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1. Countryman (1982)

R | 102 min | Drama

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: 427

2. Third World Cop (1999)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

28 Metascore

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: 352 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Smile Orange (1976)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 105

4. Shottas (2002)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

This movie is about crime connected to selling drugs and extortion, hence the title. The crimes which start off in Jamaica then move to USA.

Director: Cess Silvera | Stars: Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Louie Rankin, Paul Campbell

Votes: 3,815

5. Shottas for Life (2007 Video)

53 min | Documentary

Behind-the-scenes featurette of "Shottas".

Director: Michael Gillis

Votes: 16

6. Dancehall Queen (1997)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

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: 482 | Gross: $0.16M

7. Bruk Out! A Dancehall Queen Documentary (2017)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary

Bruk Out follows six unique dancers from around the globe as they prepare for the world's biggest Dancehall Queen competition.

Director: Cori Wapnowska

Votes: 13

8. Queen of the Dancehall

Drama | Announced

When tragedy strikes, 17 year-old Jessica Taylor is forced to move in with her aunt in Kingston, Jamaica, where she begins down a path of self-discovery and healing in the world of dancehall reggae music.

9. King of the Dancehall (2016)

100 min | Drama, Musical

A young man from Brooklyn gets caught up in Jamaica's lively Dancehall music scene.

Director: Nick Cannon | Stars: Nick Cannon, Collie Buddz, Whoopi Goldberg, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 110

10. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

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: 4,988

11. One Love (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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: 342

12. Better Mus' Come (2010)

104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 153

13. The Lunatic (1991)

R | 93 min | Comedy

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: 150

14. Cool Runnings (1993)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

60 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis

Votes: 85,215 | Gross: $68.86M

15. Rockers (1978)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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: 1,583

16. Out the Gate (2011)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Crime, Music

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: 55 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Jamaican Mafia (2015)

146 min | Crime

Jamaican Mafia is a gangster-thriller movie in the vein of Goodfellas and Shottas, which follows Zoolian Anderson (Zoo-Zoo), a frustrated Car Salesman who desperately desires riches and ... See full summary »

Director: Vafomba Donzo | Stars: David Squeeze Annakie, John Bling Bennett, Robert Braxton, Craig Biskit Brown

Votes: 78

18. Kingston Paradise (2013)

83 min | Drama

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: 15

19. Life and Debt (2001)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture.

Director: Stephanie Black | Stars: Belinda Becker, Buju Banton, Horst Köhler, Michael Manley

Votes: 930 | Gross: $0.24M

20. bwoy (2016)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Following the death of his young son, Brad O'Connor becomes obsessed with a young Jamaican man online, eventually leading to a confrontation he and his wife can no longer avoid.

Director: John G. Young | Stars: Anthony Rapp, De'Adre Aziza, Jermaine Rowe, Drew Allen

Votes: 121

21. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King

Votes: 6,420 | Gross: $37.67M

22. Ghett'a Life (2011)

TV-MA | 104 min | Action, Drama

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: 88

23. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

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

Votes: 8,534 | Gross: $9.63M

24. Glory to Gloriana (2006)

110 min

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: 10

25. Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don (2003)

R | 90 min | Action

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: 131

26. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

82 Metascore

A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Jimmy Cliff

Votes: 12,630 | Gross: $1.41M

27. Wah Do Dem (2009)

TV-MA | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

Max lives in Brooklyn. He enjoys playing soccer, skateboarding, and drinking with his friends at local bars. Last summer he and his girlfriend, Willow, won a free cruise to Jamaica but two ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Chace, Sam Fleischner | Stars: Kevin Bewersdorf, Sean Bones, Carl Bradshaw, Mark Gibbs

Votes: 322

29. Hit Me with Music (2011)

90 min | Documentary

30 years after Bob Marley's death Jamaica continues to be on top of the world-wide music scene. Reggae has evolved into a new genre, Dancehall.

Director: Miquel Galofré | Stars: Elephantman, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Yellowman

Votes: 13

30. Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Musical

Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, NAACP IMAGE AWARD winner Esther Anderson takes us on a journey to Jamaica and into 56 HOPE ROAD, Kingston, ... See full summary »

Directors: Ester Anderson, Gian Godoy | Stars: Ester Anderson, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, Countryman

Votes: 93

31. Holding on to Jah (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, History

About the history and culture of roots Reggae music and the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica, as told by world class Reggae musicians and historians.

Director: Roger Landon Hall | Stars: Prince Allah, Lascelle 'Wiss' Bulgin, Watty Burnett, Daniel Campbell

Votes: 37

32. Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise is a unique project in many ways. It is the life story of the legendary musician, but it is not a biography, it is a fairytale documentary! The ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schaner | Stars: Ashley Beedle, Dennis Bovell, Jomo Charles, Neil Fraser

Votes: 57

33. Taboo Yardies Documentary Feature (2011)

79 min | Documentary, Family, History

Taboo... Yardies, is a film that captures the violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender in Jamaica West Indies and the violation of ones human rights; the socio-economics,... See full summary »

Director: Selena Blake | Stars: Beverly Anderson Manley, Staceyann Chin, Aggrey Irons, Dadland Maye

Votes: 11

35. Bashment (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

After a brutal gay bash attack at a reggae dance hall competition, a group of thuggish performers defend their actions as being provoked by the victim. They serve a shockingly light ... See full summary »

Director: Rikki Beadle Blair | Stars: Arnie Hewitt, Cole Dines, Donovan Christian-Cary, Duncan MacInnes

Votes: 145



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