El Salvador (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Whisper of Silence (2020)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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Set in the coffee fields of Latin America, the movie unfolds through the eyes of Josefina Moreno, an 18 year-old coffee picker, with a rare and amazing sense of smell.

Director: Alfonso Quijada | Stars: Laura Osma, Juan Carlos Velis, Emy Mena, Fernando Gaviria

Votes: 16

2. Sueños Ilegales (2022)

150 min | Biography, Drama

9.8
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Two brothers cross the border illegally and suffer an accident that changed their lives. Rafa Guerra becomes paraplegic and with courage and determination, supports his brother and fights to become a successful artist in a foreign land.

Directors: Fernando Lemus, Angel Camilo | Stars: Edwin Bernal, Reina Fuentes, Rafael Guerra, María Hernández

Votes: 18

3. La Confesión

Thriller | Post-production

A catholic priest in Monte Bello, El Salvador has created a clandestine operating room inside the church to extract the human organs of kidnapped people and sell them on the black market.

Director: Ronald Algarin | Stars: Dennis Mencia, René Mena, Luis Jose Lopez, Maynor Alvarado

4. Unforgivable (2020)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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A ruthless hitman for the 18th Street gang deals with his sexuality inside an evangelical Salvadoran prison, where he is not just guilty of crimes, but of an unforgivable sin under God and gang: being gay.

Director: Marlén Viñayo

Votes: 78

6. Por Menos Que Eso Me Divorcié Yo (2022)

Drama

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This is a story of love, forgiveness, and about how listening to their inner selves marked the lives of 3 friends, who met at the height of their respective professions, and their transit through life for 20 years.

Director: Mauricio Marin | Stars: Carolina Ramírez, Livia Brito, Fernando Solórzano

7. Fly So Far (2021)

88 min | Documentary

7.8
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After serving ten years behind bars for her miscarriage, considered by her government to be an act of aggravated murder, Teodora Vásquez becomes a spokesperson for the other 16 Salvadoran ... See full summary »

Director: Celina Escher | Stars: Las 17, Teodora Vásquez

Votes: 52

8. In the Region of Ice (1976)

37 min | Short

6.9
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In this American Film Institute-subsidized short subject, Fionnula Flanagan plays a sharp-tongued but compassionate nun, while Peter Lempert is cast as a sullen, emotionally disturbed boy. ... See full summary »

Directors: Andre R. Guttfreund, Peter Werner | Stars: Fionnula Flanagan, Peter Lampert, Keith Anthoni, Vance Colvig Jr.

Votes: 47

9. Jalón (2020)

85 min | Drama

8.7
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A day in the life of a Salvadoran taxi driver. Attempting to survive the grim realities in San Salvador, Gabriela Rodriguez prioritizes her family as she is pulled in many directions.

Director: Adam Chadwick | Stars: Vanesa Tomasino, Estuardo Tale, Andrea Tale, Samuel Hernández Campos

Votes: 17

10. Malacrianza (2014)

70 min | Drama

7.2
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Don Cleo, a humble seller of Piñatas, who lives in a little town in El Salvador; arrives at home after a long day of work to find an extortion letter at his door steps. That letter tells ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Menendez | Stars: Salvador Solís, Karla Valencia, Demetrio Aguilar, Leandro Sanchez Arauz

Votes: 85

11. Cachada: The Opportunity (2019)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

7.0
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Five Salvadoran women take to the stage to tell their stories about being poor, single moms and working as street vendors.

Director: Marlén Viñayo | Stars: Evelyn Chileno, Ruth H. Vega, Magdalena Henríquez, Wendy Henríquez

Votes: 66

12. Hoy (2020)

68 min | Drama

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In the capital of El Salvador, the drivers of a bus, a taxi, a minibus and a private car confront the ravages of 12 years of civil war that continue to torment the country.

Director: Ricardo Batz | Stars: Ariana Chong, Rodrigo Marroquin, Norman Miranda, Jose Carlos Ramos

13. La Palabra de Pablo (2018)

TV-MA | 84 min | Drama

5.7
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Loosely inspired by Shakespeare's Othello, La Palabra de Pablo (Pablo's Word) tells the story of a broken contemporary Salvadorian upper middle class family - struggling with jealousy and revenge.

Director: Arturo Menendez | Stars: Paola Baldion, Carlos Aylagas, Rosario Rios, Rebeca Castro

Votes: 71

14. La batalla del volcán (2018)

93 min | Documentary

7.0
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A group of veterans "guerrilla and soldiers" faces hatred from the past and a prevailing grief when they return, 25 years later, to the neighborhoods of San Salvador where they fought the final battle of the Salvadoran Civil War.

