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From emotional stories about soccer to unbelievable tales of powerful drug dealers, the Spanish make great documentaries. For this list we're ranking the best Spanish documentaries of all time, and we want you to vote for your favorites. Whether it's a harrowing film about Latin American drug lords or the beloved art of flamenco dancing, these documentaries cover a wide range of topics and are considered the top Spanish documentary movies. You certainly don't need to speak Spanish to enjoy most of these, as subtitles are usually provided.

Flamenco, directed by Carlos Saura, is a film that captures some of the best flamenco dancers, singers and guitarists from around the world. The performances were captured at an old train station in Seville, Spain. Lionel Messi, considered by many to be the best soccer player in the world, got his own documentary, Messi, directed by Alex de la Iglesia.

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Mala Mala Alberic Parados Mala Mala is a 2014 documentary film directed by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini.

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Messi

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The Human Experience The Human Experience is a 90-minute documentary produced by Grassroots Films and directed by Charles Kinnane. The film tells the story of brothers Clifford and Jeffrey Azize and their travels as ...more

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Mi Amigo Hugo

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The Two Escobars "Born in the same city in Colombia but not related, Andrés Escobar and Pablo Escobar shared a fanatical love of soccer. Andrés grew up to become one of Colombia's most beloved ...more

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Maravilla, le pelicula

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Sins of My Father Juan Pablo Escobar "Pablo Escobar, the most notorious and brutal drug lord in Colombia's history, was gunned down in Medellín in 1993. After his father's death, Juan Escobar fled to Buenos Aires, ...more

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Hecho en México

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Burden of Dreams Mick Jagger, Claudia Cardinale, Werner Herzog Burden of Dreams is a feature-length documentary and making-of directed by Les Blank, shot during and about the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, filmed in the ...more

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Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

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Tres metros sobre el cielo: Making of

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Flamenco

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Quince Tree of the Sun

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José and Pilar

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Looking for Fidel Oliver Stone's second documentary on/interview with Fidel Castro specifically addresses his country's recent crackdown on Cuban dissidents; namely, the execution of three men who hijacked a ...more

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Flamenco at 5:15 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spanish Documentaries
Flamenco at 5:15 Flamenco at 5:15 is a 1983 short documentary film directed by Cynthia Scott, taking audiences inside a flamenco dance class at the National Ballet School of Canada. Produced by Studio D, the ...more

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El botón de nácar

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Pablo of Medellin Pablo of Medellin is a 2007 documentary drama film written by Carlos J. Betancur and Guillermo Zafra and directed by Jorge Granier.

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Mary's Land

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Juego de Tronos: Especial Reino Español

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The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández

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Fulboy

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Eco de la montana

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Carta a una sombra

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Nostalgia for the Light Nostalgia for the Light is a 2010 documentary drama written and directed by Patricio Guzmán. "In Chile, at three thousand metres altitude, astronomers from all over the world gather ...more

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Alamar

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La vida loca La vida loca is a documentary film directed by Christian Poveda.

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Camino de Santiago

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Chasing Madoff Marc A. Hermann Foxhounds: The Pursuit of Bernie Madoff (Chasing Madoff) is a 2010 documentary film directed by Jeff Prosserman.

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La Once