Top-US-Grossing Titles With Country of Origin Dominican Republic


1. 47 Meters Down (2017)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.8
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52 Metascore

Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson

Votes: 12,022 | Gross: $43.37M

2. Ladrones (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

4.7
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Legendary thief Alejandro Toledo return to his roots with a new partner to reclaim land stolen from a hard working community by a ruthless family of crooks.

Director: Joe Menendez | Stars: Fernando Colunga, Eduardo Yáñez, Cristina Rodlo, Jessica Lindsey

Votes: 198 | Gross: $3.06M

3. El vacilón: The Movie (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.7
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The adventures and misadventures of New York Spanish-language radio personalities Luis Jimenez and Moonshadow, from the morning program El Vacilón de la Mañana.

Director: Agustin | Stars: Luis Jimenez, Moonshadow, Ruperto Vanderpool, Paul Rodriguez

Votes: 95 | Gross: $1.69M

4. Sugar (I) (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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82 Metascore

Dominican baseball star Miguel "Sugar" Santos is recruited to play in the U.S. minor-leagues.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Algenis Perez Soto, Jose Rijo, Walki Cuevas, Santo Silvestre

Votes: 4,184 | Gross: $1.08M

5. Nueba Yol (1995)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The humble and hardworking Orodoto Balbuena finally gets an opportunity of realizing his lifelong dream of reaching New York and living the "American Dream", but soon finds out that things aren't as pretty as he thought.

Director: Ángel Muñiz | Stars: Luisito Martí, Caridad Ravelo, Raúl Carbonell, Rafael Villalona

Votes: 360 | Gross: $0.98M

6. Nueba Yol 3: Bajo la nueva ley (1997)

Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Balbuena finds himself forced to find an American wife in order to get legal residence before the new immigration laws take effect.

Director: Ángel Muñiz | Stars: Luisito Martí, Adalgisa Pantaleon, Raúl Carbonell, Carlota Carretero

Votes: 123 | Gross: $0.72M

7. In Search of a Dream (1997)

Drama

7.2
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Two friends in Washington Heights take different paths to earn a living: one working in a grocery store, the other as a drug dealer.

Director: Joseph Medina | Stars: Randolph Feliz, Victor Checo, Kamar de los Reyes, Rafael Decena

Votes: 11 | Gross: $0.46M

8. Azúcar amarga (1996)

75 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Gustavo is a young Havana Communist who believes in the revolution; he hopes for a scholarship to study aeronautical engineering in Prague. But his faith in the new Cuba is tested: his ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: René Lavan, Mayte Vilán, Miguel Gutiérrez, Larry Villanueva

Votes: 586 | Gross: $0.39M

9. La soga (2009)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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51 Metascore

A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.

Director: Josh Crook | Stars: Manny Perez, Denise Quiñones, Juan Fernández, Paul Calderon

Votes: 694 | Gross: $0.21M

10. Ballplayer: Pelotero (2011)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Sport

7.2
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75 Metascore

Two top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their big league dreams.

Directors: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jon Paley | Stars: Jean Carlos Batista, Miguel Angel Sano, John Leguizamo

Votes: 436 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Catastrópico (2017)

111 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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A spoiled Hollywood actress struggles back to civilization after the crash of her private jet botches a kidnap attempt, leaving her stranded in the jungle with her irritating assistant and her inept hijacker pilot.

Director: Jorge Hazoury | Stars: Brie Gabrielle, Johnny Sky, William Liriano, Jimmy Jean-Louis

Votes: 14

12. Embrace (I) (2016)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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Embrace follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

Director: Taryn Brumfitt | Stars: Taryn Brumfitt, Renee Airya, Jade Beall, Amanda De Cadenet

Votes: 362

13. El rey de La Habana (2015)

125 min | Drama

6.2
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Recently escaped from reformatory, young Reinaldo struggles to get by in the streets of Havana in the late 90s, one of the worst decades for Cuban society. Hopes, disillusionment, rum, good... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Maikol David, Yordanka Ariosa, Héctor Medina, Ileana Wilson

Votes: 316

14. Cocote (2017)

72 min | Drama

6.4
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An Evangelical Christian man attends the burial of his father in his hometown, where he has to participate in religious cults that clash with his beliefs.

Director: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias | Stars: Vicente Santos, Yuberbi de la Rosa, Enerolisa Núñez, Judith Rodriguez Perez

Votes: 5

15. Mi Suegra y Yo (2016)

Comedy

4.1
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Ernesto has to deal with his bossy mother-in-law after she moves to his home with her friends.

Director: Roberto Angel Salcedo | Stars: Charytin, Roberto Angel Salcedo, Hony Estrella, Manolo Ozuna

Votes: 24

16. Dólares de arena (2014)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

6.0
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79 Metascore

An older European woman becomes enchanted with a young Dominican woman who must struggle to make ends meet. Love brings a flow of entanglements in a drama which unfolds like palm trees in an irresistible storm.

