18 Latino movies your kids MUST watch!
There are quite a few lists out there that feature movies all Latinos should watch or that list the best movies made by Latinos, or staring Latinos, or you get the picture. Well, I have a list too. Only my list is not a list like any other list that features Latino films because my list is composed of films that have had HUGE impact on me as a Latina in the United States. They are all films that are close to my heart and show a part of Latino culture that isn't always readily available in standard American films or entertainment. These Latino movies or movies featuring Latinos mean so much to me that I am going to make sure that my children watch them as well.
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Of course, many of these movies will have to wait until they are age-appropriate for my children, but make sure that my kids will not escape a screening of each at some point. My children are of mixed heritage, they are Latino, black, and white. One of my gifts to them will be sharing Latino culture with them. These movies are wonderful because they show representations of Latinos in a way that makes me proud. I want my children to grow up feeling proud of the Latino roots.
Check out the 18 movies I will make sure my Latino kids watch!
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Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
This film adaptation of a Victorian novel is not on my list because I love it so much, it's on my list because it stars Cantinflas and I love Cantinflas. Up until this movie, I had only ever seen Cantinflas in Spanish-language movies and I was so thrilled to see him in an English-language movie.