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The Best Movies About Mexico

Updated October 9, 2019 555 votes 72 voters 9.8k views36 items

List RulesFilms 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 beautiful, festive Mexico, 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, Man on Fire, Two Mules for Sister Sara, Diamonds are Forever, Fast and the Furious, From Dusk Til Dawn, Kill Bill Volume 1 and 2, Frida, Life of Pi, 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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    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2007

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel... more on Wikipedia
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    Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Kill Bill Volume 1

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2003

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin... more on Wikipedia
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    Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Kill Bill Volume 2

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2004

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Kill Bill Volume 2 is a 2004 martial arts action film written and directed by Quentin... more on Wikipedia

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    Roma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Roma

    Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

    Released2018

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Roma is a 2018 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film follows the life of an... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Fast & Furious is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Fast & Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez

    Released2009

    Directed byJustin Lin

    Fast & Furious is a 2009 American street racing action film directed by Justin Lin and written... more on Wikipedia

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    The Eye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    The Eye

    Jessica Alba, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2008

    Directed byXavier Palud, David Moreau

    The Eye is a 2008 American supernatural horror film directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud,... more on Wikipedia

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    The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    The A-Team

    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper

    Released2010

    Directed byJoe Carnahan

    The A-Team is a 2010 American action-comedy film based on the television series of the same... more on Wikipedia

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    Man on Fire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Man on Fire

    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington

    Released2004

    Directed byTony Scott

    Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film and the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell's... more on Wikipedia

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    Like Water for Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Like Water for Chocolate

    Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi

    Released1992

    Directed byAlfonso Arau

    Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular... more on Wikipedia

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    Two Mules for Sister Sara is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Two Mules for Sister Sara

    Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1970

    Directed byDon Siegel

    Two Mules for Sister Sara is an American-Mexican western film starring Shirley MacLaine set... more on Wikipedia

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    Y Tu Mamá También is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Y Tu Mamá También

    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

    Released2001

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Y Tu Mamá También is a 2001 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-written by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Road to El Dorado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    The Road to El Dorado

    Elton John, Kevin Kline

    Released2000

    Directed byJeffrey Katzenberg, David Silverman, Will Finn, Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul

    The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Point Break is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Point Break

    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

    Released1991

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    Point Break is a 1991 American action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Patrick... more on Wikipedia

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    The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul... more on Wikipedia

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    La Bamba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    La Bamba

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano

    Released1987

    Directed byLuis Valdez

    La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez that follows... more on Wikipedia

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    Diamonds Are Forever is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Diamonds Are Forever

    Sean Connery, Sammy Davis

    Released1971

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh spy film in the James Bond series by Eon Productions, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Big Jake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Big Jake

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1971

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    Big Jake is a 1971 Western film directed by George Sherman, written by Harry Julian Fink and... more on Wikipedia
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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

    From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez... more on Wikipedia

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    The Sisterhood of the Travelin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    Blake Lively, America Ferrera

    Released2005

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The... more on Wikipedia

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    The Mexican is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    The Mexican

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt... more on Wikipedia

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    The Arrival is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    The Arrival

    Charlie Sheen, Teri Polo

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Twohy

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    Pancho Villa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Pancho Villa

    Anne Francis, Telly Savalas

    Released1972

    Directed byEugenio Martín

    Pancho Villa is a 1972 American, British and Spanish spaghetti western film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    In Cold Blood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    In Cold Blood

    Robert Blake, John Forsythe

    Released1967

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    In Cold Blood is a 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. Richard Brooks... more on Wikipedia

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    Babel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Babel

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Released2006

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

    Babel is a 2006 American-Mexican-French drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and... more on Wikipedia

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    Bordertown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Mexico
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    Bordertown

    Jennifer Lopez, Martin Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byGregory Nava

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