Nicaragua (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

Freeway: Crack in the System (2015)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM tells the story of broken dreams, drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity-more compelling than fiction, it's the real story behind America's longest... See full summary »

Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Michael Levine, 'Freeway' Ricky Ross, Eric Sterling

Votes: 658

The Abolitionists (2016)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

On December 10th, 2013 Special Agent Tim Ballard turned in his Homeland Security badge and resigned from his employment with the United States government. He had spent over a decade ... See full summary »

Directors: Darrin Fletcher, Chet Thomas | Stars: Dutch Turley, Jaron Tree, Andrew Tashjian, Tim Ballard

Votes: 88

La Yuma (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.

Director: Florence Jaugey | Stars: Alma Blanco, Rigoberto Mayorga, Gabriel Benavides, Juan Carlos García

Votes: 190

El techo (2016)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

Three young Cubans crowded into a decaying neighborhood of Havana, imagine prosperous futures for themselves, as they struggle to meet the demands of everyday life.

Director: Patricia Ramos | Stars: Enmanuel Galbán, Andrea Doimeadiós, Jonathan Navarro Elóseguis, Noslen Sánchez

Votes: 41

Las Sandinistas! (2018)

96 min | Documentary, History, War

LAS SANDINISTAS. uncovers a watershed moment in history when a group of Nicaraguan women shattered barriers to lead rebel troops in battle and reshape their country with landmark social ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Murray | Stars: Dora Maria Tellez, Daisy Zamora

Votes: 62

Now That I've Found You (2016)

7 min | Short, Drama

A woman backpacking through Nicaragua tries to imagine a future beyond her failed marriage.

Director: Peter Huang | Stars: Ariel Ladret, Italia Ricci

Clean Hands (I) (2019)

98 min | Documentary

Shot over the course of seven years Clean Hands documents the human drama, personal struggle, innocence, and salvation of one family in Nicaragua surviving against the backdrop of Central America's largest garbage dump, La Chureca.

Director: Michael Dominic | Stars: Edgar Ezequiel Quintero Hernandez, Emmanuel Salvador Quintero Hernandez, Francisco Jose Quintero Hernandez, Zulemita Del Carmen Quintero Hernandez

Votes: 6

Big Brother Volcano (2017)

TV-MA | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

When Alan's wife flakes on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, he's joined by his all too eager brother-in-law Mike on a trip to Nicaragua's 'Mercado Village,' a hipster resort for American tourists. As the two settle in, they meet Barbara, an American ex-pat who co-founded Mercado Village years earlier as a utopian haven for artists and free spirits. As Alan's relationship with Barbara ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Briganti | Stars: Aya Cash, George Basil, Brandon Scott, Echo Kellum

Votes: 15

Island of Lost Children (2002)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

Having lived only twenty years, they are sentenced to another thirty in prison. The Island of Lost Children is the story of ten young inmates who participate in a video course inside the largest prison in Nicaragua.

Director: Florence Jaugey

Votes: 5

Alsino and the Condor (1982)

PG | 89 min | Drama, War

Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Alan Esquivel, Carmen Bunster, Alejandro Parodi

Votes: 219

Nicaragua... el sueño de una generación (2012)

70 min | Documentary, History

More than 30 years after the triumph of Sandinista Popular Revolution, Argentine 'internationalists' recall their own experience as being part of that Latin American heroic deed. For some ... See full summary »

Directors: Roberto Persano, Daniel Burak, Santiago Nacif Cabrera

Votes: 9

Sandino (1991)

135 min | Biography, Drama

The US tried to occupy Nicaragua in 1927. General Cesar Augusto Sandino and his guerrillas begin armed resistance.

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Joaquim de Almeida, Dean Stockwell, Ángela Molina

Votes: 85

The Economics of Happiness (2011)

67 min | Documentary, News

'The Economics of Happiness' features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Gorelick, Helena Norberg-Hodge, John Page | Stars: Jan Barham, Ronald Colman, Eliana Amparo Apaza Espillico, Zac Goldsmith

Votes: 218

Caffeinated (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure, News

Caffeinated tells the story of coffee through the perspectives of people who have dedicated their lives to it. At every step of the process, it's the hands that planted the seed, that roasted the beans, that crafted the drink that makes every cup of coffee a story worth telling.

