5 Spanish Language Films to Watch this Weekend!
This blog post is for the adults! I always find that watching Spanish language films helps motivate me to speak more Spanish at home to our kids. I'm not sure what it is about it but watching a Spanish language movie and being able to see a glimpse of different cultures and catch on a bit to some of the unique jokes or wordplay makes me hope my kiddos will be much better at Spanish than I am.
I love the experience of watching movies - whether it's at home or at the movie theater. This kind of means that I sometimes don't have the highest bar for movies because I'm really pretty happy to watch anything (especially if it's drama/comedy). That said, below is a list of 4 Spanish language films that I enjoyed recently and one that I can't wait to check out this weekend (finally)!
Would love to know what you've watched and enjoyed lately!
If you enjoy crime drama type films, El secreto de sus ojos is worth watching and rewatching! It is one of my very favorite movies of all times. It tells the story of a retired criminal investigator, played by Ricardo Darin, writing a novel about the case that forever haunts him. Just thinking about this movie gives me goosebumps. It has everything you need for a good weekend movie - love, drama, revenge! And Guillermo Francella is amazing in his supporting role. This film is from 2009 and won the Academy Award for best foreign film. It's worth watching again - there are very few movies I'll rewatch, but I've seen this one at least 7 or 8 times. You can rent this one on Amazon Prime or Apple TV! Be careful that you are watching the original Argentine version - there is also a remake (which is worth watching, but imho not nearly as good).
Todos lo saben has all of the family drama. A women's daughter is kidnapped, and while the family ties to recover her, secret after secret comes out! This one was a tiny bit hard for me to follow with everything going on, but the amazing actors (including Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Ricardo Darín) made it worthwhile. This one is available on Netflix or can be rented on Amazon Prime or AppleTV.
This Argentine film gets a little bit crazy as should be expected from the title. Fernando, played by Adrián Suar, leads a double life - two jobs, two homes, two families. After 9 years of going back and forth between his Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata lives, an accident reveals the truth. I'm not sure whether to describe Corazón Loco as funny, frustrating, shocking, or what exactly, but it definitely generates some feels! And available to watch on Netflix!
Matrimillas a fun romantic comedy about a couple, starring Luisana Lopilato and Juan Minujín, who is going through a hard time and decide to give a new marriage app a try. The app gives points for good, seemingly selfless deeds and takes them away when one of the partners acts in their own self-interest. The competition to earn the most points (and exchange them for a free solo-trip) gets pretty fierce! This is a fun and easy to watch film that could be fun for a date night. It's available to watch on Neflix.
I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't seen Roma yet! It has amazing reviews and won a Golden Lion, and I'm excited to finally get to it this weekend and will report back! From what I've gathered, it follows the life of a live-in housekeeper who keeps an upper-middle-class Mexican family functioning, and is a semi-autobiographical take on the writer/director's life. Also available on Netflix!