Most Popular "Samba" Titles
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1. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Votes: 314,095 | Gross: $151.10M
2. 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: 581,989 | Gross: $7.56M
3. 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: 177,545 | Gross: $143.62M
8. Road to Rio (1947)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
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.
Votes: 2,648 | Gross: $4.50M
9. Saludos Amigos (1942)
Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family
Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.
10. Four Days in September (1997)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 3,880 | Gross: $0.31M
11. Tito i ja (1992)
104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The story of a ten year old boy who, as most of the children in Yugoslavia of the 1950s can hardly imagine his life without the great national leader - marshal Tito. After winning the ... See full summary »
12. Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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.
14. Daenseo-ui sunjeong (2005)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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 »
15. It's All True (1993)
G | 87 min | Documentary
A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.
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
17. Chica de Río (2001)
102 min | Comedy
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.
19. Quase Dois Irmãos (2004)
102 min | Drama
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 »
20. Histórias de Amor Duram Apenas 90 Minutos (2009)
93 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
21. 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: 769 | Gross: $0.10M
22. Chega de Saudade (2007)
95 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
23. Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (1995)
91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
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 »
24. 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 »
25. Garrincha: Estrela Solitária (2003)
106 min | Drama
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 »
26. Maine Ocean (1986)
130 min | Comedy
"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 »
29. Post Military Trip (2007 TV Movie)
45 min | Documentary, Music, Mystery
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 »
Director: Shruti Bhardwaj
31. Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
33. Beyond Ipanema (2009)
90 min | Documentary
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 »
34. Blame It on the Samba (1948)
6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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 »
35. Seven Days Ashore (1944)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.
37. 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.
38. I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940)
Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
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 »
39. Everything to Dance For (2007 Video)
92 min | Drama
Everything To Dance For is the story of Ellie (Sasha Jackson), a young girl following her dream of learning to dance, despite the misgivings of her mother (Sally Reeve), their lack of money...
40. 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).
41. Swingtime in Mexico (1952)
Approved | 9 min | Short, Music
Luis Arcaraz and his orchestra play while band-vocalist Evangelina Elizonda sings, and Carter and Valdez, a dance team performs on one number. Songs heard include "Tell Me Why", "Tabu" and "Trumpter Mambo."
42. Let's Make Rhythm (1947)
Approved | 20 min | Musical, Short
A sailor on leave (Jay Norris) falls in love with the voice of a juke-box ("soundies"-type box) girl but his friend, not wanting him to get involved, ruins the machine. The Girl (Gail Davis... See full summary »
43. Samba-Mania (1948)
Approved | 18 min | Short, Musical, Romance
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 »
44. Carnival in April (1953)
Approved | 18 min | Short, Music
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 »
45. W'ere on Our Way to Rio (1944)
Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
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 »
48. Quem Roubou Meu Samba? (1959)
82 min | Musical, Comedy
Somebody is selling songs for two recording companies, simultaneously. The owner of one of them hires a detective to find out the swindler's identity. But the private-eye is clumsy, and messes things up even more.
49. That Samba Thing (2007)
120 min | Drama
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 »
50. Belle of Old Mexico (1950)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
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 »