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Famous Movies From Jamaica

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List of popular movies from Jamaica, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Jamaica are included. This list of famous films made in Jamaica includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Jamaica should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Jamaica is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

The list of movies filmed in Jamaica include The Blue Lagoon, Cool Runnings, Dr. No, Knight and Day, and more. If you've ever wondered what movies were shot in Jamaica, find out here! 

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The Blue Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies From Jamaica
Brooke Shields, William Daniels, Leo McKern

Released: 1980

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

The Blue Lagoon is a 1980 American romantic adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser. The screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart was based on the novel The Blue Lagoon by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. ...more

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John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Mangold

Knight and Day, is a 2010 action comedy film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film, directed by James Mangold, is Cruise and Diaz's second on-screen collaboration following the 2001 ...more

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Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

Released: 1994

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, and Henry Thomas. Based on the 1979 novella of ...more

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Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord

Released: 1962

Directed by: Terence Young

Dr. No is a 1962 British spy film, starring Sean Connery; it is the first James Bond film. Based on the 1958 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, it was adapted by Richard Maibaum, Johanna ...more

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Nas, DMX, Method Man

Released: 1998

Directed by: Hype Williams

Belly is a 1998 American film, directed by music video director Hype Williams, in his film directing debut. Filmed in New York City as an urban drama, the film stars rappers DMX and Nas, ...more

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Shottas Wyclef Jean, DJ Khaled, Ky-Mani Marley

Released: 2002

Directed by: Cess Silvera

Shottas is a 2002 Jamaican crime film about two young men who participate in organized crime in Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida. It stars Kymani Marley, Spragga Benz, Paul Campbell and ...more
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James Badge Dale, Balthazar Getty, Bob Peck

Released: 1990

Directed by: Harry Hook

Lord of the Flies is a 1990 American survival film adapted from the classic novel Lord of the Flies written by William Golding. It is the second film adaptation of the book, after Lord of the ...more
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Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

Released: 1973

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

This film is the eighth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Produced by Albert R. ...more

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Beenie Man, Cherine Anderson, Paul Campbell

Released: 1997

Directed by: Don Letts, Rick Elgood

Dancehall Queen is a 1997 independent Jamaican film starring Audrey Reid, who plays Marcia, a street vendor struggling to raise two daughters.
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Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Jakob Miller

Released: 1978

Directed by: Ted Bafaloukos

Rockers is a 1978 Jamaican film by Theodoros Bafaloukos. Several popular reggae artists star in the movie, including Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Big ...more
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Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend

Released: 2011

Directed by: Esther Anderson, Gian Godoy

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend is a 2011 documentary film directed by Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy.
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Milla Jovovich, Chris Hemsworth, Timothy Olyphant

Released: 2009

Directed by: David Twohy

A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 American thriller adventure film, written and directed by David Twohy that stars Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez and Steve Zahn. The film was ...more

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Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley

Released: 1972

Directed by: Perry Henzell

The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican crime film directed by Perry Henzell and co-written by Trevor D. Rhone, and starring Jimmy Cliff. The film is most famous for its reggae soundtrack that ...more
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Third World Cop Paul Campbell, Audrey Reid, Winston Bell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Chris Browne

Third World Cop is a 1999 Jamaican action-crime film starring Paul Campbell, directed by Chris Browne and produced by Chris Blackwell of Island Jamaica Films.
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Idris Elba, Ky-Mani Marley, Vas Blackwood

Released: 2003

Directed by: Don Letts, Rick Elgood

One Love is a 2003 Jamaican film starring Ky-Mani Marley and Cherine Anderson. It was written by Trevor D. Rhone and directed by Rick Elgood and Don Letts. The film is set in Jamaica and is a ...more
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Released: 2009

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Norah Jones, Kevin Bewersdorf, Sean Bones

Released: 2009

Directed by: Sam Fleischner, Ben Chace

"A daring and inventive slice of slacker cinema, a fish-out-of-water story that will leave you unsure whether to laugh or despair... The 2008 US presidential election is approaching, and ...more
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Hiram Keller, Oliver Samuels, Claudia Robinson

Released: 1982

Directed by: Dickie Jobson

Countryman is an independent action/adventure film directed by Dickie Jobson. It tells the story of a Jamaican fisherman whose solitude is shattered when he rescues two Americans from the ...more
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The Lunatic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies From Jamaica
The Lunatic Julie T. Wallace, Tony Hendriks

Released: 1991

Directed by: Lol Crème

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Jimmy Cliff, Beenie Man, Ninjaman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Desmond Gumbs

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Glory to Gloriana Teddy Price, Leonie Forbes, Winston Bell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Lennie Little-White

Glory to Gloriana is a 2006 Jamaican movie about the trials and tribulations of one woman, hotelier "Gloria" Eugennie Carroll Minto. The inspirational movie is based on the first half ...more
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Unda Mi Nose 3: Den Den Come to Town Dayne McDonald, Donna Bucknall, Tanya Graham

Released: 2008

Directed by: Paul O. Beale

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Out the Gate Shelli Boone, Oliver Samuels, Paul Campbell

Released: 2011

Directed by: Qmillion

Out the Gate is a 2011 Jamaican action film that follows Everton Dennis, played by Everton Dennis as he leave his home in Jamaica to make it big in the United States in music. It stars Paul ...more
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Coping with Babylon: The Proper Rastology Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Half Pint

Released: 2005