Top 100 Argentine filmsby PeacefulAnarchy | created - 20 May 2012 | updated - 20 May 2012 | Public
From a poll run by the Office for Argentine Film Promotion http://www.cine.ar/concurso_listado.php?p=1
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1. 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: 42,743 | Gross: $1.22M
2. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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.
Votes: 154,834 | Gross: $20.17M
4. Son of the Bride (2001)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 12,821 | Gross: $0.62M
5. Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama
A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things ... See full summary »
6. Tiempo de valientes (2005)
112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »
8. The Official Story (1985)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War
After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Votes: 5,875 | Gross: $0.03M
11. 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: 3,906 | Gross: $0.28M
12. Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History
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.
13. God Bless You (1948)
Unrated | 120 min | Drama
A player wife, Nancy, who holds elegance to disguise their poverty while waiting for a wealthy man appears and deal with it, talk to the old man begging at the door of a casino. Soon after, a mysterious suitor offers a life of luxury.
14. Lost Embrace (2004)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy
In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where... See full summary »
Votes: 2,661 | Gross: $0.19M
16. XXY (2007)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance
The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.
Votes: 11,500 | Gross: $0.05M
18. Intimate Stories (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 4,468 | Gross: $0.10M
19. Wild Horses (1995)
Unrated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a ... See full summary »
20. 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 »
22. Aniceto (2008)
82 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Aniceto is a lonely man who lives with his rooster in a little town in Mendoza. He falls in love with the sweet Francisca, but things will get tense when he also begins a relationship with the enigmatic and irresistible Lucia.
24. 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 »
Votes: 1,935 | Gross: $0.10M
26. Un oso rojo (2002)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of ... See full summary »
28. Extraordinary Stories (2008)
Not Rated | 245 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
30. Crónica de un niño solo (1965)
79 min | Drama
CHRONICLE OF A BOY ALONE, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens, its children. Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin... See full summary »
31. Time for Revenge (1981)
R | 112 min | Drama
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 »
32. Música en espera (2009)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
Ezequiel is a film music composer that can't find the inspiration he needs to compose a new score and Paula is a pregnant woman recently abandoned by her boyfriend whose mother has just ... See full summary »
33. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)
Unrated | 260 min | Documentary
Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »
34. 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 »
37. Elsa y Fred (2005)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,008 | Gross: $0.19M
38. La antena (2007)
99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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.
39. Ashes of Paradise (1997)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »
40. Anita (2009)
Unrated | 104 min | Drama
Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award ... See full summary »
41. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
Votes: 88,518 | Gross: $16.76M
42. Dark River (1952)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama
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.
43. Gatica, el mono (1993)
136 min | Biography, Drama
An Argentina film, which narrates the life of Argentine boxer José María Gatica, from his childhood until his tragic death in Buenos Aires in 1963.
45. Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 3,005 | Gross: $0.00M
46. Nazareno Cruz y el lobo (1975)
92 min | Drama, Horror, Fantasy
Nazareno Cruz is the seventh son of a couple living in a high mountain village. According to a myth, a seventh son will become a wolf on nights of the full moon. Everyone in the village is ... See full summary »
47. Samy y yo (2002)
85 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Samy Goldstein, a writer for a television program, is surrounded by an oppressive female environment. Then decides to resume his passion for literature. Meet Mary, a beauty in crisis. From there a series of misunderstandings will happen.
48. A Matter of Principles (2009)
110 min | Comedy
A man with seemingly unwavering ethics is challenged by his new boss, who believes everyone has a price and it willing to prove it. In this Capra-esque tale no one leaves unscathed when principles and pragmatism collide.
49. 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 »
50. Carancho (2010)
Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,667 | Gross: $0.09M
52. El niño pez (2009)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A desperate love story between two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime.
53. Francia (2009)
78 min | Comedy, Drama
Mariana doesn't like her name. She calls herself Gloria. Her parents separated when she was a baby. But, due to financial circumstances the parents are forced live together.
55. Wild Tango (1993)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biopic based on the life of one of the pioneer argentine rock stars 'Tanguito'. The movie tells the story of his rise and fall from grace, encompassed in violent times of a military regime.
59. Las vidas posibles (2007)
80 min | Mystery, Romance
The beautiful wife of a geologist frantically searches for her missing husband and is haunted by a man who bears a striking resemblance to him.
60. Family Law (2006)
Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
As he adjusts to being a husband and father, Ariel Perelman meditates on the ways in which he is similar -- and so very different -- from his own dad.
Votes: 1,370 | Gross: $0.04M
63. La mujer sin cabeza (2008)
Unrated | 87 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After hitting something with her car, a bourgeois Argentine woman's life slowly descends into paranoia and isolation, as she fears she may have killed someone.
Votes: 3,340 | Gross: $0.10M
64. 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 »
65. El dependiente (1969)
87 min | Drama
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.
66. Plata dulce (1982)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
67. Brother and Sister (2010)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
They are both alone. They need each other but, at the same time, they despise each other. Siblings Marcos and Susana are unable to heal the old wounds festering within them after the death ... See full summary »
68. El hombre de al lado (2009)
103 min | Thriller
A small incident over two neighbors common wall sparks a conflict which affects the intimacy of the view over the chimney; the protagonist sparks a conflict and with paranoiac obsession destroys everyday life.
70. A King and His Movie (1986)
107 min | Comedy, Drama
Buenos Aires movie director, very fond of the legend of the King of Patagonia and Araucania, decides to make a movie about it. Despite of financial troubles, technical problems, misfortune ... See full summary »
71. 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 »
73. The South (1988)
R | 127 min | Drama
The movie starts while Floreal, the main protagonist, was being released from the prison when the military coup ended in 1983. He is estranged to his former life because of his last few ... See full summary »
74. La sangre brota (2008)
100 min | Drama
Cab driver Arturo has to find $2000 within 24 hours; his older son, Ramiro, who left home four years ago, has just phoned from Houston asking for urgent help. However, Arturo's wife Irene ... See full summary »
75. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical
Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.
76. Juan Moreira (1973)
102 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In the late nineteenth century, the mule driver Juan Moreira is a good gaucho and worker who, like many others, is subjected to abuse and humiliation by the powerful, either the police or landowners.
77. La casa del ángel (1957)
76 min | Drama
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.
78. Funny Dirty Little War (1983)
Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls they newly elected peronist a communist. The newly elected official enlists the aid of allies ... See full summary »
82. 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 »
84. 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.
85. 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.
86. Rosaura a las 10 (1958)
100 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
87. Tire dié (1960)
33 min | Documentary, Short
Everyday the children of the neighborhood known as "Tire Dié", in the city of Santa Fe, wait for the train to ask for money, shouting "Tire dié!" (toss me a dime!) to the passengers. ... See full summary »
89. Invasión (1969)
123 min | Drama
A group of men led by an old man trying to stop an invasion of the city of Aquileia. The invaders are introducing a machinery for a mass invasion, but the invasion is absolute and impossible to define.
95. Los paranoicos (2008)
Unrated | 98 min | Comedy
Luciano works in birthday parties and writes his first feature when friend Manuel returns from Spain to repeat his TV show, "The Paranoids", together with his girl Sofia. Manuel is ... See full summary »
96. Memoria del saqueo (2004)
120 min | Documentary
After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series of reforms purporting to turn Argentina into the world's most liberal and prosperous... See full summary »