Latin american history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant latin american history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, serious, tense, based on true events and suspense films and TV shows about / with latin american history, history of chile, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), politics, gun, female nudity, horse, revolution and army plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Chile, Spain, Brazil and other countries.
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latin american history movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as latin american history: The Great Heist (2020), Letters from Marusia (1975), Wasp Network (2019), The Liberator (2013), Neruda (2016), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Hans Staden (1999), A Twelve-Year Night (2018), Olga (2004), Narcos (2015).

List of latin american history movies

The Great Heist (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
TV show
Story: Based on the 1994 robbery of US$33 million from Colombia's central bank, which turned the country upside down.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: heist, robbery, latin american history, thief, perfect crime, bank robbery, theft, group of criminals, partners in crime, crimes, bankruptcy, plan ...
Time: year 1994
Place: colombia
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Letters from Marusia (1975)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Originally Actas De Marusia, this Mexican film re-creates a dark chapter in the history of Chile. The scene is a small Chilean mining town in 1907. Suffering under the despotic rule of the British mine owners, the workers stage a revolt. The ...
Plot: latin american history, worker, train, torture, rifle, strike, socialist, massacre, shot to death, company, history of chile, city ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america
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Wasp Network (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Brazil, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Havana, early 90’s. René González, a Cuban pilot, steals a plane and flees Cuba, leaving behind his beloved wife and daughter. He starts a new life in Miami. Other Cuban defectors soon follow and start a spy network. Their mission is to ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, feel good, touching ...
Plot: terrorism, espionage, communism, corruption, drugs, wedding, baby, spy, international relations, informant, bomb, escape ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: cuba, miami, havana cuba
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The Liberator (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bolívar was instrumental in Latin America’s struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians and emancipators in American history. Libertador is told from the viewpoint of ...
Style: captivating, epic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: revolution, revolutionary, battles, war, military, rebellion, leadership, ambition, folk hero, state affairs, leader, freedom ...
Time: 18th century, 1820s, 19th century
Place: latin america, venezuela, andes mountains, madrid, colombia ...
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Neruda (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Chile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, based on true events
Plot: latinx lead, manhunt, police investigation, class differences, political repression, anti communism, escape, politician, police detective, propaganda, dictatorship, exile ...
Time: year 1948, 1940s
Place: paris france, andes mountains, south america, chile, santiago chile
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, Brazil, UK, Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, road movie, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, journey, on the road, friendship, injustice, freedom, following a dream, introspection, young man, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1952, 1960s ...
Place: latin america, argentina, venezuela, colombia, chile ...
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Hans Staden (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to survive he tries to convince the Indians that he is not ...
Plot: captive, gay, held captive, cannibal, native american tribe, ship, female nudity, amazon, latin american history, brazilian history, male nudity, cannibalism ...
Time: 16th century
Place: brazil
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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Uruguay, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, based on true events
Plot: politics, prison, political prisoner, military dictatorship, released from prison, violence, society, rivalry, chess, latin american history, letter writing, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, 80s
Place: uruguay, south america, latin america
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Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, society, war, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
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Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
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Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealer, drug dealing, smuggling, master criminal, cartel, crimes, rise to the top, politics, criminal heroes, illegal drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, miami ...
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Xingu (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: Orlando, 27, Claudius, 25, and Leonardo, 23, engage in a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: adventure, family relations, escapades, jungle, native, tribe, society, expedition, siblings relations, indian tribe, plane crash, rain forest ...
Place: brazil, latin america
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Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: working class, social differences, ambition, family problems, siblings relations, hopes, dysfunctional family, escapades, urban ghetto, family in crisis, parents and children, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
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The Promised Land (1973)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba, Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the socialist government of Marmaduke Grove in 1932, a group of villagers decide to take some land in the area of ​​Palmilla. Almost like a mythical journey, problems arise when seated and in a position to bring the socialist ideal in the ...
Style: epic, allegory
Plot: village life, anarchism, socialist, folk music, massacre, sword, working class, history of chile, drinking from a bottle, nudity (full frontal - brief), alcohol abuse, latin american history ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932
Place: andes mountains, chile
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Sandino (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Cuba, Italy, Spain, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Narrative of a period of life (1926 - 1934) of the Nicaraguan revolutionary leader Sandino, who was known as "The general of free men."
Plot: rebel, revolutionary, partisan, latin american history, dictator, guerilla warfare, resistance movement, anarchism
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: nicaragua, central america, latin america
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Maria Graham: Diary of a Residence in Chile (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A true story of passion and political intrigue in early nineteenth century Chile, based on the memoirs of the intrepid travel writer, Maria Graham.
Plot: female director, latin american history, history of chile, diary, ship
Time: 1820s, 19th century
Place: chile
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Bloody Nitrate (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Chile
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Chilean soldiers try to survive in the desert after they are attacked by Peruvian troops. The 17 survivors are held together by the Captain (Hector Duvauchelle). The Lieutenant (Jaime Vadell) is a civilian attorney who clashes with the Captain as he ...
Plot: marching, soldier, platoon, patriot, thirst, sun, lieutenant, patriotism, rifle, water, latin american history, militia ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: bolivia, south america, chile, peru
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The Conquest of Chile (1971)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Chile, Italy, Spain, Peru
Duration: 100 min.
Story: La Araucana is a Chilean film based on an epic poem in Spanish about the Spanish conquest of Chile, by Alonso de Ercilla; it is also known in English as The Araucaniad. It is considered the national epic of the Kingdom of Chile and one of the most ...
Style: epic
Plot: conquering, conquistador, conqueror, history of chile, colonization, indigenous, native american, latin american history, battles, waterfall, battle
Time: 16th century
Place: south america, chile
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Cantata de Chile (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the Santa María School massacre of miners in 1907.
Style: allegory
Plot: massacre, mass murder, miner, strike, exploitation, political repression, poverty, imperialism, history of chile, latin american history, class struggle, school ...
Time: 1900s
Place: chile, south america
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Revolution. Crossing the Andes (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 1880, Buenos Aires. In a lost pension, a journalist interviews one of the last living men who crossed the Andes with San Martín. Manuel Esteban Corvalan was 15 years old then, and literacy was one of his secretaries.Your account will allow us to ...
Plot: national hero, latin american history, fight for freedom, revolution, soldier, colonel, independence
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1810s
Place: south america, spain, chile, argentina, andes mountains
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Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After losing their bearings, a group of Chilean soldiers learns some lessons about their enemy's humanity in this dark comedy set during the 1970s war between Chile and Argentina. Digging in where they are, the troop soon discovers a nearby ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, tragicomedy, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: military, soldier, friendship, anti war, culture clash, human nature, society, patrol, island, border, rivalry, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: chile, argentina, latin america, patagonia, south america
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Post Mortem (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an employee at a Morgue's recording office falls for a burlesque dancer who mysteriously disappears.
Style: captivating, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: morgue, autopsy, unfulfilled love, missing person, obsessive quest, love and romance, crimes, political unrest, cabaret, political conspiracy, imperialism, necrophilia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america
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