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20 Movies And Shows Directed And Produced By Guillermo del Toro That You Have To See

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro has gained growing acclaim for his films over the years. While this past year, “Shape of Water” gained critical acclaim, true fans of the director know that his evolution into Academy Award-winning director has been a long one of short films and tv show stunts.

Here’s a look at his top films.

1. Doña Lupe

CREDIT: Guillermo del Toro

This 1985 short horror film and is about a house owned by an elderly woman in financial trouble named Doña Lupe. The older woman rents rooms to policemen Bienvenido and Chato and after the two smuggle suspicious materials into her house, she begins to take revenge. 

2. Geometría

CREDIT: Guillermo del Toro

Del Toro directed this short fantasy horror comedy in 1987. The film is about a Mexican widow who receives a letter from her son’s high school telling her that he is failing geometry. After being yelled at by his mom, the son vows to never fail geometry again by using black magic.

3. Cronos

CREDIT: Prime Films S.L.

This 1993 horror drama stars Argentinean actor Federico Luppi an alchemist in Veracruz who has developed a mechanism that could give people eternal life. Del Toro directs this film that was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Academy Awards.

4. Mimic

CREDIT: Guillermo del Toro

This American science fiction horror film was co-written and directed by del Toro. It is based on the short story by Donald A. Wollheim.

5. The Devil’s Backbone

CREDIT: Warner Sogefilms A.I.E.

Also known as “El espinazo del diablo” and was directed and written by del Torro. The horror film is about a man and woman who operate a small orphanage in a remote part of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. 

6. Blade II

CREDIT: New Line Cinema

This 2002 American superhero film stars Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson and was massive box office success that grossed over $155 million. The film follows a human-vampire hybrid named blade as he continues his effort to protect humans from vampires. 

7. Hellboy

CREDIT: Columbia Pictures

This 2004 American superhero film directed by del Toro is loosely based on the Dark Horse Comics and is about a demonic beast who becomes a superhero named Hellboy. 

8. Pan’s Labyrinth

CREDIT: Warner Bros.

This dark fantasy drama has a narrative that intertwines this real world with a mythical world centered on an overgrown abandoned labyrinth. 

9. Hellboy II: The Golden Army

CREDIT: Columbia Pictures

This 2008 American superhero film is the seuqal the 2004 film. It stars Ron Perlman as the eponymous character who faces his biggest battle with an underworld prince who plans to reclaim Earth for his people.

10. Pacific Rim

CREDIT: Warner Bros. Pictures

This 2013 American science fiction action film directed by del Toro stars Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba. The movie is set in the future during a time in which  Earth is at war with colossal sea monsters which have risen from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

11. Crimson Peak

CREDIT: Universal Pictures

The 2015 American gothic romance film directed, co-produced and co-written by del Toro stars Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Jim Beaver. The movie is about a woman who marries a seductive man who sweeps her away to a gothic mansion. 

12. The Shape of Water

CREDIT: Fox Searchlight Pictures

The 2017 Oscar-winning film is del Toro’s most recent film. It stars Sally Hawkins as a mute woman who falls for a classified mysterious scaled creature from South America.

13. The Orphanage

CREDIT: Universal Pictures

This 2007 Spanish horror film centers around a woman who returns to her childhood home which is an orphanage. She has plans to turn the home into a place for disabled children but has her plans are soon thwarted. 

14. While She Was Out

This 2008 movie was produced by del Torror and is about an abused woman who turns the tables on men who are on a mission to beat and rape her. 

15. Splice

This 2002 film produced by del Toro follows geneticists Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) who specialize in creating hybrids of species. When they propose to introduce human DNA and are rejected they decide to do so in secret.  

16. Puss in Boots

This spin-off of Shrek stars Antonio Banderas as a sword yielding cat out to clear his good name 

17. The Captured Bird

Del Toro produces this film about a girl who follows a trail of dark liquid into a building and from there sees the birth of five creatures that pose a threat to the world.

