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May16
(02-06-2009, 11:48 AM)
I wanna watch some Spanish-language films to help try and prevent me losing all that Spanish I spent so much time learning. (This statement will be ironic if I made an error in my thred title. All the more reason to brush up, if so!) Among other little things, I figure watching some Spanish-language flicks is one good way to keep the skill level from sinking.

Simply using the Spanish audio track on DVDs doesn't cut it either. Can't stand stand that. No me fricking gusta.

So, GAF, what are the best films in Spanish?

I guess I can start things off with one of the more recent/obious, I suppose, El Labyrinto Del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth). Instant classic.

*Edited the gender disagreement in my title. There!
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beje
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(02-06-2009, 12:39 PM)
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It's "Las mejores películas españolas" but whatever :lol

Besides, spanish cinema is not so great, and that comes from a native spaniard. Pretentious directors, super ego'd actors, shitty dialog, awful scripts... There is the usual gem here or there but absolutely nothing really remarkable.

Yet you can try REC if you like horror films. If you're into cheesy 80's you can try "Que he hecho yo para merecer esto" or "Pepi, Lucy y Bom". Going back to 90's, "Tesis" is also good.
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(02-06-2009, 12:41 PM)
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En el momento, no me puedo acordar de peliculas pero no te preocupes! Cuando me acuerde, te dire!
Fritz
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(02-06-2009, 12:45 PM)
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"habla con ella", tio.
Rewrite
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(02-06-2009, 12:46 PM)
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Alright, I remembered some I liked


Como Agua Para Chocolate
Diarios de Motocicleta
Maria, llena eres de Gracia
La Misma Luna


I hope that helps.

Edit: and recently I saw Derecho de Familia and although most say it's boring, I actually enjoyed it a lot.
Last edited by Rewrite; 02-07-2009 at 12:34 AM.
megateto
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(02-06-2009, 12:50 PM)
I love everything Almodóvar has done.

You should check Julio Medem's work, all of it.

Also, Los Cronocrímenes was pretty good.

Oh, and never forget Amenábar's movies.
Otrebor Nightmarecoat
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(02-06-2009, 12:54 PM)
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El Crimen del padre Amaro
Balbuena
El Vacilon: The movie
Lambo teta, Muerdo Clitoris
Pipomantis
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(02-06-2009, 12:57 PM)
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[REC].

Spanish people panicking, screaming and cursing.

If you understand that, you'll understand all.
Leonsito
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(02-06-2009, 01:03 PM)
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El Orfanato
[Rec]
El dia de la bestia
Torrente
Airbag
Tesis
Los Otros
May16
(02-06-2009, 01:14 PM)

Originally Posted by beje

It's "Las mejores películas españolas" but whatever :lol

Yeah see, a year or three ago I wouldn't have botched that. Now you see the need for this thread. Thanks at least for not laughy facing about it.

Edit: Fricking juniors!
Dascu
(02-06-2009, 01:18 PM)
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I recommend Day of the Beast/Dia de la Besta. It's a more light-hearted, sometimes tongue-in-cheek horror/thriller about the coming of the Antichrist. It's very enjoyable and it also features the gorgeous Maria Grazia Cucinotta.
polg
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(02-06-2009, 01:22 PM)
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Not from Spain, but spoken in Spanish:


One of my favourite movies ever.
GrayFoxPL
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(02-06-2009, 01:26 PM)
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Prime crotch
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(02-06-2009, 01:28 PM)
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Amores Perros was cool, it's been a while since I seen it though.
Anyone know the name of a movie about gambling? It involved somekind of luck game, like people running in a forest blindfolded.

Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

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That is not spanish, it's freakin Portuguese! argh must hold on outburst....

Originally Posted by Dascu

I recommend Day of the Beast/Dia de la Besta. It's a more light-hearted, sometimes tongue-in-cheek horror/thriller about the coming of the Antichrist. It's very enjoyable and it also features the gorgeous Maria Grazia Cucinotta.

Quite a gory flick if I recall.
GrayFoxPL
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(02-06-2009, 01:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Prime crotch


That is not spanish, it's freakin Portuguese! argh must hold on outburst....

Ops. I screwed it up. Still recomended to watch. :D
megateto
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(02-06-2009, 01:40 PM)

Originally Posted by Prime crotch

Anyone know the name of a movie about gambling? It involved somekind of luck game, like people running in a forest blindfolded.

That would be Intacto. Really cool movie.

That is not spanish, it's freakin Portuguese! argh must hold on outburst....

I'm afraid that it's Brazilian.

El Dia de la Bestia is a really funny take on the whole Antichrist mythos. With heavy metal :D
Fersis
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(02-06-2009, 01:42 PM)
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Watch all the Torrente's movies.
And every single movie who is directed by Alex de la Iglesia.
No soy español, pero son muy buenas pelis.
megateto
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(02-06-2009, 01:44 PM)

Originally Posted by Fersis

Watch all the Torrente's movies.

