The must-watch movies of beautiful Penelope Cruz

Facing camera from a very young age, the actress is par excellence

There is no one in this world who hasn’t been mesmerized by Penélope Cruz and her acting talent. Having been in front of the camera since the age of 15 has given Cruz an edge over her overall roles. The 47-year-old actress, in a career spanning over three decades, has worked across various genres and has donned a multitude of characters with finesse. Penélope Cruz is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Below you will find a list of a few of her best films to watch.


This 2008 romantic drama film is an adaptation of the novel The Dying Animal by author Philip Roth. The film stars Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, and Peter Sarsgaard, besides Penélope Cruz. The plot of the film revolves around ageing American college professor David Kepesh, essayed by Sir Ben Kingsley, who takes an instant liking to Consuela, portrayed by Penélope Cruz, who is a 24-year-old literature student from Cuba. As the story proceeds, the two spend time together, and David gets to know Consuela’s mysterious past. With time, the relationship intensifies, and the two get serious, but David must decide if he should pursue true love or not.


This 2006 Spanish comedy-drama features Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, and Blanca Portillo, besides Penélope Cruz. The plot of the film revolves around an eccentric family of women from a wind-swept region, Madrid. Cruz portrays the role of Raimunda, a working-class woman who is forced to go to any extent to protect her 14-year-old daughter Paula as he finds out that her father, Paco, played by Antonio de la Torre, is attempting to rape her daughter and murders him.

Everybody Knows

Spanish name Todos lo Saben, this is a 2018 Spanish-language mystery-crime-drama film and stars starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz in the lead role. The story of the film revolves around Laura, played by Cuz, who soon finds that her teenage daughter Irene has been kidnapped.

A few others of Penélope Cruz films are JamónJamón, Belle Époque, Open Your Eyes, The Hi-Lo Country, The Girl of Your Dreams, Woman on Top, Live Flesh, All About My Mother, Broken Embraces, I’m So Excited!, Pain and Glory, Parallel Mothers, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Blow, Waking Up in Reno, Gothika, Noel, Sahara, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Counselor, Murder on the Orient Express, Nine, and To Rome with Love.

Nirtika Pandita

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