15 Great TV Shows and Movies by and About Latinos

From the self-confident traveler Dora the Explorer to the triumphant students of Stand and Deliver, Latino-influenced TV and movies are full of great role models, positive messages, and rich storytelling. Explore the language, culture, and history of Latino people with these programs for every age.

Browse 15 Great TV Shows and Movies by and About Latinos

Dora the Explorer TV Poster Image
Preschoolers will love Dora's ongoing adventures.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2004)
(2000)
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Nina's World TV Poster Image
Strong diversity, community, family themes in superb series.
Network: Sprout
(2015)
(2015)
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Dora and Friends: Into the City! TV Poster Image
School-age TV icon explores community service, friendship.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
(2014)
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Maya & Miguel TV Poster Image
Engaging cartoon teaches cultural diversity.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(2004)
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Talia in the Kitchen TV Poster Image
Likable female role model outshines soap opera-style series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
(2015)
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The Book of Life Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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McFarland, USA Movie Poster Image
Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Selena Movie Poster Image
Touching and ultimately tragic tale of young Tejano star.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Underwater Dreams Movie Poster Image
Inspiring story about an underdog high school robotics team.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Stand and Deliver Movie Poster Image
Math teacher inspires in powerful fact-based drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Ugly Betty TV Poster Image
Underdog heroine is a model of charm and appeal.
Network: ABC, Syndicated
(2006)
(2006)
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Real Women Have Curves Movie Poster Image
Smart coming-of-age drama addresses body image.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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East Los High TV Poster Image
Edgy Latino teen soap raises timely issues in sensitive way.
Network: Hulu
(2013)
(2013)
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Jane the Virgin TV Poster Image
Quirky telenovela-style dramedy gets steamy.
Network: CW
(2014)
(2014)
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Like Water for Chocolate Movie Poster Image
Passionate tale of lost and regained love.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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