Best new Spanish Movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

Pedro Almodovar, Julio Medem, Alejandro Amenabar… just a few names to remind you of the greatness of Spanish cinema. But what had the past years to offer? We made a list of the best Spanish movies!
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Spanish movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Alberto Rodríguez, Rodrigo Sorogoyen & David Trueba Spain's biggest directors?

I had to admit to myself that I did not see many films from Spain before this article. Until now, that is. Spanish directors seemed conspicuous by their absence at recent important film festivals. How come? Sure, the country has been through better times economically, but isn’t malaise usually a source of inspiration? And what about Spain’s position as Europe’s stronghold of quality horror films?

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Anticipated 2017 Spanish movies to watch

    The Fury of a Patient Man (Friday September 9, 2016)

    The Fury of a Patient Man film poster Director
    Raúl Arévalo
    Antonio de la Torre
    Luis Callejo
    Ruth Díaz

    Jose has just been released from prison. 8 years ago, he took part in a jewel robbery that went terribly wrong. Now that he is free again, he is determined to avenge the men who got away. In order to do so, he slowly builds an intricate scheme. Suspenseful and atmospheric, 'The Fury of a Patient Man' is yet another great Spanish thriller. ...Read more

    El guardián invisible (Friday March 3, 2017)

    El guardián invisible film poster Director
    Fernando González Molina
    Javier Botet
    Marta Etura
    Colin McFarlane |

    Inspector Amaia Salazar heads an investigation which will take her back to Elizondo, the rainy village in the heart of Navarre where she was born, and to which she had hoped never to return......Read more

    El móvil (Thursday May 18, 2017)

    El móvil film poster Director
    Manuel Martín Cuenca
    Javier Gutiérrez
    María León
    Antonio de la Torre

    Álvaro is a poor man obsessed with the idea of writing 'high literature'. He starts provoking conflicts to write about them. Planning all the conspiracy for a possible murder doesn't let him see that, in fact, he is the real victim....Read more

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    La Isla Mínima (Friday April 10, 2015)

    La Isla Mínima film poster Director
    Alberto Rodríguez
    Javier Gutiérre
    Raúl Arévalo
    María Varod

    A killer is slaughtering women in Marshland and two homicides detectives working on the case have their unsettled differences. To...Read more

    Julietta (Friday April 8, 2016)

    Julietta film poster Director
    Pedro Almodóvar
    Emma Suárez
    Adriana Ugarte
    Daniel Grao

    After the somewhat disappointing 'Los amantes pasajeros', Almodóvar returns with a stylish and gripping new film. Title character Julietta is a middle-aged woman, seemingly happy (re-)married. She is about to move abroad with her husband, as she stumbles upon a friend of her long-lost daughter. What follows is a painful reconstruction... beautifully shot, colored and scored, Julietta marks a return to form by Spain's wunderkind....Read more

    Stockholm (Friday November 8, 2013)

    Stockholm film poster Director
    Rodrigo Sorogoyen
    Javier Pereira
    Aura Garrido
    Jesús Caba

    A nice low budget flick which brings Richard Linklaters’ classic Before Sunrise to mind. A boy meets a girl in Madrid (no, not Stockholm), tells her he loves her which the girls finds hard to believe. What follows is a dialogue-driven story in real time, a long walk through a city at night, where the boy has to convince the girl. In the second part of the film, the morning after, it becomes painfully clear that both are seeking something entirely different. Stockholm offers nothing we haven’t seen before but is fresh and nicely naturalistic acted....Read more

    Vivir Es Fácil con los Ojos Cerrados (Saturday May 17, 2014)

    Vivir Es Fácil con los Ojos Cerrados film poster Director
    David Trueba
    Javier Cámara
    Natalia de Molina
    Francesc Colomer

    Spain, 1966. Antonio is a teacher who uses Beatles-songs to teach his students English. When he finds out John Lennon is shooting a film in Almeria, he embarks on a road trip, planning on meeting his idol. Along the way he picks up a few colorful hitchhikers. Vivir Es Fácil con los Ojos Cerrados (‘Living is easy with eyes closed’, a phrase from Strawberry Fields) is a nice bitter sweet road movie. Enjoyable, even touching at some times, even though the film sometimes tries a little too hard to reanimate the sixties, as is often the case with period films....Read more

    Los Ilusos (Saturday April 13, 2013)

