Best films of Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Venezuela, Peru and Cuba

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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: 809

2. 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: 1,062

3. 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: 846

4. 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: 681

5. 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: 942

6. 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: 10,351

7. 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: 5,381 | Gross: $0.55M

8. 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: 4,346

9. 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: 1,927 | Gross: $0.02M

10. 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: 21,696 | Gross: $2.34M

11. 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: 7,845 | Gross: $2.11M

12. 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: 8,405 | Gross: $0.03M

13. 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: 8,280 | Gross: $0.94M

14. 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 »

Director: Sergio Cabrera | Stars: Fausto Cabrera, Frank Ramírez, Delfina Guido, Vicky Hernández

Votes: 2,041

15. Satanás (2007)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the Mario Mendoza's book and inspired by true events, tells three interconnected stories happening in the eve of the infamous Pozzetto Massacre.

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Marcela Valencia, Blas Jaramillo, Lucia Rengifo, Isabel Gaona

Votes: 1,519

16. The Wind Journeys (2009)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Music

A musician travels a great distance to return an instrument to his elderly teacher.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Marciano Martínez, Yull Núñez, Agustin Nieves, Jose Luis Torres

Votes: 2,026

17. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 18,026 | Gross: $1.33M

18. Land and Shade (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

74 Metascore

After having left a long time ago, a humble country sugar cane worker returns home to meet his grandson and deal with the hardships his family has been put into.

Director: César Augusto Acevedo | Stars: Haimer Leal, Hilda Ruiz, Edison Raigosa, Marleyda Soto

Votes: 1,501

19. 25 Watts (2001)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

24 hours in the life of three street youths in Montevideo.

Directors: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Jorge Temponi, Alfonso Tort, Valentín Rivero

Votes: 1,434

20. The Pope's Toilet (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.

Directors: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández | Stars: César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Mario Silva, Virginia Ruiz

Votes: 2,527

21. Whisky (2004)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll | Stars: Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolani, José Pedro Bujaruz

Votes: 4,587

22. Giant (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A chronicle of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.

Director: Adrián Biniez | Stars: Horacio Camandule, Leonor Svarcas, Ignacio Alcuri, Fernando Alonso

Votes: 1,970 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Araya (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

"Araya" is an old natural salt mine located in a peninsula in northeastern Venezuela which was still, by 1959, being exploited manually five hundred years after its discovery by the Spanish... See full summary »

Director: Margot Benacerraf | Stars: José Ignacio Cabrujas, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 544

24. Oriana (1985)

88 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A young girl is sent to a South American hacienda, where she learns about the life of her reclusive aunt, Oriana

Director: Fina Torres | Stars: Doris Wells, Daniela Silverio, Rafael Briceño, Mirtha Borges

Votes: 361

25. 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 »

Director: Román Chalbaud | Stars: Hilda Vera, Miguel Ángel Landa, Orlando Urdaneta, Haydée Balza

Votes: 183

26. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

47 Metascore

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps, Masaya Katô

Votes: 20,779 | Gross: $0.45M

27. The Zero Hour (2010)

100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The Zero Hour is a gritty, fast-paced heist film. Set in Caracas during the 24 hours of a controversial medical strike, the film tells the story of Parca (The Reaper) a feared hit man that ... See full summary »

Director: Diego Velasco | Stars: Zapata 666, Amanda Key, Erich Wildpret, Laureano Olivares

Votes: 1,119

28. My Straight Son (2012)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Diego, a young and successful photographer that lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Ferrari | Stars: Guillermo Garcia, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Carolina Torres

Votes: 1,856

29. Bad Hair (2013)

93 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother.

Director: Mariana Rondón | Stars: Samuel Lange Zambrano, Samantha Castillo, Beto Benites, Nelly Ramos

Votes: 1,903

30. From Afar (2015)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Armando, a 50 year man, seeks young men in Caracas and pays them just for company. One day he meets Elder, a 17 years boy that is the leader of a criminal gang, and that meeting changes their lives forever.

Director: Lorenzo Vigas | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla, Catherina Cardozo

Votes: 3,096 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Days of 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: 824

32. The Milk of Sorrow (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: 6,352 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A Cuban man cycles through his repressed opinions and memories as the threat of foreign invasion intensifies and the rest of his family retreats to Miami.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

Votes: 3,295 | Gross: $0.03M

34. 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.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 5,007 | Gross: $2.08M



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