The best brazilian movies

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1.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
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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
 
2.
Elite Squad (2007)
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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
 
3.
Black Orpheus (1959)
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A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. (100 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
 
4.
Behind the Sun (2001)
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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
 
5.
Xingu (2012)
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In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition... (102 mins.)
Director: Cao Hamburger
 
6.
City of God (2002)
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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.)
 
7.
Caramuru: A Invenção do Brasil (2001)
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Diogo Álvares, a Portuguese map illustrator, reaches the Brazilian coast, after his caravel sinks. He... (85 mins.)
Director: Guel Arraes
 
8.
A Dog's Will (2000)
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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... (104 mins.)
Director: Guel Arraes
 
9.
They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
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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
 
10.
Bufo & Spallanzani (2001)
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Ivan Canabrava is a detective in a Pan-American insurance company and is investigating the case of a landowner who dies shortly after taking out a 1 million dollar insurance policy. (96 mins.)
 
11.
Toda Donzela Tem Um Pai Que É Uma Fera (1966)
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General's daughter, who lives with her boyfriend without being married, gets in trouble when her conservative father decides to visit her. A friend decides to help them, but things only get worse. (100 mins.)
Director: Roberto Farias
 
12.
Orfeu (1999)
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In a dangerous but human Rio's slum, rises the love affair betwen Orfeu and Eurídice, provoking jealousy and violence in times of carnival. (110 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
13.
Madame Satã (2002)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Karim Ainouz
 
14.
Futuro Beach (2014)
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Shortly after failing to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, a friend of the victim. They soon begin a relationship which seems doomed from the start, while Donato's past catches up with him. (106 mins.)
Director: Karim Aïnouz
 
15.
Olga (2004)
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Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes... (141 mins.)
Director: Jayme Monjardim
 
16.
Capitães da Areia (2011)
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About the life and adventures of a gang of abandoned street kids known as "Capitães da Areia" (Captains of the Sands), in Salvador, Bahia, during the 1950s. (96 mins.)
 
17.
Isle of Flowers (1989 Documentary)
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The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian... (13 mins.)
Director: Jorge Furtado
 
18.
News from a Personal War (1999 Documentary)
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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. (57 mins.)
 
19.
Posthumous Memories (2001)
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Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both. (101 mins.)
Director: André Klotzel
 
20.
Batismo de Sangue (2006)
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During the period of 1964 to 1985, Brazil lived a military dictatorship. In the 60s, the Dominican friars Tito... (110 mins.)
Director: Helvecio Ratton
 
21.
Four Days in September (1997)
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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... (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
22.
The Battle of Canudos (1997)
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The drama of a poor family in the bloodiest war in the History of Brazil: the war of Canudos. (170 mins.)
Director: Sergio Rezende
 
23.
Lamarca (1994)
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The real story of a captain who, during the military dictatorship in Brazil, deserted Brazilian Army and got involved in left-wing guerilla groups, becoming one of their most prominent leaders. (130 mins.)
Director: Sergio Rezende
 
24.
O Velho - A História de Luiz Carlos Prestes (1997 Documentary)
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Brazil's history during the 20th Century serves as a background to Luiz Carlos Prestes's curious course... (105 mins.)
Director: Toni Venturi
 
25.
Brainstorm (2001)
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A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives... (74 mins.)
Director: Laís Bodanzky
 
26.
Zuzu Angel (2006)
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Based on the true story of Zuzu Angel, a famous Brazilian fashion designer in the 70's, who searches for her son Stuart... (108 mins.)
Director: Sergio Rezende
 
27.
Budapest (2009)
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José Costa is a Brazilian ghost writer. Returning from a ghost writers convention his airplane is rerouted to Budapest... (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Carvalho
 
28.
VIPs: Histórias Reais de um Mentiroso (2010 Documentary)
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The infamous anti-hero Marcelo Nascimento da Rocha is one of the greatest Brazilian con artists ever that has lured several persons with his schemes... (72 mins.)
 
29.
Carlota Joaquina: Princesa do Brazil (1995)
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A hot blooded Spanish princess plots to conquer her enemies and become queen. (100 mins.)
Director: Carla Camurati
 
30.
The Naked Man (1997)
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A man locked out of his apartment in the nude is pursued by the police and by the media. (78 mins.)
Director: Hugo Carvana
 
31.
The Invisible Woman (2009)
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A romantic comedy in which a 35-year old man is abandoned by his wife and falls in love with his neighbor, a perfect, ideal woman. The only problem: she doesn't exist! (105 mins.)
Director: Claudio Torres
 
32.
The Long Haul (1988)
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After an argument with an ex-girlfriend, a trucker leaves for one more trip. He had been asked to risk... (113 mins.)
Director: Paulo Thiago
 
33.
The Man Who Copied (2003)
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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
 
35.
Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop (2004)
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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. (98 mins.)
 
36.
Jean Charles (2009)
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The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts. (93 mins.)
 
37.
Carandiru (2003)
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Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo... (145 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
38.
Me You Them (2000)
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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. (104 mins.)
 
39.
Blindness (2008)
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A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. (121 mins.)
 
40.
Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
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The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history. (130 mins.)
 
41.
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
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The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling. (126 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
42.
The Constant Gardener (2005)
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A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption. (129 mins.)
 
43.
God Is Brazilian (2003)
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God is getting tired. So he looks for a saint to take his place for a while. (110 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
44.
Desmundo (2002)
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The story of Orisbela, a young and religious woman who comes from Portugal to Brazil to marry Francisco de Albuquerque, a rude sugar-cane plantation owner, in 1570. (101 mins.)
Director: Alain Fresnot
 
45.
Entreatos (2004 Documentary)
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Director João Moreira Salles and a small crew followed Presidential candidate Luís Inácio Lula da Silva's campaign in meetings... (117 mins.)
 
46.
Friendly Fire (1998)
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Brazil in the early 70s. Miguel, Eloi, Osvaldo and Paolo take part in armed attacks against the military dictatorship... (76 mins.)
Director: Beto Brant
 
47.
Owner of the Story (2004)
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A 50 year-old woman who analyses her past. She pictures herself when she was 20 years old and she re-creates... (84 mins.)
Director: Daniel Filho
 
48.
What Is It Worth? (2005)
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Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's short story "Pai Contra Mãe", having some of Nireu Cavalcanti's 18th Century chronicles as inspiration... (110 mins.)
Director: Sergio Bianchi
 
49.
My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
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The true story of João Guilherme Estrella ("Johnny"), a young middle-class bon vivant who became a big-time cocaine dealer in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s. (124 mins.)
Director: Mauro Lima
 
50.
Ed Mort (1997)
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A detective is hired by a mysterious woman to find her missing husband, a master of disguises, and important industry executive. (102 mins.)
Director: Alain Fresnot
 
51.
Mauá - O Imperador e o Rei (1999)
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A movie about a Brazilian entrepreneur who rivalled American's richest man at his time, well-known Rockfeller... (135 mins.)
Director: Sergio Rezende
 
52.
Lower City (2005)
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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. (98 mins.)
Director: Sérgio Machado
 
53.
From Beginning to End (2009)
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Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. (94 mins.)