20 Movies Like Sin Nombre

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City of God

City of God
City of God
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 75 wins & 50 nominations total
Writer: Paulo Lins, Bráulio Mantovani
Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele
Language: Portuguese
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
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The City of God movie is a Brazilian crime drama that follows the lives of two young boys growing up in the violent and impoverished Cidade de Deus neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. It explores their paths as one becomes a photographer and the other a drug dealer, depicting the harsh realities of poverty, crime, and the pursuit of escape in a volatile urban setting.

Amores Perros

Amores Perros
Amores Perros
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 154 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 55 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga
Actors: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo
Language: Spanish
Country: Mexico
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“Amores Perros” is a Mexican drama film that weaves together three interconnected stories of love, loss, and redemption in Mexico City. Through a series of tragic events, the lives of a young man, a middle-aged professional, and a teenage girl become entangled, revealing the harsh realities of urban life.

Y Tu Mamá También

On Y tu mamá también
On Y tu mamá también
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Runtime: 41 min
Genre: Documentary, Short
Awards: N/A
Writer: N/A
Actors: Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón, Gael García Bernal
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Y Tu Mamá También” is a Mexican coming-of-age drama film that follows two teenage boys who embark on a road trip with an older woman, exploring themes of friendship, sexuality, and self-discovery in a journey that challenges their perspectives on life and relationships. Through their experiences, the film delves into the complexities of youth and the exploration of personal desires and societal expectations.

Biutiful

Biutiful
Biutiful
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 148 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 21 wins & 65 nominations total
Writer: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone
Actors: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib
Language: Spanish, Chinese, Wolof
Country: Mexico, Spain
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“Biutiful” is a Spanish-language drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It tells the story of Uxbal, a troubled man in Barcelona who struggles to reconcile his role as a single father, dealing with his terminal illness, while navigating the dangerous world of illegal activities and spiritual encounters.

The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries
The Motorcycle Diaries
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 36 wins & 49 nominations total
Writer: Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Alberto Granado, Jose Rivera
Actors: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mía Maestro
Language: Spanish, Quechua, Mapudungun
Country: United Kingdom, United States, France, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Germany
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“The Motorcycle Diaries” is a biographical drama following the journey of a young Ernesto “Che” Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado as they travel across South America on a motorcycle. The film explores their transformative experiences and the social injustices they encounter, which ultimately shape Guevara’s revolutionary ideals.

El Secreto de Sus Ojos

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“El Secreto de Sus Ojos” is a crime thriller film that follows a retired legal counselor who decides to write a novel about a decades-old unsolved murder case that still haunts him. As he delves into the past, he uncovers shocking secrets and confronts personal demons while seeking justice and closure.

La Haine

La haine
La haine
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: 8 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Mathieu Kassovitz
Actors: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui
Language: French
Country: France
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“La Haine” is a French film that explores the lives of three friends from different ethnic backgrounds living in a poverty-stricken banlieue (suburb) of Paris. The movie depicts their experiences, frustrations, and the social tensions that arise following a violent incident involving the police.

Maria Full of Grace

Maria Full of Grace
Maria Full of Grace
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 41 wins & 35 nominations total
Writer: Joshua Marston
Actors: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez, Orlando Tobón
Language: Spanish, English
Country: Colombia, Ecuador, United States
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“Maria Full of Grace” is a drama film about a young Colombian woman who becomes a drug mule to escape her difficult life. The movie follows her journey as she navigates the dangers and consequences of her new role.

Traffic

Traffic
Traffic
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 147 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 73 wins & 86 nominations total
Writer: Simon Moore, Stephen Gaghan
Actors: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Germany
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The movie “Traffic” is a multi-narrative drama that explores the complexity of the drug trade, following different characters whose lives intersect due to their involvement with drugs. It delves into the political, social, and personal consequences of drug addiction and the efforts to combat the illegal drug industry.

Babel

Babel
Babel
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 45 wins & 137 nominations total
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Actors: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal
Language: English, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Berber languages, French, Russian, Japanese Sign
Country: United States, Mexico, France
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“Babel” is a multi-narrative drama that explores the interconnectedness of four different stories across three continents, examining themes of miscommunication, cultural differences, and the consequences of our actions. The film delves into the ripple effects of a tragic incident and the profound impact it has on the lives of individuals from different backgrounds.

