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1.
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
 
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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
 
3.
XXY (2007)
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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
 
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The Method (2005)
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During IMF & World Bank Summit and demonstrations which upset Madrid, like other capitals, major corporation... (115 mins.)
 
5.
Nicotina (2003)
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A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk. (93 mins.)
Director: Hugo Rodríguez
 
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Bombón: El Perro (2004)
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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
 
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Tango (1998)
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Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango. (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
8.
La antena (2007)
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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
 
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Found Memories (2011)
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Each citizen of Jotuomba plays an integral role in village life. Madalena is responsible for baking... (98 mins.)
Director: Julia Murat
 
10.
Biutiful (2010)
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This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. (148 mins.)
 
11.
The Zone (2007)
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Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders. (97 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Plá
 
12.
Even the Rain (2010)
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As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply. (103 mins.)
Director: Icíar Bollaín
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
Privates Lives (2001)
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Carmen Uranga is a 42 year-old woman who after 20 years jurisdiction of her native country (Argentina)... (97 mins.)
Director: Fito Páez
 
15.
Only Human (2004)
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Leni takes Rafi to meet her family in Madrid. Leni's family is Jewish - mother, father, older sister and daughter... (93 mins.)
 
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The Bad Intentions (2011)
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A young girl convinces herself that she will die on the same day that her brother will be born. (110 mins.)
 
17.
¡Vivan las antípodas! (2011 Documentary)
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What would be the shortest route between Entre Rios in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai... (108 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
Sidewalls (2011)
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Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together. (95 mins.)
Director: Gustavo Taretto
 
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Rosario Tijeras (2005)
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Medellín, 1989. Antonio brings Rosario to the hospital; she's shot, bleeding badly. Flashbacks, mixed... (126 mins.)
Director: Emilio Maillé
 
21.
Adrift (2009)
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A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities. (97 mins.)
Director: Heitor Dhalia
 
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Macunaima (1969)
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Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown... (110 mins.)
 
23.
Bus 174 (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man... (150 mins.)
 
24.
House of Sand (2005)
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A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it. (115 mins.)
 
25.
The Pope's Toilet (2007)
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A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit. (90 mins.)
 
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The Man of the Year (2003)
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Maiquel has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw--all in 24 hours. (105 mins.)
 
27.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (93 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
28.
Madeinusa (2006)
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Madeinusa is a 14-year old girl who comes of age during the Easter festivities of her tiny, isolated village. (100 mins.)
Director: Claudia Llosa
 
29.
Undertow (2009)
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An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. (97 mins.)
 
30.
La mujer de mi hermano (2005)
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Unable to get intimate with her husband of 10 years, a woman embarks on a steamy affair with his brother. (89 mins.)
 
31.
Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (2000)
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The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his... (137 mins.)
 
32.
Don't Tell Anyone (1998)
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Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima... (120 mins.)
 
33.
Pelada (2010 Documentary)
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Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there's another side of soccer. Two players, twenty-five countries, one game. (90 mins.)
 
34.
Máncora (2008)
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An adventure drama that tells the story of Santiago, a 22-year old from Lima. Following his father's suicide... (100 mins.)
 
35.
Machuca (2004)
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Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile. (116 mins.)
Director: Andrés Wood
 
36.
Sexo con Amor (2003)
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A group of parents who have gathered to debate the sexual education schooling of their fourth grade children are forced to re-examine their own views of sex. (108 mins.)
Director: Boris Quercia
 
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La sagrada familia (2005)
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It's Easter in the beach house of a Chilean well-to-do and nowadays family. A self-centered and successful father... (99 mins.)
 
38.
Ugly Me (2006)
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A beautiful woman (Mori) decides to transform into an ugly duckling in an attempt to ward off men and avoid more romantic disappointments. (118 mins.)
Director: Claudio Dabed
 
39.
Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
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During the almost war between Chile and Argentina during the 70's, a Chilean patrol is lost in the limit whit Argentina... (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Bowen
 
40.
The Hidden Face (2011)
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A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend. (97 mins.)
Director: Andi Baiz
 
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The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
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Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper... (90 mins.)
 
