Mexican immigrant movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mexican immigrant movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, dramatic, bleak and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with mexican immigrant, u.s. mexico border, illegal immigrant, murder, society, mentor, death, storytelling, mexican and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Mexico, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mexican immigrant: Spanglish (2004), Guten Tag, Ramón (2013), Beatriz at Dinner (2017), Hot Spur (1968), El jardín del Edén (1994), Murieta (1965), Pepe & Santo vs. America (2009), Off Jackson Avenue (2008), Harvest of Redemption (2007), America 101 (2005).

List of mexican immigrant movies

 6.4
 73K
Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, chef, cook, romance, mexican, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, parent child relationship, relationship problems, language barrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, malibu california, california ...
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Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: misfit, society, friendship, fish out of water, friends, immigrants, hopes, disorder, mexican, bench, backpack, train station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds ...
Plot: billionaire, race, gossip, racism, vegetarian, ocean, spirituality, mirror, fish, crying woman, grandmother granddaughter relationship, river ...
Place: california
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 4.7
 118
Hot Spur (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deranged stablehand kidnaps the wife of a ranch owner to avenge the rape of his sister.
Plot: murder, kidnapping, ranch, revenge, lesbian, gang rape, female full frontal nudity, flashback, female whipping, kidnapped woman, stabbed in the back, bound and gagged ...
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El jardín del Edén (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Looking for a better destiny for their lives, a group of people arrives to Tijuana, in the Mexico-USA borderline. A widow and her children, a chicano woman without a firm identity, a "gringa" writer fascinated with Mexico and her hermit ...
Plot: mexican american border, tourist, mexican immigrant, peasant, illegal immigration, photographer, immigration, identity, border, illegal immigrant, u.s. mexico border, mexican border
Place: tijuana mexico
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 5.6
 68
Murieta (1965)
Genre: Biography, Western
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mexican peasant Joaquin Murieta and his wife go north to California to prospect for gold, finding only one white person, a marshal, who will befriend them. But after Murieta is beaten and robbed, and his wife killed by bandits, Murieta takes out his ...
Plot: bandit, mexican, robin hood, gang, outlaw, gang leader, evil man, lawman, revenge, murder, mexican immigrant
Place: california
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Pepe & Santo vs. America (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pepe travels to America with Santo (The Patron Saint of Immigrants) in search of his grandmother's dying wish..."The Mexican Dream." Pepe hops across the border from Mexico to the United States.
Plot: mexican, u.s. mexico border, mexican border, mexican immigrant, illegal immigration, mexican american border, illegal immigrant, immigration, travel
Place: america
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Off Jackson Avenue (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Off Jackson Avenue is an interwoven crime story set in New York City involving a Mexican woman who has been tricked into sex-slavery by an Albanian pimp and must find a way to break out; A Japanese hit man who is in town to do a job for the Chinese ...
Plot: degradation, chinese mafia, sex slavery, sex trade, albanian, cadillac, mexican immigrant, forced prostitution, brooklyn new york city, car thief, human trafficking, sex trafficking
Place: manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Harvest of Redemption (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Harvest of Redemption was inspired by a true story which occurred in the Texas Rio Grande Valley in the 1920's. It is a coming of age story about a young Latino's struggle as he grows up and attempts to overcome the resentment incurred ...
Plot: mexican american, mexican immigrant, death, murder, revenge, u.s. mexico border, farm, murder of father
Place: texas
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 6.2
 227
America 101 (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two brothers leave their home in Mexico in search of the 'American Dream', only to realize it was in front of them all the time. Angel is tired of living in his small Mexican town and has no interest in following in his father's ...
Plot: illegal immigration, mexican immigrant, immigration, mexican american border, mexican border, u.s. mexico border, illegal immigrant, brother brother relationship, travel, mexican
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 6.5
 151
Los jornaleros (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Los Jornaleros presents the interwoven stories of three young Hispanic men who come to this country to pursue te American dream and instead end up struggling as day-laborers.
Plot: mexican american, mexican immigrant, gigolo, illegal immigrant, brother brother relationship, gay wedding, gay latino, art dealer, interracial couple
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Across the Line (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Across the Line (2000) is a truthful representation of both hope and corruption, focusing on critical events transpiring at America's border with Mexico and known both to those who live on the "line" (physical and metaphorical) and to ...
Plot: female nudity, panties, illegal immigrant, erotica, see through panties, u.s. mexico border, mexican border, wet t shirt, mexican immigrant, girl in bra and panties
Place: texas
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 7.0
 1K
Backyard (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, realistic, scary ...
Plot: incompetent police, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, fighting crime, deadly, murder, police investigation, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Under the Same Moon (2007)
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, sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, coming of age, hopes, master and servant, kidnapping, obsessive quest, family problems, youth, single parent, latin, optimism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, talky ...
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, murder, journalism, media, police investigation, crime, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, los angeles, usa
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 6.7
 495
Little Saints (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After St. Jude appears in Esperanza's oven, she sets out to find her daughter, who died under mysterious circumstances. The journey forces Esperanza to challenge her own beliefs and face her fears in order to be reunited with her beloved ...
Style: offbeat, touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: low lives, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society, prostitute, missing person, family problems, obsessive quest, self discovery, immigration, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, japan, los angeles ...
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 6.3
 1K
The Bastards (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task, each day the same pressure to find money. They go about their daily routine, standing on the corner at the Home Improvement Store ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: crime, hostages, crimes, confined, immigrants, violence spree, danger, woman in danger, deadly, realism, suburbs, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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 wife, death of daughter, moral dilemma, tunnel, night vision, cia, fbi, tough girl, mercenary, crime, drug smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona ...
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 5.9
 6K
Sleep Dealer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: water shortage, virtual reality, computer, future dystopia, survival, american dream, dishonesty, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, computers and web, corporate crimes ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
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 7.4
 37K
Three Burials (2005)
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: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: friendship, redemption, promise, loss of friend, on the road, racial slur, vengeance, last wish, reluctant partners, dishonesty, partners, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, usa, latin america, cincinnati ohio ...
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 5.2
 492
Dream (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Mexican immigrant new to Los Angeles enters into a love triangle with two very different women.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: ambition, love triangle, love and romance, unfulfillment, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love, prodigy, family business, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, usa
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Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.
Style: touching, clever, sentimental, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, physical appearance, culture clash, rebellion, unsupportive parent, parents and children, youth, workplace, factory worker, human nature, urban, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, latin america
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Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, culture clash, reconciliation, infidelity, eviction, romance, couple relations, urban, adulthood, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
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 7.3
 3K
My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, marriage, death of wife, family, rebelliousness, misfit, couple relations, babies and infants, life is a bitch, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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My Fellow Americans (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: white house, politics, political corruption, murder, assassination attempt, on the road, assassination, homeless, administration, state affairs, goofy hero, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., ohio, west virginia
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 6.6
 181K
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: stylized, dark humor, brutal, harsh, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, sniper, machete, immigrants, betrayal, racist, machismo, racial slur, priest, gunfight, senator, nurse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, mexico
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 7.5
 26K
Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: clever, thought provoking, tense, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, haunted by the past, police investigation, small town, investigation, mystery, crime, society, social differences, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, mexico, new jersey, canada
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 5.5
 2K
Linewatch (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. is a Border Patrol Officer in the New Mexico desert with a secret past that is about to catch up with him. When his old gang leader tracks him down and forces him to smuggle drugs across the border, he must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, leadership, heroes, crime, crimes, starting over, law enforcement, gang, drug dealing, rivalry, gangsters, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, cuba, los angeles, latin america
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 5.8
 1K
I Witness (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, police corruption, kidnapping, special agents, danger, law enforcement, political corruption, life is a bitch, crime, uncover truth, crimes, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, somalia
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 6.9
 60K
Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: unemployment, drinking, corruption, lawyer, robbery, marijuana, nightmare, drug use, mexican, lapd, prostitute, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, middle east ...
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