With Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. My Twentieth Century (1989)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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81 Metascore

Two twin sisters, who grew up separately, Dóra, a pseudo-aristocrat, and Lili, an anarchist bomber, are reunited through Z, a mysterious traveller of the luxurious Orient-Express.

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Dorota Segda, Oleg Yankovskiy, Paulus Manker, Péter Andorai

Votes: 1,328 | Gross: $0.68M

2. I Am Cuba (1964)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Wood, José Gallardo, Raúl García

Votes: 7,921

3. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Octavio Calderon

Votes: 16,281 | Gross: $7.00M

4. Virgin Rose (2006)

100 min | Crime, Drama

5.2
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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.

Director: Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Álex González, Ana de Armas, Broselianda Hernández

Votes: 160

5. Yuli (2018)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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The director Icíar Bollaín presents the story of the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, a legend on the dance world and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles. A dancer who did not want to dance.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez, Edlison Manuel Olbera Núñez

Votes: 1,402

6. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 5,227 | Gross: $2.08M

7. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.7
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A Cuban man cycles through his repressed opinions and memories as the threat of foreign invasion intensifies and the rest of his family retreats to Miami.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

Votes: 3,581 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Madrigal (2007)

112 min | Sci-Fi

5.9
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"Not everything is what it seems". This is the motto of Fernando Pérez's Madrigal, an esoteric fable built, in the first part, around a handsome actor's love story with an overweight and ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Pérez | Stars: Carlos Enrique Almirante, Liety Chaviano, Ana de Armas, Luis Alberto García

Votes: 110

9. Conducta (2014)

108 min | Drama

7.6
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Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken homes and is challenged by the headmaster to follow up 12 year old Chala which is infatuated in Yeni. They are both poor, and has severe home troubles.

Director: Ernesto Daranas | Stars: Alina Rodríguez, Yuliet Cruz, Armando Miguel Gómez, Miriel Cejas

Votes: 1,305

10. Afinidades (2010)

87 min | Drama

5.9
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The plot is around two couples. One pair is Néstor and Cristina; the other is Bruno and Magda. Film takes place inland on freshwater, a great opportunity to meditate about the human being ... See full summary »

Directors: Vladimir Cruz, Jorge Perugorría | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Cuca Escribano, Vladimir Cruz, Gabriela Griffith

Votes: 35

11. El edén perdido (2007 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

5.2
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Director: Manuel Estudillo | Stars: Carlos Enrique Almirante, Irela Bravo, Ana de Armas, Roberto Enríquez

Votes: 13

12. Lucía (1968)

160 min | Drama

7.0
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Traces episodes in the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930s, and the 1960s.

Director: Humberto Solás | Stars: Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núñez, Adela Legrá, Eduardo Moure

Votes: 701

13. Guantanamera (1995)

TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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It is a satire about life in Cuba. The members of a funeral procession and some truckdrivers who have to take the same route begin to talk about god and the world ending up in discovering ... See full summary »

Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Carlos Cruz, Mirta Ibarra, Jorge Perugorría, Raúl Eguren

Votes: 1,416 | Gross: $0.75M

14. Death of a Bureaucrat (1966)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy

7.7
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A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Salvador Wood, Silvia Planas, Manuel Estanillo, Omar Alfonso

Votes: 1,042

15. Sergio and Sergei (2017)

93 min | Drama

6.6
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A Russian cosmonaut is stranded on The Mir Space Station during the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Director: Ernesto Daranas | Stars: Tomás Cao, Héctor Noas, Ron Perlman, Yuliet Cruz

Votes: 347

16. Habana Blues (2005)

115 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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Two cuban friends play in a blues band in La Habana. When a spanish music producer offers them a contract to record an album and to build a career in Europe, they will have to decide ... See full summary »

Director: Benito Zambrano | Stars: Alberto Yoel, Roberto San Martín, Yailene Sierra, Mayra Rodríguez

Votes: 2,409

17. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

7.1
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A vampire family from Cuba is preparing for a showdown between the USA vampires and the Eastern European vampires. But with the aid of a scientist, they need a type of vaccination where they can live in daylight.

Director: Juan Padrón | Stars: Frank González, Manuel Marín, Irela Bravo, Carlos González

Votes: 1,207

18. Cecilia (1982)

127 min | Drama

5.9
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Cecilia, a Cuban girl of mixed race in violent 19th-century Cuba, is raised by her mother and grandmother as a courtesan. Soon, pale-skinned Cecilia catches the eye of the estate owner's ... See full summary »

Director: Humberto Solás | Stars: Daisy Granados, Imanol Arias, Raquel Revuelta, Miguel Benavides

Votes: 115

19. Defiant Souls (2019)

94 min | Drama

6.6
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1810. Enrique Faber, a Swiss surgeon, lands in Cuba in search for his son. After a few weeks of investigation, he is told that his son was burnt alive in the attack on a plantation led by a... See full summary »

Directors: Laura Cazador, Fernando Pérez, Laura Cazador | Stars: Antonio Buíl, Giselle González, Mario Guerra, Héctor Noas

Votes: 68

20. Una novia para David (1985)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A shy country boy gets caught between the peer pressure of his buddies and his love for an overweight, strong willed but likable girl.

