The 25 best movies set in Mexico (2022)

Here is a list of 25 movies that take place in Mexico. Whether they are drama, action, sci-fi, comedy, or horror, here are the 25 best movies set in Mexico.

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"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948)

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Three out-of-work drifters (Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt) stumble upon a hearty supply of gold in a remote area of Mexico. The trio dream of starting new lives with their newfound wealth but must keep their supply and source secret from other prospectors, avoid a murderous gang led by a man named Gold Hat (Alfonso Bedoya) and battle their own mounting paranoia. “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” earned John Huston Oscar wins for both Best Director and Best Screenplay, as well as a Best Supporting Actor win for Walter Huston and a Best Picture nomination.

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"Touch of Evil" (1958)

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Written by, directed by and starring Orson Welles, “Touch of Evil” is a 1958 film noir that takes place on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico crossing in various border towns as police captain Hank Quinlan (Welles) and Mexican drug enforcement officer Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) investigate the mysterious detonation of a car bomb. Like most Welles films, a much longer cut exists, but the original release nevertheless earned near-universal critical praise, and to the shock of the director, two prizes at the 1958 Brussels World Film Festival.

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"The Magnificent Seven" (1960)

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Boasting an all-star ensemble cast of Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz, “The Magnificent Seven” received generally positive reviews upon its release and even more acclaim with each passing year. Set in a poverty-stricken small town in Mexico, the film (based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film “Seven Samurai) is the tale of a group of gunslingers who must band together to defend their village from bandits. Audiences enjoyed the enthralling Western, and even Kurosawa considered himself an enormous fan.

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"A Fistful of Dollars" (1964)

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Clint Eastwood’s first leading role and Sergio Leone’s first “spaghetti Western,” 1964’s “A Fistful of Dollars” is an unofficial (and unauthorized) adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1951 film “Yojimbo” and a certified classic. Set in the fictional Mexican town of San Miguel, “A Fistful of Dollars” is also the first of three times Eastwood would play the “Man with No Name" character, as he is also the protagonist of 1965’s “For a Few Dollars More” and 1966’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

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"The Professionals" (1966)

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A rancher hires four men — a weapons expert, an explosives expert, an Apache scout and a wrangler — to rescue his kidnapped wife from a Mexican bandit. Directed, produced and written by Richard Brooks (and based on the 1964 novel “A Mule for the Marquesa” by Frank O'Rourke), “The Professionals” stars Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy and earned three Oscar nominations: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

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"The Wild Bunch" (1969)

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Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner and Sam Peckinpah (who also directed) collectively shared a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for writing the 1969 Western “The Wild Bunch,” which additionally received a nod for Best Original Score. Revered for its revolutionary editing techniques but criticized for its graphic violence, the shootout-filled epic starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson and Jamie Sánchez as outlaws on the run from a bounty hunter (Robert Ryan) and a corrupt Mexican general (Emilio Fernández).

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"Up in Smoke" (1978)

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Although most of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s first feature film, 1978’s “Up in Smoke,” is set in Los Angeles, the pot-smoking duo end up getting deported to Mexico along with Cheech’s relatives (who called the INS on themselves to attend a Tijuana wedding) and spend some time south of the border before unknowingly smuggling marijuana back into the states. Many critics slammed the film for its immature and crude humor, but audiences helped the box office numbers get higher than the film’s stars ($44 million, to be exact), and it has since become a cult classic in the stoner genre.

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"El Norte" (1983)

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The portion of 1983’s “El Norte” that takes place in Mexico is only about one-third of the total film, but for a drama clocking in at nearly two-and-a-half hours, that’s still some substantial screen time. Directed by Gregory Nava and written by Nava and Anna Thomas, “El Norte” earned a nod for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars — the first time an independent film ever received a nomination in that category. Centering on two Guatemalan youngsters (Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando) fleeing violence in their country for a better life in America, “El Norte” carved out such an important place in history that it was added to the National Film Registry in 1995.

