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19 Latinx Movies To Watch On Netflix

Consider your next Netflix-and-chill sesh completely covered.

1. The Son (2018)

Netflix

Genre: psychological thriller

What it's about: Painter Lorenzo fears his wife is trying to isolate him and the rest of the world from their newborn son. He thinks she's hiding his son in their basement and has replaced him with a lookalike. His quest to uncover the truth about his wife and their child lands him in trouble with his friends and the authorities. The film is set in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2. Coco (2017)

Walt Disney Pictures

Genre: children and family movies

What it's about: A kid named Miguel crosses into the afterlife on Día de Los Muertos in search of his ancestor. Through his mission, he learns so much about his heritage and his love for music. The songs are beautiful, the story is great, and Miguel is just so adorable. Coco won a Golden Globe award for Best Animation Motion Picture in 2018.

Also, heads up! You also might want to catch this cute family movie before its sequel, Coco 2: Return To The Land Of The Living, hits theaters in 2020! Then, there's also the fact that Disney movies may be leaving Netflix for Disney's own streaming service, Disney+, in the very near future!

3. Someone Great (2019)

Netflix

Genre: romantic comedy

What it's about: Music journalist Jenny (played by Gina Rodriguez, who was born to Puerto-Rican parents in Chicago) goes on the strangest, wildest quest to get over her ex-boyfriend with her best friends after an unexpected breakup but her journey takes some turns. This romantic "comedy" is a TEAR-FRIGGIN-JERKER so have those tissues ready.

4. Desierto (2015)

Netflix

Genre: thriller

What it's about: A Mexican man tries to cross the border into the United States to reunite with his son but on the way, a deranged sniper and his hunting dog cause a major trip delay.

5. Mi Amigo Alexis (2019)

Netflix

Genre: family comedy

What it's about: A kid named Tito makes friends with his soccer idol, Alexis Sánchez, who is yes, played by the actual soccer star Alexis Sánchez. The movie is set and filmed in Chile.

6. John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons (2018)

Netflix

Genre: stand-up comedy

What it's about: The one-man Broadway show by Colombian John Leguizamo traces 3,000 years of Latin history to help Leguizamo's son, who's been a victim of bullying. This film won a 2018 Special Tony Award.

7. Bella de Noche (2016)

Netflix

Genre: documentary

What it's about: Former queens of the Mexican burlesque dancing scene, called vedettes, reveal what it was really like to run the night in the 1970s and '80s. They discuss the good times full of glamour, music, and fun but also the pitfalls that came with being working women during the period.

8. How To Get Over A Breakup (2018)

Netflix

Genre: comedy

What it's about: A Peruvian copywriter gets over the heartwrenching breakup of a six-year relationship by writing about her new single life escapades in a blog that goes viral. With help of her therapeutic writing and friends by her side, she ends up finding herself and successfully moving on. It's inspired by the real-life blog, Soltera Codiciada by Peruvian writer María José Osorio.

9. Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison (2019)

Netflix

Genre: biographical movies

What it's about: The norteño music band Los Tigres del Norte performs for inmates at Folsom Prison on the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash's concert where he recorded his 1968 live album called At Folsom Prison. The live album was inspired by his 1955 song "Folsom Prison Blues."

10. Pickpockets (2017)

Netflix

Genre: drama

What it's about: Two teen best friends named Fresh and Doggie learn the ropes of pickpocketing successfully in Bogota, Colombia, from a legendary thief, Chucho who sees their potential. Of course, not everything goes as planned and the two kids end up putting their skills and friendship through some serious tests.

11. I'm Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry (2016)

Netflix

Genre: stand-up comedy

What it's about: Mexican comedian Gabriel Iglesias jokes about race relations and regular life, all while wearing an exceptionally bright Hawaiian shirt.

12. Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All (2019)

Netflix

Genre: stand-up comedy

What it's about: Gabriel Iglesias makes hilarious banter about his relationship with his teenaged son and interactions with pop culture icons like Snoop Dogg and Chris Rock.

13. La Dictadura Perfecta (2014)

Netflix

Genre: dark comedy

What it's about: A major television company in Mexico accepts a bribe and creates "fake news" to improve the image of a corrupt politician.

14. Roma (2018)

Netflix

Genre: family drama

What it's about: Domestic worker Cleo navigates life through social and political changes in Mexico City, Mexico, during the 1970s. Cleo's life changes when the husband of the family she works for runs off with his mistress and Cleo also discovers that she's pregnant. This film won a host of awards including three Acadamy awards for Best Cinematography, Best Director, and Best International Feature Film.

15. Residente (2017)

Netflix

Genre: music documentary

What it's about: Puerto Rican rap icon Residente goes on a worldwide excursion to learn more about his roots after receiving results from a DNA test. as Residente travels, he also gathers inspiration for his next musical project.

16. Warehoused (2015)

Netflix

Genre: comedic drama

What it's about: Young Nin spends five days in the warehouse with the soon-to-retire Mr. Lino whose job he's about to take over. His training week reveals the differences in work and values between two guys of two different generations. It also grapples with the nuances and struggles of the middle class workforce. This film won three Ariel awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

17. A Tale of Two Kitchens (2019)

Netflix

Genre: food and travel TV

What it's about: Mexico City restaurateur Gabriela Cámara opens two restaurants — one in San Francisco called Cala and another in Mexico City called Contramar. The documentary follows her and her full staff as they share about the ups and downs of keeping two establishments running in the restaurant business.

18. The Lost Brother (2017)

Netflix

Genre: drama

What it's about: A man named Certarti returns home to Argentina after his mother and brother are killed by her boyfriend. He's been estranged from them for years and when he returns for their burial and to settle their affairs, he ends up getting involved in a scam concerning his mother's life insurance. The scam ends up getting him into way more trouble than it's worth.

19. To Be A Miss (2016)

Netflix

Genre: documentary

What it's about: The beauty pageant industry is huge in Venezuela, with contestants from the country winning "more global beauty competitions than any other nation in the world, successfully taking six Miss Universe, six Miss World, and five Miss International crowns," according to the official documentary site. However, this doc doesn't just celebrate the wins; it also explores how problematic the Venezuelan pageant industry can be. The doc exposes the domestic violence, teen pregnancies, and botched cosmetic surgeries that have become a problem in the pageant-loving nation.

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