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50 Best Movies on Crave Canada

50 Best Movies on Crave Canada

Looking for the best movies to binge-watch on Crave Canada this January 2022?

From Godzilla to The Hobbit, Crave gets a lot of popular box office hits, but there are tons more great movies to watch.

Even with all the streaming platforms out there, I definitely think Crave is worth subscribing to.

You’ll find plenty of newer movies on Crave, but they’re starting to get some oldies as well like Fast & Furious.

Whether you’re into horror movies or romantic comedies, you’ll definitely find something to enjoy on this list.

Here are some of the best movies and films to binge-watch on Crave Canada!

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How does Crave Canada work?


What’s included in Crave?

Crave is more expensive than other streaming services, but I think it’s definitely worth it for the blockbuster movies and HBO and Showtime series.

It’s $19.99 a month for the Crave Total plan or $9.99 for the Crave Mobile plan.

The Crave Total plan offers the best quality streaming and allows you to download to watch offline, while the Crave Mobile plan offers good quality streaming with no downloads.

How many devices can you have on Crave?

You can have up to 5 devices registered to your Crave account with the Crave Total plan, and 4 people can watch at the same time on different devices.

If you have the Crave Mobile plan, only 1 device can be registered, and you can only stream on their website or mobile app.

Prices for Crave Canada:
  • Crave Total plan – $19.99 a month
  • Crave Mobile plan – $9.99 a month

You can get a free 7-day trial of Crave, and also prepay for your Crave subscription to get 2 months free.

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Best movies on Crave Canada to binge-watch


Comedy movies on Crave


Elf (2003)

Elf is an iconic Christmas movie I watch with my family every single year.

It’s about a human named Buddy, who accidentally gets transported to the North Pole when he sneaks into Santa’s sack as a baby, and he travels to New York City as an adult who thinks he’s an elf.

He meets his real father, a cynical businessman, alongside his father’s loving wife and son.

Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel star in Elf!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

A college grad aspiring to be a journalist becomes an assistant to Miranda Priestly, one of New York City’s biggest magazine editors.

The Devil Wears Prada is a classic rom-com that never gets old, and I think I love it more watching it as an adult!

Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci all star in The Devil Wears Prada.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

King of Staten Island (2020)

King of Staten Island is loosely based on Pete Davidson’s life growing up in Staten Island, including losing his father during 9/11 and entering the world of stand-up comedy.

It’s not the most wholesome movie, but it’s definitely inspiring.

If you like King of Staten Island, you might also like Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, a show based on comedian Awkwafina’s beginnings, which is also on Crave.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Eighth Grade (2018)

Kayla is a shy and introverted eighth grader who posts videos about self-confidence online.

The coming-of-age movie was written and directed by Bo Burnham, a comedian who you might recognize from YouTube!

He casted actual eighth graders for the film, and he actually found the lead actress on YouTube while researching about teenagers for the film.

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Eight Grade is totally not something for kids to watch, even though it’s about kids.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Magic Mike (2012)

Experienced male stripper Mike shows the ropes to a 19-year-old he names the Kid.

Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and Alex Pettyfer star in Magic Mike!

Fun fact: it’s not a true story, but it’s inspired by Channing Tatum’s former life as a male stripper.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)

While a lot of people didn’t love the movies, I loved that it was an extension of the show.

Though I did watch the movies before I watched the show!

Sex and the City: The Movie is set four years after the show, and it’s basically a continuation of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda’s lives.

You can watch the original show on Crave, as well as the new series, And Just Like That!

The new series is okay, but I might be saying that because I’m sad Kim Cattrall isn’t in it.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually is one of those classic holiday movies you just have to watch every holiday season.

Different couples in London deal with their relationships in different ways, and it shows how complicated love can be.

It’s similar to He’s Just Not That Into You, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day, except it’s the OG movie in this format!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Groundhog Day (1993)

Self-centred weatherman Phil travels to a small town for an assignment, and wakes up the next morning realizing he’s reliving the same day over and over.

Groundhog Day was the first mainstream movie to popularize the whole time loop concept, and it’s a 90’s classic.

Bill Murray plays the main character, Phil!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer


Drama movies on Crave


The Matrix (1999)

Computer hacker Neo meets some mysterious characters who show him the truth about the world he thinks he’s living in.

Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne star in The Matrix, and a fourth instalment just came out this year!

Only the first movie is available to stream on Crave.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Inception (2010)

Inception is one of the most mind-boggling movies out there, and it’s almost 3 hours long.

