15 Films Featuring Latinx Talent Coming Out in 2024

From "Mean Girls" to "Beetlejuice 2", here are 15 films starring Latinx talent to watch this year

Latinx movies 2024

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Last year we had reason to celebrate Latinx talent on the bigs screen and we’re only making more progress this year. We saw Blue Beetle, the first live-action Latinx superhero film and it was directed by a Puerto Rican filmmaker, as well as the debut of films uplifting true stories from our communities like Flamin’ Hot and A Million Miles Away. We broke new grounds, broke records, and even went viral like America Ferrera’s monologue in Barbie. But as a new year begins, we’re already so excited to see what new upcoming projects are in store for Latinx talent this year, from Anya Taylor-Joy headlining Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga to the return of Ariana DeBose as a supporting character in Argylle. We’re anxious to see what 2024 brings so read on to learn more about 15 films featuring Latinx talent that are releasing in theaters and onto streaming services this year.

Mean Girls in theaters

Release Date: January 12, 2024

In what is probably one of the most anticipated films of the year, Mean Girls is a musical adaptation of the original 2004 film starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. This new version is based on the award-winning Broadway musical but is the same story that follows Cady Heron (Angourie Rice), a new student who leaves homeschool to attend public high school for the first time. She’s immediately taken under the wings of the popular girls knows as the Plastics, ruled by queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp). But when Cady falls for Regina’s ex-boyfriend and Regina gets back at her, she, along with her new friends Janis and Damien, decide to take the entire group down. The films has a cast of up-and-coming actors including Auliʻi Cravalho, who is of Native Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Chinese, and Irish descent, and plays Janis and Bebe Wood, who is of Cuban descent, as Gretchen Wieners.

I.S.S. in theaters

Release Date: January 19, 2024

I.S.S. stars Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) in her latest leading role as Dr. Kira Foster. The film follows a group of astronauts and cosmonauts from the U.S. and Russia, including Kira, who are living on the International Space Station, or I.S.S. When a worldwide conflict breaks out on Earth, problems among the group start to rise based on their conflicting loyalties. Just when things look bleak, they receive orders from their respective governments to do one thing: to override the other side and take control of the I.S.S. by any means necessary.

Miller’s Girl in theaters

Release Date: January 26, 2024

Miller’s Girl is the first time we’ll get to see Jenna Ortega on the big screen this year. The film stars Ortega as Cairo Sweet, an 18-year-old high school student with a talent for writing. When her teacher Jonathan Miller (Martin Freeman) assigns her an assignment to write in the style of her favorite author, they embark on a complex journey of attraction and self-destruction. While Sweet is determined to seduce Mr. Miller, he’s looking to take control of the situation before she ruins his life.

Argylle in theaters and AppleTV+

Release Date: February 2, 2024

Argylle follows Elly Conway (Bryce Dallas Howard), a novelist who never leaves home, opting instead to write best-selling spy novels about a secret agent named Argylle (Henry Cavill). His mission? Take down a global spy syndicate. But then the events of her book start to get too close to reality, mirroring with the actions of a real-life spy organization and threatening her life. When undercover spy Aiden Wilde (Sam Rockwell) seemingly shows up to save her, Elly and her cat Alfie are drawn into the fold and a world where nothing is what it seems. Ariana DeBose stars in the film as a supporting actor in an undisclosed role.

Madame Web in theaters

Release Date: February 14, 2024

Madame Web is an upcoming superhero film from Marvel following Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson), a parademic and clairvoyant living in New York City who gains the psychic abilities to see future events within the “spider world.” But her newfound talents come with a heavy cost. As she’s forced to revisit her past, she’s also handed the task of protecting three young Spider-women, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin, and Anya Corazon who are being hunted to the death by a strange adversary. Isabela Merced, who is of Peruvian descent, plays Corazon, also known by her superhero name Araña.

Drive-Away Dolls in theaters

Release Date: February 23, 2024

Drive-Away Dolls is a comedy road trip film following a lovesick Jamie (Margaret Qualley), who is mourning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her uptight friend Marian (Geraldine Viswanathan) who needs to find a way to loosen up. In the spur of the moment, they decide to take a road trip to Tallahassee, Florida for a fresh start. But when they come face to face with a group of criminals, things immediately start going in ways they never expected. The cast also features a stack of A-listers including Colman Domingo, who is of Belizean and Guatemalan descent, and Chilean actor Pedro Pascal.

Abigail in theaters

Release Date: April 19, 2024

Abigail is inspired by the 1936 Universal film Dracula’s Daughter, which followed Countess Marya Zaleska, the vampire daughter of Count Dracula. This film focuses on a group of kidnappers who realize that one of their abductees is in fact the daughter of Count Dracula. Among an A-list cast that includes Dan Stevens and Giancarlo Esposito, Melissa Barrera is confirmed to be playing one of the kidnappers.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga in theaters

Release Date: May 24, 2024

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga features Argentine American actor Anya Taylor-Joy center stage in this spin-off and prequel of Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) within the dystopian Mad Max franchise. She stars as a younger version of Imperator Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron in the previous film), a young woman who is kidnapped from the Green Place of Many Mothers and handed over to the Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. As they travel through the Wasteland, they end up at the Citadel, led by the Immortan Joe. Immediately, the two tyrants war for control of the Citadel and Furiosa begins to plot her escape and return home.

