The Top 25 Latin American Movies Of All Time [PHOTOS]

More likely than not, any list of the best movies of all time will end up slighting someone. Let alone the best movies from a tradition as rich and diverse as the Latin cinematic one.  But the Latin Times is taking a stab at it anyway -- any list with directors like Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Luis Buñuel and Alfonso Cuarón and stars like Silvia Pinal, Ricardo Darín, Salma HayekDiego Luna and Gael García Bernal will just as inevitably trigger some memories and spark some controversy.

This list encompasses the 25 movies that the editors of Latin Times consider the essential pieces of cinema made in Latin America, from Mexico to Brazil. However, if you don't find some titles like Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, don't take it personal, the list is based on countries of origin. Since Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone were made in Spain with Spanish money, they are not featured in the list, but movies like "El Topo" from a Chilean director and "Viridiana" from a Spaniard filmmaker made in Mexico, are included.

To see the list, just scroll on the top right of the first image above. We hope you have a cinematic revelation.

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Ernesto Sánchez

Ernesto Sánchez is the Editor In Chief for Latin Times. Ernesto oversees the editorial operation and content strategy of the website and its extensions, making sure it appeals to the diverse interests of the growing Latino audience. Ernesto joined IBT Media in April of 2013, after being Digital Managing Editor for People En Español at Time Inc., and working for where he held diverse roles. He began his career as an entertainment journalist for the newspaper Reforma in his native Mexico.