The past few years have seen a boom of Spanish-language films, finding success at both the box office and during awards season. Many of the Oscars for Best Director since 2012 have gone to Spanish-speaking directors. That being said, “Spanish movies” is a broad term, with every Spanish-speaking country having its own unique and different cinematic history and traditions. This makes for a wide and exciting variety of movies, from prestige dramas to some of the best horror and thriller movies of the past decade to hilarious comedies and outrageous musicals.

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As with the culture of the many Spanish-speaking countries, movies in Spanish present a variety of genres and opportunities to offer something for everyone. That’s why this list has a little for everyone, from horror fans to those wanting something more serious to thrilling documentaries. It’s time to share the best Spanish-language movies streaming on Netflix now!

For more recommendations, check out our list of the best movies and shows on Netflix.

Editor’s note: This article was updated October 2023 to include Nowhere.

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The Platform (2019)

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Nowhere (2023)

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Bird Box Barcelona (2023)

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Phenomena (2023)

Toni Acosta in a scene from the Spanish horror comedy, Phenomena.

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Through My Window (2022)

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Eye for an Eye (2019)

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Sunday’s Illness (2018)

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Perdida (2018)

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Ay Mi Madre (2019)

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Elisa & Marcela (2019)

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Ready to Mingle (2019)

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The Crimes That Bind (2020)

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Holy Camp! (2017)

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Toc Toc (2017)

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Time Share (2018)

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Quién te Cantará (2018)

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The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)

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Mirage (2018)

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Verónica (2017)

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Roma (2018)

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