Must See Spanish-Language Movies of This Century

by yonyx | created - 10 months ago | updated - 6 months ago | Public

There are many great movies in which Spanish is the main language; the majority of them are not well known by the general public. Each of these movies, all from this century, has less than 20000 votes.

Which is your favourite film or, if you haven't seen them, which one seems most interesting to you?

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Hay muchas películas en las que predomina el español como idioma principal; la mayoría de ellas no son muy conocidas por el gran público. Cada una de estas películas (todas de este siglo) tienen como máximo 20000 votos cada una.

¿Cuál es tu película favorita? Si no las conoces, ¿cuál te interesa ver más?

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1. The Candidate (2018)

132 min | Drama, Thriller

A Spanish politician whose high-class lifestyle is based on nefarious and illegal business threatens to break his entire party after a newspaper expose him to the public eye.

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Mónica López, Josep Maria Pou, Bárbara Lennie

Votes: 4,357

2. Even the Rain (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, History

69 Metascore

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde, Juan Carlos Aduviri

Votes: 11,983 | Gross: $0.56M

3. Habana Blues (2005)

115 min | Drama, Music

Two cuban friends play in a blues band in La Habana. When a spanish music producer offers them a contract to record an album and to build a career in Europe, they will have to decide ... See full summary »

Director: Benito Zambrano | Stars: Alberto Yoel, Roberto San Martín, Yailene Sierra, Mayra Rodríguez

Votes: 2,358

4. Truman (2015)

TV-14 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.

Director: Cesc Gay | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, Dolores Fonzi, Troilo

Votes: 10,430 | Gross: $0.21M

5. Mondays in the Sun (2002)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido, Nieve de Medina

Votes: 12,206 | Gross: $0.15M

6. Brother (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Two young men who have been raised as brothers look to their soccer skills as a way of getting out of their slum. While a scout is in town, an act of violence threatens to tear them apart.

Director: Marcel Rasquin | Stars: Fernando Moreno, Eliú Armas, Alí Rondón, Beto Benites

Votes: 2,401 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Valentin (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

An 8-year-old boy, raised by his grandmother, is surrounded by problems in his family he finds only himself capable of solving.

Director: Alejandro Agresti | Stars: Rodrigo Noya, Alejandro Agresti, Julieta Cardinali, Carmen Maura

Votes: 4,065 | Gross: $0.28M

8. The Sleeping Voice (2011)

128 min | Drama, War

Madrid, post-Spanish Civil War. Sisters Hortensia and Pepita are involved with an underground guerrilla movement. Hortensia is captured and forced to deliver her baby in jail. Pepita tries ... See full summary »

Director: Benito Zambrano | Stars: Inma Cuesta, María León, Marc Clotet, Daniel Holguín

Votes: 2,049

9. The Zone (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders.

Director: Rodrigo Plá | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Daniel Tovar, Alan Chávez, Carlos Bardem

Votes: 5,176

10. Kamchatka (2002)

106 min | Drama

The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry (Matías del Pozo), who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the "... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Cecilia Roth, Héctor Alterio, Fernanda Mistral

Votes: 3,117

11. The Fury of a Patient Man (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

A hard-working single mother and wife of a getaway driver who is about to be released is approached by an unassuming and gentle man, completely unaware though of his inscrutable and utterly impelling motives.

Director: Raúl Arévalo | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Luis Callejo, Ruth Díaz, Raúl Jiménez

Votes: 8,318

12. The Olive Tree (2016)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

A girl, her uncle and a friend start an emotional travel to recover a family tree.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs, Manuel Cucala

Votes: 2,812

13. Everybody Knows (2018)

R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 21,887 | Gross: $2.66M

14. The Weakness of the Bolshevik (2003)

95 min | Drama

Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student. After crashing into the rear of the ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca | Stars: Luis Tosar, Mar Regueras, María Valverde, Rubén Ochandiano

Votes: 1,728

15. May God Save Us (2016)

TV-MA | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro must find what appears to be a serial killer. This hunt against the clock will make them realize something they'd never thought about: neither one of them is that different from the killer.

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Álamo, Javier Pereira, Luis Zahera

Votes: 7,613

16. Roma (2004)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

Joaquín Góñez, a novelist in his sixties recalls his emotions, his wild years in Buenos Aires, the memories of old friends, the meaning of loyalty and the intimate relationship with his mother, Roma.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Juan Diego Botto, Susú Pecoraro, José Sacristán, Agustín Garvíe

Votes: 1,114

17. The Method (2005)

115 min | Drama

68 Metascore

7 Spanish top corporate job candidates are left in a room and informed on computer screens about their tasks and that one of them is an observer. Let the psyching begin.

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Eduard Fernández, Pablo Echarri

Votes: 9,663 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Unit 7 (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A squad of four undercover cops are charged with cleaning up the streets of Seville from drugs and prostitution.

Director: Alberto Rodríguez | Stars: Inma Alcántara, Andrés Blanco, Javier Berger, Manuel Bernal

Votes: 5,078

19. Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba | Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams

Votes: 8,124 | Gross: $0.35M

21. Palabras encadenadas (2003)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.

Director: Laura Mañá | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, Goya Toledo, Fernando Guillén, Eric Bonicatto

Votes: 2,134

22. Dark Blue Almost Black (2006)

105 min | Drama

Just as his childhood sweetheart Natalia returns, his infertile brother Antonio asks Jorge to impregnate Paula, Antonio's imprisoned girlfriend.

Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Raúl Arévalo, Marta Etura, Antonio de la Torre

Votes: 7,500 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Innocent Voices (2004)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller, War

66 Metascore

A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Carlos Padilla, Leonor Varela, Xuna Primus, Gustavo Muñoz

Votes: 6,955 | Gross: $0.84M

24. XXY (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 12,468 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Common Ground (2002)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Mercedes Sampietro, Arturo Puig, Carlos Santamaría

Votes: 1,769

26. Box 507 (2002)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Bankmanager Modesto Pardos(played by Antonio Resines) daughter dies in an forest fire while camping. 7 years later Pardos bank gets robbed and robbers breaks open numerous safe deposit ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Urbizu | Stars: Dafne Fernández, Antonio Resines, Miriam Montilla, Félix Álvarez

Votes: 2,259



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