Best Movies with Mexican and Mexican American Characters

Ready for some great movies you can say to? Enjoy one of these excellent movies highlighting Mexican culture. The films on this list all focus on the stories and experiences of Mexican and Mexican American characters. From the award-winning drama Roma to the (literally) mouthwatering romance of Like Water for Chocolate to the vibrant celebration of family and music in Coco, there's something for everyone here. And when you're done, try one of these Great TV Shows by and About Latinos.

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The Book of Life Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Coco Movie Poster Image
Stunningly animated, poignant tribute to family and culture.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Xico's Journey Movie Poster Image
Pro-nature tale is beautiful and sweet, has some violence.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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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.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Underwater Dreams Movie Poster Image
Inspiring story about an underdog high school robotics team.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Cantinflas Movie Poster Image
Showbiz tale about legendary Mexican actor is mostly tame.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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How to Be a Latin Lover Movie Poster Image
Comedy about aging gigolo has racy bits, stereotyping.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Instructions Not Included Movie Poster Image
Mix of comedy and tragedy in Mexican dad-daughter tale.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison Movie Poster Image
Excellent docu featuring musicians performing for inmates.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Zurdo Movie Poster Image
Excellent Mexican fantasy with some disturbing violence.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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La Bamba Movie Poster Image
Sweet, sad rock-idol tale has violence, cursing, drinking.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Miss Bala Movie Poster Image
Female-driven crime action has violence, swearing, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Real Women Have Curves Movie Poster Image
Smart coming-of-age drama addresses body image.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Time Share Movie Poster Image
Some profanity in edgy, offbeat Mexican satire/drama.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Tortilla Soup Movie Poster Image
A harmless comedy that will make your mouth water.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Like Water for Chocolate Movie Poster Image
Passionate tale of lost and regained love.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Frida Movie Poster Image
Graphic biopic of artist Frida Kahlo.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Quinceanera Movie Poster Image
Smart coming-of-age drama for older teens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Roma Movie Poster Image
Cuaron's personal meditation on family is masterful, mature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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My Family (Mi Familia) Movie Poster Image
Epic, dramatic tale of a Mexican-American family.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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