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Directed by Guillermo del Toro

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People who added this item 352 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Cronos is a distinctive debut film, a nice throwback to old horror classics and a wonderful re-imagination to overused vampire genre. It tackles humanity and immortality with a clear thematic entirety. On the other hand, some of the elements are too obvious and the film could have more polished. It, though, has a subtle political message, while it takes look at the US-Mexican relationship. Political but subtle – that's good but unfortunately rare.
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People who added this item 493 Average listal rating (306 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
Mimic (1997)
A compromised Hollywood debut. I guess del Toro wanted to handle science from an ethical perspective but got into the crossfire of producers’ will. The result makes Deep Blue Sea’s shark-scenario look like real science but, towards the end, del Toro can definitely create a chilling atmosphere. I'm looking forward to del Toro-produced Splice which seems to have a similar setting. Could it be Mimic if filmed after the successes of the Hellboy franchise and Pan's Labyrinth?
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People who added this item 773 Average listal rating (482 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Devil's Backbone tackles the horrors of Spanish Civil War from a vantage point of an isolanted orphanage where a newcomer spots a ghost. But which ones are more scary and threatning after all – the dead or the living? The film is sometimes sad, sometimes scary, but nevertheless it definetly has a strong athmosphere.
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People who added this item 2158 Average listal rating (1423 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
The best entry in the series. I don't really care about the adventures of Daywalker and somewhat dislike Wesley Snipes but – like in every del Toro film – the cinematography is excellent and action scenes here are simply beautifully shot.
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People who added this item 3032 Average listal rating (2039 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
One of the most personal comic book adaptions. Mike Mignola's occultistic comic is transferred to the big screen resolutely. Del Toro's elegant and grown-up touch is very rich in atmosphere. Ron Perlman is phenomenal as the titular character but also Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien are introduced with care. Hellboy is an entertaining action thriller but also a study of three characters' behaviour when they handle their difference from people surrounding them.
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People who added this item 4743 Average listal rating (3058 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Very close to The Devil's Backbone: a pre-teen child, Spanish countryside and an encounter with a fantasy realm, except this time it's a world of its own. An incredibly beautiful and carefully honed masterpiece - perhaps the best film of the 00s.
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Del Toro once again creates a fantasy world of his own, this time abandonning Mignola's original comics in favor of something complelty different. In fact, at times The Golden Army seems more like a Pan's Labyrith sequel rather than Hellboy one. The problem is that complex characters and the powerful atmosphere are tossed aside and replaced with MIB-style comic relief which I consider a huge disappoitment.
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People who added this item 740 Average listal rating (582 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
After announcing in May 2010 that he’d leave the directorial efforts of the Hobbit films after two years of pre-production, it’s still unclear what will be his next project. It’s not like he doesn’t know what he’d like to do; it’s just that he has to re-schedule several projects with different studios. It is easier to list the upcoming films of this decade which he does not participate at instead of the ones he does.

In February 2008, he was approached for a Doctor Strange movie, and he approached for Neil Gaiman to write the script. I’m not really familiar with the character but form what I know that would be a match made in heavens.

Unfortunately, Doctor Strange won’t likely be his next project, for there have been several projects on his to-do-list for a while. He has talked about the possibility of at least the following films: Frankenstein (based on the novel by Mary Shelley), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (R. L. Stevenson), Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut), At the Mountains of Madness (an H. P. Lovecraft adaptation loyal to every single detail by GDT – the mere idea makes me lose my sanity) and Drood (a 2009 Dan Simmons novel about Charles Dickens and a complex plot). He also will produce the American remake of a 2007 Spanish film El orfanato / The Orphanage, which he also produced.

There's no sense whatsoever for me to talk about details when there's a reasonably good article at Wikipedia.
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People who added this item 1268 Average listal rating (913 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Pacific Rim (2013)
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Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican-born talent who can direct both small scale horror / fantasy projects with an intelligent touch on the history and identity of Spanish-speaking world, and mature Hollywood fantasy action. So far he has directed seven films – three in Mexico and four in the USA. Even though not attached as director anymore, he's working on the Hobbit films with Peter Jackson. Up in his sleeve he has also several other projects, including some remakes of classic horror movies. Check the last item of the list for more on his future films.

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