Latin American cinema in 130 filmsby AkermanC | created - 22 Mar 2013 | updated - 22 Mar 2013 | Public
América Latina en 130 películas.
Esta lista esta basada en el libro del mismo título de Jorge Ruffinelli.
El libro es una selección de 130 películas del territorio latinoamericano que abarcan desde el periodo mudo hasta la actualidad.
Una de las reglas del autor fue no poner más de una película por director (eso explica la ausencia de más películas de la etapa mejicana de Buñuel o probablemente, de otras de autores más desconocidos). Se trata de una selección cuidada, completa y diversa, un recorrido por todos los países con predominancia de Argentina, Brasil y Méjico (aquellos con industria más fuerte) y por todas las miradas que contiene grandes películas desconocidas (sobre todo para extranjeros) y supone una genial guía de estudio para introducirse en este cine.
Latin American cinema in 130 films
This list is based on the book by Jorge Ruffinelli.
This book is a selection of 130 latin american movies that goes from the silent cinema until today.
One of the rules of the author was not to select more than one film by each filmmaker (that explains the absence of more movies from Buñuel's mexican period or probably from another more unknown movies)
It's a focused, complet and diverse selection, a walkthrough around all the countries but mainly Argentina, Mexico and Brazil (those with a bigger industry) and around all the styles and gazes that includes very rare and unknown films (especially to foreigners) and suposses a great guide to study and get into this cinema.
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3. Ganga Bruta (1933)
82 min | Drama
A man kills his wife on their wedding night, after discovering she had been unfaithful. After being acquitted, he moves to the country, where he falls in love with an innocent girl.
4. Let's Go with Pancho Villa (1936)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, War
The Mexican Revolution is on its way when six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo", decide to join Pancho Villa's army and help end the suffering in their community by ... See full summary »
5. Outside the Law (1937)
90 min | Thriller
José Gola plays the delinquent, the son of a commissioner played by Luis Arata, who leaves prison to seduce who should be like a sister to him, a girl represented by Irma Córdoba raised and... See full summary »
6. La vuelta al nido (1938)
77 min | Drama
Enrique, a gray office worker who lives a marriage already without passion begins to rethink his life when he receives an anonymous who says that his wife deceives him.
7. Prisioneros de la tierra (1939)
85 min | Drama
By 1915, a contractor traveling to Posadas looking for new staff. Among the music and drinks in a bar and shipped to the mill. He is accompanied by a drunken doctor and his daughter. In the mill, injustices and cruelties are accentuated.
8. Hay que educar a Niní (1940)
95 min | Comedy
Niní is an unemployed actress hired by two lawyers to pretend to be the daughter of a man of money. Lawyers try to blackmail him by inventing him an unrecognized daughter of a past affair. ... See full summary »
9. You're Missing the Point (1940)
G | 112 min | Comedy
The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog. Suddenly this man appears so the servant tells him that Cantinflas is his... See full summary »
10. Story of a Night (1941)
92 min | Drama
A man returns to his village after a long time and meets his ex-girlfriend, now married to a husband in desperate economic situation. Based on the play "Mañana es vacaciones" by Leo Perutz.
13. Pueblerina (1949)
105 min | Drama, Romance
Aurelio Rodríguez is released from jail, and tries to start a new life marrying Paloma and working his land. But the local landowners, the brothers González, interfere with his plans.
15. Una familia de tantas (1949)
130 min | Drama
Rodrigo Catano seeks to impose in his family a Porfirian order. One day a door to door salesman, Roberto del Hierro, comes into the house to sell an American vacuum cleaner from the "Bright... See full summary »
16. Hardly a Criminal (1949)
88 min | Crime, Drama
A bank employee utilizes a legal loophole to conduct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards of his embezzlement following a six-year prison sentence.
17. La oveja negra (1949)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
The Trevino family tries to overcome the irresponsible behavior of Don Cruz, an erratic father with numerous defects that contrast with his son Silvano, a young kid man that is incapable of passing judgment on his own father.
18. Aventurera (1950)
101 min | Drama, Musical
Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to ... See full summary »
19. The Young and the Damned (1950)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.
21. Beyond Oblivion (1956)
93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A man who deeply loves his wife, tears before his death by disease . After falling into despair, she embarks on a journey trying to forget but, in Paris, he meets a look-alike of his beloved.
23. Flooded Out (1962)
87 min | Comedy
Due to the flood of the river Salado, the Gaitáns, a poor family living in the North of Argentina, have lost their house. Forced to make multiple train rides in order to escape the rising ... See full summary »
25. The Old Young People (1962)
106 min | Drama
The frustrations felt by certain middle class youth in 1960s Argentina under the new presidency of Arturo Frondizi, one of whom works in the media, a criticism of the false moral values of that time.
26. The Shark Hunters (1963)
100 min | Drama
Aurelio is a shark fisherman who works on the coast of Tabasco, Mexico. He works hard and sends money to his wife and children that live in Mexico City. He seems very happy in the coast --... See full summary »
27. Barren Lives (1963)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »
28. Black God, White Devil (1964)
120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »
31. Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965)
79 min | Drama
CHRONICLE OF A BOY ALONE, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens, its children. Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin... See full summary »
32. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (1965)
109 min | Drama
Augusto Matraga is a violent agressive farmer who after being betrayed by his wife and trapped by several enemies is bitten up and left for dead. He is rescued by a couple of humble small ... See full summary »
35. Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (1966)
86 min | Drama, Romance
Womanizer suddenly finds a woman who makes him change the way he looks at women. He falls in love, and believes she is in fact all women in one. Because of that, he has to face an important... See full summary »
36. Lucía (1968)
160 min | Drama
Traces episodes in the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930s, and the 1960s.
37. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
A Cuban man cycles through his repressed opinions and memories as the threat of foreign invasion intensifies and the rest of his family retreats to Miami.
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38. Invasion (1969)
123 min | Drama
A group of men led by an old man trying to stop an invasion of the city of Aquileia. The invaders are introducing a machinery for a mass invasion, but the invasion is absolute and impossible to define.
39. Brief Heaven (1969)
84 min | Drama
Young and correct Paquito meets a girl on the streets of Buenos Aires. They spend some time around the city, while discovering the outgoing and enigmatic character of Delia.
40. Killed the Family and Went to the Movies (1969)
78 min | Drama
There are many concurrent plots in this film. The main one being the one in which a desperate guy kills his parents with an open razor and then goes to the movies. At the same time, other ... See full summary »
42. Macunaima (1969)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Comedy
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
43. The Red Light Bandit (1968)
92 min | Crime, Thriller
The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.
44. Reed: Insurgent Mexico (1973)
124 min | Biography, Drama, War
A dramatization of John Reed's newspaper accounts of the Mexican Revolution. Considered the first real film in Mexican cinema to be made on the Mexican Revolution.
45. The Castle of Purity (1973)
110 min | Drama
The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »
46. Little White Dove (1973)
125 min | Comedy, Romance