El Salvador (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

Relentless (I) (2018)

TV-MA | 95 min | Thriller

An American mother searches for her daughter who was kidnapped by human traffickers in Central America.

Director: Lance Tracy | Stars: Sydney Sweeney, Elpidia Carrillo, Courtenay Taylor, Dondré T. Whitfield

Votes: 329

La vida loca (2008)

90 min | Documentary

"La Vida Loca" reflects a depressing and hopeless reality. The documentary, by photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda, follows some of the members of "la dieciocho", the so-called ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Poveda | Stars: José Roberto Martínez, Silvia Portillo López, Ana Burgos Arévalo, José Luis Rosales

Votes: 822

The Engineer (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Israel Ticas is the only criminologist working in one of Latin America's most dangerous countries. In El Salvador, one child goes missing every three minutes*. Many children are killed by ... See full summary »

Directors: Mathew Charles, Juan Luis Passarelli

Votes: 39

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

La Palabra de Pablo (2018)

TV-MA | 84 min | Drama

Loosely inspired by Shakespeare's Othello, La Palabra de Pablo (Pablo's Word) tells the story of a broken contemporary Salvadorian upper middle class family - struggling with jealousy and revenge.

Director: Arturo Menendez | Stars: Carlos Aylagas, Paola Baldion, Leandro Sanchez Arauz, Asuical Sandoval

Votes: 54

The Empty Classroom (2015)

108 min | Documentary, Drama

Under the creative direction of Gael Garcia Bernal, ten award-winning directors tell the story of the high school dropout crisis in Latin America in an anthology of narrative and ... See full summary »

Directors: Flávia Castro, Mariana Chenillo, Pablo Fendrik, Carlos Gaviria, Tatiana Huezo, Lucrecia Martel, Nicolás Pereda, Eryk Rocha, Pablo Stoll, Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Vega Vidal | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Estefania Piñeres

Votes: 32


Drama | Completed

A day in the life of a Salvadoran taxi driver. Attempting to survive the grim realities in San Salvador, Gabriela Rodriguez prioritizes her family as she is pulled in many directions.

Director: Adam Chadwick | Stars: Vanesa Tomasino, Estuardo Tale, Andrea Tale, Samuel Hernández Campos

Cachada: The Opportunity (2019)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

Five Salvadoran women take to the stage to tell their stories about being poor, single moms and working as street vendors.

Director: Marlén Viñayo | Stars: Evelyn Chileno, Ruth H. Vega, Magdalena Henríquez, Wendy Henríquez

Votes: 50

Malacrianza (2014)

70 min | Drama

Don Cleo, a humble seller of Piñatas, who lives in a little town in El Salvador; arrives at home after a long day of work to find an extortion letter at his door steps. That letter tells ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Menendez | Stars: Salvador Solís, Karla Valencia, Demetrio Aguilar, Leandro Sanchez Arauz

Votes: 75

Matlatl (2017)

90 min | Horror, Mystery

After a tragic death, a family of three is forced to move to a desolated part of the country only to be haunted by mythical creatures.

Director: Migue Siman | Stars: Oscar Renè, Camila Chavarria, Paulina Miguel, Augusto Morales

Votes: 23

La ReBusqueda (2014)

135 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

La ReBusqueda is the first romantic comedy ever made in Central America.

Director: Alvaro Jared Martínez | Stars: Carlo Arrechea, Pacun Lopez, Cristina Melendez, Mishelle Molina

Votes: 29

Children of a Rape (2008)

66 min | Documentary

The infamous 18 are El Salvador's biggest gang. They battle with the rival MS13 for control of the drugs market. They charge 'renta' to local businesses and kill those who don't pay. They ... See full summary »

Director: Yorgos Avgeropoulos

In the Region of Ice (1976)

37 min | Short

In this American Film Institute-subsidized short subject, Fionnula Flanagan plays a sharp-tongued but compassionate nun, while Peter Lempert is cast as a sullen, emotionally disturbed boy. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Fionnula Flanagan, Peter Lampert, Vance Colvig Jr., John Durren

Votes: 26

Agnosia (2016)

Short, Drama

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Stars: Samuel Hernández Campos, Mario Quiñonez, Maru Merino, Consuelo Portillo

The Beast (2010)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama

A journey of hope and dead.