Director: Julio López Fernández

Votes: 10

15. Matlatl (2017)

90 min | Horror, Mystery

5.3
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After a tragic death, a family of three is forced to move to a desolated part of the country only to be haunted by mythical creatures.

Director: Migue Siman | Stars: Camila Chavarria, Mauricio Fuentes, Augusto Morales, Carlos Cardona

Votes: 28

16. Surviving Guazapa (2008)

TV-14 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Opposing forces, a government soldier and a guerrilla are trapped together in the heavily-bombed area around the Guazapa volcano. After a hostile meeting, an unlikely friendship develops ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto d'Avila Alegria | Stars: Roberto Josue Alegria, Geovanny Alvarado, Salvador Bermudez, Carlos Cruz

Votes: 36

17. The Voice at the Edge of the Void: The Void

Documentary, Animation, Adventure | Filming

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Director: Ernesto Bautista

18. Contraste (2013)

65 min | Drama

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Contraste is a film about the way woman live in the poorest latin american countries. The main idea of the movie is to show the story of two woman who live in one of the smallest Central ... See full summary »

Director: Alvaro Jared Martínez | Stars: Vanessa Apolito, Jose Calderon, Wilna Castillo, Milena Gonzalez

19. El cadáver exquisito (2011)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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"Exquisite Corpse" combines documentary, fiction and experimental film-making as it traverses the social and oniric landscape of a region struggling between modernity and tradition. A ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Ruano | Stars: Rossemberg Rivas, Malado Baldwin, Alejandra Palomo, Cristina López

Votes: 11

20. Miopía (2021)

5 min | Short, Drama | Completed

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Director: Carla Orellana | Stars: Fernando Cifuentes, Anita Najarro, Humberto Ruiz-Vargas, Charlie Hernández

21. El Salvador: El pueblo vencerà (1981)

80 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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Dramatic composition depicting a host of F.M.L.N. guerrillas marching forth from Monte Alzaco, the spiritual home of Salvadoran resistance.

Director: Diego de la Texera | Stars: Chema, Haroldo, Valentín Hernández, Álvaro Nieto

Votes: 15

22. The Incredible Journey of Elba

Drama | Announced

A little girl loses both parents and is left to fend for herself as she goes on a journey of growth and loss of innocence while searching for her mother.

Director: Arturo Menendez

23. The Offended (2016)

85 min | Documentary

7.3
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"In the Salvadoran civil war, my father and thousands more were captured and tortured by the State. These are some of their stories. When I turned 33, my mother told me that my father, ... See full summary »

Director: Marcela Zamora

Votes: 23

24. Antes la Lluvia (2022)

Drama

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"Antes la Lluvia" is the story of two women, Maria and Esther. Both are in the midst of heavy losses. María is a Salvadoran migrant woman who unfairly loses her job after falling ill and is... See full summary »

Director: Brenda Vanegas | Stars: Isabel Dada, Inma López, Patricia Rodriguez

25. Las Pupusas (2022– )

Documentary

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26. Nada (2016)

6 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Arturo Menendez | Stars: Maria Alvarado, Juan Fortis

27. Ausencias (I) (2015)

26 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Lulú wakes up to an empty house. After 5 years, absence has turned her life into a limbo, but she still has hopes of finding her son and husband alive after they were kidnapped on their way to Monterrey Airport, México.

Director: Tatiana Huezo

Votes: 25

28. Children of the Diaspora: For Peace and Democracy (2013)

56 min | Documentary, Family, History

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Children of the Diaspora is a documentary about the historical and ideological origins of USEU, the Union of Salvadoran University Students, in the United States. Set in 2009, this film ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Carcamo | Stars: Daniel Alvarenga, Denny Alvarez, Ricardo Avalos, Diana Baires

29. La ReBusqueda (2014)

135 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.6
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La ReBusqueda is the first romantic comedy ever made in Central America.

