Cinema

Current highlights from Barcelona's English-language cinema scene

Wonder Woman
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Wonder Woman

The comic-book world's most famous female superhero finally gets her own movie – and it's an action-packed belter

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
The Zookeeper's Wife
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The Zookeeper's Wife

A wartime tale about a Polish zookeeper faced with Nazi oppression

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Baywatch
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Baywatch

A jokey and surprisingly effective reboot for the '90s TV classic

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Bitter Harvest
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Bitter Harvest

A clunky romantic drama set during the Ukrainian famine in the 1930s

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Norman
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Norman

With complex performances and a bit of comic whimsy, 'Norman' just has no drawbacks

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
The Promise
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The Promise

This drama explores the brutal reality of the Armenian genocide

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

Despite cries to abandon ship, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ has set sail yet again

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Personal Shopper
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Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart excels in this magnificently unconventional Paris-set ghost story

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Original-language cinemas

Verdi HD
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Verdi HD

The five-screen Verdi and Verdi Park, its four-screen annexe on the next street, have transformed this corner of Gràcia with a diverse programme of independent, mainly European and Asian cinema. At peak times, chaos reigns; arrive early and make sure you don't confuse the line to enter for the line to buy tickets.

Renoir Floridablanca
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Renoir Floridablanca

Renoir-Floridablanca screens up to eight independent, offbeat American, British and Spanish films in original version per day, though note that programming tends towards the worthy.

Cinemes Maldà
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Cinemes Maldà

In its latest incarnation, the well-loved Cinema Maldà is now showing indie and arthouse films. Cinema in original version with subtitles.

Filmoteca de Catalunya
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Filmoteca de Catalunya

The government-funded Filmoteca is a little dry for some tastes, offering comprehensive seasons of cinema's more recondite auteurs alongside better-known classics. Overlapping cycles last two or three weeks, with each film screened at least twice at different times. Books of 10 and 50 tickets bring down the price per film to a negligible amount. The 'Filmo' also runs an excellent library of film-related books, videos and magazines.

Yelmo Cines Icaria
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Yelmo Cines Icaria

This vast multiplex has all the atmosphere of the near-empty mall that surrounds it. But what it lacks in charm, it makes up for in choice, with 15 screens offering blockbusters plus mainstream foreign and Spanish releases. Weekends are seat-specific, so queues tend to be slow-moving; it's worth booking your seat online before you go.

Phenomena
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Phenomena

The Phenomena cinema, which holds 415 film fans and has one of the biggest screens in all of Catalonia, boasts a latest-generation 4k projector, as well as 35 mm and 70 mm projectors as well as the best sound systems, including DTS, SDDS and the multidimensional Dolby Atmos. The cinema project, led by Nacho Cerdà, carries the philosophy that has characterized the Phenomena Experience screenings for the last four years: a programme that features cycles dedicated to big-name directors, kids' sessions, Grindhouse, re-releases, films that were before never released in Barcelona, the legendary double feature, and other surprises. It's a varied programme where you can enjoy classics of the silver screen as well as contemporary films that will show in dubbed versions and in their original language with Spanish subtitles.

Multicines Balmes
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Multicines Balmes

This cinema has 12 screens (two in 3-D) and specialises in commercial films in their original language with subtitles.

Verdi Park HD
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Verdi Park HD

The five-screen Verdi and Verdi Park, its four-screen annexe on the next street, have transformed this corner of Gràcia with a diverse programme of independent, mainly European and Asian cinema. At peak times, chaos reigns; arrive early and make sure you don't confuse the line to enter for the line to buy tickets.

Cinemes Texas
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Cinemes Texas

This cinema in Gràcia has four screens and shows a variety of films. The big draw for the locals is the subtitles are in Catalan. The big draw for everyone else is the films are in their original language, and some Catalan films even have English subtitles. And everyone is happy about the low price of €2 or €3. This is likely due to the films showing here slightly later than their premiere release date.

Cinemes Méliès
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Cinemes Méliès

This small, two-screen cinema is the nearest that Barcelona comes to an arthouse theatre, with an idiosyncratic roster of accessible classics alongside more recent films that aren't quite commercial enough for general release. This is the place to bone up on your Wilder, Antonioni, Hitchcock and others, with up to eight films per week.

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Our favourites

The Lost City Of Z
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The Lost City Of Z

British explorer Percy Fawcett – driven crazy by his obsession to find a lost Amazonian city...

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Lady Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth

This brilliantly feminist British indie film plunges a cold, sharp knife into the back of...

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
John Wick: Chapter Two
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John Wick: Chapter Two

Before you get funny, no, they haven’t come for his cat this time...

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
I Am Not Your Negro
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I Am Not Your Negro

Masterfully addressing the American racial divide – past and present...

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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