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38 Spanish Dubbed Movies to Get Your Movie and Language Fix

Imagine sitting on the couch, relaxing and watching your favorite movie… with a twist.

Turn up the sound: The movie is in Spanish!

The best part is that you understand the words and know exactly what is happening to the characters on screen.

This could be you tonight!

Most of us love a good movie. I think it is safe to say that all of us have a favorite movie or two.

Although our favorites are the best, sometimes a new movie in our favorite genre can be just as good.

Combine your love for movies and get some Spanish learning done at the same time with Spanish dubbed movies.

Just listen in for some fun learning!

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How to Use Spanish Dubbed Movies as Language-learning Tools

If you are anything like me, then it can be hard to make time to study Spanish at the end of a long day. Most days, the only thing I want to do after work is to just lay on the couch and watch TV.

Although I find my lack of motivation embarrassing sometimes, I know that I am not alone. Watching Spanish dubbed movies is a good option to improve your language skills in a fun way that avoids the tedium of sitting down to run through verb conjugation drills.

But you will learn very little if you only watch: You need to be an active watcher to get the most out of your Spanish movie learning.

Here are some tips for boosting the learning power of Spanish dubbed movies:

  • Start with movies that you are already familiar with in English, or watch the movie in English before you try to watch it in Spanish.
  • Try a variety of dubbing combinations to see what works best for you. Subtitles and sound combinations can either help or hinder your progress, but it is based on your specific learning style so you will need to do a little experimentation.
  • Once the movie is on, follow the story to the best of your ability. Occasionally try saying different lines of the movie to practice your own pronunciation. You can always rewind to the beginning of a scene if something did not make sense, and watch it again until you get it.
  • The most important part is to pick something you like! If you are not interested in what you are watching, it will be hard to pay attention and even harder to learn any Spanish from the movie.

Before You Watch: Notes About Region-locked Films and Netflix

In order to watch a movie in Spanish on Netflix, you may have to change the audio for your movie. Simply go to the bottom right of the Netflix bar. The button next to the fullscreen option will let you change both the audio and subtitle options for your movie.

Netflix has a rotating catalog, so the availability of titles at different times and in various regions of the world can vary. If you cannot find a title on Netflix, check Amazon. If it is not available on Amazon, either, you can try a local store or eBay. If all else fails, there are other movies out there! We have included plenty of options for you to pick from.

In addition, some DVDs and Blu-rays are region-locked. This means that, depending on which region you live on, you will need special hardware to play it or someone to convert it to you. Always make sure the disc you are buying is compatible with your region.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way… enjoy and learn!

38 Spanish Dubbed Movies to Make You Laugh, Cry and Learn!

There are so many Spanish dubbed movies available, that it was difficult to choose only 38! Check out our favorite picks below.

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Settle down and grab some popcorn, because this list will keep you and your Spanish skills busy for a long time!

Spanish Dubbed Action Adventure Movies

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Action flicks are great for beginner Spanish learners: they are exciting, they usually feature scarce (though dramatic) dialogue and they are easy to follow.

Check out these Spanish dubbed choices for action-packed learning.

1. “Iron Man: Rise of Technovore”

What it is: A mysterious evil villain has wreaked havoc on the city and the use of a very dangerous weapon is imminent. This animated film involves Iron Man, the Punisher and a few other familiar faces from the Marvel Avenger team.

Where to get it: The movie is available on Blu-ray disc at Amazon. It is dubbed in Spanish and it has Spanish and English subtitles.

2. “Iceman”

What it is: A young palace guard in the Ming Dynasty is wrongly accused of a murder and his brothers hunt him down. In the middle of a battle, the entire set of brothers is frozen in ice for 100 years. What will happen when the ice thaws?

Where to get it: You can find this movie on Amazon as a Blu-ray DVD with Spanish audio. It is also available to stream on Netflix with both Spanish audio and subtitles available.

3. “Jauja”

What it is: “Jauja” is a period piece set in the 1880s about a father (played by Viggo Mortensen) and his relationship with his teenage daughter.

Where to get it: You can buy a copy of the unrated version on Amazon.

4. “An Innocent Man”

What it is: In this R-rated movie, Tom Selleck plays a man who is framed for a drug bust by two corrupt cops. When he finally gets out of prison, he comes after them with a vengeance.

Where to get it: A DVD copy is available on Amazon.

5. “Alive”

What it is: Based on a real story, this is the tale of a rugby team whose plane crashes in the Andes mountains. Watch the team as they struggle to get back to civilization alive.

Where to get it: You can buy this movie on Amazon with Spanish audio available.

6. “Spectral”

What it is: A Netflix original that features an alien force wreaking havoc on a distressed Europe. A team of Special Ops elite attempt to stop the unknown enemy.

Where to get it: You can stream this movie on Netflix with Spanish dubbing and subtitling.

