Spanish civil war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant spanish civil war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, emotional and melancholic films and TV shows about / with spanish civil war, fascism, female nudity, society, civil war, murder, coming of age, death, priest and male nudity plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in Spain, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as spanish civil war: There Be Dragons (2011), The Devil's Backbone (2001), Land and Freedom (1995), Little Ashes (2008), Butterfly (1999), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Black Bread (2010), The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018), Soldiers of Salamina (2003).

List of spanish civil war movies

There Be Dragons (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, stylized
Plot: priest, saint, soldier, redemption, spanish civil war, self discovery, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, dying father, love, journalist, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: spain, europe
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The Devil's Backbone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After losing his father, 10-year-old Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucia School, which shelters orphans of the Republican militia and politicians, and is taken in by the steely headmistress, Carmen, and the kindly professor, Casares. Soon after his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, orphan, bully, spanish civil war, revenge, murder, orphanage, dormitory, bomb, fear, explosion ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: working class, fascism, spanish civil war, politics, communist, civil war, revolution, war, betrayal, realism, political unrest, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, barcelona, barcelona spain
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 6.6
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Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, surrealism, student, political unrest, romance, writer's life, buddies, coming of age, state affairs, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, morocco, italy ...
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 7.6
 7K
Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, atheist, butterfly, latin, politics, innocence lost, dedicated educator, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
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The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: spanish civil war, beehive, cat, innocence lost, coming of age, frankenstein, siblings relations, youth, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
Style: talky, sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: school, boarding school, fascism, teacher, innocence lost, spanish civil war, school dance, dedicated educator, against the rules, coming of age, love affair, teachers and students ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, italy, new jersey ...
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 7.0
 4K
Black Bread (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to be made responsible of the deaths, but Andreu tries to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: post war, spanish civil war, hate, cave, farmer, revenge, coming of age, human nature, innocence lost, caged bird, village, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, spain
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The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Plot: photographer, spanish civil war, holocaust, holocaust survivor, republican, communist, concentration camp survivor, nazi occupation, nazism, world war two, prisoner, nazi ...
Time: 1940s
Place: spain
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Soldiers of Salamina (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Professor Lola Sánchez investigates the truth behind the events experienced by Rafael Sánchez Mazas, one of the founders of the Falange Española party, during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: spanish civil war, uncover truth, soldier, writer's life, political unrest, fascism, against humanity, society, state affairs, change of heart, lifesaver
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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 7.2
 45
Madrid (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Story: Hans, a German director, is in Madrid to film a television production about the capital and the Civil War, 50 years after it occurred. Accompanied by Lucía, his editor, and Goyo, his cinematographer, he films shots of the modern city, searching for ...
Plot: spanish civil war, documentary filmmaking, male female relationship, newsreel footage, german
Place: spain
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Forgotten Silver (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 53 min.
Story: An epic documentary chronicling the extraordinary, unbelievable life of pioneer Kiwi filmmaker Colin McKenzie. Or is it?
Style: humorous, clever, witty, epic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, interview, photograph, spanish civil war, director, rise and fall, celebrity culture, showbiz, artists and showbiz, inventions and discoveries, ambition, lifestyle ...
Place: new zealand
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Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: forbidden love, spanish civil war, village, friendship, orphan, single parent, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, coming of age, family life, youth ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, spain, usa, new york, galicia
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 6.9
 2K
13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of thirteen totally normal young women that suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. Despite of their innocence, the thirteen were soon executed ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: spanish civil war, idealism, false accusation, execution, political unrest, injustice, society, life is a bitch, betrayal, prison life, social decay, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: spain
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The Anarchist's Wife (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "The Anarchist's Wife" is the story of Manuela who is left behind when her husband Justo fights for his ideals against Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. He is deported to a concentration camp, and upon his ...
Plot: spanish civil war, fascism, french resistance, leftist, anarchism, love, female nudity, anti fascist, woman
Place: southern france, madrid
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Long Live Death (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father's arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is accused of being a Red. Fando discovers that his mother may ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, psychological, disturbing
Plot: desert, surrealism, spanish civil war, corporal punishment, fascism, blasphemy, dream, nihilism, family life, sahara, mother son relationship, losing-it hero ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, spain
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If They Tell You I Fell (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell stories, known as "aventis" (the film's original title in Catalan, its original language). These tales mix war stories, local gossip, ...
