Latinx Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and these streaming movies with Latinx leads are the perfect vibe for this year’s celebrations.
These four films have something for everyone, from an animated film exploring the “land of the dead” to a documentary about an American icon. So get your streaming logins ready (or at least steal a few passwords from a friend).
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1. Jennifer Lopez: Halftime
This documentary offers viewers a front-row seat to the career of actress and singer Jennifer Lopez as she prepares for the Super Bowl Halftime Show and films Hustlers. Stream on Netflix.
Rated NC-17, this controversial adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel tells a fictionalized version of Marilyn Monroe’s life starring Ana de Armas as the blonde star. The film received a 14-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. The film debuts on Netflix on Sept. 28.
The third film based on the 1949 book stars Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan. This time, it focuses on a Cuban-American family with Garcia as the disapproving father meddling with his daughter’s love life. Stream on HBO Max.
The Disney/Pixar animated film explores the Mexican Day of the Dead. It tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel, who is transported to the land of the dead to uncover a mystery surrounding his ancestor. Stream on Disney+.
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