The National Film Board of Canada offers hundreds of old films and TV shows made in Canada in both English and French. You can watch them online for free (personal use) or buy them on DVD. There are no subtitles or transcripts. The old films give a very interesting look at Canada over the years.
For self-study students, homeschoolers and teachers : They have an entire web page for Educators with study guides for each school Grade level and an Education blog.
The National Film Board of Canada is Canada’s public film producer and distributor.
Enjoy documentaries, animations, alternative dramas and interactive productions on the web, on your personalized home page, or on your iPhone (note: and Android phones as of March 14, 2011). Don’t forget to check out our trailers, playlists and upcoming online releases. Free for personal use and on a subscription basis for schools and institutions.
They also have an NFB Films app on the iTunes App Store and an NFB Films for Android app so that you can watch the films on your mobile device.
There is a web page with many resources for film professionals.
If you wish to see the French films then you need to select French as your preferred language.
The films are encoded in mp4 format (MPEG 4 H.264 at 56k, 415k and 1000k).
You can follow them on Twitter @thenfb for news about the latest additions to their collection and other news.
Si vous souhaitez réaliser ou coproduire un film avec le Programme français de l’ONF, le présent guide vous informera sur ses priorités de programmation et vous indiquera où, quand et comment proposer un projet, quel que soit votre lieu de résidence au Canada.
Note to the National Film Board of Canada : Thanks for offering all of this quality content. It would be great if you could offer a section of “Films with complete word-for-word transcripts”. Video together with exact transcripts is a very powerful and easy way to learn a language!