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Movies And Shows That Will Help You Learn Better Spanish
Thursday December 26, 2019

Textbooks alone are not sufficient when it comes to improving the overall knowledge and to learn foreign language.
Apart from other things in popular culture, films can hugely improve the vocabulary, pronunciation, and understanding of a particular language. Movies stimulate our brain functions to improve our memory capacity and attention span. Here’s a list of Spanish movies which can be an enjoyable watch and a great source of knowledge of traditional Spanish life, culture, customs, and local Spanish dialects and will help anybody to learn Spanish.


1. Diarios de Motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries) –
This 2004 biopic portrays the youthful innocence of two friends, Che Guevara and Alberto Granado, challenged by the exploitation and poverty which they encountered while touring South America. Gael García Bernal stars as Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. The journey around the continent displays a version of Che right before he became a revolutionary.
Diarios de Motocicleta offers an excellent opportunity to learn Spanish language from different cultures and varying dialects in South America.


2. El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) –
Guillermo Del Toro’s 2006 masterpiece is a great example of Spanish fairy tale for adults. The film’s setting is based deep inside a haunted forest,going back to the 1944 Falangist Spain era.
This is an excellent film for learning Spanish history and language unusually. The film carries a fantastical symbolism that is very significant to the message it conveys. This movie indeed is an excellent choice to increase Spanish vocabulary.


3. Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside) –
This 2004 movie depicts the true story of Ramón Sampedro, a man from Spain who fought to end his own life legally, over a span of 28 years. The film follows his life as he fights both lawyers and his illness, all the while learning unexpected lessons about life and love. Mar Adentro has fairly heavy vocabulary, but the intriguing nature of the plot will keep viewers interested enough to soak it all up.


4. Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) –
Relatos Salvajes is a hilarious, roller coaster of a movie. This 2014 release consists of six short stories carefully written and directed by the combined expertise of Damián Szifron, Pedro Almodóvar, and Augustin. The movie showcases the human race’s ridiculous passion and extremities of human behaviour involving people in distress.Each of the featured stories demonstrates a usual dramatic situation where human emotions and reactions are pushed to the limits. The movie’s funny and gripping nature will hook viewers and cause them to pick up some of the finest yet unsavory Argentine vocabulary.
It is noteworthy that Relatos Salvajes won more than 50 awards across significant award shows.


5. Tres Metros Sobre el Cielo (Three Meters Above Heaven) –
The film follows the story of Hugo ‘H’ Olivera as he races through the streets of Spain, wreaking havoc and breaking hearts. H lives the quintessential teenage rebel’s life of motorcycles, breaking rules, and chasing girls – eventually finding himself embroiled in a romance that will change his life forever. Tres Metros Sobre el Cielo is a fast-paced, but predictable narrative and Spanish learners will be able to follow the plot with ease.

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