Hispanic Holidays Movies

Thursday, April 7 by Ed Mulero

Hispanic holidays movies put a bit of extra flavor to celebration and tradition for audiences not too familiar with a different spin on the festivities. Movies about the holidays are a special time to get together and Hispanic families celebrate like no other. Hispanic movies take the respective holidays and make them their own no matter what the occasion. Hispanic holidays movies are a special blend of magic and merriment as these stories unfold with a little bit of added spice for audiences from all walks of life to enjoy together.

  1. "The Crow: City of Angels" The sequel of revenge from beyond the grave takes place at Los Angeles where a father and son are killed after witnessing a murder. Vincent Perez is Ashe Corven who, by the power of the crow, returns from the dead with supernatural powers to kill the people responsible for their deaths. His murder spree culminates at the Hispanic holiday "Dia de los Muertos" festival where he must come face to face with the evil Judah Earl.
  2. "Nothing Like the Holidays" The holiday of the "Dia de los Reyes" bring together a Puerto Rican family with their own myriad of issues that explode during dinner. Alfredo De Villa directed this Hispanic drama about life, love and the importance of family despite everyone's differences or shortcomings. John Leguizamo, Alfred Molina, Freddy Rodriguez, Luis Guzman and Elizabeth Peña star in this heartwarming drama set in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. 
  3. "¡Feliz Christmas, Merry Navidad!" A magical Hispanic movie features three children who overcome their differences to become friends. These kids also learn the true spirit of the holidays in the midst of their loving families. Tere López-Tarin, Carlos Soriano and Christopher Palomo round out the cast in this inspirational Christmas movie for the family. 
  4. "Twelfth Night/Noche de Reyes" This zany comedy tells the story about the Cuspineda family in turmoil during the holidays. Miguel Bardem filmed this Hispanic comedy when Lucia Cuspineda discovers her husband having an affair at work. Kiti Manver and Joaquin Climent star in this quirky movie as the family journeys to rescue their business as well as their bonds in one wild night.