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The 15 Best Spanish-Language Movies on Amazon Prime to Watch Next

Dive deep into Latinx culture with these Spanish-speaking titles.

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Aside from Amazon offering millions of top-selling products, the company's streaming service Amazon Prime Video has countless film titles ready to watch whenever you are. Whether you’ve breezed through your favorite TV series already or you're in the mood to enjoy a new foreign film, these 15 Spanish-language movies on Amazon Prime — starring Penélope Cruz, Kate del Castillo, Gael García Bernal and more — are a great place to start. So get that popcorn ready and feel free to turn on the subtitles.

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Cantinflas
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Mario Moreno, professionally known as Cantinflas, was Mexico’s most iconic comedy film star who earned international attention throughout the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema between the 1930s and 1960s. About 21 years after his death, actor Óscar Jaenada gave an uncanny portrayal of Cantinflas in this 2014 biographical drama. The film tells Mario's incredible story from his humble beginnings in Mexico City to his legendary rise in Hollywood.

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Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)
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Based on the 1989 debut novel by Laura Esquivel, this 1992 Mexican film centers around Tita (Lumi Cavazos), the youngest of three sisters. Following a family tradition, she’s designated as her mother (Regina Torné)'s caretaker, never to be married. Years later, Tita falls in love with Pedro (Marco Leonardi). In a turn of events, Tita's older sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), marries Pedro. But that doesn’t mean Tita and Pedro's love story is over.

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En Brazos De Un Asesino (Killing Sarai)
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Mexican actor William Levy stars as an assassin named Victor in this 2019 action thriller based on the first book of novelist J.A. Redmerski's eight-part series. After encountering drug lord Javier (Roberto Sosa), Victor discovers that he’s held a woman named Sarai (Alicia Sanz) captive for nine years. While trying to make her escape, Sarai realizes that she's traded one dangerous man for another.

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El Orfanato (The Orphanage)
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In 1975, Laura (Belén Rueda) is adopted from a Spanish orphanage. Decades later, she returns to it with her husband, Carlos (Fernando Cayo), and their adopted son, Simón (Roger Príncep), with the idea of reopening it for children with disabilities. But trouble quickly arises when Simón befriends an invisible boy named Tomás. Shortly after, Simón goes missing, and while searching for him, Laura ends up discovering more than she’s prepared for.

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El Secreto de Sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes)
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Twenty-five years after the unsolved rape and murder of Liliana Coloto (Carla Quevedo), retired legal counselor Benjamín Espósito (Ricardo Darín) is still haunted by it. The 2009 Argentinian crime drama follows him as he writes a novel trying to get closure. But Benjamín still isn’t satisfied with the unknown ending and searches for Lilian’s husband, Ricardo (Pablo Rago), to ask him how he coped with his loss. Benjamín learns that revenge comes in many different forms.

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La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon)
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Rosario (Kate del Castillo) crosses the U.S.-Mexico border without proper documentation to provide for her son, Carlitos (Adrián Alonso), whom she left behind. After not seeing his mother for four years, Carlitos decides to make the treacherous journey by himself to be with her. He faces many difficulties like poverty, violence, and run-ins with immigration police, but cherished memories bring him back to her eventually.

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Ma Ma (Mom)
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Magda (Penélope Cruz) discovers she has stage 3 breast cancer. With the love and support of her husband, (Luis Tosar), and son, (Teo Planell), she’s determined to overcome it. While batting the disease, Magda is happily surprised to learn that she’s pregnant with a baby girl. Becoming a mom again is yet another reason to keep fighting for her life.

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Maria Full of Grace
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Maria Álvarez (Catalina Sandino Moreno) is a 17-year-old girl from Colombia who impulsively quits her assembly-line job. Because her family solely relies on her pay to survive, she must find a new way to provide for them. Maria’s situation becomes more complicated when she learns she’s pregnant. After turning down boyfriend Juan (Wilson Guerrero)'s marriage proposal, Maria accepts a job transporting drugs.

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Neruda
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After Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) joins the Communist Party, he’s forced to go into hiding following a failed attempt to flee across the Chile-Argentina border. Police investigator Óscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal) leads the search for Pablo and his wife, Delia (Mercedes Morán), who’ve become refugees in their home country. In an attempt to understand Pablo and his way of thinking, Óscar begins studying his life and poetry. But will it be enough to catch him?

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Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)
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Set in Caracas, Venezuela, Junior (Samuel Lange Zambrano) lives with his widowed mother, (Samantha Castillo), and younger brother. Junior believes he has "pelo malo" (or "bad hair" in English), a term in the Latinx community referring to Afro-textured, curly, or kinky hair. As he tries multiple different methods to straighten his hair, his mother becomes increasingly upset with him, even threatening to cut it all off. In addition to addressing racism, the film also tackles homophobia.

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Perfectos Desconocidos (Perfect Strangers)
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On the night of a red lunar eclipse, seven friends gather to have dinner together. What starts off as a typical get-together turns into an evening of revelations when hostess Eva (Belén Rueda) suggests they play a game. Everyone’s phones are put on the dinner table and as text messages and calls come in, they will either be read out loud or put on speaker for everyone to hear. You can start imagining what begins to transpire as the truth is unwillingly told.

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Una Noche (One Night)
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Set in Havana, Cuba, Raúl (Dariel Arrechaga) dreams about leaving for Miami. When he’s accused of assaulting a tourist, he convinces his best friend, Elio (Javier Nuñez Florián), to help him escape to the U.S. But Elio is torn between helping Raúl and staying behind with his twin sister, Lila (Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre). In the end, the three decide to make the 90-mile journey across the ocean together on a raft made of tires. But it doesn’t go the way they planned.

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Volver (Return)
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Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) is haunted by her mother, Irene (Carmen Maura), years after she dies in a fire. Initially, it appears Irene has returned from the dead to tie up loose ends, but there’s much more to the story. Raimunda is determined to figure it out alongside her sister, Sole (Lola Dueñas), and her daughter, Paula (Yohana Cobo). What's more, Raimunda committed a crime in self defense that she's trying to resolve discreetly.

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3 Metros Sobre El Cielo (Three Meters Above Heaven)
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Babi (María Valverde) and Hugo (Mario Casas) come from different worlds. Babi is a rich girl who wants to fall in love. Hugo enjoys fast motorcycles and the subsequent danger. This 2010 romance drama tells the series of events that lead to Babi and Hugo meeting each other and falling in love. If you've already watched 3 Metros Sobre El Cielo, the sequel, Tengo Ganas de Ti (I Want You), picks up on their story.

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Vuelven (Tigers Are Not Afraid)
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The 2017 film combines a multitude of genres — crime, fantasy and horror — to tell Estrella (Paola Lara)'s story after her mother falls victim to the Mexican drug cartel. From the moment she’s handed three pieces of chalk by her school teacher that will grant her three wishes, Estrella begins to ask for her mother to come back. When she doesn’t, Estrella goes out into the streets looking for answers.

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