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List of Penelope Cruz Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Volver (2006)
20
5
Volver
R
20
5

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:
Cast
Role:
Raimunda
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Lola Dueñas, Carmen Maura, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo
2. Abre los ojos (1997)
14
4
Abre los ojos
R
14
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Sofía
Director:
Alejandro Amenábar
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Eduardo Noriega, Fele Martínez, Chete Lera, Najwa Nimri
3. Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
14
7
Todo sobre mi madre
R
14
7

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:
Cast
Role:
Hermana Rosa
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan
4. Pain and Glory (2019)
10
2
Pain and Glory
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jacinta Mallo joven
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Cecilia Roth, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia
5. Blow (2001)
11
3
Blow
R
11
3

Blow follows the life cocaine smuggler George Jung who, when young, saw his family struggle with financial difficulties and decided to never suffer the same way himself. He deals in marijuana and later cocaine and becomes rich. However, eventually he has to face the consequences of his deeds, and they are not just legal ramifications. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mirtha Jung
Director:
Ted Demme
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Ray Liotta, Johnny Depp, Emma Roberts, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths
6. Belle Epoque (1992)
16
2
Belle Epoque
R
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Luz
Director:
Fernando Trueba
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Michel Galabru, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Gabino Diego, Miriam Díaz-Aroca
7. Venuto al mondo (2012)
12
3
Venuto al mondo
R
12
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Gemma
Director:
Sergio Castellitto
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Jane Birkin, Emile Davenport Hirsch, Penélope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, Adnan Haskovic, Saadet Aksoy, Pietro Castellitto
8. Los abrazos rotos (2009)
13
3
Los abrazos rotos
R
13
3

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:
Cast
Role:
Lena
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, José Luis Gómez, Blanca Portillo, Lluís Homar, Rubén Ochandiano
9. Carne trémula (1997)
10
4
Carne trémula
R
10
4

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:
Cast
Role:
Isabel Plaza Caballero
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Francesca Neri, Ángela Molina, José Sancho
10. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
14
3
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
PG-13
14
3

Two American women on a holiday in Barcelona discover a mutual attraction for an artist who is yet hooked to his former wife. Emotions are on a picturesque roller coaster ride in this romantic comedy-drama by Woody Allen.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Rebecca Hall, Penélope Cruz
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
11. Non ti muovere (2004)
12
4
Non ti muovere
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Italia
Director:
Sergio Castellitto
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto, Claudia Gerini, Natalia Barcelò, Lina Bernardi
12. Everybody Knows (2018)
10
4
Everybody Knows
R
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Carolina
Director:
Asghar Farhadi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Eduard Fernández, Ricardo Darín, Bárbara Lennie
13. Vanilla Sky (2001)
9
3
Vanilla Sky
R
9
3

A rich playboy David meets and falls in love with Sofia. His ex-lover Julie is jealous and ends up killing herself and severely disfiguring David’s face in a car accident. Medical help and Sofia’s love appear to heal David but there are strange incidences happening which David cannot understand. Difference between reality and dream becomes difficult to discern.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sofia Serrano
Director:
Cameron Crowe
Genres:
Thriller, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Romance
14. La niña de tus ojos (1998)
8
2
La niña de tus ojos
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Macarena Granada
Director:
Fernando Trueba
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Santiago Segura, Jorge Sanz, Antonio Resines, Rosa Maria Sardà
15. Elegy (2008)
12
6
Elegy
R
12
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Consuela Castillo
Director:
Isabel Coixet
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Hopper, Ben Kingsley, Debbie Harry, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Penélope Cruz
16. Jamón Jamón (1992)
15
3
Jamón Jamón
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Silvia
Director:
Bigas Luna
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Anna Galiena, Stefania Sandrelli, Juan Diego
17. El amor perjudica seriamente la salud (1996)
8
2
El amor perjudica seriamente la salud
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Diana Balaguer joven
Director:
Manuel Gómez Pereira
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Ana Belén, Juanjo Puigcorbé, Gabino Diego, Carles Sans
18. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
11
2
Murder on the Orient Express
PG-13
11
2