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Critics be damned. How could you not like a screwball comedy directed by John Landis, written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin and Randy Newman and starring Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short? The trio star as a silent film troupe that travels to Mexico for what they think is a TV appearance but is actually a plea from the residents of a small town being terrorized by a bandit and his gang. Despite the terrible threat facing Santo Poco, “Three Amigos” is packed with plenty of laughs, numerous cameos (including Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman) and, of course, a plethora of piñatas.

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"El Mariachi" (1992)

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Apologies to the two English language films in Robert Rodriguez’s “Mexico Trilogy,” but the first, 1992’s “El Mariachi,” is definitely the standout. Before Antonio Banderas took over the part, Carlos Gallardo played the titular character, a musician who mistakenly gets caught up with some criminals and drug lords. Despite a budget of less than $250,000 and numerous cost-cutting techniques, “El Mariachi” is an exciting and entertaining Mexican Western than earned a spot in the National Film Registry in 2011.

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"From Dusk till Dawn" (1996)

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Robert Rodriguez as director? Check. A Quentin Tarantino screenplay? Check. A cast of George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Cheech Marin, Salma Hayek and Tarantino? Oh yeah. And did we mention it’s also about vampires? The reviews for “From Dusk till Dawn” were mixed, but fans of Rodriguez, Tarantino, and the horror and Western genres propelled this film to almost instant cult status.

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"Traffic" (2000)

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If you recall, there are three storylines in the 2000 drama “Traffic,” one of which was set in Mexico and featured Benicio del Toro, Jacob Vargas and Tom Milian. As a whole, the Steven Soderbergh film was critically acclaimed and won Academy Awards for Best Director, Supporting Actor (del Toro), Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay (Stephen Gaghan), as well as a Best Picture nomination.

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"Amores Perros" (2000)

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Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “21 Grams” and “Babel” received more mainstream attention, but the first film in the trilogy actually received the best reviews. “Amores Perros” connects three separate stories through a Mexico City car accident, and it earned a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards and the Prize of the Critic's Week at Cannes.

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"Y Tu Mamá También" (2001)

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To simply call “Y Tu Mamá También” a road trip film would rob the drama of its powerful and emotional (not to mention erotic) qualities. Starring Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal and Diana Bracho, “Y Tu Mamá También” won Best Screenplay at the Venice Film Festival, earned a nomination in the same category at the Oscars and Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes. At the time of its 2001 release, the film set a record for the highest box office opening in the history of Mexican cinema.

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"Frida" (2002)

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In 2002 Salma Hayek took on the role of Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo for the biopic “Frida.” Although the film also starred Alfred Molina, Ashley Judd, Edward Norton and Geoffrey Rush, Hayek commanded the spotlight and ended up earning a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Kahlo. Hayek ultimately lost to Nicole Kidman in “The Hours,” but “Frida” still managed Oscar wins for Best Music and Best Makeup.

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"And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself" (2003)

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Don’t be fooled by the title. “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself” is not a documentary, but like “Frida,” it's a biopic starring a big-name actor. Antonio Banderas portrayed Mexican revolutionary Gen. Pancho Villa in the 2003 HBO film and ended up earning an Emmy nod for Outstanding Lead Actor. The highly acclaimed bio amassed nine Emmy nods in all, including Outstanding Made for TV Movie and Outstanding Writing, and it won Outstanding Sound Editing.

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"Nacho Libre" (2006)

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How “Nacho Libre” didn’t sweep the Academy Awards still perplexes us to this day. OK, so the movie actually didn’t earn any Oscar nominations, critics didn’t know what to make of it and audiences were divided. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a funny film! After all, it starred the always entertaining Jack Black in an endearing role loosely based on the true story of Fray Tormenta, a priest who supported his Mexican orphanage by moonlighting as a luchador wrestler. Co-written and directed by Jared Hess of “Napoleon Dynamite” fame, “Nacho Libre” featured both Danny Elfman and Beck on the score, nabbed five Teen Choice Award nominations and earned nearly $100 million at the box office.

