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Updated on Sep 15, 2020. Posted on Sep 15, 2020

20 Incredible Latinx Shows And Movies That Are Luckily Streaming On Netflix

Por favor y gracias, Netflix.

It's Latinx Heritage Month, and lucky for us, Netflix has quite the collection of content created by and starring Latinx folks!

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Netflix offering up some Latinx content with a wide range of diversity and lived experience? Yes please.

Here are just a few of the titles you can enjoy right now! A few of them aren't in English (they'll have an * next to the title), but don't let that stop you from enjoying them! Subtitles are here to save the day.

Many of them also have the English dubbed version!

1. Gentefied

Ana and Yessika in Gentefied
Netflix

Genre: Comedy-drama

What it's about: The Moraleses, a Mexican-American family consisting of three cousins and their immigrant grandfather, fight against the gentrification in their LA neighborhood that threatens their grandfather's taco shop. Full of Latinx people in front of and behind the camera, this funny and poignant show is the perfect binge. Plus, since they've only released the first season, now is the perfect time to catch up!

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2. Jane the Virgin

Jane and her mom at the doctor's office in Jane the Virgin
The CW

Genre: Comedy-drama, basically a mix of telenovela and magical realism

What it's about: Jane the Virgin is based on the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la virgen, and it's the story of Jane Villanueva, a devout 23-year-old virgin and aspiring writer, who gets pregnant when she's accidentally artificially inseminated. As you explore the ups and downs of the three generations of Villanueva women — Jane, her mother, and her grandmother — you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll experience just about every emotion.

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3. Pose

Blanca, Damon, and Angel in Pose.
FX

Genre: Drama

What it's about: Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, a trans woman and NYC ballroom scene star, leaves the House of Abundance and starts her own house called the House of Evangelista. She soon becomes mother to Damon, an ambitious and talented dancer, and Angel, a trans sex worker who is in love with one of her clients. Not only does Pose highlight LGBTQ narratives, but it's also one of the few shows that centers Afro-Latinx characters and actors (Mj Rodriguez and Indya Moore, who play Blanca and Angel, are both Latinx).

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4. La Reina del Sur*

Teresa and her friend in La Reina de Sur
Telemundo

Genre: Telenovela, crime drama

What's it's about: La Reina del Sur was one of the most popular telenovelas ever when it originally aired, and it inspired a lot of other stories about ambitious, complicated protagonists who were forced to work in the drug trade in North and South America. Yes, Latinx drug dealers are an overdone stereotype, but Teresa Mendoza's story (as embodied by Kate del Castillo) is probably the most complex but sympathetic version of that story.

More like it on Netflix: Señor de los Cielos, Señora Acero, Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso (and Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso), The Club, The Queen of the South, Narcos, all on Netflix!

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5. One Day at a Time

Alvarez family around the kitchen table
Netflix

Genre: Family sitcom

What it's about: This remake of the iconic Norman Lear sitcom from the '70s is reimagined with a Cuban-American family and propped up by two stellar performances from Justina Machado and Rita Moreno. Netflix made the unfortunate decision to cancel this gem after three seasons, but you can catch up on the first three seasons before watching the newest season on PopTV.

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6. Street Food: Latin America*

Street food vendor on the beach
Netflix

Genre: Travel and food docuseries

What it's about: This docuseries tells the stories of six street food vendors throughout South America. The program doesn't have a host, so the stars are the vendors themselves, who share stories about how their culture and values influence the way they prepare food.

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7. La Casa de las Flores*

Paula in La casa de las flores
Netflix

Genre: Comedy-drama

What it's about: After her husband's mistress kills herself at his birthday party, a woman tries to maintain her family's appearance of perfection despite all of their secrets becoming common knowledge. The show subverts a lot of telenovela stereotypes and features many LGBTQ characters.

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8. The Queen of Flow*

Yeimy singing in a recording studio in The Queen of Flow
Caracol International

Genre: Telenovela, musical

What it's about: After spending 17 years in prison for a crime she didn't commit, Yeimy Montoya seeks justice against the gang who framed her and killed her family. How does she do this? By becoming a huge reggaeton star and becoming serious competition for the gang's record label. Revenge, romance, and reggaeton, what more could you ask for?

