Puerto Rican Movies

Here we collected the best puerto rican movies in order of popularity
Force of Nature

Force of Nature

2020
A gang of thieves plan a robbery while a disgraced cop tries to force everyone in the building to leave.
Mr. Moto in Danger Island

Mr. Moto in Danger Island

5
1939
Danger has a special sparkle when Mr. Moto heads to Puerto Rico to put a stop to the glut of contraband diamonds that are flooding the world's jewel market! But his smuggling investigation quickly tur...
5 Headed Shark Attack

5 Headed Shark Attack

4.09
2017
There are many different types of aquatic life on the island. The 5-Headed Shark is a new species. Puerto Rico is in danger of being invaded by a monster shaped like a starfish.
Feel The Noise

Feel The Noise

5
2007
After a run-in with a local thug, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto R...
400 Petals

400 Petals

2020
“400 pétalos” (400 petals) tells the story of René and Sun, two opposites that love each other... Until René gives Sun a magical Marigold. A petal from the magical flower falls every time the couple f...
Machete

Machete

1958
This 1959 film noir take on "Othello," filmed in Puerto Rico, starred Mari Blanchard as flirtatious Jean, who married an older man, plantation owner Don Luis, for financial security and fell in love w...
Victoria, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Victoria, and the Pursuit of Happiness

2006
Victoria is a beautiful, successful, upper middle class lawyer; but very unsatisfied with her private life. She is all consumed by her high pressure career and there is little time left to find love. ...
Maruja

Maruja

1959
Everybody looks at Maruja, the most beautiful woman in the town. After the son of the mayor comes back from France, he also notices Maruja, setting forth events of love, jealousy, guilt, and anger.
Our Island, Our Enchantment

Our Island, Our Enchantment

2017
A tour through some of the main festivities, carnivals, sports and casual events that we celebrate in Puerto Rico. The 2017 edition of the yearly musical show produced by Banco Popular.
Carlito's Way

Carlito's Way

5.33
1993
A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him, and to lead a better life outside of NYC.
Runner Runner

Runner Runner

6
2013
When a poor college student cracks an online poker game, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, an offshore businessman.
La otra intención

La otra intención

2014
In San Juan, Puerto Rico, hundreds of artists gathered to pay honor to the work of Puerto Rican artist Myrna Báez. La otra intención (The Other Intention) is an observational documentary that travels ...
The Alternative

The Alternative

2017
Valentina Moreno, a single mother who works as a housekeeper for a wealthy Manhattan family, takes decisive action when something from her past threatens to ruin her personal and professional relation...
Los Domirriqueños

Los Domirriqueños

2015
In a neighborhood where Dominicans and Puerto Ricans live in community, they must learn to put their differences aside and work together to prevent the demolition of their basketball court.
Another Kind of I Do

Another Kind of I Do

2019
Eduardito, the son of Dr. Zalduondo and his partner Maurice, marries. If Mariana's wedding was memorable, Eduardito has proposed that hers be even more so. It will be the first gay wedding in the trad...
The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary

4
2011
Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a loca...
The Last Colony

The Last Colony

2015
A close look at Puerto Rico's unique relationship with the United States.
Julia, toda en mí

Julia, toda en mí

2002
A poetic journey about a Puerto Rican poet.
After Maria

After Maria

2019
Strong Puerto Rican women forced to flee the island after Hurricane Maria have bonded like family in a FEMA hotel in the Bronx. They seek stability in their new life as forces try to pull them apart.
Antonio Paoli: Rey de Tenores y Tenor de Reyes

Antonio Paoli: Rey de Tenores y Tenor de Reyes

1991
The life and career of Puerto Rican tenor Antonio Paoli, also known as The King of Tenors and The Tenor of Kings.
El fugitivo de Puerto Rico

El fugitivo de Puerto Rico

1975
Criminal womanizer Toño Bicicleta is still being persecuted by the law, but cannot ignore his hunger for new blood. Any false move could mean the difference between life and death.
La espera desespera

La espera desespera

2012
Jorge has no money or insurance when his wife needs heart surgery, so he decides to rob a bank.
La Cenicienta Boricua

La Cenicienta Boricua

2015
The famous fairy tale of Cinderella is adapted to our times, considering as background the present situation of Puerto Rican coffee growers. The story is set in Lares, Puerto Rico, at a time close to ...
Romance in Puerto Rico

Romance in Puerto Rico

1962
Rosina is frustrated by her engagement to millionaire John Johnson III, a fussy, domineering, control freak. The night before her wedding, she goes out dancing with her maid María, María's husband Tom...
Glitz