Dom Cobb enters people’s dreams and steals secrets from their subconscious minds, and he gets the opportunity to have his criminal past wiped in exchange for implanting an idea into someone’s mind.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Elliot Page all star in Inception!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Light of My Life (2019)

Light of My Life is a beautiful post-apocalyptic drama about a father who does everything to protect his young daughter after a mysterious plague wipes out most of the female population.

Casey Affleck (yes, he’s related to Ben Affleck – he’s his brother) stars as the father, and he does an incredible job showcasing the love a father has for his daughter.

Elizabeth Moss also has a minor role as his wife!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Burden (2018)

Burden is based on a true story about an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan, who leaves after being persuaded by his girlfriend.

The Klan seeks vengeance against him, and a kind-hearted reverend takes him, his girlfriend, and her son in.

It’s a powerful film, and I had no idea it was based on a true story until they showed real-life clips at the ending!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Four Good Days (2020)

After leaving a detox clinic, a young addict tries her best to stay clean while living with her estranged mother for four days.

It’s an emotional and inspiring story, and it’s actually based on a true story!

Mila Kunis and Glenn Close are incredible together in Four Good Days.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Miss Juneteenth (2020)

A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant.

It’s a beautifully written and done film, and it shows how much a mother can love her child and what she’ll do for her child.

Nicole Beharie is an incredible actress, and I could feel every emotion she was portraying on-screen.

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1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is about a teenage girl and her cousin who travel to New York City to get an abortion after an unintended pregnancy.

The film is Sidney Flanigan’s debut as an actress, which is hard to believe because she’s incredible in it!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

42 (2013)

42 is based on the true story of Jackie Robinson, one of the most legendary baseball players of all-time.

After Major League executive Branch Rickey drafts Jackie Robinson as a player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, they’re targeted with racism and hostility, but Robinson lets his talents speak for himself.

Fun fact: all MLB players wear the number 42 in April to commemorate Jackie Robinson’s accomplishments, and the number 42 is the only number retired in baseball.

Chadwick Boseman plays Jackie Robinson in the film, and he’s incredible.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

Based on real life events of legendary jazz musician Billie Holiday, The United States vs. Billie Holiday is a biopic about how the Federal Bureau of Narcotics tried to silence her.

Andra Day did an incredible job playing Billie Holiday!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Boogie (2021)

Alfred “Boogie” Chin is a high school basketball star living in Queens, New York, with dreams of one day playing in the NBA.

He navigates his parents pressuring him to earn a scholarship to an elite college, a new girlfriend, high school, and on-court rivals.

Eddie Huang wrote, directed, and starred in Boogie, and it’s actually inspired by some of his own life experiences!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Bombshell (2019)

Three news anchors risk everything to stand up against their boss, Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News.

Bombshell is based on true events, and it stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie as the lead characters.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The Assistant (2020)

A recent college grad and aspiring film producer gets her dream job as an assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul.

She starts to notice things going on behind closed doors, and tries to take a stand against it.

I absolutely adore Julia Garner, and she’s incredible in this film!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer


Romance movies on Crave


Love & Basketball (2000)

Monica moves in next-door to Quincy at the age of 11, and they grow up together.

While their love blossoms, their dreams to be the best basketball players stand in the way.

Love & Basketball is a super sweet and wholesome love story from the 2000s!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The High Note (2020)

Maggie works as a personal assistant to superstar Grace Davis, and she dreams of becoming a music producer.

The High Note is a super cute movie, especially if you’re a big music lover!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

I Still Believe (2020)

Based on Christian singer Jeremy Camp’s real life love story with his late first wife Melissa, I Still Believe is an emotional romance movie.

Although I’m not at all religious, I did enjoy the movie!

KJ Apa from Riverdale (available on Netflix) stars as Jeremy Camp.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Toronto skyline view from Casa Loma
The real couple behind All My Life got married at Casa Loma in Toronto.

All My Life (2020)

All My Life is another emotional romance movie based on the true love story of Jennifer Carter and Solomon Chau.

They were actually a couple from Toronto, and they got married at Casa Loma!

Definitely have a box of tissues handy ’cause it’s a tearjerker.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)

After Lucy gets broken up with by her boyfriend, she meets a hotelier named Nick, who helps her create a gallery where people can leave memorabilia from their past relationships.

The Broken Hearts Gallery is a cute little rom-com, and Selena Gomez is the executive producer!

It might remind you of The Museum of Broken Relationships in LA, but I believe I saw something about this movie being written before the museum came out.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Valley Girl (2020)

If you’re in the mood for more music-themed films, Valley Girl is a musical rom-com.

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A valley girl falls in love with a city boy, and both try to make things work despite their friends being against it.

A remake of an 80’s movie of the same with Nicholas Cage, it’s a modern Romeo and Juliet story.

