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5 Blockbuster Sites for Learning Spanish with Movie Trailers

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Action, adventure, romance… Spanish learning!

You can have it all in convenient, two-minute bursts.

That’s right—movie trailers offer excitement and learning in an entertaining and handy package.

It’s well known that learning Spanish with movies or even dubbed movies is a great way to improve your language skills. Not only can you acquire helpful vocabulary and practice listening, but you can also have tons of fun while doing it.

Yes, movies can teach you real Spanish. Whether you prefer animated movies, serious dramas, action-packed adventures or hilarious comedies, any movie you choose secretly has learning hidden at the bottom of the popcorn bucket.

But if you’d prefer to condense that learning into two minutes rather than two hours, movie trailers are an ideal choice.

The following resources offer Spanish movie trailers for any taste, so kick back, relax and enjoy your learning!
 


 
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Why Watch Movie Trailers in Spanish?

First of all, Spanish movie trailers are short, so they’re easy to watch without being overwhelming. Most trailers hover around two minutes (plus or minus a minute), so they’re not intimidating. When you’re learning a language, trying to take in too much new information can become frustrating and can stifle your motivation to keep practicing. Having listening practice for a couple of minutes at a time can help you keep your skills sharp without this issue.

Second, movie trailers are chock full of colorful and useful vocabulary words. Since movie trailers aim to entice audiences and hint at the movies’ content, the vocabulary is often fairly general but engaging and accompanied by attention-grabbing visuals. This makes movie trailers great for learning new words in context and getting comfortable with understanding authentic spoken Spanish.

Last but not least, movie trailers often provide themed learning. In other words, you can pick up thematic vocabulary and expressions based on the genre, style and subject of the movie trailer you’re watching. This makes it easy to pick and choose what vocabulary sets you want to work on. For example, if you want to learn vocabulary related to nature, watch trailers for nature documentaries; if you want to learn essential conversational Spanish, try rom-coms.

Watch and Learn from These 5 Great Resources for Spanish Movie Trailers!

Trailers in Spanish

Trailers in Spanish is a YouTube channel featuring many of the latest movie trailers from a wide array of genres. Plus, the trailers are neatly organized into convenient playlists based on genre. These categories include películas de acción (action movies), películas de comedia (comedy movies), películas de fantasía (fantasy movies) and more.

In short, if there’s a particular genre you’re fond of, chances are they’ll have trailers for you, and the playlists will help guide you to your ideal match.

Additionally, Trailers in Spanish offers multiple trailers for some films. This way, if you like one trailer, you might be able to find similar trailers for that same film and continue to build upon your learning.

Some of the trailers are even subtitled in Spanish to help you read along. Just look for trailers subtitulados (subtitled) in the title.

Spanish trailer recommendation:

“El bebé jefazo”

If you like to see infants dressed as adults (and who doesn’t?) “El bebé jefazo” (“The Boss Baby”) might be right for you. The movie is an animated tale about a boy who discovers his baby brother is actually working for a secret organization of super intelligent babies. The trailer uses some business-related vocabulary, so this is a convenient and humorous way to brush up on terms you might use in the business world.

FluentU

FluentU uses real-world Spanish videos like movie trailers, news, music videos and more to help you improve your Spanish skills in an engaging environment. It’s a flexible option that’s perfect for Spanish students at any skill level.

Not only does FluentU offer excellent authentic video content, but it also transforms that content into learning tools. Each video is captioned, so you can read along as you watch. Plus, the captions are annotated, giving you easy access to any word’s definition, an associated image and several example sentences that use that word. You can even see how other videos use that word by simply clicking on it.

FluentU also offers an innovative “learn mode.” Learn mode converts videos into Spanish lessons by integrating video clips, pictures and example sentences into flashcards and exercises. In this way, FluentU gives you the Spanish-language movie trailers you crave, while also helping to ensure that you retain what you learn from them.

Plus, the FluentU platform takes into account what you already know when suggesting new content to you. This sets you up for success by building on your history and providing a truly personalized learning experience.

Sign up for a 15-day free trial on the website now to start browsing trailers and other videos perfect for your level and interests, or download the FluentU app from the iTunes App store or Google Play store and enjoy FluentU’s innovative features on any of your Android or iOS devices. 

SensaCine

SensaCine is a Spanish-language film website that offers trailers for new and upcoming movies, as well as a large archive of old trailers—so it’ll be hard to run out of interesting content on this site.

SensaCine maintains all of its trailers on file, so you can easily peruse thousands of different trailers, including modern classics like Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”). Be warned, however, that some trailers are in English. To see the Spanish-language trailers, you can simply filter your search results to versión doblada (dubbed version).

For further listening and reading comprehension practice, you’ll also find movie reviews, entertainment news and actor interviews on this site.

Spanish trailer recommendation:

“Piratas del Caribe: La venganza de Salazar”

“Piratas del Caribe: La venganza de Salazar” literally translates to “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Revenge of Salazar,” but the U.S. title is “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

This is the fifth installment in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. It’s a traditional swashbuckling film that follows Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) as he faces a rival with a ghost crew. This trailer will give you a brief glimpse of the action and provide you with some excellent sea-faring vocabulary.

Trailers y Estrenos

Trailers y Estrenos (“Trailers and Premieres”) is a YouTube channel featuring some of the latest trailers in Spanish. New videos are added every few days. Given that this channel started uploading trailers eight years ago, you’ll have a wide selection to choose from. The trailers cover all genres, including animated films, action films and anything else you could possibly imagine.

Plus, Trailers y Estrenos doesn’t just have Spanish-language trailers for Hollywood blockbusters. It also has trailers for movies originally produced in Spanish. This is a helpful way to get a taste of international film and learn authentic Spanish while also absorbing the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

Spanish trailer recommendation:

“Capitán Calzoncillos: Su primer peliculón”

“Capitán Calzoncillos: Su primer peliculón” translates literally to “Captain Underpants: His first film,” but the English-language title is actually “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.”

This animated film is based on the “Captain Underpants” series of books by Dav Pilkey in which two boys transform their principal into a superhero and then must stop villains (including a huge toilet) from taking over. The story centers on two young students, so you’ll pick up lots of basic Spanish vocabulary as well as school-related words from the trailer.

Estrenos de cine

Estrenos de cine (“Film premieres”) also offers a nice selection of movie trailers, as well as descriptions and ratings of films and links to where they can be viewed. Trailers are organized chronologically so there’s a diverse array to choose from on the home page. This makes Estrenos de cine a great option for Spanish learners who aren’t picking from a particular genre or movie topic.

The trailers cover a wide variety of genres and focus primarily on current and upcoming releases.

Spanish trailer recommendation:

“Guardianes de la Galaxia Vol. 2”

“Guardianes de la Galaxia Vol. 2” (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”) is the second installment in the popular “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise. It follows the Marvel superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy as they travel to learn about one superhero’s parentage. The trailer primarily features common everyday vocabulary, so it’s great for general listening practice.

 

So if you like action, adventure, comedy and/or Spanish fluency, don’t miss these entertaining, educational trailers!

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