Most Popular "Brazilian Music" Titles
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1. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Votes: 530,799 | Gross: $7.56M
2. Eat Pray Love (2010)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance
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".
Votes: 63,222 | Gross: $80.57M
3. Elite Squad (2007)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 81,354 | Gross: $0.01M
4. Black God, White Devil (1964)
120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
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 »
5. My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
7. Vinicius (2005)
121 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary about Brazilian songwriter and poet Vinicius de Moraes, showing his life, work, family, friends, and love-affairs.
8. Lots of Ice and a Little Bit of Water (2006)
108 min | Comedy
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.
9. Cartola - Música Para os Olhos (2007 Video)
88 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on the life and times of one of the most prominent Brazilian samba composers, Cartola (Angenor de Oliveira).
126 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the birth of bossa-nova, in Brazil, and the major stars of this musical style.
12. Beyond Ipanema (2009)
90 min | Documentary
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 »
13. Milton Nascimento - A Sede do Peixe (1997 Video)
70 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about Brazilian songwriter/singer Milton Nascimento, including some performances and duets with other important Brazilian artists.
14. Bahia de Todos os Sambas (1996)
102 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
15. Maria Bethânia - Pedrinha de Aruanda (2007)
61 min | Documentary
Documentary about singer Maria Bethânia's 60th birthday celebration in her hometown, Santo Amaro da Purificação, and her performance on a show in Salvador.
16. À la recherche d'Orfeu Negro (2005 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
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.
17. A Odisséia Musical de Gilberto Mendes (2005)
96 min | Documentary, Musical
Documentary film on Gilberto Mendes' works, the main Brazilian composer after Heitor Villa-Lobos.
18. O Trem Caipira (1994)
60 min | Music
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.
19. Outros (Doces) Bárbaros (2002 Video)
75 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
20. Maria Bethânia - Brasileirinho ao Vivo (2004 Video)
Maria Bethânia in her "Brasileirinho" concert, a show that tried to investigate the multifaceted aspects of Brazilian culture.
22. Cantagalo. Der Hügel zum singenden Hahn (1995)
94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
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
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 »
25. Descobrindo Waltel (2005)
15 min | Documentary, Short
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 »
26. Marisa Monte - Memórias, Crônicas E Declarações de Amor (2001 Video)
Recording of Brazilian singer Marisa Monte's concert, at ATL Hall, in Rio de Janeiro.
34. Chico E As Cidades (1999 Video)
77 min | Documentary, Music
Brazilian songwriter Chico Buarque sings and talks about many subjects: life, music, architecture, success, flying-saucers...
60 min | Documentary, Music
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
39. Os Paralamas do Sucesso - Longo Caminho (2002 Video)
45 min | Musical
First "Paralamas do Sucesso" show after the accident with its leader, Herbert Vianna.
40. Maria Rita (2003 Video)
120 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
47. Paralamas do Sucesso (1988 Video)
50 min | Documentary, Music
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.
48. Samba Opus 5 (1998 TV Mini-Series)
Mini series in 3 segments about Brazilian music.
Grandes Nomes (1980– )
Elis Regina Carvalho Costa
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 »