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1. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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79 Metascore

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Writers: Paulo Lins, Bráulio Mantovani | Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 530,799 | Gross: $7.56M

2. Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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50 Metascore

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

Writers: Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt, Elizabeth Gilbert | Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Votes: 63,222 | Gross: $80.57M

3. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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33 Metascore

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.

Writers: André Batista, Bráulio Mantovani, José Padilha, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares | Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 81,354 | Gross: $0.01M

4. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,679

5. My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)

124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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.

Writers: Guilherme Fiúza, Mariza Leão, Mauro Lima | Director: Mauro Lima | Stars: Selton Mello, Giulio Lopes, Júlia Lemmertz, Felipe Severo

Votes: 4,589

6. America (2005– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.4
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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: 188

7. Vinicius (2005)

121 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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Documentary about Brazilian songwriter and poet Vinicius de Moraes, showing his life, work, family, friends, and love-affairs.

Writers: Rubem Braga, Miguel Faria Jr., Eucanaã Ferraz, Eucanãa Ferraz, Diana Vasconcellos | Director: Miguel Faria Jr. | Stars: Maria Bethânia, Ricardo Blat, M.S. Bom, Renato Braz

Votes: 358

8. Lots of Ice and a Little Bit of Water (2006)

108 min | Comedy

6.0
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Roberta (Ximenes) and Suzana (Duarte) are sisters who plan a kidnap of their own grandmother, who used to torment them as children with rigid rules of etiquette and social conventions.

Writers: Alexandre Machado, Fernanda Young | Director: Daniel Filho | Stars: Mariana Ximenes, Paloma Duarte, Ângelo Paes Leme, Laura Cardoso

Votes: 355

9. Cartola - Música Para os Olhos (2007 Video)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Documentary on the life and times of one of the most prominent Brazilian samba composers, Cartola (Angenor de Oliveira).

Writers: Lírio Ferreira, Hilton Lacerda | Directors: Lírio Ferreira, Hilton Lacerda | Stars: Paulo Autran, Chico Buarque, Sérgio Cabral, Carlos Cachaça

Votes: 126

10. Coisa Mais Linda: Histórias e Casos da Bossa Nova (2005)

126 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Documentary about the birth of bossa-nova, in Brazil, and the major stars of this musical style.

Writer: Paulo Thiago | Director: Paulo Thiago | Stars: Johnny Alf, Leny Andrade, Billy Blanco, Ronaldo Boscoli

Votes: 61

11. Claro (1975)

111 min | Drama

7.1
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Writer: Glauber Rocha | Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Juliet Berto, Mackay, El Cachorro, Jirges Ristum

Votes: 56

12. Beyond Ipanema (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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When Carmen Miranda first set foot in New York City for her Broadway debut in 1939, Americans experienced love-at-first-sight with Brazilian culture. The profound fascination of Americans ... See full summary »

Director: Guto Barra | Stars: Diego Kelman Ajuz, Devendra Banhart, David Byrne, Gilberto Gil

Votes: 15

13. Milton Nascimento - A Sede do Peixe (1997 Video)

70 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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Documentary about Brazilian songwriter/singer Milton Nascimento, including some performances and duets with other important Brazilian artists.

Directors: Lula Buarque de Hollanda, Carolina Jabor | Stars: Milton Nascimento, Alcione, Lô Borges, Fernando Brant

Votes: 14

14. Bahia de Todos os Sambas (1996)

102 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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The greatest stars of music from the state of Bahia, Brazil, got together in an unforgettable musical event in Termas de Caracalla, Rome, between 21 and 31 August 1983. In adition to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Gianni Amico, Gustavo Dahl | Directors: Leon Hirszman, Paulo César Saraceni | Stars: Armandinho, Batatinha, Paulinho Boca de Cantor, Dorival Caymmi

Votes: 16

15. Maria Bethânia - Pedrinha de Aruanda (2007)

61 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about singer Maria Bethânia's 60th birthday celebration in her hometown, Santo Amaro da Purificação, and her performance on a show in Salvador.

Writers: Maria Bethânia, Sérgio Mekler, Andrucha Waddington | Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Canô Veloso, Jaime Alem

Votes: 21

16. À la recherche d'Orfeu Negro (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.0
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Investigation about the impact of Marcel Camus's film "Orfeu Negro", and its relationship with today's Brazil, illustrating the vitality of Brazilian music, such as the Samba and Bossa-Nova.

