Movies, TV Shows, and Podcasts to Explore for Hispanic Heritage Month and Beyond
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Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the culture of those with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central American, and South American backgrounds and their contributions to society. We’ve compiled an assortment of movies, TV shows, and podcasts that highlight Hispanic and Latinx actors, directors, comedians, and entertainers for you to add to your queue this fall. Enjoy!
This biographical drama tells the life story of Selena Quintanilla, one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers. This tragic, but inspiring story follows Selena’s rise to fame as she overcomes barriers between Tejano music and the American music scene. You can watch Selena for free on Peacock.
De Lo Mio
De Lo Mio tells the story of three Dominican siblings coping with the death of their father. This family drama shows the challenges of what it means to be a multicultural American and the struggle of staying connected to your home. You can stream this film exclusively on HBO Max.
Another biographical drama, Frida tells the story of the world-renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). This Oscar-winning film details the artist’s vibrant professional and private life. You can stream Frida on Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and Youtube.
Money Heist, also known as La Casa De Papel, follows the riveting story of a group of thieves as they go forward with an elaborate plan to infiltrate the Royal Mint of Spain and steal billions of euros. This thriller captured audiences around the world, running for a total of five seasons. You can stream Money Heist exclusively on Netflix.
One Day at Time
Netflix’s reboot of One Day at a Time modernizes the storyline of the original 1975 series by tackling racism, LGBTQ+ rights, and immigration. In this reimagination, we are introduced to the life of a newly single mom and her Cuban-American family as they navigate through the ups and downs of life.
Latinos Out Loud
This weekly podcast covers all things Latinx culture and pop culture. It’s hosted by four best friends who are “moving the community forward while making them laugh.” They regularly feature improv and sketch bits, impressions, pop culture, and guest interviews.
And last but not least, the Tamarindo Podcast discusses race, gender, representation, and life from the perspectives of hosts Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino. This weekly podcast’s mission is to “use laughter and conversation to inform, inspire, and positively impact [their] community.”
Hopefully, you can take the time to enjoy at least a few of these finds. This list just scratches the surface of the ways you can celebrate the art, culture, and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx Americans and their contributions to the entertainment world and beyond.