Peruvian Cinema

by zona_pcgc | created - 23 Dec 2012 | updated - 18 Sep 2016 | Public

This is a complete list of Peruvian movies in chronological order from most recent to older films.

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1. Lima 13 (2012)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

In the last days of 2012 everyone is talking about the end of the world. This doesn't seem to affect the routine of Wachi, a grumpy watchman. However the arrival of Tesla, an impulsive ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio Aguilar | Stars: Élide Brero, Kani Hart, Juan Ubaldo Huamán, Norma Martínez

Votes: 27

2. Cielo Oscuro (2012)

75 min | Drama, Romance

The intense and unpredictable romance between a tailor and a young drama student, who commissions him to make the costumes for her graduation play, takes a dark turn when he meets her ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Calero | Stars: Sofia Humala, Lucho Cáceres, Pold Gastello, Norka Ramírez

Votes: 36

4. The Illusionauts (2012)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A group of superheroes to finds themselves to race against time, are forced into action to save the world!

Director: Eduardo Schuldt | Stars: Moisés Suárez, Moisés Iván Mora, Julio Morín, Marc Thompson

Votes: 523

5. Rodencia y el Diente de la Princesa (2012)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure

To save their kingdom from evil rodents, two young mice go on a quest to a forbidden world to find a legendary magic crystal that has the power to restore order to their kingdom.

Directors: David Bisbano, Mychal Simka | Stars: Hernán Bravo, Natalia Rosminati, Ricardo Alanis, Enrique Porcellana

Votes: 305

6. Casadentro (2013)

87 min | Drama

Ms. Pilar, almost 81, shares her quiet house situated in a provincial part of Peru with Consuelo, Milagros and Tuna. The daily routine in this household, where one day could be confused ... See full summary »

Director: Joanna Lombardi | Stars: Élide Brero, Stephanie Orúe, Delfina Paredes

Votes: 35

7. El Inca, la boba y el hijo del ladrón (2011)

104 min | Drama

Practically robbed of their proper names, the title characters of this film flee from their small town and from the epithets that they have chosen or, conversely, that have been imposed ... See full summary »

Director: Ronnie Temoche | Stars: Evelyn Azabache, Manuel Baca, Oscar Beltrán, Carlos Cubas

Votes: 5

8. Bolero de Noche (2011)

90 min | Drama

Trovador seeks to write an immortal bolero, but the inspiration does not reach him. That's why the Devil appears to him and decides to make a pact: his desired bolero in exchange for his ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mendoza de Echave | Stars: Giovanni Ciccia, Angela Gutierrez, Teddy Guzmán, Vanessa Terkes

Votes: 36

9. El Guachiman (2011)

91 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

The story of Alex, a humble police watchman who decides to take control of his luck. After his girlfriends breaks up with him, he decides to steal $ 80,000 and lead a life full of adventures , fulfilling all of his desires.

Director: Gastón Vizcarra | Stars: Guillermo Castañeda, Stephanie Orúe, Diego Lombardi, César Ritter

Votes: 35

10. Las malas intenciones (2011)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

A young girl convinces herself that she will die on the same day that her brother will be born.

Director: Rosario Garcia-Montero | Stars: Fatima Buntinx, Katerina D'Onofrio, Melchor Gorrochátegui, Kani Hart

Votes: 392

12. Paraiso (I) (2009)

87 min | Drama

A group of friends in Peru walk across the sandy outskirts of Lima in order to pay their respects to a fallen gang member.

Director: Héctor Gálvez | Stars: Yiliana Chong, Jose Luís García, William Gómez, Antonieta Pari

Votes: 77

13. Contracorriente (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.

Director: Javier Fuentes-León | Stars: Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, Manolo Cardona, Attilia Boschetti

Votes: 5,824

14. October (2010)

83 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Clemente, a moneylender of few words, is a new hope for Sofía, his single neighbor, devoted to the October worship of Our Lord of the Miracles. They're brought together over a new-born baby... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Vega Vidal | Stars: Bruno Odar, Gabriela Velásquez, Carlos Gassols, María Carbajal

Votes: 490 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Ella (III) (2010)

R | 125 min | Drama

From the unique perspective of Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature -- and the risks -- ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco J. Lombardi | Stars: Rómulo Assereto, Patricia Garza, Paul Vega

Votes: 24

16. La Vigilia (2010)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

The Vigil is a thriller film that tells the story of the relation established between two opposite characters that share an intense and strange night in today's Lima. Edgardo Chocano, a ... See full summary »

Director: Augusto Tamayo San Román | Stars: Tommy Párraga, Jaime Zevallos, Miriam Reátegui, Gianfranco Brero

Votes: 20

18. Tarata (2009)

100 min | Drama

A dysfunctional middle-class Lima family suffers the consequences of a terrorist attack.

