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Movies Set in The 1490s

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Assassin's Creed(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
2.7/5 (with 3,205 votes)

Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills, he is now poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.

1492: Conquest of Paradise(1992)

PG-13
| 2h 34min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 270 votes)

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.

Christopher Columbus(1985)

1h 30min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

After his proposal to sail west to the East Indies is rejected by Portugal, Columbus overcomes court intrigue in Spain to gain support for his expedition.

The Pit and the Pendulum(1991)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 36 votes)

Set during the height of Spanish Inquisition. The beautiful and kind-hearted Maria is arrested as a witch when she inadvertently cries out in horror at the public whipping of a child. As Maria’s husband Antonio tries to save her, Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor, determines to punish Maria with torture for the desire she inflames in him. Loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe's classic short story.

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery(1992)

PG-13
| 2h | History, Adventure
2.2/5 (with 14 votes)

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 to ask Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand for help. After surviving a grilling from the Head of the Spanish Inquisition Tomas de Torquemada, he eventually gets the blessing from Queen Isabella and sets sail in three ships to travel into the unknown. Along the way he must deal with sabotage from Portugese spies and mutiny from a rebellious crew.

Mad Love(2001)

3.1/5 (with 23 votes)

The tragic fate of Juana I of Castille, Queen of Spain, madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.

The Long Hair of Death(1964)

1h 36min | Horror
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord's sexual desire for her mother. After confronting the lord on the matter, she, too, is killed. A much younger daughter is spared and taken in by her mother's killers. Once she is of age, as a horrible, deadly plague sweeps the land, she marries the lord's worthless son. Then, during a brutal thunderstorm, the older daughter mysteriously reappears and begins to avenge her mother's death.

Sans peur et sans reproche(1988)

1h 40min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

Without fear and beyond reproach: the life of the brave knight de Bayard reviewed and corrected with humorous sauce.

Prince of Foxes(1949)

1h 47min | Adventure, Drama, History
2.7/5 (with 7 votes)

In 1500, Duke Cesare Borgia hopes to marry his sister (widowed by poison) to the heir apparent of Ferrara, which impedes his conquest of central Italy. On this delicate mission he sends Andrea Orsini, his sister's lover and nearly as unscrupulous as himself. En route, Orsini meets Camilla Verano, wife of the count of Citta' del Monte (Borgia's next intended conquest); and sentiment threatens to turn him against his deadly master, whom no one betrays twice...

The Magic Voyage(1992)

2.7/5 (with 9 votes)

Christopher Columbus decides to go on a journey to prove that the Earth is not flat. His companion is a smart wood worm who's on a quest of his own: to save a beautiful fairy princess from the evil lord Swarm and his insect army.

Carry On Columbus(1992)

1h 31min | Comedy
2.1/5 (with 13 votes)

Christopher Columbus believes he can find an alternative route to the far East and persuades the King and Queen of Spain to finance his expedition...

Hare We Go(1951)

3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

In 1492, Bugs Bunny sails the ocean blue, as mascot for Christopher Columbus.

Directed by Robert McKimson
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Christopher Columbus(1949)

NR
| 1h 39min | Action, Adventure
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Christopher Columbus overcomes intrigue at the Spanish court and convinces Queen Isabella that his plan to reach the East by sailing west is practical.

The Black Duke(1963)

1h 45min | Drama, History

Cesar Borgia--a cardinal in the Catholic church, a confidant of the Pope and a member of one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in 16th-century Italy--must deal with a host of political and personal crises. He is having problems with his mistress, and members of a secret society called The Black Carnation are out to assassinate him.

Secret Passage(2004)

1h 34min | Drama
1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Isabel and Clara are growing up in a time of terror. It is 1492, and Spain has decreed that all Jews must either convert to Catholicism, go into exile or face trial and execution. Although forcibly baptized, the sisters are chased through Christendom until they arrive in Venice. It is in this great maritime empire, where opulence rhymes with tolerance, that Isabel organizes secret passages for refugees fleeing the Inquisition while Clara falls in love with a Venetian noble, Paolo Zane. Isabel intends for her family to go to Istanbul, the only place where Jews can live freely, but Clara is reluctant to leave. She challenges Isabel's authority and is prepared to break her family ties and sacrifice her faith for love. Caught in this battle of wills is Clara's daughter, Victoria, who finds she is about to be married into the same faith that murdered her father.

Lucrèce Borgia(1953)

2h | Drama
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

In the early 16th century, Italy is ruled by the powerful Borgia family, led by César Borgia and his sister Lucrèce. In a ruthless power play, César plots to have his sister’s husband murdered. But without her brother’s knowledge, Lucrèce has taken a strong lover who will challenge the Borgias.

Alba de América(1951)

1h 52min | History, Drama
0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Kingdom of Castile, the late fifteenth century. The film chronicles the events that Cristóbal Colón lived (Antonio Vilar) from their stay in the Convent of La Rabida, his meeting with the Catholic Monarchs and, above all, the great odyssey that led to cross the Atlantic and reach the shores of America (1492), thus beginning a new era in the history of mankind.

Ettore Fieramosca(1938)

1h 33min | History
3.4/5 (with 1 vote)

ETTORE FIERAMOSCA was based on a widely-read literary action epic by Massimo D'Azeglio, published in 1833. Translated to the screen in 1938 by the most important director of the Italian fascist period, Alessandro Blasetti, it was intended to boost current patriotic fervor and pride in the Italian nation, and it contributed to a revival of Italian nationalism.

Dalibor(1956)

1h 47min | Music, Drama

Dalibor is a 1956 Czech film of the opera of the same name by Bedřich Smetana.[1] Directed by Václav Krška, the film was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.

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