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List of famous film directors from Mexico, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Mexico has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Mexican directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Mexico and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Items here include everything from Felipe Cazals to Christopher Michael Roybal.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Mexican directors?" and "Which directors are from Mexico?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Mexico in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Mexican directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Abel Salazar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Abel Salazar Died at 78 (1917-1995)

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Adolfo Best Maugard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Adolfo Best Maugard Died at 73 (1891-1964)

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Adolfo Dávila is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Adolfo K. Franco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Adrián Ortiz Maciel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Adriana Barraza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alan Romero Zavala is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alberto Belli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Alberto Belli age 33

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Aldo Velasco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alejandro Felix Montiel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alejandro Gómez Monteverde is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alejandro González Iñárritu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alejandro Solar Luna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alejandro Springall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alfonso Aráu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Alfonso Aráu age 85

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Alfonso Corona Blake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Alfonso Corona Blake Died at 80 (1919-1999)

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Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alfredo B. Crevenna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Alfredo B. Crevenna Died at 82 (1914-1996)

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Alfredo De Villa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Alfredo Gurrola is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Carlos Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Carlos Fuentes Died at 84 (1928-2012)

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Álvaro Curiel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Ana de Loera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Ana de Loera age 29

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Andrés Couturier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Anthony Quinn Died at 86 (1915-2001)

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Antonio Serrano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Carlos Velo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Carlos Velo Died at 79 (1909-1988)

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Antonio Urrutia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Arcadi Palerm is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Arcadi Palerm age 44

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Arcady Boytler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Arcady Boytler Died at 70 (1895-1965)

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Armando Ciurana is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Armando Vega Gil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Arturo Martinelli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Arturo Pons is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Arturo Pons age 44

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Arturo Ripstein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Aurora Martinez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Benito Alazraki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Benito Alazraki Died at 86 (1921-2007)

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Benjamin Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Bernardo Arellano is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Beto Gómez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Beto Gómez age 48

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Bill Melendez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Bill Melendez Died at 92 (1916-2008)

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Blanca X. Aguerre is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Bob Wickersham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Bob Wickersham Died at 51 (1911-1962)

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Carlo Corea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Carlos Algara is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Carlos Algara age 33

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Carlos Armella is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Carlos Bolado is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Carlos Bolado age 53

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Carlos Carrera is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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Carlos Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico