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1. A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)
PG | 92 min | Western
Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.
2. La Grande Bouffe (1973)
NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.
3. Belle Epoque (1992)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (... See full summary »
4. The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama
A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
5. Butterfly (1999)
R | 96 min | Drama, Music, War
For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »
6. The Executioner (1963)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy
An undertaker gets married to an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement.
7. The Artist and the Model (2012)
R | 105 min | Drama
Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. ... See full summary »
8. Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)
108 min | Biography, Comedy, Western
A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris.
9. The Weakness of the Bolshevik (2003)
95 min | Drama
Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student. After crashing into the rear of the ... See full summary »
10. La Celestina (1996)
92 min | Drama
The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However... See full summary »
11. ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, War
Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into... See full summary »
12. Kiss the Other Sheik (1965)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy
Writers: Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona, Eduardo De Filippo, Isabella Quarantotti, Goffredo Parise, Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia, Luciano Salce | Directors: Eduardo De Filippo, Marco Ferreri, Luciano Salce | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Spaak, Virna Lisi, Luciano Salce
13. Sangre y arena (1989)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
Juan is a young Spanish man whose dream is to become one of the famous toreros. When he was caught making an illegal (and in fact for the real torero life endangering) night bullfight with ... See full summary »
14. Bye Bye Monkey (1978)
113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A man walking on the beach near New York City finds the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, and takes it to a friend who lives in the city, and they decide to raise it.
15. Si può fare... amigo (1972)
PG | 109 min | Western, Comedy
A drifter with fast fists and a gunfighter- pimp with fast guns help a child to claim his inheritance.
16. Mafioso (1962)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.
17. The Blind Sunflowers (2008)
98 min | Drama
Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to ... See full summary »
18. The Last Woman (1976)
X | 112 min | Drama
Gerard and his 9-month-old son have been left by his wife for feminist reasons. The custody of his son is being threatened by his next romance.
19. Peppermint Frappé (1967)
92 min | Drama
Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with ... See full summary »
20. Year of Enlightment (1986)
105 min | Comedy
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, ... See full summary »
23. Chechu y familia (1992)
81 min | Comedy
Chechu is a 13 year old boy who lives surrounded by peculiar people: his grandfather, his uncle, and two maids. He falls in love with one of them.
24. Placido (1961)
87 min | Comedy
In a small spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person... See full summary »
25. The Conjugal Bed (1963)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
A 40 years old man, Alfonso, finally succeeds to marry a virgin, educate, beautiful and very catholic woman. But soon she, Regina, starts stressing him because she wants to be pregnant. ... See full summary »
Writers: Goffredo Parise, Rafael Azcona, Marco Ferreri, Diego Fabbri, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa | Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Marina Vlady, Walter Giller, Linda Sini
26. The Heifer (1985)
122 min | Comedy, War
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 ... See full summary »
27. In Praise of Older Women (1997)
105 min | Drama, Romance, War
In the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War, a young man comes of age sexually, through a string of relationships with a wide range of mature, older women.
28. Sound of the Sea (2001)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A new literature teacher, Ulises, comes to a small town near the sea and falls in love with a young woman, Martina. This woman is loved by a rich businessman named Alberto but chooses ... See full summary »
29. Lusty Lovers (1971)
90 min | Romance, Thriller
Ruth and Michel separate after Ruth finds another man, Paul. Ruth and Paul go to her sunny, idyllic beach side villa to spend summer. They are having a great time together, and then things ... See full summary »
31. The Garden of Delights (1970)
95 min | Drama
The greedy relatives of an amnesic and paralytic 45 years old millionaire try him to recover his memory by any means.
33. Her Harem (1967)
100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A seductive woman pushes three men to the limits toying with their sexual desires and male pride.
34. Anna and the Wolves (1973)
102 min | Drama
The young but traveled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by ... See full summary »
35. La escopeta nacional (1978)
95 min | Comedy
Jaime Ganivel , Catalan manufacturer of mechanical porters , attends with her lover on a hunt to relate to important people. The farm where it is organized is full of strange characters.
36. El bosque animado (1987)
107 min | Comedy, Fantasy
In the fantastic world of the "bosque animado" meet some people who have been transported to this place by a magic force. Now their histories cross one another.
38. La corte de Faraón (1985)
98 min | Comedy, Musical
In the early Spanish Civil Post-war, in Madrid, during the most hard times of the Franco dictatorship, a group of second-rate players try to get out of their wretched lives taking advantage... See full summary »
39. The Magician (1973)
A beautiful young woman marries a blind old man for his money. She carries on an affair with her husband's valet, but soon finds herself in the middle of a murder-for-money plot involving the household servants.
40. El cochecito (1960)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
Seventy-something Don Anselmo, a retired minister, becomes obsessed with owning a motorized wheelchair and fakes infirmity to get it.
41. Grandeur nature (1974)
X | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Michel is a middle aged man with a troubled marriage. He feels lonely, has been unfaithful to his wife Isabelle in various occasions, and despite she seems to accept this situation, they ... See full summary »
44. Cousin Angelica (1974)
107 min | Drama
When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he ... See full summary »
45. The Little Apartment (1959)
87 min | Comedy
Rodolfo and Petrita each live in separate quarters in dilapidated Madrid, while looking to have a little apartment (or "pisito", in Spanish dialect). Unfortunately their low salaries ... See full summary »
47. Run for Your Wife (1965)
114 min | Comedy
Riccardo, an unhappily married middle aged Italian working for a shoe factory, goes to America on a four day business trip... See full synopsis »
48. Versión española (1998– )
Veteran Spanish TV show hosted by actress Cayetana Guillén Cuervo with weekly screenings of current Spanish movies. The show's complemented by interviews to the directors, actors, producers... See full summary »
50. Three Fables of Love (1962)
76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
"Les quatre vérités" aka "The Four Truths" is a movie anthology that consists of four segments, all loosely parodying fables from the 17th-century French poet Jean de la Fontaine. The US cut usually features only 3 segments.
Writers: Rafael Azcona, Alessandro Blasetti, Hervé Bromberger, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, René Clair, Frédéric Grendel, Jean de La Fontaine | Directors: Alessandro Blasetti, Hervé Bromberger, René Clair, Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Leslie Caron, Charles Aznavour, Raymond Bussières, Michel Serrault