TV MOVIES

 I begin my day working out, get hooked on a movie, and tape it to watch later. It's a wonderful hobby for me, in my situation. I could watch CBCNN, or CTV news, or CNN, but more often than not they repeat and it is often gruesome. You can only listen to so much bad news all day.

Cosmo TV often has one on at 10 a.m., or else Slice. Yes, mostly Chick Flicks. It's fun trying to spot Canadian filming locations and/or familiar actors. USA dominates the air waves. I tape them to finish later in the day.

I've noted some of the Canadian-born actors. In red, movies filmed in part or in whole in Canada. It's a hobby for an old retiree!
  1. 12 Hours to Live (2006 )  Filmed in Hilltop Cafe Diner, Langley, Maple Ridge, Vancouver, B.C.
  2. A Christmas Detour (2015) Filmed in Langley, B.C. Nasser Group North, CA
  3. A Christmas Tail (2014) Langley, B.C. 
  4. A Daughter's Nightmare (2014) Written by: Shelley Gillin.  
  5. A. Killer Among Us (TV Movie 2012) - IMDb
  6. A Mother's Nightmare (2012) Jessica Lowndes, Vancouver; Jay Brazeau, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Aren Buchholz, Saskatchewan; Courtney Paige TherouxErica CarrollBurkely DuffieldJasmine Sky SarinCainan WiebeSebastian SpenceMadison Smith, B.C.; Written by: Shelley Gillin.  Filmed in Kelowna, B.C.
  7. A Prince For Christmas (2015) 
  8. A Sister's Nightmare (2013) Written by: Shelley Gillin.  
  9. A Lover's Revenge (2005) Filmed in Ottawa, Ontario. Sonya Salomaa (Sudbury, Ontario); Cary Lawrence , Mark CamachoRick Bramucci (Montréal, Québec); Sally Ouellette (Ottawa, Ontario);
  10. A Snow Capped Christmas (2016) 
  11. A Trick of the Mind (2006) Maple Ridge, B.C.
  12. A Trusted Man, AKA Obsession (TV Movie 2011) Charisma Carpenter, Dylan Neal.
  13. A Wife's Nightmare (2014)
  14. After All These Years
  15. Angels in the Snow (2015)  ,  Maple Ridge, B.C.
  16. Another Man's Wife (2011) Dylan Neal, Toronto, Ontario; Trie DonovanJon McLaren, Ottawa.  Filmed in Limoges, Ottawa, Ontario.
  17. Arctic Blast (2010)Michael Shanks, Alexandra Davies *
  18. Away from Her (2006) - a bit diluted re: dementia symptoms. Filmed in Kitchener, Paris, Hamilton, Lake of Bays, and Toronto, Ontario! ***
  19. Baggage Claim 
  20. Belle (2013)
  21. Best Friends (2005) Claudette Mink (Toronto actor); Barclay Hope (Montreal born); Brittney Wilson, Chilliwak, B.C.; Nels Lennarson (Halifax, N.S.); Graham Kosakoski, born in Kamploops, B.C.); Malcolm StewartRob deLeeuwDean Marshall, born in Montréal, QuébecFilmed in Vancouver, B.C. ***
  22. Boyhood (2014)
  23. Brave
  24. Brooklyn (2015) Excellent, also filmed in Ireland.
  25. Buried Secrets (2105);  , Lava Restaurant, Edmonton, B.C.
  26. Christmas Miracle Filmed Queens Bay and Nelson, B.C. Nasser Group North, CA
  27. The Christmas Secret Filmed: Spruce Collective, Abbotsford, and Vancouver, B.C. 
  28. Christmas Song (2012) Ben Mulroney. Filmed in Hamilton.
  29. Christmas Tail
  30. Christmas Incorporated (2015)
  31. Christmas Under Wraps (2014)
  32. Client Seduction (2014) (AKA Not With My Daughter) 
  33. Committed (2011)  (Woodstock, ON);   ,  , (Toronto);, NB. 
  34. Cruickston Park, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
  35. Confined (2010) A good, creepy tale. David James Elliot, Kwesi Ameyaw (Toronto); Melanie Papalia, Mandy Playdon, Travis Turner (Vancouver);   Michael Hogan (born N.Ontario); Erica Carroll was born in an ambulance on Easter Sunday, passing through a small northern B.C. town.  Filmed in Langley and Fort Langley, B.C.
