Top 10 Movies from Mexico

El Laberinto del FaunoThe Top 10 Movies from Mexico is a selection of the most voted movies from IMDB. Is your favourite Mexican movie on the list?


How we built the list

The initial  list was created by searching Mexico as Country of Origin and Spanish language (http://www.imdb.com/search/title?countries=mx&languages=es&sort=num_votes).  Then, we had to refine the list as many movies are coproduced between countries or directors and actors are mostly from other nationalities.

The criteria used to determine the “nationality” of a movie are:

  • Country of origin (production).
  • Language (in this case Spanish).
  • Nationality of the director and majority of the cast.
  • Topic

Some movies are still difficult to classify. That is the case of Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno) (2006): coproduction between Mexico, Spain and the United States; directed by Guillermo del Toro (Mexico); main roles played by Ivana Baquero (Spain), Sergi López (Spain) and Maribel Verdú (Spain). Although Pan’s Labyrinth story is based in the fascist Spain of 1944 and most of the cast is Spanish, it is often recognised as a Mexican movie.


Posted by  IberoAmericanMovies
Categories: Lists, Mexican movies, Mexico

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