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Famous Movies Filmed in South America

Updated June 14, 2019 7.7k views27 items

List RulesThe 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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  • 1
    City of God

    City of God

    Alice Braga, Seu Jorge

    Released2002

    Directed byFernando Meirelles

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    The Motorcycle Diaries

    The Motorcycle Diaries

    Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro

    Released2004

    Directed byWalter Salles

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    The Secret in Their Eyes

    The Secret in Their Eyes

    Ricardo Darín, Mariano Argento

    Released2009

    Directed byJuan José Campanella

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    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo

    Released1972

    Directed byWerner Herzog

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    Gigante

    Gigante

    Leonor Svarcas, Nestor Guzzini

    Released2009

    Directed byAdrián Biniez

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    Nine Queens

    Nine Queens

    Ricardo Darín, Oscar Nunez

    Released2002

    Directed byFabián Bielinsky

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    Undertow

    Undertow

    Tatiana Astengo, Cindy Díaz

    Released2009

    Directed byJavier Fuentes-Leon

  • 8
    Son of the Bride

    Son of the Bride

    Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio

    Released2001

    Directed byJuan José Campanella

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    For Freedom

    For Freedom

    Miles Malleson, Will Fyffe

    Released1940

    Directed byMaurice Elvey, Castleton Knight

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    Carancho

    Carancho

    Ricardo Darín, Pablo Trapero

    Released2010

    Directed byPablo Trapero

  • 11
    Elvis & Madona

    Elvis & Madona

    José Wilker, Buza Ferraz

    Released2010

    Directed byMarcelo Laffitte

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  • 12
    Tony Manero

    Tony Manero

    Amparo Noguera, Alfredo Castro

    Released2008

    Directed byPablo Larraín

  • 13
    The Party Is Over

    The Party Is Over

    Osvaldo Terranova, Leonardo Favio

    Released1960

    Directed byLeopoldo Torre Nilsson

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    The House of Sand

    The House of Sand

    Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrucha Waddington

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    From Beginning to End

    From Beginning to End

    Rafael Cardoso, João Gabriel Vasconcellos

    Released2009

    Directed byAluizio Abranches

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  • 16
    Blessed by Fire

    Blessed by Fire

    Gastón Pauls, Juan Leyrado

    Released2005

    Directed byTristán Bauer

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  • 17
    Paulista

    Paulista

    Silvia Lourenço, Danni Carlos

    Released2009

    Directed byRoberto Moreira

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  • 18
    The Terrace

    The Terrace

    Leonardo Favio, Enrique Liporace

    Released1963

    Directed byLeopoldo Torre Nilsson

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  • 19
    Alice's House

    Alice's House

    Carla Ribas, Claudio Jaborandy

    Released2007

    Directed byChico Teixeira

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  • 20
    Bog of Beasts

    Bog of Beasts

    Matheus Nachtergaele, Dira Paes

    Released2006

    Directed byCláudio Assis

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  • 21
    I Don't Want to Go Back Alone

    I Don't Want to Go Back Alone

    Júlio Machado, Tess Amorim

    Released2010

    Directed byDaniel Ribeiro

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    Federal

    Federal

    Michael Madsen, Selton Mello

    Released2010

    Directed byErik de Castro

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    A Week Alone

    A Week Alone

    Manuel Aparicio, Magdalena Capobianco

    Released2007

    Directed byCelina Murga

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  • 24
    69 – Luz Square

    69 – Luz Square

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    Assignment: Venezuela

    Assignment: Venezuela

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