Peliculas Argentinas (Best Argentinian Movies)

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1. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 160,976 | Gross: $20.17M

2. Nine Queens (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice, María Mercedes Villagra

Votes: 43,565 | Gross: $1.22M

3. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 5,951 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Son of the Bride (2001)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 13,090 | Gross: $0.62M

5. Relatos salvajes (2014)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Rita Cortese

Votes: 133,958 | Gross: $3.11M

6. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

88 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 1,223 | Gross: $0.17M

7. A Place in the World (1992)

PG | 120 min | Drama

Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto, Cecilia Roth

Votes: 1,985 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Esperando la carroza (1985)

94 min | Comedy

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla, Julio De Grazia

Votes: 4,183

9. Man Facing Southeast (1986)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery

A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right?

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto, Inés Vernengo, Cristina Scaramuzza

Votes: 3,120 | Gross: $0.73M

10. Camila (1984)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

In 1840's Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful young socialite named Camila falls in love with Ladislao, a Jesuit priest. After several failed attempts at fighting his own feelings, he ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Elena Tasisto

Votes: 955

11. Autumn Sun (1996)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Clara Goldstein is a lovely, middle-aged Jewish woman who, because of an impending visit from her American brother, is forced to create a contrived relationship with a man of her own faith.... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mignogna | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Federico Luppi, Jorge Luz, Cecilia Rossetto

Votes: 415

12. Elsa y Fred (2005)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

When the retired seventy-seven years old hypochondriac widower Fred moves to an apartment in Madrid, his temperamental daughter Cuca has an incident with his next door neighbor, the elder ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Carnevale | Stars: Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Blanca Portillo, José Ángel Egido

Votes: 3,034 | Gross: $0.19M

13. Burnt Money (2000)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Nene & Angel and their accomplice Cuervo participate in a botched bank robbery in 1965 Buenos Aires, then hide out from the police in Uruguay while the gang breaks down.

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Leticia Brédice

Votes: 5,573 | Gross: $0.24M

14. Valentin (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Rodrigo Noya, Alejandro Agresti, Julieta Cardinali, Carmen Maura

Votes: 3,922 | Gross: $0.28M

15. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical

Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Philippe Léotard, Miguel Ángel Solá, Marina Vlady

Votes: 489

16. The Truce (1974)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A man has to come to terms with his wasted youth, estranged family and grim prospects for the future.

Director: Sergio Renán | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Luis Brandoni, Ana María Picchio, Marilina Ross

Votes: 454

17. The German Doctor (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Thriller

62 Metascore

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening, Alan Daicz

Votes: 5,117 | Gross: $0.41M

18. Tiempo de valientes (2005)

112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro, Gabriela Iscovich

Votes: 4,967

19. La nave de los locos (1995)

104 min | Drama

In a small town in Patagonia (Southern Argentina), a Mapuche Indian chief sets a tourist complex under construction on fire. He denies all attempts to defend himself. Locked up, he waits ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Wullicher | Stars: Luis Abeijón, José Maria Acosta, Aldo Braga, Carlos Buganem

Votes: 121

20. Ashes of Paradise (1997)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Cecilia Roth, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Daniel Kuzniecka

Votes: 1,420

21. Time for Revenge (1981)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Haydée Padilla, Julio De Grazia, Ulises Dumont

Votes: 688

22. Night of the Pencils (1986)

105 min | Crime, Drama, History

This films tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina, with tragic results. At first succeeding under the ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Alejo García Pintos, Vita Escardó, Pablo Novak, Leonardo Sbaraglia

Votes: 1,422

23. Chronicle of an Escape (2006)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

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.

Director: Israel Adrián Caetano | Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Pablo Echarri, Nazareno Casero, Lautaro Delgado

Votes: 3,031 | Gross: $0.00M

24. The Lighthouse (1998)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mignogna | Stars: Ingrid Rubio, Jimena Barón, Florencia Bertotti, Ricardo Darín

Votes: 644

25. Las mantenidas sin sueños (2005)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

Florence, a young irresponsible mother & and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for ... See full summary »

Directors: Martín De Salvo, Vera Fogwill | Stars: Vera Fogwill, Lucia Snieg, Mirta Busnelli, Edda Díaz

Votes: 424

26. Darse cuenta (1984)

106 min | Drama

The film centers on a unsuccessful doctor and his patient, whom everyone believes has no hope of ever recovering from a recent accident, and the daily events of a public hospital in Argentina.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Luis Brandoni, Dora Baret, Luisina Brando, Lito Cruz

Votes: 222

27. El ciudadano ilustre (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who has been living in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation to receive a prize. In Argentina he finds both similarities and irreconcilable differences with the people of his hometown.

