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 Last Out (2020)

84 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

Votes: 30

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: 793

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: 96

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: 15

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

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

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: 247

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: 126

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: 9

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: 119

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: 204

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: 252

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: 14

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: 49

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: 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: 12

The Ghost of War (1988)

124 min | Musical, Drama

In this political thriller, Reynaldo, a young dancer from a resort area on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, deserts his career to join his nation's fight against the American-backed Contras. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramiro Lacayo-Deshon | Stars: Elmer Macfield, Alenka Díaz, Manuel Poveda, Pilar Aguirre

El Mito Blanco (2020)

94 min | Documentary

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Director: Gabriel Serra

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

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

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

Odorico, Hazte Santo (2016)

77 min | Documentary

Italian priest Odorico D'Andrea arrived in Nicaragua in 1953 as a missionary of the Franciscan order; his life changed forever the small town of San Rafael del Norte and influenced the peace process of the country during its civil war. Today he has thousands of devotees who hail him as a saint.

Director: Roger Mantica

I'm fine (2021)

7 min | Short, Drama | Pre-production

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Director: Jonathan Leroux | Star: Jonathan Leroux

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: 56

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

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: 37

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

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: 33

El panel del suicidio (2011)

16 min | Short, Comedy

Saul wants to kill himself, but doesn't have the courage. He enlists to participate in the popular reality show "El Panel del Suicidio" so they can help him end his pathetic life.

Director: Roger Mantica | Stars: Angela Boj, Ricardo Dávila

El Engaño (2012)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Florence Jaugey

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

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: 7

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: 47

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: 6

Contracorriente la serie (2011– )


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

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

Con ánimo de lucro (2006)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Joan Planas | Stars: Carles Muñoz, Alícia Puertas, Xavi Rosiñol

Votes: 70

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: 8


Drama | Completed

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, Celia Andino, Missael Reyes

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

Virgin Territory (2017)

19 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Exploring the steps necessary to save and understand cultural heritage that has been long forgotten in rural Nicaragua.

Director: Dominic Arcelin

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

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

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: Teo Terrero, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Moisés Vincent, Juan Daniel Balcácer

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

Okhota na drakona (1986)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Latif Faiziyev | Stars: Alisher Pirmukhamedov, Mirdza Martinsone, Bakhadyr Yuldashev, Albert Filozov

Votes: 12

Cinema Alcázar (1998)

10 min | Documentary, Short

When Rosa came to this place the earthquake had just happened and the building was one enormous ruin. People say it was a cinema, but Rosa, who has lived here for many years, has never seen... See full summary »

Director: Florence Jaugey | Star: Pilar Aguirre

Votes: 11

Until Forever (2019)

10 min | Short, Drama, History

It is 1990. The revolution in Nicaragua has finally come to an end, leaving a wife and her husband struggling to find a way to pick up the pieces of their broken hearts.

Director: Katharine Mahalic | Stars: Marianela Flores, Félix Pérez

Betún y Sangre (1990)

Short, Drama

A small shoe shiner who meets a newlywed couple, an Army captain and his beautiful wife. When the troops go mountain under Captain, He decides to follow them . But the war is not as he was imagined.

Director: Frank Pineda | Stars: Pilar Aguirre, Mauricio Alvarado, Florence Jaugey, Baltazar Lopez

The Big Underwear Social Tour (2014)

81 min | Documentary, Adventure

'You do not need to do anything to belong to the Big Underwear Religion - you are already part of it.' Bobarino Gravittini A fascinating road trip across Central America From Puebla, Mexico... See full summary »

Director: Ralf Schauwacker

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