Introduction to the best Spanish Movies
Spanish cinema people usually associate with art house films. It indeed is part of the canon of great art house movies. But there are quite some Spanish movies made that that can easily compete with hollywood budgets. Especially in recent years Spanish fillms have done tremendously well.
New and upcoming releases
A lot of new films are made on an annual basis from Spain. Among them are always a few gems. Especially from the horror genre a lof of decent Spanish films have come out recently. We attempt to keep you up to date on the latest and upcoming Spanish film releases. The year of 2012 is awaiting you. Check out our new Spanish Movies..
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Spanish Feature films
Go straight to our best Spanish Movies top 10 to check out the very best of Spanish cinema. In our movies list you can find all our Spanish films. They all include trailers, reviews and ratings. Genres: Spanish Horror movies
Spanish TV Series
Considering you are interested in Spanish Movies it might be an idea to also have a look in our Spanish TV Series section for the best Spanish TV Series
Spanish movie directors
The best way of getting familiar with a country’s cinema is by picking your favorite directors. Here is our top 5 of the best Spanish movie directors.
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In a Nuthshell
The amount of internationally successful spanish actors and actresses is remarkable. Just think of Javier Bardem, Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz. Spanish directors have also been on top of their game. Guillermo del Torro, Alejandro Amenabar and Pedro Aldomovar are some notable examples. In the twenties the Spanish film industry around Barcelona had the tendency to greatly exagerate the Spanish temperamentful character. This films were appropiately named ‘Espanoladas’. Spanish feature films continued to be influenced by this for quite a while until it really left it completely behind it in the sixties. Under the totalitarian Franco Spanish movies had to suffer from censureship. This resulted in a limit on creativity and freedom of expression. Directors like Luis Bunuel made movies that caused quite a lot of controversy. He voluntarily went in exile in France and Mexico. After Franco’s death it became easier for Directors to express their creativity. And of course this is what happened. Several new Film institutes were established. Most notably, the Institut de Cinema Catala. Until this time most Spanish movies only knew success within Spanish Borders. From 1975 onwards it slowly started to acquire international recognition. In the last 10 years several Spanish motion pictures have won the prestigious Oscar for best Foreign Language film. It can now be counted among the best film countries in the world. The next Spanish movies lists provides you with trailers, reviews and ratings.