Las 25 mejores películas latinoamericanas de la historia - Revista Arcadiaby pensajistani | created - 30 May 2013 | updated - 11 Apr 2016 | Public
El cine de América Latina, en competencia en el 51 Festival del Cine de Cartagena, ha retratado siempre vidas abandonadas a su suerte: los siguientes mejores largometrajes, a los que Arcadia he llegado gracias a las listas de 80 expertos, son la prueba reina de una narrativa que jamás se rinde. http://www.revistaarcadia.com/cine/multimedia/las-25-mejores-peliculas-latinoamericanas-historia/24321
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1. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 221,399 | Gross: $5.38M
2. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
A Cuban man cycles through his opinions and memories as the threat of foreign invasion intensifies and the rest of his family moves to Miami.
Votes: 3,667 | Gross: $0.03M
3. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 692,284 | Gross: $7.56M
4. Los Olvidados (1950)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.
6. Whisky (2004)
94 min | Comedy, Drama
When his long-lost brother resurfaces, Jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory, with ... See full summary »
7. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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.
Votes: 190,450 | Gross: $6.39M
9. The Official Story (1985)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War
During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Votes: 8,148 | Gross: $0.03M
10. Black God, White Devil (1964)
120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
After killing his employer when said employer tries to cheat him out of his payment, a man becomes an outlaw and starts following a self-proclaimed saint.
11. Rodrigo D: No futuro (1990)
93 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Rodrigo and his friends are bored teenagers living in Medellin. Rodrigo wants to start a punk band. The youths mainly loaf around the hillside shanty towns and, for kicks, steal a bike or car, or shoot someone.
12. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 114,749 | Gross: $13.62M
13. Central Station (1998)
R | 110 min | Drama
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Votes: 35,913 | Gross: $5.60M
14. Intimate Stories (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 4,876 | Gross: $0.10M
15. The Rose Seller (1998)
116 min | Drama
13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother ... See full summary »
16. Nine Queens (2000)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").
Votes: 49,260 | Gross: $1.22M
17. Son of the Bride (2001)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 14,677 | Gross: $0.62M
18. La estrategia del caracol (1993)
116 min | Comedy, Drama
A lot of people live in an abandoned house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being evicted, without success. But ... See full summary »
19. The Place Without Limits (1978)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »
20. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 5,285 | Gross: $2.08M
21. 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.
22. The Smoking Fish (1977)
120 min | Comedy, Drama
A handsome young man is released from jail and goes to "El Pez Que Fuma", a bordello in the outskirts of Caracas. La Garza, its middle-aged owner, hires the young man as handy man, but soon... See full summary »
23. Machuca (2004)
Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Two 12-year-old Chilean children from different social classes become friends in 1973. They both discover each other's world as political tensions in their country increase.
24. The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
94 min | Drama, Music
Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,608 | Gross: $0.01M