Nice Brazilian movies (in which stories happen outside Rio, São Paulo or Northeast and that are not documentaries) - and foreign films about Brazil with the same description

by guisreis | created - 03 Sep 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Documentaries are not listed here. The best Brazilian documentaries are in this link.

There are other nice Brazilian movies in these lists: Great movies about/in Rio de Janeiro Great movies about/in São Paulo Movies about Northeastern Brazil

Indeed, the present list brings good Brazilian movies which stories are held neither in Rio nor in São Paulo or Northeast and that are not documentaries.

I have also made a list of Brazilian movies with up to three films representative of each state.

ADD: Dona Sílvia não gostava de música

To be added: short films: "O balãozinho azul" by Fáuston da Silva, "Os irmãos Mai", "Nó" (2014 - https://www.facebook.com/marcofilmescurtano/), and "Para chegar até a lua". http://curta-animacao.blogspot.com.br/2011/05/para-chegar-ate-lua.html I'd also like to add short film "A espera", from Ernesto Solis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIoPmqd4aw Also to be added short film "A última crônica" by Jorge Monclar https://youtu.be/Bw0K2ISQ63I The short film "Zimbú", from Marcos Strassburger Souza. https://youtu.be/LwQlUWs5RZc Add: As Cobras, from Otto Guerra: portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=as_cobras_o_filme The short film "Os três porquinhos". http://portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=os_tres_porquinhos Add: animated short Égun: http://portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=egun

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1. Batismo de Sangue (2006)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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During the period of 1964 to 1985, Brazil lived a military dictatorship. In the 60s, the Dominican friars Tito, Betto, Fernando and Ivo help leftist organizations. However, they are ... See full summary »

Director: Helvecio Ratton | Stars: Caio Blat, Daniel de Oliveira, Léo Quintão, Odilon Esteves

Votes: 469

2. Ponto Zero (2016)

84 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: José Pedro Goulart | Stars: Patricia Selonk, Eucir de Souza, Larissa Tavares, Camila Vergara

Votes: 90

3. Estômago (2007)

113 min | Drama

7.8
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In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Jorge | Stars: João Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana, Carlo Briani

Votes: 4,237

4. Solidões (2013)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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Solitudes goes from laugh to drama, from musical to documentary, from romantic comedy to mean satire, keeping loneliness focused in all its aspects at all times, in many stories that are linked to each other.

Director: Oswaldo Montenegro | Stars: Renato Góes, Vanessa Giácomo, Renato Luciano, Oswaldo Montenegro

Votes: 27

There are different stories in this film, and they're held in different parts of Brazil.

5. O Menino e o Mundo (2013)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director: Alê Abreu | Stars: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse

Votes: 4,837 | Gross: $0.13M

6. Lavoura Arcaica (2001)

163 min | Drama

7.7
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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: 1,345

7. Aquarela (2003)

5 min | Animation, Short

5.0
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In this animation, the drawings of a child become gradually colorless, to the sound of the song "Aquarela" (by Maurizio Fabrizio, Guido Morra, Toquinho and Vinícius de Moraes), in a metaphor for the cycle of life and death.

Directors: André Breitman, Andrés Lieban

Votes: 14

8. Ed (2013)

14 min | Animation, Short, Action

8.0
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Meet Ed and his extraordinary life. Fifty years of an unforgettable journey. Many loves, adventures and remarkable stories. What nobody knows is why Ed wants to end it.

Director: Gabriel Garcia

Votes: 35

9. Meu Tio Matou um Cara (2004)

87 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado | Stars: Darlan Cunha, Sophia Reis, Lázaro Ramos, Deborah Secco

Votes: 2,004

10. Joaquim (2017)

97 min | Biography

6.6
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A partly fictional, partly historical account of the life of Brazil's national hero Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, alias Tiradentes.

Director: Marcelo Gomes | Stars: Julio Machado, Isabél Zuaa, Rômulo Braga, Welket Bungué

Votes: 217

11. Meu Amigo Nietzsche (2012)

15 min | Short

7.3
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A boy finds a book by Nietzsche in his town's dumping ground, and that book changes everything in his life.

