Mexican Cinema

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2. Carga de rurales (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 52

3. Repas d'indiens (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

Native Americans in traditional outfits, sitting on the floor, sharing their meal.

Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 102

4. Jarabe tapatío (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 39

5. Marché indien sur le canal de la Viga [Mexique] (1896)

1 min | Short

A short black and white film of a boat full of passengers on a river in Mexico.

Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 94

6. Memorias de un mexicano (1950)

100 min | Documentary

Documentary compiling all the material registered by Mexican pioneer director and cinematographer Salvador Toscano, and others under his direction, chronicling the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and many other events.

Directors: Carmen Toscano, Salvador Toscano | Stars: Manuel Bernal, Porfirio Díaz, Francisco I. Madero, Venustiano Carranza

Votes: 46

8. Duel au pistolet (1896)

1 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 205

9. Mexican Knife Duel (1894)

Short, Action

Two Mexican men duel with knives.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Stars: Pedro Esquivel, Dionecio Gonzales

Votes: 21

12. El aniversario del fallecimiento de la suegra de Enhart (1912)

23 min | Short

A man (Enhart) is urged by his wife to visit the tomb of his mother-in-law in the anniversary of her death. After buying some flowers, Enhart goes to the cemetery, gets drunk and falls ... See full summary »

Director: Hermanos Alva | Stars: Antonio Alegría, Vicente Enhart

13. La luz, tríptico de la vida moderna (1917)


A three-part love story: Alborada, Cénit y Ocaso (Sunrise, Noon and Sunset). A dying prince (Agüeros) lives a stormy love affair with a "femme fatale" (Padilla) who doesn't care for his ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel de la Bandera | Stars: Emma Padilla, Ernesto Agüeros, Evelia Padilla, Margarita Cantón

15. Tepeyac (1917)

90 min | Drama

A man (Arroyo Carrillo) is sent to Europe on a diplomatic mission. The ship in which he travels is sunk by a German submarine. In Mexico, his girlfriend Lupita (Cota) receives a telegram ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos E. González, José Manuel Ramos, Fernando Sáyago | Stars: Roberto Arroyo Carrillo, Pilar Cota, Beatriz de Córdova, Luis García Carrillo

Votes: 32

17. Santa (1918)

40 min | Drama, Short

First version of Gamboa's novel about a young and innocent girl who is betrayed by the man she loves and has to become a prostitute because her family rejects her.

Director: Luis Peredo | Stars: Elena Sánchez Valenzuela, Alfonso Busson, Ricardo Beltri, Clementina Pérez de Rebolledo

Votes: 6

18. The Grey Automobile (1919)

223 min | Action, Crime

A gang terrorizes Mexico City's high society on 1915. Murder, kidnaping and robbery are their trademarks. One police inspector (Cabrera) follows the gang crimes and eventually send them to ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Rosas | Stars: Joaquín Coss, Juan de Homs, Manuel de los Ríos, María Teresa Montoya

Votes: 157

20. El puño de hierro (2004)

40 min | Short, Action, Drama

A young couple is menaced by an evil doctor who wants lead the boy to drug addiction and lead the girl to his arms.

Director: Gabriel García Moreno | Stars: Lupe Bonilla, Manuel Carrillo, R. Galaviz, Ignacio Ojeda

Votes: 27

21. Santa (1932)

81 min | Drama

Woman turns to prostitution after her beloved soldier leaves her.

Director: Antonio Moreno | Stars: Lupita Tovar, Carlos Orellana, Juan José Martínez Casado, Donald Reed

Votes: 175

22. ¡Que viva Mexico! (1932)

Not Rated | 88 min | History

Having revolutionized film editing through such masterworks of montage as Potemkin and Strike, Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein emigrated west in hopes of testing the capabilities of the American film industry.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Félix Balderas, Sara García, Martín Hernández, David Liceága

23. The Woman of the Port (1934)

76 min | Drama

Rosario (Palma) becomes a prostitute after losing her father and discovering her boyfriend had a liaison with another woman. In Veracruz, Rosario lives above a sordid cabaret "selling her ... See full summary »

Directors: Arcady Boytler, Raphael J. Sevilla | Stars: Andrea Palma, Domingo Soler, Francisco Zárraga, Joaquín Busquets

Votes: 302

24. The Crying Woman (1933)

73 min | Horror, Mystery

In modern day Mexico, a man on the street is supernaturally killed after hearing the eerie sound of a wailing woman. We then arrive at the manor of an upper class family, who are ... See full summary »

Director: Ramón Peón | Stars: Ramón Pereda, Virginia Zurí, Carlos Orellana, Adriana Lamar

Votes: 115

25. 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: 108

26. Thunder Over Mexico (1933)

70 min | Drama, History

As was common in Diaz's Mexico, a young hacienda worker finds his betrothed imprisoned and his life threatened by his master for confronting a hacienda guest for raping the girl.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Martín Hernández, Isabel Villaseñor, Félix Balderas, Julio Saldívar

Votes: 100

27. 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: 397

28. Chucho el Roto (1934)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A humble cabinetmaker steals from the rich to give the poor in revenge for ruining their love with a rich young woman.

Director: Gabriel Soria | Stars: Fernando Soler, Adriana Lamar, Alfredo del Diestro, Leopoldo 'Chato' Ortín

Votes: 9

30. Two Monks (1934)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In a Gothic-styled monastery, a monk named Javier sees the face of another monk, Juan, and suddenly attempts to bludgeon him to death with a heavy crucifix. Both men then relate their own ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Bustillo Oro | Stars: Víctor Urruchúa, Carlos Villatoro, Magda Haller, Beltrán de Heredia

Votes: 132

31. Redes (1936)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

A story of burgeoning labor rights amongst poor fishermen in a small village in Mexico.

Directors: Emilio Gómez Muriel, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Silvio Hernández, David Valle González, Rafael Hinojosa, Antonio Lara

Votes: 494

33. The Dressel Family (1935)

90 min | Drama

Friedric Dressel (Soler) gets married to mexican radio singer Magdalena (Frank) against his mother's desire: Frau Dressel (Arriaga) wanted his son to marry a German girl. Soon after the ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Consuelo Frank, Jorge Vélez, Rosita Arriaga, Ramón Armengod

Votes: 10

34. Out on the Big Ranch (1936)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The owner and the general manager of a ranch (Rancho Grande), two good friends, fall in love with the same girl at the same time. The owner tries to 'buy' the girl without knowing she is in... See full summary »

Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Tito Guízar, René Cardona, Esther Fernández, Lorenzo Barcelata

Votes: 126

35. 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: 558

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