Director: Alvaro Jared Martínez | Stars: Carlo Arrechea, Pacun Lopez, Cristina Melendez, Mishelle Molina

Votes: 30

30. The Game

Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Ernesto Bautista

31. El Campeón de Polo

Documentary | Post-production

The polo champion tells the story of the life and work of Enrique Álvarez Córdova, the substantial Salvadoran landowner, member of one of the 14 richest families of the time, Great ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mario Juárez Dubón

33. Arriba Mi Gente (2010– )

Music, Sport, Talk-Show

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Stars: Andrea Gara, Karen Avilés, Irene Castillo, Larissa Vega

34. El niño sombra (2018)

14 min | Short

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A boy is left home alone and sits on a table. He enters a world of his own and begins to play by pretending all sorts of situations. When he gets bored, he starts pretending he is a cat and... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Ávalos | Star: Isabel Guzmán Payés

35. Morazan. A revolution as told by its people (2015)

138 min | Documentary

10.0
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Follow Chiyo, the man who participated in the revolution of El Salvador during the 1980s when he was just 13 years old. The places, the guerrilla methods and the psychology behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Josef H. Bisher | Stars: Lucio Vasquez, Carlos Enriquez Consalvi, Ilma Esperanza Vasquez, Dina

Votes: 5

36. Dear Maya (2021)

5 min | Short, Drama

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Maya, a teenage girl, writes her future self an e-mail programmed to be sent 10 years into the future. Ten years later, Maya receives her e-mail as an adult and reflects on her current ... See full summary »

Director: María Bruzon | Stars: Jenny Torres, Keylin Martinez, Alejandro Henríquez, Joselyn Angel

37. El cuarto de los huesos (2015)

52 min | Documentary

7.8
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A poorly equipped and underpaid team of forensic anthropologists is sent to study the countless mass graves in El Salvador, trying to identify the victims using fragments of bodies. ... See full summary »

Director: Marcela Zamora

Votes: 25

38. Memorias (II) (2013)

77 min | Documentary, Biography

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A documentary about the life of Alejandro Cotto, a film making pioneer from El Salvador. We explore his early life, his involvement in the cinema as a volunteer projectionist while he was ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Arevalo | Star: Alejandro Cotto

39. Malas mujeres

Documentary | Announced

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Director: Gabriela Cruz

40. Lienzo en blanco (2022)

71 min | Drama

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Directors: Gabriela Cruz, Leslie Ortiz | Stars: Ana Ruth Aragón, Alicia Chong, Lilibeth Rivas

41. Pepe Grillo (2021)

30 min | Short, Drama

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José is a child who grows up with fear of the transvestite on his street, with time and the passing of the years it will be Realize that his neighbor is not as bad a person as he thinks.

Director: Jacobo Chacón | Stars: Teda Bertrand, Ronny Ortiz

42. Vento da Liberdade (2020 Podcast Series)

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43. Tres caminos (2008)

84 min | Drama

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Director: Edwin Arevalo | Stars: Aurora Ares, Roberto Bladimir Arevalo, Jaffet Argumedo, Anna Beauchamp

44. 1-800

Comedy | Pre-production

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Stars: Gabi Rivera, Bryan Lestrange, Paolo Salinas

45. Manlio Argueta Poetas y Volcanes (2010)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Through the voice of writer and survivor Manlio Argueta, El Salvador's turbulent historical era is revealed, a period when many artists and writers suffered imprisonment, persecution and exile.

Director: Carolina Rivera

46. Earthbound (II)

Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | Announced

An elite group of soldiers are sent to rescue a senior officer for an immediate off-planet extraction.

Director: Migue Siman

47. El Libro Supremo (2013)

90 min | Horror, Mystery

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Deadly evil forces hunt four curious and ambitious teenagers who stole a black magic manuscript from a witch crafter who it wants it back.

Director: Roberto d'Avila Alegria | Stars: Mauricio Escobar, Moony Arrivillaga, Fhernando Santacruz, Milena Gonzalez

48. Entre Angeles y Demonios (2012)

41 min | Short, Drama

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Carmen is a girl who lives in a poor neighborhood in El Salvador, her mom and her brother have to work several jobs in order to enroll her into an expensive university, where Carmen ... See full summary »

Directors: Alvaro Jared Martínez, Edenilson Lazo | Star: Cristina Melendez

49. I Don't Want to be Death (2022)

12 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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An insomniac man and his wife try to find the meaning of a strange nightmare that has interrupted the peace of their rest.

Director: Carlos Siri | Stars: Christos Andrianos, Maya Salomé, Eli Sopa

50. Perfecto Para El Papel (2021)

5 min | Short, Comedy

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A young amateur actor can't seem to get a break auditioning.

Director: Emy Mena | Stars: Emy Mena, Carlos Aylagas, Octavio Melgar, Romeo Romero


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