Best new Spanish Movies in 2021 & 2020 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest Spanish movies in 2021 and the best Spanish movies of 2020 & the 2010's. Top Spanish movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New Spanish movies in 2021 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2021 in cinema and on VOD
  • Malzanidos

    DIRECTOR: Alberto de Toro, Javier Ruiz Caldera
    CAST: Aura Garrido, Miki Esparbé & Luis Callejo
    Jan Lozano was the Captain of the Fifth Brigade on a mission of great importance but now finds himself a prisoner of a platoon. He fears his time may be over as he could be due to be executed. Those fears are replaced with new ones as both he and the platoon find themselves facing off against an enemy that neither of them would have expected. Two sides must unite if they hope to survive such a dangerous and unknown threat. Directed by Alberto de Toro and Javier Ruiz Caldera, this action/adventure with dark fantasy elements stars Ken Appledorn, Dafnis Balduz, and María Botto. Read more

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  • Herederas

    DIRECTOR: Carlos Marbán
    CAST: Anna Coll Miller, Alma J. Cerezo, Greta Rodríguez, Patricia Fuertes
    Elena and her daughter Celia have just gone through a tragedy after having dealt with the death of Elena’s husband. Seeking to place the past behind them, the mother and daughter try to continue on with their lives. But tragedy may not be behind them as one fateful night when Elena goes out to dinner leads to problems when Celia is left home. What happens next is something horrific that neither of them expected. Written and directed by Carlos Marbán, this horror/thriller stars Jordi Rubio Bobet, Begoña Miranda, and Anna Coll Miller. Read more

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Best Spanish movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2021

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and the 2010's best rated Spanish movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
  • Adú

    DIRECTOR: Salvador Calvo
    CAST: Luis Tosar, Anna Castillo & Álvaro Cervantes
    Africa becomes the setting in this anthology drama of three people with much different lives. Taking place in Northern Africa, the film follows a child who has a dangerous journey ahead, a father who is desperate to make a connection with his daughter, and a coast guard with a dark past he’d rather not face. This somber and heartfelt bit of drama amid interconnected stories was directed by Salvador Calvo and stars Moustapha Oumarou, Luis Tosar, and Álvaro Cervantes in the three lead roles. Read more

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  • Madre

    DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
    CAST: Marta Nieto, Álvaro Balas & Blanca Apilánez
    Elena is still trying to get over the death of her six-year-old son who went missing ten years ago. She now lives a somber life working a restaurant by the sea until one day she meets a teenager who looks strangely like her son. The past continues to haunt her as she seeks answers to what really happened to her missing son in this bleak and psychological thriller of one tragic mother seeking the truth. Read more

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  • Malasaña 32

    DIRECTOR: Albert Pintó
    CAST: Begona Vargas, María Ballesteros & Javier Botet
    A family seeks a new life in the city when they move into an apartment complex. Once they moved in, however, they discover that the building is not at all what it seems. Something dark and sinister is lurking within the apartment. Something paranormal. Something evil. Haunting frights plague the family as bathtubs overflow, toys move on their own, stoves turn themselves on and scary whispers can be heard in the shadows in this dark haunted house horror. Read more

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  • Pain & Glory

    DIRECTOR: Pedro Almodóvar
    CAST: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Kiti Mánver, Asier Etxeandia
    A film director (assumably based on Pedro Almodovar's own life) looks back on his career, questions the choices he made and reflects on his mortality. Read more

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  • Eye for an Eye

    DIRECTOR: Paco Plaza
    CAST: Luis Tosar, María Vázquez & Tania Lamata
    Directed by Spanish master of horror Paco Plaza ('Rec'), this thriller evolves around a nurse who has to take care of a notorious cartel boss. Read more

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  • The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

    DIRECTOR: Terry Gilliam
    CAST: Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgård
    A 21st century ad man from London ends up in Don Quixote's 17th century Spain. Read more

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  • The Fury of a Patient Man

    DIRECTOR: Raúl Arévalo
    CAST: Antonio de la Torre Luis Callejo Ruth Díaz
    Jose has just been released from prison. 8 years ago, he took part in a jewel robbery that went terribly wrong. Now that he is free again, he is determined to avenge the men who got away. In order to do so, he slowly builds an intricate scheme. Suspenseful and atmospheric, 'The Fury of a Patient Man' is yet another great Spanish thriller. Read more

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    RATING: 80/100

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  • Caníbal

    DIRECTOR: Manuel Martín Cuenca
    CAST: Antonio de la Torre Olimpia Melinte María Alfonsa Rosso
    Speaking of quality Spanish horror films; Caníbal once again proves Spaniards are pretty good at making those. Caníbal is a stylish, minimalist take on the well-known cannibal theme. Carlos is a quiet and gentle tailor from Granada who kidnaps young, foreign women to take them to an isolated mountain cabin and eat them. He works discrete. Things start to get mixed up for him however when he falls in love with Nina, his last victim’s sister. Caníbal is beautifully shot and ultimately more atmosphere-driven than plot-driven. Read more

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    RATING: 59/100

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  • 10.000 km

    DIRECTOR: Carlos Marques-Marcet
    CAST: Natalia Tena David Verdaguer Sirius Flatz
    We have seen the story about whether love can survive long distance before, but this time it has been told rather well. Director Carlos Marques-Marcet was in charge of editing It Felt like Love, a film covering the same topic, and he must have learned quite a bit from that. This film is equally subtle, and perhaps even more relatable. Sure, we have social media, Skype and other technological means of communication, but actual intimate contact remains key in a healthy relationship. This film about a couple in two apartments far away from each other shows us all the pitfalls of a long distance relationship in modern times. Read more

