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Day of the Dead Movies

Are you looking for Day of the Dead movies to watch? Here are your choices, including a great Day of the Dead movie on Netflix. It's part of the Halloween movies series I created.

What is the Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead or Dia de los muertos is a multi-day Mexican holiday celebrated by people of Mexican heritage which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died and help support their spiritual journey.

In 2023, Day of the Dead 2023 will begin on Wednesday, November 1, and ends on Thursday, November 2.

The symbolism includes:
  • Sugar skulls – Along with toys, they are left on the altars for children who have passed. The skull is used not as a morbid symbol but rather as a whimsical reminder of the cyclicality of life, which is why they are brightly decorated.
  • Marigolds – A specific type of marigold flower, native to Mexico, is often placed ofrendas (a collection of objects placed on a ritual altar) and around graves. With their strong scent and vibrant color, the petals are used to make a path that leads the spirits from the cemetery to their families' homes.
  • Monarch butterflies –  They play a role in because they are believed to hold the spirits of the departed. This belief stems from the fact that the first monarchs arrive in Mexico for the winter each fall on Nov. 1, which coincides with Día de Los Muertos.
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If you are looking for Day of the Dead Movies (especially Day of the Dead Movies on Netflix), unfortunately, the only one you can watch on Netflix right now is:

Super Monsters: Dia de Los Monsters (2020)

The Super Monsters celebrate Día de Los Muertos in Vida's hometown with her magical family, some new monster friends, and a spooktacular parade! | Stream on Netflix

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Day of the Dead Movies on Disney Plus

The Netflix library used to have Coco. Now, this Disney movie “Day of the Dead” is solely available with a Disney Plus membership.

Coco (Theatrical Version)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt (Actors)

Coco

On Día de Los Muertos, young would-be musician Miguel crosses into the afterlife on a quest to meet his ancestor and understand his family legacy. (Watch on Disney Plus)

In this Day of the Dead movie, Disney pulls off a new animated film that celebrates the Mexican tradition known as Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos. It's my favorite Day of the Dead kid's movie.

Coco (Spanish Version)

El Día de los Muertos, Miguel, un chico con alma de músico, cruza al mundo de los espíritus para encontrarse con sus ancestros y atar los cabos de la historia. (Watch on Disney Plus)

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A Celebration of the Music from Coco

A Celebration of the Music from Coco” brings to life performances from the spectacular Disney-Pixar film. This magical celebration includes performances and appearances by: Benjamin Bratt, Jaime Camil, Felipe Fernández del Paso, Alex Gonzalez, Sarah Hicks, Natalia Jiménez, Eva Longoria, and more. | Watch on Disney Plus

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Movies About Day of the Dead

Macario

The story centers on Macario, a poor indigenous woodcutter, during Colonial Mexico, on the eve of the Day of the Dead, who lives embittered for being so poor and hungry.

In this el dia de Los Muertos movie, the poverty-stricken peasant goes on a hunger strike, hoping that someone will take pity on him and give him a turkey dinner. | Stream on IMDb

A Night in Old Mexico
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, Angie Cepeda (Actors)

A Night in Old Mexico

Forced to give up his land and home, Texas rancher Red Bovie isn't about to retire quietly in a trailer park. Instead, he jumps in his Cadillac and hits the road with his estranged grandson for one last wild adventure. Red and Gally enjoy the town's attractions during the Mexican festival of the dead.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp (Actors)

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

The saga continues as El Mariachi makes his way across a rugged landscape on the blood trail of Barrillo, a cartel kingpin with one last score to settle. During the movie, the village celebrates the Day of the Dead during the President's visit.

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Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico (DVD)
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Nicole Jaffe (Actors)

Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang are in for a creepy encounter with a monster from Mexico in the mucho spooky, all-new Scooby-Doo movie. The sleuths take a well-earned vacation to visit a friend in Mexico and celebrate the Day of the Dead.

The Book of Life
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo (Actors)

The Book of Life

The story follows a bullfighter who, on the Day of the Dead, embarks on an afterlife adventure to fulfill the expectations of his family and friends.

El Día de los Muertos
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Luis Barreto (Director)

El dia de los Muertos

Experience the Day of the Dead celebration with Itzli, a girl from Mexico, and Derrick, an American high school student, as she teaches him all about El Día de los Muertos. Learn about the many preparations, enjoy the celebrations and discover the meaning of the holiday to the people of Mexico. Filmed entirely in Oaxaca, live and unrehearsed!

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The Halloween Tree
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ray Bradbury, Leonard Nimoy, Annie Barker (Actors)

The Halloween Tree

Sit on the edge of your seat and enjoy master storyteller Ray Bradbury's classic adventure of four youths who try to save the spirit of their friend from the ghosts of Halloween past. While in Mexico, they learn about the significance of skeletons during “Día de Los Muertos” — the Day of the Dead festival.

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