I find them way too bizarre for my taste, but I must say that they are 100% Spanish bizarre.
Prime crotch
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(02-06-2009, 01:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by megateto

That would be Intacto. Really cool movie.



I'm afraid that it's Brazilian.

El Dia de la Bestia is a really funny take on the whole Antichrist mythos. With heavy metal :D

I was refering to the language, since it was the source of his confusion, since there's no such thing as speaking Brazilian, therefore it's Portuguese.

Intacto? hmm I think you are right, weren't they making a American remake?
Kaervas
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(02-06-2009, 02:02 PM)
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Enga TORRENTE
snacknuts
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(02-06-2009, 02:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Leonsito

El Orfanato

I think this is the only Spanish movie I've ever seen, but I enjoyed it very much.
megateto
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(02-06-2009, 02:19 PM)

Originally Posted by zesty

I think this is the only Spanish movie I've ever seen, but I enjoyed it very much.

You didn't see The Others?
snacknuts
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(02-06-2009, 02:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by megateto

You didn't see The Others?

Not en español. I can only assume that the Nicole Kidman movie by the same name is a remake, but that's the only version I've seen.

And I REALLY want to see [REC] but I have no idea where to find it.
Eeikod
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(02-06-2009, 02:38 PM)
Calle 54 (An amazing movie and a great documentary about latin jazz)
La Noche de los Girasoles (2005)
Atraco a las 3 (196x)
Los Lunes al Sol ( Javier Bardem at his best)
Airbag (Guy Ritchie meets Santiago Segura, great fun full of remarkable quotes)
atomico
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(02-06-2009, 02:48 PM)
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Crimen Ferpecto was a fun little movie, iirc

and +1 for Nueve Reinas

maybe El Mariachi (not spanish either), for shits and giggles?
Relaxed Muscle
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(02-06-2009, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Prime crotch

Quite a gory flick if I recall.

Not at all, there's some amount of violence, but it's not gory at all, otherwise I wouldn't be able to watch it.
El dia de la bestia, it's a great movie.
Tesis, Abre los ojos (Don't watch the American adaptation, named Vanilla Sky), Los Cronocrimenes
Intacto, it's a very nice movie, about people who "steals" luck from other people, I think it was badly underrated in our country, one of the reasons this type of films are barely done here. Edit: Already mentioned, nice one GAF, you never cease to amuse me.
La comunidad, very funny movie, from the director of "El dia de la bestia"

Mis recomendaciones:

¿Quien puede matar a un niño? (Who can kill a child?)
[IMG]http://i39.************/1yn954.jpg[/IMG]

One of the best spanish movies I saw, it's like "The Village of the damned" but without aliens and all, just and pure cruelty and horror.

And, please watch, La Cabina

What is La cabina? It's something you must see to understand, the best thing our public television has done in his history.

Part 1

Part 2


Part 3


Part 4
ichigo kurosaki
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(02-06-2009, 02:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by zesty

Not en español. I can only assume that the Nicole Kidman movie by the same name is a remake, but that's the only version I've seen.

And I REALLY want to see [REC] but I have no idea where to find it.


Nope, Nicole Kidman's The Others is actually the original one... the director's Spanish and it was filmed here but it was obviously shot in English. As for REC, I don't know why it gets so much love from GAF. I thought it was da shit when I went see it back when it was in theaters around here.
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(02-06-2009, 02:58 PM)
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I liked "Todo sobre mi madre", "El laberinto del fauno" and "Amores perros" (yes, I know Mexican, but they speak Spanish) very much.
thesoapster
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(02-06-2009, 03:06 PM)
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Second for El laberinto del fauno...also check out Volver.
Prime crotch
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(02-06-2009, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Relaxed Muscle

Intacto, it's a very nice movie, about people who "steals" luck from other people, I think it was badly underrated in our country, one of the reasons this type of films are barely done here. Edit: Already mentioned, nice one GAF, you never cease to amuse me.

It was featured on Fantasporto (a famous cinema festival here) way back in the day, I think it even won some awards and all.
Vitten
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(02-06-2009, 03:17 PM)
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Jamon Jamon ( I'm not sure the movie poster is SFW... )


With a very young and luscious Penelope Cruz showing everything she's got. And it's a lot...
Relaxed Muscle
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(02-06-2009, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Prime crotch

It was featured on Fantasporto (a famous cinema festival here) way back in the day, I think it even won some awards and all.

