Hispanic Period Movies About Love

Friday, April 8 by Andrea Miller

If you want to watch some Hispanic period movies about love, the movies on this list are a great place to start. They range from movies set in the 70s and 80s to period pieces from the 1800s and even older. All of the movies have one thing in common: a romantic story about love set in another time. Read on for 5 great Hispanic period movies about love:

  1. "Rosario Tijeras"  This Colombian movie is a 1989 period piece about two men, best friends, who both fall in love with a women named Rosario who is mysteriously involved in violent crime. When one of the men breaks her heart, the other, Antonio, stands by her. The movie begins with Antonio bringing Rosario to the hospital with a gunshot wound, and from there, the story of their life together is told in flashbacks.
  2. "Summer Rain" In this coming of age drama directed by Antonio Banderas, friends on vacation together in the 1970s find love as well as lust and obsession. As the group faces the end of their teenage years, they also face many life-changing revelations, such as sex with an older teacher. The movie is based on a novel by Antonio Soler.
  3. "Mad Love"  This Spanish film, set in the 1800s, is about Juana, Queen of Spain. The period piece follows the queen's marriage and subsequent descent into madness caused by her increased political power as well as her beloved husband's infidelities.
  4. "Like Water for Chocolate" This Mexican movie tells a story about days gone by in Old Mexico. The romance centers around a woman named Tita, who is unable to marry her true love Pedro because her mother insists that her older sister should get married first. The movie chronicles the passionate love affair they have despite the fact that they are unable to marry. It was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
  5. "Belle Epoque" This period piece is about a young soldier in 1931 who leaves the Army and begins working on a farm in the Spanish countryside. The farmer has four beautiful daughters, all of whom fall in love with the soldier. He must decide which one he loves the most. This movie won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
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