The movie 'Selena' changed a lot of lives. 1
The 1997 biographical drama about Selena Quintanilla, the Mexican-American singer who died too young, launched J.Lo into international stardom.
'Tortilla Soup' is a remake of the Taiwanese film 'Eat Drink Man Woman.' 2
The 2001 Hollywood remake told the story of three Latina sisters whose father is a chef who is slowly is losing his sense of taste.
'Real Women Have Curves' was America Ferrera's breakout role. 3
The movie about a Latina girl coming of age and accepting her body as it is, was just the beginning of an incredibly diverse career for Ferrera. Eventually, it led to roles in How To Train Your Dragon and the headliner in Ugly Betty.
'A Day Without a Mexican' intended to focus on the contributions of Latinos to this country. 5
The 2004 satire of racism is a hidden gem in dark humor.
'Nacho Libre', with Jack Black and Ana de la Reguera, came out in 2006. 6
The movie is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta, a Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a luchador to support his orphanage. This comedy about luchadores is sure to make you laugh until you cry.
'Quinceañera' is a moving and realistic tale about two Mexican American teens. 7
This sad coming-of-age tale surrounds two cousins who become estranged from their family.
'Under the Same Moon' is a funny and inspiring story about family. 8
The 2007 heartwarming tale about Carlitos and his mother, Rosario, starring Kate del Castillo and Eugenio Derbez, should be watched with multiple tissues in hand to wipe the tears of joy and sadness off of your face.
If you're going to watch 'Sin Nombre', be prepared. 9
The 2009 film is produced by Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna and is a brutal crime drama about a Honduran teenage girl trying to immigrate to the United States and a boy caught up in gang life.
'Filly Brown' is a story about a struggling Latina rapper. 11
This 2012 drama stars our favorite virgin Gina Rodriguez and Jenni Rivera, in her only film role. La Diva de la Banda was already dead when the movie premiered and it was a sad tribute to her acting talent.
'Instructions not Included' was Eugenio Derbez's first movie. 12
The 2013 production is the most viewed movie in the history of Mexico and U.S. Latino audiences.
'Pulling Strings' is a great Latino date night movie. 13
Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil stars in this 2013 bilingual romantic comedy about a struggling Mexican mariachi singer and an American diplomat.
'Cantinflas' was made for hardcore fans of the comedian. 14
This biographical drama, which premiered in the U.S. in 2014, surrounds legendary Mexican comedian Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno and his partnership with Mike Todd while making the 1956 adventure-comedy Around the World in 80 Days.
'The Book of Life' was the first big movie about the Day of the Dead. 15
The 2014 movie told a love story inspired by the stories of Mexican folklore with a star-studded cast that includes Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, and Kate del Castillo.
'600 Miles' will keep you on the edge of your seat. 16
The 2015 thriller stars non-Latino Tim Roth alongside Mexican actor Kristyan Ferrer. It's about a weapons smuggler who kidnaps an ATF agent.
'How to be a Latin Lover' was Eugenio Derbez's second movie as a filmmaker. 18
The 2017 movie, about an aging gigolo, made over $61 million worldwide and is considered one ofthe most sucessful Latino films of all times.
'Lowriders' is the first non-horror movie from the producers of 'Paranormal Activity.' 19
This crime drama, starring Demian Bichir and Eva Longoria, centers around a teenage grafitti artist who must choose between his father and his criminal brother when a lowrider event is held.
'Coco' tells the story of a kid named Miguel who loves music but the film is deep on so many levels. 20
Miguel travels to the land of the dead on El Día de los Muertos and experiences the most beautiful world, learns about the love of his family, and realizes that you do really have to "seize your moment."
Coco is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen and it's message that will resonate with every family, Latino or not.