Best Peruvian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Peruvian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating and bleak. Plot: death, murder, escapades, adventure, danger, jungle, society, female nudity, survival and corpse. Genre: Drama, Adventure and Action. Country: Peru, USA and Brazil.
Best Peruvian Movies
Best Peruvian Movies
TOP Movies: Sniper (1993), The Gospel of the Flesh (2013), Anaconda (1997), Icaros: A Vision (2016), 186 Dollars to Freedom (2012), Postales (2010), Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon (2021), Max Is Missing (1995), Fire on the Amazon (1993), Crime Zone (1988), New Crime City (1994), No Stars in the Jungle (1967), Ultra Warrior (1990), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Condorito: la película (2017), The Milk of Sorrow (2009), Paper Dove (2003), We Are Not Alone (2016), What the Eye Doesn't See (2003), The City and the Dogs (1985).

List of Best Movies

Sniper (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tough guy Thomas Beckett is an US soldier working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills. Beckett is notorious for losing his partners on such missions. This time he's accompanied by ...
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: soldier, sniper rifle, jungle, sniper, military uniform, manhunt, military, helicopter, fistfight, waterfall, surrounded, dog tag ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: panama, latin america, washington d.c.
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The Gospel of the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three lives in search of redemption intersect in the streets of Lima: undercover cop Gamarra’s desperate attempts to save his wife from a terminal illness gets him into trouble; bus driver Felix wants to be accepted into a religious sect after his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, undercover, hopes, crimes, family relations, human nature, society, terminal illness, law enforcement, multiple storylines, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, peru
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Anaconda (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru, Brazil
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, adventure, snake, danger, survival, animal horror, giant snake, amazon river, boat, obsessive quest, lake or river ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: latin america, ecuador, brazil, south america
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Icaros: A Vision (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In search of a miracle, an American woman embarks on a journey to the Peruvian Amazon and finds hope in a community, through rituals involving an ancient psychedelic plant known as ayahuasca. With her perception forever altered, she forges a bond ...
Plot: female director, indigenous, shaman, healing, retreat, amazon
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186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young California surfer has to grow up in a hurry when he is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: prison, false arrest, prison life, survival, frame up, danger, confined, escapades, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, corrupt officer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: peru
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Postales (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the streets of Cusco, Peru, the lives of an American businessman and his family become irreversibly intertwined with those of a rural Peruvian family struggling day to day to survive. As the construction of a new hotel is finalized, both families ...
Style: inter cultural, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: love, street kid, globalization, class differences, change of heart, businessman, poverty, street child, travelogue, travel, postcard, mountain
Place: peru, south america
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Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Peru, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A girl was born and grew up in the deepest jungle of the Amazon, Colonia, that rests on the back of the most powerful Mother Spirit in the Amazon, Turtle Motelo Mama. One day she discovers that her homeland is being threatened and realizes that ...
Style: exciting, feel good, sweet, colourful, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human animal relationship, computer animation, adventure, talking animals, amazon rainforest, obsessive quest, forces of nature, amazon jungle, friendship, environmental destruction, good versus evil, fantasy world ...
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Max Is Missing (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boy and his dad take a trip to Peru, but when they are accidentally separated he is given a mysterious mask that makes him a target for ruthless tomb raiders.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: pre-teens, family outing
Plot: escapades, adventurer, on the run, heroes, danger, treasure hunt, family life, friendship, train, adventure, family, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru
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Fire on the Amazon (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a well-known environmental researcher is murdered in the Amazon jungle, an arrogant photojournalist joins forces with a beautiful young activist to find out who is responsible. Along they way, they fall in love as they discover the men ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, colourful, suspenseful
Plot: murder, amazon, jungle, deforestation, assassination, fighting the system, investigation, adventure, environmentalism, uncover truth, protest, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: bolivia
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Crime Zone (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a post-nuclear future, crime has been eliminated in the city of Soleil through a strict class structure imposed upon the population. Two illegal young lovers are enticed into becoming criminals by a shady guy who promises them a way out of the ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: distopia, suicide pact, segregation, post apocalypse, fascism, sex scene, gas mask, heist, topless, torture, future dystopia, couples ...
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New Crime City (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ricks is a criminal who is revived after execution to go into a futuristic prison to get a virus that the big prison gang has created. The prison is a squared off area of LA that the prisoners are put into and allowed to do as they please. Ricks ...
Plot: prison, criminal, bound and gagged, tied to a chair, psychopathic killer, deadly virus, pubic hair, sex scene, female nudity, psycho killer
Time: 2000s, future
Place: los angeles
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No Stars in the Jungle (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Argentina, Peru
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A white man searches for a legendary gold mine in the depths of the Peruvian jungle.
Style: art house
Plot: suicide, airport, fight, dream, bottle, gold, rain forest, survival, jungle, gun, city country contrast, love ...
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Ultra Warrior (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the nuclear holocaust, one man rises from the ashes to become the leader of a ragged gang of survivors. They soon discover that their greatest challenge is yet to come; they must fight a battle for the ages against the evil minions of The ...
