Afterword - Mexican favouritesby 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
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.
Votes: 190,018 | Gross: $5.38M
2. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 98,519 | Gross: $13.62M
3. The Young and the Damned (1950)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama
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...
4. Santa sangre (1989)
NC-17 | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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".
5. Temporada de patos (2004)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 3,402 | Gross: $0.15M
6. Como agua para chocolate (1992)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.
Votes: 14,656 | Gross: $21.67M
8. Matando Cabos (2004)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.
Votes: 3,833 | Gross: $0.13M
9. The Violin (2005)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Music
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 »
Votes: 2,077 | Gross: $0.07M
10. Alamar (2009)
G | 73 min | Documentary, Drama
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.
Votes: 2,145 | Gross: $0.06M
12. Cronos (1993)
R | 94 min | Horror
A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.
Votes: 22,047 | Gross: $0.62M
14. El infierno (2010)
NC-17 | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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 »
15. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western
Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Votes: 57,975 | Gross: $39.25M
16. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
R | 102 min | Action, Thriller
Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Votes: 138,277 | Gross: $56.36M
18. Víctimas del pecado (1951)
90 min | Drama, Musical, Crime
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.
19. Aventurera (1950)
101 min | Drama, Musical
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 »
20. Hell Without Limits (1978)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
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 »
21. El hombre y el monstruo (1959)
78 min | Horror
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.