Best Spanish Movies To Watch On Netflix

Best Spanish Movies To Watch On Netflix

Watching Spanish-language movies on Netflix is a great way to practice vocabulary and listening skills. Spanish films also allow you to learn about other cultures and gain exposure to different accents and slang.

If you are an intermediate or advanced learner, I recommend watching with Spanish subtitles as studies show it enhances language learning. I also jot down any interesting new vocabulary and add it to my Anki flashcards later.

Here are 28 recommended Spanish movies on Netflix streaming in the US as of July 1, 2019. If you’re not in the US, just click the title to check if the show is available in your country. Watch these films while you can, because content disappears as licensing agreements expire.

There are so many great Mexican movies on Netflix that I created a separate list for them. Also, don’t miss my recommendations for Spanish-language TV shows on Netflix.

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, be sure to check out my lists of Spanish-language movies and Spanish-language TV shows free for members on Amazon Prime Video.

1. El Ciudadano Ilustre (The Distinguished Citizen)

Hilarious and moving tale of a famous Nobel Prize-winning author who returns to his backwater hometown in Argentina after many decades as an expat in Spain, with unexpected consequences.

Accents: Argentinian, European Spanish

2. Perdiendo el Norte (Off Course)

Cute and entertaining Spanish comedy about two overeducated and underemployed young Spaniards who move to Berlin to find professional jobs, but end up working in a Turkish cafe. Some hilarious moments of cultural misunderstanding.

Accent: European Spanish

3. Roma

This Oscar-winning Netflix epic directed by Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life and social hierarchy set against Mexico’s political turmoil of the 1970s.

Accent: Mexican. Some dialogue in Mixtec, an indigenous language from Oaxaca.

4. Durante la tormenta (Mirage).

Spanish thriller from the director of Contratiempo starring the talented Adriana Ugarte. 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.

Accent: European Spanish

5. Soltera Codiciada (How to Get Over a Breakup)

A heartbroken ad copywriter living in Lima, Peru, is inspired to write a blog about life as a single woman and is surprised by her website’s success. Light comedy based on the real-life blog Soltera Codiciada by Peruvian writer María José Osorio.

Accent: Peruvian

6. Tarde Para la Ira (The Fury of a Patient Man)

This gritty, suspenseful revenge flick won four Goya awards. The tentative romance between a gentle Madrid laborer and a hard-working single mother becomes a struggle for survival when the woman’s violent boyfriend returns from prison.

Accent: European Spanish

7. Carteristas (Pickpockets)

Predictable but entertaining Netflix original film that follows three teen thieves learning what it takes to be successful pickpockets on the streets of Bogotá from a master in the art of deception. Stunning location shots of Colombia’s capital, especially its amazing street art.

Accents: Colombian, European Spanish

8. Nuestros Amantes (Our Lovers)

Charming, creative rom-com with clever dialogue.  A love-challenged man and a woman he meets at a coffee shop begin dating, but only at the shop — and without knowing anything about each other.

Accent: European Spanish

baagi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *