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.

#1
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

#2

La Llorona (2020)
97%

#2
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

#3
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]

#4
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]

#5

The Mole Agent (2020)
95%

#5
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]
Starring:
Directed By: Maite Alberdi

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