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1. Bananas (1971)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

7.0
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67 Metascore

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán, Nati Abascal

Votes: 32,679 | Gross: $11.80M

2. Moon Over Parador (1988)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A US actor gets a gig in South American Parador. When the dictator dies, he's forced to play him for real and gets his mistress. Can they change Parador?

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 5,221 | Gross: $11.44M

3. Tropical Inferno (1978)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.3
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Somewhere in the jungles of South America mercenaries stop a truck which has allegedly loaded fruit. The cargo turns out to be six young women. Apprehended and handed over to the custody of the local women's prison.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Karine Gambier, Howard Vernon, Susan Hemingway, Aida Gouveia

Votes: 659

4. Down Twisted (1987)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Carey Lowell, Charles Rocket, Trudy Dochterman, Thom Mathews

Votes: 894

5. Jaguar Lives! (1979)

PG | 90 min | Action

4.2
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The world's new Karate hero (Joe Lewis) is out to stop drug dealers, gangs, and help save the world from an evil con (Sir Christopher Lee).

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Joe Lewis, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Barbara Bach

Votes: 332

6. Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan

Votes: 1,048 | Gross: $0.81M

7. Savage Sisters (1974)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama

5.0
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A corrupt General plans on smuggling one million US dollars out of the Banana Republic he dominates. Local revolutionaries plan on stealing the cash but are thwarted when a bandit leader ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Gloria Hendry, Cheri Caffaro, Rosanna Ortiz, John Ashley

Votes: 252

8. Torrid Zone (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a banana republic, fruit company exec Steve Case rehires former nemesis Nick Butler to restore order and profits.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

Votes: 1,149

9. Sensation Hunters (1933)

73 min | Drama

5.9
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Dale Jordan is first accepted by the aristocratic first-cabin passengers on a south-bound Panama-Pacific liner until they discover she is a member of a troupe of cabaret girls led by Trixie... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Arline Judge, Preston Foster, Marion Burns, Kenneth MacKenna

Votes: 131

10. Why Worry? (1923)

TV-G | 63 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.4
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A hypochondriac vacations in the tropics for the fresh air - and finds himself in the middle of a revolution instead.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, John Aasen, Wallace Howe

Votes: 1,500 | Gross: $0.45M

11. Kubanacan (2003–2004)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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In a Caribbean republic taken by corruption, a man with amnesia is found on the shore and, after he is hosted by the local community, tries to uncover his mysterious past.

Stars: Marcos Pasquim, Adriana Esteves, Vladimir Brichta, Danielle Winits

Votes: 190

12. The Marines Fly High (1940)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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Marine lieutenants Dan and Jim fight bandits in the South American jungle, while competing for the attention of beautiful Joan Grant.

Directors: George Nichols Jr., Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Richard Dix, Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Steffi Duna

Votes: 87

13. American Psyche (2007)

55 min | Documentary

8.4
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American Psyche seeks to find the every-day American perspective on social and political life in America following the events of 9/11. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, two ... See full summary »

Director: Paul van den Boom | Stars: Katherine J. Eakin, Mahnaz M. Shabbir, Rene Doria, Peter Koper

Votes: 76

14. Desperate Cargo (1941)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Gang of criminals hijacks a clipper ship with two girls on their way to the U.S.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Carol Hughes, Jack Mulhall, Julie Duncan

Votes: 77

15. The Cock-Eyed World (1929)

Passed | 118 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Two Marines are sent to South Sea island where they fight over a local island girl.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Lili Damita, Lelia Karnelly

Votes: 50 | Gross: $0.51M

16. The Americano (1916)

61 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Doug is an American mining engineer. Pres. Valdez of Paragonia (Aitken) wants him to reopen the country's mines. Doug is not interested ... until he sees the President's beautiful daughter,... See full summary »

Director: John Emerson | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Alma Rubens, Spottiswoode Aitken, Carl Stockdale

Votes: 66

17. Torpedoed (1937)

66 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

4.7
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Trouble is brewing in the banana republic of Bianco for both His Excellency, El Presidente, and the British Consul, Brant. Rebels, led by Diego De Costa, the trusted "Minister of the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Walker | Stars: Robert Douglas, Richard Cromwell, Hazel Terry, H.B. Warner

Votes: 30

18. The Kid from Kansas (1941)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.9
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Competition among fruit growers takes a nasty turn when the main buyer offers unrealistically low prices for their crops.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine, Ann Doran

Votes: 18

19. The Marines Are Coming (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.4
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When Lt. "Wild Bill" Traynor, bad boy of the Marine Corps, arrives at a San Diego Marine Base, he is surprised to discover he has been assigned to duty under his old rival, Captain Benton (... See full summary »

Director: David Howard | Stars: William Haines, Esther Ralston, Conrad Nagel, Armida

Votes: 199

20. Air Devils (1938)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.0
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Two daredevil pilots go after the same girl.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Larry J. Blake, Dick Purcell, Beryl Wallace, Mamo Clark

Votes: 49

21. Money to Burn (1926)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Dolores Valdez, returning to her South American home, falls in love with Dan Stone, the ship's doctor. He is forced to jump overboard when he thinks he has killed a man who while protecting... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Malcolm McGregor, Dorothy Devore, Eric Mayne, Nina Romano

Votes: 8

22. When Banana Ruled (2017 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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In 19th century Central America, a few entrepreneurial cowboys built an empire that enslaved populations and corrupted governments for over 100 years. The United Fruit Company thrived on ... See full summary »

