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Spanish Shows on Netflix for Kids, Teens, & Adults
Netflix makes it easy to watch Spanish shows and movies any time you like and there are a great range of Spanish shows on Netflix for any age. Find below a list of the best Spanish movies and Netflix series in Spanish for kids, teens, adults and families as of 2020!
Spanish Shows on Netflix
We have so many tools at our disposal to help get exposure to the Spanish language. One of those tools is Netflix. With so much international content and several language options, including Spanish, you can make sure your child’s (or your) entertainment content is one more way to emphasize the target language.
We have created a list of some of the best shows and movies on Netflix in Spanish and have broken them down to suit different audiences! You can find:
- Spanish Shows on Netflix for Kids
- Spanish Shows on Netflix for Teens
- Spanish Shows on Netflix for Adults
If you need help on how to change the language settings for Netflix, see the bottom of this post
Spanish Shows on Netflix for Kids
There are plenty of popular Netflix series in Spanish that kids love. Here is a list of Spanish Shows on Netflix for young kids:
1. Yohoo Al Rescate
This is hands-down my 2 and a healf year old’s favorite show. The song is stuck in my head in a proverbial loop! The plot centers around a group of friends who go to different places and help other furry friends. It’s just the right speed for the youngest!
Set in a 3D space with a plain background, it is about a 4 year old name Pocoyo and his friends. The narrator explicitly speaks to the audience and the characters. It is very simple design and use of language are great for young learners.
3. Veggietales in the House
This show with Christian themes is really funny and entertaining for young children. The Spanish version is very well done and children of a wide range of ages find it enjoyable.
Simple animations and dialogue make the story of Porroro the penguin extremely popular with young audiences.
This story is about Monty Kazoops, a 6 year old with a vivid imagination, and his best friend and family pet, Jimmy Jones the pig.
6. Magic School Bus
Remember this one from when you were little? Well, both the classic and new versions are available on Netflix. It’s an extremely fun way to learn about science and you can even find some great curriculum to go along with it online!
7. Masha and The Bear
Originally in Russian, this cute series is available in Spanish and boy, are my kiddos glad. It’s simple language make it enjoyable even for beginners and no matter what language it’s in, my girls will just laugh and laugh with this one.
There is a whole series of Tinkerbell movies that introduce children to the magical world of Pixie Hollow, where fairies come from. The Spanish translation is really nice and this is one children will enjoy!
If you haven’t seen Coco, then, where have you been? I will admit, that I was afraid this movie would be too sad for my kids at first. However, it is so beautiful and uplifting! It’s definitely not just for kids, because adults will enjoy this one as well. I actually love it way more in Spanish than in English too!
Best Spanish Movies for Kids
Spanish Shows on Netflix for Teens
If you have older ones, there is a range of Netflix series in Spanish. Find below a list of Spanish Shows on Netflix suitable for teenagers.
10. El Chavo del Ocho
This is a classic and growing up in Venezuela, we watched it every day! It’s very silly humor, but it’s a great way to learn Spanish from an authentic source.
11. Go, Live Your Own Way (Vive a tú manera)
I must admit that I watched this one recently, all on my own. Can’t even use my girls as an excuse. It’s a teen story set in Argentina, and all though the accent is pretty strong, it’s easy to understand. It’s an extremely light-hearted and fun story about teenage musicians living in a boarding-school.
12. Como caído del cielo
Mexican idol, Pedro Infante, has been detained in limbo for the past 60 years. He hasn’t been allowed to go to heaven, because he was a womanizer, but he had done a lot of good, so he hadn’t been sent to hell. He gets a second chance by taking on the personal of an infante impersonator, Pedro Guadalupe Ramos. Only by straightening Ramos’ life out, will he get a chance to go to heaven. Lighthearted comedy that is definitely worth the watch!
13. Siempre Bruja
Carmen Eguiluz is accused of witchcraft and is set to burn at the stake according to in 1646 colonial Colombia. She then time-travels to 2019. This show is great, because it has a strong female lead of color, however, the white master/black slave relationship is troublesome. It is definitely a point of departure for some great discussions, however.
14. La Rosa de Guadalupe
For a close look at a slice of Mexican culture and belief systems, check out La Rosa de Guadalupe. It consists of reenactments of stories told by real people about their experiences with miracles attributed to the Virgin of Guadalupe.Beware, however, that later episodes (beginning in 2017) the subjects of the stories can be a lot more serious and innapropriate for some viewers.
15. Lo más sensillo es complicarlo todo
Renata has been in love with his brother’s best friend Leonardo for a long time. She discovers he has a girlfriend he plans to marry, and she has to do everything in her power to stop it. That’s when things get complicated! Fun, lighthearted story that will surely entertain.
16. La Esclava Blanca
“La esclava blanca”, tells the story of a woman who returns to Colombia to marry a prosperous merchant of the region. Unknown to the society around her, she had been rescued and raised in secret by slaves who became her family. After being taken from the hands of her loved ones and sent to Spain, Victoria returns to seek justice and free her family.
17. La Reina del Flow
After 17 years in prison for a crime she did not commit, Yeimy Montoya focuses on taking revenge on the man who stole her music and sent her to prison.
18. Attitude Test
Four seniors in high school steal an important college entrance exam and go on vacation to “study,” but accidentally lose the exam while partying.
Spanish Shows on Netflix for Adults (Mature Audiences and R)
These movies and Netflix series in Spanish are not recommended for kids. Find below a list of Spanish Shows on Netflix for adults.
19. Club the Cuervos
This story centers on the football club Cuervos FC, in a fictitious town in Mexico, and the struggle for power between two siblings after their father, and club owner, dies.
20. Las Chicas del Cable
This show takes place in a telecom company in Madrid In 1928, and centers around the life of four young women working there.
This feel-good story tells the tales of jealousy, love, drama and fashion that take place in a fashion house in late 50s Madrid.
22. La Reina del Sur
This telenovela based on a book by the same name chronicles the rise to power of a Mexican woman within the world of international drug trafficking.
23. El Ministerio del Tiempo
El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Ministry of Time) is a Spanish government institution that watches the doors of time to keep intruders from changing history. The story revolves around 3 new patrols taking care of 3 differen time periods.
24. La Casa del Papel
Everyone I know has been watching “Money Heist,” which is about a group of robbers who plan to assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre and carry out the most perfect robbery in the history of Spain.
Highly recommended by my Venezuelan family, this telenovela tells a somewhat rose-colored telling of the life and times of South American liberator, Simon Bolivars.
Teens learn to be successful pickpockets from a master thief in Bogota, Colombia.
27. El Chapo
This series chronicles the rise, capture and eventual escape of the most known Mexican drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. Based on true events.
Changing the Language Netflix
If you want to change your Netflix profile to Spanish follow the instructions below:
- Go to Netflix.com and make sure you are logged in.
- Select Manage Profiles.
- Select the user profile you would like to change the language for.
- Select your preferred default language from the menu.
If you want to change the Netflix language on a specific show or movie:
- Open the program you want to watch on Netflix
- Select options
- Select your preferred language or subtitles.
- Resume your program.
Netflix Spanish Series and Movies
These are some of my favorite available Spanish shows on Netflix. Did I miss something? I would love to hear your recommendations!
Author: Keli Garcia Allen is a certified Spanish teacher and currently works as a Preschool teacher in a bilingual classroom. She is the Head of Content for Learn Safari and is currently working on Spanish Safari, a Spanish Learning game for children 4-10 years old. You can follow her and the rest of the team on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.