08.4 Latin Treasures

Just a few samples of the wonderful cinema from places like Dominican Rep, Uruguay, Colombia, P.Rico, Spain, Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Latin USA.
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1.
Mastropiero que nunca (1977 Video)
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(100 mins.)
 
3.
Mafalda (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Argentine's answer to Peanuts and Charlie Brown is Mafalda. This episodic movie is compiled of several TV shorts based on the comic of the same name about young Mafalda and her friends, who deal with the world in their own way. (82 mins.)
 
4.
Valentin (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving. (86 mins.)
 
5.
La edad del sol (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Ariel Piluso
 
6.
Nuts for Love (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(103 mins.)
Director: Alberto Lecchi
 
7.
The Lighthouse (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg... (109 mins.)
 
8.
Felicidades (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Lucho Bender
 
9.
Nine Queens (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens"). (114 mins.)
 
10.
The Aura (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime. (134 mins.)
 
11.
Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: Daniel Burman
 
12.
Seawards Journey (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of men travel across Uruguay to watch the sea. (78 mins.)
 
13.
The Pope's Toilet (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit. (90 mins.)
 
14.
Whisky (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something... (99 mins.)
 
15.
I Don't Owe 100 Times (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(91 mins.)
Director: Alejandro Doria
 
16.
Dad for a Day (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
After the death of his father, a young hockey trainer must take care of his eight year-old sister he never met before. (103 mins.)
 
17.
Waiting for the Hearse (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother. (94 mins.)
Director: Alejandro Doria
 
18.
Brother and Sister (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
They are both alone. They need each other but, at the same time, they despise each other. Siblings Marcos... (105 mins.)
Director: Daniel Burman
 
19.
Elsa & Fred (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid... (108 mins.)
 
20.
The Fury (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
(105 mins.)
 
21.
Evita (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. (135 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
22.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. (101 mins.)
 
23.
The Mambo Kings (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Musician brothers Cesar and Nestor leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, hoping to hit the top of the Latin music scene... (104 mins.)
Director: Arne Glimcher
 
24.
Guantanamera (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have... (105 mins.)
 
25.
Una rosa de Francia (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Simon transports illegal immigrants to New York, leaving them to their fate. He is discovered by the coastguard and Andrés, a young sailor, saves his life. When he falls for a young protegée of Simon conflict erupts. (100 mins.)
 
26.
Hormigas en la boca (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Hormigas en la Boca follows Martin from a 10 year stint in a Spanish prison for robbery to pre-Castro Cuba to recover the loot from his ex-girlfriend...
Director: Mariano Barroso
 
27.
By My Side Again (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When three estranged sisters, Gloria, Ana and Lidia, meet up again on the death of their mother, Adela... (97 mins.)
 
28.
The Waiting List (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A desperate group of people wait at a rundown Cuban transit station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is... (105 mins.)
 
29.
Un rey en La Habana (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Mr. Arturo, an old rich Spanishman who arrives to Havana to marry Yoli, dies suddenly in bed. Yoli's family... (102 mins.)
Director: Alexis Valdés
 
30.
Spanglish (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife. (131 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
31.
Our Family Wedding (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding are comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay their long standing feud to rest. (103 mins.)
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
 
32.
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A married soldier returning from WW2 poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor. (102 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
33.
The 33 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. (127 mins.)
Director: Patricia Riggen
 
34.
Alive (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
35.
The Black Pimpernel (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973. We travel with Edelstam during the terrible moments just after the coup and follows his never-ending fight for human rights, law and order. What drove him? And what price did he end up paying for his total commitment? Haunted by his own demons the we experiences on close hand how a womanizer desperately searches to find love again, a task only doable, if he can fight his own past and redeem himself. After saving hundreds - maybe even thousands - he is challenged once more, this time to save his newfound love from the death penalty issued by the regime. Another impossible task and a desperate chase against time. Based on a true story about a man, that did, what all of us only dreams of. (95 mins.)
 
36.
Mi abuelo, mi papá y yo (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
This movie tells about three different kinds of love: teenage love, marriage love, and mature love, each one represented by three men: Óscar... (95 mins.)
 
37.
Looking for Miguel (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Miguel is a young politician who comes from a wealthy family. He has seen the world from a privileged position and made a brilliant career... (107 mins.)
Director: Juan Fischer
 
38.
The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper... (90 mins.)
 
39.
La pena máxima (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Colombian man's obsession with an international soccer match between his country and Argentina makes him commit the worst decisions of his life. (80 mins.)
Director: Jorge Echeverry
 
40.
Chance (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
This hilarious comedy tells the story of Toña and Paquita, the housekeepers for the aristocratic González-Dubois family... (91 mins.)
Director: Abner Benaim
 
41.
El cielo en tu mirada (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A young man embarks on a mission against time and reality on the search for destiny and true love.
 
42.
Soltera y sin compromiso (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(114 mins.)
Director: Ibrahim Guerra
 
43.
Porfirio (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows... (101 mins.)
 
44.
Bolivar Is Me (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Santiago Miranda¸ an actor representing Bolivar in a television series¸ leaves furious recording because... (93 mins.)
 
45.
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart. (139 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
46.
En la cama (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Can strangers connect? Can casual sex become something else? In Santiago, Daniela and Bruno, both about 30... (85 mins.)
Director: Matías Bize
 
47.
El Limpiapiscinas (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Gustavo Ortíz is a university student from a comfortable, middle class family who is forced to spend... (92 mins.)
 
