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Top 29 Best Javier Bardem Movies On Amazon Prime In 2024 [Ranked]

Aakriti MishraAakriti-Updated Jan 10, 2024


top 29 best Javier Bardem Movies on amazon prime in 2024 [Ranked]

 

Javier Bardem is a Spanish actor, best known for his roles in blockbuster films that have earned him several accolades and recognition. His performances in No Country for Old Men, Jamón jamón, Boca a Boca, Before Night Falls, Being the Ricardos, Biutiful and Vicky Cristina Barcelona have earned him widespread fame. Bardem has also acted in the Bond film Skyfall.

 

Bardem is the only Spanish actor to date to have been nominated and to have won an Academy Award. He's been married to actress Penélope Cruz since 2010 and became the ambassador of Greenpeace for Antarctica.

 

Given below is a list of films, both in English and Spanish that are available on Amazon Prime and in which Bardem has acted, over the year. If you're a fan of good films and good acting, then I think you'd enjoy the filmography below.

 

 

 

1. No Country for Old Men (2007)

 

No Country for Old Men (2007)

 

Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin have delivered stellar performances in No Country for Old Men. Thanks to them, the feature film was able to receive various nominations and wins, including Academy Awards, USA, Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, and Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.

 

Hunter and welder Llewelyn Moss come across the remains of multiple drug runners in rural Texas. He connects the dots and realizes something violent suddenly took place among them. He also finds two million dollars lying around and decides to keep the cash without alerting the police.

 

Before long, a psychopathic killer named Anton Chigurh tracks down Llewelyn to claim the blood money. The way he makes his way to the target is proof enough that this psycho cares nothing for human life.

 

In the meantime, a blasé sheriff named Ed Tom Bell is tasked with investigating the growing murder spree. Ed is yet to realize just how deep this case actually goes.

 

Available Countries: India

 

 

 

2. Skyfall (2012)

 

Skyfall (2012)

 

Skyfall, which hit the screens in 2012, has cemented its place as a pioneering visual effects-driven feature.

 

Its immersive environment helped it in providing an all-inclusive cinematic experience; all while elevating its other technical aspects to a certain degree as well. Noted for its spectacular visual effects, the motion picture went on to win Academy Awards, USA, ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, and BMI Film & TV Awards.

 

After a mission failure, Bond is shot and falls into a river, with everyone assuming he is dead. When the MI6 building exploded after their systems got hacked, it led Bond to come out of retirement and report in London.

 

But, the comeback isn't easy, with him failing all required tests and being given his old mission to prove himself. Bond tracks a mercenary, Patrice, and his search for his employer reveals M's complicated past.

 

Available Countries: Canada, Australia, France, Italy, and India

 

 

 

3. Dune (2021)

 

Dune (2021)

 

Looking for a movie to watch? Dune could be a good option. With a runtime of 2 hours and 35 min and released in 2021, it stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya and was directed by Denis Villeneuve.

 

Duke Leto is summoned by the Emperor to come and take over the stewardship of Arrakis, the only source of Spice, a sacred hallucinogen. Once there, the Duke's son Paul Atreides finds himself stuck between two worlds, while the monstrous Baron Vladimir begins to plot an act of revenge.

 

Plagued with visions of a dark future, can Paul fulfil what destiny has in store for him in Dune?

 

Available Countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Brazil, and Argentina

 

 

 

4. The Sea Inside (2004)

 

The Sea Inside (2004)

 

Bankrolled by Sogepaq and helmed by Alejandro Amenábar, The Sea Inside is a biography-drama that hit the screens in 2004.

 

Ramón had a diving accident that left him paralysed from the neck down. He wishes to end his life but is unable to do so and does not want to implicate his family or friends, as according to Spanish law, they would be charged with murder or assisting a suicide.

 

Thus starts a 28-year-long battle to change the law to enable a dying man to end his life with assisted suicide.

 

Available Countries: Andorra, and Spain

 

 

 

5. Collateral (2004)

 

Collateral (2004)

 

Collateral is an action-crime which has been helmed for the screen by Michael Mann.

 

Toplined by actors such as Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, and Jada Pinkett Smith (main characters), the film was released in 2004 with a runtime of 2 hours.

 

Max Durocher, a meticulous Los Angeles cab driver, reluctantly agrees to a night of fare dodging with hitman Vincent in exchange for $600. But when a corpse falls onto his car, Max is thrust into a world of crime, danger, and death.

