THE 20 BEST MOVIES FROM SPAIN

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1.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Wrinkles (2011)
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An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility. (89 mins.)
 
4.
The Phone Box (1972 Short Film)
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A man gets trapped inside a telephone box and nobody is able to free him. (35 mins.)
Director: Antonio Mercero
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
The Impossible (2012)
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The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
The Miracle of Marcelino (1955)
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Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full... (91 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
10.
El Bola (2000)
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El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment... (88 mins.)
Director: Achero Mañas
 
11.
The Others (2001)
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A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
 
12.
Common Wealth (2000)
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Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish... (110 mins.)
 
13.
Viridiana (1961)
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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior. (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
14.
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
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Planet 51 (2009)
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An alien civilization is invaded by Astronaut Chuck Baker, who believes that the planet was uninhabited. Wanted by the military, Baker must get back to his ship before it goes into orbit without him. (91 mins.)
 
17.
The Executioner (1963)
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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. (87 mins.)
 
18.
The Other Side of the Bed (2002)
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Two couples entwine on their search for love. (114 mins.)
 
19.
The 3 Wise Men (2003)
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(76 mins.)
Director: Antonio Navarro
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Holy Innocents (1984)
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Spain, 1960's. People from a very poor family work in the country, at the service of a rich family of landowners... (107 mins.)
Director: Mario Camus