Best Latino Movies to Watch as a Family

These inspiring family-friendly movies highlight the accomplishments and achievements of the Latino community. Some focus on traditions like arepas, quinceañeras, and Día de Muertos. Others are legendary musicals, and one tells the story of one of the most influential artists of all time. Watch them together for a rewarding family movie night experience.

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Encanto

age 6+

Vibrant visuals, catchy songs, moving messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Vivo

age 6+

Touching musical about family and love has a little peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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The Book of Life

age 7+

Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Coco

age 7+

Stunningly animated, poignant tribute to family and culture.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Dora and the Lost City of Gold

age 8+

Quirky, aged-up adventure has positive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Xico's Journey

age 8+

Pro-nature tale is beautiful and sweet, has some violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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McFarland, USA

age 10+

Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Selena

age 10+

Touching and ultimately tragic tale of young Tejano star.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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In the Heights

age 11+

Joyous, touching musical has some innuendo, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Stand and Deliver

age 13+

Math teacher inspires in powerful fact-based drama.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1988)
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West Side Story (2021)

age 13+

Dazzling musical adaptation has violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Critical Thinking

age 14+

Underdog chess team defies odds but plays into stereotypes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Real Women Have Curves

age 14+

Smart coming-of-age drama addresses body image.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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Quinceañera

age 16+

Smart coming-of-age drama for older teens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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My Family (Mi Familia)

age 17+

Epic, dramatic tale of a Mexican-American family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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