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1. Viva Algeria (2004)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

This movie portrays three women living in today's Algeria between modern society and Islamic fundamentalism, self-determination and dependence. Goucem, a young woman who works for a ... See full summary »

Director: Nadir Moknèche | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Biyouna, Nadia Kaci, Jalil Naciri

Votes: 495

2. Flight of the Butterflies (2012)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A film of hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries and along their migratory routes from Canada and across the U.S. to Mexico.

Director: Mike Slee | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Patricia Phillips, Shaun Benson, Stephen Bogaert

Votes: 424

3. Missing (1982)

PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

Votes: 17,267 | Gross: $14.00M

4. White Elephant (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

67 Metascore

While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia

Votes: 4,522 | Gross: $0.01M

5. The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975)

Not Rated | 191 min | Documentary

The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Abilio Fernández

Votes: 1,100

6. O Velho: A História de Luiz Carlos Prestes (1997)

105 min | Documentary

Brazil's history during the 20th Century serves as a background to Luiz Carlos Prestes's curious course. The Knight of Hope, as he was known, took part in the epic march of rebellious ... See full summary »

Director: Toni Venturi | Stars: Leonel Brizola, Eliane Brum, Carlos Heitor Cony, Roberto Freire

Votes: 62

7. Innocent Voices (2004)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller, War

66 Metascore

A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Xuna Primus, Gustavo Muñoz

Votes: 7,020 | Gross: $0.84M

8. La sierra (2005)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

A documentary on three young people who live in Medellín, Colombia, an area ruled by a gang with ties to the nation's paramilitary armies.

Directors: Scott Dalton, Margarita Martinez | Stars: Edison Flores, Jesús Martínez, Cielo Muñoz

Votes: 347

9. Narco Cultura (2013)

R | 103 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto ... See full summary »

Director: Shaul Schwarz

Votes: 2,334 | Gross: $0.14M

10. Eréndira (1983)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in ... See full summary »

Director: Ruy Guerra | Stars: Irene Papas, Claudia Ohana, Michael Lonsdale, Oliver Wehe

Votes: 563

11. Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

R | 139 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Gina Bernard Forbes

Votes: 21,661 | Gross: $4.61M

12. Memoria de mis putas tristes (2011)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chronicles the romantic enchantment of a 90 year old reporter with a girl 70 years younger than himself.

Director: Henning Carlsen | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Geraldine Chaplin, Ángela Molina, Luis Miguel Lombana

Votes: 870

13. Of Love and Other Demons (2009)

95 min | Drama

Based on Gabriel García Márquez's novel, this is the unsettling story of 13-year-old noble Sierva and the dog bite that changes her life forever. Abandoned, displaced, in the midst of a ... See full summary »

Director: Hilda Hidalgo | Stars: Pablo Derqui, Eliza Triana, Jordi Dauder, Joaquín Climent

Votes: 452

14. No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Fernando Luján, Marisa Paredes, Salma Hayek, Rafael Inclán

Votes: 996

15. Antonieta (1982)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

A French psychologist investigates about famous suicidal women. She finds the case of Antonieta Rivas Mercado, a Mexican writer who died inside Paris' Notre Dame in 1931. To follow the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Hanna Schygulla, Ignacio López Tarso, Carlos Bracho

Votes: 281

16. The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Tommy Lee Jones narrates the story of Esequiel Hernandez, a young American man who was murdered by U.S. Marines on the border between Texas and Mexico.

Director: Kieran Fitzgerald | Stars: James Blood, David Castañeda, Randall Cater, Mike Coyne

Votes: 48

17. 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: 7,261 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

A provocative meditation that captures the brutal beauty of the U.S./ Mexico Border.

Director: Rodrigo Reyes

Votes: 22

20. Cecilia (1982)

127 min | Drama

Cecilia, a Cuban girl of mixed race in violent 19th-century Cuba, is raised by her mother and grandmother as a courtesan. Soon, pale-skinned Cecilia catches the eye of the estate owner's ... See full summary »

Director: Humberto Solás | Stars: Daisy Granados, Imanol Arias, Raquel Revuelta, Miguel Benavides

Votes: 112

21. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 5,085 | Gross: $2.08M

22. Canudos (1978)

78 min | Documentary

Documentary about the Brazilian history episode known as "Guerra de Canudos" (Canudos War). It was a revolt leaded by Antônio Conselheiro in the region called "Canudos" in the backwoods of ... See full summary »

