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, suspenseful, melancholic, stylized and harsh films and TV shows about / with brutality, vengeance, dialogue, storytelling, death, mentor, redemption, violence, catastrophe and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Mexico, France and other countries.
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mexico movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mexico: The Ruins (2008), The Book of Life (2014), Man on Fire (2004), Bandidas (2006), And Your Mother Too! (2001), Revenge (1990), Sicario (2015), Desperado (1995), Get the Gringo (2012), Machete Kills (2013).

List of movies set in mexico

 5.9
 64K
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, ancient mystery, gory, friendship, mercy killing, self sacrifice, tourist, ruins, chase, vacation, ancient ...
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, stylized, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, escapades, fall in love, true love, hopes, destiny, family, bullfighting, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire (2004)
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, lone hero, vigilantism, friendship, danger, bodyguard, diary, cia, mercenary, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 5.7
 32K
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, semi serious ...
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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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, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, coming of age, age difference, masturbation, road trip, sex, friendship, teenager, on the road, beach, male friendship, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, spain
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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, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, gory, good versus evil, survival, fugitives, supernatural, outlaw gang, brutality, blood, street shootout, brothel, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, spain, texas ...
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 6.2
 14K
Revenge (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
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, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, dangerous attraction, revenge, infidelity, vengeance, desert, couple relations, crime, romance, love triangle, tennis, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.6
 314K
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 daughter, drug dealing, moral dilemma, cia, fbi, night vision, death of wife, tunnel, tough girl, crime, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, arizona, tucson arizona ...
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 7.2
 154K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: stylized, dark humor, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, dangerous attraction, drug lord, revenge, brutality, loss of loved one, assassination attempt, guitar, explosion, bartender, ambush, gunslinger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.0
 96K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, prison escape, vacation, crime, thief, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, corruption, criminal heroes, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, tijuana mexico
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 5.6
 67K
Machete Kills (2013)
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: not serious, humorous, stylized, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, white house, machete, gory, nuclear threat, space station, mercenary, drugs/alcohol, anti heroes, hotshot hero, nuclear missile, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, washington d.c., arizona
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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: dark humor, bleak, tense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, revenge, death, murder, on the road, suitcase full of money, bartender, prostitute, vengeance, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.4
 72K
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, sincere ...
Plot: couple relations, disability, loneliness, feminism, painter, love of one's life, bisexuality, art, bohemian life, lifestyle, female protagonist, artist ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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We're the Millers (2013)
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, not serious, road movie, sexy, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: on the road, drug dealing, nothing goes right, dishonesty, family, adolescence, journey, parenthood, partners in crime, neighbor, stripper, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, tucson arizona, denver colorado, new 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, semi serious, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: french, prostitute, rescue, revolution, adventure, nun, odd couple, unlikely partners, treasure hunt, gunslinger, illegal prostitution, tough heroes ...
Time: 1860s
Place: mexico, latin america, france
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 6.5
 60K
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, realistic, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: village, parody, rescue, actor, farce, buddies, confusion, mistaken identity, danger, heroes, gunfighter, disorder ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, dungeon
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Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Genre: 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, serious, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, rape, friendship, massacre, anti heroes, revolution, unlikely partners, prisoner, irish, culture clash, chase, adventure ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland
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 5.8
 2K
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, love triangle, politics, adventure, political unrest, fall in love, school, love and romance, aging, romance, journalism, opposites attract ...
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, psychological, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: church, hotel, mental illness, clergy, bus, priest, minister, bus driver, spinster, tourist, guide, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, tennessee, virginia, usa ...
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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, surreal, not serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, parody, farce, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, disorder, organized crime, farm, drug dealing, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)
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, not serious, clever, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vacation, airport, hitman, gangsters, farce, comedy of errors, crime, unlikely partners, crime gone awry, college, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america, san diego california, new jersey
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 7.6
 16K
The Bridge (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, policewoman, police investigation, mystery, mind game, drug cartel, murder, corruption, fbi, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
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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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: village, buddies, old west, injustice, male friendship, righting the wronged, adventure, tough heroes, vengeance, good versus evil, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain
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 6.4
 5K
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, corruption, border, border crossing, sunglasses, desert, emigration, kidnapping, illegal immigrant, police, redemption, immigrants ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, california
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Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Mexico, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1931, following the success of the film Battleship Potemkin, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, to shoot a new film. Freshly rejected by Hollywood, Eisenstein soon falls under Mexico’s spell. ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, hollywood, movie business, director, fall in love, love and romance, anal sex, gay sex, gay, first sexual experience, erection ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1917
Place: mexico, latin america, moscow russia, ussr
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 7.3
 5K
Silent Light (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Johan and his family are Mennonites from the north of Mexico. Against the law of God and Man, Johan falls in love with another woman.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, redemption, clergy, human nature, village life, parallel world, introspection, moral dilemma, destructive relationship, love affair, religions or cults ...
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.8
 7K
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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, rough ...
Plot: organized crime, mafia, blood splatter, violence, death, drug dealing, small town, politics, gang war, anti heroes, gangsters, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.6
 6K
Inhale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: transplant, doctor, obsessive quest, parents and children, daughter, money, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, race against time, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
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 6.3
 213
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, prostitute, doctor, fear, dog, hospital, village, rage, illness, race against time, vengeance, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s
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: serious, realistic
Plot: shark, shark attack, beach, adventurer, gory, dangerous animal, gay relationship, threesome, sex, gore, eroticism, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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