8 Movies That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

by Kaylin Kaupish

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) celebrates the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans, whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Even though there are approximately 60.5 million Hispanic-Americans in the United States, they continue to be underrepresented in films, TV shows, and other media. As we honor these inspiring figures who have influenced the world, commit to watching a film—new or old, animated or musical— that focuses on the lives and achievements of a wide variety of Hispanic people.