Guatemala (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. La Llorona (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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79 Metascore

An aging paranoid war criminal, protected by his faithful wife, faces death while being haunted by the ghosts of his past.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz

Votes: 5,161

2. Tremors (2019)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama

6.6
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76 Metascore

The coming out of an evangelical father shatters his family, his community and uncovers a profoundly repressive society.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: Juan Pablo Olyslager, Diane Bathen, Mauricio Armas Zebadúa, Rui Frati

Votes: 1,188

3. José (II) (2018)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

José lives with his mother in Guatemala. It's a tough life in one of the most violent and religious countries. When he meets Luis, he's thrust into new-found passion and pain.

Director: Li Cheng | Stars: Enrique Salanic, Manolo Herrera, Ana Cecilia Mota, Jhakelyn Waleska Gonzalez Gonzalez

Votes: 641

4. Ixcanul (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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83 Metascore

On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo

Votes: 2,933 | Gross: $0.29M

5. Cadejo Blanco (2021)

125 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Director: Justin Lerner | Stars: Karen Martínez, Rudy Rodriguez, Pamela Martínez, Brandon López

Votes: 6

6. Our Mothers (2019)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

6.7
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59 Metascore

Ernesto is a young anthropologist in Guatemala. One day, while hearing the account of an old woman, he thinks he has found a lead that might guide him to his father, a "guerrillero" who went missing during the war.

Director: Cesar Diaz | Stars: Armando Espitia, Emma Dib, Aurelia Caal, Julio Serrano Echeverría

Votes: 641

7. 1991 (2021)

70 min

7.9
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1991: Guatemala is at war, but this is not an issue for Daniel and his friends. All they want to do is have fun. They travel around with baseball bats, but their goal is not to play a game, they are on the hunt.

Director: Sergio Ramírez | Star: Juan Jose Muralles

Votes: 7

8. Trouble in New Castille (2019)

Short, Fantasy

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Death is rather curious angel, he doesn't care if people are good or bad he only cares if they are entertaining, when he sees that the immortal witch tatuana, and brother Javier are getting... See full synopsis »

Director: Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa | Stars: Alexis Pappas, Regina Bonifasi, Angel Funes, Rodolfo Espinosa

9. Exorcismo Documentado (2012)

116 min | Horror

6.4
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While a sixteen year old girl is possessed by an evil spirit, her mother tries to find help, but everything goes wrong with horrible consequences.

Director: Rodrigo Estrada Alday | Stars: Daniela Castillo, José Manuel de la Puente, Roberto Díaz Gomar, William García Silva

Votes: 58

10. El Silencio del Topo (2021)

91 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Anaïs Taracena

Votes: 10

11. El silencio de Neto (1994)

106 min | Drama

6.8
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A boy struggles against his stifling family life during the 1954 Guatemala coup.

Director: Luis Argueta | Stars: Oscar Almengor, Pablo Arenales, Hector Argueta, Cristina Arqueta

Votes: 155

12. The Ghosts (2020)

76 min | Drama

6.1
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Koki makes a living in Guatemala City by winning the trust of people while arranging the theft of their possessions. By day he is a guide to tourists who get mugged at gunpoint, by night he... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Lojo | Stars: Marvin Navas, Carlos Morales El Punisher, Daniela Castillo

Votes: 34

13. September (2017)

70 min | Drama

5.6
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The dying Guatemalan war veteran agrees to accompany a girl searching for information about her grand father, his comrade in arms. Flash backs show the campaign the men fought in when young.

Director: Kenneth Muller | Stars: Costanza Andrade, Tuti Furlan, Saúl Lisazo, Juan Antonio Llanes

Votes: 667

14. Martin & Margot or There's No One Around You (2019)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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Martin and Margot are two writers traveling through Guatemala to find La Bestia, the mythological poet that brought them together. In their journey their relationship and future will be compromised by an unexpected pregnancy.

Director: Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa | Stars: Julian Root, Emily K. Rose

Votes: 38

15. V.I.P.: Very Important Prisoners (2007)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime

6.7
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Shot inside of one of Guatemala's most dangerous prisons, with it's inmate population as actors in the film. VIP is the story of Juan Ramos, Guatemala's sub accountant is arrested and ... See full summary »

Director: Elías Jiménez Trachtenberg | Stars: Juan Pablo Olyslager, Monica Palmieri, Jorge 'El Pumita' Asturias, Roberto Díaz Gomar

Votes: 23

16. Liremu Barana (2019)

13 min | Short, Drama

7.7
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Arisa dances every day and night to songs that tell of the struggles of her people. Her mother warns her not to make the same mistakes that she did as a young woman. Poetic and atmospheric,... See full summary »

Director: E. Caj Cojoc

Votes: 6

17. Puro Mula (2011)

90 min | Comedy

6.4
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Joel Fonseca is a 28 year old slacker who gets up every morning to drink beer and play his guitar. One day his routine is interrupted by his older sister who asks him to take care of her 6 ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Pérez Him | Stars: Domingo Lemus, Daneri Gudiel, Jairon Salguero, Roberto Díaz Gomar

Votes: 179

18. Luz (III) (2019)

84 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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Simón is a physicist who measures the length of Karma in space-time. This opens a new perception of reality where everything will collapse. Justice, truth and knowledge are metaphical representations of reality.

Director: Javier Borrayo | Stars: Daniela Berger, Musika Castellanos, Byron Marmol, Jose Peñalonzo

Votes: 19

19. Otros 4 Litros (2016)

TV-PG | 86 min | Comedy

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Tres amigos: Chente, Linares y Mijo, atravesando la crisis de los treinta, emprenden un viaje al lago de Atitlán para cumplir el último deseo de su recién fallecido amigo de la infancia, ... See full summary »

Director: Rodolfo Espinosa | Stars: Carlos Hernandez, Elvin Santiagos, Carlos del Valle

20. El Apostolado (2020)

89 min | Drama

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A dissident priest lives in a humble manner, helping people from different social classes in exchange for a meal. His way of living seems to work perfectly until he meets two women that put his intentions in doubt.

Director: Juan Manuel Mendez | Stars: Sebastian de la Hoz, Andrea Gálvez, Devayani Morales, Luis Barillas

21. Marimbas from Hell (2010)

74 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Don Alfonso is a deliveryman. He also plays marimbas, the traditional Guatemalan instrument. He is used to play a folkloric musical show in one of the fancy hotel of Guatemala City. He ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Hernández Cordón

Votes: 169

22. Invisible Evidence (2003)

102 min | Drama

8.0
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Visiting American journalist Johnson finds more in Guatemala than he's bargained for. His reporter contact is missing and nobody's looking for him; his first assignment is to meet with ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Castillo Close | Stars: R. Brandon Johnson, Arloa Reston, Jorge Pupo, Giacomo Buonafina

Votes: 26

23. Terremoto en Guatemala (1978)

TV-PG | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Terremoto En Guatemala relata lo sucedido en el pas de Guatemala en el a±o de 1976 tras el terremoto de magnitud 7.6 en la escala de Richter. En torno a este suceso, nos muestra adem¡s la ... See full summary »

Director: Rafael Lanuza | Stars: Norma Lazareno, Leonardo Moran, Guillermo Andreu, Carolina Lanuza

Votes: 8

24. Gasolina (2008)

Unrated | 71 min | Drama

5.1
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Three middle-class teenagers out on a high-octane ride to hell outside the safety of their "colonia".

Director: Julio Hernández Cordón | Stars: Jose Andres Chamier, Carlos Dardon, Francisco Jacome, Carlos del Valle

Votes: 163

25. Hunting Party (2015)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Five friends go out for the best night of their lives and their last together. To hunt for love, cheap drinks and salvation.

Director: Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa | Stars: Alex Ramos Alvarez, Fernando Franco, Pedro Javier Silva Lira, Fernando Marroquín

Votes: 61

26. La casa de enfrente (2004)

75 min

6.9
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Director: Elías Jiménez Trachtenberg | Stars: Yuliet Cruz, Maurice Echeverría, Juan Pablo Olyslager

Votes: 41

27. Ovnis en Zacapa (2015)

90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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UFO sightings are reported in northeastern Guatemala. Rober Daneri a frustrated college professor along with the production team of a sensationalist TV show embark on a supernatural journey... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Machado | Stars: Roberto Diaz, Alejandra Estrada, Daneri Gudiel, Domingo Lemus

Votes: 61

29. Aquí me quedo (2010)

70 min | Comedy

7.7
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Paco is a quiet man who travels to Xela (Quetzaltenango) from the city to put ideas in order and his life in perspective now that the only thing he values in life, his wife Cusi, is ... See full summary »

Director: Rodolfo Espinosa | Stars: Beatriz del Cid, Carlos Hernandez, Andres Zea

Votes: 12

30. El sombrerón (1950)

103 min | Horror

5.2
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This film dramatizes one of the most famous legends of Guatemala: The tale of 'El Sombreron' or 'The man with the giant hat' who is considered to be a most frightening specter.

Directors: Guillermo Andreu, Eduardo Fleischman | Stars: Antonio Almorza, Paco Pérez, Guillermo Andreu, Sally Polantinos

Votes: 18

31. What Sebastian Dreamt (2004)

Drama, War

7.1
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A young Spanish writer inherits a home in the Guatemalan rainforest, only to become wrapped up in a land war, touchy local politics ... and murder.

Director: Rodrigo Rey Rosa | Stars: Andoni Gracia, Juliette Deschamps, Juan Carlos Vellido

Votes: 29

32. Gallo gallina

Drama | Announced

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Director: Verónica Riedel

33. Dónde Nace El Sol (2013)

85 min | History

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Where the Sun is Born tells the story of the Maya People through four stories which allude to important moments in the in its history over the course of the last half millenium. The central... See full summary »

Director: Elías Jiménez | Stars: Felipe Gómez, Candelaria Hernández, Walter Paz Joj, Ajpú Nicho

34. The Greatest House in the World (2015)

76 min | Drama

7.0
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Rocio, a Maya Mam girl, lives in the mountains with her mother, who is pregnant and her granny. Due to an early delivery from her mother, Rocio is stuck with caring for a herd of sheep, the... See full summary »

Directors: Ana V. Bojórquez, Lucía Carreras | Stars: Gloria López, María López, Elder Escobedo, Myriam Bravo

Votes: 48

35. Sarna (2021)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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"Sarna" reflects on the human condition in a non-human environment. A story of howls, barks and desolate glances in the outskirts of the Pan American Highway where most of its inhabitants ... See full summary »

Director: Josue Garcia Prado | Star: Joana Mariel Madrid

36. The Engineer (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.1
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Israel is El Salvador's only criminologist. In one of the world's most dangerous countries, his job is to unearth the hundreds murdered and buried by the rival gangs MS-13 and 18 Street.

Directors: Mathew Charles, Juan Luis Passarelli

Votes: 53

37. First-True-Last (2017)

34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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The meaning of love divided by three.

Director: Luis Fernando Midence | Stars: Javier Andicoechea, Martín Azurdia, María José Batres, Regina Bonifasi

Votes: 35

38. Captain Orellana and the Possessed Village (2012)

Comedy

7.3
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Director: Javier Tessari | Stars: Andrea Ayala, Jorge Bac, Yolanda Coronado, José Mario Massella

Votes: 23

39. Volcanista: El despetar de un ciudadano (2021)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Juan Jose Muralles

40. Toque de Queda (2011)

90 min | Thriller

5.6
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In Guatemala, violence is contagious. The neighbors of Villas de La Esperanza, in fear of an eventual invasion of those infected by violence, arm themselves and patrol nights, risking their... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Figueroa, Elías Jiménez Trachtenberg | Stars: Juan Pablo Olyslager, Julio Serrano, Edgar Arreola, Jorge 'El Pumita' Asturias

Votes: 30

42. Asfixia (2021)

7 min | Short, Drama, Horror

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Soon as a positive case of a new virus is located at her workplace, Sofia is forced into quarantine. After days of Isolation and uncertainty, she begins to fall into a spiral of paranoia.

Director: Romeo López Aldana | Stars: Rochy Arce, Marisa Toriello

44. Legends of the new world (2019)

Short, Fantasy

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Director: Chris Kummerfeldt Quiroa | Stars: Alexis Pappas, Regina Bonifasi, Angel Funes, Rodolfo Espinosa

45. Reparando (2010)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.9
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After a long, devastating 36 year civil war in Guatemala, victims are being transformed into champions who willfully embrace their past to help repair the next generation. This is their story.

Director: Scott Owen Moore

Votes: 35

46. Mother Tongue (2014)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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The documentary short MOTHER TONGUE chronicles the first time a film has been translated and dubbed into Maya-Ixil, the native language of the Guatemalan indigenous group that was targeted ... See full summary »

Director: Pamela Yates | Star: Matilde Terraza Gallego

47. Serpiente Emplumada (2019)

94 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.7
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Documentary about how the Mesoamerica jungle is being exploted. A history of a man searching to own nature, who through experiences of the unique and beautiful Quetzal bird, ends surrending to its mitical magic and freedom.

Directors: Ricky Lopez Bruni, Ricky Lopez-Bruni | Stars: Francisco Asturias, Mercedes de la Garza, Richard Hansen, Fernando 'Fher' Olvera

Votes: 12

48. Espacios Vacíos (2020)

19 min | Short

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An elder woman's body starts to betray her, so her housekeeper sees to take care of her. This changes the boundaries of their relationship. The housekeeper faces the decision to keep her job or go back home.

Director: Clara Stephanie Schieber Lorenesi | Stars: Valerie Andrews, Icela Hernández, María Teresa Martínez, Ana Cecilia Mota

49. Despertar (Awake) (2020)

Short, Drama

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A wounded soul in search of deliverance, escaping from her mind and the pain of her existence.

Director: Jared Salazar | Star: Jennifer Gabrielle

50. The Checklist Effect (2015)

70 min | Documentary

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Both scientific and deeply personal, The Checklist Effect is a feature length documentary for anyone who's ever had surgery, or loved someone who has. Inspired by Atul Gawande's award-winning book The Checklist Manifesto.

Director: Lauren Anders Brown


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