appeal of her remarkable collections of song and story.

Around Perception Trailer (1968)

01 January 1968

An early experiment in employing computers to animate film. The result is a dazzling vibration of geometric forms in vivid color, an effect achieved by varying the speed at which alternate colors change, so producing optical illusions.

Drux Flux Trailer (2008)

01 January 2008

Comprised of fast-flowing images showing modern people crushed by industry.

Spare Change Trailer (2008)

01 October 2008

This animation short by Ryan Larkin recounts some “comical experiences” Larkin had during his many years as a panhandler in Montreal.

Finding Dawn Trailer (2006)

01 January 2006

Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh presents a compelling documentary that puts a human face on a national tragedy: the murders and disappearances of an estimated 500 Aboriginal women in Canada over the past 30 years.

A Phantasy Trailer (1952)

01 January 1952

An animated film drawn entirely in pastels. Various fantastical plant-like things "grow" from the ground, eventually launching five spheres.

Get a Job Trailer (1985)

01 January 1985

A young dog struggles to learn how to find a job.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen Trailer (1965)

01 January 1965

A 1964 documentary portrait of Cohen in his pre-musician days as a poet and stand-up comedian.

Gene Boy Came Home Trailer (2007)

01 August 2007

A portrait of Eugene "Gene Boy" (pronounced Genie Boy) Benedict, from Odanak Indian Reserve (near Montreal, Quebec).

The Railrodder Trailer (1965)

20 June 1965

After literally swimming across the Atlantic Ocean, an Englishman takes a country trip across Canada on a railcar.

Siena Trailer (1999)

01 January 1999

Opening with dreamlike images of the city of Siena at night, this short sand animation evolves into a symphony of waving banners, distant voices and galloping horses.

Christmas Cracker Trailer (1962)

01 January 1962

Three separate sequences related to Christmas, animated in different styles: cutout animation of children dancing in the snow to "Jingle Bells," stop-motion animation of toys come to life, and cel animation of a man who seeks the ideal star to top his Christmas tree.

The Case of Charlie Gordon Trailer (1939)

01 January 1939

The first film ever distributed by the NFB, The Case of Charlie Gordon focuses on an unemployed young Canadian who has never held a job.

The Hat Trailer (1999)

01 January 1999

An exotic dancer recalls an incident from her childhood where she was physically abused by a male visitor.

My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts Trailer (1999)

01 January 1999

A personal interpretation of Norwegian history - starring a grandmother who during the Second World War loses her job ironing the King's shirts.

The Brainwashers Trailer (2003)

01 January 2003

A man is taken to the doctor's office, but it's not for an ordinary checkup. A huge syringe is thrust into his head.

From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning Trailer (2000)

01 January 2000

Propelled by Claude Cloutier’s signature drawing style and absurdist humour, this animated short offers an overview of the evolution of life on Earth from rock to human, with some surprising twists in between.

Helicopter Canada Trailer (1966)

01 January 1966

A view from a helicopter of the ten Canadian provinces in 1966. The result is a big, beautiful and engrossing bird's-eye portrait of the country.