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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

Votes: 530,962 | Gross: $7.56M

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

Votes: 81,373 | Gross: $0.01M

3. 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

Votes: 66,341 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

R | 110 min | Comedy

7.1
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52 Metascore

In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jorge Amado, Bruno Barreto, Eduardo Coutinho, Leopoldo Serran | Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Sonia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Dinorah Brillanti

Votes: 1,688

5. Bus 174 (2002)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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83 Metascore

Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »

Writers: Bráulio Mantovani, José Padilha | Directors: José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda | Stars: Sandro do Nascimento, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares, Anonymous

Votes: 6,669 | Gross: $0.22M

6. My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)

124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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.

Writers: Guilherme Fiúza, Mariza Leão, Mauro Lima | Director: Mauro Lima | Stars: Selton Mello, Giulio Lopes, Júlia Lemmertz, Felipe Severo

Votes: 4,591

7. A Dog's Will (2000)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »

Writers: Guel Arraes, Adriana Falcão, João Falcão, Ariano Suassuna | Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Rogério Cardoso, Denise Fraga

Votes: 6,167

8. Our Beloved Month of August (2008)

147 min | Music, Romance

7.0
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In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity... See full synopsis »

Writers: Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo | Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Sónia Bandeira, Fábio Oliveira, Joaquim Carvalho, Emmanuelle Fèvre

Votes: 1,111

9. House of Sand (2005)

R | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it.

Writers: Elena Soarez, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Andrucha Waddington | Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres, Ruy Guerra, Seu Jorge

Votes: 2,648

10. Me You Them (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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66 Metascore

A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.

Writer: Elena Soarez | Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Regina Casé, Lima Duarte, Stênio Garcia, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 1,528 | Gross: $0.32M

11. Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (2010)

103 min | Drama

6.3
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The life of the doctor André Luiz in the spiritual city of Nosso Lar.

Writers: Laura Malin, Wagner de Assis | Director: Wagner de Assis | Stars: Renato Prieto, Fernando Alves Pinto, Rosanne Mulholland, Inez Viana

Votes: 1,847

12. Bossa Nova (2000)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexandre Machado, Sérgio Sant'Anna, Fernanda Young | Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Amy Irving, Antônio Fagundes, Alexandre Borges, Débora Bloch

Votes: 1,556 | Gross: $1.82M

13. The Portuguese Nun (2009)

127 min | Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.

Writer: Eugène Green | Director: Eugène Green | Stars: Leonor Baldaque, Francisco Mozos, Diogo Dória, Ana Moreira

Votes: 390

14. Orfeu (1999)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.1
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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

Votes: 727 | Gross: $0.10M

15. 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 »

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

Votes: 383

16. Time of Fear (2009)

119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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The widow piano teacher Lúcia and her unemployed teenage son Rafa move to a poor neighborhood in the periphery of São Paulo after the bankrupting of her pension plan. Rafa a.k.a. Pilot ... See full summary »

Writers: Patrícia Andrade, Sergio Rezende | Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: Andrea Beltrão, Denise Weinberg, Lee Thalor, Eucir de Souza

Votes: 396

17. In Therapy (2009)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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In Rio de Janeiro, the forty-something year old, Mercedes, goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life - from a child who lost her mother. Over three years of analysis, her ... See full summary »

Writers: Martha Medeiros, Marcelo Saback | Director: José Alvarenga Jr. | Stars: Lília Cabral, José Mayer, Reynaldo Gianecchini, Cauã Reymond

Votes: 622

18. Bróder (2010)

93 min | Drama

6.8
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In the slum of Capão Redondo in São Paulo, the twenty-third anniversary of Marco Aurélio a.k.a. Macu will be celebrated with a "feijoada" (a typical Brazilian dish of black beans and pork) ... See full summary »

Writers: Newton Cannito, Jeferson De, Laura Malin | Director: Jeferson De | Stars: Caio Blat, Jonathan Haagensen, Silvio Guindane, Cássia Kis Magro

Votes: 242

19. Chronically Unfeasible (2000)

101 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Dissection of Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political and sociological theses.

Writers: Sergio Bianchi, Beatriz Bracher, João Emanuel Carneiro, Gustavo Steinberg | Director: Sergio Bianchi | Stars: Umberto Magnani, Cecil Thiré, Dira Paes, Betty Gofman

Votes: 531