Most Popular Titles With Ruy Polanah
2. The Emerald Forest (1985)
R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.
Votes: 7,847 | Gross: $24.47M
3. At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
R | 189 min | Drama, Romance
Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,734 | Gross: $1.34M
4. Journey to the End of the Night (2006)
R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller
The tale of a son and his father separately plotting to escape the desolation of their lives in the lurid underworld of Brazil's sex industry...
6. Quilombo (1984)
114 min | Drama
Palmares is a 17th-century quilombo, a settlement of escaped slaves in northeast Brazil. In 1650, plantation slaves revolt and head for the mountains where they find others led by the aged ... See full summary »
7. Le jaguar (1996)
100 min | Adventure
A shaman from the South American rain forest visits France for a public relations campaign. In a hotel's elevator in Paris he meets a French good-for-nothing named Perrin he's fascinated ... See full summary »
8. Running Out of Luck (1987)
R | 80 min | Drama, Adventure, Comedy
A rock singer goes to Brazil to shoot a video, but winds up getting kidnapped and turned over to the oversexed owner of a banana plantation.
9. Hell Hunters (1988)
98 min | Action, Horror
A Nazi scientist, wanted as a war criminal, develops a spider serum that turns people into fascist Nazi zombies. A pair of investigators who have devoted their lives to hunting down Nazi ... See full summary »
10. São Bernardo (1972)
113 min | Drama
The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn't pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways.
11. Amazon (1990)
R | 96 min | Drama
Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and ... See full summary »
14. Cobrador: In God We Trust (2006)
92 min | Drama
1) globalization of violence, violence of globalization? 2) serial killers, social killers? 3) a mine in brazil some murders in new york others in miami how are they connected? 4) "who's ... See full summary »
15. Of Gods and the Undead (1970)
97 min | Drama
In the 1930's, in the South of State of Bahia, Brazil, an adventurer with no name or history, who had already been shot 7 times, gets involved in the battle for land and cacao plantations. ... See full summary »
17. Joanna Francesa (1973)
110 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Joana is a sophisticated, beautiful woman, so she has a choice of lovers, and destinies. She will let down Pierre, the French consul at Sao Paulo, and with him the frivolity of tea-parties ... See full summary »
18. Tainá 2: A Aventura Continua (2004)
76 min | Adventure, Family
The young warrior indian Tainá must now battle against biopirates, and is joined by a new boy from the big city and an indian little girl who wants to follow her steps as a protector of the jungle.
21. O Quinto Macaco (1990)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama
A Brazilian snake hunter, trying to make enough money to marry the woman he loves, finds four mysterious chimpanzees. He embarks upon a journey to sell them in the big city, and learns alot... See full summary »
23. Tainá: Uma Aventura na Amazônia (2000)
90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A brave and bold indian girl, protector of her jungle and its wild life and guided by her shaman grandfather, pairs with a boy from the big city, against animal traffickers in the Amazon forest.
25. The Barber of Rio (1996)
105 min | Comedy
Matteo is a Roman barber. In Roma his activity is driving him almost to ruin, he is full of debts. He decides to escape from this depressing reality accepting his sister Angelina invitation... See full summary »
27. As Cariocas (1966)
110 min | Comedy
"As Cariocas" (the women from Rio) is a dramatic comedy, presented as three different episodes, based on stories by famed (in Brazil) Stanislau Ponte Preta. Each story is adapted and ... See full summary »
28. Sonho de Valsa (1987)
96 min | Drama
In order to leave her past and family values behind, woman has relationships with many men and, among many doubts, tries to find out her own identity and happiness.
30. The Long Haul (1988)
113 min | Drama
After an argument with an ex-girlfriend, a trucker leaves for one more trip. He had been asked to risk his life to deliver a cargo under almost impossible weather and time conditions by his... See full summary »
31. Benito Cereno (1969)
When Captain Amaso Delano approaches a three-masted ship in distress to offer his assistance, he discovers a most unusual situation: its captain, Don Benito Cereno, seems to command a very ... See full summary »
35. Eclipse (I) (2002)
86 min | Drama
The writer Pia and the painter Gil live by the Rio Negro deep in the Amazon jungle. One night, during a lunar eclipse, Pia is murdered. Her death plunges Gil into a world of shadows. He ... See full summary »
36. O Homem do Corpo Fechado (1973)
91 min | Drama, Western
After trying to live weakly and always get lost, the cowboy João de Deus accepts the rules of the game: his grandfather Cansanção 'closes' his body and he is employed as a gunfighter of the 'colonel' Trajano.
37. Tummy (1995 Video)
A young boy escapes from an orphanage to find two magical creatures in the jungle. As he bonds with the younger one, he discovers that poachers are out to kidnap the creatures and he strives to rescue them.
40. Bar Esperanza (1983)
127 min | Comedy
Group of eccentric people gather at a popular bar in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, doomed to be closed to give way to the construction of a big building. Intellectuals, artists, night-people in ... See full summary »
43. Para Viver Um Grande Amor (1984)
103 min | Musical
Based on the musical play "Pobre Menina Rica" (Poor Rich Girl), by Vinícius de Moraes and Carlos Lyra, it tells the story of people from slums occupying an empty town and establishing a new... See full summary »
44. A Dança dos Bonecos (1986)
90 min | Fantasy
Mr. Kapa and his assistant meet Iara, a mythical being, in a river with purple waters. Geléia, the assistant, fills a bottle with this magic water and makes three puppets turn alive.
47. Sagarana, o Duelo (1974)
110 min | Adventure
In Northeast Brazil, after carrying out some comissioned killing, hitman returns home to find his wife involved with a man who is a hitman hunter. A conflict ensues.