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 captivating, realistic, serious, political, sincere and tense films and TV shows about / with latin american history, society, history of chile, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), corruption, revolution, female nudity, ambition and state affairs plots mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres shot in Chile, Spain, Argentina and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as latin american history: El Presidente (2020), Bolívar: Una lucha admirable (2019), Hernán (2019), Wasp Network (2019), Narcos (2015), Letters from Marusia (1975), The Great Heist (2020), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), No (2012), Neruda (2016).

List of latin american history movies

El Presidente (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Chile, Argentina, USA
TV show
Story: The head of a small Chilean football club becomes a key player in the 2015 FIFA corruption scandal.
Style: captivating, humorous, disturbing
Plot: corruption, bribery, extortion, soccer, latin american history, conspiracy, corrupt businessman, scandal, corrupt, corporate conspiracy, football, criminal ...
Place: chile, switzerland, argentina
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Bolívar: Una lucha admirable (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: This dramatization depicts the life -- and loves -- of Venezuelan Gen. Simón Bolívar who helped liberate several Latin American countries from Spain.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, political
Plot: latin american history, rebel leader, historical figure, ambition, revolution, revolutionary, lifestyle, fighting the system, society, leadership, leader, legend ...
Time: victorian era
Place: latin america
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Hernán (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Mexico, Spain
TV show
Story: The Spanish "Conquistador" Hernán Cortés arrives in the shores of what today is México and faces both local demons and those who've sailed with him.
Style: heroic, atmospheric, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: conquistador, aztec, historical character, latin american history, power struggle, society, tough heroes, family relations, courage, conflict, adventurer, ambition ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, latin america, mexico
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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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, touching, feel good ...
Plot: spy, espionage, communism, terrorism, international relations, corruption, informant, bomb, drugs, baby, escape, wedding ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: cuba, miami, havana cuba
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Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, drug dealing, drug dealer, cartel, rise to the top, master criminal, smuggling, crimes, cia agent, criminal heroes, illegal drugs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, panama, mexico, spain ...
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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, anarchist, worker, city, horse, school, rebellion, execution, suicide, train, strike, massacre ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america
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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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, robbery, bank robbery, perfect crime, theft, crimes, partners in crime, group of criminals, thief, family, plan, bankruptcy ...
Time: year 1994, 90s
Place: colombia
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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, epic, factual, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquistador, adventurer, renaissance, adventure, native americans, medieval, jungle, state affairs, military, against the odds, obsessive quest, royal family ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, year 1941
Place: spain, haiti, caribbean, latin america, europe ...
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No (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Chile, France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition ...
Style: political, sentimental, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dictatorship, campaign, fighting the system, underdog, advertising, political conspiracy, oppression, idealism, rebellion, against the odds, democracy, advertising agency ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, south america
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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, captivating, realistic, inspirational ...
Plot: manhunt, political repression, poet, writers, police detective, escape, politician, anti communism, class differences, police investigation, exile, dictatorship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1948, post world war two
Place: chile, south america, andes mountains, paris france, santiago chile
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, Chile, Peru, 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: road movie, touching, political, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, motorcycle, poverty, revolutionary, freedom, travel, road trip, young man, revolution, friendship, idealism, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952, 60s
Place: latin america, argentina, south america, peru, 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: amazon rainforest, cannibalism, colonization, captive, gay, cannibal, held captive, latin american history, brazilian history, male full rear nudity, native american culture, tribe ...
Time: 16th century
Place: brazil
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A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
Genre: Adventure, 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: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, art house ...
Plot: prison, military dictatorship, politics, political prisoner, released from prison, violence, society, rivalry, violent, male objectification, latin american history, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, 80s
Place: south america, uruguay, 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: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, holocaust, concentration camp, wartime life, rebellion, life is a bitch, revolution, couple relations, love affair, romance, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, rio de janeiro, europe, brazil
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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: exciting, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, escapades, family relations, society, native, tribe, jungle, indian tribe, siblings relations, plane crash, brazilian history ...
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, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: president, working class, dysfunctional family, ambition, social differences, siblings relations, hopes, family problems, political activism, single parent, family life, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
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The Promised Land (1973)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Chile, Cuba
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, virgin, farmer, political leader, land, countryside, sword, commune, class struggle, circus, pilot ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932
Place: andes mountains, chile
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Sandino (1990)
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, latin american history, partisan, anarchism, guerilla warfare, resistance movement, dictator
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: nicaragua, latin america, central 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: ship, diary, history of chile, latin american history, female director
Time: 19th century, 1820s
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: heat wave, militia, latin american history, squad, lieutenant, patriotism, donkey, sun, disobeying orders, thirst, survival, platoon ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: peru, chile, south america, bolivia
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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: jungle, colonization, history of chile, waterfall, native american, latin american history, battles, conqueror, conquering, conquistador, indigenous
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: post colonialism, school, history of chile, latin american history, class struggle, miner, racism, mass murder, poverty, imperialism, exploitation, strike ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america
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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, tragicomedy, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, military, friendship, anti war, culture clash, human nature, society, patrol, island, border, rivalry, hapless soldier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: chile, argentina, latin america, south america, patagonia
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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, atmospheric, sincere, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: morgue, autopsy, unfulfilled love, missing person, crimes, love and romance, obsessive quest, political unrest, cabaret, imperialism, political conspiracy, necrophilia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america
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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, serious, epic, tense, political ...
Plot: revolutionary, revolution, war, battles, rebellion, military, leadership, conqueror, folk hero, state affairs, ambition, leader ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1820s
Place: latin america, venezuela, madrid, colombia, andes mountains ...
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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 ...
Style: political
Plot: independence, revolution, fight for freedom, national hero, war for independence, colonel, latin american history, soldier
Time: 1810s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: andes mountains, chile, argentina, spain, south america
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