Director: Mathilde Damoisel | Stars: Gaël Giraud, Geoffrey Jones, Cécile Renouard

Votes: 6

23. Sing Sing Nights (1934)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.8
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A respected war correspondent is found murdered, with three bullets--from three different guns--in him. Three different men are arrested, convicted and sentenced to death for the murder, ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Conway Tearle, Hardie Albright, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Jameson Thomas

Votes: 31

24. Kiss Me Casanova (1949)

95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Director: Arthur De Glahs | Stars: O.W. Fischer, Maria Holst, Gretl Schörg, Hans Olden

Votes: 19

25. On the Line (2007)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

6.4
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An act of civil disobedience at America's largest ongoing protest brings graduate student Brian DeRouen face-to-face with the pressing constitutional issues of today. His non-violent action... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Glenn, Jason A. Schmidt | Stars: Roy Bourgeois, Brian DeRouen, John Perkins, Helen Prejean

Votes: 21

26. From Headquarters (1929)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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United States Marine Corps Captain "Happy" Smith (Monte Blue) and Gunnery Sergeant Wilmer (Guinn "Big Boy' Willaims) lead a squadron of Marines in a search of a party of American tourists lost in a Central America banana republic jungle.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Monte Blue, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Gladys Brockwell, Lionel Belmore

27. Heart and Soul (1917)

Passed | Action, Romance, War

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Jess takes care of her younger sister Bess, she has always been her primary consideration, since the death of her mother. Years later, the two sisters are living with their uncle on his ... See full summary »

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Edwin Holt, Claire Whitney, Walter Law

28. Love Comes Along (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

7.1
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An American sailor comes to a seedy banana republic, and finds a fellow yank, a stranded girl, as a saloon singer. They fall in love, but a misunderstanding about her feelings toward the local dictator threaten their happiness.

Director: Rupert Julian | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love, Ned Sparks

Votes: 28

29. Virgin Lips (1928)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Drama

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In a banana republic, way south of the Texas border, a dumb-dora American girl, Norma (Olive Borden), lets her ruby-red lips promise more than she is willing to deliver, and she finds ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Olive Borden, John Boles, Marshall Ruth, Alexander Gill

30. Troopers Three (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.1
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Eddie Haskins, a wisecracking young man, teams up with two ham-acrobats known as 'Bugs & Sunny', and ,when they are all kicked out of a vaudeville theater in California, they enlist in the ... See full summary »

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Norman Taurog | Stars: Rex Lease, Dorothy Gulliver, Roscoe Karns, Slim Summerville

Votes: 16

31. On the Verge of a Fever (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

6.0
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Against the backdrop of poverty, fear and the brutal dictatorship of Haiti in 1971, ON THE VERGE OF A FEVER is about Fanfan, a 15-year-old boy who just wants to experience life for himself ... See full summary »

Director: John L'Ecuyer | Stars: Lansana Kourouma, Uly Darly, Mireille Metellus, Koumba Ball

Votes: 61

32. Der Drückerkönig und die Politik (2011 TV Short)

29 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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Documentary about the dubious career of financial advisor Carsten Maschmeyer (founder of AWD) and his connections to the highest German politicians.

Director: Christoph Lütgert | Stars: Veronica Ferres, Carsten Maschmeyer, Walter Riester, Bert Rürup

Votes: 5

33. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
Episode: Angel of Mercy (1976)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Jaime goes on a rescue mission to Costa Bravo disguised as an army nurse. She is accompanied by cranky helicopter pilot Jack Starkey. Their mission: to find the American ambassador and his wife.

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Andy Griffith, Claudio Martínez

Votes: 71

34. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Cuanto (2014)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.6
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Luciano encounters Capone in Chicago; Nucky and Margaret find common ground in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Sally conducts business in Cuba as rumors swirl of a public uprising. In 1884, a young Nucky continues to impress the commodore.

Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,232

35. Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Episode: Deadlier Than the Male (1965)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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Burke must thwart the plan of the ruthless wife of an exiled South American dictator to hide the terminal illness so the dictator can get revolutionary financing from the Chinese who want a foothold in South America.

Director: John Peyser | Stars: Gene Barry, Julie Adams, Arnold Moss, Lisa Gaye

Votes: 10

36. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Moon Over Isla Island (2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Stan gets Roger to pose as a Caribbean island dictator to get a treaty signed and so that he can get a helicopter, but Roger has other plans after he figures out that Stan is using him.

Directors: Rodney Clouden, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 456

37. Radio Free America (2017– )
Episode: Saturday Melt Down/Saturday Boomer Tech (2019)

News

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Stars: Halsey English, Dustin Gold, Brian Hendrix

38. Fox Mystery Theater (1984)
Episode: The Late Nancy Irving (1984)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A famous US golfer with an extremely rare blood type is taken to a private hospital after falling ill. Her recovery prolongs and she befriends the people there. One day, she sees a TV news report on her death and realizes she's trapped.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Cristina Raines, Marius Goring, Simon Williams, Tony Anholt

Votes: 98

39. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
Episode: The Magnificent Bribe (1959)

25 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.5
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Mr. Lucky and Andamo are comfortably running a Gambling Casino in a South American Banana Republic thanks to a bribeable President.Unknown to Lucky,Andamo decides to aid an anti government ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Ziva Rodann, Al Ruscio

Votes: 44



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