Best Movies for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo isn't the Mexican independence day, but it does celebrate an unprecedented military victory. A small Mexican army routed the superior French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Here are movies to celebrate Mexican culture.

Stand and Deliver, 1988: In the poor barrios of Los Angeles, underfunded public schools and underpaid teachers struggled to prevent Latino students from turning to the streets. Math teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) decided to steal students back from the streets by teaching his Hispanic kids calculus. Very few people believed the students were capable of learning basic math let alone calculus. They were wrong. Also starring Lou Diamond Phillips.  Best Movies for Cinco De Mayo

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