Netflix’s global reach has given many shows a second life.
The gift of streaming doesn’t just extend to English-language shows on the brink of cancellation, it also encompasses a host of international shows that were added to the platform and have since taken on a life of their own by captivating audiences from all walks of life.
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Audiences are able to tap into Spanish-language titles from anywhere in the world with just a click of a button.
And even if there’s a language barrier, it’s easily remedied with English subtitles.
We’ve compiled a spate of diverse thrillers, period dramas, and comedies below that you'll love to watch this Hispanic Heritage Month-- check them out.
On My Block (English)
The teen drama follows four street smart friends living in a rough Los Angeles neighborhood whose friendship is tested when they enter high school.
Luis Miguel: The Series (Spanish)
The musical biopic dramatizes the real life story of Puerto Rican-born Mexican singer Luis Miguel. Diego Boneta stars as the titular character, who is thrust into the spotlight when he turns 11 and aims to balance his flourishing career with his personal life.
Jane the Virgin (English)
In this satirical telenovela, Jane Villanueva’s perfect life is flipped upside down when she is accidentally inseminated with a specimen meant for another patient. As a result, the pregnant virgin must come to terms with her new reality and increasingly complicated love life.
Alta Mar/ High Seas (Spanish)
Set in the 1940s, two sisters set sail on a voyage from Spain to Brazil during which they discover disturbing family secrets while investigating several mysterious deaths aboard the luxury ship.
Selena: The Series (English)
The American biographical drama tells the tragic life story of Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla as she navigated challenges on her way to become the Queen of Tejano music.
A murder at a prep school in Spain deepens the rift between the working class students and the wealthy ones in this teen thriller.
A surprising romance unfolds between a mistress and the heir of a fashion house in Madrid in the late 1950s. Will they give it all up to follow their hearts' desire?
La Casa de Papel/Money Heist (Spanish)
The Professor is the mastermind behind the biggest heist in history. He enlists eight criminals to help him pull it off. With a meticulous plan in place, the police soon learn that they don’t stand a chance in taking back the Royal Mint of Spain.
Vis a Vis/ Locked Up (Spanish)
A middle-class woman pays the ultimate price for breaking the law for her boss-turned-lover. While he walks away with the money, she lands in a high-security prison where the most dangerous inmate takes an interest in her.
Las Chicas del Cable/Cable Girls (Spanish)
Four women, known as “cable girls,” make progress for women in the workplace when they get a job at Spain’s first national telephone company in this period drama set in the 1920s.
¿Quién mató a Sara?/ Who Killed Sara
Following an 18-year-prison stint, Alex aims to get revenge on the corrupt Lazcano family after they framed him for his sister’s murder. As he puts his plan in motion, he quickly learns that the truth might not be as clear cut as he once thought.