Director: Fabrizio Aguilar | Stars: Gisela Valcárcel, Miguel Iza, Lorena Caravedo, Liliana Trujillo

Votes: 20

19. El bien esquivo (2001)

130 min | Drama

Period film. A mestizo (mixed race) Spanish and Indian soldier returns to Peru from Europe in 1618 to find a document that can prove he is not illegitimate.

Director: Augusto Tamayo San Román | Stars: Diego Bertie, Orlando Sacha, Jimena Lindo, Paul Vega

Votes: 79

20. Paper Dove (2003)

90 min | Drama

Juan, a young man convicted of terrorism, is given amnesty from a Lima prison; he boards a bus to return home and, in his mind's eye, recalls events in his village near Huaraz when he was ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio Aguilar | Stars: Antonio Callirgos, Eduardo Cesti, Aristóteles Picho, Liliana Trujillo

Votes: 287

21. La teta asustada (2009)

94 min | Drama, Music

68 Metascore

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 »

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís, Bárbara Lazón

Votes: 6,145 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Máncora (2008)

R | 100 min | Drama

An adventure drama that tells the story of Santiago, a 22-year old from Lima. Following his father's suicide, haunted by his inner daemons and hatred for the world in general, Santiago ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil | Stars: Jason Day, Elsa Pataky, Enrique Murciano, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 1,067 | Gross: $0.03M

25. El delfín: La historia de un soñador (2009)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The amazing story of Daniel, a dolphin who abandons the safety of his pod to explore the ocean and discover the true purpose of his life.

Director: Eduardo Schuldt | Stars: Robbie Daymond, Giovanni Ciccia, Karina Jordán, Bruno Odar

Votes: 549

26. El premio (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

A humble rural teacher travels to Lima to collect his lottery winnings and meet the son he has not seen in years. No one could predict how this would permanently change their lives.

Director: Alberto Durant | Stars: Aristóteles Picho, Jose Luis Ruiz, José Luis Ruiz, Kathy Serrano

Votes: 56

27. Días de Santiago (2004)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

61 Metascore

Santiago, a retired soldier who fought for his country, Peru, find it hard to adjust back to society while dealing with PTSD and family problems.

Director: Josué Méndez | Stars: Pietro Sibille, Milagros Vidal, Marisela Puicón, Ricardo Mejía

Votes: 793

28. Madeinusa (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

14-year-old Madeinusa comes of age during the Easter festivities of her tiny, isolated village.

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Carlos J. de la Torre, Yiliana Chong, Juan Ubaldo Huamán

Votes: 1,417

29. Gods (2008)

120 min | Drama

Elisa--the soon-to-be-wife of a wealthy industrialist--is eager to shed her working-class background in favor of the opulence of her fiancé's elite lifestyle. To her dismay, she soon ... See full summary »

Director: Josué Méndez | Stars: Maricielo Effio, Sergio Gjurinovic, Anahí de Cárdenas, Edgar Saba

Votes: 272

30. Tinta roja (2000)

121 min | Crime, Drama

Alfonso wants to be a writer, but he decides to practice as a journalist. When he is assigned to the crime section of a newspaper, he will witness the dirty world of Peruvian tabloids.

Director: Francisco J. Lombardi | Stars: Gianfranco Brero, Giovanni Ciccia, Fele Martínez, Lucía Jiménez

Votes: 390

31. Chicha tu madre (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

An intense drama where humor seems to highlight some of the film's events. Julio Cesar is a passionate believer of the Tarot and centers the most important decisions of his life in these ... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Quattrini | Stars: Jesús Aranda, Tula Rodríguez, Pablo Brichta, Jean Pierre Reguerraz

Votes: 140

34. Un cuerpo desnudo (2009)


Four friends gather to play poker and drink pisco. The ritual is disturbed by a female, naked and unconscious body. Confined under one roof, other nuances of the personalities of the characters are revealed.

