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1. Daniel and Ana (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends. Both are at pivotal, defining moments in their contented lives. Ana is about to be married, Daniel is a gregarious teenager discovering his... See full summary »

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Dario Yazbek Bernal, Marimar Vega, José María Torre, Monserrat Ontiveros

Votes: 1,280 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Against the Wind (1990)

95 min | Drama

Juan flees Madrid and an incestuous relationship with his sister, Ana, working at a mine on the Andalucian coast. When his friendship with Rosario, a local shop girl, becomes romance, Ana ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Periñán | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Emma Suárez, Bruce McGuire, Rosario Flores

Votes: 186

3. En la cama (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama

Can strangers connect? Can casual sex become something else? In Santiago, Daniela and Bruno, both about 30, meet at a party, go to another and end up in a hotel. We join them there as ... See full summary »

Director: Matías Bize | Stars: Blanca Lewin, Gonzalo Valenzuela

Votes: 2,991

4. La mujer de mi hermano (2005)

R | 89 min | Drama

41 Metascore

Unable to get intimate with her husband of 10 years, a woman embarks on a steamy affair with his brother.

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil | Stars: Bárbara Mori, Christian Meier, Manolo Cardona, Gaby Espino

Votes: 2,969 | Gross: $2.80M

5. Nubes de verano (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A married couple spend their summer holidays in a beach town. Little do they realize that a local Lothario hatches a plan to seduce the wife away from her husband.

Director: Felipe Vega | Stars: Roberto Enríquez, Natalia Millán, David Selvas, Irene Montalà

Votes: 343

6. Máncora (2008)

R | 100 min | Drama

An adventure drama that tells the story of Santiago, a 22-year old from Lima. Following his father's suicide, haunted by his inner daemons and hatred for the world in general, Santiago ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil | Stars: Jason Day, Elsa Pataky, Enrique Murciano, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 1,071 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Sexo con Amor (2003)

108 min | Comedy, Romance

A group of parents who have gathered to debate the sexual education schooling of their fourth grade children are forced to re-examine their own views of sex.

Director: Boris Quercia | Stars: Sigrid Alegría, Francisco Pérez-Bannen, Patricio Contreras, María Izquierdo

Votes: 2,394

8. Los aires difíciles (2006)

117 min | Drama

Dr. Juan (40) has survived a shipwreck, from which he was only able to save his pre-teen niece (or daughter?), Tamara and mentally handicapped brother, Alfonso. Behind him, in a different ... See full summary »

Director: Gerardo Herrero | Stars: José Luis García Pérez, Cuca Escribano, Carme Elias, Elena Villaronga

Votes: 326

9. Privates Lives (2001)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

Carmen Uranga is a middle-aged Argentine woman who after living many years in Madrid returns to Buenos Aires to assist her sick father (Héctor Alterio). His sister Ana is a lawyer in charge... See full summary »

Director: Fito Páez | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Gael García Bernal, Luis Ziembrowski, Chunchuna Villafañe

Votes: 1,106

10. La pasión turca (1994)

112 min | Drama

Desideria, a married Spanish woman who has a quite boring and hidden sex-life, goes to Istanbul where she meets Yaman, a Turkish tourist guide, who makes her discover new physical experiences.

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Ana Belén, Georges Corraface, Ramon Madaula, Silvia Munt

Votes: 918

11. Dona Herlinda and Her Son (1985)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rodolfo (Trevino) is a young bachelor doctor who has a love affair with a younger music student, Ramon (Meza). When Rodolfo's mother begins to urge his son to get married, he quickly asks ... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo | Stars: Arturo Meza, Marco Treviño, Guadalupe Del Toro, Letícia Lupercio

Votes: 415

12. To Die (Or Not) (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

Seven individual stories ending with each character meeting their doom are replayed with alternate endings, showing how one slight shift of events can change their fate.

Director: Ventura Pons | Stars: Carme Elias, Lluís Homar, Roger Coma, Marc Martínez

Votes: 294

13. Food of Love (2002)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

46 Metascore

Paul, a handsome and talented music student is employed as the page-turner at one of the world famous pianist Kennington's concerts in San Francisco.

Director: Ventura Pons | Stars: Paul Rhys, Kevin Bishop, Juliet Stevenson, Allan Corduner

Votes: 1,544 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Found Memories (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

74 Metascore

Each citizen of Jotuomba plays an integral role in village life. Madalena is responsible for baking bread; each morning she stacks her rolls as Antonio prepares the coffee. The two share a ... See full summary »

Director: Júlia Murat | Stars: Sonia Guedes, Lisa Fávero, Luis Serra, Ricardo Merkin

Votes: 663 | Gross: $0.01M

15. The Education of Fairies (2006)

103 min | Drama

In a time of crisis, a young boy tries to make sense of the fine line between fantasy and reality in this drama from Spain. Nicolas (Ricardo Darin) is a toy designer who has married Ingrid ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Irène Jacob, Bebe, Víctor Valdivia

Votes: 780

16. The Maid (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Mariana Loyola, Andrea García-Huidobro

Votes: 5,356 | Gross: $0.55M

17. After Lucia (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Tessa Ia, Hernán Mendoza, Gonzalo Vega Jr., Tamara Yazbek

Votes: 5,627

18. Villegas (2012)

99 min | Drama

After a long time without seeing each other, two cousins, Esteban and Pipa, have to drive together to their grand-father's funeral in Villegas, small inland town where they grew up together... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Tobal | Stars: Esteban Lamothe, Esteban Bigliardi, Mauricio Minetti, Paula Carruega

Votes: 120

19. A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky (2003)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

Gerardo, a 17-year old guy has just finished his relationship with Bruno and starts wandering hopeless through the streets of the city. In his wandering he's tortured by images: each ... See full summary »

Director: Julián Hernández | Stars: Juan Carlos Ortuño, Juan Carlos Torres, Salvador Alvarez, Gloria Andrade

Votes: 414

20. Long Sleepless Nights (2000)

50 min | Drama

Bruno, a young prostitute on the streets of Mexico city, spends his free time yearning for his straight friend Umberto. When Umberto rejects him, Bruno reacts with his own violent and misguided actions...

Director: Julián Hernández | Stars: Juan Carlos Torres, Mario Oliver, Roberto Cobo, Clarissa Rendón

21. Raging Sun, Raging Sky (2009)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

A story of love, sex and destiny, by director Julian Hernandez. Youthful Kieri and Ryo share a deep and passionate love for each other. Kieri sets off in search of his soul mate after Ryo ... See full summary »

Director: Julián Hernández | Stars: Jorge Becerra, Javier Oliván, Guillermo Villegas, Giovanna Zacarías

Votes: 352

22. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 15,828 | Gross: $21.67M

23. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 4,974 | Gross: $2.08M

25. Hombres felices (2001)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

"Hombres felices" es una comedia ácida sobre un grupo de hombres en busca de la felicidad. Hombres infantiles, machistas y obsesionados con el sexo, en particular, con el sexo oral. Mujeres... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Santiago | Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Sergi López, María Esteve, Pepón Nieto

Votes: 163

26. November (2003)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Impelled by a spirit which still preserves a patina of idealism, Alfredo arrives in Madrid intent on creating "a performance which is freer, straight from the heart, capable of making ... See full summary »

Director: Achero Mañas | Stars: Óscar Jaenada, Ingrid Rubio, Javier Ríos, Juan Díaz

Votes: 3,904

27. Strange (2003)

88 min | Drama, Romance

The protagonist is Axel, aged about 40, a doctor who no longer practices his craft. He is living temporarily with his sister and her children. He doesn't do much, just exists a little ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Loza | Stars: Julio Chávez, Valeria Bertuccelli, Raquel Albéniz, Chunchuna Villafañe

Votes: 244

28. Doña Lupe (1986)

30 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Policemen Bienvenido and Chato rent rooms in a house owned by Doña Lupe, an elderly woman in financial trouble. Doña Lupe mistrusts the men, but allows them to stay, as she needs the money.... See full summary »

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Josefina Gonzalez de Silva, Jose Luis Vallejo

Votes: 173

29. The Weakness of the Bolshevik (2003)

95 min | Drama

Based on a novel by Lorenzo Silva, this movie deals with the unusual and tragic relationship between a frustrated businessman and a 14-year-old student. After crashing into the rear of the ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca | Stars: Luis Tosar, Mar Regueras, María Valverde, Rubén Ochandiano

Votes: 1,720

30. Forbidden Love (1977)

108 min | Drama

Seventeen year old boy follows the painful path to discovering that he is transsexual

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Victoria Abril, Lou Castel, Fernando Sancho, Rafaela Aparicio

Votes: 201

31. Porfirio (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows, brown eyes, wide nose, big mouth with thick lips, slight upper lip hair and big ears ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Porfirio Ramire Aldana, Jarlinsson Ramirez Reinoso, Yor Jasbleidy Santos Torres

Votes: 222

32. Amador (2010)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

A drama centered on a young woman who takes a summer job caring for a bed-ridden older man, and the intimate secrets they begin to share with one another.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Celso Bugallo, Pietro Sibille, Sonia Almarcha

Votes: 854

33. One More Time (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

An 80-year-old actress returns to the small Chilean town of her youth to fulfill her father's dream of creating a TV channel in a place which has never known television.

