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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. 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

3. On the Town (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Writers: Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Jerome Robbins | Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

4. Black Orpheus (1959)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.5
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81 Metascore

A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

Writers: Marcel Camus, Jacques Viot, Vinicius de Moraes | Director: Marcel Camus | Stars: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia

5. Melody Time (1948)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Family, Music

6.6
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An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Writers: Winston Hibler, Erdman Penner, Harry Reeves, Homer Brightman, Ken Anderson, Ted Sears, Joe Rinaldi, William Cottrell, Art Scott, Jesse Marsh, Bob Moore, John Walbridge, Hardie Gramatky | Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day, The Andrews Sisters

6. Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.4
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Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard

7. A Story of Yonosuke (2013)

160 min | Drama

7.7
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Were people's lives changed by having known Yonosuke?

Writers: Shûichi Yoshida, Shirô Maeda | Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Kengo Kôra, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Gô Ayano, Sôsuke Ikematsu

8. Girl from Rio (2001)

102 min | Comedy

5.7
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Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.

Writers: Juan Carlos Guerrero Torres, Julián Ibáñez, Francisco Lara Polop, Christopher Monger | Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Vanessa Nunes, Santiago Segura, Patrick Barlow

9. It's All True (1993)

G | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

Writers: Bill Krohn, Richard Wilson, Myron Meisel | Directors: Bill Krohn, Myron Meisel, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson, Norman Foster | Stars: Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima, Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva

10. Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

Writers: Darrell Ware, Karl Tunberg, Rian James, Ralph Spence | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

11. Four Days in September (1997)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »

Writers: Fernando Gabeira, Leopoldo Serran | Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

12. América (2005– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Sol, a dreamy young woman from the carioca suburbs, attempts to emigrate to the United States, believing in a better life with better opportunities.

Stars: Deborah Secco, Murilo Benício, Christiane Torloni, Edson Celulari

13. Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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On the trail of a singer who killed the man she loved in Honolulu, Charlie finds her stabbed to death when he ultimately catches up to her in Rio.

Writers: Samuel G. Engel, Lester Ziffren, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mary Beth Hughes, Cobina Wright, Ted North

14. Escort Girl (1941)

68 min | Crime, Drama

4.2
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A pair of nightclub owners run a string of escort bureaus where men pay for the "companionship" of young women. The district attorney sends an undercover agent to infiltrate the bureaus.

Writers: David Halperin, Ann Halperin | Director: Edward E. Kaye | Stars: Betty Compson, Margaret Marquis, Robert Kellard, Wheeler Oakman

15. Tito and Me (1992)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.1
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The story of a ten years old boy who, as most of the children in Yugoslavia of the fifties can hardly imagine his life without the great national leader - marshal Tito. In his school, he ... See full summary »

Writer: Goran Markovic | Director: Goran Markovic | Stars: Dimitrije Vojnov, Lazar Ristovski, Predrag Manojlovic, Anica Dobra

16. Almost Brothers (2004)

102 min | Drama

7.0
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The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was ... See full summary »

Writers: Paulo Lins, Lúcia Murat | Director: Lúcia Murat | Stars: Caco Ciocler, Flavio Bauraqui, Werner Schünemann, Antônio Pompêo

17. Innocent Steps (2005)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Former acclaimed dancer Na Young-sae (Park Keon-Hyeong) attempts to make a comeback after his opponent, Hyun-soo (Yoon Chan), purposely injures him at a dance competition. At the suggestion... See full summary »

Writers: Gye-ok Park, Young-hoon Park | Director: Young-hoon Park | Stars: Geun-young Moon, Keon-hyeong Park, Yu-mi Jeong, Byeol Kim

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. Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (1995)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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A biography of the Portuguese-Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda, whose most distinctive feature was her tutti frutti hat. She came to the US as the "Brazilian Bombshell" and was a Broadway ... See full summary »

Writer: Helena Solberg | Director: Helena Solberg | Stars: Helena Solberg, Eric Barreto, Cynthia Adler, Mario Cunha

20. Chega de Saudade (2007)

95 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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In an old-time dance hall (the "gafieira") in São Paulo, one evening is all it takes to meet different characters as they remember the past, live the present, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, naturally, dance.

