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, DVD and Netflix. 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

Anticipated 2017 Uruguayan movies to watch

    Las Olas (Wednesday December 27, 2017)

    Las Olas film poster Director
    Adrián Biniez
    Julieta Zylberberg
    Alfonso Tort
    Fabiana Charlo

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

Best Uruguayan movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

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

    Anina (Thursday March 20, 2014)

    Anina film poster Director
    Alfredo Soderguit
    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...Read more

    La Demora (Friday January 4, 2013)

    La Demora film poster Director
    Rodrigo Plá
    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...Read more

    Gigante (Friday December 4, 2009)

    Gigante film poster Director
    Adrián Biniez
    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

    Mr. Kaplan (Sunday October 19, 2014)

    Mr. Kaplan film poster Director
    Álvaro Brechner
    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...Read more

    Tanta Agua (Thursday March 7, 2013)

    Tanta Agua film poster Director
    Ana Guevara,Leticia Jorge
    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