Las 100 mejores del periodo 1933-1999 del Cine Argentinoby PeacefulAnarchy | created - 20 May 2012 | updated - 20 May 2012 | Public
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1. 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 »
2. 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 »
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
7. Prisioneros de la tierra (1939)
85 min | Drama
By 1915, a contractor traveling to Posadas looking for new staff. Among the music and drinks in a bar and shipped to the mill. He is accompanied by a drunken doctor and his daughter. In the mill, injustices and cruelties are accentuated.
10. 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: 5,823 | Gross: $0.03M
11. 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.
13. 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 »
14. 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.
15. Apenas un delincuente (1949)
88 min | Crime, Drama
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.
17. 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 »
18. Los isleros (1951)
112 min | Drama
Leandro and the Carancha are inhabitants of the islands of the Parana Delta and agree a pair. They are rough persons done to the hard fight for the life in these places. They have a son who... See full summary »
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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: 1,910 | Gross: $0.10M
24. 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 »
25. 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.
29. Pelota de trapo (1948)
120 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
33. Autumn Sun (1996)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Clara Goldstein is a lovely, middle-aged Jewish woman who, because of an impending visit from her American brother, is forced to create a contrived relationship with a man of her own faith.... See full summary »
34. Veronico Cruz (1988)
Unrated | 95 min | Drama, War
A rural teacher in Jujuy, establishes a friendly relationship with the inhabitants of Chorcán , a small Andean village . Circumstances in EEE Outbreak of War of the Malvinas and one of his ... See full summary »
36. 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 »
38. Breve cielo (1969)
84 min | Drama
Young and correct Paquito meets a girl on the streets of Buenos Aires. They spend some time around the city, while discovering the outgoing and enigmatic character of Delia.
39. 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.
40. Pampa bárbara (1945)
98 min | Drama, History, Western
In a pillbox in the middle of the Pampa, its commander Hilario Castro decides to bring women from Buenos Aires, for not deserting soldiers.
41. La vuelta al nido (1938)
77 min | Drama
Enrique, a gray office worker who lives a marriage already without passion begins to rethink his life when he receives an anonymous who says that his wife deceives him.
42. Casas de fuego (1995)
115 min | Biography, Drama
Movie based on the life of Dr. Salvador Mazza, who, with a group of professionals, conducts an investigation to discover the antidote to a mysterious illness of which the bearer is a nocturnal insect known as Vinchuca.
43. Quebracho (1974)
95 min | Drama
Set in 1910 in the Chaco. It shows the situation of the woodcutters of Quebracho, cruelly exploited by English entrepreneurs, with the support of the authorities, local police and a paramilitary body created by the employers themselves.
44. I Don't Want to Talk About It (1993)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance
Leonor, a widow in a small South American town, gives birth to Charlotte, a dwarf. The mother not only provides a rich childhood for her daughter, she erases any clues her daughter might ... See full summary »
Votes: 304 | Gross: $0.25M
45. Darse cuenta (1984)
106 min | Drama
The film centers on a unsuccessful doctor and his patient, whom everyone believes has no hope of ever recovering from a recent accident, and the daily events of a public hospital in Argentina.
46. Los martes orquídeas (1941)
84 min | Comedy
Elenita, the youngest of four sisters, shy and romantic. To try to change his character and create an illusion, his father sends weekly a bouquet of orchids making him believe that they are a hidden admirer.
47. Miss Mary (1986)
R | 100 min | Drama
A young British woman is hired as a governess by a wealthy Argentine family. Through her position, she slowly sees how the upper class of society is slowly crumbling, and how a popular ... See full summary »
Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.27M
49. Buenos Aires Vice Versa (1996)
122 min | Comedy, Drama
This is Buenos Aires, its characters, its history, its reality. A complex movie for a complex city, depicted in the character's language, and in their relationship with the present and the ... See full summary »
50. Such Is Life (1939)
A wealthy family of six with three daughters and a son grow together learning from and experiencing all the lessons of life. With firm and loving parents all four children find love and ... See full summary »
53. El crimen de Oribe (1950)
85 min | Drama, Fantasy
A journalist José Luis Villafane travels to a little town. A problem with your car forced him to stay in a hotel, where they share the room with Carlos Oribe, a copycat poet.
54. 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 »
57. Fin de fiesta (1960)
104 min | Drama
During the infamous decade, the grandson of a conservative leader of the Province of Buenos Aires will get into the affairs of his grandfather and discover a world of corruption.
