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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.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 581,599 | Gross: $7.56M

2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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61 Metascore

Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

Votes: 351,103 | Gross: $134.52M

3. Fast Five (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 307,838 | Gross: $209.84M

4. Rio (2011)

G | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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63 Metascore

When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Karen Disher

Votes: 177,436 | Gross: $143.62M

5. 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.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 86,914 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Aquarius (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story ... See full summary »

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 12,584 | Gross: $0.29M

7. Trash (I) (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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50 Metascore

Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Directors: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort | Stars: Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara

Votes: 16,955 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Unrated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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71 Metascore

After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 70,801 | Gross: $0.10M

9. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 30,429 | Gross: $1.25M

10. Max Payne 3 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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The ex-cop turned private security guard for a wealthy family in Sao Paulo, Brazil finds himself thrown into a new deadly conflict.

Directors: Rod Edge, Sergei Kuprejanov | Stars: James McCaffrey, Julian Rebolledo, Frank Rodriguez, Benedita Pereira

Votes: 7,280

11. Cidade dos Homens (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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63 Metascore

Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos

Votes: 13,837 | Gross: $0.31M

12. Shi tu xing zhe (2016)

109 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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Several cops went undercover. Due to some issues, all undercover identities were wiped clean from the police database.

Director: Jazz Boon | Stars: Nick Cheung, Louis Koo, Francis Ng, Charmaine Sheh

Votes: 655

13. Rio Sex Comedy (2010)

Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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Charts the misadventures of expatriates in Rio in their bungled search for both personal pleasures and social justice. Each character reveals a different aspect of the fabled city, from Rio high society to favelas.

Director: Jonathan Nossiter | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bill Pullman, Irène Jacob, Fisher Stevens

Votes: 606

14. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 7,661 | Gross: $0.19M

15. Encarnação do Demônio (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror

6.0
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The gravedigger Zé do Caixão continues his search for the perfect woman to bear his son.

Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Jece Valadão, Adriano Stuart, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 1,287

16. Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos (2015)

102 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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The movie tells the story of Laerte (Lázaro Ramos), a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP Orchestra is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public ... See full summary »

Director: Sérgio Machado | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Kaique de Jesus, Elzio Vieira, Sandra Corveloni

Votes: 468

17. Última Parada 174 (2008)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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A chronicle of a real-life bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro that occurred on June 12, 2000.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Michel Gomes, Cris Vianna, Marcello Melo Junior, Gabriela Luiz

Votes: 4,311

18. Sonhos Roubados (2009)

85 min | Drama

6.3
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Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Werneck | Stars: Nanda Costa, Amanda Diniz, Kika Farias, Marieta Severo

Votes: 381

19. Era Uma Vez... (2008)

117 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A poor young man has to deal with his feelings for a rich girl and the difficulties of this relationship.

Director: Breno Silveira | Stars: Thiago Martins, Vitória Frate, Rocco Pitanga, Paulo César Grande

Votes: 1,015

20. Boca (1994)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Enthusiastic American journalist goes to Brazil as the Carnival starts to investigate mass executions of street kids. She meets a savage crime boss called Boca who seemingly wants to help the children and falls under his brutal charm.

Directors: Walter Avancini, Zalman King | Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Martin Kemp, Tarcísio Meira, Martin Sheen

Votes: 179

21. Rosa Morena (2010)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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The story of one man's journey from Denmark to Brazil to get a child.

Director: Carlos Augusto de Oliveira | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Bárbara Garcia, David Dencik, Vivianne Pasmanter

Votes: 206

22. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (2016 TV Special)

234 min | Music, Sport

7.2
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Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as over 78,000 people gather to watch an elaborate show of dance, music and unity.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Daniela Thomas, Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Gisele Bündchen, Michael Phelps, Judi Dench, Fernanda Montenegro

Votes: 230

23. Another Love Story (2007)

104 min | Drama, Musical

5.4
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Free adaptation of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet translated to the harsh life in Favela da Maré, one of largest and most violent slums in Rio de Janeiro.