Alicia Silverstone has an uncredited role in the movie too!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The Photograph (2020)

A reporter and a gallery curator fall in love in New York, but their relationship starts to fall apart when one of them lands a job in London.

Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield star in The Photograph!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Emma (2020)

Emma is a beautiful, spoiled rich girl who loves playing matchmaker with her friends, and her meddling leads her to find her own romance.

Anya Taylor-Joy from Queen’s Gambit (a show on Netflix) plays the role of Emma!

Emma is actually based on a Jane Austen novel of the same name – the same author as Pride and Prejudice.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Two neighbours start to form a connection after they realize both their spouses are having affairs.

Everything about In the Mood for Love is stunning – the cinematography, the writing, the wardrobe – it’s so good.

It also stars Tony Leung as the male lead, who was the dad in Shang-Chi!

The film is also in Cantonese, so you’ll have to read subtitles.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer


Fantasy movies on Crave


The Witches (2020)

Roald Dahl was my favourite author growing up – I read all of his books as a kid!

Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer star in The Witches, a modern retelling of Roald Dahl’s book of the same name.

In the 60’s, a young orphan moves in with his grandma in a rural Alabama town, and they encounter some glamorous yet diabolical witches who hate children.

It’s fun seeing Anne Hathaway playing such different roles nowadays!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

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Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005)

Corpse Bride is an iconic Tim Burton movie, and probably my favourite of his.

While practicing his wedding vows, Victor gets dragged to the land of the dead by Emily, who wants to marry him.

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter voice the two main characters!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Space Jam (1996)

You’ll definitely remember watching Space Jam if you were a 90’s baby.

After Michael Jordan retires from basketball, he’s abducted by the Looney Tunes group to help defeat a group of evil aliens in a game of basketball.

It’s a fun movie to watch even as an adult!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer


Action & adventure movies on Crave


Harry Potter franchise (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)

You probably don’t need me to explain the iconic Harry Potter film series to you, but it’s about an orphan named Harry Potter who goes to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and meets lifelong friends.

It’s of course not as simple and wholesome as that, but I’ll let you watch the movies to discover more.

You can stream all 8 Harry Potter movies on Crave!

8 films available on Crave, watch the trailers

The Hobbit franchise (2012 & 2013)

If you don’t already know what The Hobbit is, it’s set in the same universe as The Lord of the Rings.

All three movies are a prequel to The Lord of the Rings, and they’re about the adventures of hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

Only the first two movies are on Crave – An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug.

2 films available on Crave

Bourne franchise (2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013)

The Bourne franchise is another great action series, and you can watch the first 4 out of 5 movies on Crave.

Matt Damon stars as Jason Bourne in the first 3 films, a former CIA agent with amnesia, searching for clues of his past.

The 4th movie stars Jeremy Renner as the main character, and Matt Damon returns for the 5th (though it’s not on Crave).

4 films available on Crave

John Wick franchise (2014 & 2017)

After the dog his recently deceased wife gifted him is killed, retired hitman John Wick seeks vengeance from the mobsters.

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I’m not typically into the action genre, but John Wick is a franchise I really like!

You can watch the first two films on Crave Canada, and the third movie on Amazon Prime Video.

2 films available on Crave, watch the trailers for parts one and two

Batman franchise (1989, 1995, 1997, & 2005)

While I’ve never been into the whole superhero thing, I do like Batman (with Christian Bale) and Spiderman (with Tobey Maguire).

If you’re into Batman, you can watch Batman (1989), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), and Batman Begins (2005) on Crave.

The funny thing is that different actors play Batman in every single one of these films, and personally I think Christian Bale is my favourite.

You can also watch the animation Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) on Crave.

5 films available on Crave

Godzilla franchise

If you’re in the mood to watch some old school movies, you can watch some of the OG Godzilla films on Crave, which are all in Japanese.

Godzilla is a prehistoric sea monster who destroys cities, and you can watch Godzilla (1954), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) on Crave.

Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown both star in the new 2021 movie!

4 films available on Crave

Tenet (2020)

It took me a few tries, but eventually I got through Tenet, and overall it was a decent movie.

A CIA agent learns to manipulate the flow of time to prevent an attack from the future that threatens to annihilate the present world.

I thought John David Washington was great, and it was fun seeing Robert Pattinson!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

In 19th century China, warrior Master Li embarks on a quest to find his sword when it’s stolen.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is in Mandarin, so you’ll have to read subtitles!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer


Thriller movies on Crave

The Little Things (2021)

In the early 90s, a deputy sheriff and sergeant join forces to track down a serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.

