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1. Carandiru (2003)

R | 145 min | Drama, Crime

7.6
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71 Metascore

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

Writers: Hector Babenco, Fernando Bonassi, Victor Navas, Dráuzio Varella | Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 12,729

2. Central Station (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama

8.0
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80 Metascore

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Writers: Marcos Bernstein, João Emanuel Carneiro, Walter Salles | Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Soia Lira

Votes: 27,475

3. Behind the Sun (2001)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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73 Metascore

When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families.

Writers: Karim Aïnouz, Ismail Kadare, Sérgio Machado, João Moreira Salles, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Director: Walter Salles | Stars: José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 5,465

4. Side by Side (2012– )

Drama

7.9
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The idealistic and brave Isabel (Camila Pitanga) is the maid of a French lady who taught her the European language and manners... See full synopsis »

Creators: João Ximenes Braga, Claudia Lage | Stars: Marjorie Estiano, Camila Pitanga, Patricia Pillar, Lázaro Ramos

Votes: 48

5. The Knife (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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An American photographer in Rio de Janeiro becomes involved in the world of "knife culture" when he sets out to find the killer of one of his models.

Writers: Rubem Fonseca, Matthew Chapman | Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Peter Coyote, Tchéky Karyo, Amanda Pays, Raul Cortez

Votes: 463

6. Madame Satã (2002)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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59 Metascore

Loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero and convict from Rio de Janeiro.

Writers: Karim Aïnouz, Marcelo Gomes, Sérgio Machado, Mauricio Zacharias | Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flavio Bauraqui, Fellipe Marques

Votes: 1,825

7. To the Left of the Father (2001)

163 min | Drama

7.6
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Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »

Writers: Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Raduan Nassar | Director: Luiz Fernando Carvalho | Stars: Selton Mello, Raul Cortez, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Simone Spoladore

Votes: 1,147

8. Heleno (2011)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.9
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52 Metascore

A biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil's greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas.

Writers: L.G. Bayão, Felipe Bragança, Fernando Castets, Roberto Ceuninck, José Henrique Fonseca | Director: José Henrique Fonseca | Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Angie Cepeda, Alinne Moraes, Marcelo Adnet

Votes: 1,004

9. Mango Yellow (2002)

103 min | Drama

6.6
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40 Metascore

Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a ... See full summary »

Writer: Hilton Lacerda | Director: Cláudio Assis | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Jonas Bloch, Leona Cavalli, Dira Paes

Votes: 1,291

11. Budapest (2009)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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José Costa is a Brazilian ghost writer. Returning from a ghost writers convention his airplane is rerouted to Budapest. His life is also rerouted when he meets Krista and with her help, ... See full summary »

Writers: Rita Buzzar, Chico Buarque de Hollanda | Director: Walter Carvalho | Stars: Leonardo Medeiros, Gabriella Hámori, Giovanna Antonelli, Andrea Balogh

Votes: 390

12. Rat Fever (2011)

110 min | Drama

7.2
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Rat Fever is the alcohol-drenched story of an unrequited love. The poet Zizo, a pure-bred anarchist, is lost as soon as he meets the sober Eneida. She doesn't mind being his muse, but she ... See full summary »

Writer: Hilton Lacerda | Director: Cláudio Assis | Stars: Irandhir Santos, Juliano Cazarré, Matheus Nachtergaele, Tânia Granussi

Votes: 523

13. Bog of Beasts (2006)

80 min | Drama

6.2
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A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.

Writer: Hilton Lacerda | Director: Cláudio Assis | Stars: Fernando Teixeira, Caio Blat, Matheus Nachtergaele, Dira Paes

Votes: 678

14. A Love Movie (2003)

116 min | Drama

5.5
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Three friends, Hilda, Matilda and Gaspar, meet in a rundown downtown apartment during a weekend to chat, drink and experience pleasure.

