Top 200 Latin American Films

by 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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1. El fusilamiento de Dorrego (1908)

Short, History

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The director Mario Gallo made the first film with an argument from Argentina, although the opinions of scholars are not coincident as to their temporal order.

Director: Mario Gallo | Stars: Salvador Rosich, Eliseo Gutiérrez, Roberto Casaux

2. Nobleza gaucha (1915)

60 min | Drama, History, Western

6.3
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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.

Directors: Humberto Cairo, Ernesto Gunche, Eduardo Martinez de la Pera | Stars: Arturo Mario, María Padín, Celestino Petray, Orfilia Rico

Votes: 41

3. Santa (1918)

40 min | Drama, Short

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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.

Director: Luis Peredo | Stars: Elena Sánchez Valenzuela, Alfonso Busson, Ricardo Beltri, Clementina Pérez de Rebolledo

4. The Grey Automobile (1919)

111 min | Action, Crime

7.2
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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 »

Director: Enrique Rosas | Stars: Joaquín Coss, Juan de Homs, Manuel de los Ríos, María Tereza Montoya

Votes: 102

5. Limite (1931)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Three people sail aimlessly while remembering their past.

Director: Mario Peixoto | Stars: Olga Breno, Tatiana Rey, Raul Schnoor, Brutus Pedreira

Votes: 1,275

6. Ganga Bruta (1933)

82 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Humberto Mauro | Stars: Durval Bellini, Dea Selva, Lu Marival, Décio Murilo

Votes: 244

7. El compadre Mendoza (1934)

85 min | Drama, War

7.8
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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 »

Directors: Juan Bustillo Oro, Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Alfredo del Diestro, Carmen Guerrero, Antonio R. Frausto, Luis G. Barreiro

Votes: 306

8. The Woman of the Port (1934)

76 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Directors: Arcady Boytler, Raphael J. Sevilla | Stars: Andrea Palma, Domingo Soler, Joaquín Busquets, Consuelo Segarra

Votes: 245

9. Let's Go with Pancho Villa (1936)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, War

7.7
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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 »

Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Antonio R. Frausto, Domingo Soler, Manuel Tamés, Ramón Vallarino

Votes: 398

10. Out on the Big Ranch (1936)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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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 »

Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Tito Guízar, René Cardona, Esther Fernández, Lorenzo Barcelata

Votes: 100

11. Alô Alô Carnaval (1936)

75 min | Musical, Comedy

6.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Adhemar Gonzaga | Stars: Jaime Costa, Barbosa Júnior, Pinto Filho, Oscarito

Votes: 20

12. La vuelta al nido (1938)

77 min | Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Leopoldo Torres Ríos | Stars: José Gola, Amelia Bence, Cielito, Julio Renato

Votes: 30

13. Prisioneros de la tierra (1939)

85 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Mario Soffici | Stars: Homero Cárpena, Raúl De Lange, Roberto Fugazot, Elisa Galvé

Votes: 74

14. La guerra gaucha (1942)

90 min | Drama, History, Western

7.2
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The story of the irregular forces on the north of Argentina, fighting against the Spanish Crown for the independence.

Director: Lucas Demare | Stars: Enrique Muiño, Francisco Petrone, Ángel Magaña, Sebastián Chiola

Votes: 107

15. María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944)

Approved | 76 min | Romance, Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Alberto Galán, Margarita Cortés

Votes: 751

16. The Fugitive (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

Directors: John Ford, Emilio Fernández | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,669

17. The Great Madcap (1949)

92 min | Comedy

7.3
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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 »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Soler, Rosario Granados, Andrés Soler, Rubén Rojo

Votes: 881

18. The Young and the Damned (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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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...

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 14,702

19. Aventurera (1950)

101 min | Drama, Musical

7.6
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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 »

Director: Alberto Gout | Stars: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Andrea Palma, Rubén Rojo

Votes: 407

20. Siete muertes a plazo fijo (1950)

88 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.4
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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.

