Spain Historical Filmsby LaPolymita | created - 12 Oct 2013 | updated - 24 Aug 2015 | Public
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1. El Cid (1961)
Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.
Votes: 11,679 | Gross: $26.62M
2. La espada negra (1976)
105 min | Drama, History
A beautiful love story in 1400's middle age Spain about the romance between the ones how would later get married and become Elizabeth, Queen of Castille and Ferdinand, King of Aragon. As a ... See full summary »
4. The Borgia (2006)
120 min | Biography, History
A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
5. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
PG-13 | 154 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.
Votes: 26,087 | Gross: $7.19M
6. Mad Love (2001)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
The love story that transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "the Mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a political motive behind.
Votes: 3,445 | Gross: $0.28M
Juana la Loca
7. The Conspiracy (2008)
128 min | Adventure, Drama, History
16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal.
La Conjura del Escorial
8. The Dumbfounded King (1991)
106 min | Comedy, History
After spending a night with a sensual prostitute, the King of Spain decides that he wants to see his wife naked. His decision causes a real revolution amidst his subjects.
El Rey Pasmado - Aventura y desventuras del rey Felipe IV, centrándose en su s inquietudes sexuales y en el debate teológico derivado de lo anterior.
9. El perro del hortelano (2009)
98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
El Perro del Hortelano is a shining example of a completely new way of producing socially conscious films. Set in the far reaches of the Peruvian Amazon, a group of 15 international ... See full summary »
10. Esquilache (1989)
100 min | Drama
In the 18th century in Madrid, the Marquess of Esquilache, King Charles III of Spain's former minister, bans on wearing the popular wide collar with a long coat and brimmed hat. Along with other measures provoke a massive riot in the city.
El ascenso y declive políticos del marqués de Esquilache, ministro de Carlos III. El motín de Esquilache fue la respuesta del pueblo a su política. Esta película es una adaptación muy libre de la obra teatral de Antonio Buero Vallejo, ´Un soñador para un pueblo´. Película lenta pero de alto rigor histórico.
11. El Greco (2007)
119 min | Biography, Drama
The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".
The film tells the story of Domenicos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco, a great Greek artist of the 16th century with an uncompromising character, who sets off from his homeland Crete and goes to Venice and finally Toledo, in search of freedom and love. There he is confronted by his greatest adversary, the Spanish Inquisition, but his creative consciousness and power make him stand out and overcome barbarity and ignorance.
12. La princesa de Éboli (2010)
This miniseries is a fiction about the history of Ana of Mendoza, a woman ahead of her time and who was the center of attention at the court of Felipe II. After giving birth to 10 children ... See full summary »
15. The Sea Hawk (1940)
Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History
Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.
1585 English Pirates
16. Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer (2006)
145 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.
Historia del un mercenario español (Diego Alatriste) durante el reinado de Felipe IV en los años iniciales del siglo XVII. Tras luchar en Flandes en la guerra contra Holanda (guerra de los 30 años) Alatriste vuelve a España donde malvive vendiendo su espada al mejor postor. En uno de sus encargos se verá mezclado en una intriga.
17. The Dog in the Manger (1996)
119 min | Comedy, Romance
Diana, Duchess of Belflor, is a smart and attractive young lady who is in love with his secretary Teodoro, but he is engaged to Marcela, a lady-in-waiting of the Duchess. Diana, driven by ... See full summary »
18. The Tyrant of Castile (1963)
100 min | Adventure, Drama
In the late 14th century, Pedro the Cruel is justifiably deposed from the throne of Castile by his bastard brother and usurper Enrique de Trastamare, who is supported by the French. The ... See full synopsis »
Peter the Cruel, also known as the Just, was the king of Castile and León from 1350 to 1369.
20. El mejor alcalde, el rey (1974)
95 min | Drama
Historia del ajusticiamiento de un noble, por Alfonso VII (siglo XII), por haber ofendido a una aldeana. Refleja la lucha entre nobleza y vasallos y el papel mediador de la monarquía.
21. Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War
Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,909 | Gross: $0.72M
22. Goya's Ghosts (2006)
R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History
Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Votes: 27,973 | Gross: $1.00M
Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts" is an extraordinarily beautiful film that plays almost like an excuse to generate its images. Like the Goya prints being examined by the good fathers of the Inquisition in the opening scene, the images stand on their own, resisting the pull toward narrative, yet adding up to a portrait of grotesque people debased by their society
23. The Siege (1950)
66 min | Drama, History, War
1808. During the Spanish Independence war the city of Zaragoza is besieged by French troops. Spanish forces under General Palafox are scarce. Brave Agustina doesn't hesitate to lead the ... See full summary »
'AGUSTINA DE ARAGON'
24. The Lioness of Castille (1951)
106 min | Drama, History
Juan de Padilla, one of the main leaders of the Comuneros, is executed in the presence of his wife, Maria Pacheco, who, with his son, decides to avenge his death. Maria, Spanish lady of the... See full summary »
The film portrays the sixteenth century noblewoman María Pacheco, in a fictitious story that has her battling foreign agents during the reign of Charles V. When her husband, the chief comunero Juan López de Padilla, was captured and killed in the battle of Villalar in 1521, she took command in his name and successfully lead the defence of the city of Toledo against the royalist forces until the arrangement of a peaceful surrender of the city six months later.
25. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Passed | 170 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
Votes: 7,586 | Gross: $17.80M