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1. 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: 44,813 | Gross: $1.22M

2. Lost Embrace (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University of Architecture and spends his time wandering through the downtown gallery where... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Jorge D'Elía, Sergio Boris

Votes: 2,733 | Gross: $0.19M

3. La noche de 12 años (2018)

122 min | Crime, Drama, History

1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Brechner | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, César Troncoso

Votes: 670

4. 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, Diego Starosta

Votes: 143,514 | Gross: $3.11M

5. 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: 13,467 | Gross: $0.62M

6. 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: 6,356 | Gross: $0.03M

7. El dependiente (1969)

87 min | Drama

Fernandez is a lonely man leading a lonely life. All he does is work for an old man in a hardware store. But all that changes, when he meets the girl of his dreams...and her family.

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Walter Vidarte, Graciela Borges, Nora Cullen, Fernando Iglesias 'Tacholas'

Votes: 369

8. Somewhere in the Night (2000)

90 min | Drama

This drama explores the relationship between two brothers, separated by life and reunited again by destiny.

Director: Martin Rodriguez | Stars: Ana María Acevedo, Sandra Alzugaray, María José Contreras, Luciano Cruz Coke

Votes: 43

9. 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: 90,415 | Gross: $16.76M

10. Chinese Take-Out (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

A well-ordered hardware store owner in Buenos Aires will see his life turn upside down when he helps a stranded Chinese man who doesn't speak a word of Spanish find his uncle in the bustling city. But can this coexistence bear fruit?

Director: Sebastián Borensztein | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana, Ignacio Huang, Enric Cambray

Votes: 15,182

11. 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: 4,006 | Gross: $0.28M

12. El hombre de al lado (2009)

103 min | Thriller

A small incident over two neighbors common wall sparks a conflict which affects the intimacy of the view over the chimney; the protagonist sparks a conflict and with paranoiac obsession destroys everyday life.

Directors: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat | Stars: Rafael Spregelburd, Daniel Aráoz, Eugenia Alonso, Inés Budassi

Votes: 2,881

13. Medianeras (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together.

Director: Gustavo Taretto | Stars: Javier Drolas, Miguel Dedovich, Pilar López de Ayala, Miguel Alvarez

Votes: 12,511 | Gross: $0.00M

14. 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: 167,546 | Gross: $6.39M

15. The Journey (1992)

R | 142 min | Drama

A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his latin American essence.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Walter Quiroz, Soledad Alfaro, Ricardo Bartis, Christina Becerra

Votes: 560

16. 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: 3,016

17. El empleo (2008)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.

Director: Santiago Bou Grasso

Votes: 2,571

18. Memoria del saqueo (2004)

120 min | Documentary

After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series of reforms purporting to turn Argentina into the world's most liberal and prosperous... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Fernando E. Solanas, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 894

19. 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: 4,508

20. Juntos para siempre (2011)

101 min | Comedy

A script writer has an idea for a movie related to what he is actually living: his girlfriend just dumped him, his mother is driving him mad and he starts dating someone who is really dumb. A great comedy with outstanding performances.

Director: Pablo Solarz | Stars: Malena Solda, Peto Menahem, Florencia Peña, Mirta Busnelli

Votes: 169

21. The Last Elvis (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Music

A tragic accident causes an Elvis impersonator to reassess his priorities.

Director: Armando Bo | Stars: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita Lopez, Lucrecia Carrillo

Votes: 1,397

22. 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: 1,718

23. Kryptonita (2015)

80 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An Argentinian adaptation of the Justice League series.

Director: Nicanor Loreti | Stars: Diego Velázquez, Juan Palomino, Susana Varela, Nicolás Vázquez

Votes: 569

24. Empty Nest (2008)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

A chronicle of the emptiness felt when ones children have left home and there are no longer any barriers to exposing martial difficulties.

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Oscar Martínez, Cecilia Roth, Inés Efron, Arturo Goetz

Votes: 819

25. The Road to San Diego (2006)

98 min | Comedy

A young Argentine learns that soccer star Diego Maradona is ailing in a Buenos Aires hospital, and resolves to bring him a tree root he's discovered.

Director: Carlos Sorin | Stars: Ignacio Benítez, Carlos Wagner La Bella, Paola Rotela, Silvina Fontelles

Votes: 618

26. Boogie, el aceitoso (2009)

Not Rated | 82 min | Animation, Action, Crime

Boogie is a violent and ruthless hit man who follows his own rules. Women love him, criminals fear him.

Director: Gustavo Cova | Stars: Pablo Echarri, Jesús Ochoa, Nancy Dupláa, Susana Zabaleta

Votes: 1,073

27. Bombón: El Perro (2004)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

63 Metascore

In Patagonia, a mechanic who dreams of a different life starts to think big after his adopted pup wins first prize at a local dog show.

Director: Carlos Sorin | Stars: Juan Villegas, Walter Donado, Rosa Valsecchi, Mariela Díaz

Votes: 4,021

28. Los Inocentes (2015)

98 min | Horror

In 19th century Argentina, when a man returns to his family's plantation after 15 years, it revives a violent past, slave abuses and evil spirits.

