SPANISH DIRECTORS TO BE SEEN (2015-2017)

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1. Cruzando el sentido (2015)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Alonso is a skater who goes across Spain with the skate as his only means of transport. The road will force him to cross with characters that will change his life and they will discover the... See full summary »

Director: Iván Fernández de Córdoba | Stars: Román Méndez de Hevia, Emilio Mencheta, Albert Forner, Olga Alamán

Votes: 23

2. Regression (I) (2015)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

32 Metascore

A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating a young woman's terrifying past.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, Emma Watson, Dale Dickey

Votes: 35,352 | Gross: $0.05M

3. A Perfect Day (I) (2015)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

60 Metascore

A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 19,278

4. Run All Night (2015)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 97,409 | Gross: $26.46M

5. Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)

163 min | Drama, Romance

After the death of her father, a young Spanish woman discovers a partial letter. As she searches for the answers, she embarks on a journey that takes her back to Africa, where she unfolds the secrets of her family.

Director: Fernando González Molina | Stars: Mario Casas, Adriana Ugarte, Macarena García, Alain Hernández

Votes: 9,236

6. Brothers of the Wind (2015)

TV-G | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

In a world where it takes courage to fly, a young boy nurtures a baby eagle into adulthood. Searching for their place in the world, they bond over their desire to be free.

Directors: Gerardo Olivares, Otmar Penker | Stars: Jean Reno, Manuel Camacho, Tobias Moretti, Eva Kuen

Votes: 1,885

7. Extinction (2015)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.

Director: Miguel Ángel Vivas | Stars: Matthew Fox, Jeffrey Donovan, Quinn McColgan, Clara Lago

Votes: 15,285

8. The Corpse of Anna Fritz (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Thriller

Anna Fritz, a famous and beautiful actress, has died recently. Three young men sneak into the morgue to see her naked, fascinated by her beauty.

Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens | Stars: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Albert Carbó, Bernat Saumell

Votes: 4,324

9. Requirements to Be a Normal Person (2015)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

Maria is 30 years old, she is a peculiar person and has one goal: become a normal person. But first of all she must discover what is exactly this. Which kind of person is she? Is she a ... See full summary »

Director: Leticia Dolera | Stars: Leticia Dolera, Manuel Burque, Silvia Munt, Jordi Llodrà

Votes: 2,514

10. Asesinos inocentes (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

In order to get out of an extreme situation, would you consider committing murder if the victim himself is asking for it?

Director: Gonzalo Bendala | Stars: Aura Garrido, Maxi Iglesias, Luis Fernández, Manolo Solo

Votes: 424

11. Madrid, Above the Moon (2016)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A self-conscious romantic comedy, set in Madrid nowadays.

Director: Miguel Santesmases | Stars: Víctor Vidal, Graziela Doniz, Bernabé Fernández, Rocío León

Votes: 24

12. Caroline and the Magic Potion (2015)

Not Rated | 79 min | Animation

Caroline dreams of a life filled with adventure. Then one day, while living with her healer Granny and troublesome cat Mus, Caroline gets her chance. While looking through her granny's ... See full summary »

Director: Virginia Curiá | Stars: Kari Lane, Hugh Lehane, Charlie Magdaleno, Michael Malerba

Votes: 44

13. Sicarivs: La noche y el silencio (2015)

98 min | Thriller

A hit man receives the assignment to kill a woman. But what seems like another routine job gets complicated when he spares her life, and he has just one night to find and take out the people who hired him.

Director: Javier Muñoz | Stars: Pedro Casablanc, Víctor Clavijo, Israel Elejalde, Fernando Gil

Votes: 353

14. Pasión criminal (2015)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A series of brutal crimes are happening in the city. The private detective Roberto Parra believes that the crimes are related to her sister, murdered months ago.

Director: Rubén Dos Santos | Stars: Miquel García Borda, Mariona Ginès, Txema Lorente, Victoria Camps

Votes: 7

15. El hijo bastardo de Dios (2015)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

Andrés, a civil servant living with his invalid mother, feels isolated from his workmates due to a walking disability. His hapiness lies in plotting a sinister scheme.

