Movies and TV shows set in mexico

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in mexico ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, suspenseful, rough and harsh films and TV shows about / with brutality, vengeance, dialogue, mentor, violence, death, storytelling, chase, runaway and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Mexico, Italy and other countries.
mexico movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mexico: The Ruins (2008), The Book of Life (2014), Desperado (1995), Machete Kills (2013), Man on Fire (2004), Bandidas (2006), El Narco (2010), Borderland (2007), And Your Mother Too! (2001), Sicario (2015).

List of movies set in mexico

The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, gory, mercy killing, self sacrifice, friendship, tourist, vacation, murder, ruins, ancient mystery, paralysis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must ...
Style: exciting, humorous, touching, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, escapades, fall in love, true love, hopes, destiny, family, bullfighting, love and romance, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, hitman, drug lord, loss of loved one, revenge, brutality, tragic hero, musician, lone hero, crime, gangsters, gory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Machete Kills (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to ...
Style: stylized, not serious, brutal, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, machete, mercenary, nuclear threat, gory, heroic mission, deadly, machismo, hotshot hero, tough heroes, save the world, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, washington d.c., arizona
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, lone hero, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, cia, diary, danger, warrior, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Bandidas (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Western
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.
Style: humorous, sexy, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, women, friendship, revenge, on the run, partners, track down, chase, unlikely criminals, crimes, betrayal, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas
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El Narco (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Benjamin Garcia, Benny is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the drug business, in which he has for the first time in his life, a spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, rough, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: drug cartel, small town, politics, gang war, drug dealing, mafia, death, violence, blood splatter, organized crime, social decay, whistleblower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Narrowly escaping death, outlaw Johnny Madrid is on the run from the hangman, with the hangman's sensuous daughter Esmeralda by his side. Along with Madrid's gang, Johnny and Esmeralda embark on an adventure filled with colorful and ...
Style: rough, suspense, bleak, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, good versus evil, gory, fugitives, supernatural, outlaw gang, street shootout, brutality, desert, brothel, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, texas, usa ...
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Borderland (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, murder, bondage, cult, evil, drinking, insanity, serial murder, human sacrifice, danger, crime, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, texas, latin america
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And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sexy, realistic, intellectual, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, coming of age, age difference, masturbation, friendship, road trip, sex, teenager, on the road, jealousy, infidelity, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, spain
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Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, death of wife, death of daughter, moral dilemma, tunnel, night vision, cia, fbi, tough girl, mercenary, crime, drug smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona ...
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Revenge (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Michael ‘Jay’ Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years and he's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he ...
Style: sexy, suspense, serious, erotic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, dangerous attraction, infidelity, vengeance, couple relations, revenge, love triangle, dishonesty, friendship, crimes, love and romance, adultery ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
Style: cynical, bleak, tense, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, revenge, murder, death, on the road, bartender, suitcase full of money, prostitute, vengeance, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, prison escape, thief, vacation, corruption, gunfight, crime, resourceful, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, tijuana mexico
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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, prostitute, nun, revolution, rescue, adventure, danger, clergy, odd couple, rebelliousness, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
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Three Amigos (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Style: humorous, realistic, offbeat, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, parody, rescue, actor, farce, anti heroes, misfit, against the odds, mistaken identity, gang, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, dungeon
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The Undefeated (1969)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american civil war, revolution, soldier, cavalry, mexican revolution, bandit, friendship, vengeance, adventure, friends, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, los angeles, california
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Old Gringo (1989)
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, intense, brutal ...
Plot: revolution, politics, love triangle, political unrest, adventure, school, aging, romance, love and romance, state affairs, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, spain
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The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: sexual, serious, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: church, hotel, mental illness, bishop, unemployment, self discovery, tour guide, clergy, poet, spinster, bus, priest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: mexico, virginia, usa, latin america, tennessee ...
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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mafia hitman Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is flying to San Diego with a bag that holds eight severed heads, which he's bringing to his superiors to prove that some troublesome rival mobsters are permanently out of the picture. When his bag gets ...
Style: humorous, clever, cynical, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, airport, murder, vacation, gangsters, farce, odd couple, misfit, meet the parents, crimes, college, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, new jersey
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Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 157 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national ...
Style: epic, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, rape, friendship, massacre, revolution, irish, culture clash, chase, escapades, unlikely partners, chases and races, anti heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland
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House of My Father (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Scheming of a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.
Style: humorous, stylized, surreal, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: drug lord, parody, farce, love and romance, crimes, siblings relations, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, machismo, rivalry, danger, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, emotional, touching, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: disability, couple relations, feminism, bohemian life, loneliness, painter, artist, lifestyle, love of one's life, art, communism, bisexuality ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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Return of the Seven (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out Chris, the leader of The Seven for help. Chris also meets ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, vengeance, kidnapping, friends, injustice, heroes, buddies, partners, missing person, tough heroes, righting the wronged, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain
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The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, nihilism, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crime, drug dealing, nothing goes right, drug traffic, danger, criminal heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, chicago illinois, arizona
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The Border (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, corruption, redemption, illegal immigrant, police, desert, kidnapping, emigration, border crossing, sunglasses, border, immigrants ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, california
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Rage (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Small-town doctor bitten by rabid dog, races the clock to get to the city and receive treatment.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: desert, prostitute, village, hospital, fear, doctor, dog, village life, life is a bitch, race against time, vengeance, social relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Guns for San Sebastian (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: France, Italy, Mexico, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Leon Alastray is an outlaw who has been given sanctuary by Father John, whom he then escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in the hills from Indians, who regularly attack the village and ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outlaw, heroes, leadership, dishonesty, disorder, culture clash, religions or cults, righting the wronged, redemption, social relations, on the run, hidden identity ...
Time: 18th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: beach, shark, shark attack, danger, ocean or sea, love affair, couples, gory, looking for sex, dangerous animal, ship, adventurer ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Run, Man, Run (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The legendary Tomas Milian stars as Cuchillo, a knife-throwing thief on the run from murderous bandits, sadistic American agents, his hot-blooded fiancée and a sheriff turned bounty hunter, all of whom are gunning for a hidden fortune in gold that ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, mexican revolution, maverick, knife, duel, chases and races, ambition, contests and competitions, adventure, revolution, old west, rebellion ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america
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