Mexico is the sixth largest market for Netflix. This, among other things, means that the company dedicates a good part of its efforts to producing original content made in Mexico, but also to seeking agreements to have the best of Mexican cinema on its platform.
With an increasingly extensive catalog of productions from all over the world, it may happen that several of the best Mexican movies on Netflix are hidden. Algorithms aside, nothing better than looking for yourself, so we share our list of the best Mexican movies on Netflix that you have to see.
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What may be Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece is a personal story and also one full of sisterhood. A middle-class wife (Marina de Tavira) from 1980s Mexico watches her marriage collapse; at the same time, a domestic worker (Yalitza Aparicio) faces a pregnancy alone.
Alejandro González Iñárritu shows a heartbreaking series of stories linked by tragedy, love and dogs. For years, Dog loves It was the standard of contemporary Mexican cinema.
In comedy form, The perfect dictatorship It is an accurate description of the most nauseating of the Mexican political system, carved out for decades by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI. Damián Alcázar makes a wonderful performance as a politician of the ruling party.
Following the line of historical films, The dance of 41 portrays one of the crudest episodes in the gay history of Mexico City. The plot takes place during the Porfiriato, with the fiancé of Porfirio Díaz’s daughter hiding, due to social pressure, sexual preferences that are difficult to disguise due to small parties.
The Mexican film that gave the most to talk about in 2020, even competing for the Oscar for Best Feature Film in a foreign language. Far from chilangocentrism, I’m not here anymore it portrays the Kolombian counterculture of the marginalized neighborhoods of Monterrey and how, whatever the circumstance, to migrate is to flee. Safety pin.
Following the thread of movies about social inequality, Chicuarotes tells the story of two marginalized young men from Mexico City who plan a kidnapping as a way out to a better life.
Without being brilliant, The goddess of asphalt portrays an unprecedented story in Mexican cinema: that of female gang members from the marginalized neighborhoods of Mexico City. The plot crosses a group of friends ravaged by violence and inequality, always around friendship, sisterhood and rock.
Sure, we also have a selection of comedies mirrey, and what better in which the king of the mirreyes, Roberto Palazuelos, makes a kameo. A couple prepares their wedding, but the parents of the bride need a leading role that will make the party end in a celebration as traditional as it is chaotic.
It is not a Mirrey comedy, but it is a Mexican comedy, including football. Two brothers find their way to a better life in football, but, football stuff, they will end up competing beyond the court. Great comedy starring the charolasters Gael García and Diego Luna.
Santiago, an aspiring photographer, suffers from insomnia. His problem becomes more bearable when he finds a 24-hour supermarket, where he is going to spend his sleepless nights in the company of Dany, the manager of the store. The duo will be joined by a veterinarian, Estela, who discovers that she is pregnant.
Halfway through the bloodbath that represented the administration of Felipe Calderón, his government announced the assassination of two alleged highly dangerous drug traffickers. In reality, they had murdered two students from the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Up to the teeth makes a count of the lie.
The three deaths of Maricela Escobedo is another documentary that illustrates another of Mexico’s most heartbreaking realities: femicides. This tells the story of Maricela, mother of a victim of femicide, and who ended up murdered seeking justice for her daughter.
The best summary of the Ayotzinapa case is this documentary by Enrique García Meza. The context of the rural Normal Isidro Burgos, the narcogeographic importance of the region and the clumsiness of the authorities to clarify the case converge in this documentary on the disappearance of the 43.
The legendary names of Lin May, Rossy Mendoza and Wanda Seux were carved out in the cabarets of Mexico City in the 1970s, when disco music was all the rage in the world. But in Mexico, that rage was held by the vedettes.
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