Director: Martín Garrido Ramis | Stars: Nando Torres, Beatriz Barón, Lola Paniza Potrony, Xisco Ródenas

Votes: 27

16. The Art of Losing (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

The story of Victor, a thirty year old boy suffering from the Spanish recession, who has no job, no girlfriend and an unfairly bad relationship with his parents.

Director: Pau Masó | Stars: Pau Masó, Mariangels Punyet, Josep Maria Alejandre, Noé Blancafort

Votes: 36

17. Mr. Right (I) (2015)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

A girl falls for the "perfect" guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he's a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.

Director: Paco Cabezas | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Tim Roth, James Ransone

Votes: 46,629 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Maldita venganza (2015)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Jose keeps a secret which allows him to carrying on with his shameful existence without raising suspicions. But a curse will change everything.

Director: David Chamizo | Stars: Chema Álvarez, Ignacio Andreu, María Espejo, Sebastián Haro

Votes: 10

19. Capa Negra (2018)

History

This film chronicles the adventures of the bandit del Llobregat 'Capa Negra, a brigand who served between 1816 and 1836. A plot full of action, adventure and romance.

Director: Jaume Najarro | Stars: Jack Queralt, Yeray Ortega, Rafa Delacroix, Irene Gellida

Votes: 14

20. L'assaig (2015)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

The Rehearsal is a dramatic comedy about theatre and life itself. A group of actors is trying to rebuild their lives, in the middle of their midlife crisis, while they are rehearsing Anonimo Veneziano, a story about love, life and death.

Director: Lluís Baulida | Stars: Sílvia Escuder, Santi Ricart, Lourdes Barba, Hermann Bonnín

21. My Big Night (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

During the never-ending TV taping for a New Year's Eve program, peoples personal lives clash and eventually explode out into the open.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Raphael, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Blanca Suárez

Votes: 3,656

22. Endless Night (2015)

104 min | Drama

Nobody Wants the Night is about the relentless icy landscape that separates and draws these two women together during the long, tense wait for the man they both love in such different ways.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kikuchi, Gabriel Byrne, Orto Ignatiussen

Votes: 1,277

23. Ma ma (2015)

R | 111 min | Drama

31 Metascore

In the aftermath of a tragedy a woman, Magda, reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia, Teo Planell

Votes: 3,571 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Rey Gitano (2015)

112 min | Comedy

Two unemployed detectives with conflicting ideologies meet a rogue and seductive gypsy who proposes them a crazy mission. After that, their luck will change for the worse.

Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa | Stars: Karra Elejalde, Manuel Manquiña, Arturo Valls, María León

Votes: 923

26. The Bride (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

As the Bride and the Groom prepare for the wedding in the pale desert, a tale of unappeased desires; forbidden yearnings, and conflicted choices unfolds. Now, three lovers stand powerless before the true nature of man. Is fate unavoidable?

Director: Paula Ortiz | Stars: Inma Cuesta, Álex García, Asier Etxeandia, Luisa Gavasa

Votes: 2,803

27. La isla del viento (2015)

105 min | Biography

Miguel de Uamuno, a Spanish writer and philosopher, is forced into exile in Fuerteventura (in the Canary Islands) by dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera in 1924. There he will make friends with... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Menchón | Stars: Víctor Clavijo, José Luis Gómez, Ana Celentano, Ciro Miró

Votes: 57

28. 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: 10,810 | Gross: $0.21M

29. Capture the Flag (2015)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A young surfer rallies his friends to stop a billionaire from rewriting history as a way to hoard Helium 3, the clean energy of the future.

Director: Enrique Gato | Stars: Dani Rovira, Michelle Jenner, Carme Calvell, Javier Balas

Votes: 3,287

30. Happy 140 (2015)

TV-14 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

A group of friends and family reunite at the fancy new holiday home of a woman who is about to turn 40.

Director: Gracia Querejeta | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Antonio de la Torre, Eduard Fernández, Nora Navas

Votes: 1,692

31. Tiempo sin aire (2015)

R | 106 min | Drama

María, a nurse whose daughter was killed by three militiamen, travels from Colombia to Spain with her younger son in order to take revenge from one of the killers, a man called Iván. She ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrés Luque, Samuel Martín Mateos | Stars: Juana Acosta, Toni Acosta, Kiko Castro, Lucía de la Fuente

Votes: 289

32. Sweet Home (2015)

TV-MA | 80 min | Horror

A young real estate broker is planning a romantic meeting with her boyfriend in an old apartment building. But the couple is forced to fight for their lives, when a group of murderers is trying to kill them.

