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1. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

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, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 607,368 | Gross: $7.56M

2. Central Station (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Soia Lira

Votes: 31,295 | Gross: $5.60M

3. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

33 Metascore

1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 89,123 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 72,511 | Gross: $0.10M

5. O Auto da Compadecida (2000)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy

The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Rogério Cardoso, Denise Fraga

Votes: 7,952

6. Lisbela e o Prisioneiro (2003)

106 min | Comedy, Romance

Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: André Mattos, Aramis Trindade, Bruno Garcia, Carlos Casagrande

Votes: 4,443

7. O Cheiro do Ralo (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Selton Mello, Paula Braun, Paulo Alves, Susana Alves

Votes: 4,002

8. Menino Maluquinho: O Filme (1995)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The adventures of a little, nutty boy of unique personality and traits who finds comfort at his grandfather's farm, after his parents are divorced.

Director: Helvecio Ratton | Stars: Samuel Costa, Patricia Pillar, Roberto Bomtempo, Luiz Carlos Arutin

Votes: 598

9. Quebrando o Tabu (2011)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary

Documentary uncovering the failure of the UN sanctioned war on drugs.

Directors: Fernando Grostein Andrade, Cosmo Feilding-Mellen | Stars: Fran Boyd Andrews, Brenda Blom, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter

Votes: 904

10. Olga (2004)

141 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »

Director: Jayme Monjardim | Stars: Camila Morgado, Caco Ciocler, Luís Melo, Eliane Giardini

Votes: 2,699

11. De Pernas pro Ar (2010)

101 min | Comedy

After being left by her husband and fired from her work, a workaholic businesswoman is forced to go through a big change in her life and becomes a partner on a decadent sex shop.

Director: Roberto Santucci | Stars: Ingrid Guimarães, Maria Paula, Bruno Garcia, Denise Weinberg

Votes: 1,743

12. A Mulher Invisível (2009)

105 min | Comedy

A romantic comedy in which a 35-year old man is abandoned by his wife and falls in love with his neighbor, a perfect, ideal woman. The only problem: she doesn't exist!

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Selton Mello, Luana Piovani, Vladimir Brichta, Maria Manoella

Votes: 2,741

13. Domésticas (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

Five maids in São Paulo are observed in this episodic, impressionistic film. The women interact with each other, ride busses, work, and have longings: Rai for a husband, Créo for her lost ... See full summary »

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Nando Olival | Stars: Cláudia Missura, Graziella Moretto, Lena Roque, Olivia Araújo

Votes: 1,088

14. Última Parada 174 (2008)

Unrated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A chronicle of a real-life bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro that occurred on June 12, 2000.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Michel Gomes, Cris Vianna, Marcello Melo Junior, Gabriela Luiz

Votes: 4,420

15. Carandiru (2003)

R | 145 min | Drama, Crime

71 Metascore

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 15,608 | Gross: $0.21M

16. Bicho de Sete Cabeças (2000)

74 min | Drama

A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »

Director: Laís Bodanzky | Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Othon Bastos, Cássia Kis, Dani Nefussi

Votes: 3,821

17. Sexo, Amor e Traição (2004)

90 min | Comedy

The story of two couples who are neighbors and the marital problems caused by the unexpected arrival of two important personages of their past. The first couple, Carlos and Ana, live on the... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Fernando | Stars: Alessandra Negrini, Betty Faria, Caco Ciocler, Fábio Assunção

Votes: 636

18. Chico Xavier (2010)

124 min | Biography, Drama

A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.

