60 Good Movies About Mexico, Central and South America

 

Latin America has pumped out some great films.

Unfortunately, because of the region's less-than-impressive movie making past, many of these masterpieces have gone unnoticed. Historically, Argentina has been the leader in Latin filmmaking, followed closely by Brazil and Mexico, but recently other countries have been producing some phenomenal cinema, suggesting a promising future for the industry in the Latin America.

Watching movies is an excellent way to get a feel for the history, culture or atmosphere of a place; I'm always impressed at how a good film can accurately capture the sights and sounds of a certain city or the manner in which the people interact with each other.

Some of these films made the list due to phenomenal acting/storytelling, and others made the list for the way they were able to capture the vibe of the city or country where they took place.

So, without further ad0...

 

60 good movies about mexico, central and south america

*Click on the links for more information about each movie

 

 

Bus 174 (Brazil)

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Wild Tales (Argentina)

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Santa Sangre (Mexico)

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Los Olvidados (Mexico)

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Herod's Law (Mexico)

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Rosa Chumbe (Peru)

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Maria Full Of Grace (Colombia)

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The Wind Journeys (Colombia)

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Magallanes (Peru)

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Miss Bala (Mexico)

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El Rey (Colombia)

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Matando Cabos (Mexico)

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Macario (Mexico)

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The Violin (Mexico)

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Sumas y Restas (Colombia)

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Pixote (Brazil)

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Innocent Voices (Central America/Mexico)

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Chinese Take-Away (Argentina)

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7 Boxes (Paraguay)

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Mas Que Hermanos (Panama)

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Cronos (Mexico)

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Salsipuedes (Panama)

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Whisky (Uruguay)

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El Infierno (Mexico)

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City of God (Brazil)

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City of Men (Brazil)

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Amores Perros (Mexico)

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Sin Nombre (Mexico)

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Nine Queens (Argentina)

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To Kill A Man (Chile)

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Elite Squad (Brazil)

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Elite Squad 2 (Brazil)

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Gigante (Uruguay)

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Adrift (Brazil)

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Rosario Tijeras (Colombia) 

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The Snitch Cartel (Colombia)

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La Soga (Dominican Republic)

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Dog Eat Dog (Colombia)

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Secuestro Express (Venezuela)

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Una Noche (Cuba)

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And that about does it!

I'm missing some other good ones. I've definitely shortchanged Brazil (I haven't seen too many Brazilian films because I need subtitles).

I probably shortchanged Chile as well. What can ya do.

Anyway, this is a good place to start if you are interesting in watching some Latin American movies. Fortunately, many of these can be found or Netflix, YouTube or Internet streaming sites. I was able to learn Spanish by watching and re-watching many these movies, so they will always hold a place in my heart.

 

 

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

 

Until next time,

Vance

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