Best Hispanic-South American Crime Dramasby muybueno16 | created - 02 Jan 2014 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Any movie-show containing Latino and South American crime organizations.
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2. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
R | 180 min | Crime, Drama
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo.
Votes: 27,943 | Gross: $4.50M
4. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.
6. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rookie cop spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Votes: 376,056 | Gross: $76.63M
7. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 679,025 | Gross: $7.56M
8. Snitch (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.
Votes: 81,231 | Gross: $42.93M
9. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Votes: 191,602 | Gross: $124.12M
10. Boulevard Nights (1979)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences, their family bond is strong. But that bond is violently tested when rivals ... See full summary »
11. American Me (1992)
R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.
Votes: 7,681 | Gross: $13.09M
13. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Votes: 817,276 | Gross: $74.28M
14. Street Kings (2008)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An undercover cop, disillusioned by the death of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.
Votes: 105,319 | Gross: $26.42M
15. Desperado (1995)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Former musician and gunslinger El Mariachi arrives at a small Mexican border town after being away for a long time. His past quickly catches up with him and he soon gets entangled with the local drug kingpin Bucho and his gang.
Votes: 167,085 | Gross: $25.63M
16. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Votes: 150,476 | Gross: $56.36M
17. Sabotage (2014)
R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
Votes: 57,680 | Gross: $10.51M
18. NCIS (2003– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Briefly recurring Latino cartel key subplot.
20. Blow (2001)
R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 234,091 | Gross: $52.99M
21. Illegal Tender (2007)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When the thugs who killed his father come looking for him, a young Latino man and his mother flee from their home.
Votes: 2,471 | Gross: $3.05M
23. Collateral (2004)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.
Votes: 348,644 | Gross: $101.01M
24. Valley of Angels (2008)
West Los Angeles - home of the young, rich and hip. It is also home to twenty-five year old Zachary "Zeus" Andrews. Transplanted from Chicago as a kid, Zeus never fit into the hip LA ... See full summary »
25. Recoil (I) (2011)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system.
27. Ranchero (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama
A former ranch hand (Roger Gutierrez) confronts the realities of drug addiction and runs afoul of a local gangster after he moves to Los Angeles.
28. Empire (2002)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A successful South Bronx drug dealer turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him.
Votes: 7,166 | Gross: $17.50M
29. 2 Guns (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.
Votes: 190,268 | Gross: $75.61M
30. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 320,709 | Gross: $77.91M
32. Mexican Bloodbath (2010)
100 min | Action
Saltillo, a small dusty town south of the Mexican border, caught in a war of greed and corruption. A man named Bishop returns home after his parents are executed at the hands of a ruthless ... See full summary »
33. Elite Squad (2007)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 1997 Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his position while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope visits.
Votes: 95,650 | Gross: $0.01M
34. Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (2010)
Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
Votes: 77,578 | Gross: $0.10M
35. Carlito's Way (1993)
R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.
Votes: 194,159 | Gross: $36.95M
36. Hunting of Man (2003)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
A universal story with Latino characters told in an unconventional way (like Forrest Gump and Amadeus) about a man who's trying to keep his hot-headed younger brother from carrying out revenge.
37. Sin Nombre (2009)
R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.
Votes: 30,508 | Gross: $2.53M
39. Splinter (I) (2006)
R | 90 min | Crime, Thriller
A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Votes: 1,318 | Gross: $0.01M
40. The Snitch Cartel (2011)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The life of Andres Lopez Lopez during his years involved with the Colombian Cartel aka "Cartel Norte del Valle".
41. The Colombian Connection (2011)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
The year is 1976 and it is a dangerous year in the Straits of Yucatan. The man is Jack Hooks, a former cop set up by his corrupt partner and sent to jail for a drug crime he didn't commit. ... See full summary »
43. Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010 Video)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking ... See full summary »
45. Forged (2010)
77 min | Action, Drama