Entertainment Famous Film Directors from Mexico

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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
Died at 78 (1917-1995)
Abel Salazar was a Mexican actor, producer, and director. He appeared in 70 films between 1941 and 1989.

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Adolfo Best Maugard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Died at 73 (1891-1964)
Adolfo Best Maugard also known as Fito Best was a Mexican painter, film director and screenwriter.

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Adolfo Dávila is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Adolfo Dávila age 53
Adolfo Dávila García is video and film director born in Mexico who has primarily directed short films and documentaries.

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Adolfo K. Franco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Adolfo K. Franco age 38
Adolfo K. Franco is a film producer and screenwriter.

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Adrián Ortiz Maciel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Adrián Ortiz Maciel age 42
Adrián Ortiz Maciel is a film director, editor and screenwriter.

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Adriana Barraza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
age 62
Adriana Barraza is a Mexican actress, acting teacher, and director. In 1999 director Alejandro González Iñárritu cast her as the mother of Gael García Bernal's ...more

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Alan Romero Zavala is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Alan Romero Zavala age 48
Alan Romero Zavala is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

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Alberto Belli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
age 34
Alberto Belli is a film director, producer and editor.

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Aldo Velasco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Aldo Velasco
Aldo Velasco is a playwright, film editor, screenwriter and film director.

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Alejandro Felix Montiel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Alejandro Felix Montiel age 47
Alejandro Félix Montiel is a Mexican professional boxer and is the former IBA Flyweight Champion. Alejandro is the cousin of former three-time World Champion, Fernando Montiel.

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Alejandro Gómez Monteverde is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
age 41
Jose Alejandro Gomez Monteverde is a Mexican film director. His first film, Bella took top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival by winning the “People's Choice Award”. The ...more

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Alejandro González Iñárritu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
age 55
Alejando G. Iñárritu is a film director.

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Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
age 89
Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, actor, author, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult ...more

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Alejandro Solar Luna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Alejandro Solar Luna age 50
Alejandro Solar Luna is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Alejandro Springall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
age 52
Alejandro Springall is a Mexican film director and producer. Springall studied filmmaking at the London Film School. He returned to Mexico City in 1991 and started working with Mexican film ...more

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Alfonso Aráu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
age 86
Alfonso Arau Incháustegui is a Mexican actor and director.

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Alfonso Corona Blake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Died at 80 (1919-1999)
Alfonso Corona Blake was a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed 27 films between 1956 and 1971. His film The Road of Life won the Honourable Mention award at the 6th Berlin ...more

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Alfonso Cuarón is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
age 57
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and editor best known for his dramas A Little Princess and Y Tu Mamá También, the fantasy film Harry ...more

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Alfredo B. Crevenna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Died at 82 (1914-1996)
Alfredo B. Crevenna was a Mexican film director and screenwriter. He directed 151 films between 1945 and 1995.

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Alfredo De Villa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Alfredo De Villa is a film director from Puebla, Mexico. He is best known for directing award winning films such as Adrift in Manhattan, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the ...more

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Alfredo Gurrola is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Alfredo Gurrola age 75
Alfredo Gurrola is a film director, film editor, screenwriter, television director and film producer.

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Carlos Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Died at 84 (1928-2012)
Carlos Fuentes Macías audio was a Mexican novelist and essayist. Among his works are Aura, Terra Nostra, The Old Gringo and Christopher Unborn. The New York Times described him as ...more

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Álvaro Curiel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Álvaro Curiel age 45
Álvaro Curiel is a screenwriter, film and television director.

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Ana de Loera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Ana de Loera age 30
Ana de Loera is a screenwriter and film director.

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Andrés Couturier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Mexico
Andrés Couturier age 41
Andrés Couturier is a film director and an actor.