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The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in mexico ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, stylized, serious, harsh, melancholic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with brutality, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, crimes, redemption, vengeance, death and violence plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Mexico, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as mexico: Frida (2002), The Ruins (2008), And Your Mother Too! (2001), Truth or Dare (2018), Sicario (2015), Man on Fire (2004), Desperado (1995), Revenge (1990), Get the Gringo (2012), Machete Kills (2013).
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And Your Mother Too!
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Mexico
106 min.
 7.7
Man on Fire
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, UK
146 min.
 7.7
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Truth or Dare
Horror, Thriller
USA
100 min.
 4.9
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, Italy
122 min.
 7.3

List of movies set in mexico

 7.4
 71K
Frida
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, sincere ...
Plot: disability, art, life, couple relations, storytelling, relationships, obsession, painter, love of one's life, loneliness, female protagonist, bisexuality ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 5.9
 64K
The Ruins
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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, jungle, ancient mystery, group of friends, gory, chase, death, danger, friendship, ruins, mercy killing, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
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: tense, bleak, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, gory, good versus evil, survival, fugitives, outlaw gang, supernatural, brothel, desert, brutality, street shootout, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, spain, texas ...
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And Your Mother Too!
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
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, sexual, realistic, humorous, intellectual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, road trip, sex, self discovery, sexuality, teenager, male nudity, drinking, storytelling, on the road, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, mexico city
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 4.9
 15K
Truth or Dare
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, exciting, suspense
Plot: characters killed one by one, friendship, demon, game, manipulation, rivalry, murder, adventure, danger, hallucination, severed tongue, sex scene ...
Place: mexico, usa
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 7.6
 295K
Sicario
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: crime, murder, violence, brutality, organized crime, corruption, revenge, hitman, kidnapping, assassination, dark hero, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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 7.7
 295K
Man on Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: stylized, tense, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, redemption, torture, friendship, corruption, vigilante, revenge, violence, justice, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.2
 153K
Desperado
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: stylized, sexy, serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, revenge, hitman, gory, brutality, gangsters, chase, violence, gunfight, vigilante, dark hero, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.2
 14K
Revenge
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, revenge, romance, friendship, gangsters, adultery, violence, love story, brutality, violent, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
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: dark humor, bleak, tense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: gunfight, vengeance, brutality, revenge, death, murder, violence, bounty hunter, insanity, existentialism, redemption, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.0
 95K
Get the Gringo
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, prison escape, corruption, gunfight, car chase, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, torture, prison life, vengeance, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
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 5.6
 67K
Machete Kills
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
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, humorous, not serious, rough, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, gory, violence, assassin, gore, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, blood, revenge, chase, insanity, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, washington d.c.
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Queen of the South
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, drugs/alcohol, adventure, danger, weapons, twists & turns, adaptation, captivity, runaway, shooting, destiny ...
Place: mexico, usa
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 7.6
 182K
Traffic
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, 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: realistic, clever, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, corruption, heroin, surveillance, marijuana, organized crime, drugs, drug addiction, politics, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california, ohio ...
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We're the Millers
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, road movie, funny, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, family, on the road, drug dealing, adventure, drug smuggling, parenthood, wild ride, partners in crime, marijuana, comedy of errors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, denver colorado, tucson arizona, new mexico
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Two Mules for Sister Sara
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, french, gunfight, violence, murder, odd couple, chase, indians, unlikely partners, vengeance, dialogue, redemption ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.5
 60K
Three Amigos
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, funny, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: farce, parody, chase, village, desert, gunfight, buddies, rescue, mistaken identity, danger, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, dungeon
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 7.6
 28K
Without Name
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, epic ...
Plot: redemption, immigrants, gang, violence, gangs, train, death, violent, brutality, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, new jersey, california, los angeles ...
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 7.4
 36K
Three Burials
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: France, 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: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, reflective ...
Plot: immigrants, desert, friendship, redemption, vengeance, small town, death, violence, murder, revenge, justice, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, california ...
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The Crime of Padre Amaro
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, reflective, touching ...
Plot: catholicism, hospital, abortion, journalism, religion, corruption, pregnancy, loneliness, drugs, guilt, celibacy, morality ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
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 5.8
 2K
Old Gringo
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: USA
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: adventure, revolution, politics, love triangle, violence, destiny, fall in love, violent, love and romance, school, distopia, runaway ...
Time: future, 1900s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, central america
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 8.1
 199K
Love's a Bitch
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: dog, hitman, multiple storylines, redemption, violence, betrayal, vengeance, adultery, forbidden love, violent, storytelling, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Duck, You Sucker
Genre: War, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
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, epic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape, revolution, irish, culture clash, chase, gunfight, anti heroes, violent, robbery, political, unlikely partners, violence ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, ireland, latin america
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Under the Same Moon
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, coming of age, latin, sacrifice, obsessive quest, childhood, parents and children, runaway, mentor, workplace, road trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, california, south africa, tokyo ...
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The Night of the Iguana
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, psychological, talky, clever ...
Plot: hotel, mental illness, redemption, drinking, church, death, loneliness, clergy, human nature, self discovery, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, tennessee, virginia, usa ...
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, violence, revenge, gunfight, storytelling, assassin, betrayal, blood, torture, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.4
 82K
Monsters
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was ...
Style: stylized, road movie, serious, bleak, scenic ...
Plot: alien, alien invasion, monster, survival, nasa, getting home, aliens, monsters, first contact, love story, existentialism, alien encounter ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, latin america, central america
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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Genre: Comedy, Crime
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, not serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, farce, murder, hitman, mafia, gangster, comedy of errors, airport, unlikely partners, crime, crime gone awry, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, new jersey, san diego california
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House of My Father
Genre: Comedy, Western
Country: USA
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, surreal, stylized, not serious, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, farce, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, splatter, disorder, farm, drug dealing, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 8.1
 4K
Herod's Law
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.
Style: biting, realistic, witty, clever, humorous ...
Plot: politics, corruption, political corruption, crime, small town, political, crimes, mayor, greed, dishonesty, storytelling, world politics ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
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