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, erotic, psychological
Plot: friendship, spanish civil war, pregnancy, voyeurism, amateur detective, obsession, homosexuality, kidnapping, sexual relations, mystery, couples, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: barcelona spain, europe, spain
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Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Manuel Artiguez, a famous bandit during the Spanish civil war, has lived in French exile for 20 years. When his mother is dying he considers visiting her secretly in his Spanish home town. But his biggest enemy, the Spanish police officer Vinolas, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: chase, spanish civil war, hospital, hidden identity, war, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, chases and races, rivalry, on the run, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, spain
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The Sleeping Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pepita travels to Madrid to be near her sister Hortensia who is pregnant and in prison. Hortensia is sentenced to death. The execution will not be carried out until after the baby is delivered. Pepita tries everything to stay the execution, but when ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: death sentence, spanish civil war, political unrest, rebellion, sister sister relationship, pregnant woman, post war, sibling relationship, society, war, state affairs, babies and infants ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
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 6.1
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O Fascínio (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Spain, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intriguing story about a family and a manor house (where some terrible crimes were committed in the past by a member of that family) adapted from a novel with the same title by Tabajara Ruas.
Plot: murder, mystery, spanish civil war, cross dressing, legend, extrasensory perception, water well, blood, inheritance, memory, politics, female nudity ...
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 7.1
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You're My Hero (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Ramon is on the verge of many adolescent discoveries -- and the confusion that goes along with them. Shy and awkward, he's moved from town to town throughout his childhood and believes that life is about winning and losing. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, social misfits, high school, teenage life, spanish civil war, misfit, society, youth, clergy, idealism, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain
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 8.2
 565K
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, young heroes, monster, good versus evil, legends and myths, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, violence, fascism, creature, in the woods, death ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic ...
Style: sexy, captivating, sentimental, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, false accusation, romance, soldier, love and romance, infidelity, war, fall in love, couples, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: europe, spain, france, england, germany ...
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 7.2
 9K
Belle Epoque (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Portugal, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: soldier, politics, marriage, party, tango, lust, murder, jealousy, desertion, love triangle, romance, love ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, rome italy
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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Sweden, Russia, UK, France, Spain, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, starting over, retirement home, adventurer, anti heroes, comedy of errors, on the road, aging, golden years, farce, chase, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, soviet union, russia, spain
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The Tree of Blood (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Marc and Rebeca, a young couple, travel to an old country house that used to belong to their family. Once there, they write the shared history of their roots, creating a huge family tree that harbours relationships of love, heartbreak, sex, madness, ...
Plot: beach, male nudity, basque, spanish civil war, first kiss, red car, russian mafia, stepfather, mafia, blonde, family secrets, female nudity ...
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Year of Enlightment (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: April, 1940. Manolo, 16 years old, and Jesus, who is just 8, are taken by their older brother Pepe, a lieutenant in the Army, to a sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis, situated on the border with Portugal. Once in the sanatorium, ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, love and romance, hospital, tuberculosis, brothers, village, youth, romance, teenage life, hypocrisy, drum ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain
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The Whore and the Whale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Spanish writer finds an old coffer with photographs of an Argentine man who fought and died in the Spanish Civil War, and of a woman. Her quest for answers brings Vera to the Argentine Patagonia.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, atmospheric
Plot: tango, politics, fall in love, writer's life, human nature, couple relations, friendship, love affair, sexual relations, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 2000s, 1930s
Place: argentina, europe, latin america, spain, patagonia
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La higuera de los bastardos (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A trigger-happy Nationalist fears retribution from the son of a man he executed. To mollify the boy's anger, he takes a drastic step: he keeps constant watch over the fig tree the boy has planted at his father's gravesite. As the years ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending
Plot: execution, soldier, redemption, murder, priest, army, greed, village, blackmail, virgin, civil war, hanging ...
Place: basque country
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 5.8
 2K
Guernica (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: based on true events
Plot: journalist, civil war, war, fascism, cigarette smoking, military, blood, reception, dog, nazism, book, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1975, year 1939, year 1937
Place: spain, basque country
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