A Prophet

A Prophet
A Prophet
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 155 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 52 wins & 55 nominations total
Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard, Abdel Raouf Dafri
Actors: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif
Language: French, Arabic, Corsican
Country: France, Italy
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“A Prophet” is a French crime drama film about a young Arab man named Malik El Djebena who becomes involved in a Corsican mafia gang while serving a prison sentence. As he navigates the complex dynamics of the prison hierarchy, Malik rises through the ranks, ultimately becoming a powerful figure in the criminal underworld.

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener
The Constant Gardener
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 35 wins & 70 nominations total
Writer: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston
Language: English, Italian, Swahili, German
Country: United Kingdom, Germany, Kenya, France, United States, Switzerland
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“The Constant Gardener” is a political thriller that follows a British diplomat who investigates the murder of his wife in Kenya and uncovers a pharmaceutical conspiracy. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he becomes entangled in a web of corruption and deceit.

The Secret in Their Eyes

The Secret in Their Eyes
The Secret in Their Eyes
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 53 wins & 43 nominations total
Writer: Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella
Actors: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago
Language: Spanish
Country: Argentina, Spain
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“The Secret in Their Eyes” is a Argentine crime thriller film that follows a retired legal counselor who decides to write a novel about an unsolved murder case that has haunted him for decades. As he delves into the past, he uncovers shocking secrets and must confront his own demons to find justice.”

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others
The Lives of Others
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 137 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 80 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Actors: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch
Language: German
Country: Germany, France
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“The Lives of Others” is a German drama film set in East Berlin in 1984, following the story of a Stasi officer who becomes emotionally involved in the lives of the people he is assigned to surveil. The film explores themes of surveillance, loyalty, and the power of art in a repressive regime.

The Hunt

The Hunt
The Hunt
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 38 wins & 73 nominations total
Writer: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm
Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
Language: Danish, English, Polish
Country: Denmark, Sweden
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“The Hunt” is a satirical horror film that follows a group of wealthy elites who hunt down and kill a group of working-class individuals for sport. The movie explores themes of class warfare and the dangers of political polarization.

Incendies

Incendies
Incendies
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 131 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 41 wins & 19 nominations total
Writer: Denis Villeneuve, Wajdi Mouawad, Valérie Beaugrand-Champagne
Actors: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette
Language: French, Arabic, English
Country: Canada, France
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The movie “Incendies” follows twins who embark on a journey to uncover their family’s dark secrets in war-torn Lebanon, leading them to a shocking revelation about their mother’s past.

A Separation

A Separation
A Separation
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 88 wins & 52 nominations total
Writer: Asghar Farhadi
Actors: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat
Language: Persian
Country: Iran, France, Australia
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“A Separation” is a critically acclaimed Iranian drama film that revolves around a couple who are on the verge of divorce and the complex moral and legal dilemmas they face when their daughter’s caretaker is accused of a crime. The film explores themes of family, truth, and societal pressures in contemporary Iran.

The Salesman

The Salesman
The Salesman
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 14 wins & 28 nominations total
Writer: Asghar Farhadi
Actors: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati
Language: Persian, English
Country: Iran, France
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“The Salesman” is a drama film that follows the story of a couple, Emad and Rana, who are forced to leave their apartment due to dangerous construction work. As they settle into their new home, a series of events occur that deeply impact their lives and relationship.

Capernaum

Capernaum
Capernaum
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 39 wins & 55 nominations total
Writer: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany
Actors: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
Language: Arabic, Amharic
Country: Lebanon, United States, France, Cyprus, Qatar, United Kingdom
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“Capernaum” is a powerful drama that follows the journey of a young boy named Zain, who sues his parents for giving him life amidst poverty and hardship in Beirut. The film explores themes of resilience, survival, and the struggles faced by marginalized individuals in society.

Roma

Roma
Roma
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 96/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 253 wins & 232 nominations total
Writer: Alfonso Cuarón
Actors: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
Language: Spanish, Mixtec, English, Japanese, German, French, Norwegian
Country: Mexico, United States
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The movie “Roma” is a semi-autobiographical drama that follows a young domestic worker named Cleo as she navigates personal and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico City, highlighting the complexities of class and race in society.

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