Director: Manolo Alonso | Stars: Enrique Alzugaray, Rolando Barral, Armando Bianchi, Bellita Borges

Votes: 14

21. Caiçara (1950)

92 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Directors: Adolfo Celi, Tom Payne, John Waterhouse | Stars: Eliane Lage, Abilio Pereira de Almeida, Carlos Vergueiro, Mário Sérgio

Votes: 40

22. Susana (1951)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Rosita Quintana, Fernando Soler, Víctor Manuel Mendoza, María Gentil Arcos

Votes: 1,504

23. El (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Delia Garcés, Aurora Walker, Carlos Martínez Baena

Votes: 4,351

24. Cangaceiro (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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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 »

Director: Lima Barreto | Stars: Alberto Ruschel, Marisa Prado, Milton Ribeiro, Vanja Orico

Votes: 403

25. Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)

82 min | Comedy, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Lilia Prado, Carlos Navarro, Fernando Soto, Agustín Isunza

Votes: 1,057

26. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadne Welter

Votes: 3,772

27. Rio 40 Graus (1955)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Modesto De Souza, Roberto Bataglin, Jece Valadão, Ana Beatriz

Votes: 373

28. Rio Zona Norte (1957)

90 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A talented songwriter of sambas is forced to face the social injustices of the city around him.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Grande Otelo, Jece Valadão, Malu Maia, Maria Petar

Votes: 174

29. La casa del ángel (1957)

76 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Leopoldo Torre Nilsson | Stars: Elsa Daniel, Lautaro Murúa, Berta Ortegosa, Bárbara Mújica

Votes: 233

30. Nazarin (1959)

94 min | Drama

8.0
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A priest in a poor community lives a charitable life in accordance with his religious principles, but many others do not return the favor.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Francisco Rabal, Marga López, Rita Macedo, Ignacio López Tarso

Votes: 4,094

31. Black Orpheus (1959)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.5
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81 Metascore

A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

Director: Marcel Camus | Stars: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia

Votes: 7,893

32. Tire dié (1960)

33 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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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 »

Director: Fernando Birri | Stars: Guillermo Cervantes Luro, María Rosa Gallo, Francisco Petrone

Votes: 157

33. Arraial do Cabo (1960)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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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.

Directors: Mário Carneiro, Paulo César Saraceni

Votes: 22

34. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook

Votes: 22,466

35. The Given Word (1962)

98 min | Drama

8.3
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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?

Director: Anselmo Duarte | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Glória Menezes, Dionísio Azevedo, Geraldo Del Rey

Votes: 1,986

36. Barravento (1962)

78 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Antonio Pitanga, Luiza Maranhão, Lucy de Carvalho, Aldo Teixeira

Votes: 420

37. Barren Lives (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares

Votes: 1,696

38. Porto das Caixas (1963)

80 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Paulo César Saraceni | Stars: Irma Álvarez, Reginaldo Faria, Paulo Padilha, Joseph Guerreiro

Votes: 67

39. Soy Cuba (1964)

108 min | Drama, Music, War

8.0
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Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, José Gallardo, Raúl García

Votes: 6,613 | Gross: $0.16M

40. Black God, White Devil (1964)

120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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 »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

Votes: 3,126

41. Os Fuzis (1964)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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In an extremely poor region in the Northeast of Brazil, a group of soldiers try to stop the population from sacking a food deposit.

Director: Ruy Guerra | Stars: Átila Iório, Nelson Xavier, Maria Gladys, Leonidas Bayer

Votes: 295

42. Valparaiso (1964)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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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 »

Director: Joris Ivens | Star: Roger Pigaut

Votes: 402

43. Men and Women (1964)

93 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Walter Hugo Khouri | Stars: Norma Bengell, Odete Lara, Mário Benvenutti, Gabriele Tinti

Votes: 349

44. Simón del desierto (1965)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Hortensia Santoveña

Votes: 7,700

45. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (1971)

109 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Director: Roberto Santos | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Joffre Soares, Maria Ribeiro, Maurício do Valle

Votes: 101

46. Now (1965)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Music

6.7
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A documentary short about racism in the United States

Director: Santiago Álvarez | Star: Lena Horne

Votes: 520

47. São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (1965)

107 min | Drama

8.0
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A man lives in conflict as he deals with his friends and love interests against the backdrop of São Paulo.

Director: Luís Sérgio Person | Stars: Ana Esmeralda, Eva Wilma, Otelo Zeloni, Walmor Chagas

Votes: 491

48. The Deceased (1965)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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Woman who is obsessed with death wants a first-class burial for herself, and even buys a luxury coffin beforehand.

Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Paulo Gracindo, Ivan Cândido, Nelson Xavier

Votes: 194

49. Plantation Boy (1965)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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In colonial Brazil, boy is sent to live with some parents in a sugarcane plantation, after losing his mother. His adaptation will be difficult and painful.

Director: Walter Lima Jr. | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Sávio Rolim, Rodolfo Arena, Anecy Rocha

Votes: 55

50. Grande Sertão (1965)

92 min | Drama

7.0
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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.

