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Famous Movies Filmed in Mexico

Updated September 24, 2019 3.5k views75 items

List RulesThe movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Mexico

List of movies that were filmed in Mexico, including trailers of the films when available. Mexico has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in Mexico is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in Mexico, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

List movies include The Crime of Father Amaro, Leap Year and many additional movies as well.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in Mexico?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in Mexico?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Mexico are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.
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  • 1
    Kill Bill Volume 1

    Kill Bill Volume 1

    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu

    Released2003

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 2
    Predator

    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 3
    The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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  • 4
    The Wild Bunch

    The Wild Bunch

    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1969

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

  • 5
    Man on Fire

    Man on Fire

    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington

    Released2004

    Directed byTony Scott

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  • 6
    Traffic

    Traffic

    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Released2000

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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  • 7
    Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna

    Released2002

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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    #496 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#125 of 338 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History

  • 8
    Rango

    Rango

    Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher

    Released2011

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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  • 9
    Planet Terror

    Planet Terror

    Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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  • 10
    Babel

    Babel

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Released2006

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

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  • 11
    Amores perros

    Amores perros

    Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza

    Released2000

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

  • 12
    Duck, You Sucker!

    Duck, You Sucker!

    James Coburn, Rod Steiger

    Released1971

    Directed bySergio Leone

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  • 13
    Deep Blue Sea

    Deep Blue Sea

    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J

    Released1999

    Directed byRenny Harlin

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  • 14
    Apocalypto

    Apocalypto

    Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena

    Released2006

    Directed byMel Gibson

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  • 15
    Nacho Libre

    Nacho Libre

    Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera

    Released2006

    Directed byJared Hess

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    #631 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#605 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • 16
    El Mariachi

    El Mariachi

    Carlos Gallardo, Juan García

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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  • 17
    Frida

    Frida

    Salma Hayek, Edward Norton

    Released2002

    Directed byJulie Taymor

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  • 18
    The Mexican

    The Mexican

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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  • 19
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2008

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • 20
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston

    Released1948

    Directed byJohn Huston

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  • 21
    The Arrival

    The Arrival

    Charlie Sheen, Teri Polo

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Twohy

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  • 22
    The Eye

    The Eye

    Jessica Alba, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2008

    Directed byXavier Palud, David Moreau

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  • 23
    All the Pretty Horses

    All the Pretty Horses

    Penélope Cruz, Matt Damon

    Released2000

    Directed byBilly Bob Thornton

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  • 24
    The Three Caballeros

    The Three Caballeros

    Sterling Holloway, Pinto Colvig

    Released1944

    Directed byHarold Young, Norm Ferguson

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  • 25
    The Challenge

    The Challenge

    Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

    Released2003

    Directed byCraig Shapiro

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