My favourite spanish spoken moviesby mauronline | created - 10 Jan 2012 | updated - 11 Jan 2012 | Public
A serious list of the best movies I've watched in all languages other than english
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1. Open Your Eyes (1997)
R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Votes: 56,968 | Gross: $0.37M
Great spanish movie sadly remaked as "Vanilla Sky".
2. Éxtasis (1996)
93 min | Drama
Three friends, two young men and a young woman, are bored by the normal world of their parents and want to flee in order to start living somewhere else. Thus they make a pervert plan: rob ... See full summary »
Federico Luppi and Javier bardem, what a combination!
3. Ashes of Paradise (1997)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who... See full summary »
Great argentinian movie, very "film noire" style.
4. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Votes: 154,834 | Gross: $20.17M
An academy award argentinian movie. Ricardo Darin comparaisons as the "latino De Niro version"
5. Nine Queens (2000)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").
Votes: 42,743 | Gross: $1.22M
Great and funny film about thieves!
6. The South (1988)
R | 127 min | Drama
The movie starts while Floreal, the main protagonist, was being released from the prison when the military coup ended in 1983. He is estranged to his former life because of his last few ... See full summary »
My favourite argentinian movie, from Director Fernando "Pino" Solanas.
7. The Journey (1992)
R | 142 min | Drama
A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his latin American essence.
Another film from Director Fernando Solanas. A teenager searching for his father all across america, from Argentina thru Mexico.
8. Historias de Fútbol (1997)
87 min | Drama, Sport
Three vignettes about the lives of young Chileans and their passions and frustrations over one of the century's most important rituals.
Three tales about soccer in the chilean society
9. The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets... See full summary »
Poetry, lots of it, in this excellent argentinian movie
10. Por la libre (2000)
R | 96 min | Comedy
Rocco (Osvaldo Benavides) and Rodrigo (Rodrigo Cachero) are cousins, but they're not at all alike. Rocco is the loose one, Rodrigo's uptight. But when their grandfather Rodrigo Carnicero (... See full summary »
Great mexican comedy. A young man and his cousin travel to Acapulco to throw dad's ashes in the ocean.
11. El Callejón de los Milagros (1995)
Unrated | 140 min | Drama
Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »
One of the best mexican movies I've seen in the last 20 years. Salma Hayek on a lead rol.
12. Bajo la piel (1996)
112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Passion, criminal instincts an traditions melt together in this film, that shakes our conception of crime.
An intense police thriller, directed by one of the greatest peruvian directors, Francisco Lombardi
13. A Place in the World (1992)
PG | 120 min | Drama
Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a... See full summary »
Votes: 1,935 | Gross: $0.10M
For many people, the best argentinian movie ever!
14. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 192,219 | Gross: $5.38M
A very violent movie, great film!
15. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Votes: 99,448 | Gross: $13.62M
Great road movie!
16. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 527,223 | Gross: $37.63M
One of my all time favourite movie. During Franco's period, a young girl discovers a new and forgotten world.
17. 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: 14,344 | Gross: $0.02M
The Beast is coming to Madrid! Surrealistic spanish tragic-comedy
18. Tesis (1996)
R | 125 min | 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...
Snuff Movies in Spain. Great movie by Alex de la Iglesia.
19. Son of the Bride (2001)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,821 | Gross: $0.62M
One of the most viewed films in SouthAmerica. Great romantic comedy!
20. Night of the Pencils (1986)
105 min | Crime, Drama, History
This films tells the true story of seven teenagers who agitated for reduced student bus fares under two different regimes in Argentina, with tragic results. At first succeeding under the ... See full summary »
Young boys are hold in jails and try to survive during argentinian's dictatorship period.
21. Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama
A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things ... See full summary »
Poor young burglars in the city of Buenos Aires. Great and sincere movie.