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, psychological, weird, intense, surprise ending and realistic. Plot: death, suspense, photograph, murder, chase, blood, flashback, cigarette smoking, violence and female nudity. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Mystery. Country: Spain, USA and France.
Best Spanish Movies
Best Spanish Movies
TOP Movies: The Invisible Guest (2016), Below Zero (2021), The Skin I Live In (2011), The Body (2012), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), 1917 (2019), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Talk to Her (2002), The Impossible (2012), Mirage (2018), Camino (2008), West Side Story (2021), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Marshland (2014), The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), Sleep Tight (2011), Broken Embraces (2009), Ferdinand (2017), The Platform (2019), 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, psychological, twist ending, mind blowing, twisted ...
Plot: suspense, uncover truth, lawyer, evidence, interrogation, lie, infidelity, suspect, death, murder suspect, female lawyer, blackmail ...
Place: barcelona, iberian peninsula, spain
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Below Zero (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, 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: captivating, suspenseful, perverse, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: police, rapist, murder, convict, revenge, suspense, sole survivor, confined, prisoner, survival, all male cast, death ...
Time: 2020s
Place: spain
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The Skin I Live In (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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, disturbing, suspenseful, sexy, clever ...
Audience: adult
Plot: kidnapping, obsession, twists and turns, rape, insanity, skin, revenge, sexual perversion, tragic love, isolation, gender bending, abuse ...
Time: year 2006, year 2012, 21st century
Place: spain, ancient greece, europe
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The Body (2012)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: twists and turns, murder, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, adulterous husband, morgue, vengeance, haunted by the past, car accident, disappearance, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona
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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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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: tense, entertaining, sad, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, race against time, british soldier, british army, soldier, military, battlefield, british military, death, survival, dangerous mission ...
Time: year 1917, 1910s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, 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, romantic, philosophical, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, adult
Plot: love triangle, polyamory, artist, women, love and romance, art, love, bohemian life, fall in love, love story, lifestyle, sex ...
Time: 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, new york, catalonia
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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, surreal, sexy, sincere ...
Plot: rape, friendship, tragic love, suicide, loneliness, obsession, tragic event, hospital, sex, love, relationships, women ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, latin america, madrid, europe ...
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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: motivational, heartbreaking, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, survival, catastrophe, ocean, courage, suspense, tsunami, forces of nature, destruction, hopes, family in danger ...
Time: year 2004, 2000s, 21st century
Place: thailand, southeast asia, 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: suspenseful, exciting, psychological, disturbing, twisted ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: parallel universe, suspense, time travel, uncover truth, time paradox, time, plot twist, butterfly effect, alternate universe, little girl, accident, girl ...
Time: year 1989, year 2001, 2000s, 2010s, 80s ...
Place: spain
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Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, complex ...
Plot: child cancer, children, catholic school, guardian angel, family relations, doctors and patients, family problems, family in crisis, hopes, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, europe
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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, captivating, disturbing, surprise ending, anamorphic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenager, rivals, fight, racism, love at first sight, tragic event, gang war, love affair, criminal gang, love story, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, year 1961, 60s, year 1957
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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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: entertaining, intense, emotional, enigmatic, feminist film ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, superheroine, wonder woman character, woman fights a man, female fighter, female warrior, superhuman powers, heroes, amazon, strong female lead, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., russia, egypt, new york ...
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Marshland (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, serious, tricky, psychological ...
Plot: police investigation, investigation, serial killer, suspense, torture, murder investigation, partners, kidnapping, murder, partners against crime, sexual abuse, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: spain, iberian peninsula
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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: tense, dark, touching, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: investigation, rape, suspense, twists and turns, murder, lawyer, serial killer, revenge, evidence, vengeance, writers, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1974, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, south america, harvard university, buenos aires argentina
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Sleep Tight (2011)
Genre: 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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: adult
Plot: home invasion, stalking, apartment building, obsession, domestic disturbance, caretaker, woman in danger, sleeping, blackmail, maniac, concierge, cruelty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona, iberian peninsula, europe
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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, emotional, stylized, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, filmmaking, betrayal, jealousy, love triangle, destructive relationship, tragic love, blind character, actress, couple relations, suffering, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 80s, 90s, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, iberian peninsula, ibiza, europe ...
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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, stylized, exciting, humorous, anime
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: animals, bull, countryside, bullfighting, friendship, talking animals, pacifist, kindness, escape, farm, girl, matador ...
Time: 2010s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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The Platform (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two people per level. An unknown number of levels. A platform with food for all of them. Are you one of those who think too much when they are up? Or of those who have no guts when they are down? If you discover it too late, you will not live out of ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, futuristic, psychological, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: struggle for survival, suspense, confined, prison, food shortage, survival, social differences, rivalry, social relations, cannibalism, society, social injustice ...
Time: future
Place: iberian peninsula
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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: funny, humorous, stylized, not serious, surreal ...
Audience: kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: sea, friendship, goofy hero, disorder, dishonesty, heroes, race against time, heroic mission, squid, unlikely friendships, stupidity, mermaid ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
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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, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gem, friends, childhood, good versus evil, heroes, battles, extraterrestrial, fight for supremacy, save the world, teamwork, superhero, magic ...
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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.
Style: romantic, entertaining, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teen romance, teenager, teenage love, love, teenage boy, love and romance, love affair, first love, teenage girl, romantic relationship, teenage life, young girl ...
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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: futuristic, neo noir, thought provoking, entertaining, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, investigation, police detective, robot, mission, mercilessness, violence, dark future, flying car, bounty hunter, police officer ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, 2020s, year 1966 ...
Place: california, los angeles, san diego california, las vegas
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The Paramedic (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Unable to face his new reality in a wheelchair, Ángel develops a deadly obsession with the woman who left him and unleashes a sinister revenge plot.
Style: emotional, tense, intense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: violence against women, kidnapped woman, mental disorder, hidden identity, paraplegic, quadriplegic, kidnapped, physical abuse, stalking, obsession, murder, jealousy ...
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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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Cross the Line (2020)
Genre: Drama, 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: tricky, surprise ending, psychological, ambiguous ending
Plot: mad woman, passion, suspense, crime scene, violent, evidence, sex scene, dead father, runaway, travel, prosecution, drugs ...
Time: 2010s, year 2019
Place: barcelona, catalonia
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Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France, USA
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, thought provoking, sexy, sentimental ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, childhood, loneliness, depression, death of husband, female nudity, mother daughter estrangement, psychology, autobiography, suicide, hospital ...
Time: 2010s, 90s, 80s
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: 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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Uncharted (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Spain, USA
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: psychotronic, ambiguous ending, visually appealing, epic, exciting ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, archaeology, treasure hunter, jungle, shipwreck, adventurer, tough guy, artifact, ship, heroes, missing brother ...
Time: future, year 2006, 2020s, 2000s
Place: new york, spain, the philippines, boston, barcelona
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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, intense, suspenseful, rough, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, cia, espionage, spy, corruption, secret service, escapades, secret agents, fighting the system, memory, tough guy, surveillance ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: langley virginia, new york, london, paris france, moscow russia ...
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