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Best Latino shows on Netflix (November 2022)

Many great shows originate from Latin America. They run the gamut from conventional dramas and comedies to the story of a soccer team tied to drug trafficking. Unsurprisingly, Netflix is the home to a wide variety of Latin American shows, so we’ve put together a list of the ones you should watch that are currently available on the streaming platform.

The Secret of the Greco Family (2022)

The Secret of the Greco Family
6.3/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Fernando Colunga, Lisa Owen, Manuel Masalva
Created by
Luis Ortega, Sebastián Ortega
Watch on Netflix

 The Secret of the Greco Family is a remake of an Argentinian series that is inspired by a true story. This show centers on a Mexican family that secretly kidnaps members of rich families and holds them for ransom so that they can maintain their wealth and high status. The most relatable character in this series is one of the sons, Andrés Greco, a star polo player who is friends with many of the families’ victims. Played excellently by Manuel Masalva, Andrés is initially reluctant to take part in these heinous acts, but his father’s corruption ends up getting the best of him and he fully commits to the family business. Not everyone may be a fan of the show’s slow-burn approach, but true crime fans will surely get a kick out of it.

Fernando Colunga en "El secreto de la família Greco"- Netflix (2022)

The Final Score (2022)

The Final Score
7.2/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Laura Archbold, Carlos Mariño, Juan Pablo Urrego
Created by
C.S. Prince, Pablo Gonzalez
Watch on Netflix

Not to be confused with the 2018 action movie that’s currently on Netflix and is also called Final Score, this Colombian miniseries is about the tragic murder of Atlético Nacional’s star player, Andrés Escobar, in 1994 and how major cartels may have been involved. The Final Score illustrates how far-reaching Colombian drug running was in the 1980s and ’90s, to the point where even local soccer teams were affected. Each episode starts with a disclaimer that the show is a “fictional series inspired by fact,” but it will hopefully inspire viewers to learn more about the actual story. Regardless, the series is still engaging in its own right.

The Final Score | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Nutty Boy (2022)

The Nutty Boy
8.8/10
tv-y7
1 Season
Genre
Animation, Family, Kids
Stars
Marcus Pejon, Carol Roberto, Italo Luiz
Watch on Netflix

Based on the Brazilian comic strip of the same name, The Nutty Boy follows an overly optimistic young kid named Nutty as he partakes in crazy adventures with his friends. This animated series features nine episodes of the titular character engaging in various activities such as staying in a marketplace overnight, learning more about a mysterious statue, and helping his friend seek revenge against her older brothers. Each episode is less than 13 minutes long, so the whole show is easy to binge. And if younger viewers don’t want to read subtitles, the show comes with an English dub as well.

Menino Maluquinho | Trailer oficial | Netflix Brasil

Diary of a Gigolo (2022)

Diary of a Gigolo
6.5/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Drama
Stars
Jesús Castro, Victoria White, Fabiola Campomanes
Created by
Sebastián Ortega
Watch on Netflix

 Diary of a Gigolo is an Argentinian miniseries about a male gigolo named Emanuel who gets too involved in one of his client’s lives. In addition to featuring steamy sex scenes that one might expect to see in a show like this, Diary of a Gigolo also features an engaging mystery element as it cuts between an investigation and flashbacks involving Emanuel and his client. We also see glimpses of Emanuel’s life in poverty. Speaking of Emanuel, Jesús Castro delivers a great performance as the titular protagonist in addition to looking the part. Some people might even watch this show just for him.

Diario de un gigoló | Tráiler oficial | Netflix

The House of Flowers (2018)

The House of Flowers
7.6/10
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Comedy
Stars
Aislinn Derbez, Dario Yazbek Bernal, Arturo Ríos
Created by
Manolo Caro
Watch on Netflix
If you want a Mexican dark comedy about a dysfunctional family, look no further than The House of Flowers. This series centers on a wealthy, flower shop-owning family whose picture-perfect image begins to fall apart when the patriarch’s mistress threatens to expose some shocking secrets. American viewers may liken The House of Flowers to Succession since both are about rich families that tear themselves apart, but the former is different because it subverts stereotypes and explores many LGBTQ+ issues. While not the most culturally significant show on this list, The House of Flowers was popular enough to warrant three seasons and even a movie.
The House of Flowers _ Official Trailer [HD] (2018)

Maya and the Three (2021)

Maya and the Three
90%
8.1/10
tv-y7
1 Season
Genre
Animation, Family, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Stars
Zoe Saldaña, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Sandra Equihua
Created by
Jorge R. Gutierrez
Watch on Netflix
From Jorge R. Guitierrez, the filmmaker behind The Book of Life, comes the epic English-language animated Netflix miniseries Maya and the Three. This story, which pulls heavily from ancient Mesoamerican history, revolves around the fearless warrior princess of Teca, who recruits three fellow warriors from three other kingdoms to help her defeat the Aztec God of War and save humanity. Outside of featuring terrific voicing acting performances from a star-studded cast that includes Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Gabriel Iglesias, Alfred Molina, and Stephanie Beatriz, Maya and the Three is a fun and heartfelt adventure wrapped in beautiful animation and awe-inspiring culture. Truly a must-watch for both kids and adults alike.
Maya and the Three | Official Trailer | Netflix