58. 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 »
59. La fuga (1937)
92 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Daniel, a smuggler is chased by a policeman. In his escape are helped by the messages that his lover transmits to him in code by means of the tangos that sings in a radio program. To hide ... See full summary »
61. 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.
62. Un muro de silencio (1993)
105 min | Drama
A film director decides to make a movie about Silvia, a woman who lost her husband during a particularly violent war. But will making a movie about it force Silvia to remember her traumatic past?
63. 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.
65. Kilómetro 111 (1938)
103 min | Drama
Ceferino is the train station chief o a remote town. A group of planters ask him to legit them the wagons to send the harvest to Buenos Aires, he agrees, but he gets fired.
66. 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 »
67. El amor es una mujer gorda (1987)
82 min | Drama
José is a young journalist who gets fired over refusing to write an article about an American film crew, overdramatizing the situation in Argentina. When he goes looking for his old girlfriend, he runs into the crew again.
68. Cortázar (1994)
PG | 80 min | Documentary
This documentary explores the most important events in the life of the acclaimed writer Julio Cortázar. His childhood accompanied by books, his career as a teacher, his life in Paris and the mass publication of his novels and stories.
Votes: 80 | Gross: $0.37M
69. El ángel desnudo (1946)
85 min | Drama
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.
71. La muerte camina en la lluvia (1948)
73 min | Mystery, Thriller
A murderer terrorizes a city by attacking on the streets on rainy days and always leaving a card with the name "S. López".
73. 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 »
75. 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 »
76. La caída (1959)
84 min | Drama
Albertina, a pretty but wet university student, is hired by a bedridden widow to take care of her and her four children. Helping out around the house she soon discovers the kids live a life... See full summary »
77. La dama duende (1945)
101 min | Drama, Romance
Doña Ángelica - a young widow recently 18 years old - falls in love and wants to marry an army officer named Don Manuel, but to do so she must evade the vigilance of her sister-in-law who ... See full summary »
78. Los hijos de Fierro (1978)
134 min | Drama
Peronist view of its history between the fall in 1955 and the electoral triumph of 1973 using a metaphor of the poem Martin Fierro.
79. 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.
81. Mercado de abasto (1955)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The action occurs in Abasto Market in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A grown up single woman marries a mafia man who promised her he would change. After they've married, the past come to ruin the wife's life.
82. Su mejor alumno (1944)
114 min | Biography, Drama
The film tells the story of the natural son of a former president of Argentina and father of public education in the country, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, named Domingo, according to the first autobiographical accounts.
84. North Wind (1937)
92 min | Drama, Western
At the end of the 19th century, an army detachment arrives to confront the rebels. The commander-in-command recognizes Malena, an old love, who now lives on a ranch with her husband and son.
85. I, the Worst of All (1990)
R | 105 min | Drama
A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 512 | Gross: $0.05M
86. Yesterday's Guys Used No Arsenic (1976)
110 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Mara Ordaz, a former diva who lives in a mansion away from the city and sorrounded by memories together with her husband, her doctor and the person in charge of the administration of her ... See full summary »
87. Si muero antes de despertar (1952)
73 min | Thriller
The plot centers on Lucio Santana, a lovable prankster and class clown whose dad happens to be a detective working on the serial killings of local children. When Lucho makes friends with a ... See full summary »
90. Los gauchos judíos (1975)
110 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama
The film recreates the arrival of a group of Jewish immigrants fleeing persecution in Czarist Russia established the first Hebrew colonies in the province of Entre Rios, Argentina.
91. Los de la mesa 10 (1960)
The film refers to the romance between a young mechanic of humble working background and a university student from a well-to-do family of professionals who face the difficulties originated in their different social origins.
92. Más allá del olvido (1956)
93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A man who deeply loves his wife, tears before his death by disease . After falling into despair, she embarks on a journey trying to forget but, in Paris, he meets a look-alike of his beloved.
93. No abras nunca esa puerta (1952)
85 min | Mystery, Thriller
Two separate episodes that have in common the door which separates good from evil. In the first segment, "Alguien al teléfono", Ángel Magaña tries to avenge the death of his sister, a girl ... See full summary »
97. Eva Peron: The True Story (1996)
PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33.
99. Historia de una noche (1941)
A man returns to his village after a long time and meets his ex-girlfriend, now married to a husband in desperate economic situation. Based on the play "Mañana es vacaciones" by Leo Perutz.