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    RATING: 67/100

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  • La Cueva

    DIRECTOR: Alfredo Montero
    CAST: Marta Castellote Xoel Fernández Eva García-Vacas |
    The Spanish tradition of creating indie horror films is not over yet. Here is another Spanish ‘found footage’ horror film (REC!) about a group of five youngsters descending into a hidden cave. Of course everything goes terribly wrong. The concept doesn’t sound too exciting, but La Cueva got pretty raving reviews after it was viewed at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. And it is indeed rather interesting and shockingly realistic. Read more

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    RATING: 58/100

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  • La Isla Mínima

    DIRECTOR: Alberto Rodríguez
    CAST: Javier Gutiérre Raúl Arévalo María Varod
    A killer is slaughtering women in Marshland and two homicides detectives working on the case have their unsettled differences. To bring the killer to justice they need to... Read more

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    RATING: 73/100

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  • Los Ilusos

    DIRECTOR: Jonás Trueba
    CAST: Francesco Carril Aura Garrido Pedro C. Lozano
    Another charming low budget film, albeit in another fashion than Stockholm. Los Ilusos feels like modern nouvelle vague film. It’s shot in black and white, the acting is spontaneous and it deals with a couple of cinephile twenty-somethings from Madrid. The story revolves around two young aspiring filmmakers reflecting on love, life and cinema. Los Ilusos is a so called meta film: a film about film which has a nice nostalgic vibe to it. Read more

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    RATING: 68/100

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  • Los Amantes Pasajeros

    DIRECTOR: Pedro Almodóvar
    CAST: Javier Cámara Pepa Charro Cecilia Roth
    Actually this film shouldn’t be on this list. It’s fairly horrible. But since it’s directed by Pedro Almodóvar, without any doubt Spain’s most prolific director, I think it has to be mentioned at least. Just to make sure you skip it. Because after 2011’s great gothic horror La Piel Que Habito, probably Almodóvars’ best effort since La Mala Educación (2004), it couldn’t disappoint more. This tedious and cliché-filled comedy deals with a dozen of people on a plane that is about to crash. Facing death, the passengers start sharing each other’s wildest fantasies. I’m not sure whether this movie had to be more or less vulgar in order to work. Let’s hope Almodóvar finds his old shape back with his next one. Read more

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    RATING: 56/100

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  • Stockholm

    DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
    CAST: Javier Pereira Aura Garrido Jesús Caba
    A nice low budget flick which brings Richard Linklaters’ classic Before Sunrise to mind. A boy meets a girl in Madrid (no, not Stockholm), tells her he loves her which the girls finds hard to believe. What follows is a dialogue-driven story in real time, a long walk through a city at night, where the boy has to convince the girl. In the second part of the film, the morning after, it becomes painfully clear that both are seeking something entirely different. Stockholm offers nothing we haven’t seen before but is fresh and nicely naturalistic acted. Read more

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    RATING: 71/100

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  • Vivir Es Fácil con los Ojos Cerrados

    DIRECTOR: David Trueba
    CAST: Javier Cámara Natalia de Molina Francesc Colomer
    Spain, 1966. Antonio is a teacher who uses Beatles-songs to teach his students English. When he finds out John Lennon is shooting a film in Almeria, he embarks on a road trip, planning on meeting his idol. Along the way he picks up a few colorful hitchhikers. Vivir Es Fácil con los Ojos Cerrados (‘Living is easy with eyes closed’, a phrase from Strawberry Fields) is a nice bitter sweet road movie. Enjoyable, even touching at some times, even though the film sometimes tries a little too hard to reanimate the sixties, as is often the case with period films. Read more

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    RATING: 70/100

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  • La Noche Que Mi Madre Mato a Mi Padre

    DIRECTOR: Inés París
    CAST: Belén Rueda Diego Peretti Eduard Fernández
    Aging actress Isabella, a scriptwriter and two producers meet in a country house, in hopes of making a deal. But then the actress' ex-boyfriend Carlos and his new lover show up unexpectedly. A comedy of murder and betrayal in the veins of Agathie Cristie's best work is about to unravel. Read more

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    RATING: 61/100

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  • Julietta

    DIRECTOR: Pedro Almodóvar
    CAST: Emma Suárez Adriana Ugarte Daniel Grao
    After the somewhat disappointing 'Los amantes pasajeros', Almodóvar returns with a stylish and gripping new film. Title character Julietta is a middle-aged woman, seemingly happy (re-)married. She is about to move abroad with her husband, as she stumbles upon a friend of her long-lost daughter. What follows is a painful reconstruction... beautifully shot, colored and scored, Julietta marks a return to form by Spain's wunderkind. Read more

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    RATING: 71/100

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  • El guardián invisible

    DIRECTOR: Fernando González Molina
    CAST: Javier Botet Marta Etura Colin McFarlane |
    Inspector Amaia Salazar heads an investigation which will take her back to Elizondo, the rainy village in the heart of Navarre where she was born, and to which she had hoped never to return... Read more

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    RATING: 79/100

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  • El móvil

    DIRECTOR: Manuel Martín Cuenca
    CAST: Javier Gutiérrez María León Antonio de la Torre
    Álvaro is a poor man obsessed with the idea of writing 'high literature'. He starts provoking conflicts to write about them. Planning all the conspiracy for a possible murder doesn't let him see that, in fact, he is the real victim. Read more

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    RATING: 74/100

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  • Everybody Knows

    DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi
    CAST: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi
    When a couple travels home from Argentina to Spain, an uneasy revelation upsets their trip. Read more

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    RATING: 85/100

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