Carlos Saura

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1. The Delinquents (1960)

80 min | Crime, Drama

Julián, Ramón, Juan, el Chato, Paco and Manolo are a bunch of scoundrels and members of the Spanish youth, who until now have not paid attention more than in the police stations. Boys of ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Manuel Zarzo, Luis Marín, Óscar Cruz, Juanjo Losada

Votes: 156

2. Weeping for a Bandit (1964)

100 min | Drama, History, Western

José María "El Tempranillo" fleeing from justice, takes refuge in Sierra Morena. After a period of hard learning, he becomes the leader of a group of bandits.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Francisco Rabal, Lea Massari, Philippe Leroy, Lino Ventura

Votes: 117

3. The Hunt (1966)

91 min | Drama, Thriller

Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Ismael Merlo, Alfredo Mayo, José María Prada, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Votes: 1,466

4. Peppermint Frappé (1967)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis López Vázquez, Alfredo Mayo, Emiliano Redondo

Votes: 1,068

5. Stress Is Three (1968)

94 min | Drama

An industrialist drives to the sea with his wife and best friend, who he thinks are starting an affair. As the two flirt, he becomes increasingly paranoid. Will he end his agony by killing ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Juan Luis Galiardo, Fernando Cebrián, Porfiria Sanchíz

Votes: 130

6. Honeycomb (1969)

PG | 102 min | Drama

Teresa is like a child. She is frustrated with her childless existence and suspects her husband of being unfaithful. She and her husband play games with each other, tempting fate.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Per Oscarsson, Teresa del Río, Julia Peña

Votes: 183

7. The Garden of Delights (1970)

95 min | Drama

The greedy relatives of an amnesic and paralytic 45 years old millionaire try him to recover his memory by any means.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Luchy Soto, Francisco Pierrá, Charo Soriano

Votes: 406

8. Anna and the Wolves (1973)

100 min | Drama

The young but travelled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José María Prada, José Vivó

Votes: 1,151

9. Cousin Angelica (1974)

107 min | Drama

When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Lina Canalejas, Fernando Delgado, María Clara Fernández de Loaysa

Votes: 732

10. Cría Cuervos (1976)

PG | 105 min | Drama

In the twilight of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, an eight-year-old orphan and her two sisters find shelter in the house of their stern aunt, trying their best to acclimatise to a new reality. Will they summon up the courage to grow up?

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Ana Torrent, Conchita Pérez, Mayte Sanchez, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 8,322

11. Elisa, My Life (1977)

125 min | Drama

Elisa has not seen her father Luis for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio telling that her father is ill and ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Fernando Rey, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabel Mestres, Joaquín Hinojosa

Votes: 569

12. Blindfolded Eyes (1978)

110 min | Drama

Deeply impressed by the testimony of an anonymous woman at the Russell Tribunal about the torture she suffered, Luis, the theater director, decides to mount a play that will be the adaptation of that testimony.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis Gómez, Xabier Elorriaga, Lola Cardona

Votes: 172

13. Mama Turns 100 (1979)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Amparo Muñoz, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Norman Briski

Votes: 992

14. Deprisa, Deprisa (1981)

99 min | Crime, Drama

Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Berta Socuéllamos, Jose Antonio Valdelomar González, Jesús Arias, José María Hervás Roldán

Votes: 968

15. Blood Wedding (1981)

Not Rated | 67 min | Music

Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Carmen Villena

Votes: 1,487

16. Sweet Hours (1982)

106 min | Drama

The past is a riddle to Juan (Inaki Aierra), the playwright. He is tormented by it - by memories of the elderly father who went off, and the young mother who committed suicide, and he has ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Iñaki Aierra, Assumpta Serna, Álvaro de Luna, Jacques Lalande

Votes: 123

17. Antonieta (1982)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

A French psychologist investigates about famous suicidal women. She finds the case of Antonieta Rivas Mercado, a Mexican writer who died inside Paris' Notre Dame in 1931. To follow the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Hanna Schygulla, Ignacio López Tarso, Carlos Bracho

Votes: 278

18. Carmen (I) (1983)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía, Marisol

Votes: 2,739

19. Los zancos (1984)

95 min | Drama

Ángel is an aging professor, a lonely widower without purpose. His lovely, spirited neighbor, Terese, interrupts his suicide attempt when she comes to borrow wine. She invites him for ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Laura del Sol, Antonio Banderas, Francisco Rabal

Votes: 165

20. El amor brujo (1986)

PG | 100 min | Music, Drama

In a Gypsy village, the fathers of Candela and José promise their children to each other. Years later, the unfaithful José marries Candela but while defending his lover Lucía in a brawl, he... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Laura del Sol, Juan Antonio Jiménez

Votes: 748

21. El Dorado (1988)

149 min | Drama, History

The film tells the epic story of an expedition that took place between 1560 and 1561, headed by Pedro de Ursúa, in search of "El Dorado." The territory they explored subsequently became ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eusebio Poncela, Lambert Wilson, Gabriela Roel

Votes: 482

22. The Dark Night of the Soul (1989)

93 min | Drama

A fascinating study of the poet Saint John of the Cross, and his spell in solitary confinement. Set in the convent of Toledo, this film explores the temptations that surrounded him, the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Juan Diego, Fernando Guillén, Manuel de Blas, Francisco Casares