Director: Daniel Filho | Stars: Natalia Soutto, Nelson Xavier, Ângelo Antônio, Matheus Costa

Votes: 1,419

19. Primo Basílio (2007)

106 min | Drama, Romance

Luísa is a romantic, dreamy and delicate young woman married to Jorge, an engineer, a man of good habits and good economic conditions. They didn't know each other well, but got married and ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Filho | Stars: Débora Falabella, Fábio Assunção, Glória Pires, Reynaldo Gianecchini

Votes: 460

20. Nós Que Aqui Estamos por Vós Esperamos (1999)

73 min | Documentary

A fascinating and poetical collage of countless images from the 20th century with the purpose of revealing matters of life and death during the era and its many social, cultural and ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Masagão

Votes: 610

21. Meu Tio Matou um Cara (2004)

87 min | Adventure, Comedy

Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado | Stars: Darlan Cunha, Sophia Reis, Lázaro Ramos, Deborah Secco

Votes: 2,078

22. Os Normais (2001–2003)

25 min | Comedy

A "normal" couple are living a "normal" life together. But they have a lot to complain about themselves to you.

Stars: Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Selton Mello, Graziella Moretto

Votes: 860

23. A Guerra dos Rocha (2008)

Comedy

Clumsy old lady Dina Rocha lives with her son Marcelo that is an aspirant musician supported by his wife Carol. After a series of incidents at home caused by Dina, she moves to her house in... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Fernando | Stars: Ary Fontoura, Nicette Bruno, Diogo Vilela, Giulia Gam

Votes: 184

24. Cinderela Baiana (1998)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Carla Perez (portrayed by Carla Fabianny as a child and by herself as an adult) lives with her father (Armindo Biao) and tuberculous mother (Juliana Calil) in a small, poor shack located ... See full summary »

Director: Conrado Sanchez | Stars: Carla Perez, Alexandre Pires, Perry Salles, Josevaldo Oliveira

Votes: 286

25. O Trapalhão e a Luz Azul (1999)

80 min | Comedy, Family

David, a rock singer, and Didi, his assistant, are transported to a distant world. They must help princess Allim to face the evil Vizir, who wants to become king by marrying her.

Directors: Paulo Aragão, Alexandre Boury | Stars: Renato Aragão, Helder Agostini, Livian Aragão, Canisso

Votes: 248

26. Lua de Cristal (1990)

90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The fairy tale of a young aspiring singer who leaves her hometown to a major city, in order to make her dreams come true.

Director: Tizuka Yamasaki | Stars: Selvagem Big Abreu, Juliana Baroni, Marilu Bueno, Berna Ceppas

Votes: 669

27. Muita Calma Nessa Hora (2010)

92 min | Comedy

Three young friends, Tita (Andréia Horta), Mari (Gianne Albertoni) and Aninha (Fernanda Souza) decide to change their situations and travel to a beach place for a weekend. On the road, they... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Joffily | Stars: Marcelo Adnet, Gianne Albertoni, Marco Antônio Alves, Dudu Azevedo

Votes: 973

28. Cidadão Boilesen (2009)

92 min | Documentary

A documentary about the controversial businessman Henning Boilesen Jr. and his involvement with the military regime as one of its most enthusiastic supporters, financing it and ... See full summary »

Director: Chaim Litewski | Stars: Hennig Boilesen Jr., Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jarbas Passarinho, Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns

Votes: 98

29. 2 Coelhos (2012)

TV-MA | 101 min | Action, Thriller

In São Paulo, the scheme of the corrupt DA Júlia and her mate, the lawyer Henrique with the gangster Maicom is discovered and sent to the Internal Affairs. Maicom is responsible for ... See full summary »

Director: Afonso Poyart | Stars: Fernando Alves Pinto, Alessandra Negrini, Caco Ciocler, Marat Descartes

Votes: 4,528

30. Amarelo Manga (2002)

TV-MA | 103 min | Drama

40 Metascore

Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a ... See full summary »

Director: Cláudio Assis | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Jonas Bloch, Leona Cavalli, Dira Paes

Votes: 1,657

31. Desaparecidos (2011)

72 min | Horror, Thriller

A VIP private party in a tropical island surrounded by rainforest. The invitation, a small video camera (flipcam) that you have to wear around your neck at all times. The cameras record ... See full summary »

Director: David Schurmann | Stars: Charlene Chagas, Natalia Vidal, Pedro Urizzi, André Madrini

