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28 Movies And TV Shows To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Family

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If you haven’t already heard, it’s Hispanic Heritage Month! But did you know that Hispanic Heritage Month doesn’t get celebrated for the entire month of September or the entire month of October? Hispanic Heritage Month is one of the few monthly holidays that begins and ends in the middle of a month, lasting from September 15 to October 15.

While there are a ton of different ways you can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month — like supporting Hispanic businesses and learning about Hispanic culture via food, music, and books — one of my favorite ways to celebrate any holiday is by checking out what movies and tv shows are currently streaming so I can grab some popcorn, and binge them all!

I love learning about different cultures through movies and TV shows, even though sometimes I do have to be careful of what I watch since not every movie or show is a great representation of these cultures.

However, movies and TV shows are also an easy way for my daughter to learn about different cultures and languages, which I absolutely love. (She’s only nine, but she has no problem watching something in a different language with subtitles and I love that for her! Believe it or not, it’ll be a great way for her to make new friends and connect with the world.)

So if you’ve got some extra time this Hispanic Heritage Month, here are 31 amazing movies and TV shows to watch with the entire family.

Growing Fangs

Mexican-American teenager Val Garcia is half-human, half-vampire, and she has to keep her identity a secret from both worlds; when her human best friend shows up at her monster-infested school, she has to confront her truth, her identity and herself. This short story is apart of Disney’s Launchpad collection, and it knocked me out of this world, it was so good. My daughter also loved it!

Watch on Disney Plus

Iconic Mexican-American performer Selena rises to fame as she and her family make sacrifices in order to achieve their lifelong dreams. And I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but people have been raving about this series since it came out! So if you haven’t checked it out yet, now’s your chance.

If you’d like to watch the original movie that made Jennifer Lopez a household name, that’s streaming on Peacock TV.

Watch on Netflix

Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love

Teenage robotics engineer and rocket scientist Ashley Garcia moves across the country to work for NASA and live with her uncle, a high school football coach. I’ve seen enough episodes of this one with my daughter to know it’s a cute, comedy, the entire family can enjoy.

Watch on Netflix

The Baker and the Beauty

Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do, until his life changes unexpectedly on a wild Miami night with a chance encounter with Noa Hollander at a fancy restaurant.

Noa is an international superstar, the daughter of a real estate magnate and a successful model, just out of a high-profile Hollywood relationship. Sparks fly between the two and the unlikely couple must decide whether to upend their lives to be together, pulling their families into an inevitable culture clash.

Don’t judge this one by it’s cover! Trust me! I almost passed up on this one, but it was delightful to watch, and I may just watch it again. I’m a sucker for rom-coms.

Watch on Netflix

Teenager Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping a trio of ghostly guys become the band they were never able to be. And along with the world, this one’s a fave for my nine-year-old daughter as well! So make sure you check it out.

Watch on Netflix

Mr. Iglesias

Stand-up comic Gabriel Iglesias stars in this series as a good-natured high school history teacher who tries to help gifted misfits. This one is one of my personal faves.

However, this one does have a PG-14 rating, and rightfully so, for some language use. So if you’ve got older kids it’s a great comedy to watch. But if not, you’ll have to skip this one, or watch it when the little ones are in bed.

Watch on Netflix

A music-loving kinkajou embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend. If your family loves Lin-Manuel the way my family does, and you haven’t seen this one yet, you’re in for a treat!

Watch on Netflix

Diary of a Future President

Elena Cañero-Reed will one day become president of the United States but, for now, she’s navigating her first year in the jungle that is middle school. As a sixth grader in Miami, Elena learns valuable lessons that will lay the foundation for her future success. Alongside best friend Sasha, brother Bobby, mother Gabi, and her mother’s new boyfriend, Sam, Elena documents the pivotal highs and lows of her journey in her trusty diary.

My daughter and I loved watching Season 1 together, and now that Season 2 is also streaming, your family will have lots to watch this month.

Watch on Disney Plus

A trio of friends discover a sinister plot to destroy their neighborhood. They decide to band together to save their town from vampires. Perfect for Hispanic Heritage Month, or even Halloween, Vampires vs the Bronx is another one I personally love. Especially since it’s set in NYC!

But beware, this one has a PG-13 rating for some violence, language and suggestive references. So if you’ve got older kids, go for it! But it may be too much for the younger ones. (Even if they tend to watch some PG-13 movies.)

Watch on Netflix

Street Food: Latin America

In this vibrant docuseries, Latin American chefs tell their stories and bring a taste of tradition and innovation to their delicious offerings. So if your family loves cooking shows, add this to your watchlist ASAP!

Watch on Netflix

Coco

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Like Vivo, this one’s for the kids who love music. However if you’re thinking of passing on this one because it focuses on the Day of the Dead traditions, and it maybe too scary for your kids, Disney may shock you. However, my daughter did say some of her classmates cried at the end of this film on a class trip. So bring tissues.

Watch on Disney Plus

 The Book of Life

In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo, Maria, and Joaquin have been friends ever since childhood.

Although their lives have taken different paths — Maria was sent to Europe, Joaquin joined the military, and Manolo studied to become a bullfighter — one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquin both want to marry Maria. Little does the trio know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the love triangle’s outcome.

Another Day of the Dead animation film that’s sure to make your family laugh out loud.

Watch on Disney Plus

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