Votes: 111

23. ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Carmen Maura, Andrés Pajares, Gabino Diego, Armando De Razza

Votes: 2,282 | Gross: $0.30M

24. Sevillanas (1992)

53 min | Documentary, Musical

Filmed like a documentary, "Sevillanas" consists of eleven short performances by Spain's most famous flamenco dancers, singers and guitarists. Saura, well-known for his flamenco films ("... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Manuela Carrasco, Matilde Coral, Camarón de la Isla, Paco de Lucía

Votes: 125

25. Marathon (1993)

Not Rated | 130 min | Documentary, Sport

A view of the Olympic Games at Barcelona, using the marathon race as the weaving thread.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Linford Christie, Janet Evans

Votes: 59

26. Outrage (1993)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Ana is an equestrian sharpshooter for a one ring circus in Madrid for a week. Marcos is a reporter doing a Sunday supplement piece. He interviews her and she invites him to dinner with the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Francesca Neri, Antonio Banderas, Eulàlia Ramon, Walter Vidarte

Votes: 825

27. Flamenco (1995)

100 min | Documentary, Music

As a hall fills with performers, a narrator says that flamenco came from Andalucia, a mix of Greek psalms, Mozarabic dirges, Castillian ballads, Jewish laments, Gregorian chants, African ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: La Paquera de Jerez, Merche Esmeralda, Manolo Sanlúcar, Joaquín Cortés

Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.38M

28. Taxi (1996)

112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A young girl, after failing an exam, is forced by her father, a taxi-driver, to learn his profession. Soon she discovers that her father is not only a driver but also a member of a racist ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Ingrid Rubio, Carlos Fuentes, Ágata Lys, Ángel de Andrés López

Votes: 771

29. Pajarico (1997)

100 min | Drama

Manu, who just turned ten, makes his first trip to Murcia to spend some time with his father's family. Surrounded by orchards, sea, nature and a cheerful and warm family, he will find his first love and the first signs of his adult life.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Alejandro Martínez, Dafne Fernández, Francisco Rabal, Manuel Bandera

Votes: 220

30. Tango (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Musical

Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Cecilia Narova, Mía Maestro, Juan Carlos Copes

Votes: 2,687 | Gross: $1.69M

31. Goya in Bordeaux (1999)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War

61 Metascore

Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Francisco Rabal, Jose Coronado, Dafne Fernández, Eulàlia Ramon

Votes: 1,960 | Gross: $0.72M

32. Bunuel and King Solomon's Table (2001)

105 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Toledo in the 30s: The godfather of cinematic surrealism, Luis Buñuel, the poet Federico Garcia Loca and the painter Salvador Dalí are on a search for the mythical table of King Salomon, ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: El Gran Wyoming, Pere Arquillué, Ernesto Alterio, Adrià Collado

Votes: 469

33. Salomé (2002)

PG-13 | 85 min | Musical

The story of Salomé told as one of extreme love and vengeance. A director prepares a troupe of flamenco dancers for a performance. He summarizes the story and describes his spring for the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Aída Gómez, Pere Arquillué, Paco Mora, Javier Toca

Votes: 385

34. The 7th Day (2004)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

In an isolated village in Extremadura (Spain), the Jiménez and Fuentes families have a violent history of land disputes, jealousy, envy, and violence.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: José Garcia, Eulàlia Ramon, Yohana Cobo, Irene Escolar

Votes: 1,091

35. Iberia (2005)

99 min | Documentary, Musical

A series of dances inspired by composer Isaac Albéniz's "Iberia" suite.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Sara Baras, Antonio Canales, Marta Carrasco, Aída Gómez

Votes: 354

36. Fados (2007)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Musical

70 Metascore

A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Chico Buarque, Camané, Carlos do Carmo, Lila Downs

Votes: 708 | Gross: $0.13M

38. I, Don Giovanni (2009)

127 min | Drama, History, Music

A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Eulàlia Ramon, Sergi Roca, Anna Saura Ramón

Votes: 531

39. Flamenco Flamenco (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Music

82 Metascore

A look at the history and traditions of flamenco music and dance through the live performance of a wide variety of pieces.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Sara Baras, José Miguel Carmona, Montse Cortés, Paco de Lucía

Votes: 345 | Gross: $0.06M

40. Argentina (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Musical

66 Metascore

Poetic, riveting and moving, Argentina explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore and its stunning musical heritage.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Pedro Aznar, Juan Falú, Marian Farías Gómez, Gabo Ferro

Votes: 150 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Renzo Piano, an Architect for Santander (2018)

80 min | Documentary

The architect, a contemporary master, Renzo Piano. The filmmaker, another contemporary master, Carlos Saura.

Director: Carlos Saura

Votes: 51

42. Jota de Saura (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Musical

After "Sevillanas", "Flamenco" or "Fados, Carlos Saura gets once again behind the cameras to shoot a musical documentary about la Jota, the traditional dance and folk music from his ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Ara Malikian, Sara Baras, Israel Fernández, Nacho del Río

Votes: 67

43. Picasso y el Guernica

Biography, Drama | Pre-production

Pablo Picasso's emotional turmoil as he worked on the mural "Guernica" and his relationship with artist Dora Maar.

Director: Carlos Saura



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