Director: Ipojuca Pontes | Star: Walmor Chagas

Votes: 8

23. Reed, México insurgente (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.

Director: Paul Leduc | Stars: Claudio Obregón, Eduardo López Rojas, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Juan Ángel Martínez

Votes: 152

24. Que Viva Mexico (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, Western

Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Grigoriy Aleksandrov

Votes: 1,446

25. Neruda (2016)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Votes: 8,511 | Gross: $0.94M

26. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 666,918 | Gross: $7.56M

27. Deep Crimson (1996)

114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Regina Orozco, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Sherlyn, Giovani Florido

Votes: 1,519

28. 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.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

Votes: 3,394 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Salvador Allende (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography

From his childhood in Valparaiso to his death during the Pinochet military coup on September 11, 1973, the life and works of Chilean president Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Patricio Guzmán, Jacques Bidou, Alejandro Gonzáles

Votes: 642

30. Tear This Heart Out (2008)

R | 107 min | Drama

Set in 1930's in Puebla, Mexico, a young woman finds herself in an arranged marriage to a prominent politician (Andres Ascencio). As his career progresses, she finds it more difficult to remain a loyal, loving wife.

Director: Roberto Sneider | Stars: Ana Claudia Talancón, Daniel Giménez Cacho, José María de Tavira, Joaquín Cosio

Votes: 2,036

31. The Day That Lasted 21 Years (2012)

77 min | Documentary, History, Thriller

Provides evidence of manipulation and investment funding from the U.S. government to carry out the Brazilian military coup that occurred in 1964.

Director: Camilo Tavares | Stars: Auro de Moura Andrade, Robert Bentley, Júlio de Sá Bierrenbach, Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco

Votes: 363

32. Geheimes Kuba (2015–2016)

52 min | Documentary

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Votes: 51

33. Four Days in September (1997)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

Brazillian urban guerrilla fighters kidnap the American Ambassador. Now, the diplomat's life hangs in the balance - helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate - and his fear of the captors themselves.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Votes: 4,319 | Gross: $0.31M

34. The Battle of Canudos (1997)

170 min | Drama, History, War

The drama of a poor family in the bloodiest war in the History of Brazil: the war of Canudos.

Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: José Wilker, Cláudia Abreu, Paulo Betti, Marieta Severo

Votes: 655

35. Jango (1984)

115 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of João "Jango" Goulart, the Brazilian left-wing president deposed by the military.

Director: Silvio Tendler | Stars: Leonel Brizola, João Goulart, Juscelino Kubitschek, Carlos Lacerda

Votes: 139

36. Juana Inés (2016– )

Biography, History

This series dramatizes the life of Juana Inés de la Cruz, a renowned writer, nun and influential political figure in 17th-century Mexico.

Stars: Gonzalo Guzmán, Arcelia Ramírez, Karina Díaz López, Yolanda Corrales

Votes: 479

37. Iron Gate, the Exile of Peron (2012)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

A house 10 thousand kilometers away from Buenos Aires, inhabited by a former president ousted and exiled by his wife and future president, and secretary. Which it was the heart and brain of resistance and struggle of an entire people.

Directors: Dieguillo Fernández, Víctor Laplace | Stars: Victoria Carreras, Alejandro Carro, Víctor Laplace, Javier Lombardo

Votes: 89

39. The House of the Spirits (1993)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção

Votes: 19,970 | Gross: $6.27M

40. Brazil: A Report on Torture (1971)

60 min | Documentary

While living in the exile, students and civilians share their stories about the torture and violence they suffered as victims of the Brazilian military regime.

Directors: Saul Landau, Haskell Wexler | Stars: Frei Beto, Jean Marc von der Weid

Votes: 65

41. A Massacre Foretold (2007)

58 min | Documentary

On 22 December 1997, forty-five indigenous residents of the small Southern Mexican village of Acteal were attending a prayer meeting in their village church when they were slaughtered by ... See full synopsis »

Director: Nick Higgins

Votes: 16

42. Son of the Bride (2001)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 14,110 | Gross: $0.62M

43. Hell Without Limits (1978)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Roberto Cobo, Fernando Soler, Lucha Villa, Ana Martín

Votes: 914

44. Common Ground (2002)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Mercedes Sampietro, Arturo Puig, Carlos Santamaría

Votes: 1,797

46. Time of the Angels (1987)

10 min | Animation, Short