The 50 Best Brazilian Movies

These are the best brazilian movies i ever see...
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1.
To the Left of the Father (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest... (163 mins.)
 
2.
Black God, White Devil (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism... (120 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
3.
The Red Light Bandit (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims. (92 mins.)
 
4.
Pixote (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with little crimes, prostitution, etc (128 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
5.
They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism. (120 mins.)
Director: Leon Hirszman
 
6.
Barren Lives (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children... (103 mins.)
 
7.
Assault on the Pay Train (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Film about the true events in Rio de Janeiro, in 1960, when a gang having the infamous outlaw Tião Medonho as a leader performed a sensational railroad hold-up on a train carrying a small fortune. (102 mins.)
Director: Roberto Farias
 
8.
The Given Word (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end? (98 mins.)
Director: Anselmo Duarte
 
9.
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians... (189 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
10.
São Bernardo (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn't pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways. (113 mins.)
Director: Leon Hirszman
 
11.
Lucio Flavio (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
History of a famous Brazilian bandit of the early seventies. (118 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
12.
Bye Bye Brasil (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances... (100 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
13.
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil. (110 mins.)
Director: Cao Hamburger
 
14.
A Causa Secreta (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Theater director asks his actors for a research on human cruelty and misery in Brazil, while trying to raise funds for his next production... (93 mins.)
Director: Sergio Bianchi
 
15.
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a trans individual... (120 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
16.
Foreign Land (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
 
17.
Case of the Naves Brothers (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The innocent brothers are wrongly accused of a crime by a corrupt and violent police officers and are forced to face the injustices of the brazilian penal system. (92 mins.)
 
18.
Happier Than Ever (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Terrorist takes his son out from the boarding school, and puts him temporarily in a friend's luxury and empty apartment in Copacabana beach... (91 mins.)
Director: Murilo Salles
 
19.
The Murdered House (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Newly wed arrives at her husband's family house, in the country. The heavy atmosphere of the house frightens her... (103 mins.)
 
20.
Foolish Heart (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Juán returns to his native Buenos Aires after 20 years to visit his dying father. He tries to find Ana, his old flame of the past. (130 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
21.
Killed the Family and Went to the Movies (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
There are many concurrent plots in this film. The main one being the one in which a desperate guy kills... (78 mins.)
Director: Júlio Bressane
 
22.
Barravento (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the State of Bahia, Brazil, an educated black man returns to his home fishing village to try and free people from mysticism... (78 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
23.
Tudo Bem (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Middle-class family reform their apartment, and the noise, the contact with the workers and strange occurrences turn what was supposed to be a trivial matter into a trip to hell. (111 mins.)
Director: Arnaldo Jabôr
 
24.
Midnight (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (75 mins.)
 
25.
Limite (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Three people sail aimlessly while remembering their past. (114 mins.)
Director: Mario Peixoto
 
26.
Ganga Bruta (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man kills his wife on their wedding night, after discovering she had been unfaithful. After being acquitted, he moves to the country, where he falls in love with an innocent girl. (82 mins.)
Director: Humberto Mauro
 
27.
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A road movie about a German man who went to the North East of Brazil in the 1942 to sell Aspirin. (99 mins.)
Director: Marcelo Gomes
 
28.
Isle of Flowers (1989 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian... (13 mins.)
Director: Jorge Furtado
 
29.
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
 
30.
Mango Yellow (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living... (103 mins.)
Director: Cláudio Assis
 
31.
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
 
32.
Hour of the Star (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist... (96 mins.)
Director: Suzana Amaral
 
33.
The Marriage (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Arnaldo Jabor
 
34.
Como Nascem os Anjos (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two children flee together with a grown up from a slum in Rio because this older person has had problems with the local drug lord... (100 mins.)
Director: Murilo Salles
 
35.
Pra Frente, Brasil (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This movie is about one of the worst periods for the Brazilian people. Shows the days of military dictatorship... (105 mins.)
Director: Roberto Farias
 
36.
Rio 100 Degrees F. (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A semi-documentary on the people of Rio de Janeiro. The camera follows boys from a hillside shanty town who sell peanuts at Copacabana... (100 mins.)
 
37.
Macunaima (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown... (110 mins.)
 
38.
The Priest and the Girl (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a small town in Minas Gerais, the arrival of a young priest causes a commotion in the conservative atmosphere of the place... (90 mins.)
 
39.
The Boy and the Wind (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Young engineer on holiday gets involved with a boy having a strange relationship with the wind. Their... (104 mins.)
 
40.
A Intrusa (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The film follows the parallel lives of two brothers of Danish ancestry in the "Pampas" of the Brazilian-Argentine-Uruguayan rural area... (100 mins.)
 
41.
Men and Women (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two friends take two prostitutes for a night of pleasure. But the night turns out to be frustrating for all involved... (93 mins.)
 
42.
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man... (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
43.
Entranced Earth (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power... (111 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
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45.
The Unscrupulous Ones (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This film captures the criminal behavior of two young Copacabana thugs (the "cafajestes"). The two plan a blackmail coup against a rich old man... (100 mins.)
Director: Ruy Guerra
 
46.
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
 
47.
Memórias do Cárcere (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Graciliano Ramos' period he spent in prison after being considered a subversive element by the government. (185 mins.)
 
48.
A Marvada Carne (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Hillbilly has one single dream in life: eat beef. He finds a little maid who's anxious to marry, and promises him: in their wedding party, his father would kill an ox. (77 mins.)
Director: André Klotzel
 
49.
I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A geologist is sent to an isolated region in the Northeast of Brazil to survey water sources, but begins to feel a a sense of abandonment and loneliness. (75 mins.)
 
50.
Neighboring Sounds (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets. (131 mins.)