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, disturbing, psychological and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with spanish civil war, fascism, spanish history, civil war, female nudity, society, family relations, friendship, world war two and life is a bitch plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in Spain, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as spanish civil war: Land and Freedom (1995), While at War (2019), The 13 Roses (2007), The Devil's Backbone (2001), Butterfly (1999), Freedomfighters (1996), Soldiers of Salamina (2003), Guernica (2016), Black Bread (2010), There Be Dragons (2011).

List of spanish civil war movies

Land and Freedom (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, USA
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: political, sexy, gloomy, affectionate, visually appealing ...
Plot: spanish civil war, revolution, politics, working class, communist, anarchist, trench warfare, anti war, civil war, world war two, worker, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, catalonia, barcelona, europe, england
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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: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological, intellectual
Plot: spanish civil war, spanish history, moral dilemma, arrest, professor, coup d'etat, military, society, disorder, civil war, military coup, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: spain, morocco
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The 13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 129 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, thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: spanish civil war, spanish history, injustice, woman in danger, social decay, false accusation, confined, dishonesty, idealism, society, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: spain
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The Devil's Backbone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
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, tense, gothic, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, spanish civil war, orphan, orphanage, suspense, child abuse, gold, supernatural, haunted house, revenge, children, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, madrid, portugal ...
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
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, sentimental, touching, realistic, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, friendship, civil war, children, teacher, fascism, childhood, depression, anarchist, family relations, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, latin america, europe, madrid ...
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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: political, sad, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: spanish civil war, anarchist, anarchism, civil war, rebellion, feminism, female warrior, sex, gender, spanish history, working class, utopia ...
Time: 1930s
Place: iberian peninsula, europe, 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: suspenseful, sincere, captivating, serious, art film ...
Plot: spanish civil war, writer's life, uncover truth, change of heart, lifesaver, political unrest, soldier, society, against humanity, civil war, spanish history, writers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
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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: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, serious
Plot: spanish civil war, journalist, world war two, civil war, saving a life, militia, nazism, hiding place, war violence, freedom, politics, military ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, year 1999, year 1975, year 1939 ...
Place: spain, basque country, madrid
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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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: spanish civil war, coming of age, post war, revenge, hate, human nature, society, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, uncover truth, injustice, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: spain, catalonia, europe
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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, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: spanish civil war, priest, catholic, soldier, dying father, journalist, betrayal, redemption, self discovery, unfulfilled love, forgiveness, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 1936, 1930s, year 1937, 70s
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, political ...
Plot: spanish civil war, wartime life, woman in danger, fall in love, political unrest, life is a bitch, sister sister relationship, family relations, civil war, false accusation, against humanity, rebellion ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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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 ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: spanish civil war, civil war, world war two, fascism, anarchist, anarchism, anti fascist, anti nazi, love story, love affair, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Place: south of france, madrid
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Head in the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 132 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, romantic, sentimental, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, lesbian, orgy, love triangle, spanish civil war, bisexual woman, sexual relations, lesbianism, group sex, war, betrayal, love story ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, year 1944, year 1938 ...
Place: paris france, spain, germany, france, england ...
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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: sincere, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: spanish civil war, european history, soldier, friendship, politics, wartime life, life is a bitch, love and romance, mediterranean, world war one, civil war, male nudity ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: 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, erotic ...
Plot: spanish civil war, friendship, kidnapping, obsessive quest, politics, couples, communism, adolescence, grandmother grandson relationship, teenage boy, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: spanish civil war, performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, life is a bitch, society, orphan, rivalry, friendship, world war two, spanish history, franco regime (francoism) ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
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, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, erotic
Plot: spanish civil war, family secret, infidelity, cheating girlfriend, lgbt, troubled marriage, tragic love, secret past, family problems, couple relations, relationship problems, forbidden love ...
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The Time in Between (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 853 min.
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Story: Sira Quiroga is a young Spanish dressmaker engaged to a solid suitor when a suave typewriter salesman upends her life. Spain is being upended by a civil war and the new regime's growing alliances with Nazi Germany. Sira, smart, gutsy and ...
Style: captivating, stylized, sentimental, atmospheric, novela ...
Plot: seamstress, spanish civil war, world war two, espionage, secret service, father daughter relationship, fascism, young girl, frustration, love affair, relationship problems, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: morocco, spain, portugal
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Parallel Mothers (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two unmarried women who have become pregnant by accident and are about to give birth meet in a hospital room: Janis, middle-aged, unrepentant and happy; Ana, a teenager, remorseful and frightened.
Style: dramatic, sincere, tear jerker, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: motherhood, spanish civil war, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, single mother, pregnancy, child, lgbt, lesbian, female photographer, life philosophy, friendship, breaking up with girlfriend ...
Time: year 2016
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, madrid
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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: fairy tale, atmospheric, dark fantasy, surreal, gothic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, mythology, fantasy world, maze, legends and myths, cruelty, creature, good versus evil, macabre, alternate reality, young heroes, fairy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, canada, europe
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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, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: spanish civil war, prison, hopes, political unrest, idealism, confined, society, doctor, artist, love story, couples, love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, galicia
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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: sexy, erotic, humorous, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: date night
Plot: lesbian, polyamory, love, spanish civil war, marriage, politics, obsession, soldier, farm, erotica, artist, summer ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, europe, madrid, rome italy
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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: art house, surreal, atmospheric, sexy, political ...
Plot: childhood, coming of age, spanish civil war, children, surrealism, art, existentialism, imagination, magic realism, innocence lost, youth, civil war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, tokyo, europe
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Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama, History
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, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, youth, coming of age, friendship, family relations, village, wartime life, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, single parent, forbidden love ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: spain, new york, europe, usa, galicia ...
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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, psychological, edutainment ...
Plot: love affair, war correspondent, writers, divorce, media, spanish civil war, journalist, fame, world war two, couples, writer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, usa
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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: disturbing, surreal, experimental, political, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, spanish civil war, youth, boy, incestuous desire, spanish history, nihilism, cowboy, exploitation, erotica, aunt, francisco franco ...
Time: 1930s
Place: spain, europe, sahara
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Death in Granada (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A journalist starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca, who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.
Style: tense, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: spanish civil war, writers, spanish history, injustice, investigation, murder, against humanity, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, writer's life, journalism ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, puerto rico
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The Hunt (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: spanish civil war, suspense, mental disorder, rabbit, hunting, killing an animal, peeping tom, pig, donkey, loan, friends, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: iberian peninsula, spain
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El largo invierno (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1939, Ramon (Jacques Penot) was a young man, caught up in his Barcelona family's involvement on the Republic side in the brutal Spanish Civil War. He and his family fled into exile ahead of Franco's troops. Now it is many years later, ...
Plot: spanish civil war, civil war, butler, bourgeoisie, fascism, sex scene, female nudity, soldier, flashback, spanish history, nudity (topless - notable)
Time: year 1939
Place: catalonia
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The Heifer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the nationals' celebration they want the animal in order to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: spanish civil war, anarchist, soldier, village, fascism, platoon, behind enemy lines, satire, bull, animal life, disorder, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain
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