Mexican movies

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1. Northless (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Andres reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United Sates. There between each attempt, he discovers that Tijuana is a troubled city. As he waits there, Andres is not only confronted ... See full summary »

Director: Rigoberto Pérezcano | Stars: Harold Torres, Alicia Laguna, Sonia Couoh, Luis Cárdenas

Votes: 299

2. Under the Same Moon (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama

59 Metascore

A young Mexican boy illegally travels to the U.S. to find his mother (who is illegally in the U.S.) after his grandmother passes away.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso, Maya Zapata

Votes: 6,283 | Gross: $12.59M

3. La Ciudad (The City) (1998)

88 min | Drama

76 Metascore

The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.

Director: David Riker | Stars: Anthony Rivera, Joseph Rigano, Miguel Maldonado, Ricardo Cuevas

Votes: 346 | Gross: $0.24M

4. Al otro lado (2004)

90 min | Drama

Three separate stories of children from different places seeking to find their missing fathers.

Director: Gustavo Loza | Stars: Carmen Maura, Héctor Suárez, Vanessa Bauche, Susana González

Votes: 366

5. Sangre de mi sangre (2007)

TV-MA | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

A Mexican boy smuggles himself to Brooklyn to meet his long-lost father - only to have his identity stolen upon arrival by an impostor who seeks to steal the fathers' fortune.

Director: Christopher Zalla | Stars: Jesús Ochoa, Armando Hernández, Jorge Adrián Espíndola, Paola Mendoza

Votes: 1,041 | Gross: $0.05M

6. Los jornaleros (2003)

88 min | Drama

Los Jornaleros presents the interwoven stories of three young Hispanic men who come to this country to pursue te American dream and instead end up struggling as day-laborers.

Director: Lane Shefter Bishop | Stars: Shawn Bernal, Marc Bossley, James C. Burns, Jose Caro

Votes: 152

7. Illegal (2010)

R | 107 min | Drama

Tells the stories of a group of people in Ciudad de Juarez with one thing in common: they are all looking for a better life for them and their families. For many, that better life waits just a short walk away in the United States.

Director: Ric Dupont | Stars: Shirley Rumierk, Luis Bordonada, Omar Leyva, Art LaFleur

Votes: 67

8. Historias y testigos: ¡Ni una muerta mas! (2004 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

As a young reporter, Valentina (Fabiola Campomanes) finds out that one of her childhood friends has been killed, her investigation leads to the unsolved murders of more than 300 women in the city of Juarez, Mexico.

Director: René Cardona III | Stars: Fabiola Campomanes, José Luis Franco, Patricio Castillo, Roberto Mateos

Votes: 8

9. Pepe & Santo vs. America (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

Pepe travels to America with Santo (The Patron Saint of Immigrants) in search of his grandmother's dying wish..."The Mexican Dream."

Director: Javier Chapa | Stars: Adam Jacobo, Rafael Amaya, Karyme Lozano, Jimmy Gonzales

Votes: 54

10. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 15,860 | Gross: $21.67M

11. One Man's Hero (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

24 Metascore

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish, and other immigrants of the Catholic religion, who deserted to ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses

Votes: 1,026 | Gross: $0.23M

Unique historical look at border immigration and the "San Patricios" during the The War of 1847...highly recommended!

12. Under Strange Flags (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Action, History, Romance

In 1914 Mexico, the revolution, led by Pancho Villa, is preventing many Americans from getting their mined-in-Mexico silver across the American border. Tom Kenyon, American manager of the ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Tom Keene, Luana Walters, Budd Buster, Maurice Black

Votes: 18

13. Escuadrón 201 (1945)

107 min | Drama, War

Fictional story about the Escuadron 201 de Caza (201st Mexican Fighter Squadron), which participated in military campaigns in the Phillipines during WWII. It focuses primarily on two ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jaime Salvador | Stars: Sara García, Domingo Soler, Ángel Garasa, Gloria Aguiar

Votes: 13

WWII film depicting lives of Mexican Air Force mustering, training in Texas, serving and and fighting in the Pacific theatre of war; potential remake has been rumored... Highly recommended!