 

As Vincent forces Max to hide the body in the trunk and continue driving, LAPD undercover narcotics detective Ray Fanning is hot on their trail. With Vincent's final target being federal prosecutor Annie Farrell, Max must risk everything to save her and bring Vincent down.

 

Will he succeed, or will Vincent's nihilistic beliefs prevail?

 

Available Countries: Cuba, and Senegal

 

 

6. Mother! (2017)

 

Mother! (2017)

 

Helmed for the screen by Darren Aronofsky, Mother! is a drama-horror that hit the screens in 2017.

 

Its crew members include Darren Aronofsky (screenplay), Matthew Libatique (cinematography), and Danny Glicker (costume), among others. The full-length feature was able to amass over $44,516,999 at the box office and received CinEuphoria Awards, International Online Cinema Awards, and Golden Trailer Awards.

 

Him, a poet struggling with writer's block, lives with his wife, Mother. One day they have a guest who claims to be a doctor and Him's fan and is later joined by his wife and children.

 

Mother complains to Him about the growing number of people in their house, but Him doesn't listen and ignores her feelings. Him and Mother soon become pregnant while Him's new book is a hit.

 

However, Him's fans continue to visit them, straining their relationship.

 

Available Countries: India

 

 

7. Live Flesh (1997)

 

Live Flesh (1997)

 

Live Flesh is a drama film that has been helmed for the screen by Pedro Almodóvar. It features actors Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, and Javier Bardem in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 1997 with a 1 hour and 43 min runtime.

 

After leaving prison, Victor continues to be in love with Elena, who is married to David, an ex-cop turned basketball player who was left paralyzed due to a gunshot wound from Victor.

 

Unable to move on and intent on taking revenge, he decides to make her fall in love with him so that he can abandon her. However, he realises he loves her too much to hurt her.

 

Meanwhile, David gets involved and decides to avenge himself against Victor for all he's done to him and for trying to take his wife away from him.

 

Available Countries: Italy, Brazil, and Argentina

 

 

8. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

 

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

 

Looking for a movie to watch? Vicky Cristina Barcelona could be a good option. With a runtime of 1 hour and 36 min and released in 2008, it stars Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, and Javier Bardem and was directed by Woody Allen.

 

Vicky and Christina visit Barcelona and stay with one of Vicky's distant relatives, Judy and her husband. The two are great friends but are poles apart. At an art exhibition, Christina gets intrigued by the artist Juan Antonio and learns of his violent relationship with his ex-wife.

 

Juan invites Vicky and Christina to join him for a weekend getaway of all things forbidden. However, things begin to get complicated when all the relations get intertwined, and his ex-wife also enters the picture.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

9. Mondays in the Sun (2002)

 

Mondays in the Sun (2002)

 

Mondays in the Sun is a comedy-drama film that has been helmed for the screen by Fernando León de Aranoa. It features actors Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, and José Ángel Egido in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 2002 with a 1 hour and 53 min runtime.

 

After the closure of a shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers decided to keep in touch. They meet at a bar that's owned by a former colleague and discuss life and future plans.

 

Each of them seems to face their future differently, while one fills out job interviews with applicants half his age, another has turned to a raging alcoholic hoping for his wife's return, and a third is unable to accept the fact that his wife earns even though he's jobless leading to growing distance between them, a fourth dreams of going to Australia while a fifth has turned into a moralizer and watchman.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

10. Everybody Knows (2018)

 

Everybody Knows (2018)

 

Bankrolled by Memento Films Production and helmed by Asghar Farhadi, Everybody Knows is a crime-drama that hit the screens in 2018.

 

Laura returns with her daughter Irene and son Diego to her hometown outside Madrid to attend her sister's wedding. Her daughter feels unwell during the reception and goes upstairs to sleep.

 

When Laura goes to check on her at night, she finds Irene missing and receives messages from kidnappers asking for a huge ransom. As Laura and her family and friends scramble to gather the money, several secrets from the past are forced out in the open, making the situation all the more complicated.

 

Available Countries: Italy, and Switzerland

 

 

11. The Good Boss (2021)

 

The Good Boss (2021)

 

The Good Boss premiered in theatres in 2021. Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa, this movie features Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, and Almudena Amor in the lead. If you have a particular liking for comedy-drama movies, then you can try this title.

 

The Good Boss received a score of 7.1 on IMDb and 65 on Metacritic.

 

Julio Blanco is a charismatic but manipulative owner of a family-run factory of industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town. As he learns of a committee visit that could give his company an award for excellence, he decides to solve all problems of his employees in enough time.

