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1. 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.

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

Votes: 35

2. La sed (1961)

91 min | Drama, War

Story set at the Chaco war between Bolivia and Paraguay.

Director: Lucas Demare | Stars: Vicente Ariño, Susy Castell, Lucas Demare, Carlos Dorrego

Votes: 33

3. Time for Revenge (1981)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 783

4. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 6,962 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Camila (1984)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Elena Tasisto

Votes: 1,018

6. Night of the Pencils (1986)

105 min | Crime, Drama, History

This films tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina, with tragic results. At first succeeding under the ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Alejo García Pintos, Vita Escardó, Pablo Novak, Leonardo Sbaraglia

Votes: 1,587

7. A Place in the World (1992)

PG | 120 min | Drama

Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto, Cecilia Roth

Votes: 2,128 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Martín (Hache) (1997)

123 min | Drama

19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and gay actor friend Dante.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Juan Diego Botto, Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth

Votes: 3,630

9. ¡Que viva Mexico! (1932)

Not Rated | 88 min | History

Having revolutionized film editing through such masterworks of montage as Potemkin and Strike, Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein emigrated west in hopes of testing the capabilities of the American film industry.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Félix Balderas, Sara García, Martín Hernández, David Liceága

10. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Octavio Calderon

Votes: 15,508 | Gross: $7.00M

11. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A Cuban man cycles through his repressed opinions and memories as the threat of foreign invasion intensifies and the rest of his family retreats to Miami.

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

Votes: 3,268 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama

88 Metascore

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado

Votes: 108,349 | Gross: $13.62M

13. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 15,856 | Gross: $21.67M

14. The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara, André Mélançon

Votes: 3,176

15. Nine Queens (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice, María Mercedes Villagra

Votes: 46,355 | Gross: $1.22M

16. Crane World (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

The portrait of a man and his attempts to make things up with life after losing his job.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Luis Margani, Adriana Aizemberg, Daniel Valenzuela, Roly Serrano

Votes: 920

17. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 13,151 | Gross: $17.04M

18. The Method (2005)

115 min | Drama

68 Metascore

7 Spanish top corporate job candidates are left in a room and informed on computer screens about their tasks and that one of them is an observer. Let the psyching begin.

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Eduard Fernández, Pablo Echarri

Votes: 9,627 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Central Station (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Soia Lira

Votes: 32,907 | Gross: $5.60M

20. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 653,582 | Gross: $7.56M

21. Something in the Air (2002)

92 min | Drama

Based on the true story of four friends who decide to install a communal pirate radio station called Rádio Favela in a shanty-town, to give voice to the outcasts' complaints.

Director: Helvecio Ratton | Stars: Alexandre Moreno, Babu Santana, Adolfo Moura, Benjamim Abras

Votes: 254

22. Days of Santiago (2004)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

61 Metascore

Santiago, a retired soldier who fought for his country, Peru, find it hard to adjust back to society while dealing with PTSD and family problems.

Director: Josué Méndez | Stars: Pietro Sibille, Milagros Vidal, Marisela Puicón, Ricardo Mejía

Votes: 824

23. The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.

Director: John Malkovich | Stars: Javier Bardem, Laura Morante, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Mínguez

Votes: 6,115 | Gross: $2.38M

24. Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (1999)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama

51 Metascore

The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco J. Lombardi | Stars: Angie Cepeda, Salvador del Solar, Mónica Sánchez, Pilar Bardem

Votes: 2,229

25. Battle in Heaven (2005)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

Marcos lusts after his boss's promiscuous daughter, but after botching an extortion scheme, he becomes wracked with guilt.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, David Bornstein

Votes: 5,698 | Gross: $0.07M

26. One Hundred Years of Forgiveness (2000)

92 min | Comedy, Crime

An acid metaphor on the middle class. A middle class that is tumbling down, that is confronting debts that cannot pay, just like our country is. A middle class that does not trust ... See full summary »

Director: José Glusman | Stars: Margara Alonso, Pompeyo Audivert, Noemí Frenkel, José Glusman

Votes: 21

27. Little Thieves, Big Thieves (1998)

100 min | Comedy

In the wake of a banking crisis, four middle class friends throw a 'white glove' hold up, only to find out that their bank has already gone bankrupt.

