19 Captivating Spanish Movies on Hulu [June 2024]

If you’re looking for captivating storytelling and vibrant characters, look no further than Spanish movies.

Not sure where to start? You can find a great selection of Spanish movies on Hulu!

It’s important to note that Hulu itself doesn’t have too many Spanish-language options. To watch most of the movies in this list, you’ll need to link an HBO Max account to your Hulu subscription.

From gripping dramas to heartwarming comedies, this curated selection brings the richness of Spanish cinema right to your screen.


1. “La Afinadora de Arboles” (2022)

Director: Natalia Smirnoff
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Genre: Drama

After receiving a prestigious award for her children’s book illustrations, 40-year-old Clara travels to her family’s home in the suburbs of Mexico. But instead of resting, Clara is pulled into an art project by the local priest. As she revisits her roots, Clara finds herself re-evaluating her life and doing some soul-searching for what really matters to her.

2. “Algo Azul” (2022)

Director: Mariel Garcia Spooner
IMDB Rating: 5
Genre: Romance, comedy

An upscale hotel employee named Ana steals an expensive wedding dress and embarks on a mission to get married quickly—before she’s caught by her boss or the police. Through a series of hilarious hijinks, Ana discovers the meaning of true love and sheds some light on the cultural quest for the “perfect” wedding.

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3. “Calladita” (2022)

Director: Miguel Faus
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Genre: Drama

Set in the summer of 1967, “Calladita” follows the story of a young Colombian woman who travels to Catalonia, Spain, to work as a maid in the luxurious summer home of the Pujol family. Initially intimidated by her surroundings and the demanding nature of her employers and their two spoiled kids, the maid finds solace in the company of other domestic workers and begins to explore her own identity and creativity.

4. “Goyo: En Letra de Otro” (2022)

Director: Simón Brand
IMDB Rating: Not available
Genre: Documentary

This film chronicles the journey of Colombian singer, songwriter and rapper Goyo as she embarks on the creation of her debut solo album, “En Letra de Otro.” Through heartfelt interviews and captivating performances, the documentary delves into Goyo’s musical roots, her personal connection to the classic Latin songs she covers and her aspirations as an artist, culminating in her triumphant performance at the Latin Grammy Awards.

5. “El Buen Patrón” (2021)

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Genre: Drama, comedy

Blanco, a charismatic and seemingly model factory owner, is determined to secure an award for excellence that would bring much-needed attention and investment to his small Spanish town. However, as the inspection team approaches, a series of unexpected crises threaten to unravel Blanco’s carefully crafted façade. From labor disputes to faulty product lines, Blanco must juggle the demands of his employees, his family and his own ambition, all while keeping his secrets hidden.

6. “Explota Explota” (2021)

Director: Nacho Álvarez
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Genre: Musical

The film is based on songs by Italian artist Raffaella Carrà. Set in 1970s Spain, the film follows the story of María, a young woman who dreams of becoming a dancer and television star. Despite the strict social norms and censorship of the time, María is determined to break free and live life on her own terms while juggling her demanding career with her relationships with her family and friends.

7. “El Cuartito” (2021)

Director: Marcos Carnevale
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Genre: Drama, comedy

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The film follows the story of five strangers from different walks of life who are detained in a holding cell at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The detainees include a washed-up Spanish rock star, a former actress carrying a stash of pills, a woman returning to Puerto Rico after years of living in Argentina, a Mexican man trying to reunite with his family and a delusional preacher.

As the rag-tag group of detainees wait for their fate to be decided, they bond over their shared experiences of being detained and their hopes for the future.

8. “Extranjero” (2021)

Director: Carlos Violadé
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Genre: Drama

A man returns to his hometown after years of living elsewhere, only to find himself at odds with the local community. As he struggles to fit in and make a living, he becomes increasingly isolated and alienated. However, when a series of mysterious events unfolds, he must confront his own past and discover the truth about his true identity.

9. “Las Ninas” (2020)

Director: Pilar Palomero
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Genre: Historical drama

The film follows the story of Celia, an 11-year-old girl who attends a nuns’ school in Spain in 1992. Celia is a good student and a considerate daughter, but her life is turned upside down when a new student arrives at the school. The new student, Brisa, is older and more rebellious than Celia, and she quickly introduces Celia to a new world of experiences.

Under Brisa’s influence, Celia begins to experiment with new things, including boys, alcohol and cigarettes. She also starts to question her religion and her place in the world. Celia’s newfound freedom comes at a price, however, as she begins to distance herself from her friends and family.

