Best Argentine movies / Mejores películas Argentinas

by nikos3194 | created - 27 Mar 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Lista con la mejor selección de películas argentinas de todos los tiempos por relevancia histórica. Abarca cine real, subreal y documental. La selección es bastante subjetiva, ya que me fijé en colocar aquellas películas muy originales, reveladoras y reinvindicativas fuera de lo "mainstream". En construcción, última actualización en marzo de 2018.

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1. Nine Queens (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").

Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Graciela Tenenbaum, María Mercedes Villagra

Votes: 48,159 | Gross: $1.22M

2. Waiting for the Hearse (1985)

94 min | Comedy

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla, Julio De Grazia

Votes: 5,211

3. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 184,709 | Gross: $6.39M

4. Iluminados por el fuego (2005)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

61 Metascore

The suicide of an old soldier buddy brings up some old memories for an Argentinian man.

Director: Tristán Bauer | Stars: Gastón Pauls, Pablo Ribba, César Albarracín, Víctor Hugo Carrizo

Votes: 1,769

5. The Traitors (1973)

113 min | Drama

Film originally intended for revolutionary working class and leftist intellectuals. About the life of a union activist who began his struggle in the Peronist ranks during the '60s and corrupted in his rise to power.

Director: Raymundo Gleyzer | Stars: Víctor Proncet, Raúl Fraire, Susana Lanteri, Mara Lasio

Votes: 162

6. Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

In 1920, some workers of Patagonia, grouped in anarchist and socialist societies, decide to make a strike demanding better working conditions. The situation becomes unsustainable and the government sends the order is restored.

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Pedro Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Luis Brandoni, Franklin Caicedo

Votes: 961

7. Time for Revenge (1981)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident. Because of a miscalculation the friend dies, but ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Haydée Padilla, Julio De Grazia, Ulises Dumont

Votes: 851

8. Social Genocide (2004)

120 min | Documentary

After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series of reforms purporting to turn Argentina into the world's most liberal and prosperous... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Fernando E. Solanas, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 930

9. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 7,612 | Gross: $0.03M

10. The Employment (2008)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.

Directors: Santiago Bou Grasso, Patricio Plaza

Votes: 3,067

11. Night of the Pencils (1986)

105 min | Crime, Drama, History

This films tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina, with tragic results. At first succeeding under the ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Alejo García Pintos, Vita Escardó, Pablo Novak, Leonardo Sbaraglia

Votes: 1,690

12. El bonaerense (2002)

105 min | Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A young locksmith is forced to leave his home and family to join the Buenos Aires police force.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Jorge Román, Mimí Ardú, Darío Levy, Hugo Anganuzzi

Votes: 1,786

13. Wild Tango (1993)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A biopic based on the life of one of the pioneer argentine rock stars 'Tanguito'. The movie tells the story of his rise and fall from grace, encompassed in violent times of a military regime.

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Fernán Mirás, Cecilia Dopazo, Imanol Arias, Antonio Birabent

Votes: 1,353

14. Perón: La revolución justicialista (1971)

180 min | Documentary

General Juan Perón is interviewed in his exile in Madrid, where he explains the doctrine and history of the Justicialist movement in Argentina. It's divided into two parts: "Before the ... See full summary »

Directors: Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas | Star: Juan Domingo Perón

Votes: 23

15. Buenos Aires en relieve (1954)

26 min | Documentary, Short

First Argentine film in 3D, it includes several aerial and panoramic shots, where you can glimpse a city in expansion of the era. Presenting Buenos Aires as "the Capital of a Great Nation",... See full summary »

Director: Don Napy | Stars: Juan Manuel Fangio, Jaime Font Saravia, Juan Domingo Perón, Benito Quinquela Martín

Votes: 9

16. Okupas (2000– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

4 young men with different backgrounds merge in the same house and have to face new experiences living in a stolen house, being prosecuted by the police and other gangs.

Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Diego Alonso Gómez, Ariel Staltari, Franco Tirri

Votes: 806

17. Boogie (2009)

Not Rated | 82 min | Animation, Action, Crime

Boogie is a violent and ruthless hit man who follows his own rules. Women love him, criminals fear him.

Director: Gustavo Cova | Stars: Pablo Echarri, Jesús Ochoa, Nancy Dupláa, Susana Zabaleta

Votes: 1,197

18. The Revolution of the Seven Madmen (1973)

118 min | Drama

After committing a fraud in the company where he works, a man meets a strange character who will introduce you to a group a terrorist attack plot.

Director: Leopoldo Torre Nilsson | Stars: Alfredo Alcón, Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Thelma Biral

Votes: 164

19. Plata dulce (1982)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

A man meets a former teammate of military service that offers a sweet deal. The money starts coming in abundance, but things change from one day to the other.

Director: Fernando Ayala | Stars: Federico Luppi, Julio De Grazia, Gianni Lunadei, Nora Cullen

Votes: 425

20. Quebracho (1974)

95 min | Drama

Set in 1910 in the Chaco. It shows the situation of the woodcutters of Quebracho, cruelly exploited by English entrepreneurs, with the support of the authorities, local police and a paramilitary body created by the employers themselves.

Director: Ricardo Wullicher | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Osvaldo Bonet, Juan Carlos Gené, Cipe Lincovsky

Votes: 87

21. Murder in the Senate (1984)

105 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the Argentine of 1930s, Senator Lisandro de la Torre investigated a case of corruption in the export of meat, discovering a fraudulent plot between the national government and the British Empire, which will endanger his life.

Director: Juan José Jusid | Stars: Pepe Soriano, Miguel Ángel Solá, Oscar Martínez, Alberto Segado

Votes: 130

22. Garage Olimpo (1999)

R | 98 min | Drama

In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires, subletting rooms and giving classes to illiterate adults in the slums. One ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bechis | Stars: Antonella Costa, Carlos Echevarría, Enrique Piñeyro, Pablo Razuk

Votes: 2,423

23. Mercano the Martian (2002)

87 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

When his pet is killed by a probe from earth, Mercano, a Martian, travels to earth angered. Landing in Buenos Aires, at first no one takes any notice of him.

Director: Juan Antin | Stars: Graciela Borges, Roberto Carnaghi, Fabio Alberti, Damián Dreizik

Votes: 441

24. Chronicle of an Escape (2006)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by a Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men.

Director: Israel Adrián Caetano | Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Pablo Echarri, Nazareno Casero, Lautaro Delgado

Votes: 3,327 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Carancho (2010)

Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a ... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Federico Silva, Cristian De Asis, Martina Gusman

Votes: 7,424 | Gross: $0.09M

26. El rati horror show (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

"Eine Polizei Horror Show" is a documentary portraying the dramatic story of Fernando Ariel Carrera, an ordinary man unjustly convicted to 30 years of prison -not by mistake but ... See full summary »

Directors: Enrique Piñeyro, Pablo Tesoriere | Stars: Enrique Piñeyro, Germán Cantore, Agustin Negrussi, Andrés Bagg

Votes: 400

27. Juan Moreira (1973)

102 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In the late nineteenth century, the mule driver Juan Moreira is a good gaucho and worker who, like many others, is subjected to abuse and humiliation by the powerful, either the police or landowners.

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Rodolfo Bebán, Pablo Cumo, Osvaldo De la Vega, Augusto Kretschmar

Votes: 386

28. Operación masacre (1973)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

In 1956 a military civic coup against self-appointed Liberating Revolution fails, and in Jose Leon Suarez, Argentina, are killed several suspected to be part of the civil uprising. However survive seven people manage to tell the story.

Director: Jorge Cedron | Stars: Marta Albanese, Norma Aleandro, Enrique Alonso, Carlos Antón

Votes: 84

29. Wild Tales (2014)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Diego Starosta

Votes: 166,408 | Gross: $3.11M

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