South America

by josecarlos-s-fonseca | created - 10 Mar 2017 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

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1. The Aura (2005)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime.

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Manuel Rodal, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón

Votes: 12,467 | Gross: $0.06M

2. Capitães da Areia (2011)

96 min | Adventure

About the life and adventures of a gang of abandoned street kids known as Capitães da Areia (Captains of the Sands), in Salvador, Bahia, during the 1950s.

Directors: Cecília Amado, Guy Gonçalves | Stars: Jean Amorim, Ana Graciela, Roberio Lima, Israel Gouvea

Votes: 774

3. 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: 5,575 | Gross: $0.07M

4. The Club (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced Priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Marcelo Alonso

Votes: 8,132 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Estive em Lisboa e Lembrei de Você (2015)

94 min | Drama

"I was in Lisbon and remembered you" is a Brazil-Portugual co-production, based on the book by the prized Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato. The film was directed by the Portuguese director, ... See full summary »

Director: José Barahona | Stars: Paulo Azevedo, Renata Ferraz, Amanda Fontoura, Rodrigo Almeida

Votes: 73

6. Casa Grande (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Exploring issues of class privilege among Rio's decadent elite, Casa Grande depicts a teenage boy's struggle to escape his overprotective parents as they covertly spiral into bankruptcy.

Director: Fellipe Barbosa | Stars: Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires, Thales Cavalcanti, Clarissa Pinheiro

Votes: 1,797

7. Neruda (2016)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Votes: 8,036 | Gross: $0.94M

8. Good Manners (2017)

135 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical

73 Metascore

Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.

Directors: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas | Stars: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira

Votes: 1,560 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Paulista (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

The story of three young people in search of love amid the frantic pace of São Paulo. What will a relationship unearth of their unspoken past, and can they dare hope for a happy future?

Director: Roberto Moreira | Stars: Maria Clara Spinelli, Sílvia Lourenço, Danni Carlos, Paulo Vilhena

Votes: 136

10. About Us (2017)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

Two young students experience their first love.

Directors: Mauro Carvalho, Thiago Cazado | Stars: Rodrigo Bittes, Thiago Cazado

Votes: 92

11. Just Like Our Parents (2017)

102 min | Drama

When Rosa's mother makes a surprising disclosure to her one day, Rosa decides to break out of her usual obligations. In so doing she discovers that life holds many surprises in store for her.

Director: Laís Bodanzky | Stars: Maria Ribeiro, Clarisse Abujamra, Antonia Baudouin, Herson Capri

Votes: 1,344

12. Body Electric (2017)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

The summer is coming and Elias has been dreaming of the sea a lot. In the factory where he works, his responsibilities increase as the holiday season approaches. After one more night ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Caetano | Stars: Kelner Macêdo, Lucas Andrade, Welket Bungué, Ana Flavia Cavalcanti

Votes: 507

13. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 3,936 | Gross: $0.20M

14. The Other End (2016)

92 min | Drama

Diogo (17) has a little quirk: he likes to call his mother's female therapy patients and masturbate while listening to them on the phone. One of these patients is Angela (43), a woman who ... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Sholl | Stars: Karine Teles, Tom Karabachian, Denise Fraga, Emílio de Mello

Votes: 308

15. Vazante (2017)

116 min | Adventure, Drama

68 Metascore

Brazil 1821. A rich cattle herder finds out that his wife dies in labor. Forced to live in the property with numerous African slaves, he marries his wife's niece. But he returns to droving, leaving his wife behind alone with the slaves.

