Early Exploration

Apocalypto (2006)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Mayan Rambo just before the arrival of the Spanish
Kings of the Sun (1963)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Mayans pursued by Toltec invaders
Retorno a Aztlan (1991)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
An ancient Indian empire in what became Mexico faces a severe drought and the priest prays for relief
La espada negra (1976)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Love story of Ferdinand and Elizabeth of Spain
Christopher Columbus (1949)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Discoverer of America, not a short cut to India (with Fredric March and Francis Sullivan)
Christopher Columbus (1985)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Mini-series starring Gabriel Byrne, Faye Dunaway, Oliver Reed
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
With Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Christopher Columbus
Dawn of America (1951)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Account of discovery of America
Tall Tales & Legends: Ponce de Leon (1986)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Children’s tale of the discoverer of Florida, Ponce de Leon (a little too silly)
Captain from Castile (1947)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Serves with Cortez in conquest of Mexico
El juicio de Martin Cortes (1974)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Mestizo son of Cortez represents fundamental dilemma of Mexican society
La Otra Conquista (1998)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Aztec resistance to Christianization by the Spanish under Cortez
Nuevo Mundo (1978)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
In the future Mexico, the Spanish laity and clergy use torture and fear to try to force the native people to accept Christianity and abandon their pagan beliefs
Tribu (1935)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Conquest of North America
Cabeza de Vaca (1991)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
1528, explored parts of the future USA and Mexico
Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Francisco Pizarro and the conquest of Peru
Balboa (1963)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Inspired by Balboa, discoverer of the Pacific Ocean
Mad Love (2001)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Juana's devotion to her husband of an arranged marriage becomes an obsession; remake of Locura de Amor
Locura de Amor (1948)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Spanish movie about Joanna the Mad or Joanna of Castile (1479-1555) who ruled jointly with her husband Philip the Handsome
Perlas ng silangan (1969)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Spanish colonization of the Philippines
Damong ligaw (1997)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Filipino-Spanish War
The Spanish Main (1945)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
The area containing the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico was subject to a lot of piracy to get at the gold and other treasures of the New World headed to Spain
Anne of the Indies (1951)
Imperial Spain (16th & 17th centuries)
Pirate Anne Bonny out of Bermuda who married pirate John "Calico Jack" Rackham and sentenced to hang in Jamaica
La princesa de los ursinos (1947)
Spain under the Borbons (18th century)
French lady (d. 1722) prominent for a decade and a half at the court of the first of the Spanish Borbons, Philip V (reign 1700-1724)
Sangre de mayo (2008)
Spain under the Borbons (18th century)
Love story set against reign of Fernando VII of Spain