Writers: Laís Bodanzky, Luiz Bolognesi, Nando Bolognesi, Adriana Falcão, Roberto Gervitz, Ricardo Kauffman, Bráulio Mantovani, Silvana Matteusi, Sérgio Penna, Chris Riera, Daniela Smith | Director: Laís Bodanzky | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Tônia Carrero, Cássia Kis Magro, Betty Faria

21. Brazil (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest.

Writers: Richard English, Frank Gill Jr., Laura Kerr | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Tito Guízar, Virginia Bruce, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Livingston

22. Love Stories Only Last 90 Minutes (2009)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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In Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, the idle aspirant writer Zeca has been living with Arts Professor Júlia for five years. He is stuck on page 50 of his novel for a long time and Zeca claims lack of ... See full summary »

Writer: Paulo Halm | Director: Paulo Halm | Stars: Caio Blat, Lúcia Bronstein, Hugo Carvana, Luz Cipriota

23. The Drag-Net (1936)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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A playboy takes a job as an assistant district attorney, finds himself up against a tough crime boss and his gang.

Writers: Willard Mack, James Mulhauser | Director: Vin Moore | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Marian Nixon, Betty Compson, Jack Adair

24. Everything to Dance For (2007 Video)

92 min | Drama

6.8
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Everything To Dance For is the story of Ellie (Sasha Jackson), a young girl following her dream of learning to dance... See full synopsis »

Writer: Pearl Howie | Director: Pearl Howie | Stars: Sasha Jackson, Travis Oliver, Sally Reeve, Brendan Cole

25. Moro No Brasil (2002)

105 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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A documentary about Brazil's music.

Writers: Mika Kaurismäki, George Moura | Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Walter Alfaiate, Caju, Castanha, Velha Guarda da Mangueira

26. That Samba Thing (2007)

120 min | Drama

6.2
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Five interlocking fictional stories depicting the lives of Brazilians and Londoners who co-exist under difficult emotional and psychological circumstances. The turmoil takes place against a... See full summary »

Writer: Teddy Hayes | Director: Teddy Hayes | Stars: Joseph Marcell, Martinho da Vila, Saul Reichlin, Andrew Smith

27. Maine-Océan (1986)

130 min | Comedy

7.2
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"Maine-Ocean" is the name of a train that rides from Paris to Saint-Nazaire (near the ocean). In that train, Dejanira, a Brazilian, has a brush with the two ticket inspectors. Mimi, another... See full summary »

Writers: Lydia Feld, Jacques Rozier | Director: Jacques Rozier | Stars: Rosa-Maria Gomes, Abdel Kedadouche, Luis Rego, Bernard Menez

28. Garrincha: Lonely Star (2003)

106 min | Drama

5.3
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The life of Brazilian soccer player, Garrincha, considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, with his uniquely original style. He had arched legs, a passion for women and booze... See full summary »

Writers: Aldir Blanc, Rodrigo Campos, Ruy Castro, João Máximo | Director: Milton Alencar | Stars: Taís Araújo, Milhem Cortaz, Ana Couto, Chico Díaz

29. 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

30. Seven Days Ashore (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.

Writers: Jacques Deval, Edward Verdier, Irving Phillips, Lawrence Kimble | Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Marcy McGuire, Dooley Wilson

31. Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.0
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In this fictional film in which performers using their own name do fictional things with fictional people there is no one playing 'Self', but there is a record-company talent scout, Bill ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert E. Kent | Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Dámaso Pérez Prado, Mary Kaye, Jud Conlon, Helen Grayco

32. The Cuban Herd (2015)

104 min | Documentary | Post-production

In Castro's Cuba, one man finds a way to fight back through art. Going against all odds, he awakens a town with a herd of 12 metal elephants and forever changes the eyes of Havana.

Writer: Romulo Sans | Directors: Carlo Gustaff, Romulo Sans | Stars: Jose Emilio Fuentes Fonseca, Bian Óscar Rodríguez Gala, Aldo Roberto Rodríguez Baquero, Miriam Montero

33. 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

34. Carnival of Rhythm (1941)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Musical, Romance

5.1
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A colorful music and dance tribute to the peasants and workers of Brazil.

Writer: Stanley Martin | Director: Stanley Martin | Stars: Katherine Dunham, Archie Savage, Talley Beatty, Knox Manning

35. I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

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Tod Lowell (Dennis O'Keefe)),the quarterback of the Southern State football team has been dating Betty Gilbert (Constance Moore), a nightclub singer. But his mother, Mrs. Henry Lowell ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Darling, Erna Lazarus, Hal Block | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Constance Moore, Helen Parrish, Lewis Howard

36. Rio Zona Norte (1957)

90 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A talented songwriter of sambas is forced to face the social injustices of the city around him.

