Colorful, impressive, original - this is how we can describe Mexican movies. From the early 1900s when first short Mexican films were shot, during the era of silent films, during the Golden age of Mexican cinema and now (the Era of the Nuevo Cine Mexicano), when famous Mexican movies compete different film awards, people all around the world have loved Mexican movies. List of Mexican actors, actresses and directors who are known everywhere is large. Dolores del Rio and Maria Felix, the Golden age of Mexican cinema stars, captivated the audience in the U.S. and Europe with their passionate style of acting. Another famous Mexican actor Antony Quinn played in Frederico Fellini's films. El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico (Mexico Trilogy) directed by Robert Rodríguez starring with Salma Hayek (also Mexican actress), Johnny Depp and Antonio Banderas are the best Mexican gangster movies ever. One of Mexican movies in 2010 was nominated for two Academy Awards, it was the film Biutiful directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and prodused by another famous Mexican movie maker Alfonso Cuaron. He is notable with screening the third book about Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Rating: 4.8 out of 10 (2892 votes)

From Prada to Nada

When their dad dies on his 55th birthday, Beverley Hills sisters, Mary and Nora, find themselves destitute, forced by a grasping sister-in-law to move in with their aunt in East L.A. Mary, the younger sister, is mortified: spoiled by her dad, ignorant of Spanish, scared of the vatos. Her sister convinces her to finish college, and she promptly decides that one of her T.A.s will be her ticket back to Rodeo Drive. Elder sister Nora, a law student, gets a job as a legal intern, and Edward, her supervisor, the brother of the grasping sister-in-law, promptly falls for her. Slowly, the sisters realize what a rich place the barrio is at the same time that they get bruised in the contact sport of love.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10 (258 votes)

Top Cat

Top Cat and the gang face a new police chief, who is not at all happy with officer Dibble's performance in trying to prevent Top Cat's scams. Strickland, the new police chief, will test Top Cat and his gang while proving to be the greatest foe Top Cat has ever encountered.

Rating: 7.3 out of 10 (1781 votes)

También la lluvia

Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors, is a leading activist in the protest movement.

Rating: 5.8 out of 10 (983 votes)

Somos lo que hay

When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals, the hunting and putting the all-important meat on the table. These newfound responsibilities are even more daunting, however, when you live in the city and happen to be a family of cannibals.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10 (14680 votes)

Biutiful

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Rating: 5.8 out of 10 (102 votes)

Atrocious

In April 4th of 2010, Quintanilla family was found murdered in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. "Atrocious" shows the real images of such evidence. Quintanilla family traveled to their old farm house in Sitges, where Christian and July investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. Both of them used to record all day whatever they did. On the fifth day of their arrival they were found dead under strange circumstances. ATROCIOUS shows the last five days of life for Cristian Quintanilla and his siblings. It also shows the strange situations that they lived in those moments and which remain unexplained.

Rating: 5.9 out of 10 (7899 votes)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

A young girl is sent to live with her estranged father and his girlfriend at their new home. The father, Alex has plans to spruce up the home with the help of his interior decorator girlfriend, Kim. The previous owner of the home was a famous painter who mysteriously disappeared. Alex's daughter, Sally, soon discovers the cause of the painter's disappearance.

Rating: 6.7 out of 10 (276 votes)

Año bisiesto

Laura lives deep in the melancholy of her troubled past in Oaxaca. Her solitary days pass until she decides to end it all. Laura meets Arturo who that will help her finish off the pain of her existence.

Rating: 3.8 out of 10 (37 votes)

Oscura Seduccion

A Doctor falls for the wrong Nurse.

Rating: 6.6 out of 10 (404 votes)

Boogie, el aceitoso

Based on the comic "Boogie, el aceitoso" that follows the life of Boogie, an hired thug.

Rating: 5 out of 10 (94 votes)

Chamaco

Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin (Martin Sheen) and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10 (380 votes)

El cártel

Based on Mexico's current criminal climate, EL CÁRTEL is a rare look into the values and practices of the world's most intriguing and enigmatic industry - the multi-billion dollar business of drug trafficking. When Jules Land, a naïve business journalist, approaches Mexico's most notorious drug cartel and requests an audience with its leader, a one-time-priest turned murderous cutthroat, he quickly realizes he's in over his head. Wanting only the chance to kick-start his struggling career, Jules goes from seeking to understand the principles behind The Cartel's success, to fighting to return home with his wits - and his life - intact.

Rating: 4.9 out of 10 (127 votes)

2033

The year 2033 has arrived to Mexico City, re-baptised as Villaparaiso (Paradise City). The mechanical...    »

Rating: 6.2 out of 10 (570 votes)

Los bastardos

A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task, each day the same pressure to find money. They go about their daily routine, standing on the corner at the Home Improvement Store waiting for work to come. Today, the job they are given is well paid compared to their poor usual wages. Today, Jesus carries a shotgun inside his backpack.

Rating: 5.7 out of 10 (719 votes)

Sólo quiero caminar

Aurora is serving a prison sentence for a robbery that went wrong. Her accomplices are outside; Ana, her sister, Gloria and Paloma; Four women for whom so far life has not been easy. Ana is a prostitute who likes money. That's why she accepts the marriage proposal of Felix, a dangerous and powerful Mexican drug trafficker who falls for her. She moves with him to live in Mexico. Gloria receives a phone call from Mexico City; it's Ana. She wants her friend to visit her. Her husband's business dealings are very lucrative and she has been thinking; there's work to be done. Aurora finishes her stretch in jail and Paloma goes to collect her; they have a flight to catch; Madrid to Mexico; Ana and Gloria are waiting. From her golden cage, between the alcohol and her husband's beatings, Ana has designed a dangerous plan to hit back at Felix and his gang. A double strike: money and revenge...

Rating: 5.7 out of 10 (3878 votes)

Borderland

Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group of new ones to prepare for a sacrifice.

Rating: 8.4 out of 10 (192561 votes)

El laberinto del fauno

In 1944 fascist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again.

Rating: 7.4 out of 10 (23859 votes)

Frida

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Rating: 6.2 out of 10 (12627 votes)

The Arrival

Zane Ziminski is an astrophysicist who receives a message that seems to have extraterrestrial origins. Eerily soon after his discovery, Zane is fired. He then embarks on a search to determine the origins of the transmission that leads him into a Hitchcockian labyrinth of paranoia and intrigue.

Rating: 6.3 out of 10 (11743 votes)

A Walk in the Clouds

After returning from the war, Paul and a young woman meet on a bus as she's headed home from college to help with the grape harvest and face her Old World domineering dad. The woman has not married but is pregnant and she thinks her father is going to kill her. Paul proposes to pose as her husband to help her face her father. When their passion for each other is finally ignited and explodes, they realize they must overcome all odds to be together.

Rating: 7.6 out of 10 (5531 votes)

Santa sangre

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he "becomes her arms" and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge.

Rating: 7.7 out of 10 (8028 votes)

The Holy Mountain

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.

Rating: 8.1 out of 10 (8263 votes)

El ángel exterminador

After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room... and over the next few days all the elaborate pretenses and facades that they've built up by virtue of their position in society collapse completely as they become reduced to living like animals...

Rating: 6.5 out of 10 (215 votes)

El espejo de la bruja

A husband murders his wife, and years later her ghost emerges from a witch's mirror to take her revenge.

Rating: 6.2 out of 10 (108 votes)

El hombre y el monstruo

A failed pianist sells his soul to the devil in return for his becoming the greatest musician in the world. The catch: every time he plays he turns into a horrible monster.


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