When Hollywood goes looking for a location that oozes tropicalromance, it often turns to the Caribbean, which has been starring in bothindependent and big-budget films since the 1930s. Conversely, a handful offilms produced in the Caribbean have found a wider audience by sharing thestories of island people, culture, and music with the world.
When youre stuck at home and missing the Caribbean, pour yourself a rum drink and settle into your couch with one of these Caribbean-centric films, all of which were either set or filmed in the Caribbean.
Live and Let Die: Set primarily in New Orleans and Jamaica, this 1973 James Bond film starring Roger Moore as 007 includes memorable scenes shot in Jamaicas Green Grotto Caves, the alligator farm at J. Charles Swabys Black River Safari, the Rose Hall Great House, and the Half Moon and Sans Souci resorts.
Dr. No: The first James Bond movie, released in 1962,includes the memorable scene of Bond Girl Ursula Andress meeting Sean Conneryon Jamaicas Laughing Waters Beach. The film is set primarily in Jamaica theisland is the purported location of Dr. Nos secret lair and other shootinglocations include the Bauxite terminal in Ocho Rios, the Blue Mountains, theWhite River, Montego Bay, the GrandPortRoyalHotel in Kingston, andthe former San Souci resort, now Couples San Souci.
Thunderball: The fourth James Bond film in the series brings 007 to the Bahamas, where he meets SPECTRE baddie Emilio Largo and engages in an underwater battle with his henchmen. Shot in Panavision, the big-screen action film includes a Junkanoo parade on Bay Street in Nassau, and other sites that make cameos in the movie include Love Beach, Rose Island, Clifton Pier, and Paradise Island.
The Thomas Crown Affair: While the Caribbean is only a supporting actor in the art heist film, the island of Martinique takes a star turn when Pierce Brosnans Thomas Crown takes Insurance Investigator CatherineBanning (played by Rene Russo) on an impromptu trip to his villa on the Atlantic coast of Martinique.
The Island: The film adaptation of Peter Benchleysmodern-day pirate thriller was set in the Bahamas and largely filmed in Abacoand Antigua. The 1980 film pits Michael Caine against an isolated colony ofFrench pirates who have been preying on sailors for centuries.
The Deep: Another Peter Benchley story, The Deep centerson a shipwreck dive gone wrong off the coast of Bermuda but was shot in theBritish Virgin Islands, including underwater sequences filmed near Peter Islandand featuring the wreck of the HMS Rhone.
Third World Cop: A 1999 Jamaican action film about aKingston man who joins the special forces to fight gun smugglers.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The five Johnny Depp-led Pirates of the Caribbean films have been a huge boost to Caribbean tourism in general and some less-traveled shooting locations in particular, including Dominica and St. Vincent. Islands appearing in the films include Little Exuma in the Bahamas, Petit Tabac in the Grenadines, Old San Juan and Fajardo in Puerto Rico and Samana in the Dominican Republic. The town of Port Royal, where the first film opens and is featured in most of the films, was based on the infamous pirate colony in Jamaica, but filmed in Wallaibou Bay on St. Vincent.
Countryman: A Jamaican fisherman is the hero of this 1982action film produced by Island Records head (and Jamaica resident) ChrisBlackwell. Edwin Countryman Lothan, a Rastafarianfisherman, played the title role, and the soundtrack is full of reggaeclassics.
Haven: Filmed entirely in the Cayman Islands, Haven is atale of violent betrayal set in a paradisiacal background starring Bill Paxton,Zoe Saldana, and Orlando Bloom.
The Mighty Quinn: This Denzel Washington thriller about aCaribbean police chief who tries to protect a childhood friend accused ofmurdering a rich resort owner, was filmed in Port Antonio, Jamaica and at theGolden Clouds villa in Oracabessa.
The Tamarind Seed: Mary Poppins headed to the Caribbeanin this 1974 film starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif and directed by BlakeEdwards. The tale of a Cold War romance reaches its apex when the lovers meeton a Barbados beach. The spy movie was filmed in Barbados, London, and Paris.
Captain Ron: Something of a cult classic, this 1992 comedystarring Kurt Russell and Martin Short in a story about a misbegotten yachtcruise through the Caribbean. Much of the film was shot in Puerto Rico,including old San Juan, La Fortaleza, and the Puerto del Fuego Marina inFajardo.
