Top 10 Jamaica Movies Every Jamaican Must See Before They Die


Jamaica is different things to different people — and movies featuring Jamaica tend to reflect that. From British movies in the 1950s featuring pirates and colonialism to portrayals of social justice and crime, films set in Jamaica are varied in nature. Here are 10 of them to make you fall in love with Jamaica.

11. Shottas

 my absolute favourite, with Ky-Mani Marley(Biggs) and Spragga Benz (Wayne) being the main characters – supported by the very talented Paul Campbell as Mad Max!

The storyline surrounds the deported Wayne, Mad Max and Biggs who participated in organized crimes in capital city of Jamaica, Kingston.

10. Countryman (1982)

One of the greatest Jamaican films of all time and a cult classic for anyone who knows Jamaica is Countryman

. The film is dedicated to Bob Marley and the Wailers, and the soundtrack is by that giant of Jamaican music Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Countryman, after whom the film is named, plays a Rastafarian fisherman who rescues two Americans from a crashed plane and helps them evade the authorities as some local political intrigue plays out. The film really showcases rural Jamaica and the peaceful message of Rastafariansim — especially when Countryman holds forth with his regular words of wisdom.

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