Ariel Awards - Nominees for Best Picture (All Years)

by Trevisand | created - 02 Aug 2017 | updated - 07 Jun 2018 | Public

Here are all the Golden Ariel's Nominees year by year.

Note: from years 1959 to 1971 Ariel Awards were not held.

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1. La barraca (1945)

110 min | Drama

In rural Spain, a new family arrives in town to work a parcel (barraca), the townsfolk are very hostile to the idea of "another" working the land that once belonged to one of them.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Domingo Soler, Anita Blanch, Amparo Morillo, José Baviera

Votes: 74

2. Twilight (1945)

108 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A brilliant surgeon is dazed and feels he can no longer operate. Told in flashback, we find his troubles began with a woman.

Director: Julio Bracho | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Gloria Marín, Julio Villarreal, Manuel Arvide

Votes: 105

3. The Abandoned (1945)

103 min | Drama, History, Romance

A young woman, abandoned by her womanizing fiancé, is forced to provide for the upbringing of her son and combat the difficulties of being an unmarried mother during the strife of early 20-... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Víctor Junco, Paco Fuentes

Votes: 126

4. Enamorada (1946)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance, War

During the Mexican Revolution, a macho rebel general falls in love with the independent-minded daughter of an aristocrat in the town he is occupying.

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Fernando Fernández, José Morcillo

Votes: 626

5. The Other One (1946)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dolores Del Rio plays a dual role as identical twins - one good and one bad.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Agustín Irusta, Víctor Junco, José Baviera

Votes: 230

6. Campeón sin corona (1946)

111 min | Action, Drama

"Champion without a crown". Quick rise and fall of a boxer filled with talent and psychological complexes.

Director: Alejandro Galindo | Stars: David Silva, Amanda del Llano, Carlos López Moctezuma, Fernando Soto

Votes: 113

7. The Pearl (1947)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, María Elena Marqués, Fernando Wagner, Gilberto González

Votes: 804

8. Bel Ami (1947)

102 min | Drama

The story of a common man that could raise in life thanks to lies and deceits.

Director: Antonio Momplet | Stars: Armando Calvo, Gloria Marín, Andrea Palma, Emilia Guiú

Votes: 26

9. Five Faces of Woman (1947)

93 min | Drama, Musical

A middle-aged man reminisces about the five women he loved.

Director: Gilberto Martínez Solares | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Pepita Serrador, Ana María Campoy, Miroslava

Votes: 17

10. Hidden River (1948)

99 min | Drama

Called by the Mexican President himself, and in spite of a heart condition, young teacher Rosaura Salazar travels to the deserted town of Rio Escondido to accomplish the mission of bringing... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: María Félix, Carlos López Moctezuma, Fernando Fernández, Agustín Isunza

Votes: 150

11. May God Forgive Me (1948)

97 min | Drama

Lena is a spy who manages to seduce rich men only to obtain information.

Director: Tito Davison | Stars: María Félix, Fernando Soler, Julián Soler, Tito Junco

Votes: 34

12. Rosenda (1948)

98 min | Drama, Romance

In this love triangle set amid a revolution, a peasant woman ,abandoned by her roughhewn man, finds comfort with a local store owner, until her former lover returns as the head of an army of bandits.

Director: Julio Bracho | Stars: Fernando Soler, Rita Macedo, Nicolás Rodríguez, Rodolfo Acosta

Votes: 36

13. Una familia de tantas (1949)

130 min | Drama

Rodrigo Catano seeks to impose in his family a Porfirian order. One day a door to door salesman, Roberto del Hierro, comes into the house to sell an American vacuum cleaner from the "Bright... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Galindo | Stars: Fernando Soler, David Silva, Martha Roth, Carlos Riquelme

Votes: 224

15. Pueblerina (1949)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Aurelio Rodríguez is released from jail, and tries to start a new life marrying Paloma and working his land. But the local landowners, the brothers González, interfere with his plans.

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Columba Domínguez, Roberto Cañedo, Arturo Soto Rangel, Manuel Dondé

Votes: 174

16. The Young and the Damned (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 17,099

17. The Devil Is a Woman (1950)

G | 95 min | Drama

Angela "Doña Diabla" is a beautiful and rude woman who after her divorce swore to hate men. He also forbids the romance of his daughter Angelica with a ruffian named Adrian.

