Maya (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
Apocalypto (2006)
68 metascore

Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 299,536 | Gross: $50.87M

The Fountain (2006)
51 metascore

The Fountain (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 233,765 | Gross: $10.14M

The Ruins (2008)
44 metascore

The Ruins (2008)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

A leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when a group of friends and a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.

Director: Carter Smith | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 73,020 | Gross: $17.43M

La Llorona (2019)
79 metascore

La Llorona (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

An aging paranoid war criminal, protected by his faithful wife, faces death while being haunted by the ghosts of his past.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz

Votes: 5,028

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

A video game where you play as sailor, privateer and assassin Edward Kenway exploring on and around the islands in the Caribbean Sea during the early 17th century.

Director: Ashraf Ismail | Stars: Ralph Ineson, O-T Fagbenle, Amy Landecker, Stephen Campbell Moore

Votes: 15,460

Hernán (2019– )

Biography, Drama, History

The Spanish "Conquistador" Hernán Cortés arrives in the shores of what today is México and faces both local demons and those who've sailed with him.

Stars: Ishbel Bautista, Michel Brown, Víctor Clavijo, Cristian Gamero

Votes: 1,022

Tragic Jungle (2020)
70 metascore

Tragic Jungle (2020)

TV-MA | 96 min | Drama, Mystery

To escape an arranged marriage, a woman flees into the depths of the Mayan jungle, where untamed nature merges the human and the supernatural.

Director: Yulene Olaizola | Stars: Indira Rubie Andrewin, Gilberto Barraza, Mariano Tun Xool, Eligio Meléndez

Votes: 723

El Norte (1983)
75 metascore

El Norte (1983)

R | 141 min | Adventure, Drama

After their family is killed in a government massacre, brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee Guatemala and embark on a perilous journey to "El Norte": the United States.

Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago

Votes: 4,991

Transpecos (2016)
73 metascore

Transpecos (2016)

86 min | Thriller

For three Border Patrol agents working a remote desert checkpoint, the contents of one car will reveal an insidious plot within their own ranks. The next 24 hours will take them on a treacherous journey that could cost them their lives.

Director: Greg Kwedar | Stars: Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, Clifton Collins Jr., David Acord

Votes: 2,655

Ixcanul (2015)
83 metascore

Ixcanul (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo

Votes: 2,920 | Gross: $0.29M

Men with Guns (II) (1997)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama

Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Federico Luppi, Damián Delgado, Dan Rivera González, Tania Cruz

Votes: 2,729 | Gross: $0.74M

Malinche (2018– )


The story of Marina, Malintzin or Malinche - as she came to be known - the native interpreter of conquistador Hernán Cortés.

Stars: Alberto Barahona, Daniel Villar, Frida Tavera, Luis Arrieta

Votes: 24


Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

Wetiko is a mythopoetic adventure film about a Maya teen who ventures into the jungle as he attempts to define his identity in the modern world.

Director: Kerry Mondragon | Stars: Juan Daniel García Treviño, Dalia Xiuhcoatl

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

The Age of Kings is set in the Middle Ages and contains thirteen playable civilizations.

Director: Paul DeNigris | Stars: Gary Moody, Spencer Prokop, Ric Spiegel, Cliff Stephens

Votes: 3,221

Age of Empires III (2005 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, War

Age of Empires III portrays the European colonization of the Americas, between approximately 1492 and 1876 AD. Command one of eight mighty European powers and colonize vast, uncharted territory.

Director: Kris Zimmerman | Stars: J. Grant Albrecht, June Angela, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Rosalind Ayres

Votes: 2,490

La Vocera (2020)

82 min | Documentary

A healer chosen to heal an ailing country. The Spokeswoman (La Vocera), the one who carries our voices is Maria de Jesús Patricio, the first indigenous woman to aspire to the presidency in ... See full summary »

Director: Luciana Kaplan | Stars: María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, Yamili Chan Dzul, Carmen García de Aldama, Fidencio Aldama

Votes: 21

Be Brave

Documentary, Adventure, Biography | Post-production

Real footage captures this haunting and inspiring story of filmmaker Daniel Northcott's travels over 9 years, through 42 countries and into the darkness of a Mayan burial chamber where his ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Northcott, Mikki Willis | Stars: Saurabh Khanna, Storma, Felix Becerra, Tom Northcott

Chiapas the Heart of Coffee (2012)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Amidst the hostile beauty of the jungle surges the love story of how coffee first made its way to Chiapas in 1800s.