Director: Pedro Ultreras

Votes: 54

Surviving Guazapa (2008)

TV-14 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Opposing forces, a government soldier and a guerrilla are trapped together in the heavily-bombed area around the Guazapa volcano. After a hostile meeting, an unlikely friendship develops ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto d'Avila Alegria | Stars: Roberto Josue Alegria, Geovanny Alvarado, Salvador Bermudez, Carlos Cruz

Votes: 27


15 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi | Completed

A seemingly ordinary Salvadoran woman discovers she is far from being ordinary. Based in El Salvador, Melaktik showcases the different forms of gender violence present in this Central ... See full summary »

Directors: Pedro Guzmán, Sofía Samour | Stars: Vanesa Tomasino, Fernando Rodriguez, Mónica Aguilez, Carlos Aylagas

Blood of the Martyrs (2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

On November 16, 1989, six Jesuits and two women were brutally murdered in El Salvador by US trained and funded commandos of the Salvadoran army. The executions, carried out in the middle of... See full summary »

Director: Erik Lohr

The Black Pirates (1954)

74 min | Adventure

Pirates searching for treasure take over a small town in Central America where they believe the loot is buried, but discover that a church has been built over the spot. They force the ... See full summary »

Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Martha Roth, Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Clarke

Votes: 37

A Bridge Apart (2014)

56 min | Documentary, Drama, News

A Bridge Apart looks at the epic migration of immigrants from Central America and Mexico to the United States from the point of view of the migrants themselves. Haunting photography, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Maniglia Jr. | Star: Edward James Olmos

Votes: 15

El cadáver exquisito (2011)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy

"Exquisite Corpse" combines documentary, fiction and experimental film-making as it traverses the social and oniric landscape of a region struggling between modernity and tradition. A ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Ruano | Stars: Rossemberg Rivas, Malado Baldwin, Alejandra Palomo, Cristina López

Votes: 10

The Tale of What I Want and Don't Want (2005)

5 min | Animation, Short, Family

Two little farmer girls talk about the many things they wish could own, and those they could do without. Based on the short story by Salvadorian writer Salarrué.

Director: Ricardo Barahona | Star: Maura Mendoza

Votes: 11

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

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

Memorias (II) (2013)

77 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary about the life of Alejandro Cotto, a film making pioneer from El Salvador. We explore his early life, his involvement in the cinema as a volunteer projectionist while he was ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Arevalo | Star: Alejandro Cotto

María en tierra de nadie (2011)

86 min | Documentary

It narrates the journey immigrants make to reach the american dream through the female face of this phenomenon. It gives heart wrenching stories of the women who made it to USA and those ... See full summary »

Director: Marcela Zamora

Votes: 7

The Offended (2016)

85 min | Documentary

"In the Salvadoran civil war, my father and thousands more were captured and tortured by the State. These are some of their stories. When I turned 33, my mother told me that my father, ... See full summary »

Director: Marcela Zamora

Votes: 17


72 min | Documentary | Completed

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

Directors: Andreas Geipel, Christian Gibson

El Silencio de la Tierra (2019)


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Directors: Pedro Guzmán, Sofía Samour | Stars: Carlos Castro, Mafer Panamá

Ya no me Ama

Short, Drama | Pre-production

An old sailor helps his young friend win back the attention of the girl he loves.

Director: Migue Siman | Stars: Carlos Aylagas, Miguel Amador, Annette Handal

Monsenor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero (2011)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the 1970s, as El Salvador moved irrevocably closer to civil war, one man was known as the voice of the poor, the disenfranchised, the disappeared. Appointed Archbishop in 1977, Monsenor ... See full summary »

Directors: Ana Carrigan, Juliet Weber | Stars: Pablo Alvarenga, Alberto Arene, Salvador Carranza, Marta Cerna

Votes: 25

Ausencias (I) (2015)

26 min | Documentary, Short

Lulú wakes up to an empty house. After 5 years, absence has turned her life into a limbo, but she still has hopes of finding her son and husband alive after they were kidnapped on their way to Monterrey Airport, México.

Director: Tatiana Huezo

Votes: 15

1932: Scars of Memory (2002)

88 min | Documentary

In 1932 the army and "citizen militias" in El Salvador brutally crushed an uprising of peasants in western El Salvador, killing 10,000 people. Survivors share their harrowing memories, many for the first time.