Writers: Tunico Amâncio, René Letzgus, Bernard Tournois | Directors: René Letzgus, Bernard Tournois | Stars: Tunico Amâncio, Sérgio Cabral, Mariana de Moraes, Suzana de Moraes

Votes: 8

17. A Odisséia Musical de Gilberto Mendes (2005)

96 min | Documentary, Musical

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Documentary film on Gilberto Mendes' works, the main Brazilian composer after Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Director: Carlos de Moura Ribeiro Mendes | Stars: Augusto de Campos, Haroldo de Campos, Willy Corrêa de Oliveira, Régis Duprat

18. O Trem Caipira (1994)

60 min | Music

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There is no word spoken in the film. A composition of only pictures, movements and noises try to show the origins of the Brazilian music.

Writer: Georg Brintrup | Director: Georg Brintrup | Stars: Sergio Espirito Santo, Elder Geraldo da Silva Santos, Luiz D'Angelo Pugliese, Cristóvão Silva

19. Outros (Doces) Bárbaros (2002 Video)

75 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Almost 30 years after the first reunion of "Doces Bárbaros" (a gathering of four of Brazil's major pop music stars: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa and Maria Bethânia), the artists ... See full summary »

Writers: Sérgio Mekler, Quito Ribeiro, Hermano Vianna, Andrucha Waddington | Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso

Votes: 16

20. Maria Bethânia - Brasileirinho ao Vivo (2004 Video)

Documentary, Music

7.2
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Maria Bethânia in her "Brasileirinho" concert, a show that tried to investigate the multifaceted aspects of Brazilian culture.

Writer: Mário de Andrade | Director: Bia Lessa | Stars: Maria Bethânia, Nana Caymmi, Miúcha, Denise Stoklos

Votes: 8

21. Partido Alto (1976)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Writer: Leon Hirszman | Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Candeia, Casquinha, Paulinho da Viola, Manaceia

Votes: 22

22. Cantagalo. Der Hügel zum singenden Hahn (1995)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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The Brazilian bass player and composer Jorge Degas, raised as a street kid in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, meanwhile successfully living abroad in Europe, is visiting his Brazilian family, ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Weiser

23. Sou Feia Mas Tô na Moda (2005)

61 min | Documentary

6.2
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Documentary about the musical and social phenomenon of Brazilian funk (or Carioca Funk), a style derived from Miami Bass, based on repetitive bass drum loops and lyrics full of sexual and ... See full summary »

Writer: Denise Garcia | Director: Denise Garcia | Stars: Mr. Catra, M.C. Cidinho, M.C. Doca, Kate Lyra

Votes: 32

24. Lunário Perpétuo (2003)

120 min

6.6
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Recording of Antonio Nóbrega's show of Brazilian folklore at the theater of the Federal University of Pernambuco, in Recife.

Director: Walter Carvalho | Stars: Antônio Nóbrega, Ariano Suassuna

Votes: 9

25. Descobrindo Waltel (2005)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Documentary about Waltel Branco, a conductor and acoustic-guitar player from Paraná, Brazil, who became an important name in Brazilian Music, Bossa-Nova, Salsa and even Jazz (he played with... See full summary »

Writer: Alessandro Gamo | Director: Alessandro Gamo | Stars: Waltel Blanco, Sérgio Cabral, Durval Ferreira, Júlio Medaglia

Votes: 5

26. Marisa Monte - Memórias, Crônicas E Declarações de Amor (2001 Video)

Documentary, Music

7.6
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Recording of Brazilian singer Marisa Monte's concert, at ATL Hall, in Rio de Janeiro.

Directors: Lula Buarque de Hollanda, Cláudio Torres | Stars: Gentileza, Marisa Monte

Votes: 15

27. Acústico MTV: Os Paralamas do Sucesso (2000 TV Movie)

83 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Rodrigo Carelli | Stars: João Barone, Bi Ribeiro, Herbert Vianna, Dado Villa-Lobos

28. Teu Caminho (2015)

3 min | Short, Music

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Director: Almir Chiaratti | Star: Almir Chiaratti

29. Adriana Calcanhoto - Público (2001 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Brazilian singer Adriana Calcanhoto celebrates ten years of career with this minimalistic show.

Directors: Suzana de Moraes, Jodele Lacher | Star: Adriana Calcanhoto

30. Um homem de moral (2009)

84 min | Documentary

7.7
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Writer: Ricardo Dias | Director: Ricardo Dias

Votes: 12

31. Milton Nascimento - Tambores de Minas (2003 Video)

116 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Brazilian singer and songwriter Milton Nascimento sings some of his greatest hits.

Directors: Milton Nascimento, Gabriel Villela | Star: Milton Nascimento

Votes: 6

32. Maricotinha ao Vivo (2003 Video)

86 min | Music

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Brazilian pop diva Maria Bethânia in a 2001 show.

