Top 10 Movies from Cuba

Buena Vista Social ClubThe Top 10 Movies from Cuba is a selection of the most voted movies from IMDB. Is your favourite Cuban movie on the list?

  1. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
  2. Soy Cuba (1964)
  3. Fresa y chocolate (1994)
  4. Habana Blues (2005)
  5. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968)
  6. Guantanamera (1995)
  7. Lista de espera (2000)
  8. La vida es silbar (1998)
  9. Azúcar amarga (1996)
  10. ¡Vampiros en La Habana! (1985)

How we built the list

The initial  list was created by searching Cuba as Country of Origin and Spanish language (http://www.imdb.com/search/title?countries=cu&languages=es&sort=num_votes).  Then, we had to refine the list as many movies are coproduced between countries or directors and actors are mostly from other nationalities.

The criteria used to determine the “nationality” of a movie are:

  • Country of origin (production).
  • Language (in this case Spanish).
  • Nationality of the director and majority of the cast.
  • Topic

Some movies are still difficult to classify. That is the case of Buena Vista Social Club: coproduction between Germany, United States, United Kingdom, France and Cuba; directed by Wim Wenders (Germany); original concept by music producer Nick Gold (United Kingdom). However, the topic and “cast” of the film are unarguable Cuban. We decided to include Buena Vista Social Club in the list.


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Categories: Lists, Movies, Other Countries

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