Best Spanish movies to watch for beginners

Irrespective of the language, these some great narrations

In the current scenario, the entertainment industry has become a melting pot of multi-language narrations pouring from across the globe. And with the advent of various OTT platforms diluting the language barrier has spoilt the audience for choices. From the plethora of multi-language films to pick from, here is presenting to you a list of the best Spanish films to watch. The interesting fact is, many of these Spanish actors are also well established in Hollywood, giving fans a mutual admiration.

I’m No Longer Here

Spanish name Ya no estoy aquí, this is a 2019 Mexican Spanish-language musical drama film written and directed by Fernando Frías de la Parra. The film was originally published as a short story before it was adapted as a full-length feature film. The plot of the film revolves around Ulises, a 17-year-old girl obsessed with cumbia music and dance. The unique aspect of the film is that it is presented to the audience in a nonlinear narrative, jumping between Ulises’s experiences in Mexico and the United States.

The Sea Inside

Spanish name Mar Adentro, this 2004 Spanish biographic drama film is single-handedly written, produced, directed, scored, and edited by Alejandro Amenábar. The director went on to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The story of the film is based on the real-life story of Ramón Sampedro, essayed by Javier Bardem), who was left quadriplegic after a diving accident. The film further shows his 28-year campaign in support of euthanasia and the right to end his life.

The Orphanage

Spanish name El orfanato, this 2007 gothic supernatural horror film has the plot centred around Laura, played by Belén Rueda, who returns to her childhood home, which is an orphanage. As Laura gets back to her childhood home, she plans to turn the house into a home for disabled children. But soon as the plans are to be materialized, after an argument with her adopted son, Simón, played by Roger Príncep, goes missing.

Lucky Star

Spanish name La Buena Estrella, this 1997 Spanish drama film directed by Ricardo Franco, was a critically acclaimed film of the time. It won five Goya Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Script, and Best Original Music. The plot of the film revolves around Rafael, who witnesses Marina, a woman with a glass eye, being attacked on the street by a man whom she has known since her childhood as both had spent time together in the orphanage.

A few other Spanish language films are Belle de Jour, Tristana, Bad Education, The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks, Buried, The Heifer, and Calle Mayor.

Nirtika Pandita

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