Star: Maria Bethânia

33. Tribalistas (2002 Video)

68 min | Music

7.6
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Three Brazilian musicians - Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes - together in a group project.

Director: Guilherme Ramalho | Stars: Tribalistas, Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown, Dadi

Votes: 29

34. Chico E As Cidades (1999 Video)

77 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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Brazilian songwriter Chico Buarque sings and talks about many subjects: life, music, architecture, success, flying-saucers...

Director: José Henrique Fonseca | Stars: Jaime Alem, Maria Bethânia, Chico Buarque, Fernando Calazans

Votes: 10

35. Sylvio Caldas - História da Música Popular Brasileira (1987)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Live recording of Brazilian singer Sylvio Caldas in some of his shows, singing songs by Noel Rosa, Dorival Caymmi, Ary Barroso, Pixinguinha, Lamartine Babo and others, and telling stories of his long career.

Star: Sílvio Caldas

36. Lira Paulistana e a Vanguarda Paulista (2012)

97 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Riba de Castro | Stars: Riba de Castro, Arrigo Barnabé, Marcelo Tas

Votes: 10

37. O Nego Está Sambando (1939)

Documentary, Short, Music

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Musical number sung by "Trio de Ouro".

Director: Alberto Byington Jr. | Stars: Dalva de Oliveira, Herivelto Martins, Francisco Sena

38. Skank: Cosmotron (2004 Video)

Documentary

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Performance of Brazilian group "Skank", recorded at the Olympia, in São Paulo, on March 27, 2004.

Director: Oscar Rodrigues Alves | Stars: Haroldo Ferretti, Henrique Portugal, Samuel Rosa, Lelo Zaneti

39. Os Paralamas do Sucesso - Longo Caminho (2002 Video)

45 min | Musical

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First "Paralamas do Sucesso" show after the accident with its leader, Herbert Vianna.

Writers: Sérgio Mekler, Quito Ribeiro, Andrucha Waddington | Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: João Barone, Demétrio Bezerra, João Fera, Monteiro Júnior

40. Maria Rita (2003 Video)

120 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Maria Rita is a Brazilian singer who happens to be Elis Regina's daughter. Her mother was one of the best singers in Brazil, and the daughter seems to have inherited her talent. This is her... See full summary »

Directors: Marcus Baldini, Homero Olivetto | Star: Maria Rita

Votes: 12

41. A Ilha dos Contrários (2006)

50 min | Documentary, Music

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Writers: Astrid Lima, Andrea Palladino | Directors: Astrid Lima, Andrea Palladino

42. Zeca Pagodinho - Acústico MTV (2003 Video)

Documentary, Music

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Director: Max Pierre | Stars: Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho

Votes: 9

43. Cordiais Saudações (1968)

Documentary, Short

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Documentary about Brazilian songwriter Noel Rosa, one of the fathers of modern Brazilian music.

Director: Gilberto Santeiro | Stars: Almirante, Marília Batista, Aracy de Almeida

44. Os Melhores do Samba (2004 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Music

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Compilation of performances by some Brazilian Samba singers.

Stars: Alcione, Jorge Aragão, Ademir Batera, Bira

45. Leila Pinheiro - Mais Coisas do Brasil (2001 Video)

104 min | Documentary, Music

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Brazilian singer Leila Pinheiro sings a collection of songs live (in fact, on a stage in her recording company, for some guests).

Director: Ignácio Coqueiro | Star: Leila Pinheiro

46. Flamengo: Um Século de Paixão (1995)

Documentary, Sport

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Director: Carlos Gomes | Stars: Helvídio Mattos, Maurício Azedo, Dirceu Marinho, Alberto Quadros

47. Paralamas do Sucesso (1988 Video)

50 min | Documentary, Music

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Documentary about Brazilian group "Paralamas do Sucesso", featuring interviews with the musicians and fans, and scenes of shows in São Paulo (Ibirapuera Stadium) and Montreux, Switzerland.

Directors: Roberto Berliner, Sandra Kogut | Stars: João Barone, Bi Ribeiro, Herbert Vianna

48. Samba Opus 5 (1998 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Music

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Mini series in 3 segments about Brazilian music.

49. Grandes Nomes (1980– )
Episode: Elis Regina Carvalho Costa (1980)

Music

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In 1980, Daniel Filho directed a TV show with the most important names of Brazilian music. Named "Série Grandes Nomes" (Full Names Series), every episode was a different show of important ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Filho | Stars: Adoniran Barbosa, Rita Lee, Elis Regina