42.
Satanás (2007)
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Based on the Mario Mendoza's book and inspired by true events, tells three interconnected stories happening in the eve of the infamous Pozzetto Massacre. (95 mins.)
Director: Andrés Baiz
 
43.
The Wind Journeys (2009)
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A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher. (117 mins.)
Director: Ciro Guerra
 
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)
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In a small village in Latin America, Santiago Nasar is killed in the morning, which surprises nobody... (109 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
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The Rose Seller (1998)
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13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots... (116 mins.)
Director: Víctor Gaviria
 
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La pasión de Gabriel (2008)
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In a small hamlet in the Colombian mountains, a newly appointed padre Father Gabriel finds himself torn... (86 mins.)
 
47.
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.)
 
48.
Sins of My Father (2009 Documentary)
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This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Entel
 
49.
Field of Amapolas (2012)
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A Colombian farmer and his son are exiled from their village at the high planes. They boy befriends a girl to borrows a little dog to play with... (87 mins.)
 
50.
La sombra del sahuaro (2005)
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Loosely based on the life of infamous Mexican drug lord Ricardo Lopez, Eduardo Barraza's atmospheric... (111 mins.)
Director: Eduardo Barraza
 
51.
Wandering Shadows (2004)
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Two men meet in downtown Bogotá; one is missing a leg, the other is a "silletero," a man who carries people around for money. Each character bears the burden of a bitter past life. (90 mins.)
Director: Ciro Guerra
 
52.
Viridiana (1961)
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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior. (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
53.
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.)
 
54.
Simon of the Desert (1965 Short Film)
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Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him. (43 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
55.
Fando and Lis (1968)
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Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal. (93 mins.)
 
56.
Alamar (2009 Documentary)
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Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef. (73 mins.)
 
57.
Duck Season (2004)
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Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything... (90 mins.)
 
58.
La vida loca (2008 Documentary)
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"La Vida Loca" reflects a depressing and hopeless reality. The documentary, by photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda... (90 mins.)
 
59.
Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
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A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City... (90 mins.)
Director: Maryse Sistach
 
60.
Under the Same Moon (2007)
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A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away. (106 mins.)
Director: Patricia Riggen
 
61.
Japón (2002)
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A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows. (130 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
62.
El (1953)
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A husband's suave exterior unravels after his marriage, and he unleashes his paranoid and volatile temper on his wife, which escalates to more dangerous and unpredictable tantrums. (92 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
63.
Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)
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Confronted with the unfortunate news that their favorite Streetcar, no. 133, is going to be decommissioned... (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
64.
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.)
 
65.
A Dot and a Line (2004)
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"Punto y raya" is the story of a young Colombian recruit who, while patrolling his country's border, is befriended by a Venezuelan adversary, and the tragic consequences of their relationship. (105 mins.)
Director: Elia Schneider
 
66.
25 Watts (2001)
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24 hours in the life of three street youths in Montevideo. (92 mins.)
 
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A Useful Life (2010)
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A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down. (67 mins.)
Director: Federico Veiroj
 
68.
Secuestro express (2005)
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Young couple Carla (Maestro) and Martin (Leroux) are abducted by three men and spend a terrifying night in Caracas as they wait for Carla's father (Blades) to hand over the ransom. (90 mins.)
 
69.
El enemigo (2008)
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In the corridors of a Caracas hospital, two very dissimilar beings meet by chance one night. Coming from very different worlds... (82 mins.)
 
70.
A House with a View of the Sea (2001)
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In the foothills of the Andes, the dreams of a widowed father and his son shelter their quiet relationship from the cruelty of neighbors... (93 mins.)
Director: Alberto Arvelo
 
71.
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
 
72.
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
 
73.
Hormigas en la boca (2005)
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Hormigas en la Boca follows Martin from a 10 year stint in a Spanish prison for robbery to pre-Castro Cuba to recover the loot from his ex-girlfriend...
Director: Mariano Barroso
 
74.
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.)
 
75.
El Benny (2006)
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Based on the life of Benny Moré, the film concentrates on a period in the early 1950s when Moré... (132 mins.)
 
76.
El sistema (2008 Documentary)
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A film by Paul Smaczny and Maria Stodtmeier. Venezuela's unique system of music education takes children... (120 mins.)
 
77.
Xingu (2011)
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In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition... (102 mins.)
Director: Cao Hamburger