  36. Crimes of the Mind  (2014) A woman spends five years trying to get her brainwashed daughter back from a cult. It is based on a common news story.  "Crimes of Mind" is based on the true story of Carolyn Raeburn and her daughter Laura. Filmed in Toronto,  Ontario;Vancouver, B.C.;  Aylsford, (N.S.?); DC Stages (L.A.); Ar3j Ranch and Canyon County (Calif.).
  37. Dear John (2010)
  38. Debbie Macomber's Christmas movies: 'Dashing Through the Snow' (2015) Filmed in Langley, Squamish, B.C. They are lots of fun.
  39. Demons from Her Past (2007) Filmed in Ottawa, The Swan marina (Manotick).
  40. Desolation Sound (2005) Filmed in Sunshine Coast, B.C. Laura Elliott's quiet life in the wilderness of Desolation Sound is shattered when her old friend, Elizabeth, comes to visit.
  41. Divergent (2014) Excellent: for those who don't fit in.
  42. Doomsday Prophecy (2011) Jewel Staite, White Rock, B.C.; Bruce Ramsay, Montréal, Québec; Rick Ravanello, Cape Breton, N.S.; Gordon Tootoosis (1941 - 2011), Poundmaker Reserve, Saskatchewan;  Roseanne Supernault, Vancouver Metis; Filmed in Vancouver and Fraser Valley, B.C.
  43. Elopement (2010) Chris Kramer (Sask./Vancouver actor); Pascale Hutton (Creston, B.C.); Ingrid Torrance (New Westminster, B.C.); Genevieve Buechner (Edmonton, Alberta); Serge Houde (Montréal, Québec); Jessica Heafey (Canadian-born); Filmed in Maple Ridge, Fort Langley, Pitt Meadows, B.C.
  44. Enough (2002) I like Jennifer Lopez in it. It shows all the things that can go wrong in domestic violence cases. It's an age-old problem. Filmed in Washington.
  45. Ever After: A Cinderella Story
  46. Every Christmas Has a Story (2016) Lori Loughlin, Colin Ferguson. Filmed in #YVR; Vancouver; The Village Square, Fort Langley, B.C.
  47. Evidence of Truth (2015)
  48. Fairfield Road (2010) Filmed in Toronto, Ontario.Derek McGrathBrandon Firla (Calgary); Natalie Brown (Timmons); Matthew Edison (Ottawa); Boyd Banks (born Sask.); Rob deLeeuw (Montreal).
  49. Fatal Memories (2015)
  50. Fatal Performance (2013) David Palffy, Canada; John Cassini, Toronto, ON; Miranda Frigon, Edmonton, Alberta; Aaron Craven, Vancouver, B.C.; Craig March, Canadian; Kim Kondrashoff, Surrey, B.C.. Filmed in B.C., Canada.
  51. Finding a Family (2011)Jared Abrahamson (Vancouver, B.C.); MacKenzie Porter (Medicine Hat, Alberta) was wonderful. Genevieve Buechner, (Edmonton, Alberta)Miles Chalmers(Toronto, Ontario); Patricia HarrasKurt EvansBen CottonDaryl Shuttleworth (Winnipeg, Manitoba).  Filmed in Vancouver. 
  52. Flower Shop Mystery Series (2016) A new series of TV Movies. I quite like the first one, Brooke Shields is doing well. There are quite a few Canadian actors! Brennan Elliott (Calgarian); Ron Lea (Montreal); James Thomas (Toronto); Christian Lloyd (Canadian Citizen); Dru Viergever (born in Hamilton); Fulvio Cecere,  James McGowan (Canadian);  Filmed in North Bay, Ontario. *****
  53. For The Love of Grace (2008) Hallmark created an actual 95-page "For the Love of Grace: Gourmet Firehouse Cookbook" Rosemary Dunsmore, another Canadian icon, Chandra WestStephanie Anne Mills, born Edmonton, Alberta; Cara PifkoJustin Kelly, Toronto, Ontario; Kevin Jubinville, Kingston, ON; Dan PetronijevicFilmed at Scarborough; 
  54. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (St. Josephs Hospital, Copper Johns Bar, Staircase Cafe), Toronto, Ontario.
