Best new Chilean Movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Chilean movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Pablo Larraín, Iván Osnovikoff & Bettina Perut Chile's biggest directors?

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.

New Chilean movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • Tyrel

    DIRECTOR: Sebastián Silva
    CAST: Christopher Abbott, Trust Arancio, Nicolas Arze

    Chilean cult director Sebastián Silva ('Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus', 'Magic Magic') returns with a movie that can best be described as 'Get Out' without the comedy. Tyrel ends up at a birthday party in a secluded cabin. Being the only Afro-American, he soon feels out of place amongst the all-white bro crowd. Read more

    RATING: 82/100

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Best Chilean movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 Chilean movies

  • Una mujer fantástica (A Fantastic Women)

    DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio
    CAST: 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

    RATING: 88/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 12th, 2017

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Best Chilean movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

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

  • NO

    DIRECTOR: Pablo Larraín
    CAST: 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

    RATING: 74/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 12th, 2012

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  • Neruda

    DIRECTOR: Pablo Larraín
    CAST: 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

    RATING: 73/100

    RELEASE DATE: August 11th, 2016

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  • Gloria

    DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio
    CAST: 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

    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 6th, 2013

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  • Matar a un Hombre

    DIRECTOR: Alejandro Fernández Almendras
    CAST: 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 no avail, he decides to take matters into... Read more

    RATING: 64/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 17th, 2014

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  • Joven y Alocada

    DIRECTOR: Marialy Rivas
    CAST: 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

    RATING: 61/100

    RELEASE DATE: November 30th, 2012

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  • Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus

    DIRECTOR: Sebastián Silva
    CAST: 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

    RATING: 58/100

    RELEASE DATE: May 7th, 2013

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  • Magic Magic

    DIRECTOR: Sebastián Silva
    CAST: 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

    RATING: 50/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 22nd, 2013

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