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, Lauren Shaw

Votes: 266

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: Paola Baldion, Carlos Aylagas, Luis Balibrera, Patricia Rodriguez

Votes: 42

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: 785

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: 32

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: 29

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: 5

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: 24

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: 33

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

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: Katherine Mariona, Mauricio Fuentes, Camila Chavarria, Carlos Cardona

Votes: 21

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

The Beast (2010)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama

A journey of hope and dead.

Director: Pedro Ultreras

Votes: 53

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: 61

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: 24

Morazan. A revolution as told by its people (2015)

138 min | Documentary

Follow Chiyo, the man who participated in the revolution of El Salvador during the 1980s when he was just 13 years old. The places, the guerrilla methods and the psychology behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Jose Huwaidi | Stars: Lucio Vasquez, Carlos Enriquez Consalvi, Ilma Esperanza Vasquez, Dina

Trapos sucios

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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Director: Benjamin Lopez | Star: Blanca Enamorado

Agnosia (2016)

Short, Drama

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

Blood of the Martyrs (2017)

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

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

Los Comandos (2017)

28 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

In El Salvador, gang violence has overrun the country, disproportionately targeting children and teenagers, and turning it into 'The Murder Capital of the World'. The emergency medical unit... See full summary »

Directors: Joshua Bennett, Juliana Schatz

Votes: 38

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: 19

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: 12

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: 10

Beyond the Walls (2014)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

All over the world, people from different cultures instinctively go to the walls, painting their stories as a way to give voice to their life experiences. In Beyond The Walls, we enter the ... See full summary »

Director: Gayle Embrey

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: 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

Enola (2014 Video Game)


Enola is a psychological adventure game that delves into the inherent darkness of love, death and revenge. As Enola, you must survive a macabre world conjured up by the tortured memories of her lover, Angelica.

Director: Sergio Rosa | Star: Elizabeth Hales

Salvador (I) (2018)

13 min | Short, Drama | Completed

In a desperate act to save a young boys life, a Doctor helps facilitate an ilegal organ donation from a third world country and is then haunted by its implications.

Director: Manuel F. Paz Ochoa | Star: Debora von Habsburg


Drama | Post-production

The movie follows a day in the life of a Salvadoran taxi driver, Gabriela Rodriguez. Surviving in El Salvador is Gaby's priority, but protecting her family can come at a great cost as she gets pulled through many directions.

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

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: 12

La batalla del volcan (I) (2018)

93 min | Documentary

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Director: Julio López Fernández

Playing with Fire (I) (2016)

7 min | Short, Action, Crime | Completed

A group of robbers decide to hold up a restaurant. When a funeral home employee becomes involved, both parties quickly learn about the very real consequences of gun violence.

Director: Armando Aparicio | Stars: Rebeca Castro, Daniel Borst, Alejandra Zaldivar, Alejandro Salazar Calderon

Cinco vidas y un destino (1957)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Five fellons are running from justice in search of freedom. During their escape, they run into María Flores who joins them on their journey. They will do what it takes to cross the border ... See full synopsis »

Director: José Baviera | Stars: Columba Domínguez, Joaquín Cordero, José Baviera, Enrique Zambrano

Votes: 9

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: 62

La sangre en el cuerpo (2005)

80 min | Drama

Salome is young woman who's planning to run away with her sister Gaby from the abuse to which they are subject to by her mother and her stepfather. Plan that suddenly changes when Salome is... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Arevalo | Stars: Dinora Alfaro, Xenia Alvarenga, Francisco Borja, Antonio Bunt

Amor prohibido (2000 Video)

5 min | Short

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Director: Arturo Menendez

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

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

Singers in the Band (2014)

92 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

David Goodman has worked for nearly 30 years to document the very challenging subject of prostitution and global sex trafficking in and around U.S. Military bases abroad.

Director: David Goodman | Stars: Cynthia Enloe, John Grant, David Grossman, Ninotchka Rosca

Manlio Argueta Poetas y Volcanes (2010)

40 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Through the voice of writer and survivor Manlio Argueta, El Salvador's turbulent historical era is revealed, a period when many artists and writers suffered imprisonment, persecution and exile.

Director: Carolina Rivera

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

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: 8

La batalla del volcan (II) (2018)

93 min | Documentary

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Director: Julio López Fernández

Tres caminos (2008)

84 min | Drama

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

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: 22

The Infinite Memory: Death Chapter

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Ernesto Bautista | Stars: Naoto Oizumi, Risa Kawanabe, Tetsuya Suzuki, Yoshihiro Shimomura

Bailando por un sueño: El Salvador (2005– )

180 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

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Stars: Luciana Sandoval, Charlie Renderos, Salvador Alas, Diana Aranda

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

1932: Scars of Memory (2002)

88 min | Documentary

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Directors: Jeffrey Gould, Carlos Henriquez

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: 28

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: 12

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