Most Popular Catalan-Language Feature Films


1. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 11,208 | Gross: $1.32M

2. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.1
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74 Metascore

The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 66,220 | Gross: $2.09M

3. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.9
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87 Metascore

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 71,540 | Gross: $8.26M

4. L'auberge espagnole (2002)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou

Votes: 35,048 | Gross: $3.90M

5. Angels of Sex (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The established relationship between university student Bruno and aspiring photographer Carla is thrown into turmoil when Bruno feels drawn to sexy karate instructor/break dancer Rai. Complications ensue.

Director: Xavier Villaverde | Stars: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González, Sonia Méndez

Votes: 3,518

6. [REC] 3: Genesis (2012)

R | 80 min | Horror, Romance

5.0
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45 Metascore

A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín, Ismael Martínez, Àlex Monner

Votes: 26,907 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Last Days (2013)

100 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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2013. A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces that causes death within seconds. Soon, the world population is trapped inside ... See full summary »

Directors: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, José Coronado, Marta Etura, Leticia Dolera

Votes: 5,992

8. Ocho apellidos catalanes (2015)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Amaia after breaking up with Rafa, falls in love with a Catalonian. Koldo, her father, goes to Sevilla to persuade Rafa to go to Catalonia and take Amaia's heart back.

Director: Emilio Martínez Lázaro | Stars: Dani Rovira, Clara Lago, Karra Elejalde, Carmen Machi

Votes: 3,434

9. 10.000 Km (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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75 Metascore

Alex moves to Los Angeles for a new job; Sergi stays in Barcelona. They love each other, but maintaining a relationship through technology proves challenging.

Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet | Stars: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer, Sirius Flatz

Votes: 3,025

10. La propera pell (2016)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A teenager who went missing and was presumed dead returns home after eight years to find a family deeply affected by his disappearance. Gradually, doubts arise about whether he really is the missing boy or an impostor.

Directors: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta | Stars: Emma Suárez, Sergi López, Àlex Monner, Greta Fernández

Votes: 176

11. Land and Freedom (1995)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War

7.6
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Spring 1936, a young unemployed communist, David, leaves his hometown Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain. He joins an international group of Militia-men and women, the ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaín, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 8,068 | Gross: $0.23M

12. Eloïse's Lover (2009)

92 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young woman is hospitalized and in a coma after a serious accident. Through flashbacks we learn of her feelings for another woman.

Director: Jesús Garay | Stars: Diana Gómez, Ariadna Cabrol, Laura Conejero, Bernat Saumell

Votes: 1,293

13. Barcelona Christmas Night (2015)

95 min | Romance

6.7
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Multiple love stories unfold in Barcelona during Christmas's Eve.

Director: Dani de la Orden | Stars: David Bagés, Asunción Balaguer, Artur Busquets, Montserrat Carulla

Votes: 464

14. Atrapa la bandera (2015)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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A young surfer rallies his friends to stop a billionaire from rewriting history as a way to hoard Helium 3, the clean energy of the future.

Director: Enrique Gato | Stars: Dani Rovira, Michelle Jenner, Carme Calvell, Javier Balas

Votes: 1,981

15. Cerca de tu casa (2016)

93 min | Drama, Musical

7.2
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After losing their home because they can not afford it, a young married couple with a daughter of 10 years, but that housing will also be threatened by the seizure of the bank.

Director: Eduard Cortés | Stars: Adriana Ozores, Lluís Homar, Ivan Massagué, Núria Casas

Votes: 79

16. Partir (I) (2009)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

Suzanne is a well married mother, but her bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist by building an office in their backyard. Then Suzanne falls in love with the man hired to build the office.

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Attal, Bernard Blancan

Votes: 3,467 | Gross: $0.17M

17. Pa negre (2010)

Unrated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to ... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Francesc Colomer, Marina Comas, Nora Navas, Roger Casamajor

Votes: 3,396

18. Rumbos (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Barcelona: during a long night of August, some people have different experiences what left a deep impression in them: Lucía is abandoned by his boyfriend Iván after three-years-old of ... See full summary »

Director: Manuela Burló Moreno | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Miki Esparbé, Karra Elejalde, Emilio Palacios

Votes: 249

19. Ponts de Sarajevo (2014)

114 min | Drama

6.3
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13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo and what this city represents in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo incarnates today in Europe. From ... See full summary »

Directors: Leonardo di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergey Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Aida Begic, Cristi Puiu, Teresa Villaverde | Stars: Bogdan Ninkovic, Fedja Stamenkovic, Andrej Ivancic, Nikola Brkovic

Votes: 128

20. Barcelona, nit d'estiu (2013)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Multiple stories unfold in Barcelona during Midsummer's Eve.