48.
The Maid (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years. (95 mins.)
 
49.
Que pena tu vida (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Javier wants to forget his ex. But it's impossible when she's always online. Getting drunk and partying it's the only solution. Or not? (94 mins.)
Director: Nicolás López
 
50.
Que pena tu boda (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Über-hot Chilean director Nicolás López is back with Fuck My Wedding, an engaging sequel to last year's Fuck My Life...
Director: Nicolás López
 
51.
Bella (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
One day in New York City changes three people forever. (91 mins.)
 
52.
Chasing Papi (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The successful and handsome wolf executive of the cosmetic industry Thomas Fuentes has three sexy Latin girlfriends: in Miami... (80 mins.)
Director: Linda Mendoza
 
53.
Ladrón que roba a ladrón (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two former thieves reunite to rob the biggest thief they know -- Moctesuma Valdez, a TV infomercial guru who's made millions selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants. When none of their affiliates want to go undercover as day laborers to pull off the heist, the two men turn to the real thing for help. (98 mins.)
Director: Joe Menendez
 
54.
Ladrones (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Legendary thief Alejandro Toledo return to his roots with a new partner to reclaim land stolen from a hard working community by a ruthless family of crooks. (97 mins.)
Director: Joe Menendez
 
55.
Negocios son negocios (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A simple man, silly but good hearted, is mistaken as the new manager of a big and important Bank. Since that happens... (94 mins.)
 
56.
Playball (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A promising MLB player is forced to return to his country after being found to be using steroids, and the only option he gets to rebuild his life is joining a team of losers in the Dominican league.
 
57.
Sanky Panky (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Genaro gets a job at a resort in hopes of marrying an American woman and moving to New York in search of a better life. He meets a tourist called Martha and everything seems going according to plan, until her boyfriend shows up. (110 mins.)
 
58.
Lotoman (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Modesto & Manuel are brothers that get their lives changed by wining the lottery. The new life walk...
Director: Archie Lopez
 
59.
Cristiano de la secreta (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Eddie lives a double life, he is Christian in the temple and aspiring ¨bad boy¨outside. He wants to be like somebody else...
Director: Archie Lopez
 
60.
Tortilla Soup (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life. (102 mins.)
Director: Maria Ripoll
 
61.
Woman on Top (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her. (92 mins.)
Director: Fina Torres
 
62.
Possible Loves (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love... (98 mins.)
Director: Sandra Werneck
 
63.
If I Were You (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The publicist Claudio and the housewife and choral teacher Helena have been married for many years,... (108 mins.)
Director: Daniel Filho
 
64.
Till Luck Do Us Part (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
They are a material couple. When their finances broke, he needs to economize without she realize, but is not too easy. (104 mins.)
 
65.
Me You Them (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast. (104 mins.)
 
66.
Behind the Sun (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
67.
Red Carpet (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Quinzinho (Matheus Nachtergaele) has a promise to keep: take your child, Neco (Vinicius Miranda), to the city to watch a movie Mazzaropi... (100 mins.)
 
68.
God Is Brazilian (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
God is getting tired. So he looks for a saint to take his place for a while. (110 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
69.
Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United. (118 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
 
70.
Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances. (115 mins.)
 
71.
Ladies' Night (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Romantic Comedy about two girls who find love in the most unexpected places in modern-day Mexico City. (89 mins.)
 
72.
American Visa (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands. (100 mins.)
 
73.
Pulling Strings (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After a night of drinking, Rachel, a diplomat working in Mexico City finds her world turned upside down after she's saved by Alejandro, a Mariachi singer whose visa was rejected the day before - by Rachel. (111 mins.)
Director: Pitipol Ybarra
 
74.
Regresa (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When her husband Ernesto throws himself into work and refuses to start a family, Maria begins to think... (99 mins.)
 
75.
Cristela (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In her sixth year of law school, Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm... (30 mins.)
 
76.
Instructions Not Included (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces. (115 mins.)
Director: Eugenio Derbez
 
77.
No eres tú, soy yo (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Javier is crushed after his new bride leaves him. When his psychiatrist has no answers, he turns to the arms of his ex-girlfriends. (101 mins.)
 
78.
Under the Same Moon (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away. (106 mins.)
Director: Patricia Riggen
 
79.
XHDRbZ (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A Mexican comedy show where they are each about different topics about real-world things but parodised. (30 mins.)
Director: Alfredo Widman
 
80.
La familia P. Luche (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Follows a dysfunctional family in Mexico.
 
81.
¿Qué nos pasa? (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Héctor Suárez
 
82.
Mi secretaria (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
83.
Tres generaciones (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
 
85.
Papá soltero (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
86.
 
87.
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
(180 mins.)
 
88.
Siempre en domingo (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Weekly TV show showcasing many singers and artists from Mexico and around the world.
 
89.
Dónde quedó la bolita (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
The singing group ''Garibaldi'' go to Ixtapa. (101 mins.)
 
90.
Cambiando el destino (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
(90 mins.)
 
91.
Verano peligroso (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
(90 mins.)
 
92.
 
93.
Pelo suelto (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
(100 mins.)
 
94.
Selena (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts. (127 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
95.
Suave patria (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Two friends who wants to work as an actors get involved with a corrupt cop and an evil business man to complete an assignment. (92 mins.)
 
96.
La hora pico (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
98.
Amor que mata (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Diego is a young musician who lives the terrible death of his uncle to AIDS. While in his deep depresion he meets Gabriela... (98 mins.)
 
99.
Inspiración (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The story about a teen that falls in love and discovers his life is about to change. a film about wanting something and fighting to make it happen. (92 mins.)
 
100.
Bésame en la boca (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
(99 mins.)
Director: Abraham Cherem