14. Border Wars (2007 Video)

85 min | Drama

A marine just back from the Middle East, reunites with two high school buddies to form a de facto militia and travel to the U.S./Mexico border in Arizona to attempt to "guard" the country from the "invaders" from the south.

Director: Ryan Noble | Stars: Dustin Chittum, Andrew Wade Culp, Christina Jo'Leigh, Michael Ochoa

Votes: 42

15. Border Patrol (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Western

When three Texas Rangers try to investigate kidnapped Mexicans being used as forced labor in the mines of Silver Bullet, they are framed for murder by the town's corrupt sheriff.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Russell Simpson

Votes: 203

17. Quinceañera (2006)

R | 90 min | Drama

72 Metascore

As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Emily Rios, Jesse Garcia, Chalo González, Jesus Castanos

Votes: 3,925 | Gross: $1.69M

18. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Western

55 Metascore

Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Angelina Torres

Votes: 12,479 | Gross: $15.53M

20. A Stone's Throw Away (2010)

97 min | Adventure

A shepherd leaves behind his life in Mexico after coming across a mysterious key chain. Will the key chain lead him to his own paradise or will the journey be all for nothing?

Director: Sebastián Hiriart | Stars: Gabino Rodríguez, Rogelio Medina, Alejandra España, Julián Silva

Votes: 82

21. Viva Max (1969)

G | 93 min | Comedy

When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos, a General in the Mexican Army, decides to perform some great act of ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Pamela Tiffin, Jonathan Winters, John Astin

Votes: 406

22. America 101 (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

Two Mexican brothers get smuggled over the border to try and find their "America Dream".

Director: Mark A. Russell | Stars: Miguel Castro, Richard Azurdia, Christine Carlo, Gerald Brodin

Votes: 228


23. The Rise and Fall of Their American Dream (2010)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Violence consumed their destiny.

Director: Nash Bhatt | Stars: Tony Black, Nash Bhatt, Omar Alcaraz, Monika Mojica

Votes: 11

24. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen

Votes: 1,663

25. Bread and Roses (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama

57 Metascore

Two Latina sisters work as cleaners in a downtown office building, and fight for the right to unionize.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee

Votes: 5,046 | Gross: $0.53M

26. Flowers from Another World (1999)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

En el pequeño pueblo de Santa Eulalia los solteros organizan una fiesta a la que acude un autocar de mujeres casaderas. Damián, Alfonso y Carmelo buscarán establecer relación con Patricia, ... See full summary »

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: José Sancho, Luis Tosar, Lissete Mejía, Chete Lera

Votes: 756

27. Salt of the Earth (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History

74 Metascore

Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.

Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe

Votes: 2,695

"The Only Blacklisted American Film"...

28. Maria Del Norte (2012)

80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An ironic story that takes a Border Patrol Agent, Angela Rubio through many obstacles and challenges to avoid Immigration. Angela gets hit on the head by a couple of drug smugglers and and ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Antonio Rodriguez | Stars: Moses Archer, Gonzalo Diaz, Cintia Flores, Viridiana Garza

29. The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

In the tiny town of Milagro, New Mexico, where the local water is a premium resource, shady developer Ladd Devine has conceived a glitzy resort that will ultimately siphon off all the water... See full summary »

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Rubén Blades, Richard Bradford, Sônia Braga, Julie Carmen

Votes: 5,613 | Gross: $13.83M

30. Border Cop (1980)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

US Border Patrol agent Frank Cooper is keeping a fine balance between doing his duty and empathizing with illegal Mexican border jumpers in 1970s California.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Telly Savalas, Danny De La Paz, Eddie Albert, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 263

31. Deadly Stranger (1988)

R | 94 min | Thriller

An undercover cop infiltrates an illegal labor racket on a remote, Texas/Mexican border farm. After falling for the farm owner's mistress, the two discover the tables have been turned and they are the hunted.

Director: Max Kleven | Stars: Darlanne Fluegel, Michael J. Moore, John Vernon, Taylor Lacher

Votes: 52

32. Border Radio (1987)

R | 87 min | Drama

Two musicians and a roadie take money that is owed to them from a job. One flees to Mexico, and everyone has questions.

Directors: Allison Anders, Dean Lent, Kurt Voss | Stars: Chris D., Chris Shearer, Dave Alvin, Devon Anders

Votes: 571

33. The Girl (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

Director: David Riker | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rivas, Austin West, Annalee Jefferies

Votes: 1,152

34. Leaving No Trace (2000)

109 min | Drama

A woman steals from her drug-dealer boyfriend and runs away. She meets a sympathetic woman on the way who helps her escape.

Director: María Novaro | Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Tiaré Scanda, Jesús Ochoa, Martín Altomaro

Votes: 403

35. Entre nos (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States. Mariana totes her two children from Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New... See full summary »

Directors: Gloria La Morte, Paola Mendoza | Stars: Paola Mendoza, Sebastian Villada, Laura Montana, Anthony Chisholm

Votes: 1,025

36. Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

99 Metascore

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 93,482 | Gross: $2.24M

37. Wetbacks (1956)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

About to lose his sole possession, his boat, for lack of payments, ex- Coast Guardsman Jim Benson takes a gamble on a fishing charter and removes the boat from the dock despite a sheriff's ... See full summary »

Director: Hank McCune | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Nancy Gates, Barton MacLane, John Hoyt

Votes: 32

38. 90 millas (2005)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

An emotive story that touches the heart! A Cuban family leaves the island on a homemade rubber dingy and decides to bravely cross the dangerous stretch from Cuba to Florida in search of ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Rodriguez Fernandez | Stars: Emilio Aragón 'Miliki', José Carlos G. Camacho, Carlos R. Cartaya, José Luis de Madariaga

Votes: 75

39. Undocumented (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

A documentary crew accompany a group of undocumented immigrants crossing the Border, but their plans run afoul when they are captured by a gang of sadistic radicals in New Mexico.

Director: Chris Peckover | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Alona Tal, Yancey Arias, Greg Serano

Votes: 1,187

40. Border Incident (1949)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Mexican and American federal agents tackle a vicious gang exploiting illegal farm workers in southern California.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva, James Mitchell

Votes: 1,997

41. Borderline (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, José Torvay

Votes: 994

42. Rio Rita (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll

Votes: 1,062

43. Borderline (2015– )

23 min | Comedy

The leader of the Diaz cartel goes missing, his troubled son Jerry takes charge and as he changes the way his father did business a DEA agent works to bring down the cartel not knowing what he got himself into.

Stars: Alexander Aguila, David Ballam, Wilmer Calderon, Erick Chavarria

Votes: 47

44. Juarez (1987 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime

Pilot series about a Mexican-American sheriff's detective living in El Paso.

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Ada Maris, Ramon Bieri, Ismael 'East' Carlo

Votes: 9

45. A Man Apart (2003)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Vin Diesel, Timothy Olyphant, Larenz Tate, Geno Silva

Votes: 42,726 | Gross: $26.18M

46. 7 días (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

Claudio Caballero decides to gamble $500,000 dollars in a desperate attempt to raise the cash necessary to bring the world's biggest band (U2) to Mexico.

Director: Fernando Kalife | Stars: Eduardo Arroyuelo, Martha Higareda, Jaime Camil, Julio Bracho

Votes: 653 | Gross: $0.02M

47. Herod's Law (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

64 Metascore

Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova, Juan Carlos Colombo

Votes: 4,303

48. Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

A Lower East Side teen-ager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Victor Rasuk, Donna Maldonado, Kevin Rivera, Krystal Rodriguez

Votes: 5,052 | Gross: $2.07M

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