What are the best movies set in Latin America?

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    Machuca is a 2004 historical drama about two boys who observe a political coup in their native Chile. It was directed by Andrés Wood. This movie stars Matías Quer as Gonzalo Infante, Ariel Mateluna as Pedro Machuca, and Manuela Martelli as Silvana.


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    Vincent Perkins
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "This is an interesting movie. I found it very descriptive of the coup events in Chile. It will hold your interest and provide good entertainment. "
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    #2The Motorcycle Diaries

    The Motorcycle Diaries

    The film The Motorcycle Diaries is about the story of a 20-year old student Ernesto "Che" Guevara who journeyed with his friend to travel to the place they have read in the books. It was directed by Walter Salles and it lasts for 2hr and 6m.


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    Peter Hu
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "The film The Motorcycle Diaries is purportedly an accurate biography of Che Guevara who traveled with his friend to a place they had only read about. You may have mixed feelings because of the main character. However, it's still an excellent movie nonetheless."
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    #3City of God

    City of God

    City of God is a 2002 crime film about two boys who grow up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro and take different paths. It was directed by Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund. This movie stars Alexandre Rodrigues and Leandro Firmino.


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    Jerry Guerrero
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "This is one of my favorite movies of all time! It shows the true brutality of growing up in Latin America, especially in the violent areas. The acting is fantastic in this."
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    #4Aguirre, The Wrath of God

    Aguirre, The Wrath of God


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    Randy Nelson
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "I do think this is a decent watch for what it is, but there are tons of movies set in Latin America that could be considered more relevant and better. This movie seems a bit obscure at this point."
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    No is a movie drama film about an ad executive who comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet. It was directed by Pablo Larraín and was released on August 9, 2012, in Chile. This movie stars Gael García Bernal and Alfredo Castro.


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    Sharon Vasquez
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "This is an interesting and educational movie about the overthrowing of a dictatorship. This movie is based on a true story about the downfall of Augustin Pinochet and what brought it about. I thought that this movie really showed how media can change the world. "
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    Pixote is a dramatic crime movie about the life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo. It was directed by Hector Babenco and was released on September 18, 1981 in Brazil. This movie stars Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, and Gilberto Moura.


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    Tyler Wilson
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "A great movie set in Sao Paulo. The story really draws you in and doesn't let you go and makes you feel like one of the characters. "
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    Missing is a 1982 historical drama film about an American writer who disappears during the Chilean coup d'etat and his family tries to find him. It was directed by Costa-Gavras. The movie stars Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, and Melanie Mayron.


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    Jerry Martinez
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "Missing is a fairly decent thriller, with a good cast including one of my all time favorites, Sissy Spacek. But this movie takes place in South America, not Latin America, so it's hard to recommend despite how much I enjoy the movie."
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    #8The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

    The Year My Parents Went on Vacation

    The Year My Parents Went on Vacation is a 2006 coming-of-age drama movie flick about a boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood. It was directed by Cao Hamburger. This movie stars Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, and Daniela Piepszyk.


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    Vishal Sen
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "I mean, first and foremost if you're American the most likely connection you've made to this is Home Alone and that's more or less what it is. It's not as trap filled and the likes, but the set up and premise of following a lone kid is there. Is it good? Yea, pretty solid. Worth a watch."


Best What are the best movies set in Latin America
1MachucaMovies 15 Paid
2The Motorcycle Diaries Movies 12 Paid
3City of GodMovies 10 Paid
4Aguirre, The Wrath of GodMovies 9 Paid
5NoMovies 6 Paid
6PixoteMovies 5 Paid
7MissingMovies 4 Paid
8The Year My Parents Went on VacationMovies 2 Paid

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