 

However, he meddles a little too much, creating complications for his employees.

 

Available Countries: Canada, India, Netherlands, and Poland

 

 

12. Biutiful (2010)

 

Biutiful (2010)

 

Bankrolled by Menageatroz and helmed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Biutiful is a drama-romance that hit the screens in 2010.

 

Uxbal lives with his two children in a shabby apartment in Barcelona. He doesn't have any family except his brother Tito who works in the construction business. Uxbal earns his living by procuring work for Chinese illegal immigrants forging designer goods that a group of African street vendors sell.

 

He also works as a medium to the dead. When he is diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer with only a few months to live, his world slowly begins to fall apart.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

13. Being the Ricardos (2021)

 

Being the Ricardos (2021)

 

Being the Ricardos premiered in theatres in 2021. Directed by Aaron Sorkin, this movie features Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, and J.K. Simmons in the lead. If you have a particular liking for biography-drama movies, then you can try this title.

 

Being the Ricardos received a score of 6.5 on IMDb and 60 on Metacritic.

 

This biopic tracks the life moments, professional accomplishments, and marital challenges experienced by two of television's most iconic artists and personalities, namely Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

 

From covering fan-loved moments in and around the legendary "I Love Lucy" show to capturing numerous personal and tragic elements in Lucy and Desi's lives, the biopic dramatizes much about the rise and fall of this legendary married couple. This includes their political trysts with the Communist scare that unravelled during yesteryear Hollywood.

 

Available Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Germany

 

 

14. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

 

Goya's Ghosts (2006)

 

Helmed for the screen by Milos Forman, Goya's Ghosts is a biography-drama that hit the screens in 2006.

 

Its crew members include Milos Forman, and Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay), Javier Aguirresarobe (cinematography), and Yvonne Blake (costume), among others. The full-length feature was able to amass over $9,448,082 at the box office and received Women Film Critics Circle Awards and Yoga Awards.

 

Famous painter Goya finds himself entangled with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse Ines gets arrested on charges of heresy. The church paints him guilty by association, leaving him floundering for a proper way to resolve the matter.

 

Around this time Ines' father, Thomas, approaches Goya for help in freeing his daughter. The painter's connection to Brother Lorenzo, on whose painting he is hard at work, becomes the key to releasing Ines.

 

This period drama captures a dark and tumultuous time in Spain's history.

 

Available Countries: United States, and Canada

 

 

15. High Heels (1991)

 

High Heels (1991)

 

Featuring Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, and Miguel Bosé in the lead, High Heels is a comedy-drama movie that was released in 1991. It comprises a talented team of crew members Pedro Almodóvar (director), Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay), Alfredo Mayo (cinematography), and others.

 

The motion picture received a score of 7 on IMDb, while it received 51 out of 100 on Metacritic.

 

Becky del Páramo, a famous torch singer returns to Spain after 15 years to find her daughter Rebeca married to one of her former boyfriends. As the mother-daughter duo try to mend their broken relationship, they must also find a way to deal with their common lover and not make things more awkward than they already are.

 

Available Countries: Brazil, and Argentina

 

 

16. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022)

 

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022)

 

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile premiered in theatres in 2022. Directed by Josh Gordon, and Will Speck, this movie features Javier Bardem, Winslow Fegley, and Shawn Mendes in the lead. If you have a particular liking for animation-adventure movies, then you can try this title.

 

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile received a score of 6.1 on IMDb and 51 on Metacritic.

 

A charismatic magician, Hector, keeps failing at the audition for a national talent show. But maybe luck can be in his favour this time when he discovers an exotic crocodile who can sing, who Hector names Lyle. 

 

However, Lyle is unable to perform, and Hector has no option but to leave him alone in their house and go out to earn for them both. 

 

Their situation turns complicated with a new family moving in, and the secret gets out. 

 

Available Countries: Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Denmark

 

 

17. Eat Pray Love (2010)

 

Eat Pray Love (2010)

 

Eat Pray Love is an average biography-drama movie with some good moments. The performances by Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, and Richard Jenkins are competent, but the screenplay by Ryan Murphy, and Jennifer Salt could have been tighter.

 

A modern-day woman, Elizabeth, has everything perfect thing in her life except for contentment and joy. She decides to end her 8-year-long marriage by divorcing her husband and embarks on a three-point trip: Italy, India and Bali believing that this trip will help her to discover herself. On the way, she built several beautiful connections, stepped out of her comfort zone, and participated in culturally-rich activities. But when love comes knocking at her door, would Elizabeth accept it?

