Live Poll: Must See Spanish-Language Movies of This Century

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There are many great movies in which Spanish is the main language, the majority of them are not well known by the general public. This selection of movies, all from this century, has less than 20000 votes.

Which is your favourite film or, if you haven't seen them, which one seems more interesting to you?
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047023593/


Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/XsWuX93Vi38/
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Not sure I would keep this "they usually have little international recognition" in the introduction... or the "underrated grade".

First, I think it's a matter of opinion, even it was right in objective terms, you would have to make estimations out of all the movies nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar and determine where Spanish-speaking countries stand among other competitors such as France, Sweden, Italy, Japan etc. and maybe do the same thing for the Golden Bear, the Palme d'Or etc.

Not saying you're wrong, maybe what you said was an understatement but even then why not just keep the space to make a nice tribute to Spanish-speaking cinema, a bit about Bunuel the pioneer, a bit about Almodovar or Del Toro instead of some 'angry fan' comments if I may say (with a friendly smile).


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You should have a clear criteria on how did you choose those movies. There are thousnads of films in Spanish, are those festival winners? Oscar nominees? do they have a minimum of votes or rating?

Also, I think this was a suggestion made before https://www.imdb.com/poll/bvguukSU73E/ so you should try to make it different somehow
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I like your poll suggestion, especially the dual English and Spanish feature.

But I agree with both of  Pencho15 observations.Your list seems to be mostly highly rated IMDb 7.0+rated movies with votes from 1,000 to 100,000+, but undefined. Pbn's poll answer list for ¿Cuál es la mejor película en español? includes films that are primarily in Spanish with an IMDb rating of 7.5 or more from at least 25,000 voters. While his asks asks the best question and pbn asks the favorite question, the danger is that the will be to similar.

If some parameters that are different like Spanish-language Best foreign-language Oscar winners/nominees culled from (ie List of Academy Award winners and nominees for Best Foreign Language Film) or Highest Spanish-language Box Office Movies culled from (ie All-Time Top Grossing Spanish-Language Films in the U.S.)  or (ie Box Office Mojo's Domestic Box Office Foreign Language 1980-Present) were used it would be better. You still might have a lot of the same movies in the end, but it would at least create a unique poll suggestion with a different spin that is more likely to go live.

I also agree ElM's observation on removing "they usually have little international recognition" in the introduction... or the "underrated grade".  Most movies because they represent an average tend to move to the middle. Movies that you or I would score a 10 or 9 will get low 8 high 7 overall IMDb ratings. Conversely, movies at the bottom tend to get overrated. Movies that you or I would score a 1 or 2 will get low 3 high 2 overall IMDb ratings. It just the law of averages where minority voters voting the opposite of the majority voters will move the average to the middle.
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¿Dónde está Volver, Hable con ella?
Usted no puede dejar fuera.

Pero no creo que sean muy poco reconocidos como usted dice. Sí, ellos no tienen tanto como los americanos, pero eso es universal.
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I can understand keeping the list short for the purposes of simplicity, but it is going to be such a hit or miss. A list of some of what I've seen in perhaps the vein of "hidden gem" or "art house" but which appears on no IMDb poll or IMDb list referenced in this thread thus far is as follows: ...but maybe half of the aforementioned are just plainly coming-of-age dramas, so even if they are also hidden gems, they could be part of a whole other poll or something about that specific category.
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The cronocrímenes has more than 50 thousand votes, is not a hidden gem. Voces inocentes has more than a 7.5 in IMDb.

The rest of the films have less than 1000 votes. They suggested to me that I put more well-known films, without the limitation of 1000 votes I could have included many more movies.
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Okay. That makes sense.
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I have not seen at least half of the list, but I will choose Truman 2015, and I'm sure Everybody Knows don't deserve to be best at all :)
Ps: XXY 2007 is duplicated as in #16 and #25. Consider removing one of them.
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Thanks, KiarashFa!
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I like your list. I have seen a few and would like to see others.

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Thank you very much for all your help, I had't noticed (it's fixed now).

How many people have to like the list to be able to do the poll?

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Oh, it's not really a question of likes. The comments here help, though. Other than that, it's just about which suggestions are prioritized.
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I suggest to include:
Tengo ganas de ti (2012)
El aura (2005)
Gigante (2009)
10.000 Km (2014)
7 días en La Habana (2012)
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Hi, if I haven't said hello and welcomed you to the "poll board" yet, I'm sorry and welcome. : ) This is a good list of good films (some of which I haven't seen but you seem to have very good taste so the ones I haven't seen yet are now on my watchlist). I liked 'Even the Rain' a lot and loved 'XXY;' 'XXY' will get my vote.  

May I suggest a few small edits to the English part of the intro? ('below in bold) (the first is just a semi-colon instead of a comma)

There are many great movies in which Spanish is the main language;  the majority of them are not well known by the general public. Each of these movies, all from this century, has less than 20000 votes.

Which is your favourite film or, if you haven't seen them, which one seems most interesting to you?

Oh, I love that the intro is bilingual! : )
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Thank you very much for the welcome and the feedback, I really appreaciate it.

I write quite badly in English, so you help me a lot in that matter and right now I'm going to change what you have pointed out.

They are really great movies, you will like the majority, rubyfruit76 :)


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Must See Spanish-Language Movies of This Century

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I think you write very well in English! You are at least a hundred times better with English than I am with Spanish (and English is a strange language) and you write at least as well as most of my students and they're college students who, with the exception of four whose first language is not English, have been writing in English since they were about five; they're good students, too, so the comparison is quite a compliment. I just am so used to making edits to my own work and to my student's writing that it carries over to IMDb, lol. I fear that I get annoying, though, so let me know if I do. : )

I really am looking forward to seeing the films on this list that I haven't seen yet. 'XXY' and 'Even the Rain' are on my "ten best" lists for their years so I'm really glad to have others recommended; thank you!
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Wow, thanks, I really thought I would never make it! xDD

My first poll :)