Most Popular Banana Republic Movies and TV Shows
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1. Bananas (1971)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 32,679 | Gross: $11.80M
2. Moon Over Parador (1988)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
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?
Votes: 5,221 | Gross: $11.44M
3. Tropical Inferno (1978)
Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
4. Down Twisted (1987)
R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
6. Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931)
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 1,048 | Gross: $0.81M
7. Savage Sisters (1974)
R | 86 min | Action, Drama
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 »
8. Torrid Zone (1940)
Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
9. Sensation Hunters (1933)
73 min | Drama
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 »
10. Why Worry? (1923)
TV-G | 63 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A hypochondriac vacations in the tropics for the fresh air - and finds himself in the middle of a revolution instead.
Votes: 1,500 | Gross: $0.45M
11. Kubanacan (2003–2004)
45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
12. The Marines Fly High (1940)
Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Marine lieutenants Dan and Jim fight bandits in the South American jungle, while competing for the attention of beautiful Joan Grant.
13. American Psyche (2007)
55 min | Documentary
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 »
16. The Americano (1916)
61 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
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 »
17. Torpedoed (1937)
66 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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 »
19. The Marines Are Coming (1934)
Passed | 74 min | Action, Drama, Romance
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 »
21. Money to Burn (1926)
Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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 »
22. When Banana Ruled (2017 TV Movie)
53 min | Documentary, History
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 »
23. Sing Sing Nights (1934)
Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »
25. On the Line (2007)
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary
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 »
26. From Headquarters (1929)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
27. Heart and Soul (1917)
Passed | Action, Romance, War
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 »
28. Love Comes Along (1930)
Passed | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Music
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.
29. Virgin Lips (1928)
Passed | 59 min | Action, Drama
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 »
30. Troopers Three (1930)
Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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 »
31. On the Verge of a Fever (2004)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
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 »
32. Der Drückerkönig und die Politik (2011 TV Short)
29 min | Documentary, Short
Documentary about the dubious career of financial advisor Carsten Maschmeyer (founder of AWD) and his connections to the highest German politicians.
The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
Angel of Mercy
TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History
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.
Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Deadlier Than the Male
Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
American Dad! (2005– )
Moon Over Isla Island
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy
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.
Fox Mystery Theater (1984)
The Late Nancy Irving
Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
The Magnificent Bribe
25 min | Comedy, Thriller
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 »