 

Available Countries: New Zealand, Brazil, and Argentina

 

 

18. Second Skin (1999)

 

Second Skin (1999)

 

Helmed for the screen by Gerardo Vera, Second Skin is a drama-romance that hit the screens in 1999.

 

Its crew members include Ángeles González Sinde, and Gerardo Vera (screenplay), Julio Madurga (cinematography), and Macarena Soto (costume), among others. The full-length feature was able to amass over $91,433 at the box office and received Glitter Awards.

 

Diego is a doctor who is in love with a married man with a son. Despite the advice of his boss and best friend, both of whom try to convince him against the affair, he continues his rendezvous with Alberto. The consequences of this tumultuous affair affect and alter the lives of not just the two men but also Alberto's wife.

 

Available Countries: Italy

 

 

19. Loving Pablo (2017)

 

Loving Pablo (2017)

 

Looking for a movie to watch? Loving Pablo could be a good option. With a runtime of 2 hours and 3 min and released in 2017, it stars Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Peter Sarsgaard and was directed by Fernando León de Aranoa.

 

Famous Columbian journalist and television presenter Virginia Vallejo gets invited to a VIP ranch party of notorious Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Seduced by his charisma and persona, she starts a passionate love affair with him, between 1983 to 1987, despite him being a married family man.

 

However, this love affair comes with a price, which Virginia realises a little too late.

 

Available Countries: United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, India, and Poland

 

 

20. Automata (2014)

 

Automata (2014)

 

Automata is an action-drama film that has been helmed for the screen by Gabe Ibáñez. It features actors Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, and Dylan McDermott in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 2014 with a 1 hour and 49 min runtime.

 

In the future, when climate change has turned Earth into a difficult place to live, only about 21 million people are left, trying to rebuild the world. 

 

Among them, there is ROC Corporation, a robot company that has developed intelligent machines, keeping several security measures in check so as not to interfere with human development. 

 

However, when faults appear in their machinery, to avoid suspicion, an investigation ensues led by insurance agent Jacq, who involuntarily becomes part of something significant. 

 

Available Countries: Canada, Germany, Italy, and India

 

 

21. The Gunman (2015)

 

The Gunman (2015)

 

The Gunman is an action-adventure which has been helmed for the screen by Pierre Morel.

 

Toplined by actors such as Sean Penn, Idris Elba, and Jasmine Trinca (main characters), the film was released in 2015 with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 min.

 

Jim Terrier is a former Special Forces soldier and presently a black ops mercenary. He is part of a team deployed in Congo under the cover of providing security to local projects.

 

His team is hired by mining companies to assassinate the Minister of Mining, to ensure continued access to rich mineral resources. He delivers the fatal shot and flees Africa, retiring from his mercenary career.

 

Years later, when he returns as a charity worker, he soon realises that he is now the target of the hit squad connected to the minister's assassination.

 

Available Countries: France, and Argentina

 

 

22. No News from God (2001)

 

No News from God (2001)

 

Looking for a movie to watch? No News from God could be a good option. With a runtime of 1 hour and 52 min and released in 2001, it stars Penélope Cruz, Victoria Abril, and Jero García and was directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes.

 

Lola, a singer in Heaven is sent by her boss to Earth and save the soul of Spanish boxer Manny. He's had a massive injury in his last bout and is in deep debt and is suicidal. Meanwhile, Carmen, a waitress in Hell is also sent by her boss to get Manny back into the ring again.

 

The two women decide to work together and help Manny get his life back on track, but the journey is rigged with unexpected hurdles that neither anticipated.

 

Available Countries: France, and Switzerland

 

 

23. The Roads Not Taken (2020)

 

The Roads Not Taken (2020)

 

The Roads Not Taken premiered in theatres in 2020. Directed by Sally Potter, this movie features Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, and Branka Katic in the lead. If you have a particular liking for drama movies, then you can try this title.

 

The Roads Not Taken received a score of 5.2 on IMDb and 42 on Metacritic.

 

The film follows a day in the life of Leo and his daughter Molly as she struggles to deal with the challenges of her father's disorganised mind.

 

As the father-daughter duo go around New York City, Leo's journey takes him on a hallucinatory outing as he floats through all the alternative lives he could have lived, causing Molly to deal with her path even as she contemplates her future.

 

Available Countries: Brazil, and Argentina

 

 

24. Airbag (1997)

 

Airbag (1997)

 

Airbag is an action-comedy which has been helmed for the screen by Juanma Bajo Ulloa.