Mystery Lab (2020)

Mystery Lab
7.4/10
tv-pg
1 Season
Genre
Documentary, Comedy, Family
Stars
Felipe Castanhari, Guilherme Briggs, Bruno Miranda
Created by
Felipe Castanhari
Watch on Netflix
Another great Latino television program for kids and adults is Mystery Lab. Made in Brazil, this Portuguese-language docuseries follows YouTuber Felipe Castanhari and friends as they examine some of the world’s biggest mysteries. Throughout eight episodes, Mystery Lab successfully uses factual evidence to make sense of major historical and scientific phenomena such as the Bermuda Triangle, artificial intelligence, and global warming. There are even engaging animated sequences and references to pop culture to help viewers process this information. If you don’t have access to Disney+ and its plethora of National Geographic docuseries, then Mystery Lab is a more-than-satisfactory substitute.
Mundo Mistério com Felipe Castanhari | Trailer Oficial | Netflix Brasil

On My Block (2018)

On My Block
69%
7.9/10
tv-14
4 Seasons
Genre
Comedy
Stars
Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray
Created by
Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez, Lauren Iungerich
Watch on Netflix
An English-language, Latino-centric series from Netflix, On My Block is a funny yet heartfelt tale about four close friends in South Central Los Angeles who slowly learn to discover themselves as they each make their way into high school. Even though it may come off as yet another teen comedy about growing up and finding one’s identity, On My Block goes the extra mile by incorporating themes about growing up in a diverse neighborhood and getting involved with gang life. The young actors also do a great job and bring unique personality traits to their respective characters. You’re bound to be attached to at least one of them by the end of the first season.
ON MY BLOCK Official Trailer (2018) Netflix Teen Comedy HD

Invisible City (2021)

Invisible City
7.2/10
tv-ma
1 Season
Genre
Mystery, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars
Manuela Dieguez, Marco Pigossi, Alessandra Negrini
Created by
Carlos Saldanha
Watch on Netflix
Invisible City is a Portuguese-language Netflix series from Brazil. This show revolves around an Environmental Police detective whose investigation into the mysterious death of his wife uncovers evidence that mythical creatures walk among them. There’s a lot to love about Invincible City. Not only is the series a slow-burn thriller that grabs your attention within the first few episodes, but it also features several complex themes such as grief and environmentalism. Not many shows like that have freaking mermaids! Thankfully, Invisible City was renewed for a second season. The first season is only seven episodes, and each is around 36 minutes, so you can knock it out in a weekend.
Cidade Invisível | Trailer oficial | Netflix Brasil

Narcos (2015)

Narcos
77%
8.8/10
tv-ma
3 Seasons
Genre
Crime, Drama
Stars
Pedro Pascal, Matias Varela, Damián Alcázar
Created by
Chris Brancato, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard
Watch on Netflix
If you didn’t see this highly popular Latino-centric American Netflix show when it first came out, Narcos is a gritty, no-nonsense look at the beginnings of the Colombian drug trade and how it caught the attention of the U.S. government. Even though the three-season series largely revolves around the rise of Pablo Escobar, it also looks at other major kingpins, such as Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela and his Cali Cartel. If you like this show, you should also check out the prequel series Narcos Mexico, which looks at the early Mexican drug war and examines how it ties back to what happened in Colombia.
Narcos | Official Trailer 2 [HD] | Netflix

Jane the Virgin (2014)

Jane the Virgin
81%
7.9/10
tv-14
5 Seasons
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Stars
Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas
Created by
Jennie Snyder Urman
Watch on Netflix
Even though Jane the Virgin is an English-language show that originally aired on The CW, it is still a parody of Latin American soap operas, better known as telenovelas. The series revolves around Jane Gloriana Villanueva, an innocent young Mexican Catholic woman who is accidentally inseminated with the sperm of a rich hotel owner that she currently works for and used to have a crush on. Many critics have praised Jane the Virgin for its loving satire of telenovelas and the star-making performance of Gina Rodriguez as the title character. It’s also more fun and lighthearted than other CW shows like Gossip Girl and Riverdale.
Jane the Virgin - Trailer (CW)

3% (2016)

3%
7.3/10
tv-ma
4 Seasons
Genre
Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stars
Bianca Comparato, Vaneza Oliveira, Rodolfo Valente
Created by
Pedro Aguilera
Watch on Netflix
Netflix did not feature any original Brazilian shows until 2016 when 3% was released. This post-apocalyptic teen drama is set in a world split into two sides — the poverty-stricken “Inland” and the more affluent “Offshore.” Each year, 20-year-olds from the Inland participate in “The Process,” a series of tests that, if passed, allows them to live in the Offshore, but only 3% of participants can pass these tests. What separates 3% from other post-apocalyptic teen dramas is how quickly the show makes you sympathize with this diverse set of characters. If anything, 3% is a precursor to the much more popular South Korean Netflix series Squid Game.
3% | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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