Spanish thriller films

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  1. Basic Instinct 2
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    Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

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    Basic Instinct 2 (also known as Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction) is a 2006 erotic thriller film and the sequel to 1992's Basic Instinct. The film was directed by Michael Caton-Jones and produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels and Andrew G. Vajna. The screenplay was by Leora Barish and Henry Bean. It stars Sharon Stone, who reprises her role of Catherine Tramell from the original, and David Morrissey. The film is an international co-production of Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Spain.


  2. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
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    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

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    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a 2006 German fantasy thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and Dustin Hoffman. Tykwer, with Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, also composed the music. The screenplay by Tykwer, Andrew Birkin, and Bernd Eichinger is based on Patrick Süskind's 1985 novel Perfume. Set in 18th century France, the film tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Whishaw), an olfactory genius, and his homicidal quest for the perfect scent.


  3. The Ninth Gate
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    The Ninth Gate (1999)

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    The Ninth Gate is a 1999 French-Spanish-American mystery thriller film directed, produced, and co-written by Roman Polanski. The film is loosely based upon Arturo Pérez-Reverte's 1993 novel The Club Dumas. The plot involves the search for a rare, ancient book that purportedly contains the secret to magically summoning the Devil. The premiere showing was at San Sebastián, Spain, on 25 August 1999, a month before the 47th San Sebastian International Film Festival. It failed critically and commercially in North America; reviewers claimed it was a lesser effort than Rosemary's Baby (1968), Polanski's best-known supernatural film. Nonetheless, The Ninth Gate earned a worldwide gross of $58.4 million against a $38 million budget.


  4. The Others
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    The Others (2001)

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    The Others (Spanish: Los Otros) is a 2001 Spanish-American supernatural gothic horror film written, directed, and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan.


  5. Live Flesh
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    Live Flesh (1997)

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    Live Flesh (Spanish: Carne Trémula) is a 1997 Spanish romantic drama thriller film, written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Liberto Rabal, Javier Bardem, and Francesca Neri. The film is loosely based on Ruth Rendell's book Live Flesh.


  6. Passion
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    Passion (2012)

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    Passion is a 2012 erotic thriller film co-written and directed by Brian De Palma, starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. It is the English-language remake of Alain Corneau's 2010 thriller film Love Crime, but with the ending greatly altered. The film is an international co-production between France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.


  7. Dot the I
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    Dot the I (2003)

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    Dot the i (Spain: el punto sobre la i; Argentina: Obsesión) is a 2003 psychological thriller starring Gael García Bernal, Natalia Verbeke, and James D'Arcy. It was written and directed by Matthew Parkhill.


  8. The Skin I Live In
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    The Skin I Live In (2011)

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    The Skin I Live In (Spanish: La piel que habito) is a 2011 Spanish psychological thriller film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, and Roberto Álamo. The Skin I Live In is based on Thierry Jonquet's novel Mygale, first published in French and then in English under the title Tarantula.


  9. The Machinist
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    The Machinist (2004)

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    The Machinist is a 2004 English-language American psychological thriller film directed by Brad Anderson and written by Scott Kosar. The film stars Christian Bale, with Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Sharian, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, and Michael Ironside in supporting roles. The film is about Trevor Reznik (Bale), a machinist whose insomnia and psychological problems lead to a serious workplace accident involving a co-worker (Ironside). After Reznik is fired, he goes into downward spiral of paranoia and delusion. The film was well-received by critics, particularly Bale's strong performance.


  10. Open Your Eyes
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    Open Your Eyes (1997)

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    Abre los Ojos (English: Open Your Eyes) is a 1997 Spanish film co-written, co-scored and directed by Alejandro Amenábar and co-written by Mateo Gil. It stars Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Fele Martínez and Najwa Nimri. In 2002, Open Your Eyes was ranked No. 84 in the Top 100 Sci-Fi List by the Online Film Critics Society. The movie's intersecting planes of dream and reality have prompted some critics to suggest comparisons to Calderón's masterwork Life Is a Dream (Spanish: La vida es sueño, 1635).


