Movies and TV shows set in uruguay

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in uruguay ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, touching, semi serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with family relations, love and romance, society, cigarette smoking, friendship, brother brother relationship, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth and flashback plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Uruguay, Argentina, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as uruguay: The Pope's Toilet (2007), The Last Train (2002), Giant (2009), Whisky (2004), A Useful Life (2010), Mr. Kaplan (2014), So Much Water (2013), The Silent House (2010), Leo's Room (2009), XXY (2007).

List of movies set in uruguay

The Pope's Toilet (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Brazil, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: pope, smuggling, dishonesty, escapades, disorder, farce, cons and scams, village life, drifter, poverty, social relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: uruguay, latin america
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The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 28-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three people who were close to Gund--his brother, widow, and younger mistress--so he can get ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: social relations, college graduate, writer's life, lifestyle, obsessive quest, village, latin, journey, male female relationship, flirting, older man younger man relationship, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, south america, madrid, venice ...
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 6.8
 653
The Last Train (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Action, Drama, Western
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three old man, a little boy training to protect an old patrimony, La "33", the last train.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: train, obsessive quest, filmmaking, danger, escapades, child, small town, solidarity, catastrophe, countryside, small town life, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, brazil, argentina
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 6.8
 2K
Giant (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A chronicle of a supermarket security guard's obsession with a late-shift janitor.
Style: clever, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nightshift, janitor, supermarket, obsession, stalking, dishonesty, voyeurism, suburbs, security guard, shoplifting, brother sister relationship, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america
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 7.0
 6K
Whisky (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 whom he has a prickly relationship. the owner of a sock ...
Style: sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: elderly lovers, factory, family relations, comedy of errors, family gatherings, farce, couple relations, hidden identity, love and romance, disorder, dishonesty, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina
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 6.4
 879
A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A movie-theater employee adjusts to a new life after the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, theater, introspection, starting over, cinema, society, love and romance, looking for love, optimism, hopes, movie theatre
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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 6.5
 881
Mr. Kaplan (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Uruguay, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America because of World War II. But now turning 76, he is grumpy and in need of adventure. An unexpected opportunity to achieve ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, aging, amateur detective, crimes, partners, german, family, rivalry, unfulfillment, unlikely partners, elderly, misfit partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, germany, latin america, south america
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 6.4
 412
So Much Water (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A family vacation is bogged down by unrelenting rain, as a teenage girl and her divorced father try to find common ground.
Style: humorous, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, resort, siblings relations, confined, family problems, vacation, father daughter relationship, estrangement, teenager, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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The Silent House (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Uruguay
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Laura (Florencia Colucci) and her father Wilson (Gustavo Alonso) arrive at a cottage off the beaten path in order to repair it since its owner (Abel Tripaldi) will soon put the house on sale. They will spend the night there in order to start the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, family in danger, survival, family problems, danger, escapades, village, father daughter relationship, haunted house, plot twist, painting, deadly ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: uruguay, latin america
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 6.5
 1K
Leo's Room (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Uruguay, Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This casual re-encounter will affect their personal conflicts ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, gay love, family relations, self discovery, gays and lesbians, therapy, lifestyle, couples, curses spells and rituals, friends, gender, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay
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 7.1
 13K
XXY (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual exploration, gender bending, sexual abuse, gender, teenage life, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, teenage boy, social relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, argentina, latin america, south america
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 7.1
 51K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, exciting, disaster movie ...
Plot: survival, starvation, air disaster, stranded, cannibalism, danger, catastrophe, human spirit, human nature, isolation, against the odds, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile, south america
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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, based on true events
Plot: politics, prison, political prisoner, military dictatorship, released from prison, violence, society, rivalry, chess, latin american history, letter writing, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, 80s
Place: uruguay, south america, latin america
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 7.1
 2K
25 Watts (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Uruguay
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Montevideo, Saturday, 7 in the morning. El Leche, Javi, and Seba have not gone to sleep yet. Tired and bored, they sit in the usual wall fence to have a beer. On a lazy summer Saturday the three boys each with their own worries—studies, work, and, ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: street life, friendship, love and romance, crimes, teenage life, friends, drug dealing, buddies, father son relationship, friend, mother son relationship, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay
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See You in Montevideo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, History, Sport
Country: Serbia
