Take a look at the best films of the year made by Latinos.

Now that we are nearing the end of the year, it’s time to look back and talk about the best Latino films of 2017.

This year’s films were very diverse and tackled a variety of themes, from the social and political to the more personal and intimate.

Let’s begin this cinematic journey!

Best Latino Films of 2017

Zama

Director: Lucrecia Martel

Country: Argentina

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Watch the trailer here

Best Latino Films of 2017

Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman)

Director: Sebastian Lelio

Country: Chile

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Watch the trailer here

Best Latino Films of 2017

Tempestad (Tempest)

Director: Tatiana Hueso

Country: México

The emotional journeys of two women victimized by corruption and injustice in Mexico and of the love, dignity and resistance that allowed them to survive.

Watch the trailer here

Best Latino Films of 2017

Carpinteros (Woodpeckers)

Director: Jose Maria Cabral

Country: Dominican Republic

Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic’s Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language and without the knowledge of dozens of guards.

Watch the trailer here

Best Latino Films of 2017

Rosa Chumbe

Director: Jonatan Relayze

Country: Peru

Rosa is a mature police officer with both a gambling and a drinking problem. She lives with her daughter Sheila, who has a little baby. One day, after a big fight between them, Sheila steals her mother’s savings and storms out of the house leaving her baby behind.

Watch the trailer here

Best Latino Films of 2017

El Inca

Director: Ignacio Castillo Cottin

Country: Venezuela

A tragic love story based in the life of the great Latin American boxer Edwin “El Inca” Valero. The only fight he lost, was the one against himself.

Watch the trailer here

Best Latino Films of 2017

El Sonido de las Cosas (The Sound of Things)

Director: Ariel Escalante

Country: Costa Rica

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

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Best Latino Films of 2017

Viejo Calavera (Dark Skull)

Director: Kiro Russo

Country: Bolivia

Elder’s father has died, and it looks as if young Elder couldn’t care less, even though he has no one to take care of him now. He goes to live with his grandmother in the outskirts of the mining city, Huanuni, where Francisco, his godfather, gives him a job at the mine.

Watch the trailer here

Best Latino Films of 2017

Pariente (Guilty Men)

Director: Iván Gaona

Country: Colombia

Mariana, Willington’s eternal love, is preparing her marriage with Rene, the cousin of her ex-boyfriend. While Willington tries to get her back, the rumor of a thief in town and a series of violent deaths that remind them of a fearful past, will endanger Mariana’s new family.

Watch the trailer here

Best Latino Films of 2017

Alba

Director: Ana Cristina Barragán

Country: Ecuador

Alba, an 11-year-old girl, has to move to her father’s house due to her mother’s illness. She barely knows him and spending time with him at home feels weird. Both are shy, both feel lonely but they can’t find a way to approach each other.

Watch the trailer here

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