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, semi serious, suspenseful, sexy and humorous films and TV shows about / with love and romance, crimes, friends, disorder, couples, artists and showbiz, romance, fall in love, murder and lifestyle 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), Lie (2009), Yellow (2006), Looking for Maria Sanchez (2013), The Kiss You Gave Me (2000), Under Suspicion (2000), Manuela and Manuel (2007), Illegal Tender (2007), 5-Headed Shark Attack (2017).

List of movies set in puerto rico

 6.2
 94K
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, talky, sexy, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: newspaper, journalism, fire breathing, protest, carnival, cockfight, journalist, drunkenness, vomiting, alcohol, rum, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 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: beach, breeding, alien invasion, alien abduction, monster, creature feature, martian, alien, mars, benign alien, imaginary, androids and robots ...
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: realistic, feel good, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, fish out of water, culture clash, rapper, dancer's life, latin, musician's life, human spirit, friendship, rivalry, ambition, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, new york, usa, latin america
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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: mind bending, psychological, sexy, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: friends, sexual relations, dull life, mysterious character, couple relations, life turned upside down, city life, friendship, urban, misfit, love and romance, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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 5.2
 876
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: serious, emotional, sexy, uplifting, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: dancer's life, hopes, follow your dream, relationship vs career, romance, artists and showbiz, love and romance, self discovery, fall in love, nightlife, couples, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, usa, new york
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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: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Audience: date night
Plot: tour guide, fish out of water, track down, obsessive quest, fall in love, looking for love, disorder, buddies, bar fight, love and romance, lifestyle, chases and races ...
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: serious, emotional, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, couples, family problems, investigation, rescue, woman in danger, single parent, danger, obsessive quest, partners, love affair ...
Time: future, year 1961, year 2006
Place: puerto rico
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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, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, murder mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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: touching, offbeat, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, hidden identity, human nature, gender, best friends, transvestism, gays and lesbians, friends, couples, disorder, gender bending, gay man straight woman relationship ...
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pregnancy, on the run, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, haunted by the past, vigilantism, gangsters, deadly, teenage life, rivalry ...
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, mutant, monster, eaten alive, underwater scene, ocean, police officer, helicopter, blood, boat, shark attack, police ...
Place: puerto rico
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 6.3
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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: sex, violence, native american, teenage girl, forest, blood, lake, death, revenge, female nudity
Place: puerto rico
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 5.1
 5K
Reclaim (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: adoption, couple relations, crimes, cons and scams, confined, chases and races, investigation, kidnapping, uncover truth, couples, dishonesty, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: realistic, touching, sentimental, uplifting, semi serious
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, nothing goes right, love and romance, hopes, confined, fall in love, disorder, love affair, starting over, isolation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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 7.1
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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: sexy, feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, true love, love triangle, family problems, love affair, couples, romance, unsupportive spouse, golden years, unfulfillment, hostages, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico, 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, sentimental, serious, captivating
Plot: music, artists and showbiz, couples, musician's life, addiction, drug abuse, latin, ambition, lifestyle, celebrity culture, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: baseball, sport, american dream, rookie, fish out of water, follow your dream, rags to riches, immigrants, small town, culture clash, major league, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, kansas, usa, iowa, dominican republic ...
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Straight from the Hood (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young drug dealer falls in love while facing disruption among the men in his gang, and being offered a career as a Reggaetón singer.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latin, music, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, love and romance, youth, reggae, urban, moral dilemma, crimes, hidden identity, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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 4.2
 344
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: rough, mind bending, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, priest, art, monastery, sin, mystery, crimes, obsession, murder, deadly, rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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 5.8
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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, serious, atmospheric
Plot: estate, small town, social relations, island, small town life, isolation, haunted house, mystery, doctor, ghost, museum, medical experiment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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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: humorous, semi serious
Plot: convent, nun, rescue, clergy, amateur detective, power relations, uninhibited rivalry, friends, performer's life, love and romance, siblings relations, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: family business, family life, youth, nanny, family, family relations, parents and children, beach, father son relationship, prank, medical examination, ritual ...
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: crimes, price of justice, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, chases and races, working undercover, state affairs, life is a bitch, assassination, journalism, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: translator, coming of age, family in crisis, rise to the top, siblings relations, family relations, family life, family problems, teenage life, human spirit, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
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 6.2
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12 Hours (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A night in the life of a cab driver in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Plot: convenience store, taxi, taxi driver, gigolo, lottery ticket, office worker, tv reporter, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, interlinked stories, theft, lottery ...
Place: puerto rico
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 5.6
 58K
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, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, mind game, fbi, manipulations, temptation, computers and web, boss and employee, power relations, student, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica, usa, puerto rico, latin america
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 5.3
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Thunder Island (1963)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A hit man hijacks a boat — and the married couple aboard — in order to carry out a contract on a dictator in the Caribbean.
Plot: nationalism, chase, scuba diving, tyrant, advertising, island, hostage, exile, ruler, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, boat ...
Place: puerto rico
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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, young adult, love story, man crying, female nudity, wig, little boy, undressing, police, african american, grocery store, prisoner ...
Place: harlem, puerto rico, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new york
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 6.6
 204K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, car chase, violence, racial slur, fbi, drug dealing, exploding house, buddy cop, mexican standoff, undercover, minefield, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, florida, puerto rico
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On Seventh Avenue (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A rising designer leaves a top fashion house to rescue her retired father's New York apparel business.
Plot: nightclub, jealousy, hospital, heroin, model, mob boss, blonde, mafia, shot in the head, drug, embezzlement, partnership ...
Place: puerto rico
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