Great Mexican-American Moviesby madisonavajones | created - 26 Feb 2012 | updated - 26 Feb 2012 | Public
These are great films made by Mexican-Americans or about them.
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1. A Better Life (2011)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
Votes: 14,074 | Gross: $1.76M
2. Born and Bred (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Drama
Born and Bred is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the lives of a new generation of young boxers fighting for their place in the American boxing capital of Los Angeles.
3. Stand and Deliver (1988)
PG | 103 min | Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Votes: 13,595 | Gross: $13.99M
4. Quinceañera (2006)
R | 90 min | Drama
As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Votes: 3,820 | Gross: $1.69M
5. American Me (1992)
R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.
Votes: 6,604 | Gross: $13.09M
6. How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three generations of women in a Mexican American family experience sexual awakenings over the course of a summer.
Votes: 555 | Gross: $0.09M
7. La Mission (2009)
R | 117 min | Drama
A single-parent ex-con in a tough, minority neighborhood finds his personal values challenged when he discovers his son is gay.
Votes: 1,585 | Gross: $1.04M
8. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
R | 180 min | Crime, Drama
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members... See full summary »
Votes: 25,321 | Gross: $4.50M
9. Machete (2010)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Votes: 175,928 | Gross: $26.59M
10. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,355 | Gross: $13.83M
11. Made in L.A. (2007)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary
Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a ... See full summary »
Director: Almudena Carracedo
12. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.
A TV series but there are a lot of good Mexican actors in many episodes.