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, culture clash, dialogue, brutality, mentor, storytelling, betrayal, murder, revolution and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller 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), Behavior (2014), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Cuba (1979).

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, thought provoking ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, propaganda, injustice, peasant, peace, student, university, land, police, wealth, surrealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, cold war, kgb, nato, cia, state affairs, secret agents, chases and races, undercover, rebellion, double agent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
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, semi serious, clever, sincere ...
Plot: communism, friendship, gay, politics, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gender, human nature, platonic, gem, love affair, fall in love ...
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, espionage, betrayal, invasion, double agent, politics, suspicion, intrigue, patriotism, idealism ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s ...
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: captivating, touching, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, idealism, hopes, parents and children, political unrest, family problems, rebellion, communism, family relations ...
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, assassin, interrogation, sex, communist, death, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Place: cuba, latin america, miami, europe, florida ...
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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, rough, touching, realistic ...
Plot: artist, aids, exile, oppression, gays and lesbians, revolution, gay, poet, gay slur, homosexual, cuban revolution, fidel castro ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964 ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, havana cuba, caribbean
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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, emotional, bleak, realistic, biting
Plot: youth, teachers and students, power relations, hardcase students, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto, fighting the system, rebellion, kids in trouble, dedicated educator, 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, death, casino ...
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: cynical, realistic, witty, serious, rough ...
Plot: politics, infidelity, mercenary, political unrest, dishonesty, danger, couple relations, state affairs, love and romance, couples, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 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: talky, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, boat, secret agent, underwater, sea monster, monster, spy spoof, secret agents, escapades, special agents, cons and scams, dangerous animal ...
Place: caribbean, cuba, latin america, west indies
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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, touching, sentimental, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: gambling, politics, love triangle, revolution, gambler, romance, gangsters, political unrest, dishonesty, fall in love, cons and scams, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1958, year 1959
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: disturbing, biting, realistic, serious, witty ...
Plot: racism, landlord, christianity, slavery, plantation, hopes, master and servant, rebelliousness, society, state affairs, interracial relations, culture clash ...
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: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: politics, rebelliousness, political corruption, revolution, state affairs, rebellion, dishonesty, false accusation, fidel castro, trial
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: sexual, serious, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: jazz, deportation, pianist, immigrants, passionate interest, romance, up and down relationship, follow your dream, couple relations, latin, desire, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s
Place: cuba, usa, las vegas, europe, new york ...
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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, drug abuse, cocaine, organized crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, rise and fall, mafia, mob boss, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, bolivia, colombia
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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, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: revolution, communism, army, execution, dictatorship, doctor, cuban revolution, idealism, rebellion, rise to the top, legendary, latinos ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1957 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, mexico city, new york
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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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 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: atmospheric, sexy, suspense, erotic, romantic ...
Plot: femme fatale, love and romance, dangerous attraction, obsession, couple relations, passion, passionate sex, desire, murder, cons and scams, sexuality, sex ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: cuba, latin america, morocco, havana cuba, delaware ...
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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: serious, stylized, touching, realistic
Plot: gay, teenage life, buddies, twins, youth, on the run, immigrants, friends, chases and races, hopes, society, 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, rebellion, slave trade, 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, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, ship, anti semitism, survival, cruise, confined, against humanity, war, society, misfit, rescue, racism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, cuba, latin america, europe, hamburg germany ...
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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, feel good, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dancer's life, dance, romance, music, love and romance, interracial relations, contests and competitions, hopes, parents and children, r&b, family relations, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s
Place: cuba, 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: reunion, mistaken identity, prostitute, political prisoner, immigration, immigrants, destiny, romance, couples, 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, dishonesty, couples, introspection, resort, couple relations, sexual relations, manipulations, unfulfillment, human nature ...
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: rough, serious, realistic, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, chases and races, confined, adventure, fugitives, crimes, heist, partners, murder, soldier, stupidity, fat man ...
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, semi serious, humorous
Plot: prostitute, gay, gays and lesbians, love and romance, romance, society, gender, gay love, tank top, homoerotic, male objectification, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: stylized, serious, realistic, slang
Plot: gambling, casino, revolution, blind ambition, celebrity culture, interracial relations, criminal heroes, crime, performer's life, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, crimes ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 40s ...
Place: cuba, california, new york
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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, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: assassination, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, female nudity, cia, mafia, fidel castro, trap, cuban revolution
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, france, russia
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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, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: culture clash, romance, nothing goes right, siblings relations, family relations, disorder, society, interracial friendship, hit by a car, cat, implied sex, lock of hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
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