Directors: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn | Stars: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, Nora Navas

Votes: 5,253

28. Conversaciones con mamá (2004)

90 min | Drama, Comedy

Jaime has lost his job and has to provide for his wife, son and daughter. Pressured by this circumstances, he visits his mom, who lives in an apartment he owns, to ask her to move with him ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Carlos Oves | Stars: China Zorrilla, Eduardo Blanco, Ulises Dumont, Silvina Bosco

Votes: 460

29. Martín (Hache) (1997)

123 min | Drama

19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and gay actor friend Dante.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Juan Diego Botto, Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth

Votes: 3,407

30. El Clan (2015)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale, Peter Lanzani, Stefanía Koessl

Votes: 9,831 | Gross: $0.19M

31. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 11,603 | Gross: $0.05M

32. The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara, André Mélançon

Votes: 2,939

33. La antena (2007)

99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Esteban Sapir | Stars: Alejandro Urdapilleta, Valeria Bertuccelli, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro

Votes: 3,290

34. Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

In 1920, some workers of Patagonia, grouped in anarchist and socialist societies, decide to make a strike demanding better working conditions. The situation becomes unsustainable and the government sends the order is restored.

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Pedro Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Luis Brandoni, Franklin Caicedo

Votes: 740

35. Ardor (2014)

R | 101 min | Drama, Western

48 Metascore

A mysterious man emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to help a poor farmer and his daughter, who are threatened by a band of mercenaries hired to force them to sell their land.

Director: Pablo Fendrik | Stars: Alice Braga, Gael García Bernal, Claudio Tolcachir, Chico Díaz

Votes: 659

36. Últimos días de la víctima (1982)

90 min | Crime, Mystery

The story of a hitman, a man who kills other people for money, and the dangers that come with the job.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Soledad Silveyra, Ulises Dumont, Julio De Grazia

Votes: 295

37. Clandestine Childhood (2011)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

55 Metascore

Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamín Ávila | Stars: Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Oreiro, César Troncoso, Teo Gutiérrez Moreno

Votes: 2,019 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Garage Olimpo (1999)

R | 98 min | Drama

In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires, subletting rooms and giving classes to illiterate adults in the slums. One ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bechis | Stars: Antonella Costa, Carlos Echevarría, Enrique Piñeyro, Pablo Razuk

Votes: 2,235

39. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Unrated | 260 min | Documentary

Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »

Directors: Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: María de la Paz, Fernando E. Solanas, Edgardo Suárez, Fidel Castro

Votes: 734

40. Suddenly (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

An Argentinian Dutch and Latin Comedy Drama where a young naive girl Marcia (Tatiana Saphir) learns about her sexuality. Marcia is kidnapped by 2 punk women Mao (Carla Crespo)& Veronica ... See full summary »

Director: Diego Lerman | Stars: Tatiana Saphir, Carla Crespo, Veronica Hassan, Beatriz Thibaudin

Votes: 769

41. Avellaneda's Moon (2004)

143 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Eduardo Blanco, Mercedes Morán, Valeria Bertuccelli

Votes: 4,343

42. Anita (2009)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama

Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Carnevale | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Luis Luque, Leonor Manso, Peto Menahem

Votes: 461

43. La dignidad de los nadies (2005)

120 min | Documentary

The degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its consequent social chaos analyzed by focusing on real people from Buenos Aires poorest ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Star: Fernando E. Solanas

Votes: 249

44. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 89,185 | Gross: $16.76M

45. Common Ground (2002)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Mercedes Sampietro, Arturo Puig, Carlos Santamaría

Votes: 1,680

46. The Aura (2005)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime.

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Manuel Rodal, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón

Votes: 11,932 | Gross: $0.06M

47. Extraordinary Stories (2008)

Not Rated | 245 min | Drama, Mystery

In this adventurous experiment in storytelling, secret identities, missing persons, lost treasures, exotic beasts and desperate criminals are only a few of the elements woven into a grand tapestry of mysteries.

Director: Mariano Llinás | Stars: Mariano Llinás, Walter Jakob, Agustín Mendilaharzu, Raúl Agüero

Votes: 739

48. Vientos de agua (2006)

Drama

A drama series that traces a Spanish man's emigration to Argentina in the 1930s, and, years later, his son's return to modern-day Spain.

Stars: Ernesto Alterio, Eduardo Blanco, Héctor Alterio, Darío Valenzuela

Votes: 601

Es una miniserie, pero vale la pena ponerla.

49. Kamchatka (2002)

106 min | Drama

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Héctor Alterio, Fernanda Mistral

Votes: 2,939

50. La suerte está echada (2005)

97 min | Comedy