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Do you like watching movies? Yes, we thought so.
Everyone likes watching them. Moreover, many of you are probably true cinephiles.
And do you know that besides enjoying good and high-quality Spanish movies you can learn the language, too?
Well, that’s something most people don’t pay attention to.
Even though we aren’t actually aware of that, our brain learns the language while we are having fun, too, which is, in our case, watching movies in Spanish.
So, make yourself popcorn and a cup of tea or coffee and find some cozy place because today, we are going to watch the 7 most entertaining Spanish movies together.
Are you ready?
Press Play and let’s get started!
We know that the best way to learn the language is practicing with native Spanish speakers, ideally professional Spanish tutors.
But, If you aren’t convinced that you can learn and practice Spanish only by watching movies, perhaps the following reasons will be more convictable.
Unlike reading boring texts and dialogues from an old-fashioned book or doing dull grammar exercises, watching movies in Spanish is fun, especially when you find a movie that keeps you entertained every single minute of it.
Watching Spanish movies from different Spanish-speaking countries gives you full insight into Spanish tradition, culture, and customs.
Moreover, in many Spanish movies, you can also see their lifestyle the way they spend their free time, or how they act in certain situations.
When you watch Spanish movies, you get a free lesson about phrasal verbs, slang words, or colloquialisms.
Many words and phrases you hear in movies, you can’t find in books and dictionaries so use the advantage and boost your vocabulary the entertaining way.
There’s no better way to learn the accent than listening to native speakers talk between themselves.
Movies are one more great tool where not only can you improve your listening skills, but also learn to pronounce sounds and words properly, like a native speaker.
Now that you know why learning Spanish with movies should be one of your main learning tools, we present to you the 7 most entertaining movies that can help you learn Spanish.
When we were talking about meeting Spanish customs, traditions, and culture, we also meant young people.
This movie is one of the great representations of Spanish youth.
It is about Jorge, a young man who works as a janitor, but wants to do something better in his life. His life is even more difficult because he has to take care of his father who had a stroke. Jorge’s older brother is in prison and soon has to get out but never got along well with their father. The story gets complicated when Antonio meets Paula, who is also in prison and falls in love with her. Paula only wants to get pregnant so that she can get put in jail and be put in jail’s maternity ward.
Everything gets even more difficult when Antonio gets out of prison and uses him for his own interests.
This movie is ideal proof that a fairy tale and a war story can get along very well.
The story takes place back in 1944 when a young princess finds herself living in one Spanish town of that age.
Unlike some other movies, this one can be demanding from time to time, especially because there are many specific words and phrases about war, revolution, but also fantasy and tales.
So, if you’ve just passed into the intermediate level, you should perhaps use Spanish subtitles.
Set in Madrid, it is all about love, sex, and lies.
When Paula breaks up with his boyfriend, Pedro, so that she can continue her affair with Javier, hasn’t thought about Javier not wanting to break up with his girlfriend, Sonia.
Moreover, Pedro is Javier’s best friend, which makes this relationship even more complicated.
This movie isn’t too difficult to watch, nor the dialogues and words are too demanding for one Spanish learner, so even ‘Spanish toddlers’ can watch and understand it without subtitles.
If you think that Argentinian Spanish is adorable, you don’t want to miss watching at least one movie.
The ‘Made in Argentina’ is about two different Argentinian families during the 80s. One family leaves Argentina and wants to find a better life in the USA and the other remains there. Several years later the ‘American’ family goes back to Argentina for a visit and decides if they want to go back to their home country, or better take the ‘Argentinian’ family with them.
Besides listening to the Argentinian accent and their everyday phrases, the movie perfectly shows two different families and the difference between a ‘sophisticated’ family and a working-class family who never went somewhere else and spent their whole life over there, in the neighborhood.
Spaniards really know to make a great comedy you will want to watch over and over again. Or at least this one.
Literally, it can be translated as ‘8 Basque surnames.’
This movie is an ideal lesson about different cultures and parts of Spanish, especially northern and southern parts of the country, accents you can hear, and dialects you will want to learn.
The story is about Rafa, a boy from Seville, Andalucia who accidentally meets Amaia, a Basque girl. After staying one night at his place, but refusing to accept flirting with Rafa, the two of them somehow find themselves in many misunderstood situations where they end up in Basquiat and with Rafa, trying to prove to Amaia’s father that he is Basque.
When you finish watching it, don’t worry. There’s also the second movie made called Ocho Apellidos Catalanes.
One of the most famous Pedro Almodovar’s movies is also one of the toughest movies to watch. The story is about a woman, a single mother, whose son is hit by a car and he died. The woman starts seeking a father of her son, who even doesn’t know that he existed and to tell him that he is dead. When she finds him, she discovers that he had a sex change operation and he is a woman now.
The movie is full of colloquialisms, so it is one of the reasons why you shouldn’t miss watching it.
This is a teenage love story between Hugo, a teenage rebel motorcyclist, and Olivera, a girl from a decent and wealthy family.
Hugo is a classical boy who breaks girls’ hearts, when, one day, he falls in love with Olivera, and the romance begins.
Even though the whole movie is quite predictable, especially for adults, it is easy to follow the movie and concentrate on the language.
This movie comes from Spanish, so it is ideal for those students who want to improve Castellano.
So, now you have the 7 most entertaining Spanish movies to learn and practice Spanish.
You can watch them alone, or with friends, too.
Don’t be overwhelmed if you catch yourself not understanding everything. That’s completely normal. The more you watch and listen in Spanish, the better you will be.
Don’t forget, practice makes perfect.
And for practicing other language skills, such as pronunciation and speaking skills, Spanish tutors are a perfect solution. Perhaps they can recommend you even more entertaining Spanish movies.
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