New Mexican Cinema & TV (1990-2018)by fra_angelico | created - 18 Feb 2013 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
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1. Deep Crimson (1996)
114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
2. La otra conquista (1998)
R | 105 min | Drama, History
It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico. "The Other Conquest" opens with the infamous massacre of the Aztecs at the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,076 | Gross: $0.89M
6. Qué le dijiste a Dios? (2014)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Musical
Unforgettable songs by Mexico's beloved Juan Gabriel highlight this irresistible musical comedy about two housekeepers who risk it all for love.
10. 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: 15,364 | Gross: $21.67M
11. Retorno a Aztlán (1991)
90 min | Drama, History
A very hard drought devastates an ancient Mexican empire. Warriors and priests fight for power while people are dying. A group of priests return to Aztlan, the mythological place where ... See full summary »
13. También la lluvia (2010)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, History
As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Votes: 11,416 | Gross: $0.56M
14. El baile de San Juan (2010)
120 min | Drama, History
During the final decade of 18th century in Mexico City, capital of the vice-royalty of New Spain, the official choreographer publicly complains of the abusive and unjust methods of the ... See full summary »
16. Presunto culpable (2008)
87 min | Documentary
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.
19. Aro Tolbukhin - En la mente del asesino (2002)
95 min | Drama
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.
20. Los Rollos Perdidos (2012)
This is the first documentary that breaks the silence on two issues that directly involve the craft and the mexican film legacy: the first related to the filming of the massacre of students... See full summary »
21. La maleta mexicana (2011)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History
The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War ... See full summary »
22. Rabia (2009)
89 min | Romance, Thriller
A romantic thriller about a construction worker in hiding for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend works as a maid.
Votes: 1,020 | Gross: $0.01M
23. Miroslava (1993)
100 min | Drama
Mexico, 1955. A beautiful and popular movie star, Miroslava Sternova (Dombasle) is depressed tonight. Sad memories fill her mind: her childhood in the pre-war Prague, one failed marriage, ... See full summary »
26. Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla (2013)
R | 125 min | Drama, History, War
On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
Votes: 789 | Gross: $0.17M
27. Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo (2008)
83 min | Documentary, Crime, Family
My grandmother??s lodging house situated at the corner of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo streets in Mexico City. When I was ten years old I met one of them. His name was Jorge Riosse. My grand... See full summary »
28. Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama
A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent ... See full summary »
29. Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
Ramon, a young Mexican boy, tries to cross the border for the fifth time but fails. His friend tells him about his aunt living in Germany and that she has a better life over there. Ramon then goes to Germany to find his friend's aunt.
Votes: 2,541 | Gross: $0.10M
31. Cantinflas (2014)
PG | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood.
Votes: 3,466 | Gross: $6.37M
33. Ponchada (1994)
14 min | Short, Crime, Thriller
A car with a flat tire in the middle of a lonely road. A chain-smoking woman is waiting in the driver's seat. Suddenly, a car approaches. The driver (a somber menacing man) offers to help ... See full summary »
34. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 553,615 | Gross: $37.63M
35. The Attempt Dossier (2010)
120 min | Drama, History, War
Tells the story behind an assassination attempt perpetrated in 1897, by a dipsomaniac man, against the President of the Mexican Republic, General Porfirio Diaz.
36. Cabeza de Vaca (1990)
R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico.
Votes: 969 | Gross: $0.79M
37. La zona (2007)
R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
38. Sultanes del Sur (2007)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A band of thieves steal from a Mexican bank and travel to Argentina to launder the money. Upon their arrival the plan goes south and it's up to them to figure out what went wrong.
40. Heli (2013)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
41. Colosio: El asesinato (2012)
100 min | Thriller
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.
42. 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 »
43. La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas (2012)
Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In the Mexican-Guatemalan border, young teenage lovers, Sabina and Jovany, both Hondurans, accidentally meet again after some years without seeing each other. She plans to get to the United... See full summary »
44. Sin Nombre (2009)
R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.
Votes: 28,940 | Gross: $2.53M
47. A Better Life (2011)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
Votes: 14,377 | Gross: $1.76M
48. Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.
49. Mezcal (2006)
90 min | Drama