Cool Runnings: The late John Candy stars as a Canadianbobsled coach working with a team of Jamaicans to learn the sport so they canqualify for the winter Olympics. Verrrry loosely based on the true story of theJamaican Bobsled Team. The 1992 comedy was filmed in Discovery Bay andKingston.
Club Paradise: This 1986 comedy, a rare flop for RobinWilliams, focuses on the chaotic operations of a Club Med style resort in thefictional island of St. Nicholas, populated by a familiar cast of tourists,reggae musicians, hoteliers, developers, and corrupt local officials. The moviewas shot over four months in Jamaica, primarily in Portland, and co-starsreggae legend Jimmy Cliff and several other prominent Jamaicans.
Cocktail: Tome Cruise and Bryan Brown star as bartenders in this 1988 film that focuses on the two pursuing their dreams of owning their own bar. Cruises character spends years working at a bar in Jamaica to raise money Jamaican filming locations included Dunns River Falls, Sandals Royal Plantation, Dragon Bay Beach, and the Jamaican Inn in Ocho Rios.
The Harder They Come: Often credited with introducingJamaican reggae to the rest of the world, this 1972 movie stars Jimmy Cliff aslead character IvanhoeIvan Martin, following him from poverty in Kingston tomusical stardom before descending into an outlaw existence. The movie wasproduced and shot in Kingston.
Dancehall Queen: Beenie Man recording the title song forthis 1997 independent film shot in Jamaica, centering on the story of a streetvendor who adopts the persona of a dancehall star to outwit two violent men.
To Have and Have Not: This 1944 classic starring HumphreyBogart as an American expat and Lauren Bacall as his Resistance fighter wifewas written by Ernest Hemingway and set in Martinique.
Safe in Hell: This racy 1931 film tells the story of a New Orleans woman who kills the man who forced her into prostitution, then flees to the fictional Caribbean island of Tortuga.
The Rum Diary: A.k.a. the other Johnny Depp Caribbeanmovie, The Rum Diary was set (and mostly filmed in Puerto Rico); based on aHunter S. Thompson book, the 2011 film stars Depp as a hard-drinking author andalso includes scenes of Carnival in St. Thomas.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back: In this 1998 romance,successful stockbroker Angela Bassett finds her groove on a vacation inJamaica when she meets a young Taye Diggs and embarks on a sultry love affair.The Round Hill and Time n Place resorts stood in for Stellas Jamaican digs inthe film.
Along Came Polly: This 2004 romantic comedy starring an uptight Ben Stiller and free spirited Jennifer Aniston begins and ends on a beach in St. Barth.
Islands in the Sun: This CinemaScope Darryl Zanuck-directed film released in 1957 focuses on an interracial romance between characters played by Harry Belafonte and Joan Fontaine. The movie was shot on location in Barbados and Grenada, including Barbados historic Farley Hill mansion (which was later destroyed in a fire).
