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: 73,439 | 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: 3,154 | 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. Thesis (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...
7. The Day of the Beast (1995)
R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Bent on committing as many sins as possible to avert the birth of the beast, a Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult. Now, he must become an unrelenting sinner. Is there still hope?
Votes: 15,936 | Gross: $0.02M
8. Nine Letters to Bertha (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
In the twilight of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, an eight-year-old orphan and her two sisters find shelter in the house of their stern aunt, trying their best to acclimatise to a new reality. Will they summon up the courage to grow up?
10. The Butterfly Effect (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. Voyage to Nowhere (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. Flowers from Another World (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. Things I Never Told You (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
5 years after a mom's 6 y.o. girl is murdered, she gets a phone call from someone claiming to be the daughter. An ex cop and a reporter help. A secret group called The Nameless may be behind it all.
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: 7,541 | 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: 32,026 | 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.