Film critic Mr.Lalit Rao (FIPRESCI) recommends 25 important films to teach Spanish language.by FilmCriticLalitRao | created - 18 Jul 2015 | updated - 05 Aug 2015 | Public
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3. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama
The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.
Votes: 71,926 | Gross: $2.09M
4. Solas (1999)
R | 101 min | Drama
Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,085 | Gross: $0.37M
5. 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.
6. Tesis (1996)
R | 125 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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...
7. El día de la bestia (1995)
R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 15,423 | Gross: $0.02M
8. Nueve cartas a Berta (1966)
90 min | Drama
Lorenzo is a young man who has just returned to Salamanca (Spain) from England, where he fell in love with Berta, a girl daughter of exiled parents who have never seen Spain. Lorenzo tries ... See full summary »
9. Cría 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.
10. El efecto mariposa (1995)
110 min | Comedy, Romance
Luis, a Spanish student,goes to London to get a course in Economics. He lives at a house the neighbour of her aunt, but when she broke up with her husband, Luis goes to live with her.
11. El viaje a ninguna parte (1986)
134 min | Comedy, Drama
The movie tells the story of a family of comedians that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very tough for them since they cannot compete any longer with cinema. ... See full summary »
12. Flores de otro mundo (1999)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
En el pequeño pueblo de Santa Eulalia los solteros organizan una fiesta a la que acude un autocar de mujeres casaderas. Damián, Alfonso y Carmelo buscarán establecer relación con Patricia, ... See full summary »
13. Un asunto privado (1996)
98 min | Drama, Thriller
Alex is a famous singer who lives in a big mansion. One quiet night, a hooded stranger comes into his home, shoots the butler and then takes the mask out. Surprisingly, it's a woman. At the... See full summary »
14. Cosas que nunca te dije (1996)
93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ann's boyfriend calls her from Prague. Twenty-five days after leaving her at the airport, he confesses he does not love her any more and that he is with another girl. Ann calls a telephone ... See full summary »
15. 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 »
16. The Nameless (1999)
R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia. However, only two pieces of evidence could be used to identify... See full summary »
17. Butterfly (1999)
R | 96 min | Drama
For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,311 | Gross: $2.09M
20. Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953)
78 min | Comedy
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.
21. 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 »
22. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
A television actress encounters a variety of eccentric characters after embarking on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly left her.
Votes: 30,320 | Gross: $7.18M
24. To Die (Or Not) (2000)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
Seven individual stories ending with each character meeting their doom are replayed with alternate endings, showing how one slight shift of events can change their fate.
25. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy
In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein (1931), a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world.