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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

2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

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

6.9
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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 emerges whenever he loses his temper. However, Banner then must fight a soldier whom unleashes himself as a threat stronger than he.

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

3. Fast Five (2011)

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

7.3
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67 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.

Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

4. Rio (2011)

G | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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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 this bird of his dreams.

Writers: Carlos Saldanha, Earl Richey Jones, Todd R. Jones, Don Rhymer, Joshua Sternin, J.R. Ventimilia, Sam Harper | Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Karen Disher

5. 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.

Writers: Bráulio Mantovani, José Padilha, Rodrigo Pimentel | Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

6. 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, John Kaylin, Bráulio Mantovani, José Padilha, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares | Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

7. Max Payne 3 (2012 Video Game)

Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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Nine years after the events of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003), Max finds himself living a degenerative lifestyle, addicted to painkillers and alcohol in the city of Sao Paulo, ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Houser, Rupert Humphries, Michael Unsworth | Director: Rod Edge | Stars: James McCaffrey, Julian Dean, Frank Rodriguez, Addison LeMay

8. City of Men (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.

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

9. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson, Genevieve Nicholas, Constantine Nicholas | Director: Ron Fricke

10. Waste Land (2010)

99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey ... See full summary »

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

11. Embodiment of Evil (2008)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror

5.9
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The gravedigger Zé do Caixão continues his search for the perfect woman to bear his son.

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

12. Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)

117 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Dé (Thiago Martins) is a boy born and raised in the slums of Cantagalo, in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro... See full synopsis »

Writer: Patrícia Andrade | Director: Breno Silveira | Stars: Fernando Brito, Cyria Coentro, Rodrigo Costa, Vitória Frate

13. Last Stop 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.

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

14. Verônica (2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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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.

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

15. Boca (1994)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A photo-journalist goes to Brazil to investigate a savage crime boss. She becomes infatuated with the story.

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

16. Sonhos Roubados (2009)

85 min | Drama

6.4
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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 »

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

17. Slums: Cities of Tomorrow (2013)

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.

Writers: Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol, Alain Omer Duranceau, Jean-Nicolas Orhon, Nicolas Reeves | Director: Jean-Nicolas Orhon | Stars: Robert Neuwirth, Nicolas Reeves

18. Orfeu (1999)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.2
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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.

Writers: João Emanuel Carneiro, Carlos Diegues, Paulo Lins, Hamilton Vaz Pereira, Hermano Vianna, Vinicius de Moraes | Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Toni Garrido, Patrícia França, Murilo Benício, Zezé Motta

19. 400 Contra 1 - Uma História do Crime Organizado (2010)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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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.

Writers: Julio Ludemir, Júlio Ludemir, Victor Navas, William da Silva Lima | Director: Caco Souza | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabrício Boliveira, Daniela Escobar, Branca Messina

20. Only When I Dance (2009)

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

21. Rosa Morena (2010)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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The story of one man's journey from Denmark to Brazil to get a child.

Writers: Jens Dahl, Morten Kirkskov, Carlos Augusto de Oliveira | Director: Carlos Augusto de Oliveira | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Bárbara Garcia, David Dencik, Vivianne Pasmanter

22. 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

23. Samba (1965)

106 min | Drama, Musical

6.2
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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 »

Writers: Jesús María de Arozamena, Rafael Gil, José López Rubio | Director: Rafael Gil | Stars: Sara Montiel, Marc Michel, Fosco Giachetti, Carlos Alberto

24. Rio Breaks (2009)

85 min | Documentary

7.5
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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 »

Writers: John Maier, Vince Medeiros, Justin Mitchell | Director: Justin Mitchell

25. Bay of All Saints (2012)

74 min | Documentary

7.7
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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

26. 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.

