Top 3 Movies Set in the Caribbean
Even if you haven’t been to the Caribbean, you still know that it comprises some of the best vacation sites in the entire world! The Caribbean is a huge region found in North America that consists of thousands of islands, and many of these islands are seen as individual nations and entities. This region is called the Caribbean, as all of these islands engulf the Caribbean Sea.
Everyone needs to visit these islands at least once in their lives. However, not all of us can afford a nice vacation to these beautiful places. Luckily, there are some movies out there that can let you experience the true beauty of the Caribbean from the comfort of your own room. Today, I have compiled together a list of the three most exciting films that are set in the Caribbean. Please note that the movies in this list are not ranked as all of them are equally amazing.
So, without any further ado, let us take a closer look at all of these cinematic beauties.
Release Date: 13th of April, 2019
The plot of this film follows the story of a musician named Deni Maroon and his loving girlfriend, Kofi Novia. Both of them live together on a small and beautiful tropical island called Guava Island. While this island looks perfect from afar, the people here are not doing too good because of a paramilitary group called the Red Cargo. Red Cargo controls most of the people at Guava Island, and all the people on this island are forced to work for this company. The women work at the textile factory and the men at the shipping docks.
One day, Deni decides to hold a small concert in order to help all the people of the island cope with their harsh lives. However, the leader of Red Cargo is against Deni’s idea. Will Deni and Kofi be able to make the lives of all the islanders colorful again?
The plot of this movie is simple yet beautiful! The movie was shot in Cuba, and its direction is absolutely brilliant. In only 56 minutes, the movie manages to capture the hearts of all the viewers through its quirky humor, amazing soundtracks and breathtaking sceneries. The two main characters have been played by Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino and Rihanna, both of whom are huge icons in the world of music and perfect for their roles in the movie.
The method of story-telling used by the director, Hiro Murai, is quite unique and interesting as it represents the style of Childish Gambino himself. The story progression is pretty decent, considering the short length of this film. Even if you are not really a big fan of the plot or humor of this masterwork, you should still check it out for the amazing music performances by Childish Gambino.
Release Date: 1st of October, 1993
Loosely based on real-life events, Cool Runnings is a serious and somewhat comedic masterwork that follows the story of a group of Jamaicans who form their country’s first-ever bobsled team in order to compete in the upcoming 1988 Winter Olympics. The four Jamaicans get the former Olympic Gold winner to enlist as their coach, and they feel quite optimistic at first. However, after reaching Canada, the team soon learns that the journey ahead of them is not going to be an easy one.
Cool Runnings is a must-watch sports movie for the whole family that teaches us the importance of hard work and friendship. Like I mentioned before, this movie only loosely follows the real-life happenings of the 1988 Winter Olympics, so you will find it to be quite unique and exciting. The film portrays its own kind of interesting humor that many of you will easily fall in love with.
What I really love about Cool Runnings is the fact that this movie is genuinely inspirational. This movie strays away from the usual clichés found in other serious sports films and captivates its viewers. One drawback of this film is, of course, the outdated quality of the visuals.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Release Date: 28th of June, 2003
There are five different Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and all of them are definitely worth a watch. All of these movies follow the story of the eccentric and intelligent pirate known as Jack Sparrow. In every single addition to the franchise, Jack Sparrow goes on a brand-new quest while making many friends and foes along the way. Our favorite pirate’s adventures begin in the first movie titled “Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”
In this first movie, Captain Jack Sparrow teams up with a blacksmith known as Will Turner, and both of them embark on an adventure to save Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth, the woman that Will loves with all his heart, has been captured by a pirate named Captain Barbosa. The task of saving Elizabeth seemed simple enough at first, but Captain Sparrow and will soon realize that their quest is going to be extremely hard as Captain Barbosa and his crew have been cursed.
This interesting and exciting plot only covers the first movie in the franchise, so you have a lot of awesome adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow to look forward to if you haven’t watched this series already. Pirates of the Caribbean is considered to be one of the best movies of all time by millions of fans all around the world.
The movie is also the perfect way of witnessing the true beauty of the Caribbean as well because it has been filmed across various locations all around the region. Each movie is set in a brand-new location and takes us on an exciting adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow. Jack Sparrow has been played by the awesome musician and actor Johnny Depp. A sixth film has already been confirmed for the franchise, but sadly, Disney has confirmed that Johnny Depp will not be a part of the movie this time.
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