After solving a theft in Jerusalem, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot finds himself involved in the murder mystery of the corrupt businessman Edward Ratchett, on-board the lavish Orient Express. As natural disasters and heartbreaking revelations follow, Poirot is forced to rethink his definition of justice. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Pilar Estravados
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime
19. La concejala antropófaga (2009)
9
2
La concejala antropófaga
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pina
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Carmen Machi, Marta Aledo
20. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
11
3
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
PG-13
11
3

The fourth film of the popular Pirates of the Caribbean series, the movie revolves around Captain Jack Sparrow and his search for the Fountain of Youth. He eventually has to confront the infamous pirate named Blackbeard. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Angelica
Director:
Rob Marshall
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sam Claflin, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally
21. Head in the Clouds (2004)
9
2
Head in the Clouds
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mia
Director:
John Duigan
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Stuart Townsend, Thomas Kretschmann, Steven Berkoff
22. Ma ma (2015)
12
2
Ma ma
R
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Magda
Director:
Julio Medem
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia, Alex Brendemühl, Teo Planell
23. To Rome with Love (2012)
11
2
To Rome with Love
R
11
2

The film presents four unrelated stories, taking place in Rome. The first story focuses on an Italian bathroom singer being put on stage by an American opera director, while the second portrays the perils of a young couple, fresh from rural belt. The third focuses on a middle-class Roman suddenly becoming a celebrity while the fourth is about an American architect reliving his youth. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill, Alec Baldwin, Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Pierluigi Marchionne, Flavio Parenti
24. Sin noticias de Dios (2001)
8
3
Sin noticias de Dios
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Carmen Ramos
Director:
Agustín Díaz Yanes
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Jero García, Gerardo Giacinti, Montse G. Romeu
25. The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998)
9
2
The Man with Rain in His Shoes
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Louise
Director:
Maria Ripoll
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Douglas Henshall, Elizabeth McGovern, Lena Headey, Penélope Cruz, Mark Strong, Gustavo Salmerón
27. Sahara (2005)
12
2
Sahara
PG-13
12
2

Dirk Pitt, a former US Navy seal and explorer, reaches West African desert looking for the ‘Ship of Death,’ a lost Civil War ironclad battleship with secret treasure. He and his associate help UN scientist Dr. Eva Rojas, who is investigating the source of a deadly disease plaguing Africa. While connecting pieces of puzzle, they discover a link between the two mysteries. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Eva Rojas
Director:
Breck Eisner
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Matthew McConaughey, William H. Macy, Rainn Wilson, Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz
29. Grimsby (2016)
8
4
Grimsby
R
8
4

Alcoholic, dim-witted Nobby Butcher lives in Grimsby. When he reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian, who is a top MI6 agent, he accidentally foils Sebastian’s attempts to stop a sinister plot. On the run from both the MI6 and criminals, Sebastian must take Nobby’s help to prove his innocence and save his life.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Louis Leterrier
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
31. Nine (2009)
11
1
Nine
PG-13
11
1

Guido Contini, the gifted Italian film director, has only few days before he starts his new ambitious venture, but he doesn’t have a story for it yet. With his personal and professional life in chaos, he escapes to a resort and desperately tries to find an inspiration from his relationships with various women…..his wife, his mistress, his agent, his muse and mother.

As:
Cast
Role:
Carla
Director:
Rob Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Musical
32. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
10
3
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
R
10
3

A fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek Army against the Italians, during the Second World War. However, during this time, his fiancée starts to fall in love with the local Italian commander.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pelagia
Director:
John Madden
Genres:
Music, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, John Hurt, Christian Bale, Penélope Cruz, Irene Papas
34. Wasp Network (2020)
7
1
Wasp Network
TV-MA
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Olga Salanueva
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
35. Gothika (2003)
9
2
Gothika
R
9
2

Brilliant criminal psychiatrist Dr. Miranda Grey, following a car accident, wakes up as a patient in the Woodward Penitentiary where she worked and is treated by her co-worker Dr. Pete Graham. While she has no memory of events after the accident, she learns that she is the prime suspect for the murder of her husband Douglas.

