Películas españolas imprescindibles

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1.
Dark Blue Almost Black (2006)
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Just as his childhood sweetheart Natalia returns, his infertile brother Antonio asks Jorge to impregnate Paula, Antonio's imprisoned girlfriend. (105 mins.)
 
2.
Fat People (2009)
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Follows the excesses and deprivation of life. Complexes, phobias, obsessions, traumas, fears, sex are aired in a group therapy against obesity. (110 mins.)
 
3.
Cousinhood (2011)
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Three cousins travel to the village where they spent summer vacations as kids. (98 mins.)
 
4.
Amanece, que no es poco (1989)
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A village and the crazy situations encountered by its citizens. (110 mins.)
 
5.
Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953)
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After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive. (78 mins.)
 
6.
Atraco a las tres (1962)
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Galindo works in a bank. One day he convinces the other employees in the bank to plan a hold-up in the bank they are working... (92 mins.)
 
7.
Cell 211 (2009)
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The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal. (113 mins.)
Director: Daniel Monzón
 
8.
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
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In Lapland Finland, under the eternal midnight sun, two ardent lovers will reunite once again after a long period apart, governed by a powerful and eloquent circular motif that is woven by destiny, faith and love. (112 mins.)
Director: Julio Medem
 
9.
Open Your Eyes (1997)
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A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. (117 mins.)
 
10.
Take My Eyes (2003)
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One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"... (109 mins.)
Director: Icíar Bollaín
 
11.
Land and Freedom (1995)
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David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
12.
Familia (1996)
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Santiago wakes up like any other morning. He goes down to the kitchen and his whole family is waiting for him: it's his birthday... (98 mins.)
 
13.
Barrio (1998)
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A coming-of-age story in the vein of CITY OF GOD and KIDS - available for the first time in the U.S.! (94 mins.)
 
14.
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
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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. (113 mins.)
 
15.
Cosas que nunca te dije (1996)
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Ann's boyfriend calls her from Prague. Twenty-five days after leaving her at the airport, he confesses... (93 mins.)
Director: Isabel Coixet
 
16.
My Life Without Me (2003)
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A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before. (106 mins.)
Director: Isabel Coixet
 
17.
Sidewalls (2011)
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Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together. (95 mins.)
Director: Gustavo Taretto
 
18.
Bon appétit (2010)
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A romantic comedy centered on two young cooks and a female sommelier working in a famous Zurich luxury restaurant. (91 mins.)
Director: David Pinillos
 
19.
The Heifer (1985)
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A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is... (122 mins.)
 
20.
The Sea Inside (2004)
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The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die. (125 mins.)
 
21.
Remake (2006)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Roger Gual
 
22.
Para que no me olvides (2005)
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(100 mins.)
 
23.
Los peores años de nuestra vida (1994)
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Alberto lives with his parents and his brother Roberto, quite attractive, who tells him there are lots of girls... (100 mins.)
 
24.
Talk to Her (2002)
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Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas. (112 mins.)
 
25.
All About My Mother (1999)
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Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. (101 mins.)
 
26.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
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Pepas's lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. In her search for Iván... (88 mins.)
 
27.
Volver (2006)
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After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. (121 mins.)
 
28.
High Heels (1991)
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A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends... (112 mins.)
 
29.
Camino (2008)
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A girl faces love and death. (138 mins.)
Director: Javier Fesser
 
30.
The Day of the Beast (1995)
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A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world. (103 mins.)
 
31.
Common Wealth (2000)
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The accidental discovery of a big fortune hidden in the apartment of a deceased man will fill the heart of a real estate agent with greed and dreams of a luxurious life, but the neighbours think otherwise. (110 mins.)
 
32.
The Miracle of P. Tinto (1998)
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Wafer factory-owner P. Tinto and his wife Olivia want a child of their own more than anything else in the world... (106 mins.)
Director: Javier Fesser
 
33.
La cabina (1973 Short Film)
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An amateur photographer watches a beautiful woman emerge from a beach hut and disappear into the sea. (14 mins.)
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
 
34.
Solas (1999)
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Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city... (101 mins.)
Director: Benito Zambrano
 
35.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
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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. (129 mins.)
 
36.
Son of the Bride (2001)
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At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother... (123 mins.)
 
37.
Thesis (1996)
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While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty... (125 mins.)
 
38.
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
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In Madrid, the housewife Gloria lives in a tiny apartment with her husband, the taxi driver and forger Antonio; her lunatic mother-in-law... (101 mins.)
Director: Pedro Almodovar
 
39.
Cria Cuervos (1976)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
40.
The Other Side of the Bed (2002)
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Two couples entwine on their search for love. (114 mins.)