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: 314

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: 806

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: 48

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, Leandro Sanchez Arauz, Patricia Rodriguez

Votes: 52

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

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: 38

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

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: 74

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

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


Drama | Post-production

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

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

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, Camila Chavarria, Adrián Miguel, Augusto Morales

Votes: 23

El puma de Quelepa (2017)

75 min | Drama

Filmed in stunning black and white, this immersive dive into the lives of the people of Quelepa, El Salvador, is a tour de force of experimentation along the lines of the work of Mexican ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Ruano | Star: José Miguel Escobar

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

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: 16

The Beast (2010)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama

A journey of hope and dead.

Director: Pedro Ultreras

Votes: 54

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Delivered (III)

Short, Horror | Announced

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

Director: Migue Siman

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

El Silencio de la Tierra (2019)


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

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

Sistiaga, une histoire basque (2018)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

José Antonio Sistiaga is one of the greats in Basque contemporary art. Through lively exchanges begun in 1993 with his Salvadorean friend Manuel Sorto, we plunge into Sistiaga's ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Sorto

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

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

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

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

Dioses de lo inhóspito

40 min | Short, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A humanoid that wanders on a deserted land remembers its interactions with the last man on earth.

Director: Nicolás Baires | Stars: Armando Rivera, Gabriel Pinto

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

15/03/09 La última ofensiva (2009)

80 min | Documentary, History, News

During twelve years, between 1980 and 1992, El Salvador suffered a fratricide war. In 1989, the biggest offensive against the Salvadorean military forces was undertook by the Guerrilla ... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Carrascal Yñigo, José Luis Sanz Rodriguez

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

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

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

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

Searching for Dragons (2016)

82 min | Documentary, Adventure

A large stone dragon inspires a filmmaker to quit his job and journey from the Arctic to Panama to renew his purpose and question the mythology of the North American dream.

Director: Dan Gainsford

Museum of Infinite (2020)


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Director: Ernesto Bautista


Drama | Announced

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Director: Arturo Menendez

The Highway (2015)

12 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

Two siblings on a trip to the country side find an unexpected challenge, for survival. What seemed like a fun trip for these siblings will turn into a nightmare that will change their lives.

Director: Viktor Hernandez | Stars: Miguel Chirinos, Viktor Hernandez, Karla Hernandez-Gonzalez, Alexander Molina

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

Duro de Amar (2019)

10 min | Short, Fantasy

A lonely woman recreates, as in a ritual, the last days of a relationship.

Director: Jorge Ávalos | Star: Lilibeth Rivas

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

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

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

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

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