Director: Mauricio Brunetti | Stars: María Eugenia Arboleda, Lito Cruz, Stella Delphino, Ludovico Di Santo

Votes: 423

29. La Novia del Desierto (2017)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

68 Metascore

It tells the story of Teresa, a 54-year-old woman who works as a domestic employee in a family home in Buenos Aires. For decades she has taken refuge in the routine of her tasks, but now ... See full summary »

Directors: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato | Stars: Paulina García, Susana Pampín, Claudio Rissi

Votes: 361 | Gross: $0.03M

Great acting, direction, cinematography! A delicate film on real people.

30. El 5 de talleres (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Argentinian soccer player leaves his club for a career outside sports. During his last five matches , he struggles with the question what he will do with his life.

Director: Adrián Biniez | Stars: Diego Mattioli, Néstor Guzzini, Esteban Lamothe, Patrick Mölleken

Votes: 312

31. Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things ... See full summary »

Directors: Israel Adrián Caetano, Bruno Stagnaro | Stars: Héctor Anglada, Jorge Sesán, Pamela Jordán, Adrián Yospe

Votes: 1,610

32. Gatica, el mono (1993)

136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

An Argentina film, which narrates the life of Argentine boxer José María Gatica, from his childhood until his tragic death in Buenos Aires in 1963.

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Edgardo Nieva, Horacio Taicher, Juan Costa, María Eva Gatica

Votes: 408

33. Esperando al mesías (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

In 1999, Argentina's peso craters. Ariel, a young man from Buenos Aires' Jewish community, deals with his mother's fatal illness, finds a job as a night shift surveillance camera monitor, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Héctor Alterio, Enrique Piñeyro, Melina Petriella

Votes: 623

34. Elefante blanco (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

67 Metascore

While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia

Votes: 4,291 | Gross: $0.01M

35. El estudiante (2011)

110 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Roque starts University in Buenos Aires but he is not particularly interested in attending classes or working towards a degree. Instead, he dedicates his time to one of the many groups ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Mitre | Stars: Esteban Lamothe, Romina Paula, Ricardo Felix, Valeria Correa

Votes: 951

36. A Oeste do Fim do Mundo (2013)

102 min

When it has nothing, it may not be the end but a new beginning. Argentina. An old gas station lost in the immensity of the ancient transcontinental road is the refuge of introspective Leon ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Nascimento | Stars: César Troncoso, Fernanda Moro, Nélson Diniz, Alejandro Fiore

Votes: 179

A Brazilian-Argentine production.

37. Underdogs (2013)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

38 Metascore

A young man named Amadeo sets off on an unexpected adventure with the players of his beloved Foosball game.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Gabriel Almirón, Federico Cecere, Ezequiel Cipols, Luciana Falcón

Votes: 8,046

38. A Movie of Eggs (2006)

TV-PG | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A small egg named Toto decides that he doesn't want to become the breakfast and starts an adventure to become a chicken.

Directors: Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste, Rodolfo Riva Palacio Alatriste | Stars: Bruno Bichir, Carlos Espejel, Angélica Vale, Rodolfo Riva Palacio Alatriste

Votes: 744

Although being a Mexican movie, all the animation has geen made in Argentina.

39. San Martín: El cruce de Los Andes (2011)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The story follows a 15-year-old Manuel Corvalán, who decides to leave his upper-class family and be disinherited by his father to join the newly formed Army of the Andes, commanded by the General José de San Martín.

Director: Leandro Ipiña | Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Víctor Hugo Carrizo, Alfredo Castellani, Juan Ciancio

Votes: 429

40. Peter Capusotto y sus 3 dimensiones (2012)

93 min | Comedy

In times where the technology and formats of the show advance, where entertainment is most accessible at any time and place, Violencia Rivas, the singer who in the 60s anticipated the punk ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Saborido | Stars: Diego Capusotto, Ivana Acosta, Cristian Arriaga, Jacqueline Decibe

Votes: 408

41. 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: 503

42. The South (1988)

R | 127 min | Drama

The movie starts while Floreal, the main protagonist, was being released from the prison when the military coup ended in 1983. He is estranged to his former life because of his last few ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Susú Pecoraro, Miguel Ángel Solá, Philippe Léotard, Lito Cruz

Votes: 706

43. Viudas (2011)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

A married man's death puts his widow and mistress in an unusual living arrangement.

Director: Marcos Carnevale | Stars: Graciela Borges, Valeria Bertuccelli, Rita Cortese, Martín Bossi

Votes: 470

44. Iluminados por el fuego (2005)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

61 Metascore

The suicide of an old soldier buddy brings up some old memories for an Argentinian man.

Director: Tristán Bauer | Stars: Gastón Pauls, Pablo Ribba, César Albarracín, Víctor Hugo Carrizo

Votes: 1,713

45. 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: 12,245 | Gross: $0.06M

46. Intimate Stories (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Carlos Sorin | Stars: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, Javiera Bravo, Julia Solomonoff

Votes: 4,614 | Gross: $0.10M

47. Cocalero (2007)

86 min | Documentary

A documentary centered on the union formed by Bolivian farmers in response to their government's (which was urged by the U.S.) effort eradicate coca crops, and the man who would come to represent them, Evo Morales.

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Alex Contreras, Javier Escalas, Adriana Gil, Alvaro García Lineras

Votes: 240

An Argentine-Bolivian production.

48. Historias Breves I: Rey muerto (1995)

12 min | Short

A wife tries to leave her village to get away from her abusive husband.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Roly Serrano, Sandra Ceballos, Carlos Aldana, Marcelo Machuca

Votes: 186