Glitz

1988
A Miami cop is on medical leave in Puerto Rico, where he is being followed by a sex offenders who he testified against.
Anatomy of a Dress

Anatomy of a Dress

2014
This documentary presents the passion, the talents, the history, the struggles, and the local and international triumphs of the most renowned fashion designers in Puerto Rico. The history of garment m...
Linda Sara

Linda Sara

1995
Facing financial ruin, four siblings decide to sell the valuables within their mother's house, without telling her and by embellishing their history.
Blues Tropical

Blues Tropical

1983
First part of the Trilogy of the Island in which Poli Marichal expresses and vents the anger and frustration caused by the colonial situation.
Landfall

Landfall

2020
News crews packed up and left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Mara abated. What happened next?
Riding 79

Riding 79

2014
A coming of age story about a 16-year-old boy who finds himself searching for escape in the island of Puerto Rico after his mother leaves him and his sister with his grandparents in a surf town. His f...
Gun Hill Road

Gun Hill Road

2011
An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife and son are having a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Nuyorican Básquet

Nuyorican Básquet

2017
The story of the basketball players that represented Puerto Rico at the San Juan's 1979 Pan Am Games.
Luz in Latin America

Luz in Latin America

2016
The inspiring account on international bodyboarding star Luz 'Loly' Grande - a young woman on a personal mission to make bodyboarding a means to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Puerto R...
Trauma Center

Trauma Center

7
2019
Lt. Wakes is a police detective who is determined to solve the murders of his partner and another person. Wakes's worst fears were confirmed by the witness after the killers pursued her across the aba...
The Two Worlds of Angelita

The Two Worlds of Angelita

1983
As experienced by 9 year old Angelita, the film portrays the hardship of migration endured by her family’s move from a small town in Puerto Rico to New York City’s Lower East Side.
The Betta Brawling Championship

The Betta Brawling Championship

2019
Luis Enrique, the most famous betta fish fighter in the world, holds a betta fish fighting tournament in Puerto Rico.
12 horas

12 horas

2001
A night in the life of a cab driver in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Biopsia

Biopsia

2016
Carmen accompanies a group of women who must travel from the island of Vieques to San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico, in order to perform breast biopsies. The long journey is by water and road. Amid man...
El desvío... la escena del crimen

El desvío... la escena del crimen

2005
Two stories intersect, with violence as a common axis. An inside look into the world of youth boxing, full of championship illusions, combined with jealousy and envy.
Paging Emma

Paging Emma

1999
An operator at a mobile pager company has her life turned upside down by a seemingly senseless abduction.
Yuyo

Yuyo

1989
Based on Miguel Meléndez Muñoz's novel.
La operación

La operación

1982
Documentary on the mass sterilization of Puerto Rican women during the 50s and 60s.
Voices of Maria: New Normality

Voices of Maria: New Normality

A reflection of Puerto Ricans initial reaction to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria is captured through interviews filmed two months into the chaos and footage gathered from people's phones, cameras, a...
Amores

Amores

2004
Amores explores the world of acting from its most basic and solitary form: the monologue. If only an actor, a text, and someone who hears it are needed to make an acting exercise, then Amores offers f...
Counterplot

Counterplot

1959
Man hides out in Puerto Rico from the police and his double-crossing attorney.
La otra educación

La otra educación

2012
La otra educación (The Other Education) is about the class action suit Rosa Lydia Velez vs the Department of Education, and serves as the storyline to document 30 years of struggles that the families ...
Cinema Puerto Rico: una antropología visual

Cinema Puerto Rico: una antropología visual

2014
A look at Puerto Rico and its cinema through films, documentaries, and commercials from the early twentieth century to the emerging cinema of today. Visual and narrative strategies portray fragments o...
Dios los cría...

Dios los cría...

1979
Film consisting of five stories: "Dios los cría...", dealing with brothers' rivalry for an inheritance; "Negocio redondo", about a lawyer selling a property to the Catholic church with guilty feelings...
Rafael Cancel Miranda: I'm not sorry for what I did

Rafael Cancel Miranda: I'm not sorry for what I did

2016
Explores the trajectory of the young nationalist from the time of his incarceration, at 23 years of age, as a result of the attack on the United States Congress.
Una pasión llamada Clara Lair

Una pasión llamada Clara Lair

1996
Through dramatization and interviews with her colleagues, this film captures the life and work of famed Puerto Rican poet Mercedes Negrón Muñoz (also known as Clara Lair).
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