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5 Family Movies to Celebrate the Day of the Dead

Día de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday that's also celebrated in other Latin American countries, is a day to remember and celebrate the lives of beloved friends and relatives who've passed away. From the wonderful Coco to Super Monsters: Vida's First Halloween, these not-so-scary movies are just right for kids and tweens. The picks on this list will take you to the land of the dead in search of love, destiny, and more. And for more great movies about Latino characters, try our Best Latino Movies to Watch as Family list.

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Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters

age 3+

Super Monsters celebrate Día de los Muertos in cute special.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Super Monsters: Vida's First Halloween

age 4+

Sweet cross-cultural holiday special celebrates inclusivity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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age 7+

Stunningly animated, poignant tribute to family and culture.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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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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The Big Wish

age 9+

Day of the Dead inspired animation has grief, violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)