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Great Movies with Latino Stars

This list of outstanding picks highlights talented Latinos who go beyond stories of their own culture and traditions in their work and transcend race and ethnicity across live-action and animated films. From director Robert Rodriguez to acclaimed lead actors like Jennifer López or Andy García, as well as new talents, such as Edgar Ramírez or Ana de Armas. And when you're done, try one of these Great TV Shows with Latino Characters and Leads.

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Spy Kids

age 7+

Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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MOVIE

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

age 7+

An imaginatively joyous adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

age 7+

Kids will love it, but adults may find it flat.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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Shorts

age 7+

Funny, imaginative fantasy from Spy Kids director.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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We Can Be Heroes

age 8+

Rodriguez' superhero-kid adventure has action, humor.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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MOVIE

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

age 8+

Danger, peril ratchet up a notch for charismatic cat.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Yes Day

age 8+

Book-based family comedy mixes silly fun, positive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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MOVIE

Barbie

age 11+

Clever, colorful comedy with sophisticated themes, script.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Haunted Mansion Movie Poster: LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, and Chase W. Dillon stand around a crystal ball
MOVIE

Haunted Mansion

age 11+

Ghostly comedy is a spirited ride with peril, some scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
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Jungle Cruise

age 11+

Ride-based adventure is fun, if predictable; peril, scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Emma.

age 12+

Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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MOVIE

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

age 12+

Cast elevates funny game-based adventure; action violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

age 12+

Sensitive portrayal of four girls' friendships.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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The Martian

age 12+

Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Ant-Man

age 12+

Clever, funny, cool Marvel movie has lots of sci-fi action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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MOVIE

Wonder Woman 1984

age 12+

Melancholy DC sequel about redemption has mixed messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Movie Poster: The characters stand back to back in front of a field of stars
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

age 13+

Touching 1980s-set coming-of-age drama; language, violence.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2023)
Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part One Movie Poster: A collage of the characters' faces
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Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part One

age 13+

Lots of action violence in excellent spy thriller.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
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Knives Out

age 13+

Expert, effortlessly entertaining all-star mystery-comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

age 13+

Drag-queen road comedy has some stereotypes, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)