The Best Spanish Movies on Amazon Prime in May 2024

If you’re looking for unique Spanish movies to boost your Spanish language skills while keeping you entertained, look no further than Amazon Prime.

Not only will you find movies to stream in Spanish from many different countries, but also across many different genres as well.

I’ve listed my favorite movies on Amazon Prime here to get you started.

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1. “Cumbia Callera”

English Title: “Cumbia Connection”

Set in Monterrey, Mexico, this movie is youthful and passionate. The vocabulary is easy to access due to the relatable theme of the movie—the trials of adolescence facing the film’s protagonist.

A unique feature of this movie is the absence of dialogue in favor of letting song lyrics do the storytelling.

This choice enhances the cultural immersion for the viewer.

2. “La Sirga”

English Title: “The Towrope”

19-year-old Alicia is a Colombian refugee who flees from war and arrives at her uncle’s home. He isn’t keen on her staying but agrees to let her in exchange for manual labor getting the guesthouse up and running.

La Sirga” is an artistic collaboration in film production between Colombia, France and Mexico and designed to peak the cinematic palette of viewers.

The dialogue is sparse but complex in this film, so intermediate to advanced speakers looking for a challenge will appreciate it the most.

3. “Sólo Química”​

English Title: “Just a Little Chemistry”

A predictable love story about a girl who’s infatuated with a famous person, only to realize that love and chemistry aren’t the same thing. 

The plot essentially hinges on the protagonist’s difficult choice between two very different men, which makes for a host of dramatic and quick exchanges in rapid-fire Spanish.

This movie is set in Spain so it’s good practice for anyone learning Spanish.

4. “Como Agua Para Chocolate”

English Title: “Like Water for Chocolate”

Tita is the youngest daughter of her family, which means—by tradition—she’s forbidden to marry. Instead, she’s destined to become her mother’s caregiver until her death.

But family traditions are challenged and her path presents complicated twists when she falls in love with Pedro.

But due to her family’s chosen destiny for her, Pedro decides to lovelessly marry Rosaura, Tita’s older sister—just so he can stay close to her. But this complicated relationship and her cursed family obligations cause her suppressed emotions to pour into her cooking, and eventually affects everyone who eats her food.

5. “El Orfanato”

English Title: “The Orphanage”

Laura grew up in an orphanage, and for the first time, she returns to it as an adult—and with her husband Carlos and Simón, their adopted son. Her dream is to reopen the orphanage, but this time, as a home for disabled children.

But her plan takes a dark derail when Simón disappears, leaving no clues behind.

Before his disappearance, Simón told Laura about a masked boy named Tomás who he had become friends with in the orphanage. While Laura wrote it off as an imaginary friend in the beginning, her search for Simón leads her to believe more and more that the orphanage is extremely haunted.

As her search for her son gets deeper, Laura finds herself uncovering dark secrets about the orphanage’s origins and hints at what caused Simón’s chilling disappearance.

 

Films in Spanish should certainly be embraced for the breadth of language immersion they offer, and Amazon Prime hosts a varying choice of options to stream for every language learner to enjoy, from romantic comedies to thrillers.

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