09/02/2014 04:31 EDT | Updated 09/02/2014 04:59 EDT

Create Your Own TIFF Without Ever Leaving Home, Thanks To Netflix Canada

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Film festivals aren't for everyone, we understand. Luckily Netflix Canada understands, too.

The Toronto Film Festival starts up again this week, and the city's streets are about to be filled with celebrities, film buffs and stalkers festival enthusiasts. This is obviously not the ideal place to be if you hate crowds and lineups. Ditto if you live on the other side of Canada -- it's not exactly easy (or cheap) to hop on a plane and come to the city.

Netflix Canada has a bunch of past TIFF films (some of which even went on to win Oscars) ready for streaming. We've partnered up to showcase them for you, especially if you'd rather enjoy some high-calibre films from the comfort of your own home. Trust us, we do not blame you.

(For complete and total TIFF coverage, head over to Moviefone Canada -- we'll be covering the Fest from top to bottom.)

"American Beauty"(Available Sept. 1)

While struggling to endure his tightly wound wife, an unfulfilling job and a surly teen, a man becomes obsessed with one of his daughter's friends.

"Blue Valentine"

As Cindy and Dean muddle through their languishing marriage, they hearken back to the golden days when life was filled with possibility and romance.

"12 Years a Slave"(Available Sept. 1)

The autobiography of a black man who was abducted from New York and sold into slavery in the mid-1800s serves as the basis for this historical drama.

"Black Swan"

Ambitious New York City ballet dancer Nina lands the lead in "Swan Lake" but soon thinks her dreams of stardom are threatened by a rival ballerina.


When a cantankerous old boozer thinks he's won a magazine sweepstakes prize, his son reluctantly takes a road trip with him to claim the fortune.


A Hollywood stuntman/getaway driver is lured from his isolated life by a lovely neighbour -- until her violent husband is released from prison.

"The Trip"

A pair of actors tests their friendship when they set off on a foodie road trip across England.


Sex-addicted Brandon struggles to control his ever-desperate behaviour when his younger, unstable sister invades his life.

"Take Shelter"

A family man, determined to protect his wife and deaf daughter from impending disaster, builds an impenetrable storm shelter in his backyard.

"Before Midnight"

Years after being reunited, multinational lovers Jesse and Celine struggle with their faded romance in this second sequel to the drama "Before Sunrise."

"Spring Breakers"

After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.


Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple, and their dream RV holiday takes a very wrong turn.

See what else is streaming on Netflix Canada in September

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