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You don’t have to look far to find a great crime story. With everyone stuck indoors, the popularity of streaming sites have sky rocked and with that the emergence of exciting new thrillers, mysteries, and true crime television and movies. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we lined up some of the most plot-twisty and intrigue-packed series and movies we’re watching right now featuring Latin/Hispanic casts and creators. From international heists to a dystopian future wrapped in horror, these crime stories will have you at the edge of your seat.
Get your snacks ready, pop into your favorite detective cap, and let’s solve some crimes.
CRIMINAL: SPAIN (2019-)
Part of a Netflix series that spans countries and continents, CRIMINAL: SPAIN takes the camera into the interrogation room in this high-tension mini series. The detectives here have one goal—to prove the innocence or guilt of the person in the hot seat. Don’t point the finger too quickly. You’ll be surprised at what these detectives uncover. Official Description: Psychological games abound between detectives and suspects in a tense interrogation room, where the search for answers sometimes comes at a moral cost.
Starring: Emma Suárez, Jorge Bosch, Álvaro Cervantes
Creators: George Kay, Jim Field Smith
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THE OCCUPANT (2020)
THE OCCUPANT is the perfect combination of domestic thriller and horror. Following a washed-up advertising executive, THE OCCUPANT demonstrates how far some people will go for wealth and success. It will also have you double-checking your locks at night. Official Description: An unemployed advertising executive begins stalking the new tenants of his former home and his motives toward the family turn sinister.
Starring: Javier Gutiérrez, Mario Casas, Bruna Cusí
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THE MIRAGE (2018)
For people who love their plots riddled with mystery with a tinge of romance, THE MIRAGE is the movie for you. This thriller takes the best of the drama and science fiction genres to create a horror-filled saga involving a missing child, a woman murdered, and only 72 hours to discover the truth. Official Description: A space-time continuum glitch allows Vera to save a boy’s life 25 years earlier, but results in the loss of her daughter, whom she fights to get back.
Starring: Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín, Javier Gutiérrez
THE PLATFORM (2019)
Mindblowing and more than a little unsettling, THE PLATFORM takes place in a futuristic society where prisoners live in tower-like cells with limited food and safety. Their one chance at staying alive is eating off a platform that descends each day, stopping for a short time on every floor and leaving inmates scrabbling to eat. Those at the top live luxuriously. Those at the bottom will do anything to ascend. Official Description: A slab of food descends floor by floor in a prison. The inmates above eat heartily, leaving those below starving and desperate. A rebellion is imminent.
Starring: Iván Massagué, Antonia San Juan, Zorion Eguileor
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MONEY HEIST (2017-)
For all our heist lovers out there (we see you), MONEY HESIT is the perfect weekend binge. Bringing together a cacophony of intriguing protagonists, this adventurous series explores all things morally ambiguous and money-driven. Another one not to be missed. Official Description: Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.
Starring: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño
Creators: Álex Pina
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