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1. Snowfall (2017– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s.

Stars: Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Isaiah John, Sergio Peris-Mencheta

Votes: 7,595

2. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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45 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 349,494 | Gross: $59.74M

3. Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 273,367 | Gross: $50.87M

4. American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

7.1
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65 Metascore

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 137,440 | Gross: $51.34M

5. The Mosquito Coast (1986)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

An inventor spurns his city life to move his family into the jungles of Central America to make a utopia.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Jadrien Steele

Votes: 24,979 | Gross: $14.30M

6. Hulk (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.6
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54 Metascore

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas

Votes: 241,862 | Gross: $132.18M

7. Survivor (2000– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.1
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A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.

Stars: Jeff Probst, Lillian Morris, Jon Dalton, Rob Mariano

Votes: 20,419

8. The Fountain (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 218,134 | Gross: $10.14M

9. Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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64 Metascore

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 169,738 | Gross: $71.51M

10. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 15,326 | Gross: $12.00M

11. Balls of Fury (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

5.3
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38 Metascore

Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.

Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q

Votes: 39,209 | Gross: $32.84M

12. Monsters (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.4
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63 Metascore

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jefferies

Votes: 84,881 | Gross: $0.24M

13. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 29,959 | Gross: $14.05M

14. El Norte (1983)

R | 141 min | Drama

7.7
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67 Metascore

Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago

Votes: 4,485

15. Salvador (1986)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.4
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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage

Votes: 17,961

16. Sin Nombre (2009)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso, Karla Cecilia Alvarado

Votes: 29,809 | Gross: $2.53M

17. The Dogs of War (1980)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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56 Metascore

Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Hugh Millais

Votes: 7,211

18. Firewalker (1986)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.1
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A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache hoard of gold.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson, Will Sampson

Votes: 5,449 | Gross: $11.83M

19. Under Fire (1983)

R | 128 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 6,380 | Gross: $5.70M

20. The In-Laws (1979)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault

Votes: 6,996 | Gross: $38.20M

21. The Evil That Men Do (1984)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A professional killer comes out of retirement to investigate and avenge the brutal murder of an old friend.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, José Ferrer

Votes: 3,129 | Gross: $13.10M

22. The Golden Dream (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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74 Metascore

A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

Votes: 4,119

23. Walker (1987)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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An unconventional retelling of the life of William Walker, a 19th century American mercenary leader who became the president of Nicaragua.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois, Keith Szarabajka

Votes: 3,005 | Gross: $0.26M

24. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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During the Napoleonic wars, a British Navy Captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall

Votes: 5,682

25. The Wrath of God (1972)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.2
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Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth, John Colicos

Votes: 768

26. Viva Maria! (1965)

Not Rated | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus,... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton, Paulette Dubost

Votes: 3,028

27. Relentless (I) (2018)

TV-MA | 95 min | Thriller

4.5
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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: 276

28. Women Behind Bars (1975)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Thriller

4.0
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A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things become even more interesting when his moll murders him and is slammed behind bars ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Martine Stedil, Nathalie Chape, Roger Darton

Votes: 498

29. Men with Guns (II) (1997)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Federico Luppi, Damián Delgado, Dan Rivera González, Tania Cruz

Votes: 2,508 | Gross: $0.74M

30. Down Twisted (1987)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Carey Lowell, Charles Rocket, Trudy Dochterman, Thom Mathews

Votes: 886

31. Toy Soldiers (1984)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama

5.0
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While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.

Director: David Fisher | Stars: Jason Miller, Cleavon Little, Rodolfo de Anda, Terri Garber

Votes: 462

32. Dangerous Passage (1944)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Film-Noir

5.5
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Joe Beck leaves Central America so that he can return to Texas and collect a large inheritance, but he picks a dangerous ship on which to travel.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Lowery, Phyllis Brooks, Charles Arnt, Jack La Rue

Votes: 171

33. The Ballad of Hugo Sánchez (2018– )

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Hugo Sanchez is tasked with leading the Cuervos into the Duel of the Birds tournament despite his personal life pulling him back toward the family business.

Stars: Jesús Zavala, Mauro Mauad, Ianis Guerrero, Raúl Briones

Votes: 513

34. Delta Force Commando (1988)

R | 89 min | Action

3.8
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Latin American revolutionaries invade a military base on Puerto Rico, and steal a nuclear bomb, killing a pregnant woman in the process. Captain Beck (Fred Williamson) is assigned to track ... See full summary »

Director: Pierluigi Ciriaci | Stars: Brett Baxter Clark, Fred Williamson, Mark Gregory, Bo Svenson

Votes: 282

35. Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure

6.2
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In the 18th century France, Jean-Paul, who was cheated out of his inheritance, land and titles by his uncle, decides to go to Guatemala in search of a famed Mayan treasure.