Director: Lúcia Murat | Stars: Vinícius D'Black, Monique Soares, Rafael Mariano, Elisa Lucinda

Votes: 182

24. Orfeu (1999)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.0
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52 Metascore

In a dangerous but human Rio's slum, rises the love affair betwen Orfeu and Eurídice, provoking jealousy and violence in times of carnival.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Toni Garrido, Patrícia França, Murilo Benício, Zezé Motta

Votes: 768 | Gross: $0.10M

25. Bay of All Saints (2012)

74 min | Documentary

7.6
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In Bahia, Brazil, generations of impoverished families live in palafitas, a vast network of shacks built on stilts above a rising tide of garbage over the ocean bay. When the government ... See full summary »

Director: Annie Eastman

Votes: 24

26. Favela Olímpica (2017)

93 min | Documentary

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FAVELA OLIMPICA unfolds in Rio de Janeiro on both sides of the wall separating the new Olympic Stadium and the favéla Vila Autódromo. Nothing prevents the co-existence of these two worlds ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Chalard

27. 400 Contra 1: Uma História do Crime Organizado (2010)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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The real story behind the creation of the Comando Vermelho (Red Commando), the powerful criminal organization that terrorized Rio de Janeiro for several decades. The movie follows William, ... See full summary »

Director: Caco Souza | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabrício Boliveira, Daniela Escobar, Branca Messina

Votes: 419

28. Samba (1965)

106 min | Drama, Musical

6.1
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The Brazilian singer Laura Monteiro is murdered in her dressing-room by her jealous lover João Fernandes de Oliveira that discovered that she was cheating him with Assis and she intends to ... See full summary »

Director: Rafael Gil | Stars: Sara Montiel, Marc Michel, Fosco Giachetti, Carlos Alberto

Votes: 47

29. Verônica (2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A teacher takes a student to his house in the slum, but on arrival discovered that drug traffickers killed his parents and now are at your demand.

Director: Maurício Farias | Stars: Andrea Beltrão, Julio Adrião, Camila Amado, Jonathan Azevedo

Votes: 274

30. Only When I Dance (2009)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

6.9
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59 Metascore

Two young kids try to dance their way out of the favelas of Rio.

Director: Beadie Finzi | Stars: Irlan Santos da Silva, Isabela Coracy Alves Nascimento Santos, Mariza Estrella

Votes: 228 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Como Nascem os Anjos (1996)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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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. They end up in the house where a rich American lives with ... See full summary »

Director: Murilo Salles | Stars: Priscila Assum, Silvio Guindane, Larry Pine, Ryan Massey

Votes: 282

32. Sem Essa, Aranha (1970)

102 min | Comedy

7.2
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Banker, acting as an international front, lives dangerously among a blonde, a brunette and a dark woman, his lover.

Director: Rogério Sganzerla | Stars: Helena Ignez, Jorge Loredo, Maria Gladys, Luiz Gonzaga

Votes: 96

33. The Fates (I) (2017)

70 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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An American girl travels to Brazil and falls in love with a drug dealer from the favelas, in the pulsing city of Rio de Janeiro.

Director: Wagner Depintor | Stars: Iyin Landre, Douglas Rosa, Babu Santana, Marcos 'Kikito' Junqueira

34. COMPLEXO: Parallel universe (2011)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

6.6
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How is it to survive in the most dangerous slum in Rio de Janeiro?

Director: Mário Patrocínio

Votes: 216

35. Couro de Gato (1962)

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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A few weeks before Carnival, slum boys organize huntings for stray cats, whose leather can be used in Samba percussion instruments, like the Tamborim, a small drum.

