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8 Great movies to watch in Spanish

Movies are one of the funniest ways to learn a new language. Surprisingly, it is one of the best ways to learn real Spanish too.

During one of my previous blog posts, I talked about how you could watch a movie to learn Spanish.

I described some steps that could be thought as a powerful ‘technique’to learn Spanish from movies.

If you haven’t read that post, I suggest you click here and read it before you go on with this one.

During this article, I will be suggesting a collection of movies that you could use to improve this beautiful language that you want to learn.

How to choose a movie in Spanish

Some people worry too much about movies in Spanish because they think that movies are just for advanced students.

However, if you try the nice practices that I recommend, then you have to know that movies are perfect for:

  • Advanced Learners.
  • Intermediate Spanish learners.
  • Low beginners.

You just need to like the movie.

As long as the movie catches your attention, all you need to do is to have fun as you go deep into the movie you watch.

9 Great movies to learn Spanish

The following list is a collection of movies that you could watch to improve your Spanish.

They are not listed in any particular order, so don’t get confused by the listing numbers.

1- Ladrón que roba ladrón

This movie was released in 2007.

it’s about two guys who used to be thieves in the past, but now they will plan a big robbery against one of the biggest thieves who sell fake things on TV.

I recommend you watch this movie because you will hear two of the clearest accents you can hear in Latin America: Colombian, and Mexican.

2- Abre los ojos

In my opinion, this is a ‘peliculaza’, which in Spanish is another way of saying “Es una película genial”.

In the beginning, it can be deceiving or even boring.

Now, at the end, it leaves you with this blown away feeling of not know your world.

Abre los ojos is a story about a handsome and at the same time a crazy guy who finds the love of his life, but then he suffers an accident and his face has to be reconstructed.

3- El secreto de sus ojos

This is a pretty good Argentinian movie.

It’s about a man who’s writing a novel and at the same time, he’s trying to find answers to an unresolved crime.

This is one of those movies that leaves you with a feeling of not trusting your neighbor.

4- El cartel de los sapos

A real-life story about a guy who was involved in the cartel Norte del Valle. This is an action movie that takes place between Colombian lands and the USA.

5- Crimen con vista al mar

I saw this movie not expecting very much from it, but in the end, it impressed me with a nice story.

The movie is about a guy who gets out of jail and looking to collect the money that an old friend owes him, he commits a new crime that turns into a mystery.

6- Malcriados

A Colombian comedy that shows the story of a rich man who raised three brat children.

When he realizes that his children are out of control he suffers a heart attack and then life changes for everybody.

7- Contratiempo

A Spanish movie based on a mysterious murder that goes around a successful businessman who’s being accused of beign the criminal.

In order to defend himself, this man hires the best witness trainer in Spain.

8- No se aceptan devoluciones

In my opinion, this is a touching, funny, and very good film. It tells the story of a Mexican guy named Valentin.

He lives life without thinking much about plans, and suddenly, one of his ex-girlfriends goes to his door to leave him a little surprise: A daughter.

Valentín runs to the USA looking for the baby’s mother just to find a brand new life full of challenges, and big life lessons.


there you have it, a collection of Spanish movies that you can use to improve your Spanish and have fun.

Watching movies is just one of the many things that can boost your Spanish.

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