10. “Identidad Tomada” (2020)

Director: Gabriel Retes
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Genre: Thriller

The film follows four friends who decide to submit their film to a prestigious film festival. When their film is rejected, they decide to submit it under the name of a famous director, which gets it accepted. As the film gains popularity, the four friends must deal with the consequences of their actions. They’re faced with the possibility of being exposed as frauds and they try to deal with the guilt of their deception.

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11. “Invisibles” (2020)

Director: Gracia Querejeta
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Genre: Drama

This film follows three middle-aged women who meet every Thursday for a walk in a park. As they walk, they talk about their lives, their hopes and their fears. The movie is a sensitive and nuanced portrayal of female friendship and the challenges that women face in their later years.

12. “Pseudo” (2020)

Director: Rodrigo Patino, Luis Reneo
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Genre: Thriller, drama

In this Bolivian crime thriller, we follow Manuel, a taxi driver who’s struggling to make ends meet. When a passenger leaves his camera bag in his cab, Manuel takes the bag home, hoping to return it to the passenger. However, when he opens the bag, he finds a gun and a fake passport. Manuel decides to use this opportunity to start over with a new identity, but things soon go south as he becomes entangled in a terrorist plot to overtake Bolivia. 

13. “Acuitzeramo” (2020)

Director: Miguel Angel Caballero
IMDB Rating: 7
Genre: Drama

Salvador, an elderly gay Mexican man, is grieving the loss of his partner of 15 years. When Salvador informs his partner’s estranged son, Anthony, of his father’s passing, Anthony travels from Chicago to a small rural town in Mexico for his father’s funeral. The film delves into the experiences of gay Latinx elders and the challenges they face, particularly in a small, conservative town. “Acuitzeramo” is a poignant and thought-provoking short film that showcases the power of human connection amidst societal norms and expectations.

14. “New Order” (2020)

Director: Michel Franco
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Genre: Drama, thriller

In a dystopian near-future Mexico, social inequality has reached a boiling point. The wealthy elite live in gated communities, oblivious to the struggles of the impoverished masses. On the eve of a lavish wedding, a group of armed and violent rioters storms the celebration, taking the guests hostage.

As the violence escalates, the government seizes the opportunity to establish a military dictatorship, exploiting the chaos to further suppress the disenfranchised. The lines between the classes blur, and the privileged few find themselves at the mercy of those they have long ignored.

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15. “El Nombre del Hijo” (2019)

Director: Marco García de la Torre
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Genre: Drama

This short film tells the story of a 13-year-old trans boy named Diego, who’s struggling with his identity and his relationship with his father. When Diego’s family goes on vacation, the tensions between him and his father come to a head. “El Nombre del Hijo” is a powerful and moving film about the importance of acceptance and understanding. It’s a story that will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt different or unaccepted.

16. “Monos” (2019)

Director: Alejandro Landes
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller

On a remote mountaintop in Colombia, a group of teenage commandos known only by their noms de guerre (Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom) are isolated from society, living a feral existence while guarding a hostage known as “Doctora.” Trained by a mysterious figure known only as “The Messenger,” the group performs military drills and engages in hedonistic activities, their lives marked by a mix of camaraderie and tension. But when an ambush disrupts their routine and forces them to flee into the jungle, the group’s dynamics begin to unravel.

17. “Icebox” (2018)

Director: Daniel Sawka
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Genre: Drama

“Icebox” is a drama film that tells the story of 12-year-old Honduran boy Óscar, who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States. After crossing the border, Oscar is apprehended by border agents and taken to a detention center for children. In the detention center, Óscar is faced with the harsh realities of the American immigration system. “Icebox” is a powerful and moving film that sheds light on the plight of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

18. “Bodas de Oro” (2018)

Director: Lorenzo Tocco
IMDB Rating: Not available
Genre: Drama

“Bodas de Oro” (known in English as “The Golden Wedding”) tells the story of Emilio and Antonia, a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple throws a lavish party at their home, inviting all of their friends and family. But as the celebrations begin, the cracks in the couple’s marriage start to show.

19. “Viva” (2015)

Director: Paddy Breathnach
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Genre: Drama

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“Viva” tells the story of Jesus, a young hairdresser in Havana who dreams of being a drag performer. When Jesus gets the chance to perform at a local drag club, he finally feels like he can be himself. However, the return of his estranged father, a former boxer who has been absent from his life for 15 years, throws a wrench in his son’s newfound lifestyle.


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