Buenos Aires, 1920s, 1930s

by hugh-hot-pants | created - 10 Nov 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Films and tv series set in Buenos Aires in the 1920s and 1930s

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1. Heroes Dream (1996)

120 min | Drama

After receiving a tip from a barber friend, Emilio bets on a horse and wins a considerable amount of money. To celebrate, he invites his small group of friends, the barber, and "the doctor"... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Renán | Stars: Germán Palacios, Soledad Villamil, Lito Cruz, Fabián Vena

Votes: 127

2. The Angry Toy (1984)

105 min | Drama

Silvio, a young poet and inventor, struggles to find employment and to give meaning to his life.

Directors: Aníbal Di Salvo, José María Paolantonio | Stars: Pablo Cedrón, Julio De Grazia, Cipe Lincovsky, Osvaldo Terranova

Votes: 35

3. 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

5. Naked Tango (1990)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

When a young European woman assumes a false identity in 1920s Argentina, she gets more than she bargained for.

Director: Leonard Schrader | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Mathilda May, Fernando Rey, Tony Payne

Votes: 585

7. La fuga (2001)

117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Mignogna | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Ricardo Darín, Gerardo Romano, Patricio Contreras

Votes: 753

8. Houses of Fire (1995)

115 min | Biography, Drama

Movie based on the life of Dr. Salvador Mazza, who, with a group of professionals, conducts an investigation to discover the antidote to a mysterious illness of which the bearer is a nocturnal insect known as Vinchuca.

Director: Juan Bautista Stagnaro | Stars: Harry Havilio, José Luis Alfonzo, Miguel Ángel Solá, Maria Lorenzutti

Votes: 151

9. En Crítica (2014)

15 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Buenos Aires. 1928. Midnight at the editorial department of the mythical newspaper 'Critica'. Once again, Roberto Arlt (one of the most renowned Argentine writers) must go on the hunt for a sensationalist story.

Director: Luz Orlando Brennan | Stars: Alberto Ajaka, Germán Baudino, Alejandra Bonetto, Nicolás Condito

11. Tangos Are for Two (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A woman's voice says she was wife to Renzo Franchi and Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), Argentina's great tango singer. People say she's crazy. Her story unfolds. Buenos Aires, 1933: Juana Romero... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Chávarri | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Juan Echanove, Ulises Dumont

Votes: 289

12. Las mujeres son cosa de guapos (1981)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

In 1930s Argentina, dim-witted Rufino and Jacinto are hired as tough guys ("guapos") by political boss Malatesta to intimidate his opponents, rig elections, etc. However, the two men change... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Sofovich | Stars: Jorge Porcel, Alberto Olmedo, Susana Giménez, Moria Casán

Votes: 134

13. 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

14. Flop (1990)

100 min | Comedy

Based on the life of Florencio Parravicini, one of the first aviators of the country who after squandering his fortune worked as a shooter, actor and monologue in the first half of the twentieth century.

Director: Eduardo Mignogna | Stars: Víctor Laplace, Federico Luppi, Enrique Pinti, Inda Ledesma

Votes: 28

15. Vientos de agua (2006)


A drama series that traces a Spanish man's emigration to Argentina in the 1930s, and, years later, his son's return to modern-day Spain.

Stars: Ernesto Alterio, Eduardo Blanco, Héctor Alterio, Darío Valenzuela

Votes: 769

16. La casa del ángel (1957)

76 min | Drama

The House of the Angel focuses on the ruling class in 1920s Argentina, a deeply repressive society where political arguments were often settled by duels, and young women were expected to be totally ignorant of sex.

Director: Leopoldo Torre Nilsson | Stars: Elsa Daniel, Lautaro Murúa, Berta Ortegosa, Bárbara Mújica

Votes: 318

17. El mural (2010)

110 min | Biography, Drama

While in Argentina, renowned Mexican muralist David Siqueiros paints the mural "Ejercicio plástico" at the country home of newspaper owner Natalio Botana. Set in the 1930's, this lovely ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: Luis Machín, Carla Peterson, Ana Celentano, Bruno Bichir

Votes: 160

18. La mala vida (1973)

115 min | Drama, Crime

A look at the Buenos Aires underworld and its protagonists: the pimps, the prostitutes, the madams, and the politicians.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Hugo del Carril, Soledad Silveyra, Víctor Laplace, Ignacio Quirós

Votes: 17

23. Argentina, tierra de amor y venganza (2019– )

Drama, Romance

Torcuato and Bruno, two Spanish friends, flee from the Civil War to take refuge in Argentine territory. However, luck is not presented to them in the same way and they will soon succumb to mutual betrayals.

Stars: Ana Pauls, Benjamín Vicuña, Eugenia Suárez, Albert Baró

Votes: 20

24. A Bravo of the 1900's (1971)

110 min | Drama

The moral conflicts of a conservative politician, his wife and a bully, in the Buenos Aires of the early twentieth century.

Director: Lautaro Murúa | Stars: Juan Alighieri, Arnaldo André, Pedro Buchardo, Héctor da Rosa

Votes: 9

25. La madre María (1974)

105 min | Drama

The life of "Madre María", a real argentine quack woman and popular myth.

Director: Lucas Demare | Stars: Tita Merello, José Slavin, Hugo Arana, Patricia Castell

Votes: 12

27. Yo soy así, Tita de Buenos Aires (2017)

124 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A portrait of the life of Tita Merello, famous Argentinian singer and actress.

Director: María Teresa Costantini | Stars: Mercedes Funes, Damián de Santo, Esther Goris, Mario Pasik

Votes: 63

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