Directors: Pablo Benedetti, David Sordella | Stars: Lucia Bosé, Magaly Solier

Votes: 36

34. Altiplano (2009)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

A former war photographer and her physician husband are caught up in a riot when locals in an Andean village vent their unhappiness with contamination from a nearby mine.

Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Magaly Solier, Jasmin Tabatabai, Olivier Gourmet, Arturo Anacarino Zarate

Votes: 666 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Gods (2008)

120 min | Drama

Elisa, fiancee of a wealthy industrialist who is twenty years older than her is eager to shed her working-class background in favor of the opulence of her fiancé's elite lifestyle. To her ... See full summary »

Director: Josué Méndez | Stars: Maricielo Effio, Sergio Gjurinovic, Anahí de Cárdenas, Edgar Saba

Votes: 281

36. Quemar las naves (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. Her 19 year old daughter Helena dreams of traveling the world and learns foreign languages at home and wishes she could ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Franco Alba | Stars: Irene Azuela, Ángel Onésimo Nevares, Claudette Maillé, Bernardo Benítez

Votes: 678

37. Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Serrano | Stars: Demián Bichir, Susana Zabaleta, Jorge Salinas, Cecilia Suárez

Votes: 2,200

38. Bad Habits (2007)

103 min | Drama

Intertwining stories of abuse, adultery, and anorexia center around a family and with obsessed mother living in Mexico City.

Director: Simón Bross | Stars: Ximena Ayala, Elena de Haro, Marco Treviño, Aurora Cano

Votes: 958

39. You Owe Me One (2002)

12 min | Short, Comedy

A family of three, plus the maid and daughter's boyfriend look pretty normal on the outside. But in actuality, the are all having affairs with each other. The boyfriend is sleeping with the... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Cuarón | Stars: Fernando Becerril, Paloma Woolrich, Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Marco Pérez

Votes: 436

40. Miss Bala (2011)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding.

Director: Gerardo Naranjo | Stars: Stephanie Sigman, Noé Hernández, Irene Azuela, Jose Yenque

Votes: 8,174

41. Lake Tahoe (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Hector Herrera, Daniela Valentine, Juan Carlos Lara II

Votes: 1,586 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Matando Cabos (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.

Director: Alejandro Lozano | Stars: Tony Dalton, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Kristoff

Votes: 4,242 | Gross: $0.13M

43. Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Sistach | Stars: Ximena Ayala, Nancy Gutiérrez, Arcelia Ramírez, María Rojo

Votes: 918

44. In the Open (2011)

85 min | Drama

Elisa, a thirty-eight-year old woman, leaves for a week with her husband and young daughter on a vacation to a house in the country. Everything is going for her: she has a successful ... See full summary »

Director: Hernán Belón | Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Dolores Fonzi, Matilda Manzano, Pochi Ducasse

Votes: 280

45. It's Your Fault (2010)

87 min | Drama

Are we what others see, or are we what we allow others to see? Most likely it is the view of others which delimits our own identity, as a young divorced mother named Julieta convinces ... See full summary »

Director: Anahí Berneri | Stars: Erica Rivas, Nicasio Galán, Zenón Galán, Rubén Viani

Votes: 250

46. Mondays in the Sun (2002)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido, Nieve de Medina

Votes: 12,127 | Gross: $0.15M

47. Live-In Maid (2004)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A wealthy woman and her live-in housekeeper must adjust their entrenched routine and relationship when Buenos Aires is plunged into economic crisis.,

Director: Jorge Gaggero | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Norma Argentina, Marcos Mundstock, Raul Panguinao

Votes: 839 | Gross: $0.20M

48. Sleep Tight (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan, Petra Martínez

Votes: 34,128

49. The Life: What's Your Pleasure? (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

4.3