Most Popular "Favela" 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: 541,391 | Gross: $7.56M
2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he emerges whenever he loses his temper. However, Banner then must fight a soldier who unleashes himself as a threat stronger than he.
Votes: 330,497 | Gross: $134.52M
3. Fast Five (2011)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 288,065 | Gross: $209.81M
4. Rio (2011)
G | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 167,384 | Gross: $143.62M
5. 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: 82,802 | Gross: $0.01M
6. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Unrated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 67,509 | Gross: $0.10M
8. City of Men (2007)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 13,310 | Gross: $0.31M
9. Max Payne 3 (2012 Video Game)
Action, Crime, Drama
The ex-cop turned private security guard for a wealthy family in Sao Paulo, Brazil finds himself thrown into a new deadly conflict.
11. The Violin Teacher (2015)
102 min | Drama, Music
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 »
12. Waste Land (2010)
99 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 7,368 | Gross: $0.19M
13. Rio Sex Comedy (2010)
Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
16. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (2016 TV Special)
234 min | Music, Sport
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.
17. Boca (1994)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
19. Sonhos Roubados (2009)
85 min | Drama
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 »
98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
22. Another Love Story (2007)
104 min | Drama, Musical
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.
23. Orfeu (1999)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Music
In a dangerous but human Rio's slum, rises the love affair betwen Orfeu and Eurídice, provoking jealousy and violence in times of carnival.
Votes: 740 | Gross: $0.10M
25. Caluga o menta (1990)
100 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
26. Como Nascem os Anjos (1996)
100 min | Drama
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 »
30. Samba (1965)
106 min | Drama, Musical
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 »
34. Cafuné (2005)
92 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
35. 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).
36. Couro de Gato (1962)
12 min | Documentary, Short
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.
39. Slums: Cities of Tomorrow (2013)
81 min | Documentary, Biography, News
From the heart of the planet's slums and squats, individuals have taken over these marginalized worlds and erected cities in their own image.
40. Surfing favela (2006)
54 min | Documentary
"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 »
41. Hygiene (2010 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
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 »
42. A Vida é Loka (2014)
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 »
44. João O Artista (2013)
"John the Artist" tells the story of Joao, a sensitive artist imprisoned by the poverty, death, and violence that surround him in the lawless slums of Brazil. He is faced with the absurdity... See full summary »
46. Morrinho: Deus Sabe de Tudo Mas Não é X9 (2008)
85 min | Documentary
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 »
City of Men (2002–2005)
A Coroa do Imperador
Comedy, Crime, Drama
At school the children of the favela are told how the Portuguese crown was brought to Brazil, when Napoleon attacked Portugal. Acerola conceives Napoleon as something equivalent to the ... See full summary »