Yeah, I think Fresnadillo (name of the director) it's very talented, maybe GAF will recognize him, because he directed 28 Weeks Later
FiRez
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(02-06-2009, 03:34 PM)
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"Los mejores películas ESPAÑOLES!" is wrong

the correct phrase is: "Las Mejores peliculas ESPAÑOLAS!"

peliculas is a female sustantive for that reason you should use "Las: a female article" instead of "Los: a male article"

Spanish is weird, I mean: who got the great idea that objects should have a gender? :lol

anyway I liked "El Laberinto del Fauno" and that's it
3rdman
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(02-06-2009, 03:39 PM)

Originally Posted by Leonsito

El Orfanato
[Rec]
El dia de la bestia
Torrente
Airbag
Tesis
Los Otros

Listen to this man...Lastly, watch anything from Luis Buñel.
Jasup
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(02-06-2009, 03:54 PM)
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"Y tu mamá también" was the first thing I thought of, the second was "Tierra"...

I know I haven't seen many movies that are in Spanish, but from the ones I have these two are the better ones.
ChoklitReign
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(02-06-2009, 03:57 PM)
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Everything Guillermo del Toro has touched.
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(02-06-2009, 03:59 PM)
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-The Devil's Backbone is a decent Del Toro movie.

-The Orphanage isn't that great, but watchable if you just want to be exposed to Spanish.

-[REC] is awesome.

-I want to see the animated movie, Nocturna. I think Spanish is its original language.
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(02-06-2009, 04:17 PM)
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It translates to something along the lines of "Rough and Cheesy".

Mexican rednecks, the mafia that is behind soccer, and a parady of everything considered "naco" by Mexicans.

And quite funny too.
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(02-06-2009, 04:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crateman

http://i42.************/25u1rie.jpg
It translates to something along the lines of "Rough and Cheesy".

Mexican rednecks, the mafia that is behind soccer, and a parady of everything considered "naco" by Mexicans.

And quite funny too.

Is that still doing doing the festival circuit or is it getting a wide release?

my contribution
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Munin
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(02-06-2009, 05:12 PM)
lastendconductor
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(02-06-2009, 05:17 PM)
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Karate a muerte en Torremolinos.
EDIT: I actually feel bad for recommending that. Don't watch it :lol
Watch this awesomeness instead. Pure Lovecraft awesomeness.

DAGON: LA SECTA DEL MAR

la última actuación de Paco Rabal, pedazo de actor
y a Raquel Meroño, se le ve to el...
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Crateman
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(02-06-2009, 06:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Charred Greyface

Is that still doing doing the festival circuit or is it getting a wide release?

Geez, I don't know. I just went to the movie theater last friday and I saw it. Alas, I'm sure it will have a relatively wide release outside Mexico.
Hilbert
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(02-06-2009, 06:54 PM)
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Men with guns is really good.
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(02-06-2009, 07:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crateman

Geez, I don't know. I just went to the movie theater last friday and I saw it. Alas, I'm sure it will have a relatively wide release outside Mexico.

Imdb says it's scheduled for a limited release here in the US on May 8th. The trailer looked great.

Just to second what a few people here have mentioned: Intacto is quite good. I really enjoyed Volver and El Espinazo del diablo (The Devil's Backbone) as well. I also saw La Zona (Mexican movie) at the SF Film Festival last year and enjoyed it.
salva
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(02-06-2009, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rewrite

Alright, I remembered some I liked


Como Agua Para Chocolate
Diarios de Motocicleta
Mario, llena eres de Gracia
La Misma Luna


I hope that helps.

Edit: and recently I saw Derecho de Familia and although most say it's boring, I actually enjoyed it a lot.

I agree with Rewrite. Those are really awesome movies.

And btw, it's Maria, Llena Eres de Gracia and not Mario =D
pelicansurf
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(02-06-2009, 07:14 PM)
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Aunque soy puertorriqueño en verdad que no me gustan las peliculas en español! Soy tan blanco que mis pensamientos ya ocurren en ingles y no en español. :(.
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(02-06-2009, 07:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by atomico

Crimen Ferpecto was a fun little movie, iirc

Hilarious movie!



Stupidly titled The Perfect Crime in the US instead of The Ferpect Crime which would be a better translation.
salva
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(02-06-2009, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by pelicansurf

Aunque soy puertorriqueño en verdad que no me gustan las peliculas en español! Soy tan blanco que mis pensamientos ya ocurren en ingles y no en español. :(.

Traidor!
lastendconductor
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(02-06-2009, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by pelicansurf

Aunque soy puertorriqueño en verdad que no me gustan las peliculas en español! Soy tan blanco que mis pensamientos ya ocurren en ingles y no en español. :(.

Los Españoles somos blancos. Estamos hablando de películas españolas, de España, Europa. No confundir con películas de habla hispana (o como un cazurro mas arriba que ha puesto Tropa de Elite, película BRASILEÑA).
Uf, que gustirrinín da hablar en español :D
pelicansurf
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(02-06-2009, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by DKnight

Los Españoles somos blancos. Estamos hablando de películas españolas, de España, Europa. No confundir con películas de habla hispana (o como un cazurro mas arriba que ha puesto Tropa de Elite, película BRASILEÑA).
Uf, que gustirrinín da hablar en español :D

Si pero yo digo blanco americano cuando yo soy claramente MARRON(BROWN).

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