Movies and TV shows set in jamaica

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in jamaica ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, exciting, stylized, semi serious and humorous films and TV shows about / with island, murder, rivalry, crimes, brutality, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, violence and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, Jamaica, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as jamaica: Rockers (1978), The Harder They Come (1972), Cocktail (1988), The Mighty Quinn (1989), Third World Cop (1999), Countryman (1982), A High Wind in Jamaica (1965), Clara's Heart (1988), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Wide Sargasso Sea (1993).

List of movies set in jamaica

 7.6
 2K
Rockers (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Horsemouth, a drummer living in a ghetto of Kingston plans to make some extra money selling and distributing records. He buys a motorcycle to carry them to the sound systems around the island.
Style: realistic, tense, atmospheric, semi serious
Plot: reggae, rastafarian, motorcycle, music band, crime, gangsters, crimes, fugitives, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, friends, folk hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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The Harder They Come (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ivanhoe Martin arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, looking for work and, after some initial struggles, lands a recording contract as a reggae singer. He records his first song, "The Harder They Come," but after a bitter dispute with a ...
Style: exciting, rough, road movie, tense, serious ...
Plot: reggae, music, marijuana, folk hero, crime, culture clash, fish out of water, disorder, life is a bitch, drug dealing, crimes, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: jamaica, west indies, new jersey
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 5.9
 75K
Cocktail (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style. Brian ...
Style: sexy, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, ambition, bartender, couples, rise to the top, buddies, love affair, rags to riches, love triangle, teaching the ways of the world, best friend, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: jamaica, new york, usa, caribbean, manhattan new york city
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The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, frame up, false accusation, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, new jersey, latin america
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Third World Cop (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may be connected with lead criminal Oney. However his old crew, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, reggae, world, friends, police investigation, police detective, criminal heroes, arms dealing, crimes, gangsters, society, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica
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 6.8
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Countryman (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young woman crash-lands her plane in Jamaica. A local named Countryman rescues her and leads her away from the authorities, who have fabricated a story about the plane, involving drug and arms smuggling by the CIA, in order to gain popularity in ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized, cult film
Plot: jungle, swamp, politics, reggae, helicopter, heroes, wilderness, martial arts, danger, drug abuse, airplane, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: pirate, ocean or sea, stowaway, pirate ship, danger, escapades, kidnapping, ship, young heroes, child in peril, sea battle, piracy ...
Time: 19th century
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: racism, grief, dysfunctional family, master and servant, couple relations, youth, friends, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, usa, san francisco
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How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Through good times and bad, Stella and Delilah have always had each other. Now, Stella's so busy building a life that she's forgotten how to really live. But Delilah is about to change all that. What starts as a quick trip to Jamaica, end ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, friendship, single parent, vacation, age difference, female protagonist, romance, opposites attract, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, san francisco, usa, new york, caribbean
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Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of Jamaican emancipation, French colonist Annette Cosway falls into poverty and marries racist Englishman Paul Mason. But when Annette's young son dies in a fire started by former slaves, Mason flees to England, leaving his ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, realistic, sexy, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, voodoo, jungle, nightmare, slave, arson, lust, deception, betrayal, sex, fear, promise ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s
Place: jamaica, england, europe, caribbean, britain
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 4.8
 2K
Ritual (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dr. Alice Dodgson gets her medical license revoked after the death of one patient. She's facing the possibility of not get any job when she accepts to be the nurse for one young man who suffers of cephallitis called Wesley Claybourne. Aside ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Plot: voodoo, zombie, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, doctors and patients, supernatural ability, gory, deadly, murder, danger, belief, female bonding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica
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Dancehall Queen (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Street vendor Marcia is scraping together a living in the ghetto section of Kingston, Jamaica. Her young daughter is being hounded by a rich sugar daddy who has been supporting the family; her brother's life is being threatened by a local thug. ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: reggae, family relations, clergy, self discovery, single parent, lifestyle, society, power relations, human spirit, music, rich and poor, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean
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 6.2
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Klash (1995)
Genre: Crime, Music, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Jamaica
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Reggae music is featured in this romantic thriller set in Jamaica. Stoney (Giancarlo Esposito), a photojournalist, is assigned by a U.S. music magazine to cover a battle of the bands in Jamaica. There he becomes involved with the seductive Blossom ...
Plot: jamaican, male female relationship, band, musician, photojournalist, dancing, magazine, heist, seduction, dancer, concert, robbery ...
Place: jamaica
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Wide Sargasso Sea (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dramatisation of Jean Rhys's novel set in 19th-century Jamaica. The tragic story of the first Mrs Rochester from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre centres on an arranged marriage between a white Creole heiress and a brooding Englishman, who ...
Plot: insanity, attic, mother, wedding, imprisonment, sex, erotica, female nudity, fire, bare breasts, red dress, breasts ...
Time: 1830s
Place: jamaica, england
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 7.3
