The Spanish-speaking nation of Mexico has a long cinematic history, and as a result, many popular Mexican movies for guys exist. For men that prefer to stay away from sappy romantic dramas and period pieces (which oftentimes are geared towards women), the Mexican film industry has produced many adventure, action and horror movies, all of which can appeal to the macho, manly and easily frightened sides of men.

  1. "Kilometre 31," which is also commonly known as "KM:31," is a Mexican thriller/horror that was released in the beginning of 2007. The film is centered around the many abnormal and supernatural incidents that continually occur along a highway where many fatal accidents have taken place. The cast includes Adria Collado, Iliana Fox, Luisa Huertas and Raul Mendez.

  2. "Rudo y Cursi" is a 2008 sports-centric comedy that is based on two small tow brothers, both of whom play soccer for a living. The satirical film is based on their squabbling and professional competition. The cast of the movie consists of internationally renowned Mexican actors Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, as well as Dolores Heredia, Guillermo Francella, Adriana Paz, Joaquin Cosio and Jessica Mas.

  3. "Sin Nombre," which hit theaters in the spring of 2009, is a Mexican crime-adventure flick that is based on young gang members and their adventure-ridden journey by train to migrate north to the United States. The cast of "Sin Nombre" consists of Edgar Flores, Paulina Gaitan, Diana Garcia, Kristyan Ferrer, Hector Jimenez and Tenoch Huerta Mejia.

  4. "Leaving No Trace," which is known in Spanish as "Sin Dejar Huella" is a Mexican drama that was released in the spring of 2001. "Leaving No Trace" chronicles a woman who flees her drug-trafficking boyfriend and, along the way, befriends a woman who assists her. The movie's cast includes Aitana Sanchez Gijon, Jose Sefami, Tiara Scanda and Jesus Ochoa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -Isabel Prontes