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1. La Grande Bouffe (1973)

X | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi

Votes: 8,678

2. The Heifer (1985)

122 min | Comedy, War

7.6
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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 »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Alfredo Landa, Guillermo Montesinos, Santiago Ramos, José Sacristán

Votes: 1,007

3. The Executioner (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

8.1
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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.

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Isbert, José Luis López Vázquez

Votes: 3,358

4. Belle Epoque (1992)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Sanz, Penélope Cruz, Miriam Díaz-Aroca

Votes: 7,458 | Gross: $5.97M

5. Butterfly (1999)

R | 96 min | Drama

7.6
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69 Metascore

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 »

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte

Votes: 6,303 | Gross: $2.09M

6. The Last Woman (1976)

X | 112 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Michel Piccoli, Renato Salvatori

Votes: 749

7. A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)

PG | 92 min | Western

6.2
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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.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer, Georges Géret

Votes: 1,207

8. The Artist and the Model (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.6
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53 Metascore

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 »

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale, Chus Lampreave

Votes: 1,112 | Gross: $0.11M

9. The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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...

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà

Votes: 2,736

10. Sangre y arena (1989)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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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 »

Director: Javier Elorrieta | Stars: Christopher Rydell, Sharon Stone, Ana Torrent, Guillermo Montesinos

Votes: 787

11. It Can Be Done Amigo (1972)

PG | 109 min | Western, Comedy

5.8
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A drifter with fast fists and a gunfighter- pimp with fast guns help a child to claim his inheritance.

Director: Maurizio Lucidi | Stars: Bud Spencer, Jack Palance, Renato Cestiè, Francisco Rabal

Votes: 919

12. Bye Bye Monkey (1978)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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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.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 785

13. The Blind Sunflowers (2008)

98 min | Drama

6.4
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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 »

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, Roger Príncep

Votes: 1,023

14. Sound of the Sea (2001)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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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 »

Director: Bigas Luna | Stars: Jordi Mollà, Leonor Watling, Eduard Fernández, Neus Agulló

Votes: 1,645

15. Mafioso (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell, Gabriella Conti, Ugo Attanasio

Votes: 1,685 | Gross: $0.40M

16. ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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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 »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Carmen Maura, Andrés Pajares, Gabino Diego, Maurizio De Razza

Votes: 1,649 | Gross: $0.30M

17. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

7.1
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Elena S. Sánchez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Gerardo Sánchez

Votes: 144

18. La Celestina (1996)

92 min | Drama

5.2
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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 »

Director: Gerardo Vera | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Terele Pávez, Juan Diego Botto, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 548

19. Oggi, domani, dopodomani (1965)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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Directors: Eduardo De Filippo, Marco Ferreri, Luciano Salce | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Spaak, Virna Lisi, Luciano Salce

Votes: 164

20. The Weakness of the Bolshevik (2003)

95 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca | Stars: Luis Tosar, Mar Regueras, María Valverde, Rubén Ochandiano

Votes: 1,411

21. Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)

108 min | Biography, Comedy, Western

6.2
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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.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 574

22. Placido (1961)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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 »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Cassen, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintillá, Manuel Alexandre

Votes: 1,713

23. Anna and the Wolves (1973)

102 min | Drama

7.5
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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 »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José María Prada, José Vivó

Votes: 678

24. Chechu y familia (1992)

81 min | Comedy

5.3
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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.

Director: Álvaro Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, César Lucendo, Neus Asensi, Amparo Moreno

Votes: 83

25. Year of Enlightment (1986)

105 min | Comedy

7.0
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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 »

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdú, Verónica Forqué, Manuel Alexandre

Votes: 375

26. Cousin Angelica (1974)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Lina Canalejas, Fernando Delgado, María Clara Fernández de Loaysa

Votes: 531

27. Lusty Lovers (1971)

90 min | Romance, Thriller

6.3
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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 »

Director: José María Forqué | Stars: Analía Gadé, Jean Sorel, Rosanna Yanni, Tony Kendall

Votes: 102

28. La escopeta nacional (1978)

95 min | Comedy

7.4
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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.

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Rafael Alonso, Luis Escobar, Antonio Ferrandis, Agustín González

Votes: 978

29. Peppermint Frappé (1967)

92 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis López Vázquez, Alfredo Mayo, Emiliano Redondo

Votes: 686

30. El bosque animado (1987)

107 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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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.

