Guillermo del Toro is a director and producer of Mexican cinema, awarded multiple prizes. Today in our blog we are going to tell you about the best movies of the famous Mexican director. He created such works as “The backbone of the devil”, “Blade II”, “Hellboy”, “The labyrinth of the faun” or “Pacific rim”. Also, in 2018 Guillermo del Toro gets 2 Oscars for Best Director and for Best Film for his work “The shape of water”.


Top-3 of the Guillermo del Toro movies:

The shape of the water (La forma del agua)

It is a fantasy movie, set in Baltimore during 1962. At the beginning of the film we meet Elisa Esposito, a young woman who works as a cleaner in a high security government laboratory. One day at the laboratory they bring a strange creature that they captured in a South American river. Elisa is curious about this humanoid-amphibian and begins to visit him in secret. So, the two fall in love …


Orphanage (El orfanato)

This horror movie was very successful in Spain and won 7 Goya awards. The main character is Laura, who settles with her family in the orphanage where she grew up. Also, she wants to open a residence for disabled children. Of course, in this strange house the imagination of his son becomes increasingly dangerous. Thus, Laura begins to suspect that something evil is happening in the old building.


The Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno)

It is a fantastic drama, winner of 3 Oscars. The film is set in Spain in 1944 and tells the story of Ofelia, an 11-year-old girl. She travels with her mother to a town where the new stepfather of Ofelia, a captain of the Francoist army, has been assigned. One night, Ophelia discovers a strange labyrinth of nearby rains. Thus, she meets a faun who reveals that she is a princess and her father is looking for her. In order to be reunited with her family, the child has to face three tests.

You can see all the awards received for this plea on the FilAffinity page, along with the trailer.


We hope you like our recommendations. Watching these movies in the original version is a great way to learn Spanish without leaving home. Thus, in our Spanish school we always recommend our students to complement their classes by watching movies and series in Spanish.

Until the next blog!