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, visually appealing, harsh and stylized films and TV shows about / with brutality, violence, vengeance, storytelling, mentor, crimes, gun, chase, death and dialogue plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Mexico, Germany and other countries.
mexico
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mexico movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mexico: The Ruins (2008), Frida (2002), Desperado (1995), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Narcos: Mexico (2018), El Narco (2010), Sicario (2015), Without Name (2009), Three Burials (2005), Machete Kills (2013).

List of movies set in mexico

 5.8
 69K
The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, vacation, gory, ruins, ancient mystery, self sacrifice, friendship, survival, death, mercy killing, tourist, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.4
 80K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
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, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, disability, feminism, lesbian interest, loneliness, painting, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, paris france, new york ...
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 7.2
 169K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, revenge, hitman, musician, dark hero, dangerous attraction, drug lord, gangsters, fall in love, loss of loved one, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, drug lord, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, deadly weapon, gangsters, gangster, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 8.4
 56K
Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.
Style: based on true events, atmospheric, captivating, intense, exciting
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, business, undercover agent, corruption, cocaine, drug dealing, investigation, heroin, storyteller, mariachi ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.8
 8K
El Narco (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Western
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: rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, politics, drug dealing, mafia, violence, gang war, crimes, anti heroes, society, organized crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.6
 361K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
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: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, bleak ...
Plot: moral dilemma, cia, tough girl, black ops, drug cartel, neo noir, swat team, u.s. mexico border, special agents, fbi, mercenary, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, el paso texas ...
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 7.6
 31K
Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, social problems, chase, hopes, youth, lifestyle change, illegal immigration, robbery, train, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
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 7.4
 38K
Three Burials (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, promise, loss of friend, racial slur, on the road, vengeance, crimes, reluctant partners, last wish, wilderness, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, cincinnati ohio ...
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 5.6
 73K
Machete Kills (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, absurd, brutal, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, machete, mercenary, nuclear threat, gory, heroic mission, deadly, hotshot hero, save the world, machismo, tough heroes, anti hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, washington d.c., arizona
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 6.3
 16K
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, serious, suspense, erotic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, dangerous attraction, couple relations, love triangle, infidelity, friendship, adultery, vengeance, revenge, dishonesty, desert, extramarital affair ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.8
 5K
Heli (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, cocaine, drug dealing, gang, corrupt law enforcer, kids in trouble, urban ghetto life, small town, society, factory worker, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 5.3
 95K
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: cynical, talky, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, drug cartel, drug traffic, drug dealing, greed, nihilism, danger, drug smuggling, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, el paso texas, chicago illinois ...
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Rambo 5: Last Blood (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, France, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his housekeeper’s daughter is kidnapped, Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to bring her home but finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels.
Style: serious, emotional, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: human trafficking, lone hero, justice, vengeance, post traumatic stress disorder, death, violence, vigilante, one man army, blood, rescue, mexican american border ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, mexico, sonora
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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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 7.7
 324K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, justice, cia, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
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: exciting, entertaining, light, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, revolution, heroes, rescue, partners, danger, rivalry, rebelliousness, gunslinger, gunfight, french, cowboys and outlaws ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
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 6.5
 67K
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, not serious, idiotic, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parody, heroes, village, rescue, actor, farce, fish out of water, friendship, dishonesty, crimes, buddies, danger ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.1
 102K
The Mexican (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, criminal heroes, one last job, on the road, nothing goes right, fish out of water, crimes, crime, escapades, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada, latin america ...
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 6.7
 44K
The Matador (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Mexico, Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspense, talky ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, salesman, businessman, stranger, midlife crisis, crime, deal, disorder, crimes, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city, latin america, denver colorado, tucson arizona ...
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All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: false accusation, jail, prisoner, ranch, adventure, friends, life is a bitch, friendship, dishonesty, forbidden love, fall in love, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
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 6.1
 44K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, drug cartel, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
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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: tense, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, friendship, massacre, culture clash, anti hero, anti heroes, chase, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, adventure, odd couple ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland
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 5.7
 34K
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: sexy, humorous, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: women, partners, bank robbery, friendship, on the run, chase, society, unlikely criminals, revenge, track down, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, new york
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 6.7
 7K
Major Dundee (1965)
Genre: Adventure, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: military, battles, american civil war, village, rescue, soldier, raid, apache, heroes, adventure, leadership, survival ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, texas, latin america ...
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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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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, not serious, surreal, satirical, funny ...
Plot: drug lord, farce, parody, organized crime, cowboy, danger, drug dealing, escapades, fall in love, eccentricity, gangsters, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 5.8
 80K
Super Nacho (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, ironic, funny ...
Plot: nun, wrestling, monastery, follow your dream, hopes, goofy hero, contests and competitions, ambition, fall in love, monk, orphanage, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.9
 62K
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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 3.6
 11K
Delta Farce (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three bumbling Army reservists are hustled onto a plane headed for combat in Iraq -- but the fact that the plane drops them in Mexico doesn't stop them from "liberating" what they believe to be the Middle East.
Style: humorous, absurd, entertaining, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: soldier, friendship, comedy of errors, gang, danger, misfit, escapades, nothing goes right, battles, battle, village, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, iraq, las vegas
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