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Here’s the Top 24 Netflix Original Shows Created By Latinos

We’re giving it up for Netflix, friends. Netflix Original productions feature so many Latinx stars, directors and screenwriters, ranging from Spanish-Language to English-scripted thrillers, crime dramas, documentaries, telenovelas, teen series, and reboots.

Carve out the next few weekends and ready yourself for mitú’s Top 23 Netflix Original Productions featuring Latinos.

1. “On My Block”

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Follow this quartet of smarty*pants friends who navigate life as Los Angeles high school students and try not to relate.

*streets and book

2. “One Day at a Time”

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This isn’t your mother’s “One Day at a Time.” This is full of pro-immigration, pro-love, pro-feminist power and with a 100 percent Latino cast to boot.

3. “The Day I Met El Chapo”

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We love Kate del Castillo. We Love crime stories. We love that this was made into a three part docu-series of her scandalous encounter with wanted drug lord El Chapo.

4. “Stranger Things”

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There’s nothing more strangely satisfying than binge-watching this Netflix Original thriller placed in a small Indiana town in 1983. Starring Spain-born Millie Bobby Brown, you’ll be thanking the stars there’s three seasons available to binge.

5. “You Get Me”

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Starring our favorite red-headed Latina, Bella Thorne, get yourself some elote to pair with this teen thriller. Spoiler: she cute but she cray.

6. “To the Bone”

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When Ellen, a 20-year old with anorexia nervosa, goes on a harrowing journey of self-discovery that leads her to a group home, she meets Rosa, played by Joanna Sanchez. This film raises much needed awareness about the deadliest mental illness in existence.

7. “Altered Carbon”

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Martha Higareda is a Mexican born actress, screenwriter, producer and a star in this Netflix Original action thriller where the rich are immortal and the poor are pawns in their game. Not too far off?

8. “Girls Incarcerated”

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At Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility in Indiana, you’ll meet the young (mostly Latino and Black) girls who struggle with the circumstances that brought them there. Watch them turn their lives around.

9. “#RealityHigh”

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Director Fernando Lebrija gives us all a shero we can root for. High school senior Dani Barnes is just about to reach her dream of getting into UC Davis, the world’s top veterinary school, until she’s drawn in by a new friend’s SoCal glamor.

10. “3%”

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Creator Pedro Aguilera made a show that is the definition of cutthroat. There are two sides: progress and devastation. You get a chance to make it to the “better side” but only 3 percent succeed. I’m stressed.

11. “Cable Girls”

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? Watch ? this ? show! Based in 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company casually manage romance, friendship and daily lives while they ring in the revolution.

12. “Club of Crows”

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Imagine you’re a brother-sister duo and you just inherited a soccer team. Ok, I get it. You can’t. Just watch this Spanish-language Netflix series instead. It’s got all the jajas.

Read: 23 Latinx Documentaries On Netflix to Elevate Your Weekend

13. “Daredevil”

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While Daredevil is blind, praise Rhianna we get to watch Rosario Dawson’s immaculate face shine on in the hit Netflix Daredevil series. She’s my superhero.

14. “Easy”

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This show offers 8 separate plots so that each episode tells a full story. S2:E1 features Puerto Rican Aubrey Plaza watch in disbelief as her neighbors become obsessed with an Amazon package thief. #GetALife

15. “Edha”

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Staring Juana Viale, check out a real life Netflix Original telenovela filled with revenge, passion and secretos. Best part: the protagonist is a single mom slaying as a fashion designer.

Read : 18 TV Shows About Real ‘All American’ Families That Aren’t ‘Roseanne’

16. “El Ministerio del Tiempo”

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It’s The Ministry of Magic meets Spain. Three officers from different eras in history work for a secret agency that guards Spain’s past from time-traveling intruders trying to manipulate history. I’m already hooked.

17. “Four Seasons in Havana”

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Watch detective Mario Conde, played by Jorge Perugorría, investigate Havana’s darkest, deadliest crimes. There will be lots of liquor in this one, guys.

18. “Juana Inés”

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Damn, Netflix made a Spanish-Language show about a powerful feminist nun, Juana Inés de la Cruz, who gets involved in a lesbian love affair in 17th-century Mexico. This is Handmaid’s Tale with less sobbing. Show your abuela.

19. “La Familia P. Luche”

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This might be more up your mom’s alley, but c. 2012 Spanish-Language sitcom “La Familia P. Luche” will make you laugh.

20. “Money Heist”

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This suspense thriller features eight thieves who take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain. Best part? The criminal masterminds are manipulating the police every step of the way.

