Bellow find some ideas of shows and movies that Asian American stories and actors, not a comprehensive list :) (*Latinx Student Org. members recommended)
· I’m No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aquí): In 2011, 17-year-old Ulises leads a gang called Los Terkos dedicated to the Kolombia or Cholombiano subculture. After a misunderstanding with a local cartel, Ulises flees to the immigrant community of Jackson Heights, Queens to save his life.
· *Roma: This Oscar-winning Netflix epic directed by Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life and social hierarchy set against Mexico’s political turmoil of the 1970s.
· *One Day at a Time: The series follows the lives of the Alvarezes, a Cuban family living in an apartment complex in Los Angeles, that yes, still comes with a handyman named Sneider. The multidimensional Latinx characters attend political demonstrations, work through being LGBTQ+ in the Latinx community and take on racism and colorism.
· *Lorena, la de pies ligeros (Lorena, Light-Footed Woman): This documentary tells the incredible story of Mexican runner Lorena Ramírez, who wins international ultramarathons in traditional dress and sandals.
· How to Be a Latin Lover: Maximo gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger car salesman. Forced out of his mansion, he must now move in with his estranged sister, Sara, and her nerdy but adorable son, Hugo. Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire and live the high life once again.
· Una historia de dos cocinas (A Tale of Two Kitchens): This feel-good half-hour film takes an inspiring look at two celebrated sister restaurants on different sides of the US-Mexico border. Set in both Mexico City and San Francisco, the documentary short explores the ways in which a restaurant can serve as a place of dignity and close-knit community.
· Nadie sabrá nunca (No One Will Ever Know): A mother and young son escape into a magical world of their imagination listening to radio plays and watching movies to transform the drudgery of their lives in rural Mexico.
· El Alien y Yo: Hoping to reinvent their sound, a punk band hires Pepe, a keyboardist with Down syndrome, but jealousies erupt when he steals the show
· Diary of a Future President: This family-friendly sitcom follows 12-year-old Cuban-American middle schooler Elena Cañero-Reed (Tess Romero) on her path to the White House. The presidential hopeful is determined to make a difference. Executive producer Gina Rodriguez has a recurring guest-starring role as the adult version of Elena.
· The Baker and the Beauty: A billionaire philanthropist and socialite, and Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk), a Cuban baker who lives with his family. The first season showcases a positive and realistic portrayal of the challenges and triumphs of the immigrant family
· Superstore This lively workplace comedy premiered in 2015 and returned in January 2020 for the fifth season. America Ferrera is the star of the series and also executive produces the show
· *Ugly Betty: Ugly Betty is an English adaptation of the Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea. The fan-favorite show follows Mexican-American Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) as she navigates the cutthroat fashion industry in New York City.
· Devious Maids: The plot follows four Latina maids Carmen Luna (Roselyn Sanchez), Judy Reyes (Zoila Diaz), Marisol Suarez (Ana Ortiz) and Rosie Falta (Dania Ramirez) as they work for elite clients in Beverly Hills. The series makes a mockery of the Latinx housekeeper stereotype by allowing the dynamic characters to develop on-screen beyond their jobs.
- Jane the Virgin on Netflix
- Gentefied on Netflix
- La Casa De Los Flores on Netflix
- Roswell, New Mexico on Netflix
- Party of Five on Netflix (New Version)
- Love, Victor on Hulu
- Undone on Amazon
- Vida on Starz