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, captivating, visually appealing, melancholic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with brutality, mentor, death, dialogue, society, storytelling, runaway, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Adventure genres shot in USA, France, Mexico and other countries.
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latin america movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as latin america: The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Rio 2 (2014), Narcos (2015), Anaconda (1997), Trash (2014), Under Fire (1983), Old Gringo (1989), City of God (2002), Beyond the Limit (1983), Che: Part One (2008).

List of movies set in latin america

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, sentimental, captivating, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, young man, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1952, 1960s ...
Place: latin america, argentina, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
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 6.3
 79K
Rio 2 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, 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, scenic, colourful, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: happy ending, bird, adventure, parrot, jungle, talking animals, birds, family, animal life, homecoming, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil, south america
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 8.8
 344K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealing, drug dealer, smuggling, cartel, master criminal, crimes, rise to the top, politics, criminal heroes, cia agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, chile ...
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 4.8
 95K
Anaconda (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, adventure, snake, danger, giant snake, amazon river, survival, boat, lake or river, animal horror, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: latin america, ecuador, brazil
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 7.2
 20K
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, intense, road movie, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, slum, poverty, police corruption, friends, young heroes, life turned upside down, on the run, mischievous children, garbage, chases and races, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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 7.0
 7K
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, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: photojournalist, revolution, journalism, idealism, politics, political unrest, media, military, rebelliousness, anti war, society, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central america, ireland
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 5.8
 2K
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, intense, brutal ...
Plot: politics, writers, political unrest, love triangle, revolution, general, adventure, romance, journalism, society, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, future, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico, sonora, central america, spain
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 8.6
 690K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
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, coming of age, gang war, urban ghetto life, society, social decay, street gang, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: kidnapping, love affair, doctor, rebel, diplomat, politics, starting over, political unrest, revolution, alcoholic, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, paraguay, argentina, south america
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 7.2
 44K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
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, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, execution, dictatorship, communism, idealism, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership, freedom, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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 7.4
 3K
Midaq Alley (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava, who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel, is madly in love with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, coming out, adultery, pimp, crimes, drug abuse, dream, gender, life is a bitch, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, middle east, egypt, africa ...
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 6.3
 34K
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: serious, sentimental, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political unrest, rise to power, ambition, cinderella story, hopes, love and romance, folk hero, state affairs, rise to the top, leadership, charity, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
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Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poet, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, artist, gay slur, writer's life, gay, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, new york, caribbean
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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: semi serious, humorous, sexy, light, stylized ...
Plot: voyeurism, love and romance, cons and scams, neighbor, shyness, society, poverty, stalking, moral ambiguity, robbery, deception, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro, spain, california ...
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The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, serious, epic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, battles, rebellion, military, war, leadership, folk hero, ambition, state affairs, leader, freedom, mentor ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, andes mountains, colombia, spain ...
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 7.0
 34K
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, revolution, rebellion, politics, fish out of water, loser, satire, rise to the top, misfit, political activism, political satire, cia ...
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: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, politics, police detective, crimes, danger, dance school, political unrest, fighting crime, corruption, ballet, terrorism, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, spain, israel
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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, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: fictitious country, politics, impersonation, dictator, adventure, head of state, society, romance, state affairs, dishonesty, love and romance, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, paraguay, south america, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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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, adventurer, treasure, archaeology, artifact, chase, heroes, russian, good versus evil, race against time ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, south america, nevada ...
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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: captivating, sincere, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, politics, family relations, uncover truth, society, parents and children, haunted by the past, political unrest, state affairs, missing person, secret, high school teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, investigator, rape, secret, haunted by the past, search, police, evidence, justice, uncover truth, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina
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 6.1
 115
Voice Over (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection vow" — leaves her husband and returns to her parents’ home, but finds a situation far from the peace and quiet she had imagined.
Style: semi serious, witty, clever, realistic, humorous
Plot: family relations, breakup, dull life, disorder, couples, introspection, nothing goes right, siblings relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, homecoming, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, chile
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 5.5
 648
An Open Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, gloomy
Plot: alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couples, couple relations, supportive spouse, addiction, pregnancy, unfulfillment, power relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, france
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Welcome to Argentina (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marcus and his brother Antoine land in Argentina to celebrate their cousin's wedding and to discover the pleasures of the capital, Buenos-Aires. Marcus is joyful, while Antoine, who has just been dumped, is completely down. Marcus is well ...
Style: humorous, road movie, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Plot: wedding, couples, family relations, self discovery, on the road, wedding party, brother brother relationship, friendship, society, siblings relations, bittersweet, wine tasting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Kept and Dreamless (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Florence, a young irresponsible mother and her precocious daughter, Eugenia, have an unusual relationship. The roles between the two are reversed. Florence is totally inept at caring for a daughter, whereas Eugenia, only 10 years old, shows maturity ...
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, single parent, child as adult, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, pimp, family problems, strong female presence, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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The Invisible Eye (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Spying on her students, a teacher finds an exciting hobby.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: political unrest, high school life, rebellion, workplace, youth, society, teachers and students, against the rules, workplace situations, responsibility, state affairs, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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One Man's Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain
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, battlefield, battles, war, culture clash, foe turned friend, tragic hero, heroes, society, immigrants, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 3.1
 2K
Dinoshark (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film opens with a baby dinoshark swimming away from a broken chunk of Arctic glacier that calved due to global warming. Three years later, the dinoshark is a ferocious predatory adult and kills tourists and locals offshore from Puerto Vallarta, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: killer shark, dangerous animal, shark, underwater, gory, danger, shark attack, animal life, escapades, deadly, global warming, creature feature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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Emmanuelle IV (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 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, offbeat ...
Plot: emmanuelle, sex scene, erotica, sex, sexual desire, sexual relations, looking for sex, infidelity, starting over, lesbian sex, femme fatale, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: brazil, latin america, paris france, los angeles, rio de janeiro
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The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, 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: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: battles, isolation, heroic mission, revolution, state affairs, war, battle, patriotism, mexican army, tough heroes, heroes, soldier ...
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
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