My dad is from Chile and P.R. which means
But I always say I'm from Queens!"
Media with a prominent focus on citizens of the USA who have background/ancestry from Central and South America. For a work to qualify, it must have a Latino/Latina character as the protagonist or at least a central member of the cast (as in the story centers around them in some part), as opposed to just playing a part in an ensemble. These works may or may not be about Latino heritage, culture or the various racial identities associated with such.
Compare and contrast with African-American Media, Arab-Americans in Media, Asian-American Media, Native American and First Nations Media, and Pacific Islanders in Media. Also see Latino-American Creators for a list of Latino-American content creators and performers.
Note that the page is not named Latin American Media, to focus on American Latino characters and to distinguish it from works made in Latin America. For media made in the independent nations of Latin America, see Argentine Media, Brazilian Media, Chilean Media, Colombian Media, Cuban Media, Mexican Media, Peruvian Media, Venezuelan Media, and Uruguayan Media.
- America (2017)
- Blackbird (2018)
- Blue Beetle (Mexican-American character (Blue Beetle III))
- La Borinqueña (Puerto Rican character)
- Deadly Class (Nicaraguan immigrant lead character)
- Finger Guns (Latina main character)
- All-New Ghost Rider (Mexican-American main character)
- Green Lanterns (One of two protagonists is Honduran-Mexican-American)
- Invader Zim (Oni): Dib, Zim's main adversary is Mexican, along with his family.
- Lady Rawhide
- Love and Rockets (One of two storylines focuses on Latinos in California)
- Puerto Rico Strong: The cast is Puerto Rican.
- Spider-Man 2099 (Protagonist is of Irish and Mexican descent in a future America)
- Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man
- Afterlife of the Party
- Born in East L.A.
- Cheech and Chong
- A Day Without a Mexican
- Instant Family
- Knives Out
- The Milagro Beanfield War
- The Perez Family
- The Pest
- Raising Victor Vargas
- Real Women Have Curves
- The Rum Diary
- Someone Great
- American Me
- Blood In Blood Out
- Boulevard Nights
- Carlito's Way
- Chop Shop
- The Fallout
- Filly Brown
- Freshman Year
- A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
- The Mambo Kings
- McFarland, USA
- Mi Vida Loca
- El Norte
- Scarface (1983)
- Sin Nombre
- Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
- Zig Zag (2002)
- American Girls: Josefina: Protagonist is Mexican-American.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: Both protagonists are Latino.
- Before Night Falls: Autobiography of a Cuban refugee.
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao: Protagonist is Dominican-American.
- Cemetery Boys: Cast of Latin-Americans in Los Angeles.
- China Mountain Zhang: Protagonist is half-Puerto Rican.
- The Dirty Girls Social Club: All six main protagonists are multiracial Latinas.
- Esperanza Rising: Protagonist is a Mexican girl who migrates to the US.
- The Hearts We Sold: Protagonist is half-Latina.
- The House on Mango Street: Protagonist is Mexican-American.
- I Am J: Protagonist is Puerto Rican-Jewish.
- The Most Beautiful: Memoir by a Puerto Rican woman.
- Olga Dies Dreaming: Protagonists are two Nuyorican siblings from Brooklyn.
- Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa: Dominican-American protagonist.
- Quinceañera Means Sweet 15: Both protagonists are Latina.
- The Rainbow Trilogy: One of three protagonists is Latino.
- Tell Me How You Really Feel: One of the two protagonists is Mexican-American.
- Abby's: Protagonist is Cuban-American.
- Betty en NY: Protagonist is Mexican-American.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Two members of the Ensemble Cast are Latina.
- The Brothers García: Focuses on a Latino family.
- Chico and the Man: One of two protagonists is Mexican-American.
- CHIPs: One of two main cops is Latino.
- Cristela: Protagonist is Mexican-American.
- The George Lopez Show: Focuses on a Latino family.
- I Love Lucy: One of two leads is Cuban-American.
- Jane the Virgin: The heroine is of Venezuelan and Mexican descent; supporting cast is predominantly Latino.
- Mind of Mencia: Hosted by a Honduran-American man.
