films seen
10
average score
3.50*
nationality
Mexico - 57 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The king of big budget cult cinema. He's one of the few people who gets wads of cash to take on niche properties and turn them into veritable blockbusters. And he's pretty good at it too. An oeuvre worth exploring for fans of genre cinema.

The good stuff

Pan's Labyrinth

by Guillermo del Toro
Also known as
El Laberinto del Fauno
Specifics
2006 / 118m - Spain
Genre
Fantasy, War
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Pan's Labyrinth poster

Pan's Labyrinth is a confident, creative and overall impressive film that illustrates how you can blend drama and fantasy.

The Shape of Water

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
2017 / 120m - USA
Genre
Romance, Fantasy
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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The Shape of Water poster

Smart and stylish genre film, that aptly blends fantasy, romance and drama. The film looks gorgeous, sounds gorgeous and sports a more than solid cast. It's rare for me to agree with the Oscar vote, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

The Devil's Backbone

by Guillermo del Toro
Also known as
El Espinazo del Diablo
Specifics
2001 / 106m - Spain
Genre
Drama, Horror
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
The Devil's Backbone poster

Solid pieces

Crimson Peak

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
2015 / 119m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Crimson Peak poster

Pacific Rim

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
2013 / 131m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Pacific Rim poster

Hellboy

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
2004 / 122m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Hellboy poster

Mimic

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
1997 / 105m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Mimic poster

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
2008 / 120m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Hellboy II: The Golden Army poster

The inoffensive

Cronos

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
1993 / 94m - Mexico
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Cronos poster

Worthy but flawed

Blade II

by Guillermo del Toro
Specifics
2002 / 117m - USA
Genre
Action, Horror
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Blade II poster