Want to relax with an awesome Hispanic based movie this weekend?
Well today I have for you guys a little list of some Hispanic based movies which either have Hispanic characters/Hispanic actor or are set in a Hispanic Country. I have nearly finished watching all of the movies on this list, however there are a few which I haven’t watched, which have been recommended to me by friends! All the movies are in English too! Let me know if you have watched any of these movies before in the comments below!
1. Zorro – The Mask of Zorro (1998) and The Legend of Zorro (2005) (Watched) – These two movies are my all time favourite Hispanic movies! Now this might have something to do with the fact that Antonio Banderas (my favourite Hispanic Male actor, and one of my favourite actors in general) is in these movies, as well as Catherine Zeta-Jones (favourite female Hispanic actress).
In the Mask of Zorro, Antonio Banderas plays a young thief (Alejandro Murrietta), who is seeking revenge over the death of his brother. He is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro (Anthony Hopkins), who is also seeking a vengeance of his own. The original Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega, is captured and imprisoned just as Spain concedes California to Santa Anna. 20 years go by and his mortal enemy, Don Rafael Montero, returns to California with a plan to become wealthy at the expense of the peasants. The original Zorro escapes from prison and trains a new Zorro to take his place. Much swashbuckling and derring-do ensues. (IMDB)
In the Legend of Zorro, despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California’s pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) — and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) — to take action. The Legendary Zorro goes off on another adventure to protect the future of California and its citizens. This time, he fights against evil-doers with the help of his beautiful wife, Elena, and their precocious young son, Joaquin. Alejandro De La Vega is torn between two worlds: his life as Zorro and his life as a family man. After Alejandro once again breaks his promise to stop wearing the mask, Elena leaves him, and soon begins seeing Armand, a haughty French Count. But a mysterious explosion in the desert leads Zorro to believe that there’s more to Armand than meets the eye, and our hero is intent on finding out what that is. Little does he know, there are others working to uncover certain truths as well. (IMDB)
2. Spanglish (2004) (Watched) – I only watched Spanglish earlier this year but I feel in love with the movie. In a mix of English and Spanish spoken throughout the movie you will definitely get a feel for life as a Spanish speaker in an English speaking country.
Spanglish is about a woman (Paz Vega) and her daughter (Shelbie Bruce) who emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef (Adam Sandler) with an insecure wife (Téa Leoni). John Clasky is a devoted dad whose skills as a chef have offered his family a very upscale life, including a summer home in Malibu and a breathtaking new Mexican housekeeper, named Flor. She and her daughter Cristina have recently emigrated to L.A. from Mexico and are trying to find a better life. When they move in with the Clasky’s for the summer, Flor has to fight for her daughter’s soul as she discovers that life in a new country is perilous! (IMDB)