Top 20 Telenovelas of the Last 20 Years

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1. Corazón salvaje (1993– )

30 min | Drama, Romance

8.9
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A telenovela that dramatizes the romances and rivalries between two brothers and two sisters in Mexico in the early 1900s.

Stars: Claudia Islas, Arsenio Campos, César Évora, Isaura Espinoza

Votes: 629

2. Marimar (1994– )

45 min | Romance

6.5
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Marimar is a poor young innocent girl who lives with her grandparents in a hut on the beach by the ocean. She falls in love with Sergio, the son of wealthy farmer Renato Santiago. Sergio ... See full summary »

Stars: Chantal Andere, Eduardo Capetillo, Thalía, Marta Zamora

Votes: 789

3. Lazos de amor (1995– )

Drama, Romance

7.2
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Triplets separated by a childhood accident are reunited by fate.

Stars: Lucero, Luis José Santander, Marga López, Luis Bayardo

Votes: 137

4. Xica da Silva (1996– )

60 min

8.0
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In the Colonial Brazil, a smart, sassy and sensual slave rises to become a queen as an important contractor falls for her, all for the anger of a woman obsessed with him.

Stars: Taís Araújo, Drica Moraes, Victor Wagner, Carlos Alberto

Votes: 244

5. Mirada de mujer (1997–2000)

45 min | Drama

8.5
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After many years of marriage with her unfaithful husband. A woman in her late 40s discover that she can find love with a younger man.

Stars: María Renée Prudencio, Bárbara Mori, Plutarco Haza, René Gatica

Votes: 99

6. La usurpadora (1998– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Two identical twin sisters separated at birth reunite and the rich, devious and cruel one proposes to her sweet-hearted counterpart to assume her place.

Stars: Sergio Guerrero, Gabriela Spanic, Fernando Colunga, Dominika Paleta

Votes: 1,697

7. Yo soy Betty, la fea (1999–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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An outcast in a prominent fashion company, a sweet-hearted and unattractive assistant falls hopelessly in love with her boss.

Stars: Ana María Orozco, Jorge Enrique Abello, Natalia Ramírez, Lorna Paz

Votes: 1,486

8. Abrázame muy fuerte (2000–2001)

45 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Cristina is a beautiful young woman with a powerful father. She falls in love with a simple worker at her hacienda and gets pregnant. Her father does everything he can to separate the ... See full summary »

Stars: Fernando Colunga, Pablo Montero, Joaquín Cordero, Victoria Ruffo

Votes: 250

9. The Clone (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A young man, who has been secretly cloned by his godfather scientist, falls in love for a Moroccan girl from a rigorous family.

Stars: Murilo Benício, Giovanna Antonelli, Vera Fischer, Reginaldo Faria

Votes: 1,922

10. Mi gorda bella (2002–2007)

46 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A Venezuelan soap opera about a loving overweight woman(mi gorda bella) who has to over come the obstacles life has placed to be with her true love

Stars: Natalia Streignard, Juan Pablo Raba, Hilda Abrahamz, Emma Rabbe

Votes: 435

11. Amor real (2003– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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In 19th century Mexico, Dr. Manuel Fuentes Guerra inherits a fortune of his father, whom never wanted to recognize him as his son. Now turned into a millionaire gentleman, the doctor looks ... See full summary »

Stars: Adela Noriega, Fernando Colunga, Mauricio Islas, Helena Rojo

Votes: 678

12. Rubí (2004– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Mystery

8.1
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An ambitious woman of humble background and stunning beauty is determined to change her poor situation, using her seductive skills on a millionaire doctor.

Stars: Bárbara Mori, Eduardo Santamarina, Jacqueline Bracamontes, Sebastián Rulli

Votes: 1,562

13. La madrastra (2005– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A terrible tragedy puts an end to a group of friends' pleasure voyage. Maria hears a gunshot, and finds her friend Patricia dead, and, within her confusion, she picks up the gun. Maria is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ana Martín, Cecilia Gabriela, Guillermo García Cantú, René Casados

Votes: 334

14. Hasta que la plata nos separe (2006– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Stars: Joavany Alvarez, Víctor Hugo Cabrera, Marcela Carvajal, Liz Fransheska Blanco

Votes: 121

15. Pura sangre (2007– )

45 min | Drama

8.5
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Stars: Rafael Novoa, Marcela Mar, Kathy Sáenz, Pepe Sánchez

Votes: 93

16. El ultimo matrimonio feliz (2008– )

Drama

7.9
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Stars: Alejandra Borrero, Ricardo Vélez, Valerie Domínguez, Elkin Díaz

Votes: 36

17. Sortilegio (2009–2010)

45 min | Romance

7.8
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Sortilegio centers the life of Alejandro who comes back home after a terrible accident to find that he is married to Maria Jose, a poor and innocent girl who was lied to by Alejandro's ... See full summary »

Stars: Jacqueline Bracamontes, Héctor Sáez, William Levy, David Zepeda

Votes: 386

18. Triunfo del amor (2010– )

60 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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A love story between a young girl wishing to become a professional model and a rich boy who works in a fashion house.

Stars: Victoria Ruffo, Maite Perroni, William Levy, Daniela Romo

Votes: 507

19. El Secretario (2011– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Emilio takes a job as secretary, a female employment, to support his young daughter and falling in love with his boss Antonia.

Stars: Juan Pablo Espinosa, Stephanie Cayo, Fernando Solórzano, Fabian Mendoza

Votes: 89

20. Abismo de pasión (2012– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Stars: Blanca Guerra, Sabine Moussier, Eugenia Cauduro, Salvador Zerboni

Votes: 202