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Tenoch Huertas stunning performance as Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever threw the prolific actor into the spotlight. Although the star has been around for a while, he’s often been overlooked, especially given that much of his success has been in Mexican productions.
however, if Black Panther: Wakanda Forever If you want to see more of him, here are the best movies and tv shows starring Tenoch Huerta and his phenomenal talent.
Here on earth
Also known as Aqui en la Tierra Set in Mexico, this drama series focuses on an influential political family and their secrets. You follow and bond with several members of the family as they seek to uncover mysteries and compete for positions of power in this harsh and unforgiving world, where the shadow of betrayal always lurks. The story is full of twists and turns and will keep you on your toes throughout.
The Eternal Purge
2021 The Eternal Purge is the fifth film in the Clean series, and it was planned to be the last entry. Because of this, the writers threw everything against the wall, resulting in a very entertaining film. Tenoch Huerta plays Juan, a migrant worker caught up in a wave of riots and killings called the Forever Purge after many American citizens refuse to stop the annual purge once it’s over. This forces Juan and his wife Adela to flee to Mexico before the country closes its borders and traps them with the looters who mean to kill them.
In this Spanish language TV show, Tenoch Huerta stepped into the legendary boots and mask of Alejandro Muñóz, aka the lucha wrestler Blue Demon, the man who would go on to become a movie legend and starred in over 25 films including Blue Demon vs. The Infernal Brains, Blue Demon vs. The Diabolical Womenand Santo and Blue Demon against Dracula and the Wolfman.
Covering the wrestler’s life both in and out of the ring, this drama series focuses on the struggles he faced to become the legend he is today.
Tigers are not afraid
This Mexican drama, which first hit the screens in 2017, combines crime, fantasy and magical realism into one package. The film follows Estrella, a girl living in a city torn apart by the drug war. But one day, Estrella’s teacher grants her three wishes. And to their surprise, those wishes come true. But before she can use this magic, Estrella’s mother suddenly disappears. Estrella now finds herself in a strange and magical crisis as she must find a way to save her mother and protect a group of other children she has befriended.
A wonderfully curvy film full of unforgettable moments, Tigers are not afraid is like no other film, making it a must-read for fans of fantasy films. Tenoch Huerta’s performance as crime boss El Chino is wonderfully frightening.
First appeared on screens in 2018, Narcos: Mexico follows the development of the illegal drug trade in Mexico and the resulting Mexican Drug War. The series focuses on the formation and rise of the Guadalajara Cartel, with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo uniting several different gangs and territories into a powerful force that soon takes over the trade. The show also focuses on the DEA agents who, despite the dangers of the job, try to stop the drug trade and arrest those behind it.
Tenoch Huerta appears in the first two seasons as Rafael “Rafa” Caro Quintero, a close associate of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo.
son of the monarchs
A film that received stunningly positive reviews when screened at both the Morelia International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, son of the monarchs sees Tenoch Huerta take on the role of Mendel. Mendel is a Mexican biologist living in New York. However, when his grandmother dies, he is forced to return home and confront his new identity and the pains of his past, all while experiencing massive culture shock. Wonderfully moving and extraordinarily staged, son of the monarchs is one of the most overlooked films of recent years.
Mexico’s most wanted
Released in 2014 and known as both El más buscado and Mexican Gangster: La Leyenda del Charro Misterioso, in it Tenoch Huerta sees the role of Alfredo Ríos Galeana. Galeana, believed to be Mexico’s most prolific thief, was arrested after obtaining a California driver’s license under a false name. However, he was also in the black light as a singer and had some odd quirks. Told primarily through flashbacks, this film follows Alfredo Ríos Galeana as he tells his life story to the police officers who interrogate him. Tenoch does a fantastic job of capturing Alfredo’s essence, making this an original and memorable crime novel.