Best Mexican Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Mexican Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, interesting, twists and turns, serious, surprise ending and intense. Plot: death, violence, storytelling, mentor, vengeance, destiny, brutality, dialogue, murder and revenge. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Action. Country: USA, Mexico and UK.
Best Mexican Movies
Best Mexican Movies
TOP Movies: No Country for Old Men (2007), Titanic (1997), Roma (2018), Love's a Bitch (2000), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), Highway Patrolman (1991), The Orphanage (2007), Gravity (2013), And Your Mother Too! (2001), Apocalypto (2006), Limitless (2011), Hell (2010), Coco (2017), Sin Nombre (2009), The Shape of Water (2017), Bad Boys for Life (2020), Instructions Not Included (2013), Elysium (2013), The Book of Life (2014), Blow (2001).

List of Best Movies

No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greed, hitman, sheriff, death, brutality, psychopath, human nature, crimes, track down, peril, stolen money, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, opposites attract, love and romance, love, ship, romance, fall in love, love story, titanic, disaster, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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Roma (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
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, captivating, rough
Plot: maid, routine, middle class, master servant relationship, strongman, female protagonist, pregnancy, infidelity, class differences, nanny, professor, dating ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, year 1971
Place: mexico city, mexico
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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, dog, multiple storylines, siblings relations, dog fighting, hitman, marital problem, machismo, marriage, robbery, divorce, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five ...
Style: non-linear, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark humor, female assassin, revenge, strong female lead, master warrior, female warrior, sword fight, warrior, death, katana, pride and honor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: el paso texas, tokyo, japan, mexico
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Highway Patrolman (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A naïve rookie in the Mexican highway patrol has to adapt to survive as he contends with dangerous drug-runners and widespread corruption.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, rough, bleak ...
Plot: nihilism, police corruption, patrol, drug cartel, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, dark humor, police detective, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, missing child, ghost, supernatural, death, fear, orphan, haunted by the past, afterlife, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Gravity (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scenic, serious, tense ...
Plot: outer space, survival, isolation, space station, astronaut, spacecraft, space travel, disaster, catastrophe, trapped in space, survivor, sole survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, sexuality, sex, older woman younger man sex, teenage sex, age difference, sexual attraction, sexual obsession, older woman teenage boy sex, explicit sex, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, acapulco mexico, mexico city, barcelona ...
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Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: tribe, survival, slavery, chase, ancient history, native, adventure, sacrifice, manhunt, death, solar eclipse, warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
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Limitless (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, captivating, philosophical, intellectual, cerebral ...
Plot: intelligence, success, ambition, superhuman powers, rise to the top, prodigy, life changing experience, life turned upside down, drug abuse, resourceful, overnight success, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, politics, gang war, crimes, society, social relations, organized crime, mafia, violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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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: touching, funny, feel good, colourful, atmospheric ...
Plot: disney, boy, life after death, childhood, family, life & death, musician, music, singer, child protagonist, fantasy world, love ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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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: serious, disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, gang member, immigrants, hopes, social problems, rape, family reunited, train, u.s. mexico border, corpse, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, guatemala, central america, new jersey ...
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: biting, romantic, touching, disturbing, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: interspecies sex, sign language, interspecies romance, healing power, laboratory, cold war, love story, creature, supernatural, interracial friendship, escape, rescue ...
Time: 60s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, maryland, pittsburgh, ussr, usa
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Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, police partner, police officer, investigation, sarcasm, midlife crisis, police chase, friendship between men, rescue, race against time, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: north america, usa, miami, mexico city, mexico
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Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parenting, father daughter relationship, responsibility, single father, life philosophy, character change, new job, grownups, eccentric family, child care, single parent, stuntman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america
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Elysium (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, space station, distopia, class conflict, cyborgs, fighting the system, politics, outer space, dark future, dystopic future, society ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
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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: touching, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: life & death, adventure, hopes, true love, fall in love, bullfighting, love and romance, destiny, escapades, love triangle, family, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, friendship, cocaine, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
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We Are the Nobles (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tells the "riches to rags" story of the Nobles, three upper-class twenty-somethings that appear to have no limits to their checkbooks, and no direction in their lives. Until one day, their father tries to teach them a lesson by staging a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, inheritance, slacker, life turned upside down, fish out of water, society, youth, materialism, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: squid, ocean, friendship, adventure, goofy hero, disorder, family, fish, megalomaniac, heroic mission, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
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Overboard (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.
Style: romantic, funny, light, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: happy ending, amnesia, memory loss, rich, family life, family relations, love, yacht, romance, revenge, social differences, wealth ...
Time: 2010s
Place: oregon
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Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, war on drugs, drug dealer, drug abuse, addiction, drug cartel, organized crime, drug dealing, drug addiction, marijuana, drug traffic, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
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Steven Universe: The Movie (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two years after the events of "Change Your Mind", Steven (now 16 years old) and his friends are ready to enjoy the rest of their lives peacefully. However, all of that changes when a new sinister Gem arrives, armed with a giant drill that ...
Style: light, entertaining, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: gem, child protagonist, alien, adventure, childhood, boy, heroes, good versus evil, friendship, friends, fight for supremacy, protector ...
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The Forever Purge (2021)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end as they chase a group of immigrants who they want to punish because of their harsh historical past.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, manhunt, distopia, vigilante, mayhem, survival horror, violent death, threat, anger, violence, mass murder, brutality ...
Time: near future
Place: el paso texas, texas, usa, mexico
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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: drug lord, assassination attempt, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, gangsters, murder, revenge, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, secret agents, secret service, spy, espionage, british secret service, undercover, computer cracker, 007, heroes, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, london, rome italy, tokyo, mexico city ...
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, ambush, cia, conspiracy, sniper, politics, espionage, mercenary, president, drug cartel, assassination, helicopter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, panama ...
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Nacho Libre (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage ...
Style: humorous, not serious, light, ironic, funny ...
Plot: wrestling, monastery, nun, follow your dream, goofy hero, contests and competitions, hopes, ambition, fall in love, monk, orphanage, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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