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: 271

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: 791

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: 33

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, Boris Barraza

Votes: 43

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

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

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: 30

Museum of Infinite (2020)

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Ernesto Bautista

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: 34

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, Adrián Miguel, Mauricio Fuentes, Carlos Cardona

Votes: 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duro de Amar (2019)

10 min | Short, Fantasy

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Director: Jorge Ávalos | Star: Lilibeth Rivas

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

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

The Voice at the Edge of the Void: The Void

Documentary, Animation, Adventure | Filming

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Director: Ernesto Bautista

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

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

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

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

The Beast (2010)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama

A journey of hope and dead.

Director: Pedro Ultreras

Votes: 53

Cafe Salvador (2017 Video)

10 min | Short, Comedy

Eugenia is a brazilian girl who lives in El Salvador trying to complete her activities in a crazy day.

Director: Angel Ricardo Rysh

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

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

Amor prohibido (2000 Video)

5 min | Short

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Director: Arturo Menendez

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

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


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 Infinite Memory: Death Chapter

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Ernesto Bautista | Stars: Junichi Shimomura, Sayaka Enoki, Naoko Yoshida, Yoshihiro Shimomura

Earthbound (II)

Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

An exploratory space vessel crash lands onto Earth carrying a deadly virus. Two friends have no choice but to make it across the border into a restricted safe zone.

Director: Migue Siman

Trapos sucios

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

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Director: Benjamin Lopez | Star: Blanca Enamorado

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

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

Muerte de un Hombre Viejo (2021)

Thriller | Pre-production

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Director: Ernesto Bautista

The Bell (II) (2019 Video)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

A young woman in El Salvador wishes to hear the village bell before she joins a caravan to the US, but the antique bell hasn't rung in 25 years and there is only one man left that can repair it: a drunkard that lives in the cemetery.

Director: Michael Flores

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 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

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 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

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

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

Children of the Diaspora: For Peace and Democracy (2013)

56 min | Documentary, Family, History

Children of the Diaspora is a documentary about the historical and ideological origins of USEU, the Union of Salvadoran University Students, in the United States. Set in 2009, this film ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Carcamo | Stars: Daniel Alvarenga, Denny Alvarez, Ricardo Avalos, Diana Baires

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


Drama | Announced

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Director: Arturo Menendez

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