Best new Uruguayan Movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

Uruguay is a modest country in size. Its film production is modest in quantity too and yet there is a handfull of real gems. Please take a look at our favorite Uruguayan movies.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Uruguayan movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Alfredo Soderguit, Rodrigo Plá & Adrián Biniez Uruguay's biggest directors?

It’s easy to overlook Uruguay, locked in between giants Brazil and Argentina. The small country has been coined both Latin America’s Switzerland as Latin America’s old folks home. But it’s not as dreary as these monikers might suggest. Taking the country’s moderate size (approx. 3 million inhabitants) into account, it has a relatively flourishing film industry, and an interesting one too. In the early 2000’s, something like a New Uruguayan Cinema began to take shape, which gained international attention. Its success culminated with Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll winning the Prix du Regard Original Award at the Cannes Festival for Whisky (2003). Ever since, the Uruguayan film industry produces about four films a year, which is not bad at all. What follows is a short list of must-see Uruguay films, in no particular but chronological order.

Uruguayan movies2017
Popular actorsFederica Lacaño, María Mendive & César Troncoso
Trending moviesMr. Kaplan, Anina & Welkom

2017 anticipated releases to watch

Best Uruguayan movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017

2010's best rated Uruguayan movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Mr. Kaplan (19-10-2014, 98 minutes)
    StarringHéctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini & Rolf Becker
    Director Álvaro Brechner (Bad Day to Go Fishing, The Nine Mile Walk & Segundo aniversario)
    Similar moviesBoys From Brazil & This Must Be The Place
    Themesold age, second world war, comedy, drama, thriller,
    CountryGermany Spain Uruguay
    Keywordsfunny, surprising,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Anina (20-03-2014, 80 minutes)
    StarringFederica Lacaño, María Mendive & César Troncoso
    DirectorAlfredo Soderguit (A Moonless Night, The Dead Man & Matrioshka )
    Themesdreams, punishment, adventure, animation, family,
    CountryColombia Uruguay
    Keywordsadorable, adventurous,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Tanta Agua (07-03-2013, 102 minutes)
  6. Tanta Aqua means as much as ‘so much water’ and indeed, it rains a lot in this film. Divorced father Alberto takes his reluctant children on a little bonding trip to a holiday park. The trip seems to be a disappointment right from the start, as the weather isn’t approving and his children’s’ moods either. A beautiful Uruguayan film about post-divorce family dynamics.
    StarringNéstor Guzzini, Malú Chouza & Joaquín Castiglioni
    DirectorAna Guevara & Leticia Jorge (Corredores de verano & El cuarto del fondo)
    Themesfamilies, growing up, comedy, drama,
    CountryGermany Mexico Netherlands Uruguay
    Keywordsdreary, intriguing,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. La Demora (04-01-2013, 84 minutes)
    StarringNéstor Guzzini, Carlos Vallarino & Andrea Fantoni
    DirectorRodrigo Plá (The Zone, Desierto adentro & El ojo en la nuca)
    Themesfamilies, old age, drama,
    CountryFrance Mexico Uruguay
    Keywordsspot-on, touching,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Gigante (04-12-2009, 84 minutes)
  10. Biniez interestingly explores themes as stalking and voyeurism in this slow-paced little gem. The antagonist is Jara, a simple supermarket security guard in Montevideo. Trough monitoring the supermarkets’ CCTV, Jara secretly falls in love with Julia, a cleaning worker from the night shift. After a while, lurking behind his screens just doesn’t do it anymore for Jara and he starts following her through the streets of Montevideo.
    Starring Horacio Camandule, Leonor Svarcas & Ignacio Alcuri
    DirectorAdrián Biniez (El Cino, Total disponibilidad & 8 horas)
    Themesjobs, love, drama,
    CountryArgentina Germany Netherlands Spain Uruguay
    Keywordsfunny, romantic,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Welkom (2015, 88 minutes))
DirectorLucía Fernández Cordano & Rodrigo Spagnuolo (La Huella de Sepé & Los hombres de Paco)
StarringHugo Piccinini, Christel Oomen & Augusto Mazzarelli
Similar moviesMagic Magic & Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012
Themesjournalism, travelling, comedy, drama, thriller,
Keywordscreepy, dangerous,
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix