The Best Movies About Mexico

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Films about or set in Mexico. Vote up your favorite movie about Mexico.

There isn’t anything quite as beautiful as majestic mountains, crystal clear beaches and rolling green hills. Mexico has all of these features within its borders, and so much more! It’s no wonder that so many box office hits have been filmed here. But what are the best movies about Mexico? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
Some of the movies on this list tell stories about gorgeous, festive Mexico during holidays like Cinco de Mayo or Day of the Dead, while others look at the darker, more dangerous side of the country. Each flick was either completely filmed in this amazingly beautiful country or features it in one way or another. There are many different genres featured here as well: some are classics, others are comedies, and there a few horror films thrown in as well.
This list has the best movies about Mexico including, La Bamba, Roma, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Like Water for Chocolate, the El Mariachi trilogy, From Dusk Til Dawn, Cantiflas, and From Mexico With Love. Vote up the best films about Mexico below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.

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  • Amores perros
    Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo
    5 votes
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
    "Amores Perros" is a bold, intensely emotional, and ambitious story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash. Inventively structured as a triptych of overlapping and intersecting narratives, ...more
  • The Holy Mountain
    Alejandro Jodorowsky, Juan Ferrara, Letícia Robles
    5 votes
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky
    La montaña sagrada is a 1973 Mexican-American surreal fantasy film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, who also participated as an actor, composer, set designer and costume designer on the film. The ...more
  • Roma


    Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf
    24 votes
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
    Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and ...more
  • Y Tu Mamá También
    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú
    26 votes
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
    Y Tu Mamá También is a 2002 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by Cuarón and his brother Carlos. The film tells a coming-of-age story about two teenage boys who take a road ...more
  • Like Water for Chocolate
    Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi, Mario Vazquez
    13 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Alfonso Arau
    Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards of ...more
  • El Mariachi
    Carlos Gallardo, Juan García, María Castillo
    5 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
    El Mariachi is a 1992 American action film and the first installment in the saga that came to be known as Robert Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy. It marked the debut of Rodriguez as writer and director. ...more