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1. Cabeza de Vaca (1990)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico.

Director: Nicolás Echevarría | Stars: Juan Diego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Roberto Sosa, Carlos Castañón

Votes: 1,010 | Gross: $0.79M

2. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein (1931), a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world.

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería

Votes: 15,409

3. National Mechanics (1972)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

A mechanic takes his family to a car race and a series of events occur which brings problems, betrayals, violence and the unexpected death of an elderly person.

Director: Luis Alcoriza | Stars: Manolo Fábregas, Lucha Villa, Héctor Suárez, Sara García

Votes: 305

5. Cría Cuervos (1976)

PG | 105 min | Drama

In the twilight of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, an eight-year-old orphan and her two sisters find shelter in the house of their stern aunt, trying their best to acclimatise to a new reality. Will they summon up the courage to grow up?

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Ana Torrent, Conchita Pérez, Mayte Sanchez, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 8,324

6. Tristana (1970)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

93 Metascore

Shortly after her mother's death, an innocent and youthful woman will find refuge into the household of her middle-aged aristocratic guardian, who will submit her to his sexual advances.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, Lola Gaos

Votes: 9,412 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Hell Without Limits (1978)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Roberto Cobo, Fernando Soler, Lucha Villa, Ana Martín

Votes: 897

8. Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

Not Rated | 115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A group of students arrives in a small town during a hiking expedition. Once there, the local priest accuses them of being communist agitators on the run from an army crack-down against ... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Enrique Lucero, Salvador Sánchez, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Roberto Sosa

Votes: 962

9. El bulto (1992)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

After being in a comma for 20 year, Lauro (Retes) wakes up in a very different Mexico than the one he lived on. Ideas, hopes, ways-of-life and customs have changed, and Mexicans of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Retes | Stars: Gabriel Retes, Héctor Bonilla, Lourdes Elizarrarás, José Alonso

Votes: 338

10. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 547 | Gross: $0.05M

11. The Passion of Berenice (1976)

107 min | Drama, Thriller

Berenice (Navarro) is a woman with a mysterious past. A scar crosses her face and nightmares of fire and horses fill her lonely nights. She maybe killed her husband but nobody can be sure. ... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Martha Navarro, Blanca Torres, Emma Roldán

Votes: 200

12. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 82,791 | Gross: $8.26M

13. Danzón (1991)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

Julia (Rojo) is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every wednesday ... See full summary »

Director: María Novaro | Stars: María Rojo, Carmen Salinas, Tito Vasconcelos, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 469 | Gross: $0.36M

14. Cows (1992)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Set in the Basque region, a story of the rivalry of two families, period 1870-1935

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Emma Suárez, Carmelo Gómez, Ana Torrent, Karra Elejalde

Votes: 3,269

15. The Holy Mountain (1973)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

Votes: 32,788 | Gross: $0.06M

16. La mujer de Benjamín (1991)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Old bachelor Benjamin (Lopez Rojas) still lives with his sister Micaela (Doria) in the boredom of a small town. His only entertainment is getting together with a bunch of old men and spare ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Eduardo López Rojas, Malena Doria, Arcelia Ramírez, Eduardo Palomo

Votes: 321

17. Frida Still Life (1983)

108 min | Biography, Drama

The most prominent female painter of Latin America, Frida Kahlo, is agonizing in her Coyoacán home. She evokes memories of her childhood, of the streetcar accident that caused her terrible ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leduc | Stars: Ofelia Medina, Juan José Gurrola, Max Kerlow, Claudio Brook

Votes: 451

18. Open Your Eyes (1997)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Votes: 60,590 | Gross: $0.37M

20. One Way or Another (1977)

78 min | Drama

Film about Miraflores, a housing development built in 1962.

Director: Sara Gómez | Stars: Mario Balmaseda, Yolanda Cuéllar, Mario Limonta, Isaura Mendoza

Votes: 151

21. Perro callejero II (1981)

96 min | Drama, Action

After serving his sentence, "perro" returns to his old neighborhood.

Director: Gilberto Gazcón | Stars: Valentín Trujillo, Blanca Guerra, Patricia Rivera, Narciso Busquets

Votes: 57

22. El nido (1980)

PG | 97 min | Drama

In a town near Salamanca, an eccentric widower, aged 60, is captivated by an imp, a precocious 13 year old. Alejandro is wealthy and alone, passing time with music, chess, and his shotgun. ... See full summary »

Director: Jaime de Armiñán | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Ana Torrent, Luis Politti, Agustín González

Votes: 403

23. The Professor (1971)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A teacher arrives to El Romeral, a little town where he must face many cons to teach, many persons who doesn't want that children be educate to continuing exploiting the people under their ambitious plans.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Marga López, Víctor Alcocer, David Bravo

Votes: 410

24. 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: 4,346

25. Moebius (1996)

88 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A train on the Buenos Aires subway system suddenly vanishes.

Director: Gustavo Mosquera R. | Stars: Guillermo Angelelli, Roberto Carnaghi, Annabella Levy, Jorge Petraglia

Votes: 1,681

26. Lagunilla, mi barrio (1981)

TV-PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Celos, pasión, y comedia en una historia romántica acerca de un hombre mayor que pierde su empleo y se va a vivir al barrio de la Lagunilla como anticuario. Ahí se enamora de la taquera a pesar de su muy distinta formación cultural.

Director: Raúl Araiza | Stars: Manolo Fábregas, Lucha Villa, Héctor Suárez, Leticia Perdigón

Votes: 54



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