    Los Ilusos film poster Director
    Jonás Trueba
    Francesco Carril
    Aura Garrido
    Pedro C. Lozano

    Another charming low budget film, albeit in another fashion than Stockholm. Los Ilusos feels like modern nouvelle vague film. It’s shot in black and white, the acting is spontaneous and it deals with a couple of cinephile twenty-somethings from Madrid. The story revolves around two young aspiring filmmakers reflecting on love, life and cinema. Los Ilusos is a so called meta film: a film about film which has a nice nostalgic vibe to it....Read more

    10.000 km (Wednesday June 10, 2015)

    10.000 km film poster Director
    Carlos Marques-Marcet
    Natalia Tena
    David Verdaguer
    Sirius Flatz

    We have seen the story about whether love can survive long distance before, but this time it has been told rather well. Director Carlos Marques-Marcet was in charge of editing It Felt like Love, a film covering the same topic, and he must have learned quite a bit from that. This film is equally subtle, and perhaps even more relatable. Sure, we have social media, Skype and other technological means of communication, but actual intimate contact remains key in a healthy relationship. This film about a couple in two apartments far away from each other shows us all the pitfalls of a long distance relationship in modern times....Read more

    La Noche Que Mi Madre Mato a Mi Padre (Friday April 29, 2016)

    La Noche Que Mi Madre Mato a Mi Padre film poster Director
    Inés París
    Belén Rueda
    Diego Peretti
    Eduard Fernández

    Aging actress Isabella, a scriptwriter and two producers meet in a country house, in hopes of making a deal. But then the actress' ex-boyfriend Carlos and his new lover show up unexpectedly. A comedy of murder and betrayal in the veins of Agathie Cristie's best work is about to unravel....Read more

    Caníbal (Friday July 25, 2014)

    Caníbal film poster Director
    Manuel Martín Cuenca
    Antonio de la Torre
    Olimpia Melinte
    María Alfonsa Rosso

    Speaking of quality Spanish horror films; Caníbal once again proves Spaniards are pretty good at making those. Caníbal is a stylish, minimalist take on the well-known cannibal theme. Carlos is a quiet and gentle tailor from Granada who kidnaps young, foreign women to take them to an isolated mountain cabin and eat them. He works discrete. Things start to get mixed up for him however when he falls in love with Nina, his last victim’s sister. Caníbal is beautifully shot and ultimately more atmosphere-driven than plot-driven....Read more

    La Cueva (Friday July 11, 2014)

    La Cueva film poster Director
    Alfredo Montero
    Marta Castellote
    Xoel Fernández
    Eva García-Vacas |

    The Spanish tradition of creating indie horror films is not over yet. Here is another Spanish ‘found footage’ horror film (REC!) about a group of five youngsters descending into a hidden cave. Of course everything goes terribly wrong. The concept doesn’t sound too exciting, but La Cueva got pretty raving reviews after it was viewed at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. And it is indeed rather interesting and shockingly realistic....Read more

    Los Amantes Pasajeros (Thursday June 13, 2013)

    Los Amantes Pasajeros film poster Director
    Pedro Almodóvar
    Javier Cámara
    Pepa Charro
    Cecilia Roth

    Actually this film shouldn’t be on this list. It’s fairly horrible. But since it’s directed by Pedro Almodóvar, without any doubt Spain’s most prolific director, I think it has to be mentioned at least. Just to make sure you skip it. Because after 2011’s great gothic horror La Piel Que Habito, probably Almodóvars’ best effort since La Mala Educación (2004), it couldn’t disappoint more. This tedious and cliché-filled comedy deals with a dozen of people on a plane that is about to crash. Facing death, the passengers start sharing each other’s wildest fantasies. I’m not sure whether this movie had to be more or less vulgar in order to work. Let’s hope Almodóvar finds his old shape back with his next one....Read more

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Spain country statistics

Rank#10 (List of most popular countries)
ActorsGwyneth Paltrow, Antonio Banderas & Imanol Arias
TrendingMa ma, 33 Dias & 10.000 km
Amount of country films per year from 2010 to 2017

148 Spanish movies scheduled for release this year.

List of highest grossers of the decade & budget

TitleBox officeBudget
La piel que habito (2011$3.19M$13M
Los amantes pasajeros (2013$1.37M$5M
Blancanieves (2012)$0.22MN/A