In Mexico, for many years there was a genre of science fiction and superheroes, which it was called fighters cinema; this because the protagonists were precisely practitioners of the wrestling.
There is no exact number to know how many films were made, since from the 50s to the 90s this type of tape was in fashion. So much so that some gladiators made the so-called “home movies” with their own money or with a low budget, with some of their adventures.
The wrestling cinema featured the participation of great stars of the pankration, such as the Saint, Thousand Masks, Blue Demon, Darkness, Hurricane Ramírez, Octagón and Atlantis, among others. Being those of the 70’s possibly the most recognized.
Five films of the cinema of fighters
There are endless films of this genre, but here we show me five films from the cinema of fighters that you should not miss.
The Mummies of Guanajuato
It’s a bit weird that this movie is remembered with the name of the “Santo vs the Mummies of Guanajuato“, Being that Blue Demon and Thousand Masks they are the ones that appear the most on the film. However, this 1970 film became part of Mexican popular culture, as they were the only “real monsters” that could be seen live, precisely in the state of Guanajuato.
This tape marks the birth of an icon of Mexican wrestling. The character of Hurricane Ramírez was born precisely from this 1952 tape.
It tells the story of a young man who decides to follow in his father’s footsteps despite his refusal to be a masked fighter. The character was so relevant that Daniel García was the bearer of it in real life and inspired many similar versions. Hurricane Ramírez is still in force in Mexican wrestling.
Santo vs. Blue Demon in the Atlantis
As in real life, the Saint and Blue Demon They were not always partners, more than once in the movies they had to face each other and this is the most famous movie where the two legendary fighters collided.
The Justice Champions
If they are in the United States The AvengersIn Mexico there were the Justicieros Champions. This group of fighters came together to face the forces of evil, there was even a trilogy. Among the fighters that appeared were Blue Demon, Thousand Masks, Darkness, the Assassin Doctor, the Avenging Shadow, and several more.
Octagon and Atlantis: Revenge
Possibly the last success of this type of cinema, since it is the most remembered film of the 90s. In it, the two idols then of the CMLL, join forces against a group of thugs, seeking to bring them to justice.