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Top Films From Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania

Films from Australia, Canada, and The United States are on separate pages.

Algeria

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Battle of Algiers1 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo 145
2 Z2 1969 Costa-Gavras 544

1 Joint production with Italy.
2 Joint production with France.

Argentina

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Devil's Backbone1 2 3 2001 Guillermo del Toro 942
2 The Motorcycle Diaries1 4 2004 Walter Salles 1663
3 The Hour of the Furnaces 1968 Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas, and Santiago Álvarez 1760
4 The Secret in Their Eyes2 2009 Juan José Campanella 1853
5 The Official Story 1985 Luis Puenzo 1880

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Spain.
3 Joint production with Mexico.
4 Joint production with Brazil, Chile, Germany, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Bahamas

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Casino Royale1 2006 Martin Campbell 660

1 Joint production with the Czech Republic, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Botswana

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Gods Must Be Crazy1 1980 Jamie Uys 2259

1 Joint production with South Africa.

Brazil

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 City of God1 2002 Fernando Meirelles 119
2 Central Station1 1998 Walter Salles 630
3 Black God and White Devil 1964 Glauber Rocha 1253
4 Black Orpheus1 2 1959 Marcel Camus 1443
5 Pixote 1981 Hector Babenco 1503
6 The Motorcycle Diaries1 3 4 5 2004 Walter Salles 1663
7 Antonio das Mortes1 3 1969 Glauber Rocha 1942
8 Bus 174 2002 José Padilha 1971
9 Barren Lives 1963 Nelson Pereira dos Santos 1992
10 Kiss of the Spider Woman4 1985 Hector Babenco 2235

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Italy.
3 Joint production with (West) Germany.
4 Joint production with the United States.
5 Joint production with Argentina, Chile, Peru, and the United Kingdom.

Burkina Faso

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Yeelen1 2 1987 Souleymane Cissé 1321
2 Moolaadé1 3 2004 Ousmane Sembene 2119

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Japan, Mali, and West Germany.
3 Joint production with Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia.

Cameroon

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Moolaadé1 2004 Ousmane Sembene 2119

1 Joint production with Burkina Faso, France, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia.

Chile

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Motorcycle Diaries1 2 2004 Walter Salles 1663
2 The Battle of Chile: Part 21 3 1976 Patricio Guzmán 1948
3 The Battle of Chile: Part 33 4 1979 Patricio Guzmán 1955

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
3 Joint production with Cuba.
4 Joint production with Venezuela.

Cuba

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 I Am Cuba1 1964 Mikheil Kalatozishvili 893
2 Memories of Underdevelopment 1968 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea 1029
3 Buena Vista Social Club2 3 1999 Wim Wenders 1394
4 The Battle of Chile: Part 22 4 1976 Patricio Guzmán 1948
5 The Battle of Chile: Part 12 5 1975 Patricio Guzmán 1954
6 The Battle of Chile: Part 34 5 1979 Patricio Guzmán 1955

1 Joint production with the Soviet Union.
2 Joint production with France.
3 Joint production with Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
4 Joint production with Chile.
5 Joint production with Venezuela.

Jamaica

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Harder They Come 1972 Perry Henzell 1397

Mali

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Yeelen1 1987 Souleymane Cissé 1321

1 Joint production with Burkina Faso, France, Japan, and West Germany.

Mexico

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Once Upon a Time in the West1 2 3 1968
2 Pan's Labyrinth1 2 2006 Guillermo del Toro 216
3 Viridiana1 1961 Luis Buñuel 291
4 Los Olvidados 1950 Luis Buñuel 351
5 Y tu mamá también 2001 Alfonso Cuarón 373
6 The Exterminating Angel 1962 Luis Buñuel 515
7 Amores perros 2000 Alejandro G. Iñárritu 518
8 El Topo 1970 Alejandro Jodorowsky 921
9 The Devil's Backbone1 4 5 2001 Guillermo del Toro 942
10 Like Water for Chocolate 1992 Alfonso Arau 1216
11 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia2 1974 Sam Peckinpah 1226
12 The Holy Mountain2 1973 Alejandro Jodorowsky 1576
13 Nazarín 1959 Luis Buñuel 1609
14 Babel2 4 2006 Alejandro G. Iñárritu 1624
15 El 1953 Luis Buñuel 1759
16 Frida2 6 2002 Julie Taymor 2059
17 Santa Sangre3 1989 Alejandro Jodorowsky 2268

1 Joint production with Spain.
2 Joint production with the United States
3 Joint production with Italy.
4 Joint production with France.
5 Joint production with Argentina.
6 Joint production with Canada.

Morocco

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Moolaadé1 2 2004 Ousmane Sembene 2119
2 Othello1 3 1952 Orson Welles 2217

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal, and Tunisia.
3 Joint production with Italy and the United States.

New Zealand

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring1 2001 Peter Jackson 35
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King1 2003 Peter Jackson 42
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers1 2002 Peter Jackson 57
4 The Piano2 3 1993 Jane Campion 358
5 District 91 4 2009 Neill Blomkamp 725
6 Heavenly Creatures5 1994 Peter Jackson 737
7 Whale Rider5 2002 Niki Caro 902
8 King Kong1 5 2005 Peter Jackson 905
9 Braindead 1992 Peter Jackson 1093
10 An Angel at My Table1 2 6 1990 Jane Campion 1442
11 Once Were Warriors 1994 Lee Tamahori 1648
12 The Last Samurai1 7 2003 Edward Zwick 2134
13 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey1 2012 Peter Jackson 2312

1 Joint production with the United States.
2 Joint production with Australia.
3 Joint production with France.
4 Joint production with Canada and South Africa.
5 Joint production with Germany.
6 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
7 Joint production with Japan.

Peru

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Fitzcarraldo1 1982 Werner Herzog 419
2 The Motorcycle Diaries1 2 2004 Walter Salles 1663

1 Joint production with (West) Germany.
2 Joint production with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Senegal

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Xala 1975 Ousmane Sembene 1433
2 Black Girl1 1966 Ousmane Sembene 1767
3 Ceddo 1977 Ousmane Sembene 1965
4 Moolaadé1 2 2004 Ousmane Sembene 2119

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Morocco, and Tunisia.

South Africa

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 District 91 2009 Neill Blomkamp 725
2 Hotel Rwanda2 2004 Terry George 995
3 The Gods Must Be Crazy3 1980 Jamie Uys 2259

1 Joint production with Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.
2 Joint production with Italy and the United Kingdom.
3 Joint production with Botswana.

Tunisia

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 La Promesse1 2 1996 Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne 2036
2 Moolaadé1 3 2004 Ousmane Sembene 2119

1 Joint production with France.
2 Joint production with Belgium and Luxembourg.
3 Joint production with Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Morocco, and Senegal.

Venezuela

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Battle of Chile: Part 11 2 1975 Patricio Guzmán 1954
2 The Battle of Chile: Part 31 3 1979 Patricio Guzmán 1955

1 Joint production with Cuba.
2 Joint production with France.
3 Joint production with Chile.

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