Top 200 Latin American Filmsby minalex | created - 19 Sep 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
The best films from South and Central America. Films from Brazil (54), Mexico (44), Argentina (42), Cuba (22), Chile (17), Colombia (6), Bolivia (3), Haiti (2), Peru (2), Uruguay (2), Curacao, El Salvador, Jamaica, Martinique and Venezuela.
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2. Nobleza gaucha (1915)
60 min | Drama, History, Western
A licentious patron takes a beautiful stand to his palace in Buenos Aires, after abducting her. When the gaucho who wants to go to rescue her, the field owner uses a corrupt commissary to falsely accuse him of a thief.
3. Santa (1918)
40 min | Drama, Short
First version of Gamboa's novel about a young and innocent girl who is betrayed by the man she loves and has to become a prostitute because her family rejects her.
4. The Grey Automobile (1919)
111 min | Action, Crime
A gang terrorizes Mexico City's high society on 1915. Murder, kidnaping and robbery are their trademarks. One police inspector (Cabrera) follows the gang crimes and eventually send them to ... See full summary »
6. Ganga Bruta (1933)
82 min | Drama
A man kills his wife on their wedding night, after discovering she had been unfaithful. After being acquitted, he moves to the country, where he falls in love with an innocent girl.
7. El compadre Mendoza (1934)
85 min | Drama, War
During Mexican Revolution, Rosalio Mendoza (Del Diestro) survives by making and winning favors from both factions, the governmental forces and Zapata's Army. His hacienda welcomes everybody... See full summary »
8. The Woman of the Port (1934)
76 min | Drama
Rosario (Palma) becomes a prostitute after losing her father and discovering her boyfriend had a liaison with another woman. In Veracruz, Rosario lives above a sordid cabaret "selling her ... See full summary »
9. Let's Go with Pancho Villa (1936)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, War
The Mexican Revolution is on its way when six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo", decide to join Pancho Villa's army and help end the suffering in their community by ... See full summary »
10. Out on the Big Ranch (1936)
95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The owner and the general manager of a ranch (Rancho Grande), two good friends, fall in love with the same girl at the same time. The owner tries to 'buy' the girl without knowing she is in... See full summary »
12. La vuelta al nido (1938)
77 min | Drama
Enrique, a gray office worker who lives a marriage already without passion begins to rethink his life when he receives an anonymous who says that his wife deceives him.
13. Prisioneros de la tierra (1939)
85 min | Drama
By 1915, a contractor traveling to Posadas looking for new staff. Among the music and drinks in a bar and shipped to the mill. He is accompanied by a drunken doctor and his daughter. In the mill, injustices and cruelties are accentuated.
15. María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944)
Approved | 76 min | Romance, Drama
In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Maria Candelaria is segregated for being a prostitute's child and the couple ... See full summary »
16. The Fugitive (1947)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, History
Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.
17. The Great Madcap (1949)
92 min | Comedy
Buñuel's first "comeback" film since "L'Age d'Or" in 1930 (he made only a few musicals in the interim), "El Gran Calavera" concerns a family's attempts to change the patriarch's somewhat ... See full summary »
18. The Young and the Damned (1950)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others...
19. Aventurera (1950)
101 min | Drama, Musical
Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to ... See full summary »
20. Siete muertes a plazo fijo (1950)
88 min | Comedy, Thriller
On New Year's Eve, a banker and his wife invite several friends to have dinner in their apartment. Suddenly, an astrologer makes an appearance and predicts seven of the present people will die in the next weeks.
21. Caiçara (1950)
92 min | Drama
A beautiful woman with a tragic past marries the owner of a small shipyard in an island, and they set up residence in a poor village. Besides not being able to adapt to the place, the partner of her husband becomes hostile to her presence.
22. Susana (1951)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
An unstable young woman escapes from a reformatory for very, very wayward girls and deceptively finds shelter in the kind home of a frighteningly nice and decent family. Little by little, ... See full summary »
23. El (1953)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance
A husband's suave exterior unravels after his marriage, and he unleashes his paranoid and volatile temper on his wife, which escalates to more dangerous and unpredictable tantrums.
24. Cangaceiro (1953)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Drama, History
Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang ... See full summary »
25. Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)
82 min | Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Confronted with the unfortunate news that their favorite Streetcar, no. 133, is going to be decommissioned, two Municipal Transit workers get drunk and decide to "take 'er for one last spin... See full summary »
27. Rio 40 Graus (1955)
100 min | Drama
A semi-documentary on the people of Rio de Janeiro. The camera follows boys from a hillside shanty town who sell peanuts at Copacabana, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and a soccer game. Various ... See full summary »
29. La casa del ángel (1957)
76 min | Drama
The House of the Angel focuses on the ruling class in 1920s Argentina, a deeply repressive society where political arguments were often settled by duels, and young women were expected to be totally ignorant of sex.
32. Tire dié (1960)
33 min | Documentary, Short
Everyday the children of the neighborhood known as "Tire Dié", in the city of Santa Fe, wait for the train to ask for money, shouting "Tire dié!" (toss me a dime!) to the passengers. ... See full summary »
33. Arraial do Cabo (1960)
17 min | Documentary, Short
In the brazilian city of Arraial do Cabo, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, fishermen struggle to sustain their community. A big industry installs in town, changing the way and the culture of this small village.
35. The Given Word (1962)
98 min | Drama
A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end?
