Mexican movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mexican movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, rough, harsh and intense films and TV shows about / with mexican, culture clash, storytelling, mentor, violence, friendship, death, murder, blood and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Mexico, Spain and other countries.
mexican movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mexican: Born in East L.A. (1987), Desierto (2015), One Man's Hero (1999), A Day Without a Mexican (2004), Cantinflas (2014), Mind of Mencia (2005), Harsh Times (2005), Midaq Alley (1995), The Illegal (1977), Spanglish (2004).

List of mexican movies

Born in East L.A. (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rudy, an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico - without ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: mistaken identity, deportation, immigrants, mexican, fish out of water, culture clash, parody, interracial relations, comedy of errors, dishonesty, misfit, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles, tijuana mexico
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Desierto (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of Mexican emigrants attempts to cross the Mexican-US border. What begins as a hopeful journey becomes a harrowing, bloody and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante and his loyal Belgian Malinois dog chase the ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, touching, rough
Plot: survival, truck, desert, mass murder, mexican border, killer dog, mexican, characters killed one by one, running for your life, mercilessness, wilderness, racist ...
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One Man's Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: One Man's Hero tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: military, soldier, battlefield, battles, war, culture clash, foe turned friend, tragic hero, heroes, society, immigrants, battle ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america
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A Day Without a Mexican (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One morning, California wakes up to find that one-third of its population -- the Hispanic third -- has disappeared. A strange pink fog envelops the state, and communication outside its boundaries is completely cut off. The economic, political and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, culture clash, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, family relations, injustice, interracial relations, parents and children, human nature, americana ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Cantinflas (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. ...
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, showbiz, rise to the top, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, celebrity, fame, husband wife relationship, friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, mexico, mexico city, los angeles
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Mind of Mencia (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mind of Mencia was an American television comedy series on the cable channel Comedy Central. Hosted by Carlos Mencia, it aired from 2005 to 2008.
Style: witty, realistic, not serious, ethnic humor, live comedy ...
Plot: performer's life, disorder, society, celebrity culture, couples, social relations, stand up comedian, parody, mexican, live performance, latin, live audience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, intense, exciting ...
Plot: unemployment, drinking, corruption, crime, crimes, friends, mad, violence, drugs, friend, nightmare, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, middle east ...
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Midaq Alley (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava, who yearns to emigrate to America. A poor barber, Abel, is madly in love with ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, coming out, pimp, adultery, crimes, drug abuse, dream, life is a bitch, couples, gender, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, middle east, egypt, africa ...
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The Illegal (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the birth of his first child, Roberto, a young Mexican man slips across the border into the United States. Seeking work to support his family back home, he finds that working hard is not enough.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, farm, mexican, politics, society, misfit, hopes, immigrants, farm hand, loss of parent, apple pie, church ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, colorado
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Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, cook, romance, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, parent child relationship, relationship problems, immigrants, chef, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, malibu california, california ...
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Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, society, hopes, fish out of water, beggar, life is a bitch, unemployed, mexican, misfit, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parenting, single father, responsibility, father daughter relationship, eccentric family, new job, character change, grownups, single parent, stuntman, custody, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america
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Saint George (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Saint George is an American television pilot that is in development for FX. The show was created by George Lopez, sitcom veteran Matt Williams and David McFadzean. It will be the comedian's first starring role in a sitcom since his ABC show, ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, culture clash, social differences, parents and children, family life, society, silly humor, father son relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, mexican, uncle nephew relationship, mexican american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, factual, serious ...
Plot: battles, against the odds, military, ambition, soldier, rivalry, liberation, freedom fighter, army, danger, underdog, battle zone ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, marijuana, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime, drug traffic, drug dealer, drug dealing, profanity, family problems, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
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Dora the Explorer (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried on the Nickelodeon cable television network, including ...
Style: humorous, educational, entertaining, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: little girl, adventure, friendship, friends, best friends, adventurer, pets, young heroes, imaginary, monkey, studying, explorer ...
Place: latin america
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It's in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales ...
Style: enigmatic, scary, suspense, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: halloween, haunted house, scarecrow, monster, investigation, group of friends, small town, urban legend, supernatural, teenager, murder, legends and myths ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Lowlife (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of an addict, a Luchador, a cartel organ smuggler, and an ex-con collide in this wildly original crime/drama/blacker-than-black comedy/thriller that’s as informed by Mexican subcultures as it is by American cinema.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, suspense, dark humor
Plot: violence, murder, psychopath, serial killer, henchman, kidnapped daughter, crime boss, childhood friend, masked man, bloodbath, swastika, immigration ...
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a.k.a. Pablo (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Story: a.k.a. Pablo is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from March to April 1984.
Style: sitcom
Plot: latin, latina, mexican, stand up comedian, short lived
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Santo Bugito (1995)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Musical, Western
Country: France, UK, Australia
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Santo Bugito was a 1995 animated cartoon series developed by Klasky-Csupo for CBS. It ran for thirteen episodes and revolved around the goings on in a fictional community of insects. Notable achievements of this series included a revival of the ...
Plot: rock band, small town, mexican border, u.s. mexico border, anthropomorphic animal, punk, cricket the game, praying mantis, centipede, flying, city, ladybug ...
Place: texas, mexico
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Ramon the Mexican (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ramon avenges his brother's murder and kills the Baxter Family. The surviving Slim Baxter joins for his revenge a troubled gang, which has also a lot to settle with Ramon. Source: SWDB
Plot: banquet, drunkenness, wound, criminal, showdown, arizona territory, veil, cigar smoking, gunfight, winchester rifle, revolver, dancing ...
Place: arizona, tucson arizona
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Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, deadly, crime, rivalry, buddies, crimes, death wish ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, el paso texas, mexico ...
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Rio Lobo (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: american civil war, old west, colonel, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, investigation, gunfight, revenge, soldier, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: texas, usa, ireland, new orleans
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Ravenous (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, Mexico, USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale ...
Style: disturbing, twists and turns, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, cave, fort, soldier, isolation, moral dilemma, cannibalism, camp, confined, human nature, haunted by the past, army ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1840s, victorian era
Place: california, usa
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The Rebel Rousers (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: In a small, US costal town with many Spanish speakers, a motorcycle gang arrives on holiday. Also in town to try to reconnect with his pregnant girlfriend, Karen, is businessman Paul Collier. Paul and a leader of the cyclists, J.J., knew each other ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, sexual assault, drag racing, sadist, rescue, sheriff, high school, pregnancy, pitchfork, architect, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: arizona
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The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mysterious woman comes to compete in a quick-draw elimination tournament, in a town taken over by a notorious gunman.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, revenge, small town, gunfight, prairie, old west, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, prison, gun duel, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, arizona, tucson arizona, yuma arizona, texas
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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, massacre, gold, sheriff, greed, vengeance, deal, gang, tough heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, sonora, arizona ...
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Style: realistic, sincere, contemplative, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: manhunt, friendship, gunfight, destiny, aging, sheriff, gore, corporal punishment, crimes, escapades, heroes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, california
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A Bullet for the General (1967)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: El Chuncho's bandits rob arms from a train, intending to sell the weapons to Elias' revolutionaries. They are helped by one of the passengers, Bill Tate, and allow him to join them, unware he is an assassin working for the Mexican ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican revolution, revolution, state affairs, danger, rebellion, heroes, graphic violence, rebelliousness, political unrest, politics, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, united states, sonora, usa
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Ask the Dust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: interracial relations, immigrants, love, regret, romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, writer's life, ambition, love affair, fall in love, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 19th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, italy, latin america ...
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