Movies about Barcelona

Rev up your travel to Barcelona by walking through the sites shown in movies about and filmed in the city. Three critically-acclaimed Barcelona films have been released in recent years. These movies are worth seeing for the stories, people and landscapes they portray. Here are some movies:

Todo Sobre Mi Madre

movies-about-barcelona-1“Todo Sobre Mi Madre” by the respected Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar tells the journey of a mother to find her child’s father in Barcelona. But it is more complicated than that. This movie, with an international title of or “All About My Mother,” bagged the 2000 Oscar for Best Foreign Film Oscar.

L’Auberge Espagnol

movies-about-barcelona-2L’Auberge Espagnol” (international title: “Euro Pudding” and “The Spanish Apartment”) is a French film that came out in 2002. The story, which happens mostly in a Barcelonian flat, brings together a diverse group of Erasmus students. Any expat or foreign students will definitely relate to the cultural tribulations and kooky trials of the movie’s characters as they get to know Barcelona and meet people from around the world.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

In “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” two American girlfriends go on a summer holiday.They become captivated by the same painter, not knowing that his unstable and hysterical former wife, with whom he has a turbulent relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. This film gave Penelope Cruz the 2009 for Oscar Best Supporting Actress award.

Barcelona movie theaters

movies-about-barcelona-4Many Barcelona cinemas screen dubbed foreign films that enter the country. But you will also find numerous cinemas that show films in versió original (original version, or in other words subtitled). Below are some art house and versió original cinemas in Barcelona:

Passeig de Gràcia 155
Metro Diagonal
Barri: L’Eixample
Tel (+34) 93 218 43 45

Avinguda de Sarriá 31-33
Metro Hospital Clínic
Barri: L’Eixample
Tel (+34) 93 410 75 90

Icària Yelmo Cineplex
c/ de Salvador Espriu 61
Metro Ciutadella
Barri: La Ribera
Tel (+34) 93 221 75 85

c/ del Pi 5
Metro Liceu
Barri: La Rambla
Tel (+34) 93 317 85 29

Méliès Cinemes
Carrer de Villarroel 102
Metro Urgell
Barri: L’Eixample
Tel (+34) 93 451 00 51

Renoir Floridablanca
c/ de Floridablanca 135
Metro Sant Antoni
Barri: El Raval
Tel (+34) 93 426 33 37

Renoir-Les Corts
c/ de Eugeni d’Ors 12
Metro Maria Cristina/ Les Corts
Barri: Les Corts
Tel (+34) 93 490 55 10

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 463
Metro Rocafort
Barri: L’Eixample
Tel (+34) 93 423 10 60

c/ de Verdi 32
Metro Fontana
Barri: Gràcia
Tel (+34) 93 238 79 90