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Last updated June 01, 2023

El Infierno Poster

El Infierno

2010 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

This extremely violent, darkly comic film centers on Benny, an ordinary man thrust into the vices and violence of the Mexican drug trade. While he enjoys his new lifestyle, Benny soon begins to question what he has become.
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2010 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Brothers Daniel and Julio love soccer, but while Julio focuses on providing for their family, Daniel dreams about playing professionally. When a pro scout comes to watch them play, they face an agonizing choice between family and their sport.
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Innocent Voices

2004 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Based on the true story of a now-grown Oscar Torres, this moving film (set in El Salvador in the mid-1980s) follows the drama of a young boy who must choose between enlisting in the Salvadoran army or joining up with a band of guerrillas. Director Luis Mandoki presents a society of innocent victims who are caught in a blinding cross fire, a life-or-death environment in which survival is a daily struggle.
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El Cielo en Tu Mirada

2012 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

When José dies, he convinces his guardian angel to give him a second chance at life so he can win a singing contest and woo a girl he just met. But he's only got three weeks to achieve his dreams and conquer fate.
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Waste Land

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Renowned artist Vik Muniz embarks on one of the most inspired collaborations of his career, joining creative forces with Brazilian garbage pickers who mine treasure from the trash heaps of Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho landfill.
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Hecho en México

2012 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

The landscape, art and culture of Mexico come to vibrant life in this visual tapestry, set to music by some of the country's greatest performers, including alt-rocker Carla Morrison, ranchera diva Chavela Vargas and pop star Alejandro Fernandez.
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For Greater Glory

2012 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In Mexico in the late 1920s, President Calles institutes a vicious ban on Catholicism that results in many deaths and prompts retired general Gorostieta to join the motley militia groups fighting to preserve religious freedom throughout the country.
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La Soga

2009 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Making his screenwriting debut, Manny Perez also stars in this tough chronicle of Luisito, a young man walking the line between honesty and the corruption he sees all around him in the Dominican Republic.
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Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero Poster

Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Using rare footage from his own collection as well as interviews and photographs, this documentary profiles Óscar Romero, the Salvadoran priest whose championing of the poor and downtrodden against a corrupt government made him a global hero.
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Ballplayer: Pelotero

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

John Leguizamo narrates this gritty documentary that takes an unprecedented look inside the world of Major League Baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic, focusing on two 15-year-olds who are top MLB prospects.
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Te Presento a Laura

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Although 23-year-old Laura lives in the largest city in the world, she's lonely and consumed by the fact that she's going to die on April 30. After joining several optimists who are in the same boat, Laura determines to save a life before she dies.
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Like Water for Chocolate

1992 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Passionate Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is in love with Pedro (Marco Leonardi), but her controlling mother (Regina Torné) forbids her from marrying him. So when Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking -- and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares. A feast for the senses, this magical romance from director Alfonso Arau was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe.
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Valentin Poster


2002 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Valentin, a 9-year-old boy living with his grandmother in late-1960s Buenos Aires, believes his family has problems that only he can solve. He dreams of being reunited with his mother, while his abusive dad uses him as bait to attract women.
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The Motorcycle Diaries

2004 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

This foreign-language drama tells the incredible true story of a 23-year-old medical student from Argentina -- future revolutionary Che Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) -- who motorcycled across South America with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) beginning in 1951. Walter Salles's film is based on Guevara's diaries of the trek, a deeply personal odyssey that ultimately crystallized the young man's budding political beliefs.
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

2010 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Tenente-Coronel Nascimento, a hardened vet of Rio de Janeiro's drug wars, is now head of a special police unit. With his new title comes new responsibilities and dangers, which the captain navigates with brashness and resolve.
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No Eres Tú, Soy Yo

2010 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Hapless in both life and love, Javier plunges into an emotional abyss when his new wife abandons him -- and their plan of a life together in Miami -- in this romantic comedy that follows the slightly off-kilter course of the spurned man's recovery.
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The Hidden Face

2011 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

When his girlfriend, Bethlehem, vanishes, the handsome director of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra despairs -- then gradually moves on. But even as he finds comfort in a new relationship, questions about Bethlehem's disappearance linger.
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2008 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

This intriguing documentary charts the history of photographer Alberto Korda's iconic portrait of Argentinean revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, from the moment the picture was taken to its spread as an international symbol of rebellion.
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ESPN: J.C. Chavez Poster

ESPN: J.C. Chavez

2007 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Directed by actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mamá También, The Terminal), this fascinating documentary chronicles the life and times of the legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, one of the most celebrated fighters of all time. With a career that saw him defeat a collection of world champions, including Hector "Macho" Camacho, Jose Luis Ramirez and several others, Chavez finished his reign boasting 108 wins out of 116 fights, 87 of which were won by KO.
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The Mexican Suitcase Poster

The Mexican Suitcase

2011 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

This film tells the story of the recovery of 4,500 negatives taken by photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War. The film follows the journey of these negatives to Mexico and their recovery 70 years later.
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Que Pena Tu Boda

2011 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

When Angela gets pregnant, commitment-phobic Javier proposes to her in this engaging sequel to Que Pena Tu Vida. But Javier's new intern, his boss's daughter, clearly wants more than his guidance, setting his relationship with Angela into a tailspin.
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Y Tu Mamá También

2001 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

When two rich teens meet the alluring, older Luisa, they try to impress her with stories of a road trip to a secret beach, then convince her to join them. What follows is an escapade involving seduction, conflict and the harsh realities of poverty.
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Circo Poster


2010 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Mexican ringmaster Tino struggles to operate his family's long-running traveling circus in the midst of an economic downturn, while coping with the demands of his fed-up wife and four talented young children in this fascinating documentary.
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Viva Cuba

2005 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

In this Cuban coming-of-age charmer, preteens Jorgito (Miló Ávila) and Malú (Tarrau Broche) have formed a deep bond, so when they learn Malú's divorced mother plans to remarry and leave the country, taking Malú with her, the two friends go on a quest to prevent their separation. Leaving Havana and traveling on foot and by any available vehicle, the children try to reach Malú's father before he signs papers permitting her to emigrate.
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Pastorela Poster


2011 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

When the new pastor shakes up the casting in the town nativity play, Agent Jesus Juarez -- a man who's long played the devil -- gets sucked into an epic battle of good vs. evil. Now the bullets are flying as Juarez tries to reclaim his favored role.
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