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Spanish Language: A Learner's Guide: Movies

Spanish-Language Film

The largest film industries in the Spanish-speaking world are found in Spain, Mexico and Argentina, but film is an important part of the culture of other Latin American countries as well. Here are a few resources to get you started:

Find books on Spanish Film

Find books on Latin American Film

Internet Resources:

About.com Spanish-Language Cinema

Most Popular Spanish-Language Films on IMDB

Top 10 Spanish-Language Films


For Telenovelas, try

Telenovelas DramaFever

Spanish-Language Movies Available at the Library

The University Library has a large collection of Spanish-language films. To find them, use the Library Catalog's Advanced Search. If you are looking for a particular film, you can search by movie title.

Otherwise, limit to "Spanish" language and "film/video" and then search by any subject or keyword. At the results screen you can further narrow your search by using the limits on the right sidebar of the page.

Below are direct links to some popular searches you might be interested in.

Motion Pictures

Feature Films

Comedy Films

Documentary Films

Spainish Films

Mexican Films

Streaming Films (Watch Online)

Film Study Resources

For more serious study of Spanish-Language film, check out our Film Study Reference Guide.