Director: Dani de la Orden | Stars: Francesc Colomer, Jan Cornet, Joan Dausà, Laura de la Isla

Votes: 793

21. Animals (I) (2012)

94 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life. He lives with his brother, and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around, and ... See full summary »

Director: Marçal Forés | Stars: Oriol Pla, Augustus Prew, Dimitri Leonidas, Roser Tapias

Votes: 614

22. La teta y la luna (1994)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A child cannot stand the idea of having a new brother and dreams about drinking milk from the breasts of his mother again. The child asks the moon to bring him a teet only for him.

Director: Bigas Luna | Stars: Biel Duran, Mathilda May, Gérard Darmon, Miguel Poveda

Votes: 2,452

23. Snowflake, the White Gorilla (2011)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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Snowflake (Ariana Grande) is special-she's the only white gorilla in the world, and the zoo's main attraction. Children love her, but the other gorillas-Petunia (Jennette McCurdy), Elvis (... See full summary »

Director: Andrés G. Schaer | Stars: David Spade, Ariana Grande, Jennette McCurdy, Elsa Pataky

Votes: 407

24. Nubes de verano (2004)

100 min | Drama

6.3
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A married couple spend their summer holidays in a beach town. Little do they realize that a local Lothario hatches a plan to seduce the wife away from her husband.

Director: Felipe Vega | Stars: Roberto Enríquez, Natalia Millán, David Selvas, Irene Montalà

Votes: 325

25. Tots els camins de Déu (2014)

70 min | Drama

6.0
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A contemporary evocation of Judas Iscariot trying to escape from his own guilt after betraying his best friend. He wanders into a forest and lost in himself, meets a mysterious young man. ... See full summary »

Director: Gemma Ferraté | Stars: Marc Garcia Coté, Oriol Pla, Jan Cornet

Votes: 35

26. Segon origen (2015)

Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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Alba (age 20) and Dídac (age 10) are the only survivors of a catastrophe that has devastated the planet. Their survival will mark a new beginning for humanity.

Director: Carles Porta | Stars: Rachel Hurd-Wood, Andrés Batista, Sergi López, Ibrahim Mané

Votes: 261

27. Salvador (Puig Antich) (2006)

134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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A profile of anarchist and bank-robber Salvador Puig Antich, whose 1974 execution under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco ushered in a period of unrest that helped Spain transition to democracy.

Director: Manuel Huerga | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Tristán Ulloa, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Joel Joan

Votes: 2,717

28. Insensibles (2012)

100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Carlos Medina | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Tómas Lemarquis, Ilias Stothart, Mot Harris Dunlop Stothart

Votes: 2,678

29. El rei borni (2016)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A young man who lost his eye with a rubber ball in a street protest, coincidentally meets the riot police who shot the ball in a dinner.

Director: Marc Crehuet | Stars: Alain Hernández, Miki Esparbé, Ruth Llopis, Betsy Túrnez

Votes: 174

30. Bruc. La llegenda (2010)

85 min | Adventure, History

5.6
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1808. The Napoleonic Army suffers its first defeat at the hands of a single man: a drummer boy who used the Montserrat mountains to echo his drums and send the enemy troops into a panicked ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Benmayor | Stars: Juan José Ballesta, Vincent Perez, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Santi Millán

Votes: 592

31. El virus de la por (2015)

75 min

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A young swim trainer integrity is questioned when one of the kids says something about him

Director: Ventura Pons | Stars: Roser Batalla, Rubén de Eguia, Albert Ausellé, Santi Ricart

Votes: 50

32. El mar (2000)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Two boys (Ramallo and Manuel) and a girl in the Spanish Civil War are involved in the death of other two boys, one killed, the other suicided. This terrible secret will be with them for all... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Roger Casamajor, Bruno Bergonzini, Antònia Torrens, Hernán González

Votes: 1,183

33. Soldados de Salamina (2003)

119 min | Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: David Trueba | Stars: Ariadna Gil, Ramon Fontserè, Joan Dalmau, María Botto

Votes: 1,311

34. Història de la meva mort (2013)

148 min | Drama

6.4
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80 Metascore

Famous lover Casanova now long past his prime, meets Count Dracula during a journey to Transylvania.

