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1. La La Land (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.2
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93 Metascore

Two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely charming soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant vivacious playwright, while waiting for their big break, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 275,177 | Gross: $151.06M

2. 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.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 571,005 | Gross: $7.56M

3. Rio (2011)

G | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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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 the bird of his dreams.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Karen Disher

Votes: 174,785 | Gross: $143.62M

4. On the Town (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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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.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

Votes: 12,975

5. Black Orpheus (1959)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

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.

Director: Marcel Camus | Stars: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia

Votes: 7,652

6. Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 740

7. Saludos Amigos (1942)

Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.2
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Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts | Stars: Fred Shields, José Oliveira, Lee Blair, Mary Blair

Votes: 3,278

8. Melody Time (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Music

6.5
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An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 3,476

9. Tito i ja (1992)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 4,176

10. 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 »

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

Votes: 3,843 | Gross: $0.31M

11. Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.3
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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.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 2,599 | Gross: $4.50M

12. Yokomichi Yonosuke (2013)

160 min | Drama

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

Director: Shûichi Okita | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Ayumi Itô, Gô Ayano, Sôsuke Ikematsu

Votes: 936

13. Daenseo-ui sunjeong (2005)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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 »

Director: Young-hoon Park | Stars: Geun-young Moon, Keon-hyeong Park, Yu-mi Jeong, Gi-su Kim

Votes: 1,264

14. Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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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.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mary Beth Hughes, Cobina Wright, Ted North

Votes: 1,011

15. América (2005– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.5
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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

Votes: 227

16. 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.

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

Votes: 601

17. Chica de Río (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.

Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Vanessa Nunes, Santiago Segura, Patrick Barlow

Votes: 904

18. Brazil (1944)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Tito Guízar, Virginia Bruce, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Livingston

Votes: 125

19. 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.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Toni Garrido, Patrícia França, Murilo Benício, Zezé Motta

Votes: 761 | Gross: $0.10M

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

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 40

21. 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.

Director: Laís Bodanzky | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Tônia Carrero, Cássia Kis Magro, Betty Faria

Votes: 392

22. Histórias de Amor Duram Apenas 90 Minutos (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 »

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

Votes: 408

23. Garrincha: Estrela Solitária (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 »

Director: Milton Alencar | Stars: Taís Araújo, Milhem Cortaz, Ana Couto, Chico Díaz

Votes: 213

24. Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (1995)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 209

25. Quase Dois Irmãos (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 »

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

Votes: 549

26. Samba (1965)

106 min | Drama, Musical

6.1
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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 »

Director: Rafael Gil | Stars: Sara Montiel, Marc Michel, Fosco Giachetti, Carlos Alberto

Votes: 47

27. Maine Ocean (1986)

130 min | Comedy

7.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 187

28. Elle cause plus, elle flingue (1972)

87 min | Comedy

4.9
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Director: Michel Audiard | Stars: Annie Girardot, Bernard Blier, Maurice Biraud, Roger Carel

Votes: 182

29. Blame It on the Samba (1948)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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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 »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Ethel Smith, The Dinning Sisters, Ginger Dinning, Jean Dinning

Votes: 195

30. Rio Zona Norte (1957)

90 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A talented songwriter of sambas is forced to face the social injustices of the city around him.

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

Votes: 163

31. 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.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Marcy McGuire, Dooley Wilson

Votes: 90

32. The Gay Gaucho (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short

5.5
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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

Votes: 37

33. 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 »

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

Votes: 36

34. That Samba Thing (2007)

120 min | Drama

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 5

35. Moro No Brasil (2002)

105 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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A documentary about Brazil's music.

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

Votes: 240

36. Everything to Dance For (2007 Video)

92 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 10

37. 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).

Directors: Lírio Ferreira, Hilton Lacerda | Stars: Paulo Autran, Chico Buarque, Sérgio Cabral, Carlos Cachaça

Votes: 131

38. Babilônia 2000 (1999)

80 min | Documentary

7.6
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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

Votes: 145

39. Belle of Old Mexico (1950)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Estelita Rodriguez, Robert Rockwell, Dorothy Patrick, Thurston Hall

Votes: 11

40. Couro de Gato (1962)

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 96

41. 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 »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Constance Moore, Helen Parrish, Lewis Howard

42. Sambolico (1996)

29 min | Short, Drama

4.8
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A Finnish music conductor and a Brazilian girl have virtual sex.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Kari Väänänen, Andrea Bloom, Antonio Calloni, Anselmo Vasconcelos

Votes: 84

43. Tudo É Brasil (1997)

82 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Rogério Sganzerla | Stars: Ary Barroso, Linda Batista, Dorival Caymmi, Dalva de Oliveira

Votes: 39

44. Post Military Trip (2007 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Music, Mystery

6.6
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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 »

Director: Shruti Bhardwaj

Votes: 5

45. Rhumba Rhythms (1942)

Approved | 15 min | Short, Music

7.2
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A Universal musical short, featuring Latin-American music, with Carlos Molina and His Orchestra; The Herrera Twins, Maria Antonia and Maria Esther, from "Down Mexico Way"; The Guadalajara ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Ceballos | Stars: Carlos Molina, Luís de Campos, The Herrera Sisters, Maria Antonia Herrera

Votes: 5

46. Caribbean Romance (1943)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Music, Romance

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In the second (Paramount production numberFF10-2) of Paramount's Musical Parade Featurette series, mirth and music predominate while a boy and a girl fall in love on a cruise ship making ... See full summary »

Director: Lester Fuller | Stars: Eric Blore, Olga San Juan, Mabel Paige, Jimmy Lydon

47. 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

48. Carioca Serenaders (1941)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Music

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This Warner's "Melody Masters" short (production number 7502) has Humberto Herrerre and his South American band in a Spanish setting, and features dancers Mayta Palmera and Theodore Rando ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Humberto Herrera, Mayta Palmera, Theodore Rand, Dinora Rego

49. Memória em Verde e Rosa (2016)

Documentary | Post-production

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The Mangueira slum is the scenario where Tantinho and the old samba composers remember stories about the slums and samba.

Director: Pedro von Krüger | Star: Tantinho da Mangueira

50. Quem Roubou Meu Samba? (1959)

82 min | Musical, Comedy

5.9
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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.

Directors: José Carlos Burle, Hélio Barroso | Stars: Ankito, Maria Vidal, Nancy Wanderley, Aurélio Teixeira

Votes: 11