Style: futuristic, bleak, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, good versus evil, save the world, adventure, rivalry, imaginary, life is a bitch, chases and races, heroes, chaos, battles, space and aliens ...
Time: future
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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: road movie, touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, young man, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: latin america, argentina, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
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Condorito: la película (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Condorito must find a way to rescue his mother in law from an ancient race of aliens which wants to enslave the universe once again.
Style: 3d animation
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, soccer, football, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pyramid, ufo, jumping from an airplane, uncle nephew relationship, wedding ring, romantic relationship, drunk ...
Place: chile
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The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Peru
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. While living in constant fear and confusion due to this ...
Style: disturbing, rough, sincere, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: maid, rape victim, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, woman in danger, injustice, against humanity, society, genocide, family relations, feminism, illness ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america
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Paper Dove (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Juan, a young man convicted of terrorism, is given amnesty from a Lima prison; he boards a bus to return home and, in his mind's eye, recalls events in his village near Huaraz when he was 10 or 12. His father is long dead, his mother lives with ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: crimes, terrorism, chaos and mayhem, youth, love and romance, friend, coming of age, reunion, reunited friends, communist, marxism, attack ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, peru
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We Are Not Alone (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: Peru
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A family, Mateo, Monica and eight year old Sofia, move into a house on the outskirts of Lima. From the first night, the girl is haunted by a terrifying being. These harassments become every time more violent and disturbing, and soon enough will ...
Style: scary, psychotronic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: exorcism, haunted house, possession, paranormal phenomena, paranormal, ghost, peril, deadly creature, paranormal investigation, demon, violence, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: peru
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What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, crimes, state affairs, society, dishonesty, political corruption, murder, political unrest, deadly, government, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
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The City and the Dogs (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four angry cadets have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off the boredom and stifling confinement of the military academy, set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, military, snitch, murder, isolation, army, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, kids in trouble, boarding school, power relations, violence spree ...
Time: 80s
Place: peru, latin america
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The Cleaner (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A forensic cleaner, responsible for the removal of human corpses, has never been able to relate with people or life. Suddenly, he will become accountable for an 8-year-old orphan who has been left behind in the middle of a mysterious epidemic crisis ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, touching, serious, tense ...
Plot: friendship, friends, deadly, escapades, danger, survival, orphan, dead mother, boy, illness, gain trust, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru
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Three Kids and a Dad (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Peru
Story: Rafael is thirty years old, divorced and father of three children. His love life is complicated by the single fact of being a single father by threefold. Become almost a serial boyfriend, his young conquests are not willing to take responsibility, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, captivating, funny ...
Plot: father son relationship, father daughter relationship, parenthood, single father, fatherhood, single parent, humour, parents and children, family relations, father and son, father and daughter, ex wife ...
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Sí, Mi Amor (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Peru
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A blindsided boyfriend must prove his fidelity when his girlfriend spontaneously dumps him after suspecting him of cheating. Based on the successful stan-up comedy show of the same name.
Style: sentimental, humorous, sweet, light, romantic
Plot: family, infidelity, husband wife relationship, lifestyle, relationship problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, starting over, couple relations, breakup, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
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Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his superiors to set up a special service of 'visitors' to satisfy the sexual needs of the soldiers posted on remote jungle outposts.
Style: witty, sexual, humorous, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: satire, prostitute, farce, profanity, silly humor, couple relations, sexual relations, military, love and romance, soldier, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples ...
Time: 90s
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Videophilia (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Peru
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Internet cafés and slackers, not-so-innocent schoolgirls and amateur porn using Google Glass: things in Lima, the Peruvian capital, are pretty similar to contemporary reality, virtual or otherwise, in the rest of the world. Cinema meets digital ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: camera, dead animal, internet, pornography, internet chat, sex shop, masturbation, drugs, male nudity, female nudity, video camera, sex tape ...
Place: peru
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Sinister Circle (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Peru
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the death of a group of teenagers using the Ouija, the psychologist Fernanda and her son return to Peru, but they will find themselves surrounded by an evil entity as big as its wicked sect.
Plot: death, knife, ghost, reporter, insanity, moving, child in peril, bedroom, sacrifice, betrayal, balloon, blowing out candle ...
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Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Peru, Brazil
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: steamship, amazon river, ambition, jungle, dreams, boat, adventure, leadership, escapades, blind ambition, tribe, native americans ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south america, peru, latin america, brazil
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, legends and myths, amazon, insanity, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle, power struggle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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General Cemetery (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: Peru
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in Iquitos, the story follows Andrea (Airam Galliani), a 15-years-ago teenage girl, who suffers the death of his father. With the help of his friends from school, encourage her to contact him using the ouija. However, this triggers a series of ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, mystical, suspenseful
Plot: evil spirit, teenager, supernatural horror, teenage girl, seance, occult, mysticism, occult ritual, spirit, life is a bitch, spiritualism, supernatural
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Undertow (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Peru, Colombia, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, scenic ...
Plot: gay, ghost, gay relationship, lgbt, gay love, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, fisherman, homosexual, drowning, love triangle, male homosexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
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