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Films Shot in Cuba

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Wasp Network(2020)

2h 8min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 171 votes)

Havana, Cuba, 1990. René González, an airplane pilot, unexpectedly flees the country, leaving behind his wife Olga and his daughter Irma, and begins a new life in Miami, where he becomes a member of an anti-Castro organization.

Ek Tha Tiger(2012)

3.1/5 (with 72 votes)

An Indian agent is sent to observe the actions of a scientist but the mission becomes complicated when he falls in love with the scientist's Pakistani caretaker.

I Am Cuba(1964)

2h 15min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 79 votes)

Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.

Buena Vista Social Club(1999)

G
| 1h 45min | Documentary, Music
3.8/5 (with 131 votes)

In this fascinating Oscar-nominated documentary, American guitarist Ry Cooder brings together a group of legendary Cuban folk musicians (some in their 90s) to record a Grammy-winning CD in their native city of Havana. The result is a spectacular compilation of concert footage from the group's gigs in Amsterdam and New York City's famed Carnegie Hall, with director Wim Wenders capturing not only the music -- but also the musicians' life stories.

The Old Man and the Sea(1958)

1h 26min | Adventure, Drama
3.3/5 (with 61 votes)

Santiago is an aging, down-on-his-luck, Cuban fisherman who, after catching nothing for nearly 3 months, hooks a huge Marlin and struggles to land it far out in the Gulf Stream.

Directed by John Sturges - With Spencer Tracy, Don Diamond, Don Alvarado, Carlos Rivero, Ernest Hemingway, Mary Welsh Hemingway, ...

Sicko(2007)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 309 votes)

Sicko is a Michael Moore documentary about the corrupt health care system in The United States who's main goal is to make profit even if it means losing people’s lives. "The more people you deny health insurance the more money we make" is the business model for health care providers in America.

Directed by Michael Moore - With Michael Moore, Tony Benn, Linda Peeno

A Rose from France(2006)

1h 40min | Drama, Crime
2.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Simon transports illegal immigrants to New York, leaving them to their fate. He is discovered by the coastguard and Andrés, a young sailor, saves his life. When he falls for a young protegée of Simon conflict erupts.

Strawberry and Chocolate(1993)

1h 48min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 35 votes)

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 artist's subversive life for the state. As Diego and David discuss politics, individuality and personal expression in Castro's Cuba, a genuine friendship develops between the two. But can it last? Strawberry and Chocolate became an instant hit when it was released, and has become a classic of Cuban cinema due to its charming and authentic exploration of a connection between two people under historical circumstances that seem levelled against them.

Case départ(2011)

1h 34min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 213 votes)

Two contempo Frenchmen of Antillean descent visit their ancestor's time as well as their land in the slavery-themed French era.

Guava Island(2019)

55min | Comedy, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 142 votes)

Deni Maroon, a musician and dock worker is determined to pull off a music festival against the interests of the local factory owner.

Directed by Hiro Murai

Papa Hemingway in Cuba(2015)

1h 49min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 9 votes)

In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them.

Our Man in Havana(1960)

NR
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 42 votes)

Expatriate Englishman Jim Wormold lives in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter. Owning a poorly-performing business, he accepts an offer from the British Secret Service to recruit a network of agents in Cuba. Wormold hasn't got a clue where to start, so he decides to manufacture a list of agents and provide fictional tales for his masters in London, and is soon known as the best agent in the Western Hemisphere. However, it all unravels when the local police decode his cables and start rounding up his 'network' and he learns that he's the target of a group out to kill him.

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The Five Obstructions(2003)

1h 30min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 63 votes)

Lars von Trier challenges his mentor, filmmaker Jørgen Leth, to remake Leth’s 1967 short film The Perfect Human five times, each with a different set of bizarre and challenging rules.

Mafia Inc.(2020)

2h 23min | Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 24 votes)

The Gamache, tailors from father to son, have been dressing the Mafia family Paternò for three generation. Vincent "Vince" Gamache works on behalf of Frank the godfather with his eldest son Giaco. Vince, reckless and rash, seeks to earn his stripes by impressing the godfather. Without the Paternò knowing, he stages a big operation and is promoted. Fuming with jealousy, Giaco discovers that Vince committed a monstrous act during his stroke. The Gamache disown Vince and war begins.

Directed by Daniel Grou

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios(2017)

PG
| 1h 50min | Documentary, Music
3.7/5 (with 10 votes)

In 1996, Cuban bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, British producer Nick Gold, and American guitarist Ry Cooder convened in Havana to produce a Cuban-Malian collaboration. When the Malians couldn’t get visas, the team turned their attention to reviving a forgotten generation of legendary son cubano musicians and formed an on-the-fly ensemble: the Buena Vista Social Club. Two decades since that fateful first session, we catch up to these master musicians, as they reflect on the magical unfolding of their lives—from humble origins to the evolution and surprising revival of their careers, all against the backdrop of Cuba’s dramatic history. Brimming with unseen concert, rehearsal, and archival footage, this film is an emotional, shimmering celebration of music’s power to transcend age, ideologies, and class, and to connect us to each other through our souls.