Director: Daniela Thomas | Stars: Adriano Carvalho, Luana Nastas, Sandra Corveloni, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha

Votes: 419 | Gross: $0.02M

16. The Heiresses (2018)

98 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Martinessi | Stars: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova, Nilda Gonzalez

Votes: 1,718 | Gross: $0.08M

17. Silent Light (2007)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Votes: 5,382 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 74,972 | Gross: $0.10M

19. The Untamed (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Eden Villavicencio

Votes: 3,477 | Gross: $0.03M

20. The Clan (2015)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale, Peter Lanzani, Stefanía Koessl

Votes: 10,746 | Gross: $0.19M

21. Entre ríos: todo lo que no dijimos (2014)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Emanuel travels to visit his grandma Catie, who lives in the countryside. He has a feeling this is going to be their last goodbye. His mother's looking after Catie and she has decided not ... See full summary »

Directors: Nelson Schmunk, Hector Benicelli, Gisela Chicolino | Stars: Eugenia Alonso, Nito Dalinger, Javier De Pietro, Frida Erbes

Votes: 43

22. Museo (2018)

128 min | Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

In 1985, a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases.

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Simon Russell Beale, Lynn Gilmartin, Ilse Salas

Votes: 3,280 | Gross: $0.15M

23. The City of the Future (2016)

76 min | Drama, Romance

Milla, Gilmar and Igor will form an unconventional family at Serra do Ramalho, in the drylands of Bahia.

Directors: Marília Hughes Guerreiro, Cláudio Marques | Stars: Gilmar Araujo, Igor Santos, Milla Suzart

Votes: 77

24. The Lost Brother (2017)

112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cetarti, a public employee who has just been fired, travels from Buenos Aires to Lapachito, a lonely town in the Chaco province. He must take care of the corpses of his mother and brother ... See full summary »

Director: Israel Adrián Caetano | Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Daniel Hendler, Ángela Molina, Alian Devetac

Votes: 1,084

25. Adrift (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle, Izadora Armelin

Votes: 2,617

26. Giants of Valdes (2008)

100 min | Drama

A businessman travels to Patagonia and tries to convince people who live in the area to build an expensive hotel regardless of a building of such magnitude could destroy the beauty of the ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Tossenberger | Stars: Federico D'Elía, Alfredo Casero, Miguel Dedovich, Georgina Barbarossa

Votes: 74

27. Burnt Money (2000)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Nene & Angel and their accomplice Cuervo participate in a botched bank robbery in 1965 Buenos Aires, then hide out from the police in Uruguay while the gang breaks down.

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Leticia Brédice

Votes: 5,779 | Gross: $0.24M

28. Undertow (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.

Director: Javier Fuentes-León | Stars: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona, Attilia Boschetti

Votes: 5,928

29. Good Luck (2014)

90 min | Drama

After several behavior problems, João, a teenager (João Pedro Zappa) is admitted to a psychiatric clinic by his family. There he meets Judite ( Deborah Secco) , for who he soon falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Carolina Jabor | Stars: Deborah Secco, João Pedro Zappa, Fernanda Montenegro, Cássia Kis

Votes: 474

30. City of Men (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos

Votes: 14,460 | Gross: $0.31M

31. Delicate Crime (2005)

87 min | Drama

Antônio Martins, respected theatrical critic, is a very rational man. But a chance meeting with young Inês, a nude painting model, is going to rock him. Inês keeps a relationship with ... See full summary »

Director: Beto Brant | Stars: Marco Ricca, Lilian Taublib, Maria Manoella, Felipe Ehrenberg

Votes: 296

32. Not by Chance (2007)

90 min | Drama

Three control freaks lose the people they love.

Director: Philippe Barcinski | Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Leonardo Medeiros, Letícia Sabatella, Branca Messina

Votes: 721

33. Redentor (2004)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy

Célio Rocha believes he was assigned by God Himself a difficult mission: to persuade his childhood friend Otávio Sabóia, a corrupt entrepeneur in the construction business, to give away all his possessions to the poor.

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Pedro Cardoso, Miguel Falabella, Fernanda Montenegro, Camila Pitanga

Votes: 851

34. Futuro Beach (2014)

Unrated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Shortly after failing to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, a friend of the victim. They soon begin a relationship which seems doomed from the start, while Donato's past catches up with him.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima

Votes: 2,369 | Gross: $0.02M



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