Writers: Júlio Bressane, Rosa Dias | Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Bel García, Josi Antello, Fernando Eiras

Votes: 178

15. Delicate Crime (2005)

87 min | Drama

6.2
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Antônio Martins, respected theatrical critic, is a very rational man. But a chance meeting with young Inês, a nude painting model, is going to rock him. Inês keeps a relationship with ... See full summary »

Writers: Marçal Aquino, Beto Brant, Georg Büchner, Luiz F. Carvalho Filho, Gonçalves Dias, Maurício Paroni de Castro, Marco Ricca, Sérgio Sant'Anna | Director: Beto Brant | Stars: Marco Ricca, Lilian Taublib, Maria Manoella, Felipe Ehrenberg

Votes: 252

16. O Rebu (2014 TV Mini-Series)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A body is found in the pool of a millionaire during a party which brings together in one mansion several members of Brazil's high society. From there on we see the reasons and motivations each guest had to commit the murder.

Stars: Patricia Pillar, Tony Ramos, Sophie Charlotte, Daniel de Oliveira

Votes: 136

17. Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop (2004)

98 min | Biography, Music

7.0
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The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.

Writers: Lúcia Araújo, Fernando Bonassi, Victor Navas | Directors: Walter Carvalho, Sandra Werneck | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Marieta Severo, Reginaldo Faria, Andrea Beltrão

Votes: 1,830

18. Foreign Land (1996)

110 min | Action, Romance, Drama

7.5
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After the death of his mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to his mother's native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.

Writers: Marcos Bernstein, Millor Fernandes, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Stars: Fernanda Torres, Fernando Alves Pinto, Alexandre Borges, Luís Melo

Votes: 1,221

19. Getúlio (2014)

101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination ... See full summary »

Writers: Tereza Frota, João Jardim, George Moura | Director: João Jardim | Stars: Tony Ramos, Drica Moraes, Thiago Justino, Clarisse Abujamra

Votes: 489

20. Quilombo (1984)

114 min | Drama

6.7
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Palmares is a 17th-century quilombo, a settlement of escaped slaves in northeast Brazil. In 1650, plantation slaves revolt and head for the mountains where they find others led by the aged ... See full summary »

Writers: Carlos Diegues, João Felicio dos Santos, Décio Freitas | Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Bené Batista, Jonas Bloch, Zózimo Bulbul, Emmanuel Cavalcanti

Votes: 330

21. Possible Loves (2001)

98 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.9
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Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits... See full summary »

Writers: Maya Da-Rin, Paulo Halm | Director: Sandra Werneck | Stars: Murilo Benício, Carolina Ferraz, Emílio de Mello, Beth Goulart

Votes: 919

22. Cleópatra (2007)

116 min | Drama

5.8
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Writer: Júlio Bressane | Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Alessandra Negrini, Miguel Falabella, Bruno Garcia, Taumaturgo Ferreira

Votes: 155

23. The Machine (2005)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Karina has 2 dreams: to become an actress & to see the world. Antonio is in love with her. He promises to bring the world to "Nordestina", a village in the sticks of Brazil. This backwater ... See full summary »

Writers: Adriana Falcão, João Falcão | Director: João Falcão | Stars: Paulo Autran, Gustavo Falcão, Mariana Ximenes, Lázaro Ramos

Votes: 422

24. Love for Sale (2006)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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62 Metascore

In order to get funds, a young woman living in the Northeast of Brazil decides to raffle her own body.

Writers: Karim Aïnouz, Felipe Bragança, Simone Lima, Mauricio Zacharias | Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Hermila Guedes, Maria Menezes, Zezita Matos, João Miguel

Votes: 1,115

25. Midnight (1998)

75 min | Drama

7.1
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On December 31st of 1999, the destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone.

