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  • Writer's pictureRhonda Massad

24 movies you may recognize that have been shot on the West Island.

Montréal has always been an entertainment industry hotspot and a magnet for large production companies and A-list actors. The West Island is no exception, and several movies have been filmed in and around the West.

An example of a filming set-up at Ste-Anne's Morgan Arboretum for the TV series Ghosts.

  • "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000) - Parts of this crime-comedy movie were filmed in Pointe-Claire and Dorval. This film starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry, also features scenes set in Lachine. Some sequences were filmed in the Lachine Canal area, showcasing the industrial backdrop.

  • "The Covenant" (2006) - While most of this supernatural thriller was filmed in the United States, some scenes were shot in Pointe-Claire. The film used the area's picturesque landscapes for certain outdoor sequences.

  • "Bon Cop, Bad Cop" (2006) - This bilingual Canadian action-comedy film features locations in and around Montreal, including parts of the West Island.


  • "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014) shot exterior scenes in Vaudreuil-Dorion, specifically on Ave. St-Charles. Stars in the film include Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, and Michael Fassbender.

  • "Seducing Dr. Lewis" (2003) - Although primarily set in a small fishing village, this French-Canadian comedy was filmed in Beaconsfield and Dorval.

  • "Mommy" (2014) - This critically acclaimed French-language film by Xavier Dolan was partly shot in Pierrefonds and Dorval.

  • "Jesus of Montreal" (1989) - While the film is mostly set in Montreal, some scenes were filmed in Pointe-Claire and Beaconsfield.


  • "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) - Although not entirely filmed in Pointe-Claire, some scenes from this Steven Spielberg-directed film were shot at the Montreal-Trudeau Airport, which is located in Dorval.

  • "Secret Window" (2004) - Starring Johnny Depp, this psychological thriller featured some scenes in Pointe-Claire. The film used a residential street in the area for specific sequences.

  • "Maelström" (2000) - Directed by Denis Villeneuve, this Canadian drama film features Beaconsfield as one of its shooting locations. The film tells the story of a woman who survives a car accident and her subsequent personal journey.

  • "Jack Paradise (Les nuits de Montréal)" (2004) - This French-language film is set in the jazz scene of 1950s Montreal and was partially shot in Beaconsfield. It explores a jazz musician's life and his city experiences.

  • "Sur le seuil" (2003) - Based on a novel by Patrick Senécal, this psychological thriller includes scenes in Beaconsfield. The story follows a man who starts receiving mysterious packages that lead him into a web of suspense and intrigue.

  • "No Ordinary Baby" (2001) - Also known as "After Amy," this made-for-TV movie was shot in Beaconsfield. It revolves around a couple who adopt a child only to discover that the child has unusual powers.

  • "The Trotsky" (2009) - This Canadian comedy film, starring Jay Baruchel, includes scenes shot in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. The movie follows a high school student who believes he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky.

  • "Father and Guns" (2009) - While most of this French-Canadian comedy is set in Montreal, some scenes were filmed in the West Island area, including Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. The film revolves around two police officer brothers and their comedic misadventures.

  • "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet" (2013) - Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, this French-Canadian film features a few scenes shot in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. The story follows a young boy who embarks on a journey to the Smithsonian Institution.


  • "The Score" (2001) - This heist film starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Marlon Brando includes scenes shot at the Montreal-Trudeau Airport. While the majority of the film is set in Montreal, the airport scenes were filmed in the area.

  • "Highway 61" (1991) - While not exclusively set in Lachine, this Canadian road movie directed by Bruce McDonald includes scenes shot in the Lachine area. The film follows a barber who embarks on a journey after a deceased man's body is mistakenly delivered to his shop.

  • "Le Grand Départ" (2014) - This French-Canadian comedy-drama includes scenes filmed in Lachine. The film tells the story of a man who embarks on a journey to fulfill his deceased father's dream of riding a bicycle across the country.

  • "Le Matou" (1985) - Although not entirely set in Lachine, this Quebec film includes scenes shot in the area. Based on the novel by Yves Beauchemin, the story revolves around a cat's journey in search of its owner.

  • "Immortals" (2011) - This fantasy action film directed by Tarsem Singh includes scenes that were shot in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The movie features epic battles and ancient Greek mythology.

  • "The Colony" (2013) - This science fiction thriller film starring Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Zegers was partially filmed in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world where survivors struggle to survive in underground colonies.


  • "Brooklyn" (2015) - Although most of this romantic drama is set in Ireland and the United States, some scenes were filmed in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The film tells the story of an Irish immigrant in 1950s Brooklyn.

  • "Brick Mansions" (2014) - This action film starring Paul Walker and David Belle includes scenes shot in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The movie is a remake of the French film District 13.


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