The 100 best Mexican Movies

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1.
Macario (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him... (91 mins.)
 
2.
You're Missing the Point (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog... (112 mins.)
 
3.
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime. (89 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
4.
Godfather Mendoza (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During Mexican Revolution, Rosalio Mendoza (Del Diestro) survives by making and winning favors from both factions... (85 mins.)
 
5.
The Pearl (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and... (85 mins.)
 
6.
Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Animas Trujano is a colorful but irresponsible Indian in a small Mexican village. He hopes above all... (104 mins.)
 
7.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In a forgotten Mexico village Tita and Pedro fall in love, but their marriage is forbidden as to traditions... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
8.
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
9.
Miss Bala (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding. (113 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
 
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A.T.M.: ¡¡A toda máquina!! (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A drifter lands a job as an officer in México City's elite motorcycle police unit and gets home with a mate of this unit... (120 mins.)
 
12.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
13.
Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A taxidermist decides to murder his wife after having to put up with her after twenty years of hellish marriage. (92 mins.)
 
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16.
Amores Perros (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
 
17.
The Young and the Damned (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City... (85 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
18.
The Violin (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture... (98 mins.)
 
19.
Una familia de tantas (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rodrigo Catano seeks to impose in his family a Porfirian order. One day a door to door salesman, Roberto del Hierro... (130 mins.)
 
20.
Nosotros, los pobres (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two kids take a book from a trash can. They begin to read the story of a poor neighborhood in Mexico City... (128 mins.)
 
21.
Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest... (115 mins.)
Director: Felipe Cazals
 
22.
La sombra del Caudillo (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The movie situated in post-revolutionary Mexico describes the way politics were done in those times... (129 mins.)
Director: Julio Bracho
 
23.
Cronos (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. (94 mins.)
 
24.
School for Tramps (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Alberto Medina is a very famous composer and is on a field trip when his car runs out of gas and goes downhill... (99 mins.)
 
25.
Midaq Alley (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown... (140 mins.)
Director: Jorge Fons
 
26.
Red Dawn (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A Claustrophobic experience which involves a Mexican middle class family into the atrocities made by wild and heartless army forces whose main objective seems to be students who do not permit the 1968's Olimpic games' to develop normally. (96 mins.)
Director: Jorge Fons
 
27.
La oveja negra (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Trevino family tries to overcome the irresponsible behavior of Don Cruz, an erratic father with numerous defects that contrast with his son Silvano, a young kid man that is incapable of passing judgment on his own father. (104 mins.)
 
28.
Calabacitas tiernas (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
"Tin Tan" plays a broke man, who is trying to put a musical show to pay his debts. (101 mins.)
 
29.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
 
30.
Colosio: El asesinato (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In 1994, Mexico's ruling party's presidential candidate is brutally murdered. Nobody knows who's behind this event, it all points to a conspiracy. Andrés Vázquez, an intelligence expert, is commissioned to lead a secret investigation. (100 mins.)
Director: Carlos Bolado
 
31.
Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives... (109 mins.)
Director: Antonio Serrano
 
32.
Salón México (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mercedes (Marga Lopez) dances for money with the clients of Salon Mexico, a famous cabaret in Mexico City... (95 mins.)
 
33.
Drama/Mex (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in the once lush and now decadent resort town of Acapulco... (93 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
 
34.
Who the Hell Is Juliette? (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Cinematographer Carlos Macovich met Yuliet Ortega, a young "jinetera" (prostitute) from Havana, when he shot a video in Cuba... (91 mins.)
 
35.
Aventurera (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city... (101 mins.)
Director: Alberto Gout
 
36.
I'm Gonna Explode (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tale of a young couple who throw caution to the wind and set out in search of their true fate. Román is the son of a contemptible... (106 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
 
37.
Herod's Law (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him. (120 mins.)
Director: Luis Estrada
 
38.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
 
39.
Amar a morir (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Alejandro is a rich kid who is trying to scape of his own ghosts, in his journey arrives to a beach town where he knows a girl, who shows him other side of life, a simple and beautiful side. But even in paradise there are de demons. (119 mins.)
 
