Spanish Language Films That Are Better Than Boyfriends
Inspired by @emily_elizabeth's li.st! (SPANISH LANGUAGE FILMS THAT ARE BETTER THAN BOYFRIENDS) Here they are some of my favorite movies in Spanish language.
- •La Isla Mínima (Alberto Rodríguez, 2014. Spain).This thriller takes place in Andalusia, soon after the end of the Spanish dictatorship and presents two very different characters who have to solve some crimes related with teenagers that live in the zone. The two main actors, Javier Gutiérrez and Raúl Arévalo, give very great performances, as well as some supporting actors like Antonio de la Torre.
- •Mientras Duermes (Jaume Balagueró, 2011. Spain.)Before The Gift, this Spanish movie made me feel the same way with Luis Tosar's character. Seriously, if The Gift guy (not Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton) and this guy met that would be the end of everything. And creepy. Very creepy.
- •Primos (Daniel Sánchez-Arévalo, 2011. Spain.)Three different cousins take up on a journey after one of them is dumped by his girlfriend before their wedding. Even though it's not the best movie ever, I think it shows very well some traditional things of Spain, and also some scenes that make me laugh. Also, Quim Gutiérrez. 💯
- •Leonera (Pablo Trapero, 2008. Argentina.)A woman who doesn't remember anything about last night ends up in a prison accused of murder. While she is waiting for the trial, she learns she's pregnant. In this Argentinian movie, Martina Gusman brings an excellent portrait of a woman who only wants the best for her son.
- •[REC] (Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, 2007. Spain.)If anybody remembers Quarantine, this is the original movie that based the Jennifer Carpenter one. There are like four movies, but my favorite ones are this and the third because it shows zombies!!!! On a wedding!!!! And it makes me laugh a lot (not this one, though).
- •Salvador (Puig Antich) (Manuel Huerga, 2006. Spain.)The most important question I ask every time I watch this biopic about the Catalan anarchist Salvador Puig Antich, who was the last person executed by the garrote vil in Spain: 1. Why Daniel Brühl knows a lot of languages? Please stop speaking every language on Earth. Then I remember he's half Spanish.
- •Todo Sobre Mi Madre (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999. Spain.)Probably my favorite Almodóvar movie, with powerful female characters that try to find the dad of a boy who died into an accident. Cecilia Roth and Marisa Paredes are perfect, but I also think it's my Penélope Cruz's favorite performance. Also, I loved the duality between Madrid and Barcelona.
- •El Día De La Bestia (Álex de la Iglesia, 1995. Spain.)On Christmas, a pastor has the revelation that the Antichrist is going to born soon. It has some dark and funny scenes, but also one of my favorite shots of Madrid: one with the Schweppes building (which is kinda Madrid 101: places you must visit, I think).
- •El Ángel Exterminador (Luis Buñuel, 1962. Mexico.)Buñuel is one of the most famous Spanish filmmakers (even though he made almost all his filmography out of the country), and this movie is another piece where you lose your mind without knowing what is going on and it's pretty disturbing.