08.4 Latin Treasuresby Alex DuVon | created - 24 Jan 2011 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
Just a few samples of the wonderful cinema from places like Dominican Rep., Uruguay, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain, Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia and Latin USA.
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3. Mafalda (1982)
82 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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.
4. Valentin (I) (2002)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.
Votes: 3,907 | Gross: $0.28M
9. Nine Queens (2000)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").
Votes: 42,776 | Gross: $1.22M
14. Evita (1996)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 30,899 | Gross: $50.05M
15. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.
Votes: 20,131 | Gross: $4.09M
16. The Mambo Kings (1992)
R | 104 min | Drama, Music
Musician brothers Cesar and Nestor leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, hoping to hit the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother, the business manager, and the ladies' man... See full summary »
Votes: 4,534 | Gross: $6.74M
17. Guantanamera (1995)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have to take the same route begin to talk about god and the world ending up in discovering ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,293 | Gross: $0.75M
18. Lista de espera (2000)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A desperate group of people wait at a rundown Cuban transit station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is, it never shows up. While a number of busses pass by the station, and others ... See full summary »
19. Cuando vuelvas a mi lado (1999)
97 min | Drama
When three estranged sisters, Gloria, Ana and Lidia, meet up again on the death of their mother, Adela, they find themselves obeying her somewhat eccentric last wishes. Though their mother ... See full summary »
20. Un rey en La Habana (2005)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy
Mr. Arturo, an old rich Spanishman who arrives to Havana to marry Yoli, dies suddenly in bed. Yoli's family, afraid of losing all the money, convinces her ex-boyfriend Papito to go to Spain... See full summary »
21. Spanglish (2004)
PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 70,270 | Gross: $42.04M
22. Our Family Wedding (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 6,104 | Gross: $20.25M
23. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.
Votes: 27,122 | Gross: $50.01M
24. Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
R | 139 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 20,427 | Gross: $4.61M
25. Mi abuelo, mi papá y yo (2005)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This movie tells about three different kinds of love: teenage love, marriage love, and mature love, each one represented by three men: Óscar, Eduardo and Rubén, respectively. Óscar falls in... See full summary »
26. Buscando a Miguel (2007)
107 min | Comedy, Drama
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. But the vicissitudes of life make it a corpse ... See full summary »
28. Goal! The Dream Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.
Votes: 54,751 | Gross: $4.28M
29. Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Sport
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.
31. Los colores de la montaña (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, ... See full summary »
32. The Black Pimpernel (2007)
R | 95 min | Drama, History, Romance
Harald Edelstam uses his position as Sweden's ambassador to Chile to save political dissidents from persecution by the military junta after Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup d'état.
33. The 33 (2015)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Votes: 29,157 | Gross: $12.19M
35. Panamá: The Country that United the World (2014 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
This is the story of the human struggle behind the greatest work of engineering in recent centuries. A story about perseverance and teamwork, but also about ambition, corruption and death. ... See full summary »
Director: Jesus Braceras
36. Chance (I) (2009)
91 min | Comedy, Drama
This hilarious comedy tells the story of Toña and Paquita, the housekeepers for the aristocratic González-Dubois family. These domestic employees have been mistreated for quite some time ... See full summary »
39. Chasing Papi (2003)
PG | 80 min | Comedy, Romance
The successful and handsome wolf executive of the cosmetic industry Thomas Fuentes has three sexy Latin girlfriends: in Miami, the waitress Cici; in Chicago, the intellectual lawyer Lorena;... See full summary »
Votes: 3,639 | Gross: $6.13M
41. En la cama (2005)
Unrated | 85 min | Drama
Can strangers connect? Can casual sex become something else? In Santiago, Daniela and Bruno, both about 30, meet at a party, go to another and end up in a hotel. We join them there as ... See full summary »
42. El Limpiapiscinas (2011)
92 min | Comedy
Gustavo Ortíz is a university student from a comfortable, middle class family who is forced to spend his summer vacation cleaning pools when his parents are struck down with financial ... See full summary »
43. Que Pena Tu Vida (2010)
94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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?
