Movies in Spanish

Movies in Spanish

Watching movies in foreigner language is a fun way to reinforce what we are learning else-where.
It can be really hard to identify good language-specific movies to watch however. After much research I’ve found a handful of films in Spanish which I would recommend. Between them they encompass a range of different accents and cultures. To get the most from the movie you may want to use multiple subtitles at once – I explain how to do this on the next blog post.

From here you can find more Spanish movies by following-up the actors/directors/writers of the best Spanish films (IMDB is great for this). If you know of any good films in Spanish I’d love to hear. 

Celda 211 (2009)


IMDB score: 7.7
English title: Cell 211
The survival of a prison guard stuck inside a prison during a deadly riot/revolt.

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Eva (2011)


IMDB score: 6.6
A mans attempt of designing and engineering the personality of a child in an era of artificial intelligence. The imagery is really beautiful in this film and the Spanish is simple to follow. I highly recommend this one.

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Medianeras (2011)


Sidewalls IMBD: 7.3
Very artistic and utterly beautiful movie about how life keeps-apart/brings-together two quirky people who live in buildings opposite each other.

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Abre los ojos (1997)


IMDB score: 7.8
English title: Open Your Eyes
Later remade in English as “Vanilla Sky”. The story of a man who wakes-up disfigured after an accident and has to distinguish dream from reality.

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 Sin Nombre (2009)


IMDB score: 7.6
The story of a young gang member and a Honduran teenager’s on the quest of crossing the US border. Very moving.

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Hable con ella (2002)


IMDB score: 8.0
English title: talk to her.
A stranger story of love and caring for women while they are in commas.

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Te doy mis ojos (2003)


IMDB score: 7.5
English title: take my eyes
A scary movie about going blind and the suspicious deaths. Did I mention that it’s a bit scary.

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Tres metros sobre el sielo (2010)


IMDB score: 6.7
English title: Three steps above heaven
Let’s be honest, this is a teen movie, and quite interesting for that reason. It’s an insight (or at least one perspective) into modern teenage life in Spain.

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Movies I havn’t seen but have heard are good.

  • Bad Education (IMDB: 7.4)
  • Carmina o Revienta (IMDB: 6.3)
  • Como Agua Para Chocolate (IMDB: 7.1)
  • Los abrazos rotos  (IMDB: 7.2)
  • Los amantes del Círculo Polar (IMDB: 7.7)
  • Volver (IMDB: 7.6)

Do you have any suggestions for movies in Spanish?

I just found this website which could also be useful: http://spanishmoviesonline.com/

Have fun movie watching!

1 Comment

  1. Hey, thanx for the list. I just wanted to say ‘Los Amantes del Circulo Polar’ is really great! And I recommend al Julio Medem’s movies.. great director IMO
    PS: your font-color is hard to read, cuz it’s so light.. just a headsup.
    Greetz, from cold Holland 😉

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