Movies and TV shows set in west indies

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in west indies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful and humorous films and TV shows about / with murder, rivalry, island, adventure, escapades, danger, betrayal, gun, ship and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as west indies: Dr. No (1962), Water (1985), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), The Harder They Come (1972), Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965), Sankofa (1993), Dancehall Queen (1997), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), First Fruits (1982), White Squall (1996).

List of movies set in west indies

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: secret agents, espionage, spy, assassination, cia, sniper, megalomaniac, world domination, gadget, secretary, terrorism, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, future
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, england, bahamas ...
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Water (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Michael Caine stars as Baxter Thwaites, the laid-back Governor of the sleepy British colony of Cascara. But when American oil drillers accidentally strike a gusher of ultra-delicious mineral water, the forgotten Caribbean out-post becomes a global ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, surreal, entertaining, light ...
Plot: politics, farce, disorder, dishonesty, satire, leadership, society, island, fish out of water, destiny, political corruption, political satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: caribbean, atlantic ocean, west indies
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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Spain
Duration: 154 min.
Story: 1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, exciting, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, adventure, against the odds, state affairs, military, obsessive quest, danger, native americans, royal family, rebelliousness, father son relationship, tribe ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, year 1941
Place: spain, europe, caribbean, haiti, bahamas ...
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Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sea battle, rebellion, war hero, military life, military, adventure, rivalry, army investigation, war, heroes, escapades, legal ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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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, crimes, culture clash, disorder, fish out of water, down on your luck, life is a bitch, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: jamaica, west indies, new jersey
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Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new ...
Style: anthology, suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: train, werewolf, supernatural, vampire, destiny, deadly, danger, cards, serial killer, ghost, good versus evil, murder ...
Time: 60s
Place: west indies, scottish highlands
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Sankofa (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ghana, Burkina Faso, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and psychic horrors of chattel slavery, and eventually the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, interracial relations, murder, americana, discrimination, self discovery, clergy, society, religions or cults, sexual abuse, slavery, freedom ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, west indies
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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: emotional, disturbing, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: reggae, single parent, rivalry, music, hidden identity, lifestyle, clergy, society, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, leadership, navy, war, british navy, military life, adventure, military, commander, rebel, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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First Fruits (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Duration: 66 min.
Story: In 1732, two young Moravians leave their comfortable community of Hernhut, Germany, to bring the Gospel to the slaves in the West Indies.
Style: christian film
Plot: sea voyage, first person narration, island, missionary, malaria, christian, religious conversion, pottery, brotherhood, slavery, slave, plantation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: west indies
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White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, coming of age, storm at sea, catastrophe, adventure, friendship, survival, 15 year old, danger, escapades, ocean or sea, sailboat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: south america, cuba, connecticut, florida, west indies ...
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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: exciting, semi serious
Plot: pirate, tyrant, danger, heroes, daring rescue, buddies, good versus evil, gays and lesbians, adventure, folk hero, kidnapping, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, 18th century
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, frame up, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, west indies, caribbean, new jersey, latin america
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Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, crimes, crime, family, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, latin america, west indies, caribbean ...
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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, cia, espionage, chase, secret service, spy, heroes, secret agents, drug dealing, underground, gadget ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, new york, louisiana, harlem, jamaica ...
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Great Moments in Aviation (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows Gabriel Angel (Rakie Ayola), a young Caribbean aviator who falls in love with the forger Duncan Stewart (Jonathan Pryce) on her journey to England. Stewart is pursued by his nemesis Rex Goodyear (John Hurt), and the group are ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: murder, ship, betrayal, intrigue, forgery, crimes, amateur detective, gays and lesbians, danger, romance, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 50s
Place: england, west indies, scotland
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Club Paradise (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Chicago firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small Caribbean island, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort. Together they renovate the resort and lure tourists to Club Paradise in an effort to fight off corrupt officials ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: nude beach, island, reggae, resort, partners, buddies, nothing goes right, goofy hero, looking for sex, fish out of water, farce, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: caribbean, west indies
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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: ocean or sea, adventurer, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, rebelliousness, intrigue, dishonesty, betrayal, royal family, storm, spanish inquisition ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, atlantic ocean, west indies ...
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Assassins (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, competition, rescue, police chase, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, chase, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, detroit, west indies, mexico ...
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Amazing Grace (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of William Wilberforce's courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, factual ...
Plot: slavery, politics, mentor, friendship, civil rights, injustice, politician, musician, debate, slave trade, freedom, master and servant ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1790s ...
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
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Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
Story: A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real.
Style: talky, offbeat, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, secret agents, gangsters, monster, boat, underwater, parody, secret agent, spy spoof, sea monster, escapades, adventurer ...
Place: cuba, caribbean, latin america, west indies
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Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, gold, swashbuckler, treasure, pirate ship, captain, island, bare breasts, killings, treasure hunt, graphic violence ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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Contract Killers (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A CIA assassin attempts to break out of the contract killing business to try to lead a normal life. But when "the system" tracks her down and frames her for the death of her husband, she embarks on a path of revenge that leads her back ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, manhunt, swat team, hitman, starting over, rivalry, frame up, dishonesty, government agency, assassination, secret agents, assassination attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: langley virginia, west indies
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