With El Deseo (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Pain and Glory (2019)

113 min | Drama

7.8
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79 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia

Votes: 1,550

2. Wild Tales (2014)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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77 Metascore

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Diego Starosta

Votes: 150,307 | Gross: $3.11M

3. The Skin I Live In (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.6
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70 Metascore

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 123,037 | Gross: $3.19M

4. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 24,379 | Gross: $1.49M

5. El Angel (2018)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

The angelic face of Carlos, a 17-year-old teenager, hides a dark facet of robberies, lies and murders.

Director: Luis Ortega | Stars: Lorenzo Ferro, Cecilia Roth, Luis Gnecco, Malena Villa

Votes: 4,839 | Gross: $0.09M

6. The Silence of Others (2018)

96 min | Documentary

8.0
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74 Metascore

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo | Stars: María Martín, José María Galante, Carlos Slepoy, Ana Messuti

Votes: 574 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Volver (I) (2006)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo

Votes: 87,560 | Gross: $12.90M

8. Talk to Her (2002)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.0
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86 Metascore

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling

Votes: 96,930 | Gross: $9.28M

9. Bad Education (2004)

NC-17 | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Javier Cámara, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 51,243 | Gross: $5.21M

10. 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 second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

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

Votes: 80,569 | Gross: $8.26M

11. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 56,963 | Gross: $0.75M

12. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano

Votes: 21,593 | Gross: $4.09M

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

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 31,024 | Gross: $7.18M

14. Live Flesh (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.4
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69 Metascore

After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun...

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem, Ángela Molina

Votes: 25,917 | Gross: $1.54M

15. Law of Desire (1987)

NC-17 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A film maker has a fling with a homicidal possessive fan who threatens his true love and sister.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Miguel Molina

Votes: 9,405

16. Broken Embraces (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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76 Metascore

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez

Votes: 35,613 | Gross: $5.01M

17. I'm So Excited! (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.6
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55 Metascore

When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas

Votes: 20,246 | Gross: $1.37M

18. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

6.8
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89 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 3,928 | Gross: $0.20M

19. High Heels (1991)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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51 Metascore

A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bosé, Anna Lizaran

Votes: 12,219 | Gross: $1.71M

20. My Life Without Me (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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57 Metascore

A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Sarah Polley, Scott Speedman, Mark Ruffalo, Leonor Watling

Votes: 23,114 | Gross: $0.40M

21. Kika (1993)

Unrated | 114 min | Comedy

6.5
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53 Metascore

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Peter Coyote, Verónica Forqué, Victoria Abril, Àlex Casanovas

Votes: 11,129 | Gross: $2.09M

22. The Clan (2015)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale, Peter Lanzani, Stefanía Koessl

Votes: 10,746 | Gross: $0.19M

23. The Flower of My Secret (1995)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Juan Echanove, Carme Elias, Rossy de Palma

Votes: 9,237 | Gross: $1.16M

24. The Secret Life of Words (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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68 Metascore

A hearing impaired factory worker gives up her first holiday in years and instead travels out to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Javier Cámara

Votes: 11,355 | Gross: $0.02M

25. The Headless Woman (2008)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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81 Metascore

After hitting something with her car, a bourgeois Argentine woman's life slowly descends into paranoia and isolation, as she fears she may have killed someone.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Inés Efron, César Bordón

Votes: 3,940 | Gross: $0.10M

26. The Holy Girl (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.7
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75 Metascore

16-year-old Amalia looks to save the soul of a middle-aged doctor.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta, María Alche

Votes: 3,306 | Gross: $0.30M

27. The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)

TV-PG | 93 min | Drama

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Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Solomonoff | Stars: Guadalupe Alonso, Nicolás Treise, Mirella Pascual, Gabo Correa

Votes: 819

28. Acción mutante (1993)

90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Antonio Resines, Álex Angulo, Frédérique Feder, Juan Viadas

Votes: 4,466

29. The Cannibalistic Councillor (2009)

8 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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The story of genius dandelion in glasses about an aspiring writer obsessed with the desire to eat a man's legs.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Machi, Penélope Cruz, Marta Aledo

Votes: 1,071

30. José and Pilar (2010)

117 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A documentary on Nobel Prize Winner José Saramago and his feelings over his wife, his country and life, as a whole.

Director: Miguel Gonçalves Mendes | Stars: Joao Afonso, Àngels Barceló, Pilar del Río, Juan Echanove

Votes: 2,187

31. My Prison Yard (2008)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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In Madrid, a petty thief who cannot adjust to life outside of jail puts together a theater troupe her friends -- a prostitute, a gypsy, and a Colombian immigrant -- in an attempt to make a go at a relatively straight life.

