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Written by: Sam Fragoso on December 18, 2012

December 18, 2012 | 10 comments | Featured

 Five example films from Guillermo del Toro:

Pan’s Labryinth

Hellsboy

Mimic

Cronos

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

vs.

 Five example films from Pedro Almodovar:

The Skin I Live In

Matador

Talk to Her

Broken Embraces

All About My Mother

Volver

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  1. James Blake Ewing on December 18, 2012 8:27 am

    I haven’t seen nearly enough Almodovar, but I’m pretty sure I like del Toro a lot more. I love his visual sensibility and the way he blends horror and horror elements with other genres. So yea, I’m going del Toro on this one.

  2. SJHoneywell on December 18, 2012 8:30 am

    I like Almodovar, but I love del Toro. No one does really inventive monsters like del Toro does. He needs to direct more, though.

  3. Nikhat on December 18, 2012 8:35 am

    Woah this is hard. Pan’s Labyrinth is one of my most favourite films, but I have seen very little of Del Toro’s other work. However whatever I have seen of Almodovar has left me very impressed. His stories, characters, humour, the way the films look are amazing. My vote goes to Almodovar.

  4. Squasher88 on December 18, 2012 10:49 am

    I’ve only seen Pan’s Labyrinth from Del Toro, but it’s one of my all-time favourite films.
    On the other hand, I’ve seen a lot of Almodovar. The thing is, I find all of Pedro’s film’s too similar and I’m never completely wowed by them. The Skin I Live In is my favourite of his and it’s the one that is the most unique in his filmography.

    Basically what I’m trying to say is, Guillermo gets my vote.

  5. Steven Flores on December 18, 2012 1:47 pm

    I’ve seen everything Pedro Almodovar has done since Kika to The Skin I Live In plus Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and I’ve seen everything that Guillermo del Toro has.

    They’re both very different filmmakers. Yet, Almodovar was one of the executive producers of The Devil’s Backbone.

    It’s hard to say. I love both filmmakers. I’m probably going to have to go with del Toro. He just has a more of an imagination while managing to balance it with strong characters and a story.

  6. Alex Withrow on December 18, 2012 2:26 pm

    I love del Toro, but ALMODOVAR’s got my vote. I love the hell out of his films.

  7. Tyler on December 18, 2012 3:09 pm

    Think I am the only person who dislikes Del Toro. Not a fan at all. Almodovar all the way.

  8. SDG on December 18, 2012 10:40 pm

    Pan’s Labyrinth is probably my favorite movie by either of the directors but after that Del Toro has slim pickings. I have had my problems with Almodovar, mainly with the morality of his movies but there is no denying that his every single movie that I have seen is a work of real art and on top of that, forces you to think long and hard about things that you probably won’t otherwise. Almodovar gets a lot of props at least from me for this and also my vote.

  9. Danny on December 19, 2012 6:23 pm

    I’m baffled by this Almodovar makes great movies, not just a series of dull disjointed special effects pieces. Almodovar, handily.

  10. Sam Fragoso on December 20, 2012 7:43 pm

    Stern words for del Toro Danny.

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