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"Borderland" (2007)

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Not for the faint of heart, “Borderland” is a gory and gruesome horror flick that is inspired by the true story of Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo, nicknamed “The Godfather,” a Mexican drug lord who started a religious cult in the '80s that practiced both animal and human sacrifices. Brian Presley, Rider Strong and Sean Astin star in the dark thriller that was written and directed by Zev Berman. Although it didn’t garner much mainstream attention, “Borderland” absolutely slayed in the minds of horror fans and critics alike.

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"Dallas Buyers Club" (2013)

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Most of the Best Picture-nominated film “Dallas Buyers Club” takes place in America, but the story deals with the importation of experimental but potentially life-saving HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals from Mexico. Ron Woodroof (played by Matthew McConaughey and based on the real-life AIDS patient of the same name) also ventures across the border for the critical drugs, which he first used for himself but later set up a means to distribute them to other patients while eluding the unsupportive FDA. Jared Leto co-starred in the powerful 2013 drama and won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, as did McConaughey for Best Actor and Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

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"The Book of Life" (2014)

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Guillermo del Toro produced the animated comedy “The Book of Life,” but he’s not the only big name attached to the project. The voice cast consists of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube and Ron Perlman, as well as a whole lot of cameos. Nabbing a nomination at the Golden Globes for Best Animated Film, “The Book of Life” also nabbed $99 million at the worldwide box office.

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"Güeros" (2014)

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The family drama “Güeros” earned five honors at the Ariel Awards, which is basically the country’s version of the Academy Awards. The wins were for Best Picture, Director, Sound and Cinematography, with “Güeros” also winning for cinematography at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed and written by Alonso Ruizpalacios, the Mexico City-set film stars Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas and Leonardo Ortizgris.

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"Sicario" (2015)

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Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin star in the crime thriller “Sicario,” which was written by Taylor Sheridan (later known for “Hell or High Water” and “Wind River”). The trio play FBI agents given the mission of eliminating a powerful Mexican cartel leader, with non-stop twists that drive the story deeper into the Mexican underworld. Despite being an action movie, critics lauded “Sicario,” singling out the performances of both Blunt and del Toro. The film also earned three Oscar nominations but not in any of the major categories.

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"The Similars" (2015)

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Just the second film written, directed and produced by Isaac Ezban, “The Similars” is a character-driven supernatural horror film about a group of strangers who find themselves trapped in a bus station in 1960s Mexico. Although not as serious at it might seem and occasionally even funny, “The Similars” is also quite scary at times, leaving Ezban with a well-rounded, 90-minute thriller that earned plenty of praise.

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"Coco" (2017)

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Did you know the 15th highest-grossing animated movie of all time was released just two years ago? “Coco,” the story of a 12-year-old boy who ventures into the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, earned a whopping $807 million worldwide, 11 Annie Awards and Best Animated Feature at both the Golden Globes and Oscars, as well as an additional win for Best Original Song at the latter. Featuring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Alanna Ubach and Benjamin Bratt, “Coco” was conceived of and directed by Lee Unkrich.

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"Roma" (2018)

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“Roma” didn’t receive as much attention, didn’t earn as much at the box office and didn’t have the Oscar success of “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuarón’s previous directorial effort — but it came pretty darn close. Both films were written, produced, directed and edited by Cuarón, and while “Gravity” amassed a box office haul of $723 million and won seven of its 10 Academy Award nominations (including Best Director, Cinematography, Editing and Score) and subsequently received much more mainstream attention, “Roma” made just $4.4 million and capitalized on only three of its 10 Oscar shots (Best Director, Cinematography and Foreign Film). All things considered, the semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in Mexico City is still a near masterpiece.


Why does Mexico have a yellow filter in movies? ›

There's a phrase for this distinct color palette: It's called yellow filter, and it's almost always used in movies that take place in India, Mexico, or Southeast Asia. Oversaturated yellow tones are supposed to depict warm, tropical, dry climates.

