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

Given its relatively small population, it is actually quite impressive how many insanely talented directors hail from Chile. An overview of the most interesting Chilean films of this decade.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Chilean movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Pablo Larraín, Iván Osnovikoff & Bettina Perut Chile's biggest directors?

Chilean movies2017
Popular actorsRoberto Farías, Antonia Zegers & Alfredo Castro
Trending moviesEl Club, Nasty Baby & Surire

Anticipated 2017 Chilean movies to watch

    Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Women) (Sunday February 12, 2017)

    Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Women) film poster Director
    Sebastián Lelio
    Francisco Reyes
    Luis Gnecco
    Aline Küppenheim

    Sebastián Lelio's ('Gloria', 2013) 'Una mujer fantástica' got rave reviews from film critics during the Berlin festival. Being compared with Almodovar's best work, the films tells the tale of a transgender waitress who, after the death of her 20years older boyfriend, gets accused of murder. ...Read more

Best Chilean movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

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

    NO (Friday October 12, 2012)

    NO film poster Director
    Pablo Larraín
    Gael García Bernal
    Alfredo Castro
    Antonia Zegers

    Pablo Larraín is a big name in Chilean cinema to keep an eye on. The third one in his ‘Pinochet trilogy’ is about the campaign for democracy and against the ruling dictatorial regime. ‘Say NO to Pinochet and yes to democracy’ was the slogan Saavedra (Bernal) helped setting up or rather commercialize. As an advertising executive he tried to sell the idea like a product of democratic happiness. Just as in recent biopic Dallas Buyers Club (Vallée, 2013), we learn that sometimes, money can drive opportunists into doing really good things like fighting injustice. The VHS, 4:3 style of cinematography with its pale colors and sometimes out-of-focusness, mixed with real historical footage, provides the film of the right atmosphere....Read more

    Neruda (Thursday August 11, 2016)

    Neruda film poster Director
    Pablo Larraín
    Gael García Bernal
    Luis Gnecco
    Mercedes Morán

    Chilean star director Pablo Larraín is making a movie every time you blink, or so it seems. And none of them are disappointing, which is truly admirable. 'Neruda' is a very original biopic about famous poet Pablo Neruda, unlike anything you've seen so far. The film focusses exclusively on the cat-and-mouse-game between the poet and his hunter, a fanatic anti-communist detective who has to make sure Neruda gets arrested. ...Read more

    Gloria (Sunday October 6, 2013)

    Gloria film poster Director
    Sebastián Lelio
    Paulina García
    Sergio Hernández
    Diego Fontecilla

    Paulina Garcia (best actrice Silver Bear 2013) shines as the 58 year old Gloria who after divorce and with her children out of the house, decides to look for a new true love. When she meets Rodolfo, it seems she found the right guy. But after a couple of unforeseen and annoying obstacles, she realizes she has to revision her image of love and relationships. The film is very refreshing and touching because it is so close in the way that you recognize a lot of yourself or other people (like my mom) in her. Definitely worth to watch!...Read more

    Matar a un Hombre (Friday January 17, 2014)

    Matar a un Hombre film poster Director
    Alejandro Fernández Almendras
    Daniel Candia
    Alejandra Yañez
    Daniel Antivilo

    An ordinary, working class man is fed up and frustrated with the bullying and exploitation by criminals, and with law seeming of...Read more

    Joven y Alocada (Friday November 30, 2012)

    Joven y Alocada film poster Director
    Marialy Rivas
    Alicia Rodríguez
    Aline Küppenheim
    María Gracia Omegna

    This little film is about a girl, who is raised by a conservative evangelical protestant family, that wants to experiment with her sexuality and report about her adventures on her blog. In some way, it reminded me of Nymphomaniac (Von Trier, 2013) but it does not come even close that one’s geniality. It just has some interesting situations and nice cinematography at times but it does not go anywhere, it just kind of repeats itself....Read more

    Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus (Tuesday May 7, 2013)

    Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus film poster Director
    Sebastián Silva
    Michael Cera
    Gaby Hoffmann
    Juan Andrés Silva

    The Silva brothers seem to have adopted a new brother and it’s Michael Cera! You are now probably asking ‘who the fuck are those Silva brothers?’ Sebastián Silva is an all-round artist, he draws, makes music and is the director of award-winning pictures like the awesome La Nana (Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2009). He has six brothers, of which two joined him acting in Crystal Fairy. Being housed and fed at ‘home Silva’ for over three months and already having personal skype conversations with mother Silva, Cera may be considered as one of the family in real life. In this Chilean comedy, he portrays a very tiresome, obnoxious person, very attractive to watch. Traveling with the brothers, he meets a girl called Crystal Fairy on the way. He does not want to spoil the party and gets uncomfortable by Crystal’s ability to pin a painful and truthful personality on him he wants to avoid. But by trying to ditch her, he makes himself a very unpleasant person. Anyway, too difficult to explain, just watch the film and experience the fun awkward moments....Read more

    Magic Magic (Tuesday January 22, 2013)

    Magic Magic film poster Director
    Sebastián Silva
    Michael Cera
    Juno Temple
    Emily Browning

    Michael Cera plays the perfect creep and at the same time he’s hilarious in doing it. Director Silva told the LA Times that it was his favorite character he ever created for a film. And he is just magnificent, after so many shy and funny roles in teenage sex-comedies, he reinvents himself completely. Sebastián Silva did not see any of the tv show Arrested Development episodes on beforehand so for a change Cera did not get typecasted for a role and was given more acting freedom. He portrays splendidly this very unlikeable person, bugging the main protagonist of the movie, a girl (Juno Temple) of whom a trip turns into a psychological thriller because she is just imagining a lot of stuff (depends on your interpretation). ...Read more