Famous Movies Filmed in South America

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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