Spanish conquest movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant spanish conquest movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, epic, visually appealing, tense and complex films and TV shows about / with spanish conquest, jungle, native american, culture clash, greed, escapades, conquistador, gold, indians and brutality plots mostly in Drama, History and Adventure genres shot in Mexico, Spain, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as spanish conquest: New World (1978), The Other Conquest (1998), Return to Aztlán (1990), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969), The Conquest of Chile (1971), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Mission (1986), El Dorado (1988), Jericho (1991).

List of spanish conquest movies

New World (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At the end of the 16th century, as the Spanish conquerors strive to subdue the New World, they confront another problem of equal magnitude: the evangelization of the natives, who are people of deep religious beliefs and refuse to understand nor ...
Plot: spanish conquest, catholic, crusader, jungle, religion, spanish inquisition, conquering, inquisition, catholic church, mexican, painting, controversy ...
Time: 16th century
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The Other Conquest (1998)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is a drama about the aftermath of the 1520s Spanish Conquest of Mexico told from the perspective of the indigenous Aztec people. It explores the social, religious, and psychological changes brought about by a historical process of ...
Style: serious, realistic, baroque
Plot: aztec, spanish conquest, colonial america, historical event, intrigue, imperialism, jungle, indigenous people, aborigine, crusader, tudors, religions or cults ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, mexico
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Return to Aztlán (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When King Motecuzoma dies in 1468, a drought sets upon the Mexicas' land. The younger Motecuzoma sends a retinue to collect tributes from the peasants and make an offering to Coatlicue at Aztlán, the home of their ancestors. The peasant Ollin ...
Plot: spanish conquest, native american, jungle, indigenous people, human sacrifice, aztec, mexican, sacrifice, self sacrifice, drought, goddess, pyramid ...
Time: 15th century
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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: realistic, serious, factual, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquistador, adventurer, renaissance, medieval, native americans, ocean, jungle, military, state affairs, against the odds, obsessive quest, rebelliousness ...
Time: 15th century, future, 16th century, year 1941
Place: spain, italy, latin america, haiti, caribbean ...
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The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the delivery of a hoard of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, epic, baroque ...
Plot: conquistador, spanish conquest, colonial america, jungle, sword fight, historical event, ancient, tomb raider, gold, pyramid, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, south america, spain, europe, latin america ...
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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: spanish conquest, jungle, latin american history, waterfall, native american, colonization, history of chile, conqueror, conquistador, conquering, battles, indigenous
Time: 16th century
Place: south america, chile
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, art house ...
Plot: insanity, expedition, gold, amazon, treasure hunt, amazon river, legends and myths, conquistador, obsession, nature, slavery, river ...
Time: 16th century
Place: south america, peru, germany, spain, andes mountains ...
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The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: thought provoking, epic, harsh, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: jungle, mission, slavery, clergy, jesuit, religion, christian, slave, slave trader, redemption, ethnic conflict, native american ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south america, argentina, portugal, latin america, spain ...
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El Dorado (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The story of an expedition down the Orinoco and Amazon rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: jungle, spanish conquest, amazon rainforest, conquering, treasure hunt, colonial america, amazon, river, gold, exploration, obsession, soldier ...
Time: 16th century
Place: spain, latin america, peru
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Jericho (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At early 16th century a priest joins the spanish conquerros in order to bring christianity to the indios. The expedition is murdered by the indios, only the priest is sparred. Santiago, the priest, first tries to continue christianization, but ...
Plot: children, amazon rainforest, spanish conquest, jungle, colonial america, native american, invasion, conquistador, religious conflict, female nudity, male nudity, indians ...
Time: 16th century
Place: venezuela
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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ocean, treasure hunt, heroic mission, against the odds, intrigue, betrayal, rebelliousness, dishonesty, storm, sword duel, tudors ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, italy, europe, latin america ...
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, indians, disney, talking animals, friendship, treasure, gold, native american, jungle, culture clash, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, spain, mexico, central america, south america ...
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Even the Rain (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Focuses on Sebastian and Costa, obsessive filmmakers who, in their quest to uncover the myth of Christopher Columbus and resistance to colonial power by Indian rebel Hatuey, ultimately end up embroiled in a modern revolt against Western ...
Style: talky, thought provoking, political, tense, harsh ...
Plot: filmmaking, politics, culture clash, society, rebellion, demonstration, prejudice, audition, unlikely friendships, mentor, self discovery, protest ...
Time: year 2000, 70s, 21st century
Place: bolivia, south america, spain, california, latin america
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I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: sexy, reflective, unusual plot structure, meditative, light ...
Plot: writers, women, art, religion, catholic, writer's life, poetry, catholicism, hospital, lesbian, greed, literature ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: latin america, spain, tokyo, israel, japan ...
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Ave María (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the colonial New Spain Ana is a missionary who decides to support the indigenous people.
Plot: catholic, spanish conquest, catholic priest, misogyny, inquisition, sexism, feminist, catholicism, religion, nun, female scientist, female nudity
Time: 17th century
Place: mexico
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Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, breathtaking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, slavery, tribe, chase, jungle, manhunt, ancient history, solar eclipse, warrior, violent, ancient civilization, sacrifice ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico
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