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1. La estanquera de Vallecas (1987)

106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A couple of ruffians enters a tobacconist in the neighborhood of Vallecas to steal. Having failed in its intention they finish entrench themselves in the place, being surrounded by police.

Director: Eloy de la Iglesia | Stars: Emma Penella, José Luis Gómez, José Luis Manzano, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 968

2. Solitary Fragments (I) (2007)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama

Through Adela and Antonia's lives, we have a glimpse of those brief moments of joy and sorrow common to anyone who lives in a big city.

Director: Jaime Rosales | Stars: Sonia Almarcha, Petra Martínez, Miriam Correa, Nuria Mencía

Votes: 1,275

3. Mondays in the Sun (2002)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido, Nieve de Medina

Votes: 12,289 | Gross: $0.15M

4. Sex and Lucía (2001)

R | 128 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, Elena Anaya

Votes: 33,607 | Gross: $1.49M

5. The Red Squirrel (1993)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge. He runs to help her, and goes with her to the ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Emma Suárez, Nancho Novo, María Barranco, Karra Elejalde

Votes: 4,064

6. Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

In cold Lapland Finland, under the eternal midnight sun, two ardent lovers reunite once again after a long period apart, governed by a powerful and eloquent circular motif woven by destiny, faith, and love. Can they deny their destiny?

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo, Maru Valdivielso

Votes: 17,339 | Gross: $0.50M

7. Earth (1996)

Unrated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

Angel, an exterminator recently released from a mental hospital, comes to rid a small Spanish town of tiny grubs in the soil. The local wine-making industry has found these pests ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Emma Suárez, Karra Elejalde, Silke

Votes: 3,500

8. Cows (1992)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Set in the Basque region, a story of the rivalry of two families, period 1870-1935

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Emma Suárez, Carmelo Gómez, Ana Torrent, Karra Elejalde

Votes: 3,271

9. The Day of the Beast (1995)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Bent on committing as many sins as possible to avert the birth of the beast, a Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult. Now, he must become an unrelenting sinner. Is there still hope?

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura, Terele Pávez

Votes: 16,116 | Gross: $0.02M

10. The Machinist (2004)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian

Votes: 337,048 | Gross: $1.08M

11. Jamón, Jamón (1992)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When a mother disapproves of her son's lover, she hires an underwear model and former bullfighter to seduce her away.

Director: Bigas Luna | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena, Juan Diego

Votes: 11,438 | Gross: $0.94M

12. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

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: 73,964 | Gross: $2.09M

13. Cell 211 (2009)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Daniel Monzón | Stars: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Manuel Morón

Votes: 60,633

14. A Perfect Day (I) (2015)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

60 Metascore

A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 18,819

15. Barrio (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

A coming-of-age story in the vein of CITY OF GOD and KIDS - available for the first time in the U.S.!

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Críspulo Cabezas, Timy Benito, Eloi Yebra, Marieta Orozco

Votes: 2,490

16. In the City of Sylvia (2007)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama

A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.

Director: José Luis Guerín | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Xavier Lafitte, Laurence Cordier, Tanja Czichy

Votes: 2,264

17. Placido (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 »

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

Votes: 2,338

18. Smoking Room (2002)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

A man tries to get a smoking room approved at the company he works at. While there is initial support from other employees, many end up backing out and change their opinions towards how the company should be run.

Directors: Roger Gual, Julio D. Wallovits | Stars: Miguel Ángel González, Francesc Orella, Francesc Garrido, Manuel Morón

Votes: 824

19. Deprisa, Deprisa (1981)

99 min | Crime, Drama

Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Berta Socuéllamos, Jose Antonio Valdelomar González, Jesús Arias, José María Hervás Roldán

Votes: 971

20. Amanece, que no es poco (1989)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A village and the crazy situations encountered by its citizens.

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: José Sazatornil, Carmen de Lirio, Francisco Martínez, Ovidi Montllor

Votes: 2,825

21. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

A television actress encounters a variety of eccentric characters after embarking on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly left her.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma

Votes: 32,545 | Gross: $7.18M

22. 13 Tzameti (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

61 Metascore

A man takes over a dead man's task but doesn't realize the horror it entails.

Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: George Babluani, Aurélien Recoing, Pascal Bongard, Fred Ulysse

Votes: 16,274 | Gross: $0.12M

23. Tango (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Musical

Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Cecilia Narova, Mía Maestro, Juan Carlos Copes

Votes: 2,690 | Gross: $1.69M

24. Death of a Cyclist (1955)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

A couple having an affair strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid out of fear of their relationship being exposed.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: Lucia Bosé, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corrà, Carlos Casaravilla

Votes: 2,887

26. Quiero tener una ferretería en Andalucía (2011)

78 min | Documentary

Since the mid-70s, Joe Strummer, the former leader of The Clash, was irresistibly attracted to Andalusia. This documentary is a fun and revealing chronicle of the adventures of Strummer in ... See full summary »

Director: Carles Prats | Stars: Jesús Arias, Gabriel Contreras, Richard Dudanski, Marcia Farquhar

Votes: 33

27. Flowers (2014)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Ane's life turns around when, week after week, she receives a bunch of flowers at home. Always at the same time and always without a senders note.

Directors: Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga | Stars: Itziar Ituño, Nagore Aranburu, Itziar Aizpuru, Josean Bengoetxea

Votes: 2,436 | Gross: $0.06M

28. La isla del viento (2015)

105 min | Biography

Miguel de Uamuno, a Spanish writer and philosopher, is forced into exile in Fuerteventura (in the Canary Islands) by dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera in 1924. There he will make friends with... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Menchón | Stars: Víctor Clavijo, José Luis Gómez, Ciro Miró, Ana Celentano

Votes: 44

29. Ciutat morta (2014)

123 min | Documentary

8 June, 2013. 800 people enter an abandoned cinema in Barcelona to project a documentary film. The old building is renamed as "Cinema Patricia Heras" in honor of a girl who committed ... See full summary »

Directors: Xavier Artigas, Xapo Ortega | Stars: Metello Alonge, Jaume Asens, Gonzalo Boye, Joan Clos

Votes: 328

30. Sons of the Clouds (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

A look at how colonization of the Western Sahara has left nearly 200,000 people living in refugee camps.

Director: Álvaro Longoria | Stars: Javier Bardem, Elena Anaya, Carlos Bardem, Álvaro Longoria

Votes: 216



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