  55. Forget and Forgive (2014) Filmed in Montreal.
  56. Framed for Murder (2007) Filmed in Ottawa.
  57. Garage Sale Mystery (2013) Filmed at 32989 1st Ave Mission, 24137 125th Ave., British Columbia. (Exterior, consignment shop). These are a fun series! Happy, well-functioning families, good people. They are a treat. Steve Bacic is a Vancouver hunk!
  58. Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders (2016)
  59. Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent 
  60. Garage Sale Mystery: The Wedding Dress (2015)
  61. Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room
  62. Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
  63. Grease (1978) One of my favourite actors: Stockard Channing as Rizzo. My mom loved Eve Arden! *****
  64. Guess Who's Coming to Christmas (TV Movie 2013)
  65. Hearts of Christmas (2016) Emilie Ullerup (Arctic Air), Crystal Lowe. Spruce Collective, Abbotsford, B.C.
  66. Her (2013)
  67. Holiday Spin: (2012)  filmed in Vancouver, Langley (B.C.)
  68. Hope Floats (1998) Harry Connick Jr. (a sense of humour and the telephone book!) and Sandra Bullock. Gena Rowlands is amazing. Such fun!
  69. I'm Not Ready For Christmas (2015)  (Mr. Holland's Opus!)
  70. In Her Mother's Footsteps (2006). Good murder mystery, ESP, with a twist. Filmed in Victoria, B.C.
  71. It's a Balancing Act (2010) Daphne Zuniga (also Dir.), Faye Dunaway, Kennedi Clements (She's adorable).
  72. It's Complicated (2009) I loved it!
  73. Jesse Stone Series (2005+) Tom Selleck, Filmed in Halifax.
  74. Jewel (2001) Farah Fawcett.
  75. Julie and Julia (2009) I thought this clever! 
  76. Just in Time For Christmas (2015) Lots of Canadians, also Christopher Lloyd, William Shatner. Filmed in Vancouver, New Westminster, Victoria, B.C.
  77. Just Like Heaven (2005) It was so cute, and hopeful! On a snowy pre-spring day!
  78. Kate & Leopold (2001) 
  79. Lakeview Terrace (2008)
  80. Last Love
  81. Let It Snow (2013) Allan Thicke (RIP) Filmed in Vancouver, B.C.!
  82. Letters to Juliet (2010) Beautiful scenery, filmed outdoors in Italy. Vanessa Redgrave is amazing.
  83. Like Mother, Like Daughter (2007) Gianpaolo VenutaRick Bramucci, Montréal, Québec, Canada; John Maclaren, Canadian.James O'Regan, Ottawa.  Filmed in Ottawa.
  84. Love at the Parade (2012) 224th Street, Maple Ridge (Jim's Pizza Restaurant), British Columbia, Canada. 
  85. Madoff (2016) Richard Dreyfuss was amazing! Partly filmed in Vancouver, B.C.!
  86. Miracle of the Heart (2005; AKA Miracle of the Heart) Filmed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  87. Midnight Masquerade (2014) Filmed in Toronto.
  88. Million Dollar Baby (2004) Based on stories by F.X. Toole.
  89. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
  90. Murder in my House (2006) filmed in Ottawa.
  91. Murder, She Baked (2016); Hallmark Series; The Peach Cobbler Recipe: St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Maple Ridge, 38055 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.
    My Mother's Secret: filmed in Ottawa, Yannick Bisson.
  92. My Sweet Audrina (2016) Rather creepy, for a rainy day!
  93. Nearlyweds (2013) Not great. I couldn't watch!
  94. October Gale (2014) Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman. Filmed on Lake Joseph, in Parry Sound, Toronto. 
