Manuel Barbachano Ponce
- Category : 1924-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Endeavor 1
Mexican film producer, director, and screenwriter, who was a great-grandson of Miguel Barbachano y Tarraso, a five-time governor of Yucatán. He produced Torero! (Bullfighter, 1956), a documentary about the bullfighter Luis Procuna, which The New York Times called "the best yet for closeup, realism, and an impression of how it feels 'to fight the bulls' ... the crowds, the sweat, the terror, the bull, the ferocious bravery, and the blood'" and an "extraordinary job of picture-making". The film won a special citation at the Venice Film Festival in 1956.
He died on 29 October 1994, aged 70, in Mexico City.