Votes: 411

32. A Dona da História (2004)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A 50 year-old woman who analyses her past. She pictures herself when she was 20 years old and she re-creates the story of her life through a game of innumerous possibilities... What if she ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Filho | Stars: Marieta Severo, Débora Falabella, Antônio Fagundes, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 652

33. Paraísos Artificiais (2012)

96 min | Drama

Two girlfriends visit a big Brazilian beach festival and decide to just let go. They enjoy the music, booze, drugs and on one steamy afternoon even each other. They also meet a young man and things can't be better. Can this paradise last?

Director: Marcos Prado | Stars: Nathalia Dill, Luca Bianchi, Lívia de Bueno, Bernardo Barreto

Votes: 2,838

34. Blue Eyes (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating ... See full summary »

Director: José Joffily | Stars: David Rasche, Cristina Lago, Erica Gimpel, Frank Grillo

Votes: 443

36. Muito Além do Peso (2012)

Documentary

From Brazil to Kuwait, the levels of childhood obesity are outstandingly high. "Way Beyond Weight" is a movie that seeks to answer those questions in depth. It interviewed families, kids and specialists from all over the world.

Director: Estela Renner

Votes: 191

37. Neighboring Sounds (2012)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Ana Rita Gurgel, Caio Almeida, Maeve Jinkings, Dida Maia

Votes: 5,237 | Gross: $0.03M

38. Eu Receberia as Piores Notícias dos seus Lindos Lábios (2011)

100 min | Drama

The photographer Cauby moves and settles down in a small town in the countryside of Pará. When he meets the model Lavínia, who is the wife of Pastor Ernani, they have a torrid love affair. ... See full summary »

Directors: Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca | Stars: Camila Pitanga, Gustavo Machado, Zécarlos Machado, Gero Camilo

Votes: 522

39. Minha Mãe é uma Peça: O Filme (2013)

84 min | Comedy

After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.

Director: André Pellenz | Stars: Paulo Gustavo, Rodrigo Pandolfo, Mariana Xavier, Alexandra Richter

Votes: 2,798

40. Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)

TV-14 | 131 min | Biography, Drama

After the adoptive daughter of a stable family leaves them for a new life as a prostitute, she rises to become a popular performer among her clients, and details her routine in her blog.

Director: Marcus Baldini | Stars: Deborah Secco, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Drica Moraes, Fabiula Nascimento

Votes: 5,135

42. 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 »

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

Votes: 3,971 | Gross: $0.31M

43. Invasão (2014)

88 min | Thriller

A group of friends decides to spend the weekend in a seclute cabin. What they didn't know is that unexpected occurrences in the world were about to begin.

Director: Helio Martins Jr. | Stars: Alexia Annes, Matheus Prestes

Votes: 12

44. Que Horas Ela Volta? (2015)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

Director: Anna Muylaert | Stars: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila

Votes: 9,723 | Gross: $0.38M

45. The Clown (2011)

88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Father and son work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar and Pangare/Benjamin in a circus in the Brazilian countryside. Benjamin decides to follow a different path and meets several people on the way.

Director: Selton Mello | Stars: Selton Mello, Paulo José, Larissa Manoela, Giselle Motta

Votes: 3,966

46. Otto (II) (2012)

71 min | Documentary

Otto is a film that accompanies the process of pregnancy of my wife and the birth of my son. Instinctive and visceral as a gesture. Intimate and confident as a filmed diary. A celebration to life, a film of love.

Director: Cao Guimarães

Votes: 5

47. Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)

99 min | Adventure, Drama

A road movie about a German man who went to the North East of Brazil in the 1942 to sell Aspirin.

Director: Marcelo Gomes | Stars: João Miguel, Peter Ketnath, Madalena Accioly, Jeane Alves

Votes: 1,976

48. Aquarius (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

88 Metascore

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story ... See full summary »

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 13,967 | Gross: $0.29M