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

27. Como Nascem os Anjos (1996)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Jorge Durán, Nelson Nadotti, Murilo Salles, Aguinaldo Silva | Director: Murilo Salles | Stars: Priscila Assum, Silvio Guindane, Larry Pine, Ryan Massey

28. Caluga o Menta (1990)

100 min

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Gustavo Frías, Gonzalo Justiniano, José Andrés Peña | Director: Gonzalo Justiniano | Stars: Hector Vega Mauricio, Patricia Rivadeneira, Aldo Parodi, Myriam Palacios

29. Cafuné (2005)

70 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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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 »

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

30. Sem Essa, Aranha (1970)

102 min

7.1
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Banker, acting as an international front, lives dangerously among a blonde, a brunette and a dark woman, his lover.

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

31. João O Artista (2013)

Short, Drama | Completed

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"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 »

Writers: Robert J. Johnson, Alex Kruz, Adriana Lima | Director: Robert J. Johnson | Stars: Alex Kruz, Karina Anicio, Camila Rocha, Leticia Miranda

32. 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 de Hollanda, Sérgio Cabral, Carlos Cachaça

33. Surfing favela (2006)

54 min | Documentary

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Tomás Crowder, Maria Laura Ruggiero | Directors: Natalia Bacalini, Maximiliano Ezzaoui | Stars: Carlos Belo Da Silva, Pablo Paulinho, José Ricardo Ramos, Haroldo Rocha Lauro Vieira

34. Battle for Rio (2014)

Documentary

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Writers: Gonzalo Arijon, Anne Vigna | Director: Gonzalo Arijon

35. Couro de Gato (1962)

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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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.

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

36. 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 »

Creator: Grupo Dezenove de Teatro | Director: Amilcar Monteiro Claro | Stars: Rodolfo Amorim, Tatiana Caltabiano, Janaína Leite, Juliana Sanches

37. 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

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

65 min | Documentary

6.8
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He defines himself a trafficker, but he have chosen a drug that renders free. He is a book trafficker.

Writer: Roberto Orazi | Director: Roberto Orazi

39. Geraldo Voador (1994)

11 min | Short

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

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

40. Salvador Dawning (2008)

45 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Tara Collier

41. Rosa (1997)

11 min | Short

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

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

42. City of Men (2002–2005)
Episode: A Coroa do Imperador (2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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 »

Writers: César Charlone, Jorge Furtado, Fernando Meirelles | Director: César Charlone | Stars: Darlan Cunha, Douglas Silva, Aldene Abreu, Edmundo Albrecht

43. Arman ja viimeinen ristiretki (2013– )
Episode: Brasilia, elämä rikollisjengissä (2013)

30 min | Reality-TV

7.0
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Writers: Arman Alizad, Tuukka Tiensuu | Director: Tuukka Tiensuu | Star: Arman Alizad

44. City of Men (2002–2005)
Episode: Correio (2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The postman cannot deliver the post in the favela, because the streets have no names and the houses no numbers. The ruling gangsters order Acerola to invent names for all the streets and ... See full summary »

Directors: Paulo Lins, Kátia Lund | Stars: Darlan Cunha, Douglas Silva, Telma Cunha, Marcelino de Souza

45. Street Kid World Cup (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2014)

57 min | Documentary, Sport

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Directors: Max Fisher, Vicky Mitchell, Phil Turner | Stars: Georgia Taylor, Chloe Delaney, Jack Ferguson, Janet

46. City of Men (2002–2005)
Episode: O Cunhado do Cara (2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The gang-leader Deco falls in love with Acerola's sister Mirka. Because of this the social status of Acerola is changed in a twinkling. The young boy uses his new power to domineer and ... See full summary »

Directors: Paulo Lins, Kátia Lund | Stars: Darlan Cunha, Douglas Silva, Leandro Firmino, Rosana Barros

47. City of Men (2002–2005)
Episode: Uólace e João Victor (2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Laranjinha, whose birth name is Uólace, is living on the streets while João Victor lives in a high-rise. As their paths cross, both teens worry about their own futures.

Directors: Regina Casé, Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Darlan Cunha, Douglas Silva, Márcio Costa, Thiago Martins