Movies and TV shows set in argentina

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in argentina ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating and melancholic films and TV shows about / with murder, violence, crimes, love, death, husband wife relationship, friendship, brutality, dancing and lie plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in Argentina, Spain, USA and other countries.
argentina movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as argentina: Violetta (2012), And Soon the Darkness (2010), The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), Abzurdah (2015), Burnt Money (2000), Happy Together (1997), Everybody Has a Plan (2012), The Appeared (2007), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Operation Finale (2018).

List of movies set in argentina

Violetta (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Violetta is an Argentine telenovela filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina and developed by Disney Channel Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and production company Pol-ka, debuted in its country of origin, Latin America and Italy on ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, love and romance, teenage girl, love triangle, boyfriend, youth, teenage love, family relations, jealousy, rivalry, high school life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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And Soon the Darkness (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
Style: disturbing, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, friendship, torture, missing person, rescue, danger, deadly, confined, psychopath, isolation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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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, justice, search, haunted by the past, suspect, police, evidence, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, buenos aires argentina, harvard university
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Abzurdah (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A disenfranchised 16-year-old girl connects to an older man on the internet and after a brief one-sided affair descends into obsession and anorexia.
Style: based on true events, touching, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: troubled teen, internet chat, love, falling in love, fall in love, obsessive love, sex, obsession, extramarital affair, sex with a minor, ends with biographical notes, self mutilation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: argentina
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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, offbeat ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, gay, couple relations, couples, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, gays and lesbians, deadly, chase, obsession ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 90s, year 1965, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, new york, brazil, buenos aires argentina ...
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Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, alienation, gays and lesbians, romance, couples, angel, disorder, longing, looking for love, couple relations, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 90s, year 1997
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina ...
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Everybody Has a Plan (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Following the death of his identical twin brother Pedro, Agustín sets out to begin his life anew by assuming Pedro’s identity and returning to the mysterious Tigre Delta region where the brothers had spent their childhood. Soon after his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: starting over, hidden identity, danger, homecoming, twin brother, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, haunted by the past, stolen identity, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Karl from Germany and Marcelo from France emigrated to Argentina and became brothers-in-law. Karl soon returned to Germany to serve in the army. Marcelo and his children Julio and Chichi became Argentinean citizens but later returned to Paris. Karl ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: world war two, resistance, family relations, death, wartime life, military, heroic mission, politics, society, life is a bitch, state affairs, holocaust ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s, 1940s, year 1938
Place: argentina, france, paris france, europe, latin america ...
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The Appeared (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One night Malena and Pablo, a sister and brother traveling together in Argentina, discover a diary that details crimes committed twenty years ago.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, kidnapping, ghost, supernatural ability, politics, on the road, woman in danger, haunted by the past, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, barcelona spain, barcelona
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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, 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, 60s, year 1952, 1950s ...
Place: latin america, argentina, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, ambiguous ending, tense, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: war criminal, mossad, nazi, manhunt, chase, runaway, secret agents, jewish, mission, life risking, period piece, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, year 2005, year 1954, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, tel aviv israel, austria, germany ...
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Terrified (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police commissary Funes and three researches of supernatural phenomena investigate inexplicable events that are occurring in the suburbia of Buenos Aires.
Style: macabre, scary, suspense, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, haunted house, paranormal phenomena, living dead, death of wife, death of boy, violence, hit by a bus, decomposed body, small town, accident, dead child ...
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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The Angel (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: About a real-life criminal who shocked Argentine society: Carlos Robledo Puch, a merciless teen killer dubbed “The Angel of Death” because of his beatific good looks, who now ranks as the longest-serving prison inmate in Argentine history.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, exciting, based on true events ...
Plot: armed robbery, psychopath, murder, friendship, violence, arrest, police, money, escape, father son relationship, lie, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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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: disorder, self discovery, adventure, romance, missing person, friends, obsessive quest, buddies, misfit, partners, human nature, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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Absent (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sebastiano teaches high school gym classes and coaches swimming. He’s got a job, a girlfriend, and a pretty normal life. But as young Martin starts to infiltrate Sebastiano’s life, his world will get turned upside down. Eerie from the first ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, gay teenager, gay, teenage life, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, manipulation, sexual desire, sexual tension, crush, unrequited love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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Garage Olimpo (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful Argentine activist receives preferential treatment from a man supposed to torture her.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, torture, military dictatorship, survival, crimes, danger, state affairs, blindfolded, topless, suicide, sea ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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La Ciénaga (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Spain, Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chekhov in contemporary Argentina. Mecha and Gregorio are at their rundown country place near La Ciénaga with their teen children. It's hot. The adults drink constantly; Mecha cuts herself, engendering a trip to the hospital and a visit from ...
Style: touching, neorealism, captivating, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: children, racism, drink, family problems, dysfunctional family, neo realism, eccentric family, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couples, incest, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, los angeles, usa
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The Widows of Thursdays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The closed community of "Altos de la Cascada", a private neighborhood of high-priced houses, is moved by the discovery of three corpses that appear floating in a pool and rushes to frame it as an accident. It is the starting point so that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, lifestyle, deadly, widow, marriage, cunnilingus, economic crisis, swimming pool, tennis, investigation, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: argentina, latin america
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Wild Horses (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Still Breathing and theft in a financial, Joseph (Hector Alterio), an old anarchist, and a young employee, Pedro (Leonardo Sbaraglia) live for four days violent and compassionate alternatives in their desperate flight from the Patagonia Argentina. ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, realistic, wild
Plot: hostage, on the road, bank, chase, make believe, friends, disorder, pretense, satire, heist, violence spree, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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The Aura (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In neo-noir fashion El Aura narrates in the first person the hallucinating voyage of Espinoza, a quiet, cynical taxidermist, who suffers epilepsy attacks, and is obsessed with committing the perfect crime.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, hunting, taxidermy, epilepsy, dishonesty, deadly, unlikely criminals, weekend, perfect crime, accidental killing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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Apartment Zero (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, captivating, serious ...
Plot: neighbor, murder, serial killer, crimes, gender, mental illness, flat, dangerous friend, suspicion, politics, secret, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, california
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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, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, bolivia, spain
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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 ...
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, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
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Assassination Tango (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: John J. is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, tango, love and romance, couples, intrigue, rivalry, couple relations, deadly, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, new york, latin america, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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Tetro (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their ...
Style: psychological, serious, talky, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: writers, family relations, haunted by the past, musician, family secret, confession, family life, brother, society, generation gap, love, writing ...
Time: future
Place: argentina, new york, usa, south america, patagonia ...
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Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: psychological, tense, dark humor, biting, cynical ...
Plot: twists & turns, human nature, wedding party, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, vengeance, corruption, violence, destiny, farce, multiple storylines ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Penumbra (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman hesitantly rents an apartment to an eerie man who she soon realizes has a part in the solar eclipse that is taking place.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: solar eclipse, woman in danger, danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, suspicion, confined, mysterious stranger, snobbism, once in a lifetime opportunity, imaginary, tied feet
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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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, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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Blessed by Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Argentine film about the experiences of conscripts in the Falklands War.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, military, politics, sadness, survival, danger, violence, couples, journalism, war, soldier ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Original Gangsters (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: La historia comienza con un robo que se realiza en la Ciudad de México. La banda formada por Carlos, Leonardo, Mónica y Leserio habían pactado viajar a Argentina para lavar el dinero. Al llegar a Buenos Aires se encuentran en una guerra de mafias ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime, disorder, criminal heroes, bank robbery, escape, violence, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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