Spanish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Filmby kingwilson | created - 30 May 2011 | updated - 31 May 2011 | Public
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1. Tarde de toros (1956)
75 min | Drama
Sellout in the bullring of Las Ventas in Madrid. A luxury poster is about to deal a cattle from Antonio Pérez Tabernero. A spontaneous jumps into the ring, the wife of one of those ... See full summary »
3. La venganza (1958)
122 min | Drama
In rural Spain, sister of an ex con convinces him to take revenge against the local who tipped off the authorities about the man's whereabouts, which led to his subsequent arrest. Unfortunately, she soon falls in love with the snitch.
5. Plácido (1961)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
8. La niña de luto (1964)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
Rocío, daughter of a humble Andalusian family, is very happy because the end of the mourning that she has to save for the death of her grandmother arrives. At last she will be able to marry... See full summary »
9. La tía Tula (1964)
109 min | Drama
The film is a picture of Tula a woman being single and repressed who believes that she has to help her brother-in-law Ramiro forgetting that she is a woman.
11. España otra vez (1968)
108 min | Drama
Dr. Foster (Stevens) returns to Spain for the first time since serving as a doctor for the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War three decades earlier. He meets the daughter (Vargas) of an old... See full summary »
12. La Celestina (1969)
123 min | Drama
In the last years of the Middle Ages, the Corpus Christi procession takes place in the Spanish city of Toledo. There, the young Calixto meets the beautiful lady Melibea, and he falls in ... See full summary »
13. Tristana (1970)
PG-13 | 99 min | Drama
Shortly after her mother's death, an innocent and youthful woman will find refuge into the household of her middle-aged aristocratic guardian, who will submit her to his sexual advances.
Votes: 8,061 | Gross: $0.01M
14. Marta (1971)
R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
A wealthy landowner haunted by the spectre of his dead mother has a fling with a beautiful fugitive who bears a striking resemblance to his missing wife, who may have been murdered.
16. Habla, mudita (1973)
88 min | Drama
Grandfather Ramiro is on vacation at a mountain inn in the company of his family. He decides to send his people to Madrid and stay in a shelter, saying that his health needs it. But the reason is another one.
17. 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 »
18. Furtivos (1975)
82 min | Drama
Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains.
19. Cria Cuervos (1976)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Three orphaned sisters under the custody of their stern aunt and their handicapped grandmother will have to acclimatise to the new conditions of their shared life, overcome life's constant impediments, and in the process, grow up.
20. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his nineteen year-old former chambermaid Conchita.
Votes: 16,475 | Gross: $0.06M
21. Sonámbulos (1978)
96 min | Drama
Ana, who works on the Committee for the release of some suspected terrorists sentenced to death, suffers a faint. Her uncle Norman, a former doctor who was withdrawn from the drug smuggling... See full summary »
22. Mama Turns 100 (1979)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »
23. El nido (1980)
PG | 97 min | Drama
In a town near Salamanca, an eccentric widower, aged 60, is captivated by an imp, a precocious 13 year old. Alejandro is wealthy and alone, passing time with music, chess, and his shotgun. ... See full summary »
24. Patrimonio nacional (1981)
112 min | Comedy
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 »
26. Carmen (I) (1983)
R | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »
27. Sesión continua (1984)
115 min | Drama
The film tells the story of the relationship and friendship of two men who are both very much affected by the cinema: Both of them are writers, one of books the other of screenplays.
29. La mitad del cielo (1986)
127 min | Drama
Rosa is an cantabrian woman who travel to Madrid after the Civil War. With the help of Don Pedro, a chief supplies, she opens a restaurant that transforms in a political and intelectual center.
30. Asignatura aprobada (1987)
94 min | Drama, Thriller
A writer is having a midlife crisis. He recollects his life and it makes him feel even worse. Only a love affair or two helps him take his mind off things.
31. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
Pepas's lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. In her search for Iván, she confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she is. Meanwhile; ... See full summary »
Votes: 28,124 | Gross: $7.18M
33. ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, 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 »
Votes: 1,860 | Gross: $0.30M
34. High Heels (1991)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,109 | Gross: $1.71M
35. El maestro de esgrima (1992)
88 min | History, Thriller
A fencing master in pre-revolution Spain is hired to teach fencing to teach fencing to a beautiful young woman. Although he has never taught a woman before he is fascinated by her and ... See full summary »
36. Belle Epoque (1992)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them.
Votes: 7,982 | Gross: $5.97M
37. Canción de cuna (1994)
101 min | Drama
In this latest Spanish-language remake of Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic sentimental drama, a group of nuns find an abandoned baby girl at the doorstep of their convent.
38. The Flower of My Secret (1995)
R | 103 min | Drama
Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,510 | Gross: $1.16M
39. Bwana (1996)
90 min | Drama
Antonio, a taxi driver, his wife, and two chidren arrive one fine afternoon at a solitary beach, looking for sea-shells. However, they will find more than expected: namely, Ombasi and Yambo... See full summary »
40. Secrets of the Heart (1997)
105 min | Drama
Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is ... See full summary »
41. The Grandfather (1998)
PG | 151 min | Drama
After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard.
Votes: 1,462 | Gross: $0.05M
42. All About My Mother (1999)
R | 101 min | Drama
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
Votes: 75,524 | Gross: $8.26M
44. Mad Love (2001)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
The love story that transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "the Mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a political motive behind.
Votes: 3,294 | Gross: $0.28M
45. Los lunes al sol (2002)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.
Votes: 10,916 | Gross: $0.15M
46. Soldados de Salamina (2003)
119 min | Drama
When the professor and writer Lola Sánchez is assigned to write a column in the newspaper about the Spanish Civil War, she researches and finds for the first time about the shooting of ... See full summary »
47. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.
Votes: 69,039 | Gross: $2.09M
48. Obaba (2005)
100 min | Drama
A rural drama set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain, where a young filmmaker struggled to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery.
49. Volver (I) (2006)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.
Votes: 82,716 | Gross: $12.90M
50. The Orphanage (2007)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.
Votes: 129,486 | Gross: $7.16M
51. Los girasoles ciegos (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 »
52. The Dancer and the Thief (2009)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama
With the advent of democracy in Chile, a general amnesty for prisoners of non violent crime is enacted. Angel Santiago, a young man determined to avenge the abuse he suffered in prison, ... See full summary »
53. También la lluvia (2010)
Unrated | 103 min | Drama, History
As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Votes: 10,838 | Gross: $0.56M