Top 10 Films Starring Gael García Bernal

I spent a lot of November and December 2016 getting into Gael García Bernal’s filmography. What started as a random choice to watch A Little Bit of Heaven (2011) began a quest to finish as much of his work as I could. It didn’t help that Amazon had such a good deal on his films at the time, and it was fairly easy to acquire even the most bizarre ones.

So over those two months, I watched thirty films starring García Bernal. He has now become my most-watched actor of all time, clocking in at thirty-four films total. And I’ve never felt better about myself as a movie lover because he is very, very talented. None of his performances have left me wishing he’d done something else. That’s not to say that all of his films are gems. I’ve found that many of them are only okay at best, and some are outright terrible, despite the fact that he’s either worked with a director I admire or his own acting isn’t the thing to blame (it is oftentimes the best part of those bad movies).

I’ve decided then to compile a list of my favourites. Some of it is probably expected, yet others feel vastly underrated. Also, I just want to point out that I haven’t seen Neruda (2016) yet, but I’m expecting that the moment I do, one of these films will probably be bumped off the list.

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23 Film Recommendations

It’s my 23rd birthday today. Normally, birthdays don’t mean very much to me. I barely celebrate, nor do I really feel older each time.

Except I sort of do this year, and want to talk about something other than feeling inexplicably like I should be a fully-functioning adult by now, but truthfully am not one. So I’m going to blog about movies as that’s all I really am certain about in life.

Here are 23 films I would want everyone to see at least once in their lives. The list is numbered, with number one being the most recommended. But they are all incredibly special to me. Be warned! This is going to be lengthy.

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