Yep. It's time for another list. Everyone's busy making lists of the best stuff of the decade, and yet I still haven't seen a list of the top Canadian movies of the past 10 years. So, with that in mind, here are my picks.

I'm not exactly what you might call a taste-maker (some may even say my preferences are rather low-brow), so by all means, add your own picks in the comments section.

Yep. It's time for another list. Everyone's busy making lists of the best stuff of the decade, and yet I still haven't seen a list of the top Canadian movies of the past 10 years. So, with that in mind, here are my picks.

I'm not exactly sure what you might call a taste-maker (some may even say my preferences are rather low-brow), so by all means, add your own picks in the comments section.

1. 'Eastern Promises'. The naked ass-kicking scene in the steam-room vaulted this to number 1 on my list. Viggo Mortensen is amazing as the mysterious mob driver with a few big secrets up his sleeve. For all of you Canadian purists out there, yes, I do realize this was a Canada-UK-US co-production, but Canada was involved and director David Cronenberg is Canadian, so that makes it Canadian enough for this list. Definitely not your average mobster movie.

2. 'Ginger Snaps'. I can't resist a good teen turmoil movie. Especially one with werewolves! Director John Fawcett coaxes great performances out of his young actors, which makes this so much more than just another horror flick.

3. 'Sharkwater'. Filmmaker Rob Stewart's effort to convince people that sharks are not the enemy is remarkably compelling. While it is visually stunning, it doesn't just rely on a series of standard nature shots. The film has everything from pirates to gun-boat chases to mafia espionage, making it one of the most riveting nature docs of the decade.

4. 'The Barbarian Invasions'. This family drama by Denys Arcand expertly uses humour to make a story about a dying man more than just a depressing tearjerker, though there was much crying before everything was said and done.

5. 'Away from Her'. When I first heard that Sarah Polley was trying her hand at directing, I really, really wanted her first effort to be good. Because she is awesome. Much to my relief, 'Away from Her' proved to be beyond good, and the movie racked up a slew of accolades, including two Oscar nominations and a Best Picture Genie.

6. 'Trailer Park Boys: The Movie'. High-brow this is not. However, it's the perfect mindless Saturday-afternoon flick. It truly lives up to its tagline: "The greasiest movie of the year!"

7. 'My Life Without Me'. This movie about a 23-year-old mom diagnosed with terminal cancer could have been incredibly depressing. Instead, director Isabel Coixet manages to capture the joy in living life as though each moment is your last.

8. 'Water'. Director Deepa Mehta's thought-provoking film about the hardships faced by a group of widows in India became an instant classic and even netted an Oscar nomination. Fun fact: 'Water' was the first non-French Canadian film nominated for a best foreign language film Oscar.

9. 'Waydowntown'. I've spent more than my fair share of time wandering through the Plus-15 system in Calgary, and I've had a series of mindless office jobs, so this movie spoke to me on multiple levels. It's like a Canadian 'Office Space', with a tad less flair.

10. 'Bon Cop/ Bad Cop'. How could I not include this? Aside from being one of the highest-grossing Canadian movies of all time (take that, 'Porky's'!) it insightfully pokes fun at the tricky Anglo/ Franco-Canadian dynamic. Plus, Colm Feore is in it and he's sooo hot right now.