Movies and TV shows set in spain

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in spain ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, melancholic, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with storytelling, runaway, mentor, hotel, dialogue, culture clash, flashback, friendship, loneliness and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Mystery genres shot in Spain, USA, UK and other countries.
spain movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as spain: El Cid (1961), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Siesta (1987), Talk to Her (2002), 800 Bullets (2002), Mondays in the Sun (2002), Land and Freedom (1995), Sexy Beast (2000), Barcelona (1994), The Saragossa Manuscript (1965).

List of movies set in spain

El Cid (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, knight, treason, convent, siege, tragic hero, betrayal, adventure, vengeance, on the run, royal family, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: spain, europe, africa
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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: fairy, monster, creature, dark fantasy, young heroes, imaginary, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, death, fascism, resistance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: murder, stalking, memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, who done it, infidelity, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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Talk to Her (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, surreal, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, rape, coma, suicide, tragic love, hospital, obsession, tragic event, ballet, life is a bitch, self destructing, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, jordan, latin america
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800 Bullets (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt shows for minuscule audiences on the decaying set built for ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surreal, funny ...
Plot: prostitute, mischievous children, crimes, parents and children, friends, haunted by the past, desert, drinking, death, drugs, violence, actor's life ...
Place: spain, europe, texas, argentina
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Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, working class, self esteem, job seeking, unemployment, ship, bar, shipyard, destiny, redemption, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, seaport, galicia ...
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Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1936 he decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, an anti-fascist coalition of liberals, communists and ...
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, revolution, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, society ...
Time: 30s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
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Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: stylized, tense, clever, brutal, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, retired, violence, one last job, gay slur, hunting, murder, psychopath, crime, gangsters, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
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Barcelona (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the 1980s, uptight Ted Boynton is a salesman working in the Barcelona office of a Chicago-based company. He receives an unexpected visit from his cousin Fred, a naval officer who has come to Spain on a public relations mission for a U.S. ...
Style: talky, witty, humorous, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: navy, culture clash, cold war, nato, cousin cousin relationship, manners, couples, disorder, urban, society, politics, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, barcelona spain, europe, barcelona, milan italy ...
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The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 182 min.
Story: In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, serious, epic ...
Plot: ghost, on the road, heroes, obsessive quest, heroic mission, escapades, fictional reality, uncover truth, legends and myths, siblings relations, adventure, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: spain, europe, poland, tokyo, japan
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Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, child abuse, teacher, priest, dangerous attraction, blackmail, first love, gay, life is a bitch, gender bending ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, bomb, betrayal, chase, secret service, president, assassination, uncover truth, investigation, danger, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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The Way (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When his son dies while hiking the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in the Pyrenees, Tom flies to France to claim the remains. Looking for insights into his estranged child’s life, he decides to complete the 500-mile mountain trek to ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: travel, road trip, pilgrimage, death of son, redemption, untimely death, escapades, hopes, dealing with death, self discovery, search, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, france, europe, california
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Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He ...
Style: surreal, realistic, atmospheric, serious, colourful ...
Plot: artist, art, politics, aging, aristocrat, tyranny, duchess, exile, passion, sex, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1800s
Place: spain, france, europe
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Dagon (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul is pursued by the entire town. ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, village, mutant, suicide, gory, supernatural, deadly, crimes, mystery, escapades, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, galicia
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Benidorm (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the Solana all-inclusive Resort, Benidorm follows the antics of regulars and first-time holiday makers on their journeys abroad.
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: tourist, holiday, sitcom, hotel, guest, workplace, resort, family relations, vacation, workplace situations, lifestyle, staff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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Grand Hotel (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Grand Hotel is a Spanish drama television series directed by Carlos Sedes and starring Yon Gonzalez and Amaia Salamanca. It first aired on Antena 3 in Spain on 11 October 2011 and on Sky Arts 1 in the UK on 18 November 2012. The series, filmed at ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious, heartbreaking
Plot: love and romance, intrigue, investigation, high society, master and servant, hotel, heir heiress, social differences, maid, dishonesty, society, crimes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
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Framed (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lawrence Jackson and Eddie Myers could not be more different. Jackson is an ambitious young police officer saddled with the responsibilities of a wife and children. Myers is an escaped criminal turned informer, presumed dead. But as Jackson ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: police, rivalry, track down, law enforcement, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, mind game, hidden identity, witness protection, informant, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe
