Top Spanish Movies


The Top Spanish Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Spanish List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. Pan's Labyrinth ( laberinto del fauno, El )

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Actors: Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú
Plot: A WWII inspired story of an imaginative young girl who is forced to move onto a small military outpost with her mother. She creates a world of fairies and fawns to escape the unhappiness in her life.

2. Amores Perros ( Love's a Bitch )

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Actors: Emilio Echevarr, Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza, Rodrigo Murray
Plot: A severe car crash involves three different stories as they cope with life through changes, a different kind of love, and many regrets.

3. Secret in Their Eyes, The ( secreto de sus ojos, El )

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Juan José Campanella
Actors: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino
Plot: A retired legal counselor looks for closure in his professional and personal life while he writes a novel.

4. Roma

Year of Release: 2018
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Actors: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta
Plot: Follows a year in the life of Cleo, a housekeeper for a middle-class family in Mexico City during a turbulent time. From everyday struggles to more complex drama, life, with all its tribulations is experienced with Cleo and the family she helps.

5. All About My Mother ( Todo sobre mi madre )

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Actors: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Candela Peña
Plot: A boy's mother who is a former prostitute seeks redemption again, after a terrible accident.

6. Exterminating Angel, The ( ángel exterminador, El )

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Luis Buñuel
Actors: Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Jacqueline Andere, Antonio Bravo
Plot: A group of people attending an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave the room. As time passes, they degenerate into near animals in order to survive.

7. Viridiana

Year of Release: 1961
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Luis Buñuel
Actors: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo
Plot: A novice visits her uncle shortly before taking her vows. Events lead her to refuse her vows, and instead to stay on at her (now deceased) uncle's manor with his son. The virtuous woman takes in beggars at the manor until things get out of hand in Luis Bunuel's brilliant satire of bourgeois values and the Catholic church.

8. Y Tu Mama Tambien ( And Your Mother Too )

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Actors: Diego Luna, Maria Aura, Gael García Bernal, Ana Lopez Mercado
Plot: Young friends make a road trip with an older attractive women where they share sex, booze, and life together.

9. Talk to Her ( Hable con ella )

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Actors: Javier Camara, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Geraldine Chaplin
Plot: While their significant others are comatose, they develop a friendship which involve all four of their past, present and future lives.

10. Devil's Backbone, The ( espinazo del diablo, El )

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Actors: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega (II), Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve
Plot: A boy at an orphanage is haunted by a ghost that is trying to warn him and show how he really died. Takes place in Spain during WWII.

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