Movies for Spanish class
What Audio & subtitles for movies in Spanish class?
- Upper level – Spanish audio & Spanish subtitles
- Spanish 2 – Spanish audio & Spanish or English subtitles (depending on the purpose)
- Spanish 1 or Exploratory – Spanish audio & English subtitles
- Culture or non language class – English audio & no subtitles
What movies for Spanish class?
The newest animated Disney movie, Encanto, is set in Colombia with an all Latinx cast. It is a musical with a strong theme of family and being yourself. There is a ton of culture from Colombia in the film, which I include in this blog post. Magical realism is a strong element in the film as well. It would be great for elementary all the way to adults. I have a film guide which can be found here. Plus you can get character introduction slides & extra cultural authentic resources here. The film is now on Disney+ & DVD.
Bonus! McFarland USA
*New! Maya y los 3
Bonus there is a new limited series on Netflix. Maya y los tres is set in precolonial Mesoamerica. It is fantasy but brings in many cultural elements of the diverse cultures that lived on the land that is now Mexico. Different than many feature-length films, the nine episodes are only about 30-35 minutes each. If you want to show one or more episodes, check out many resources in this new blog post. There is a guide here for episode 1 if you want to try it out. The 32-minute first episode would be a great one-day sub-plan.