Best chilean movies according to experts

by davisoon | created - 3 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Las mejores películas chilenas de la historia, según encuesta a directores chilenos, realizada por cinechile.cl. La lista está en el orden de la encuesta hasta el puesto 34 (To kill a man), luego fueron añadidas otras películas como "A fantastic woman", que no se había estrenado en el momento de la encuesta.

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1. Jackal of Nahueltoro (1969)

95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The real story about an illiterate murderer, educated in prison, where he reflects on his actions days before he died.

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Nelson Villagra, Shenda Román, Marcelo Romo, Héctor Noguera

Votes: 804

2. Three Sad Tigers (1968)

100 min | Drama

The drunken nights of several listless chancers in Chile's capital city build inexorably to violence.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Shenda Román, Nelson Villagra, Luis Alarcón, Jaime Vadell

Votes: 198

3. Valparaiso My Love (1969)

90 min | Drama

A poor Valparaiso family faces a tough life after the father is sent to prison.

Director: Aldo Francia | Stars: Hugo Cárcamo, Sara Astica, Rigoberto Rojo, Liliana Cabrera

Votes: 116

4. The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975)

Not Rated | 191 min | Documentary

The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Abilio Fernández

Votes: 1,051

5. The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Carlos Altamirano, Fernando Castillo, Luis Corvalán

Votes: 837

6. The Battle of Chile: Part III (1979)

80 min | Documentary

Completed two years after The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975) and The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976), this film deals with the creation of thousands of local groups of "popular power" by ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Abilio Fernández

Votes: 675

7. A Long Journey (1967)

83 min | Drama

A young boy, lost in the big city, tries to find his way home. Along the way, he encounters a cross-section of society that he has never known.

Director: Patricio Kaulen | Stars: Enrique Kaulen, Eliana Vidal, Fabio Zerpa, Rubén Ubeira

Votes: 163

8. Machuca (2004)

Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile.

Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: Matías Quer, Ariel Mateluna, Manuela Martelli, Aline Küppenheim

Votes: 10,282

9. La Frontera (1991)

120 min | Drama

A high school teacher runs afoul of the government and is sentenced to internal exile.

Director: Ricardo Larraín | Stars: Patricio Contreras, Gloria Laso, Alonso Venegas, Sergio Schmied

Votes: 411

10. The Club (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced Priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Marcelo Alonso

Votes: 8,291 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Bloody Nitrate (1969)

128 min | Drama, History, War

The plot takes place in 1879 through 1880 during the War of the Pacific. The film decries the cruelty and absurdity of war and the disunity among the peoples of Latin America.

Director: Helvio Soto | Stars: Hector Duvauchelle, Patricia Guzmán, Jorge Guerra, Jaime Vadell

Votes: 81

13. Julio Begins in July (1979)

120 min | Drama

This is the story of a teenager at the turn of the century in the conservative higher classes of Chile and the initiation rites in his society.

Director: Silvio Caiozzi | Stars: Elsa Alarcón, Jorge Álvarez, Luis Alarcón, Magdalena Aguirre

Votes: 220

14. One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train (1988)

55 min | Documentary

"Tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality and a different world through the cinema. Each Saturday, Alicia Vega transforms the chapel of Lo Hermida into a... See full summary »

Director: Ignacio Agüero | Star: Alicia Vega

Votes: 167

15. Little White Dove (1973)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

Ruiz deconstructs, satirizes and politicizes a rich-boy/poor-girl romance bestseller which had been dubbed 'the Chilean "Love Story"'.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Beatriz Lapido, Rodrigo Ureta, Mónica Díaz, Manuel Aranguiz

Votes: 148

16. Gloria (II) (2013)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora

Votes: 7,773 | Gross: $2.11M

18. El pejesapo (2007)

90 min

Daniel is a maladjusted man, who after a failed suicide attempt, returns to restart his life from the poor periphery of Santiago, to downtown. In this journey he does not discover any ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Sepúlveda | Stars: Héctor Silva, Jessica Calderón, Yani Escobar, José Melo

Votes: 61

19. Tony Manero (2008)

TV-MA | 97 min | Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A man is obsessed with John Travolta's disco dancing character from Saturday Night Fever (1977).

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Héctor Morales, Paola Lattus

Votes: 2,966

20. The Maid (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Mariana Loyola, Andrea García-Huidobro

Votes: 5,355 | Gross: $0.55M

21. A Cab for Three (2001)

Unrated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A taxi driver is given a difficult choice from 2 small time crooks: drive them around while they rob, or get locked up in the trunk.