Director: Alejandro Saderman | Stars: Orlando Urdaneta, Daniel Lugo, Aroldo Betancourt, Mariano Álvarez

Votes: 136

28. Amaneció de golpe (1998)

100 min | Action, Thriller

The film follows the events of the night of February 4, 1992 in Caracas, Venezuela. That night a group of military rebels staged a coup d'etat. Venezuelans found themselves as virtual ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Azpúrua | Stars: Manuel Aranguiz, Mirtha Borges, Yanis Chimaras, Dalila Colombo

Votes: 135

29. Maroa (2005)

Not Rated | 102 min | Music, Romance

An 11 year old petty criminal gets the chance to play in a youth orchestra.

Director: Solveig Hoogesteijn | Stars: Tristán Ulloa, Yorlis Domínguez, Elba Escobar, Luke Grande

Votes: 173

30. Sicario (1994)

R | 107 min | Drama

Jairo, sick of living on the fringes of society, fed up with poverty and a terrible family life, enters the world of crime as a Hired Assassin. Once he is really deep into the world of killing for money and dying if necessary, he decides to change the course of his life. But it is too late: he is on a road of no return, and there is no way he can escape his fate.

Director: Joseph Novoa | Stars: Laureano Olivares, Herman Gil, Néstor Terán, Melissa Ponce

Votes: 308

32. Death and the Maiden (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

72 Metascore

A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Krystia Mova

Votes: 20,725 | Gross: $2.10M

33. Julio Begins in July (1979)

120 min | Drama

This is the story of a teenager at the turn of the century in the conservative higher classes of Chile and the initiation rites in his society.

Director: Silvio Caiozzi | Stars: Elsa Alarcón, Jorge Álvarez, Luis Alarcón, Magdalena Aguirre

Votes: 220

34. The Moon in the Mirror (1990)

75 min | Drama

A sailor prostrate in his bed maintains control of his home and his son through mirrors hung around him.

Director: Silvio Caiozzi | Stars: Gloria Münchmeyer, Rafael Benavente, Ernesto Beadle, Mónica Echeverría

Votes: 151

35. I Don't Want to Talk About It (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

Leonor, a widow in a small South American town, gives birth to Charlotte, a dwarf. The mother not only provides a rich childhood for her daughter, she erases any clues her daughter might ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Luisina Brando, Alejandra Podesta, Betiana Blum

Votes: 318 | Gross: $0.25M

36. El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cuenta la historia de Jorge Pellegrini y Laura Ramallo a lo largo de casi dos décadas. Comienza en 1980 y termina en nuestros días. Cuenta le romance inicial, los posteriores desencuentros,... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Ulises Dumont, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 2,900

37. Garage Olimpo (1999)

R | 98 min | Drama

In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires, subletting rooms and giving classes to illiterate adults in the slums. One ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bechis | Stars: Antonella Costa, Carlos Echevarría, Enrique Piñeyro, Pablo Razuk

Votes: 2,342

38. Son of the Bride (2001)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 13,880 | Gross: $0.62M

39. Common Ground (2002)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Mercedes Sampietro, Arturo Puig, Carlos Santamaría

Votes: 1,765

40. Waiting for the Messiah (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

In 1999, Argentina's peso craters. Ariel, a young man from Buenos Aires' Jewish community, deals with his mother's fatal illness, finds a job as a night shift surveillance camera monitor, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Héctor Alterio, Enrique Piñeyro, Melina Petriella

Votes: 631

41. Kamchatka (2002)

106 min | Drama

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Héctor Alterio, Fernanda Mistral

Votes: 3,105

43. Avellaneda's Moon (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Eduardo Blanco, Mercedes Morán, Valeria Bertuccelli

Votes: 4,694

45. Roma (2004)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

Joaquín Góñez, a novelist in his sixties recalls his emotions, his wild years in Buenos Aires, the memories of old friends, the meaning of loyalty and the intimate relationship with his mother, Roma.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Juan Diego Botto, Susú Pecoraro, José Sacristán, Agustín Garvíe

Votes: 1,108

46. Un domingo feliz (1989 TV Movie)

90 min

A rich kid runs away from home and meets a young musician who shows him the night life in Caracas.

Director: Olegario Barrera | Stars: Víctor Cuica, Anthony Sauce, Daniel López, Marilda Vera

Votes: 16

48. The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón

Votes: 12,322 | Gross: $5.71M

49. The Virgin of Lust (2002)

151 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

In Vera Cruz in the 1940s, Nacho, an Indian, waits tables at Don Lázaro's café at Hotel Ofélia. He falls for Lola, an opium-addicted, alcoholic whore who's hopelessly in love with Gardenia ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Luis Felipe Tovar, Ariadna Gil, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Juan Diego

Votes: 336

50. Ave María (1999)

97 min | Drama