Writers: João Emanuel Carneiro, José Carvalho, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Stars: Fernanda Torres, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Matheus Nachtergaele, Nelson Sargento

Votes: 560

26. Amores Roubados (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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Creator: George Moura | Stars: Murilo Benício, Patricia Pillar, Cauã Reymond, Isis Valverde

Votes: 74

27. Janela da Alma (2001)

73 min | Documentary

8.0
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Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment - from mild nearsightedness to total blindness - discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Carvalho, João Jardim | Directors: João Jardim, Walter Carvalho | Stars: Evgen Bavcar, Raimunda da Conceição Filha, Felipe, Gabriel

Votes: 480

28. Santiago (2007)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary about Santiago, a peculiar man who used to work for the director and his parents as a butler. The material was filmed in 1992 but, for some strange reason, the director felt he ... See full summary »

Writer: João Moreira Salles | Director: João Moreira Salles

Votes: 367

29. Raul - O Início, o Fim e o Meio (2012)

Documentary, Music

7.9
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Enquanto o mundo fervilhava nas trepidões das motos de Easy Rider, no ritmo frenético de Elvis Presley... See full synopsis »

Writer: Leonardo Gudel | Directors: Walter Carvalho, Leonardo Gudel | Stars: Paulo Coelho, Daniel de Oliveira, Tárik de Souza, Luiz Carlos Maciel

Votes: 378

30. Sonhos Roubados (2009)

85 min | Drama

6.3
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Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and ... See full summary »

Writer: Eliane Trindade | Director: Sandra Werneck | Stars: Nanda Costa, Amanda Diniz, Kika Farias, Marieta Severo

Votes: 297

31. The Herb of the Rat (2008)

80 min | Drama

6.6
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Writers: Júlio Bressane, Rosa Dias, Machado de Assis | Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Selton Mello, Alessandra Negrini

Votes: 184

32. Chega de Saudade (2007)

95 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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In an old-time dance hall (the "gafieira") in São Paulo, one evening is all it takes to meet different characters as they remember the past, live the present, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, naturally, dance.

Writers: Laís Bodanzky, Luiz Bolognesi, Nando Bolognesi, Adriana Falcão, Roberto Gervitz, Ricardo Kauffman, Bráulio Mantovani, Silvana Matteusi, Sérgio Penna, Chris Riera, Daniela Smith | Director: Laís Bodanzky | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Tônia Carrero, Cássia Kis Magro, Betty Faria

Votes: 377

33. Un siècle d'écrivains (1995– )

Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Bernard Rapp, Philippe Sollers, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, François Nourissier

Votes: 7

34. News from a Personal War (1999)

57 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary about urban violence in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro. Policemen, drug dealers, and shantytown dwellers get trapped into a daily war that knows no winners.

Writers: Kátia Lund, João Moreira Salles | Directors: Kátia Lund, João Moreira Salles | Stars: Nilton Cerqueira, Carlos Luis Gregório, Paulo Lins, Hélio Luz

Votes: 522

35. In Evil Hour (2005)

118 min | Drama

5.8
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A small town is stirred by anonymous notes delivered during the night, telling the secrets of its inhabitants.

Writers: Tairone Feitosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Ruy Guerra | Director: Ruy Guerra | Stars: Leonardo Medeiros, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Fábio Sabag, Jean Pierre Noher

Votes: 136

36. Círculo de Fogo (1990)

89 min | Drama

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In a small country town, the killing of a peasant stirs the opposition between the workers at the local market and the mayor.

Writer: Geraldo Moraes | Director: Geraldo Moraes | Stars: Roberto Bonfim, Mauri de Castro, B. de Paiva, Ednei Giovenazzi

37. Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion (2000)

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his ... See full summary »

Writers: Joaquim Assis, Eduardo Coutinho, Zelito Viana | Director: Zelito Viana | Stars: Antônio Fagundes, Marcos Palmeira, André Ricardo, Letícia Spiller

