Movies and TV shows set in latin america

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in latin america ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, harsh, interesting and captivating films and TV shows about / with mentor, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, runaway, culture clash, catastrophe, death, corruption and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Mexico and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as latin america: The Book of Life (2014), Rio 2 (2014), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Old Gringo (1989), Beyond the Limit (1983), Narcos (2015), Trash (2014), Evita (1996), The Man Who Copied (2003), Bananas (1971).

List of movies set in latin america

The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must ...
Style: exciting, humorous, touching, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, true love, escapades, fall in love, hopes, destiny, bullfighting, life & death, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Rio 2 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary ...
Style: exciting, colourful, funny, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: jungle, birds, adventure, family, travel, escapades, homecoming, animal life, rivalry, parrot, talking animals, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil, south america
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle, self discovery, poverty, journey, injustice, letter, friendship, communist, asthma, cuban revolution, suffering ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: argentina, latin america, colombia, venezuela, chile ...
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Old Gringo (1989)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, intense, brutal ...
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, love triangle, adventure, school, romance, love and romance, fall in love, state affairs, missing person, couples ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: latin america, mexico, central america, spain
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, chase, artifact, psychic, russian, whip, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, mexico, usa ...
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Beyond the Limit (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, biting
Plot: kidnapping, love affair, doctor, rebel, diplomat, revolution, political unrest, politics, starting over, alcoholic, adultery, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paraguay, latin america, south america, argentina
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Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, captivating, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealing, smuggling, gangsters, master criminal, crimes, rise to the top, criminal heroes, drug dealer, politics, blind ambition, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico
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Trash (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: 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.
Style: captivating, emotional, road movie, touching, intense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: slum, adventure, police corruption, mischievous children, friends, young heroes, poverty, life turned upside down, on the run, chases and races, escapades, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
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Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, lyrical ...
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, cinderella story, hopes, leadership, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, love and romance, ambition, charity, human spirit ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: argentina, latin america, italy, buenos aires argentina, south america ...
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The Man Who Copied (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: André, 19, lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and works as a photocopier operator. He likes to see his neighbor Sílvia with a pair of binoculars. She works selling clothes. Becoming attracted to her, he tries to get nearer, and goes to her shop to buy ...
Style: stylized, offbeat, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, robbery, love and romance, painting, dreams, crimes, shyness, neighbor, hot and sexy, petty job, encounter, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro, spain, california ...
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Bananas (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, political comedy, talky ...
Plot: dictatorship, cia, revolution, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, misfit, rise to the top, political activism, political satire, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new york
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The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: politics, investigation, terrorism, police detective, ballet, fall in love, fighting the system, dance school, deadly, political unrest, fighting crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
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Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, communism, cuban revolution, execution, dictatorship, army, doctor, idealism, rebellion, leader, recruit, society ...
Time: 1950s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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Moon Over Parador (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, adventure, fish out of water, mistaken identity, love and romance, cons and scams, romance, switching roles, state affairs, political unrest, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, paraguay, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, argentina
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The Official Story (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: adoption, politics, missing person, lawyer, confession, book, school, professor, military, disappearance, adopted daughter, history teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, bolivia, spain, buenos aires argentina ...
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One Man's Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: One Man's Hero tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: military, soldier, battles, battlefield, war, army, society, heroes, immigrants, foe turned friend, tragic hero, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Emmanuelle IV (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In order to escape from her former lover Marc, Sylvia goes to Brazil where Dr. Santamo transforms her into the beautiful Emmanuelle...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: sexual relations, sexual desire, sex, looking for sex, infidelity, starting over, femme fatale, erotica, gays and lesbians, lust, sexuality, love interest ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america
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The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: tough heroes, heroic mission, isolation, revolution, state affairs, war, battle, patriotism, mexican army, soldier, fight to the death, heroism ...
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, witty, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: emperor, disney, friendship, llama, change of heart, family, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, rescue, partners, young heroes ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century
Place: latin america, peru, south america
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, gold, adventurer, adventure, friendship, treasure, culture clash, dishonesty, horse, jungle, fall in love, good versus evil ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico, spain, egypt
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Death and the Maiden (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, touching ...
Plot: torture, attempted murder, haunted by the past, vengeance, humiliation, doctor, mind game, revenge, human nature, couples, rivalry, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, chile, south america, barcelona, argentina ...
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The In-Laws (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dentist, wedding, cia, armored car robbery, screwball, espionage, danger, odd couple, family relations, dishonesty, friendship, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: latin america, new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Love's a Bitch (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, siblings relations, hitman, death, marriage, divorce, doctor, stabbing, machismo, threat, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
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Under Fire (1983)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, photojournalist, war, politics, journalism, idealism, witnessing a crime, military, rebellion, crimes, state affairs, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
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The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, bloody, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, escape, martial arts, gunfight, chase, partners, master warrior, heroic mission, cia, fist fighting, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia
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Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, gangsters, friendship, drug use, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes, war on drugs ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
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Blood Paradise (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, chase, black market, survival, slasher, transplant, gory, bondage, torture, murder, violence, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, rio de janeiro
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City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang war, social decay, urban ghetto life, society, coming of age, poverty, journalism, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, kidnapping, daring rescue, vigilante, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, cia, diary, danger, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Eversmile, New Jersey (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Traveling dentist O'Connell traverses South America on his motorcycle for the 'Eversmile' foundation of New Jersey, in a fight not only against caries, but also against fear, ignorance, indifference - and established antediluvian ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: adventure, love and romance, fall in love, obsessive quest, disorder, buddies, partners, fish out of water, romance, misfit, self discovery, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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