At some point in life you have to see certain classics and surely many users have searched Google for “movies to watch before you die”. And that is why today we are going to help you in this task. Many times we have to assess a film as good or bad and sometimes it is not so easy to criticize it. And for this reason we have prepared a compilation with the great jewels of Spanish cinema (and a foreign pearl) that you should not miss and that you can see for free.
However, today we bring you a compilation of the best films from the RTVE catalog. And it is that in the RTVE app you will find a wide catalog with a number of movies of all kinds and free and in streaming. So here we leave you a compilation to enjoy your afternoons on the sofa with popcorn and many movies.
Free movies that you can watch on your TV through RTVE Play
In this catalog we wanted to include Spanish, international cinema and other different genres. So you will have a choice and we are sure that you will not get bored with any of these movies.
The gulfs (1960), Carlos Saura
Julián, Ramón, el Chato, Paco and Manolo are a group of uprooted people who live in Madrid and who only go to the center of Madrid to steal wherever they go (in football stadiums, car garages, etc.). Between all of them they save money from their little robberies so that Juan can fulfill his dream of being a bullfighter.
Batur Nobility (1965)
María del Pilar is a woman in love with Sebastián, her father’s servant, however, her father wants to set her up with Marco because he is the rich landowner of the town. However, Margo is spiteful for her continuous rejections and angrily decides to take revenge on her.
Behind the glass (1986)
Klaus is a doctor who during World War II is dedicated to torturing, murdering and abusing the number of children in Nazi concentration camps. But after his suicide attempt he will have to live with an iron lung and having to be helped by his wife Griselda and their daughter Rena. But one day a young man offers to take care of him, and a relationship will emerge between the two in which the young man wants to learn to be like the doctor.
The Holy Innocents (1984)
A family of Spanish peasants dedicate themselves to living subordinate to the owners of the land that rules over all of them. They should only dedicate themselves to obey and give up their rights. But the destiny of this family is already marked but they will break their sentence.
It is a portrait of rural Spain in the 1960s and the relationships between the owners of an Extremaduran farmhouse and the family they serve, with the protagonists being Alfredo Landa, Terele Pávez, Paco Rabal and Juan Diego.
Pharaoh’s Court (1985)
During the late 1940s, a group of fans premiered a play without the necessary censorship permits or visas. This musical work is that of “The Court of the Pharaoh” and it had been a prohibited work for its political, erotic and religious daring. When they are taken to the police station for a whole night, the commissioner begins to carry out an investigation to find out the reasons that have led that group to take this action. In the interrogations, the different incidents of the work are discovered.
Alone in the face of danger (1952)
Will Kane, a small town sheriff, has recently married Amy. As a married couple, they both decide to move to the city and open a business. However, word soon spreads in this new city that Frank Miller, a criminal caught by Kane, has recently been released from prison and is out for revenge. It seems that no one in the city dares to help the sheriff as time goes on. Faced with this situation and with a marriage that has just begun, Will Kane will have to choose a hard decision between leaving before noon or waiting for the criminal who seeks so much revenge to arrive.
High Heels (1991)
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar and performed by Victoria Abril, Miguel Bosé, Marisa Paredes, etc.
The story follows Becky del Páramo, a famous pop singer during the sixties who accumulates a couple of marriages and several lovers. He has a daughter, Rebeca, who he leaves with his father to continue his career abroad. Rebeca grows up in the absence of her mother until, at the age of fifteen, she reunites with her mother Becky, who returns to Madrid to act and also settle the pending accounts with her daughter. Rebeca’s husband turns out to be her mother’s great love, and the same one who one day turns up murdered and both will meet again.
The language of the butterflies (1999), by José Luis Cuerda
The story takes place during 1936, where Professor Don Gregorio teaches his student Moncho about literature, nature and even women. However, Gregorio is considered anti-fascist regime. For this reason, their friendship will begin to break down due to the force of their environment. They star in “The language of the butterflies” Fernando Fernán Gómez, Manuel Lozano and Uxía Blanco.
That happy couple (1951), by Bardem and Berlanga
A humble married couple leads a normal life in which she, Carmen, takes care of the housework while he, Juan, works as an electrician in a movie studio. One day they win a contest sponsored by a soap brand and achieve the well-being they so desire. In those first 24 hours, the ear receives a number of invitations and gifts, however, Juan hides two very serious problems that Carmen does not know about and must solve as soon as possible.
The trip to nowhere (1986), by Fernando Fernán Gómez
The story takes place during the Franco regime in the forties with a company of comedians as protagonists who do not know their relationship and many loves and heartbreaks arise between them. Happiness and separations are the protagonists of this story, with the work that is intermingled between their relationships.
The world goes on (1963), by Fernando Fernán Gómez
In a Madrid neighborhood of Maravillas lives a family made up of a self-sacrificing mother and wife and a father who is a very authoritarian municipal guard at home. The couple’s son only dedicates himself to studying and praying for his family. While the two sister daughters, Eloísa and Luisita are complete opposites, they are obsessed with money and fight or threaten to kill each other whenever they can. The internal conflict arises from the blind obsession with wealth and luxury that will lead to only misfortune and tragedy.
The Law of Desire (1986)
A story of Almodóvar considered “sweeping” with a cast of high-profile actors such as Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Bibi Andersen, Manuela Velasco, Miguel Molina, Fernando Guillén, etc. The story revolves around Pablo Quintero, a well-known film director who is completely in love with Juan but he doesn’t feel the same way. In an attempt to forget him, Pablo starts dating Antonio, a young man who has been in love with Pablo for a long time and who has come to stay in his life. However, Antonio turns out to be very jealous and toxic with Pablo. Tina also appears, Pablo’s transsexual sister who doesn’t trust men. One day Juan turns up dead and Pablo will be the main suspect and presumed culprit. While being chased by the police, Pablo suffers an accident and is left in a state of complete amnesia.
The Golden Pond (1981)
An adaptation of a play, directed by Mark Rydell and with the actors of Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug Mckeon, Dabney Coleman, etc. Considered a very tender and moving film with great performances. The story revolves around Ethel and Norman Thayer, an adult couple who spend their vacations in “the Golden Pond”, a paradisiacal place. Norman has always been a very active man who sees his death closer and closer and cannot bear the idea of old age. Without prior notice comes the visit of Chelsea, the daughter of the couple who has never had a very good relationship with her father.
Start Over (1982), by Garci
A 1982 drama directed by José Luis Garci that showed the image of a Spain that had recently left behind a dictatorship of almost four decades and in full transition to democracy. In this scenario, the story unfolds in which Antonio Miguel Albajara returns to his hometown, Stockholm, to receive a Nobel Prize for literature. He has been a professor for forty years at the University of California, Berkeley, but returns home again to remember moments from his youth.
Seven thousand days together (1994), by Fernando Fernán Gomez
The story tells of Petra and Matías, a very ill-matched marriage. Petra is a woman with a very sour character that provokes constant arguments with him. Matías works as a porter in an anatomy school with an inseparable friend, Luis, a man with somewhat special inclinations. In those discussions Petra always takes care of her tone of voice to never raise her voice while he doesn’t seem to care what they say. That is why the neighbors always know everything that happens in the couple’s house. It is one of the great works of Fernán Gómez.