Most Popular Titles With Primary Country of Origin Jamaica


1. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

Director: Hype Williams | Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

Votes: 8,049 | Gross: $9.63M

2. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.0
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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Director: Perry Henzell | Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Votes: 4,714

3. Countryman (1982)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.0
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A young American couple crash-lands their plane in Jamaica. A fisherman rescues them and leads them away from the authorities, who have fabricated a story about the plane, involving drug and arms smuggling by the CIA, to gain popularity in an upcoming election.

Director: Dickie Jobson | Stars: Countryman, Hiram Keller, Carl Bradshaw, Basil Keane

Votes: 400

4. Rockers (1978)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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Horsemouth sets himself up in business selling records but when gangsters steal his bike things start to turn nasty. As tensions build, Horsemouth and friends plot to end the gangsters ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Bafaloukos | Stars: Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace, Richard 'Dirty Harry' Hall, Monica Craig, Marjorie Norman

Votes: 1,497

5. One Love (2003)

100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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A rasta musician meets a gospel singer when they both enter a music contest in Kingston Jamaic. They fall for each other but are kept apart by the Girl's father the Pastor, who wants her to marry into the church.

Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts | Stars: Ky-Mani Marley, Cherine Anderson, Idris Elba, Vas Blackwood

Votes: 326

6. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TYLER1 (2018– )

Adventure

9.6
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Stars: Tyler Steinkamp, Greekgodx

Votes: 63

7. Destiny (II) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.0
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Lisa Collen visits Jamaica from Toronto, Canada to sell her family's estate. Complexities soon present themselves to her when she meets a musician under the watchful eye of her family.

Director: Jeremy Whittaker | Stars: Karian Sang, Sabrina Diana Colie, Kerstin Whittaker, Christopher Martin

Votes: 34

8. Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don (2003)

R | 90 min | Action

4.6
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Julius, a young man who has his eyes set on becoming a famous deejay like Bob Marley, is desperate for a chance to go to L.A. and further his music career. Julius agrees to become a drug ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Gumbs | Stars: LaNease Adams, Nahtasha Budhi, Jimmy Cliff, John 'Ras Kidus' Cornelius

Votes: 124

9. Asgaya (2018)

Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Filming

Max, Matthew, Josiah and Xael set out on a journey to find their missing friend Frances. Trying to stay sane in a post apocalyptic Jamaica, the friends are confronted by answers that could alter the course of their very existence.

Director: Toni Morgan Haye | Stars: Joanna Lewis, Remiara Eve, Vandana A. Singh, Bryon Tobin

10. The Lunatic (1991)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.4
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The story of a village madman, Aloysious, who has the amazing ability to talk to anything, including trees, cows and cricket balls. Portrayed from a Jamaican prospective with an acute eye ... See full summary »

Director: Lol Creme | Stars: Julie T. Wallace, Paul Campbell, Carl Bradshaw, Reggie Carter

Votes: 142

11. Better Mus' Come (2010)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized ... See full summary »

Director: Storm Saulter | Stars: Sheldon Shepherd, Sky Nicole Grey, Ricardo Orgil, Everaldo Creary

Votes: 144

12. Royal Palm Estate (1994– )

60 min | Drama

8.9
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Royal Palm Estate mirrors life on an old sugar manor set in Jamaica. The drama spins around the lives of the well off Blackburn family who remain symbols of a provincial period long gone. ... See full summary »

Stars: Carol Campbell, Adam Hyde, Michael Nicholson, Passionique Weller

Votes: 10

13. Smile Orange (1976)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Based on the stage play by director Trevor Rhone, "Smile Orange" takes a humorous and somewhat acidic view of the tourism business, mostly from the point of view of Ringo, a hustler, con man and waiter.

Director: Trevor D. Rhone | Stars: Carl Bradshaw, Glenn Morrison, Stanley Irons, Vaughn Crosskill

Votes: 95

14. Dancehall Queen (1997)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

7.0
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A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other.

Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts | Stars: Audrey Reid, Carl Davis, Paul Campbell, Mark Danvers

Votes: 461 | Gross: $0.16M

15. Every Nigger Is a Star (1974)

Documentary, Drama

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A man returns to his home of Jamaica from journey. Along the way, he meets up with famous reggae bands of the time.

