Viva la revolucion! (Mexican Revolution in films)

by osloj | created - 21 Feb 2016 | updated - 22 Mar 2019 | Public

The Mexican Revolution (Spanish: Revolución mexicana), was a major war, lasting roughly from 1910 to 1920.

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1. Viva Zapata! (1952)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Díaz in the early 20th century.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 9,771

2. Godfather Mendoza (1934)

85 min | Drama, War

During Mexican Revolution, Rosalio Mendoza (Del Diestro) survives by making and winning favors from both factions, the governmental forces and Zapata's Army. His hacienda welcomes everybody... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Bustillo Oro, Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Alfredo del Diestro, Carmen Guerrero, Antonio R. Frausto, Luis G. Barreiro

Votes: 403

3. Villa Rides (1968)

R | 125 min | War, Western

Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Maria Grazia Buccella, Charles Bronson

Votes: 1,717 | Gross: $2.64M

4. El principio (1973)

135 min | Action, Drama, History

A man returns from Paris to find his home of Chihuahua Mexico occupied by Francisco Villa's revolutionary troops.

Director: Gonzalo Martínez Ortega | Stars: Lucha Villa, Narciso Busquets, Andrés García, Fernando Balzaretti

Votes: 51

5. Enamorada (1946)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance, War

During the Mexican Revolution, a macho rebel general falls in love with the independent-minded daughter of an aristocrat in the town he is occupying.

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Fernando Fernández, José Morcillo

Votes: 624

6. Reed, México insurgente (1973)

124 min | Biography, Drama, War

A dramatization of John Reed's newspaper accounts of the Mexican Revolution. Considered the first real film in Mexican cinema to be made on the Mexican Revolution.

Director: Paul Leduc | Stars: Claudio Obregón, Eduardo López Rojas, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Juan Ángel Martínez

Votes: 153

7. The Mercenary (1968)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Western

A greedy Polish mercenary aids a mine worker and peasant girl as they lead a revolution against the oppressive Mexican Government, and are pursued by an American rival.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, Tony Musante, Franco Giacobini, Eduardo Fajardo

Votes: 3,877 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Let's Go with Pancho Villa (1936)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, War

The Mexican Revolution is on its way when six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo", decide to join Pancho Villa's army and help end the suffering in their community by ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Antonio R. Frausto, Domingo Soler, Manuel Tamés, Ramón Vallarino

Votes: 569

9. Flor silvestre (1943)

TV-PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance, War

One of the gratest love stories ever told!!

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Emilio Fernández, Miguel Ángel Ferriz

Votes: 168

10. Zapata (1970)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Emiliano Zapata was a peasant who understood the ideals of the working class. He became a figurehead of the revolutionary uprising in Mexico and his life as a leader, his wife and the ... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Antonio Aguilar, Armando Acosta, David Alejandro, Mario Almada

Votes: 45

12. Pancho Villa and Valentina (1960)

Not Rated | 87 min | War, Action, Adventure

One of the films in the series of seven tales that tell, in a funny sort of way, different stories lived by Pancho Villa and several characters from the small town, this time a priest, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Elsa Aguirre, Carlos López Moctezuma, Humberto Almazán

Votes: 42

14. La Valentina (1966)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A smuggler is ordered to abduct a beautiful revolutionary woman for a federal captain.

Director: Rogelio A. González | Stars: María Félix, Eulalio González, José Elías Moreno, José Venegas 'El Bronco'

Votes: 25

15. Prisoner 13 (1933)

76 min | Drama, War

El Prisionero 13 (Prisoner 13) is part of the trilogy of films made by Fernando Fuentes concerning the Mexican Revolution. The film centers on the drunkard Colonel Carrasco, whose wife ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Alfredo del Diestro, Luis G. Barreiro, Adela Sequeyro, Arturo Campoamor

Votes: 112

16. Companeros (1970)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Western

A Swedish arms dealer and a Mexican peon team up to rescue the intellectual leader of the Revolutionary cause, while taking part in numerous misadventures along the way.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Fernando Rey, Iris Berben

Votes: 3,673

17. Don't Turn the Other Cheek (1971)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A self-proclaimed Russian prince, a Mexican bandit and a radical Irish female journalist team up during the Mexican Revolution to find fortune and notoriety.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Franco Nero, Eli Wallach, Lynn Redgrave, Horst Janson

Votes: 410

18. This Was Pancho Villa (1957)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The disembodied head of Pancho Villa, kept in a glass jar in a research institute, is the narrator of several short stories from his own life, stories that might or might not have happened but are the stuff of legend.

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, María Elena Marqués, Carlos López Moctezuma, Humberto Almazán

Votes: 57

19. Chicogrande (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, History, War

Butch Fenton, major of American army, comes for Villa's head and he's gonna get it. The "Punitive Expedition" proved to be the last major campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. Mexican revolution is the first social movement of the century.

Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Juan Manuel Bernal, Bruno Bichir, Alejandro Calva

Votes: 115

21. The Attempt Dossier (2010)

120 min | Drama, History, War

Tells the story behind an assassination attempt perpetrated in 1897, by a dipsomaniac man, against the President of the Mexican Republic, General Porfirio Diaz.