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade | Stars: Paulinho, Riva Nimitz, Henrique César, Milton Gonçalves

Votes: 99

36. Caluga o Menta (1990)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Niki and his friends are members of the marginalised underclass living on the outskirts of Santiago. During Chile's transition from dictatorship to democracy (1988-1990), they forge a path ... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Justiniano | Stars: Hector Vega Mauricio, Patricia Rivadeneira, Aldo Parodi, Myriam Palacios

Votes: 109

37. Rio Breaks (2009)

85 min | Documentary

7.7
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RIO BREAKS is more than just a film about surfing. It follows the story of two best friends, Fabio and Naama, as they navigate their way between the pitfalls of life in the slums and the ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Mitchell

Votes: 59

38. 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).

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

Votes: 131

39. Cafuné (2005)

92 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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CAFUNÉ is about people who are starting their adult lives in the both violent and charming environment of the city of Rio de Janeiro. This scenery is viewed through the eyes of a young ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Vianna | Stars: Priscila Assum, Lúcio Andrey, Dilma Lóes, Roberto Maya

Votes: 36

40. Surfing favela (2006)

54 min | Documentary

7.5
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"Surfing Favela" was shot with the aid of the communities of Cantagalo and Rocinha; the latter, with its 250,000 inhabitants, is considered the biggest slum (Favela) in Rio de Janeiro. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Natalia Bacalini, Maximiliano Ezzaoui | Stars: Carlos Belo Da Silva, Pablo Paulinho, José Ricardo Ramos, Haroldo Rocha Lauro Vieira

Votes: 11

41. Battle for Rio (2014)

Documentary

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Director: Gonzalo Arijon

Votes: 30

42. Bidonville: Architectures de la ville future (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, News

7.6
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From the heart of the planet's slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.

Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon | Stars: Robert Neuwirth, Nicolas Reeves, Jeremy Seabrook

Votes: 26

43. Os Olhos de Cecília (2015)

19 min | Short

9.6
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Cecília, a blind in one eye 8 years old girl, is out of the school. Until she decides to go back.

Director: Victor Hugo Fiuza | Stars: Maria Victórya Manzi, Soraia Arnoni, Luciano Costa, Nicollas Paixão

Votes: 9

44. Morrinho: Deus Sabe de Tudo Mas Não é X9 (2008)

85 min | Documentary

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In the late 1990s, a group of kids in Rio's favelas embarked on an ambitious and imaginative project in an attempt to stay out of trouble. Almost a decade later, in 2007, the result-an ... See full summary »

Director: Fabio Gavião | Stars: José Carlos, Luciano de Almeida, Rodrigo de Maceda, Maycon de Oliveira

45. A Vida é Loka (2014)

Short, Drama

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Danilo is a slum boy who dreams to become a filmmaker, while tries to get away from the poverty and violence of the place he lives. Guided not only by his father and best friend but also by... See full summary »

Director: Perolla Cristina | Stars: Júnior Cabral, Richardy da Silva, Dudu Sá, Alex Almeida

46. A Mão e a Luva - The story of a book trafficker (2010)

65 min | Documentary

6.7
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He defines himself a trafficker, but he have chosen a drug that renders free. He is a book trafficker.

Director: Roberto Orazi

Votes: 7

47. Pearls Negras (2014)

4 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kayhan Lannes Ozmen | Stars: Mariana Alves, Alice Coelho, Jennifer Loiola

48. Hygiene (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Recording of the theatrical play Hygiene, performed in the streets and houses of the working class neighborhood of Maria Zélia, in São Paulo, by the Grupo XIX de Teatro. The play focuses on... See full summary »

Director: Amilcar Monteiro Claro | Stars: Rodolfo Amorim, Tatiana Caltabiano, Janaína Leite, Juliana Sanches

49. Rosa (1997)

11 min | Short

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A policewomen, a drug dealer and a preacher cross their paths in a funk ball.

Director: Bruno Vianna | Stars: Jorge Lendel, Augusto Madeira, Sabrina Rosa

50. Geraldo Voador (1994)

11 min | Short

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Kid from a favela with a special gift gets in trouble with drug dealers.

Director: Bruno Vianna | Stars: Rogério Costa, Robson Dos Santos, Bruno Garcia, Maria Gladys