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List of Pedro Almodovar Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Wild Tales (2014)
12
2
Wild Tales
R
12
2
Starring:
Darío Grandinetti, Julieta Zylberberg, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Rita Cortese
Directed By:
Damián Szifron
2. Talk to Her (2002)
14
2
Talk to Her
R
14
2

Benigno, a male nurse who fell in love with Alicia after seeing her dance, becomes her caregiver after she ends up in coma following a car accident. When journalist Marco comes to the hospital with his comatose girlfriend, bullfighter Lydia, the two men bond and Benigno encourages Marco to talk to Lydia like he does to Alicia.

Starring:
Geraldine Chaplin, Paz Vega, Elena Anaya, Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Caetano Veloso
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay - Original, BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
3. Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
13
3
Todo sobre mi madre
R
13
3

The story focuses on an Argentine nurse, overseeing donor organ transplants in a Madrid hospital. Also single mother, she loses her only son in a road accident and after donating his heart, moves to Barcelona to find her son’s father, a transgender woman. Winner of multiple awards, the film successfully deals in such complex issues like homosexuality, transsexualism, AIDs and faith.

Starring:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
Awards:
BAFTA Award for , BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
4. Pain and Glory (2019)
15
2
Pain and Glory
15
2

Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker, remembers his past, and he recalls all the mistakes that he had made. He also cherishes all the beautiful moments of his past. This eventually leads him to thoughts regarding life and art, which matters to him the most.

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Cecilia Roth, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
5. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
15
2
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
R
15
2

This Spanish comedy drama film tells the story of a television actress, who is left by her lover without any apparent reason. She embarks on a journey to find out why, but on her way, she comes across multiple eccentric characters.

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco, Carmen Maura, Rossy de Palma
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
6. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
12
2
What Have I Done to Deserve This?
12
2

Gloria is a housewife who lives in a small apartment with her mother-in-law, two sons and her husband Antonio. They are struggling to make ends meet, and Gloria works a cleaning lady to earn some extra money. Their lives take an ugly turn, when Gloria hits Antonio with a piece of wood one day, while having an argument, leading to Antonio’s death.  

Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, Gonzalo Suárez, Carmen Maura, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
7. Rapture (1979)
12
2
Rapture
12
2
Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth, Will More, Marta Fernández Muro
Directed By:
Iván Zulueta
8. La piel que habito (2011)
13
2
La piel que habito
R
13
2

As known as The Skin I Live In is a psychological thriller that revolves around the life of a young woman named Vera. She has been held captive and experimented on by plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard who has developed an artificial skin resistant to burns. The revelation of Vera’s true identity leads to Robert’s eventual downfall. 

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Álamo
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
9. Volver (2006)
13
2
Volver
R
13
2

The movie revolves around the lives of sisters Raimunda and Sole, who live in Madrid after losing their parents in a fire three years ago. Raimunda goes to absurd lengths to protect her daughter after Paula murders her would-be rapist and her mother Irene returns from the dead to fix the family.  

Starring:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Lola Dueñas, Carmen Maura, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
10. My Life Without Me (2003)
12
2
My Life Without Me
R
12
2

My Life Without Me is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a hard-working mother who discovers that she is having terminal ovarian cancer and has only two months to live. She decides not to let her family know, in order to live her remaining days happily.

Starring:
Debbie Harry, Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Plummer, Alfred Molina, Sarah Polley, Scott Speedman
Directed By:
Isabel Coixet
11. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
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2
The Devil's Backbone
R
11
2

After his father’s death in Spanish Civil War, 12-year-old Carlos is sent to a remote orphanage, Santa Lucia School. Though head-mistress Carmen and kind professor Casares are considerate, he has difficulties with hostile caretaker Jacinto. Not very comfortable in that place, Carlos encounters Santi, ghost of a missing former occupant who keeps badgering Carlos. Gradually Carlos unearths many secrets of the orphanage.

Starring:
Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Eduardo Noriega, Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés
Directed By:
12. Bad Education (2004)
11
2
Bad Education
NC-17
11
2

An aspiring actor, Ignacio Rodriguez, brings a semi-autobiographical manuscript to old school friend, filmmaker Enrique Guded, who is reminded of their days at St. John’s Catholic School, their first sexual experience with each other followed by Enrique being expelled by Principle Father Manolo while Ignacio gets victimized. But as Ignacio is now a totally changed person, Enrique needs to find out facts.

Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Fele Martínez, Gael García Bernal, Lluís Homar
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
13. The Secret Life of Words (2005)
12
3
The Secret Life of Words
12
3

A lonely woman with impaired hearing gives up her first holiday in years. She travels to an oil rig, to care for a man who has suffered severe burns, after surviving an accident.

Starring:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Julie Christie, Tim Robbins, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Sarah Polley, Danny Cunningham
Directed By:
Isabel Coixet
14. Carne trémula (1997)
11
2
Carne trémula
R
11
2

Victor goes to meet Elena for a date; however Elena is uninterested. They soon get into an argument which eventually results in Elena accidentally shooting a policeman named David.