Any films you love that we didnt mention? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally posted here:
- Latin America & The Caribbean - Weekly Situation Update (3-9 August 2020) as of 10 August 2020 - Bahamas - ReliefWeb - August 10th, 2020
- How to get a second passport in the Caribbean - Business Insider - Business Insider - August 10th, 2020
- Havana, the 'Paris of the Caribbean,' gets its own Eiffel Tower - Reuters - August 10th, 2020
- Latin America & The Caribbean - Monthly Situation Snapshot - As of 6 August 2020 - World - ReliefWeb - August 10th, 2020
- June, A Month of Many Celebrations: Caribbean Heritage and LGBTQIA+ Pride (Opinion) - Skidmore News - August 10th, 2020
- Pirates Of The Caribbean 6: 5 Things We'd Want In A New Movie (& 5 That We Don't) - Screen Rant - August 10th, 2020
- Pirates of the Caribbean: News, reviews, and how to watch the movies - Polygon - August 10th, 2020
- What a Year Without Caribbean Carnival Means for the Region - Cond Nast Traveler - August 10th, 2020
- Pirates Of The Caribbean: 10 Things Everyone Missed About Jack Sparrow - Screen Rant - August 10th, 2020
- The Pirates of the Caribbean cast: who was the best love interest? - Polygon - August 10th, 2020
- COVID-19 Emergency Response Latin America and the Caribbean Report: Based on Internal Situation Report N 16 (August 5, 2020) - Bolivia (Plurinational... - August 10th, 2020
- Level 3 Travel Advisory for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean - US Embassy in Barbados - August 10th, 2020
- Nigel Spence: The Recipe for the Perfect Pig Caribbean Journal - Caribbean Journal - August 10th, 2020
- Belize Is Postponing Its Tourism Reopening Caribbean Journal - Caribbean Journal - August 10th, 2020
- Take your taste buds to the Caribbean and help support Kent hospice charity - In Your Area - August 10th, 2020
- St Vincent and the Grenadines Adds Quarantine for US Travelers - Caribbean Journal - August 10th, 2020
- 9 Saint Lucia Resorts That Are Open Right Now Caribbean Journal - Caribbean Journal - August 9th, 2020
- Royal Caribbean, Marriott and Cisco Earnings on Tap in Week Ahead - TheStreet - August 9th, 2020
- Pope finances 168 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean - Malaysian Christian News - August 8th, 2020
- Haiti is Planning to Reopen to Tourists - Caribbean News - caribbeannationalweekly.com - August 8th, 2020
- Javier Bardems black mouth goo in Pirates of the Caribbean, explained - Polygon - August 8th, 2020
- A taste of the Caribbean coming to Manchester - The Manchester Journal - August 8th, 2020
- US travellers advised to avoid non-essential travel to Caribbean - Loop News Trinidad and Tobago - August 8th, 2020
- Reactivating the Caribbean during the COVID-19 Pandemic | By Kristina D'Amico - Hospitality Net - August 8th, 2020
- Royal Caribbean CEO updates on resuming cruises, President's cruise, which ships will sail first and more - Royal Caribbean Blog - August 7th, 2020
- Chow It Up This Weekend - Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News Americas - August 7th, 2020
- MMC Latin America and the Caribbean 4Mi Snapshot July 2020 : Impact of COVID-19 on Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Peru - Peru - ReliefWeb - August 7th, 2020
- Green Growth Has Made Dominica The Fastest Growing Economy In The Caribbean - Forbes - August 7th, 2020
- Davy Jones: A love letter to Pirates of the Caribbeans Kraken-summoner - Polygon - August 7th, 2020
- Could This Be The New Reggae Summer Anthem? - Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News Americas - August 7th, 2020
- Elizabeth Swanns 16 Pirates of the Caribbean costumes, ranked - Polygon - August 7th, 2020
- Pope finances 168 projects in Latin American and Caribbean - Vatican News - August 7th, 2020
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Why The Black Pearl Is Really The Fastest Ship - Screen Rant - August 7th, 2020
- Caribbean finds there's no good answer to reopening - CNN - August 6th, 2020
- Optical Seismometer Survives Hellish Summit of Caribbean Volcano - HeritageDaily - August 6th, 2020
- Blue Hole Allows Researchers to Tap Into 2,000 Years of Storms in the Caribbean - SciTechDaily - August 6th, 2020
- Planet Hollywood Is Opening Its New Cancun Resort in December - Caribbean Journal - August 6th, 2020
- Pre-Screening at Airports Gains Ground in the Caribbean - The Weekly Journal - August 6th, 2020