 136K
Dr. No (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey ...
Style: exciting, sexy, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, assassination, terrorism, secretary, undercover, sniper, cia, gadget, megalomaniac, world domination, villain ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, future
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, england, bahamas
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 7.4
 1K
Small Island (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and goes to England. After the war, Hortense, now a qualified ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, touching
Plot: racism, interracial relations, couples, self discovery, newlyweds, culture clash, couple relations, immigrants, hopes, post war, misfit, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: jamaica, london, england, europe
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 6.9
 85K
Cool Runnings (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids
Plot: reggae, sport, underdog, coach, family, skiing, friends, sport team, power relations, disgraced, rivalry, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1987, 80s
Place: canada, jamaica, california
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 6.0
 1K
Swashbuckler (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.
Style: semi serious, exciting
Plot: pirate, tyrant, heroes, gays and lesbians, daring rescue, adventure, friends, ocean or sea, danger, folk hero, against the odds, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 18th century
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean
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 4K
Shottas (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Jamaica
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A raw urban drama about two friends raised on the dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Biggs and Wayne take on the "Shotta" way of life to survive. As young boys, they begin a life of crime, eventually moving to the US where they begin ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang violence, crime boss, police chase, criminal heroes, gangsters, social decay, life is a bitch, rivalry, crime gone awry, heist, partners, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: jamaica, miami, florida, usa
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Shattered Image (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Confusing realities surface in this paranoid film dealing with the fragile nature of a young woman (Anne Parillaud) recovering from rape and an apparent attempted suicide. In one reality, she is a killer destroyer of men. In another she is the new ...
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, serious, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, danger, rivalry, mental illness, hitman, wizards and magicians, crimes, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, mystery, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, seattle washington
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 5.8
 2K
Yardie (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jamaica, 1973. When a young boy witnesses his brother’s assassination, a powerful Don gives him a home. But 10 years later, when he’s sent to London, his past catches up to him.
Plot: organized crime, car chase, murderer, woman, church, daughter, strangled to death, boy, united kingdom, gangster, brutality, brother brother relationship ...
Time: year 1973, 20th century, year 1983
Place: jamaica, england
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Nothing But Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Episodes about different stages of relationships: from flirtation to falling out of love.
Plot: hurricane, grand canyon, jealousy, cheating, cafeteria, secret love, glacier, sex scene, domineering mother, couples, friendship, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: iceland, jamaica, venice
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, humorous, biting, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, boys' night, kids
Plot: adventure, ship, pirate, pirate ship, curses spells and rituals, treasure, ocean or sea, treasure hunt, gold, captain, ghost, desert island ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Live and Let Die (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: James Bond must investigate a mysterious murder case of a British agent in New Orleans. Soon he finds himself up against a gangster boss named Mr. Big.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boat, heroin, espionage, chase, secret service, spy, cards, boat chase, cia, drug lord, stowaway, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, jamaica, new york, england ...
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 5.7
 189
Almost Heaven (2005)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, stylized, humorous
Plot: terminal illness, reggae, fish out of water, wrong place wrong time, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, disorder, country, cafe, friendship, airplane, jamaican ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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 6.5
 363
Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: deportation, social misfits, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, immigrants, culture clash, society, homecoming, starting over, misfit, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: jamaica, england, canada, united states
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 6.2
 9K
Belly (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Jamaica, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tommy Brown and Sincere are best friends as well as infamous and ruthless criminals and shot-callers in the hood. Respected by many but feared by all. As the police are closing in on them and new players are looking for a come up, will their reign ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, gangsters, crime, heist, lifestyle, rise and fall, urban, society, going straight, crimes, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, jamaica, new jersey
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The Treasure of Jamaica Reef (1974)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adventure film about the search for a more than 200-year-old treasure on the ocean floor.
Plot: shark, sunken treasure, treasure hunt, killer shark, caribbean sea, scuba diving, murder, motorboat, man in swimsuit, shipwreck, bikini
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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 6.0
 148
The Lunatic (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Jamaica, USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Jamaican Comedy, The story of a village madman, Aloysious, who has the amazing ability to talk to anything, including trees, cows and cricket balls.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: island, village, womanizer, strong sexual content, animal life, couples, reggae, village life, best friends, on the road, heist, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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 4.4
 301
Dragonard (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1747, a handsome but rebellious Scotsman named Richard Abdee is auctioned off as a slave on a Caribbean island controlled by French and British sugar-planters. When caught having sex with his owner's wife, Abdee is given 100 lashes with the ...
Plot: corporal punishment, adultery, sex, slavery, punishment, slave auction, brother sister incest, capital punishment, beefcake, sexploitation, caribbean sea, sugarcane ...
Time: 18th century
Place: south africa, jamaica, caribbean
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