Spanish cinema has gained popularity in recent years due to the diffusion that the platforms of streaming they have given to productions like The Money Heist, Elite Y the wire girlsbecause it has become an international phenomenon that has managed to position itself in the public’s taste.
The main cause of this is Netflix, which through its platform has been responsible for revolutionizing the world of entertainment by adding foreign and international content to its catalog and expanding the taste of its subscribers, not only in series, but also in movies. That is why we took on the task of making a compilation of the best Spanish films that you cannot miss.
one. The hole
Winner of the People’s Choice Award for Midnight Madness and four awards at the Sitges Film Festival. The tape released in 2019 talks about a man who wakes up in a cell marked with the number 48 in a hole with hundreds of levels, where he meets his cellmate, who during the plot reveals to him how things work inside that prison. and how they can change levels.
Released on January 6, 2017, the Spanish film is about the life of Adrián Doria, a successful businessman who after waking up in a hotel room next to the corpse of his lover, his life turns into a nightmare in which he seeks prove his innocence.
3. parallel mothers
Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Penélope Cruz, the film tells the story of Janis and Ana, two women who meet in a hospital room about to give birth, where between talks they create a special bond when they realize that they are both single women who accidentally became pregnant.
Four. Elizabeth and Marcela
Based on a true story, the film set in 1885 is about two girls who meet at the school where they both work as teachers. What initially began as a friendship, little by little turns into a love relationship that they must fight to keep hidden, forcing them to draw up a plan to move in together and fully enjoy their love.
5. The practitioner
Premiering on Netflix on September 16, 2020, the protagonist Ángel, who is an emergency health technician who works on board an ambulance, suffers a serious accident that leaves him unable to walk. After this, the boy becomes obsessed with the fact that his wife is unfaithful to him and his life with his beloved Vane becomes a true martyrdom.
6. During the storm
A suspense movie with a bit of science fiction. He tells us about the interference between two times that causes Vero, a woman who has just moved into a house with her husband and daughter, through a television, to save the life of a boy who died in that place 25 years ago. However, Vero’s heroic act causes a series of consequences that completely changes the story of her life.
Produced by Nostromo Pictures and Netflix Spain, the suspenseful film focuses on the story of Javier Muñoz, an advertising executive who, after losing his job, both he and his family are forced to move to another house, having to leave their lives behind. the one they are used to.
Between desperation and his frustration at not having the comforts he is used to, the man realizes that he still has a set of keys from his old apartment, so he begins to spy on the new tenants in order to recover his old life.
8. through my window
Based on the homonymous novel by Ariana Godoy, through my window recounts the life of Raquel, a girl who has been in love with her neighbor Ares for several years. For fear of speaking to him, the young woman secretly watches him through her window, until one day they begin to talk and from that moment on, a series of things begin to happen that makes them unite more and more.
9. Crazy for her
After spending a night with Carla, the girl of her dreams, Adri realizes that she has escaped from a psychiatric hospital. In her madness to win her over and see her again, the man pretends to be a hospital intern.
10. Below zero
The plot unfolds in the winter. The story begins with a prison van being robbed during its transfer. Although the road is empty, the assailants are looking for someone specific. Without a concrete plan, the driver of the prisoners’ vehicle will be the only obstacle in the assault.
eleven. live twice
The Spanish film released in 2019 talks about the life of an old man who, after receiving the diagnosis that he is going to lose his memory, has to move to the house of his daughter Julia and his granddaughter Blanca. Before forgetting her life completely, the man wishes to see the love of her youth again, so he sets out on a journey to find her.
Héctor, an asocial and introverted 17-year-old boy, has been admitted to a juvenile correctional center. In the little social interaction he has, he relates to a person who invites him to participate in therapy with dogs, an activity in which he becomes fond of Oveja, a dog. Being adopted, Héctor does not accept it and escapes from her internment to go look for her.
13. The bar
Nominated for the Goya Award for Best Sound, the film tells the story of a diverse group of people who at 9:00 am are having breakfast in a bar in the center of Madrid. Everything was normal, until suddenly one of the diners leaves the bar because he is in a hurry, but when he steps out the door, he is shot in the head. The nightmare begins when none of those present can help him, since they realize that they are trapped inside.
14. we were songs
Directed by Juana Macías, the romantic comedy is based on the bilogy by Elísabet Benavent, songs and memories. The film talks about the life of Maca, a 30-year-old woman who has wasted a large part of her life working for a influencer Fashion. With the help of her two best friends, Jimena and Adriana, Maca is willing to make Madrid a place where everything is possible, but Leo, her greatest love, returns to her life to turn everything upside down. .
fifteen. perfect strangers
Based on the 2016 Italian film Perfetti Sconosciuti, the film shows four couples of friends who meet for dinner. Trying to get out of the everyday, one of the women proposes a particular game, which consists of everyone putting their cell phone in the center of the table and everyone must read the messages that arrive aloud, as well as answer the calls that the users receive. cell phones at night.
As the minutes go by, everyone realizes that the game was not a great idea, because despite knowing each other for many years, they realize that they are complete strangers.