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The Best Antonio Banderas Movies 

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List of the best Antonio Banderas movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Antonio Banderas's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Antonio Banderas movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Antonio Banderas movies will be at the top of the list. Antonio Banderas has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Antonio Banderas movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Antonio Banderas films to end the squabble once and for all.

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This list includes Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids and more.

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Brian De Palma and Terrence Malick are among those who have directed Antonio Banderas at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Antonio Banderas have also been known to enjoy films starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Hugh Grant.

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Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi
Desperado is a 1995 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez. A sequel to the 1992 film El Mariachi, it is the second installment in Robert Rodriguez's Mexico ...more

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#140 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #105 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas
The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley. It was directed by Martin Campbell and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, ...more

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#436 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #168 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #205 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Antonio Banderas, Michael Emerson
The Legend of Zorro is a 2005 swashbuckler film and sequel to The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell. Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones reprise their roles as the titular hero ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas
Assassins is a 1995 American action thriller film directed and produced by Richard Donner, written by Andy and Lana Wachowski and also rewritten by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Sylvester ...more

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#94 of 209 The Best R-Rated Crime Thriller Movies #23 of 68 The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies

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Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving
Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by ...more

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#431 of 720 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #46 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Againlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton
Puss in Boots is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Chris Miller, executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, and written by Brian ...more

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#33 of 70 The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies #58 of 72 The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American romantic horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, and starring ...more

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#73 of 796 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #65 of 125 Movies That Should Never Be Remade #12 of 42 The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies

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Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers
Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated, comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. It is the sequel to 2001's Shrek and the second installment in the series. ...more

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#26 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #210 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran
The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel and is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf. It stars Antonio Banderas as Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Diane Venora ...more

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#560 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #172 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #148 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever

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Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes
Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a 2003 American action film written, produced, edited, cinematographied, scored, and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the third and final film in Rodriguez's ...more

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#223 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #59 of 75 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives

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Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, Thomas Jane
Original Sin is a 2001 thriller film starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. It is based on the novel Waltz into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich, and is a remake of the 1969 François ...more
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Antonio Banderas, Blanca Suárez, Elena Anaya
The Skin I Live In is a 2011 Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Pedro Almodóvar and based on Thierry Jonquet's novel Mygale. A brilliant plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas), ...more

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#11 of 20 Horror Movies That Don't Look Like Horror Movies #18 of 29 The Best Horror Movies About Evil Experiments #53 of 112 The Best Foreign Films Of The 2010s Decade

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Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Rossy de Palma
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a 1988 Spanish black comedy-drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas. The film brought ...more
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Madonna, Salma Hayek, Bruce Willis
Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology comedy film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino, each directing one segment of the film that in its entirety is ...more

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#1,262 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #360 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies

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Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy
Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third installment in the Shrek franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is the first in the series ...more

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#138 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #792 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #135 of 217 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews
Shrek Forever After is a 2010 action animated film written by Tim Sullivan and Josh Klausner and directed by Mike Mitchell. Shrek Forever After, formerly known as Shrek Goes Fourth and also ...more

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#315 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #49 of 100 The Highest-Grossing PG Rated Movies Of All Time

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Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper
Evita is a 1996 American musical drama film based on Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical of the same name about Eva Perón. Directed by Alan Parker and written by Parker and Oliver ...more

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#64 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songsfeaturing Every Song in Evita, Ranked by Singabilitylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close
The House of the Spirits is a 1993 German-Danish-Portuguese period drama directed by Bille August and starring Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas and Vanessa ...more

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#28 of 69 The Best Meryl Streep Movies #103 of 178 The Best Mystery Movies

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Antonio Banderas, Jenna Dewan, Alfre Woodard
Take the Lead is a 2006 musical drama film starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Jenna Dewan, Lauren Collins and also features former ...more
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Antonio Banderas, Cathy Moriarty, Talisa Soto
The Mambo Kings is a 1992 drama film directed by Arne Glimcher. It is an adaptation of Oscar Hijuelos's 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. The film stars ...more
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Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney
The Other Man is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Richard Eyre. It stars Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas as competitors for a woman's love, The film was a flop, failing to reach ...more

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#5 of 29 The Best Mystery Movies Streaming on Hulu #49 of 88 The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies

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George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino
Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Spy Kids series. Alexa Vega and Daryl ...more

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#45 of 99 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies #31 of 314 The Best Movies for Kidsfeaturing 'Spy Kids' Is, Far And Away, One Of The Most Unsettling Movies Made In The Past 20 Years

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Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia
Pain and Glory is a 2019 Spanish drama film directed by Pedro Almodóvar. A film director past his prime, Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) reflects on the decisions he's made throughout ...more
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Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd
Frida is a 2002 Miramax/Ventanarosa biopic which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award-nominated ...more

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#98 of 211 The Best Drug Movies of All Time #7 of 20 Great Movies About Bisexual Characterslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Carmen Maura
Matador is a 1986 film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar about a student matador, Ángel Jiménez, who confesses to murders he did not commit. Themes include sex, death, and