Director: Rafa Martínez | Stars: Ingrid García Jonsson, Bruno Sevilla, Oriol Tarrida Homedes, Eduardo Lloveras

Votes: 2,079

33. Far from the Sea (2015)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman marked by her father's assassination when she was a child interests about the man who killed him.

Director: Imanol Uribe | Stars: Elena Anaya, Eduard Fernández, José Luis García Pérez, Ignacio Mateos

Votes: 189

34. Neckan (2015)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

The story takes place in April 1956, when the Spanish presence in northen Morocco ends. Santiago, a young Spanish lawyer, son of an influential family in Spain, arrives in Tetouan, the ... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Tapia | Stars: Pablo Rivero, Hermann Bonnín, Natalia Plascencia, Manuel Manquiña

Votes: 206

35. Ocho apellidos catalanes (2015)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

Amaia after breaking up with Rafa, falls in love with a Catalonian. Koldo, her father, goes to Sevilla to persuade Rafa to go to Catalonia and take Amaia's heart back.

Director: Emilio Martínez Lázaro | Stars: Dani Rovira, Clara Lago, Karra Elejalde, Carmen Machi

Votes: 6,108

36. The Academy of Muses (2015)

92 min | Drama

82 Metascore

After his classes, the teacher is questioned by his wife. The wife is skeptical about the new Academic project his husband is devising. The teacher is trying to build up a new "Academy of ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Guerín | Stars: Rosa Delor, Emanuela Forgetta, Patricia Gil, Mireia Iniesta

Votes: 430

37. Retribution (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

Breakfast, kiss to his wife, take the children to the school, a bomb under the car, one neverending day ahead.

Director: Dani de la Torre | Stars: Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez, Elvira Mínguez, Fernando Cayo

Votes: 8,200

38. Virus of Fear (2015)

75 min | Drama

A young swim trainer integrity is questioned when one of the kids says something about him

Director: Ventura Pons | Stars: Roser Batalla, Rubén de Eguia, Albert Ausellé, Santi Ricart

Votes: 62

39. The Beach of the Drowned (2015)

R | 96 min | Mystery

A drowned fisherman washes up, on the shores of Galicia. A local detective sets out to resolve the case.

Director: Gerardo Herrero | Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Antonio Garrido, Luis Zahera, Celso Bugallo

Votes: 751

40. Ahora o nunca (2015)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

Narrates the preparation for a wedding of a Spanish couple in which everything goes wrong.

Director: Maria Ripoll | Stars: Dani Rovira, María Valverde, Jordi Sánchez, Joaquín Núñez

Votes: 2,445

41. The Money Complex (2015)

76 min | Comedy, Drama

The son of Rafael arrives to the family's country property in the south of Spain to introduce his girlfriend and announce their wedding plans. In the villa also live Rafael's best friends: ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Rodrigáñez | Stars: Lola Rubio, Gianfranco Poddighe, Rafael Lamata, Eduard Mont de Palol

Votes: 14

43. The Romantic Exiles (2015)

70 min | Drama

Vito, Luis and Francesco are three Spanish friends around thirty who travel by van to Paris for no apparent reason, just looking for a reunion with their respective ancient, idyllic and yet... See full summary »

Director: Jonás Trueba | Stars: Renata Antonante, Francesco Carril, Vahina Giocante, Miren Iza

Votes: 335

44. L'adopció (2015)

90 min | Drama

A couple travels to a country in Eastern Europe to adopt a child, but the operation does not go as planned. Soon they find themselves in a hostile environment where corruption is rife and ... See full summary »

Director: Daniela Féjerman | Stars: Nora Navas, Francesc Garrido, Larisa Kalpokaite, Sarunas Puidokas

Votes: 216

45. Spy Time (2015)

93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Adolfo, a thirty something security guard, is going through a bad patch. Not only his lifetime girlfriend has just to finished with him to be a guy with no ambition but, moreover, he ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera | Stars: Imanol Arias, Quim Gutiérrez, Alexandra Jiménez, Berto Romero

Votes: 3,576

46. Cómo sobrevivir a una despedida (2015)

97 min | Comedy

4.5