Melhores Filmes do Nordeste do Brasil / Top Northeast Brazilian Movies

by ronilsonaraujo | created - 06 Oct 2011 | updated - 21 Nov 2011 | Public

Melhores filmes produzidos no Nordeste ou sobre a região.

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1. 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.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Soia Lira

Votes: 30,973 | Gross: $5.60M

2. O Auto da Compadecida (2000)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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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. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Rogério Cardoso, Denise Fraga

Votes: 7,725

3. The Given Word (1962)

98 min | Drama

8.3
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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?

Director: Anselmo Duarte | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Glória Menezes, Dionísio Azevedo, Geraldo Del Rey

Votes: 2,012

4. Lavoura Arcaica (2001)

163 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,369

5. Abril Despedaçado (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.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 6,120 | Gross: $0.06M

6. Me You Them (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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66 Metascore

A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.

Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Regina Casé, Lima Duarte, Stênio Garcia, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 1,608 | Gross: $0.32M

7. Lisbela e o Prisioneiro (2003)

106 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: André Mattos, Aramis Trindade, Bruno Garcia, Carlos Casagrande

Votes: 4,350

8. Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)

99 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A road movie about a German man who went to the North East of Brazil in the 1942 to sell Aspirin.

Director: Marcelo Gomes | Stars: João Miguel, Peter Ketnath, Madalena Accioly, Jeane Alves

Votes: 1,963

9. Black God, White Devil (1964)

120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

Votes: 3,147

10. The Clown (2011)

88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Father and son work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar and Pangare/Benjamin in a circus in the Brazilian countryside. Benjamin decides to follow a different path and meets several people on the way.

Director: Selton Mello | Stars: Selton Mello, Paulo José, Larissa Manoela, Giselle Motta

Votes: 3,888

11. Baile Perfumado (1997)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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A Lebanese photographer living in Brazil in the '30s manages to take pictures of Lampião, a legendary Brazilian outlaw, kind of a tropical Robin Hood.

Directors: Paulo Caldas, Lírio Ferreira | Stars: Duda Mamberti, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Aramis Trindade, Chico Díaz

Votes: 336

12. Barren Lives (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.6
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A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares

Votes: 1,716

13. The Battle of Canudos (1997)

170 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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The drama of a poor family in the bloodiest war in the History of Brazil: the war of Canudos.

Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: José Wilker, Cláudia Abreu, Paulo Betti, Marieta Severo

Votes: 572

14. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

R | 110 min | Comedy

7.1
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52 Metascore

In a small city of Brazil, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking and he takes all of her money... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Sônia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Dinorah Brillanti

Votes: 1,916

15. Amarelo Manga (2002)

TV-MA | 103 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,633

16. As Três Marias (2002)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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45 Metascore

Woman uses her three daughters to avenge their father and brothers, killed by a jealous ex-fiancé.

Director: Aluizio Abranches | Stars: Marieta Severo, Júlia Lemmertz, Maria Luísa Mendonça, Luiza Mariani

Votes: 323

17. Deus É Brasileiro (2003)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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God is getting tired. So he looks for a saint to take his place for a while.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Antônio Fagundes, Wagner Moura, Paloma Duarte, Bruce Gomlevsky

Votes: 2,034

18. Cidade Baixa (2005)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.

Director: Sérgio Machado | Stars: Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Lázaro Ramos, Maria Menezes

Votes: 3,364 | Gross: $0.13M

19. Love for Sale (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Hermila Guedes, Maria Menezes, Zezita Matos, João Miguel

Votes: 1,309 | Gross: $0.01M

20. A Máquina (2005)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 507

21. O Homem Que Desafiou o Diabo (2007)

106 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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After being forced into a marriage and enduring a humiliating work routine in the hands of his father-in-law, Zé Araújo becomes the mythical Ojuara, an unconventional hero devoted to debauchery.

Director: Moacyr Góes | Stars: Marcos Palmeira, Flávia Alessandra, Lívia Falcão, Fernanda Paes Leme

Votes: 591

22. Árido Movie (2005)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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Weatherman from a TV network goes back to his hometown, Vale da Rocha, a place in Northeast Brazil, devastated by the drought. He is forced to face the geographic elements and his own memories.

Director: Lírio Ferreira | Stars: Guilherme Weber, Giulia Gam, José Dumont, Mariana Lima

Votes: 430

23. Baixio das Bestas (2006)

80 min | Drama

6.3
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A man gets obsessed by 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.

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

Votes: 838

24. Ó Pai, Ó - Look at This (2007)

96 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.

Director: Monique Gardenberg | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Dira Paes, Wagner Moura, Stênio Garcia

Votes: 1,258

25. Deserto Feliz (2007)

92 min | Drama

6.6
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Jéssica is a teenager from Brazilian Northeast. After being abused by her stepfather, she runs away to Recife, where starts to work with sexual tourism. Then, she meets Mark, a German ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Caldas | Stars: Magdale Alves, Servílio de Holanda, Cláudio Ferrario, Hermila Guedes

Votes: 135