Movies and TV shows set in mexico city

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in mexico city ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, tense and rough films and TV shows about / with murder, blood, death, female nudity, father son relationship, violence, sex, mother son relationship, redemption and photograph plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in Mexico, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mexico city: Roma (2018), The Naked City (1989), Sex, Shame & Tears (1999), Trade (2007), Santa Sangre (1989), The Matador (2005), Battle in Heaven (2005), Love's a Bitch (2000), Terminator (2019), Man on Fire (2004).

List of movies set in mexico city

 7.7
 124K
Roma (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Style: thought provoking, touching, rough, captivating
Plot: maid, routine, middle class, master servant relationship, female protagonist, class differences, pregnancy, infidelity, strongman, nanny, vacation, disappearance ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1971
Place: mexico city, mexico
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The Naked City (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gritty tale of survival set against a city ripe with violence and corruption. The Naked City tells the tale of Alfonso and Aurelia, who with their infant daughter flee the scene of a traffic accident they inadvertently caused, leaving several ...
Plot: gang rape, gang violence, sexual humiliation, accident, violence, male rape, runaway
Place: mexico city
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Sex, Shame & Tears (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A comedic drama featuring two couples and two old friends in Mexico City. Tomas visits Carlos and Ana, while Miguel and Andrea are joined by Maria. The presence of guests triggers lust, rejection, infidelities, reconciliation and other consequences.
Style: realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious
Plot: friendship, dishonesty, couples, romance, love affair, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, battle of the sexes, married couple, shower, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico city, mexico, latin america, africa
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 7.4
 16K
Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, kidnapping, sex slavery, child molestation, missing child, forced prostitution, sex slave, slavery, track down, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, usa, new jersey, poland, texas
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 7.6
 17K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: atmospheric, cult film, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, violence, blood, slasher, dwarf, mental institution, clown, elephant, funeral, circus ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
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 6.7
 43K
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, semi serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, salesman, businessman, stranger, midlife crisis, deal, crime, disorder, nothing goes right, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city, latin america, hungary, budapest hungary ...
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Battle in Heaven (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in Mexico City, Carlos Reygadas's sexually explicit drama centers on a man in turmoil over his past actions. Chauffer Marcos feels compelled to reveal a dark secret to his boss's daughter, Ana, a wealthy woman who works as a prostitute ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, crime gone awry, hopes, secret, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, double life, ransom, sex, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico city, mexico, latin america
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 8.1
 209K
Love's a Bitch (2000)
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, tense, emotional, realistic, clever ...
Plot: forbidden love, siblings relations, dog, hitman, marital problem, marriage, machismo, robbery, divorce, money, multiple storylines, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
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 6.3
 99K
Terminator (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: China, Spain, Hungary, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The sixth film in the "Terminator" series will pick up where the second film left off, ignoring all the subsequent sequels.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: androids and robots, time travel, technology, gunfight, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, helicopter, car chase, fight scenes, apocalypse, killer robot, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, year 1998, 2010s, 2020s, 1990s
Place: mexico city, mexico, texas, guatemala
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 7.7
 311K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, kidnapping, lone hero, vigilante, justice, mercenary, vigilantism, daring rescue, friendship, bodyguard, cia, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 6.8
 331
Parque Via (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Beto is the keeper of a house in Mexico City - empty for several years already - in which he used to work as a domestic help. The solitude of the last ten years, as well the monotony and routine of his job have made him lead a secluded life, which ...
Plot: prison, loneliness, guardian, spider
Place: mexico city
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, treasure, artifact, chase, psychic, russian, whip, good versus evil, heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, mexico, usa ...
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The Chambermaid (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eve, a young chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel, confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships that nourish her newfound and determined dream for a better life.
Plot: chambermaid, hotel, maid, cleaning, laundry, talking on phone, reading a book, red dress, female protagonist, female nudity, bare breasts, woman in underwear ...
Place: mexico, mexico city
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 6.9
 879
Chicuarotes (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cagalera and Moloteco are two teenagers from San Gregorio Atlapulco who are desperate to get out and move up and away from oppressive circumstances. When they hear of an opportunity to buy a spot in the electrician’s union, which could transform ...
Plot: rape, father son relationship, clown, brother sister relationship, theft, teenage boy, kidnapping, teenager, robbery, bus, gun, aquarium ...
Place: mexico city
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Poison for the Fairies (1986)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1965 Mexico City, Fabiola, a wealthy yet lonely schoolgirl, befriends Graciela, a young orphan girl who has an unhealthy fascination with witchcraft. Fabiola is convinced that she, herself, is a witch by Graciela, who then uses the fear that ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, friendship, orphan, danger, youth, misfit, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, social misfits, imaginary, young heroes, gory ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 5.9
 3K
The Similars (2015)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A science fiction thriller that takes place in 1968's Mexico and deals with identity in a metaphorical way, as the plot involves a mysterious condition that makes all persons locked inside a bus station on a rainy night to adopt the same face ...
Style: comic