Director: Fáuston da Silva | Stars: André Araújo Bezerra, Juliana Drummond, Abaeté Queiroz, André Deca

Votes: 79

12. Serra Pelada (2013)

120 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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1980s. Juliano and Joaquin are best friends who get excited when learning of Serra Pelada, the largest open pit gold mine decides to leave from St. Paul and to the local dreaming of wealth.... See full summary »

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Wagner Moura, Matheus Nachtergaele, Jesuíta Barbosa, Laura Neiva

Votes: 1,120

13. Friendly Fire (1998)

76 min | Drama

7.1
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Brazil in the early 70s. Miguel, Eloi, Osvaldo and Paolo take part in armed attacks against the military dictatorship. They pay a heavy price with torture and arrest. Today the four friends... See full summary »

Director: Beto Brant | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Helio Lahal, Zécarlos Machado, Cacá Amaral

Votes: 330

Part of the film happens in São Paulo and part of it in Minas Gerais.

14. The Man Who Copied (2003)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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49 Metascore

André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Renata de Lélis, Sérgio Lulkin, Heitor Schmidt

Votes: 7,896 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Amazonia (2013)

G | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.4
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After a plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon jungle.

Director: Thierry Ragobert | Stars: Lúcio Mauro Filho, Isabelle Drummond, Martin Sheen

Votes: 807

16. Faroeste Caboclo (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Brazilian Western is an adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories ... See full summary »

Director: René Sampaio | Stars: Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib, Antonio Calloni

Votes: 2,206

17. Bye Bye Brasil (1980)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.5
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The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: José Wilker, Betty Faria, Fábio Jr., Zaira Zambelli

Votes: 1,222

18. Houve Uma Vez Dois Verões (2002)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A coming of age dramatic comedy dealing with the effect that two "summers" have on the lives of several teenagers. The main story involves an innocent teenage boy and a conniving teenage ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado | Stars: André Arteche, Ana Maria Mainieri, Pedro Furtado, Júlia Barth

Votes: 609

19. O Tempo e o Vento (2013)

115 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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The history of Brazil's southern occupation and the Anna Terra descendants.

Director: Jayme Monjardim | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Thiago Lacerda, Marjorie Estiano, Janaína Kremer Motta

Votes: 592

20. Xingu (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.1
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46 Metascore

In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: ... See full summary »

Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: João Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat, Maiarim Kaiabi

Votes: 1,414

21. Brazil Symphony (1951)

75 min | Animation

6.9
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Director: Anelio Latini | Stars: Almirante, Jaime Barcellos, Sadi Cabral, Estelinha Egg

Votes: 20

22. Céu, Inferno e Outras Partes do Corpo (2011)

8 min | Animation, Short

8.1
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A dog with a broken heart perceives his reality in a very peculiar way, inviting to a glance at his tragicomic routine.

Director: Rodrigo John

Votes: 7

The gigs about dogs' behavior are hilarious. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/-oN8Tu40nd8

23. O Dia em Que Dorival Encarou a Guarda (1986)

14 min | Short

7.1
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Dorival, a man in jail, has only one wish: to take a bath. To achieve his objective, he defies the private, the corporal, the sargeant and, finally, the lieutenant in charge of the prison.

Directors: Jorge Furtado, José Pedro Goulart | Stars: João Acaiabe, Sirmar Antunes, Zé Adão Barbosa, Pedro Santos

Votes: 216

http://portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=o_dia_em_que_dorival_encarou_a_guarda

24. Meow (1982)

8 min | Short, Animation

6.2
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Director: Marcos Magalhães

Votes: 47

Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/29268179

25. O Vampiro de Novo Hamburgo (1991 TV Movie)

4 min | Comedy

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Director: Jorge Furtado | Stars: Ilana Kaplan, Antônio Carlos Falcão, Flavia Moraes, José Vitor Castiel

26. Rio 2 (2014)

G | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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49 Metascore

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, Andy Garcia

Votes: 65,847 | Gross: $131.54M

The story begins in Rio de Janeiro but, after a small part as a road movie, continues for most of the time in Amazon forest. This sequel is almost as good as the first Rio movie and also presents a brilliant animation work and nice jokes about Brazilian way of life. Though, producers were saupposed to know thst it is extremely uncommon to buy blueberries in the country!

