Movies and TV shows set in puerto rico

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in puerto rico ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious and suspense films and TV shows about / with love and romance, romance, couples, crimes, disorder, mentor, friends, adaptation, murder and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and other countries.
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puerto rico movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as puerto rico: The Rum Diary (2011), Feel the Noise (2007), Yellow (2006), Under Suspicion (2000), Manuela and Manuel (2007), Illegal Tender (2007), 5-Headed Shark Attack (2017), Lie (2009), Looking for Maria Sanchez (2013), The Kiss You Gave Me (2000).

List of movies set in puerto rico

 6.2
 95K
The Rum Diary (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden ...
Style: stylized, humorous, light, colourful, scenic ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, drunkenness, lifestyle, cockfight, adaptation, carnival, protest, rum, fire breathing, journalist, alcohol ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960, 1950s
Place: puerto rico, caribbean, latin america, new jersey
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Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. Landing in Puerto Rico, they shoot down a NASA space ...
Style: scary, serious
Plot: breeding, beach, alien, creature feature, alien abduction, monster, martian, alien invasion, chaos, mars, deadly, disorder ...
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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Feel the Noise (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob ...
Style: feel good, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: fish out of water, hip hop, culture clash, rapper, dancer's life, ambition, reggae, youth, society, lifestyle, urban, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, usa, new york, latin america
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 5.2
 883
Yellow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amaryllis Campos is a young, classically trained Latina ballerina, who dreams of leaving her impoverished home in Puerto Rico to pursue fame and fortune as a dancer. Amaryllis heads for New York City, where she is forced to work in a seedy strip ...
Style: sexy, realistic, uplifting, emotional, serious
Audience: date night
Plot: follow your dream, immigrants, hopes, dancer's life, self discovery, fall in love, artists and showbiz, love affair, romance, love and romance, relationship vs career, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa
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Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, murder mystery, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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Manuela and Manuel (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deep inside, Manuel has always been Manuela. Amidst her worst love crisis, Manuela reinvents herself as Manuel in order to pass as the fiancé of her best friend Coca - who is pregnant from a one-night stand and must face her conservative family. ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: hidden identity, friendship, gays and lesbians, transvestism, gender, disorder, gender bending, couples, friends, best friends, human nature, gay slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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Illegal Tender (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, gang, haunted by the past, deadly, vengeance, drug dealing, crime gone awry, vigilantism, rivalry, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: puerto rico, latin america, bronx new york city
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5-Headed Shark Attack (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A beautiful island is home to thousands of species of aquatic life. Now there is a new species: the 5-Headed Shark is all heads and teeth. Shaped like a demented starfish, this monster terrorizes the open ocean before invading the beaches of Puerto ...
Style: absurd
Plot: shark, monster, mutant, ocean, eaten alive, underwater scene, helicopter, police, harpoon, shark attack, blood, boat ...
Place: puerto rico
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 5.9
 79
Lie (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry is an introverted young artist who, seeking to escape the banality and violence of urban life, begins to blur the distinction between fantasy and reality.
Style: surreal, erotic, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: fall in love, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, couple relations, friendship, love triangle, buddies, couples, strong sexual content, disorder, city life, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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Looking for Maria Sanchez (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Raul, a Puerto Rican born in New York, meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting NY, one night. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl.
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: chases and races, writer's life, track down, obsessive quest, tour guide, bar fight, fish out of water, lifestyle, fall in love, love and romance, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, usa
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The Kiss You Gave Me (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A TV reporter from Puerto Rico loses her son after her ex-husband Armando kidnaps him and takes him to the States. Angela must team up with a lawyer to find and rescue the child.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, love affair, parents and children, romance, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, love and romance, rescue, life is a bitch, couple relations, crimes ...
Time: future, year 1961, year 2006
Place: puerto rico
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 5.4
 145
Tainos (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Sara, a young archaeology student, organizes an expedition to La Mora Cave. Guided by Yabey, Sara and her four friends, discover a hidden Taíno tribe, believed to be extinguished 500 years ago.
Plot: violence, sex, teenage girl, native american, lake, forest, blood, death, female nudity, revenge
Place: puerto rico
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 5.1
 6K
Reclaim (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Malaysia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agency they trusted. Risking their own lives, they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, uncover truth, investigation, missing child, kidnapping, track down, confined, crimes, couples, dishonesty, family problems, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico
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Stranded in Paradise (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a driven HR exec loses her high-powered job, she travels to Puerto Rico in an attempt to save her career at a business conference. But as the trip quickly becomes a disaster and a hurricane shuts down the whole island, she meets a handsome ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, uplifting
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, fall in love, hopes, love affair, love and romance, confined, nothing goes right, isolation, disorder, starting over