Director: Calvin Lockhart | Stars: Big Youth, The Boris Gardiner Happening, Fabulous Five, Alfred Fagon

16. Out the Gate (2011)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Crime, Music

8.2
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After a turn of unfortunate events in Jamaica, Everton leaves his home to make it big in the music business in America. Everything is not a bed of roses in Hollywood, but with struggles and... See full summary »

Directors: Stevie Johnson, Qmillion | Stars: Paul Campbell, Oliver Samuels, Shelli Boone, Everton Dennis

Votes: 48 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Ghett'a Life (2011)

TV-MA | 104 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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A ghetto teenager battles against the odds to become a boxing champion.

Director: Chris Browne | Stars: Winston Bell, Kevoy Burton, O'Daine Clarke, Carl Davis

Votes: 84

18. Rotator (2013)

2 min | Short, Music | Completed

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Breakdancing meets classical music, and the street meets concert hall, to create symmetrical, Rorschach-like patterns.

Director: Mark Thomas

19. Third World Cop (1999)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Browne | Stars: Paul Campbell, Mark Danvers, Carl Bradshaw, Winston 'Bello' Bell

Votes: 330 | Gross: $0.04M

20. Cool Runnings: The Reggae Movie (1983)

105 min | Music

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Reggae legends jam to the Jamaican beat in this classic film of the 1983 Reggae Sunsplash. Held in Montego Bay, the festival showcases the finest in reggae, dub and ska.

Director: Robert Mugge | Stars: Rita Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Gil Scott-Heron, Ziggy Marley

21. Glory to Gloriana (2006)

110 min

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The rags to riches story of a young country girl, Gloria Minto who was determined to makes the most of life. She came from humble beginnings and with the help of those around her and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lennie Little-White | Stars: Carol Campbell, Rodney Campbell, Gracie-Ann Watson, Kerie-Ann Lewis

Votes: 8

22. Bashment Granny (2008)

Comedy

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Director: Stede Flash | Stars: Dainty Bellanfonte, Abigail Grant, Ruth Samuels, Patrick Smith

Votes: 8

23. The Marijuana Affair (1975)

Action

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Director: William Greaves | Stars: Carl Bradshaw, Evett Hussey, Charles Hyatt, Basil Keane

24. Kingston Paradise (2013)

83 min | Drama

7.9
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A hustler's journey into chaos to steal a car and his lady friends dream for peace from a painting, forces a crime that changes their lives forever.

Director: Mary Wells | Stars: Christopher Daley, Camille Small, Greggory Nelson, Paul Shoucair

Votes: 12

25. Code (2017)

Short, Drama

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Director: Sarah Manley | Stars: Kaleb D'Aguilar, Carl Davis, Ouida Lewis

26. Nefarious (2018)

118 min | Drama, Horror | Completed

Your friends and enemies have one thing in common, you! Mark leaves his girlfriend to be with Natasha, the girl he truly loves, but her brother Andrew comes with the relationship. Willing ... See full summary »

Director: Rhett S. Butler | Stars: Russell Anderson, C.J. Baker, Owen Banton, Sgt. Lloyd Bramwell

27. Cross My Heart (II) (2018)

14 min | Short, Drama

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An American teenage girl visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves.

Director: Sontenish Myers | Stars: Earle Brown, John Chambers, Dorothy Cunningham, Jordan-Amanda Hall

28. Me & Mi Kru (2010– )

Comedy

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Star: Everaldo Creary

Votes: 6

29. Children of Babylon (1980)

122 min | Drama

6.7
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About people making love while searching for love. Penny is a young university graduate student, Rick an artist, Luke a "dreadlocks" farmhand, Dorcas the housekeeper and Laura the wealthy plantation owner.

Director: Lennie Little-White | Stars: Tobi, Don Parchment, Bob Andy, Leonie Forbes

Votes: 6

30. Dreadlock Rock (2008)

53 min | Documentary

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In 1977 Jack Miller, a white California musician, went to Kingston, Jamaica searching for Reggae music and discovered a Rasta Revolution.

Directors: Jack Miller, Maria Florio | Stars: Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar, Bob Marley, Jack Miller, Willie Nelson

31. Unspoken (II) (2018)

12 min | Short, Drama | Completed

"UNSPOKEN" is drama set in the hills of Kingston on a hot oppressive summer night when Caroline who is 8 mths pregnant is woken by a loud voice outside her window.

Director: Danae Grandison | Stars: Kimberly Patterson, Hector Lincoln, Katrina Spencer

32. The Social Experiment

60 min | Reality-TV | Pre-production

THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT is a celeb-reality based show that allows 2 celebs to take 10 of their social media friends on an exotic vacation to hang and get to know each other in real time.