Director: Alejandro González Padilla | Stars: Juan Ignacio Aranda, Carmen Aub, Manuel Balbi, Alexandré Barceló

Votes: 121

Vera (2003)

86 min | Drama, Mystery

The story of an android that raises alive in the deepest caves of the mayan zone in México and meets and old dying man. They will stablish a spiritual bond than enlightens the old mayan and... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Athié | Stars: Urara Kusanagi, Marco Antonio Arzate

Votes: 116

Giants Don't Exist (2017)

82 min | Drama

Guatemala, in the 80s. The worst days of the Civil war. Andrés is 9 years old. He lives with Pedro González, one of the men who massacred all the women and children in his village. Andrés ... See full summary »

Director: Chema Rodríguez | Stars: Rafael Rojas, Luis Carlos Pineda, Andrés Toz, Patricia Orantes

Votes: 55

Yai Wanonabalewa: The Enemy God (2008)

100 min | Drama

Shake is a powerful shaman of the Yanomami people. He wields his power to heal and to protect his people against their enemies in this world and beyond. Tracing his life and the life of his... See full summary »

Director: Christopher M. Bessette | Stars: Martie Ashworth, Denielle Broer, Matthew Castagna, Mateo Coc

Votes: 36

El zorro, el niño y el diablo (2014)

Animation, Short

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Directors: Adriana Otero Puerto, Alberto Eugenio Palomo Torres | Star: Luis Antonio Koyoc

Chuj Boys of Summer (2020)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Speaking neither Spanish nor English, an ingenuous Guatemalan teenager begins his new life in a small Rocky Mountain town. A story of friendship, hope, and home.

Director: Max Walker-Silverman | Stars: Yack Alux, Juan Marcos Gómez, Felipe Jorge, Pedro Lucas

Votes: 12

A Man Called Nereus (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A Man Called Nereus is a film that smashes together the genres of Science fiction, Crime-Action Drama and Comedy.

Director: Nathan Hill | Stars: Seth Gandrud, David C. Hayes, Orchid Tao, Joe Ricci

Votes: 61

Abrazos (2014)

44 min | Documentary, Short

In the summer of 2013, 14 US Citizen Children, sons and daughters of unauthorized immigrant, travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents -and in some cases, their siblings- for the first time.

Director: Luis Argueta

Votes: 8

El perro de cera (2012)

Animation, Short

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Directors: Adriana Otero Puerto, Alberto Eugenio Palomo Torres | Star: Luis Antonio Koyoc

Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth (2011)

98 min | Documentary

Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth Clouds pass before the sun and away again while a gentle voice speaking in the splendid tones of the Mayan language explains how the Earth came to be. There were... See full synopsis »

Directors: Eric Black, Frauke Sandig | Stars: Josefa 'Chepita' Hernández Pérez, Floridalma Pérez Gonzalez, Carlos Chan Chanuk, Kajkan Felipe Mejía Sepet

Votes: 48

Sueños de agua (2020)

10 min | Short, Fantasy

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Director: Domingo Pablo Ortiz | Stars: Elvia Cham, Pedro Cohuo

Chac (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.

Director: Rolando Klein | Stars: Pablo Canche Balam, Alonzo Mendez Ton, Sebastian Santis, Pedro Tiez

Votes: 180

Yochi (2017)

24 min | Short, Drama

A 9-year-old selectively mute Mayan boy guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in the pine savannah of Belize. His beloved older brother returns from the city and the boy ... See full summary »

Director: Ilana Lapid | Stars: Kerry Johan Landero, Evan Martinez, Maria Garcia, Dean Santos

Votes: 12

Todavía Después (2020)

10 min | Short, Documentary

In Mayan tradition, the body remains able to feel long after the passing away of the person. For Day of the Dead, the souls visit their bodies and celebrate with their families.

Director: Santiago Maza

The Angry God (1948)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The god Colima tries to win the love of a beautiful young Indian maiden, who won't betray the man she loves.

Director: Van Campen Heilner | Stars: Alice Parla, Casimiro Ortega, Mario Forastieri

MYTH (2016)

Short, Fantasy

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Directors: Iker Iturria, Manfre Iturria | Stars: Tokala Black Elk, Johanna Constantine, Andrea Carrazco, Barbara Turan

Merma (2017)

Short, Drama

After being unfairly fired from her job, an indigenous Mayan woman will have to conceal her pregnancy and stay true to her identity while working in the threatening and abusive environment of a clandestine sweatshop in rural Yucatan.

Director: Enrique Aguilar Jansonius | Stars: Juan Carlos Argáez, Juan Carlos Durán, Nicté Há Ku, Yazmín Lara

Licenciado Cantinas the movie (2012)

25 min | Short, Musical

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Director: Alexis Morante | Stars: Seth Adams, Enrique Bunbury, Mishka Calderon, Nelly Castillo

Votes: 21

Semilla (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

A transnational company manipulates the families in a Mayan community into implementing dangerous sowing practices. Jacinto, a nine year-old boy, will try to convince his family to revive the ancient traditions his grandfather taught him.

Director: José Martín Perruccio | Stars: Marcelino Burgos, Víctor Canul, Daniel Diaz Canul, Aurelio Gómez

Dónde Nace El Sol (2013)

85 min | History

Where the Sun is Born tells the story of the Maya People through four stories which allude to important moments in the in its history over the course of the last half millenium. The central... See full summary »

Director: Elías Jiménez | Stars: Felipe Gómez, Candelaria Hernández, Walter Paz Joj, Ajpú Nicho


52 min | Documentary | Post-production

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Directors: Julián Cruz, Roberto Santis Hernández

Distance (2012)

84 min | Drama

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Director: Sergio Ramírez | Stars: Carlos Escalante, Sak Nicte, Julian Zacarias, Roberto Díaz Gomar

Votes: 14

El Tikin Xiic Asado (2018)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Miguel Ángel Ventura | Stars: Miguel Coello, Asunción Haas, Ilsee Morfin, Alfredo Pascual

The Greatest House in the World (2015)

76 min | Drama

Rocio, a Maya Mam girl, lives in the mountains with her mother, who is pregnant and her granny. Due to an early delivery from her mother, Rocio is stuck with caring for a herd of sheep, the... See full summary »

Directors: Ana V. Bojórquez, Lucía Carreras | Stars: Gloria López, María López, Elder Escobedo, Myriam Bravo

Votes: 48

Quetzal (2016)

24 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

Quetzal is a coming of age film about a young boy who is sent into the jungle to catch the bird that represents the essence of his tribe and step into adulthood. Fearfully, he sets himself ... See full summary »

Director: Irene Marco | Stars: Gabo Anguiano, Sara Anguiano, Darío Celestinos, Ricardo Diaz Mendoza

Votes: 12

Las Cruces (2019)

13 min | Short, Drama

A bus breaks down in the rural highland community of Las Cruces, Guatemala, causing an uncomfortable impasse between a tourist couple and their Kacquikel counterparts.

Director: Vanessa Uhlig

Encuentros (2013)


A documentary on Mari Boine's voyage to Guatemala and it's indigenous culture.

Director: Ray Figueroa

The Hammock (2004)

8 min | Documentary, Short

At 80 years of age, Emilo Choco claims to be the last living practitioner of the ancient Maya art of hammock making in the tiny Central American nation of Belize. He reflects on his culture... See full summary »

Director: Brent Toombs | Star: Emilio Choco

La verdad bajo la tierra: Guatemala, el genocidio silenciado (2014)

60 min | Documentary, History

In Guatemala, the systematic repression of indigenous people led to a bloody armed conflict from 1960 to 1996 that left behind more than 200,000 dead, the majority of whom were Mayas. In an... See full summary »

Director: Eva Vilamala

Jats'uts Meyah (2020)

77 min | Documentary

A lovely documentary about the last midwife located in a small village in the south of Mexico who has helped delivered almost 90% of the town's population.

Director: Amanda Strickland

Xíimbal Kaaj (2017 Video)

Short, Music

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Director: Jason Buff | Stars: Pat Boy, Yazmin Novelo

Tino Chaac (2018)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Efraín Conde Ortiz | Star: Dino Chan

La Extramigrante (2012)


An immigrant from Venus comes to Earth in search of opportunities. She is full of excitement and hope. However, as reality settles in, things turn out to be nothing like she expected.

Director: Randy Machado Donéstevez | Stars: Filli Infante, Csr Bandera, Aniez, Anabel Riquelme

Votes: 11

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