10 best Spanish-language movies streaming on Netflix

Netflix has a huge collection of international films, including many Spanish-language gems. This list has been narrowed down to 10 of the best Spanish-language movies that you should watch.
This list includes everything from dark fairy tales to musical comedy. Are you looking for a riveting revenge thriller or a documentary on true crime? We've got you covered. These are the top 10 Spanish-language movies on Netflix.

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Alfonso Cuarn’s Roma was the first foreign-language film that won an Oscar for best direction. It is a story of personal reflection and cinematic excellence. The film, which is black-and-white, follows Cleo (YalitzaAparicio), a live-in housekeeper who finds a unique sense of humanity working for an affluent family from Mexico City. - Alison Foreman, Entertainment Reporter (*)

How to Watch: Roma is streaming now on Netflix.

2. Pan's Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno)

Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth is a film that seamlessly weaves genres together. It's undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2000. The film is set in 1944, in civil war-torn Spain. It tells the story Ofelia, a 12-year old girl who escapes to a fantasy world in order to escape the violence around her. Some images and scenes in the movie will stay with you for a long while: The sinister figure Ofelia's stepfather Capitn Vial (Sergi Lpez), who brutally rules over his men, his household, and is a truly disturbing antagonist. Sam Haysom, Deputy UK editor (*).

How to Watch: Pan's Labyrinth streaming now on Netflix

3. The Silence of Others (El silencio de otros)

The Silence of Others follows the 40-year dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. It is an affecting documentary. The 1977 Spanish amnesty law prevents Spain from granting justice to Franco's victims. Instead, survivors file a lawsuit in Argentina to investigate the crimes against humanity committed under Franco's rule. Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar, directors of the film, present striking imagery and fascinating interviews with people who have made this lawsuit their entire life's work. They examine why forgetting history is more harmful than confronting it head-on. - Belen Edwards, Entertainment Fellow

How to watch: The Silence of Others streaming now on Netflix

4. I'm No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aqu)

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I'm no longer here tells the story Ulises (Juan Daniel Garcia Trevio), who is 17 years old and obsessed with cumbia music. Ulises must leave behind his friends and move to New York after a dispute with the Monterrey cartel. Director Fernando Fras de la Parra blends past and future to show the stark contrast between Ulises' Monterrey friends and his isolation in New York. This moving coming-of-age movie is a beautiful combination of rich visuals and musicality. B.E.

How to watch: I'm no longer here is streaming on Netflix.

5. The Three Deaths Of Marisela Escobedo (Las tres muertes Marisela Escobedo).

The Three Deaths of Marisela Espado documents Marisela Escobedo, activist and her quest to find the murderer of her daughter. From Rub's 2008 death to her assassination, Escobedo organized sit-ins and protests in Ciudad Jurez around the Mexican state Chihuahua. The Three Deaths Of Marisela Escobedo are a brutal, but fascinating watch. It reveals not only the family's pain but also the high level of violence against women in this region. B.E.

How to watch: The Three Deaths of Marisela Espado is available on Netflix.

6. Holy Camp (La llamada)

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You might think that a movie opening with God singing "I Will Always Love You" from a glittery stairway up to Heaven would be a disaster. But Holy Camp! Holy Camp! proves this assumption wrong. This sweet musical comedy is set at a Christian summer camp where Mara (Macarena Garcia) first sees visions of God. (Spoiler alert! God seems to really like Whitney Houston. Mara's visions shocked Susana Castillo (Anna Castillo), her best friend, and two of the nuns who run the camp. They reinforced beliefs and raised doubts. Holy Camp! It is a great example of sincerity, using comedy and music to explore the meaning of faith to different people. B.E.

Holy Camp: How to Watch! Netflix now has Holy Camp streaming.

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Pop star Lila Cassen, (Najwa Nimri), recovers from near-death experience to find that she has amnesia. She cannot remember her name or how she performed. Violeta (Eva Llorach), an aspiring karaoke performer, is brought in to assist Lila. The film is a psychological thriller that's dreamlike. It examines how stardom and fandom intersect with identity. Quin te cantar, a film with beautiful imagery and strong leading actors, is a fascinating movie. B.E.

How to watch: Quin te Cantar is streaming now on Netflix.

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Imagine prison cells, stacked on top of each other with holes in floor and ceiling. Levels are randomly assigned and change every month. A platform of food, slowly lowered from its highest point, becoming sparser with every floor it descends. Galder Gaztelu Urrutia, Spanish director, has this idea at its core in his disturbing sci-fi thriller The Platform. It is a capitalist-esque tale that wears its prison clothes proudly. This is one of those rare gems in which the execution is as strong and as powerful as the idea. It's driven by a screenplay by Pedro Rivero and David Desola that's full of horror and suspense. This movie is a must-see for fans of Saw and The Cube. S.H. (*)

How to watch: The Platform can now be viewed on Netflix.

9. The Fury of a Patient Man. (Tarde para la ira).

In this intense revenge thriller, the lives of a getaway driver, his wife and a gentle stranger intersect with explosive results. The Fury of a Patient Man opens with a harrowing robbery scene, and then jumps ahead eight years to what appears to be a completely different film. Curro (Luis Callejo), who has been in prison for eight years, has started an affair with Jos de la Torre (Ruth Daz), a frequent customer of her caf. Jos isn't what he seems. As all the pieces begin to fit together and Jos's intentions become apparent, The Fury of a Patient Man hurls towards a shocking and brutal end. B.E.

How to watch: The Fury of a Patient Man streaming now on Netflix

10. 100 Meters (100 metros)

Ramn (Dani Rovira), who is being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, was told that he will be unable walk 100 meters in one year. With the help of Inma (Alexandra Jimnez), and Manolo (Karra Eljalde), he is able to train for an Ironman Triathlon. 100 Meters, based on a true story is an inspiring film that will touch your heartstrings. As Ramn and his family come together to help one another succeed, you'll cheer them on. - B.E.

How to Watch: 100 Meters is available on Netflix.

*This show writeup was also featured on an earlier Mashable list.