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List of Pedro Almodovar Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Wild Tales (2014)
12
2
Wild Tales
R
12
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Damián Szifron
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Darío Grandinetti, Julieta Zylberberg, María Marull, Mónica Villa, Rita Cortese
2. Talk to Her (2002)
12
2
Talk to Her
R
12
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Geraldine Chaplin, Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Caetano Veloso, Elena Anaya
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)
12
3
Todo sobre mi madre
R
12
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan
Awards:
BAFTA Award for , BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
4. Pain and Glory (2019)
13
2
Pain and Glory
13
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Cecilia Roth, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia
5. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
12
2
What Have I Done to Deserve This?
12
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, Gonzalo Suárez, Carmen Maura, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma
6. Rapture (1979)
12
2
Rapture
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Iván Zulueta
Genres:
Horror, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth, Will More, Marta Fernández Muro
7. La piel que habito (2011)
12
2
La piel que habito
R
12
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. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Marisa Paredes, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Roberto Álamo
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
8. Volver (2006)
12
2
Volver
R
12
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.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Lola Dueñas, Carmen Maura, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo
9. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
12
2
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
R
12
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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco, Carmen Maura, Rossy de Palma
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.

As:
Producer
Director:
Isabel Coixet
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Plummer, Debbie Harry, Alfred Molina, Sarah Polley, Scott Speedman
11. The Secret Life of Words (2005)
12
2
The Secret Life of Words
12
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Isabel Coixet
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Julie Christie, Tim Robbins, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Sarah Polley, Danny Cunningham
12. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
11
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.

As:
Producer
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Eduardo Noriega, Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés
13. 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.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Fele Martínez, Gael García Bernal, Lluís Homar
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Francesca Neri, Ángela Molina, José Sancho
15. A Man Called Autumn Flower (1978)
11
2
A Man Called Autumn Flower
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Pedro Olea
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, Roberto Camardiel, José Sacristán, Francisco Algora, Carmen Carbonell
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, José Luis Gómez, Blanca Portillo, Lluís Homar, Rubén Ochandiano
17. High Heels (1991)
11
2
High Heels
R
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Victoria Abril, Miguel Bosé, Marisa Paredes, Anna Lizaran
18. La ley del deseo (1987)
11
2
La ley del deseo
NC-17
11
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Carmen Maura, Eusebio Poncela, Miguel Molina
19. The Angel (2018)
11
2
The Angel
Not
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Luis Ortega
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Cecilia Roth, Mercedes Morán, Daniel Fanego, Luis Gnecco, Peter Lanzani
20. Julieta (2016)
12
2
Julieta
R
12
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Romance
Star Cast:
Rossy de Palma, Emma Suárez, Darío Grandinetti, Inma Cuesta, Adriana Ugarte
21. The Flower of My Secret (1995)
11
2
The Flower of My Secret
R
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carme Elias, Juan Echanove, Chus Lampreave, Rossy de Palma, Marisa Paredes
22. Dark Habits (1983)
11
2
Dark Habits
11
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, Will More, Laura Cepeda, Cristina Sánchez Pascual, Miguel Zúñiga
23. The Clan (2015)
12
2
The Clan
R
12
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Pablo Trapero
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich, Gastón Cocchiarale, Giselle Motta
24. Átame! (1989)
11
2
Átame!
X
11
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, Loles León, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco
25. Matador (1986)
11
2
Matador
NC-17
11
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Assumpta Serna, Eva Cobo, Julieta Serrano
26. Laberinto de pasiones (1982)
11
2
Laberinto de pasiones
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Imanol Arias, Marta Fernández Muro, Cecilia Roth
27. Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
10
2
Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom
10
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, Carmen Maura, Concha Grégori, Félix Rotaeta, Alaska
28. Zama (2017)
10
2
Zama
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Lucrecia Martel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Nahuel Cano
29. The Holy Girl (2004)
10
2
The Holy Girl
R
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Lucrecia Martel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mercedes Morán, Carlos Belloso, Alejandro Urdapilleta, María Alche, Julieta Zylberberg
30. La concejala antropófaga (2009)
10
2
La concejala antropófaga
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Carmen Machi, Marta Aledo
31. Kika (1993)
10
2
Kika
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Verónica Forqué, Peter Coyote, Victoria Abril, Rossy de Palma, Àlex Casanovas
32. Acción mutante (1993)
10
2
Acción mutante
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Álex de la Iglesia
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Rossy de Palma, Antonio Resines, Álex Angulo, Frédérique Feder, Juan Viadas
33. The Headless Woman (2008)
10
2
The Headless Woman
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Lucrecia Martel
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
María Onetto, Claudia Cantero, Inés Efron, César Bordón, Daniel Genoud
34. Pestañas postizas (1982)
10
2
Pestañas postizas
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Enrique Belloch
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Sonsoles Benedicto, Queta Claver, Carmen Belloch, Iñaki Miramón
35. Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! (1978)
9
2
Folle... folle... fólleme Tim!
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Carmen Maura
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Coté Soler, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva
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. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Fernando Hilbeck, Juan Lombardero, Isabel Mestres, Agustín 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
As:
Cast
Director:
Fernando Colomo
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, Héctor Alterio, Carmen Maura, Félix Rotaeta, José Lage
39. Times of the Constitution (1979)
8
2
Times of the Constitution
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Rafael Gordon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, José Bódalo, Francisco Algora, Héctor Alterio, Verónica Forqué
40. Sexo va, sexo viene (1977)
8
2
Sexo va, sexo viene
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Short, Comedy
41. El sueño, o la estrella (1975)
8
2
El sueño, o la estrella
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Short, Comedy
42. Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (1976)
7
1
Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Short
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
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy, Short
44. La caída de Sódoma (1975)
7
1
La caída de Sódoma
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy, Short
45. Film político (1974)
7
1
Film político
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Comedy, Short
46. Muerte en la carretera (1976)
7
1
Muerte en la carretera
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Paloma Hurtado, Juan Lombardero, Pepe Maya, Miguel Ángel Requejo, Iván Villafranca
47. Homenaje (1975)
7
1
Homenaje
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Short, Comedy
48. Blancor (1975)
7
1
Blancor
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Short, Comedy
49. Sea caritativo (1976)
6
1
Sea caritativo
6
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Pedro Almodóvar
Genres:
Short, Comedy
50. The Silence of Others (2018)
14
3
The Silence of Others
14
3
As:
Producer
Director:
Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
María Martín, José María Galante, Carlos Slepoy, Ana Messuti, Maria Servini
51. The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)
11
2
The Last Summer of La Boyita
TV-PG
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Julia Solomonoff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Guadalupe Alonso, Nicolás Treise, Mirella Pascual, Gabo Correa, María Clara Merendino
52. The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000)
9
2
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Accepting Award
Director:
Troy Miller, Louis J. Horvitz
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, Billy Crystal, Agustín Almodóvar, *NSYNC, Ashley L. Anderson
53. Mi nombre es sombra (1996)
9
2
Mi nombre es sombra
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Gonzalo Suárez
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Fernando Hilbeck, Jean-Claude Adelin, François-Eric Gendron, Amparo Larrañaga, Elena Bagutta
54. Shampoo Horns (1998)
8
2
Shampoo Horns
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Manuel Toledano
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Reeves, Cheyenne Besch, Sophia Lamar, Jonathan Lawrence, Jason Anthony
56. Camp Christmas (1993)
6
1
Camp Christmas
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Star Cast:
Pedro Almodóvar, Sandra Bernhard, Simon Callow, Melissa Etheridge, Andy Bell

TV Shows and Videos

Delirios de amor (1989)
Delirios de amor
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
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