The Top 10 Movies from Argentina is a selection of the most voted movies from IMDB. Is your favourite Argentine movie on the list?
- Diarios de motocicleta (2004)
- El secreto de sus ojos (2009)
- Nueve reinas (2000)
- El hijo de la novia (2001)
- El aura (2005)
- XXY (2007)
- El método (2005)
- Plata quemada (2000)
- La historia oficial (1985)
- Bombón: El Perro (2004)
How we built the list
The initial list was created by searching Argentina as Country of Origin and Spanish language (http://www.imdb.com/search/title?countries=ar&languages=es&sort=num_votes). Then, we had to refine the list as many movies are coproduced between countries or directors and actors are mostly from other nationalities.
The criteria used to determine the “nationality” of a movie are:
- Country of origin (production).
- Language (in our case Spanish).
- Nationality of the director and majority of the cast.
Some movies are still difficult to classify. That is the case of “The Motorcycle Diaries”: coproduction between Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, UK, Germany and France; directed by Walter Salles (Brazil); main role played by Gabriel Garcia Bernal (Mexico). However, most of the cast is from Argentina and the movie tells the story of a motorcycle trip from Argentina to Peru, undertaken in 1952 by Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (Argentina) and his friend Alberto Granado (Argentina).