 

Toplined by actors such as Karra Elejalde, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, and Alberto San Juan (main characters), the film was released in 1997 with a runtime of 2 hours and 4 min.

 

After Juantxo's engagement, his friends Konradin and Paco drag him to a party where he ends up losing his expensive wedding ring inside a prostitute's body. The owner of Mafioso whorehouse, Villambrosa finds the ring.

 

Meanwhile, Souza, the rival gangster of Villambrosa sends a femme fatale to check on the situation. As Juantxo and his friends attempt to get the ring back, they find themselves stuck in a dangerous gang war.

 

Available Countries: Italy

 

 

25. The Last Face (2016)

 

The Last Face (2016)

 

The Last Face premiered in theatres in 2016. Directed by Sean Penn, this movie features Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, and Brandon Phillips in the lead. If you have a particular liking for drama-romance movies, then you can try this title.

 

The Last Face received a score of 4.9 on IMDb and 16 on Metacritic.

 

A physician, Wren works in West Africa with the organization Doctors of the World as an activist. The organization was started by her late father several years back. Wren is content with her contribution; however, she frequently finds herself comparing her life to the achievements her father has earned in his time. She meets a handsome surgeon, Miguel, who has dedicated his life to treating people but grows uncertain about their relationship when his past gets linked to hers.

 

Available Countries: Brazil, and Argentina

 

 

26. Jamón, Jamón (1992)

 

Jamón, Jamón (1992)

 

Looking for a movie to watch? Jamón, Jamón could be a good option. With a runtime of 1 hour and 35 min and released in 1992, it stars Penélope Cruz, Stefania Sandrelli, and Anna Galiena and was directed by Bigas Luna.

 

Silvia has a hidden affair with José Luis, the kind and spoilt heir to the Sansón empire, for whom she works as a seamstress. When Silvia says she is pregnant, Luis proposes to her but his mother Conchita refuses to bless the union.

 

Adamant about ruining their relationship, Conchita looks for a man to seduce Silvia. She decides to use Raúl, the new Sansón model. However, things get complicated when Raúl begins to genuinely feel for Silvia and Conchita herself becomes sexually obsessed with him.

 

Available Countries: Andorra, and Spain

 

 

27. Perdita Durango (1997)

 

Perdita Durango (1997)

 

Perdita Durango is an action-crime which has been helmed for the screen by Álex de la Iglesia.

 

Toplined by actors such as Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, and Harley Cross (main characters), the film was released in 1997 with a runtime of 2 hours and 9 min.

 

Perdita Durango comes across bank-robbing drug dealer Romeo Dolorosa who also pretends to be a priest of a satanic cult and hacks corpses. His latest job is for gangster Santos and requires the trafficking of human fetuses for a cosmetic company.

 

Perdita and Romeo devise a plan to kidnap a young American couple and sacrifice them. Their plans go awry when a DEA agent, a former betrayed partner of Romeo and a loan shark to whom he owes money follow their trail.

 

Available Countries: Germany, and Italy

 

 

28. Between Your Legs (1999)

 

Between Your Legs (1999)

 

Bankrolled by Bocaboca Producciones and helmed by Manuel Gómez Pereira, Between Your Legs is a drama-mystery that hit the screens in 1999.

 

Miranda works as a crew member in a nightly radio program. She is married to Felix and the couple have a young daughter together. Miranda has a sex addiction problem that leads her to pursue sexual encounters with men during her dog walks.

 

She decides to sign up for therapy, where she comes across Javier, a successful scriptwriter and phone sex addict. The two instantly click and a steamy affair ensures, till a dead body shows up that's being investigated by Felix and Javier's phone sex trysts get distributed all over Madrid.

 

Available Countries: Italy

 

 

29. Golden Balls (1993)

 

Golden Balls (1993)

 

Golden Balls is a comedy-drama film that has been helmed for the screen by Bigas Luna. It features actors Javier Bardem, Maria de Medeiros, and Maribel Verdú in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 1993 with a 1 hour and 35 min runtime.

 

Benito González is a flamboyant engineer with a brash personality. He dreams of building the tallest building in the region. When his girlfriend leaves him, he decides to devote all his time and himself to his ambitions, ensuring nothing comes in the way.

 

He marries the daughter of a rich billionaire to realise his project. As Benito manages to waltz his way through a series of career highs, the personal conflicts he unleashes upon himself eventually lead his life through a downward spiral.

 

Available Countries: Andorra, and Spain

 

 

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