Directors: Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica, Ricardo Ariel Toribio, Bernard Bizel

Votes: 313

17. La fiesta del Chivo (2005)

132 min | Drama

6.4
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Urania Cabral returns to Santo Domingo, after several years, and remembers her and her family's relationship to Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, as well as the events surrounding his assassination.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Tomas Milian, Isabella Rossellini, Paul Freeman, Juan Diego Botto

Votes: 722

19. Swingers (II) (2016)

16 min | Short, Drama

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How far would you go to satisfy your partner

Director: Aulio Ivan Ortiz Perez | Stars: Aulio Ivan Ortiz Perez, Reisy Sobrino, Raymond González, Camila Gómez

20. Colao (2017)

90 min | Comedy | Pre-production

A coffee grower, single at almost 40, decides to search for the only thing lacking in his life: love.

Director: Frank Perozo | Stars: Manny Perez, Celines Toribio, Anthony Alvarez, Nashla Bogaert

21. Sambá (2017)

Drama, Sport

7.6
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Sambá is a sports drama about redemption through the metaphor of life and boxing.

Directors: Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán | Stars: Laura Gómez, Algenis Perez Soto, Ettore D'Alessandro, Jalsen Santana

Votes: 23

22. Andrea (2005)

120 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Based on a true story in the Dominican Republic, Andrea, a young girl unleashes a spirit after removing a cross on a sacred holy ground cemetery. The spirit terrorizes Andrea and her family... See full summary »

Director: Rogert Bencosme | Stars: Frankeli Bencosme, Priamo A. Bencosmo, Anny Ferreiras, Anthony Ferreiras

Votes: 165

23. Perico ripiao (2003)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

7.1
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Three convicted criminals escape from prison carrying only a Güira, a Tambora and an Accordion. During their journey they meet with a bunch of interesting characters and are forced to use their musical skills to help them get home.

Director: Ángel Muñiz | Stars: Raymond Pozo, Manolo Ozuna, Phillip Rodríguez, Giovanny Cruz

Votes: 416

24. Poverty, Inc. (2014)

94 min | Documentary, History, News

7.7
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The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Matheson Miller | Star: Robert Sirico

Votes: 418

25. Powder and Gold (2015)

Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.2
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The real-life story of a drug cartel leader set to Macbeth.

Director: Felix Limardo | Stars: Carolina Guerra, Ricardo Chavira, Rafael Amaya, Cody Kasch

Votes: 25

26. Pueto Pa' Mi (2015)

Drama, Music

6.9
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Two young rappers face hardships and poverty but will never give up on their dreams, going all out for success.

Director: Ivan Herrera | Stars: Denise Quiñones, Axel Mansilla, Mozart La Para, Francisco Cruz

Votes: 41

27. La Gunguna (2015)

87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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The stories behind a .22 caliber pistol that brings bad luck and misfortune to any person that takes possession of it.

Director: Ernesto Alemany | Stars: Raffy Almonte, Patricia Ascuasiati, Nashla Bogaert, Mariel Alliata Bronner

Votes: 266

28. Tropico de Sangre (2010)

116 min | Drama, History

6.1
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This is the story of three brave women; Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, they were known as the Mirabal Sisters, born into a privileged family in the fields of Salcedo. At that time, the ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Delancer | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Juan Fernández, Sergio Carlo, Claudette Lalí

Votes: 356

29. Todas las mujeres son iguales (2017)

Comedy | Post-production

After Yoli's final encounter with Joaquín, she joins three other women in a crazy weekend to celebrate their freedom from relationships with men.

Director: David Maler | Stars: Iris Peynado, Frank Perozo, Ettore D'Alessandro, Pachy Méndez

30. War Machine (2010)

87 min | Action, Adventure

4.3
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A terrorist threat rises from the third world, and its target is the United States of America. A fanatical would-be dictator devises a plan to overthrow the American government. The U.S ... See full summary »

Director: Rene Perez | Stars: Robert Amstler, Marco Álvarez, Ute Werner, Ashley Nicole Greene

Votes: 25

31. ¿Quien manda? (2013)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Alex and Natalie, two individuals, who, in every romantic relationship, never get drawn into a formal relationship, who are looking to have fun without any commitments beyond three months, ... See full summary »

Director: Ronni Castillo | Stars: Frank Perozo, Nashla Bogaert, Micky Montilla, Amauris Pérez

Votes: 444

33. Sanky Panky (2007)

110 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Genaro gets a job at a resort in hopes of marrying an American woman and moving to New York in search of a better life. He meets a tourist called Martha and everything seems going according to plan, until her boyfriend shows up.

Director: José Enrique Pintor | Stars: Fausto Mata, Zdenka Kalina, Tony Pascual, Aquiles Correa

Votes: 413

34. Carpinteros (2017)

106 min | Drama

7.9
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Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language... See full summary »

Director: José María Cabral | Stars: Orestes Amador, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Carlota Carretero, Jose Cruz

Votes: 125

36. Primero De Enero (2014)

85 min | Drama, Family

6.6
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When a 12-year-old boy learns that his father's beloved piano is stolen, he and his two best friends set out on an exciting, cross-country journey through beautiful DOminican Republic to bring it back home before January 1st.

