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FramedFramed (1992)
Dir. Geoffrey Sax
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Timothy Dalton, Timothy West
Psychological thriller by award winning screenwriter / author Lynda La Plante (PRIME SUSPECT) mapping a battle of minds between a young cop and an…
Jamon JamonJamon Jamon (1993)
Dir. Bigas Luna
Feat. Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena, Juan Diego
Brazen mix of absurd humour, outrageous melodrama and body fluid, though with all the excitement to be had during the puffing and panting, the climax…
Belle EpoqueBelle Epoque (1994) Recommended
Dir. Fernando Trueba
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Jorge Sanz
Oscar–winning comedy set in thirties Spain will have you grinning from ear to ear as its young army deserter finds the ultimate sanctuary at…
Open Your EyesOpen Your Eyes (Abre Los Ojos) (1997) Recommended
Dir. Alejandro Amenabar
Feat. Eduardo Noriega, Penelope Cruz, Chete Lera
A surrealistic nightmare unfurled with Hitchcockian precision and irony, Eduardo Noriega plays a young–man–who–has–everything…
If OnlyIf Only (Twice Upon Yesterday) (1998)
Dir. Maria Ripoll
Feat. Douglas Henshall, Elizabeth McGovern, Penelope Cruz
Young lovers undergoing a relationship crisis get to relive the 'break–up' day all over again, thanks to a dose of SLIDING DOORS–style…
Woman On TopWoman On Top (2000)
Dir. Fina Torres
Feat. Penelope Cruz
English language vehicle for ravishing Spanish star Penelope Cruz, whose magnetism makes up for some of the lulls in the plot of this romantic 'magic…
All the Pretty HorsesAll the Pretty Horses (2000)
Dir. Billy Bob Thornton
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Matt Damon, Henry Thomas
Serious–minded adaptation of Cormac McCarthey’s neo–western novel, the epic journey of 1950s cowboy Matt Damon across the Texan border…
Captain Corelli's MandolinCaptain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Dir. John Madden
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Christian Bale, Nicolas Cage
A melodiously played costume–drama, that unfolds on the Greek island of Cephalonia during WWII. Occupation by Italian and later German…
BlowBlow (2001) Recommended
Dir. Ted Demme
Feat. Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta
‘Cocaine biopic’ of Pablo Escobar’s American partner, George Jung (Johnny Depp), who graduated from low–level…
Masked and AnonymousMasked and Anonymous (2003)
Dir. Larry Charles
Feat. Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, Bob Dylan
In a near–apocalyptic future America, a popular singer (Bob Dylan) sets out on a nationwide tour to revive his career before heading into a…
GothikaGothika (2004)
Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz
Feat. Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jnr., Penelope Cruz
A stylish, foreboding, though ultimately secondhand suspenser which has a psychiatrist (Berry) waking up in her own mental asylum after the slaying…
Don't MoveDon't Move (Non ti muovere) (2004)
Dir. Sergio Castellitto
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto
A sweaty reflection on lust and responsibility from actor Sergio Castellitto (MOSTLY MARTHA) in his second directorial outing, here playing a…
Head in the CloudsHead in the Clouds (2004)
Dir. John Duigan
Feat. Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz, Stuart Townsend
Set in the turmoil of 1930s Europe, this cloudy melodrama involves an irresponsible French–American socialite (Theron) who becomes a…
NoelNoel (2004)
Dir. Chazz Palminteri
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Chazz Palminteri, Susan Sarandon
Five New Yorkers seek redemption from their problems on Christmas Eve in this not–unoriginal Festive drama. WIth a snow–powdered…
SaharaSahara (2005)
Dir. Breck Eisner
Feat. Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, Steve Zahn
Preposterous action yarn has 'New Age' treasure–hunter McConaughey team up with Zahn to find a Confederate battleship which is somehow wrecked…
BandidasBandidas (2006)
Dir. Joachim Roenning, Espen Sandberg
Feat. Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Steve Zahn
A spicy and saddled western vehicle for bosom buddies Hayek and Cruz, with the spunky duo turning to bank robbery in an effort to combat a marauding…
VolverVolver (2006) Aro Favourite
Dir. Pedro Almodovar
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas
Formidable Spanish brand–name dir. Almodovar re–embracing what he knows best – womanhood – in a vibrant and tempestuous tale of…
Good Night, TheGood Night, The (2007)
Dir. Jake Paltrow
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow
Warped amorous comedy focused on a fed–up fella in the midst of a mid–life breakdown (played by Martin Freeman of THE OFFICE fame) who…
Vicky Cristina BarcelonaVicky Cristina Barcelona (Vicky Christina Barcelona) (2008) Aro Favourite
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem
Woody Allen proves he hasn't lost his touch with this refreshing and vital rom–com that follows two American gal–pals who fall for the…
ElegyElegy (2008)
Dir. Isabel Coixet
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper
Following THE HUMAN STAIN comes another effort to translate revered American writer Phillip Roth to the screen. This time it's his novel "The Dying…
ManoleteManolete (2008)
Dir. Menno Meyjes
Feat. Adrien Brody, Penelope Cruz, Nacho Aldeguer
Soapy biopic of the great Spanish bullfighter focuses more on his torrid love affair with a hot–tempered actress than his actual bullfighting…
NineNine (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Rob Marshall
Feat. Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz
A stonkingly glamorous screen musical based on FELLINI'S 8 1/2, with famous film auteur Guido Contini struggling to realize his cinematic masterpiece…
Broken EmbracesBroken Embraces (2009) Recommended
Dir. Pedro Almodovar
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Blanca Portillo, Lluís Homar
Typically juicy Almodovar number again features the gorgeous Penelope Cruz, here playing a mistress cast in the lead role of a movie her millionaire…
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger TidesPirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Dir. Rob Marshall
Feat. Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane
Johnny Depp returns with more limb–flailing shenanigans in this fourth installment of the increasingly tired franchise. This time Sparrow…
To Rome with LoveTo Rome with Love (2012)
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Woody Allen, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig
Woody Allen's love affair with Europe continues with this Italian picaresque set to tune of the romances, adventures and predicaments of various Rome…
Twice BornTwice Born (2012)
Dir. Sergio Castellitto
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch
The memory of a passionate love affair with an American photographer and its harrowing aftermath is rekindled when a woman returns to Sarajevo with…
Counselor, TheCounselor, The (2013)
Dir. Ridley Scott
Feat. Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz
Michael Fassbender plays a successful Texan laywer whose greed prompts him to finally accept the offer of some ill–gotten gains from one of his…
Zoolander 2Zoolander 2 (2016)
Dir. Ben Stiller
Feat. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz
Amiable but only occasionally inspired sequel has Derek and Hansel return to the fashion world to help investigate who is behind the mysterious…
GrimsbyGrimsby (2016)
Dir. Louis Leterrier
Feat. Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson
Sacha Baron Cohen brings his gift for mimicry to the action genre, playing a dim–witted football hooligan reuniting with his estranged brother…
Murder on the Orient ExpressMurder on the Orient Express (2017)
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe
Adaptation of the novel by Agatha Christie, in the capable hands of director Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as Hercule Poirot, the renowned…
Everybody KnowsEverybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) (2018)
Dir. Asghar Farhadi
Feat. Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín
Iranian maestro Asghar Farhadi assembles a powerhouse cast for this Spanish–language about a mother–of–two who returns from Buenos…
Pain and GloryPain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Recommended
Dir. Pedro Almodovar
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Penelope Cruz
A more restrained, but no less pretty and witty outing for septuagenarian director Pedro Almodóvar, which narrates evocative vignettes from the life…

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