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1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,058,468 | Gross: $57.30M

2. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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76 Metascore

Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 141,996 | Gross: $78.76M

3. Before Night Falls (2000)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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85 Metascore

The life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas.

Director: Julian Schnabel | Stars: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovani Florido

Votes: 23,215 | Gross: $4.22M

4. McHale's Navy (1997)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy

4.6
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18 Metascore

The former World War II Naval captain of PT-73 - now a fun-loving black marketeer - reunites with his crew to battle a bumbling Russian terrorist. Based on the hit 1960s television show.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, Ernest Borgnine, Debra Messing

Votes: 6,198 | Gross: $4.53M

5. I Am Cuba (1964)

Not Rated | 108 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: 7,562

6. The Lost City (2005)

R | 144 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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47 Metascore

In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Garcia | Stars: Andy Garcia, Inés Sastre, Bill Murray, Alfredo Armenteros

Votes: 9,001 | Gross: $2.48M

7. Cuba (1979)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train General Batista's Army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 2,312 | Gross: $0.53M

8. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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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: 15,790 | Gross: $7.00M

9. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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86 Metascore

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier

Votes: 2,950 | Gross: $0.24M

10. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Not Rated | 136 min | Documentary

7.6
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71 Metascore

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,848 | Gross: $0.07M

11. 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: 3,399 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Cuba and the Cameraman (2017)

113 min | Documentary

8.2
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82 Metascore

Life in Cuba for three struggling families over the course of 45 years, from the cautious optimism of the early 1970s to the harrowing 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union and the 2016 death of Fidel Castro.

Director: Jon Alpert

Votes: 2,140

13. Company Man (2000)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

5.4
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18 Metascore

A high school teacher in the 60s becomes an international spy and becomes involved in a plot to overthrow Fidel Castro.

Directors: Peter Askin, Douglas McGrath | Stars: Douglas McGrath, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Guilfoyle, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 1,938 | Gross: $0.15M

14. Comandante (2003)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

6.9
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Documentary on the director's meeting with Castro.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Fidel Castro, Oliver Stone, Juanita Vera, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Votes: 3,537

15. Cold War (1998)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Anatoli Dobrynin, Robert McNamara, Vladimir Yerofeyev

Votes: 751

16. Blame it on Fidel (2006)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History

7.5
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74 Metascore

A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.

Director: Julie Gavras | Stars: Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Benjamin Feuillet

Votes: 4,812 | Gross: $0.17M

17. Fidel (2002 TV Movie)

206 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.

Director: David Attwood | Stars: Víctor Huggo Martin, Gael García Bernal, Patricia Velasquez, Cecilia Suárez

Votes: 1,183

18. Cuba libre (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy

4.3
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An outrageous comedy about a group of radical anarchist squatters who inadvertently overtake the Cuban Embassy in Madrid at the very same time that Fidel Castro announces Cuba's first democratic elections.

Director: Raimundo García | Stars: Mario Arias, Sara Deray, Luciano Federico, Ismael Fritschi

Votes: 71

19. The Silly Age (2006)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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A drama about grandmother-grandson relationships.

Director: Pavel Giroud | Stars: Mercedes Sampietro, Iván Carreira, Susana Tejera, José Ángel Egido

Votes: 192

20. Salvador Allende (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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From his childhood in Valparaiso to his death during the Pinochet military coup on September 11, 1973, the life and works of Chilean president Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Patricio Guzmán, Jacques Bidou, Alejandro Gonzáles

Votes: 642

21. Ernesto (2017)

124 min | Biography

6.1
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The first film in forty years to be co-produced by Cuba and Japan, it recounts the story of Freddy Maymura Hurtado who was a Bolivian man of Japanese descent. He joined the freedom fighters... See full summary »

Director: Junji Sakamoto | Stars: Joe Odagiri, Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Kento Nagayama, Juan M. Valero

Votes: 43

22. Azúcar amarga (1996)

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Gustavo is a young Havana Communist who believes in the revolution; he hopes for a scholarship to study aeronautical engineering in Prague. But his faith in the new Cuba is tested: his ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: René Lavan, Mayte Vilán, Miguel Gutiérrez, Larry Villanueva

