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50 Spanish Films

by Brian Davisson
Films 49
Comments 7
Followers 163

This is a chronological list of some of my favorite Spanish films. This tends toward films that have a strong political content, are experimental in nature, or that concern Spanish identity in spatial and geographic terms, along with some very good popular films. It’s heavily focused on the 60s and 70s, which are the most interesting decades of Spanish cinema for me, with the output of the Barcelona School, and the emergence of directors like Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Víctor Erice, and Basilio Martín Patino. I’m hoping to see more films from the 30s and 40s, so things might skew earlier as time goes by.

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