21. “Morocco: Love in Times of War”

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Netflix at it again killing at Spanish-Language telenovelas. This one is based in 1921 and features nurse trainees from Madrid’s upper class at a hospital in Melilla, for Rif War soldiers. Watch these women fall in love and save lives while they’re at it.

22. “Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy”

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Mexican comedian Cristela Alonzo skewers Latino stereotypes in this standup and we’re here for every second of it. Especially the stories about her tough loving madre. #same

23. “Surviving Escobar”

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This is the story about Pablo Escobar’s No. 1 hitman and his quest to stay alive and gain respect in the prison hierarchy while the Medellín Cartel crumbles.

24. “The Fundamentals of Caring”

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Selena Gomez is in this film. ‘Nuff said. After Paul Rudd’s character decides to become a teen’s caregiver, they offer stranded teen (Selena Gomez) a ride and everything changes. You’ve got time for this.

The Trailer For ‘The Last Days Of American Crime’ Is A Pulse-Pounding Thriller You Need

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The Trailer For ‘The Last Days Of American Crime’ Is A Pulse-Pounding Thriller You Need

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Édgar Ramírez is one of the most handsome men in Hollywood, tbh. It helps that he is good at what he does as well. The Venezuelan actor and former journalist is in a new movie from Netflix called “The Last Days of American Crime.”

Imagine the story of the last crime ever committed in the U.S.

Netflix’s “The Last Days of American Crime” is a visual retelling of the famous graphic novel. The story is one of crime, big government, and action rolled into one film. Édgar Ramírez plays criminal Graham Bricke and he is after that proverbial last score before committing a crime in the U.S. becomes impossible.

The criminals in the movie are fighting against the implementation of a device the hinders criminals motionless. The device emits a sound that freezes them in their place preventing them from committing any crimes. Bricke experiences the device when robbing a bank and his brother dies.

The rest of the story is one of pursuing the ultimate final heist and getting revenge. The movie will leave you on the edge of your seat while you watch the criminals do everything in their power to make sure their last score is the best and most historic.

“The Last Days of American Crime” is out June 5 on Netflix.

Netflix has been delivering some stellar content with Latino actors in the leads. The trailer for “The Last Days of American Crime” promises a crime thriller with all of the emotional ups and downs you can handle.

READ: Edgar Ramirez Shocked Jimmy Fallon When He Shared Details From The Set Of ‘The Assassination Of Gianni Versace’

All Of The Documentaries Feminists Should Watch While In Quarantine

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All Of The Documentaries Feminists Should Watch While In Quarantine

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Just because it might seem as if the world is on pause, it doesn’t mean that our efforts to learn more about it and better ourselves should be.

Documentaries alongside biographies can teach us so much about the world we live in and open our eyes to its complexities, even teaching us about the obstacles we did not know were right in front of us. As women of color, there are so many, and often times we use documentaries to learn about them, so we can better understand how to propel ourselves forward and continue to succeed. To make sure that you do too, we’re rounding up documentaries for you to learn, grow, and build hope from while in quarantine.

Check the documentaries we’re binging now that we’ve got the time below!

Becoming (2020)

Former First Lady Michelle Obama takes an intimate look at her life, relationships, and dreams in this documentary which sees her touring the country while promoting her book Becoming. The New York Times describes the film as showing “a familiar, albeit more carefree, former first lady.”

AKA Jane Roe (2020)

This documentary by Nick McSweeney highlights Norma McCorvey, the woman who made history as “Jane Roe” in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade. Beyond the shock value of the movie’s twist, which unearths the reasons why McCorvey ultimately turned her back on the movement that advocated for her right to choose, it tells a story about the ruthlessness of political agendas.

Abuelas: Grandmothers On A Mission (2013)

Three decades after Argentinean mothers created a movement demanding Argentinean officials to discover what happened with the sons and daughters who “disappeared” during Argentina’s Dirty War, the grandmothers continue their efforts in this documentary.

Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

The historical documentary follows Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm during her campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972. It will serve as an impressive reminder of this Black woman’s might and the fight she managed to get us all passionate about.

Honeyland (2019)

This Oscar-nominated film is about a beekeeper in North Macedonia. Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov this documentary shows how the beekeeper’s life is affected when the ancient techniques she uses to farm bees are impacted by a new family who moves into the neighborhood and brings modern technology with them.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)

African- American poet Maya Angelou has her life depicted in the documentary that dives into her traumatic childhood and her life as a singer and dancer. The first feature documentary includes interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, and Common.

Knock Down The House (2019)

This documentary featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the league of women who ran for Congress in 2018 including Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearengin, and Amy Vilela made waves when it first debuted on Netflix. Just as it did for us, we imagine it will give you a whole heck of a lot of hope and pride in the woman who fight for our rights and country.