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List of famous film directors from Spain, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Spain has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Spanish directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Spain and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

This list includes José Luis Garci, Michael Frost and more items.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Spanish directors?" and "Which directors are from Spain?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Spain in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Spanish directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Achero Mañas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 52 Achero Mañas is a Spanish film director. He is a former actor that had filmed several successful short films before receiving awards and recognition with his feature film debut El Bola.

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Adán Aliaga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Adán Aliaga age 55 Adán Aliaga is a film director, screenwriter, film producer and cinematographer.

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Adrián García Bogliano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 38 Adrián García Bogliano is a screenwriter, film director and film editor.

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Adrián Saba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Adrián Saba age 30 Adrián Saba is a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Agustí Villaronga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 65 Agustí Villaronga Riutort is a Balearic Spanish film director, screenwriter and actor. He has directed seven feature films, a documentary, three projects for television and three shorts. ...more

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Agustín Díaz Yanes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 68 Agustín Díaz Yanes is a Spanish Goya Awards winner screenwriter and film director.

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Agustín Navarro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Died at 75 (1926-2001) Agustín Navarro was a Spanish film director. He directed films such as 15 bajo la lona, El cerro de los locos, Cuidado con las personas formales, Una Jaula no tiene secretos,Proceso a la ...more

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Ahmad Natche is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Ahmad Natche age 44 Ahmad Natche is a film director, film editor, screenwriter and film producer.

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Aitor Mazo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Aitor Mazo age 57 Aitor Mazo is an actor, film director and screenwriter.

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Aitor Merino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 46 Aitor Merino is an actor.

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Alba Mora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 37 Alba Mora is a film director, film editor and a screenwriter.

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Albert Albacete is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 61 Albert Albacete is a photographer, film director and screenwriter.

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Albert Grabuleda Capdevila is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 35 Albert Grabuleda Capdevila is an actor.

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Albert Serra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 43 Albert Serra is an actor, film director,film editor, screenwriter and a film producer.

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Alberto Ferreras is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Alberto Ferreras is a film producer, director and screenwriter.

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Alberto Morais is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 42 Alberto Morais is a film producer, director and screenwriter.

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Alberto Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 47 Alberto Rodríguez is a film director and screenwriter.

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Aldo Sambrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Died at 79 (1931-2010) Alfredo Sánchez Brell, known as Aldo Sambrell, was a Spanish actor, director and producer who appeared in over 150 films between 1961 and 1996. He was best known in the world of cinema ...more

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Alejandro Amenábar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 46 Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos, commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar, is a Spanish writer, composer and director. Among other honors, he has won an Academy Award, 8 Goyas and ...more

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Alejandro Durán is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Alejandro Durán is an actor, cinematographer, film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Alejandro Lozano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Died at 64 (1939-2003) Alejandro Lozano Morales, was a Spanish artist, painter and mosaic muralist.

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Àlex Brendemühl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 46 Àlex Brendemühl is a Spanish actor. Born in Barcelona to a Spanish mother and a German father, he has appeared in more than 60 films and television shows since 1995. Brendemühl ...more

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Álex de la Iglesia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 53 Alejandro de la Iglesia Mendoza, more known as Álex de la Iglesia is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former comic book artist. De la Iglesia's films combines grotesque ...more

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Àlex Lora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 39 Àlex Lora Cercós, better known as Alex Lora, is a Spanish film director. His films, marked by complex narratives, have entered hundreds film festivals and received multiple awards ...more

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Àlex Pastor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Àlex Pastor age 37 Àlex Pastor is a Screenwriter and Film Director.

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Alexis Morante is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 40 Alexis Morante is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, and film editor.

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Alfonso Balcázar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Died at 67 (1926-1993) Alfonso Balcázar was a Spanish screenwriter, film director and producer. He wrote for 46 films between 1958 and 1983. He also directed 30 films between 1960 and 1984. He was born and died ...more

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Alfonso Ungría is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Alfonso Ungría age 76 Alfonso Ungría is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Alicia Fdez Carmena is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Alicia Fdez Carmena is a film director and screenwriter.

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Álvaro del Amo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 76 Álvaro del Amo is a film director, a screenwriter and a writer.

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Álvaro Fernández Armero is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 49 Álvaro Fernández Armero is a film writer and film director.

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Alvaro Longoria is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 50 Alvaro Longoria is a film director, executive producer, and actor. He produces edgy and thought-provoking indie films for several distributors including Cinema Libre and Morena Films. He is ...more

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Álvaro Pastor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 46 Alvaro Pastor is a film director and producer.

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Amando de Ossorio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Died at 83 (1918-2001) Amando de Ossorio was one of the foremost Spanish horror film directors during the European horror film surge in the 1970s, known especially for his "Blind Dead" series. De Ossorio ...more

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Ana Belén is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 67 Ana Belén is the stage name of María del Pilar Cuesta Acosta, a Spanish actress and singer.

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Ana Díez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Ana Díez age 61 Ana Díez is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Ana Mariscal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Died at 72 (1923-1995) Ana Mariscal was a classic Spanish film actress, director, screenwriter and film producer. She was also involved in acting in Argentine films. She was involved in well over 50 films between 1940 ...more

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Ana Rodriguez Rosell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Ana Rodriguez Rosell age 43 Ana Rodríguez Rosell is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Ana Torres-Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 42 Ana Torres-Alvarez is a film producer, director and screenwriter.

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Andrea Moranty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 45 Andrea Moranty is a pornographic actor and a film director.

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Andres Linares is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Andres Linares

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Andrés Luque Pérez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 60 Andrés Luque Pérez is a producer.

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Ángel de la Cruz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 55 Ángel de la Cruz is a screenwriter, film director and film art director.

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Ángel del Pozo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 84 Ángel del Pozo is an actor and a film director.

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Ángeles González Sinde is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 53 Ángeles González-Sinde Reig is a Spanish scriptwriter, film director and politician. She was Culture Minister of Spain from April 2009 until December 2011. González-Sinde ...more

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Angelino Fons is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Angelino Fons Died at 75 (1936-2011) Angelino Fons Fernández, was a Spanish film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his critically praised debut film La busca. His career was closely linked to literature, ...more

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Anna Sanmartí is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Anna Sanmartí age 37 Anna Sanmartí is a film director.

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Anna Solanas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Anna Solanas age 39 Anna Solanas is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Antón Reixa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
age 61 Antón Reixa is a film producer and an actor.

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Antoni Ribas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
Antoni Ribas Died at 72 (1935-2007) Antoni Ribas i Piera was a Catalan Spanish film director and screenwriter. He directed 15 films between 1966 and 2007. His 1973 film La otra imagen was entered into the 1973 Cannes Film