Votes: 605 | Gross: $0.39M

23. Memorias del desarrollo (2010)

113 min | Drama

7.0
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An intellectual leaves the Cuban revolution and 'underdevelopment' behind only to find himself at odds with the ambiguities of his new life in the 'developed' world. A portrait of ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Coyula | Stars: Bill Clinton, Fidel Castro, Trent Harris, Abraham Amkpa

Votes: 60

24. Cuba 2021 (2020)

Short, Action

In Cuba 2021, Arnold Palmer, a man of the future, travels back in time to Cuba in the year 2021 to avenge his father's death at the hands of Fidel Castro. Will he achieve his objective? Time will tell.

Director: Christian Lora | Stars: Zachary Vazquez, Gabriela Borges, Ashley Renae Brown, Ariel Texido

25. 638 Ways to Kill Castro (2006 TV Movie)

78 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Dollan Cannell's documentary on the hundreds of alleged plots to assassinate Fidel Castro, and a look at the evolution of Cuban politics.

Director: Dollan Cannell | Stars: Wayne Smith, Enrique Encinosa, Enrique Ovares, Fabian Escalante

Votes: 414

26. I Love Miami (2006)

R | 95 min | Drama

5.1
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A story involving the famous Fidel Castro, who ironically arrives at Miami, like so many of his fellow Cubans, and at the same time living through a Cuban- American experience, creates the ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro González Padilla | Stars: Juan Luis Galiardo, Ofelia Medina, Jaime Camil, Adrian Alonso

Votes: 158

27. Pier 5, Havana (1959)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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A Yank comes to Havana in search of an old friend who disappeared during the Cuban Revolution, and discovers a group of Batista sympathizers plotting to overturn Castro.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Allison Hayes, Eduardo Noriega, Michael Granger

Votes: 168

28. Dear Fidel (2001)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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Marita Lorenz, the daughter of a German sea captain, recalls how she became the mistress of Fidel Castro in Havana soon after the Cuban revolution in 1959. After being six months pregnant ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfried Huismann | Stars: Marita Lorenz, Fidel Castro, Al Chestone, Joe Lorenz

Votes: 77

29. Nadie (I) (2017)

70 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.9
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The History of the Cuban Revolution through the personal experiences of writer Rafael Alcides, a once well known poet who became Nobody.

Director: Miguel Coyula | Stars: Rafael Alcides Pérez, Rafael Alcides, Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro

Votes: 8

30. Sons of Cuba (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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The Havana Boxing Academy is a Cuban boarding school that takes 9-year-old boys, and turns them into the best boxers in the world. SONS OF CUBA follows the stories of three young hopefuls ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lang | Stars: Yosvani Bonachea, Cristian Martinez, Santos Urguelles

Votes: 113

31. Ernesto Che Guevara (1995)

105 min | Documentary

6.6
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Documentary about the life of revolutionary Cuban leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

Director: Roberto Massari | Stars: Fidel Castro, Simone de Beauvoir, Alberto Granado, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Votes: 20

32. Waiting for Fidel (1974)

58 min | Documentary

6.9
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Documentary about a film crew's failed attempt at interviewing Fidel Castro while in Cuba.

Director: Michael Rubbo | Stars: Fidel Castro, Erich Honecker, Bernabe Ordez, Michael Rubbo

Votes: 107

33. Pink Floyd: Brain Damage/Eclipse - Version 1 (1973 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

8.0
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Stars: Idi Amin, Yasser Arafat, Fidel Castro, Henry Kissinger

Votes: 9

34. Man of Two Havanas (2007)

93 min | Documentary

8.4
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Okay, here's the situation. I was born in Havana. That makes me Cuban. But, I was raised in little Havana, which makes me Cuban-American. However, since I don't see Castro as the root of ... See full summary »

Director: Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Stars: Peter Kornbluh, Max Lesnick, Miriam Lesnik, Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Votes: 37

35. Re-Evolution: The Cuban Dream (2019– )

27 min | Documentary

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Diving into the streets of Havana, we meet change makers in Cuba today. Following their journeys to thrive and survive in a rapidly shifting society, they provide unique perspectives on how... See full summary »

Stars: Jezabel Montero, Cray Novick, Barack Obama, Pope Francis

36. Habana - Arte nuevo de hacer ruinas (2006)

86 min | Documentary

7.9
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The final moments of Havana's buildings seen through the eyes of their inhabitants: before they are renovated - or collapsed altogether.

