25 South American films that I've seen and like

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1.
Central Station (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
2.
The Maid (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years. (95 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
Limite (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Three people sail aimlessly while remembering their past. (114 mins.)
Director: Mario Peixoto
 
5.
City of God (2002)
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Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
Black God, White Devil (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism... (120 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Whisky (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something... (99 mins.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
Antonio das Mortes (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol)... (100 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
13.
The Pope's Toilet (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit. (90 mins.)
 
14.
Barren Lives (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children... (103 mins.)
 
15.
Three Sad Tigers (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The drunken nights of several listless chancers in Chile's capital city build inexorably to violence. (100 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the... (95 mins.)
Director: Claudia Llosa
 
19.
Carandiru (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo... (145 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
20.
Little White Dove (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young working class girl falls in love with an upper class boy who is part of the plot to assassinate General Schneider... (125 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
O Quatrilho (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two couples of Italian immigrants are part of a game that leads to treason and brings serious consequences to those who lose. (92 mins.)
Director: Fábio Barreto
 
24.
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family. (101 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
 
25.
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man... (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto