Nicaragua (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Big Brother Volcano (2017)

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

7.1
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When Alan's wife flakes on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, he's joined by his all too eager brother-in-law Mike on a trip to Nicaragua's 'Mercado Village,' a hipster resort for American tourists. As the two settle in, they meet Barbara, an American ex-pat who co-founded Mercado Village years earlier as a utopian haven for artists and free spirits. As Alan's relationship with Barbara ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Briganti | Stars: Aya Cash, George Basil, Brandon Scott, Echo Kellum

Votes: 31

2. Alsino and the Condor (1982)

R | 89 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Alan Esquivel, Carmen Bunster, Alejandro Parodi

Votes: 309

3. La Yuma (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.6
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This is the story of Yuma a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.

Director: Florence Jaugey | Stars: Alma Blanco, Rigoberto Mayorga, Gabriel Benavides, Juan Carlos García

Votes: 236

5. Las Sandinistas! (2018)

96 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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LAS SANDINISTAS. uncovers a watershed moment in history when a group of Nicaraguan women shattered barriers to lead rebel troops in battle and reshape their country with landmark social ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Murray | Stars: Dora Maria Tellez, Daisy Zamora

Votes: 147

6. The Naked Screen (2014)

TV-MA | 95 min | Drama

5.7
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All over the world, love stories are written on the screens of mobile phones, but what happens when your privacy becomes public?

Director: Florence Jaugey | Stars: Paola Baldion, Óscar Sinela, Roberto Guillén, Salvador Espinoza

Votes: 66

8. Sexto sentido (2001–2005)

27 min | Drama

6.8
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Anything can happen to Nicaragua's youth. Here's a tiny preview of their realities, their dreams and experiences. Everything was built from real Nicaraguan young men and women.

Stars: René Blanco, Bianka Campos, Elba Castillo, Icskra Díaz

Votes: 6

9. El día que me quieres (1999)

61 min | Documentary

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Director: Florence Jaugey

10. Los Índalos (2019)

78 min | Documentary

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Directors: Santiago Nacif Cabrera, Juan Andrés Martínez Canto, Roberto Persano

11. The Ghost of War (1988)

124 min | Musical, Drama

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In this political thriller, Reynaldo, a young dancer from a resort area on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, deserts his career to join his nation's fight against the American-backed Contras. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramiro Lacayo-Deshon | Stars: Elmer Macfield, Alenka Díaz, Manuel Poveda, Pilar Aguirre

12. Island of Lost Children (2002)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.5
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Having lived only twenty years, they are sentenced to another thirty in prison. The Island of Lost Children is the story of ten young inmates who participate in a video course inside the largest prison in Nicaragua.

Director: Florence Jaugey

Votes: 9

13. Grissi siknis; La enfermedad mágica de la selva (2009)

84 min | Documentary

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Director: Enrique Ruiz

14. Ernesto on Earth (2020)

73 min | Documentary

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A journey through the poetry and life of the revolutionary priest Ernesto Cardenal.

Director: Manuel Bonilla | Stars: Ernesto Cardenal, Luz Marina Acosta, Sergio Ramírez, Gioconda Belli

15. El Pueblo Unido: Nicaragua's Revolt for Freedom

30 min | Documentary, Short | Post-production

El Pueblo Unido (The People United) is a visceral & emotionally resonating documentary that chronicles the Nicaraguan people's historic fight to overthrow President Daniel Ortega's regime ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Machado

16. Gracias a Dios y a la revolución (1981)

50 min | Documentary

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A documentary on the role of the Catholic Church during the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, it shows clergy members serving as government officials, and parishioners who testify to the ... See full summary »

Directors: Roberto Burgos Cantor, Jackie Reiter, Wolf Tirado | Star: Ernesto Cardenal

17. Women in Arms (1981)

Unrated | 59 min | Documentary, War

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Interviews with key military woman guerrilla leaders, and young girls and old women who took part baring arms or making artisanal bombs, against the regime of General Somoza.

Director: Victoria Schultz | Star: Celeste Wesson

18. Nina Furia (2021– )

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The lives of Nicaraguan exiled students in Costa Rica.

19. Lady Marshall (1990)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Martha C. Hernández, María José Álvarez

20. ¿A Dónde Vamos? (2019)

7 min | Short, Family

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Director: Camilo Mangas Calderon | Stars: Lena Espinoza, Madeluiz Reina

21. El Mito Blanco (2020)

72 min | Documentary

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Director: Gabriel Serra

22. White Dresses (1996)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Ana Coyne Alonso

23. A Family in History (2011)

199 min | Documentary, Biography

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Made in 1984-85 at the height of the Contra war, brings us inside Sandinista Nicaragua five years after the revolution that overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza. It centers on five ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred Guzzetti, Susan Meiselas, Richard Rogers

24. Con ánimo de lucro (2006)

30 min | Documentary, Short

2.0
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Director: Joan Planas | Stars: Carles Muñoz, Alícia Puertas, Xavi Rosiñol

Votes: 78

25. Bomberos (2019)

Drama

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Three teenage firefighters in a small, rural city in Nicaragua decide to break the mundanity of their everyday lives by starting their own emergencies. After one of their fires gets out of ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Cushnie | Stars: Celia Andino, Jestin Alex García, Missael Reyes

26. Sola (II) (2007)

Short, Drama

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Director: René Blanco | Stars: Morena Guadalupe Espinoza, Germán Pomares

27. Hacia el sur (2017)

Short, Drama

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Director: Camila Selser | Star: Michael Dionisio Morales

28. Heiress of the Wind (2017)

88 min | Documentary

6.0
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Gloria's parents are revolutionary Sandinistas, fighting to liberate Nicaragua from dictatorship. In 1979, they finally succeed, plunging the nation into civil war. Living life on the front... See full summary »

Director: Gloria Carrión Fonseca

Votes: 13

29. Cinema Alcázar (1998)

10 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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When Rosa came to this place the earthquake had just happened and the building was one enormous ruin. People say it was a cinema, but Rosa, who has lived here for many years, has never seen... See full summary »

Director: Florence Jaugey | Star: Pilar Aguirre

Votes: 20

30. Cafe Chavalos: Overcoming the Streets (2008)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary

6.8
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Despite its coastal beauty and colonial architecture, Nicaragua's oldest city, Granada, is mired in unemployment, poverty and violence. It is the poorest city in Central America where 80% ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto J. Chamorro | Star: Donna Tabor

Votes: 14

31. Hacia el Sur

Drama | Announced

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Director: Camila Selser

32. Memorias del viento (1992)

Documentary

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Director: Félix Zurita

33. De niña a madre (2005)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Florence Jaugey

34. Cerca del Cielo (2014)

65 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the life of Blessed Sister Maria Romero.

Director: Jose Arostegui

35. Water Navel (2018)

23 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Laura Baumeister de Montis

36. Me gustan los poemas y me gusta la vida (I like poems and I like life) (2015)

52 min | Documentary

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There's a very original poetry workshop . . . where children with cancer are taught how to create poems, in La Mascota Children's Hospital in Managua. Very beautiful poems have been ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Daniel Rodríguez Moya, Ulises Juárez Polanco

37. Distribution (2016)

12 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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An sensory exploration of Nicaragua's pirate cinema industry.

Director: Sam Ellison

38. We Will Never Surrender (1984)

41 min | Short

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Director: Fernando Somarriba

39. Rompe La Piñata (2010)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Anthony Alcalde

40. Buscón (2010)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Anthony Alcalde

41. El center fielder (1985)

25 min | Short

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Director: Ramiro Lacayo-Deshon

42. Songs and chronicles of a forgotten neighborhood (2016)

70 min | Documentary | Completed

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Direct and painful portrait of Palosmas, a marginal neighborhood in northen Nicaragua. The ?hell where lives are enclosed and tells us stories that reborn the value and dignity of the human beeings.

Director: Marcos Macarro Sender

43. Volar en línea recta (2013)

22 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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Two childhood friends from a small village in the north of Nicaragua briefly reunite one day in the city. One, a University student, and the other, a dropout, have a slight misunderstanding... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Cushnie | Stars: Walder Casco López, Norman Flores

44. Breath of Peace (2010)

50 min | Documentary

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Earlham College students go on a journey to the lands of Nicaragua, Israel and Palestine to find the commonalities between young people working for peace and understanding in areas of ... See full summary »

Director: Wilmer Chavarria | Star: Barbara Miller

45. Nica-libre (1997)

Documentary

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Director: Félix Zurita

46. Until Forever (2019)

10 min | Short, Drama, History

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It is 1990. The revolution in Nicaragua has finally come to an end, leaving a wife and her husband struggling to find a way to pick up the pieces of their broken hearts.

Director: Katharine Mahalic | Stars: Marianela Flores, Félix Pérez

47. Metal y vidrio (2004)

20 min | Short

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Director: Pierre Pierson | Star: Giovani Padilla

48. Loma Verde (2010– )

23 min | Drama

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A rural community called Loma Verde will be shock while their residents worked through domestic struggles and family life, facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors.

Stars: Mery Acevedo, Orlando Cordonero, Marvin Corrales, Caroline Dash-Cuthbert

49. Paying the Price for Peace (2018)

117 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson pays the price for peace by calling attention to the US government's defiance of international law through endless illegal wars.

Director: Bo Boudart | Stars: Medea Benjamin, Leah Bolger, Blase Bonpane, Roy Bourgeois

Votes: 9

50. Virgin Territory (2017)

19 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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Exploring the steps necessary to save and understand cultural heritage that has been long forgotten in rural Nicaragua.

Director: Dominic Arcelin


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