Mexican Films About Fighting

Tuesday, March 29 by Andrea Miller

Do you want to check out some Mexican films about fighting? These five Mexican movies showcase various types of fighting, whether they are dogfights, Mafia violence, or conflicts between townspeople and foreigners. Read on for the list of great Mexican films about fighting:

  1. "Amores Perros" (2000). In this dramatic thriller, three segments of life in Mexico City come together after a tragic car accident, including a dogfighter, a couple in love, and a homeless man. The film centers around a man who enters his dog into fights to try to raise money to run away with his sister-in-law, and causes the car accident when he flees after a dogfight goes bad. A woman loses her leg in the accident, and a homeless man who is also a dog lover becomes involved after witnessing the tragedy. The movie, which stars Gael Garcia Bernal, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
  2. "El Mariachi" (1992). This Robert Rodriguez film is about a traveling musician who is mistaken for the rival of a drug lord, a murderer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug gang pursues El Mariachi, who must fight against them to defend his life. This Mexican crime drama won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
  3. "El Infierno" (2010). When Benny Garcia is deported to his homeland of Mexico from the United States, he becomes involved in the drug trade. Though he enjoys the money and women that come with organized crime, he soon gets caught up in the fighting and violence of the mafia that controls the Mexican narcotics industry. This Mexican film about fighting is a comedic crime drama.
  4. "The Evil That Men Do" (1984). Charles Bronson stars in this English-language Mexican movie about a doctor who is hired by various governments to torture insurgents. When a hitman learns that one of the doctor's victims is an old friend, he comes out of retirement to take the doctor out. But in order to get to him, he must first destroy his family and friends in this violent vigilante picture.
  5. "Canoa" (1976). In this Mexican thriller, a group of students are traveling on a bus journey to finish the last part of their educational curriculum. But when a fight breaks out between the students and the other passengers, they arrive in the town and are treated as criminals. Based on a true story, this movie highlights the vast differences between the rural and urban areas of Mexico.
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