Best Argentine movies (ranked) / Mejores películas argentinas (en orden)

Best movies ever made in the history of Argentine cinema. Las mejores películas en la historia del cine argentino.
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1.
Invasion (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(123 mins.)
Director: Hugo Santiago
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Rosaura a las 10 (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Out of the blue, a meek, old painter begins receiving love letters from Rosaura. This intrigues his fellow boarding house tenants, so they involve themselves into his relationship until one day the mysterious Rosaura appears. (100 mins.)
Director: Mario Soffici
 
4.
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.)
 
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La Ciénaga (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The life of two women and their families in a small provincial town of Salta, Argentina. (103 mins.)
Director: Lucrecia Martel
 
7.
La casa del ángel (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (76 mins.)
 
8.
Bombón: El Perro (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In Patagonia, a mechanic who dreams of a different life starts to think big after his adopted pup wins first prize at a local dog show. (97 mins.)
Director: Carlos Sorin
 
9.
No abras nunca esa puerta (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two separate episodes that have in common the door which separates good from evil. In the first segment... (85 mins.)
 
10.
Crane World (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The portrait of a man and his attempts to make things up with life after losing his job. (90 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
11.
Los isleros (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Leandro and the Carancha are inhabitants of the islands of the Parana Delta and agree a pair. They are... (112 mins.)
Director: Lucas Demare
 
12.
The Headless Woman (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After running into something with her car, Vero experiences a particular psychological state. She realizes she might have killed someone. (87 mins.)
Director: Lucrecia Martel
 
13.
Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off... (92 mins.)
 
14.
La mano en la trampa (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A woman uncovers the secret of her aunt's withdrawal from the world and arranges a confrontation with the man who jilted her. (85 mins.)
 
15.
The Holy Girl (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
16-year-old Amalia looks to save the soul a middle-aged doctor. (106 mins.)
Director: Lucrecia Martel
 
16.
Beyond Oblivion (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(93 mins.)
Director: Hugo del Carril
 
17.
Bolivia (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A Bolivian immigrant working illegally as a cook in a small restaurant in Buenos Aires suffers abuse and discrimination from its customers. (75 mins.)
 
18.
Dark River (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Peralta brothers work in the countryside the Alto Parana. There they will meet subhuman working conditions. Finally, the workers rise and harshly punish their exploiters. (92 mins.)
Director: Hugo del Carril
 
19.
Intimate Stories (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route. (92 mins.)
Director: Carlos Sorin
 
20.
La antena (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This near-silent black and white film from Argentina tells the story of a city that has lost its voice, stolen by Mr. TV, and the attempts of a small family to win the voice back. Similar in design to early German expressionist films. (99 mins.)
Director: Esteban Sapir
 
21.
La libertad (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A man chop down trees, organizes the trunks, clean them, stops to defecate, lunch, nap and continues to sell its timber. (73 mins.)
Director: Lisandro Alonso
 
22.
Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1920, some workers of Patagonia, grouped in anarchist and socialist societies, decide to make a strike demanding better working conditions. The situation becomes unsustainable and the government sends the order is restored. (110 mins.)
Director: Héctor Olivera
 
23.
Red Bear (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison... (95 mins.)
Director: Adrián Caetano
 
24.
Silvia Prieto (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A woman in her late-twenties called Silvia Prieto wants to improve herself. Her discovery of a second person also called Silvia Prieto will change her life forever. Maybe not the changes she hoped for. (92 mins.)
Director: Martín Rejtman
 
25.
Time for Revenge (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident... (112 mins.)
 
27.
El bonaerense (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young locksmith is forced to leave his home and family to join the Buenos Aires police force. (105 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
28.
Ragged Football (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This is the story of a suburb in Buenos Aires, its neighborhood, and how they live together in poverty, conjoined by the games of the children, and the love and support of the grown ups. (120 mins.)
 
29.
Prisioneros de la tierra (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(85 mins.)
Director: Mario Soffici
 
30.
Veronico Cruz (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A rural teacher in Jujuy, establishes a friendly relationship with the inhabitants of Chorcán , a small Andean village ... (96 mins.)
Director: Miguel Pereira
 
31.
La guerra gaucha (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of the irregular forces on the north of Argentina, fighting against the Spanish Crown for the independence. (90 mins.)
Director: Lucas Demare
 
32.
Lion's Den (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison. (113 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
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The Road to San Diego (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young Argentine learns that soccer star Diego Maradona is ailing in a Buenos Aires hospital, and resolves to bring him a tree root he's discovered. (98 mins.)
Director: Carlos Sorin
 
35.
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling. (126 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
36.
The Traitors (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(113 mins.)
 
37.
Pampa bárbara (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a pillbox in the middle of the Pampa, its commander Hilario Castro decides to bring women from Buenos Aires, for not deserting soldiers. (98 mins.)
 
38.
The Magic Gloves (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Martín Rejtman
 
39.
Los Muertos (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Vargas, a 54 year old man, gets out of jail in the prvince of Corrientes, Argentina. Once released, he wants to find his now adult daughter... (78 mins.)
Director: Lisandro Alonso
 
40.
Soñar, soñar (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Mario "el Rulo" ("Curly", Gianfranco Pagliaro) is a globetrotter, who travels the inner country, offering artistic performances... (85 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
41.
El custodio (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A bodyguard of a top politician is so dedicated that he's in danger of losing his own identity. (95 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Moreno
 
42.
Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star. (119 mins.)
 
