Mexican Films For Guys

Saturday, March 19 by Irving Oala

There are a number of different Mexican films for guys that all have large amounts of sex, drugs, violence and rock 'n roll … or at least Mariachi bands throughout the film. Some are Hollywood's distant depictions of violent and wild border towns have become synonymous with Mexican third world squalor, while others are more authentic depictions of the rough Mexican culture and landscape. Either way, they're still entertaining for most of the guys who watch them.

  1. "Desperado." Antonio Banderas and the gorgeous (and mostly naked for one scene) Salma Hayek star in this remake/sequel to Robert Rodriguez's indie hit "El Mariachi." Shoot-outs in the street, grungy Mexican bars and some truly suave gunplay make this Mexican film a must-see for guys.
  2. "Amores Perros." An acclaimed Mexican film in three different parts, "Amores Perros" became an international sensation, telling three different stories which centered around dogs, the Mexican people who own them and their oddly tragic, interconnected fates. It is also the first film where Gail Garcia Bernal truly made a name for himself and showed he was one of the best working Mexican actors.
  3. "Y Tu Mama Tambien." Another acclaimed foreign film from Mexico, "Y Tu Mama Tambien" follows a woman who takes two young men on a road trip and seduces them along the way. Also starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, this film is loaded with sex, making it a good Mexican film for guys to watch with movies with beautiful women.
  4. "Revenge." A mainstream Hollywood film about a Navy pilot who has an affair with the wife of a Mexican drug king pin stars Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn and Madeleine Stowe. It is directed by Tony Scott of "True Romance" fame. This Mexican movie for guys is loaded with sex, drugs and violence.
  5. "From Dusk Till Dawn." Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez team up for the first time in this bank robber meets vampire tale starring George Clooney, Juliette Lewis and Harvey Keitel. Two crimina brothers run over the border into Mexico, ending up at a brothel that is populated by vampires posing as hookers. Loaded with sex and bloody, grindhouse-style violence, this Mexican film for guys is a fun, hilarious and shocking ride.