Directors: Jeffrey Gould, Carlos Henriquez

Unforgivable (2020)

Documentary, Short

A ruthless hitman for the 18th Street gang deals with his sexuality inside an evangelical Salvadoran prison, where he is not just guilty of crimes, but of an unforgivable sin under God and gang: being gay.

Director: Marlén Viñayo

One, the Story of a Goal (2010)

102 min | Documentary

In the early 1980s, at the beginning of what would become a 12-year-long civil war, El Salvador's talented football team was one national institution upon which both the left and the right ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos Moreno, Gerardo Muyshondt

Votes: 30

Víctimas de Guernica (2015)

8 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Ferran Caum

Gauchos del mar: Surfeando el pacífico Americano (2012)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

One Dream Two Brothers One continent Two brothers follow their dream of surfing the American Pacific showing the Continent as a whole, through its different cultures, villages, food, people... See full summary »

Director: Julian Azulay

Votes: 64

Delivered (III)

Short, Horror | Announced

A college student must deliver a couple of pizzas to an empty, automated house.

Director: Migue Siman

My Treasure (2018)

TV-PG | 23 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A cleaning woman steals a Salvadoran Civil War map and hunts for a treasure in the hopes of reuniting with her son.

Director: Michael T. Flores | Stars: Egly Larreynaga, Carlos Cordova, Tim De La Motte

Roque Dalton, fusilemos la noche! (2013)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Roque Dalton was the Bertolt Brecht of Central America. His live was an adventure story, his political struggle against the Salvadorian dictatorships brought him into jail various times. ... See full summary »

Director: Tina Leisch

Votes: 13

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

El cuarto de los huesos (2015)

52 min | Documentary

A poorly equipped and underpaid team of forensic anthropologists is sent to study the countless mass graves in El Salvador, trying to identify the victims using fragments of bodies. ... See full summary »

Director: Marcela Zamora

Votes: 23

Los peces fuera del agua (1969)

80 min | Drama

Olivia is a disturbed woman who shows some signs of amnesia and madness. Accompanied only by Esther, she fantasizes that some day her beloved Julio will return, but he only writes her ... See full summary »

Director: José David Calderón | Stars: Isabel Dada, Gilda Lewin, Ernesto Merida

Votes: 15

Tres caminos (2008)

84 min | Drama

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Director: Edwin Arevalo | Stars: Aurora Ares, Roberto Bladimir Arevalo, Jaffet Argumedo, Anna Beauchamp

El Libro Supremo (2013)

90 min | Horror, Mystery

Deadly evil forces hunt four curious and ambitious teenagers who stole a black magic manuscript from a witch crafter who it wants it back.

Director: Roberto d'Avila Alegria | Stars: Mauricio Escobar, Moony Arrivillaga, Fhernando Santacruz, Milena Gonzalez

Salvador Soy Yo (2014)

133 min | Drama, Fantasy

Salvador I Am, is a fantasy drama, about a 12 year old boy, Salvador, who wants, more than anything, to reunite with his mother and father, despite their being killed by unknown assassins. ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Zamora | Stars: Darrell Contreras, Diego Contreras, Rubidia Contreras, Mercedes Flores


Drama | Announced

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Director: Arturo Menendez

El Salvador: El pueblo vencerá (1982)

80 min | Documentary, War

Dramatic composition depicting a host of F.M.L.N. guerrillas marching forth from Monte Alzaco, the spiritual home of Salvadoran resistance.

Director: Diego de la Texera | Stars: Chema, Haroldo, Valentín Hernández, Álvaro Nieto

Votes: 11

The Genesis of Exodus (2017)

50 min | Documentary | Completed

This film explores the root causes of migration from Central America through the eyes of the people who live in these varied and diverse communities and the people and institutions who ... See full summary »

Directors: Toya Richards, Teresa Waggener

Capitán Centroamérica (2013)


To stop the uprising violence in Central America a group of politicians, scientists and military leaders invest in creating a super soldier; one who could stop crime and help to unite ... See full summary »

Stars: Andre R. Guttfreund, José Luis Menjivar, Fernando Rodriguez, Pablo Salazar

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