43.
The Window (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
While bed-ridden Antonio awaits a visit from his long-lost son, the alluring view of Patagonia from his window leads him to escape for one last stroll... (85 mins.)
Director: Carlos Sorin
 
44.
The Last Indian Attack (1917)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Alcides Greca
 
45.
God Bless You (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(120 mins.)
 
46.
The Kidnapper (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(75 mins.)
 
47.
Live-In Maid (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A wealthy woman and her live-in housekeeper must adjust their entrenched routine and relationship when Buenos Aires is plunged into economic crisis., (83 mins.)
Director: Jorge Gaggero
 
48.
Fine Powder (1996)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Esteban Sapir
 
50.
The Dependent (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (87 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
51.
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
 
52.
Liverpool (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A merchant sailor returns to his home in Tierra del Fuego after spending most of his life at sea. (84 mins.)
Director: Lisandro Alonso
 
54.
Boquitas pintadas (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The life and the lovers of a few young women in a provincial town. (120 mins.)
 
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Su mejor alumno (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(114 mins.)
Director: Lucas Demare
 
57.
Son of the Bride (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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... (123 mins.)
 
58.
Almafuerte (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Biography of the Argentine poet Almafuerte. (92 mins.)
 
59.
The Boss (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Fernando Ayala
 
60.
El romance del Aniceto y la Francisca (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Aniceto is used to being lonely. When Francisca offers him her true love, his personal limitations and little miseries arise. (63 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
61.
La quintrala (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Hugo del Carril
 
62.
Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
CHRONICLE OF A BOY ALONE, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens... (79 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
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Extraordinary Stories (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In this adventurous experiment in storytelling, secret identities, missing persons, lost treasures, exotic beasts and desperate criminals are only a few of the elements woven into a grand tapestry of mysteries. (245 mins.)
Director: Mariano Llinás
 
65.
Últimos días de la víctima (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of a hitman, a man who kills other people for money, and the dangers that come with the job. (90 mins.)
 
66.
The Hour of the Furnaces (1968 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation... (260 mins.)
 
67.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. (129 mins.)
 
68.
Cuando besa mi marido (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(69 mins.)
 
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Born and Bred (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Patagonia, a successful interior designer's life falls apart after he suffers a horrific accident. (100 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
72.
Rapado (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After his bike and money gets stolen from him, Lucio struggles to find his place in the surrounding... (75 mins.)
Director: Martín Rejtman
 
73.
Hardly a Criminal (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A bank employee utilizes a legal loophole to conduct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards of his embezzlement following a six-year prison sentence. (88 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
 
74.
Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Nazareno Cruz is the seventh son of a couple living in a high mountain village. According to a myth... (92 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
75.
Rolling Family (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A wedding invite from an estranged sibiling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan. (103 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
76.
La muerte camina en la lluvia (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A murderer terrorizes a city by attacking on the streets on rainy days and always leaving a card with the name "S. López". (73 mins.)
 
77.
Nobleza gaucha (1915)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
78.
Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by a Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men. (103 mins.)
 
79.
Garage Olimpo (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires... (98 mins.)
Director: Marco Bechis
 
80.
Moebius (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A train on the Buenos Aires subway system suddenly vanishes. (88 mins.)
 
81.
Camila (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao... (107 mins.)
 
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The Wind (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After the funeral of his daughter Ema, Frank Osorio travels for the first time to Buenos Aires to tell... (92 mins.)
 
84.
Sightseeing (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(80 mins.)
Director: Ezequiel Acuña
 
85.
The Official Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is. (112 mins.)
Director: Luis Puenzo
 
86.
Yesterday's Guys Used No Arsenic (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Mara Ordaz, a former diva who lives in a mansion away from the city and sorrounded by memories together with her husband... (110 mins.)
 
87.
La caída (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Albertina, a pretty but wet university student, is hired by a bedridden widow to take care of her and her four children... (84 mins.)
 
88.
On Probation (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident... (112 mins.)
Director: Damián Szifron
 
89.
The Dependent (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (87 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
90.
El crack (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(81 mins.)
 
91.
Kamchatka (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know... (106 mins.)
 
92.
El rufián (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(120 mins.)
Director: Daniel Tinayre
 
93.
Lost Embrace (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University... (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Burman
 
94.
The Truce (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man has to come to terms with his wasted youth, estranged family and grim prospects for the future. (108 mins.)
Director: Sergio Renán
 
95.
El ángel desnudo (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bankrupt due to gambling debts, a man sends his beautiful adolescent daughter to ask a sculptor for money. The artist accepts to lend the money - but in exchange for seeing the girl nude. (85 mins.)
 
96.
Roma (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (155 mins.)
 
97.
A sangre fría (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Tinayre
 
98.
Plata dulce (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man meets a former teammate of military service that offers a sweet deal. The money starts coming in abundance, but things change from one day to the other. (97 mins.)
Director: Fernando Ayala
 
99.
Carancho (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is... (107 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
100.
El asadito (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The December 30, 1999. Seven friends on the terrace. (71 mins.)