Cinema of the American Continent

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Latin and North America without U.S.A

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1. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 711,500 | Gross: $7.56M

Brazil 9.5/10

2. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 156,610 | Gross: $6.86M

Canada 9/10

3. Central Station (1998)

R | 110 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Soia Lira

Votes: 37,253 | Gross: $5.60M

Brazil 9/10

4. 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: 182,879 | Gross: $3.11M

Argentina 9/10

5. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 98,067 | Gross: $16.76M

Argentina 9/10

6. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama

88 Metascore

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado

Votes: 117,663 | Gross: $13.62M

Mexico 9/10

7. The Second Mother (2015)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

Director: Anna Muylaert | Stars: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila

Votes: 13,620 | Gross: $0.38M

Brazil 9/10

8. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal, José Baviera

Votes: 30,466

Mexico 9/10

9. Amores Perros (2000)

R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero

Votes: 227,584 | Gross: $5.38M

Mexico 8.5/10

10. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

98 Metascore

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 629,490 | Gross: $37.63M

Mexico 8.5/10

11. A Wolf at the Door (2013)

Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A journey to the dark cutting edge of desires, lies and wickedness of a love triangle, from the moment a child is mysteriously kidnapped.

Director: Fernando Coimbra | Stars: Leandra Leal, Milhem Cortaz, Fabiula Nascimento, Tamara Taxman

Votes: 3,586

Brazil 8.5/10

12. Invisible Life (2019)

R | 139 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Kept apart by a terrible lie and a conservative society, two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life each believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Julia Stockler, Carol Duarte, Flávia Gusmão, António Fonseca

Votes: 6,793

Brazil 8.5/10

13. A Twelve-Year Night (2018)

TV-MA | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Brechner | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, César Troncoso

Votes: 8,961

Uruguay 8.5/10

14. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

A young French Canadian, one of five boys in a conservative family in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging identity with his father's values.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 31,709

Canada 8.5/10

15. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

82 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 22,980

Brazil 8.5/10

16. Carandiru (2003)

R | 145 min | Drama, Crime

71 Metascore

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 18,637 | Gross: $0.21M

Brazil 8.5/10

17. 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: 50,594 | Gross: $1.22M

Argentina 8/10

18. The 33 (2015)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

55 Metascore

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin

Votes: 36,394 | Gross: $12.19M

Chile 8/10

19. At the End of the Tunnel (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A paraplegic computer engineer in a wheelchair starts hearing noises and voices of bank robbers in his basement.

Director: Rodrigo Grande | Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Clara Lago, Federico Luppi

Votes: 12,732

Argentina 8/10

20. Last Stop 174 (2008)

Unrated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A chronicle of a real-life bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro that occurred on June 12, 2000.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Michel Gomes, Cris Vianna, Marcello Melo Jr., Gabriela Luiz

Votes: 4,954

Brazil 8/10

21. Jailbreak Pact (2020)

135 min | Drama, Thriller

This drama is inspired on a real event in 1990 when 49 political prisoners escaped from a tunnel that took 18 months to dig.

Director: David Albala | Stars: Alberto Ellena, Amparo Noguera, Benjamín Vicuña, Carolina Paulsen

Votes: 1,621

Chile 8/10

22. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 82,977 | Gross: $25.89M

Mexico 8/10

23. The Hidden Face (2011)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Shattered by the unexpected news of their irreversible break-up, an aspiring orchestra conductor is puzzled by his girlfriend's mysterious and seemingly inexplicable case of disappearance. But, can he look beyond the facts?

Director: Andrés Baiz | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García, María Soledad Rodríguez, Jose Luis Garcia

Votes: 39,655

Colombia 8/10

24. The Heist of the Century (2020)

114 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

In 2006, a group of thieves performed what is considered one of the most famous and smart bank heists in the history of Argentina when they rob the Banco Río branch in Acassuso.

Director: Ariel Winograd | Stars: Guillermo Francella, Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Pablo Rago

Votes: 5,674

Argentina 8/10

25. Trash (I) (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Directors: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort | Stars: Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara

Votes: 20,888 | Gross: $0.01M

Brazil 8/10

26. Aquarius (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

88 Metascore

Clara, 65, lives her life to the fullest with her family and friends. A construction company wants her Recife oceanfront condo, as they've already bought all the other in the 3 story building. Clara's staying.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 18,808 | Gross: $0.29M

Brazil 8/10

27. I Dream in Another Language (2017)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

When a language dies, a unique vision of the world is lost forever.

Director: Ernesto Contreras | Stars: Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, José Manuel Poncelis, Eligio Meléndez, Fátima Molina

Votes: 2,961 | Gross: $0.00M

Mexico 8/10

28. Museo (2018)

128 min | Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

In 1985, a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases.

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Simon Russell Beale, Lynn Gilmartin, Alfredo Castro

Votes: 5,092 | Gross: $0.15M

Mexico 7.5/10

29. 7 Boxes (2012)

TV-14 | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.

Directors: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori | Stars: Celso Franco, Víctor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez, Nico García

Votes: 5,453

Paraguay 7.5/10

30. Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)

TV-MA | 131 min | Biography, Drama

After the adoptive daughter of a stable family leaves them for a new life as a prostitute, she rises to become a popular performer among her clients, and details her routine in her blog.

Director: Marcus Baldini | Stars: Deborah Secco, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Drica Moraes, Fabiula Nascimento

Votes: 6,920

Brazil 7.5/10

31. Neighboring Sounds (2012)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Ana Rita Gurgel, Caio Almeida, Maeve Jinkings, Dida Maia

Votes: 7,549 | Gross: $0.03M

Brazil 7.5/10

32. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 19,488 | Gross: $2.01M

Canada 7.5/10

33. Nadia, Butterfly (2020)

107 min | Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

Nadia, an Olympic swimmer in her twenties, faces the challenges of her imminent retirement.

Director: Pascal Plante | Stars: Katerine Savard, Ariane Mainville, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Hilary Caldwell

Votes: 217

Canada 7/10



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