Movies That Were Filmed in Canada
Thanks to Canada’s lackluster loonie, many Hollywood productions – both TV and film – are filmed in Canada. In fact, over 1,500 Hollywood flicks were shot in Canada over the last decade. Vancouver and Toronto are the two most used Canadian locations. One for its resemblance to middle America, and the other for its uncanny similarities to New York City.
While Canada is beautiful, the fact of the matter is that studios save a lot of money – I’m talking millions of dollars – by filming here. You’d be surprised to know that some really memorable movies were shot in Canada. Let’s take a look at a few.
Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018)
Filmed in Vancouver and championed by Ryan Reynolds – who happens to be Canadian – Deadpool went on to become a huge hit, breaking records around the world. The sequel was just as successful, and a third is on the way.
It’s an R-rated superhero comedy following the titular Deadpool, also known as Wade Wilson. The film pokes fun at many Marvel movie tropes while still having the action-packed, over the top fight scenes that fans have come to love.
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Another box office success, Brokeback Mountain was filmed entirely in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta during the summer of 2004. It was adopted from a short story of the same name, written by Annie Proulx.
Starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, it’s a romantic drama following the complicated relationship between Ennis and Jack. It went on to win numerous awards and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, where it won three. However, it lost Best Picture even though it was the fan-favorite.
Perhaps the most iconic romance-disaster film of all time, Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was partially filmed in Canada. With a budget of $200 million, the film went on to earn over $2 billion dollars worldwide.
At the time, Titanic was the most expensive film ever made. It was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and is the film with the most Oscar wins, taking home 11 including Best Picture. It’s also the first film to earn $1 billion dollars and the second film to earn $2 billion dollars, after Avatar.