Director: Orlando Rojas | Stars: Jorge Luis Álvarez, María Isabel Díaz Lago, Francisco Gattorno, Edith Massola

Votes: 53

21. One Way or Another (1977)

78 min | Drama

7.0
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Film about Miraflores, a housing development built in 1962.

Director: Sara Gómez | Stars: Mario Balmaseda, Yolanda Cuéllar, Mario Limonta, Isaura Mendoza

Votes: 166

22. Un paraíso bajo las estrellas (2000)

90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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Like her mother before her, beautiful Sissy wants to be a dancer at the Tropicana, Havana's famous cabaret. But her truck driving father, Candido, forbids her to do so because of his ... See full summary »

Director: Gerardo Chijona | Stars: Thais Valdés, Vladimir Cruz, Daisy Granados, Enrique Molina

Votes: 149

23. Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983– )

155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's ... See full summary »

Stars: Galina Belyaeva, Lina Buldakova, Sergey Shakurov, Vsevolod Larionov

Votes: 202

24. Vientos de la Habana (2016)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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The killing of a fiery young teacher sets Detective Mario Conde on the trail of a drug kingpin with ties to the high school he once attended.

Director: Félix Viscarret | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Juana Acosta, Carlos Enrique Almirante, Vladimir Cruz

Votes: 532

25. Horn of Plenty (2008)

108 min | Comedy

6.8
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In a poor rural Cuban town, Bernardo's large extended family can just make ends meet. Then they learn about a trial to distribute among the many bearers of their name the proceeds of a ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Enrique Molina, Paula Ali, Yoima Valdés

Votes: 322

26. Oedipo alcalde (1996)

100 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Set amidst the rebel wars (representing the Theban plagues) of contemporary Colombia, young Mayor Edipo must mediate a peace deal between conflicting guerrilla groups and the army. It is ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Alí Triana | Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Ángela Molina, Francisco Rabal, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos

Votes: 281

27. Bolivar, Man of Difficulties (2013)

117 min | Adventure, Biography, History

2.6
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By the first time, Simon Bolivars story is been told from the perspective about the man, not the heroe but the human been itself; with his weakness and troubles that led him to think even ... See full synopsis »

Director: Luis Alberto Lamata | Stars: Roque Valero, Alberto Alifa, Carlos Enrique Almirante, Camila Arteche

Votes: 351

28. 79 primaveras (1969)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Documentary

6.8
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An agit-prop documentary marking the death of Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chí Minh, using found footage to link his work to worldwide political movements including the Cuban revolution and resistance within the USA to the Vietnam war.

Director: Santiago Álvarez

Votes: 413

29. The Triplets (1995–2003)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.8
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Anna, Teresa and Helena are naughty triplets that always get into a mess. As punishment the Bored Witch sends the girls into a tale in order to learn the lesson.

Stars: Francesc Alborch, Noemí Bayarri, Carmen Calvell, Ana Maria Camps

Votes: 274

30. The Waiting List (2000)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A desperate group of people wait at a rundown Cuban transit station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is, it never shows up. While a number of busses pass by the station, and others ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Carlos Tabío | Stars: Vladimir Cruz, Tahimi Alvariño, Jorge Perugorría, Noel García

Votes: 1,161

31. El otro Cristóbal (1963)

115 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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The dictator Anastasio rules with an iron fist backed by business-men making deals and speeches about building canals, completely disconnected from the chaos amongst the population. ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Gatti | Stars: Jean Bouise, Marc Dudicourt, Alden Knight, Bertina Acevedo

Votes: 31

32. The Galíndez File (2003)

124 min | Drama

5.6
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On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappeared from his apartment in New York City, and was never heard from again. He had been working with the F.B.I., and was ... See full summary »

Director: Gerardo Herrero | Stars: Saffron Burrows, Harvey Keitel, Eduard Fernández, Guillermo Toledo

Votes: 488

33. Últimos días en La Habana (2016)

R | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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A Cuban man dying of AIDS in Havana.

