Best Spanish Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Spanish Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious and visually appealing. Plot: photograph, death, murder, chase, violence, fight, flashback, storytelling, female nudity and blood. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Adventure. Country: Spain, USA and UK.
Best Spanish Movies
Best Spanish Movies
TOP Movies: The Invisible Guest (2016), The Skin I Live In (2011), Below Zero (2021), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Body (2012), 1917 (2019), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Talk to Her (2002), The Impossible (2012), Mirage (2018), West Side Story (2021), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), Sleep Tight (2011), Jason Bourne (2016), Broken Embraces (2009), Ferdinand (2017), Camino (2008), Through My Window (2022), Steven Universe: The Movie (2019).

List of Best Movies

The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, psychotronic, tricky ...
Plot: uncover truth, interrogation, death, lie, false accusation, evidence, murder suspect, suspect, businessman, moral dilemma, lawyer, blackmail ...
Place: barcelona, spain
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender bending, sexual perversion, obsession, insanity, rape, physical appearance, mad scientist, betrayal, plastic surgery, secrets, skin, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2012
Place: spain, europe
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Below Zero (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a prisoner transfer van is attacked, the cop in charge must fight those inside and outside while dealing with a silent foe: the icy temperatures.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: rapist, police, revenge, convict, struggle for survival, prisoner, cold, sole survivor, confined, car accident, male nudity, person on fire ...
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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, dark fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, stylized ...
Plot: creature, monster, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, death, cruelty, good versus evil, young heroes, resistance, fantasy world, magical ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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The Body (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, crimes, missing person, uncover truth, morgue, haunted by the past, spouse killer, infidelity, vengeance, mistress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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1917 (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, India, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds ...
Style: suspense, captivating, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trench warfare, world war one, british army, soldier, race against time, tragic event, british soldier, military, courage, survival, behind enemy lines, british military ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, 20th century, contemporary
Place: france
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Style: sexy, sexual, philosophical, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: polyamory, love triangle, bohemian life, artist, fall in love, seduction, love affair, self fulfillment, romance, sexual exploration, love and romance, sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, catalonia, new york
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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, emotional, sincere, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: rape, friendship, suicide, tragic love, hospital, coma, obsession, tragic event, ballet, self destructing, power of love, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, jordan, latin america
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The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster, courage, forces of nature, hopes, tragedy, destruction, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Mirage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: On November 9, 1989 (the same day that Wall of Berlin falls), Nico is a 12 years old boy passionate to videotape himself playing guitar, being care lovely by her single mother María. This same night, when starts a 72-hours storm, Nico watches a ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: parallel universe, uncover truth, mystery, thunderstorm, mother daughter relationship, disappearance, car, fantasy world, accident, police investigation, mental institution, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, year 2001, 2000s, year 1989 ...
Place: spain
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West Side Story (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A remake of the 1961 film about two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forbidden love, love at first sight, rivals, gang, love, street gang, latin, interracial relations, racism, dancing, gang war, tragic event ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, year 1961
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.
Style: intense, entertaining, emotional, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: wonder woman character, superhero, female fighter, female protagonist, superhuman powers, strong female lead, woman fights a man, immortal, warrior, female warrior, girl power, greek mythology ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, washington d.c., london, moscow russia ...
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, rape, investigator, murder, haunted by the past, police, evidence, lawyer, justice, suspect, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina, south america
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Sleep Tight (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Apartment concierge Cesar is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, home invasion, domestic disturbance, apartment building, maniac, woman in danger, blackmail, sleeping, caretaker, double life, concierge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe
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Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, tough guy, spy, black ops, rogue agent, cia, espionage, amnesia, lone hero, investigation, rescue ...
Time: 90s, year 2016, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, london, washington d.c., rome italy ...
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Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: neo noir, stylized, emotional, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, filmmaking, blind character, actress, love, couple relations, romance, suffering ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
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Ferdinand (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five ...
Style: touching, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: talking animals, countryside, bull, friendship, animals, pacifist, kindness, bullfighting, escape, farm, girl, goat ...
Time: 2010s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: squid, ocean, friendship, adventure, goofy hero, disorder, family, fish, megalomaniac, heroic mission, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
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Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, child cancer, catholic school, family problems, doctors and patients, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, youth, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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Through My Window (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Raquel's longtime crush on her next-door neighbor turns into something more when he starts developing feelings for her, despite his family's objections.
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage boy, teenage girl, teenager, family business, stalking, teen romance, class differences, brothers, friend, female protagonist, little boy, male nudity ...
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Steven Universe: The Movie (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two years after the events of "Change Your Mind", Steven (now 16 years old) and his friends are ready to enjoy the rest of their lives peacefully. However, all of that changes when a new sinister Gem arrives, armed with a giant drill that ...
Style: light, entertaining, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: gem, child protagonist, alien, adventure, childhood, boy, heroes, good versus evil, friendship, friends, fight for supremacy, protector ...
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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: sincere, dramatic, psychological, suspenseful, tear jerker
Audience: chick flick
Plot: motherhood, spanish civil war, lesbian relationship, bisexual, photographer, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, child, breaking up with girlfriend, female photographer, male female relationship, friendship, lovers apart ...
Place: spain, madrid
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Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A postman is posted to a frozen town in the North - where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, feel good, colourful, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, postman, friendship, kindness, small town, children, love, re-education, christmas present, friends, toys ...
Time: 19th century
Place: finland
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Cross the Line (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A good-natured man has an unexpected deadly confrontation. Instincts kick in to clean up the mess caused in the name of self-defense but does one really get away free after killing someone?
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, tricky, ambiguous ending
Plot: passion, mad woman, crime scene, dead father, travel, drugs, evidence, dying, prosecution, sex scene, murder, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, year 2019
Place: barcelona, catalonia
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada, Spain
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: neo noir, futuristic, suspense, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, dark future, bounty hunter, genetics, mission, investigation, violence, philosophy, distopia, chase, police detective ...
Time: future, 2040s, year 1966, 21st century, near future ...
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, san diego california
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The Green Inferno (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Style: bloody, scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibal, amazon rainforest, torture, survival, sadistic horror, violence, escape attempt, extreme violence, cannibalism, confined, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, chile, america ...
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Uncharted (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake uncovers the location of the legendary El Dorado. With the help of his mentor and an ambitious journalist he works to uncover its secrets while surviving on an island filled with pirates, mercenaries, and a ...
Style: suspense, visually appealing, scenic, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure, treasure hunt, treasure hunter, adventure, jungle, adventurer, heroes, artifact, fight scenes, archaeology, adaptation, fight ...
Place: boston, barcelona, new york, the philippines
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Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, melancholic, sentimental, thought provoking, art house ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, depression, mother daughter estrangement, childhood, death, psychology, friendship, hospital, chance meeting, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 2010s
Place: spain, galicia, madrid, portugal
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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: tense, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: child abuse, ghost, orphanage, orphan, spanish civil war, boarding school, republican, boarding school life, gold, disappearance, bully, supernatural ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid, andalusia, portugal ...
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, corruption, fighting the system, manhunt, escapades, uncover truth, agent as target, secret service ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, langley virginia, europe, london, turin italy ...
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