Movies and TV shows set in south america

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in south america ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, melancholic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with jungle, adventure, escapades, danger, murder, river, greed, storytelling, brutality and village plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Mexico and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as south america: The Lost City of Z (2016), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Mission (1986), In Search of the Castaways (1962), The Green Inferno (2013), Nature Unleashed: Volcano (2005), Papillon (2017), Revolution. Crossing the Andes (2011), Deadly Weapon (1995), Quito 2023 (2013).

List of movies set in south america

The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: archaeology, expedition, jungle, tribe, journey, explorer, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s ...
Place: south america, england, france, ireland, bolivia ...
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: expedition, legends and myths, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, slavery, amazon, adventure, jungle, insanity, power struggle, treasure ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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The Mission (1986)
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, realistic, thought provoking, harsh, based on true events ...
Plot: jungle, clergy, punishment, mission, slavery, peaceful mission, interracial relations, christianity, hopes, wilderness, religions or cults, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, south america, argentina, portugal, latin america ...
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In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson from a screenplay by ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, scenic, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, missing person, treasure hunt, ship, family, survival, rescue, heroic mission, friendship, adventurer, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1850s, victorian era, 19th century
Place: australia, south america, new zealand, latin america, glasgow scotland ...
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The Green Inferno (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA, Chile, Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibal, survival, violence, gory, cannibalism, confined, brutality, torture, extreme violence, escape attempt, amazon rainforest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, chile, america
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Nature Unleashed: Volcano (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on assignment covering a volcanic eruption journalist Russell Woods' life is shattered when his wife is killed in the ensuing carnage. Grieving he travels to the small village in Italy where she was born. There he is followed by a curious ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary
Plot: danger, forces of nature, riddles and clues, adventure, deadly, destiny, small town, survival, volcano, ghost, mass death, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south america, europe, italy
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Papillon (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Henri "Papillon" Charrière is convicted in Paris for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he becomes obsessed with escaping. After planning and executing a series of treacherous ...
Style: suspense, factual, based on memoir, brutal
Plot: prison escape, prison life, prison, solitary, friendship, false accusation, survival, human spirit, rebelliousness, male bonding, brutality, wrongful conviction ...
Time: year 1969, 1930s, year 1970
Place: south america, venezuela, colombia, france, paris france
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Revolution. Crossing the Andes (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1880, Buenos Aires. In a lost pension, a journalist interviews one of the last living men who crossed the Andes with San Martín. Manuel Esteban Corvalan was 15 years old then, and literacy was one of his secretaries.Your account will allow us to ...
Plot: revolution, independence, soldier, colonel
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 1880s
Place: south america, spain, argentina, chile, andes mountains
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Deadly Weapon (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: International criminals try to obtain a revolutionary new gun made for the U.S. government.
Plot: cia, cia agent, murder, strongman, scandal, rebellion, dictator, explosion, revolution, blown to pieces, chase
Place: south america
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Quito 2023 (2013)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ecuador
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Is the year 2023. Quito has been walled by Leonardo Ponce, a military dictator that took control of the city in the early 2010's. A group of revolutionaries led by Marcos and Santiago are on the verge of giving a coup d'état. Just hours ...
Plot: war, revolution, dictatorship, subversion, military, underground, coup d'etat, dystopic future
Time: near future, future
Place: south america
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Salt and Fire (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Mexico, Bolivia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.
Plot: environmental, airport, volcano, ecology, brushing hair, man in a wheelchair, board game, ceo, airplane trip, washing, balaclava, talking parrot ...
Place: south america
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Daughter of the Sun God (1962)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This adventure chronicles the exploits of an author/explorer on a trip to Peru to hunt for the missing uncle of his pretty young companion. Her archaeologist uncle disappeared while searching for a lost Incan city that he found upon an ancient map. ...
Style: serious
Plot: jungle, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, danger, treasure hunt, adventurer, gang, escapades, adventure, heroes, crimes, bandit ...
Time: 60s
Place: south america, latin america, peru
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Love & Money (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An investment planner, bored with his job and his girlfriend, is given the opportunity to help open a new firm in South America. Once in the new country, he finds himself dealing with dictators and revolutionaries during a time of intense political ...
Plot: sex, dictator, adultery, grandfather grandson relationship, banker, fired from the job, bank, office, execution, rich man, male female relationship, jeep ...
Place: south america
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Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.
