Terror in Argentina

by antonivakin | created - 14 Sep 2016 | updated - 17 Oct 2016 | Public

Coup in 1976. Military dictatorship in 1976-1983. War with left partisans in 1969-1973. "Dirty War" of 1976-1983.

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1. 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: 1,486

2. 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: 2,280

3. Los chicos de la guerra (1984)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, War

An Argentinian movie that describes how their soldiers felt about fighting in the Folklands War.

Director: Bebe Kamin | Stars: Gustavo Belatti, Gabriel Rovito, Leandro Regúnaga, Tina Serrano

Votes: 105

4. Veronico Cruz (1988)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, War

A rural teacher in Jujuy, establishes a friendly relationship with the inhabitants of Chorcán , a small Andean village . Circumstances in EEE Outbreak of War of the Malvinas and one of his ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Pereira | Stars: Leopoldo Aban, Juan José Camero, Guillermo Delgado, Ana María González

Votes: 178

6. 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: 3,148 | Gross: $0.00M

7. 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: 3,010

8. Imagining Argentina (2003)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

27 Metascore

Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson star in this gripping political thriller about a man with the power to see the fate of missing people - with the exception of his own beloved wife.

Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Rubén Blades, Irene Escolar

Votes: 3,051

9. 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: 6,299 | Gross: $0.03M

10. Funny Dirty Little War (1983)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls they newly elected peronist a communist. The newly elected official enlists the aid of allies ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Federico Luppi, Víctor Laplace, Héctor Bidonde, Rodolfo Ranni

Votes: 396

12. Cuarteles de invierno (1984)

115 min | Drama

A boxer and a singer are hired by the Armed Forces to entertain the people of a small town. When their personalities and principles get them in trouble with the authorities, they support each other as they face their destiny.

Director: Lautaro Murúa | Stars: Oscar Ferrigno, Eduardo Pavlovsky, Ulises Dumont, Arturo Maly

Votes: 34

14. 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: 10,397 | Gross: $0.19M

15. Cordero de Dios (2008)

90 min | Drama

The kidnapping 77-year-old man in Argentina forces his daughter to return to Buenos Aires after years of exile abroad.

Director: Lucía Cedrón | Stars: Mercedes Morán, Jorge Marrale, Leonora Balcarce, Malena Solda

Votes: 341

16. 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: 498

17. 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: 703

18. 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: 166,318 | Gross: $6.39M

19. 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: 2,078 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Apartment Zero (1988)

R | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Donovan | Stars: Hart Bochner, Colin Firth, Dora Bryan, Liz Smith

Votes: 3,408 | Gross: $0.67M

22. Looking for My Brother (2006)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Drama

A young Argentine girl is caught up in a political assassination and has to think quickly to protect her freedom.

Director: Nathaniel McCullagh | Stars: Danielle Hartnett, Ivo Lopez, Eduardo Ricard, Nevin Millan

Votes: 39

23. Padre (II) (2013)

12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Argentina 1983, the dictatorship comes to an end in the country, but not in this woman's life.

Director: Santiago Bou Grasso

Votes: 104

24. La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis (2016)

TV-MA | 78 min | Drama

Buenos Aires, 1977. During the military dictatorship, Francisco Sanctis receives information about two people sentenced to "disappear." A quiet middle-aged family man without any political ... See full summary »

Directors: Francisco Márquez, Andrea Testa | Stars: Diego Velázquez, Laura Paredes, Valeria Lois, Marcelo Subiotto

Votes: 268



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