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15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico

Check out the list of movies filmed in Puerto Rico and tell us what your think.

 

15. Runner Runner

The plot was based in Costa Rica, making Puerto Rico the perfect location, due to its similarities with Costa Rica. Directed by Brad Furman. The film stars are Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Runner Runner

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Runner Runner

 

14. The Rum Diary

The story about an author who hasn’t been able to sell a book, then he got a job in San Juan, Puerto Rico where the adventure begins. Based on the novel of Hunter S. Thompson. Directed by Bruce Robinson and the film star Johnny Depp.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: The Rum Diary

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: The Rum Diary

 

13. Act of Valor

The story of a navy seal unit, directed by Mike McCoy.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Act of Valor

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Act of Valor

 

12. Amistad

A historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg, some scenes where filmed in Fort San Felipe del Morro in Old San Juan. Among the film stars is Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Amistad

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Amistad

 

11. Bad Boy II

The film is about two police detectives investigating the flow of ecstasy in Miami, directed by Michael Bay. Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Bad Boys

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Bad Boys

 

10. Captain Ron

A 1992 comedy directed by Thom Eberhardt. Starring Kurt Russel and Martin Short.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Captain Ron

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Captain Ron

 

9. Golden Eye

The James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan. The telescope scene was filmed in the Arecibo Radio Telescope.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Golden Eye

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Golden Eye

 

8. Contact

Starring Jodie Foster, several scenes were filmed in the Arecibo Radio Telescope.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Contact

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Contact

 

7. Lord of the Flies

This movie about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results, was filmed in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

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6. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Starring Johnny Depp as the famous Captain Jack Sparrow. This epic film was filmed in several location like Icacos.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Pirates of the Caribbean

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Pirates of the Caribbean

 

5. The Men Who Stared at Goats

Starring George Clooney, the U.S Army’s exploration of New Age concepts and the potential military applications of the paranormal.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: The Men Who Stare at Goats

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: The Men Who Stare at Goats

 

4. The Perfect Getaway

A psychological thriller. The film was shot in several locations in Puerto Rico, Gozalandia Waterfall is one of the most iconic locations.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Perfect Gataway

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Perfect Gataway

 

3. The Losers

An action comedy directed by Sylvain White, was filmed in Arecibo, Hato Rey and Rio Grande.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: The Losers

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: The Losers

 

2. Executive Decision

An action film directed by Stuart Baird. Starring Kurt Russel.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Executive Decision

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Executive Decision

 

1. Fast Five

The famous action film starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. One of the most memorable scenes was filmed in the Ponce de Leon Avenue in Hato Rey.

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Fast Five

15 Famous Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Puerto Rico: Fast Five

 

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Check out the list of movies filmed in Puerto Rico and tell us what your think.   15. Runner Runner The plot was based in Costa Rica, making Puerto Rico the perfect location, due to its similarities with Costa Rica. Directed by Brad Furman. The film stars are Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton. …

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