Director: Fernando Pérez | Stars: Jorge Martínez, Gabriela Ramos, Yailene Sierra, Patricio Wood

Votes: 175

34. The Teacher (1978)

113 min | Drama

6.8
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In the early years of the Cuban revolution, a young Havana student volunteers to go to a poor rural region to teach peasants how to read and write; he's sent to the Ciénega de Zapata zone, ... See full summary »

Director: Octavio Cortázar | Stars: Patricio Wood, Salvador Wood, René de la Cruz, Luis Alberto Ramírez

Votes: 37

35. Osceola (1971)

109 min | Western, Drama

5.9
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Florida, 1830 - Of all eastern Native American tribes, only the Seminoles have resisted being moved to reservations. Having retreated to Florida, they live a simple horticultural life. But ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Petzold | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Horst Schulze, Iurie Darie, Karin Ugowski

Votes: 186

36. Alsino and the Condor (1982)

PG | 89 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Alsino, a boy of 10 or 12, lives with his grandmother in a remote area of Nicaragua. He's engulfed in the war between rebels and government troops when a US advisor orders the army to open ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Alan Esquivel, Carmen Bunster, Alejandro Parodi

Votes: 245

37. Tirano Banderas (1993)

91 min | Drama

5.4
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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.

Director: José Luis García Sánchez | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Ana Belén, Juan Diego, Ignacio López Tarso

Votes: 83

38. Habana Eva (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A young seamstress in Havana with a dream of becoming a fashion designer, has to choose between the two men she loves - a suave foreign photographer, on a mysterious errand, and her loyal ... See full summary »

Director: Fina Torres | Stars: Prakriti Maduro, Yuliet Cruz, Juan Carlos García, Carlos Enrique Almirante

Votes: 334

39. The Last Supper (1976)

120 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Nelson Villagra, Silvano Rey, Luis Alberto García, José Antonio Rodríguez

Votes: 536

40. Sandino (1991)

135 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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The US tried to occupy Nicaragua in 1927. General Cesar Augusto Sandino and his guerrillas begin armed resistance.

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Joaquim de Almeida, Dean Stockwell, Ángela Molina

Votes: 90

41. Martí, the Eye of the Canary (2010)

105 min | Drama, History

7.5
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The story of José Martí's (Cuba's National Hero) youth.

Director: Fernando Pérez | Stars: Daniel Romero Pildaín, Damián Rodríguez, Broselianda Hernández, Rolando Brito

Votes: 57

42. The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

8.2
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Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973, which is put down by troops loyal to the government. The left is divided ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Carlos Altamirano, Fernando Castillo, Luis Corvalán

Votes: 920

43. La viuda de Montiel (1979)

105 min | Drama

6.2
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While a train takes a woman to her destination, accompanied by her only daughter, she remembers the events that marked the life of her dead son and that led her to such a tragic outcome.

Director: Miguel Littin | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Nelson Villagra, Katy Jurado, Eduardo Gil

Votes: 73

44. The Twelve Chairs (1962)

94 min | Comedy

6.9
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When her country is taken over by socialist revolutionaries, a wealthy woman can't bear to give up all of her wealth and possessions to the new government, so she hides all of her treasures... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Enrique Santisteban, Reynaldo Miravalles, René Sánchez, Pilín Vallejo

Votes: 245

45. A Matter of Honour (1988)

97 min | Comedy

7.1
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The teacher and the butcher of a small town in the tropical Andes, are both in love with the same woman (Miriam). They decide to duel for her. Everyone in town catch the notice, except of ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Cabrera | Stars: Frank Ramírez, Humberto Dorado, Florina Lemaitre, Vicky Hernández

Votes: 70

46. Hasta la victoria siempre (1967)

Not Rated | 19 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Cuban agit-prop filmmaker Santiago Alvarez produced this radical newsreel within forty-eight hours of Che Guevara's death by special request of Fidel Castro himself. Fellow filmmaker and ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Álvarez

Votes: 66

47. In This Tricky Life (2001)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Montevideo, Uruguay. In this comedic drama, Elisa, 27, dreams of opening her own hairdressing salon in one of the rich districts of the Uruguayan capital. A bit of a rebel, one day Elisa ... See full summary »

Director: Beatriz Flores Silva | Stars: Mariana Santangelo Goldman, Silvestre, Josep Linuesa, Andrea Fantoni

Votes: 496

48. Le sacre du printemps (2004)

38 min | Short, Fantasy

7.6
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We follow the lives of three people who are locked in their respective paths, prohibited from enjoying life outside of their pain. Divine intervention alters their paths however, and they ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Herrmann | Stars: Ariadna del Carmen, Sophie Semin, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Julio Gómez

Votes: 27

49. La piscina (2012)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

6.6
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During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.

Director: Carlos Quintela | Stars: Raúl Capote, Mónica Molinet, Carlos Javier Martinez, Felipe García

Votes: 43

50. Lejos de África (1996)

115 min | Drama

6.5
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The friendship of Susana (white Spanish girl) and Rita (black native) in the Spanish colony of African guinea. The adventures of the girls and the evolution of the political situation through the eyes of the innocence.

Director: Cecilia Bartolomé | Stars: Alicia Bogo, Xabier Elorriaga, Isabel Mestres, Carlos Cruz

Votes: 46


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