Ballerina in theaters

Release Date: June 7, 2024

Ballerina is the first spin-off of the thriller franchise John Wick, which originally starred Keanu Reeves. This film stars Cuban/Spanish actress Ana de Armas as Rooney, a ballerina-assassin who is hunting down the murderers of her family to seek revenge. The character was previously seen in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and as a result, the film will take place between that movie and Chapter 4. In addition to de Armas, we can expect to see more Latinx talent including Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace) in an undisclosed role.

A Quiet Place: Day One in theaters

Release Date: June 28, 2024

A Quiet Place: Day One is the third installment of the Quiet Place franchise and will serve as a spin-off prequel in the series. While no plot details have been revealed yet, we can confirm that Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o (Wakanda Forever) will star alongside actors Joseph Quinn and Alex Wolff in undisclosed roles, as well as the return of Djimon Hounsou.

Twister in theaters

Release Date: July 19, 2024

Twister is an upcoming disaster film that is a standalone sequel to the 1996 film Twister originally starring Helen Hunt. This new installment will continue to explore the themes of the original including tornados, storm chasing, and using science for public good, but with the modern layer of climate change added to the mix. The ensemble cast includes Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, and Puerto Rican actor Anthony Ramos (In the Heights) in undisclosed roles. 

Alien: Romulus in theaters

Release Date: August 16, 2024 

Alien: Romulus is the third installment in the Alien franchise that will be a prequel to the 1986 film Aliens, which itself was a sequel to the 1979 original film Alien. Taking place between these two movies, it’ll star Cailee Spaeny and Isabela Merced in undisclosed roles. It’s being directed by Uruguayan director Fede Álvarez, who also co-wrote the script.

Kraven the Hunter in theaters

Release Date: August 30, 2024

Ariana DeBose is undoubtedly going to shine in 2024 with yet another film on her roster with the Marvel superhero movie Kraven the Hunter. It centers on Sergei Kravinoff/Kraven the Hunter (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a Russian immigrant who’s on a mission to prove himself as the greatest hunter in the world. The film will tell the origin story of one of Marvel’s most iconic villains came to be set before his notorious vendetta with Spider-Man. DeBose stars as Calypso, a voodoo priestess who falls for Kraven.

Beetlejuice 2 in theaters

Release Date: September 6, 2024

Beetlejuice 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the beloved comedy film Beetlejuice (1988). Tim Burton returns at the director for this second installment as well as original cast members Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara reprising their roles, as well as Willem Dafoe in a new role as a ghost detective. Jenna Ortega is set to star as Astrid Deetz, the daughter of Ryder’s character Lydia Deetz. No word on the plot has been announced yet but we’re excited to see Ortega in this perfectly cast role considering her Emmy-nominated role as Wednesday Addams also directed by Tim Burton.

Gladiator 2 in theaters

Release Date: November 22, 2024

Gladiator 2 is arguably one of the most anticipated epic films this year. A sequel to the beloved 2000 film Gladiator, audiences will now follow a grown up Lucius Verus, nephew of Emperor Commodus and son of Lucilla and Lucius, the co-emperor of Rome until 169 AD. There are no details about the plot, though many theories have been shared online. Russell Crowe, who played the lead role of Maximus in Gladiator, will not be returning but has hinted that the film may follow Lucias as he becomes Rome’s new emperor. What is confirmed is that Pedro Pascal is also part of the cast, though his role has yet to be revealed.

Turtles All the Way Down on HBOMax

Release Date: Sometime in 2024

For fans of other John Green films including The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Town, his 2017 novel Turtles All the Way Down is officially getting a film adaptation. It follows Aza Holmes, a 16-year-old girl struggling with OCD. In the midst of school and grieving the loss of her father, she embarks on a search for a fugitive billionaire with her friend Daisy Ramirez while growing close to the billionaire’s son Davis. Isabela Merced is slated to star in the lead role as Aza, alongside Cree Cicchino, who is of Ecuadorian and Italian descent as Daisy and Dominican American actress Judy Reyes as Aza’s mother, Gina Holmes.

Spellbound on Netflix

Release Date: Sometime in 2024

Spellbound is a musical fantasy children’s film that takes place in the magical world of Lumbria where Princess Ellian’s kingdom has been split in two by a spell and only she can break the curse. Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), who is of Colombian descent, will star in the titular role as Ellian and we can also expect to see the voice talents of A-listers including Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. No release date has been announced for the film but this is not the only time fans get to see Zegler in a princess role — she’s slated to star in the live-action Snow White set to premiere in 2025.

The Casagrandes Movie on Netflix

Release Date: Sometime in 2024

Fans of the beloved Nickelodeon series The Casagrandes, which aired from 2019 to 2022, can now see their favorite animated family on the big screen inthe The Casagrandes Movie premiering sometime later this year. It features an all-star creative team including writers Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May (Rise of the Mutant Ninja Turtles), as well as additional writers Lalo Alcaraz and Rosemary Contreras and director Miguel Puga. No release date or talent has been announced yet but it’s undoubtedly one fans are eagerly awaiting.

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