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Famous Movies Filmed in South America

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Updated June 14, 2019 7.5k views 27 items

List Rules The movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in South America

List of movies that were filmed in South America, including trailers of the films when available. South America has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in South America is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in South America, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

Movies include everything from A Week Alone to The House of Sand.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in South America?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in South America?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in South America are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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Dir. by Fernando Meirelles (2002), starring Alice Braga, Seu Jorge & Matheus Nachtergaele

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Dir. by Walter Salles (2004), starring Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro & Nidia Bermejo

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Dir. by Juan José Campanella (2009), starring Ricardo Darín, Mariano Argento & Soledad Villamil

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Dir. by Werner Herzog (1972), starring Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo & Peter Berling

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Dir. by Adrián Biniez (2009), starring Leonor Svarcas, Nestor Guzzini & Andrés Gallo
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Dir. by Fabián Bielinsky (2000), starring Ricardo Darín, Oscar Nunez & Alejandro Awada
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Dir. by Javier Fuentes-Leon (2009), starring Tatiana Astengo, Cindy Díaz & Manolo Cardona
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Dir. by Juan José Campanella (2001), starring Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio & Norma Aleandro
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Dir. by Maurice Elvey and Castleton Knight (1940), starring Miles Malleson, Will Fyffe & Hugh McDermott
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Dir. by Pablo Trapero (2010), starring Ricardo Darín, Pablo Trapero & Martina Gusman
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Dir. by Marcelo Laffitte (2010), starring José Wilker, Buza Ferraz & Simone Spoladore
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Dir. by Pablo Larraín (2008), starring Amparo Noguera, Alfredo Castro & Héctor Morales
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Dir. by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson (1960), starring Osvaldo Terranova, Leonardo Favio & Lautaro Murúa
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Dir. by Andrucha Waddington (2005), starring Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres & Seu Jorge
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Dir. by Aluizio Abranches (2009), starring Rafael Cardoso, João Gabriel Vasconcellos & Júlia Lemmertz
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Dir. by Tristán Bauer (2005), starring Gastón Pauls, Juan Leyrado & Víctor Carrizo
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Dir. by Roberto Moreira (2009), starring Silvia Lourenço, Danni Carlos & Aílton Graça
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Dir. by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson (1963), starring Leonardo Favio, Enrique Liporace & Belita
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Alice's House Dir. by Chico Teixeira (2007), starring Carla Ribas, Claudio Jaborandy & Berta Zemel
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Dir. by Cláudio Assis (2006), starring Matheus Nachtergaele, Dira Paes & Caio Blat
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Dir. by Daniel Ribeiro (2010), starring Júlio Machado, Tess Amorim & Fabio Audi
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Federal Dir. by Erik de Castro (2010), starring Michael Madsen, Selton Mello & Carolina Gómez
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A Week Alone Dir. by Celina Murga (2007), starring Manuel Aparicio, Magdalena Capobianco & Mateo Braun
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69 – Luz Square Dir. by Joana Galvão and Carolina Markowicz (2007)
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Assignment: Venezuela Dir. by Jack Tobin (1956)