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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 4.1
 347
The Apostate (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: A man of the cloth finds his faith challenged both by the death of one of his closest relatives and the aftermath of the crime in this thriller. When a man is murdered under mysterious circumstances, his brother, a Catholic priest (Richard Grieco), ...
Style: realistic, mind bending, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, art, priest, monastery, sin, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, crime, crimes, who done it, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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 5.6
 234
The Condemned (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Determined to restore her dying father's reputation, Ana travels to the remote town of Rosales. Decades ago, he settled there and opened his first free clinic for cancer research. He launched an illustrious medical career - and fell in love. ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: small town, island, haunted house, mystery, estate, social relations, small town life, isolation, doctor, ghost, medical experiment, country estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise (2009)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Caldwells take a family trip to Puerto Rico where their father is also securing a secret business deal, while the kids find their own paths. Eight years have passed since the events of Au Pair, and newly graduated as his high school's ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family life, youth, family relations, nanny, family business, parents and children, swimming pool, beach, prank, father son relationship, ritual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico
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A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, murder, undercover, police corruption, mystery, journalism, media, legal, working undercover, crimes, uncover truth, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
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 5.6
 59K
Runner Runner (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, mind game, fbi, manipulations, temptation, power relations, computers and web, boss and employee, dirty cop, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
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 7.0
 568
Lovesickness (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A three-part look at the ironies of love, with stories that involve a young boy, a hostage situation, and a divorced elderly couple caught in a love triangle.
Style: feel good, realistic, sexy, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, hostages, love affair, love and romance, love triangle, true love, golden years, unsupportive spouse, romance, unfulfillment, obsession, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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King of Salsa (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The rise and fall of salsa singer, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993), as told from the perspective of his wife Puchi, who looks back from 2002.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating
Plot: music, romance, friends, latin, drug abuse, couples, addiction, showbiz, lifestyle, musician's life, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, puerto rico, new york
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 7.2
 4K
Sugar (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Dominican Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sugar is a 2008 sports drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, rags to riches, sport, follow your dream, fish out of water, american dream, rookie, ambition, against the odds, dream come true, culture clash, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa, puerto rico, usa, kansas, caribbean ...
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The Flying Nun (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Flying Nun is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC based on the 1965 book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios. It starred Sally Field as Sister Bertrille. The series originally ran on ABC from September 7, 1967, to April 3, 1970, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Plot: convent, nun, love and romance, siblings relations, performer's life, rescue, clergy, workplace, amateur detective, hidden identity, family relations, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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 5.8
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming of age, translator, teachers and students, hopes, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family relations, unfulfillment, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
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 5.8
 19K
Captain Ron (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When mild-mannered Martin Harvey finds out that he has inherited a vintage yacht, he decides to take his family on a Caribbean vacation to retrieve the vessel. Upon arriving on a small island and realizing that the ship is in rough shape, Martin and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, misfit, fish out of water, family relations, ocean or sea, disorder, family life, danger, parents and children, escapades, eccentric family, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: puerto rico, cuba
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If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.
Plot: lawyer, love story, young adult, little boy, female nudity, bare breasts, undressing, sex, rape, prison, grocery store, prisoner ...
Place: harlem, puerto rico, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new york
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 4.0
 249
The Gardener (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Carl the Gardner grows odd plants for a rich Yankee woman Ellen Bennett living in South America while exercising a mental hold over her. All his previous employers died mysteriously.
Plot: demon, cocktail party, golf cart, supernatural, gardening, long haired male, supernatural power, gardener, male model, death, possession, costume party ...
Place: puerto rico
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Manhattan Merengue (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A realistic look at the life of a young immigrant man who comes to America with the hope of dancing on Broadway.
Plot: dancing, murder, gambling, drug use, illegal immigrant, sex, love, male female relationship, gun, beach, jealousy, prostitute ...
Place: puerto rico, manhattan, new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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 5.7
 35K
The Do-Over (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure.
Style: humorous, funny, suspense, melancholic, ridiculous ...
Plot: faked death, high school friend, torture, high school reunion, gunfight, lone hero, family, secret service, childhood, justice, cancer, sex scene ...
Place: puerto rico
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Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, intense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, sport, football, cons and scams, greed, manipulations, bookies, dishonesty, workplace, rivalry, ex athlete ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
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