Costa Rican Movies

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2. El retorno (1930)

79 min | Comedy

A wealthy young man from the country comes to San Jose (the capital of the country) to study law. In the city he makes new friends and gets in trouble, so he comes back (retorna, in Spanish... See full summary »

Director: Albert-Francis Bertoni | Stars: Josè Luis Cardona, Abelardo Castro, Maria Eugenia Castro, Gonzalo Chacón Trejos

Votes: 13

3. Elvira (1955)

Short, Romance

Because of his lower class status, Alberto is rejected by Elvira. He then travels to the capital city to study Philosophy and return worthy of Elvira's love and approval.

Director: Alfonso Patiño Gómez | Stars: Óscar Bakit, Albertina Moya, José Tasies, Maritza Urbano

4. La segua (1984)

102 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

La segua, a mythical woman with the face of a horse, appears to the travelers in colonial Costa Rica. A young and beautiful woman is tortured by the apparitions, as the man she loves gets ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Yglesias | Stars: Isabel Hidalgo, Blanca Guerra, Óscar Castillo, Ana Poltronieri

Votes: 25

6. In the Name of the People (2000 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

Scott Bakula plays John Burke, a man on death row for the murder of a teenaged girl. As the father of a 13 year-old, he worries what will happen to his daughter after his execution. Richard... See full summary »

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Amy Madigan, Richard Thomas, Scott Bakula, Kimberley Warnat

Votes: 109

7. Asesinato en el Meneo (2001)

Un asesinato, dos torpes detectives, seis sospechosos, mil carcajadas. Con su investigación Sánchez y Mejía nos llevan por un mundo de corrupción, amores, traición y sexo. Película ... See full synopsis »

Director: Óscar Castillo | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Alonso Venegas, Carlos Alvarado, Gustavo Rojas

Votes: 48

10. Password: Una mirada en la oscuridad (2002)

92 min | Thriller

A 12 year-old girl finds friendship on an internet chat room with a 14 year-old boy without realizing that the boy is actually an older man who is part of a child prostitution ring.

Director: Andrés Heidenreich | Stars: María Elena Oreamuno, María Chaves, Christian Clausen, Arnoldo Ramos

Votes: 45

13. Caribe (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery

Passion: of people for the land and sea, of corporations for riches, and of men and women for each other. Vicente and Abigail run a banana plantation in Limon Province, on the Caribbean ... See full summary »

Director: Esteban Ramírez | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Cuca Escribano, Maya Zapata, Roberto McLean

Votes: 217

15. Doble llave y cadena (2005)

43 min | Documentary, Short

San Jose, Costa Rica: a city behind bars. The obsession with home safety reaches unimaginable levels in this country. Doble llave y cadena probes for answers deep within the souls of Costa ... See full summary »

Director: Hernan Jimenez | Stars: Daniel Castro, Julio May

Votes: 5

16. Costa Rica, S.A. (2006 TV Movie)

104 min | Documentary

Explores the implications of the Central American Free-Trade Agreement for Costa Rica.

Director: Pablo Ortega

Votes: 20

17. Paso a paso: A sentimental journey (2006)

38 min | Documentary, Short

Mr. Pitters lives in a retirement home in Siquirres, a small town near Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. He is frail and blind, yet slings a guitar over his shoulder and sets out on a mission ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Ross Mix, Julio Molina | Stars: Cleveland Arnold Arnold, Reverend Arnold, Sydney Farquharson, Mrs. Hortence Smith

20. Of Love and Other Demons (2009)

95 min | Drama

Based on Gabriel García Márquez's novel, this is the unsettling story of 13-year-old noble Sierva and the dog bite that changes her life forever. Abandoned, displaced, in the midst of a ... See full summary »

Director: Hilda Hidalgo | Stars: Pablo Derqui, Eliza Triana, Jordi Dauder, Joaquín Climent

Votes: 440

21. Gestation (2009)

91 min | Drama

A smart poor girl and a inmature rich boy get their life twisted when they accidently have a baby.

