Bienvenido al desafio de America Latina y Caribe. This is one of the largest challenges in terms of geographic area, and it includes a rich and varied cinematic history.
Watch as many movies from Latin America and the Caribbean as you can in October.
Challenge runs 1 October 2019 - 31 October 2019.
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
United States Virgin Islands
- Rewatches allowed.
- A feature film (at least 40 minutes) counts as one point.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films (less than 40 minutes) count as one point.
- For mini-series, each part (at least 40 minutes) counts as one point. If less than 40 minutes, then the short films rule applies.
- A total of 120 minutes of TV Episodes count as one point.
Stats & Formatting:
- Title (Year, Country) is the preferred format. Submissions that do not mention the country will not be counted for Bonus Challenges #1-2.
- New posts are preferred over edited posts.
Cien Anos Sin Soledad: The Greatest Latin American Films of All Time
Cinema Tropical - Top Ten Latin American Films of the Decade (2000-2009)
Abraccine's the 100 Best Brazilian Films
UNESCO's Memory of the World: National Cinematic Heritage (See movies 54-85, 114-128, 144-159, 204-214, 478-492, 553-567, 598-625, 803-817)
ICM Forum's Favorite Latin American and Caribbean Movies
Contracampo's Top Brazilian Cinema
Arcadia's Greatest Latin American Films
Directory of World Cinema: Latin America
Museo del Cine's Top 100 Argentinian
Condor de Plata Best Film
CineChile's 50 Best Chilean
Semana's Best Colombian
SOMOS' 100 Greatest Films of Mexican Cinema
ACCU Top Uruguayan Movies
Bolivian Ministry of Culture's 12 Essential Films
Festival de Valdivia's Best Latin American Films from 1993 to 2013
Latin American Films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award
Doubles and Triples
For doubles with the They Shoot Pictures lists, have a look at the list I put together here. There are hundreds of potential doubles with horror. Max has contributed this list for out benefit. There are probably only two triples, though that depends on how one defines horror: Santa Sangre and El Espinazo del Diablo.
Bonus Challenge #1: Every Country/Territory
See something from every country and territory. The maximum possible score is 52. I don't anticipate that anyone will accomplish this, but the person in the lead at the end of the month will win. To participate in this bonus challenge, make sure to indicate which country/territory your entry is from. You may only rely on imdb country listings. If multiple countries are listed on imdb, you choose which one to list in your entry. For this challenge, a movie, short, TV episode, and miniseries will count for a country. (Random youtube videos, like someone's vacation to St. Barts, will not count.)
Bonus Challenge #2 - Individual Country Champions
This is multiple challenges in one. Individual races for the most watches for each country/territory, so long as the leader for each country/territory has at least five watches. Same rules apply as for Bonus Challenge #1, except shorts don't count.
Bonus Challenge #3 - La Ultima Cena
See Tomas Gutierrez Alea's 1976 masterpiece La Ultima Cena.
It's really great.
|Rank||Participant||Number of Points||# Countries/Territories||La Ultima Cena?||Individual Country Leader?|
|1st||72aicm||116||12||Not Yet||Brazil (33), Mexico (32), Chile (24)|
|2nd||jeroeno||46||9||Yes!!!!||Argentina (13), Cuba (5)|
|6th||Straka||25||6||Not Yet||Colombia (10), Panama (5)|