Director: Tito Davison | Stars: María Félix, Víctor Junco, Crox Alvarado, José María Linares-Rivas

Votes: 102

19. In the Palm of Your Hand (1951)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A fortune teller blackmails a beautiful widow whose husband has recently died.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Leticia Palma, Ramón Gay, Consuelo Guerrero de Luna

Votes: 184

20. Deseada (1951)

85 min | Romance, Drama

Deseada, a woman living in the modern city of Chichen Itza, tries to assuage her sister's dread of her betrothal to a Spaniard she doesn't really know. However, when he arrives in the city,... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Jorge Mistral, José Baviera, Anabelle Gutiérrez

Votes: 29

22. Soledad's Shawl (1952)

PG | 108 min | Drama

Melodrama about Dr. Alberto Robles, an idealistic city physician living in a rural community ruled by macho customs and feudalistic landowners, who falls for Soledad, a peasant woman.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Pedro Armendáriz, Estela Inda, Domingo Soler

Votes: 96

24. Mexican Bus Ride (1952)

74 min | Comedy

A newly-wed country boy receives the terrible news that his mother is dying, and takes a long and dangerous bus trip to the city to contact a notary for her last will and testament. Will he resist temptation and do the right thing?

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Lilia Prado, Carmelita González, Esteban Mayo, Luis Aceves Castañeda

Votes: 1,120

25. El niño y la niebla (1953)

TV-14 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery

Marta (Dolores del Río) es una mujer que vive obsesionada, ya que su madre y su hermano murieron de esquizofrenia. Temerosa de que la enfermedad sea congénita, sobreprotege hasta el extremo... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Pedro López Lagar, Eduardo Noriega, Alejandro Ciangherotti

Votes: 49

26. Las tres perfectas casadas (1953)

110 min | Drama, Romance

During their collective marriage anniversaries, three husbands find out their best friend has died and decide to open a letter he left to be opened after his death.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Laura Hidalgo, José María Linares-Rivas, René Cardona

Votes: 38

28. Los Fernández de Peralvillo (1954)

115 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

Desperate for improving his quality of life, a young failed door-to-door salesman ends up accepting a dubious job from a mysterious old friend.

Director: Alejandro Galindo | Stars: David Silva, Víctor Parra, Sara García, Irma Torres

Votes: 40

30. Untouched (1954)

85 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

With the purpose of using barbasco roots in the production of cortisone, a pharmaceutical company sends a scientist to investigate the possibilities of exploitation in Veracruz, but the man... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Ariadne Welter, Víctor Parra, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos

Votes: 41

31. Robinson Crusoe (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

The classic story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba, Chel López

Votes: 3,285

32. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadne Welter

Votes: 4,447

34. The Road of Life (1956)

96 min | Drama

Portrait of the lives of marginalized children in Mexico City, through three juvenile criminals. One killed his stepfather to protect his mother, another blinded his guardian to ward off ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Corona Blake | Stars: Mario Humberto Jiménez Pons, Ignacio García Torres, Rogelio 'Frijolitos' Jiménez Pons, Mario Navarro

Votes: 33

36. The Hidden One (1956)

100 min | Drama, Western, War

A dramatic story which tells the love between a beautiful woman named Gabriela and a revolutionary man. All framed by violent and exciting battles.

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Andrés Soler, Arturo Martínez

Votes: 77

37. Tizoc (Amor indio) (1957)

109 min | Drama, Romance

A white woman enters into a romance with a Mexican Indian. The racial barriers between the lovers prove to be insurmountable, resulting in tragedy.

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: María Félix, Pedro Infante, Andrés Soler, Carlos Orellana

Votes: 540

41. Las puertas del paraíso (1971)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Due to betting problems, Andrés and his lover, Blanca, flee the city and travel through several states of the country; During their journey they get involved with a couple of hippies with ... See full summary »

Director: Salomón Laiter | Stars: Jacqueline Andere, Jorge Luke, Milton Rodríguez, Barbara Angely

Votes: 44

43. The Castle of Purity (1973)

110 min | Drama

The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo, Arturo Beristáin, Diana Bracho

Votes: 1,208

44. National Mechanics (1972)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

A mechanic takes his family to a car race and a series of events occur which brings problems, betrayals, violence and the unexpected death of an elderly person.

Director: Luis Alcoriza | Stars: Manolo Fábregas, Lucha Villa, Héctor Suárez, Sara García

Votes: 307

45. Reed, México insurgente (1973)

124 min | Biography, Drama, War

A dramatization of John Reed's newspaper accounts of the Mexican Revolution. Considered the first real film in Mexican cinema to be made on the Mexican Revolution.

Director: Paul Leduc | Stars: Claudio Obregón, Eduardo López Rojas, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Juan Ángel Martínez

Votes: 154

46. Fe, esperanza y caridad (1974)

113 min | Comedy, Drama