List of Good Spanish Language Films

Learning a foreign language is not simply about being able to communicate with other people but also being able to better understand their culture, history, values and struggles. Part of this involves familiarizing yourself in their artistic productions, be it paintings, poetry or cinema. The latter two are definitely more useful in understanding a language and the last the most so in increasing aural comprehension. Here are some excellent examples of Latin American and Spanish cinema that I’ve found to always be aesthetically pleasing. My apologies for not giving plots synopsis, but they can be found on the Amazon links and in my humble opinion are all worth viewing.

Sin Nombre

Maria Full of Grace

The Sea Inside

Amores Perros

The Motorcycle Diaries (Widescreen Edition)

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Pan’s Labyrinth


Like Water for Chocolate

Love in the Time of Cholera

Open Your Eyes


La Comunidad

Viva Cuba


Casi Casi

The Perfect Crime (El Crimen Perfecto)

Innocent Voices

Between Your Legs

Sex and Lucia (Unrated Edition)


Second Skin (Unrated Version)

Under the Same Moon

La Estrategia Del Caracol Lo Mejor Del Cine Colombiano

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos)

Rosario Tijeras

Lolita’s Club

Perder Es Cuestion De Metodo

Soñar No Cuesta Nada

Nine Queens

Mujeres Infieles

Fermat’s Room

Burnt Money

The Official Story (La historia oficial)

El Norte (The Criterion Collection)


The Violin

Milk of Sorrow


Carol’s Journey

Which Way Home


The Wind Journeys

Cell 211

Bombon – El Perro

The Last Circus


Talk to Her (Hable con Ella)

Broken Embraces

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

The Skin I Live in (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

All About My Mother

Bad Education (Original Uncut NC-17 Edition)

Matador (1986)

Law of Desire