Directors: Geraldo Santos Pereira, Renato Santos Pereira | Stars: Maurício do Valle, Sônia Clara, Joffre Soares, Milton Gonçalves

Votes: 27

51. La muerte de un burócrata (1966)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy

7.8
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A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo, Omar Alfonso

Votes: 824

52. Ukamau (1966)

75 min | Drama

7.3
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While her husband is on his way to the market, a peasant woman is raped and murdered. Her widower carefully plans his revenge.

Director: Jorge Sanjinés | Stars: Elsa Antequera, Néstor Cárdenas, Benedicta Huanca, Benedicta Mendoza

Votes: 119

53. O Desafio (1966)

81 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Director: Paulo César Saraceni | Stars: Isabella, Oduvaldo Vianna Filho, Sérgio Britto, Luiz Linhares

Votes: 71

54. Entranced Earth (1967)

111 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha

Votes: 1,942

55. The Adventures of Juan Quin Quin (1967)

112 min | Comedy

6.5
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The metamorphoses of Juan Quin Quin, in turns bullfighter, guerrilla fighter and sacristan.

Director: Julio García Espinosa | Stars: Júlio Martínez, Erdwin Fernández, Adelaida Raymat, Enrique Santisteban

Votes: 88

56. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

97 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

Votes: 2,678 | Gross: $0.02M

57. Lucía (1968)

160 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Humberto Solás | Stars: Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núñez, Adela Legrá, Eduardo Moure

Votes: 555

58. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Unrated | 260 min | Documentary

7.9
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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 »

Directors: Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: María de la Paz, Fernando E. Solanas, Edgardo Suárez, Fidel Castro

Votes: 711

59. O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968)

92 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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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.

Director: Rogério Sganzerla | Stars: Helena Ignez, Paulo Villaça, Pagano Sobrinho, Luiz Linhares

Votes: 809

60. Tres Tristes Tigres (1968)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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The drunken nights of several listless chancers in Chile's capital city build inexorably to violence.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Shenda Román, Nelson Villagra, Luis Alarcón, Jaime Vadell

Votes: 161

61. LBJ (1968)

18 min | Short, Documentary

6.8
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A montage of 1960s America, all focused on the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson.

Director: Santiago Álvarez | Star: Lyndon Johnson

Votes: 225

62. Hanoi, martes 13 (1968)

38 min | Short, Documentary

6.5
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A short film which documents the lives of the people of Hanoi which took place on March 13.

Director: Santiago Álvarez

Votes: 129

63. Fome de Amor (1968)

73 min | Drama

6.2
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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 »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Leila Diniz, Irene Stefânia, Arduíno Colassanti, Paulo Porto

Votes: 71

64. For the First Time (1969)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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A traveling film projectionist brings the film Modern Times (1936) to a secluded village that has never seen a motion picture before.

Director: Octavio Cortázar

Votes: 201

65. Antonio das Mortes (1969)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Maurício do Valle, Odete Lara, Othon Bastos, Hugo Carvana

Votes: 1,275

66. 79 primaveras (1969)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Documentary

6.8
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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

Votes: 349

67. Macunaima (1969)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade | Stars: Grande Otelo, Paulo José, Jardel Filho, Dina Sfat

Votes: 1,204

68. La primera carga al machete (1969)

84 min | Drama

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Manuel Octavio Gómez | Stars: Adolfo Llauradó, José Rodríguez, Idalia Anreus, Eslinda Núñez

Votes: 74

69. El dependiente (1969)

87 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Walter Vidarte, Graciela Borges, Nora Cullen, Fernando Iglesias 'Tacholas'

Votes: 347

70. Invasión (1969)

123 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Hugo Santiago | Stars: Olga Zubarry, Lautaro Murúa, Juan Carlos Paz, Martín Adjemián

Votes: 415

71. Blood of the Condor (1969)

70 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.

Director: Jorge Sanjinés | Stars: Marcelino Yanahuaya, Benedicta Mendoza, Vicente Verneros Salinas, Danielle Caillet

Votes: 331

72. El Topo (1970)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Western

7.5
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 20,798

73. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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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 »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Arduíno Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhães, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho, Manfredo Colassanti

Votes: 735

74. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.0
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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Director: Perry Henzell | Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Votes: 4,559

75. The Holy Mountain (1973)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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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.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

Votes: 27,551 | Gross: $0.06M

76. The Traitors (1973)

113 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Raymundo Gleyzer | Stars: Víctor Proncet, Raúl Fraire, Susana Lanteri, Mara Lasio

Votes: 124

77. Palomita Blanca (1973)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Ruiz deconstructs, satirizes and politicizes a rich-boy/poor-girl romance bestseller which had been dubbed 'the Chilean "Love Story"'.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Beatriz Lapido, Rodrigo Ureta, Mónica Díaz, Manuel Aranguiz

Votes: 129

78. Reed, México insurgente (1973)

124 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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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.

