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, captivating, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with murder, crimes, death, mentor, storytelling, love, police, dishonesty, friendship and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in Argentina, Spain, USA and other countries.
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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), The Aura (2005), La Ciénaga (2001), Garage Olimpo (1999), And Soon the Darkness (2010), Absent (2011).
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The Official Story (1985)
Drama, History, War
Argentina
112 min.
 7.8
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Adventure, Biography, Drama
Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, UK, Germany, France
126 min.
 7.8
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Operation Finale (2018)
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
USA
122 min.
 6.5
Rojo (2018)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Argentina, Brazil, France, Netherlands, Germany
109 min.
 6.8

List of movies set in argentina

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: tense, twists and turns, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, secret, rape, crime, investigator, justice, vengeance, writing, passion, partner, suspect ...
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 (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: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, gays and lesbians, friendship, romance, alienation, fall in love, gender, friends, love and romance, loneliness, couples, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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 7.2
 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, offbeat, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, gang, jealousy, bank robbery, gay relationship, heist, on the run, crime, celibacy, gays and lesbians, lgbt, crime gone awry ...
Time: 1960s, 90s, year 1965
Place: argentina, latin america, brazil, buenos aires argentina, uruguay ...
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: politics, adoption, missing person, high school teacher, screaming, adopted daughter, disappearance, lawyer, book, military, school, professor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, bolivia, buenos aires argentina ...
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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, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, friendship, motorcycle, suffering, communist, asthma, cuban revolution, poverty, drifter, injustice, letter ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: argentina, latin america, colombia, chile, venezuela ...
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 7.2
 12K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, stylized
Plot: heist, murder, accidental killing, taxidermy, casino, armored truck, epilepsy, betrayal, crime, crimes, neo-noir, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, patagonia, latin america
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 7.0
 4K
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: serious, talky, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, drink, children, incest, dysfunctional family, eccentric family, drunk, neo realism, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, los angeles
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, politics, military dictatorship, torture, survival, crimes, danger, state affairs, disappearance, taxi, suicide, shot in the head ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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And Soon the Darkness (2010)
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: woman in danger, young heroes, friendship, friends, kidnapping, torture, rescue, missing person, murder, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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 6.2
 2K
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: obsession, unrequited love, manipulations, teachers and students, lgbt, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gender, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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 7.2
 1K
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: on the road, bank, chase, criminal heroes, fugitives, crime, hostages, odd couple, palaces castles and temples, crime gone awry, on the run, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Plot: obsessive quest, human nature, adventure, motorcycle, fish out of water, romance, social relations, buddies, self discovery, missing person, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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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, realistic, gloomy
Plot: hidden identity, siblings relations, adoption, brother brother relationship, twin brother, river, lung cancer, wife husband relationship, haunted by the past, dishonesty, starting over, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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 5.3
 2K
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, youth, artists and showbiz, love and romance, boyfriend, rehearsal, cafe, girlfriend, coming of age, family, nanny, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
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: ss, death, resistance, nightclub, anti semitism, war, wartime life, family life, heroes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, siblings relations ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: argentina, france, europe, latin america, normandy ...
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, cunnilingus, tennis, economic crisis, deadly, social relations, swimming pool, crimes, society, lifestyle, dead body in swimming pool, young couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
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, national socialism, ambiguous ending, tense
Plot: war criminal, nazi, manhunt, jewish, mission, life risking, culture clash, period piece, secret mission, chase, runaway, morality ...
Time: 60s
Place: argentina, israel
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 6.3
 31K
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: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: rise to power, prostitute, soccer ball, cinderella story, political unrest, folk hero, rock, leadership, rise to the top, human spirit, idealism, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, spain ...
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 7.9
 44K
Nine Queens (2000)
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, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, money, forgery, scam, swindle, partner, convenience store, police, crime, thief, crime gone awry, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: argentina, venezuela, latin america, italy, buenos aires argentina ...
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Man Facing Southeast (1986)
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, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychiatry, insanity, hospital, mysterious character, psychological thriller, human nature, mystery, mental institution, doctors and patients, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america
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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, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, male friendship, boarder, neighbor, cat, murder, politics, crimes, flat, hitman, cia, cowardliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, california, buenos aires argentina
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 139K
Wild Tales (2014)
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: tense, psychological, offbeat, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: human nature, unlikely criminals, revenge, fighting the system, wedding party, road rage, farce, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, twists & turns, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dance, assassination, tango, hitman, intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, new york, south america ...
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 6.9
 12K
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: gloomy, serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: ego, ship, love, rivalry, confession, haunted by the past, family secret, musician, immigrants, siblings relations, brother, cruise ...
Place: argentina, usa, new york, buenos aires argentina, patagonia ...
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 6.6
 186K
Focus (2015)
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: humorous, sexy, twists and turns, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: manipulations, mind game, deception, seduction, heist, cons and scams, rivalry, femme fatale, crime, thief, criminal heroes, illusionist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, usa, buenos aires argentina, new orleans, las vegas
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Chinese Take-Out (2011)
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: collector, friendship, immigrants, friends, odd couple, society, communication problem, loner, chinese, nail, cow, language barrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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The German Doctor (2013)
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: serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: hidden identity, doctor, german, on the run, dishonesty, mysterious character, teenage love, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations, wanted ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia, south america
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 2.8
 1K
Snuff (1975)
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, cult, biker, violence, sex, evil, filmmaking, psychopath, mind game, gory, violence spree, psycho ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
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, reenactment, torture, wrongful imprisonment, kidnapping, false accusation, murder, dictatorship, on the run, held captive, false accusations, sport ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
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White Elephant (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gerónimo is a 45 year old man devastated by a tragic event. His friend Julian tries out afloat by encouraging him to participate in the project of a marginal town near Buenos Aires. Both are Catholic priests who decided to dedicate their life to ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: clergy, fighting the system, urban ghetto, human spirit, urban ghetto life, hopes, society, against the odds, social decay, ambition, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: argentina, latin america
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