Most Popular "Samba" Titles
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1. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 286,365 | Gross: $151.06M
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: 573,627 | 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: 175,512 | Gross: $143.62M
6. Saludos Amigos (1942)
Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family
Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.
7. 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: 2,606 | Gross: $4.50M
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: 3,851 | Gross: $0.31M
13. 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 »
14. Daenseo-ui sunjeong (2005)
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. 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.
16. 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. 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: 763 | Gross: $0.10M
20. 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.
21. 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 »
23. 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 »
24. 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 »
25. 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 »
26. 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 »
27. 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 »
29. 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 »
30. 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 »
31. 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.
32. 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 »
33. The Gay Gaucho (1933)
Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short
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 »
34. 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 »
35. 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 »
36. 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 »
38. 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).
40. 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.
42. 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 »
44. Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra (1952)
Approved | 15 min | Short, Music
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 »
45. Futebol Brasileiro (2010)
66 min | Documentary, Sport
Not a sport, it's their lives. Three people from different generations and different races in the streets of Brazil, who revolve their lives around football. Their passion of Futebol ... See full summary »
46. Nerves of Steel (2003)
20 min | Short, Musical
Set to the sultry sounds of a samba, this is the tale of a gay private detective hired by a desparate woman in search of her man. Hustlers, bath houses, jelousy and betrayal; all set to music you can dance to.
50. 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 »