Mexican cinema movies available on streaming platforms – El Sol de México

From documentaries that celebrate sporting feats of the past, to renowned horror fiction, or animated films, they are part of the national cinema offering to enjoy without leaving home, in this list shared by the Ministry of Culture, to take advantage of the days of rest.

Hurricane Season (2023), by Elisa Miller

Directed by Elisa Miller, the film is based on the celebrated novel of the same name by Fernanda Melchor and narrates from the perspective of its different characters the events that led to the death of “The Witch”, one of the most respected and feared people in the ranchería. La Matosa, Veracruz. It stars Paloma Alvamar, Andrés Córdova, Kat Rigoni, Conchi León, Ernesto Meléndez and Edgar Treviño. Winner of the award for Best Mexican Fiction Feature Screenplay at the Morelia International Film Festival.

Available on Netlix, where you can also watch other Mexican films such as “La vocera” (2020), by Luciana Kaplan; “I’m no longer here” (2019), by Fernando Frías; “The Goodbyes” (2017), by Natalia Beristáin; “The Jeremiah” (2015), by Anwar Safa; “A Police Movie” (2021), by Alonso Ruizpalacios, and “Noche de fuego” (2021), by Tatiana Huezo.

Huesera (2022), by Michelle Garza Cervera

The film follows “Valeria”, a young woman who, after finding out that she is pregnant, begins to be pursued by a strange entity. The story reflects on the role of motherhood from the horror genre. Starring Natalia Solián, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Batalla and Mercedes Hernández. In the most recent award ceremony, Ariel won four statuettes in the categories of Best First Feature, Best Original Screenplay, Best Special Effects and Best Makeup.

Available on Prime Video, where you can also find “Ana y Bruno” (2017), by Carlos Carrera; “Dream in another language” (2017), by Ernesto Contreras; “Tropical Carmín” (2014), by Rigoberto Perezcano; “The North Over the Void” (2022), by Alejandra Márquez Abella, and “The Invention of Cronos” (1993), by Guillermo del Toro.

So close to the clouds (2023), by Manuel Cabiñe

This documentary recovers the history of the first women’s soccer team in Mexico, which not only participated in the World Cup of the specialty held in 1971, but also reached the final. Through the story of these players, a reflection is made on the role of women in one of the most popular sports in the world. Winner of the Ojo of the Michoacana Section at the Morelia International Film Festival.

Available on VIX, which also has “Una pack called Ernesto” (2023), by Everardo González, on its schedule; “Llévate mis amores” (2014), by Arturo González Villaseñor; “Perfume of Violets” (2001), by Maryse Sistach; “In the palm of your hand” (1951), by Roberto Gavaldón, and “The forgotten ones” (1950), by Luis Buñuel.

The Good Girls (2018), by Alejandra Márquez Abella

Based on the characters from the book of the same name by the writer Guadalupe Loaeza, it tells the story of “Sofía”, a woman who belongs to the Mexican upper class. Her life develops among luxuries and classism until the crisis of 1982 arrives. her With Ilse Salas, Paulina Gaitán, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Johanna Murillo and Flavio Medina. In 2019 she won four Ariel awards in the categories of Best Actress (for Ilse Salas), Best Music, Best Costumes and Best Makeup.

Available in Claro Video. Other Mexican films that can be found on the platform are: “The task” (1991, by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, “Rojo dawn” (1989), by Jorge Fons, “El apando” (1976), by Felipe Cazals, “El Golden Rooster” (1976), by Roberto Gavaldón, “ATM Full Machine!” (1951), by Ismael Rodríguez, and “Santo vs. the Vampire Women” (1962), by Alfonso Corona Blake.

Alucarda (1978), by Juan López Moctezuma

It tells the story of “Justin” and “Alucarda”, two teenagers who live in a Catholic convent in Mexico. After encountering a group of gypsies while walking through the forest, they begin to witness strange events. The film stars Tina Romero, Susana Kamini, David Silva and Claudio Broke; considered one of the great exponents of Mexican horror cinema.

Available on Mubi. Other Mexican films that she has in her programming are “Tamara y la Catarina” (2016), by Lucía Carreras; “Tempest” (2016), by Tatiana Huezo; “The Vigilante” (2016), by Diego Ros; in addition to a selection of short films produced by Imcine, such as “Tío” (2021), by Juan José Medina, and “El hero” (1994), by Carlos Carrer.

The Wolves (2022), by Samuel Kishi

It tells the story of “Max” and “Leo”, two children who travel with their mother to live in the United States. While she works, the two little ones must spend time listening to the tapes she leaves recorded for them and creating worlds with their imagination. This film, made with Eficine Production and Distribution, stars Martha Reyes Arias, Maximiliano Nájar Márquez and Leonardo Nájar Márquez. At the 2021 Ariel Awards, she was awarded two statuettes: Best Supporting Actress (for Cici Lau) and Best Soundtrack; It was also nominated for Best Ibero-American Film at the 2022 Goya Awards.

Available on HBO MAX, where you can also find the documentary “Muxes” (2022), produced by Jimena Hernández, Lucía Chávarri and Sandino Saravia Vinay.

Filminlatino, the platform for Mexican cinema

On the Imcine platform, more than 1,800 national titles are available, including short films, series and feature films, animation, fiction and documentaries from different periods.

Films like “Cerulia” (2017), by Sofía Carrillo; “Intimacies of Shakespeare and Víctor Hugo” (2008), by Yulene Olaizola, or “Misterio-Studio Q” (1979), by Marcela Fernández Violante, are available to the public for free in this service.

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