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Alfredo Landa, Alejandra Grepi, Tito Valverde, Paco Cambres

Votes: 701

31. Corazón de... (1997– )

30 min

5.0
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Stars: Anne Igartiburu, Alejandra Navas, Carolina Casado, Jose Toledo

Votes: 89

32. Grandeur nature (1974)

X | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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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 »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Valentine Tessier, Rada Rassimov, Lucienne Hamon

Votes: 194

33. L'udienza (1972)

112 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A young man from north Italy named Amedeo decides to come to Rome.He has a crazy idea in his head to meet the pope.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Enzo Jannacci, Claudia Cardinale, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 372

34. The Conjugal Bed (1963)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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 »

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Marina Vlady, Walter Giller, Linda Sini

Votes: 304

35. The Ape Woman (1964)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A modest Neapolitan man meets a young woman with excessive hairiness. He exhibits her at fairs and marries her.It is after marriage that he receives a tempting offer from a French manager.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, Achille Majeroni, Filippo Pompa Marcelli

Votes: 386

36. National III (1982)

102 min

6.6
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After being forced to sell his palace, the Marquis of Leguineche moved to an apartment with his son Luis José, his faithful servants and Father Calvo. When the father of Luis José dies, ... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Luis Ciges, Luis Escobar, Agustín González, José Luis López Vázquez

Votes: 224

37. The Little Apartment (1959)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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 »

Directors: Marco Ferreri, Isidoro M. Ferry | Stars: Mary Carrillo, José Luis López Vázquez, Concha López Silva, Ángel Álvarez

Votes: 481

38. El cochecito (1960)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Seventy-something Don Anselmo, a retired minister, becomes obsessed with owning a motorized wheelchair and fakes infirmity to get it.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: José Isbert, Pedro Porcel, José Luis López Vázquez, María Luisa Ponte

Votes: 609

39. My Daughter Hildegart (1977)

109 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Based in the novel Aurora de Sangre (Eduardo de Guzman) and in the real events happened during the II Spanish Republic. Aurora Rodriguez goes to police to assume the death of her daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez | Stars: Amparo Soler Leal, Carmen Roldán, Manuel Galiana, Carles Velat

Votes: 95

40. In Praise of Older Women (1997)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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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.

Director: Manuel Lombardero | Stars: Juan Diego Botto, Miguel Ángel García, Faye Dunaway, Carme Elias

Votes: 231

41. The Man with the Balloons (1965)

85 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Spaak, Ugo Tognazzi, William Berger

Votes: 100

42. Her Harem (1967)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A seductive woman pushes three men to the limits toying with their sexual desires and male pride.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Carroll Baker, Gastone Moschin, Renato Salvatori, Michel Le Royer

Votes: 184

43. Ya bon les blancs (1988)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Maruschka Detmers, Michele Placido, Juan Diego, Evelyne Pieiller

Votes: 116

44. National Heritage (1981)

112 min | Comedy

7.2
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Second installment of the saga of the Leguineche's preceded by "The National Shotgun" and completed by "National III". After the death of Franco (1975) and the restoration of the monarchy, ... See full summary »

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Luis Ciges, Luis Escobar, Agustín González, José Luis López Vázquez

Votes: 398

45. The Garden of Delights (1970)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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The greedy relatives of an amnesic and paralytic 45 years old millionaire try him to recover his memory by any means.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Luchy Soto, Francisco Pierrá, Charo Soriano

Votes: 304

46. Versión española (1998– )

News, Talk-Show

7.0
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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 »

Stars: Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Eduardo Noriega, Fernando Trueba, Icíar Bollaín

Votes: 51

47. Three Fables of Love (1962)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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"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.

Directors: Alessandro Blasetti, Hervé Bromberger, René Clair, Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Leslie Caron, Charles Aznavour, Raymond Bussières, Michel Serrault

Votes: 48

48. Run for Your Wife (1965)

114 min | Comedy

5.8
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Riccardo, an unhappily married middle aged Italian working for a shoe factory, goes to America on a four day business trip... See full synopsis »

Director: Gian Luigi Polidoro | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Marina Vlady, Rhonda Fleming, Juliet Prowse

Votes: 32

49. Tirano Banderas (1993)

91 min | Drama

5.6
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In Santa Fe de Tierra Firme, an imaginary Latin American country, the indigenous dictator Santos Banderas rules with an iron fist. A group of rebels trying to seize power by force while some liberals try a change of government legally.

Director: José Luis García Sánchez | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Ana Belén, Juan Diego, Ignacio López Tarso

Votes: 59

50. Honeycomb (1969)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.0
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Teresa is like a child. She is frustrated with her childless existence and suspects her husband of being unfaithful. She and her husband play games with each other, tempting fate.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Per Oscarsson, Teresa del Río, Julia Peña

Votes: 117