Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist destinations not just for Europe, but for the world. Its iconic sights, rich culture and amazing history leave thousands speechless every day. It is only natural that many filmmakers decided to capture the spirit of the Catalan heartland for the silver screen! Hung over from your pub crawl? Pop in Netflix and check out one of these movies!
Vicky Christina Barcelona
Woody Allen rarely fails, and Vicky Christina Barcelona is yet another one of his masterful films. Great dialogues, easy to love characters, and his usual snappy dialogue makes this movie a must for everyone interested in Barcelona. The story of a great love triangle makes it a relatable movie that is a great movie before and after your visit to Barcelona.
If the previous one is a joyful experience, Biutiful is bit tougher nut. Set in the outskirts of the city, the story centers around a working-class family trying to make in the city of Barcelona. Uxbal (Javier Bardem) tries to raise his two kids, but sometimes the challenges of life are too much to cope with. Watch this to see the city through the eyes of the locals.
Tobo sobre mi madre (About my mother)
No list on Spanish films is complete without an Almodovar movie. Tobo sobre mi madre is often hailed as one of the greatest achievements of the filmmaker, and deservedly so. This multi-layered travel trough identity and history presents a story that many will find easy to relate to. Watch this if you feel like curing your pub crawl Barcelona hangover with a good dosage of art!
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