One of the most effective ways for learning Spanish during an intensive Spanish course, is watching movies to learn Spanish.
This can be done by watching short films, videos or fragments of films in which Spanish grammar is explained. Check out the list with the best movies to learn Spanish.
Here are our recommendations for the best movies to learn Spanish, with a special focus on those in which the most important points of the Spanish grammar are pointed out.
For level A1 y A2:
- If you want to learn the difference between “Ser” and “Estar” or “the present tense” and “the past tense”, than we recommend you to watch “El Laberinto del Fauno” by producer Guillermo del Toro. With this movie you can not only improve your vocabulary, but you will also learn a lot about Spanish history, families, personal relationships, the Spanish Civil War, the post-war period, the anti-Franco guerrillas (The Maquis), the culture of women, literature and fantasy stories.
- Another short movie, that can help you to improve your Spanish, is “Ana y Manuel”. Here you find passages that explain you the past tense which is usually the grammar that students find the hardest. After watching this movie, call your Spanish speaking friends and share your opinion about the movie! You will see how smoothly you use the different times.
For the higher levels, B1 and B2:
- “La Comunidad”, by Alex de la Iglesia. With this movie you can practice arguing, describing something, explaining hypotheses, explaining insights, explaining opinions.
- “Los peores años de nuestra vida”, by producer Emilio Martinez-Lázaro. Here you will learn to express your feelings, moods, hints and assumptions. You also learn the best ways to give advice, reviews and expressing your desires.
- “Mar adentro”, by producer Alejandro Amenábar. Imperativo (imperative), Subjuntivo (subjunctive), pasado (past tense).
- “Azuloscurocasinegro”, by Daniel Sánchez-Arévalo. Knowledge about society and culture among youth.
For the levels C1 and C2:
- “Bella Epoque”, by Fernando Trueba. Substantive structures and Spanish vocabulary in a very specific historical context (1931, the eve of the Second Spanish Republic).
- “Todo sobre mi madre”, by Pedro Almodóvar.
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