Cristero War Films

by fra_angelico | created - 26 Feb 2013 | updated - 07 Oct 2016 | Public

"La Cristiada" was a popular mass-uprising in Mexico since 1926 to 1929 against the government of President Plutarco Elias Calles. This revolt began when the president took away privileges from the Catholic church causing the priests incite the masses to rise up against him.

(La Cristiada fue un alzamiento popular sucedido en México de 1926 a 1929, en contra del gobierno del presidente Plutarco Elías Calles. Esta revuelta comenzó cuando el presidente le quitó a la Iglesia Católica sus privilegios, provocando que los clérigos incitaran a las masas a sublevarse contra el gobierno)

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1. Miércoles de ceniza (1958)

106 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: María Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Víctor Junco, María Teresa Rivas

Votes: 34

2. Desierto adentro (2008)

110 min | Drama

6.6
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To redeem himself from a great sin, a man dedicates himself to building a church.

Director: Rodrigo Plá | Stars: Mario Zaragoza, Diego Cataño, Guillermo Dorantes, Eileen Yañez

Votes: 258

3. Los últimos cristeros (2011)

89 min | Drama, Western

6.4
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64 Metascore

The plot occurs around 1925 in Mexico when the Mexican government decides to severely restrict religious freedoms. It is the story of a few rebels, The Cristeros that fight for the right to... See full summary »

Director: Matias Meyer

Votes: 88

4. Padre Pro (2008 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Miguel Rico | Stars: Pedro A. Reyes, Eric del Castillo, Juan Antonio Edwards, María Aura

Votes: 12

5. Los cristeros (1947)

98 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Director: Raúl de Anda | Stars: Sara García, Luis Aguilar, Tito Junco, Amanda del Llano

Votes: 7

6. For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)

R | 145 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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35 Metascore

A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.

Director: Dean Wright | Stars: Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Santiago Cabrera

Votes: 3,934 | Gross: $5.67M

7. La guerra santa (1979)

110 min | Drama, War, Action

6.6
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Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada | Stars: Jorge Luke, José Carlos Ruiz, Víctor Junco, Enrique Lucero

Votes: 44

8. De todos modos Juan te llamas (1976)

97 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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Director: Marcela Fernández Violante | Stars: Patricia Aspíllaga, Jorge Russek, Juan Ferrara, Rocío Brambila

Votes: 14

9. Los días del amor (1972)

89 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Director: Alberto Isaac | Stars: Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Anita Blanch, Arturo Beristáin, Marcela López Rey

Votes: 14

10. A paso de cojo (1980)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.8
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Director: Luis Alcoriza | Stars: Luis Manuel Pelayo, Bruno Rey, Julio Alejandro Lobato, Roberto 'Flaco' Guzmán

Votes: 13

11. La cristiada (1986)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Nicolás Echevarría

12. Cristeros y Federales (2011)

Short, Drama

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Director: Isabel Cristina Fregoso | Stars: Hernan Del Riego, Gizeht Galatea, Tenoch Huerta, Marco Pérez