Director: Francisco J. Lombardi | Stars: José Miguel Arbulú, Gustavo Bueno, Haysen Percovich, Gonzalo Torres

Votes: 38

35. Mañana te Cuento 2 (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

Four years after their crazy night of escapades, Manuel, Efrain, and El Gordo's friendship has survived well into their college years. Now, living together they decide to throw an end of ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mendoza de Echave | Stars: Bruno Ascenzo, Giovanni Ciccia, Mateo Lynch, Leysi Suárez

Votes: 51

37. Condominio (2007)

88 min | Drama

Three stories happen simultaneously within one Condominium. Three stories about the limits human beings will go to in the simple attempt to be happy. Clotilde lives in number 24. She is an ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Carmona | Stars: 'Frau Diamanda' Héctor Acuña, Héctor Acuña, Katia Adahui, Lita Baluarte

Votes: 10

38. La gran sangre - La pelicula (2007)


La gran sangre ha enfrentado a enemigos crueles, pero ninguno tan despiadado ni sanguinario como el mexicano, el adversario al que tedrán que hacer frente en la gran sangre: la pelicula, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jorge Carmona | Stars: Carlos Alcántara, José Alonso, Lita Baluarte, Jason Day

Votes: 51

39. Talk Show (2006)


Jorge will not have a good day. He will have to fight with his mother and his domineering wife Jimena. And everything during his first anniversary of marriage. Besides, Jimena will receive ... See full summary »

Director: Sandro Ventura | Stars: Fiorella Rodriguez, Karina Calmet, Gonzalo Revoredo, Roger del Águila

Votes: 29

40. Peloteros (2006)

98 min

It narrates the adventures of a group of teenagers during the 90's in a populous neighborhood of Lima. These teenagers enter their team in an organized league to play, so they scheme to ... See full summary »

Director: Coco Castillo | Stars: Mónica Cabrejos, Javier Echevarría, Joel Ezeta, Varun Kumar Kapur

Votes: 27

42. Mariposa negra (2006)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

A Peruvian schoolteacher conspires with a journalist to assassinate the official responsible for her fiancé's murder.

Director: Francisco J. Lombardi | Stars: Melania Urbina, Magdyel Ugaz, Yvonne Frayssinet, Gustavo Bueno

Votes: 259

43. La mujer de mi hermano (2005)

R | 89 min | Drama

41 Metascore

Unable to get intimate with her husband of 10 years, a woman embarks on a steamy affair with his brother.

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil | Stars: Bárbara Mori, Christian Meier, Manolo Cardona, Gaby Espino

Votes: 2,902 | Gross: $2.80M

44. Mañana te cuento (2005)

Not Rated | Drama

On Halloween night in Lima, four rich kids spend a night on the town, goofing, getting into trouble, and deciding to help Manuel lose his virginity. From Juan Diego's house they hire three ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mendoza de Echave | Stars: Bruno Ascenzo, Oscar Beltrán, Jason Day, José Manuel Peláez

Votes: 471

45. Piratas en el Callao (2005)

78 min | Animation

A young boy travels back to the 17th century to battle pirates off the coast of Peru.

Director: Eduardo Schuldt | Stars: Diego Bertie, Gianfranco Brero, Stephanie Cayo, Salvador del Solar

Votes: 124

46. Un día sin sexo (2005)

86 min | Drama

Lighthearted Comedy/drama, based on a day for 4 middle class couples ranging from late teens to middle aged, all of course have sex in their minds but their day brings unexpected and ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Pérez-Garland | Stars: Vanessa Saba, Paul Vega, Melania Urbina, Giovanni Ciccia

Votes: 116

47. Doble juego (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Comedy

Unbeknownst to them, a handful of people are brought together by a crafty swindler, only to eagerly conspire against one another for the promise of a lucrative reward.

Director: Alberto Durant | Stars: Fabrizio Aguilar, Fernando Cayo, Katia Condos, Gianfranco Brero

Votes: 139

49. Polvo enamorado (2003)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When she was 17 years old, Natalia married Married Don Matias, following her parents desires. But it wasnt until father Santiago arrive to this little town that Natalia felt in love for the very first time.

Director: Luis Barrios | Stars: Gianella Neyra, Paul Vega, Gustavo Bueno, Julián Legaspi

Votes: 65

50. Coca Mama (2004)

75 min