Best Mexican Movies

View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
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.)
 
2.
Babel (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. (143 mins.)
 
3.
El bulto (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After being in a comma for 20 year, Lauro (Retes) wakes up in a very different Mexico than the one he lived on... (114 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Retes
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
Más negro que la noche (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices... (96 mins.)
 
16.
Poison for the Fairies (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn. (90 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
Bad Habits (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Intertwining stories of abuse, adultery, and anorexia center around a family and with obsessed mother living in Mexico City. (103 mins.)
Director: Simón Bross
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
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
 
22.
Deep Crimson (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him. (110 mins.)
Director: Arturo Ripstein
 
23.
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
 
24.
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
 
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.
Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City... (90 mins.)
Director: Maryse Sistach
 
27.
Perro callejero (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The life of an orphan boy in a big city, surrounded by poverty, crime and violence. As he grew up, he began a life of crime. (120 mins.)
 
28.
Aquí entre nos (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Tired of being taken for granted by his wife and 3 daughters, Rodolfo Guerra wakes up one morning and decides not to go to work. Then the craziness begins. (73 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
Casi divas (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Four ambitious and beautiful young women. From four very different corners of Mexico. Just like hundreds of others... (107 mins.)
Director: Issa López
 
31.
En un claroscuro de la luna (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The tragic story of an ecologist fighter against the pollution the oil industry generates in the south... (108 mins.)
Director: Sergio Olhovich
 
32.
Club eutanasia (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Residents of a retirement home die under mysterious circumstances. Are the deaths natural or someone is behind them? (100 mins.)
Director: Agustín Tapia
 
33.
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
 
34.
Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Aro Tolbukhin is a hungarian inmigrant that sets fire to seven people in an infirmary in a Mission in Guatemala, the movie traces back to see what made him do it, from his arrival in Guatemala to his childhood in Hungary. (95 mins.)
 
35.
I Murder Seriously (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Martinez is a police detective with a weird case on his hands: Gorkisolo, a priest, is responsible for a series of unique murders. He kills prostitutes with orgasms. (84 mins.)
Director: Antonio Urrutia