Movies That Were Filmed in Canada

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

This sleeper hit grossed $241 million dollars in North America and is the highest grossing romantic-comedy of all time. It was shot in both Toronto and Chicago, with most filming taking place in Toronto.

It follows the story of Toula, an unmarried 30-year-old who works at the family restaurant. She falls in love with a man who isn’t Greek and is a vegetarian, two things that are hugely upsetting to her father.


Cruel Intentions (1999)

A romantic drama starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philippe, and Reese Witherspoon, Cruel Intentions was partially filmed in Toronto. It was a huge box office success, earning $75 million while having a budget of $10 million.

It follows rich teenagers attending a New York City school. Kathryn and Sebastian are manipulative step-siblings who set out to seduce Annette after she claims that she wants to stay pure until she’s married. It’s a tale of deceit, seduction, and betrayal.

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

This disaster flick was based on the book The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum, it follows a family struggling to survive in the face of catastrophic weather events.

It was filmed in both Toronto and Montreal. It was a commercial success, grossing $544 million dollars over its time in theaters. Despite its successes, it was criticized for being scientifically inaccurate and for its over-the-top writing.

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