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: 278

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: 793

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: 5

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: 10

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: 34

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, Patricia Rodriguez, Leandro Sanchez Arauz

Votes: 44

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

Días de luz (2019)

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Directors: Gloria Carrión Fonseca, Julio López Fernández, Enrique Medrano, Mauro Borges Mora, Enrique Pérez Him, Sergio Ramírez | Stars: Mario Jaén, Karla Nuñez

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: 31

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: 63

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: 35

Museum of Infinite (2020)

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Ernesto Bautista

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

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: Mauricio Fuentes, Paulina Miguel, Katherine Mariona, Augusto Morales

Votes: 22


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

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

La batalla del volcan (II) (2018)

93 min | Documentary

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Director: Julio López Fernández

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

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

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

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

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

Agnosia (2016)

Short, Drama

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

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

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: 25

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: 23

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

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

The Beast (2010)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama

A journey of hope and dead.

Director: Pedro Ultreras

Votes: 53

Amor prohibido (2000 Video)

5 min | Short

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Director: Arturo Menendez

Hidden Glances (2016)

22 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

Hidden Glances is a short documentary that explores the oeuvre of Spanish master photographer Isabel Muñoz. With an unprecedented access to both her studio and archives, this film documents... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Hergueta

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

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

Los Comandos (2017)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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: 39

Mission 10 Documentary (2012)

87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

A full-length documentary (90 min) covering 16 college student-led mission trips shot through the eyes of 9 student videographers at Southwestern A/G University. Armed with a backpack of ... See full summary »

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: 5

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: 13

Decision to Win: The First Fruits (1981)

73 min | Documentary

Everyday life among the members of the free community in Morazán, El Salvador, led by leaders of the Front for National Liberation Farabundo Martí (FMNL).

Directors: Guillermo Escalon, Manuel Sorto

Entre Angeles y Demonios (2012)

41 min | Short, Drama

Carmen is a girl who lives in a poor neighborhood in El Salvador, her mom and her brother have to work several jobs in order to enroll her into an expensive university, where Carmen ... See full summary »

Directors: Alvaro Jared Martínez, Edenilson Lazo | Star: Cristina Melendez

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

La batalla del volcan (III) (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, Alejandra Zaldivar, Alejandro Salazar Calderon, Daniel Borst

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

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

Alison Gannett: A MoveShake Story (2013)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

With three nonprofits, two for profits, a 75 acre farm and a professional skiing career, Alison Gannett has a lot on her plate. Alison strives for 100% self-sufficiency at her Paonia ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandria Bombach

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

Lunch Box (2017)

10 min | Short, Horror

A teacher begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a red lunch box.

Director: Edgar Hasbun | Stars: Patricia Rodriguez, Alejandra Nolasco

Desidia crónica: La crisis del agua en El Salvador (2009)

24 min | Documentary, News

While there is no shortage of water in El Salvador, almost 60% of the rural population has no access to a reliable water source, forcing women and girls to walk long distances and pay high ... See full summary »

From the Source (2012 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Biography

From the Source follows Olympia Coffee Roasters through Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala while they source the best coffee in the region.

Director: Charley Voorhis | Stars: Francisca Cubillo Salas Chacon, Juan Diego de la Cerda, Alejandro Keller, Chino Lizano

Homeland (1999)

30 min | Short

This is the story of Adrian, a young gang member who is deported to his native El Salvador after taking part in a shooting on the streets of New York City. He has not been home since he was... See full summary »

Director: Doug Scott | Stars: Saul Amaya, Aida Bernal, Neil Majano, Anna-Elizabeth Martinez

Votes: 6

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