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9. Unstoppable*

Four women determinedly walking down a hallway
Netflix

Genre: Comedy-drama

What it's about: Three young women set out on a road trip to celebrate their academic success, but things go south when they meet a woman who desperately needs their help to escape her boyfriend's attempts to pimp her out (gross). Chaos and hijinks ensue. It's the female friendship road-trip dramedy of your dreams!

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10. 3%*

Joana in 3%
Netflix

Genre: Dystopian thriller

What it's about: This series is basically a Brazilian, somewhat more adult take on The Hunger Games. Lower class 20-year-olds are given the chance to compete to be integrated into high society. Only 3% of the candidates are actually successful, hence the show's title.

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11. Monarca*

Ana Maria in Monarca
Netflix

Genre: Drama

What it's about: After 20 years away from her family, Ana María returns to Mexico for her father's funeral and tries to gain control over her family's tequila empire against the wishes of her brothers. Imagine a Mexican version of Succession, but with fewer laughs and even more ~intrigue~.

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12. Club de Cuervos*

Chava giving a speech in Club de cuervos
Netflix

Genre: Comedy-drama

What it's about: After their father dies, Salvador and Isabel argue over which one of them should manage the soccer team they've inherited from their dad. It's Netflix’s first original Spanish-language series, and the perfect mix of workplace comedy and family drama makes this show totally binge-worthy.

More like it on Netflix: Silvana sin lana

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13. On My Block

Monse, Jamal, and Ruby in On My Block
Netflix

Genre: Teen comedy-drama

What it's about: If you're tired of teen dramas where almost everyone is white and looks significantly older than the age they're supposed to be, then you're in luck. On My Block centers on a group of friends as they try to navigate their evolving dynamic as they start high school. The cast is diverse, charming, and capable of pulling off the serious and more comedic moments.

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14. Zona Rosa*

Netflix

Genre: Stand-up comedy

What it's about: In this comedy special, four Mexican LGBTQ comedians talk about everything from their experiences coming out, to their relationship with their mothers, to what they wanted for Christmas growing up.

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15. Nailed It! Mexico*

Professional cookie vs. amateur cookie
Netflix

Genre: Reality competition

What it's about: This is a Mexican spinoff of the original Nailed It! and follows basically the same premise. Amateur bakers compete to re-create complicated desserts, often to disastrous and hilarious results.

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16. Luis Miguel: The Series*

Diego Boneta as Luis Miguel
Netflix

Genre: Biographical drama

What it's about: Diego Boneta stars (and sings!) in this biographical series about Luis Miguel, aka El Sol de México. The first season covers Luis Miguel's childhood and breakthrough into professional singing at age 11, as well as his complicated relationship with his dad as he grew up and became even more successful.

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17. Nicky Jam: El Ganador*

Nicky Jam
Netflix

Genre: Biographical drama

What it's about: This miniseries about the life of reggaeton star Nicky Jam (who plays himself in the show!) tells the story of how his difficult childhood led him to a life of drugs and crime and almost cost him his career.

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18. Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado*

Walter Mercado doing his signature sign-off
Netflix

Genre: Documentary

What it's about: This documentary about the life and career of Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado was completed right before the icon passed away in 2019. If you were a fan of his before, this film will take you back in time to your childhood.

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19. Knock Down the House

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Netflix

Genre: Documentary

What it's about: The documentary focuses on the primary campaigns of four candidates leading up to the 2018 Congressional election in the US. One of those candidates is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose family is Puerto Rican and who was able to unseat 20-year incumbent congressman Joe Crowley.

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20. Y tu mamá también*

Luisa, Tenoch, and Julio riding in a car in Y tu mamá también
IFC Films

Genre: Roadtrip movie, drama-comedy

What it's about: Y tu mamá también was the film that gave Alfonso Cuarón international success and helped launch the careers of Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) and Diego Luna (Rogue One). This roadtrip coming-of-age story about the ups and downs of friendship will stay with you long after you finish it.

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