  11. Enemy
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    Enemy (2013)

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    Enemy is a 2013 Canadian-Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve, loosely adapted by Javier Gullón from José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as two men who are physically identical, but different in terms of personality. Mélanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon co-star as the romantic partners of the men. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


  12. Broken Embraces
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    Broken Embraces (2009)

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    Broken Embraces (Spanish: Los abrazos rotos) is a 2009 Spanish romantic thriller film written, produced, and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Led by an ensemble cast consisting of many Almodóvar regulars, it stars Lluís Homar as a blind Madrilenian screenwriter who recalls his tragic love for Lena, played by Penélope Cruz, the deceased lead actress in his last directional feature Girls and Suitcases, who was also the mistress of a powerful, obsessive businessman (José Luis Gómez). Blanca Portillo co-stars as his agent Judit, while Tamar Novas portrays her son and Caine's co-writer Diego.


  13. The Impossible
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    The Impossible (2012)

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    The Impossible (Spanish: Lo Imposible) is a 2012 English-language Spanish disaster drama directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and written by Sergio G. Sánchez. It is based on the experience of María Belón and her family in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The cast includes Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland.


  14. Twisted Obsession
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    Twisted Obsession (1989)

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    Twisted Obsession (original Spanish title: El sueño del mono loco, literally The Dream of the Mad Monkey) is a 1989 Spanish erotic thriller directed by Fernando Trueba, starring Jeff Goldblum and Miranda Richardson. It was written by Trueba, Manuel Matji (also known as Manolo Matji) and Menno Meyjes (uncredited), originally based on the novel The Dream of the Mad Monkey by Christopher Frank.


  15. The Oxford Murders
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    The Oxford Murders (2008)

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    The Oxford Murders is a 2008 Spaniard-British film directed by Álex de la Iglesia. This thriller film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Argentine mathematician and writer Guillermo Martínez. The film stars Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Spanish actress Leonor Watling and Julie Cox.


  16. Buried
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    Buried (2010)

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    Buried is a 2010 Spanish thriller film directed by Rodrigo Cortés. It stars Ryan Reynolds and was written by Chris Sparling.


  17. The Kovak Box
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    The Kovak Box (2006)

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    The Kovak Box is a 2006 Spanish-British thriller film directed by Daniel Monzón and starring Timothy Hutton, Lucía Jiménez, Annette Badland and David Kelly. It is set on the island of Mallorca.


  18. The Backwoods
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    The Backwoods (2006)

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    The Backwoods, alternately known in Spanish as Bosque de Sombras, is a 2006 Spanish-British thriller film directed and co-written by the Spanish director Koldo Serra.


  19. The Devil's Backbone
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    The Devil's Backbone (2001)

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    The Devil's Backbone (Spanish: El espinazo del diablo) is a 2001 Spanish-Mexican gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro, and written by del Toro, Antonio Trashorras and David Muñoz. It was independently produced by Pedro Almodóvar, and filmed in Madrid.


  20. They Came to Rob Las Vegas
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    They Came to Rob Las Vegas (1968)

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    They Came to Rob Las Vegas is a 1968 crime film directed by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi and starring Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb, and Jack Palance. A crime outfit plan a heist to rob a hi-tech truck containing $7 million in Las Vegas. Its Spanish title was Las Vegas 500 Milliones. Filming took place in California, Nevada, and Spain.


  21. The Dancer Upstairs
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    The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

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    The Dancer Upstairs is a 2002 Spanish-American crime thriller film directed by John Malkovich (in his directorial debut) and starring Javier Bardem, Juan Diego Botto and Laura Morante. The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Nicholas Shakespeare, who also wrote the screenplay.


  22. The Monk
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    The Monk (2011)

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    The Monk is a 2011 French-Spanish thriller directed by Dominik Moll. It is an adaptation of Matthew Lewis' gothic novel of the same name. It chronicles the story of a Capucin Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel), a well-respected monk in Spain, concluding in his downfall. It was released in France on 13 July 2011.


  23. Open Graves
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    Open Graves (2009)

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    Open Graves is a 2009 horror film directed by Álvaro de Armiñán and written by Bruce A. Taylor and Roderick Taylor, the film stars Eliza Dushku, Mike Vogel, Naike Rivelli and Lindsay Robba.


  24. Sleep Tight
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    Sleep Tight (2011)

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    Sleep Tight (Spanish: Mientras duermes, "While You Sleep") is a Spanish horror thriller film directed by Jaume Balagueró and was written by Alberto Marini. The film was developed under the title Flatmate.


  25. Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco
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    Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)

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    Naked Girl Killed in the Park (Italian: Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco, Spanish: Joven de buena familia sospechosa de asesinato) is a 1972 giallo film directed by Alfonso Brescia and starring Robert Hoffmann.


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