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1. 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

2. Behind the Sun (2001)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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73 Metascore

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.

Writers: Karim Aïnouz, Ismail Kadare, Sérgio Machado, João Moreira Salles, Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Director: Walter Salles | Stars: José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany, Ravi Ramos Lacerda

3. Cangaceiro (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang ... See full summary »

Writers: Lima Barreto, Rachel de Queiroz | Director: Lima Barreto | Stars: Alberto Ruschel, Marisa Prado, Milton Ribeiro, Vanja Orico

4. Antonio das Mortes (1969)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio ... See full summary »

Writer: Glauber Rocha | Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Maurício do Valle, Odete Lara, Othon Bastos, Hugo Carvana

5. Baile Perfumado (1997)

93 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

Writers: Paulo Caldas, Lírio Ferreira, Hilton Lacerda | Directors: Paulo Caldas, Lírio Ferreira | Stars: Duda Mamberti, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Aramis Trindade, Chico Díaz

6. O Cangaceiro (1997)

120 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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This is a remake of Brazil's first international success in the cinema world. Just as its same name predecessor was, this film is a fictional version of the story of the "cangaceiros." ... See full summary »

Writer: Anibal Massaini Neto | Director: Anibal Massaini Neto | Stars: Paulo Gorgulho, Alexandre Paternost, Luiza Tomé, Ingra Liberato