Director: Albert Serra | Stars: Vicenç Altaió, Lluís Serrat, Eliseu Huertas, Noelia Rodenas

Votes: 437

35. Héroes (2010)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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Xavi goes down to his family holiday home in Spain where he meets his best friends. As a gang they enter a race to win the magic tree house where Xavi can wish for his Dad to come back ... See full summary »

Director: Pau Freixas | Stars: Eva Santolaria, Alex Brendemühl, Emma Suárez, Lluís Homar

Votes: 584

36. Quixotic/Honor de Cavelleria (2006)

104 min | Drama

6.3
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In this minimalist take on Cervantes' Don Quixote story, there are no windmills - only wind, trees, grass and sunlight. It is a soulful study of two lone figures against an unspoiled landscape.

Director: Albert Serra | Stars: Lluís Carbó, Lluís Serrat, Jaume Badia, Glynn Bruce

Votes: 483

37. Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A dramatic thriller that centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Sergi López, Min Tanaka, Manabu Oshio

Votes: 1,846

38. Tasting Menu (2013)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

5.8
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29 Metascore

As one of the world's best restaurants opens for its final evening, a couple in the midst of a divorce who made their reservation a year ago (before separating) reunite for a once-in-lifetime meal.

Director: Roger Gual | Stars: Jan Cornet, Claudia Bassols, Vicenta N'Dongo, Andrew Tarbet

Votes: 407 | Gross: $0.02M

39. Torrente 3: El protector (2005)

91 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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The horrendous spanish detective becomes a bodyward in his new third adventure.

Director: Santiago Segura | Stars: Santiago Segura, José Mota, Javier Gutiérrez, Carlos Latre

Votes: 4,495

40. Si te dicen que caí. (1989)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell stories, known as "aventis" (the film's original title in Catalan, its original language). ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Antonio Banderas, Javier Gurruchaga

Votes: 277

41. Isla Bonita (2015)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Fernando arrives at the island of Menorca and gets embroiled in the comedic misadventures of various of its inhabitants.

Director: Fernando Colomo | Stars: Olivia Delcán, Fernando Colomo, Nuria Román, Miguel Ángel Furones

Votes: 156

42. La mosquitera (2010)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A dysfunctional middle class family avoids their issues. Miguel wants to pay their immigrant teen maid Ana for sex, his wife Alice has an affair with their teen son's manipulative schoolmate and Miguel's parents deal with Alzheimer's.

Director: Agustí Vila | Stars: Emma Suárez, Eduard Fernández, Martina García, Anna Ycobalzeta

Votes: 417

44. El cant dels ocells (2008)

98 min | Drama

6.2
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Three wise men embark on a journey to see the newborn Jesus Christ.

Director: Albert Serra | Stars: Victòria Aragonés, Lluís Carbó, Mark Peranson, Lluís Serrat Batlle

Votes: 384

45. Els nens salvatges (2012)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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Three rebellious teens test their limits.

Director: Patricia Ferreira | Stars: Marina Comas, Àlex Monner, Albert Baró, Aina Clotet

Votes: 388

46. Four Last Songs (2007)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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A comic drama set on a Mediterranean island, where a motley collection of characters is seeking musical redemption.

Director: Francesca Joseph | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Rhys Ifans, Hugh Bonneville, Jena Malone

Votes: 589

47. Trash (2009)

91 min | Drama

5.7
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The story of several characters who transport us to a social reality that reflects in our personal relationships: the current culture of the using and throwing relationships. The youngster ... See full summary »

Director: Carles Torras | Stars: Óscar Jaenada, Judit Uriach, David Selvas, Marta Solaz

Votes: 97

48. Caresses (1998)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Eleven episodes portray different encounters in Barcelona during the course of a single night towards the end of the millennium.

Director: Ventura Pons | Stars: David Selvas, Laura Conejero, Julieta Serrano, Montserrat Salvador

Votes: 426

49. 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: 1,052

50. Stella cadente (2014)

105 min | Drama, History

5.4
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The difficulty of establishing beauty and the futility of power.

Director: Lluís Miñarro | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Bárbara Lennie, Lorenzo Balducci, Lola Dueñas

Votes: 238