5 Best Mexican Movies 2008

Thursday, January 27 by Zach Feral

If you are looking for the 5 best Mexican movies of 2008, you’ve come to the right place. Recent years have established that Mexican cinema is only getting better, with the rise of such directors as Rodrigo Plá.From absurd comedy to heart-wrenching drama, 2008 was indeed a good year for Mexican cinema.

  1. "The Desert Within" – “The Desert Within” was the most important and best Mexican movie of 2008, hands down. Set against the backdrop of the 1926-1929 Cristofero War when the government banned religion and persecuted followers of the Catholic faith, it represents an important moment in Mexico’s history when questions of philosophy, religion, and faith had to be examined by the greater populace.
  2. "Five Days Without Nora" – “Five Days Without Nora” expertly weaves together comedy and tragedy to form one of the best Mexican movies of 2008. It’s about a man whose former wife has committed suicide, leaving behind a Machivellian plan that ensures he will have a lot of difficulties in arranging her funeral.
  3. "Insignificant Things" – Like a good novel, “Insignificant Things” explores in great detail the intricacies of human relationships, making it one of the best Mexican movies of 2008.
  4. "Lake Tahoe" – For sheer acting alone, “Lake Tahoe” was one of the best Mexican movies of 2008. It is about a Mexican teenager and the strange things that happen to him while growing up in a small, deceptively uneventful town.
  5. "Meet the Head of Juan Perez" -We love black comedy, and for this reason, “Meet the Head of Juan Perez” rounds out our list of the best Mexican movies of 2008. Juan is already dead when the film begins, and he explains to us, in the course of ten hilarious chapters, how he came to be that way.