This Cinco de Mayo we have quite an assortment of movies for you. There's something for everybody! We have some traditional, heartwarming films about Mexican traditions and the value of family. And we also have some gut-busting, not-so-traditional films for those who are just looking to have a couple of drinks and laugh. Finally, we serve up a fast-paced pick that's definitely packing some action. We want you celebrating Cinco de Mayo with the right movies, so sit back, relax, and check out our picks for your entertainment. Cheers!
If nothing else, these guys know how to put on a show. "SNL" comedy legends Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short team up in this iconic outing as the three amigos. When describing this film for those who haven't seen it, we would say it's a slightly smarter, western version of "Dumb & Dumber" with three idiots instead of two. We use that as an example because they're not smart enough to realize that the "gig" they've booked is actually a hit job. But they're dumb enough that they might actually be able to pull it off.
2The Book of Life
Once upon a time, there was an entire book filled with stories, some claimed to be true while others are completely imaginary. The story that we're interested in takes place in a Mexican town called San Angel. This 3D computer-animated fantasy film pins together two best friends who have eyes for the same girl. In one man's epic adventure, he must complete various tasks and navigate the Land of the Remembered. He must do this if he ever wants a chance to marry his true love.
Here's a prime example of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The first film in Robert Rodriguez's "Mexico Trilogy" puts a man with a guitar up against an entire group of hitmen. He's new in town and all he wanted was to find a job as a mariachi. Too bad that the very day he comes to town is the same day a completely different mariachi is being hunted down.
This is certainly one of the most magical picks on our list; only comparable to "The Book of Life," of course. The idea for this flick is inspired by the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. Disney/Pixar never fails to tug at our heartstrings while bringing audiences a supernatural story of a young boy who finds himself in the land of his ancestors. As he explores this new world while meeting members of his family that has been long gone, he finds himself and his passion for music.
With big dreams to become a successful luchador, a Catholic monk and mega lucha libre fan will be throwing on a mask and hopping in the ring. Introducing, Nachoooo! With comedian Jack Black as the monk-turned-wrestler, you can only imagine the sweet moves that he'll be showing off and the hilarity that will ensue. What makes this story more than just a ridiculous comedy is that Nacho is only becoming a luchador so that he can win enough money to pay for more food for the kids. That's a very noble cause Nacho.
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