Director: Esteban Ramírez | Stars: Adriana Alvarez, Edgar Roman, Natalia Arias, Abelardo Vladich

Votes: 302

22. A ojos cerrados (2010)

65 min | Drama, Family

Gabo and Maga are an old couple who have lived together all their life and depend emotionally on each other completely. Delia, their grand-daughter, was brought up by them. The three of ... See full summary »

Director: Hernan Jimenez | Stars: Carlos Luis Zamora, Carol Sanabria, Anabelle Ulloa, César Maurel

Votes: 88

23. Cold Water of the Sea (2010)

83 min | Drama

On New Year's holidays, Mariana (21) and Rodrigo (30) drive to the coast where he has to sell a property. There, they find Karina (7), late at night and in the middle of nowhere. She tells then she ran away from home.

Director: Paz Fábrega | Stars: Monserrat Fernández, Lil Quesada Morúa, Luis Carlos Bogantes, Adriana Alvarez

Votes: 163

24. The Accursed (2010)

R | 91 min | Horror

"Donde Duerme el Horror" unveils an intriguing story of destiny and death. Surprised by an unexpected witness, robbers murder a woman who curses them. Little do they know of her connection ... See full summary »

Directors: Adrián García Bogliano, Ramiro García Bogliano | Stars: María Orozco, David Rivera, Michael Dionisio Morales, José Castro

Votes: 44

25. El Sanatorio (2010)

TV-14 | 73 min | Comedy, Horror

A group of friends decide to make a documentary about the ghosts that are supposed to be haunting The Sanatorium in Costa Rica, things get creepy when the arrive to the place.

Director: Miguel Alejandro Gomez | Stars: Luis Carlos Bogantes, Kurt Dyer, María Luisa Garita, Olger Gonzalez

Votes: 141

26. El último comandante (2010)

96 min | Drama

In the eve of the 30th anniversary of the triumph of Nicaragua's revolution a long forgotten Sandinista commander appears: Paco Jarquin. Contrary to the most of his former FSLN colleagues, ... See full summary »

Directors: Vicente Ferraz, Isabel Martínez | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Roxana Campos, Ana Clara Carranza, Alfredo Catania

Votes: 13

28. El compromiso (2011)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama

Federico, shaped by a generation that believed it possible to bring about utopia, tries to survive the changes of the 21st century, but is trapped in a dead end street. Herman, his friend ... See full summary »

Director: Óscar Castillo | Stars: Beatriz Brenes, Fabian Sales, Marco Martin, Elizabeth Liang

30. El Fin (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

El Fin is comedy about the end of the world. Depressed by the recent death of his parents and losing his job, Nico; an ordinary 26 year old, decides to take refuge in his house for six ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Alejandro Gomez | Stars: Luis Carlos Bogantes, Kurt Dyer, Álvaro Marenco, Daniel Marote

Votes: 62

31. All About the Feathers (2013)

85 min | Comedy

A lonely security guard finds more than he expected when he buys a rooster in order to get into the cockfighting game.

Director: Ernesto Villalobos | Stars: Allan Cascante, Sylvia Sossa, Marvin Acosta, Erlan Vásquez

Votes: 117

32. Red Princesses (2013)

102 min | Drama

Family is no longer a safe place to grow up.

Director: Laura Astorga | Stars: Valeria Conejo, Aura Dinarte, Carol Sanabria, Fernando Bolaños

Votes: 61

34. Espejismo (2014)

81 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Daniel, an insecure painter that has lost his way in the world, is guided by his subconscious on a surreal journey through madness and illusion to overcome his traumatic childhood and retake control over his life.

