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, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / with society, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, culture clash, revolution, betrayal, death and murder plots mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres shot in USA, Cuba, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as cuba: I Am Cuba (1964), Topaz (1969), Strawberry and Chocolate (1993), The Good Shepherd (2006), The Lost City (2005), Bitter Sugar (1996), Before Night Falls (2000), Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), Behavior (2014), The Godfather: Part II (1974).

List of movies set in cuba

 8.0
 7K
I Am Cuba (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Cuba, Soviet Union
Duration: 135 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: stylized, atmospheric, surreal, serious, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, propaganda, injustice, peasant, peace, student, university, land, surrealism, wealth, police ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, tokyo
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 6.3
 15K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, cold war, nato, kgb, cia, mole, undercover, rebellion, double agent, state affairs, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, new york, france, usa, latin america ...
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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, clever, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: communism, friendship, gay, politics, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, platonic, gem, gender, human nature, friends, love affair ...
Time: 90s, year 1979
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america
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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, espionage, betrayal, invasion, double agent, politics, suspicion, patriotism, intrigue, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, 50s, year 1944 ...
Place: cuba, usa, congo, africa, latin america ...
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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: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, idealism, latin, political unrest, family problems, jazz, rebellion, communism, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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 7.2
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Bitter Sugar (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: 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: serious, tense, realistic, harsh, reflective ...
Plot: revolution, politics, hotel, bar, prostitute, death, sex, interrogation, assassin, communist, rebelliousness, love and romance ...
Place: cuba, latin america, prague, miami, czech republic ...
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Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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, touching, rough, captivating ...
Plot: artist, aids, oppression, exile, gays and lesbians, revolution, gay, poet, gay slur, homosexual, cuban revolution, fidel castro ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1974 ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean
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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: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dancing, beach, dancer's life, dance, romance, music, latin, family relations, contests and competitions, parents and children, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 80s
Place: cuba, latin america, 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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, biting
Plot: youth, society, rebellion, fighting the system, hardcase students, urban ghetto, power relations, kids in trouble, dedicated educator, teachers and students, hopes, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, ambition, pride and honor, corruption, revenge, casino, death ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, europe, usa ...
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 5.7
 2K
Cuba (1979)
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: 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: witty, serious, cynical, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, mercenary, couple relations, introspection, rebelliousness, society, soldier, danger, love and romance, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america, caribbean
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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: offbeat, talky, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, monster, sea monster, underwater, secret agent, boat, spy spoof, dishonesty, government agency, deadly, danger, island ...
Place: cuba, caribbean, latin america, west indies
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 6.1
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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: touching, sentimental, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: politics, gambling, revolution, love triangle, gambler, state affairs, gangsters, cons and scams, romance, fall in love, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959, year 1958
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, australia, caribbean
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The Last Supper (1976)
Genre: Drama
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, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: racism, christianity, landlord, plantation, slavery, interracial relations, hopes, righting the wronged, religions or cults, master and servant, state affairs, dishonesty ...
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, political corruption, state affairs, rebelliousness, revolution, politics, rebellion, fidel castro, trial, false accusation
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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 7.2
 8K
Chico & Rita (2010)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, UK
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, emotional, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, deportation, pianist, follow your dream, music, romance, lovers apart, forceful separation, passionate interest, latinos, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, las vegas, europe ...
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 8.3
 654K
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: serious, exciting, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, drug dealing, cocaine, rise and fall, organized crime, drug abuse, gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, cuba, usa, colombia, bolivia
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 7.2
 42K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, USA
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, stylized, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: revolution, communism, cuban revolution, army, dictatorship, doctor, execution, idealism, rebellion, military, recruit, society ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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 2K
Rough Riders (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 184 min.
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, sincere, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, heroic mission, war, state affairs, military life, political unrest, civil war, revolution, rescue, danger, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: cuba, latin america, new mexico
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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 ...
Plot: latin, true love, ambition, music, musician's life, romance, rising to stardom, performer's life, rich and poor, family relations, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
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 6.0
 50K
Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: sexy, atmospheric, erotic, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, dangerous attraction, love and romance, couple relations, passion, sexuality, passionate sex, sex, desire, seduction, marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, delaware, morocco ...
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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, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: gay, friends, society, twins, youth, immigrants, chases and races, hopes, teenage life, buddies, on the run, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, havana cuba
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 7.3
 65K
Amistad (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: slavery, slave trade, rebellion, dignity, mutiny, idealism, interracial relations, dishonesty, righting the wronged, freedom, social injustice, humanity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1830s, 1840s
Place: cuba, usa, africa, spain, england
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Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, ship, misfit, society, against humanity, wartime life, confined, war, anti heroes, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: germany, cuba, europe, latin america, havana cuba ...
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: reunion, prostitute, mistaken identity, political prisoner, immigration, immigrants, destiny, romance, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, usa, latin america, miami, florida
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Afinidades (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Faced with the emptiness and lack of rational explanation for many of the problems of the contemporary world, it sometimes seems that the only solution is to take refuge in the instincts ... and instincts lead us to sex. At least this is the exit ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sexual, psychological, talky ...
Plot: wife swapping, swinger couple, infidelity, couples, dishonesty, human nature, resort, sexual relations, manipulations, couple relations, unfulfillment, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba
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Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Gritty neo-noir art film about escaped convict Griffin and his friends, who ran all the way to hell... with a penny, and a broken cigarette.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, criminal heroes, fugitives, chases and races, adventure, crimes, murder, partners, heist, soldier, helicopter, execution ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: cuba, mine
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The Last Match (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cuba is not a country for young gays. Teen rent boy Reinier falls in love with a mate in the slum soccer field at their neighbourhood in Havana. Although obsessed with moneymaking to hold up his baby, teen wife and wife's granma, gambler ...
Style: sexual, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: prostitute, gay, gays and lesbians, love and romance, romance, society, gender, cruising, bisexual man, money, kiss, gay sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, havana cuba
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The George Raft Story (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ray Danton plays the title role in director Joseph M. Newman's 1961 film biography of the nightclub dancer-turned-movie star. The cast also includes Jayne Mansfield, Barrie Chase, Julie London, Neville Brand and Frank Gorshin.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, slang
Plot: casino, gambling, revolution, blind ambition, gangsters, crimes, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, hollywood, couples, musician's life, nightlife ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 20s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: cuba, new york, california
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The American Trap (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the greatest conspiracies of all time, and one lone man is trying to uncover it.
Style: rough, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, deadly, crimes, assassination, fidel castro, mafia, cia, president, female nudity, cuban revolution, trap, dictator
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, france, russia
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