  95. Offline
  96. Operation Christmas (2016) 
  97. Out of Reach (2013) Erin Karpluk (Canadian), Benjamin Easterday (Canadian).
  98. Petals on the Wind
  99. Premonitions:     Premonition (2007) Sandra Bullock,  Julian McMahon
  100.      Premonition(2004)
  101.      Premonition (TV Movie 2005)Vancouver, B.C. Actor Lorena Gale (1958 - 2009)
  102.      Premonitions (2005)
  103. Reverse Angle (2009) Filming Locations: Montréal, Québec, Canada
  104. Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013)
  105. Rumour Has It... 2005) Jennifer Anniston and Shirley Maclaine. Fun for a rainy afternoon.
  106. Secret Liaison (2013) Rick Ravanello (N.S.); Nicole LaPlacaJulia BensonBarbara Kottmeier(Vancouver, B.C.); Lochlyn Munro (Lac La hache, B.C.); Rachel Hayward (Toronto, Ontario). Filmed in Maple Ridge, B.C. ***Anthony Sherwood
  107. Serendipity (2001) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb
  108. Shall We Dance (2004) This was a fun movie. Richard Gere and J Lo! 
  109. Shutter Island (2010)Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer - amazing movie. *****
  110. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). ****
  111. Star Spangled Banners (2013)Christian CampbellMichael Barbuto, (Toronto, Ontario); Anthony Sherwood(Halifax, N.S.); Kristin Booth (Kitchener, Ont.); Chad Connell, Ottawa, Ontario).  Filmed in North Bay, Ontario.
  112. Taken Back: Finding Haley (2012) Filmed in Vancouver, Langley, Fort Langley, B.C.
  113. The Back-up Plan (2010)
  114. The Barefoot Contessa (1954) Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart.
  115. The Bouquet (2015) ****
  116. The Eleventh Victim (2012) Creepy, but a good afternoon movie. Written by Nancy Grace, cameo as office assistant. Filmed in Vancouver. 
  117. The Fugitive (1993) Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones.
  118. The Girl He Met Online
  119. The Good Witch's Charm (2012) Chris PotterHannah Endicott-DouglasGreg CalderoneNoah Cappe, (Toronto); Janet-Laine GreenNathan McLeod, Airdrie, Alberta; It is a Hallmark movie, also a series, Good WitchFilmed in Westerdale Inn, Westerdale, Alberta. One Rebellion Clothing, 60 King St. W., Dundas, Booth Furniture, Dundas, ON. 
  120. The Lake House (2006)  
  121. The Most Wonderful Time of The Year (2008) Fort LANGLEY, Burnaby, Richmond, Vancouver, B.C. 
  122. The National Tree (2009) Filmed in Hamilton, On.
  123. The Odd Story of Timothy Green What a lovely story!
  124. The Perfect Child (2007) Lochlyn Munro, (Lac La hache, B.C.); Nicole Muñoz,  Chelah HorsdalJody ThompsonAlan C. Peterson, Vancouver; Rachel Hayward, Toronto. Filmed in Vancouver, B.C.
  125. The Perfect Marriage (2006) Filmed in Ottawa, Ontario. Canadians: Lawrence Dane (born in Que.); Lisa Langlois (born North Bay, Ontario); Lisa Langlois (born: Que.); James O'Regan (born: Ottawa). I really liked this one! ****
  126. The Rebound (2009) 
  127. The Rendering (2002) Filmed in Montréal.
  128. The Returned (2013)  , . I haven't watched a zombie movie till now. Maybe I'm just an old fart! Filmed in Sudbury and Toronto.
  129. The Riverbank (2012) Kari Matchett, (Saskatchewan) wonderful job;Rick Roberts (Hamilton, ON); Jim Calarco, North Bay, ON; Allie MacDonald was terrific. Rosemary DunsmoreKenneth Welsh, both Edmonton, Alberta. (Both Canadian treasures!); Chris Violette, Mississauga, ON. Filmed in Sudbury, Ontario. *** A good mystery/drama. I've watched it twice. Loved the script. Based on the novel by Tracing Iris, by Genni Gunn.
