Best Brazilian Movies

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1. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Unrated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 71,277 | Gross: $0.10M

2. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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33 Metascore

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.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 87,470 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Olga (2004)

141 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »

Director: Jayme Monjardim | Stars: Camila Morgado, Caco Ciocler, Luís Melo, Eliane Giardini

Votes: 2,616

4. Chico Xavier (2010)

124 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.

Director: Daniel Filho | Stars: Natalia Soutto, Nelson Xavier, Ângelo Antônio, Matheus Costa

Votes: 1,395

5. Four Days in September (1997)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Votes: 3,901 | Gross: $0.31M

6. Bossa Nova (2000)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Amy Irving, Antônio Fagundes, Alexandre Borges, Débora Bloch

Votes: 1,607 | Gross: $1.82M

7. In Therapy (2009)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In Rio de Janeiro, the forty-something year old, Mercedes, goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life - from a child who lost her mother. Over three years of analysis, her ... See full summary »

Director: José Alvarenga Jr. | Stars: Lília Cabral, José Mayer, Reynaldo Gianecchini, Cauã Reymond

Votes: 655