Narco Movies: The 10 Best Tapes You Can’t Miss | Films

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The queen of the south It is part of our programming on Channel 5, as well as other series of the same genre, so we decided to make you a list of good narcos movies that are on different platforms such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube, so you can put together a marathon.


Luis Estrada gave us one of the jewels of contemporary Mexican cinema with the premiere of El Infierno, a comedy that takes place within the world of the cartels, with Damián Alcázar as Benny García and Joaquín Cosío playing El Cochiloco. The first enters the business after returning to his land after being deported from the United States, as he discovers that crime does pay.

The narcosatanics

Since we played comedy, we couldn’t put aside this work by José Juan Munguía that featured the talent of Alfonso Zayas, Lina Santos, César Bono and José René Ruiz ‘Tun Tun’. This cast faces a series of homicides in Mexico City committed by the sect of the “narcosatanicos”, who use cocaine that drives those who consume it crazy and urges them to murder.

No man’s land (Sicario)

Before making great science fiction movies like Dune, Blade Runner 2049 y Arrival, Denis Villeneuve directed this film starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin and Jon Bernthal. Kate is an idealistic FBI agent who is recruited by an elite government official to help in the growing war on drugs, in a clandestine operation under the leadership of an adviser with a questionable past.

Sicario Day of the soldier

Direct sequel to the previous tape. The drug war has no rules, and as the cartels have begun to cross terrorists across the border into the United States, federal agent Matt Grave (Josh Brolin) calls out the enigmatic Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was killed by the boss of a cartel, to help you escalate the war through illicit methods. Alejandro kidnaps the boss’s daughter to worsen the conflict.

Escobar: Betrayal

“She loved Pablo, but feared Escobar”, is one of the promotional lines of the film about the rise and fall of one of the most famous drug traffickers in the world, an ambitious and brutal criminal, seen through the eyes of Virginia Vallejo, Colombian journalist who was seduced by Escobar’s charisma and had her love affair with him. Starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.


We didn’t list Bryan Cranston for his role as Walter White in Breaking Bad and much less for that of Thing on Malcolm in the middle, but because of his portrayal as Robert Mazur (who wrote a book on which the script for this movie was based). Here we follow an insider in the most powerful cartels to dismantle the largest drug and money laundering operation in the history of the United States.


A remake by Brian de Palma with Al Pacino What Tony Montana, the Cuban immigrant arrives at Miami, where we follow him in his rise in the world of drugs. A classic.


Oliver Stone I work with Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson Y Demián Bichir, Joaquín Cosío, Sandra Echeverría. Where, a group of friends get involved in the dark and dangerous world of drug trafficking, which will bring them problems and envy, mainly with the cartel led by Elena.

The mule

Clint Eastwood does not stop making movies and one of his most recent jobs was directing and playing an 88-year-old man with financial problems who agrees to work transporting drugs for a Mexican cartel in Illinois. With the easy money he makes, he tries to help his relatives, but a DEA agent tracks him down.

Devil’s freedom

Leaving aside comedy, action and fiction in general, Everardo González is the filmmaker behind this psychological documentary that explores, based on the testimonies of victims and perpetrators, how the phenomenon of violence in Mexico has been inserted in our collective unconscious.