Director: José Miguel González Bolaños | Stars: Maria Bonilla, Barbara Broutin, Alejandro Castro Víquez, Oscar González Chacón

Votes: 18

35. Italia 90 (2014)

R | 107 min | Drama

A drama that center's around 5 soccer players from Costa Rica, that qualifies for the first time to a World Cup. With no support, they must face the most important challenge ever, prepare ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Alejandro Gomez | Stars: Boris Alonso, Luis Carlos Bogantes, Fernando Bolaños, Beatriz Brenes

Votes: 79

36. Maikol Yordan Traveling Lost (2014)

101 min | Comedy

A Costa Rican farmer, when faced with the prospects of losing his farm, embarks in a journey to Europe to raise enough money to pay his debts meeting new acquaintances, lost relatives and himself.

Director: Miguel Alejandro Gomez | Stars: Mario Chacón, Daniel Moreno, Erik Hernández Gabarain, Édgar Murillo

Votes: 1,674

37. Two Waters (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

A young Costa Rican boy tries to help his older brother, who has crossed a dangerous drug dealer.

Director: Patricia Velásquez | Stars: Ismael Brown, André Devoto, César Maurel, Ariel Arguedas

Votes: 8

38. Viaje (2015)

71 min | Romance

After meeting at a party, Luciana and Pedro spark up a spontaneous rendezvous. Eschewing the fraudulent nature of traditional relationships, the pair embarks on a spur of the moment journey... See full summary »

Director: Paz Fábrega | Stars: Fernando Bolaños, Kattia González, Hernan Jimenez

Votes: 148

39. Imprisoned (2015)

TV-MA | 97 min | Drama

A young girl gets involved in a family drama when she starts a secret friendship with a prison inmate. All parts involved, inside and outside, will have to deal with the consequences of ... See full summary »

Director: Esteban Ramírez | Stars: Natalia Arias, Leynar Gomez, Daniel Marin, Alejandro Aguilar

Votes: 170

42. El Codo del Diablo (2014)

78 min | Documentary

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, 1948. Four days before Christmas, Setico a 12-year-old boy must take a train in search of his father. A trip that will reveal the forgotten memories of this banana... See full summary »

Directors: Antonio Jara Vargas, Ernesto Jara Vargas | Stars: Federico Picado, Darío Salas, Gustavo Vargas

Votes: 10

44. Helio (2015)

20 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

One worker sparks a revolution when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld.

Director: Teddy Cecil | Stars: Barrett James, Dennis Keiffer, Dio Johnson, Derek Chariton

Votes: 160

45. Ciudadano (2014)

23 min | Short, Drama

Francisco has been called to appear before a Ministry to fulfill a duty. Not completely understanding what he is supposed to do he refuses to continue with the process. Seeing this, the ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Jaén | Star: Alexis Díaz de Villegas

47. El Lugar Mas Feliz del Mundo (2015)


A long-running television series is targeted to be cancelled by a rival studio who sends an assassin after the show's cast. After the loss of the show's star, the cast and crew try to find ... See full summary »

Director: Soley Bernal | Stars: Rodolfo Araya, Mauricio Astorga, Fernando Bolaños, Héctor Joaquín Colón-González

Votes: 11

48. Toque de lo Alto (2016)

88 min | Biography, Drama, Family

Based on true events, is the first christian movie filmed in Costa Rica. Katherine, a young girl was abused in childhood, her life was perturbate since that particular event, even today she... See full summary »

Director: Jose Mario Salas Boza | Stars: Christian Campos, Ronny Canales, Hanzell Carballo, Rosibel Carvajal

Votes: 12

49. About Us (2016)

TV-MA | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Diego, a hopeless romantic desperately trying to salvage his relationship with long time girlfriend Sofía, plans a beach getaway to propose and clear the air. A 'chance' encounter with ... See full summary »

Director: Hernan Jimenez | Stars: Hernan Jimenez, Noelia Castaño, Marina Glezer, Antonio Yglesias

Votes: 168

50. The Sound of Things (2016)

75 min | Drama

A young and dedicated nurse is trying to avoid the pain left by her dear cousin's suicide.

Director: Ariel Escalante | Stars: Liliana Biamonte, Fernando Bolaños, Claudia Barrionuevo, Ariel Escalante

Votes: 37