Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Top Ten Jamaican Films

Seeing that I'm back on the blog roll, I'm doing list and trying to bring back all original fresh sexy Yannick content so just check it out maaaaaaaaaaan.

1. The Harder They Come (1972)
This book is in every authentic Jamaican's DVD catalogue, or had it on VHS

2. Shottas (2002)
The Jamaicanified City of God

3. One Love (2003)
Hmmm I'm not Mr. Romantic but...

4. Goat Head
Paul Bucknor started production on 'Goathead', a romantic comedy, written and directed by Bucknor, set in rural Jamaica.

5. Dancehall Queen (1997)
Oh well... Betweenie had to get a buss

6. The Lunatic (1991)
The story of a village madman, Aloysious, who has the amazing ability to talk to anything, including trees, cows and cricket balls. Portrayed from a Jamaican prospective with an acute eye for the authentic dialect of the land. Aloysious meets Inga, a German nymphomaniac, who uses her 'pum pum power' to capture his heart.

7. Glory to Gloriana (2006)
"Mi Haffi put a MOBAY show on the list (duh)"
The rags to riches story of a young country girl, Gloria Minto who was determined to makes the most of life. She came from humble beginnings and with the help of those around her and the will of only a Jamaican woman, she fought her way to success and prosperity.

8. Smile Orange (1976)
"Orange wi rotten yuh seed"

9. Third World Cop (1999)
Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may be connected with lead criminal Oney. However his old crew, led by Ratty, also are involved leading Capone to a choice between his job and his old crew.

10. Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don (2003)

Noteworthy mentions from recent times (or maybe not so recent) are:

New Local Shows New Local Shows

Other Popular and Jamaican Movies:

-Belly (1998)
-Black Kissinger (2008)
-Bongo Man (1981)
-Children of Babylon (1980)
-Countryman (1982) 
-It's All About Dancing: A Jamaican Dance-U-Mentary (2006)
-Lovers Flex (2006) 
-No Place Like Home (2006/I)
-Rockers (1978)
-Roots Time (2006) 
-Runt (2005)
-Shottas for Life (2007)
-Third World (1980) ...aka Prisoner in the Streets (1980)


Lionesse said...

I cyaan believe you don't have Rockers and Children of Babylon in the top ten!
I would switch those two with Rude Boy and and One Love!

Rudy boy jaimaican don said...

I love the film Rude boy the jamaican don

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