Top 5 Spanish Movies in Netflix
There are a ton of Spanish-language treasures in Netflix’s collection of foreign films if you’re looking for international movies to watch. We’ve selected the top 5 Spanish-language films from that collection for you to watch.
This collection includes everything from musical musicals to grim fairy tales. Are you in the mood for a gripping vengeance thriller or a real crime setting? We have your back. The top Spanish-language Netflix movies are shown below.
Pandora’s Box (El laberinto del fauno).
Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, one of the best movies of the 2000s, does a fantastic job of skillfully fusing many genres together. The drama, which takes place in civil war-torn Spain in 1944, centers on 12-year-old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero), who enters a dream world to escape the horror that is unfolding all around her. The eerie faun, the unsettling pale guy, and Ofelia’s stepfather Capitán Vidal (Sergi López), whose merciless authority over his soldiers and his family makes him a really unsettling opponent, are some images and moments in this film that will stay with you for a long time. Sam Haysom, Deputy UK Editor.
I’m No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aqu)
I’m No Longer Here is a film that alternates between Monterrey, Mexico, and New York City to tell the tale of Ulises (Juan Daniel Garcia Trevio), a 17-year-old who is completely enamored with cumbia music and dancing. Ulises is forced to leave his pals in Monterrey and go to New York when a run-in with a cartel turns nasty. The circle of friends Ulises had in Monterrey, and his feeling of loneliness in New York are starkly contrasted by director Fernando Fraga de la Parra’s interweaving of the past and present. This moving coming-of-age film is strengthened by gorgeous graphics and a strong musical score. – B.E.
Sacred Camp! (La llamada).
Holy Camp! disproves the notion that a film that begins with God singing “I Will Always Love You” atop a glittering staircase to Heaven would be a catastrophe. This charming musical comedy is set in a Christian summer camp where Mara (Macarena Garca) has just begun to see divine visions. (Spoiler: It seems that God really adores Whitney Houston.) Two of the nuns in charge of the camp and Mara’s closest friend Susana (Anna Castillo), are shocked by her visions, which both confirm their beliefs and cast doubt on them. Holy Camp! gets high marks for being sincere in its examination of what religion means to many individuals via song and humor. – B.E.
The Framework (El hoyo).
Imagine a prison with holes in the floor and roof and prison cells piled one on top of the other. Levels that are allocated at random and change each month. Additionally, there is a platform of food that is gradually lowered from the very top and grows sparser with each level as it falls. The Platform, a terrifying sci-fi thriller by Spanish filmmaker Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, is centered on this idea and wears its capitalist allusion on its sleeve. It’s one of those exceptional treasures, led by a superb script by David Desola and Pedro Rivero that’s oozing with terror and tension, where the execution is as great as the concept at its center. This is definitely worth seeing if The Cube or Saw are your thing. – S.H.
The Angry Man Who Was Patient (Tarde para la ira).
In this gripping vengeance thriller, the lives of an imprisoned getaway driver, his wife, and a mild-mannered stranger intersect with devastating effects. The Fury of a Patient Man opens with a terrifying robbery scenario before cutting to what looks to be a completely different movie eight years later. In the eight years that Curro (Luis Callejo) has spent in prison, his wife Ana (Ruth Dáz) has started an affair with José (Antonio de la Torre), a frequent patron of her café. But José is not who he appears to be. The Fury of a Patient Man is racing towards an astonishing and devastating end as the pieces of the jigsaw fit together, and José’s motivations become evident. – B.E.
There you have it, then! You should have plenty of warm evenings of entertainment with these five Spanish-language Netflix movies. Keep in mind that the incredible filmmaking in the Spanish-speaking globe is actually only represented by this tiny sample. Not to mention the growing amount of Spanish Netflix shows now accessible and worth binge-watching.