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#MovieReview- Spanish movies that actually made us laugh

Nothing like watching a good comedy to get a smile or even a loud laugh from you to help you relax and release some stress. That’s why we bring you our own personal selection of the 4 Spanish movies that actually made us laugh.

Now if you’re an English speaking person you might not fancy the idea of watching a foreign movie, but trust me, if you give it a go, you might be quite surprised of the outcome. We love movies in general, but we are usually quite picky as well, because not only in the Spanish cinema industry but in other productions, many times there are explicit scenes that, from our point of view, are of no use at all to get the message across.  So finding a clean, family comedy, sometimes it can be a whole achievement.

So here it goes, 4 films where we laughed out loud and enjoyed as a family! Oh! by the way, the order doesn’t refer to quality, it’s just to organise them. 😉

#1 Que se mueran los feos (Hell to the Ugly)


This is the tender story of a not so “good-looking” man that due to his mother’s death he decides to relocate to the village of his childhood where he will cross paths with a not too “attractive” sister-in-law that has recently been cheated by the husband. The situations that will come out and the sense of humour will make you have a good time watching this movie.

#2 Perdiendo el Norte (Losing the North)


It might be because we are expats ourselves just like the main characters but if you have gone through an immigration adventure you will feel related to many things of this film. It basically talks about this two young men who, after finished their studies, they decide to relocate from Spain to Germany looking for better job opportunities. Encouraged by a TV program that shows what they think will be their real experience they arrived to the new country facing the  cruel truth  of the story.

#3 Ocho Apellidos Vascos (Eight Basque Surnames)


Not the Catalonian ones please. You know what they say that “second parts were never good”, well, in this case, that’s completely accurate. Without intending to be a mean film critique that will rip the movie apart we just want to say that we didn’t enjoy the second part. The jokes, the dialogue was too forced, it didn’t flow naturally like in the first one.

But, hey, straight to the point. Eight Basque Surnames was a whole surprise to us! A romantic comedy between a Sevillian (someone from the south of Spain) and a Basque (someone from the north) two opposite cities with very different cultures that will make you giggle and have a good time as you watch it.

#4 Cuerpo de élite (Elite Squad)


We had never heard about this one before but it was a good Christmas treat! Since we went back home, to Barcelona, for the holidays our family there recommended it to us. We couldn’t stop laughing throughout the whole movie. This “elite” squad get you to laugh out loud thanks to their very few individual skills but great team work. You’ve got the very Spanish patriotic (Ecuadorian), the guy from Catalonia, the one from Madrid, a Basque one, and a Sevillian woman. What can happen with such a mix, right?!

So here you have! We hope it was of help if you didn’t know what to watch during this weekend of blanket&tv. 🙂 What are some good comedies that you would recommend to us?

Dear Bear and Beany


  1. Wednesday January 18th, 2017 / 03:55 PM

    jajajaj….mami de solo nombrarlas ya me rio recordandolas….y sobre todo porque expones los argumentos sin OJO desvelar naa de naa…jijiji….pelefecta recomendeishon!!!

    • elituesbay
      Wednesday January 18th, 2017 / 10:22 PM

      jajaja lo se mami! a mi tambien me pasa! 😀

  2. Vidas_pixeladas Carla
    Saturday January 21st, 2017 / 12:30 PM

    Me animaré con alguna

    • elituesbay
      Monday January 23rd, 2017 / 11:03 PM

      Claro que si! Ya nos cuentas a ver que tal 🙂

  3. Saturday January 21st, 2017 / 02:36 PM

    I’m not averse to a film I have to watch with subtitles, but I have to admit I’ve never heard of any of these. I’m always a fan of a comedy though! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • elituesbay
      Monday January 23rd, 2017 / 11:04 PM

      hahaha I know…not very common in English speaking people but I hope you enjoy them if you give them a try 😉 x

  4. Monday January 23rd, 2017 / 10:43 PM

    I do love a good comedy to watch, there is nothing better than a film making you laugh out loud. Laughter is so good for the soul. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

    • elituesbay
      Monday January 23rd, 2017 / 11:11 PM

      so true Laura. Nothing like a good comedy relax a little bit. 🙂

  5. Wednesday January 25th, 2017 / 08:39 PM

    I’ve not heard of any of these but my husband and I enjoy something a little different. We will take a look!


    • elituesbay
      Thursday January 26th, 2017 / 10:09 AM

      hope you like them! 🙂 x

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