40.
A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Gerardo, a 17-year old guy has just finished his relationship with Bruno and starts wandering hopeless through the streets of the city... (83 mins.)
 
41.
Sin Nombre (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border. (96 mins.)
 
42.
The Shark Hunters (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Aurelio is a shark fisherman who works on the coast of Tabasco, Mexico. He works hard and sends money... (100 mins.)
Director: Luis Alcoriza
 
43.
Simon of the Desert (1965 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him. (43 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
44.
El Narco (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business... (145 mins.)
Director: Luis Estrada
 
45.
The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town. (118 mins.)
Director: Carlos Carrera
 
46.
Innocent Voices (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him. (120 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
47.
Tear This Heart Out (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930's in Puebla, Mexico, a young woman finds herself in an arranged marriage to a prominent politician (Andres Ascencio). As his career progresses, she finds it more difficult to remain a loyal, loving wife. (107 mins.)
Director: Roberto Sneider
 
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¡¿Qué te ha dado esa mujer?! (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Pedro and Luis are now friends but their friendship becomes tarnished by alleged love triangles. (100 mins.)
 
50.
A Movie of Eggs (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A small egg named Toto decides that he doesn't want to become the breakfast and starts an adventure to become a chicken. (90 mins.)
 
51.
Rudo y Cursi (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer. (106 mins.)
Director: Carlos Cuarón
 
52.
No eres tú, soy yo (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Javier is crushed after his new bride leaves him. When his psychiatrist has no answers, he turns to the arms of his ex-girlfriends. (101 mins.)
 
53.
Presumed Guilty (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent. (87 mins.)
 
54.
Under the Same Moon (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young Mexican boy travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away. (106 mins.)
Director: Patricia Riggen
 
55.
Two Careful Fellows (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two best friends clash when one marries the girlfriend of the other. (111 mins.)
 
56.
Viaje redondo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Fernanda and Lucia are two girls from different social backgrounds but they travel the same road hoping to reconnect with the ones they love. But the road will teach each of them more than they bargained for. (102 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Tort
 
57.
Pueblo de madera (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In San Miguel de Cruces, a timber town in northern Mexico, friends Jose Luis and Juan Jose finish their primary education at the local school... (98 mins.)
 
58.
Dame tu cuerpo (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
German is a successful advertising exec who is about to marry beautiful ex-model, Jacqueline. However... (100 mins.)
Director: Rafael Montero
 
59.
Biutiful (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. (148 mins.)
 
60.
Written on the Body of Night (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A look back at a director's life with his neurotic mother. (128 mins.)
 
61.
La mujer de Benjamín (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Old bachelor Benjamin (Lopez Rojas) still lives with his sister Micaela (Doria) in the boredom of a small town... (90 mins.)
Director: Carlos Carrera
 
62.
The Castle of Purity (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years... (110 mins.)
Director: Arturo Ripstein
 
63.
El Topo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
 
64.
Hidalgo - La historia jamás contada. (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
From his jail cell at Chihuahua's Military Hospital, Hidalgo begins to remember moments of his life... (115 mins.)
Director: Antonio Serrano
 
65.
Days of Grace (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive. (133 mins.)
 
66.
Acorazado (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Mexican worker tries to migrate to the United States posing as a Cuban immigrant, but destiny has something else in mind for him. (102 mins.)
Director: Álvaro Curiel
 
67.
We Are What We Are (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals... (90 mins.)
 
68.
Campeón sin corona (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
"Champion without a crown". Quick rise and fall of a boxer filled with talent and psychological complexes. (111 mins.)
 
69.
Hidden River (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar... (110 mins.)
 
70.
KM 31: Kilometre 31 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
While driving through the kilometer 31 of a lonely road, Agata Hameran hits a boy. She leaves her car... (105 mins.)
 