- There Are Now Almost 40,000 Active COVID-19 Cases In The Caribbean - Caribbean and Latin America Daily News - News Americas - August 6th, 2020
- Kim and Kanye West head to fortress in the Caribbean to work on marriage - Evening Standard - August 6th, 2020
- Mexico and Caribbean Heat Up With Openings and Future Projects - Hotel Business - August 6th, 2020
- Health must come before the economy, insists top UN official for Latin America and the Caribbean - UN News - August 6th, 2020
- UK to be hotter than Caribbean as heatwave moves in - expressandstar.com - August 6th, 2020
- What Makes You Proud To Be Jamaican? - South Florida Caribbean News - August 6th, 2020
- St. Vincent Broadcaster Dies While Hosting Show - Caribbean News - caribbeannationalweekly.com - August 6th, 2020
- Sandals Is Reopening More Resorts in the Caribbean - Caribbean Journal - August 6th, 2020
- Latin America & The Caribbean - Weekly Situation Update (27 July - 2 August 2020) as of 2 August 2020 - Bahamas - ReliefWeb - August 4th, 2020
- Significant number of jobs predicted for the Caribbean by 2030 - NYCaribNews - August 4th, 2020
- IDB, ILO Predicts Significant Number of Jobs in the Caribbean by 2030 - caribbeannationalweekly.com - August 4th, 2020
- St Thomas Is Getting New Nonstop Flights on United Airlines - Caribbean Journal - August 4th, 2020
- Pirates Of The Caribbean: 10 Things Everyone Missed About Elizabeth Swann - Screen Rant - August 4th, 2020
- Bermudian MP sends Emancipation Day message to the Caribbean - Loop News Cayman - August 4th, 2020
- WAI Architecture Think Tank launches critical education platform modeled on Caribbean loudreading - The Architect's Newspaper - August 4th, 2020
- Caribbean - Wikipedia - August 4th, 2020
- Caribbean Map / Map of the Caribbean - Maps and ... - August 4th, 2020
- Brandon King bats for Black Lives Matter, to lend support Caribbean communities affected by pandemic - sportsmax.tv - August 4th, 2020
- Chef Niven Patel Opens Mamey and Orno at Thesis Hotel Miami - Miami New Times - August 3rd, 2020
- A room of one's own is bittersweet in this children's tale - Caribbean Life - August 3rd, 2020
- Local artist to host Caribbean-themed virtual exhibits Daytona Times - Daytona Times - August 3rd, 2020
- Unmasking Trends in Maritime Crime in the Caribbean - The Maritime Executive - August 3rd, 2020
- Top YouTubers in the Caribbean | Loop News - Loop News Cayman - August 3rd, 2020
- Tropical Disturbance taking its time coming together in the Caribbean - WKRG News 5 - August 3rd, 2020
- Why the Caribbean is the Perfect Private Jet Getaway - Luxury Travel Magazine - August 3rd, 2020
- Pirates of the Caribbean: All 5 Ships Captained By Jack Sparrow - Screen Rant - August 3rd, 2020
- Caribbean Event Planner Turns To Technology To Restructure Her Business In a COVID Era - South Florida Caribbean News - August 2nd, 2020
- Most Capturing Places To Visit In The Caribbean - CEOWORLD magazine - August 2nd, 2020
- Latin America & the Caribbean: COVID-19 External and Internal Access Restrictions (As of 27 July 2020) - World - ReliefWeb - August 2nd, 2020
- Tropical storm Isaias forms in the Caribbean - CNN - July 31st, 2020
- The Caribbean Is Welcoming Tourists: Updated COVID-19 Safety Measures - Men's Journal - July 31st, 2020
- Cave Shepherd to cease investments in Duty Free Caribbean Holdings jv with Dufry and write down investment - The Moodie Davitt Report - The Moodie... - July 31st, 2020
- Latin America & The Caribbean - Weekly Situation Update (20-26 July 2020) As of 26 July 2020 - Barbados - ReliefWeb - July 31st, 2020
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Why Jack Sparrow Changed The Black Pearl's Name - Screen Rant - July 31st, 2020
- 3 storm systems bearing down on United States, the Caribbean - NBC News - July 31st, 2020
- Tropical storm warnings for parts of the Caribbean - CNN - July 30th, 2020
- China offers $1 billion loan to Latin America and the Caribbean for access to its Covid-19 vaccine - CNN - July 30th, 2020
- Every Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie In Chronological Order - Screen Rant - July 30th, 2020
- AIR Worldwide Releases Updated Tropical Cyclone and Earthquake Models for the Caribbean - GlobeNewswire - July 29th, 2020
- Trouble In Paradise: Covid-19 Is Spiking In The Caribbean - Forbes - July 29th, 2020
- 10 Iconic Caribbean Dishes Youve Got To Try at Least Once - WFSB - July 29th, 2020
- Tracking the tropics...where the system in the Caribbean moves next - WJCL News - July 29th, 2020