Director: Jorge Fons | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, José María Yazpik, Julio Bracho, Irene Azuela

Votes: 159

23. The Female Soldier (1966)

88 min | Action, Drama, War

La Soldadera (the female soldier), focuses upon Lázara a simple country girl who is caught up in the Mexican Revolution. At the beginning of the film she is a newlywed whose husband, Juan, ... See full summary »

Director: José Bolaños | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jaime Fernández, Narciso Busquets, Sonia Infante

Votes: 56

26. Duck, You Sucker (1971)

PG | 138 min | Drama, War, Western

77 Metascore

A low-life bandit and an I.R.A. explosives expert rebel against the government and become heroes of the Mexican Revolution.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Votes: 28,058

28. Bajo el cielo de Sonora (1948)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

A rancher wants to steal lands that belong to the Yaqui tribe in the Mexico state of Sonora .

Director: Rolando Aguilar | Stars: Raúl de Anda, Leonora Amar, Carlos López Moctezuma, Pepe Nava

Votes: 11

29. La generala (1971)

PG | 100 min | Thriller, War, Drama

During the Mexican Revolution, a hardened and rich lady landowner is overtaken by the violence of the times. Losing her land and house, she falls in love with a revolutionary leader that is... See full summary »

Director: Juan Ibáñez | Stars: Gabriela Araujo, Carlos Bracho, Óscar Chávez, Eric del Castillo

Votes: 53

31. The Hero of Nacozari (1934)

63 min | Adventure, Drama

Jesus Garcia Corona was a Mexican railroadman who was killed while stopping a train loaded with TNT from exploding around the mining town of Nacozari, Sonora, Mexico in 1907.

Director: Guillermo Calles | Stars: Ramón Pereda, Lucha Diaz, Antonio R. Frausto, Conchita Banuet

Votes: 14

32. Cananea (1978)

123 min | Drama, History, Western

The Cananea strike took place in June 1906. This is the true story of strikers in the American owned mine. Cananea is a city in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

Director: Marcela Fernández Violante | Stars: Yolanda Ciani, Carlos Bracho, Milton Rodríguez, José Carlos Ruiz

Votes: 27

33. La cárcel de Cananea (1960)

79 min | Drama, Western

La Carcel de Cananea is a Mexican western starring the popular Pedro Armendariz as a lawman on the scent of a young criminal.

Director: Gilberto Gazcón | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Agustín de Anda, Sonia Furió, Tere Velázquez

Votes: 19

34. Lauro Puñales (1969)

Not Rated | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

A dagger-throwing revolutionary suffers the consequences of defying the corrupt political boss and municipal president of his town.

Director: René Cardona | Stars: Antonio Aguilar, Flor Silvestre, Jaime Fernández, Alma Delia Fuentes

Votes: 6

35. El caballo Bayo (1969)

87 min | Drama, Western

The story of the Mexican Revolution and a horse.

Directors: René Cardona, Tito Novaro | Stars: Antonio Aguilar, Maricruz Olivier, Jaime Fernández, Alejandro Reyna

Votes: 7

36. Viva Villa! (1934)

Passed | 115 min | Biography, Western

After enacting revenge on the overseer who murdered his father, Pancho Villa becomes a bandit, earning the respect of the poor by brutally attacking the wealthy.

Directors: Jack Conway, Howard Hawks, William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Wray, Leo Carrillo, Donald Cook

Votes: 1,101 | Gross: $1.11M

37. Capitán de rurales (1951)

90 min | Drama, War

A young captain is pursued by the Mexican government for defending the rights of the peasants from injustices.

Director: Alejandro Galindo | Stars: Luis Aguilar, Alicia Caro, Agustín Isunza, Julio Villarreal

38. A Bullet for the General (1967)

M | 115 min | Action, Western

A band of Mexican gun-runners employed by a revolutionary general accept an American into their gang, unaware of his intentions.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Klaus Kinski, Martine Beswick, Lou Castel

Votes: 3,733

39. Wings of the Hawk (1953)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

During the Mexican revolution of 1910, an American prospector gets involved with the revolutionaries after a corrupt Mexican official confiscates his mine.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Van Heflin, Julie Adams, Abbe Lane, George Dolenz

Votes: 186

40. Tepepa (1969)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Mexican guerilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro.

Director: Giulio Petroni | Stars: Tomas Milian, Orson Welles, John Steiner, José Torres

Votes: 875

41. The Treasure of Pancho Villa (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Romance, War, Western

In 1915, an American adventurer joins the supporters of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Shelley Winters, Gilbert Roland, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 333

42. Barbarous Mexico (1913)


The Mexican Revolt of 1910-1911.

43. The Life of General Villa (1914)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The life and career of Panccho Villa from young man to revolutionary leader is chronicled.

Directors: Christy Cabanne, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Eagle Eye, Robert Harron, Irene Hunt, W.H. Lawrence

Votes: 38

44. Bandido! (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, War

An arms dealer and a mercenary cross swords during the 1916 Mexican revolution.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ursula Thiess, Gilbert Roland, Zachary Scott

Votes: 856

46. Que Viva Mexico (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, Western