Montréal films and TV to watch at home

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

This article was updated on January 18, 2021.

From international films to hit TV series, Montréal entertains with award-winning on-screen creations. Catch up on or rewatch films by Québec directors and stream binge-worthy Montréal-made TV.

Living room film fest

Discover new art house films and more from Montréal indie cinemas' programming, including virtual screenings from Cinéma Moderne, Cinéma du Parc, Cinéma du Musée and Cinémathèque québécoise. Watch hundreds of Québec documentaries, features and short films online at the National Film Board of Canada, including films by Alanis Obomsawin, Norman McLaren, Claude Jutra, Donald Brittain and more cinematic greats. The PHI Centre's VR TO GO delivers truly engaging world-class VR content (and headsets) to your door. And explore the city from a cinematic distance in these Hollywood movies made in Montréal.

Classics by Québec directors

Now is also the time to discover or rediscover Québec directors too, many of whom have films for rent online or currently screening on Netflix and other streaming services: among the many to check out, watch films by Denys Arcand (Jesus of Montréal, The Barbarian Invasions), Xavier Dolan (Mommy, The Death & Life of John F. Donovan), Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., Dallas Buyers Club, Wild), Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) and Léa Pool (Worst Case We Get Married).

Binge-worthy Québec TV

Whether French is your mother tongue or not, watching Québec-made TV is sure to connect you to the province's rich culture (not to mention that more TV shows are providing French and English subtitles – very helpful when you're learning!). Of the many shows featuring Montréal, check out comedic crime show Série Noire, police drama 19-2, time-travel drama Plan B, urban crime drama District 31, dramatic comedy M'entends-tu, psychological suspense Cerebrum, and cinematic drama-comedy Amours d'occasion – all on streaming service ici.tou.tv. And why not watch Anthony Bourdain’s Layover episode about Montréal again (or at least some clips of it), our Somebody Feed Phil episode on Netflix, as well as TVO's hour-long episode Montreal - The Life-Sized City.

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Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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