27. O Menino e o Vento (1967)

104 min | Drama

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Young engineer on holiday gets involved with a boy having a strange relationship with the wind. Their close friendship arouses suspicion in the small town. When the boy disappears, the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Hugo Christensen | Stars: Ênio Gonçalves, Luiz Fernando Ianelli, Wilma Henriques, Odilon Azevedo

Votes: 86

28. Tainá: Uma Aventura na Amazônia (2000)

90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.1
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A brave and bold indian girl, protector of her jungle and its wild life and guided by her shaman grandfather, pairs with a boy from the big city, against animal traffickers in the Amazon forest.

Directors: Sérgio Bloch, Tania Lamarca | Stars: Marcos Apolo, Eunice Baía, Branca de Camargo, Beth Erthal

Votes: 229

29. A Estrada 47 (2013)

107 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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The unusual meeting between three deserters from different nationalities (Brazil, German and Italy) during World War II.

Director: Vicente Ferraz | Stars: Sergio Rubini, Daniel de Oliveira, Thogun Teixeira, Francisco Gaspar

Votes: 406

30. O Segredo dos Diamantes (2014)

Adventure

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Tree kids looking for diamonds wich is the only way to save Angelo's father life.

Director: Helvecio Ratton | Stars: Matheus Abreu, Marcelo Campos, Alberto Gouvea, Luciano Luppi

Votes: 31

Great film aimed to youth.

31. Somos Tão Jovens (2013)

Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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The life of Renato Manfredini Júnior, Brazilian musician, from his first involvement with music, to his years in the punk rock band Aborto Alétrico, to the formation of Legião Urbana, in the rock scene of 70's/80's Brasilia.

Director: Antonio Carlos da Fontoura | Stars: Thiago Mendonça, Laila Zaid, Bruno Torres, Daniel Passi

Votes: 1,688

32. O Menino no Espelho (2014)

78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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The story of a boy who sees his mirror reflection come to life.

Director: Guilherme Fiúza Zenha | Stars: Lino Facioli, Regiane Alves, Ricardo Blat, Gisele Fróes

Votes: 125

33. Frankenstein Punk (1986)

12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Directors: Eliana Fonseca, Cao Hamburger

Votes: 47

34. A Lasanha Assassina (2002)

8 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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A lasagna is left in a defective fridge, and the toxic gases together with the low temperature causes a mutation, turning it into a furious monster, whose only objective is to kill the people who had made it.

Director: Ale McHaddo | Stars: Arianne Brogini, Sofia Kreutz, José Mojica Marins, Franco Rattichiere

Votes: 27

http://portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=a_lasanha_assassina

35. Belly Up (1997)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two hit men, a veteran and a beginner, chatter in a bar on Brazil-Paraguai border, while waiting for their victim to appear.

Director: Beto Brant | Stars: Chico Díaz, Murilo Benício, Wolney de Assis, Maria Padilha

Votes: 350

36. A Oeste do Fim do Mundo (2013)

102 min

7.1
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When it has nothing, it may not be the end but a new beginning. Argentina. An old gas station lost in the immensity of the ancient transcontinental road is the refuge of introspective Leon ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Nascimento | Stars: César Troncoso, Fernanda Moro, Nélson Diniz, Alejandro Fiore

Votes: 169

A Brazilian-Argentine production.

37. Jean Charles (2009)

93 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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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.