Plot: bus station, heavy rain, panic, apocalypse, autumn, gun, shot to death, rain, supernatural power, radio, blood, fear
Time: year 1968, 1960s
Place: mexico, mexico city
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 3.0
 301
Naked Lies (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: FBI agent Cara Landry is sent on an undercover assignment to gather evidence on Damian Medina, a Mexican casino owner running a counterfeiting operation for the Cali drug cartel...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, police detective, investigation, police investigation, terrorism, partners against crime, boss and employee, special agents, criminal heroes, crime, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, mexico city
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 6.6
 4K
Cantinflas (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce the film. Around the World in 80 Days. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: filmmaking, mexican, rising to stardom, performer's life, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, hollywood, ambition, actor's life, showbiz, singer, hand kissing ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 30s, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, mexico city, mexico
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 5.0
 350
Don't Panic (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On his seventeenth birthday, Michael is given a present of a Ouija board by Tony his best friend. At a session, Tony using a medium known to him only as "Virgil", unwittingly unlocks the evil forces of the board. Soon there is a wave of ...
Plot: ouija board, characters killed one by one, rose, demonic possession, single mother, sex, murder, stabbing, levitation, cemetery, dagger, alcoholic ...
Place: mexico, mexico city
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Vintage Model (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life unravels when famous radio talk-show host Carmen (Sylvia Pinal) discovers she has just months to live. To tie up the loose ends of her life, she hires a chauffeur to drive her around Mexico City and visit her old haunts. But he does far more ...
Plot: talk radio, incest, impossible love, driver, cancer, spinster, sacrifice, suicide, abusive father, jealousy, radio
Place: mexico city, mexico
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Dreaming About You (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two teenage friends spend their summer break preparing for the sexual conquests they hope to experience. That is, until one of the boys is visited by his older, more sexually aggressive cousin, Azucena. Ushering her naïve cousin into the world of ...
Plot: coming of age, incest, bestiality, friendship, washing a car, exhibitionism, washing dishes, broom, playing a video game, divorced parents, oyster, exercise ...
Place: mexico city
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Ecliptica Welcome Mexico (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Israel, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luciano is a mexican artist living in Berlin, with his Art he wage a symbolic battle between ideologies in the world. Luciano was united with the fashion photographer Anne, however they broke up after they found the challenges of living in this ...
Style: sexy
Plot: nazism, painting, show, poetry, love, female nudity, artist, death, metaphysics, challenge, jewish, beach
Place: germany, europe, mexico, israel, mexico city
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 7.0
 124
Matinée (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jorge and Aarón, two young boys growing up in a quiet town often miss classes to go together to the cinema matinee. One day they are kidnapped by robbers while traveling in a truck. After the disintegration of the band, they begin to participate in ...
Plot: robbery, childhood, homosexuality, innocence, disguise, swimming, kidnapping, brainwashing, runaway, train, murder, stowaway ...
Place: mexico city
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 6.0
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A Winter Tan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie Burroughs stars as Maryse Holder, the ill-fated feminist author who met an untimely death in Acapulco. Her attitude of cultural and racial condescension toward Mexican men was to regard them as nothing more than beasts of burden for her own ...
Plot: camera, eating, drinking, song, drink, singer, older woman younger man relationship, alcoholic, letter, nightclub, food, money ...
Place: mexico city, mexico
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 6.2
 206
Sugar Kisses (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nacho, a 13 year old boy, crosses the threshold of adolescence trying to find his place in life in all the wrong places: a dysfunctional family and a social setting that is corrupt and violent. Can the purity of first love survive the darkest ...
Plot: teenage love, stepfather stepson relationship, video camera, held at gunpoint, mother daughter relationship, urinating on someone, brother brother relationship, cigarette smoking, first kiss, young love, attempted rape, holding hands ...
Place: mexico city
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 4.9
 412
Curandero (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A journey that takes one man into the bowels of black magic in Mexico City
Style: bleak, scary, rough, suspense
Plot: supernatural, black magic, curse, faith, fear, police, sacrifice, exorcism, supernatural power, evil, witchcraft, satanism ...
Place: mexico, mexico city
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The Attempt Dossier (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tells the story behind an assassination attempt perpetrated in 1897, by a dipsomaniac man, against the President of the Mexican Republic, General Porfirio Diaz.
Plot: male female relationship, drunken man, dictator, carriage, newspaper, drunkenness, train, newspaper editor, terrorist, assassination attempt, picnic, restaurant ...
Time: 1890s
Place: mexico, mexico city
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 6.6
 192
X Quinientos (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: X Quinientos tells the story of Alex, David and Aurora, three people who live in opposite ends of the American continent, but who are connected due to their incapacity to accept mourning and to their need of changing in order to move on with their ...
Plot: punk rocker, pistol, party, funeral, brother brother relationship, murder, little boy, drunkenness, death of father, airport, deportation, gangster ...
Place: montreal quebec canada, colombia, manila philippines, montreal, canada ...
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The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol (1897–1988), receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this deft, irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz whose career spanned half a century and nearly 60 ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, gangsters, athlete's life, artists and showbiz, showbiz, couples, boxing, gangster, artist, death of wife, cemetery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, spain, cuba, latin america, havana cuba ...
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 3.6
 2K
Earthstorm (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's structure is now entirely unstable -- threatening all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, moon, race against time, danger, apocalypse, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, chaos, save the world, ocean or sea, astronomer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, mexico city, colorado, florida, houston texas
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