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20 Mexican Movies on Netflix You Should Watch

During Cinco de Mayo, Hispanic Heritage Month, or any other time of the year, there are some great Mexican movies on Netflix

During Cinco de Mayo (a celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces), Hispanic Heritage Month, or any other time of the year, there are some great Mexican movies on Netflix. These movies are also a great learning resource during the school year or during over-school breaks.

When you think about Mexican History, some of these events come to mind: Cinco de Mayo, the Founding of Tenochtitlan, the Mexican War of Independence, and the Mexican Revolution.

There are so many Mexican movies on Netflix. Whether you’re looking for a TV show, movie, or documentary, you will likely find it on Netflix. Every genre is covered from Kids to Romantic Comedies to Action & Adventure.

Although there is not a “Mexican History” category in the Netflix database, after digging through Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, and Biographies, I was able to find a pretty extensive list of titles that pay homage to many important figures in Mexico's history.

I was pleasantly surprised to find dozens of titles that celebrate, highlight, and explore stories surrounding this rich history that are well known and ones you may have never heard of.

These stories include well-publicized Mexican leaders along with some “unsung” heroes who lived in the shadows. Find a blanket, a warm beverage, and plan to get cozy as you explore and enjoy this list of binge-worthy titles about Mexican history.

This list of titles is current as of the publication of this list. Titles are subject to change at any time.

20 Mexican Movies on Netflix

Como Caido del Cielo

To earn his place in heaven, legendary Mexican actor-singer Pedro Infante is sent back to Earth in an impersonator's body to mend his womanizing ways. | Stream on Netflix

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No One Will Ever Know

A mother and young son escape into their own imaginations to ignore the reality of their lives in rural Mexico. | Stream on Netflix

La Dictadura Perfecta

After accepting a huge bribe, a powerful television corporation tries to improve with lies the image of a notorious, corrupt politician. (Watch on Netflix)

El Cartel De Los Sapos
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Manolo Cardona, Robinson Diaz, Karen Martinez (Actors)

El Cartel

One man makes a fateful decision to get involved with a Colombian drug cartel in this series based on a novel by Andrés López López. (Watch on Netflix)

El Cartel 2 - La Guerra Total
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Diego Cadavid, Robinson Diaz, Patricia Manterola (Actors)

El Cartel 2

One man makes a fateful decision to get involved with a Colombian drug cartel in this series based on a novel by Andrés López López. (Watch on Netflix)

Even the Rain (English Subtitled)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Luis Tosar, Gael Garcia Bernal, Karra Elejalde (Actors)

Even the Rain

While making a film about the incursion of Christopher Columbus in the New World, a director finds the Bolivian locals protesting modern exploitation. (Watch on Netflix)

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Hecho En Mexico (English Subtitled)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Diego Luna Kinky Lila Downs Molotov (Actor)

Hecho en Mexico

These Mexico City socialites may lead opulent lives, but a peek behind the curtain reveals a tangled web of intrigue, envy, and personal struggles. (Watch on Netflix)

La Ley De Herodes

A supposedly naive man appointed as an acting mayor of a small town in Mexico turns into a corrupt politician capable of anything to stay in power. (Watch on Netflix)

El Club De Los Insomnes

An insomniac, an aspiring photographer, and a pregnant veterinarian form a unique friendship during late-night meetings at a 24-hour mini-mart. (Watch on Netflix)

I'm No Longer Here

A terrible misunderstanding with a local gang sends 17-year-old Ulises, leader of a group hooked on cumbia music, across the border to save his life. (Watch on Netflix)

Ahi Te Encargo

An ad creative and a successful exec have a great marriage — until he wants to be a dad just as her star is rising. Then he brings someone new home.  (Watch on Netflix)


Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison

The beloved norteño band Los Tigres del Norte performs for the inmates of Folsom Prison on the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's iconic concert. (Watch on Netflix)

Taco Chronicles

Many of the most popular taco styles have long, rich, little-known histories. Explore some of them in this eye-opening, mouth-watering food adventure. (Watch on Netflix)


The Day I Met El Chapo

Mexican superstar actress Kate del Castillo reveals the untold story of her encounter with El Chapo Guzmán, the world’s most-wanted drug lord. (Watch on Netflix)

1994: Berlusconi Rising: Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Stefano Accorsi, Guido Caprino, Miriam Leone (Actors)


Archival video and new interviews examine Mexican politics in 1994, a year marked by the rise of the EZLN and the assassination of Luis Donaldo Colosio. (Watch on Netflix)

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Demian Bichir, Anabel Hernandez (Actors)

The 43

This docuseries disputes the Mexican government's account of how and why 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College vanished in Iguala in 2014. (Watch on Netflix)

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Becoming Champions

This series looks at the stories behind the athletes and countries that have achieved World Cup champion status. (Watch on Netflix)


Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker's journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico. (Watch on Netflix)

Nailed It! Mexico

The fun, fondant, and hilarious cake fail heads to Mexico, where very amateur bakers compete to re-create elaborate sweet treats for a cash prize. Watch Season 1 Now on Netflix. Actor-comedian Omar Chaparro hosts this new “Nailed It!” (Watch on Netflix)

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