Best Antonio Banderas Movies List

Contributing voice in many excellent animated movies like Puss in Boots, Shrek sequels, Antonio Banderas plays a voice role again in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which is one of the most awaited animations 2015 about to release on 6 February 2015. This respected Spanish actor devotes all his passion to acting and grants a diverse of fantastic films to us. In the following, let’s put the focus on best 5 Antonio Banderas movies/peliculas de Antonio Banderas up to now.

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas (full name: José Antonio Domínguez Banderas) is born on 10 August 1960 and debuted as an actor in a 1982 Spanish movie Labyrinth of Passion directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Through fruitful collaboration with Almodóvar, Banderas became internationally recognized. In 1990s, he frequently appeared in Hollywood movies and received lots of acclaims for his superb performance leading him to be one of the most famous Spanish actors in Hollywood. So far, he has won 32 awards and nominations in major film festivals, including 3 ALMA awards and 3 Golden Globe nominations.

Best Antonio Banderas Movies

Among numerous Antonio Banderas movies, I pick out the top 5 on basis of movie critics’ review, movie addict’ votes and movies’ achievements.


The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Zorro/Don Diego de la Vega escapes from exile and trains the thief Alejandro Murrieta as successor to help him revenge on his enemy Don Rafael Montero. This No.1 best Antonio Banderas movie received 7 wins and 16 nominations in total.
Director: Martin Campbell
Production Company: TriStar Pictures
Genre: Action | Adventure | Western
Rated: PG-13
Major Awards:
* 1999 ALMA Award: Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film
* 1998 European Film Award: Best Actor
Major Nominations:
* 1999 Oscar: Best Sound | Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
* 1999 Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture | Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture

Desperado (1995)
Sequel to 1992 film El Mariachi, the musician Marichi starred by Antonio Banderas intended to revenge on murderer who killed his lover result in a face-to-face bloody showdown.
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures Corporation | Los Hooligans Productions
Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
Rated: R for strong bloody violence, sex sequence and language
* 1996 Saturn Award – Best Supporting Actress
* 1996 Chicago Film Critics Association Award – Most Promising Actress
* 1996 MTV Movie Award – Best Kiss

Once Upon a Time in Mexico(2003)
It is the third and final installment of Mariachi set. El Mariachi is forced to return an action by CIA agent Sands (acted by Johnny Deep) for fighting against drug lord Barrillo who plans to overthrow Mexico government in collusion with General Marquez.
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures | Dimension Films | Troublemaker Studios
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rate: R for strong violence and language.
Release Date: 5 June 2015
* 2004 Imagen Award: Best Actor in a Film | Best Supporting Actor in a Film
* 2004 Golden Satellite Award: Best Original Song

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Pepa Marcos tries to find her lover Iván who leaves her but there is no clues at all. On the other hand, everyone shows confusing activities when she wants to grab the truth. It is recoginzed one of best Antonio Banderas movies before he became a Hollywood star receiving 25 wins and 19 nominations in total including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Screenply and so on.
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Production Companies: El Deseo | Laurenfilm
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rated: R
Major Awards:
* 1989 European Film Award: Best Young Film | Best Actress
* 1988 Venice Film Festival: Best Actress | Best Screenplay
Major Nominations:
* 1989 Oscar & 1989 Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Film

The Skin I Live In(2011)
Dr. Robert Ledgard dives into researches on creating perfect skin to resist various damages and makes experiment on Vera who is turned out to be the man who once raped Ledgard’s daughter result in her suicide. 21 years later, Banderas collaborated with Pedro Almodóvar again to produce this high-acclaimed film receiving 33 wins and 52 nominations. It deserves to be included in best Antonio Banderas movies list.
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Production Company: El Deseo S.A.
Genre: Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Rated: R for violence, strong sex scenes, drug use and language
Major Awards:
* 2012 BAFTA Film Award: Best Film Not in the English Language
Major Nominations:
* 2012 Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Film
* 2012 Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or

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