Director: Henrique Goldman | Stars: Marek Oravec, Selton Mello, Bruno Bilotta, Renu Setna

Votes: 1,011

38. Leo e Bia (2010)

Musical

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Director: Oswaldo Montenegro | Stars: Pedro Caetano, Emilio Dantas, Paloma Duarte, Françoise Forton

Votes: 61

39. Insônia (2013)

Comedy

3.6
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Director: Beto Souza | Stars: Dani Antunes, Daniel Kuzniecka, Leonardo Machado, Miguel Gonçalves Carvalho

Votes: 30

40. Caramuru: A Invenção do Brasil (2001)

85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Diogo Álvares, a Portuguese map illustrator, reaches the Brazilian coast, after his caravel sinks. He is saved by the Indian chief Itaparica and his two daughters, Paraguaçu and Moema. They... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Deborah Secco, Tonico Pereira

Votes: 1,176

41. Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças (1970)

103 min | Drama

6.9
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A Latin-American insurgent and a black leader join forces to free an African nation. But they'll have to face a German mercenary aided by an American agent and a Portuguese advisor, all working for a mysterious woman.

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Rada Rassimov, Giulio Brogi, Gabriele Tinti, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Votes: 149

42. Terra Estrangeira (1995)

110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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.

Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Stars: Fernanda Torres, Fernando Alves Pinto, Alexandre Borges, Luís Melo

Votes: 1,371

43. 2 Perdidos numa Noite Suja (2002)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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Paco and Tonho are illegal Brazilian immigrants in New York. Shy Tonho dreams of being successful, but misses his family and Brazil. Pursued by Immigration Service and later arrested, he is... See full summary »

Director: José Joffily | Stars: Guy Camilleri, Roberto Bomtempo, Theodoris Castellanos, Débora Falabella

Votes: 386

44. Until Sbornia Takes Us Apart (2013)

93 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

7.4
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Sbórnia is an island with a rich but eccentric culture, separated from the rest of the world by a high wall. When the wall comes down, cultural change plays hilarious havoc on the lives of two traditional Sbórnian musicians.

Directors: Otto Guerra, Ennio Torresan | Stars: André Abujamra, Hique Gomez, Otto Guerra, Leandro Lefa

Votes: 116

45. Cabeça a Prêmio (2009)

104 min | Drama

5.8
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The Menezes, a powerful family of animal breeders from the Mid-West, have always been at the helm of all illegal dealings in the region. In recent times, they've watched as the system that ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Ricca | Stars: Alice Braga, Ana Maria Braga, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Daniel Hendler

Votes: 109

46. Até que a Casa Caia (2015)

Drama

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A separated couple still share the same roof as a seemingly conventional family. The balance is broken with the arrival of the new ex-husband's girlfriend, highlighting the neuroses of the family's routine.

Director: Mauro Giuntini | Stars: Virginia Cavendish, Marat Descartes, Emanuel Lavor, Marisol Ribeiro

Votes: 17

47. Monkey Joy (2008)

8 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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The arrival of a revolutionary product shakes the monotony of Amsterdam. Taking as a starting point images captured during six months of the Dutch daily life, the director and designer Amir... See full summary »

Director: Amir Admoni

https://vimeo.com/63874474

48. Brichos (2007)

77 min | Animation

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Tales, Jairzinho and Bandeira are crazy about video games and will come together to create a perfect fighter for the local video game championship. They went on a quest that will eventually revealing a secret in the forest where they live.

Director: Paulo Munhoz | Stars: Marino Junior, Renet Lyon, Fabiula Nascimento, Michelle Pucci

49. Rocky e Hudson (1994)

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Director: Otto Guerra

Votes: 16

Completely crazy! Hahaha.

50. Romance Policial (2012)

98 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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Antonio, young Brazilian civil servant, travels to the Atacama Desert in search of inspiration to write a short story.

Director: Jorge Durán | Stars: Roxana Campos, Daniel de Oliveira, Rogério Fróes, María Izquierdo

Votes: 48

51. Tarântula (2015)

20 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.3
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In a distant mansion lives a religious and apparently incomplete family: a mother and her two daughters. Until the day which a new disturbing member comes to put things in their place.

