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, suspense, suspenseful, tense and humorous films and TV shows about / with love and romance, crimes, couples, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, murder, rivalry, revenge and danger plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Puerto Rico, UK 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), Stranded in Paradise (2014), The Apostate (2000), Looking for Maria Sanchez (2013), Yellow (2006), Under Suspicion (2000), Manuela and Manuel (2007), Illegal Tender (2007), Lovesickness (2007).

List of movies set in puerto rico

 6.2
 98K
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, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, profanity, lifestyle, drunkenness, carnival, cockfight, hallucination, adaptation, journalist, rum, protest ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, latin america, new jersey
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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: realistic, feel good, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: dancer's life, rapper, culture clash, fish out of water, hip hop, society, youth, ambition, teenage love, friendship, music, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa, latin america
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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: serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: mars, beach, breeding, evil alien, monster, outer space, creature feature, androids, martian, alien invasion, alien, alien abduction ...
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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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: touching, light, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, love affair, fall in love, confined, isolation, hopes, nothing goes right, disorder, starting over, love and romance, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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 4.1
 355
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: bleak, tense, scary, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, priest, obsession, investigation, deadly, clergy, amateur detective, law enforcement, hidden identity, murder, sin, monastery ...
Time: 90s
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: humorous, sentimental, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, fall in love, looking for love, fish out of water, track down, friends, love at first sight, journey, love, culture clash, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa
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 5.2
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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: emotional, serious, uplifting, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, follow your dream, relationship vs career, self discovery, fall in love, love affair, nightlife, romance, dancer's life, stripper, life is a bitch, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, crimes, lawyer, serial killer, murder mystery, interrogation, prime suspect ...
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, touching, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, hidden identity, wedding, transvestism, human nature, couples, disorder, best friends, gender bending, love, mistaken identity, 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: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, vigilantism, revenge, murder, death of father, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, latin america, bronx new york city, new york
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 6.9
 581
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: semi serious, humorous, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, love triangle, true love, couples, romance, obsession, unfulfillment, family problems, hostage, wedding, love, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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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: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: shark, animal horror, eaten alive, shark attack, animal attack, danger, great white shark, dangerous animal, deadly, underwater, characters killed one by one, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: puerto rico
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 5.9
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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: stylized, tense, serious, exciting, erotic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, mysterious character, fall in love, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, destructive relationship, friendship, couple relations, dull life, couples, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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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, investigation, parents and children, couple relations, danger, life is a bitch, rescue, crimes, romance, family problems, woman in danger ...
Time: future, year 2006, year 1961
Place: puerto rico, miami
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Force of Nature (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gang of thieves plan a heist during a hurricane and encounter trouble when a disgraced cop tries to force everyone in the building to evacuate.
Plot: storm, robbery, heist, police, murder, gang of thieves, art theft, apartment building, hurricane, rain, art, gunfight ...
Place: puerto rico
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 5.4
 146
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, teenage girl, native american, death, forest, revenge, lake, blood, sex, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: puerto rico
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 5.2
 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, couples, uncover truth, missing child, investigation, kidnapping, track down, family problems, chases and races, couple relations, crimes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico
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 5.5
 236
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns
Plot: haunted house, small town, mystery, social relations, isolation, estate, doctor, island, medical experiment, museum, death of father, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, parents and children, family business, family relations, family, nanny, youth, ritual, medical examination, swimming pool, ant, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, investigation, undercover, mystery, police corruption, crimes, amateur detective, media, law enforcement, legal, journalism, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
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 5.6
 60K
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, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, mind game, fbi, ambition, manipulation, temptation, manipulations, boss and employee, computers and web, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
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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, captivating, disturbing, sentimental
Plot: music, dancing, showbiz, artists and showbiz, ambition, musician's life, lifestyle, romance, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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 7.2
 5K
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, rags to riches, follow your dream, american dream, fish out of water, rookie, sport, against the odds, dream come true, ambition, culture clash, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, usa, iowa, 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, sitcom
Plot: convent, nun, hidden identity, against the rules, nothing goes right, love and romance, amateur detective, workplace, society, fall in love, family life, siblings relations ...
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: immigrants, rise to the top, lifestyle, human spirit, single parent, youth, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
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 4.1
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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.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: demon, factory, teenage girl, crying woman, friend, gasoline, storm, corpse, hospital, telephone call, doctor, crying ...
Place: puerto rico
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 5.7
 39K
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, entertaining ...
Plot: faked death, high school friend, high school reunion, torture, gunfight, lone hero, family, secret service, childhood, justice, cancer, pharmaceutical company ...
Place: puerto rico
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Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
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, stylized, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, football, cons and scams, greed, sport, manipulation, bookies, dishonesty, manipulations, workplace, ex athlete ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
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Sunshine State (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.
Style: dark humor, touching, sincere, witty, realistic ...
Plot: small town, architect, rebellion, fighting the system, social differences, haunted by the past, love affair, americana, social relations, childhood sweetheart, old love, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, puerto rico, bolivia, peru ...
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 5.7
 11K
In the Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, missing person, tough girl, one woman army, track down, danger, crimes, spouse in danger, anti heroine, husband wife relationship, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
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