What is considered the greatest movie of all time? ›

The Godfather (1972) was voted number 1 by Entertainment Weekly's readers in 1999 and voted as number 1 in a Time Out readers' poll in 1998. The film was voted the "Greatest Movie of All Time" in September 2008 by 10,000 readers of Empire magazine, 150 people from the movie business, and 50 film critics.

What movie has a 10 10 rating? ›

IMDb Rating: 9.0 - 9.9
109.6Band of Brothers (2001)
109.3The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
109.2The Godfather (1972)
109.1The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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Does Mexico show movies in English? ›

The majority of movies in Mexico City play in one of two large multiplex chains: Cinemex and Cinépolis. Most films are available in both English and Spanish, but individual movie theaters may not offer both.

Why do TV shows make Mexico orange? ›

Traditionally, oversaturation or yellow filters and tones were supposed to depict that an area or scene has hot, tropical, and/or dry weather, especially compared to other locations that may show up in the same piece of media.

What is the #1 rated movie in the world? ›

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

What movie has the highest Rotten Tomatoes Ever? ›

To date, Leave No Trace holds the site's record, with a rating of 100% and 251 positive reviews.

Who is the best actor in the world? ›

While Leonardo tops the Best Actor in the world list for Google, coming a close second to him on the list is Tom Hanks. The 66-year-old actor has had a splendid Hollywood career with films such as Forrest Gump, Cast Away and several other notable works to his name.

What are the top 5 most viewed movies? ›

The Most Watched Movies of all time according to IMDB.
  • Titanic. DVD - 2012. /> ...
  • E. T. The Extra-terrestial. ...
  • The Wizard of Oz. DVD - 2009. /> ...
  • Star Wars. A New Hope. DVD - 2020. ...
  • Lord of the Rings. The Return of the King. DVD - 2004. ...
  • Terminator 2. Judgment Day. DVD - 2017. ...
  • The Lion King. DVD - 2011. /> ...
  • The Godfather. DVD - 2008. />
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What is the #1 movie in 2022? ›

Top Gun: Maverick

What are top 5 movies? ›

30 Most Popular Movies Right Now
  • #1. Don't Worry Darling (2022) 38% #1. ...
  • #2. The Woman King (2022) 94% #2. ...
  • #3. Barbarian (2022) 92% #3. ...
  • #4. Do Revenge (2022) 84% #4. ...
  • #5. Blonde (2022) 43% #5. ...
  • #6. Pearl (2022) 89% #6. ...
  • #7. Pinocchio (2022) 27% #7. ...
  • #8. Lou (2022) 68% #8.

What are Z rated movies? ›

The term "Z movie" arose in the mid-1960s as an informal description of certain unequivocally non-A films. It was soon adopted to characterize low-budget motion pictures with quality standards well below those of most B movies and even so-called C movies.

Which movie has a 5 star rating? ›

1Citizen Kane1941
22001: A Space Odyssey1968
4The Godfather1972
5The Rules of the Game1939
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What is the lowest rated movie? ›

The 10 Lowest-Rated Movies On IMDb
  • 9/10 Pledge This! (2006) - 1.6. ...
  • 8/10 Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) - 1.6. ...
  • 7/10 The Cost Of Deception (2021) - 1.5. ...
  • 6/10 Turks In Space (2006) - 1.5. ...
  • 5/10 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) - 1.5. ...
  • 4/10 Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) - 1.3. ...
  • 3/10 Foodfight! ...
  • 2/10 Smolensk (2016) - 1.2.
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Do Mexicans watch TV? ›

Time spent with TV in Mexico 2017-2020

In the fourth quarter of 2020, a viewer in Mexico spent, on average, 343 minutes (or five hours and 43 minutes) watching TV.

What color is Mexico in movies? ›

Why is Mexico yellow in movies? - YouTube

Why do Mexicans like the color purple? ›

As in the Old World, ancient Mesoamerican codices deemed purple the color of nobility. The Mayas of Central America used the dye to color fabric for religious ceremonies, and the Aztecs farther north used it to paint ideograms, where it symbolized royalty.