As:
Cast
Director:
Mathieu Kassovitz
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., John Carroll Lynch, Bernard Hill, Penélope Cruz, Charles S. Dutton
37. Bandidas (2006)
11
3
Bandidas
PG-13
11
3

Maria Alvarez, a poor farm girl, and Sara Sandoval, a wealthy landowner’s daughter, join forces and become a bank-robbing duo in their effort to combat against a ruthless land baron who tries to capture their lands. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Maria Alvarez
Director:
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Action, Western
Star Cast:
Salma Hayek, Sam Shepard, Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz, Denis Arndt, Dwight Yoakam
38. Manolete (2008)
10
3
Manolete
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lupe Sino
Director:
Menno Meyjes
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Adrien Brody, Penélope Cruz, Santiago Segura, Ann Mitchell, Juan Echanove
39. Fanfan la Tulipe (2003)
7
1
Fanfan la Tulipe
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Adeline La Franchise
Director:
Gérard Krawczyk
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Vincent Perez, Didier Bourdon, Michel Muller, Hélène de Fougerolles
40. Los amantes pasajeros (2013)
8
1
Los amantes pasajeros
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jessica
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Coté Soler, Antonio de la Torre, Hugo Silva
41. Woman on Top (2000)
14
1
Woman on Top
R
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Isabella Oliveira
Director:
Fina Torres
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Harold Perrineau, Penélope Cruz, John de Lancie, Mark Feuerstein, Murilo Benício
44. The Counselor (2013)
9
1
The Counselor
R
9
1

A greedy Texas lawyer, desirous of more money to lead a lavish lifestyle with his girlfriend, gets involved in a perilous drug-smuggling deal. Despite warnings, he is confident that he knows all the angles of the game and will succeed. However, when the deal goes horribly wrong, The Counselor and his wife-to-be are in grave danger.

As:
Cast
Role:
Laura
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
45. Zoolander 2 (2016)
8
1
Zoolander 2
PG-13
8
1

After leading reclusive lives away from modeling world for long time, models Derek and Hansel are enlisted by Interpol to investigate a series of murders of celebrities who died with a Zoolander-special ‘Blue Steel’ look. As they meet special agent Valentina Valencia at Rome fashion event, they uncover a sinister plot designed by fashion-magnate Mugatu, who is after the ‘Fountain of Youth.’  

As:
Cast
Role:
Valentina Valencia
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
46. Sex and the City 2 (2010)
6
1
Sex and the City 2
R
6
1

