Top Spanish Movies


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

21. Even the Rain ( También la lluvia )

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Historical/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Icíar Bollaín
Actors: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde, Raúl Arévalo
Plot: A Spanish director on a tight budget decides to film his biopic on Christopher Columbus in Bolivia, in order to hire local actors on the cheap. Everything seems to be going smoothly, until a battle erupts over the privatization of the water supply - and one of his lead actors leads the protest movement.

22. [ Rec ]

Year of Release: 2007
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Actors: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge Serrano, Pablo Rosso
Plot: A local television reporter and her cameraman are tracking the practices of a local fire department for a segment. The department is dispatched on an emergency call and the television crew goes along for the film. Once inside the building where the call came from the government quarantines the building. And what's with the old lady that bit that guy? They're both acting like zombies!

23. Law of Desire, The ( ley del deseo, La )

Year of Release: 1987
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: NC-17
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Actors: Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Miguel Molina

24. Perfect Crime, The ( Crimen ferpecto )

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Comedy/Crime
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Actors: Guillermo Toledo, Mónica Cervera, Luis Varela, Enrique Villén

25. Bad Education ( mala educación, La )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: NC-17
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Actors: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lluís Homar
Plot: A man impersonates his brother in order to convince said brother's director friend to take up his script, which was based on their childhood. The story triggers the director's emotions and his love for the impostor. The writer claims that the ending was fictional but is it really fictional? Will the director finally figure out who was he dealing with? Where is his first love? Can the director ever believe what he sees again?

26. Simon of the Desert ( Simón del desierto )

Year of Release: 1969
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Luis Buñuel
Actors: Claudio Brook, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Hortensia Santoveña, Francisco Reiguera
Plot: Simon is living in the 4th century and is deeply religious. He wants to be as close to God as possible, and thus climbs a column. The devil tries to lure him back down, but Simon recognizes him every time and refuses to leave his heights. So the devil transports him to a New York nightclub circa 1960s.

27. Live Flesh ( Carne trémula )

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Actors: Javier Bardem, Francesca Neri, Liberto Rabal, Penélope Cruz
Plot: A pizza delivery man, Victor, thinks he has found his one true love in Elena - but she was high when they met a few days ago and now wants nothing to do with them. Their argument draws the police - the rookie David and his older partner Sancho. They arrive - and a gun is accidentally fired. In the present David is a wheelchair basketball star, married to Elena and Victor is just out of prison... but he hasn't forgotten about Elena in the least.

28. Buena Vista Social Club

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Wim Wenders
Actors: Ry Cooder, Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Joachim Cooder
Plot: Several talented Cuban musicians, all but forgotten after Castro came into power, are brought together by Ry Cooder, who convinces them to come out of retirement and bring them together resulting in a new chapter for both the men and their music.

29. Young and the Damned , The aka Forgotten Ones ( olvidados, Los )

Year of Release: 1952
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Luis Buñuel
Actors: Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán, Alma Delia Fuentes, Francisco Jambrina
Plot: In the violent slums of Mexico City, a group of juvenile delinquents survive on the streets. Pedro, a moral young man, is gradually drawn into the corrupt lives by those around him.

30. Sea Inside, The ( Mar adentro )

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Actors: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera

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