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

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: 93

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: 778

Days of Light (2019)

Drama, Thriller

A solar storm hits Central America. Its inhabitants must face life disconnected from technology. Fear, friendship and love emerge as they come together with others, while the skies are lit by lights never seen before.

Directors: Gloria Carrión Fonseca, Julio López Fernández, Enrique Medrano, Mauro Borges Mora, Enrique Pérez Him, Sergio Ramírez | Stars: Agustín Acevedo, Adela Aguero, Mauricio Aguilar, Alondra Altamirano

Votes: 6

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: 235

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: 201

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

Votes: 12

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: 120

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: 244

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: 89

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

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: 16

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: 11

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: 92

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: 11

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: 55

The Last Out (2020)

107 min | Documentary, Sport

Three young Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to train in Central America and chase their dreams of playing in the Major Leagues.

Directors: Michael Gassert, Sami Khan | Stars: Victor Baró, Carlos O. González, Happy Oliveros

El Engaño (2012)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Florence Jaugey

Ombligo de Agua (2018)

23 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Laura Baumeister de Montis

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: 11

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

Votes: 11

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

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

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

Around the World in 80 Anthems (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

80 countries. 80 national anthems. One 10 year-old girl and her family. The unprecedented global musical journey that has captivated the world.

Director: Gordon Michael Woolvett | Stars: Capri Everitt, Daymond John

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: 45

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: 44

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: 10

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: 14

Cafe Chavalos: Overcoming the Streets (2008)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary

Despite its coastal beauty and colonial architecture, Nicaragua's oldest city, Granada, is mired in unemployment, poverty and violence. It is the poorest city in Central America where 80% ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto J. Chamorro | Star: Donna Tabor

Votes: 13

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: 32

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

Connected by Coffee (2014)

70 min | Documentary, Adventure

Connected By Coffee tells the story of Latin American coffee farmers and how our daily brew is deeply connected to a troubled past and hopeful future. Following a 1000-mile journey from ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Dennis | Stars: Matt Earley, Chris Treter

Votes: 12

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: 7

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

Contracorriente la serie (2011– )


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


Drama | Filming

Three teenage firefighters in a small, rural city in Nicaragua decide to break the mundanity of their everyday lives by starting their own emergencies. After one of their fires gets out of ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Cushnie | Stars: Jestin Alex García, Missael Reyes, Celia Andino

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

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

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


72 min | Documentary | Completed

Two friends journey across Latin America navigating personal and environmental discoveries.

Directors: Andreas Geipel, Christian Gibson

Grissi siknis; La enfermedad mágica de la selva (2009)

84 min | Documentary

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Director: Enrique Ruiz

El hombre nuevo (2015)

79 min | Documentary

Stephania is a transvestite born in Nicaragua. As a boy, he was adopted by a couple of Uruguayan leftist activists in the midst of the Sandinista revolution. At the moment, Stephania earns ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Garay | Star: Stephania Mirza Curbelo

Votes: 36

Le dernier jour (2017)


A boy emerges from a lake. In front of him, there is an island formed by a volcano. In this world, time doesn't exist. It's a place sculpted by his own memories where he can live and live again what has already been experienced.

Director: Frédéric St-Hilaire | Star: Maycol-Elias Godinez

The Pursuit (II) (2008)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

The Pursuit is a surf film featuring up and coming surfers from around the world. Each athlete has their own story in the broader story of 'the pursuit.' Kelly Slater voices over the intro ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Lieber | Star: Kelly Slater

The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas (2013)

89 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, seven young guys go on a self-styled goodwill mission through Latin America aboard a surplus military amphibian they call 'El Pato Valiente,' or The ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Twomey | Star: Alan J. Schwartz

Sunflowers of Nicaragua (2017 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary

Sixteen female sex workers have been named judicial aides by Nicaragua's Supreme Court to facilitate the resolution of conflicts that come up in their work. It is the first time in the ... See full summary »

Director: Florence Jaugey

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

De niña a madre (2005)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Florence Jaugey

Marias (2015)

75 min | Documentary, Drama, History

is a film about the feminine. Visiting the celebrations of the Virgin Mary's (Marias) from Brasil, Cuba, México, Peru and Nicarágua, the director Joana Mariani observes the similarities and... See full summary »

Directors: Joana Mariani, Leticia Giffoni

Votes: 65

Gracias a Dios y a la revolución (1981)

50 min | Documentary

A documentary on the role of the Catholic Church during the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, it shows clergy members serving as government officials, and parishioners who testify to the ... See full summary »

Directors: Roberto Burgos Cantor, Jackie Reiter, Wolf Tirado | Star: Ernesto Cardenal

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