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

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Uruguayan movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Alfredo Soderguit, Rodrigo Plá & Adrián Biniez Uruguay's biggest directors?

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.

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.

New Uruguayan movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018


Best Uruguayan movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 Uruguayan movies

  • Las Olas

    DIRECTOR: Adrián Biniez
    CAST: Julieta Zylberberg Alfonso Tort Fabiana Charlo

    Upcoming philosophical dramedy about a man who gets to revisit (literally) the holidays from his youth. Read more

    RATING: 75/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 12th, 2018

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Best Uruguayan movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

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

  • Anina

    DIRECTOR: Alfredo Soderguit
    CAST: Federica Lacaño María Mendive César Troncoso

    A ten year old girl, involved in a playground skirmish is given the weirdest punishment ever and the plot follows her wonderful journey while bearing this strange... Read more

    RATING: 72/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 20th, 2014

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  • La Demora

    DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Plá
    CAST: Néstor Guzzini Roxana Blanco Fernando Amaral

    A family drama that depicts the plight of a woman pushed to the breaking point while looking after her three children on one hand and her eighty year old father on the... Read more

    RATING: 72/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 4th, 2013

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  • Gigante

    DIRECTOR: Adrián Biniez
    CAST: Horacio Camandule Leonor Svarcas Ignacio Alcuri

    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. Read more

    RATING: 69/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 4th, 2009

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  • Mr. Kaplan

    DIRECTOR: Álvaro Brechner
    CAST: Héctor Noguera Néstor Guzzini Rolf Becker

    A man, Jacob Kaplan flees from Europe to Uruguay during the 2nd world war and builds a peaceful way of living but one day he finds out about a mysterious German roaming... Read more

    RATING: 65/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 19th, 2014

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  • Tanta Agua

    DIRECTOR: Ana Guevara,Leticia Jorge
    CAST: Néstor Guzzini Malú Chouza Joaquín Castiglioni

    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. Read more

    RATING: 64/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 7th, 2013

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