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, twists and turns, cult film and suspense films and TV shows about / with crimes, vengeance, death, storytelling, murder, mentor, brutality, violence, runaway and chase plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Mexico, Hong Kong and other countries.
mexico
 1068
mexico movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mexico: Desperado (1995), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Hell (2010), Frida (2002), Sicario (2015), The Ruins (2008), Revenge (1990), Coco (2017), Duck, You Sucker (1971), La Reina del Sur (2011).

List of movies set in mexico

 7.1
 185K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: intense, sexy, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, revenge, hitman, dark hero, musician, gangsters, one against many, dangerous attraction, gunfight, crimes, brutality, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
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, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, assassination attempt, drug lord, revenge, hitman, dark hero, vengeance, corruption, murder, violent, cia, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.6
 10K
Hell (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 149 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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, rough, cynical ...
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealing, mafia, politics, crimes, social relations, society, u.s. mexico border, gang war, violence, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.3
 90K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA
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, sincere, stylized, sexy, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: painter, art, artist, lesbian, bohemian life, painting, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, disability, life, loneliness ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, mexico city, paris france, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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 7.6
 423K
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, suspense, neo noir, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drug cartel, cia, u.s. mexico border, black ops, mercenary, swat team, drug smuggling, fbi agent, tough girl, vigilantism, revenge, cia agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, tucson arizona ...
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 5.9
 75K
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, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, ruins, death, ancient mystery, friendship, vacation, self sacrifice, tourist, chase, murder, ancient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.1
 19K
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, erotic, suspense, intense, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, dangerous attraction, revenge, couple relations, adultery, vengeance, extramarital affair, friendship, desert, infidelity, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 8.4
 490K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: feel good, touching, sincere, atmospheric, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick, preschoolers
Plot: disney, day of the dead, afterlife, life & death, life after death, childhood, family, boy, death, memory, musician, child protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 138 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, atmospheric, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, mexican revolution, rape, revolution, robbery, culture clash, redemption, chase, cynicism, friendship between men, haunted by the past, flashback ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: mexico, ireland, northern ireland, latin america
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La Reina del Sur (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain, Colombia
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: After years of blood, sweat and tears, a woman of humble origin ends up becoming a drug trafficking legend, with all that that means...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: crimes, rivalry, power struggle, drug dealing, mafia, life is a bitch, rise to the top, criminal heroes, vengeance, cocaine, organized crime, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, europe, morocco
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 5.6
 79K
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: absurd, stylized, parody, brutal, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, machete, mercenary, fight scenes, heroic mission, female fighter, tough heroes, machismo, save the world, hotshot hero, violent, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, austin texas, usa, acapulco mexico ...
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The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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: touching, exciting, romantic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, life & death, true love, friendship, destiny, hopes, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, family, bullfighting, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: tense, serious, emotional, captivating, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: lone hero, vigilante, violence, one man army, vengeance, post traumatic stress disorder, human trafficking, rambo, death, final battle, brutality, justice ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: mexico, arizona, usa, sonora
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 8.4
 82K
Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Plot: drug cartel, marijuana, crimes, organized crime, corruption, cocaine, business, drug dealing, undercover agent, mariachi, gangsters, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.9
 108K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: intense, brutal, twists and turns, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, gang, prison life, confined, gangsters, justice, mafia, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, usa, san diego california
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Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, ...
Style: touching, sexy, sentimental, sexual, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: magic realism, cooking and food, food, cooking, mexican revolution, chocolate, sisters, forbidden love, marriage, romance, wedding, breast feeding ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1890s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa, san antonio texas
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 5.7
 36K
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, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: women, bank robbery, chase, friendship, partners, revenge, on the run, heist, society, female gunfighter, cowgirl, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, texas, new york, latin america
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And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: 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, erotic, road movie, sexual, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: sex, hot and sexy, sexuality, older woman younger man relationship, road trip, older woman younger man sex, age difference, coming of age, threesome, teenage sex, gay, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, acapulco mexico, spain, barcelona ...
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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, parody, entertaining, funny ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, mistaken identity, deportation, farce, adaptation, adventure, fish out of water, misfit, dishonesty, false accusation, comedy of errors ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico
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 6.5
 75K
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: parody, funny, absurd, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: farce, justice, stupidity, rescue, satire, fish out of water, friendship, buddies, dishonesty, gang, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 1910s, 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 5.5
 695
The Harvest (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A screenwriter is sent to Mexico to develop a story that can be used to wrap up a movie presently in production. Given a very short time allotment, the writer immerses himself in the seamier side of a Mexican beach resort, but soon finds himself ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: beach, murder, screenwriter, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, serial killer, black market, spider, urban legend, mind game, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.6
 197K
Machete (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Style: brutal, stylized, humorous, harsh, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, mexican, machete, tough guy, female fighter, corruption, vengeance, hitman, priest, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), sword fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, austin texas
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 7.7
 360K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
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, suspense, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, vengeance, vigilantism, lone hero, vigilante, justice, mercenary, cia, child abduction, bodyguard, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 6.7
 3K
Diablero (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A young priest enlists the help of a demon hunter and a paranormal expert to search for a kidnapped girl in the underworld of Mexico City.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspense, bleak, demonic
Plot: exorcist, demon, demon hunter, hunter, monster, mexican, priest, death, violence, native american, danger
Place: mexico
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 6.1
 108K
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, light, intense, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, on the road, crimes, nothing goes right, one last job, romance, road trip, fish out of water, escapades, criminal heroes, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, las vegas, los angeles, usa, latin america ...
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Burn the Bridges (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. She is cared for by her daughter, Helena, who dreams of traveling the world and wishes she could be a glamorous pop star like her mother was. Helena’s younger brother ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, gay, nun, love and romance, family relations, isolation, parents and children, forbidden love, terminal illness, lgbt, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.5
 33K
Sin Nombre (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, road movie, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, u.s. mexico border, gang member, social problems, hopes, family reunited, street gang, rape, train, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, new jersey, los angeles, california ...
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 6.6
 7K
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, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: transplant, doctor, crimes, race against time, parents and children, moral dilemma, child illness, society, escapades, family problems, couple relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, latin america
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Satanic Pandemonium (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sister Maria is known in the convent for her good works and charity, but, in the secret depths of her sexual fantasies, she is tormented by visions of another world - a world where her forbidden passions are allowed to run free. In this world Satan ...
Style: sexy, scary, suspenseful, erotic, gothic ...
Plot: satanism, evil nun, murder, seduction, sexual assault, nun, lesbianism, devil, funeral, convent, chaos, religions or cults ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 8.5
 299K
Ozark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, crimes, family relations, rivalry, murder, violence, teenage girl, survival, law enforcement, cheating wife, organized crime ...
Place: mexico, missouri, chicago illinois
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