Latin American movies (excluded Argentine and Brazilian ones)

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1.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
 
2.
I Am Cuba (1964)
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Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era. (108 mins.)
“ A Soviet-Cuban masterpiece. ” - guisreis
 
3.
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
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
Maracaná (2014 Documentary)
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Maracaná football stadium was built to the World Cup finals in 1950, when everyone in Brazil was certain they would win... (75 mins.)
 
6.
Red Ink (2000)
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Alfonso wants to be a writter, but he decide to practice as a journalist. When he is assigned to the crime section, he will be a witness of the dirty and discusting world of peruvian tabloids (121 mins.)
 
7.
Gods (2008)
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Elisa--the soon-to-be-wife of a wealthy industrialist--is eager to shed her working-class background... (120 mins.)
Director: Josué Méndez
 
8.
Machuca (2004)
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Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile. (116 mins.)
Director: Andrés Wood
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
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.)
“ This is a France/Spain/USA production, but it would bizarre not to include it in this list, as the story is about Cuban Revolution, most of the movie has been filmed in Mexico and Puerto Rico, and many important actors come from Latin America. ” - guisreis
 
12.
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
 
13.
Babel (2006)
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Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. (143 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
I'm Still (2013 Documentary)
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A trip through the diversity of black and native Peruvian music. (120 mins.)
Director: Javier Corcuera
 
16.
7 Boxes (2012)
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Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way. (105 mins.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
108 (2010 Documentary)
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Of all my uncles, Rodolfo was the only one who didn't want to be a blacksmith like my grandfather: He wanted to be a dancer... (93 mins.)
“ The film is Catalan, but has been directed by a Paraguayan director in Assunción. ” - guisreis
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)
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Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town. (118 mins.)
Director: Carlos Carrera
 
21.
En la cama (2005)
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Can strangers connect? Can casual sex become something else? In Santiago, Daniela and Bruno, both about 30... (85 mins.)
Director: Matías Bize
 
22.
Bad Hair (2013)
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A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother. (93 mins.)
Director: Mariana Rondón
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
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The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. (125 mins.)
Director: Ciro Guerra
 
25.
Marcelino Pan y Vino (2010)
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The friars of a poor war-ravaged monastery find an infant abandoned on their doorstep. (91 mins.)
 
26.
The Violin (2005)
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In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture... (98 mins.)
 
27.
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
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Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society. (95 mins.)
 
28.
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
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A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family. (101 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
 
29.
¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
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A vampire family from Cuba is preparing for a showdown between the USA vampires and the Eastern European vampires. But with the aid of a scientist, they need a type of vaccination where they can live in daylight. (69 mins.)
Director: Juan Padrón
 
30.
El embajador de la India (1987)
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Jaime Florez, an astute provincial, and malicious, is involved in a misunderstanding: the notable people... (85 mins.)
 
31.
Sebastian's Voodoo (2008 Short Film)
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A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death. (4 mins.)
Director: Joaquin Baldwin
“ Although being a production from USA, it has been made by Paraguayan Joaquín Baldwin. ” - guisreis
 
32.
Frida (2002)
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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. (123 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ An USA/Canada/Mexico production. ” - guisreis
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
Sofía y el Terco (2012)
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An old couple living in the Colombian countryside has been planing a trip to sea for years in order to break the monotony of their life. He just wants to live the routine, she wants to see the world and is not able to keep waiting. (74 mins.)
Director: Andrés Burgos
 
35.
Tony Manero (2008)
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A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever. (97 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
36.
Cocalero (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on the union formed by Bolivian farmers in response to their government's (which was urged by the U.S.) effort eradicate coca crops, and the man who would come to represent them, Evo Morales. (86 mins.)
 
37.
Whisky (2004)
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When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something... (99 mins.)
 
38.
Bear Story (2014 Short Film)
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An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama. (11 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Osorio
 
39.
Rudo y Cursi (2008)
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Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer. (106 mins.)
Director: Carlos Cuarón
 
40.
Conducta (2014)
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Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken families, is challenged by the headmaster for this. The poor 12 year old Chala and Yeni, in which he is infatuated has both severe troubles on home ground. (108 mins.)
Director: Ernesto Daranas
 
41.
El hombre nuevo (2015 Documentary)
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Stephania is a transvestite born in Nicaragua. As a boy, he was adopted by a couple of Uruguayan leftist... (79 mins.)
Director: Aldo Garay
 
42.
A Movie of Eggs (2006)
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A small egg named Toto decides that he doesn't want to become the breakfast and starts an adventure to become a chicken. (90 mins.)
 
43.
Fiesta Patria (2008)
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As two families celebrate the engagement of their children, one of the lovers unearths a family secret. (100 mins.)
Director: Luis R. Vera
 
44.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Ranch hand Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico. (121 mins.)
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
“ This is a USA/France production, but there are many Mexican actors talking in Spanish and the second part of the story is held in Mexico (the first part happens in Texas close to the border with Mexico). ” - guisreis
 
45.
Mirageman (2007)
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A club bouncer with a dark past and great fighting skills decides to become a superhero. (90 mins.)
 
46.
El Mariachi (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him. (81 mins.)
“ It is from USA, but has been filmed in Mexico with Mexican actors and is spoken in Spanish. Therefore, it is from the Latin part of American continent. ” - guisreis
 
47.
“ An USA/Cuba production. ” - guisreis
 
48.
Top Cat (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Top Cat and the gang face a new police chief, who is not at all happy with the poor Officer Dibble's performance trying to prevent Top Cat's scams. (90 mins.)
Director: Alberto Mar
“ This animation movie is surprisingly Mexican-Argentine, although the popular character is not Latin American. ” - guisreis
 
49.
Dawson Isla 10 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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
“ I have only watched the final part of this film, unfortunately. ” - guisreis
 
50.
Dios me libre (2011)
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Cousins Lenin and Jonás never had contact in 15 years. Lenin made a fortune as drug dealer. Jonás was formed as a religious pastor, but in the shadow of his father. Both join forces to form a new religious sect: the Transprofética Church. (102 mins.)
 
51.
Romance Policial (2014)
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Antonio, young Brazilian civil servant, travels to the Atacama Desert in search of inspiration to write a short story. (98 mins.)
Director: Jorge Durán
“ A Brazil/Chile production. ” - guisreis
 
52.
The Vampires of Poverty (1977 Short Film)
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Fictional film that simulates being a documentary about filmmakers who exploit the misery mercantilist purposes... (28 mins.)
 
53.
Tren Paraguay (2011)
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(64 mins.)
Director: Mauricio Rial
 
54.
The Batwoman (1968)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Rene Cardona
“ In spite of its many flaws, it's amusing. ” - guisreis
 
55.
Charrito (1984)
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While filming his new motion picture, a filmmaker struggles with the man who plays the villain in his new movie, the extremely clumsy 'Charrito'. (90 mins.)
 
56.
Morelos (2012)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Antonio Serrano
 
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58.
El Aula Vacía (2015 Documentary)
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Under the creative direction of Gael Garcia Bernal, ten award-winning directors tell the story of the... (108 mins.)