Best Brazilian Soap Operas

by tbell1826 | created - 12 Oct 2011 | updated - 12 Oct 2011 | Public

A list of the best-loved soap operas from Brazil.

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1. The Clone (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A young man, who has been secretly cloned by his godfather scientist, falls in love for a Moroccan girl from a rigorous family.

Stars: Murilo Benício, Giovanna Antonelli, Vera Fischer, Reginaldo Faria

Votes: 1,901

2. Escrava Isaura (1976– )

26 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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The difficulties faced by a young, sweet-hearted white slave targeted by the obsession of her lord in the Brazilian colonial time period.

Stars: Rubens de Falco, Lucélia Santos, Gilberto Martinho, Markus Konká

Votes: 422

3. Xica da Silva (1996– )

60 min

8.0
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In the Colonial Brazil, a smart, sassy and sensual slave rises to become a queen as an important contractor falls for her, all for the anger of a woman obsessed with him.

Stars: Taís Araújo, Drica Moraes, Victor Wagner, Carlos Alberto

Votes: 242

4. Terra Nostra (1999–2000)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The love story of two Italian young immigrants who first meet on their way to Brazil at the end of the 18th century, but are separated after their ship docks.

Stars: Antônio Fagundes, Raul Cortez, Ana Paula Arósio, Thiago Lacerda

Votes: 458

5. Terra Speranza (2002–2003)

60 min

5.6
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The story of two young Italian lovers of different, rival families who are separated after he moves to Brazil and falls for another woman, while she is forced to marry a fascist.

Stars: Paulo Goulart, Reynaldo Gianecchini, Ana Paula Arósio, Raul Cortez

Votes: 199

6. O Profeta (2006–2007)

Romance

7.1
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A countryside young man gifted with precognitive powers moves to the big city, where he meets some unscrupulous people interested in his gift, and the girl he knows is the woman of his life.

Stars: Thiago Fragoso, Fernanda Souza, Dalton Vigh, Paolla Oliveira

Votes: 97

7. O Rei do Gado (1996– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The enmity between two rancher families in territorial dispute, and the forbidden love between a drover and a landless, mysterious woman with no past.

Stars: Luis De Lima, Clara García, José Marinho, Antônio Fagundes

Votes: 360

8. Vale Tudo (1988– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Fátima Accioly is a young, callous woman who wants to be rich and successful at any price. After selling her family's house in the country, she heads to Rio and gets to know dress man César... See full summary »

Stars: Regina Duarte, Antônio Fagundes, Glória Pires, Cássio Gabus Mendes

Votes: 219

9. América (2005– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Sol, a dreamy young woman from the carioca suburbs, attempts to emigrate to the United States, believing in a better life with better opportunities.

Stars: Deborah Secco, Murilo Benício, Christiane Torloni, Edson Celulari

Votes: 246

10. Alma Gêmea (2005– )

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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After she dies, a ballerina reincarnates in a beautiful, sweet-hearted indian and returns to her past family and the man she loved and had left.

Stars: Eduardo Moscovis, Mauricio Machado, Priscila Fantin, Flávia Alessandra

Votes: 159

11. Da Cor do Pecado (2004– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A Maranhense young woman and a carioca tourist photographer fall for each other and get separated by destiny and a woman obsessed with his family's fortune.

Stars: Reynaldo Gianecchini, Giovanna Antonelli, Taís Araújo, Rosi Campos

Votes: 351

12. Tieta (1989– )

50 min

8.3
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Stars: Betty Faria, José Mayer, Reginaldo Faria, Ana Rosa Aboim

Votes: 209

13. Dona Beija (1986– )

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Maitê Proença, Gracindo Júnior, Marcelo Vecchi, Maria Fernanda

Votes: 100

14. O Cravo e a Rosa (2000–2001)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A short tempered, feminist rich woman notable for her aversion to marriage and her aggressive behavior gradually falls in love for a rough and lowly farmer.