36. Barravento (1962)
78 min | Drama
In the State of Bahia, Brazil, an educated black man returns to his home fishing village to try and free people from mysticism, in particular the Candomblé religion, which he considers a ... See full summary »
37. Barren Lives (1963)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »
38. Porto das Caixas (1963)
80 min | Drama
Irma can only think about getting rid of her cowardly dirty husband. She seeks out lovers not to commit adultery or for pleasure, but to find an accomplice to kill her husband.
40. Black God, White Devil (1964)
120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »
42. Valparaiso (1964)
28 min | Documentary, Short
A travelogue of Valparaiso, Chile, a city built on steep hills. Life is a constant struggle against geography. Neighbourhoods are reached by series of ramps, staircases, and funicular ... See full summary »
43. Men and Women (1964)
93 min | Drama
Two friends take two prostitutes for a night of pleasure. But the night turns out to be frustrating for all involved, as much bitterness is revealed in their conversation and attitudes, ... See full summary »
44. Simón del desierto (1965)
Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.
45. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (1971)
109 min | Drama
Augusto Matraga is a violent agressive farmer who after being betrayed by his wife and trapped by several enemies is bitten up and left for dead. He is rescued by a couple of humble small ... See full summary »
50. Grande Sertão (1965)
92 min | Drama
Cowboy Riobaldo is attracted to same sex Diadorim, not knowing that "he" is a girl dressed in man's clothes. After Diadorim's father is killed, she swears revenge, being joined by Riobaldo in this mission.
53. O Desafio (1966)
81 min | Drama
Passively facing the repression imposed by military dictatorship in Brazil in the 60s, a journalist gets into a personal crisis, aggravated by his love affair with an industrialist's wife, ... See full summary »
54. Entranced Earth (1967)
111 min | Drama
Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »
56. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
97 min | Drama
Sergio (Sergio Corrieri), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,678 | Gross: $0.02M
57. Lucía (1968)
160 min | Drama
Traces episodes in the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930's, and the 1960's.
58. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)
Unrated | 260 min | Documentary
Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »
59. O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968)
92 min | Crime, Thriller
The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.
63. Fome de Amor (1968)
73 min | Drama
Alfredo, a former revolutionary who is blind, deaf and mute, and his hedonistic wife are visited in their seaside house by another couple, just arriving from New York: a frustrated pianist ... See full summary »
65. Antonio das Mortes (1969)
100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio ... See full summary »
66. 79 primaveras (1969)
Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Documentary
An agit-prop documentary marking the death of Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chí Minh, using found footage to link his work to worldwide political movements including the Cuban revolution and resistance within the USA to the Vietnam war.
Director: Santiago Álvarez
67. Macunaima (1969)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Comedy
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
69. El dependiente (1969)
87 min | Drama
Fernandez is a lonely man leading a lonely life. All he does is work for an old man in a hardware store. But all that changes, when he meets the girl of his dreams...and her family.
70. Invasión (1969)
123 min | Drama
A group of men led by an old man trying to stop an invasion of the city of Aquileia. The invaders are introducing a machinery for a mass invasion, but the invasion is absolute and impossible to define.
71. Blood of the Condor (1969)
70 min | Crime, Drama
The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.
73. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)
Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy
In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »
74. The Harder They Come (1972)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.
75. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Votes: 27,551 | Gross: $0.06M
76. The Traitors (1973)
113 min | Drama
Film originally intended for revolutionary working class and leftist intellectuals. About the life of a union activist who began his struggle in the Peronist ranks during the '60s and corrupted in his rise to power.
78. Reed, México insurgente (1973)
124 min | Biography, Drama, War
A dramatization of John Reed's newspaper accounts of the Mexican Revolution. Considered the first real film in Mexican cinema to be made on the Mexican Revolution.
79. El otro Francisco (1974)
97 min | Drama
Based on the novel Francisco by Anselmo Suárez y Romero, "The Other Francisco" is a socio-economic analysis of slavery and class struggle through the retelling of the original novel. The ... See full summary »
80. The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975)
Not Rated | 191 min | Documentary
The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.
81. Il pleut sur Santiago (1975)
112 min | Drama, Thriller
A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a ... See full summary »
82. Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Truck driver travelling along the Transamazonic Road, a huge highway in Brazil that crosses the Amazon forest, meets a prostitute and slowly becomes aware of the problems in that region.
83. The Last Supper (1976)
120 min | Drama
A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
84. The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »
85. Agarrando pueblo (1977)
28 min | Comedy, Short
Fictional film that simulates being a documentary about filmmakers who exploit the misery mercantilist purposes. It is a scathing criticism "porno-misery" and the opportunism of the ... See full summary »
88. Bye Bye Brasil (1980)
R | 110 min | Drama
The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion ... See full summary »
89. The Age of the Earth (1980)
Four Third-World Christs try to stop the American industrialist John Brahms in Glauber Rocha's experimental film inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini's murder.
90. Gaijin, a Brazilian Odyssey (1980)
112 min | Drama
Based on fact, this is the story of the struggles of Japanese immigrants who traveled to and settled in Brazil looking for a better life.
92. Eles Não Usam Black-Tie (1981)
120 min | Drama
Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism.
94. Time for Revenge (1981)
R | 112 min | Drama
A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but ... See full summary »
95. Rue cases nègres (1983)
PG | 103 min | Drama, History
Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for ... See full summary »
96. Frida Still Life (1983)
108 min | Biography, Drama
The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible ... See full summary »
98. Cóndores no entierran todos los días (1984)
90 min | Drama
In Colombia, from the second half of the nineteenth century, two political parties; The traditional liberal and conservative ¸ fought a series of civil wars for almost one hundred years of ... See full summary »
99. Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (1984)
119 min | Documentary
Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup. He had to interrupt the project, and came back to it in 1981,... See full summary »