Why is Mexican so colorful? ›

There is nothing more colorful than a Mexican celebration. The love of brilliant flowers dating back to pre-Columbian times spilled into a vivid textile heritage of equally-bright dyes. These colors are created from plants, insects and minerals, all naturally occurring in Mexico at the time.

Why do Mexicans like bright colors? ›

 The bright colors found everywhere in Mexico – in the markets, the food, the clothes, etc. – are more than just a cultural tradition; they are the reflection of the warm and lively culture which we experience every day living here.

What movies have a 100% rating? ›

The Best Movies With a 100% Rotten Tomatoes Score
  • 10/10 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • 9/10 Frankenstein (1931)
  • 8/10 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • 7/10 The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • 6/10 Toy Story (1995)
  • 5/10 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • 4/10 The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • 3/10 The Last Picture Show (1971)
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What is a perfect movie? ›

One such instance was Marvel filmmaker James Gunn, who argued via Twitter “a perfect film can be different from a favorite film, or a great film. A perfect film is something that sings from start to finish with no obvious mistakes, whether they be aesthetic or structural.

Which movie has 9.8 rating? ›

1. Gift Box (2020)

What movie has the most f words? ›

The 10 Most Profane Movies of All Time, Ranked by The Number of F-Bombs
  • Alpha Dog (2006) - 367 f-words. ...
  • Straight Outta Compton (2015) - 392 f-words. ...
  • Casino (1995) - 422 f-words. ...
  • Nil by Mouth (1997) - 428 f-words. ...
  • Summer of Sam (1999) - 435 f-words. ...
  • Uncut Gems (2019) - 560 f-words. ...
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - 569 f-words.
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What movie has 0 percent Rotten Tomatoes? ›

FilmYearNo. of reviews
Jaws: The Revenge198740
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol198720
Problem Child199029
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What movie has lowest Rotten Tomatoes? ›

1. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) According to critics via Rotten Tomatoes, this embarrassingly incompetent cyper-espionage dumpster fire is the single worst movie ever made.

Who is No 1 actress in world? ›

Forbes's annual rich list names Sofia Vergara as the world's highest-paid actress for the first time. Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is the highest paid actress in the world, according to Forbes.

What actor is a billionaire? ›

Let's dive into the list of the top richest actors in the world-
RankRichest Actors In The WorldNet worth (USD)
1Tyler Perry$1 Billion
2Jerry Seinfeld$950 Million
3Shah Rukh khan$700 Million
4Tom Cruise$600 Million
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What is the most viewed movie 2022? ›

2022 Highest Grossing Movies Worldwide
  • Top Gun: Maverick (2022) ...
  • Jurassic World Dominion (2022) ...
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) ...
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) ...
  • The Batman (2022) ...
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) ...
  • Water Gate Bridge (2022) ...
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)

What is the most liked movie? ›

Most Liked Movies of All Times
  • Jeremiah Johnson (1972) GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western. ...
  • Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997 TV Movie) ...
  • Open Range (2003) ...
  • Dances with Wolves (1990) ...
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) ...
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) ...
  • Stagecoach (1939) ...
  • True Grit (1969)

What is the most viewed video ever? ›

Baby Shark Dance” might be the current record-holder in terms of total views, but Korean artist Psy's “Gangnam Style” video remained on the top spot for longest (1,689 days or 4.6 years) before ceding its spot to its successor.

What is the most liked movie in 2021? ›

Best Movies 2021
  • #1. Spider-Man: No Way Home. 93% #1. ...
  • #2. In the Heights. 94% #2. ...
  • #3. Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) 99% #3. ...
  • #4. Pig. 97% #4. ...
  • #5. The Power of the Dog. 94% #5. ...
  • #6. CODA. 94% #6. ...
  • #7. Raya and the Last Dragon. 94% #7. ...
  • #8. West Side Story. 91% #8.

What is the highest-grossing movie so far for 2022? ›

Top Gun: Maverick

Which is the No 1 movie in World 2021? ›

During the weekend, Avatar ($2.83 billion) surpassed Avengers: Endgame ($2.79 billion) as the highest-grossing film worldwide of all time following its re-release in China. Raya and the Last Dragon became the first film in 2021 to top the box office for three consecutive weekends. Simultaneously released on HBO Max.

