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Movies: Best Movies in Spanish(Español)

Spanish ( (listen); español), or Castilian ( (listen), castellano), is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula and today has over 483 million native speakers, mainly in Spain and the Americas. It is a global language, the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese, and the world's fourth-most spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese, English and Hindi. Spanish is a part of the Ibero-Romance group of languages, which evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in Iberia after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. The oldest Latin texts with traces of Spanish come from mid-northern Iberia in the 9th century, and the first systematic written use of the language happened in Toledo, a prominent city of the Kingdom of Castile, in the 13th century. Beginning in 1492, the Spanish language was taken to the viceroyalties of the Spanish Empire, most notably to the Americas, as well as territories in Africa, Oceania and the Philippines. A 1949 study by Italian-American linguist Mario Pei, analyzing the degree of difference from a language's parent (Latin, in the case of Romance languages) by comparing phonology, inflection, syntax, vocabulary, and intonation, indicated the following percentages (the higher the percentage... ()

Spanish is spoken in United States of America (USA), Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica and 15,890 movies (between 1900 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Spain (4,729). Popular genres for Spanish movies are Drama (5,519), Comedy (3,461) and Documentary (1,852). Spiceworld: The Movie (1997), Instructions Not Included (2013), Volver (2006), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and The Orphanage (2007) are among the best known & most successful Spanish movies.


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Spiceworld: The Movie(1997)

PG
| 1h 33min | Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Music
2.5/5 (with 128 votes)

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").

Instructions Not Included(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 188 votes)

Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.

Volver(2006)

R
| 2h 1min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 438 votes)

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter, Paula. Raimunda's sister, Sole (Lola Dueñas), lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother, Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. When a former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene, the daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, however, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to comfort them.

Pan's Labyrinth(2006)

R
| 1h 58min | Fantasy, Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 3,299 votes)

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

The Orphanage(2007)

R
| 1h 45min | Horror, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 725 votes)

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.

All About My Mother(1999)

1h 41min | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 432 votes)

A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.

Talk to Her(2002)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 296 votes)

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

Bad Education(2004)

NC-17
| 1h 46min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love, Thriller, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 232 votes)

Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are followed through the next few decades, their reunion marking life and death.

Agora(2009)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 411 votes)

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria and her relationship with her slave Davus, who is torn between his love for her and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.

The Sea Inside(2004)

2h 5min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 231 votes)

The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas(2017)

3.2/5 (with 79 votes)

Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.

Directed by Enrique Gato

The Secret in Their Eyes(2009)

R
| 2h 10min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 644 votes)

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

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Y Tu Mamá También(2001)

NR
| 1h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 343 votes)

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

[REC](2007)

R
| 1h 18min | Horror, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 1,119 votes)

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

The Invisible Guest(2016)

R
| 1h 46min | Mystery, Crime, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 1,000 votes)

A young businessman wakes up in a hotel room, locked from the inside, along with his lover, who was murdered while he was unconscious. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over the course of one evening, they must work together to build a defense case for him before he is taken to jail.

Pain and Glory(2019)

1h 54min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 302 votes)

Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.

Wild Tales(2014)

R
| 2h 5min | Drama, Thriller, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 871 votes)

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

The Crime of Padre Amaro(2002)

1h 58min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 40 votes)

The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. Father Amaro must soon choose between the holy or the sinful life.

Biutiful(2010)

R
| 2h 28min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 313 votes)

This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him in order to forgive, for love, and forever.

Underdogs(2013)

3.1/5 (with 106 votes)

In the small village where Amadeo lives there is no one good enough to challenge his skills at Table Football. But, while Amadeo may be a genius as a table football player in real life he's a loser. He's in love with Lara, his childhood friend, but he's so shy that he can't bring himself to confess his love for her. So he just hangs out in his quaint, timeless village. When Amadeo beats the village bully Flash at Table Football. The scene is set for an epic rivalry. Consumed with anger Flash vows to get even and 10 years later he returns as an International Superstar, a Football Icon and Galatico determined to wreak his revenge.

Directed by Juan J. Campanella

Alatriste(2006)

PG
| 2h 25min | Action
2.9/5 (with 63 votes)

In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.

Under the Same Moon(2008)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 32 votes)

Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.

Tad, the Lost Explorer(2012)

2.9/5 (with 143 votes)

Tad is a celebrity archaeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search of the lost city of Paititi.

Directed by Enrique Gato

Like Water for Chocolate(1992)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 73 votes)

Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, infecting all who eat it with her intense heartbreak.

Amores Perros(2000)

R
| 2h 34min | Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 586 votes)

A fatalistic car crash in Mexico City sets off a chain of events in the lives of three persons: a young man aching to run off with his sister-in-law, a supermodel, and a homeless man. Their lives are catapulted into unforeseen circumstances instigated by the seemingly inconsequential destiny of a dog.

The Clan(2015)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama, History, Crime, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 114 votes)

In Argentina, between 1982 and 1985, the Puccios, a well-established family of San Isidro, an upper-class suburb of Buenos Aires, kidnap several people and hold them as hostages for a ransom.

Cell 211(2009)

1h 50min | Action, Thriller, Drama
3.7/5 (with 314 votes)

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

Directed by Daniel Monzón - With Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Marta Etura, Carlos Bardem, Vicente Romero Romero, ...

[REC]²(2009)

R
| 1h 25min | Thriller, Horror
3.3/5 (with 518 votes)

The action continues from [REC], with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation.

Everybody Knows(2018)

R
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 260 votes)

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

Loving Pablo(2017)

R
| 2h 3min | Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 293 votes)

The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.

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