30 Best Hispanic Movies To Watch In 2022 – Movies With Hispanic Actors
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Hispanic movies you’ll fall in love with
When it comes to movie nights, there are thousands of options to choose from. Dramas, romantic comedies, classic films, the possibilities are endless. Within these genres you will find some of the best Hispanic movies that you may have missed. As a Latina myself, I’m always on the lookout for films that bring our culture to the fore. But even if you’re not part of our Latino community of 62.1 million, these films are worth checking out, and not just during Hispanic Heritage Month.
The thing is, it can sometimes be difficult to find movies made by or featuring Hispanic, Latino, and Latino directors, writers, and actors. In fact, studies have shown that Latinx people make up only 7.7% of all actors, 7.1% of directors, and 5.6% of writers. That’s where this list of the best movies comes in.
We’ve rounded up the best Hispanic movies for all ages and interests. Some have won awards, others are loved by the Latinx community, and still others are brand new offerings. A few are also based on books by Hispanic authors that top bestseller lists. Whatever your movie preference, we guarantee you’ll find some new favorites here.
In the heights
Note : PG-13
Memorable quote: “Start small. Dream big.
Based on the Tony Award-winning musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, In the heights is an absolute celebration of Latinidad set in the heavily Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights, New York. It follows the life and dreams of bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) and his neighbors, played by a stellar cast of Hispanic actors who tell their stories in mini vignettes. You’ll find yourself humming along to this catchy musical long after it ends, while thinking about its themes of racism, immigration, community, and hope.