11 Best Spanish TV Shows on Amazon Prime (August 2019)

Watching Spanish shows on Amazon Prime Video is a great way to practice vocabulary and listening skills. All the Spanish series on this list are available to stream free for Prime members. Amazon Prime Video search by language is pretty terrible, so I’ve done the hard work for you. 😉

If you are an intermediate or advanced learner, I recommend watching with Spanish subtitles when available as studies show it enhances language learning. I also jot down any interesting new vocabulary and add it to my Anki flashcards later.

These Spanish TV shows on Amazon Prime Video are available in the US as of August 1, 2019; many may also be available in other countries. Watch them while you can, because content disappears as licensing agreements expire.

How to get English subtitles: English subtitles are not available on several of these series, only Spanish. However, one of my intrepid readers has suggested a workaround to get English subtitles by watching using Google’s Chrome browser and turning on auto-translate of Spanish.

To do so, click the little Google translation icon with the letter G in Chrome’s address bar to start translation. The Spanish subtitles will appear briefly and then be converted to English.  The only downside is that occasionally they are not on screen long enough to read. Thanks, Jim, for this tip! 🙂

I hope you love my Spanish TV show recommendations! Just so you know, I may get a small commission from any purchases made using Amazon links on this page at no extra cost to you.

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Amazon Prime Video Spanish Shows

1. Vis a Vis (Locked Up)

TRAILER: Locked Up | Catch up on All 4

If you like Orange is the New Black, don’t miss this smash TV hit from Spain.

Macarena is condemned to serve time in a women’s prison because of the married man she loves. When she faces a seven-year sentence, her parents are ready to do anything to obtain their daughter’s freedom.

Also available on Netflix in the US and many other countries.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: European Spanish

2. Isabel

TRAILER – ISABEL (The queen of Castile) – English subtitles

This highly successful and critically acclaimed Spanish historical fiction series is based upon the reign of Queen Isabella I of Castile, one of the most influential figures in world history. Amazon has finally made all three seasons available!

Subtitles: Spanish and Portuguese only (see note above about subtitles).

Accent: European Spanish

3. Diablo Guardián

Diablo Guardián 2018 New Trailer HD

Based on Mexican writer Xavier Velasco’s award-winning novel, this Prime Original series tells the story of Violetta, a young woman who flees Mexico to start anew in New York City. But instead of living a dream, Violetta is awoken to a harsh reality when she runs out of money, sending her into the arms of the villainous Nefastófeles.

Subtitles: English only

Accents: Mexican, European Spanish

4. Un Extraño Enemigo (An Unknown Enemy)

Un Extraño Enemigo – Tráiler I Amazon Prime Video

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This series was released to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre, the killing of students and civilians by military and police on October 2, 1968 in Mexico City.

It tells the story of one of the darkest moments in Mexico’s history from the perspective of Fernando Barrientos, the head of Mexico’s secret police, who is trying to reach the presidency. He’s prepared to manipulate, betray, and kill in his quest to brutally repress the students and achieve total power.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: Mexican Spanish

5. Pequeñas Coincidencias

Pequeñas coincidencias (Amazon) – Tráiler (HD)

Charming Prime Exclusive family comedy about Marta and Javier, who both see no reason to find a mate and settle down until their biological clocks start ticking.

Fun fact: Stars Marta Hazas and Javier Veiga are married in real life.

Subtitles: Spanish only

Accent: European Spanish

6. Matadero

Matadero (Atresmedia) – Tráiler (HD)

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This dark Spanish comedy-crime drama takes place in the small Castilian-Leonese town of Torrecillas.

Meat-processing businessman Francisco imports low-quality pigs from Portugal. The veterinarian in his slaughterhouse is his brother-in-law Alfonso, a weak man who is fed up with looking the other way and certifying animals of dubious quality.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: European Spanish

7. Las Aventuras del Capitán Alatriste

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

Swashbuckling Spanish show that brings Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s internationally acclaimed book series to life. Not to be confused with the 2006 film starring Viggo Mortensen. One season of the show is planned for each book in the series.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: European Spanish

8. Hermanos

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This Spanish series follows the lives of brothers Juan and Alberto, who are both in love with Virginia, their best friend and neighbor.

Subtitles: Spanish only

Accent: European Spanish

9. Six Dreams

Six Dreams – Trailer Oficial | Prime Video

This docuseries goes behind the scenes of top Spanish soccer league La Liga. It follows the stories of six individuals: a club president, two rising stars, a sports director, a Mexican veteran, and a coach. Shot in verité style that reveals the racist attitudes still common in this sport.

Subtitles: English only

Accents: European Spanish, Mexican, Argentinian

10. Lo Que Escondían sus Ojos

Lo que escondían sus ojos – Promo

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This four-part melodrama portrays the clandestine romance between Ramón Serrano Suñer, Franco’s brother-in-law and foreign minister, and aristocratic beauty Sonsoles de Icaza, wife of the Marquess of Llanzol. Based on the novel of the same name by Nieves Herrero.

Subtitles: Spanish only

Accent: European Spanish (except for actor Rubén Cortada, who struggles to shed his native Cuban accent)

11. Corazón Contento

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

Cute Mexican comedy that follows three different families from Mérida, Mexico City, and Monterrey as they deal with the topic of bad eating habits and obesity in a humorous way.

Subtitles: Spanish only

Accent: Mexican Spanish

More Amazon Prime Spanish Series Suggestions

  • Infieles â€“ This Sex and the City-like dramedy follows the lives, friendships, and loves of five young women in Barcelona. The show’s theme is infidelity, but most importantly, it’s about being true to one’s own self. Not included in my list above since it’s dubbed into Spanish from Catalán, but if dubbing doesn’t bother you, it’s worth checking out. Subtitles: English only.

Have more Amazon Prime Spanish shows to recommend? Some of my best suggestions come from readers! Please share your thoughts in the comments.


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13 Comments on “11 Best Spanish TV Shows on Amazon Prime (August 2019)”

    • ¡Gracias por la sugerencia, Francesca! Looks like that’s an Netflix Original, but I’ll check it out for my Netflix list. 🙂

  1. Thanks so much for this list! I’m learning as much Spanish as I can before I take a sabbatical from teaching elementary school this time next year to spend 4 months doing a Spanish immersion program. Tops on my list are both Livit and SIPuebla. Maybe I will do 2 months at each!

    • Hi Mary, so glad you’re finding it helpful! Learning as much as you can before you go is a great idea… you’ll get so much more out of your experience. Four months is a great amount of time, and I’m sure you will reach fluency. Both Livit and SI Puebla are excellent schools and their teaching philosophies are extremely similar. Would love to hear your reviews of the school(s) you attend when you get back!

  2. Just to let any Uk user know, you can watch vis a vis (locked up) on all4 demand!! Just search locked up on All4 🙂

    • Many thanks! Since my last post I managed to find some shows on Prime but their collection isn’t as great as Netflix’s. And I find it easier to search for non-English programmes on Netflix.

      • Agree, search is terrible. Amazon is slowly starting to add original programs in Spanish, but has a long way to go to catch up to Netflix.

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