Directors: Marja Calafange, Aly Muritiba | Stars: Malu Zanetti Domingues, Luma Domingues Zanetti, Giuly Biancato, Ana Clara Fischer

Votes: 14

52. Eu Receberia as Piores Notícias dos seus Lindos Lábios (2011)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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The photographer Cauby moves and settles down in a small town in the countryside of Pará. When he meets the model Lavínia, who is the wife of Pastor Ernani, they have a torrid love affair. ... See full summary »

Directors: Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca | Stars: Camila Pitanga, Gustavo Machado, Zécarlos Machado, Gero Camilo

Votes: 512

53. 3 Efes (2007)

Drama

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Sissi, the young daughter of an unemployed widower, struggles to support her family, while dreams of sharing an apartment with her boyfriend, a soccer player. Martina, who has a more stable... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Gerbase | Stars: Júlio Andrade, Nilsson Asp, Carla Cassapo, Fábio Cunha

Votes: 86

54. Diário de Um Novo Mundo (2005)

94 min | Drama

7.1
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In 1752, a ship arrives in Brazil, bringing doctor and writer Gaspar de Fróes. He keeps a diary about the dangerous trip, the diseases and hunger aboard, his impressions of the new country,... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Nascimento | Stars: Edson Celulari, Daniela Escobar, Rogério Samora, Jean Pierre Noher

Votes: 122

55. Engraçadinha (1981)

103 min | Drama

5.9
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Engraçadinha is a sexy teenager, with whom every man wants to get involved, except her cousin Sílvio, the only man she loves. On Sílvio's engagement day, she seduces him at the party and ... See full summary »

Director: Haroldo Marinho Barbosa | Stars: Lucélia Santos, José Lewgoy, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Wilson Grey

Votes: 133

I am not sure if the story is held/filmed in Rio de Janeiro or Espírito Santo state. If it happens in Rio de Janeiro, it must be moved to another list of mine.

56. Tolerance (2000)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

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Director: Carlos Gerbase | Stars: Maitê Proença, Roberto Bomtempo, Maria Ribeiro, Ana Maria Mainieri

Votes: 392

57. Saneamento Básico, O Filme (2007)

112 min | Comedy

7.3
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A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.

Director: Jorge Furtado | Stars: Fernanda Torres, Wagner Moura, Camila Pitanga, Bruno Garcia

Votes: 1,660

58. Benjamim (2003)

109 min | Drama

6.1
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Benjamim Zambraia is a lonely man, a famous model with a tragic past. Some time in the past, he showed some officers the exact location where the woman he loved was hiding with her guerilla... See full summary »

Director: Monique Gardenberg | Stars: Paulo José, Danton Mello, Cleo Pires, Guilherme Leme

Votes: 268

59. Dossiê Rê Bordosa (2008)

15 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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Mockumentary in stop motion about how cartoonist Angeli has killed his character Rê Bordosa.

Director: Cesar Cabral | Stars: Grace Gianoukas, Paulo César Peréio, Laert Sarrumor

Votes: 32

60. Se Eu Fosse Você (2006)

108 min | Comedy

6.2
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The publicist Claudio and the housewife and choral teacher Helena have been married for many years, but they do not understand and respect the feelings and view point of the partner. ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Filho | Stars: Tony Ramos, Glória Pires, Thiago Lacerda, Glória Menezes

Votes: 3,686

61. Dicionário (2012)

Short, Drama

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Director: Ricardo Weschenfelder | Star: Ivo Müller

Visually wonderful.

62. Menino Maluquinho: O Filme (1995)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.5
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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.

Director: Helvecio Ratton | Stars: Samuel Costa, Patricia Pillar, Roberto Bomtempo, Luiz Carlos Arutin

Votes: 569

63. O Casamento de Louise (2001)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Two women, from opposite worlds, Louise and her maid Luzia, both share a passion for music and finding the perfect man. What can happen during a luncheon where the tastes of both women ... See full summary »

Director: Betse De Paula | Stars: Dira Paes, Sílvia Buarque, Marcos Palmeira, Nilo Carneiro

Votes: 124

64. The Dolphin (1987)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

6.1
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A dolphin takes the form of a human man in order to seduce the women of a fishing village.

