Can you suggest spanish movies which are made in spanish, not dubbed? I got some english movie dubbed into spanish but, i feel that dubbing is monotonous. The other concern is if i have native spanish movies, i can get familiar with culture also. So please suggest spanish movie. Thank you.
PS: I watched only spanish movie "No se aceptan devoluciones". I really enjoyed. Though i am watching them for learning, it would be awesome if movies are not tragedy or some sad ones.
For me, anything in Spanish by Guillermo del Toro: The Devil's Backbone is scary & amazing; Pan's Labyrinth is beautiful & kind of heartbreaking; Cronos (his first feature film) is not a perfect movie, but it's lovely if you like clockwork & sad (not at all sexy) vampires.
I highly recommend anything by Pedro Almodovar (who is the director of Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown, mentioned above). He has made many films that are widely available and the large majority of them have a lot of quirky humor. :) He's one of Spain's most successful filmmakers, so a good one to know and also very attached to his city of Madrid, so you'll learn some cultural things and maybe get a special feel for Madrid.
Also, the films of Carlos Saura are really interesting. He often uses Flamenco dance as part of the story to film versions of great works of literature (Carmen, the writing of Garcia Lorca, etc.). Sometimes there's a lot of dance, so a bit less dialogue, but there's usually still enough dialogue for practice, plus the cultural factor is great!
And a personal favorite from Cuba: La Vida es par Silbar (Life is to Whistle). Very interesting plot, great insight into Cuba!
So far, I have watched--
- Ladrón Que Roba a Ladrón (heist/caper flick, excellent)
- El Bola (drama involving a boy with abusive home life, good, though I felt it lacked a little something)
- Pan's Labyrinth (fantasy and grim drama/psychological horror - plot is meh, but it's GORGEOUS)
The last two are from Spain, the first is set in the US and made by 'Panamax', filled with stars of different Latin American nationalities from telenovelas.
I've also got but haven't yet watched
- Like Water for Chocolate (Mexican)
- El Orfonato (Spain "The Orphanage")
- Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown (can't remember - Spain, I think.)
Pan's Labyrinth is pretty grim. I'd recommend it, in spite of my dissatisfaction with the plot, because the child actress is so good and the whole thing is so beautiful, but if you don't want 'sad', then steer clear of that one and El Bola. And, I suspect, also El Orfonato, although I think that may be more horror than tragedy. I saw Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown when it came out (yes, I'm that old) and suspect it's even funnier to an adult than it was to me in my teens. And Ladrón is hilarious, and also moving at times, but not in the slightest tragic or sad or grim. And I have no idea about Like Water for Chocolate.
Hope this helps! And if you find other good ones, let me know, because I'm still collecting them. :)
don't feel that, movies dubbed are perfectly dobbed for spanish native speaker, but is your choice I can't recommend one, because I've never seen one movie from here haha (I'm spanish native speaker excuse my english)