Director: Paul Leduc | Stars: Claudio Obregón, Eduardo López Rojas, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Juan Ángel Martínez

Votes: 129

79. El otro Francisco (1974)

97 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Director: Sergio Giral | Stars: Margarita Balboa, Miguel Benavides, Armando Bianchi, Alden Knight

Votes: 60

80. The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975)

Not Rated | 191 min | Documentary

8.3
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The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Abilio Fernández

Votes: 928

81. Il pleut sur Santiago (1975)

112 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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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 »

Director: Helvio Soto | Stars: John Abbey, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Bibi Andersson, Annie Girardot

Votes: 214

82. Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica (1975)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Directors: Jorge Bodanzky, Orlando Senna | Stars: Paulo César Peréio, Edna de Cássia, Lúcio Dos Santos, Elma Martins

Votes: 236

83. The Last Supper (1976)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Nelson Villagra, Silvano Rey, Luis Alberto García, José Antonio Rodríguez

Votes: 456

84. The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

8.3
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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 »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Carlos Altamirano, Fernando Castillo, Luis Corvalán

Votes: 742

85. Agarrando pueblo (1977)

28 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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 »

Directors: Carlos Mayolo, Luis Ospina | Stars: Luis Alfonso Londoño, Carlos Mayolo, Ramiro Arbeláez, Eduardo Carvajal

Votes: 387

86. De cierta manera (1977)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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Film about Miraflores, a housing development built in 1962.

Director: Sara Gómez | Stars: Mario Balmaseda, Yolanda Cuéllar, Mario Limonta, Isaura Mendoza

Votes: 122

87. Sea of Roses (1978)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Woman runs away having the company of her daughter, the ultimate brat, in a journey full of bizarre events.

Director: Ana Carolina | Stars: Norma Bengell, Otávio Augusto, Myrian Muniz, Ary Fontoura

Votes: 67

88. Bye Bye Brasil (1980)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: José Wilker, Betty Faria, Fábio Jr., Zaira Zambelli

Votes: 1,220

89. The Age of the Earth (1980)

140 min

7.0
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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.

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Maurício do Valle, Jece Valadão, Antonio Pitanga, Tarcísio Meira

Votes: 338

90. Gaijin, a Brazilian Odyssey (1980)

112 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Tizuka Yamasaki | Stars: Kyoko Tsukamoto, Antônio Fagundes, Jiro Kawarazaki, Gianfrancesco Guarnieri

Votes: 114

91. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 5,270

92. Eles Não Usam Black-Tie (1981)

120 min | Drama

8.1
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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.

Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Fernanda Montenegro, Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Bete Mendes

Votes: 716

93. Llocsi caimanta (1981)

100 min

6.5
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A rural community in the Ecuadorian Andes suddenly faces a land dispute with the legal representatives of a large company. The discovery of very rich ore deposits in the territory is the ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Sanjinés

Votes: 6

94. Time for Revenge (1981)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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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 »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Haydée Padilla, Julio De Grazia, Ulises Dumont

Votes: 666

95. Rue cases nègres (1983)

PG | 103 min | Drama, History

7.4
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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 »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck, Joby Bernabé

Votes: 712

96. Frida Still Life (1983)

108 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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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 »

Director: Paul Leduc | Stars: Ofelia Medina, Juan José Gurrola, Max Kerlow, Claudio Brook

Votes: 410

97. La república perdida (1983)

146 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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A history of Argentina's half century of coups and military governments.

Director: Miguel Pérez

Votes: 108

98. Cóndores no entierran todos los días (1984)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Director: Francisco Norden | Stars: Frank Ramírez, Isabela Corona, Victor Hugo Morant, Santiago García

Votes: 245

99. Cabra Marcado Para Morrer (1984)

119 min | Documentary

8.4
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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 »

Director: Eduardo Coutinho | Stars: Eduardo Coutinho, Tite de Lemos, Ferreira Gullar

Votes: 633

100. Memórias do Cárcere (1984)

185 min | Drama

7.5
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Graciliano Ramos' period he spent in prison after being considered a subversive element by the government.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Carlos Vereza, Glória Pires, Nildo Parente, José Dumont

Votes: 302