Director: Walter Lima Jr. | Stars: Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Cássia Kis, Ney Latorraca, Dira Paes

Votes: 186

65. India, Daughter of the Sun (1982)

85 min | Drama

5.0
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A white man finds a beautiful Indian in a diamond extraction site in the State of Goiás, Brazil, and falls in love.

Director: Fábio Barreto | Stars: Sebastião Vasconcelos, Ruy Polanah, Pedro Paulo Rangel, Flávio São Thiago

Votes: 50

66. Fofão - A Nave Sem Rumo (1988)

80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Director: Adriano Stuart | Stars: Jessica Canoletti, Paulo Caruso, Danilo Faro, Ivo Lopes

Votes: 27

Very nice film for kids! Off course it is not complex and there are problems due low budget, but Fofão is extremely charismatic and there are many very funnny gags.

67. A Noite do Chupacabras (2011)

104 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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Death and blood are in the middle of a feud between two families. Something creepy rounds the Silva Farm and makes its victims. The Carvalho Family, stuck to their past and hatred, can't ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Aragão | Stars: Walderrama Dos Santos, Mayra Alarcón, Kika Oliveira, Markus Konká

Votes: 143

68. Ex isto (2016)

86 min | Drama

6.7
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The famous philosopher and mathematician René Descartes (João Miguel) arrives in Brazil, where he travels in the tropics. An imaginary landing in which Descartes appears on the effect of ... See full summary »

Director: Cao Guimarães | Star: João Miguel

Votes: 6

Part of the film is held in Amapá and Brasília.

69. As Tranças de Maria (2003)

85 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Pedro Carlos Rovai | Stars: Sandra Abraão, José Dumont, Patrícia França, Heloísa Millet

Votes: 6

70. Deus é pai (1999)

Animation

7.0
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After thousands of years living together, the relationship between God and his beloved son Jesus has suffered an inevitable deterioration. A therapist will have a hard time trying to reestablish their old connection.

Director: Allan Sieber | Stars: Denise Garcia, Otto Guerra, Edu K

Votes: 23

71. Sweet Power (1997)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

5.0
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A journalist is placed upon the management of a large broadcasting company to the capital of Brazil at the time of local elections. She must now face ideological and ethical questions, ... See full summary »

Director: Lúcia Murat | Stars: Marisa Orth, Antônio Fagundes, José de Abreu, Otávio Augusto

Votes: 124

72. Mauá - O Imperador e o Rei (1999)

135 min | Drama

7.1
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A movie about a Brazilian entrepreneur who rivalled American's richest man at his time, well-known Rockfeller. Irineu Evangelista de Souza in 1867 had $155.000 contos de reis, meanwhile the... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: Paulo Betti, Malu Mader, Othon Bastos, Michael Byrne

Votes: 356

73. 2 Filhos de Francisco: A História de Zezé di Camargo & Luciano (2005)

132 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.

Director: Breno Silveira | Stars: Ângelo Antônio, Dira Paes, Márcio Kieling, Thiago Mendonça

Votes: 3,436

74. Manhã Cinzenta (1969)

40 min | Drama, Short

6.5
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A couple is arrested and tortured after taking part in a political demonstration, being sentenced to death.

Director: Olney São Paulo | Stars: Ibere Cavalcanti, Janet Chermont, Sonélio Costa, Flávio Moreira da Costa

Votes: 31

In this film made during Brazilian dictaroship (the director has been arrested and tortured because of the movie), the authoritarian military regime in a fictional Latin American country has a robot called Eletronic Brain who is able to detect the thoughts of the political convicts.

75. Matar ou Correr (1954)

87 min | Comedy

7.2
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"High Noon" spoof. Kid Bolha and Ciscocada, two clumsy swindlers, arrive at a violent Old West town called Citydown where, by mistake, one of them is appointed Sheriff. They're intent on ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Manga | Stars: Oscarito, Grande Otelo, José Lewgoy, John Herbert

Votes: 50

76. Cotidiano (2008)

18 min | Short, Drama, Family

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Some call to live the period of time from the moment you wake up until the time you to go to bed. This film is about the ones to whom this period of time is not about living, but about seeing life goes by.