Stars: Tatiana Monteiro, Alexandre Barilari, Cecília Lage, Nildo Parente

Votes: 214

15. Sinhá Moça (2006– )

Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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Monarchists and republicans meet in Araruna, a small fictional town in the interior of São Paulo, in 1886. The novel portrays the love story of the beautiful and wealthy Sinhá Moça - ... See full summary »

Stars: Débora Falabella, Danton Mello, Osmar Prado, Patricia Pillar

Votes: 131

16. Páginas da Vida (2006–2007)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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After a young woman gives birth to twins and dies precociously, her cold-hearted mother keeps her grandson but rejects his sister with Down syndrome, who is adopted by their sweet-hearted surgeon.

Stars: Regina Duarte, Lília Cabral, Ana Paula Arósio, José Mayer

Votes: 275

17. Paraíso Tropical (2007)

45 min | Drama

7.0
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A race for passion and power lives in the metropolitan area, Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. A faithful, spotless young man and a ruthless manipulative lad compete on who to take over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alessandra Negrini, Fábio Assunção, Tony Ramos, Wagner Moura

Votes: 314 | Gross: $59.00M

18. A Casa das Sete Mulheres (2003– )

1,084 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.4
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The greatest civil war Brazil ever faced by the point of view of the seven women of the separatist leader's family.

Stars: Thiago Lacerda, Giovanna Antonelli, Werner Schünemann, Camila Morgado

Votes: 449

19. Senhora do Destino (2004–2005)

50 min | Drama

7.9
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From a poor background, a mother of five has her baby daughter kidnapped and fights for having her back, as time goes by and she rises to a better life with her remaining sons.

Stars: Susana Vieira, Renata Sorrah, José Wilker, José Mayer

Votes: 414

20. A Favorita (2008–2009)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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The friendship of two women is torn apart as one, supposedly innocent, is accused of murdering the other one's husband.

Stars: Patricia Pillar, Cláudia Raia, Mariana Ximenes, Glória Menezes

Votes: 390

21. Mulheres de Areia (1993– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Mulheres de areia (sand women) was a Brazilian soap opera that tells the story of the twin sister Rute and Raquel. I the classic thing...one twin is good and the other devilish. It's a very... See full summary »

Stars: Glória Pires, Guilherme Fontes, Marcos Frota, Vivianne Pasmanter

Votes: 244

22. Torre de Babel (1998–1999)

55 min | Drama, Thriller, Romance

6.5
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Clementino planned to revenge against powerful Mr. Toledo. But someone just did it before him.

Stars: Oscar Magrini, Erik Svane, Cláudio Caparica, Jorge Cherques

Votes: 146

23. Caminho das Índias (2009– )

Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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The daughter of a traditional, rich Indian family falls in love for a Dalit, and "untouchable" man.

Stars: Juliana Paes, Laura Cardoso, Christiane Torloni, Tony Ramos

Votes: 428

24. Escrito nas Estrelas (2010– )

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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Stars: Humberto Martins, Nathalia Dill, Alexandre Nero, Débora Falabella

Votes: 45

25. Mulheres Apaixonadas (2003– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The series surrounds the damaged relationship between a saxophonist and a woman who falls in love for a former boyfriend, whom she had left to marry him.

Stars: Christiane Torloni, José Mayer, Tony Ramos, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 334

26. Laços de Família (2000– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The unconditional love a mother has for her daughter, even after they fall in love for the same man.

Stars: Paulo Caruso, Vera Fischer, Reynaldo Gianecchini, Andrey Linhares

Votes: 380

27. Por Amor (1997– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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To prevent her sorrow, a mother secretly abdicates her son for her infertile daughter after her newborn child dies, a secret she gradually becomes unable to keep.

Stars: Regina Duarte, Antônio Fagundes, Fábio Assunção, Vivianne Pasmanter

Votes: 295

28. Duas Caras (2007–2008)

45 min | Drama

6.0
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A young woman vows revenge on a tricky, unscrupulous man after he fools and abandons her pregnant with their child.

