Search results for "Pedro Almodóvar"


What Have I Done To Deserve This? (1984)

Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian Neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Carmen Maura  •  Ángel de Andrés López  •  Chus Lampreave  •  Verónica Forqué

All About My Mother (1999)

A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Cecilia Roth  •  Marisa Paredes  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Candela Peña

Bad Education (2004) RT 88% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Apr 2005

This Pedro Almodóvar film explores the sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church in 1960’s Spain. The film is about two boys who are mistreated in a Catholic school and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Fele Martínez  •  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  Lluís Homar

I'm So Excited (2013)

The film is an ensemble comedy written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Paz Vega  •  Blanca Suárez

The Skin I Live In (2011) RT 80% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2012

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Elena Anaya  •  Marisa Paredes  •  Blanca Suárez

Broken Embraces (2009) RT 81% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2010

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Lluís Homar  •  Blanca Portillo  •  José Luis Gómez

The Cannibalistic Councillor (2009)

Spin Off from "Los Abrazos Rotos"  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Marta Aledo  •  Carmen Machi

Volver (2006) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Carmen Maura  •  Lola Dueñas  •  Blanca Portillo

Talk to Her (2002) RT 92% / Audience 93%

DVD release: May 2003

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Leonor Watling  •  Rosario Flores  •  Javier Cámara  •  Darío Grandinetti

Live Flesh (1997)

A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Liberto Rabal  •  Francesca Neri  •  Javier Bardem  •  Penélope Cruz




The Flower of My Secret (1995) RT 83% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Marisa Paredes  •  Juan Echanove  •  Carme Elias  •  Rossy de Palma

Kika (1993) RT 62% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Nov 1997

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Verónica Forqué  •  Victoria Abril  •  Peter Coyote  •  Rossy de Palma

High Heels (1991)

High Heels is a murder mystery comedy centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo and her daughter Rebecca, a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Victoria Abril  •  Marisa Paredes  •  Miguel Bosé  •  Anna Lizaran

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Victoria Abril  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Loles León  •  Julieta Serrano

Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

A breakup leads Pepa Marcos (Carmen Maura) into a chain of ludicrous and hilarious events.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Carmen Maura  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Julieta Serrano  •  María Barranco

Law of Desire (1987) RT 100% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Dec 2009

When porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Eusebio Poncela  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Carmen Maura  •  Miguel Molina

Matador (1986)

A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Assumpta Serna  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Nacho Martínez  •  Eva Cobo

Dark Habits (1983)

A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Cristina Sánchez Pascual  •  Julieta Serrano  •  Marisa Paredes  •  Lina Canalejas

Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls on the Heap (1980)

Almodovar's first film of life in Madrid during the punk era and not one for the squeamish. He covers everything from drugs and sexual violence, to female masochism.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Carmen Maura  •  Eva Siva  •  Olvido Gara  •  Félix Rotaeta