Directed by Lucy Walker - With Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal

Santo vs. the Evil Brain(1961)

1h 10min | Adventure, Action, Crime
2.6/5 (with 5 votes)

In SANTO CONTRA EL CEREBRO DEL MAL (SANTO VS. THE EVIL BRAIN), the silver-masked hero must foil the plot of a mad scientist to create a zombie army.

We Were Strangers(1949)

NR
| 1h 46min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

China Valdes joins the Cuban underground after her brother is killed by the chief of the secret police, Ariete. She meets and falls in love with American expatriate Tony Fenner. Tony develops a plan to tunnel under the city's cemetery to a plot owned by a high official, assassinate him, and blow up the whole Cuban hierarchy at the ensuing state funeral. Together with a band of dedicated revolutionaries, they begin digging.

Banderas, the Tyrant(1993)

1h 31min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

In Santa Fe de Tierra Firme, an imaginary Latin American country, the indigenous dictator Santos Banderas rules with an iron fist. A group of rebels trying to seize power by force while some liberals try a change of government legally.

Cuban Rebel Girls(1959)

NR
| 1h 8min | Adventure, Drama, War
1.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Errol Flynn, playing himself as a war correspondent, reports the dangerous goings-on of a band of Cuban rebels- Two of which are misguided teenage girls from America. The film was shot with Castro's cooperation while he was still fighting Batista's forces.

Directed by Barry Mahon - With Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynn, John McKay

Yambaó(1957)

2.2/5 (with 4 votes)

A freed slave, who is descended from a murdered witch, plots revenge with her grandmother on a sugar plantation's inhabitants. Complications ensue due to her love for the master of the estate.

Directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna - With Ninón Sevilla, Olga Guillot, Ramón Gay

Week-End in Havana(1941)

3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

A ship company employee, Jay Williams, is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer, a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas, and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca, who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancée, Terry McCracken, when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.

Directed by Walter Lang - With Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero, George Barbier, Billy Gilbert, ...

Ants in the Mouth(2005)

1h 32min | Thriller, Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

After languishing in a Barcelona prison for nearly a decade, a busted bank robber attempts to find the girl who made off with the cash in this suspenseful tale of revenge and betrayal starring Adriana Gil and Eduard Fernández. Ex-con Martin Losada is out of prison and on the hunt. When he and his band of anti-Franco bank robbers were busted after a botched heist ten years ago, the only member of their team never caught by police was his long-gone ex-girlfriend Julia. Now, on the eve of the 1958 revolution, the recently released ex-con sets his sights on Havana in a determined bid to find Julia, and stake his claim on his rightful share of the take.

The People's Fighters: Teofilo Stevenson and the Legend of Cuban Boxing(2018)

1h 27min | Documentary

Cuba has produced the most Olympic boxing medalists of any country in the world. Explore the powerful story of how a revolutionary Cuban boxing experiment produced a generation of Olympic champions.

Loving Cuba(2019)

2.4/5 (with 5 votes)

While a mother only just finds out that her daughter's dating a Cuban, she realises her daughter will get married on Cuba too. To hinder the failure-designated marriage, she immediately gets on a flight to Cuba.

Directed by Johan Nijenhuis

Afinidades(2011)

1h 30min | Drama
2.2/5 (with 2 votes)

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 that find the protagonists of this story: sex as a shock to stay alive, the manipulation of others as a way to ward off impotence and reaffirm their personalities torn by loneliness. But the result is ephemeral and the attempt has unforeseen consequences.

Where the Pavement Ends(1923)

1h 10min | Drama

This is a lost Silent film, that no negative of or print materials from are known to exist.

Directed by Rex Ingram - With Alice Terry

The Project of the Century(2015)

1h 40min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Struggling with the breakdown of a relationship, Leo moves back to a dilapidated 'city of tomorrow' to live with his belligerent grandfather and his father Rafael, a disillusioned engineer who once worked in Cuba's now-abandoned nuclear program.

A Tuba To Cuba(2019)

3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

A son seeking to fulfill his late father’s dream takes his band from the storied city of New Orleans to the shores of Cuba, where — through the universal language of music — dark and ancient connections between their peoples reveal the roots of jazz.

Cinnamon Skin(1953)

1h 22min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

Marucha (Sarita Montiel) has had a shattered face since childhood, but she has a beautiful figure and covers half of her face with her hair. She is a singer and performs in neighborhood theaters. Marucha and Ramon are professionals in crime.

Hello Hemingway(1990)

1h 25min | Drama
2.2/5 (with 3 votes)

The plot, set in Havana in the last period of Fulgencio Batista's dictatorship, follows a young girl whose aspirations to obtain a scholarship in America, against the odds, are paralleled with her reading of Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea".

Directed by Fernando Pérez
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