Ranking Almodóvar’s films is something of a challenge. If you talk to several hardcore fans, you’ll quickly realize that what is considered a top 5 Almodóvar film for one person could be in the bottom five for someone else. His movies are so consistently well-done that it’s hard to pick out winners and losers.
Almodóvar doesn’t really have any losers. He just has films that are less exceptional than others. With how close each of these movies are in quality, it’s almost a chore to create a list like this. In terms of quality, the difference between number eight and number fourteen is surprisingly minor. After all, these are all exceptional motion pictures.
With that in mind, be aware that this list probably will not match up with your opinion. With a filmography consisting of twenty different movies, there’s plenty of wiggle room. This is a very personal and very subjective ranking. However, it’s still a list that should either get fans talking or newcomers interested in the works of this acclaimed filmmaker. Don’t take the order to heart, especially considering the fact that each of these twenty movies are, at the very least, worth a small chunk of your time.
20. Pepi, Luci, Bom
Almodóvar’s debut is kind of a mess. It’s certainly charming, but it’s narratively daft and only occasionally funny. To make matters worse, the $50,000 budget is hard to ignore thanks to the grainy cinematography and amateurish performances. This very much feels like a first film.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel like a Resevoir Dogs or a Pi. Instead, it’s comparable to something like Dementia 13 or Piranha II: The Spawning (okay, maybe that one is a bit harsh). There are various Almodóvar ingredients buried → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema