Top 4 Day of the Dead Movies

The top 4 Day of the Dead Movies are

  1. Coco ~ 2017
  2. Spectre ~ 2015
  3. Book of Life ~ 2014
  4. Once Upon A Time In Mexico ~ 2003

Once Upon A Time in Mexico movie with Day of the Dead scenes in it, inspired me to travel to Mexico at the time of Day of the Dead.

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Top 4 Day of the Dead Movies

1 Coco ~ 2017 - Best Choice For Learning About the Day of the Dead Culture and Traditions

Coco is a Disney Pixar animated movie about the Day of the Dead. In Spanish, it's known as Dia de Los Muertos.

You have to be willing to do whatever it takes to seize your moment. ~ De la Cruz to Coco

On the Disney Plus channel see 'How Coco Honors Dia de Los Muertos Disney+ which shows the background culture. The video shows the correlation between Coco and the Day of the Dead.

You can learn about its culture and traditions.

Symbols of the Day of the Dead like food of Pan de Muertos and sugar skulls, music, marigolds, face painting, altars of offerings, paper punched with holes, and celebrations in cemeteries.

Watch a trailer for Coco. Have you seen Coco?

2 Spectre ~ 2015 - Best Choice For Viewing the Opening Scene of the Day of the Dead Parade in Mexico City

In Spectre, James Bond is played by Daniel Craig. The opening scene starts with the Day of the Dead.

Filming locations are seen in the Historic Center of Mexico City.

The trailer for SPECTRE shows some of the opening scenes for the Day of the Dead celebrations. A second trailer for Spectre shows some more.

On YouTube, you can see the opening scene, the making of the Day of the Dead opening scene of  Spectre. And, another vlog about the features of the Day of the Dead.

And you'll see at the end of the opening scene, the helicopter flies down the Paseo de la Reforma.

Have you seen Spectre? Are you curious?

Historic Central Hotel Mexico City

The Historic Central Hotel in Mexico City appears in the opening scene of Spectre.

 

Day of the Dead Altar at the Gran Hotel in the Historic Center, Mexico City

Ofrenda at Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de México

3 Book of Life ~ 2014 - Best Choice For Learning About Writing Your Own Story

I saw Book of Life at City Walk in Universal Studios Hollywood in the year it was released.

Write Your Own Story ~ the Candle Maker

Whilst on a walk around Mexico City. I saw the poster for El Libro de la Vida (Book of Life).

You can watch the first trailer for Book of Life. Then, you can see the second trailer.

Have you seen Book of Life?

Book Of Life

Poster I found in a shop front window in Mexico City of the Book of Life

4 Once Upon a Time in Mexico ~ 2003 - Best Choice For Day of the Dead Procession and Scene Locations in Central Mexico

The movie was filmed in Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato in Mexico. And, you'll find during the movie the Day of the Dead parade was filmed in Guanajuato.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico stars my favourite actor, Johnny Depp, and also stars Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek.

Desperado is the movie before Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

You can watch the shorter and the longer trailers for Once Upon a Time in Mexico. And, you can see the trailer for Desperado. (Please note, If you are in my country, Both movies are rated R.)

Have you seen Once Upon a Time in Mexico or Desperado?

Where are the locations in Mexico?

The Zócalo is located in the Historic Center in Mexico City, Mexico.

You'll find the location of the Zócalo in Mexico City, and Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato in Mexico on the map click here.

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Tips for Visiting Mexico City

  1. Learn Spanish for travel. For instance, we needed to be able to speak Spanish to buy tickets at the train station. We are grateful to find a lady who bought our tickets and directed us to the correct platform.
  2. Catch official taxis at taxi ranks only. We are grateful to have found taxi drivers who spoke English at the official taxi ranks.
  3. Ask the taxi driver how much the fare will cost upfront. So that, you make sure you have the cash in Mexican Pesos to pay for the ride. I had to show the taxi driver that we had enough cash so that they would take us to our destination.
  4. Plan and Book tours with English-speaking guides especially if you are not fluent in Spanish. Check that you have an English-speaking guide because we booked an English-speaking tour and were on a tour with a Spanish-speaking guide. So, it caused some confusion.
  5. Don't say you are lost.
  6. If you are unsure what someone has said. Say you do not understand, and say it in English.
  7. You'll see W.C signs for toilets. Carry coins for these toilets. And, we used toilets at hotels and shopping centres.
  8. Carry toilet paper and disinfectant wipes.
  9. Hydrate with bottled water.

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Experience the Day of the Dead at a cemetery and in churches.

Immerse yourself in a night cemetery experience of the Day of the Dead.

Go on a walking tour of the Historic Centre in Mexico Center to see if you recognize scenes from Spectre.

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Have you been to Mexico for the Day of the Dead?

What movies have you watched that are about the Day of the Dead?  Or, have you seen a Day of the Dead parade? Share your thoughts with me!