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Famous Film Directors from Spain

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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.
  • Achero Mañas

    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain


    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
  • Adán Aliaga

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceEurope, Alicante, Southern Europe, Spain, Valencian Community


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

    Adán Aliaga is a film director, screenwriter, film producer and cinematographer....
  • BirthplaceEurope, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area


    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....  more
  • 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....
  • BirthplaceMediterranean Sea, Europe, Southern Europe, Spain, Majorca


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


    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
  • Agustín Navarro

    Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)

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


    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
  • Ahmad Natche

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain


    Films DirectedTwo Meters of This Land

    Ahmad Natche is a film director, film editor, screenwriter and film producer....
  • Aitor Mazo

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceSpain, Bilbao


    Films DirectedBypass

    Aitor Mazo is an actor, film director and screenwriter....
  • BirthplaceSpain, Donostia / San Sebastián


    Films DirectedEl Pan Nuestro

    Aitor Merino is an actor....  more
  • Alba Mora

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain


    Films DirectedJe ne suis pas moi-même

    Alba Mora is a film director, film editor and a screenwriter....  more
  • Albert Albacete

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain


    Films DirectedArtesanos

    Albert Albacete is a photographer, film director and screenwriter....  more
  • Albert Grabuleda Capdevila

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona


    Albert Grabuleda Capdevila is an actor....  more
  • BirthplaceBanyoles, Spain


    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....  more
  • Alberto Ferreras
    Alberto Ferreras is a film producer, director and screenwriter....  more
  • BirthplaceValladolid, Spain


    Films DirectedEn un lugar del cine, The Waves

    Alberto Morais is a film producer, director and screenwriter....  more
  • BirthplaceSeville, Spain


    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....  more
  • Aldo Sambrell

    Aldo Sambrell

    Dec. at 79 (1931-2010)

    BirthplaceVallecas, Spain


    Alfredo Sánchez Brell (23 February 1931 – 10 July 2010), known as Aldo Sambrell, was a Spanish...  more
  • Alejandro Amenábar

    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

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    #143 of 249 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#281 of 743 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

  • Alejandro Durán is an actor, cinematographer, film director, screenwriter and film editor....  more
  • Alejandro Lozano

    Dec. at 64 (1939-2003)


    Films DirectedSultanes del Sur, Matando Cabos

    Alejandro Lozano Morales, (March 17, 1939 – March 30, 2003) was a Spanish artist, painter and...  more
  • Àlex Brendemühl

    BirthplaceSpain, Barcelona


    Films DirectedRumbo a Peor

    Àlex Brendemühl is a Spanish actor. Born in Barcelona to a Spanish mother and a German father,...  more
  • Álex de la Iglesia

    BirthplaceBilbao, Spain


    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
  • Àlex Lora

    Age: 40

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


    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
  • Àlex Pastor

    Age: 38

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


    Films DirectedCarriers, The Natural Route

    Àlex Pastor is a Screenwriter and Film Director....