The 21 best Spanish shows on Netflix in 2022

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If you haven’t checked any of Netflix’s international deals, you haven’t gotten your subscription value. The streaming giant has built an impressive catalog of TV series from around the world, with several Spanish, French and Korean hits breaking into the US Top 10 in recent years.

Netflix’s Spanish shows are must-haves for any telenovela fan, and include both genre classics and new additions that subvert some beloved tropes. For anyone who hasn’t shown their first show in Spanish to a high school class, there are several Spanish shows on Netflix that will remind you of your all-time favorites, from Gossip Girl for sex and the city for Ted Lasso. Coming soon, shows in Spanish on Netflix to discover immediately.

“Money Theft”

One of Netflix’s most popular international titles, this story of masked thieves who set out to steal 2.4 billion euros from Spain‘s Royal Mint has won fans over with its thrills and the compelling stories behind the code-named characters.

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‘Narcotics’

Told primarily in English with dialogue in Spanish, this popular crime drama chronicles the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia in the late 1980s, following industry leaders including Pablo Escobar and forces of the order who try to eliminate them. It also spawned a companion series centered around the Mexican War on Drugs.

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‘Elite’

In this teen drama for haves and have-nots that recalls Gossip Girl, three working-class students receive scholarships to an elite Spanish private school, Las Encinas. contrary to Gossip Girlclashes between the wealthy and the working class lead to murder, with the first season branding all of the students as possible suspects.

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“Cable Girls”

This historical drama, which is also the first Spanish show produced by Netflix, follows four female employees of a telecommunications company in 1920s Madrid. Over five seasons, Alba, Ángeles, Carlota and Marga deal with the challenges faced by women who work, as well as political issues of the time.

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‘Rebel’

Netflix has remade the beloved 2000s telenovela, set at the prestigious Elite Way school on the outskirts of Mexico City. In this series, a new group of six young musicians must face a secret organization called The Lodge, which is doing everything it can to derail their dreams.

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“The House of Flowers”

This Mexican dark comedy follows the wealthy and dysfunctional de la Mora family, who own a prestigious flower shop and a struggling cabaret, both called the House of Flowers. Known as the “telenovela of the millennium”, the series explores many hypocrisies within modern Mexican society, while featuring several LGBTQ+ characters and storylines.

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“Who killed Sara? »

Last year’s surprise hit follows Alex, who lived happily ever after as a young man until his sister Sara was killed and a wealthy family manipulated him into downfall. When released after 18 years in prison, Alex is determined to use his expertise in technology and explosives to find out who killed Sara and eliminate his wealthy former friends.

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‘High sea’

This Agatha Christie-style post-war mystery sees a group of Spanish aristocrats and crew on a luxury cruise get entangled in a murder mystery.

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‘Valeria’

This Spanish dramatic comedy is essential for sex and the city Fans. The titular Valeria, a writer working on her first novel, and her friends Lola, who is dating a married man, Carmen, who has a crush on the office, and Nerea (Teresa Riott), who is locked up and lives with her parents, have the type of a lasting friendship and sexual entanglements that SATC fans would like.

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‘Monarch’

Ana María lived away from her family and her sleazy tequila and hotel empire for twenty years. When her father is murdered shortly after returning to Mexico, the estranged daughter decides to stay, angering her brothers Joaquín and Andrés. The three of them fall on different sides of several conflicts – whether or not it’s about cleaning up the business, sharing ownership – while trying to keep their family life together in chaos.

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“Dark Desire”

This erotic thriller follows a married college professor who has a one-night stand with a younger man, all the while thinking her husband is cheating on her. Eventually, the young man begins to get involved in her life, as she discovers that their night together may not have been as coincidental as it seemed.

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“Castamar’s Cook”

This period drama travels all the way to 1720s Madrid, adapting the novel of the same name by Fernando J. Muñez. After developing agoraphobia following the death of her father, Clara becomes a cook for the widowed Duke of Castamar, who has just returned to society after the death of his pregnant wife. The two eventually begin a swoon-worthy romance.

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“I am Georgina”

This reality docuseries follows the glamorous life of businesswoman Georgina Rodriguez, who is also the longtime partner of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

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‘Velvet’

This period romance is set in the fashion world of 1950s Spain and sees a seamstress fall in love with the heir to a fashion empire.

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‘The Queen of the South’

Longtime telenovela queen Kate del Castillo stars as Teresa, a young woman who becomes a ruthless drug dealer known as “La Mexicana.” The original 2011 season was so popular that it spawned both an American remake (USA Network’s queen of the south), and a renewal in 2019, where Teresa is brought back to the world she thought she left.

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‘Cuervos Club’

Before Ted Lasso, there was this Mexican comedy-drama about billionaire Mexican siblings who fought over the family soccer team after their father died. Although a little bolder than the other beloved football show, Cuervos Club also has a balance of hilarious comedy and heartbreaking drama, as well as a passionate fan base.

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“Queen of Flow”

This drama, set in the reggaeton music industry in Medellin, Colombia, follows Yeimy, a talented singer-songwriter whose childhood dreams are shattered when she is set up and imprisoned for trying to smuggling drugs into the United States Two decades later, she returns to Medellin for revenge and another shot at fame.

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‘Red Sky’

This Spanish thriller follows three exotic dancers from different backgrounds who are forced into prostitution. After trying and failing to kill their club owner-turned-pimp, the women go on the run, avoiding their oppressors before finally tracking them down.

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‘Z control’

This high school mystery centers on Sofía, a loner who lost her father at a very young age. When a hacker starts leaking the dirty secrets of everyone at her school, Sofía sets out to stop the hacker before anything catastrophic happens.

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‘Ungovernable’

This drama begins with Mexico’s first lady, Emilia Urquiza (another role perfected by Kate Del Castillo) leaving her husband, the president. When he is assassinated shortly after, Emilia is trapped and must work with new allies to save herself and the country.

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“Toy Boy”

Stripper Hugo served seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He goes up against a wealthy and powerful family, trying to prove that Hugo’s ex is the one who killed her husband and set him up. With even his rising star lawyer doubting him, Hugo only has his best friends and fellow strippers on his side (and yes, there are a few flashbacks to their shows).

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“Taco Chronicles”

This tantalizing documentary series digs deeper into the taco, showing the history and different methods of preparing six styles of tacos, from al pastor to guisado (stews). Portion Taco Chronicles standing out from other food shows is its narration, where different actors personify the type of taco featured in each episode.

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