Stars: Antônio Fagundes, Dalton Vigh, Marjorie Estiano, Susana Vieira

Votes: 162

29. Água Viva (1980– )

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Fernando Amaral, Maria Zilda Bethlem, Débora Bloch, Cleide Blota

Votes: 45

30. A Sucessora (1978– )

Drama, Mystery, Romance

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Stars: Susana Vieira, Rubens de Falco, Nathália Timberg, Arlete Salles

Votes: 25

31. Passione (2010– )

Drama

6.1
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The rough efforts of an ambitious young woman of poor origin, a she enters the life of an Italian man, son of a wealthy Brazilian family.

Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Mariana Ximenes, Tony Ramos, Reynaldo Gianecchini

Votes: 137

32. Força de Um Desejo (1999–2000)

45 min | Drama

7.3
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Stars: Malu Mader, Fábio Assunção, Reginaldo Faria, Paulo Betti

Votes: 109

33. Celebridade (2003–2004)

45 min | Drama

7.6
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A prominent producer is approached by an ambitious woman who becomes her assistant, but actually intends to own everything that is hers.

Stars: Malu Mader, Cláudia Abreu, Fábio Assunção, Deborah Evelyn

Votes: 280

34. Pantanal (1990– )

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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The love between a young man, newcomer from the city to the inland Brazilian Pantanal, and a brave and mysterious inhabitant woman who happens to be a shapeshifter.

Stars: Ewerton de Castro, Paulo Gorgulho, Marcos Caruso, Ingra Liberato

Votes: 153

35. Cordel Encantado (2011– )

Drama, Romance

7.4
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Stars: Mauricio Machado, Renato Góes, Cauã Reymond, Bianca Bin

Votes: 115

36. Desejo Proibido (2007–2008)

45 min | Drama

5.9
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Stars: Fernanda Vasconcellos, Murilo Rosa, Marcos Caruso, Alexandre Borges

Votes: 48

37. Bela, a Feia (2009– )

Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Stars: Bruno Ferrari, Giselle Itié, Simone Spoladore, Carla Regina

Votes: 23

38. Caras & Bocas (2009–2010)

Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Stars: Flávia Alessandra, Isabelle Drummond, Malvino Salvador, David Lucas

Votes: 88

39. Chocolate com Pimenta (2003–2004)

45 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A humble girl who rises to become a wealthy, vengeful widow returns to the small town that humiliated her and to the man she loved, bringing their young son.

Stars: Mariana Ximenes, Murilo Benício, Drica Moraes, Priscila Fantin

Votes: 297

40. Cama de Gato (2009– )

Drama

5.7
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Stars: Marcos Palmeira, Camila Pitanga, Paolla Oliveira, Heloísa Périssé

Votes: 46

41. Viver a Vida (2009– )

Romance

6.0
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A retired fashion model falls for a divorced older man as his family is reluctant of their relationship.

Stars: Taís Araújo, Lília Cabral, Mateus Solano, José Mayer

Votes: 180

42. Corpo Dourado (1998– )

50 min

6.2
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Stars: Moacir Alves, Giovanna Antonelli, Caco Baresi, Deborah Blando

Votes: 52

43. Cobras & Lagartos (2006– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A rascal, leery man assumes the place of a namesake honest young worker as the heir of a important businessman's wealth.

Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Carolina Dieckmann, Daniel de Oliveira, Mariana Ximenes

Votes: 251

44. Uma Rosa com Amor (2010– )

Drama

6.7
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Stars: Carla Marins, Claudio Lins, Betty Faria, Jussara Freire

Votes: 20

45. Vende-se Um Véu de Noiva (2009– )

Drama

5.9
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Stars: Velson D'Souza, Eda Nagayama, Maria Estela, Nando Rodrigues

Votes: 7

46. Essas Mulheres (2005– )

Drama, Romance

7.1
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"Essas Mulheres" (These Women) is a soap opera set in the 19th century's Rio de Janeiro, freely inspired on José de Alencar's novels "Senhora", "Diva" and "Lucíola". It tells the story of ... See full summary »

Stars: Christine Fernandes, Paulo Gorgulho, Gabriel Braga Nunes, Carla Regina

Votes: 54

47. Amor e Intrigas (2007– )

Drama

4.9
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Stars: Heitor Martinez, Vanessa Gerbelli, Luciano Szafir, Renata Dominguez

Votes: 16

48. Sete Pecados (2007– )

45 min | Drama

5.6
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Stars: Priscila Fantin, Reynaldo Gianecchini, Giovanna Antonelli, Cláudia Jimenez

Votes: 94

49. Negócio da China (2008– )

Action, Comedy, Drama

3.5
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Stars: Grazi Massafera, Frederico Reuter, Natália do Vale, Ricardo Pereira

Votes: 41

50. Paraíso (2009– )

55 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Stars: Eriberto Leão, Nathalia Dill, Alexandre Nero, Alexandre Rodrigues

Votes: 33

51. A Próxima Vítima (1995– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A young law student starts to work as a detective, decided to uncover the identity behind a series of murders, as well as who is next.

Stars: Carlos Eduardo Dolabella, Emiliano Queiroz, Dandara Guerra, Mauro Mendonça

Votes: 255

52. Beleza Pura (2008– )

Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Guilherme is a jumbled and womanizing aeronautical engineer, who at the moment is in love with his neighbor, the beautician Sônia, but lives to enjoy life and women with the money earned by... See full summary »

Stars: Edson Celulari, Regiane Alves, Carolina Ferraz, Isis Valverde

Votes: 50

53. O Beijo do Vampiro (2002–2003)

50 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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Long-time asleep since the middle ages, Count Boris, a vampire, returns for the love of his reincarnated wife.

Stars: Tarcísio Meira, Cláudia Raia, Thiago Lacerda, Flávia Alessandra

Votes: 159

54. Araguaia (2010– )

40 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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A man returns to his birthplace, the area surrounding the Araguaia river, unaware of an Indian curse targeting him, gathered on his family several years before.

Stars: Milena Toscano, Murilo Rosa, Cleo Pires, Suzana Pires

Votes: 34

55. Uga Uga (2000–2001)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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A young, orphaned man raised by an indian shaman in the wild, is found by his grandfather and returns to his estranged family where he discovers himself as the heir of their wealth.

Stars: Hilda Rebello, Joel Silva, Lima Duarte, Humberto Martins

Votes: 174

56. Caminhos do Coração (2007–2008)

55 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.4
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The mystery surrounding murders ordered by an unknown person, and a sweet-hearted woman with super strength and skills, struggling to prove she is innocent after she is accused for the crimes.

Stars: Bianca Rinaldi, Leonardo Vieira, Ítala Nandi, Gabriel Braga Nunes

Votes: 215

57. Vila Madalena (1999– )

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Stars: Antonio Abujamra, João Acaiabe, Fernando Almeida, Eduardo Arbex

Votes: 20

58. Éramos Seis (1994– )

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Stars: Irene Ravache, Othon Bastos, Luciana Braga, Tarcísio Filho

Votes: 63

59. Chamas da Vida (2008– )

Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Stars: Lucinha Lins, Leonardo Brício, Bruno Ferrari, Juliana Silveira

Votes: 19

60. Floribella (2005– )

Musical, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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The Brazilian version of "Floricienta" tells the modern fairy tale of Maria Flor, a Cinderella-in-sneakers. She is a sweet-hearted young girl, who delivers vegetebles and is also the lead ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Juliana Silveira, Maria Carolina Ribeiro, Roger Gobeth, Bruno Miguel

Votes: 42