Director: Belén Macías | Stars: Candela Peña, Verónica Echegui, Ana Wagener, Violeta Pérez

Votes: 317

32. It Snows in Benidorm (2020)

Thriller | Pre-production

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Director: Isabel Coixet

33. El cobrador: In God We Trust (2006)

92 min | Drama

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1) globalization of violence, violence of globalization? 2) serial killers, social killers? 3) a mine in brazil some murders in new york others in miami how are they connected? 4) "who's ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leduc | Stars: Peter Fonda, Lázaro Ramos, Antonella Costa, Milton Gonçalves

Votes: 181

34. Mujeres (2006)

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Chiqui Fernández, Teresa Lozano, Carmen Ruiz, Inma Cuevas

Votes: 77

35. Chill Out! (2003)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Just Santos, cabaret actor with a talent for imitation, receives the offer of a role in a movie that could change his life and his family.

Directors: Dunia Ayaso, Félix Sabroso | Stars: Pepón Nieto, Candela Peña, Loles León, Rubén Ochandiano

Votes: 356

36. Barefoot in the Kitchen (2013)

83 min | Documentary

5.7
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A trip all along the Spanish cinema that analyzes the sexist point of view offered in many films about women. The documentary includes scenes from the times of the Spanish republic to the present.

Director: Diego Galán | Star: Carlos Hipólito

Votes: 95

37. Light Years (2017)

72 min | Documentary

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A documentary portrait of Lucrecia Martel during the shooting of "Zama."

Director: Manuel Abramovich | Stars: Gustavo Böhm, Lola Dueñas, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Nanego Lira

Votes: 14

38. Mi nombre es sombra (1996)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Gonzalo Suárez | Stars: François-Eric Gendron, Amparo Larrañaga, Jean-Claude Adelin, Elena Bagutta

Votes: 63

39. Memoria de 'Carne trémula' (1997 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Mariano Sánchez | Stars: Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Javier Bardem, Pilar Bardem

Votes: 5

40. Fallait pas!... (1996)

95 min | Comedy

5.2
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Director: Gérard Jugnot | Stars: Michèle Laroque, Gérard Jugnot, François Morel, Martin Lamotte

Votes: 369

41. Tengo una casa (1996)

85 min | Comedy

6.1
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Director: Mónica Laguna | Stars: Nancho Novo, Pedro Alonso, Silke, Ernesto Alterio

Votes: 86

42. Messieurs les enfants (1997)

100 min | Comedy

5.3
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To punish three troublemakers, Albert Castraing, their French teacher, gives them an essay to do, in which they must imagine what their lives would be if they were suddenly transformed into... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Boutron | Stars: Pierre Arditi, François Morel, Zinedine Soualem, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 43

43. Loco Fever (2001)

94 min | Drama

6.6
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Entrepreneurs visit a Chilean town, where they temporarily allow the fishing of a shellfish in danger of extinction.

Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: Emilio Bardi, Luis Dubó, Loreto Moya, Luis Margani

Votes: 347

44. Manda huevos (2016)

95 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Diego Galán | Star: Carmen Machi

Votes: 22

45. Le maître des éléphants (1995)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Director: Patrick Grandperret | Stars: Alain Artur, Bassek Ba Kobhio, Erwan Baynaud, Boubakari Bello

Votes: 75

46. Terra Fria (1992)

100 min | Drama

4.8
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In the forties, in a little settlement lost amidst the mountains of Trás-os-Montes, Leonardo tries to survive by buying and selling marten and fox furs, dreaming of the day he'll close a ... See full summary »

Director: António Campos | Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Cristina Marcos, Maria Arminda, Luis Baptista

Votes: 12

47. Princesa de hielo (2017)

16 min | Short

6.4
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Director: Pablo Guerrero | Stars: Juana Acosta, Romeo Babiano, Boré Buika, Selu Nieto

Votes: 5

48. Le serpent a mangé la grenouille (1998)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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Director: Alain Guesnier | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Marisa Paredes, Alex Descas, Ariane Ascaride

Votes: 18

49. Dolor y vida: Un acercamiento a 'La flor de mi secreto' (1995 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Daniel Cebrián | Stars: Pedro Almodóvar, Imanol Arias, Juan Echanove, Carme Elias

50. 100 años de cine español (1996 TV Special)

134 min | Family

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Directors: Mario Gas, Jorge Horacio, Lorenzo Zaragoza | Stars: Manuel Alexandre, María José Alfonso, Augusto Algueró, Imperio Argentina


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