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A football team from Belgrade, former Republic of Yugoslavia gets a chance to go to the First World Football Championship, but things get complicated along the way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, light ...
Plot: sport, sport team, rivalry, ambition, hopes, coach, talented, contests and competitions, soccer, stadium, conflict, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: latin america, uruguay
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 7.0
 793
Anina (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Uruguay, Colombia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anina Yatay Salas is a ten-year-old whose name spells trouble: those three palindromes in a row are an ongoing source of teasing at school. When a playground fight results in mysterious punishment, Anina will learn to put her problems in perspective ...
Style: sincere, captivating, light, enigmatic, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, imaginary, imaginary character, daydreamer, self discovery, mischievous children, friendship, schoolgirl, punishment, adventure, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, uruguay
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 7.3
 368
The Delay (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Mexico, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Agustín forgets things; he is aging and he knows it. María is never alone: she watches over everyone, sleeps very little, and works too much. She’s increasingly overwhelmed. One day, on impulse, María decides to abandon Agustín. The tightening ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, family life, working class, society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, single parent, old man, poverty, nursing, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay, latin america
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Montevideo: Taste of a Dream (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: Serbia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends.
Style: sincere, sentimental, captivating, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: follow your dream, soccer, hopes, ambition, rivalry, love and romance, young lovers, coach, talented, star, fan, championship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, uruguay, serbia
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Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Netherlands, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Aboard a cruise ship out at sea, a young sailor discovers a door mysteriously leading to an apartment in Montevideo. Meanwhile, a group of Asian farmers find an abandoned shed in the valley, attributing it supernatural powers.
Plot: love, farmer, sea, portal, loneliness, cruise ship
Place: the philippines, uruguay
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Manhunt: Escape to the Carpathians (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A breathless criminal hunt, which leads into the remote mountain world of Romania, with the portrait of a foreign country, which has remained standing in time. Hanna Landauer and Sven Schröder are part of a special unit of the LKA, which traps ...
Plot: hunting, police, re-education, international, german, female nudity, romanian, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: romania, germany, uruguay, bucharest
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Wherever You Are... (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Poland, UK, West Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An Uruguayan diplomat brings his new wife with him on a business trip to Poland in the summer immediately preceding the outbreak of World War II.
Style: pre war
Plot: businessman, marriage, german, husband wife relationship, nazi, arms smuggling, holocaust, flash forward, diplomat, wealth, death of wife, smuggling ...
Place: uruguay, poland
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Monolith's Whisper (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Uruguay
Duration: 68 min.
Story: STALKER: Monolith's Whisper tells the story of Alexey Savchuk, an exiled victim of the 1986 Chernobyl accident who enters the Exclusion Zone to find his lost brother after "The Second Catastrophe" where a mysterious second explosion ...
Style: bleak, art house, philosophical, psychological
Plot: stalker, mercenary, nuclear explosion, loner, freedom, nuclear power plant, quest, nuclear, life & death, future dystopia, soldier, religion ...
Place: ukraine, uruguay, chernobyl
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Miss Tacuarembo (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Miss Tacuarembó is a unique mixture of drama, comedy, musical with touches of parody and nostalgia which for its beautiful narration will attract many open-minded viewers not only in Latin American world. The story of Natalia, the main hero, and ...
Plot: nostalgia, actress playing dual role, female protagonist, amusement park, mother son relationship
Time: 80s
Place: uruguay, buenos aires argentina
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Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, heist, pregnancy, teenage life, city life, kids in trouble, urban ghetto, youth, going straight, crime gone awry, society, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, uruguay
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 7.1
 6K
Burnt Money (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Argentina in 1965, the story follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of crime history. After a large-scale hold-up that turns ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, gay, couples, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, deadly, gays and lesbians, chase, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 90s, year 1965, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil, buenos aires argentina, new york ...
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 7.4
 58K
Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, vengeance, attempted murder, espionage, intrigue, investigation, rivalry, trap, betrayal, german ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, france, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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 6.8
 679
The Lighthouse (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 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 aunts. The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, family relations, family life, couples, family problems, immigrants, gays and lesbians, love and romance, young lovers, youth, hopes, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, spain
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State of Siege (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, talky, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, torture, curfew, partisan, martial law, political intrigue, totalitarianism, dishonesty, criminal heroes, danger, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, santiago de chile, santiago chile, uruguay, south america
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In This Tricky Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Montevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of the rich districts of the Uruguayan capital. A bit of a rebel, one day Elisa moves out of her mother's house with her two children and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, hopes, fall in love, dysfunctional family, social decay, looking for love, love and romance, womanizer, life is a bitch, single parent, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, catalonia, barcelona spain ...
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