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1. Local Boys (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

6.6
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Two brothers and their surfing buddies face new challenges and adventures over the course of a memorable summer.

Director: Ron Moler | Stars: Mark Harmon, Eric Christian Olsen, Stacy Edwards, Jeremy Sumpter

Votes: 844

2. Jeopardy (1953)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A family vacationing on the coast of Mexico have to cope with multiple threats to their safety.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Meeker, Lee Aaker

Votes: 1,615

3. Heat Lightning (1934)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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In the Mohave Desert, Olga runs a gas station, lunch counter, and auto camp with her younger sister Myra. In a 24-hour period, Olga must deal with Myra's desire to go to a town dance with a... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 563

4. Santitos (1999)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

When St. Jude appears to her to tell her that her daughter is still alive, Esperanza goes on a search to find her daughter.

Director: Alejandro Springall | Stars: Dolores Heredia, Demián Bichir, Alberto Estrella, Pedro Altamirano

Votes: 504 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Escape from San Quentin (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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An escaped convict decides to quit running and turn himself and his fellow escapee in to the authorities - but not without complications.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Johnny Desmond, Merry Anders, Richard Devon, Roy Engel

Votes: 50

6. The Big Sombrero (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.8
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Gene is hired to be foreman of the Big Sombrero ranch by Jim Garland, who is handling all the business affairs of the owner, Estrellita Estrada, who is more interested in going to America ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Elena Verdugo, Stephen Dunne

Votes: 98

7. Pursuit (1935)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.9
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"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Bush, the secretary of the head of a ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Chester Morris, Sally Eilers, Scotty Beckett, Henry Travers

Votes: 134

8. Woman Trap (1936)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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New York gangster Riley Ferguson shoots a henchman who tried to double-cross him in a Los Angeles jewel robbery, and Ramirez offers him a hideout until things quiet down, as the jewels are ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Gertrude Michael, George Murphy, Akim Tamiroff, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 11

9. Frontiers of '49 (1939)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.2
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In 1848, the U.S. Army sends Major John Freeman (Bill Elliott) to investigate the Lower California Company, headed by Howard Brunton (Charles King), which is abusing its semi-governmental ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Levering | Stars: Bill Elliott, Luana Alcañiz, Charles King, Hal Taliaferro

Votes: 17

10. Hair-Trigger Casey (1936)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.9
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After having been gone for some time, a cowboy comes home to his ranch to find himself up against a gang involved in smuggling Chinese into the country.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Jack Perrin, Starlight the Horse, Betty Mack, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones

Votes: 27

11. Fighting Caballero (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Music

4.9
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Desperados menace a mining operation.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Rex Lease, Dorothy Gulliver, Earl Douglas, George Chesebro

Votes: 22

12. Tijuana Makes Me Happy (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A boy will do anything to become a man and win the heart of a young prostitute... Even fight his rooster.

Director: Dylan Verrechia | Stars: Pablo Tendilla Ortiz, Pablo Tendilla Rocha, Aidée González, Darina Rabago Soto

Votes: 129

13. West to Glory (1947)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.2
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A western sheriff chases a gang trying to rob a rancher's gold.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Eddie Dean, Flash, Roscoe Ates, Dolores Castle

Votes: 57

14. On the Border (1930)

Passed | 46 min | Drama, Family, Western

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Farrell is taking advantage of the proximity of the rancho of Don Jose to the Mexican border by smuggling Chinese across the line into the United States. Dave, a border patrol officer ... See full summary »

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Armida, John Litel, Philo McCullough

15. Under Mexicali Skies (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Western

5.1
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This film is so filled with modern trappings (1950's) and gimmicks that it appears to have been intended for Roy Rogers and is written in the typical take-no-prisoners style of toughness ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Dorothy Patrick, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 35

16. Border Patrol (1959– )
Episode: A Bundle of Dope (1959)

26 min | Adventure

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Jagger is sent to San Diego to break up a drug-smuggling gang operating along the Mexican border. He traces the narcotics to the criminals' headquarters - an innocent-looking bowling alley.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Richard Webb, Robert Brubaker, Robert Tafur, Del Erickson

17. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Greed (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Two men die before a third one takes a small plywood box and disappears; one victim is a seaman on UA from the US Navy; Callen and company find the dead thief, the contents of the box, and the answers, and they forestall a huge disaster.

Director: Jan Eliasberg | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 253

18. Crash (2008– )
Episode: Los Muertos (2008)

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama

6.8
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Ben is hallucinating. He orders Anthony not to let him take any drugs. Together they set out to bury Sebastian's ashes and to see Ben's "shaman" who will cure him. Cesar continues his journey towards LA.

Director: Bobby Moresco | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Moran Atias, Clare Carey, Luis Chávez

Votes: 42

19. Full Circle with Michael Palin (1997– )
Episode: Mexico/Western USA/Canada/Alaska (1997)

49 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.0
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Michael starts in Mexico City, looks at the Mexico/US border from both sides and then visits LA and San Francisco before heading into Canada and hitting a final disappointment.

Director: Roger Mills | Star: Michael Palin

Votes: 60

20. Sleeper Cell (2005–2006)
Episode: Money (2005)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Farik learns that the money supply filtering in from Mexico to finance Youmud Din ("Judgment Day") has come to a halt. Farik, Darwyn and Christian cross the border to Tijuana, Mexico, and attempt to straighten out their financial problems.

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Alex Nesic

Votes: 101

21. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )
Episode: North (2016)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Travis' rage causes unrest at the RBH. Madison must decide if she will stand by Travis. Nick takes on leadership of the Colonia as Narcos close in.

Director: Andrew Bernstein | Stars: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey

Votes: 2,528

22. Animal Kingdom (2016– )
Episode: Stay Close, Stick Together (2016)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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While Craig recovers from a wound, Baz and Craig deal with some old associates down in Mexico. Meanwhile, strapped for cash, Pope takes charge and ropes Deran and J into a job without ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson

Votes: 535

23. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Lucky Legs (1959)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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In Cloverdale, Utah, Cluny is chosen "Lucky Legs," but her boyfriend, Bob Doray, accuses the show's producer, Frank Patton, of running a bogus contest. Marjorie goes to Hollywood anyway and disappears followed by Patton's murder.

Director: Roger Kay | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 133

24. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: The Loose Connection (1973)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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What's the perfect heroin-smuggling plot? Hide it in the radiator of a car owned by a tourist above suspicion--Barnaby Jones. When the shipment is replaced by sugar, Barnaby finds himself ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Lloyd Bochner, Christine Belford

Votes: 42

25. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )
Episode: Wrath (2016)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Travis is blindsided by new refugees at the hotel. Meanwhile, Nick must make the decision to leave the Colonia or stay with Luciana.

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey

Votes: 2,680



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