Top 10 - Best brazilian movies.

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1.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
“ Great cinematography, inspired cast and Fernando Meirelles at his best.Be prepared for dinamic takes and the crazyness of brazilian slums. ” - leonardozeligbrazil
 
2.
Central Station (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ Full of subtle themes and an emotional journey through an old woman perspective and an inspired little boy looking for his father.Fernanda Montenegro has her lifetime performance, which was recognized by the Academy. ” - leonardozeligbrazil
 
3.
Elite Squad (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
“ Jose Padilha gives us a particular look at brazilian police, BOPE, with an interesting plot, inspired performances and Wagner Moura...Wagner Moura. ” - leonardozeligbrazil
 
4.
A Dog's Will (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town... (104 mins.)
Director: Guel Arraes
“ Hard for foreigners to understand, this movie represents the brazilian culture from a very specific area of the country. Guel Arraes directs brilliantly the cast of fenomenal actors. ” - leonardozeligbrazil
 
5.
Brainstorm (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives... (74 mins.)
Director: Laís Bodanzky
“ Intense, and one of the most disturbing movie experiences that you can (choose to) have. Not for the weaks. Rodrigo Santoro called atention to his acting skills with this wonderfull film. ” - leonardozeligbrazil
 
6.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
“ Jose Padilha did it again. A sequence that may be better than the original, would that be possible? ” - leonardozeligbrazil
 
7.
Drained (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control. (112 mins.)
Director: Heitor Dhalia
“ A strange scenery, a weirdo, and some antiques.Sommetimes a guy can fall in love with an ass. Delightfull! ” - leonardozeligbrazil
 
8.
Behind the Sun (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ Poetic, sentimental, amazing cinematography,great original score and Walter Salles with his precise direction. ” - leonardozeligbrazil
 
9.
Carlota Joaquina: Princesa do Brazil (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A hot blooded Spanish princess plots to conquer her enemies and become queen. (100 mins.)
Director: Carla Camurati
“ Brazil is back on track!Represents a breath of life in brazilian cinema. A toast to that! ” - leonardozeligbrazil
 
10.
The Man Who Copied (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her... (123 mins.)
Director: Jorge Furtado
“ Jorge Furtado gives us a smart screenplay, a modern direction and a funny cast. Eficient and good cinema! ” - leonardozeligbrazil