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Excuse Me Darling, But Lucas Loved Me (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Until Lucas appeared in their lives, Dani, Carlos and Toni had a quiet life with no major concerns. They shared almost everything: the house, housework, dogs, his homosexual tendencies and debts. It was these that forced them to rent one of the ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, realistic
Plot: murder mystery, homosexuality, love triangle, disorder, deadly, dishonesty, friends, murder, gays and lesbians, crime, comedy of errors, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid
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The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Throughout his upbringing, unnatural phenomena surround Leon. He is plagued with a terrible curse, over which he exercises no control. During the full moon he changes into a ferocious beast, initiating an orgy of indiscriminate killing. His love for ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, gothic
Plot: werewolf, orphan, dirty old man, jail cell, blood, rape, murder, silver bullet, mute, wolfman, beast, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: spain, dungeon
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The White Sound (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lukas, a young schizophrenic man, has to deal with a new town, a new relationship, and the paranoia in his head.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: hippie, cologne, suicide attempt, schizophrenia, friendship, mental institution, mental illness, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, human nature, hospital, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, germany, europe
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Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unforgettable friendship between three people: an English teacher who travels to Almería when he hears that John Lennon is making a film there, a 16-year-old boy who has run away from home and a young girl who also seems to be running away from ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, hitchhiker, on the road, on the run, hitchhiking, english teacher, youth, escapades, unwanted pregnancy, introspection, teenage life, the beatles ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1966
Place: spain, europe
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Carry on Abroad (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of holidaymakers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels for a 4-day visit. When they get there, they find the Hotel still hasn't been finished being built, and the weather is awful. And there is something strange about the staff. They ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, sexy
Plot: farce, hotel, monk, vacation, sexual humor, holiday, drunk, construction, builder, british, cook, tourist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
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Are You Being Served? (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The clothing department's floor requires renovation; rather than let the staff sit idle while the area is closed off, the management sends them on a paid holiday in Costa Plonka, a fictional city in Spain. Their hotel and its surroundings prove ...
Style: biting, talky, witty, humorous, not serious
Plot: hotel, farce, department store, siblings relations, goofy hero, resort, disorder, rebellion, workplace situations, rebelliousness, store, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, europe, england
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The Running Man (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An insurance man (Alan Bates) gets chummy in Spain with a couple (Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick) who have collected on a fake death.
Style: tense, cynical, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, on the run, investigator, insurance, disorder, hidden identity, private detective, dishonesty, mind game, crime, manipulations, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: spain, england, paris france
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Family United (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo ('Azuloscurocasinegro', 'Cousins​​'), he embarks on a new comedy that has as a backdrop the World Cup in South Africa and the setting is a wedding that takes precisely the day of the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: soccer, infidelity, parents separation, family reunited, siblings relations, family gatherings, village life, pregnancy, village, family tradition, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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Delusions of Grandeur (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: France, Spain, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Don Sallust (Louis de Funès) is minister of the King of Spain. It is a being disingenuous, hypocritical and greedy that collects the taxes himself, he turns in part to his advantage. He is hated by the people he oppresse.Accusé by Queen, a ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, witty
Plot: queen, social differences, power relations, disorder, royal family, society, vengeance, farce, love and romance, fall in love, state affairs, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, europe, france
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Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This trio of tales, based on classic short stories, chronicles the complicated relations between the sexes. In "The Man in the Brooks Brothers Shirt," salesman Gerry seduces train traveler Viki. Then, in "Dusk Before Fireworks," ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, touching, gloomy
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: train, battle of the sexes, pregnancy, couples, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, romance, hat, restaurant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: spain, europe
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Fathom (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While touring abroad in Europe, beautiful American skydiver Fathom Harvill gets wrapped up in international intrigue when Scottish spy Douglas Campbell recruits her to help him on a secret mission. Before long, Fathom realizes that no one around ...
Style: humorous, not serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boat chase, chase, espionage, adult humor, spy, train, female protagonist, parachute, bikini, female spy, james bond spoof, skydiving ...
Time: 60s
Place: spain, china, asia, europe
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El Sur (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie tells a melancholic story of a little girl who is living in a city in the north. She is fascinated by the secrets of the south which seem to be hidden in the personality of her father.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, uncover truth, parents and children, coming of age, youth, dishonesty, haunted by the past, family relations, hopes, romance, father daughter relationship, memory ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, europe
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