Denzel Washington, Rami Malek (from Mr. Robot on Prime Video), and Jared Leto all star in The Little Things.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Contagion (2011)

The death of an American woman and her son lead to the discovery of a deadly and infectious virus, which leads to a worldwide pandemic.

Contagion came out in 2011, but it sounds like a familiar story, eh?

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Promising Young Woman (2020)

Barista by day and vigilante by night, 30-year-old med school dropout Cassie gets an unexpected chance to get revenge for the past.

While Promising Young Woman is a thriller/comedy, it’s quite sad, though there’s sort of a happy ending.

A bunch of well-known actors star in this film, including Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Adam Brody, and Connie Britton.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Girl (2020)

A young woman returns to her small hometown to murder her abusive father, only to find out he’s already been murdered.

Girl definitely would not have been as captivating without Bella Thorne, who I think is an impeccable actress even if she is a controversial figure.

The movie was also filmed locally in Sudbury, Ontario, which is pretty cool!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

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Horror movies on Crave


There are some pretty good horror flicks that you can watch on Crave.

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

The Devil Made Me Do It is the third instalment of The Conjuring series, where Ed and Lorraine Warren investigate a young man accused of murder, who claims he’s been possessed.

The Conjuring is one of my all-time favourite horror franchises – the movies are actually terrifying, and they’re actually based on real people and real life cases!

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star in all three movies, and they’re fantastic together.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The Hunt (2020)

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing unaware of how they got there, and it turns out they’re being hunted for sport by a group of elitists.

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It’s a super fun, action-packed thriller if that’s what you’re in the mood for!

There’s also quite a bit of gore, so there’s that.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Freaky (2020)

Freaky Friday meets Halloween in this horror-comedy.

When teenager Millie Kessler becomes the target of the Butcher, the town serial killer, they magically switch bodies with the power of a mystical dagger, and she discovers she only has 24 hours to get her identity back.

Freaky is a fun watch, and it’s suitable for even your friends who aren’t crazy about scary movies!

Kathryn Newton (Detective Pikachu and Big Little Lies) and Vince Vaughn star in this one!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Underwater (2020)

Water crashes through the walls of an underwater drilling station, and researchers must walk across the sea floor to find safety at the main part of the facility.

Little do they know, mysterious creatures are lurking nearby.

Kirsten Stewart does an incredible job in Underwater!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer


Documentary

Framing Britney Spears (2021)

You might’ve heard the news about Britney Spears’ father’s conservatorship over her life, and Framing Britney Spears goes into a deep dive about it.

I remember a lot of the things mentioned in the doc as a kid, and it’s really eye-opening hearing about them as an adult.

They also released a second part on Crave, Controlling Britney Spears, days before her court hearing (where her father was suspended as her conservator!)

2 films available on Crave, watch the trailer

Fake Famous (2021)

Three different people in Los Angeles with small followings get turned into influencers as a social experiment, which involves buying Instagram followers and taking “fake” photos.

While Fake Famous is a really interesting documentary to watch, it’s clearly very biased and not representative of the actual influencer world lol.

If you enjoy the documentary, you might also enjoy my opinion piece on why everyone wants to be Instagram famous.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer


Crave Canada

The best movies to watch on Crave Canada (January 2022):

  1. Elf
  2. The Devil Wears Prada
  3. King of Staten Island
  4. Eighth Grade
  5. Magic Mike
  6. Sex and the City: The Movie
  7. Love Actually
  8. Groundhog Day
  9. Light of My Life
  10. The Matrix
  11. Inception
  12. Burden
  13. Four Good Days
  14. Miss Juneteenth
  15. Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  16. 42
  17. The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  18. Boogie
  19. Bombshell
  20. The Assistant
  21. Love & Basketball
  22. The High Note
  23. I Still Believe
  24. All My Life
  25. The Broken Hearts Gallery
  26. Valley Girl
  27. The Photograph
  28. Emma
  29. In the Mood for Love
  30. The Witches
  31. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  32. Space Jam
  33. Harry Potter
  34. The Hobbit
  35. Bourne
  36. John Wick
  37. Batman
  38. Godzilla
  39. Tenet
  40. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  41. The Little Things
  42. Contagion
  43. Promising Young Woman
  44. Girl
  45. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  46. The Hunt
  47. Freaky
  48. Underwater
  49. Framing Britney Spears
  50. Fake Famous

These were some of the best movies to watch on Crave Canada in January 2022, in my personal opinion!

Every time I watch a new film, I rate it on Letterboxd – it’s a great way to keep track of what you’ve watched and what your friends are watching.

Have you seen any of these films? What are some of the best movies to binge-watch on Crave Canada in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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