Toppa Top 10: Ten Essential Caribbean Films

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September 22, 2016

The Harder They Come (1972)
Perry Henzel, Jamaica


This film tells the story of a young singer, desperate for fame, who gets caught up in the drug trade, is betrayed, and ends up becoming a killer himself, to survive. Led by a hot, young Jimmy Cliff in the role of Ivanhoe, and featuring Carl Bradshaw with his badman swag, and sweet, sweet reggae music, this is the most popular film to come out of Jamaica, and probably the entire Caribbean. The Harder They Come is sure to be a classic for a long time to come.