Top 100 Argentine films

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)
    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.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
A Boyfriend for My Wife (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man finds a very unusual way to get rid of his wife. (100 mins.)
Director: Juan Taratuto
 
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.
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.)
 
12.
Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Héctor Olivera
 
13.
God Bless You (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(120 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
Cleopatra (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A retired teacher and a soap star leave their routines and the men in their lives behind and embark on a weekend trip. (104 mins.)
 
16.
XXY (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition. (86 mins.)
Director: Lucía Puenzo
 
17.
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right? (105 mins.)
Director: Eliseo Subiela
 
18.
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
 
19.
Wild Horses (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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... (122 mins.)
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
Gallito Ciego (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(89 mins.)
 
22.
Aniceto (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(82 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
23.
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
 
24.
A Place in the World (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto... (120 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
Extraordinary Stories (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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
 
29.
Avellaneda's Moon (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed. (143 mins.)
 
30.
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
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
Música en espera (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ezequiel is a film music composer that can't find the inspiration he needs to compose a new score and... (106 mins.)
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
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
 
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37.
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.)
 
38.
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
 
39.
Ashes of Paradise (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three... (116 mins.)
 
40.
Anita (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires... (104 mins.)
 
41.
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
 
42.
Dark River (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(92 mins.)
Director: Hugo del Carril
 
43.
Gatica, el mono (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(136 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
44.
Days of May (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(103 mins.)
 
45.
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.)
 
46.
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
 
47.
Sammy and Me (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (85 mins.)
 
48.
A Matter of Principles (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Grande
 
49.
The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising... (127 mins.)
Director: Eliseo Subiela
 
50.
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
 
51.
Miss Tacuarembó (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(92 mins.)
Director: Martín Sastre
 
52.
The Fish Child (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Lucía Puenzo
 
53.
France (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (78 mins.)
Director: Adrián Caetano
 
54.
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
 
55.
Wild Tango (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (124 mins.)
 
56.
The Die Is Cast (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A story about two brothers and how they deal with everything life brings (97 mins.)
 
57.
An Argentinian in New York (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A single father wants to rebuild his relationship with his daughter, who flies to New York to become a professional singer. (95 mins.)
 
58.
Iluminados por el fuego (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The suicide of an old soldier buddy brings up some old memories for an Argentinian man. (100 mins.)
Director: Tristán Bauer
 
59.
Possible Lives (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (80 mins.)
 
60.
Family Law (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Burman
 
61.
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
 
62.
Felicidades (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Lucho Bender
 
63.
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
 
64.
Night of the Pencils (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This films tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina... (105 mins.)
Director: Héctor Olivera
 
65.
The Dependent (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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
 
66.
Plata dulce (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Fernando Ayala
 
67.
Brother and Sister (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 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
 
68.
The Man Next Door (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
 
69.
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
 
70.
A King and His Movie (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Buenos Aires movie director, very fond of the legend of the King of Patagonia and Araucania, decides to make a movie about it... (107 mins.)
Director: Carlos Sorin
 
71.
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
 
72.
Las viudas de los jueves (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In a gated community, where everyone seems to have it all, secrets start to come out. (122 mins.)
 
73.
The South (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After the end of the military dictatorship in Argentina in 1983, Floreal is released from prison. Instead of returning to his wife... (127 mins.)
 
74.
Blood Appears (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Pablo Fendrik
 
75.
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.)
 
76.
Juan Moreira (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(102 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
77.
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.)
 
78.
Funny Dirty Little War (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls they newly elected peronist a communist... (80 mins.)
Director: Héctor Olivera
 
79.
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
 
80.
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
 
81.
El cumple (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(80 mins.)
 
82.
El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Cuenta la historia de Jorge Pellegrini y Laura Ramallo a lo largo de casi dos décadas. Comienza en 1980 y termina en nuestros días... (113 mins.)
 
83.
Empty Nest (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A chronicle of the emptiness felt when ones children have left home and there are no longer any barriers to exposing martial difficulties. (91 mins.)
Director: Daniel Burman
 
84.
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.)
 
85.
Martin (Hache) (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (123 mins.)
 
86.
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
 
87.
Toss Me a Dime (1960 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Everyday the children of the neighborhood known as "Tire Dié", in the city of Santa Fe, wait for the train to ask for money... (33 mins.)
Director: Fernando Birri
 
88.
Who Says It's Easy? (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A methodical man falls for a pregnant woman with a very particular life story. (108 mins.)
Director: Juan Taratuto
 
89.
Invasion (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(123 mins.)
Director: Hugo Santiago
 
90.
La edad del sol (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Ariel Piluso
 
91.
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
 
94.
La próxima estación (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(115 mins.)
 
95.
The Paranoids (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Luciano works in birthday parties and writes his first feature when friend Manuel returns from Spain to repeat his TV show... (98 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Medina
 
96.
Social Genocide (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series... (120 mins.)
 
97.
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.)
 
98.
Boogie (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Boogie is a violent and ruthless hit man who follows his own rules. Women love him, criminals fear him. (82 mins.)
Director: Gustavo Cova
 
99.
Esperando la carroza 2: Se acabó la fiesta (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Nora and Antonio organize a prestigious celebration and invite their humble relatives. (88 mins.)
 
100.
Made in Argentina (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(86 mins.)