Votes: 221

38. Miradas múltiples (La máquina loca) (2012)

96 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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They build myths, light passions, and practically never speak. In this documentary they'll complete with their words, the iconographic world of one of the most legendary cinematographers of... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Maillé | Stars: Javier Aguirresarobe, Ricardo Aronovich, Affonso Beato, Gabriel Beristain

Votes: 48

39. Carandiru, Outras Histórias (2005– )

Drama

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Stars: Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Ivan de Almeida, Ailton Graça, Roberto Bomtempo

Votes: 51

40. Astro: An Urban Fable in a Magical Rio De Janeiro (2012)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.0
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An urban fable that portrays the process of adaptation of ASTRO, the protagonist, to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Swedish, daughter of a Brazilian mother and Swedish father, she comes to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeffis Carvalho, Malu Tavares | Director: Paula Trabulsi | Stars: Alexandra Dahlström, Verônica Debom, Regina Duarte, Odilon Wagner

Votes: 29

41. Little Book of Love (1997)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The story of a relationship illustrated by words in alphabetical order.

Writers: Paulo Halm, José Roberto Torero | Director: Sandra Werneck | Stars: Andrea Beltrão, Daniel Dantas, Tony Ramos, José Wilker

Votes: 439

42. O Canto da Sereia (2013 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.6
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The mystery surrounding the murder of a seductive and ambitious axé performer during one of her concerts.

Creators: Patrícia Andrade, George Moura | Stars: Isis Valverde, Gabriel Braga Nunes, Camila Morgado, Fabiula Nascimento

Votes: 93

43. Brincante (2014)

Documentary

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Poetic documentary registring the work of Antonio Nobrega. A genius musician-performer-actor who has base on folcloric and regional tradirions and music.

Writer: Leonardo Gudel | Director: Walter Carvalho | Stars: Rosane Almeida, Antônio Nóbrega

44. Césio 137 - O Pesadelo de Goiânia (1990)

115 min | Drama

6.7
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The story behind one of the worst radiological disasters to ever happen in Brazil, in 1987.

Writer: Roberto Pires | Director: Roberto Pires | Stars: Nelson Xavier, Joana Fomm, Paulo Betti, Stepan Nercessian

Votes: 60

45. The Absence That Moves Us (2011)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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Documentary or fiction? Actors or characters? A recording of real life or scenes? Did it really happened or was it all staged? - This is the first film by acclaimed stage director ... See full summary »

Writers: Christiane Jatahy, Lulu Silva Telles | Director: Christiane Jatahy | Stars: Cristina Amadeo, Pedro Brício, Dani Fortes, Kiko Mascarenhas

Votes: 39

46. Two Billion Hearts (1995)

106 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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Writer: George Vecsey | Director: Murilo Salles | Stars: Antônio Grassi, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 172

47. Grande Teatro Tupi (1951– )

Drama

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Stars: Wanda Kosmo, Rita Cléos, Nydia Lícia, Rildo Gonçalves

48. Os Trapalhões no Auto da Compadecida (1987)

96 min | Family, Comedy

6.5
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Writers: Roberto Farias, Ariano Suassuna | Director: Roberto Farias | Stars: Renato Aragão, Emmanuel Cavalcanti, Renato Consorte, Raul Cortez

Votes: 196

49. Between Valleys (2012)

80 min | Drama

6.2
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Vicente is an economist, Caio's father, married to Marina, a dedicated dentist. He leads a normal life at home and at work until one loss after another leads him on an erratic journey ... See full summary »

Writers: Fabiana Werneck Barcinski, Philippe Barcinski | Director: Philippe Barcinski | Stars: Melissa Vettore, Ângelo Antônio, Daniel Hendler

Votes: 30

50. Butterfly (1995 TV Mini-Series)

180 min

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While shooting a movie in Brazil, Francesca, an actress, decides to finally sort out a dark chapter of her youth, and to visit her sister Paola in Rio de Janeiro with whom she has been out ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonas Bloch, Pino Colizzi, Jacqueline Laurence, Jennifer Nitsch