Top 20 Latin American TV Series

In these serials there is no place for faded landscapes, sluggish plots and nondescript characters. It is always hot here from the bright sun and passions are boiling, ready to warm the audience anywhere in the world. So, we present to your attention the Latin American series, released in Russian with professional voice acting, which has preserved the stormy intonations of temperamental actors.

Who killed Sarah? (2021)

18 years ago, Alex was imprisoned for the murder of his sister Sarah. After being released, the man tries to clear his name and find the real killer. His suspicions fall on the Lazcano family – the deceased girl knew too many secrets of an influential clan. Over time, it is in this family that Alex will find allies in the fight. The novelty of the movie was continued immediately after the end of the first season.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
¿Qué pasó con Sara?

Genre:
Detective, drama, thriller, crime

Actors:
Manolo Cardona, Gines Garcia Millan, Carolina Miranda …

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Good morning Veronica! (2020)

A new Latin American  crime series with a detective story dedicated to the problems of domestic violence and its consequences. The main character works in the police department for the investigation of especially serious crimes. After witnessing a suicide, Veronica tries to discover a connection between this victim and previous ones who died under similar circumstances.

Original title:
Bom Dia, Verônica

Genre:
Detective, crime, thriller

Actors:
Taina Muller, Camila Morgado, Eduardo Moscovish…

Country:
Brazil

Rating:
IMDb – 7.6

Age limit:
18+


Cancel action (2020)

This exciting Latin American novelty is a series where dramatic events unfold in a Mexican high school. An unknown hacker breaks into teenagers’ equipment and publicly reveals their secrets. While everyone is busy sorting things out and trying to keep the remaining secrets from the ubiquitous burglar, high school student Sophie tries to find the culprit using the deductive method.

Original title:
Control Z

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Ana Valeria Becerril, Michael Ronda, Yankel Stevan…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.8


The Monarch (2019)

If there are patriarchs, then there are matriarchs – this is reminiscent of the Mexican show, showing how the fearless woman Ana Maria fights to save the family business empire . Bandits and local politicians are circling around the company, wanting to snatch a bigger piece. Other children of Fausto Carranza also strive to control the family business, not suspecting that their well-being will soon come to an end. After all, dropping out of the elite list in this country is as easy as getting into it.

Original title:
Monarca

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Irene Azuela, Juan Manuel Bernal, Osvaldo Benavidez…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 8.0


Always a Witch (2019)

Latin American series with Russian voice acting and subtitles about a witch from the 17th century. A girl with a magical gift is about to be burned at the stake, but she makes a time jump – into the 21st century, and finds herself in modern Cartagena. Now the sorceress must not only deal with her own abilities that have thrown her through the centuries, but also find a way to survive in the new world and save her beloved, who is threatened with death in Cartagena in the 17th century. Fantasy movie – adaptation of the novel “Yo Brujah” by Isadora Chacon.

Original title:
Siempre Bruja

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, melodrama

Actors:
Sofía Araujo Mejía, Angeli Gaviria, Sofía Araújo…

Country:
Colombia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.3


Love Outlaw (2018 – 2019)

Alejandra is preparing to marry her lover, but the wedding is canceled – the police arrest the groom on the day of the wedding. To prove his innocence and help other people in trouble, the girl gets a job at the Vega y Asociados law office . Passion flares up between her and fellow lawyer Ricardo. A remake of the Colombian telenovela Law of the Heart.

Original title:
Por amar sin ley

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
David Zepeda, Jose Maria Torre, Julián Gil…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.8


Unmanaged (2017 – 2019)

One of the best Latin American series tells about the fate of Emilia, the wife of a politician . As the wife of an influential person, she supported her husband in everything, including in her attempts to run for the presidency of Mexico. But when Diego Nava received the desired post, conflicts began between the spouses. In an attempt to escape from her husband, Emilia is drawn into a maelstrom of criminal events. The popular series has been renewed for a third season, with filming starting in 2021, but no release date has been set yet.

Original title:
Ingobernable

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Kate del Castillo, Lea Allers, Erendira Ibarra…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Secret Truths (2015 – 2021)

Highly rated Latin American hit about a provincial woman who dreams of becoming a model. The main character moves to Sao Paulo – a large Brazilian city where you can realize any ambitions. The desired job was found immediately – the young beauty was taken to a modeling agency headed by Fanny. But Arlette does not yet know that in fact the agency is just a front. And she herself, like other girls, will be forced to provide escort services to wealthy clients.

Original title:
Verdades Secretas

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Camila Queiroz, Marieta Severo, Agata Moreira …

Country:
Brazil

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.3


Among the cannibals (2015)

Ariana, 17, was brutally raped and almost killed by four men. 20 years later, the victim seeks revenge on his abusers, one of whom is running for president. The woman’s son, born after that night, never saw his mother and grew up under the care of a priest, Father Martin. The multi-episode drama with an exciting plot about revenge got into the list of the best because of the excellent reviews of the audience and the participation of the popular Natalia Oreiro in the series.

Original title:
Entre caníbales

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Eduardo Blanco, Mario Alarcon, Natalia Lobo…

Country:
Argentina, Uruguay

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Case (2013 – 2018)

A comedy series from Latin America tells about the strength of the character of an elite prostitute Karin and the upgrade she made to an ancient profession. After working in the escort industry for several years, she decides to use marketing ploys to raise her own business. Her friends, Luna and Magali, help her in this matter. For the production of the series, its creators had to seriously study the theory of marketing.