Director: Florian Borchmeyer

Votes: 61

37. Der Revolver des Korporals (1967)

92 min | Drama

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Director: Rolf Losansky | Stars: Peter Donat, Heinz Tischer, Günter Naumann, Ruth Kommerell

38. Fidelity (2004)

48 min | Documentary

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Cuba, 2003. The contradictory emotions of Cuba, which give a face and a feeling for a political circumstance, are revealed as a night in Malecón Havanero goes by. Fidelity illustrates the ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Zapata | Stars: Ricardo Becerra, Juan Zapata

39. Cuba, el valor de una utopía (2006)

120 min | Documentary

4.7
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Director: Yanara Guayasamín | Star: Fidel Castro

Votes: 16

40. Conquistadors of Cuba (2005)

88 min | Documentary

4.9
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Director: Arto Halonen | Stars: Josefina Aldanas, Maximiliano Artiguet, Jorge Joerge, Eduardo Mesejo Maestro

Votes: 22

41. Castro and the Cuban Revolution (2005)

23 min | Documentary

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Striking footage, primary accounts and expert interviews clearly illustrate the dramatic events of this important historical revolution and provide insight into its contemporary themes.

42. Fidelity (2009)

60 min | Documentary

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A documentary about Cuba without Castro. People speak about the future, hopes and fears, while Castro undergoes emergency surgery. A portrait of a split society, balanced between Revolution and capitalist penetration.

43. Kuuba tänään (1966 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

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Director: Antti Kovanen | Stars: Fidel Castro, Edmundo López, Estrella Matikainen, Leila Ponkala

44. À la Chaleur des Années Froides

90 min | Documentary | Filming

This film shows the post-revolutionary dynamics which, for ten years, will make cinema in Cuba an extraordinary cultural event. A film in memory of these pioneers.

Directors: Darius Kaufmann, Eytan Jan

45. Death of an Ally (2007)

15 min | Short, Comedy

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Sixteen-year-old Fidel Castro loves America. He even hopes to reach Hollywood one day and become a star like his hero, Clark Gable. But a competition at a bar over a California girl with one 25-year-old John F. Kennedy changes all that.

Director: Julio Quintana | Stars: Lucas Quintana, Zac Bryant, Michele Salem, Sermini

Votes: 6

46. Lost in the Shadows (2006)

56 min | Documentary

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In 1959, filmmaker Michael Colin's father went to Havana to make a movie about Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. While there, he met a Cuban dancer named Olga, whom he married after ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Colin

47. Dear Mister Obama

Drama | Announced

After his young son dies trying to reach the U.S., Cuban mechanic Pablo Cartero decides to cross the Straits of Florida in a 1949 Mercury car converted to a boat, to personally persuade President Obama to stop the embargo on Cuba.

48. El diálogo de América (1972)

45 min | Documentary

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In November 1971, Salvador Allende and Fidel Castro chat to each other about revolution, imperialism, oligarchy, underdevelopment, cultural dependency and economics.

Director: Álvaro J. Covacevich | Stars: Salvador Allende, Fidel Castro

49. Havana (2008)

26 min | Short, Drama, History

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An aging man reflects on his family life during the 1959 takeover of Cuba by Fidel Castro.

Director: Esteban Rodriguez | Stars: Gene Costa, Joel Velez, Maria Ragen, Betsy Landin

Votes: 5

50. Found Cuban Mounts (2011)

7 min | Short

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Director: Adriana Salazar Arroyo



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