Director: Joana Mariani | Stars: William Bill, Carla Ribas

77. Netto Perde Sua Alma (2001)

102 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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The story of a man that invented a country.

Directors: Tabajara Ruas, Beto Souza | Stars: Werner Schünemann, Laura Schneider, Sirmar Antunes, Bebeto Alves

Votes: 143

78. Faroeste (2015)

Western

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Tells the life of Brazillian bandit, Luís Garcia. His crimes against state and rage against part of the population and real murders commited by him against priests, that shocked part of the population, making him a wanted man.

Director: Abelardo de Carvalho

This is far from a definite opinion, as I could not even watch full film. I did not like narration and I considered the pace a little boring. The great qualities of this Brazilian Western are the excelent cinematography and the interesting appropriation of Sergio Leone style.

79. Anahy de las Misiones (1997)

107 min | War

7.0
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Told by gauchos from Brazil, Argentina and Uruguai, the legend says that Anahy de las Missiones wandered around the Plata Basin during the time of Cisplatina War (1825-1828), stealing the dead.

Director: Sérgio Silva | Stars: Araci Esteves, Marcos Palmeira, Dira Paes, Cláudio Gabriel

Votes: 102

80. Olympia 2016 (2016)

115 min | Documentary

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A fictional and documental depiction of the city of Olympia, a place on the verge of hosting the Olympic Games. On the surface, the games bring a layer of beauty to the city. In reality, ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Mac Niven | Stars: Patricia Abelson, Gessica Justino, Marianna Mac Niven, Cláudio Mendes

Fictional Olympia is obvious a spoof of Rio de Janeiro, but technically it is an other place.

81. Temporal (1984)

11 min | Short

4.4
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Directors: Jorge Furtado, José Pedro Goulart | Stars: Biratã Vieira, Isabel Ibias, Xala Felippi, Márcia Erig

Votes: 27

https://youtu.be/oyOQCDKcG-E

82. Cavaleiro Jorge (2000)

13 min | Short, Animation

5.0
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The story of Knight Jorge before he becomes Saint.

Director: Otto Guerra | Stars: Cleo de Paris, Edu K, Leonardo Machado

Votes: 14

83. Roberto Carlos a 300 Quilômetros Por Hora (1971)

99 min | Adventure

5.7
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A mechanic who wants to become a race car pilot has his great opportunity when he has to take the place of another pilot who had suffered an accident.

Director: Roberto Farias | Stars: Roberto Carlos, Erasmo Carlos, Raul Cortez, Mário Benvenutti

Votes: 100

An underdog car racing movie (the mechanic wants to win a car race and impress the girls he loves), full of clichés, merchandising and a pinch of sexism. The worst moment is not central, but politically important and unforgivable: Erasmo Calos shouts "Hail Brazil! Love it or leave it!"; "Love it or leave it" was the slogan of military dictatorship, which was in its most violent moment when the film was launched. Though, the movie is neither bad, nor as predictable as it seems at first sight (the end is not fantastic but surprisingly interesting). Some of the actors - Raul Cortez, who portrays the boss and pilot, Reginaldo Faria, the owner of the broken car, and Flávio Miggliacio, who plays the truck driver - were among the best in the country.

84. Sertão: Veredas (2008)

50 min | Documentary, Drama

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Director: Willy Biondani | Stars: Victor Biachini, Marcos Cesana, Laís Corrêa, Odilon Esteves

85. O Preço da Paz (2003)

103 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Lima Duarte, Herson Capri, Giulia Gam, José de Abreu

Votes: 37

Fantastic costumes and cinematography, but poor dialogs and, quote often, bad acting.