Style: brutal, disturbing, scary, rough, banned film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibalism, amazon rainforest, jungle, torture, atrocity, insanity, gory, survival, violence spree, brutality, cult, violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, new york, usa
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Off the Map (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: La Ciudad de las Estrellas, a tiny town in the South American jungle, is home to an understaffed, understocked medical clinic where three idealistic doctors come looking for change.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: surgery, nurse, patient, doctor, doctors and patients, workplace, idealism, responsibility, injury, career, small town, cure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south america, latin america
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Jungle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense
Plot: jungle, survival, adventurer, river, alone, amazon rainforest, raft, rescue, hallucination, amazon, swamp, butterfly ...
Place: bolivia, south america
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Where the River Runs Black (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, priest, feral child, legends and myths, escapades, heroes, rivalry, reincarnation, adventurer, orphan, murder, adoption ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
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Romancing the Stone (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, adventure, unlikely couple, opposites attract, escapades, map, danger, stranded, romance, chase, gem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, central america
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Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, military coup, missing person, politics, political intrigue, political conspiracy, military, journalist, loss of son, corruption, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america, south america, washington d.c., santiago chile ...
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Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A feature film based on the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis", which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Style: satirical, light, entertaining, dramatic, interesting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: political campaign, woman, riot, man crying, tv show, sabotage, debate, presidential campaign, presidential candidate, mooning, rivals, american abroad ...
Time: year 2002
Place: bolivia, south america, california, latin america, new orleans ...
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Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Spain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, family problems, couples, family in danger, youth, danger, couple relations, legends and myths, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
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The River (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: jungle, adventure, missing person, adventurer, research, supernatural, mysterious place, expedition, search, danger, escapades, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, south america
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The Emerald Forest (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking, serious, rough ...
Plot: jungle, jaguar, adoption, kidnapping, tribe, missing person, cannibalism, amazon, deforestation, adventure, culture clash, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, india
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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: gold, royal family, dishonesty, political unrest, leadership, betrayal, escapades, heroes, obsessive quest, adventure, state affairs, treasure hunt ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, latin america, europe, spain, south america ...
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Michiko and Hatchin (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The story takes place in a fictional country with cultural traces from South American countries, mostly from Brazil. The title's Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who escapes from a supposedly inescapable prison fortress, while ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: friends, chases and races, crime, partners, track down, on the road, orphan, on the run, friendship, gun, road trip, motorcycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america
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The Emperor's New School (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Emperor's New School is an American animated television series that aired on Disney Channel. The show is based on the characters from The Emperor's New Groove and its direct-to-video sequel Kronk's New Groove. It follows the ...
Style: humorous, witty, feel good, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: emperor, friendship, teenage life, partners, young heroes, adventure, good versus evil, high school life, throne, rivalry, witch, escapades ...
Time: ancient history
Place: latin america, south america
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No Safe Haven (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When his family is murdered by members of a drug gang, an undercover CIA agent tracks them down, but they escape and flee to their hideout, a fortress in South America. Knowing he can't count on the local authorities for aid, he calls on one of ...
Plot: murder, revenge, fortress, cia, gun, child, helicopter, female nudity, child with gun, cia agent
Place: south america
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Cross Mission (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: General Romero, leader of a small Latin American country, is showing the UN how he's taking care of his country's drug problems by publicly burning crops of marijuana. As soon as the inspectors leave, however, Romero quickly returns to ...
Plot: villain turns good, hand grenade, cocaine, drug dealer, ak 47, bar fight, marijuana, soldier, blood, pistol, bar brawl, martial arts ...
Place: south america
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River of Death (1989)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: jungle, adventurer, betrayal, mad scientist, chase, investigation, vengeance, heroic mission, daring rescue, treasure hunt, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, year 1945, year 1965, 1940s, 1960s
Place: usa, south america
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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, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle, self discovery, poverty, injustice, letter, journey, friendship, cuban revolution, suffering, coming of age, following a dream ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: argentina, latin america, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
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