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 realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, humorous and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with murder, death, father son relationship, photograph, crimes, blood, betrayal, male nudity, violence and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in Mexico, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mexico city: Roma (2018), The Chambermaid (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), Museo (2018).

List of movies set in mexico city

 7.7
 135K
Roma (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: 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: touching, thought provoking, rough, captivating
Plot: maid, routine, middle class, master servant relationship, female protagonist, class differences, strongman, nanny, infidelity, pregnancy, sea, adultery ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1971
Place: mexico city, mexico
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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.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, psychological, captivating
Plot: chambermaid, hotel, maid, female protagonist, workplace, everyday life, workplace situations, society, cleaning, laundry, hotel room, woman in underwear ...
Time: 21st century
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, sexual humiliation, gang violence, accident, male rape, violence, runaway, urban setting, raped woman, male bare butt, rape and revenge, anal rape ...
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: clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: pursuit, friendship, fall in love, bittersweet, couples, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, battle of the sexes, romance, dishonesty, married couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico city, latin america, mexico, africa
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 7.4
 17K
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, realistic ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, sex slavery, forced prostitution, kidnapping, child molestation, sex slave, missing child, sex with a minor, slavery, sex trade ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico city, poland, texas, new jersey ...
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 7.6
 19K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
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: cult film, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, insanity, violence, clown, blood, mental institution, slasher, dwarf, pageant, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, 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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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: serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy, erotic ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, crime gone awry, hopes, introspection, kidnapping, double life, husband wife relationship, secret, nudity (full frontal - brief), ransom, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico city, mexico, latin america
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 8.1
 219K
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, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, multiple storylines, dog, siblings relations, hitman, marital problem, machismo, marriage, divorce, robbery, money, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
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 6.9
 5K
Museo (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mexico, 1985. Juan and Wilson, two perennial Veterinary students, perpetrate an audacious heist in the National Museum of Anthropology, running away with a loot of more than hundred invaluable pieces of Mayan art, unaware of the consequences of ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: heist, museum, anthropology, art dealer, actor, crimes, best friend, danger, father son relationship, gold, christmas eve, friendship ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city
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Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971) is a comedy film directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Rosalind Russell and Darren McGavin, and released by United Artists. This was Russell's last theatrical film role, with one TV movie in 1972. Russell adapted ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, secret agents, escape, spy, rivalry, confined, working undercover, heroic mission, captivity, fish out of water, prison, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: albania, europe, mexico city, mexico
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 6.2
 133K
Terminator (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary, China
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, cyberpunk, cyborgs, helicopter, car chase, female fighter, fight scenes ...
Time: future, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998, 2020s ...
Place: mexico city, mexico, texas, guatemala
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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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 6.8
 340
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: corpse, 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, adventure, treasure hunt, adventurer, archaeology, treasure, artifact, chase, heroes, russian, good versus evil, race against time ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, nevada, connecticut ...
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The League Of Five (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of mexican super heroes decide to join forces to combat the forces of evil.
Plot: superhero team, ghost, superhero, skeleton, fire, kidnapping, death of daughter, gagged, duct tape over mouth, self sacrifice, ritual sacrifice, loss of parents ...
Place: mexico city, mexico
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 6.6
 3K
Nicotina (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: hacker, computer genius, crime gone awry, murder, cons and scams, love and romance, dishonesty, stalking, addiction, coincidence, voyeurism, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
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 6.7
 2K
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: child abduction, teenage boy, clown, theft, teenager, gun, rape, robbery, aquarium, brother sister relationship, youth, kidnapping ...
Place: mexico city
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 5.9
 4K
The Similars (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: autumn, bus station, heavy rain, blood, rainstorm, fear, gun, rain, radio, supernatural power, shot to death, panic ...
Time: 1960s, year 1968, 60s
Place: mexico city, mexico
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 3.1
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, investigation, intrigue, couples, police detective, boss and employee, false accusation, terrorism, dangerous attraction, murder, working undercover, computers and web ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, mexico city
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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, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, moon, race against time, danger, space and aliens, adventure, apocalypse, chaos, ocean or sea, save the world, heroes, astronomer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, baltimore, florida, chicago illinois, houston texas ...
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Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: sexual abuse, life is a bitch, family relations, sexual harassment, social decay, rich and poor, woman in danger, urban ghetto life, city life, family problems, gender, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenager discovers that mending a broken heart is no simple thing in this independent romantic drama from Mexico. Gerardo (Juan Carlos Ortuno), a 17-year-old who has recently embraced his homosexuality, has just parted ways with his first serious ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: breakup, teenage life, unfulfilled love, losing-it hero, romance, love and romance, life is a bitch, obsession, sexual relations, strong sexual content, lgbt, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city
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 6.3
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Such Is Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment by her landlord - who is also her husband's new ...
Style: melancholic, touching, suspenseful, suspense, sentimental
Plot: father daughter relationship, revenge, infidelity, tragedy, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, betrayal, adultery, divorce, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, extramarital affair ...
Place: mexico city
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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, realistic, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, age difference, strong sexual content, coming of age, road trip, explicit sex, sexual obsession, sexual relations, masturbation, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, madrid, spain
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 7.6
 193K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, 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: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, marijuana, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime, drug traffic, drug dealer, drug dealing, profanity, family problems, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 165 min.
Story: As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robot, alien, transforming robot, androids and robots, chaos, killer robot, good versus evil, man versus machine, imaginary, danger, space and aliens, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, china, chicago illinois, beijing china, hong kong ...
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The Science of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Style: surreal, psychological, sentimental, contemplative, meditative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: escape from reality, daydreamer, friendship, new job, dreams, romance, introspection, love, dancer, visionary, young man, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, mexico, france, europe, latin america ...
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 6.8
 7K
Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: serious, sincere, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1960, year 1969 ...
Place: oregon, usa, montreal quebec, mexico city, finland ...
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Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, terrorism, heroes, brazilian, revolutionary, terrorist, freedom, media, hostages, crimes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1969, year 1967 ...
Place: brazil, portugal, lisbon portugal, sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro ...
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