The story focuses on four Manhattan friends, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, each busy with her own set of problems. Among them, Samantha is a career woman, who is to devise a PR campaign for a sheikh's business in Abu Dhabi. Eventually the four friends fly off on an all-expenses-paid luxury trip to Abu Dhabi, not realizing that the country is run by more conservative laws. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Patrick King
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
47. Yo soy uno entre cien mil (2016)
9
2
Yo soy uno entre cien mil
9
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Herself
Director:
Penélope Cruz
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz
48. Loving Pablo (2017)
8
2
Loving Pablo
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Virginia Vallejo
Director:
Fernando León de Aranoa
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Biography
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Peter Sarsgaard, Penélope Cruz, David Valencia, Giselle Da Silva
49. Todo es mentira (1994)
8
4
Todo es mentira
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucía
Director:
Álvaro Fernández Armero
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Jordi Mollà, Coque Malla, Gustavo Salmerón, Irene Bau
50. Talk of Angels (1998)
8
1
Talk of Angels
PG-13
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Hamm
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Franco Nero, Frances McDormand, Polly Walker, Penélope Cruz, Ruth McCabe
51. Alegre ma non troppo (1994)
7
1
Alegre ma non troppo
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Salomé
Director:
Fernando Colomo
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Jordi Mollà, Pere Ponce, Rosa Maria Sardà, Óscar Ladoire
52. Entre rojas (1995)
8
1
Entre rojas
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucía
Director:
Azucena Rodríguez
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Ana Torrent, Cristina Marcos, María Pujalte, Pilar Bardem
53. Brujas (1996)
7
1
Brujas
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Patricia
Director:
Álvaro Fernández Armero
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Ana Álvarez, Beatriz Carvajal, Álex Angulo, Neus Asensi
54. El efecto mariposa (1995)
7
1
El efecto mariposa
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Fernando Colomo
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Fleet, Penélope Cruz, Coque Malla, María Barranco, Rosa Maria Sardà
55. Per amore, solo per amore (1993)
9
1
Per amore, solo per amore
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Giovanni Veronesi
Genres:
History
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Ugo Conti, Diego Abatantuono, Patrizia Bracaglia, Mariangela D'Abbraccio
56. Volavérunt (1999)
8
1
Volavérunt
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Pepita Tudó
Director:
Bigas Luna
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Jordi Mollà, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Stefania Sandrelli, Jorge Perugorría
57. Más que amor, frenesí (1996)
9
1
Más que amor, frenesí
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Alfonso Albacete, Miguel Bardem, David Menkes
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Gustavo Salmerón, Nancho Novo, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Ingrid Rubio
58. El laberinto griego (1993)
7
1
El laberinto griego
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Rafael Alcázar
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Eusebio Poncela, Terele Pávez, Omero Antonutti
59. Et hjørne af paradis (1997)
6
1
Et hjørne af paradis
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Doña Helena
Director:
Peter Ringgaard
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, John Savage, Miguel Sandoval, Samuel Fröler, Trine Pallesen
60. La ribelle (1993)
6
1
La ribelle
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Enza
Director:
Aurelio Grimaldi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Marco Leonardi, Stefano Dionisi, Lorenza Indovina, Tony Palazzo
61. La Celestina (1996)
7
2
La Celestina
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Melibea
Director:
Gerardo Vera
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Juan Diego Botto, Penélope Cruz, Jordi Mollà, Maribel Verdú, Terele Pávez
62. La reina de España (2016)
6
2
La reina de España
6
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Macarena Granada
Director:
Fernando Trueba
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Mandy Patinkin, Penélope Cruz, Cary Elwes, J.A. Bayona, Javier Cámara
63. Don Juan (1998)
7
2
Don Juan
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mathurine
Director:
Jacques Weber
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Emmanuelle Béart, Ariadna Gil, Michel Boujenah, Jacques Weber
64. ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? Buena racha (2017)
9
3
¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? Buena racha
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
David Trueba
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Jorge Sanz, Eduardo Antuña, Úrsula Corberó, Pilar Mayo

Animation(s)

G-Force (2009)
G-Force
PG
Plot:

Leonard Saber, a business-magnate plans to use household appliances as cover for a lethal weapon and take over the world. The government team of trained Guinea pigs, a mole and fly, equipped with high-tech espionage apparatus, is set to stop Saber. Though the unconvinced FBI sends them to a pet-shop, the squad must somehow stop the wicked tycoon from capturing the world. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Hoyt Yeatman
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy

TV Shows and Videos

Série rose (1986)
Série rose
As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Kümel, Jaime Chávarri, Michel Boisrond, Walerian Borowczyk, Alain Schwartzstein
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Jean-Pierre Kalfon
Framed (1992)
Framed
PG-13
As:
Cast
Role:
Lola Del Moreno
Director:
Geoffrey Sax
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Timothy Dalton, Timothy West, Penélope Cruz, David Morrissey, Annabelle Apsion
Mecano - Los vídeos (1992)
Mecano - Los vídeos
As:
Cast
Role:
video - 'La fuerza del destino'
Director:
José María Cano, Joan-Lluís Arruga, Franci Camus, Luis Fernández Soria, Jean Pierre Hugnet
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Bernard Bullen, José María Cano, Nacho Cano, Ana Torroja
L'Agent by Agent Provocateur (2014)
L'Agent by Agent Provocateur
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Woman Driving Cadillac
Director:
Penélope Cruz
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Jon Kortajarena, Gabriela Dias, Paula Méndez
L'Agent (2013)
L'Agent
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Penélope Cruz
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Irina Shayk, Arbile Elorza, Alaina Solinis
Hitting It Hard (2002)
Hitting It Hard
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Genres:
Short, Drama, Documentary
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Cameron Crowe, Penélope Cruz

Penelope Cruz Awards

Academy Awards
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2009
BAFTA Awards
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Best Supporting Actress 2009