Top 40+ Brazilian movies

Top 40 Brazilian movies, in my opinion (unordered)
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1.
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
 
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.
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
 
4.
Central Station (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
5.
Baile Perfumado (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
 
6.
Drained (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control. (112 mins.)
Director: Heitor Dhalia
 
7.
Carandiru (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo... (145 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
8.
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
 
9.
Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way... (113 mins.)
Director: Marcos Jorge
 
10.
Durval Records (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Durval and his mother Carmita live at the back of "Durval Discos", a record store they own in São Paulo... (96 mins.)
Director: Anna Muylaert
 
11.
A Dama do Lotação (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Carlos and Solange, childhood sweethearts, marry after a chaste courtship. On their wedding night, Solange refuses to make love to him... (90 mins.)
 
12.
Chronically Unfeasible (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dissection of Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political and sociological theses. (101 mins.)
Director: Sergio Bianchi
 
13.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
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.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
A Vida Como Ela É... (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Adaptations of 40 short stories of brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues, written between 1951 and 1961...
Director: Denise Saraceni
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
Olga (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes... (141 mins.)
Director: Jayme Monjardim
 
18.
Lisbela and the Prisoner (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town... (106 mins.)
Director: Guel Arraes
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
O Auto da Compadecida (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The film tells the adventures of friends João Grilo, a poor man a liar, and Chicó, the most cowardly of men...
Director: Guel Arraes
 
22.
Como Nascem os Anjos (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 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
 
23.
Memórias do Cárcere (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Graciliano Ramos' period he spent in prison after being considered a subversive element by the government. (185 mins.)
 
24.
Blindness (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. (121 mins.)
 
25.
Lower City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
26.
Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of three friends in Rio de Janeiro. When a patient at the hospital where Paulo interns asks him to get in touch with her sons... (105 mins.)
Director: Jorge Durán
 
27.
Carlota Joaquina: Princesa do Brazil (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A hot blooded Spanish princess plots to conquer her enemies and become queen. (100 mins.)
Director: Carla Camurati
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
Menino Maluquinho: O Filme (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The adventures of a little, nutty boy of unique personality and traits who finds comfort at his grandfather's farm, after his parents are divorced. (83 mins.)
Director: Helvecio Ratton
 
30.
Gabriela (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1925, Gabriela becomes cook, mistress, and then wife of Nacib, a bar owner in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels... (99 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
31.
Morte e Vida Severina (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The story of Severino, a man who tries to escape the misery and the drought prevailing in the rural backcountry of the Northeast of Brazil... (85 mins.)
Director: Zelito Viana
 
32.
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
 
33.
Elite Squad (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
34.
Árido Movie (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Lírio Ferreira
 
35.
Cão Sem Dono (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Porto Alegre, the unemployed Ciro has a dull life in a simple apartment with a nameless stray dog that he had found on the streets... (82 mins.)
 
36.
The Midday Sun (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(106 mins.)
Director: Eliane Caffé
 
37.
Engraçadinha (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Engraçadinha is a sexy teenager, with whom every man wants to get involved, except her cousin Sílvio... (103 mins.)
 
38.
Tieta of Agreste (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Just when her family starts believing that she is dead, and that they can expect a rich heritage, Tieta... (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
 
39.
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, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing... (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
40.
Nós Que Aqui Estamos por Vós Esperamos (1999 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A fascinating and poetical collage of countless images from the 20th century with the purpose of revealing... (73 mins.)
 
41.
Black Orpheus (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. (100 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
 
42.
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.)