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Famous Film Directors from Spain

Updated October 13, 2018 14.1k views514 items

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

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedPellet, November, Anything You Want, Cazadores

    Achero Mañas (born September 5, 1966 in Madrid) is a Spanish film director. He is a former... more on Wikipedia
  • Adán Aliaga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Adán Aliaga

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceEurope, Alicante, Southern Europe, Spain, Valencian Community

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedKanimambo, Dodge And Hit, The Eternauta's Wife, Stigmata

    Adán Aliaga is a film director, screenwriter, film producer and cinematographer.
  • Adrián García Bogliano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceEurope, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedThe ABCs of Death, 36 pasos, Rooms for Tourists, Here Comes the Devil, Cold Sweat

    Adrián García Bogliano is a screenwriter, film director and film editor.
  • Adrián Saba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Adrián Saba

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceEurope, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area

    NationalitySpain, Peru

    Films DirectedEl Limpiador

    Adrián Saba is a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.
  • Agustí Villaronga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceMediterranean Sea, Europe, Southern Europe, Spain, Majorca

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedAl-Mayurka (Fragments), Letter To Eva, Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain, Miquel Bauçà: poeta invisible, Le passager clandestin

    Agustí Villaronga Riutort (Catalan pronunciation: [əɣusˈti βiʎəˈɾoŋɡə]; born 4 March 1953) is... more on Wikipedia
  • Agustín Díaz Yanes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceEurope, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedDon't Tempt Me, Alatriste, Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead, Just Walking

    Agustín Díaz Yanes (born 1950, Madrid) is a Spanish Goya Awards winner screenwriter and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Agustín Navarro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Agustín Navarro

    Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)

    BirthplaceRegion of Murcia, Cartagena, Spain, Europe, Southern Europe

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedProceso a la conciencia, Una Jaula no tiene secretos, 15 bajo la lona

    Agustín Navarro (1926 – July 14, 2001) was a Spanish film director. He studied Philosophy. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Ahmad Natche is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Ahmad Natche

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedTwo Meters of This Land

    Ahmad Natche is a film director, film editor, screenwriter and film producer.
  • Aitor Mazo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Aitor Mazo

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceSpain, Bilbao

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedBypass

    Aitor Mazo is an actor, film director and screenwriter.
  • Aitor Merino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceSpain, Donostia / San Sebastián

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedEl Pan Nuestro

    Aitor Merino is an actor.
  • Alba Mora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Alba Mora

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedJe ne suis pas moi-même

    Alba Mora is a film director, film editor and a screenwriter.
  • Albert Albacete is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedArtesanos

    Albert Albacete is a photographer, film director and screenwriter.
  • Albert Grabuleda Capdevila is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    NationalitySpain

    Albert Grabuleda Capdevila is an actor.
  • Albert Serra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceBanyoles, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedThe Lord Worked Wonders In Me, Els noms de Crist, 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero, Birdsong

    Albert Serra is an actor, film director,film editor, screenwriter and a film producer.
  • Alberto Ferreras is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain
    Alberto Ferreras is a film producer, director and screenwriter.
  • Alberto Morais is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceValladolid, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedEn un lugar del cine, The Waves

    Alberto Morais is a film producer, director and screenwriter.
  • Alberto Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedAfter, The Suit, 7 virgins, La Leyenda de la Llorona, AAA – Sin Límite en el Tiempo

    Alberto Rodríguez is a film director and screenwriter.
  • Aldo Sambrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Aldo Sambrell

    Dec. at 79 (1931-2010)

    BirthplaceVallecas, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Alfredo Sánchez Brell (23 February 1931 – 10 July 2010), known as Aldo Sambrell, was a Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • Alejandro Amenábar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceSantiago, Chile

    NationalityChile, Spain

    Films DirectedThe Sea Inside, Agora, The Others, Open Your Eyes, Thesis

    Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos (born March 31, 1972) is a Spanish-Chilean film director,... more on Wikipedia
  • 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.
  • Alejandro Lozano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Alejandro Lozano

    Dec. at 64 (1939-2003)

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedSultanes del Sur, Matando Cabos

    Alejandro Lozano Morales, (March 17, 1939 – March 30, 2003) was a Spanish artist, painter and... more on Wikipedia
  • Àlex Brendemühl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedRumbo a Peor

    Àlex Brendemühl is a Spanish actor. Born in Barcelona to a Spanish mother and a German father,... more on Wikipedia
  • Álex de la Iglesia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    BirthplaceBilbao, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedThe Perfect Crime, As Luck Would Have It, The Day of the Beast, Perdita Durango, Common Wealth

    Alejandro "Álex" de la Iglesia Mendoza (born 4 December 1965) is a Spanish film director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Àlex Lora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Àlex Lora

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceEurope, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films Directed(Buried) Over the Roofs, Odysseus Gambit

    Àlex Lora Cercós, better known as Alex Lora, is a Spanish film director. His films, marked by... more on Wikipedia
  • Àlex Pastor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Spain

    Àlex Pastor

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceEurope, Catalonia, Province of Barcelona, Southern Europe, Spain

    NationalitySpain

    Films DirectedCarriers, The Natural Route

    Àlex Pastor is a Screenwriter and Film Director.
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