7. “King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword”

What it is: A classic tale with a violent twist. You will have to watch it to find out the new take on this timeless story.

Where to get it: Amazon has a special Spanish/Portuguese Blu-ray copy available.

8. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

What it is: An action-packed adventure that involves saving the entire galaxy. This band of fun-loving friends is on a mission. If you have not seen the first movie, then watch that one first (which is also available with Spanish sound and subtitles).

Where to get it: You can find this movie on Netflix to stream.

Spanish Dubbed Dramas

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Dramas are better suited for intermediate to advanced Spanish learners who want to hear the Spanish spoken between people in tense situations. No matter what the subject matter is, the dialogue is usually applicable to everyday life since it usually focuses on the human connection.

So, whether the movie is set in a fantasy world or in outer space, you will find something to learn in these movies.

9. “Moulin Rouge”

What it is: A young writer falls in love with a woman of the night in one of the most iconic places in Paris, the Moulin Rouge. The movie is full of music, color and, of course, drama.

Where to get it: Walmart and Amazon both have a Spanish copy available on their websites.

10. “Divergent”

What it is: In a society of five categories, everyone is divided by their strengths. A young girl becomes a special case when she falls into more than one of these categories. What happens when the very foundation of a society is questioned?

Where to get it: You can buy a DVD copy on Amazon.

11. “Before We Go”

What it is: A young woman is robbed on her way home to her husband. The night that follows involves a musician and an adventure to get her purse back.

Where to get it: You can stream this dubbed in Spanish with Spanish subtitles on Netflix.

12. “Grace of Monaco”

What it is: When the famous movie star Grace Kelly marries the Prince of Monaco, her fairytale life seems complete. A look into her marriage many years later shows that it was not a perfect happily ever after.

Where to get it: You can buy the Spanish version on Amazon. Interestingly, this movie is available dubbed in Catalan as well!

13. “Forrest Gump”

What it is: A classic story that follows the charmed life of Forrest Gump as he stumbles through history and into our hearts.

Where to get it: You can buy a Blu-ray copy of this movie on Amazon.

14. “Saving Private Ryan”

What it is: An academy-award-winning movie that will leave you in tears. This war movie follows a squad of US soldiers as they try to find meaning among the brutality of war.

Where to get it: You can buy a DVD copy on Amazon.

15. “Titanic”

What it is: A classic movie about the sinking of the Titanic and the story of Jack and Rose, two unlikely lovers brought together in the face of tragedy.

Where to get it: You can buy a DVD copy on Amazon.

16. “Interstellar”

What it is: A group of astronauts is forced to explore unwelcoming planets in this science fiction drama.

Where to get it: You can buy a DVD copy on Amazon with Spanish audio and subtitles.

Spanish Dubbed Documentaries

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You will find more formal and specialized language in documentaries. We recommend focusing on something that you love to learn about or something that you can apply to your life or job.

For example, if you are interested in the food industry in a Spanish-speaking country, you might find “A Year in Champagne” useful. If, on the other hand, you just absolutely love the ocean and want to learn more specific marine biology words in Spanish, “Chasing Coral” is the documentary for you.

Choose what you find interesting and important to your learning to get the most from this genre!

17. “Chasing Coral”

What it is: Our coral reefs are disappearing, and this documentary follows the scientists and photographers who are trying to raise awareness and stop this. The film examines the human and natural forces that are threatening coral reefs everywhere.

Where to get it: You can stream this one dubbed and subbed in Spanish on Netflix.

18. “A Year in Champagne”

What it is: The filmmakers follow a few Champagne, France winemakers around for a year. If you like champagne, then open a bottle and watch this.

Where to get it: You can stream this movie on Netflix.

19. “Take Your Pills”

What it is: A deep look at how widely available drugs are affecting children and adults in a hyper-competitive world.

Where to get it: You can stream this movie on Netflix.

20. “Francis: The Pope from the New World”

What it is: This film follows the life of the current Catholic pope. It includes interviews and interesting information about the pope’s humble beginnings.

As a bonus, the documentary is actually bilingual, featuring both Spanish and English sections because Spanish is the native tongue of the pope (since he is from Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Where to get it: You can buy a DVD copy on Amazon.

21. “Planet Earth II”

What it is: Filmed in stunning ultra-high-definition, this documentary (narrated by the wonderful David Attenborough) is one of the best nature documentaries available today. Explore all corners of the globe and discover the wonderful world around us.

This documentary has also birthed possibly the most heart-pounding chase scene in cinema history.

Where to get it: You can buy a Blu-ray copy of the Spanish version on Amazon.

22. “13th”

What it is: A focus on the U.S. prison boom in association with the criminalization of African Americans.

Where to get it: You can stream this on Netflix.