71.
The Zone (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders. (97 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Plá
 
72.
Leap Year (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Laura's personal life consists of one affair after another. She meets Arturo, and the pair enter into an intense, violent sexual relationship. As days go by, Laura crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Rowe
 
73.
Rudo y Cursi (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer. (106 mins.)
Director: Carlos Cuarón
 
74.
Un mundo maravilloso (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico. (118 mins.)
Director: Luis Estrada
 
75.
My Son, the Hero (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Reynaldo and Martín Del Hierro are witnesses of the murder of their father by Pascual Velazco, as they grow up they're poisoned by the desire of vengeance by their mother, but once they get it it'll change their lifes forever. (95 mins.)
 
76.
Pepe El Toro (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Pepe el Toro becomes a boxer and accidentally kills his best friend during a semi-final match. Channeling his anger and frustration... (120 mins.)
 
77.
El patrullero 777 (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Follows Diogenes as he goes about his day as a police officer. He's prone to do things the right way, surrounded by a pretty much corrupt & citizen distant police department, & always resolves his duties with a personal method. (120 mins.)
 
78.
El ceniciento (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(95 mins.)
 
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¡Ahí madre! (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A series of funny gags of the characters created by the talented couple "Los Polivoces" (Multiple voices) that happen in an old neighborhood of Mexico City. (90 mins.)
Director: Rafael Baledón
 
81.
The Shark Hunters (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Aurelio is a shark fisherman who works on the coast of Tabasco, Mexico. He works hard and sends money... (100 mins.)
Director: Luis Alcoriza
 
82.
El supersabio (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Cantinflas is the apprentice of a renowned scientist, Prof. Arquimides Monteagudo (Carlos Martinez Baena)... (103 mins.)
 
83.
Caballero a la medida (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Cantinflas works as a model of tuxedos for a prestigious store. He just has to wander around in the streets... (100 mins.)
 
84.
Doña Perfecta (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(97 mins.)
 
85.
María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them... (102 mins.)
 
86.
Sólo con tu pareja (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Yuppie and womanizer Tomas is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with A.I.D.S. by Silvia, a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova... (94 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
87.
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension... (118 mins.)
Director: Arturo Ripstein
 
88.
Enamorada (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During the Mexican Revolution, a macho rebel general falls in love with the independent-minded daughter of an aristocrat in the town he is occupying. (99 mins.)
 
89.
Pueblerina (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Aurelio Rodríguez is released from jail, and tries to start a new life marrying Paloma and working his land. But the local landowners, the brothers González, interfere with his plans. (111 mins.)
 
90.
Abel (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes over the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence. (82 mins.)
Director: Diego Luna
 
91.
J.C. Chávez (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
A documentary about the life and career Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez. (78 mins.)
Director: Diego Luna
 
92.
The Passion of Berenice (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Berenice (Navarro) is a woman with a mysterious past. A scar crosses her face and nightmares of fire and horses fill her lonely nights... (107 mins.)
 
93.
La sombra del Caudillo (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The movie situated in post-revolutionary Mexico describes the way politics were done in those times... (129 mins.)
Director: Julio Bracho
 
94.
Bajo California: El límite del tiempo (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Damian is a married artist living in Los Angeles with his wife. After he accidentally hits a woman with his car and flees the scene... (96 mins.)
 
95.
Frida Still Life (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood... (108 mins.)
 
96.
El Suavecito (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(89 mins.)
 
97.
Santa (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Santa (Tovar) is a beautiful and very humble young girl living in Chimalistac, a small and quiet spot south of the 1930's Mexico City... (81 mins.)
Director: Antonio Moreno
 
98.
Miroslava (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Mexico, 1955. A beautiful and popular movie star, Miroslava Sternova (Dombasle) is depressed tonight... (100 mins.)
 
99.
One for the Road (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Friday night in Mexico City... guided by three different ways of understanding the world, 20-year-olds, Juan, Rodrigo and Christian live after-hour adventures of friendship, love, and respect in a city marked by social differences. (90 mins.)
 
100.
El Estudiante (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After retiring to the beautiful Mexican town of Guanajuato, a 70 year old decides to follow his dreams and enroll at the university where he stumbles upon a new generation and they are bound together by the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha. (95 mins.)
Director: Roberto Girault