Stars: Claudia Jordan, Liana Mendoza, Gary Anthony Sturgis

33. Grace Jones: I've Seen That Face Before - Libertango (1982 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.0
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Director: Jean-Paul Goude | Star: Grace Jones

Votes: 8

34. Just Another Friday (2013)

102 min | Drama, Family

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Set in Jamaica, this contemporary movie takes you through the conflicts between a Christian teen and her worldly brother, a husband and wife and the influences of their visiting relatives. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Brown, Judith Falloon-Reid

35. Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (2015)

59 min | Documentary, History

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Queen Nanny documents the struggle for freedom by the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable 18th century military genius, Nanny of the Maroons.

Director: Roy T. Anderson | Stars: Dorette Abrahams, Roy T. Anderson, Nana Yaa Asantewaa II, Donaldson Bernard

36. This City of Mine (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama

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A young woman struggles to navigate Kingston's public transportation system and some harassing encounters, all while trying to make it to her new job on time.

Director: Danielle Russell | Stars: Shanique Brown, O'Daine Clarke, Donna Evelyn, Ingrid Coore

37. Bubblin' (2010 Video)

120 min | Drama

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Bubblin' is about a young woman, Josephine, raising her six year old daughter, Tamika, in the Negril ghetto. She falls on the worst of times, which prompts her mother, a middle class woman ... See full summary »

Director: Denise N. Campbell | Stars: Keno Anson, Anika Salome Barrett, Sasha Gay Bernard, Vernon Burke

38. Titus in Town (1990– )

Comedy

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Star: Glen Campbell

39. The Real Jamaican Girls (2012– )

Comedy, Drama

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In the runway hit The Real Jamaican Girls, it gives an unfiltered look into the lives of Jamaican Girls. In each episode we get to join Shante, Sharnell, Aaliyah, Shadae and Mya as they navigate through their day to day life.

Stars: Shanté Tracey, Charnelle Williams, Aaliyah Rodney, Shadae Haye

Votes: 13

40. Urban Legends (2018– )

Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced

Growing up in the Caribbean comes with a lot of stories meant to scare us as kids, but how many of those stories are actually true?

41. The White Witch of Rose Hall

Drama | Announced

The legend of Jamaica's Annee Palmer - also known as the White Witch of Rose Hall.

42. It's All About Dancing: A Jamaican Dance-U-Mentary (2006 Video)

Approved | 109 min | Documentary, Music

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Filmed in the country where dancehall began, this film incorporates the best of the local Jamaican dancehall selectors, DJ's and dancers. Together in one "Dance-U-Mentary", all the key ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Williams | Stars: Ding Dong, Elephant Man, John Hype, Beenie Man

Votes: 7

43. The KFC Quiz Show (2002–2010)

Game-Show

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Educational quiz show for preteens.

Stars: Yanique Dacosta, Lori-Anne Johnson, Domique Leyow, Raine Manley

44. Kingston House (2012 TV Movie)

24 min | Drama

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Four teenagers experience the grown-up trials and tribulations from the unsteady environment of Kingston, Jamaica, where the affects of money (or lack their of) and upbringing impact the ... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Chin | Stars: Julie Ann Bailey, Kevoy Burton, Taheera Tam, Conray Richards

45. The Plantation

97 min | Horror, Thriller | Announced

This paralyzing feature reminds us that beauty isn't everything. In a distant past, beauty, wealth and witchcraft takes over a single plantation leaving its people in an unsettling position.

Director: Toni Morgan Haye | Star: Emily Sweet

46. Welcome to Pa Pae (2016)

25 min | Documentary, Short | Completed

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'Welcome to Pa Pae' is a short ethnographic documentary focusing on the life-world of a Karen hill tribe community in Northern Thailand. Uniting both participatory and observational ... See full summary »

Director: Kwame Phillips

47. Kane & Abel (2014)

Drama

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Director: Kanhai Condison | Stars: Kanhai Condison, Romario Facey, Shanna Dixon, Kreisha Ferguson

48. Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast (2009)

52 min | Documentary, Music, Sport

7.0
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Jamaican's athletic success in past Olympics.

Director: Miquel Galofré | Stars: Usain Bolt, Etana, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Vybz Kartel

Votes: 16

49. Work in Progress (2015– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A mockumentary that follows Anthony and his friends as they navigate through their individual lives. Nothing is off limits with this group.

Stars: Anthony Tracey, Rykel Chong, Sashawna Thompson, Jonadee Martin

Votes: 7

50. Tell the Children the Truth (2015 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary | Completed

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A DOCUMENTARY ON PARENTING IN JAMAICA

Director: Amanda Sans



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