86. Dang kou (2008)

118 min | Thriller

4.6
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Yuda, a feared Chinese outlaw, and his adopted son Kirin, an impulsive young dreamer, together rule the pirated goods racket in an ultra-liberal Brazilian metropolis. The magnate and his ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Lik-wai Yu | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Joe Odagiri, Domingos Antonio, Alessandro Azevedo

Votes: 339

It is a Brazil/China/Hong Kong/Japan production. The story happens in São Paulo (but begins in Oiapoque, northernmost region in the country). If you ignore the ridiculous last 40 minutes, the film is nice.

87. Depois de Tudo (2008)

12 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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Director: Rafael Saar | Stars: Ney Matogrosso, Nildo Parente

Votes: 20

88. Amor em Sampa (2016)

Musical

5.5
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In this upbeat musical, the city of São Paulo is the setting for five love stories, in which everyone seeks their dreams in a different way.

Directors: Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Kim Riccelli | Stars: Bruna Lombardi, Eduardo Moscovis, Rodrigo Lombardi, Mariana Lima

Votes: 59

Lots of ups and downs, but the ups do exist.

89. Brasil Animado (2011)

78 min | Animation

5.2
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Director: Mariana Caltabiano | Stars: Mariana Caltabiano, Daiane dos Santos, Eduardo Jardim, Fernando Meirelles

Votes: 64

The story is a road movie which passes through Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Ceará, São Paulo, Paraná, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Brasília.

90. Um Assalto de Fé (2011)

96 min | Comedy

6.4
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Director: Cibele Amaral | Stars: Cibele Amaral, Alexandre Carlo, Stephanie de Jongh, André Deca

Votes: 14

I have not watched the film until the end, as I felt asleep before (not because of the film, which is not boring). Anyway, I could notice that the film has ups and downs, with some good action and filmmaking, but some prejudice and not always very good dialogs.

91. Simone (2013)

Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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SIMONE has made a decision: after years of relationships with women, she decides to be with a man for the first time. The film broaches sexual freedom issues through the experiences of its ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Zapata | Stars: Simone Telecchi, Roberto Birindelli, Natalia Mikeliunas, Ohana Homem

Votes: 40

92. Hans Staden (1999)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to ... See full summary »

Director: Luís Alberto Pereira | Stars: Carlos Evelyn, Ariana Messias, Darci Figueiredo, Beto Simas

Votes: 237

93. A Super Fêmea (1973)

101 min | Comedy

3.8
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Beautiful model is hired to star a campaign to sell a new product: the male contraceptive pill. But it isn't easy to win the confidence of its target market, since people believe it causes impotence.

Director: Anibal Massaini Neto | Stars: Vera Fischer, Perry Salles, Walter Stuart, Adoniran Barbosa

Votes: 55

Among the many Brazilian sexist sexploitation movies known as "chanchadas" this one worth be mentioned because it is very innovative, in spite of its silliness.

94. Didi, o Cupido Trapalhão (2003)

86 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

2.1
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A clumsy angel is sent away from heaven by God Himself. He may only return after he becomes a good Cupid. But the first couple he tries to connect is a real challenge: the man is poor, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Paulo Aragão, Alexandre Boury | Stars: Renato Aragão, Daniel, Jackeline Petkovic, Tadeu Mello

Votes: 243

95. Sexo às Avessas (1982)

96 min | Drama

5.5
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Director: Fauzi Mansur | Stars: Kleber Afonso, Deusa Angelino, Arlindo Barreto, Ahle Bergamasco

Votes: 13

This could have been a revolutionary movie, as it innovates by exchanging the conventional roles and behaviors of men and women in Brazilian patriarchal society. Though, as they wanted to make fun of them, it is more a charicature than an effective critic of prejudices and of lack of rights and opportunities. Besides that, as naked women bodies are shown all the time, portraying them in dominant positions does not really helps to change gender mismatch. Bad overacting is perhaps the worst problem of this film with a high erotic trait as it was common in Brazilian cinema in those times. There are some minor details which are the best elements of the movie, as they reproduce the often unnoticed ways sexism operates in society. Therefore, the final outcome is bad, but the movie does worth mention.