What to watch for 5 de Mayo. Movies for Cinco de Mayo.by egarbi | created - 30 Apr 2018 | updated - 02 May 2018 | Public
An eclectic list of films set in Mexico to put yourself in a 5 de Mayo mood. The fun, the tragic, the thought provoking...
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1. Coco (I) (2017)
PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Votes: 278,318 | Gross: $209.73M
2. The Book of Life (2014)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
Votes: 59,546 | Gross: $50.15M
5. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
R | 102 min | Action, Thriller
Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Votes: 145,355 | Gross: $56.36M
8. Instructions Not Included (2013)
PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama
A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.
Votes: 26,886 | Gross: $44.47M
9. The Shallows (2016)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
Votes: 107,087 | Gross: $55.12M
10. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.
Votes: 29,029 | Gross: $50.01M
11. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.
Votes: 15,757 | Gross: $21.67M
12. The Mexican (2001)
R | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.
Votes: 97,316 | Gross: $66.81M
13. Machete (2010)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Votes: 182,390 | Gross: $26.59M
14. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.
Votes: 80,290 | Gross: $36.79M
15. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western
Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.
Votes: 62,860 | Gross: $39.25M
16. Nacho Libre (2006)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).
Votes: 75,768 | Gross: $80.20M
17. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young thief (Antonio Banderas), seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who also pursues vengeance of his own.
Votes: 156,724 | Gross: $94.10M
18. The Legend of Zorro (2005)
PG | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) and his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), to take action.
Votes: 86,092 | Gross: $46.46M
19. East Side Sushi (2014)
PG | 106 min | Drama
Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,322 | Gross: $3.50M
20. Bandidas (2006)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.
22. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Votes: 107,371 | Gross: $13.62M
23. Desierto (2015)
R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller
A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.
Votes: 8,256 | Gross: $1.83M
24. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 307,785 | Gross: $77.91M
25. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 207,184 | Gross: $5.38M
26. Babel (I) (2006)
R | 143 min | Drama
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Votes: 273,576 | Gross: $34.30M
27. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Votes: 186,284 | Gross: $124.12M
28. Selena (1997)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.
Votes: 22,371 | Gross: $35.42M
30. Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from ... See full summary »
31. Apocalypto (2006)
R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
Votes: 270,873 | Gross: $50.87M