Starring:
Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Francesca Neri, Ángela Molina, José Sancho
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
15. A Man Called Autumn Flower (1978)
11
2
A Man Called Autumn Flower
11
2
Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, Roberto Camardiel, José Sacristán, Francisco Algora, Carmen Carbonell
Directed By:
Pedro Olea
16. Los abrazos rotos (2009)
12
2
Los abrazos rotos
R
12
2

Death of millionaire Ernesto Martel sets off Harry Caine, a blind writer and former film director, on a trip down memory lane. The Spanish romantic-thriller was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 67th Golden Globe Awards and serves as a tribute to filmmaking and cinema.

Starring:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, José Luis Gómez, Blanca Portillo, Lluís Homar, Rubén Ochandiano
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
17. High Heels (1991)
12
2
High Heels
R
12
2

High Heels is a romantic comedy drama film which revolves around the fractured relationship between a famous singer, and her grown daughter whom she had abandoned as a child. Their relationship gets more complicated as the daughter, who works as a news anchor, gets married to the ex-lover of her mother.

Starring:
Javier Bardem, Victoria Abril, Miguel Bosé, Marisa Paredes, Anna Lizaran
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
18. The Angel (2018)
11
2
The Angel
Not
11
2
Starring:
Cecilia Roth, Mercedes Morán, Daniel Fanego, Luis Gnecco, Peter Lanzani
Directed By:
Luis Ortega
19. Julieta (2016)
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2
Julieta
R
12
2

About to leave Madrid with boyfriend Lorenzo, middle-aged Julieta runs into Beatriz, her estranged daughter Antia’s childhood friend. After learning that married Antia now lives with her family in Switzerland, Julieta breaks-up with Lorenzo, moves in her former apartment, hopeful that her daughter will communicate. While waiting, a distraught Julieta writes her memories, reliving Antia’s childhood, and separation that left many questions unanswered.

Starring:
Rossy de Palma, Emma Suárez, Darío Grandinetti, Inma Cuesta, Adriana Ugarte
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
20. La ley del deseo (1987)
11
3
La ley del deseo
NC-17
11
3

Porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend Juan, after which the latter moves away to live in a lighthouse. Juan writes to Pablo, but Pablo is now seeing Antonio, a fan who is psychotic and obsessive in nature.  

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Carmen Maura, Eusebio Poncela, Miguel Molina
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
21. The Flower of My Secret (1995)
11
2
The Flower of My Secret
R
11
2

Despite her successful career as a writer, Leo Macias is quite frustrated with her personal and professional life, mostly due to the fact that her husband, a soldier, is always away. Things begin to change when she meets Angel, an editor.

Starring:
Carme Elias, Juan Echanove, Chus Lampreave, Rossy de Palma, Marisa Paredes
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
22. Dark Habits (1983)
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2
Dark Habits
11
2

In this Spanish black comedy film, a nightclub singer seeks refuge in a nunnery after her boyfriend dies due to an overdose. However, she is in for a shock, upon finding out that the lifestyle of the nuns includes pornography as well as drugs.    

Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, Will More, Laura Cepeda, Cristina Sánchez Pascual, Miguel Zúñiga
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
23. The Clan (2015)
12
2
The Clan
R
12
2
Starring:
Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich, Gastón Cocchiarale, Giselle Motta
Directed By:
Pablo Trapero
24. Átame! (1989)
12
2
Átame!
X
12
2

This dark comedy romance film tells us the story of Ricky, who has just been released from a mental institution. He tries to reunite with the love of his life, Marina, an actress. Things get very problematic when he finds out that Marina doesn’t remember who he is, as they had met only for a while during her years as a junkie and a porn star.

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, Loles León, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
25. Matador (1986)
11
2
Matador
NC-17
11
2

Diego Montez is a retired matador, who is now working as a teacher. One of his students Angel, attempts to rape Diego’s girlfriend, Eva, but fails, and turns himself in. He also confesses to a series of murders that he has seen in vision. However, the police don’t seem to be convinced that he is the culprit.

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Assumpta Serna, Eva Cobo, Julieta Serrano
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
26. Laberinto de pasiones (1982)
11
2
Laberinto de pasiones
11
2
Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Imanol Arias, Marta Fernández Muro, Cecilia Roth
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
27. Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
10
2
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom
10
2
Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, Carmen Maura, Concha Grégori, Félix Rotaeta, Alaska
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
28. Zama (2017)
10
2
Zama
10
2
Starring:
Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Nahuel Cano
Directed By:
Lucrecia Martel
29. The Holy Girl (2004)
10
2
The Holy Girl
R
10
2
Starring:
Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta, María Alche, Julieta Zylberberg
Directed By:
Lucrecia Martel
30. La concejala antropófaga (2009)
10
2
La concejala antropófaga
10
2
Starring:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Carmen Machi, Marta Aledo
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
31. Kika (1993)
11
2
Kika
11
2

Nicholas brings in a cosmetologist named Kika, in order to prepare to corpse of his son, who has passed away recently. Things take a turn when his son, Ramon, is revived from his death, and both Ramon and Kika soon fall in love. However, this complicates things, as Nicholas wants Kika for himself. Meanwhile, Ramon also suspects his father of having an involvement in the death of his mother.

