Best-Reviewed Spanish-Language Movies 2020

The dark side of the immigrant experience is documented in top film Identifying Features, the drama set at the Mexican border following a mother’s search for her son who has disappeared after setting out to find work in America. Features‘ close competitors run the gamut, from the neo-folk horror La Llarona, the visually striking I’m No Longer Here, mixed-media chiller The Wolf House, and even a warm comedy in the shape of The Mole Agent.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.

Adjusted Score: 101.276%
Critics Consensus: A slow-burning descent into desperation, Identifying Features uses one shattered family's ordeal to offer a harrowing look at the immigrant experience.
Synopsis: Magdalena sets out on a journey in search of her son, who disappeared en route to the US border. Travelling... [More]
Directed By: Fernanda Valadez


La Llorona (2020)

Adjusted Score: 100.086%
Critics Consensus: La Llorona puts a fresh spin on the familiar legend by blending the supernatural and the political to resolutely chilling effect.
Synopsis: Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde... [More]
Directed By: Jayro Bustamante

Adjusted Score: 98.989%
Critics Consensus: I'm No Longer Here's occasionally uneven narrative is more than offset by its honest and visually poetic approach to themes of identity and assimilation.
Synopsis: In the mountains of Monterrey, Mexico, a small street gang named "Los Terkos" spend their days listening to slowed down... [More]

Adjusted Score: 97.305%
Critics Consensus: Surreal, unsettling, and finally haunting, The Wolf House is a stunning outpouring of creativity whose striking visuals queasily complement its disturbing story.
Synopsis: Maria, a young woman finds refuge in a house in the south of Chile after escaping from a sect of... [More]


The Mole Agent (2020)

Adjusted Score: 96.865%
Critics Consensus: Warm and funny, The Mole Agent offers audiences a poignant reminder that it's never too late to forge new connections and embark on new adventures.
Synopsis: When a family grows concerned for their mother's well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires 83-year-old Sergio to... [More]
Directed By: Maite Alberdi

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