Director: Erika Bagnarello | Stars: Lya Abreu, Marcos Bonetti, Carlos Báez, Manuel Chapuseaux

Votes: 14

37. Super Papá (2017)

96 min | Comedy

3.5
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A widowed father confronts his in-laws, who want to take custody of his six children and take them abroad.

Director: Roberto Angel Salcedo | Stars: Roberto Angel Salcedo, Freddyn Beras Goico, Sarodj Bertin, Franklin Dominguez

Votes: 8

38. El Plan Perfecto (2017)

Action, Comedy

5.2
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A group of warehouse employees are scammed and charged with theft. Now they have to flee as they devise a plan to reveal the truth.

Director: Roberto Angel Salcedo | Stars: Roberto Angel Salcedo, Fausto Mata, Manolo Ozuna, Dotol Nastra

Votes: 10

39. Falling (V) (2016)

89 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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ASLAN has 24 hours to change the memories his ex, ALMA, has of their life together.

Director: Ana Rodríguez Rosell | Stars: Birol Ünel, Emma Suárez, Gabriel Tineo, Celines Toribio

Votes: 19

40. Pimp Bullies (2011)

78 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.2
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Five suspects holding a piece of the truth behind an unsolved crime.

Director: Alfonso Rodríguez | Stars: Catalina Rodriguez, Gerard Celasco, Ving Rhames, Lizbeth Santos

Votes: 182

41. Cristiano de la secreta (2009)

Comedy

6.5
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Eddie lives a double life, he is Christian in the temple and aspiring ¨bad boy¨outside. He wants to be like somebody else, in this case ¨Papo¨ a spoiled kid who is always looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Lopez | Stars: Nashla Bogaert, Rene Castillo, Luis José Germán, Sabrina Gómez

Votes: 798

42. Kidnapped for Christ (2014)

85 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.1
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A young evangelical filmmaker is granted unprecedented access inside a controversial Christian behavior modification program for teens, where she discovers shocking secrets and young ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Logan | Stars: David Wernsman, Tai Mathieu, Kate Logan, Dan Anderson

Votes: 809

43. El rey de Najayo (2012)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The dramatic story of Julian, a Dominican drug lord who despite his confinement in prison, was still able to maintain Dominican society in a state of suspense, for over 13 years. At the ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Baez Mella | Stars: Manny Perez, Luz García, Sergio Carlo, Juan Maria Almonte

Votes: 207

44. El hombre que cuida (2017)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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Juan has become the laughingstock of the small fishing village, due to his wife being unfaithful and getting pregnant by another man. He has left fishing and now obsessively cares for an ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Andújar | Stars: Héctor Aníbal, Fiora Cruz, Paula Ferry, Eyra Aguero Joubert

Votes: 10

45. Veneno (2018)

90 min | Drama, Sport | Post-production

The origin and rise of the most famous Dominican wrestler of all time, Rafael Sánchez aka Jack Veneno, and his arch-nemesis, José Manuel Guzmán aka Relámpago Hernández.

Director: Tabaré Blanchard | Stars: Manny Perez, Richard Douglas, Mario Nunez, Xiomara Rodríguez

46. El Show del Mediodía (1968– )

120 min | Comedy, Music, News

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The longest lasting variety show in the history of Dominican television.

Stars: Yaqui Núñez del Risco, José Joaquín Pérez, Mac Cordero, Julie Carlo

47. Quiero ser fiel (2014)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Albert marries the woman of his dreams, but he's about to lose her while trying to discover the answer to why men cheat.

Director: Joe Menendez | Stars: Valentino Lanus, Sandra Echeverría, Jon Molerio, Vladimir Acevedo

Votes: 120

48. Todos los hombres son iguales (2016)

86 min | Comedy

6.2
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Joaquín, a recently divorced airline pilot, meets Manolo and Juan Luis, who are also divorced. Together, they establish rules to support their life as new bachelors. Everything changes when they try to seduce their housekeeper.

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira | Stars: Christian Meier, Geisha Montes De Oca, Frank Perozo, Nashla Bogaert

Votes: 39

49. Yuniol (2007)

Drama

7.2
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"Yuniol" Perez (Shalim Ortiz) and Alberto "Junior" Rios (Frank Perozo) come from opposite sides of the tracks in the Dominican Republic. Aloof and detached, Alberto comes from a wealthy ... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Rodríguez | Stars: Shalim Ortiz, Frank Perozo, Hemky Madera, Charytin

Votes: 283

50. Cristo Rey (2013)

96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.1
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In a poor shantytown of Santo Domingo, Haitians and Dominicans struggle amidst a complex social and political context. Two half brothers, Janvier and Rudy, will get into a confrontation for... See full summary »

Director: Leticia Tonos | Stars: James Saintil, Akari Endo, Yasser Michelén, Jalsen Santana

Votes: 134