Directors: Hanh Nguyen, Vishal Solanki | Stars: Jeremy Adams, Andrew Alcala, Sarah Allen, Graziano Boldrini

Votes: 112

Between the Peaks (2014)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Adventure

Between The Peaks is an expedition documentary that combines the spirits of adventure and volunteering. In 2013 three friends set out to climb Mt. Aconcagua, in Argentina, then travel north... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Ronzio | Stars: Ethan Lee, Jonathan Ronzio, Ryan Sarka

Votes: 15

La Pantalla Desnuda (2014)

TV-MA | 95 min | Drama

All over the world, love stories are written on the screens of mobile phones, but what happens when your privacy becomes public?

Director: Florence Jaugey | Stars: Paola Baldion, Óscar Sinela, Roberto Guillén, Salvador Espinoza

Votes: 49

El Pueblo Unido: Nicaragua's Revolt for Freedom

30 min | Documentary, Short | Post-production

El Pueblo Unido (The People United) is a visceral & emotionally resonating documentary that chronicles the Nicaraguan people's historic fight to overthrow President Daniel Ortega's regime ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Machado

Outcasts (2016)

65 min | Documentary | Completed

In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: 'the Kingdom of God is within man' - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men.

Directors: Clifford Azize, Clifford Azize, Joseph Campo, Michael Campo

Votes: 10

Motherload (2019)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Motherload is a crowdsourced documentary about a new mom's quest to understand and promote the cargo bike movement in a gas-powered, digital and divided world. As Liz explores the ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Canning

Sexto sentido (2001–2005)

27 min | Drama

Anything can happen to Nicaragua's youth. Here's a tiny preview of their realities, their dreams and experiences. Everything was built from real Nicaraguan young men and women.

Stars: René Blanco, Bianka Campos, Elba Castillo, Icskra Díaz

Destello (2010)

7 min | Short, Adventure, Mystery

Two reporters they go into a restricted area of the jungle and discover unseen something disturbing.

Director: Pedro Jaén R. | Star: Rubén Trujillo Yranzo

Votes: 17

Gilbert: Héroe de dos pueblos (2019)

102 min | Biography, History

The life of Dominican patriot Gregorio Urbano Gilbert, who fought against the U. S. military invasions in his country and Nicaragua.

Director: Pavel López | Stars: Teofilo Terrero, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Moisés Vincent, Juan Daniel Balcácer

El inmortal (2005)

78 min | Documentary

A family is torn apart by the conflict in Nicaragua, leaving brother fighting brother and illustrating religious manipulation, male chauvinism and poverty as part of the destructive legacy of war.

Director: Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez

Votes: 43

Trees of Life

11 min | Documentary, Short | Post-production

Mysterious trees planted by the Sandinista government are changing more than the landscape in Nicaragua.

Director: Leonor Zuniga

Paying the Price for Peace (2018)

117 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson pays the price for peace by calling attention to the US government's defiance of international law through endless illegal wars.

Director: Bo Boudart | Stars: Medea Benjamin, Leah Bolger, Blase Bonpane, Roy Bourgeois

Votes: 6

The Fourth World (2011)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

A quick look at the slums of Nairobi, Guatemala City, and Manila.

Director: Mark Volkers | Star: Mark Volkers

Votes: 28

La llamada de la muerte (1960)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Antonio Orellana | Stars: Carlos López Moctezuma, Víctor Junco, Roberto Cañedo, Freddy Fernández

Votes: 7

Tidelines (2013)

95 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

Two brothers and a friend set sail on a three-year, 37,000-mile oceanic journey in search of adventure but their plans are quickly run aground by the plastic on the beaches.

Directors: Andrew Naysmith, Arwen Hunter

Habitados de olvido (2018)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Jan Kees de Rooy | Stars: Isaac Reyes, Salvador Espinoza, Morella Hernández, Daniele Ornatelli

Follow the Frog (2012)

4 min | Short, Action, Adventure

You hear that the rainforest is being destroyed at a staggering rate of 32 million acres a year. You feel bad, angry. Guilty. You want to do something about it. Well this is what you're not going to do.

Director: Max Joseph | Stars: Tim Rock, Laura Rossi

Votes: 9

A speck of blue (2018 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary | Completed

Does madness exist? A group of people suffering psychosocial disability express their views on what it's like to live with mental problems during a music workshop.

Director: Florence Jaugey

Saltwater Buddha (2015)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

After leaving a note for his family, a lost teenager runs away to Hawaii with just enough cash for a surfboard. Through surfing misadventures, zen monasteries, and travels, he finds his way home.

