Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film (Mejor Película Hispanoamericana)

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1. The Distinguished Citizen (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who has been living in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation to receive a prize. In Argentina he finds both similarities and irreconcilable differences with the people of his hometown.

Directors: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn | Stars: Oscar Martínez, Dady Brieva, Andrea Frigerio, Nora Navas

Votes: 10,388

2. The 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: 12,482 | Gross: $0.19M

3. 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: 181,540 | Gross: $3.11M

4. 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: 1,966

5. Juan of the Dead (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

Director: Alejandro Brugués | Stars: Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andros Perugorría, Andrea Duro

Votes: 9,978 | Gross: $0.02M

6. 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: 17,585

7. The Life of Fish (2010)

84 min | Drama, Romance

Andrés returns to Santiago after several years to face a tragic event.

Director: Matías Bize | Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Blanca Lewin, Victor Montero, Sebastián Layseca

Votes: 1,580

8. 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: 196,643 | Gross: $6.39M

9. The Good Life (2008)

108 min | Drama

Four people intertwine their lives in a city and pursue their own dreams.

Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: Aline Küppenheim, Roberto Farías, Eduardo Paxeco, Paula Sotelo

Votes: 533

10. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual 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: 13,522 | Gross: $0.05M

11. The Hands (2006)

119 min | Drama

Inspired by true events, the life of Father Mario Pantaleo, a Priest born in Pistoia, Italy, and based in Argentina, who guided by the mysteries of the faith, had "powers" to diagnose and heal diseases through the imposition of hands.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Graciela Borges, Armonía Borrás, Jorge Marrale, Carlos Weber

Votes: 284

12. Blessed by Fire (2005)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

61 Metascore

The suicide of an old soldier buddy brings up some old memories for an Argentinian man.

Director: Tristán Bauer | Stars: Gastón Pauls, Pablo Ribba, César Albarracín, Víctor Hugo Carrizo

Votes: 1,813

13. 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: 5,796

14. Intimate Stories (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route.

Director: Carlos Sorin | Stars: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, Javiera Bravo, Mariela Díaz

Votes: 4,929 | Gross: $0.10M

15. The Last Train (2002)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Action

Three old man, a little boy training to protect an old patrimony, La "33", the last train.

Director: Diego Arsuaga | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Federico Luppi, Pepe Soriano, Gastón Pauls

Votes: 655

16. La fuga (2001)

117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mignogna | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Ricardo Darín, Gerardo Romano, Patricio Contreras

Votes: 781

17. Burnt Money (2000)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Nene & Angel and their accomplice Cuervo participate in a botched bank robbery in 1965 Buenos Aires, then hide out from the police in Uruguay while the gang breaks down.

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Leticia Brédice

Votes: 6,226 | Gross: $0.24M

18. Life is to Whistle (1998)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs, or getting rid of them to live more freely. Ballerina Mariana has promised God ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Pérez | Stars: Luis Alberto García, Coralia Veloz, Claudia Rojas, Ana Victoria Pérez

Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.06M

19. The Lighthouse (1998)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mignogna | Stars: Ingrid Rubio, Jimena Barón, Florencia Bertotti, Ricardo Darín

Votes: 684

20. Ashes of Paradise (1997)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Cecilia Roth, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Daniel Kuzniecka

Votes: 1,600

21. Autumn Sun (1996)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Clara Goldstein is a Jewish woman who, because of a visit from her brother, is forced to create a contrived relationship with a man of her own faith.

Director: Eduardo Mignogna | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Federico Luppi, Jorge Luz, Cecilia Rossetto

Votes: 463

22. Midaq Alley (1995)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

The lives of men and women living on Callejón de los Milagros in Mexico City.

Director: Jorge Fons | Stars: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Salma Hayek, Bruno Bichir

Votes: 2,919

23. 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: 5,387 | Gross: $2.08M

24. Gatica, the Monkey (1993)

136 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

An Argentina film, which narrates the life of Argentine boxer José María Gatica, from his childhood until his tragic death in Buenos Aires in 1963.

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Edgardo Nieva, Horacio Taicher, Juan Costa, María Eva Gatica

Votes: 495

25. A Place in the World (1992)

PG | 120 min | Drama

Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: José Sacristán, Federico Luppi, Leonor Benedetto, Cecilia Roth

Votes: 2,320 | Gross: $0.10M

26. La Frontera (1991)

120 min | Drama

A high school teacher runs afoul of the government and is sentenced to internal exile.

Director: Ricardo Larraín | Stars: Patricio Contreras, Gloria Laso, Alonso Venegas, Sergio Schmied

Votes: 458

27. Caídos del cielo (1990)

121 min | Drama, Romance

3 entwined stories set in Lima in the conflict marked 8Os: An elderly couple loses their child. A broadcaster shelters a depressed woman. A blind woman exploits her poor grandsons.

Director: Francisco J. Lombardi | Stars: Gustavo Bueno, Diana Quijano, Leontina Antonina, Carlos Gassols

Votes: 244

28. La bella del Alhambra (1989)

108 min | Musical, Drama

Story shows the genesis of the career and the rise of Esther the most beloved actress of most popular theater in Havana at the turn of the 19th century.

Director: Enrique Pineda Barnet | Stars: Beatriz Valdés, Omar Valdés, César Évora, Carlos Cruz

Votes: 96

29. Lo que importa es vivir (1987)

113 min | Drama, Romance

Candelario is a wanderer that arrives to don Lázaro's hacienda. He soon proves to be a good worker full of ideas that gives new life to the decadent Hacienda. Also, he attracts Chabela's attention, don Lázaro's wife.

Director: Luis Alcoriza | Stars: Gonzalo Vega, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Loló Navarro

Votes: 78

30. A King and His Movie (1986)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

Buenos Aires movie director, very fond of the legend of the King of Patagonia and Araucania, decides to make a movie about it. Despite of financial troubles, technical problems, misfortune ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Sorin | Stars: Ulises Dumont, Julio Chávez, Villanueva Cosse, Roxana Berco

Votes: 395



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