My favorite Argentinian movies

by melinapaz | created - 24 Sep 2018 | updated - 24 Sep 2018 | Public
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1. 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: 196,630 | Gross: $6.39M

2. 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, Graciela Tenenbaum, María Mercedes Villagra

Votes: 50,381 | Gross: $1.22M

3. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, 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: 8,613 | Gross: $0.03M

4. 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, Ignacio Huang, Carolina Hsu, Muriel Santa Ana

Votes: 17,587

5. Wild Tales (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: 181,567 | Gross: $3.11M

6. Man Facing Southeast (1986)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A patient in a mental hospital claims to be an extraterrestial. Could he be right?

Director: Eliseo Subiela | Stars: Lorenzo Quinteros, Hugo Soto, Inés Vernengo, Cristina Scaramuzza

Votes: 3,767 | Gross: $0.73M

7. Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

In 1920, some workers of Patagonia, grouped in anarchist and socialist societies, decide to make a strike demanding better working conditions. The situation becomes unsustainable and the government sends the order is restored.

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Pedro Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Luis Brandoni, Franklin Caicedo

Votes: 1,045

8. The 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: 1,848

9. Wild Horses (1995)

Unrated | 122 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A road movie that begins when a man tries to rob a bank and the bank's clerk, a yuppie, pretends the thief has kidnapped him to help him run away. While they're running away, they meet a ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Cecilia Dopazo, Fernán Mirás

Votes: 1,471

10. On Probation (2005)

112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro, Gabriela Izcovich

Votes: 5,952

11. Waiting for the Hearse (1985)

94 min | Comedy

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla, Julio De Grazia

Votes: 5,633

Sadly this movie is understood only by argentinians or people who has lived in Argentina

12. Música en espera (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

Ezequiel is a film music composer that can't find the inspiration he needs to compose a new score and Paula is a pregnant woman recently abandoned by her boyfriend whose mother has just ... See full summary »

Director: Hernán Goldfrid | Stars: Natalia Oreiro, Diego Peretti, Norma Aleandro, Carlos Bermejo

Votes: 734



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