Directors: Delmer Daves, Otto Preminger | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Finlay Currie, Walter Hampden

Votes: 322

36. Appointment in Honduras (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A wealthy American couple are hostages on an arduous jungle journey.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ann Sheridan, Zachary Scott, Rodolfo Acosta

Votes: 440 | Gross: $1.15M

37. Cocaine Wars (1985)

R | 82 min | Action, Drama

4.2
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Miami DEA agent Cliff Adams is in South America working undercover for Gonzalo Reyes, the biggest cocaine exporter in South America. Cliff's fiancée, Janet Meade, is a reporter doing a ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Olivera | Stars: John Schneider, Kathryn Witt, Royal Dano, Federico Luppi

Votes: 163

38. The Firing Line (1988)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action

2.9
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An American military advisor becomes disillusioned by the brutality and corruption of the Central American government which hired him. When his shift in sympathies becomes known, he's ... See full summary »

Director: Jun Gallardo | Stars: Reb Brown, Shannon Tweed, Kahlena Marie, Mel Davidson

Votes: 281

39. The Blue Butterfly (2004)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Adventure

6.2
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A dramatic adventure about courage, redemption and love being filmed in the rain forests of Costa Rica, and in Montreal.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Marc Donato, William Hurt, Pascale Bussières, Raoul Max Trujillo

Votes: 1,448

40. Torrid Zone (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a banana republic, fruit company exec Steve Case rehires former nemesis Nick Butler to restore order and profits.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

Votes: 1,132

41. Coronado (2003)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.4
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An American woman, in search of her fiancé, becomes involved in a revolution of a Central American country.

Director: Claudio Fäh | Stars: Kristin Dattilo, Clayton Rohner, Michael Lowry, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,460

42. Causa Justa (2019)

Drama, War | Post-production

In the early morning hours of December 19, 1989, President George Herbert Walker Bush ordered the United States Army to organize a cautiously deliberate and well-accomplished attack that ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Luis Pacheco, Luis Franco Brantley | Stars: Patricia De Leon, Joavany Alvarez, Carlos Alfredo Lopez, Janet Alvarez Gonzalez

43. Last Plane Out (1983)

PG | 92 min | Action, Thriller, War

4.6
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An American journalist covering the civil war in Nicaragua falls in love with a beautiful Sandinista rebel.

Director: David Nelson | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Julie Carmen, Mary Crosby, David Huffman

Votes: 121 | Gross: $0.16M

44. Latino (1985)

105 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Set in the context of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and their battle with the U.S.-backed Contra rebels. Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) is a Vietnam War veteran sent to help U.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: Robert Beltran, Annette Charles, Américo González, Michael Goodwin

Votes: 146

45. Treasure of the Moon Goddess (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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Pop singer Lu, who's touring Central America, her sleazy manager Harold, a rugged boat captain and their guide, Sam, and Sam's girl Brandy, are targeted by a gang and a local tribe over Lu's resemblance to the natives' moon goddess.

Director: José Luis García Agraz | Stars: Asher Brauner, Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Joann Ayers

Votes: 88

46. Bad City Blues (1999)

R | 116 min | Drama, Crime

4.4
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In the aftermath of a violent robbery, a New Orleans doctor, Eugene Grimes, wakes to find a wounded woman and $2 million in cash on his doorstep. In pursuit of the thieves, police captain ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Stevens | Stars: Michael Massee, Michael McGrady, Judith Hoag, Jim Metzler

Votes: 124

47. A Devil with Women (1930)

Passed | 64 min | Adventure

7.1
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Soldier of fortune Maxton is stranded in a Central American country. He and Tom, the nephew of the country's richest man, try to end Morloff's banditry but just barely escape a firing squad. They become rivals for Rosita.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Mona Maris, Humphrey Bogart, Luana Alcañiz

Votes: 57

48. Mastergate (1992 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

7.8
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Based on a satirical play about the U.S. Senate Watergate hearings in 1973-74.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Tim Reid, Marcia Strassman, Buck Henry, Richard Kiley

Votes: 57

49. The Panama Deception (1992)

91 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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A film about the true reasons for the 1989 US invasion of Panama and big media complicity in these activities.

Director: Barbara Trent | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Carlos Cantú, Diviana Ingravallo, Abraham Alvarez

Votes: 963 | Gross: $0.31M

50. Brothers in Blood (1987)

R | 76 min | Adventure, War

6.2
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War is Hell... especially NAM. A group of battle weary soldiers in Vietnam are trapped behind enemy lines. There is no way back. No help on the way. It's only a matter of time and these ... See full summary »

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Bo Svenson, Carlo Mucari, Peter Hooten, Werner Pochath

Votes: 83



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