The Best Mexican Film Directors

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1.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu (ih-nyar-ee-too), born August 15th, 1963, is a Mexican film director. González Iñárritu is the first Mexican director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and by the Directors Guild of America for Best Director. He is also the first Mexican-born director to have won the Prix de la mise en scene or best director award at Cannes (2006)...
“ 7.675
Amores Perros 8.1 ” - sergtona
 
2.
Alfonso Cuarón
Writer, Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then immediately started to film everything he saw...
“ 7.4166
Children of Men 7.9 ” - sergtona
 
3.
Luis Buñuel
The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the university there, where his close friends included Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca...
“ 7.3733
Los Olvidados & Viridiana 8.1 ” - sergtona
 
4.
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror film The Devil's Backbone (2001), and Pan's Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies...
“ 7.0625
El Laberinto del Fauno 8.3 ” - sergtona
 
5.
“ 6.9666
Rapiña 7.7 ” - sergtona
 
6.
Emilio Fernández
Emilio "El Indio" Fernández Romo, who was born on March 26, 1904, in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, is the most famous person in the history of Mexican movies. For an era he symbolized Mexico due to his violent machismo, rooted in the Revolution of 1910-17, and because of his staunch commitment to Mexican cultural nationalism...
“ 6.8090
Un día de vida 7.9 ” - sergtona
 
7.
“ 6.8
Temporada de Patos 7.1 ” - sergtona
 
8.
“ 6.775
Colosio: El asesinato 7.5 ” - sergtona
 
9.
Jorge Fons
Fons studied film production in the Universitary Center of Film Studies at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), belonging to the very first generation of Mexican directors who studied to become filmmakers. His short film Caridad (1973) -part of the trilogy Fe Esperanza y Caridad (1973)- is still considered one of the best movies in Mexican cinema...
“ 6.7375
Rojo Amanecer & el Callejón de los Milagros 7.5 ” - sergtona
 
10.
Luis Alcoriza
Writer, El
“ 6.68235
Paraiso 8.3 ” - sergtona
 
11.
María Novaro
Director, Danzón
Born in Mexico City. Cinematographic studies from 1980 to 1985. She work in the industry as a sound mixer, a cinematographer and an assistant director until her first feature as a director in 1989, _Lola (1990)_.
“ 6.58
Las Buenas Hierbas 7.8 ” - sergtona
 
12.
“ 6.5333
El Infierno 8.7 ” - sergtona
 
13.
“ 6.525
Stellet Licht 7.1 ” - sergtona
 
14.
“ 6.425
Miss Bala 7.8 ” - sergtona
 
15.
Arturo Ripstein
Director, Deep Crimson
Arturo Ripstein began his career as assistant director (unbilled) of Luis Buñuel in Ángel exterminador, El (1962). His father, Alfredo Ripstein, Jr. produced his first film, a western written by Gabriel García Márquez titled Tiempo de morir (1965). Ripstein filmography is very praised in Mexico and Europe...
“ 6.4153
El Castillo de la Pureza 7.6 ” - sergtona
 
16.
“ 6.3906
Macario 8.3 ” - sergtona
 
17.
Carlos Carrera
With only three feature films, Carlos Carrera is considered one of the best young directors of the new Mexican cinema. He began as an animator at 12 years old and wrote, produced and directed a number of animated-shorts before filming his first live-action movie, a docummentary short titled Vestidito Blanco como la Leche Nido...
“ 6.375
Sin remitente 7.3 ” - sergtona
 
18.
Fernando de Fuentes
Born in Veracruz; Mexico on December 13 1894, son of Fernando De Fuentes and Emelina Carrau de De Fuentes. He studied Philosophy at Tulane University in New Orleans On his return to Mexico he worked as executive assistant of Venustiano Carranza during the Mexican Revolution. After his marriage in 1919...
“ 6.322
El Prisionero 13 & Dona Bárbara 7.4 ” - sergtona
 
19.
“ 6.2833
El Apando & Bajo la metralla 7.2 ” - sergtona
 
20.
“ 6.2
Voces Inocentes 7.9 ” - sergtona
 
21.
“ 6.1340
Ánimas Trujano 7.7 ” - sergtona
 
22.
Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Hermosillo is one of the most successful Mexican directors of the last twenty years. Born in Aguascalientes, a small city in central Mexico, Hermosillo's films have dissected the hypocrisy of Mexican middle class and "torn the curtain" behind which many perversities are hidden. He has become an important...
“ 5.9105
Naufragio 7.5 ” - sergtona
 
23.
“ 5.74
el Alimento del Miedo 6.7 ” - sergtona
 
24.
Alejandro Galindo
Director, Doña Perfecta
One of the most prolific and praised directors of the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema, Galindo fell in love with movies at an early age. After his family emigrated to Mexico City, young Alejandro studied to became a dentist. Eventually, he abandoned medical school and traveled to Hollywood, where he worked as a laboratory technician...
“ 5.6807
Historia de un marido fiel 7.9 ” - sergtona
 
25.
Alfonso Arau
Alfonso Arau has had a long and fruitful career both in front of and behind the camera and is one of the most prominent filmmakers of the Latino community in Hollywood. He was a drama disciple of Seki Sano--a Japanese teacher, classmate of Lee Strasberg with Konstantin Stanislavski in Russia--and traveled the world from 1964 to 1968 with his one-man show...
“ 5.633
El águila descalza 7.6 ” - sergtona