Best Penélope Cruz movies

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Best Penélope Cruz movies
We present our ranking of the best Penélope Cruz movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Penélope Cruz.

TOP 25:
Gothika
Gothika
Penélope Cruz as: Chloe Sava
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 2003
After a car crash, a criminal psychologist regains consciousness only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband—but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bernard Hill movies?

TOP 24:
Don't Tempt Me
Don't Tempt Me
Original Title: Sin noticias de Dios
Penélope Cruz as: Carmen Ramos
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2001
Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.


TOP 23:
Jamon Jamon
Jamon Jamon
Original Title: Jamón, jamón
Penélope Cruz as: Silvia
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1992
Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia becomes pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose Luis' mother is determined to break her son's engagement to a girl from a lower-class family, and hires Raul, a potential underwear model and would-be bullfighter to seduce Sylvia.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Javier Bardem movies?

TOP 22:
Head in the Clouds
Head in the Clouds
Penélope Cruz as: Mia
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Release: 2004
A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her burgeoning career as a photographer. But Guy and Mia feel impelled to join the fight against fascism, and the three friends are separated.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Thomas Kretschmann movies?

TOP 21:
Loving Pablo
Loving Pablo
Penélope Cruz as: Virginia Vallejo
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2017
The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.


TOP 20:
ma ma
ma ma
Penélope Cruz as: Magda
Genre: Drama
Release: 2015
After finding a lump in one of her breasts, Magda goes to visit her doctor who gives her bad news: she needs a mastectomy, preceded by severe chemo treatments. While she ponders this ill fortune at a soccer game where her son Dani participates, she attracts the attention of talent scout Arturo, who is looking for talented young players to enroll them in the junior leagues.

TOP 19:
Elegy
Elegy
Penélope Cruz as: Consuela Castillo
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

TOP 18:
Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows
Original Title: Todos lo saben
Penélope Cruz as: Laura
Genre: Drama
Release: 2018
Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.


TOP 17:
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Penélope Cruz as: Angelica Teach
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2011
Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anton Lesser movies?

TOP 16:
Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
Penélope Cruz as: Pilar Estravados
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 2017
Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Derek Jacobi movies?

TOP 15:

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky
Penélope Cruz as: Sofia Serrano
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance
Release: 2001
David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alicia Witt movies?


TOP 14:

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Penélope Cruz as: María Elena
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rebecca Hall movies?

TOP 13:

The Girl of Your Dreams

The Girl of Your Dreams
Original Title: La niña de tus ojos
Penélope Cruz as: Macarena Granada
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1998
A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jesús Bonilla movies?

TOP 12:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar," and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Steve Martin movies?

TOP 11:

Belle Époque

Belle Époque
Penélope Cruz as: Luz
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1992
In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Daniel Auteuil movies?


TOP 10:

Live Flesh

Live Flesh
Original Title: Carne trémula
Penélope Cruz as: Isabel Plaza Caballero
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1997
A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ángela Molina movies?

TOP 9:

Broken Embraces

Broken Embraces
Original Title: Los abrazos rotos
Penélope Cruz as: Lena
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Release: 2009
Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

TOP 8:

Don't Move

Don't Move
Original Title: Non ti muovere
Penélope Cruz as: Italia
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2004
While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia, a simple woman from slums in the periphery of the big city where he lives. The ghost of the beloved and sexual object of desire Italia chases him in his memories.

TOP 7:

Blow

Blow
Penélope Cruz as: Mirtha Jung
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2001
A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Paul Reubens movies?

TOP 6:

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen: A Documentary
Penélope Cruz as: Herself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2011
Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert B. Weide followed the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography. "Woody Allen: A Documentary" chronicles Allen's career - from teen writer to Sid Caesar's TV scribe, from stand-up comedian to award-winning writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. Exploring Allen's writing habits, casting, directing, and relationship with his actors first-hand, new interviews with A-listers, writing partners, family and friends provide insight and backstory to the usually inscrutable filmmaker.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sean Penn movies?


TOP 5:

Twice Born

Twice Born
Original Title: Venuto al mondo
Penélope Cruz as: Gemma
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Release: 2012
Full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.

TOP 4:

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes
Original Title: Abre los ojos
Penélope Cruz as: Sofía
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1997
A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

TOP 3:

Volver

Volver
Penélope Cruz as: Raimunda
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2006
Raimunda lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter Paula. Raimunda's sister Sole lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother Irene who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. When a former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene, the daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, however, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to comfort them.

TOP 2:

Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory
Original Title: Dolor y gloria
Penélope Cruz as: Jacinta
Genre: Drama
Release: 2019
Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.

TOP 1:

All About My Mother

All About My Mother
Original Title: Todo sobre mi madre
Penélope Cruz as: Rosa
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1999
A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.



If you like the best Penélope Cruz movies, then you will also like the best Javier Bardem movies, where many of their films coincide.