Classics – Caribbean Film Database

classic films

The Caribbean Film Database includes a section of classic films. These are films that live on from generation to generation because they are exceptionally well-made and reflect universal stories that transcend their period. There is a rich cinematic history in the Caribbean consisting of films from throughout the region that have not necessarily had wide-scale distribution or reached international audiences. Some films from our selection are more well known—The Harder They Come from Jamaica, for example—but other equally well-crafted films like Ava and Gabriel from Curaçao or One People from Suriname have had less recognition. In an effort to provide more exposure to the history of Caribbean filmmaking, we present the following selection of Caribbean Classics.