18. Rise of the Guardians

CREDIT: Paramount Pictures

Del Toro produced this film about a guardians like Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy who protect the world’s children from darkness and despair.

19. Mama

This 2013 film about two young girls abandoned in a forest cabin. They’re taken care of by an unknown entity that they fondly call “Mama” which follows them to their new suburban home.

20. The Simpsons

The director took on The Simpsons in the episode “Treehouse of Horror XXIV.” In season 25 episode 2 the director tells the story of how Homer wreaks havoc in Springfield.


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10 Best Sofia Vergara Red Carpet Looks of All Time

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10 Best Sofia Vergara Red Carpet Looks of All Time

With the 75th Golden Globes awards ceremony right around the corner, we‘re starting to get hyped about what our favorite celebs will be wearing to the show. So we decided to look back at some of the best looks our favorite Colombiana has pulled off on the Red Carpet in the past… isn‘t she always on point!? Here’s the 20 best Sofia Vergara Red Carpet looks of all time.

1. Blue Mermaid

Source: Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang – 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2012. Digital Image. LookPurdy. February 7, 2012.

As we all know Sofia Vergara is no stranger to Vera Wang gowns, so it was no surprise when she showed up wearing a navy blue strapless mermaid dress to the 69th edition of the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in 2012.

2. Spectacular in Silver

Source: See All the Red Carpet Arrivals at the 2012 Met Gala So Far. Digital Image. PopSugar. May 8, 2012.

Back in the spring of 2012 she wowed everyone when she showed up wearing a silver embroidered Marchesa tulle gown to the Met Gala.

3. Greek Goddess

Source: Sofia Vergara takes the plunge in glamorous gown at Met Gala. Digital Image. Daily Mail. May 4, 2015.

Even Greek Goddesses would be jealous of how she looked wearing this Marchesa dyed silk tulle and rose gold thread gown she chose for the 2015 Met Gala.

4. Vintage Glam

Source: Sofia Vergara’s Best Red Carpet Looks of All Time. Digital Image. Style Bistro. January 15, 2012.

Serving Latina Jessica Rabbit at the 63rd DGA Awards ceremony with a Monique Lhuillier smokey grey lace gown.

5. Sparkling Beauty

Source: Sofia Vergara. Digital Image. IMDB. November 11, 2011.

Shining bright like a diamond with this Reem Acra embroidered silver strapless gown she wore to the 12th Latin Grammy Awards in 2011.

6. Chic in Coral

Source: 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Digital Image. Zimbio. September 17, 2011.

Looking like a true princess in this coral Vera Wang custom gown with one-shoulder chiffon detail and Colombian emerald earrings that she wore to the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony.

7. Warrior Princess

Source: 2014 SAG Awards Red Carpet From the Lovely to the Cringeworthy. Digital Image. Bustle. January 18, 2014.

Giving some warrior princess realness in this Donna Karan Atelier beaded gown at the 2014 SAG Awards.

8. Shades of Red

Source: 59 Reasons Why Joe Manganiello Can’t Keep His Hands Off Sofia Vergara. Digital Image. Popsugar. July 8, 2014.

Looking stunning in this sexy off the shoulder red and maroon Carolina Herrera gown at the 2010 SAG Awards.

9. Black Dahlia

Source: Sofia Vergara pairs a Zac Posen ball gown. Digital Image. My Face Hunter. January 13, 2014.

How you ever wondered how would Ursula look like if she was a beautiful, sexy and poised latina? Well here you have it! This Zac Posen ball gown she wore to the 71st Golden Globe Awards is the perfect example.

10. Midas Touch

Source: Sofia Vergara’s Zuhair Murad Dress at the 2017 Golden Globes. Digital Image. Popsugar. January 10, 2017.

Who could forget this year‘s Zuhair Murad‘s gold embroidered gown with cold-shoulder detailing she wore at the the Golden Globes. She looked like a character straight outta Saint Seiya.