Why is Mexico shown yellow? ›

It's a colour code that means to convey the warmth of the place. In places like Mexico or India or any place that is generally warmer, in terms of temperature, a warmer (yellower/orange) look, feels more appropriate and easier for the audience to make the connection.

What does a yellow filter do in film? ›

Many photographers use a yellow filter to “bring out the clouds”. This works by darkening the blue sky, giving a greater visual separation between the darkened sky and the white clouds on the final print. A yellow filter will also give improved penetration of haze and fog.

What is the yellow filter in movies? ›

A Yellow filter absorbs all light except yellow. Mostly used with black and white film, but is also used in IR photography. The yellow filter absorbs blue and increases the contrast and tonal separation between the blue and yellow/white objects.

What does yellow filter mean in film? ›

A Yellow filter absorbs all coloured light except yellow. It is the most-popular colored filter used with black and white film. Because a yellow filter absorbs blue, it provides significantly greater contrast between blue and yellow or white subjects.

Why do Mexicans like the color purple? ›

As in the Old World, ancient Mesoamerican codices deemed purple the color of nobility. The Mayas of Central America used the dye to color fabric for religious ceremonies, and the Aztecs farther north used it to paint ideograms, where it symbolized royalty.

What color is most popular in Mexico? ›

Red. Red is one of the most common colors seen in Mexican art and culture. One third of the Mexican flag is red, symbolizing blood shed by historical heroes.

Why is Mexican so colorful? ›

There is nothing more colorful than a Mexican celebration. The love of brilliant flowers dating back to pre-Columbian times spilled into a vivid textile heritage of equally-bright dyes. These colors are created from plants, insects and minerals, all naturally occurring in Mexico at the time.

What filter shows if your teeth are yellow? ›

People are turning to TikTok to find out how white, or yellow, their teeth are using the new Yellow Colour Selector Filter. Everyone on TikTok is loving the Colour Selector Filter, an easy way to add a shade of colour to your TikTok videos.

What does red filter do? ›

An ideal red filter transmits only red light and absorbs all other colors. In this ideal case, a picture containing red, green, and blue would appear red and black when viewed through a red filter. A red filter blocks green light and blue light: Only red light can get through to your eyes.

Why do movies have a blue tint? ›

Both the Edison Studios and the Biograph Company began tinting their films for setting moods. Because orthochromatic film stock could not be used in low-light situations, blue became the most popular tint, applied to scenes shot during the day and when projected, signified night.

What does purple lighting mean in film? ›

PURPLE/VIOLET – erotic, royalty, nobility, spirituality, ceremony, mysterious, transformation, wisdom, enlightenment, cruelty, arrogance, mourning, power, sensitive, intimacy.

Why are old movies yellow? ›

So why was pale golden yellow so common in the graphics of older television shows? Well, the short answer is that, at the time, “cable yellow” was the most legible color for overlay text.

What does blue and yellow mean in film? ›

In filmmaking, color is used to set the tone of a scene before any of the actors have even uttered a word. Red is used to denote passion, danger or power. Pink signifies innocence, femininity and beauty. Yellow is associated with joy, naivety and insanity. Blue symbolizes isolation, passivity and calmness.

Why does negative film have an orange mask? ›

The orange mask is designed to help the filtering in the darkroom enlarger for the regular color print paper emulsion. Dark room printing and also film scanners handle this at the analog level, but digital edits do it as digital, which becomes 8-bit 255 level.

How do they make black and white film color? ›

With computer technology, studios were able to add color to black-and-white films by digitally tinting single objects in each frame of the film until it was fully colorized (the first authorized computer-colorizations of B&W cartoons were commissioned by Warner Bros.

What does a green filter do? ›

Green filters are used almost exclusively for scenes that contain a lot of green. A green filter will allow leaves to appear more natural with a lighter feel to them. It will lighten dark green leaves, which usually read as very deep in shadows without it.


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