23. “Cristina”

What it is: A powerful film that shows some of the battles we face today. A brave woman battles cancer while encouraging others to make the most of their lives.

Where to get it: You can stream this on Netflix subbed or dubbed in Spanish.

24. “Cuba and the Cameraman”

What it is: One cameraman follows three families for 45 years under a devastating rule through their times of hardship. Both English and authentic Spanish can be heard on this one, featuring Cuban Spanish in particular.

Where to get it: You can stream this on Netflix.

25. “Gaga: Five Foot Two”

What it is: Learn more about the eccentric celebrity Lady Gaga in this documentary and get to know the woman behind the outlandish costumes. This documentary reminds us that underneath all the makeup, celebrities are people, too.

Where to get it: As this is a Netflix original, you can stream it on their platform.

26. “The Battered Bastards of Baseball”

What it is: If you love baseball, then you will love this look at the Portland Mavericks, a bunch of underdogs who formed a truly independent baseball team in the 1970s.

Where to get it: Stream this one on Netflix and turn on those Spanish dubs!

Spanish Dubbed Comedies

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Understanding humor in a different language is extremely difficult since it often hinges on cultural knowledge and wordplay. These comedies are originally in English, so the culture will be within grasp for you—and you can really focus on the language.

Pay attention to the words used to portray English humor in Spanish. Is everything translated literally? How does the use of certain words change the meaning of a scene?

Consider this as a stepping stone into the world of Spanish humor!

27. “Legally Blonde”

What it is: Watch a young “dumb blonde” succeed against all odds as she deals with a break-up by heading to Harvard and killing it! Definitely a fun romantic comedy.

Where to get it: Amazon has a DVD copy that offers Spanish dubs and subs.

28. “Kronk’s New Groove”

What it is: A Disney movie about sorcery, body-building and fathers that will leave you in stitches. This is a spin-off of “The Emperor’s New Groove.”

Where to get it: This movie is available to stream on Netflix.

29. “Staten Island Summer”

What it is: A hilarious summer about a group of lifeguards that are planning the ultimate summer fiesta. This one features “Saturday Night Live” performers both in front of and behind the camera, so expect lots of laughs.

Where to get it: This move is available to stream on Netflix with Spanish audio and subtitles.

30. “To Fool a Thief”

What it is: Two professional thieves are forced to work together in order to steal a piece of art from a museum. Will they be able to pull it off?

Where to get it: You can stream the Spanish dubbed version of this movie on Amazon Prime.

31. “Bridesmaids”

What it is: A hilarious movie about a group of mismatched women brought together through being bridesmaids, and the overwhelmed but determined maid of honor who leads them on an epic adventure en route to their friend’s wedding.

Where to get it: You can buy this movie on Amazon with Spanish audio and captions.

Spanish Dubbed Family Movies

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Movies meant for kids to enjoy often use simpler language and focus on important themes like friendship and family. Perfect for beginners, these movies will make you smile and also teach you some important vocabulary words for everyday life.

32. “Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin”

What it is: The classic character Winnie the Pooh is off on another adventure in this adorable movie. If you have young children, or you want to introduce your kids to Spanish, then this could be a great one to watch with the whole family.

Where to get it: You can stream this movie with Spanish dubbing on Netflix.

33. “Cinderella”

What it is: You know the story but it gets better every time you watch it. Practice your Spanish with this classic Disney rags-to-riches story.

Where to get it: You can purchase the DVD on Amazon.

34. “Beauty and the Beast”

What it is: This film is a live-action adaptation of the original Disney animated movie. The magic comes to life and love triumphs all in this beautiful rendition of the story.

Where to get it: You can buy a copy of the DVD on Amazon with available Spanish dubbing and subtitles.

35. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

What it is: A spin-off of the popular Harry Potter series, this movie follows a young wizard as he looks for fantastic beasts in London.

Where to get it: There is a DVD copy available on Amazon.

36. “Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes 1, 2 and 3”

What it is: Watch episodes one, two and three unfold as a galaxy struggles to maintain order. The learning is strong with this one.

Where to get it: Buy a box set of the Spanish edition DVDs on Amazon.

37. “Tarzan”

What it is: This gritty remake of the classic ape-man is actually rated PG-13 but it is a fun live-action adaptation of Tarzan’s story.

What happens when you take the jungle man out of the jungle and deposit him in 1880s proper English society? You can probably imagine.

Where to get it: You can buy a copy of the Spanish dubbed edition on Amazon.

38. “The Aristocats”

What it is: A family of cats goes on a wild adventure after a bitter old man dumps them in the middle of the country. Watch them make their way home with the help of a street-smart cat.

Where to get it: A DVD copy is available on Amazon.

 

Always remember to pick something you like. If you do not want to watch the movie in English, then it is unlikely you will want to try it in Spanish either.

Get that popcorn ready! Have fun and happy learning!

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