6 Of The Absolute Best Cartel Movies - Endless Popcorn

Best Cartel Movies

Are you looking for some great cartel movies!? Well, we’ve got some great news for you! We have gathered 6 of the most gripping cartel movies out there and put them in this list for your viewing satisfaction! If anything, we would recommend watching all the films on this list because they really are that good! So keep on reading to find out what we have in store for you! Enjoy!

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1. American Made

This is an incredible movie based on a true story! And it has Tom Cruise in it! The movie is super intense and will, without a doubt, have you on the edge of your seat the entire time! There isn’t a dull moment in this film! 10/10 recommended if you are looking for good cartel movies!

American Made Movie Summary

Approached by CIA case officer Monty Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson), Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), a TWA pilot may be in for more than he can handle. The CIA wants Barry to fly over Central America taking reconnaissance photos for them. Barry accepts and soon after begins working as a Drug Trafficker with the CIA turning a blind eye. However, the FBI, DEA, and ATF have caught on to Barry, and the CIA may not be able to help him this time. Not only that, but the Cartel might be looking to cut off loose ends.

Here’s our post on the Best Tom Cruise Movies You Need To Watch.

2. The Mule

The Mule is definitely not your classic cartel movie. However, that does not mean that you should overlook it. Not by any means! The film is so well made and so suspenseful that you’ll definitely want to watch it more than once!

The Mule Movie Summary

A 90-year-old man named Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) has lost nearly everything he ever cared about. He is broke, alone, and about to lose his Horticulture business. An opportunity soon arrises for Earl though. Being a drug mule for the cartel. His age, race, and no criminal record make him the perfect guy for the job. He begins his new job and makes enough money to fix all his problems. However, his luck may begin to run out.

3. Sicario

We’ve covered this movie before, and we’ll do it again! This movie is a non-stop action-packed roller coaster! You’ll feel nothing short of badass while watching this film! We highly recommend it!

Sicario Movie Summary

A dark secret task force has a new member joining them. An FBI agent named Kate Macer. Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), a government official, recruits Kate to join the task force. A dangerous and mysterious man named Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) leads the lawless team. Kate, who is a straight arrow, may not be ready for the burdens she’s about to receive by joining the team. All Kate is aware of is that the team is heavily into the war on drugs. Disregarding any rule of law, the team crosses the U.S.-Mexican border multiple times while wreaking havoc just to gain the attention of a major drug lord.

Here’s our post on the Best Action-Packed Movies Like Sicario.

4. We’re The Millers

The funniest cartel movie in the post is this one right here! If you are looking for an absolutely hilarious drug-fueled adventure, We’re The Millers should be the one you watch! If you have not seen this film yet, then you are really missing out!

We’re The Millers Movie Summary

David (Jason Sudeikis), a small-time drug dealer, is now in debt to his supplier. To clean the slate, he must travel to Mexica to pick up his supplier’s next shipment. As a cover, he hires two teenagers and a part-time stripper to act as his fake family. They must execute David’s plan perfectly to make it back across the border with all the drugs. What could possibly go wrong?

5. No Country for Old Men

Such a damn good movie! It gets you thinking about all the choices you would make if you were to be put in the same situations that this man did! If you haven’t seen this movie, then go ahead and give it a watch!

No Country for Old Men Movie Summary

A family man named Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) now has a cartel hitman named Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) on his tail. Llewelyn’s life changed for the worse when he stumbled upon a drug deal that had gone bad. He decides to search the scene, finding multiple dead bodies and a case full of cash. While Llewelyn’s gut tells him not to, he grabs the case of cash, which contains around 2 million dollars.

Soon after, Llewelyn quickly makes his way back to his home. He later decides to go back to the crime scene and ends up chased by two murderous men in a truck. Llewelyn manages to barely escape and rushes back. Arriving at his house in a panic, he tells his wife to leave for a while and stay with her mother. He now hides out in a motel with the cash fighting for his life. The hitman is now hot on his trail and has orders to retrieve the money by any means necessary.

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6. Scarface

If you haven’t seen this movie, then you are not a true movie connoisseur. This is probably one of the best, if not the best, cartel movie classics out there! We all know the line “Say hello to my little friend!” Well, it’s from this movie! So please do yourself a favor and watch it now if you haven’t already.

Scarface Movie Summary

Tony Montana (Al Pacino), now one of the most notorious kingpins ever, had to work for everything he has. Though he made it to the top, his greed may lead to his own demise. There is no limit to what Tony wants; power, drugs, girls, money, fame, and everything else in between. He will go to drastic measures to get what he wants and will, without a doubt, trample over anyone who gets in his way. However, throughout his journey, Tony forgets that he can be the cause of his own downfall easier than he created his success.

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