Famous Movies Filmed in South America

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.

  • City of God
    Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
    City of God is a 2002 Brazilian crime drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Kátia Lund, released in its home country in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. The story was adapted by ...more
  • The Motorcycle Diaries
    Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro, Nidia Bermejo
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Walter Salles
    The Motorcycle Diaries is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist ...more
  • The Secret in Their Eyes
    Ricardo Darín, Mariano Argento, Soledad Villamil
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Juan José Campanella
    The Secret in Their Eyes is a 2009 Argentine crime thriller film directed, produced and edited by Juan José Campanella and written by Eduardo Sacheri and Campanella, based on Sacheri's novel La ...more
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
    Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Peter Berling
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Werner Herzog
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God, known in the UK as Aguirre, Wrath of God, is a 1972 West German epic film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Klaus Kinski stars in the title role. The soundtrack was ...more
  • Gigante
    Leonor Svarcas, Nestor Guzzini, Andrés Gallo
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Adrián Biniez
    "When Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll unveiled their first feature, 25 Watts, in 2001, critics and audiences began to take notice of Uruguay's small film industry. That interest heightened in 2004 ...more
  • Nine Queens
    Ricardo Darín, Oscar Nunez, Alejandro Awada
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Fabián Bielinsky
    Nine Queens is a 2002 Argentine crime drama film written and directed by Fabián Bielinsky and starring Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice, Tomás Fonzi and Alejandro Awada. The story centers ...more