Director: Lara Popyack | Star: Jaimal Yogis

Votes: 5

Nica-libre (1997)


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Director: Félix Zurita

El ojo del tiburón (2012)

93 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Summer is coming to Nicaragua and Maycol and Bryan will start to learn their families' trade, shark hunting. In a place where traditional trades disappear in favor of drug trafficking, ... See full summary »

Director: Alejo Hoijman

Votes: 12

Heiress of the Wind (2017)

88 min | Documentary

Gloria's parents are revolutionary Sandinistas, fighting to liberate Nicaragua from dictatorship. In 1979, they finally succeed, plunging the nation into civil war. Living life on the front... See full summary »

Director: Gloria Carrión Fonseca

Contracorriente la serie (2011– )


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Stars: Silvia Elena Balladares, Ivonne García, Tamara Salas, Amarilis Soza

By My Side (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, News

Some mothers put their children first. Some don't. To survive in the trash of the Chureca, three young women will have to figure out whether their mothers are their best allies or unexpected foes.

Director: Jean-Cosme Delaloye

Votes: 8

Dreaming Nicaragua (2010)

60 min | Documentary

DREAMING NICARAGUA is a film about HOPE. It's about love for the dignity and courage of the human spirit that, even immersed in uttermost tragic conditions, fights for a better life, and in... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Bukin

Votes: 25

2 Degrees (2013)

90 min | Documentary, History

2 Degrees is about nothing less than the fight for the health of the planet we call home. The abstract idea of climate change is explored through the weaving of real and emotional journeys ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeff Canin, Conan Fitzpatrick, Vanessa Gorman, Pele Safra | Star: Mick O'Regan

Hacia el sur (2017)

Short, Drama

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Star: Michael Dionisio Morales

Una vida sin palabras (2011)

71 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

In rural Nicaragua, Dulce Maria and her brother Francisco are Deaf adults who know no language at all--spoken, written or signed--until Tomasa, a Deaf sign-language teacher, arrives determined to teach them their first words.

Director: Adam Isenberg

Votes: 9

El Engaño (2012)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Florence Jaugey

Ride Report (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure

RIDE REPORT is a feature length documentary that follows two young men on a motorcycle journey spanning 10000 miles through Central and South America. It explores how the modern day ... See full summary »

Directors: Matt Kendall, Tiernan Turner | Stars: Brandon Kappert, Matt Kendall, Tiernan Turner

Votes: 12

A Quiet Inquisition (2014)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Dr. Carla Ceratto is an OBGYN doctor who works in a public hospital in Managua, Nicaragua and who struggles with Nicaragua law about terminating pregnancy.

Directors: Holen Kahn, Alessandra Zeka | Star: Carla Ceratto

Votes: 6

Calvet (2011)

Documentary, Biography

Via a terrifying trip to hell and back, Jean Marc Calvet was given a second chance at life, and now a successful artist on a quest for redemption, he embarks on an extraordinary journey to make peace with his past.

Director: Dominic Allan | Star: Jean Marc Calvet

Votes: 42

Child's Play (2011)

19 min | Short, Thriller

When kids try to be grown ups.

Director: Jacques Toulemonde Vidal | Stars: Sergio Carvajal, Moises Gonzales, Henry Moises Gonzalez, Amel Restrepo

Votes: 19

In Pursuit of Panama (2009)

87 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

In Pursuit of Panama chronicles the life-changing adventures of best-friends Ryan Swan and Garrett Martin. They inform friends and family that they intend to drive a fatigued, old ... See full summary »

Directors: Garrett Martin, J. Garrett Martin, Ryan Swan | Stars: J. Garrett Martin, Muhammad Radwan, Karina Laetitia Arriaga Samano, Cody Smith

Votes: 6

Wheelchair: Silla de Ruedas (2015)

6 min | Short, Drama | Completed

A young boy gets sidetracked when visiting his grandmother at a Center for the Elderly. When he doesn't arrive, his grandmother searches for him on the streets. She finds him passed out from sniffing glue and wheels him back to safety.

Director: Tania Romero | Stars: Maria Consuelo Lopez, Vince Estrada, Miguel Estrada, Moises Lopez

Sola (II) (2007)

Short, Drama

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Director: René Blanco | Stars: Morena Guadalupe Espinoza, Germán Pomares

The Bicycle City (2016)

61 min | Documentary | Completed

How the Bicycle Brought a War-Torn City New Life.

Director: Greg Sucharew

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