Writer: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Grande Otelo, Jece Valadão, Malu Maia, Maria Petar

37. Beyond Ipanema (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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When Carmen Miranda first set foot in New York City for her Broadway debut in 1939, Americans experienced love-at-first-sight with Brazilian culture. The profound fascination of Americans ... See full summary »

Director: Guto Barra | Stars: Diego Kelman Ajuz, Maya Arulpragasam, Devendra Banhart, David Byrne

38. Babilônia 2000 (1999)

80 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary on poor people living in two slums in Rio de Janeiro, on the occasion of New Year's Eve.

Director: Eduardo Coutinho

39. W'ere on Our Way to Rio (1944)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Actually, Popeye and Bluto are already there. They visit a nightclub, where the featured singer/dancer is, of course, Olive Oyl. Both of the boys instantly fall for her, but she only has ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Mercer, Jack Ward | Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Dave Barry, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

40. Blame It on the Samba (1948)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Donald Duck and Jose Carioca, both literally blue, stumble across the Cafe do Samba, whose proprietor is determined to cheer them up with samba music. After they get their color back, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Moore, Art Scott | Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Ethel Smith, The Dinning Sisters, Ginger Dinning, Jean Dinning

41. Gay Gaucho (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short

5.3
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This one takes place in either Argentia or Texas or Mexico, depending on whether the scenes show gauchos or charros or cowboys, but Cubby is in a desert someplace washing up to go courting ... See full summary »

Directors: Rollin Hamilton, Thomas McKimson

42. Samba

Thriller | Announced

The mother of a Moroccan samba teacher hires an imam in an effort to cure his son's obsession with a telenovela star.

Writer: Hicham Ayouch

43. Carnival in April (1953)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Music

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Universal released this short in both 3-D (production number 9101) and 2-D (production number 9301)format, the latter for theatres not equipped to show 3-D films. The Carlos Molina ... See full summary »

Director: Will Cowan | Stars: Carlos Molina, Toni Arden, Josephine Premice, Fernando Rodríguez

44. Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra (1952)

Approved | 15 min | Short, Music

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This "Name Band Musical" spotlights the Dick Jurgens Orchesta opening with "Day Dreams Come True at Night" followed by "Mama's Gone Goodbye." A Cuban act, the Facundo Rivero Quintet comes ... See full summary »

Director: Will Cowan | Stars: Dick Jurgens, Claudette Thornton, Al Galante, Facundo Rivero

45. Tudo É Brasil (1997)

82 min | Documentary

7.4
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Writer: Rogério Sganzerla | Director: Rogério Sganzerla | Stars: Ary Barroso, Linda Batista, Dorival Caymmi, Dalva de Oliveira

46. Belle of Old Mexico (1950)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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Kip Armitage III, a young college professor, travels south to Mexico, to follow through on his pledge to a dying WWII army buddy, to adopt his young daughter, Rosita. But when he gets south... See full summary »

Writers: Bradford Ropes, Francis Swann | Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Estelita Rodriguez, Robert Rockwell, Dorothy Patrick, Thurston Hall

47. Post Military Trip (2007 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Music, Mystery

5.8
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Ever wonder why about 70% of the world's best trance music DJ's are Israeli? Can you envision why about 60,000 Israelis coming out of the army every year travel to Goa, India to wind down ... See full summary »

Writer: Shruti Bhardwaj | Director: Shruti Bhardwaj

48. Samba-Mania (1948)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Musical, Romance

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Night club owner Russ Vincent hires boogie-woogie dancer Betty Hannon for a spot in a South American revue headed by Lita Baron (as Isabelita.) The latter is wary of Hannon's motives, but ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Daniel | Stars: Lita Baron, Russ Vincent, Billy Daniel, Betty Hannon

49. Perez Prado and His Orchestra (1952)

Approved | 15 min | Short, Music

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One of the earliest American-produced films featuring Perez Prado (evidently known as Domatos Perez Prado---which my Texas keyboard can't show the accent marks---everywhere but in the ... See full summary »

Director: Will Cowan | Stars: Dámaso Pérez Prado, Allen Cole, Dorothy Dorben, Perez Prado Orchestra

50. Partido Alto (1976)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Writer: Leon Hirszman | Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Candeia, Casquinha, Paulinho da Viola, Manaceia