Prince Edward Island on the Small and Big Screen

by NovaBrunswick | created - 16 Jan 2019 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Movies and TV shows filmed on, set on or which mention the eastern Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). This will of course include everyone’s favourite redhead orphan girl, Anne of Green Gables.

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1. Anne with an E (2017–2019)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family

The adventures of a young orphan girl living in the late 19th century. Follow Anne as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in this new take on L.M. Montgomery's classic novels.

Stars: Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, Dalila Bela

Votes: 40,950

It is obviously set on PEI, which is an almost mandatory obligation for any adaptation of Anne. However, much of the filming was instead done in Ontario.

2. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

Not Rated | 199 min | Drama, Family

An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 19,330

As with all adaptations of Anne, it is set on PEI. While some of it was filmed at Rustico, PEI, the rest of the filming was done in Ontario.

3. Cavendish (2019– )

30 min | Comedy, Mystery

Two bickering brothers, one a total slacker, the other a stickler for rules, return to their hometown of Cavendish, Canada to reunite with their estranged father after 30 years. However, weird things keep happening in town.

Stars: Mark Little, Andrew Bush, Kelli Ogmundson, Kevin Eldon

Votes: 488

As the title suggests, it is set in Cavendish, PEI. The protagonists travel to PEI to try to get into a production of the Anne of Green Gables musical.

4. Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama

A young girl and her father move into an old house haunted by the presence of a dead former resident and her beloved cat.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Michael Ontkean, Elliot Page, Lori Hallier, Shirley Knight

Votes: 465

This strange early Ellen (now Elliot) Page vehicle was filmed in Charlottetown, PE.

5. Emily of New Moon (1998–2003)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama

An orphan is sent to live with relatives in picturesque turn-of-the-century Prince Edward Island.

Stars: Martha MacIsaac, Sheila McCarthy, Stephen McHattie, Jessica Pellerin

Votes: 423

Filmed in Charlottetown, Summerside and Cavendish, PEI.

6. Terry (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Terry Fox's unprecendented cross-Canada marathon on an artificial leg for cancer research that made him a national hero.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Ryan McDonald, Noah Reid, Matt Gordon

Votes: 493

Partly filmed in Charlottetown, PEI.

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