Movies and TV shows set in cuba

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in cuba ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, stylized, touching and melancholic films and TV shows about / with society, state affairs, revolution, rebellion, cuban revolution, death, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), storytelling and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, Cuba, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cuba: Topaz (1969), Havana (1990), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), Che: Part One (2008), The Lost City (2005), I Am Cuba (1964), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Cuba (1979), Before Night Falls (2000), Fidel & Che (2002).

List of movies set in cuba

 6.3
 17K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
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 6.1
 7K
Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: politics, gambling, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, rebelliousness, romance, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958, year 1959
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba
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Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In pre-revolution Cuba, Katey Miller is about to defy everyone's expectations. Instead of a parent-approved suitor, Katey is drawn to the sexy waiter, Javier, who spends his nights dancing in Havana's nightclubs. As she secretly learns to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, fall in love, dancing, romance, latin, social differences, young lovers, couples, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america
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 7.2
 45K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, dictatorship, execution, idealism, fighting the system, state affairs, leadership, freedom, political unrest, rise to the top ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, rebellion, love and romance, idealism, dictatorship, society, hopes, political unrest, chaos ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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 8.2
 8K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills ...
Style: captivating, factual, epic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: rebellion, propaganda, political unrest, revolution, state affairs, society, politics, injustice, tyranny, coup d'etat, power struggle, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo, paris france
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, melancholy, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, corruption, immigrants, pride and honor, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
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 5.7
 2K
Cuba (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.
Style: cynical, realistic, serious, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: mercenary, politics, infidelity, dishonesty, soldier, society, couples, love and romance, danger, political unrest, rebelliousness, introspection ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, caribbean, havana cuba
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Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, poet, artist, gay slur, writer's life, gay, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, new york, caribbean
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 6.7
 1K
Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, rise and fall, fighting the system, politics, ambition, political corruption, political unrest, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
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 7.2
 9K
Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, adult animation, emotional ...
Plot: jazz, pianist, deportation, musician's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, young lovers, love affair, success, society, up and down relationship ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: cuba, usa, new york, paris france, latin america ...
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 6.9
 615
Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Cuba, Dominican Republic, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A patriot (René Lavan) with a rebellious brother falls in love with a dissident's daughter (Mayte Vilán) in Castro's Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, prostitute, bar, death, communist, interrogation, assassin, rebellion, love affair, radio show ...
Place: cuba, miami, latin america, florida, europe ...
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Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Cuba, Mexico, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Havana, Cuba, 1979. Flamboyantly gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David, an idealistic young communist, and fails dismally. But David conspires to become friends with Diego so he can monitor the ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: communism, friendship, politics, gays and lesbians, gay, love affair, human nature, fall in love, sexual content, profanity, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1979
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america
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 6.8
 2K
One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, stylized, suspense
Plot: twins, hopes, on the run, buddies, teenage life, unrequited love, nurse, friendship, flirting, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, machismo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, miami, caribbean, havana cuba
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The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: latin, music, musician's life, romance, performer's life, true love, family relations, ambition, rags to riches, brother brother relationship, love triangle, fame ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, usa, havana cuba ...
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 7.6
 1K
Behavior (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Meet Chala, an eleven year-old boy with a hard life and strong respect for Carmela, his sixth grade teacher. The pair develops a solid bond, but after Carmela suffers an accident, things get complicated…
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, biting ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, fighting the system, urban ghetto life, rebellion, hardcase students, hopes, youth, society, dedicated educator, teachers and students, education ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real.
Style: parody, suspenseful, offbeat, humorous, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, murder, gangsters, spy spoof, boat, underwater, monster, underwater scene, secret agent, sea monster, dangerous animal, danger ...
Place: cuba, caribbean, latin america, west indies
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The Last Supper (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
Style: clever, witty, disturbing, suspense, biting ...
Plot: racism, rebellion, landlord, slavery, plantation, christianity, dishonesty, state affairs, satire, master and servant, society, hopes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs incident, Sergio chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Miami. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the constant threat of foreign invasion while chasing young women ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: satire, conspiracy, dishonesty, politics, rebellion, state affairs, political corruption, rebelliousness, revolution, fidel castro, trial, false accusation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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 4.9
 876
Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: revolution, chaos, leadership, folk hero, political unrest, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice, military, rebellion, society, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century
Place: cuba, bolivia, latin america, havana cuba
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 8.3
 758K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mafia, cocaine, mob boss, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gunfight, drug cartel, rise and fall, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
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The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Plot: mistaken identity, immigration, prostitute, political prisoner, destiny, romance, family relations, society, human nature, politics, immigrants, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, usa, miami, latin america, florida
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 6.9
 1K
Viva Cuba (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship between two children is threatened by their parents’ differences. Malú is from a family that was upper-class before the Revolution and remains well-to-do through remittances from relatives overseas, and her single mother (Larisa ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, longing, social differences, against the odds, young heroes, family life, parents and children, society, forbidden love, working class, dysfunctional family, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america
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Day of the Flowers (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Cuba
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two young, strong-willed Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a most-popular-girl-in-school type, take their late father's ashes to Cuba, the site of many family legends of his services to the Revolution. Arriving in Havana, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, nothing goes right, family relations, society, romance, disorder, sister sister relationship, interracial romance, on the road, love triangle, ash scattering, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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 7.1
 2K
Habana Blues (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Spain, Cuba, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Spanish record producers express interest in Cuban musicians Ruy and Tito, the longtime friends are faced with the prospect of leaving their loved ones behind. After years of hoping and dreaming, they've finally earned the opportunity to ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, music band, follow your dream, friends, artists and showbiz, immigrants, music, latin, relationship vs career, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, havana cuba
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 7.4
 2K
Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
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Story: In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american history, battles, soldier, military, civil war, heroic mission, political unrest, military life, state affairs, war, white house, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico, san antonio texas
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 5.4
 2K
Company Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's, a school teacher pretends to be a CIA spy to get his nagging wife off his back. He helps a Russian ballet dancer defect and is then sent to Cuba to locate "Agent X" for the CIA.
Style: humorous, light, funny, satirical, semi serious ...
Plot: espionage, politics, hidden identity, revolution, political unrest, government agency, amateur detective, farce, secrets, lone hero, special agents, state affairs ...
Time: 60s
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, new york
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The Good Shepherd (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Edward Wilson, the only witness to his father's suicide and member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion, qualities that help him to be recruited for a career in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, idealism, double agent, intrigue, espionage, betrayal, invasion, suspicion, politics, patriotism ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c., berlin germany, congo ...
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 5.9
 9K
Wasp Network (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Brazil, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Havana, early 90’s. René González, a Cuban pilot, steals a plane and flees Cuba, leaving behind his beloved wife and daughter. He starts a new life in Miami. Other Cuban defectors soon follow and start a spy network. Their mission is to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, feel good, touching ...
Plot: terrorism, espionage, communism, corruption, bomb, drugs, escape, baby, international relations, spy, informant, wedding ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: cuba, miami, havana cuba
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 6.8
 168
Santa & Andres (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Colombia, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Santa, a peasant woman loyal to the Revolution, is sent to guard Andrés, a gay writer who is under house arrest, considered “ untrustworthy” for his ideas and sexuality by the Cuban authorities. Set in a small village in eastern Cuba during ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, serious, homoerotic
Plot: discrimination, politics, sexuality, friendship, gay, fleeing, writer's life, jail, gender, calf, mute, woman in underwear ...
Time: year 1983, 80s
Place: cuba
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