Starring:
Verónica Forqué, Peter Coyote, Victoria Abril, Rossy de Palma, Àlex Casanovas
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
32. Acción mutante (1993)
10
2
Acción mutante
10
2
Starring:
Rossy de Palma, Antonio Resines, Álex Angulo, Frédérique Feder, Juan Viadas
Directed By:
Álex de la Iglesia
33. The Headless Woman (2008)
10
2
The Headless Woman
10
2
Starring:
María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Inés Efron, César Bordón, Daniel Genoud
Directed By:
Lucrecia Martel
34. Pestañas postizas (1982)
10
2
Pestañas postizas
10
2

The love between a vaudeville performer and her boyfriend, a younger actor, is put to the test, when an older lady tries to lure the man by tempting him with her wealth.  

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Sonsoles Benedicto, Queta Claver, Carmen Belloch, Iñaki Miramón
Directed By:
Enrique Belloch
35. Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! (1978)
9
2
Folle... folle... fólleme Tim!
9
2

This comedy film tells the story of a poor girl working in a general store, with her blind boyfriend who plays guitar. However, over time, he starts to gain fame.

Starring:
Carmen Maura
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
36. Los amantes pasajeros (2013)
9
3
Los amantes pasajeros
R
9
3

When a Spanish flight headed for Mexico faces technical difficulties, and it appears that there is no escape, the crew decides to drug every person in the economy class, and try to cheer the small group of passengers in the business class.

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Paz Vega, Penélope Cruz, Coté Soler, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
37. Salomé (1978)
8
2
Salomé
8
2

Salomé is a 1978 Spanish short film directed by Pedro Almodovar, which is a retelling of the Biblical tale of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son. 

Starring:
Fernando Hilbeck, Juan Lombardero, Isabel Mestres, Agustín Almodóvar
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
38. ¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste? (1979)
8
2
¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste?
8
2

Rosa is a middle-aged woman whose life begins to change radically after she gets divorced to her husband Jorge. She soon gets acquainted with a young rocker. Despite her differences with the man, they experience various exciting situations in Madrid.

Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, Héctor Alterio, Carmen Maura, Félix Rotaeta, José Lage
Directed By:
Fernando Colomo
39. Times of the Constitution (1979)
8
2
Times of the Constitution
8
2
Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, José Bódalo, Francisco Algora, Héctor Alterio, Verónica Forqué
Directed By:
Rafael Gordon
40. Sexo va, sexo viene (1977)
8
2
Sexo va, sexo viene
8
2
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
41. El sueño, o la estrella (1975)
8
2
El sueño, o la estrella
8
2
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
42. Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (1976)
7
1
Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
7
1
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
43. Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda (1974)
7
1
Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda
7
1
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
44. La caída de Sódoma (1975)
7
1
La caída de Sódoma
7
1
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
45. Film político (1974)
7
1
Film político
7
1
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
46. Muerte en la carretera (1976)
7
1
Muerte en la carretera
7
1
Starring:
Paloma Hurtado, Juan Lombardero, Pepe Maya, Miguel Ángel Requejo, Iván Villafranca
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
47. Blancor (1975)
7
1
Blancor
7
1
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
48. Homenaje (1975)
7
2
Homenaje
7
2
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
49. Sea caritativo (1976)
6
1
Sea caritativo
6
1
Directed By:
Pedro Almodóvar
50. The Silence of Others (2018)
14
3
The Silence of Others
14
3
Starring:
María Martín, José María Galante, Carlos Slepoy, Ana Messuti, Maria Servini
Directed By:
Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo
51. The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)
11
2
The Last Summer of La Boyita
TV-PG
11
2
Starring:
Guadalupe Alonso, Nicolás Treise, Mirella Pascual, Gabo Correa, María Clara Merendino
Directed By:
Julia Solomonoff
52. Mi nombre es sombra (1996)
9
2
Mi nombre es sombra
9
2
Starring:
Fernando Hilbeck, Jean-Claude Adelin, François-Eric Gendron, Amparo Larrañaga, Elena Bagutta
Directed By:
Gonzalo Suárez
53. Shampoo Horns (1998)
8
2
Shampoo Horns
8
2
Starring:
Jason Reeves, Cheyenne Besch, Sophia Lamar, Jonathan Lawrence, Jason Anthony
Directed By:
Manuel Toledano

TV Movie(s)

1. Camp Christmas (1993)
6
1
Camp Christmas
6
1
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, Sandra Bernhard, Simon Callow, Melissa Etheridge, Andy Bell

TV Shows and Videos

Delirios de amor (1989)
Delirios de amor
Starring:
Pedro Almodóvar, Will More, Rossy de Palma, Lourdes Ferriol, Laura Bayonas

Pedro Almodovar Awards

Academy Awards
Hable con ella Best Writing, Original Screenplay 2003
BAFTA Awards
La piel que habito Best Film Not in the English Language 2012
Hable con ella Best Screenplay - Original 2003
Hable con ella Best Film not in the English Language 2003
Todo sobre mi madre Best Film not in the English Language 2000