Original title:
O Negócio

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Rafaela Mandelli, Julian Schalch, Michel Batista …

Country:
Brazil

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Violetta (2012 – 2015)

Comedy Latin American show in the genre of youth melodrama . In the center of the plot is the blond beauty Violetta, who has recently become a popular soloist. While the singer is creating a pop group, her loved one is leaving overseas. Experiencing the loss, Violetta moves away from friends and admirers. But soon a new candidate for the hand and heart appears in her life – the charismatic Diego. The show is worth watching for fans of music and light youth comedies .

Original title:
Violetta

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy, family

Actors:
Diego Ramos, Martina Stoessel, Jorge Blanco …

Country:
Argentina

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 5.2

Age restrictions:
12+


Roads of India (2009)

The plot of the popular Brazilian melodrama covers events from the 50s of the last century to the present day. Love between representatives of different castes is shown against the background of the socio-political structure of India, where such ties were banned. Further, the action of the series is transferred to Brazil, where there are more and more intrigues, and one of the heroes fakes his death, subsequently changing his name. The contrast between the “Indian” and “Brazilian” episodes became a highlight of the series.

Original title:
Caminho das Índias

Genre:
Drama, romance, adventure

Actors:
Juliana Paez, Laura Cardoso, Christiane Torloni …

Country:
Brazil

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 6.8

Age Limits :
16+


Amanda Oh (2008 – 2009)

The list of Latin American series continues with a comedy drama with elements of mysticism. Her main character is a successful pop star who is forced to respond to accusations from the press . In the hearts of a woman, she wants not to be herself, which eventually happens: after waking up after an accident, Amanda realizes that another woman has taken her place … In Russia, an attempt was made to adapt the series, but she failed to achieve the success of the original.

Original title:
Amanda O

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Natalia Oreiro, Luciano Castro, Julieta Silberberg…

Country:
Argentina

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Watch out for the angel (2008 – 2009)

Marichuy is an orphan who ran away from an orphanage at the age of 14. On the street, the girl becomes a victim of rape, which leads to nightmares and a desire to take revenge on the offender. For another petty theft, the girl ends up in prison, where she meets psychologist Juan Miguel. He persuades the judges to release Marichuy under his personal responsibility and begins to court the former criminal. But soon the woman remembers the face of her offender…

Original title:
Cuidado con el ángel

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Mayte Perroni Beorlegi, William Levy, Erik Corona…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 6.6


You are my life (2006 – 2007)

Martin Quesada is a successful entrepreneur and racing driver , Esperanza Muñoz is a professional boxer . At first glance, these people have nothing in common, but circumstances bring young people together. A boxer girl leaves the sport after a hand injury and comes to get a job in Martin’s company. The boss falls in love with the beauty and soon realizes that she is not just another hobby. The tape entered the top Latin American TV series, received the Clarin and Martin Fierro awards.

Original title:
Sos mi vida

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy, sports

Actors:
Facundo Arana, Natalia Oreiro, Carlos Belloso…

Country:
Argentina

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Strange Anastasia (2004)

Anastasia and her sisters become part of an influential family of jewelers. A shocking and creative woman skillfully uses her appearance and mind to increase the profitability of her business, which deserves the love of Don Aureliano, the head of the family. Anastasia’s husband does not like his wife’s activities, but he cannot go against the will of his grandfather. Everything changes when the cross of dreams is returned to the family – the legendary decoration that belonged to Catherine II herself. The mystical images and ghosts that this cross evokes have become the most interesting storyline in the crime melodrama.

Original title:
Estrambótica Anastasia

Genre:
Horror, drama, melodrama, crime, detective

Actors:
Maira Alejandra, Carlos Felipe Alvarez, Norkis Batista…

Country:
Venezuela

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Macho (2003)

The series from South America tells about a conservative Chilean family. Its leader did everything for the seven sons to grow up to be successful and influential people: he gave them a decent education, instilled moral principles and taught them how to achieve their goals. But, looking back at his life, Angel Mercader realizes that everything is not going the way he planned at the very beginning. The popular series is dedicated to the eternal problem of fathers and children, as well as unjustified parental expectations and the need to put up with the situation, and not try to remake the world to fit your ideas.

Original title:
Machos

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Hector Noguera, Felipe Brown, Jorge Zabaleta…

Country:
Chile

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 8.0


Secret passion (2003 – 2004)

The romance between Libya and a married man ends tragically: the lover becomes a victim of an accident, and the girl lays hands on herself. The brothers of Libya believe that the family of the deceased man is to blame for this – it was their accusations that drove the pregnant woman to suicide. Relatives vow to avenge their sister’s death, and a few years later, they begin to implement a cruel plan.

Original title:
Pasión de Gavilanes

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Danna Garcia, Paola Andrea Rey, Mario Simarro…

Country:
Colombia, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.4, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Rebellious Spirit (2002 – 2003)

The action of the Latin American serial melodrama takes place on the territory of a closed private school. United by love for freedom and truth, children from families of different social status are trying to find their place in life. The created musical group helps them in this. Interestingly, the Erreway group, invented for the film project, went beyond the screen existence and continued to perform in real life.

Original title:
Rebelde Way

Genre:
Drama, melodrama, comedy, family, music

Actors:
Camila Bordonaba, Benjamin Rojas, Luisana Lopilato…

Country:
Argentina

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Wife of Judas (2002 – 2003)

After 20 years in prison, Altagracia, a woman falsely accused of murdering a priest, is released. Once she vowed revenge. After her appearance, terrible events begin to occur in the city. Many blame Altagracia for them, but her relative Gloria does not believe in these rumors. The girl decides to figure everything out on her own and soon begins to encounter a bloody woman in a wedding dress, who is popularly called the “wife of Judas.” In Russia, Latin American cinema was released under the name “Wine of Love”.

Original title:
La mujer de Judas

Genre:
Melodrama, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Chantal Bodo, Juan Carlos Garcia, Estefania Lopez…

Country:
Venezuela

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.7

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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