  130. The Road to Christmas (2006) Filmed in Toronto, Hamilton, Ontario. Westjet sign at airport!
  131. The Rooftop Christmas Tree (2016) Filmed in Almonte, Carleton Place.
  132. The Second Best Exoticc Merigold Hotel
  133. The Soloist (2009)Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr.–based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers *****
  134. The Town That Came A'Courtin' (2014) Just delightful! Cameron Bancroft (stud muffin born Winnipeg, Manitoba); Iris Quinn,(N.S.); Toby Hargrave (He was great, Edmonton, Alberta); Daniel Boileau (Sudbury, On); Garrett Black (Mission, B.C.); Valerie Harper (she was much fun!). Filmed in a Fort Langley Store, B.C.
  135. The Wedding Chapel (2013) A fun chick flick. Emmanuelle Vaugier, (born Vancouver). I really liked Shelley Long in this production. Barclay HopeCindy Busby (Montreal); Brett Dier, London, Ontario; Brent Stait, (The Pas, Manitoba); Kwesi Ameyaw, K-W, Ontario; Brendan Penny, Ottawa, Ontario. Filmed in Vancouver, Canada.
  136. The Wife He Met Online (2012) , Dancing With The Stars (2005), Canadian. Filmed in Ottawa, Canada.
  137. The Wishing Tree (2012) 9179 Glover Rd, Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada
    (Country Lane Antiques); Vancouver, B.C.
  138. Til Death Us Do Part (2014) A bit iffy, but a good point. My review. Filmed in Maple Ridge, and Pitt Meadows, Vancouver, B.C
  139. 'Til Lies Us Do Part (2007) Cynthia Preston, Toronto, Ontario; Cary LawrenceRichard RobitailleSabine KarsentiRussell Yuen, Montréal, Québec;  Filmed in Ottawa, Canada.
  140. Tomorrowland (2015) bought it for the kids! Excellent Scifi. *****
  141. Twist of Faith (2013) We don't have enough multi-religious films on TV. Filmed in Vancouver, B.C.
  142. Undercover Wife (2016) AKA Not With His Wife. Langley, new Westminster Quay, British Columbia.
  143. Unstable (2009) David AlpayCharlotte SullivanSalvatore AntonioKate Trotter, Toronto; Ennis EsmerTattiawna Jones, based in Toronto; James McGowan, born in Montreal. Filmed in Toronto, Ontario. *****
  144. Virtual Lies (2011) Christina CoxJennifer SpenceMichael Daingerfield, Toronto; Marc MenardQuébec City, Québec. Ali Liebert, Surrey, B.C. (Bomb Girls!);  Filmed in Maple Ridge, B.C.
  145. Web of Desire (2009) Claudette Mink (Ontarian); William B. Davis (Toronto, Ontario); Terry Chen (Edmonton, Alberta); James Kirk (Vancouver, B.C.); Tracy Spiridakos (Winnipeg, Manitoba); David Richmond-Peck (Toronto, Ontario); Nicholas Harrison (Vancouver, B.C.). Filmed in Vancouver, and West Pine Quarry, British Columbia, Canada ****
  146. Wedding for One AKA Shadow Island Mysteries (2010) Filmed at Falcon Lake, Manitoba. Jennifer Finnigan (Montréal, Québec); Natalie Brown (Timmons, Ontario); Shaun Benson (Guelph, Ontario); James Thomas (Toronto, Ontario); John B. LowePeter Mooney (Winnipeg, Manitoba).
  147. What Comes Around AKA Veiled Truth (2006) Bruce Ramsay (Montréal, Québec); Laura BertramMark Adam ZeifmanTeach Grant (Toronto, Ontario); Nick Mancuso (Born in Italy, raised in Canada); Jovanna Huguet (Edmonton, Alberta); Josh Hayden (B.C.); Fulvio Cecere (Canadian). It just didn't quite fit: the plot, actors and script. Filmed in Maple Ridge, and Pitt Meadows, Vancouver, B.C*
Maple Ridge, B.C. is the most common Canadian place! With the dollar valued the way it is, it is no wonder!

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