The Spanish Conquest of Mexico

by fra_angelico | created - 26 Feb 2013 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

Here you will find interesting movies about the discovery of the Americas, the conquest of Mexico and the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

(Aquí podrás encontrar películas sobre el descubrimiento de América, la conquista de México y el virreino de la Nueva España)

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1. La controverse de Valladolid (1992 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Spain conquered the seas, found a new world and different realities than the one known in Europe. But a question needed to be answered with what they found in those new territories: do the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe | Stars: Jean-Pierre Marielle, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean Carmet, Jean-Michel Dupuis

Votes: 282

2. La otra conquista (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

6.9
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It is May 1520 in the vast Aztec Empire one year after the Spanish Conqueror Hernán Cortés' arrival in Mexico. "The Other Conquest" opens with the infamous massacre of the Aztecs at the ... See full summary »

Director: Salvador Carrasco | Stars: Damián Delgado, José Carlos Rodríguez, Elpidia Carrillo, Iñaki Aierra

Votes: 1,054 | Gross: $0.89M

3. Eréndira la indomable (2006)

Not Rated | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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A young woman fights Spanish Conquistadors to protect her people.

Director: Juan Mora Catlett | Stars: Carlos Enrique Alarcón, Édgar Alejandre, Erandini Catalina Alvarado Villegas, Rubén Bautista

Votes: 108

4. El baile de San Juan (2010)

120 min | Drama, History

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During the final decade of 18th century in Mexico City, capital of the vice-royalty of New Spain, the official choreographer publicly complains of the abusive and unjust methods of the ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Athié | Stars: José María de Tavira, Marcello Mazzarella, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Votes: 41

5. Retorno a Aztlán (1991)

90 min | Drama, History

7.1
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A very hard drought devastates an ancient Mexican empire. Warriors and priests fight for power while people are dying. A group of priests return to Aztlan, the mythological place where ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Mora Catlett | Stars: Rodrigo Puebla, Rafael Cortes, Amado Sumaya, Socorro Avelar

Votes: 61

6. Apocalypto (2006)

R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernández, Rudy Youngblood

Votes: 255,805 | Gross: $50.87M

7. Los Minondo (2010– )

Drama

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Stars: Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Claudette Maillé, Juan Pablo Campa, Veronica Falcón

Votes: 20

8. Nuevo mundo (1978)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, History

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A story of a priest set in the 16th century Mexico who converted the local pagan population to Christianity by making a statue of Virgin Mary resembling a native woman.

Director: Gabriel Retes | Stars: Aarón Hernán, Tito Junco, Bruno Rey, Juan Ángel Martínez

Votes: 62

9. Kino (1993)

109 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.2
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Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Enrique Rocha, Rodolfo de Anda, Manuel Ojeda, Fernando Balzaretti

Votes: 29

10. I, the Worst of All (1990)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: María Luisa Bemberg | Stars: Assumpta Serna, Dominique Sanda, Héctor Alterio, Lautaro Murúa

Votes: 514 | Gross: $0.05M

11. Cabeza de Vaca (1991)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico.

Director: Nicolás Echevarría | Stars: Juan Diego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Roberto Sosa, Carlos Castañón

Votes: 894 | Gross: $0.79M

12. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

PG-13 | 154 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean

Votes: 24,557 | Gross: $7.19M

13. Ave María (1999)

97 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Eduardo Rossoff | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Demián Bichir, Juan Diego Botto, Gabriela Canudas

Votes: 121

14. En tiempos de la inquisición (1946)

Drama, Romance

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Director: Juan Bustillo Oro | Stars: Jorge Negrete, Gloria Marín, Francisco Jambrina, Beatriz Aguirre

Votes: 15

15. El jardín de la tía Isabel (1971)

104 min | Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Lope de Vega leads an expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Claudio Brook, Ofelia Guilmáin, Gregorio Casal

Votes: 17