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, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing and emotional films and TV shows about / with spanish civil war, society, fascism, female nudity, civil war, male nudity, family relations, political unrest, nudity (full frontal - brief) and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in Spain, France, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as spanish civil war: While at War (2019), 13 Roses (2007), The Devil's Backbone (2001), Butterfly (1999), Black Bread (2010), If They Tell You I Fell (1989), The Anarchist's Wife (2008), The Endless Trench (2019), The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018), Soldiers of Salamina (2003).

List of spanish civil war movies

While at War (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Salamanca, Spain, 1936. In the early days of the military rebellion that began the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), writer Miguel de Unamuno supports the uprising in the hope that the prevailing political chaos will end. But when the confrontation ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating, intellectual
Plot: spanish civil war, college professor, moral dilemma, professor, arrest, coup d'etat, military, archive footage, political repression, spanish history, society, disorder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: morocco, spain
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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: disturbing, emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, social decay, false accusation, woman in danger, injustice, society, confined, prison life, idealism, political unrest, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain
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The Devil's Backbone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Mexico, Spain
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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, orphan, child abuse, republican, spanish civil war, danger, gold, boarding school life, boarding school, bully, orphanage, supernatural ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, catalonia, andalusia ...
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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: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: hate, post war, countryside, revenge, spanish civil war, coming of age, crimes, human nature, society, injustice, village, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: spain, europe, catalonia
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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: serious, psychological, atmospheric, tense, suspense ...
Plot: spanish civil war, friendship, deadly, kidnapping, politics, obsessive quest, crimes, couples, pregnancy, voyeurism, adolescence, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain, spain, europe
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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, female director, fascism, leftist, anarchism, family relations, woman, love, female nudity, anti fascist, french resistance
Place: south of france, southern france, madrid
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The Endless Trench (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Canada
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Higinio and Rosa have only been married for a few months when the Civil War breaks out, representing a serious threat to his life. Helped by his wife, they decide to use a hole dug into their own home as a provisional hiding place. The fear of ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: hiding place, spanish civil war, political repression, small village, neighbor neighbor relationship, runaway, secret, revenge, delusion, assassination, fear, snitch ...
Time: year 1936, year 1943, year 1963, year 1945, year 1969
Place: andalusia, spain
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The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
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 ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi, photographer, world war two, spanish civil war, slave labor, concentration camp survivor, nazi occupation, prisoner, camera ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944, quarry
Place: spain, central europe
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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, captivating, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, uncover truth, change of heart, writer's life, soldier, political unrest, lifesaver, society, against humanity, creative block, state affairs, fascism
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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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: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, spanish civil war, wartime life, youth, parents and children, human nature, culture clash, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, spain, usa, europe, madrid ...
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There Be Dragons (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Spain, USA, Argentina
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: soldier, priest, spanish civil war, redemption, unfulfilled love, self discovery, saint, haunted by the past, love, dying father, journalist, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, year 1937, 1930s, year 1936
Place: spain, europe
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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: captivating, serious, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: wartime life, life is a bitch, woman in danger, political unrest, fall in love, false accusation, civil war, family relations, dishonesty, society, against humanity, rebellion ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: working class, revolution, fascism, civil war, politics, spanish civil war, communism, communist, fighting the system, idealism, war, battles ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, barcelona, europe, barcelona spain
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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, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, film within a film, cat, civil war, innocence lost, beehive, siblings relations, family life, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
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Uncertain Glory (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Front of Aragon, 1937. Lluís (Marcel Borràs), a young republican officer destined for a temporarily dormant position, meets an enigmatic widow of whom she falls in love, Carlana (Núria Prims), who manages to fool him to falsify a Document that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, sincere
Plot: spanish civil war, european history, soldier, friendship, politics, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, naked in public, man in underwear, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: catalonia
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The Carpenter's Pencil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A story of love and obsession during the Spanish Civil War
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, hopes, political unrest, idealism, confined, society, spanish civil war, artist, doctor, romance, love story, love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: spain, galicia
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Paper Birds (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jorge and Enrique are two artist in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieté company that travel around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the Republic Army ...
Style: humorous, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, life is a bitch, orphan, society, spanish civil war, rivalry, friendship, coming of age, youth, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
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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, newsreel footage, german, archive footage, male female relationship
Place: spain, madrid
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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: witty, humorous, semi serious, epic, offbeat ...
Plot: satire, filmmaking, photograph, world war one, director, spanish civil war, interview, silly humor, inventions and discoveries, lifestyle, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: new zealand
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, melancholic, thought provoking, psychological, serious ...
Plot: world war two, nature, countryside, poetry, memory, human nature, family life, stream of consciousness, existentialism, childhood, haunted by the past, hypnosis ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 20th century, year 1935 ...
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, soviet union, ussr ...
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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: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, surreal
Plot: corporal punishment, spanish civil war, blasphemy, fascism, satire, nihilism, desert, surrealism, dream, incestuous desire, family in crisis, introspection ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe
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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, hospital, spanish civil war, on the run, society, rivalry, military, haunted by the past, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, political unrest, war ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, spain
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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, tense, exciting, factual ...
Plot: friendship, poet, exhibitionism, friends, political unrest, student, surrealism, coming of age, romance, writer's life, lifestyle, buddies ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1936, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, andalusia, morocco ...
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The Queen of Spain (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After her experiences in Nazi Germany, actress Macarena Granada traveled to Hollywood, where she became a star. In the 1950s, the diva returns to Francoist Spain to star a Hollywood blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile. (A sequel to “The ...
Style: realistic, entertaining, light, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: play within film, filmmaking, actor's life, film within a film, actress, movie business, artists and showbiz, movie actor, movie actress, spanish civil war, homosexual, movie star ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
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, fairy tale, stylized, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, monster, imaginary, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, fantasy world, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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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: family secret, spanish civil war, lgbt, family secrets, wedding, female nudity, skinny dipping, red car, lesbian sex, male nudity, sex scene, infidelity ...
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Freedomfighters (1996)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, epic
Plot: military, nun, anarchist, war, politics, rebellion, state affairs, society, strong female presence, rebelliousness, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe
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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, cross dressing, spanish civil war, blood, whiskey, male nudity, filling station, flick knife, adultery, inheritance, revolver ...
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, society, youth, teenage life, idealism, teachers and students, rebelliousness, parents and children, high school, snitch, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
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