Latino Movies That Everyone Spanish-Speaking Person Should Watch

Well, if you are someone who lives in the Hispanic regions in America, we are sure you have a special love for Spanish language movie and TV shows. We are sure being a Spanish-speaking person you can very well connect with the movies that portray the culture and lifestyle that Spanish people lead. Besides, we believe that Latino movies are definitely better and more entertaining because of their rich culture and language, as well as the tight-knit communities.

To watch these movies all you need is a good TV service and for that, we suggest you to check out Xfinity TV. Xfinity is a widely available TV and internet service provider in the US, and the best part about it is that it comes with separate Latino TV packages for Spanish people. So, if you also want a TV package with more of Spanish channels and content, call Xfinity Servicio al Cliente and ask them about the packages available in your region.


Idolizing his biggest inspiration Ernesto de la Cruz, young Miguel dreams of becoming a successful singer one day, but his family does not approve of his choice of profession since they have a generations old ban on music.

Miguel is desperate to show and prove his talent to his family, due to which he lands himself in the colorful and stunning Land of the Dead, where he meets a trickster called Hector, whom he instantly befriends. The two then set out at their journey to find out the reality of Miguel’s family history.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life is set in the Mexican town of San Angel, where Maria, Manolo, and Joaquin have been childhood best friends. Although life took the three to different paths, with Joaquin joining the military, Maria being sent to Europe, and Manolo learning to become a bullfighter, one thing that remained constant between Manolo and Joaquin was the wish to marry Maria. While the tension between the trio goes on, they do not realize that they have a lot on stake.

In the Heights

In the Heights in a movie set in Washington Heights New York. Well, on the 181st Street’s subway stop there is a close-knit community with hopes and dreams and smell of coffee. In the midst of it, lives a (bodega) wine cellar owner who hopes for a better and bright future.

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

The Secret in Their Eyes is a movie that revolves around Benjamín Espósito, a retired criminal investigator whose decades old unsolved case still bothers him. In order to put his anxiety at peace, he starts writing a novel regarding the unsolved mystery of a newlywed’s murder and rape case.

Along with his former colleague, Judge Irene Menéndez Hastings, Benjamin tries to understand and make sense of the events of the past. The opened door to the past memories, takes him on an emotional ride and also makes him realize something shocking.

Rita Moreno

If you are a Hispanic person, you will absolutely love the movie Rita Moreno as it revolves around the famous Rita Moreno. Rita Moreno was born poor on a farm at Puerto Rico. She has to face racism and major discrimination on her journey to becoming a successful award-winning actor, dancer, and singer.

Beatriz at Dinner

A massage therapist and holistic healer Beatriz drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy, when her car breaks down, and she is invited to stay with Cathy dinner. Well, on dinner, as the guests are there, Beatriz gets into a heated argument with a real estate tycoon Doug Strutt who’s capitalist and materialistic attitude towards life and people in general disturb her, because he prioritizes money over humanity.

In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies is a movie based on the famous book by Julia Alvarez. The story revolves around three sisters who lose members of their family in the Dominican Republic’s Trujillo regime. The three sister known as the Butterflies, become activists during that era in order to take down the despotic government led by Rafael Trujillo.

Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves is a drama comedy movie that revolves around a first generation Mexican-American girl Ana Garcia, who is an 18 year old on her journey towards adulthood. While Ana wants to go to college, her parents have completely different views and plans for her, and want her to stay at home and provide for the family.

She compromises and stays for the summer, working with her mum in a sewing factory. During the summer, Ana learns some really important lessons about life, and makes a decision about her future based on those learnings.

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate is a Mexican romance drama movie that revolves around Tita, who is the youngest daughter in her family and the most beautiful one. Tita is not allowed to marry her true love Pedro because according to tradition, she is supposed to care for her mother.

Well, unable to wed his true love, Pedro marries Tita’s older sister Rosaura, while still being in love with Tita. The situation is messed up and creates tension between the two and the entire family. Well, Tita’s emotions are shown in unusual ways through her cooking, while the future of their love is uncertain.

Final Thoughts

Well, if you also love watching Latino content especially the movies, we are sure you will love the movies on this list. The stories are rich in culture, and are super entertaining, so even if you are Latino or not, you will absolutely love these movies.