- Modern Family: One of three main families is a mixed Latino family.
- Mr. Iglesias: Comedy special by the Mexican-American Iglesias.
- On My Block: Most protagonists are Latino.
- One Day at a Time (2017): Focuses on a Cuban-American family.
- Que Pasa USA: Focuses on a Cuban-American family.
- Superstore: The lead of the Ensemble Cast is Latina.
- Telenovela (2016): Protagonist is Latina, and cast is predominantly Latino.
- Ugly Betty: Protagonist is Mexican-American.
- La Catrina: Protagonist is Mexican-American.
- Diary of a Future President: Protagonist is Cuban-American.
- Every Witch Way: Cast is predominantly Latino.
- Gabby Duran & the Unsittables
- Julie and the Phantoms: Protagonist is Latina.
- Stuck in the Middle: Focuses on a Latina family.
- Taina: Focuses on a Latino family.
- Talia in the Kitchen: Protagonist is Latina.
- Victorious: Protagonist is half Latina, as is her sister who is a supporting character.
- Wizards of Waverly Place: Focuses on a mixed Caucasian/Latino family.
- Devious Maids: The cast is predominantly Latina.
- The Fosters: Partly focuses on the integration of two Latino twins into a multiethnic family.
- Gang Related: Protagonist is Mexican-American
- Gentefied: Protagonists are a Mexican-American family and supporting cast is Latino.
- Hightown: The lead character is Dominican-American, with multiple supporting characters being Latino too.
- L.A.'s Finest
- Love, Victor: The protagonist and his family are Latino.
- Magnum, P.I. (2018): The protagonist is Latino.
- Matador: The protagonist is Latino.
- Mayans M.C.: Characters are predominantly Latino.
- Miami Vice: One of two protagonists is Latino.
- Miracle's Boys: The main characters are Afro-Latino (Puerto Rican).
- Mozart in the Jungle: Protagonist is Latino.
- Part of Me: Protagonist is Mexican-American.
- Party of Five (2020): Focuses on Mexican-American siblings
- Queen of the South: Focuses on a Mexican woman who escapes a cartel to the US.
- A Passion for Revenge
- Pose: Three of the main characters are Afro-Latina, focuses on the ballroom scene of New York City that is mostly Black and Latino.
- Selena: The Series
- Shades of Blue: Protagonist is Latina.
- Switched at Birth: One of two focal protagonists (and families) is Latino.
- Vida: Protagonists are Latino, along with most of the supporting characters. The show also heavily focuses on Latino culture.
- Charmed (2018): The protagonists are race lifted to have a Latina mother.
- Emerald City: Protagonist is Latina.
- From Dusk Till Dawn: Protagonists are Latino.
- Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: Protagonist is Mexican-American.
- Roswell, New Mexico: Protagonist is Latina.
- Teen Wolf (Latino-American main character)
- Two Sentence Horror Stories:
- Zorro (1957)
- Zorro (1990)
- Christina Aguilera
- 2002 - Stripped
- At the Drive-In
- 2000 - Relationship of Command
- Camila Cabello
- Body Count
- 1992 - Body Count
- Cheech and Chong
- 1973 - Los Cochinos
- Cypress Hill
- 1993 - Black Sunday (album)
- 2000 - White Pony
- Melanie Martinez
- 2016 - Cry-Baby
- Tito Puente
- 1958 - Dance Mania Vol 1
- Alma's Way
- The Casagrandes
- Dora and Friends: Into the City!
- Dragon Tales
- Evil Con Carne
- Generator Rex
- Glitch Techs (One of the two main protagonists is Latino)
- Handy Manny
- Invader Zim: Dib, Zim's main adversary is Mexican, along with his family.
- Maya & Miguel
- ¡Mucha Lucha!
- Nella the Princess Knight
- Nina's World
- Onyx Equinox
- The Owl House
- El perro y el gato
- Santiago of the Seas
- Simplemente Rita
- Spirit: Riding Free
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil (One of the two main characters is Hispanic)
- Starship Troopers
- El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
- Victor and Valentino
- Zorro Franchise