Afterword - Mexican favourites

by john-1-220828 | created - 06 Mar 2014 | updated - 22 Mar 2014 | Public

Favourite Mexican films chosen by contributors to the Afterword blogsite.

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1. Amores Perros (2000)

R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero

Votes: 190,018 | Gross: $5.38M

2. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado

Votes: 98,519 | Gross: $13.62M

3. The Young and the Damned (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others...

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 14,624

4. Santa sangre (1989)

NC-17 | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou

Votes: 15,403

5. Temporada de patos (2004)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Daniel Miranda, Enrique Arreola, Danny Perea

Votes: 3,402 | Gross: $0.15M

6. Como agua para chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 14,656 | Gross: $21.67M

7. El Topo (1970)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Western

7.5
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 20,639

8. Matando Cabos (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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44 Metascore

A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.

Director: Alejandro Lozano | Stars: Tony Dalton, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Kristoff

Votes: 3,833 | Gross: $0.13M

9. The Violin (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture, assault, rape, and murder. Soldiers descend on a town, cutting off... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Vargas | Stars: Ángel Tavira, Gerardo Taracena, Dagoberto Gama, Mario Garibaldi

Votes: 2,077 | Gross: $0.07M

10. Alamar (2009)

G | 73 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef.

Director: Pedro González-Rubio | Stars: Jorge Machado, Roberta Palombini, Natan Machado Palombini, Nestór Marín

Votes: 2,145 | Gross: $0.06M

11. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook

Votes: 22,295

12. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.7
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70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 22,047 | Gross: $0.62M

13. Rudo y Cursi (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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67 Metascore

Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer.

Director: Carlos Cuarón | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia

Votes: 7,276 | Gross: $1.83M

14. El infierno (2010)

NC-17 | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Joaquín Cosio, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo

Votes: 6,633

15. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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52 Metascore

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 57,975 | Gross: $39.25M

16. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 138,277 | Gross: $56.36M

17. El Mariachi (1992)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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73 Metascore

A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos, Peter Marquardt

Votes: 55,690 | Gross: $2.04M

18. Víctimas del pecado (1951)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Crime

7.7
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In México City, a Cuban dancer from "Cabaret Changó" rescues a baby from a garbage can and decides to raise him, but her pachuco pimp gets in her way.

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Rodolfo Acosta, Rita Montaner

Votes: 141

19. Aventurera (1950)

101 min | Drama, Musical

7.6
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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. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Gout | Stars: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Andrea Palma, Rubén Rojo

Votes: 405

20. Hell Without Limits (1978)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.7
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Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Roberto Cobo, Fernando Soler, Lucha Villa, Ana Martín

Votes: 695

21. El hombre y el monstruo (1959)

78 min | Horror

6.1
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A failed pianist sells his soul to the devil in return for his becoming the greatest musician in the world. The catch: every time he plays he turns into a horrible monster.

Director: Rafael Baledón | Stars: Enrique Rambal, Abel Salazar, Martha Roth, Ofelia Guilmáin

Votes: 194

22. Santo y Blue Demon vs Drácula y el Hombre Lobo (1973)

90 min | Horror

5.7
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Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Santo, Blue Demon, Aldo Monti, Agustín Martínez Solares

Votes: 292