Movies about Latin America

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1.
Missing (1982)
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When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him. (122 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
2.
Under Fire (1983)
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Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979. (128 mins.)
 
3.
Salvador (1986)
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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980. (122 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
4.
Carancho (2010)
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In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is... (107 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
5.
Leap Year (2010)
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Laura's personal life consists of one affair after another. She meets Arturo, and the pair enter into an intense, violent sexual relationship. As days go by, Laura crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Rowe
 
6.
7 Days in Havana (2012)
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A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba. (129 mins.)
 
7.
Che: Part One (2008)
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In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. (134 mins.)
 
8.
Dawson Isla 10 (2009)
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After the 1973 coup that deposed Allende and brought Pinochet to power in Chile, the former members of his cabinet are imprisoned on Dawson Island... (117 mins.)
Director: Miguel Littin
 
9.
No (2012)
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An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. (118 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
10.
The Black Pimpernel (2007)
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The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973. We travel with Edelstam during the terrible moments just after the coup and follows his never-ending fight for human rights, law and order. What drove him? And what price did he end up paying for his total commitment? Haunted by his own demons the we experiences on close hand how a womanizer desperately searches to find love again, a task only doable, if he can fight his own past and redeem himself. After saving hundreds - maybe even thousands - he is challenged once more, this time to save his newfound love from the death penalty issued by the regime. Another impossible task and a desperate chase against time. Based on a true story about a man, that did, what all of us only dreams of. (95 mins.)
 
11.
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)
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In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government. (95 mins.)
Director: Mariano Barroso
 
12.
Elite Squad (2007)
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1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
13.
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
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A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil. (110 mins.)
Director: Cao Hamburger
 
14.
Four Days in September (1997)
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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties... (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
15.
Imagining Argentina (2003)
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Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people - with the exception of his own beloved wife. (107 mins.)
 
16.
Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
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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.)
 
17.
Hermanas (2005)
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Argentinian sisters Elena and Natalia, who were separated, meet again in Texas in 1984. (88 mins.)
 
18.
Captive (2003)
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Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school... (115 mins.)
Director: Gaston Biraben
 
19.
Latino (1985)
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Set in the context of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and their battle with the U.S.-backed Contra rebels... (105 mins.)
Director: Haskell Wexler
 
20.
Matar a Videla (2009)
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(89 mins.)
 
21.
State of Siege (1972)
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In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used... (120 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
22.
The Lost City (2005)
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In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner... (144 mins.)
Director: Andy Garcia
 
23.
Post Mortem (2010)
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In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an employee at a Morgue's recording office falls for a burlesque dancer who mysteriously disappears. (98 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
24.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
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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.)
 
25.
Juan of the Dead (2011)
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A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. (92 mins.)
 
26.
Pablo (1978)
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Director: Victor Casaus
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
The House of the Spirits (1993)
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A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller. (140 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
29.
Los Archivos del Cardenal (2011 Mini-Series)
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The work of human rights that made the Vicariate of Solidarity during the Chilean military dictatorship.
 
30.
Instructions Not Included (2013)
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A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces. (115 mins.)
Director: Eugenio Derbez
 
31.
Innocent Voices (2004)
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A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him. (120 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
32.
Entre nos (2009)
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A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States... (80 mins.)
 
34.
Habana Blues (2005)
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Two cuban friends play in a blues band in La Habana. When a spanish music producer offers them a contract... (115 mins.)
Director: Benito Zambrano
 
35.
Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
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The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history. (130 mins.)
 
36.
Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
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This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other. (108 mins.)
 
37.
Buena Vista Social Club (1999 Documentary)
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Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers. (105 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
38.
Sin Nombre (2009)
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A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border. (96 mins.)
 
39.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
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In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
40.
Amores Perros (2000)
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A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
 
41.
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
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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.
The Official Story (1985)
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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
 
43.
Intimate Stories (2002)
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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
 
44.
The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
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Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the... (95 mins.)
Director: Claudia Llosa
 
45.
Days of Santiago (2004)
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Santiago, a retired soldier who fought for his country, Peru, find it hard to adjust back to society while dealing with PTSD and family problems. (83 mins.)
Director: Josué Méndez
 
46.
The Maid (2009)
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A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years. (95 mins.)
 
47.
Entranced Earth (1967)
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Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power... (111 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
48.
Death of a Bureaucrat (1966)
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A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape. (85 mins.)
 
49.
Pixote (1981)
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with little crimes, prostitution, etc (128 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
50.
Herod's Law (1999)
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Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him. (120 mins.)
Director: Luis Estrada
 
51.
The Young and the Damned (1950)
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A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City... (85 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
52.
Nobleza gaucha (1915)
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A licentious patron takes a beautiful stand to his palace in Buenos Aires, after abducting her. When the gaucho who wants to go to rescue her, the field owner uses a corrupt commissary to falsely accuse him of a thief. (60 mins.)
 
53.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
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In a forgotten Mexico village Tita and Pedro fall in love, but their marriage is forbidden as to traditions... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
54.
A Dog's Will (2000)
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The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town... (104 mins.)
Director: Guel Arraes
 
55.
Central Station (1998)
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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