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The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in argentina ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, talky, captivating and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with murder, mentor, crimes, storytelling, friendship, love, dialogue, catastrophe, death and drinking plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in Argentina, Spain, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as argentina: The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), Happy Together (1997), Burnt Money (2000), The Official Story (1985), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Evita (1996), Nine Queens (2000), Man Facing Southeast (1986), Apartment Zero (1988), Wild Tales (2014).
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The Official Story
Drama, History, War
Argentina
112 min.
 7.8
The Motorcycle Diaries
Adventure, Biography, Drama
Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, UK, Germany, France
126 min.
 7.8
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My Best Friend
Drama, Romance
Argentina
90 min.
 8.4
The Angel
Biography, Crime, Drama
Argentina, Spain
118 min.
 7.4

List of movies set in argentina

The Secret in Their Eyes
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: tense, twists and turns, captivating, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, rape, justice, mystery, lawyer, police investigation, corruption, love, obsession, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, harvard university
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 7.8
 18K
Happy Together
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: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: homosexuality, romance, loneliness, gay, drinking, relationships, fall in love, love, friendship, love story, male nudity, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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 7.2
 6K
Burnt Money
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, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, heist, gay, brutality, gang, male nudity, violence, sex, love, obsession, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, uruguay, buenos aires argentina ...
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The Official Story
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: realistic, emotional, serious, suspenseful, heartbreaking ...
Plot: politics, adoption, corruption, hospital, children, assassination, revolution, parents and children, political, storytelling, death, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, bolivia, buenos aires argentina ...
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The Motorcycle Diaries
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, road movie, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, motorcycle, destiny, coming of age, poverty, freedom, road trip, idealism, revolution, drinking, buddies, political ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, colombia, south america, usa ...
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 6.3
 31K
Evita
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: dancing, politics, opera, radio, death, music, folk hero, cancer, leadership, rock, broadway, cinderella story ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 40s, 1920s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
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 7.9
 44K
Nine Queens
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Argentinian crime drama revolving around a sheet of rare stamps (the Nine Queens).
Style: clever, cynical, tense, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, hotel, money, crime gone awry, cheating, heist, plot twist, betrayal, forgery, con artists, con men, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, venezuela, italy ...
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Man Facing Southeast
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is ...
Style: talky, clever, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: psychiatry, hospital, insanity, psychiatrist, alien, solitude, doctors, metaphysics, mysterious character, catholicism, storytelling, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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Apartment Zero
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, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, love, mental illness, insanity, death, violence, gay, assassination, loneliness, psychology, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, california, buenos aires argentina
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 8.1
 139K
Wild Tales
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: dark humor, tense, suspense, cynical, ironic ...
Plot: revenge, multiple storylines, twists & turns, human nature, destiny, unlikely criminals, violence, corruption, farce, greed, wedding party, road rage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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 7.7
 4K
Valentin
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. The youngster dreams of being reunited with his mother, who's separated from Valentin's abusive ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, loneliness, hospital, single parent, prejudice, childhood, school, storytelling, destiny, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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Assassination Tango
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, dance, hitman, assassin, dancing, conspiracy, relationships, intrigue, gangsters, nudity (topless - notable), love story, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, new york, buenos aires argentina ...
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 6.9
 12K
Tetro
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, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, light ...
Plot: artist, immigrants, hospital, siblings relations, road trip, death, hotel, family drama, society, mentor, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past ...
Place: argentina, usa, new york, latin america, south america ...
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 6.6
 184K
Focus
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nicky, a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close, Nicky ends their relationship. Three years ...
Style: sexy, exciting, surprise ending, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: crime, heist, romance, betrayal, gambling, revenge, con artists, cons and scams, hotel, twists & turns, con men, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, usa, new orleans, las vegas, buenos aires argentina
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 7.2
 12K
The Aura
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, stylized
Plot: heist, murder, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, couple relations, deadly, epilepsy, betrayal, taxidermy, accidental killing, casino ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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 7.0
 4K
La Ciénaga
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: serious, captivating, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, eccentric family, neo realism, family in crisis, racism, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, children, drink, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, los angeles
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Garage Olimpo
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, politics, survival, crimes, torture, military dictatorship, danger, state affairs, government agent, airplane, pubic hair, bare breasts ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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And Soon the Darkness
Genre: Crime, 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: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rescue, missing person, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, torture, kidnapping, heroes, youth, young heroes, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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 6.2
 2K
Absent
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, manipulations, teachers and students, unfulfilled love, unrequited love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gender, power relations, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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 7.2
 1K
Wild Horses
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, wild
Plot: on the road, criminal heroes, fugitives, bank, crime, hostages, chase, palaces castles and temples, odd couple, crime gone awry, on the run, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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Eversmile, New Jersey
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: obsessive quest, human nature, adventure, fish out of water, romance, social relations, buddies, self discovery, missing person, fall in love, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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 5.3
 2K
Violetta
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, youth, family, nanny, single parent, love triangle, parents and children, teenage love, high school life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Mexico
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: anti semitism, war, wartime life, family life, nightclub, heroes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, ss, resistance, death, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 1940s, year 1938
Place: argentina, europe, france, latin america, normandy ...
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The Widows of Thursdays
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, deadly, social relations, crimes, cunnilingus, tennis, economic crisis, society, swimming pool, lifestyle, young couple, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america
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 7.5
 50K
The Mission
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, touching, emotional, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: jungle, redemption, slavery, christianity, culture clash, native americans, religion, genocide, idealism, indians, adventurer, catholicism ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, argentina, latin america, spain, south america ...
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Son of the Bride
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, marriage, childhood, divorce, friendship, love, hospital, parents and children, family bonds, life, unlikely friendships, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, south america, buenos aires argentina ...
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Chinese Take-Out
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A comedy that chronicles a chance encounter between Robert and a Chinese named Jun who wanders lost through the city of Buenos Aires in search of his uncle after being assaulted by a taxi driver and his henchmen.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: immigrants, friendship, friends, odd couple, society, communication problem, collector, loner, chinese, nail, cow, accidental death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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The German Doctor
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Norway, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Patagonia, 1960. A German physician meets an Argentinean family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. This model family reawakens ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: hidden identity, dishonesty, mysterious character, on the run, doctor, teenage love, coming of age, german, family life, youth, family relations, wanted ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1960, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, patagonia
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 2.8
 1K
Snuff
Genre: Horror
Country: Argentina, USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The followers of a charismatic cult leader set out to murder a pregnant actress.
Style: serious, disturbing, offbeat, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mind game, gory, violence spree, cult, urban, obsession, sex, violence, evil, biker, sexual abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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Chronicle of an Escape
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of four men who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Argentina's military death squads during the 1970s is brought to the screen in this thriller. In 1977, Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) was a goalie for a ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: soccer, on the run, kidnapping, captivity, suburbs, false accusation, confined, wrongful imprisonment, reenactment, torture, murder, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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6.3
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The Journey 1992
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south america
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8.0
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6.9
Missing 1982
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6.7
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dictatorship
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7.8
Revolution 2012
6.7
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7.4
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tango
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8.0
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5.9
Belle Epoque 1992
7.2
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brazil
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5.4
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6.9
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5.8
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8.6
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military coup
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7.2
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7.5
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6.7
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6.9
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