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Recommend me some Spanish films.

SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
edited September 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm taking Spanish at my university, and I figure watching a couple of films a week in that language will do me some good. I don't have many preferences about genre, but romantic comedy really isn't my thing. Definitely need subtitles, and would prefer stuff available through Netflix (bonus points for streamed stuff).

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    iMattiMatt Registered User regular
    I'm a big fan of Spanish thrillers and can really recommend:
    Julias eyes - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1512685/ (ignore the average imdb score, this film is awesome!)
    The orphange - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464141/
    Chronocrimes - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480669/
    and I had started watching Hierro but the disc I had rented was faulty - it seemed OK but I hadn't got that far into it.

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    FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
    Hello,

    Not a Spanish film, but you may consider El Laberinto del Fauno - http://www.imdb.es/title/tt0457430/ or Pan's Labyrinth - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/

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    FANTOMASFANTOMAS Flan ArgentavisRegistered User regular
    Man, I would suggest anything from Alex de La Iglesia, the comedy films mainly.
    -Muertos de Risa (very interesting story about two performers)
    -Crimen Perfecto (a.ka. Crimen Ferpecto)
    -El dia de la Bestia (a bit old, and pretty "crazy", a parody of exorsism/apocaliptic movies.

    And from another director that I dont know very well, but the film is IMPECCABLE.
    -El Milagro de P. Tinto.

    those are all spanish films, as in, made in Spain.
    For spanis spoken films, not necesarily from spain, I have to recomend.
    -Nueve Reinas. (Argentinian film, sort of police/mistery film, with the BsAs underground crime as background, it has a nice speed and structure, and a pretty interesting plot)

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    MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    Fantasma wrote: »
    Hello,

    Not a Spanish film, but you may consider El Laberinto del Fauno - http://www.imdb.es/title/tt0457430/ or Pan's Labyrinth - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/

    This movie was cool, I remember it.

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    iMattiMatt Registered User regular
    Fantasma wrote: »
    Hello,

    Not a Spanish film, but you may consider El Laberinto del Fauno - http://www.imdb.es/title/tt0457430/ or Pan's Labyrinth - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/

    G'ah - how did I forget Pans!

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    BlindZenDriverBlindZenDriver Registered User regular
    Anything by Pedro Almodóvar should be good and he is so famous it should not be hard finds.

    Much of his work can be labeled as romantic comedy but it is certainly not of the usual Hollywood formula so I think you'll get a kick out of his work.

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    EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    You might like Amores Perros.

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    FantasmaFantasma Registered User regular
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    Page-Page- Registered User regular
    For some more recent and sci-fi or horror-type stuff I'd recommend Timecrimes and [rec] (and the sequels of [rec] if you enjoy it).

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    noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    Come Agua para Chocolate- Like water for chocolate. I know you said you didn't want a romantic comedy, but this one is really, really good. It's sort of a Mexican fairy tale/Magical Realism sort of thing.

    Y Tu Mama Tambien- It starts of as a teenage road movie and goes a bit deeper than that. Done by Alfonso Cuaron.

    El Mariachi- Robert Rodriguez's first movie.

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    SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    @FANTOMAS I totally forgot about Alex de la Iglesia-- my class had an extra credit assignment to watch La Comunidad. Easily one of the stranger films I've seen. Pan's Labyrinth is one of many movies I keep meaning to watch but haven't gotten around to.

    Keep 'em coming, this is good stuff.

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    PaperPrittPaperPritt Registered User regular
    I'm gonna recommend [REC] : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038988/

    Awesome horror flick.

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    iMattiMatt Registered User regular
    PaperPritt wrote: »
    I'm gonna recommend [REC] : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038988/

    Awesome horror flick.

    First one - very much so. Second one, not so much...

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    RderdallRderdall Registered User regular
    The Devil's Backbone is also really good. It's a Guillermo del Toro film, who's the guy who did Pan's Labrynth and The Orphanage.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    iMatt wrote: »
    PaperPritt wrote: »
    I'm gonna recommend [REC] : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038988/

    Awesome horror flick.

    First one - very much so. Second one, not so much...

    No, second one is worth watching too.

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