With Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. My Twentieth Century (1989)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,328 | Gross: $0.68M
3. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
G | 105 min | Documentary, Music
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.
Votes: 16,281 | Gross: $7.00M
4. Virgin Rose (2006)
100 min | Crime, Drama
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.
5. Yuli (2018)
Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
6. Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 5,227 | Gross: $2.08M
7. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 3,581 | Gross: $0.03M
8. Madrigal (2007)
112 min | Sci-Fi
"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 »
9. Conducta (2014)
108 min | Drama
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.
10. Afinidades (2010)
87 min | Drama
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 »
12. Lucía (1968)
160 min | Drama
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.
13. Guantanamera (1995)
TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 1,416 | Gross: $0.75M
16. Habana Blues (2005)
115 min | Drama, Music
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 »
17. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)
Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror
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.
18. Cecilia (1982)
127 min | Drama
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 »
19. Defiant Souls (2019)
94 min | Drama
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 »
20. Una novia para David (1985)
103 min | Comedy, Romance
A shy country boy gets caught between the peer pressure of his buddies and his love for an overweight, strong willed but likable girl.
22. Un paraíso bajo las estrellas (2000)
90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
23. Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983– )
155 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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 »
24. Vientos de la Habana (2016)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
25. Horn of Plenty (2008)
108 min | Comedy
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 »
26. Oedipo alcalde (1996)
100 min | Drama, War
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 »
27. Bolivar, Man of Difficulties (2013)
117 min | Adventure, Biography, History
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 »
28. 79 primaveras (1969)
Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Documentary
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
29. The Triplets (1995–2003)
24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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.
30. The Waiting List (2000)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
31. El otro Cristóbal (1963)
115 min | Drama, Fantasy
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 »
32. The Galíndez File (2003)
124 min | Drama
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 »
34. The Teacher (1978)
113 min | Drama
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 »
35. Osceola (1971)
109 min | Western, Drama
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 »
36. Alsino and the Condor (1982)
PG | 89 min | Drama, War
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 »
37. Tirano Banderas (1993)
91 min | Drama
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.
38. Habana Eva (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
39. The Last Supper (1976)
120 min | Drama
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.
42. The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
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 »
43. La viuda de Montiel (1979)
105 min | Drama
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.
44. The Twelve Chairs (1962)
94 min | Comedy
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 »
45. A Matter of Honour (1988)
97 min | Comedy
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 »
46. Hasta la victoria siempre (1967)
Not Rated | 19 min | Documentary, Short
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
47. In This Tricky Life (2001)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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 »
48. Le sacre du printemps (2004)
38 min | Short, Fantasy
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 »
49. La piscina (2012)
Not Rated | 65 min | Drama
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.
50. Lejos de África (1996)
115 min | Drama
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.