14 Best Spanish TV Shows on Amazon Prime (2020)

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 July 3, 2020. 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 TV Shows in Spanish

1. 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.

Thanks to my amazing online Spanish teacher in Mexico for the recommendation.

Subtitles: English only

Accents: Mexican, European Spanish

2. El Presidente

El Presidente | Exclusive Trailer | Prime Video

Chilean drama based on “FIFA Gate,” the 2015 FIFA corruption case.

Sergio Jadue, played by great Colombian actor Andrés Parra, is the unknown director of a small-town soccer club in Chile. He unexpectedly finds himself at the head of the Chilean soccer association.

Drunk with power, he becomes the protégée of soccer godfather Julio Grondona, as well as the FBI’s key to undoing the largest corruption scheme in the world of soccer.

The series was filmed around Santiago and Valparaíso, Chile; Luque, Paraguay; Buenos Aires; and New York, among other locations.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: Chilean (the three main characters are played by Mexican and Colombian actors who had to learn the Chilean accent)

3. Cómo Sobrevivir Soltero (How To Survive Being Single)

Cómo Sobrevivir Soltero - Official Trailer | Amazon Prime Video

Cute millennial comedy set in Mexico City. Sebastian, a one-time heartthrob actor, and his group of thirty-something friends try to find love and happiness in the age of Tinder.

On the night he plans to propose, Sebastian’s world is turned upside down when he finds out that his girlfriend of 10 years cheated on him. Newly single, Sebastian is thrust into the world of dating and into the arms of his misfit crew of friends who all seem to be just as unlucky in love as he is.

Note that as is unfortunately typical in Mexican media, the show’s light-skinned actors don’t represent the majority of the Mexican population.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: Mexican

4. Capadocia: Un Lugar Sin Perdón (Cappadocia: A Place Without Forgiveness)

Capadocia: Temporada 1 - Trailer (HBO Latino)

Note: Available free on Amazon with an HBO channel subscription trial.

This addictive, brutally honest Mexican HBO drama follows the stories of several women incarcerated in a Mexico City women’s prison where corruption runs rampant. 

Attorney Teresa Lagos fights for rehabilitation and inmates’ rights, while facing a plan to use the prisoners for manual labor.

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Accent: Mexican, Colombian

5. Un Extraño Enemigo (An Unknown Enemy)

Un Extraño Enemigo - Tráiler I Amazon Prime Video

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This Mexican 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

6. Pequeñas Coincidencias

Pequeñas coincidencias (Amazon) - Tráiler (HD)

Charming Prime Exclusive family comedy from Spain 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, English

Accent: European Spanish

7. Caronte

Caronte - Tráiler Oficial | Amazon Prime Video

Note: No English subtitles available for YouTube trailer. Watch trailer on Amazon instead.

Prime series from Spain about an ex-cop framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Caronte decides to become a lawyer to prevent other innocent people from meeting his fate.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: European Spanish

8. 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

9. Six Dreams

Six Dreams – Trailer Oficial | Prime Video

This football (soccer) docuseries offers an insider look into top Spanish 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 from Spain 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

12. El Corazón de Sergio Ramos

The Real Sergio Ramos - Official Trailer | Prime Video

This Amazon Original docuseries offers fly-on-the-wall access to controversial Real Madrid and Spanish national team captain Sergio Ramos.

Both teams’ emotional rollercoaster of a season is viewed through the lens of the press, fans, and Sergio himself. Off the field, the show goes behind the scenes of Ramos’s life with his glamorous wife, TV presenter Pilar Rubio, and their three young sons.

Subtitles: English only

Accent: European Spanish

13. La usurpadora

Tráiler La Usurpadora 2019

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

Modern reboot of the hugely popular 1998 Mexican telenovela La usurpadora.

In the series, Paola Miranda, the First Lady of Mexico, discovers she has a twin sister and tries to swap lives with her. The story has been shortened to just 25 episodes.

Subtitles: Spanish only

Accent: Mexican, Colombian

14. Hermanos

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

This drama from Spain 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

More Amazon Prime Spanish TV Series

Infieles

Infieles - #JuevesDeEstrenos Trailer

Note: No English subtitles available for trailer

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 Catalan, but if dubbing doesn’t bother you, it’s worth checking out.

Subtitles: English only

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


Banner image from Vis a vis © Antena 3, sadly no longer available on Prime

22 Comments on “14 Best Spanish TV Shows on Amazon Prime (2020)”

    • ¡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.

    • Mil gracias, Rosalia! It looks like first two of these series from Spain aren’t available on Amazon in the US yet, but Presunto Culpable is. I’ve added it to the list.

      Update October 2019: Presunto Culpable has been removed from Amazon again… will add it back if it returns.

  3. Here’s the availability of those programmes as of 16-01-2020 for Prime UK viewers:

    Vis a vis (Locked up) – not available on Prime but it’s available on 4OD
    Isabel – not available
    Diablo Guardián – available
    Capadocia – not available
    Un Extra̱o Enemigo Рavailable
    Peque̱as Coincidencias Рnot available
    Las Aventuras del Capitán Alatriste – not available
    Six Dreams – available
    Lo Que Escondían sus Ojos – not available
    Corazón Contento – not available
    La usurpadora – not available
    Hermanos – not available
    Infieles – available

    El Corazón de Sergio Ramos – I seriously don’t believe Sergio Ramos has a heart so I didn’t even bother checking if it is available… As it’s about a football player, I am pretty sure it is, if anyone wants to find out if the pig has a heart or not 😀

    • Wow, thank you for this amazing summary! Looks like the main ones available are the Prime Originals, which makes sense.

      I wish there were an automatic way to check availability based on country. It’s all I can do to keep up with the US content on Prime and Netflix!

      Not a football fan either! I try to include content for a variety of tastes. 😉

    • Hi Elena, thanks for letting me know. I’ve been traveling in Brazil and haven’t been able to update my listings as usual. I see Amazon’s also removed Vis a Vis… that’s too bad… a couple of the best shows.

      Looks like Isabel’s available on the RTVE website (they are the creators of the show), but you would probably need a VPN since it’s not available to viewers in the US: https://www.rtve.es/television/isabel-la-catolica/capitulos-completos/.

      Also don’t forget to try your local library… mine doesn’t have the series on DVD or Hoopla, but it is available through interlibrary loan.

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