Argentinian movies you should watch.

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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, Graciela Tenenbaum, María Mercedes Villagra

Votes: 50,904 | Gross: $1.22M

2. Phase 7 (2010)

R | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors.

Director: Nicolás Goldbart | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Jazmín Stuart, Yayo Guridi, Iride Mockert

Votes: 3,182

3. The Cat Vanishes (2011)

90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Luis, a recognized university professor is out of the psychiatric clinic where he spent the last three years, hospitalized after a psychotic episode that led him to threaten his wife and ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Sorin | Stars: Luis Luque, Beatriz Spelzini, María Abadi, Norma Argentina

Votes: 687

4. 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: 198,787 | Gross: $6.39M

5. Cerro Bayo (2010)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

In a small town near a winter resort in the mountains of Argentina, Juana tries to commit suicide but ends up in a coma instead, to the great pain of her daughter Marta. Her other daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Victoria Galardi | Stars: Adriana Barraza, Inés Efron, Verónica Llinás, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart

Votes: 155

6. The Man Next Door (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: Teófilo Mendoza, Rafael Spregelburd, Eugenia Alonso, Inés Budassi

Votes: 3,341

7. A Boyfriend for My Wife (2008)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

A man finds a very unusual way to get rid of his wife.

Director: Juan Taratuto | Stars: Adrián Suar, Valeria Bertuccelli, Gabriel Goity, Marcelo Xicarte

Votes: 3,376

8. No me ama (2010)

16 min | Short

A man considers the fact that his girlfriend does not love him during a trip to Uruguay.

Director: Martín Piroyansky | Stars: María Canale, Martín Piroyansky

Votes: 237

9. Rain (2008)

110 min | Drama, Romance

Buenos Aires. It rains. Alma is in her car, stuck in Buenos Aires' traffic. She has recently broken-up with her boyfriend, and she has been living in her little car since then. Suddenly, ... See full summary »

Director: Paula Hernández | Stars: Ernesto Alterio, Valeria Bertuccelli, Matias Umpierrez, Osvaldo Djeredjian

Votes: 417

10. Fuckland (2000)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, Drama

Fabián, a magician from Buenos Aires, saves his money from weddings, birthdays, and bar mitzvahs, and uses a hidden camera to document a week-long trip to the Falkland Islands where he has ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Marquès | Stars: Fabián Stratas, Camilla Heaney

Votes: 349

11. Son of the Bride (2001)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

A dissatisfied 40-year-old, separated and without time for his own daughter and girlfriend must rethink his life when his father decides to marry his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, by church.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 15,140 | Gross: $0.62M

12. Leonera (2008)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Martina Gusman, Guadalupe Rébora, Francisco Marquez, Roberto Maciel

Votes: 3,059 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Carancho (2010)

Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

An ambulance chaser/carancho falls for an ER/ambulance doctor, he meets one night "at work" in Buenos Aires.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Federico Silva, Cristian De Asis, Martina Gusman

Votes: 7,861 | Gross: $0.09M

14. My First Wedding (2011)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

In "My First Wedding" ("Mi primera boda"), Jewish-born Adrián and Catholic-born Leonora have finally reached their wedding day. Instead of gracefully embracing matrimony, Adrián spends the ... See full summary »

Director: Ariel Winograd | Stars: Natalia Oreiro, Daniel Hendler, Imanol Arias, Soledad Silveyra

Votes: 963

15. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

The story of an intersex fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 13,738 | Gross: $0.05M

16. 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: 184,281 | Gross: $3.11M

17. Jauja (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

77 Metascore

A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Esteban Bigliardi

Votes: 3,978

18. Blood Appears (2008)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cab driver Arturo has to find $2000 within 24 hours; his older son, Ramiro, who left home four years ago, has just phoned from Houston asking for urgent help. However, Arturo's wife Irene ... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Fendrik | Stars: Arturo Goetz, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Guillermo Arengo, Stella Gallazzi

Votes: 177

19. Vidrios (2013)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

To know someone in depth could be exhausting. Glass sets to explore the universe of relationships, with a series of apparently isolated scenes, with unknown characters that are, through ... See full summary »

Directors: Ignacio Bollini, Federico Luis Tachella | Stars: Juan Barberini, María Canale, Valeria Correa, Julián Doregger

Votes: 14

20. The New Life (2011)

75 min | Drama

A tragic event shakes up a tranquil village in rural Argentina.

Director: Santiago Palavecino | Stars: Germán Palacios, Martina Gusman, Alan Pauls, Ailín Salas

Votes: 51

21. Dromómanos (2012)

64 min | Drama

Five dromómanos roam the city and a village on the outskirts of a Buenos Aires almost unrecognizable, nocturnal, fierce, concrete and lyrical. There is a loving trio fascinated by a piglet,... See full summary »

Director: Luis Ortega | Stars: Brian Buley, Julieta Caputo, Camila Maidana, Ailín Salas

Votes: 27

22. The Vampire Spider (2012)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A teenager goes to the foothills of the Andes to deal with his phobias.

Director: Gabriel Medina | Stars: Martín Piroyansky, Alejandro Awada, Ailín Salas, Jorge Sesán

Votes: 210

23. The Mugger (2007)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama

A look at the intimate moments of a man's life as he decides to commit a calculated act of aggression.

Director: Pablo Fendrik | Stars: Arturo Goetz, Julia Zapelli Gugliotta, José Goñi, Maya Lesca

Votes: 285

24. Puzzle (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

66 Metascore

An older housewife discovers she has a knack for solving puzzles.

Director: Natalia Smirnoff | Stars: María Onetto, Gabriel Goity, Arturo Goetz, Henny Trayles

Votes: 634

25. The Holy Girl (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

75 Metascore

16-year-old Amalia looks to save the soul of a middle-aged doctor.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta, María Alche

Votes: 3,760 | Gross: $0.30M

26. Volley (2014)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

A group of friends has a New Year's Eve party.

Director: Martín Piroyansky | Stars: Martín Piroyansky, Violeta Urtizberea, Inés Efron, Chino Darín

Votes: 1,183

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