46. Playball (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Sport
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.
47. Sanky Panky (2007)
110 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
51. Woman on Top (2000)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her.
Votes: 9,136 | Gross: $5.02M
52. Amores Possíveis (2001)
Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits... See full summary »
53. Se Eu Fosse Você (2006)
108 min | Comedy
The publicist Claudio and the housewife and choral teacher Helena have been married for many years, but they do not understand and respect the feelings and view point of the partner. ... See full summary »
55. Me You Them (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,608 | Gross: $0.32M
56. Tapete Vermelho (2005)
100 min | Comedy
Quinzinho (Matheus Nachtergaele) has a promise to keep: take your child, Neco (Vinicius Miranda), to the city to watch a movie Mazzaropi. They live in a small farm in SÃ£o Paulo. In this ... See full summary »
58. Ladrón que roba a ladrón (2007)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 1,696 | Gross: $4.00M
59. Ladrones (2015)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 200 | Gross: $3.06M
60. Compadres (2016)
R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
As former cop Garza seeks revenge on Santos, the crime lord who framed him, he forms an unlikely team with a young hacker who successfully stole $10 million from Santos.
Votes: 809 | Gross: $3.11M
61. No Manches Frida (2016)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy
NO MANCHES FRIDA is the story of Zequi, a recently released bank robber who goes to recover stolen money buried by his ditzy accomplice before going to jail. They return to the site only to... See full summary »
Votes: 1,300 | Gross: $11.51M
62. Pulling Strings (2013)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 1,594 | Gross: $5.82M
63. Regresa (2010)
98 min | Comedy, Romance
When her husband Ernesto throws himself into work and refuses to start a family, Maria begins to think he is having an affair and turns to hypnosis to help her understand her relationship. ... See full summary »
64. A la mala (2015)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy
When aspiring actress Maria Laura's best friend begs her to flirt with her boyfriend to test his fidelity, Maria finds a lucrative new career. After being hired by women across the city, ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,932 | Gross: $3.60M
65. Qué le dijiste a Dios? (2014)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Musical
Unforgettable songs by Mexico's beloved Juan Gabriel highlight this irresistible musical comedy about two housekeepers who risk it all for love.
66. Cristela (2014–2015)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
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. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is ... See full summary »
69. Instructions Not Included (2013)
PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 24,953 | Gross: $44.47M
70. How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.
Votes: 8,329 | Gross: $32.09M
71. No eres tú, soy yo (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance
Javier is crushed after his new bride leaves him. When his psychiatrist has no answers, he turns to the arms of his ex-girlfriends.
Votes: 840 | Gross: $1.33M
72. Under the Same Moon (2007)
PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama
A young Mexican boy illegally travels to the U.S. to find his mother (who is illegally in the U.S.) after his grandmother passes away.
Votes: 5,922 | Gross: $12.59M
91. Selena (1997)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 21,063 | Gross: $35.42M
92. Bésame en la boca (1995)
99 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Artist and Millionaire Claudia Romero spends a crazy night at a disco, while someone attemps to her life by breaking her Harley breaks, when she leaves the disco half intoxicated, moments ... See full summary »
94. Amor que mata (1994)
98 min | Drama, Romance
Diego is a young musician who lives the terrible death of his uncle to AIDS. While in his deep depresion he meets Gabriela, which brings back a smile to his face. Just when life seems more ... See full summary »
95. Inspiración (2001)
92 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
96. Mambo Café (2000)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A beautiful Puerto Rican girl and her family in Spanish harlem devise a novel plan to attract business to their restaurant, causing a wildly comic sequence of events ending in near disaster.
99. Shakira Oral Fixation Tour 2007 (2007 Video)
83 min | Music, Musical
Oral Fixation Tour is the third live album by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, released on 12 November 2007, by Epic Records. It was recorded during her concerts in Miami, Florida ... See full summary »