Latin America

Gertrudis (1992)
Mexico
Mexican War of Independence; woman independence fighter, Gertrudis Bocanega, is executed for her efforts
Gritos de Muerte y Libertad (2010)
Mexico
Mexico's fight for independence from Spain
La antorcha encendida (1996)
Mexico
Mexican fight for independence from Spain
The Last Supper (1976)
Cuba
Slavery in Cuba
Tamango (1958)
Cuba
An African slave on a Dutch slave ship heading to Cuba revolts, capturing the captain's mistress, thereby forcing a showdown
El otro Francisco (1974)
Cuba
Cuban abolitionists were not primarily motivated by humanitarianism but had real economic motives & misrepresented the nature of slavery in Cuba
A Show of Force (1990)
Puerto Rico
Two young independence supporters are killed by government agents, accused of trying to blow up a communication centers, but the story doesn't make sense
The Liberator (2013)
Colombia
Simon Bolivar, revolutionary hero in South America
Bolivar Is Me (2002)
Colombia
An actor playing the Liberator Simon Bolivar starts working to complete Bolivar's dream of a "Great Colombia"
Simon Bolívar (1942)
Colombia
The Great Liberator (may be a documentary)
Francisco de Miranda (2006)
Venezuela
Venezuelan freedom fighter considered forerunner of Simon Bolivar
Simón Bolívar (1969)
Venezuela
The Great Liberator
O Descobrimento do Brasil (1936)
Brazil
Old film about the armada of Pedro Álvares Cabral discovering Brazil
The Mission (1986)
Brazil
Jesuits in Brazil try to protect natives
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Brazil
A lost 1540s expedition from Peru to the Amazon
The Fifth Empire (2004)
Brazil
King Sebastian of Portugal, reigned 1554-1578
El Dorado (1988)
Brazil
1560 expedition down Amazon River by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado
Xica (1976)
Brazil
Slavery in Brazil
Cafundó (2005)
Brazil
Life of black slave in Brazil Joo de Camargo (1858-1942) who led an exemplary life to attain his freedom
Quilombo (1984)
Brazil
Illegal towns composed of renegade slaves and others at the bottom that whites just had to destroy
Vendaval Maravilhoso (1949)
Brazil
Castro Alves, poet of slave liberation in 19th century Brazil
Desmundo (2002)
Brazil
Set in 1570 Brazil a young and religious Portuguese woman travels from Portugal to marry a sugar-cane plantation owner
Ganga Zumba (1963)
Brazil
A runaway slave founds a Quilombo, Palmares, an escaped slave community
Netto Perde Sua Alma (2001)
Brazil
General Antônio de Souza Netto fights the Farroupilha Revolution (1835-1845) (Garibaldi 's 1st military experience) & Paraguayan War (1864-1870) leading an army of gauchos & black lancers
La revolución es un sueño eterno (2012)
Argentina
May Revolution in 1810 which brought about the first local government not designated by the Spanish Crown
The Knight of the Sword (1970)
Argentina
Argentine independence hero Jose de San Martin
Güemes – la tierra en armas (1971)
Argentina
Wars of independence in Northern Argentina
Felicitas (2009)
Argentina
Felicia Antonia Guadalupe Guerrero y Cueto (1846-1872) was considered the most beautiful woman in the Republic of Argentina
Argentino hasta la muerte (1971)
Argentina
War of the Triple Alliance (Paraguay vs. Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, 1864-1870)
Cerro Cora (1978)
Argentina
By Guillermo Vera, Paraguay; War of the Triple Alliance (Paraguay vs. Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, 1864-1870); devastation for Paraguay
Lydia Bailey (1952)
Haiti
Love story set in Haiti, 1802, Toussaing L'Overture, the black president versus the French trying to retake possession of the country
The Comedians (1967)
Haiti
Under "Papa Doc" Duvalier a hotel owner watches as Haiti sinks into barbarism and poverty