Director: Orlando Lübbert | Stars: Alejandro Trejo, Fernando Gómez Rovira, Daniel Muñoz, Elena Milea

Votes: 935

22. Nostalgia for the Light (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

A documentary about two different searches conducted in the Chilean Atacama Desert: one by astronomers looking for answers about the history of the cosmos, and one by women looking for the remains of loved ones killed by Pinochet's regime.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez, Miguel Lawner

Votes: 4,300

23. The Moon in the Mirror (1990)

75 min | Drama

A sailor prostrate in his bed maintains control of his home and his son through mirrors hung around him.

Director: Silvio Caiozzi | Stars: Gloria Münchmeyer, Rafael Benavente, Ernesto Beadle, Mónica Echeverría

Votes: 151

24. No (I) (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama

81 Metascore

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 21,586 | Gross: $2.34M

25. Johnny One Hundred Pesos (1993)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young low-class student gets involved with the wrong people and takes part in a non successful video rental robbery.

Director: Gustavo Graef Marino | Stars: Armando Araiza, Patricia Rivera, Willy Semler, Aldo Parodi

Votes: 495

26. Dialogues of Exiles (1975)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

Chilean exiles in Paris discuss the problems facing them in the early years of the Pinochet regime. They kidnap and attempt to reeducate a touring singer from their homeland.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Françoise Arnoul, Huguette Faget, Sergio Hernández

Votes: 115

27. Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Music

63 Metascore

A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: Francisco Acuña, Juan Alfaro, Orlando Alfaro, Almendra Andrade

Votes: 1,898 | Gross: $0.02M

28. El húsar de la muerte (1925)

65 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Manuel Rodriguez

Director: Pedro Sienna | Stars: Pedro Sienna, Clara Werther, Piet Van Ravenstein, Guillermo Barrientos

Votes: 100

30. Days in the Country (2004)

89 min | Drama

In a bar in Santiago, two old men talk over their past. This is a strange discussion. In fact, they talk of themselves as if they were dead. We don't know what is true or false, what is dream or reality.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Marcial Edwards, Mario Montilles, Bélgica Castro, Ignacio Agüero

Votes: 131

31. Nobody Said Anything (1971)

135 min | Comedy

Surrealism "a la chilena" sees four drunken, literary bohemians write a short story about a pact with the Devil just as that very story is happening to them.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Carlos Solanos, Jaime Vadell, Luis Vilches, Luis Alarcón

Votes: 38

32. La Once (2014)

80 min | Documentary

It's a documentary about a group of old ladies that have been friends since high school and they decided to see each other every month. The film documents their interactions and conversations.

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: María Teresa Muñoz, Alicia Pérez, Angélica Charpentier, Ximena Calderón

Votes: 342

33. The Life of Fish (2010)

84 min | Drama, Romance

Andrés returns to Santiago after several years to face a tragic event.

Director: Matías Bize | Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Blanca Lewin, Victor Montero, Sebastián Layseca

Votes: 1,502

34. To Kill a Man (2014)

TV-14 | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A working class man who, tired of being the victim of criminals, decides to take justice in his own hands.

Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras | Stars: Daniel Candia, Alejandra Yañez, Daniel Antivilo, Ariel Mateluna

Votes: 1,369

35. The Good Life (2008)

108 min | Drama

Four people intertwine their lives in a city and pursue their own dreams.

Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: Aline Küppenheim, Roberto Farías, Eduardo Paxeco, Paula Sotelo

Votes: 505

36. A Fantastic Woman (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim

Votes: 18,710 | Gross: $2.02M

37. Neruda (2016)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Votes: 8,185 | Gross: $0.94M

38. The Pearl Button (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

Delving into the nearly-religious significance of water, this profound rumination on memory and loss bridges the gap between its mystical origins, Pinochet's coup d'état, and the secret of a mother-of-pearl button at the bottom of the sea.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Martín Calderón, Cristina, Patricio Guzmán, Ema Malig

Votes: 2,021

39. The Dance of Reality (2013)

Unrated | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

76 Metascore

In a Chilean little town, the son of an uprooted couple, formed by a rigorous communist father and a loving but weak mother, tries to pave his own path in a society that does not understand their Jewish-Ukrainian origins.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits, Alejandro Jodorowsky

Votes: 6,816 | Gross: $0.19M

40. You Think You're the Prettiest, But You Are the Sluttiest (2009)

82 min | Comedy

A man with a complicated sexual problem falls in love with a girl in the park.

Director: Che Sandoval | Stars: Martín Castillo, Camila Le-Bert, Francisco Braithwaite, Andrea Riquelme

Votes: 195

42. La Once (2014)

80 min | Documentary

It's a documentary about a group of old ladies that have been friends since high school and they decided to see each other every month. The film documents their interactions and conversations.

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: María Teresa Muñoz, Alicia Pérez, Angélica Charpentier, Ximena Calderón

Votes: 342



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