Brazilian movies

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1. Braza Dormida (1928)

120 min | Drama

In Rio de Janeiro, the wasteful Luis Soares is deserted by his father and has no money. Meanwhile, the sugarcane plant owner Mr. Carlos Silva decides to fire the manager of the plant, Pedro... See full summary »

Director: Humberto Mauro | Stars: Nita Ney, Luís Soroa, Máximo Serrano, Pedro Fantol

Votes: 63

2. The Jew (1996)

91 min | Drama

Portugal, 1739, the reign of King João V, who tries to keep a delicate balance between the power of the Church and the interests of the Court. António José da Silva, nicknamed "the Jew", a ... See full summary »

Director: Jom Tob Azulay | Stars: Filipe Pinheiro, Dina Sfat, Mário Viegas, José Lewgoy

Votes: 107

3. Carlota Joaquina, Princesa do Brazil (1995)

100 min | Comedy, History

A hot blooded Spanish princess plots to conquer her enemies and become queen.

Director: Carla Camurati | Stars: Marieta Severo, Antonio Abujamra, Thales Pan Chacon, Ludmila Dayer

Votes: 1,102

4. O Quatrilho (1995)

92 min | Romance, Drama

Two couples of Italian immigrants are part of a game that leads to treason and brings serious consequences to those who lose.

Director: Fábio Barreto | Stars: Glória Pires, Patricia Pillar, Alexandre Paternost, Bruno Campos

Votes: 1,177

5. 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: 4,081 | Gross: $0.31M

6. Bye Bye Brasil (1980)

R | 110 min | Drama

The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: José Wilker, Betty Faria, Fábio Jr., Zaira Zambelli

Votes: 1,289

7. Barren Lives (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares

Votes: 1,863

8. Entranced Earth (1967)

111 min | Drama

Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha

Votes: 2,108

9. Black God, White Devil (1964)

120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

Votes: 3,345

10. Antonio das Mortes (1969)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Maurício do Valle, Odete Lara, Othon Bastos, Hugo Carvana

Votes: 1,389

11. O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968)

92 min | Crime, Thriller

The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.

Director: Rogério Sganzerla | Stars: Helena Ignez, Paulo Villaça, Pagano Sobrinho, Luiz Linhares

Votes: 946

12. The Battle of Canudos (1997)

170 min | Drama, History, War

The drama of a poor family in the bloodiest war in the History of Brazil: the war of Canudos.

Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: José Wilker, Cláudia Abreu, Paulo Betti, Marieta Severo

Votes: 613

13. O Auto da Compadecida (1999)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

The film tells the adventures of friends João Grilo, a poor man a liar, and Chicó, the most cowardly of men. Both struggle for daily bread in the Northeast of Brazil and crossing for ... See full summary »

Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Lima Duarte

Votes: 1,977

14. Mauá - O Imperador e o Rei (1999)

135 min | Drama

A movie about a Brazilian entrepreneur who rivalled American's richest man at his time, well-known Rockfeller. Irineu Evangelista de Souza in 1867 had $155.000 contos de reis, meanwhile the... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: Paulo Betti, Malu Mader, Othon Bastos, Michael Byrne

Votes: 381

15. O Cravo e a Rosa (2000–2001)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A short tempered, feminist rich woman notable for her aversion to marriage and her aggressive behavior gradually falls in love for a rough and lowly farmer.

Stars: Adriana Esteves, Eduardo Moscovis, Suely Franco, Leandra Leal

Votes: 261

16. Villa-Lobos - Uma Vida de Paixão (2000)

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his ... See full summary »

Director: Zelito Viana | Stars: Antônio Fagundes, Marcos Palmeira, André Ricardo, Letícia Spiller

Votes: 249

17. Lavoura Arcaica (2001)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama

Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »

Director: Luiz Fernando Carvalho | Stars: Selton Mello, Simone Spoladore, Raul Cortez, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha

Votes: 1,490

18. La riña (2008)

86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A secret party is thrown by ex-students from the American school who bet fortunes in poor wrestlers confronting each other inside an empty swimming pool for a few dollars.

Director: Marcelo Galvão | Stars: Christiano Cochrane, Warley Santana, Leonardo Miggiorin, Elder Torres

Votes: 60

19. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 16,586 | Gross: $1.34M

20. 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: 10,327 | Gross: $0.38M

21. Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos (2015)

102 min | Drama, Music

The movie tells the story of Laerte (Lázaro Ramos), a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP Orchestra is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public ... See full summary »

Director: Sérgio Machado | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Kaique de Jesus, Elzio Vieira, Sandra Corveloni

Votes: 595

22. Floradas na Serra (1954)

100 min | Drama

Man and woman fall in love while in treatment for TB, in the beautiful town of Campos do Jordão, Brazil

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Cacilda Becker, Jardel Filho, Ilka Soares, Silvia Fernanda

Votes: 73

23. Samba em Brasília (1961)

110 min | Comedy, Musical

Terezinha, a dancer in the carnival parade, is poor and lives in a shack in a shantytown. But she dreams of getting rich and becoming a socialite. When her aunt gets ill, she takes her ... See full summary »

Director: Watson Macedo | Stars: Eliana, Herval Rossano, Geraldo Maia, Heloísa Helena

Votes: 19

24. Meu Pé de Laranja Lima (1982)

95 min | Drama, Family

Poor boy treats a sweet lemon tree as his only friend, talking to it, and learning important values in the process. But one day the tree must be cut.

Director: Aurélio Teixeira | Stars: Júlio César Cruz, Aurélio Teixeira, Henrique José Leal, Leilane Chediak

Votes: 151

25. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

R | 110 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

In a small city of Brazil, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking and he takes all of her money... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Sônia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Dinorah Brillanti

Votes: 2,001

26. Anchieta, José do Brasil (1977)

150 min

Life and death of the jesuit who fought for the peaceful relationship between colonists and Indians

Director: Paulo César Saraceni | Stars: Ney Latorraca, Luiz Linhares, Maurício do Valle, Joel Barcellos

Votes: 40

27. Cronicamente Inviável (2000)

101 min | Crime, Drama

Dissection of Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political and sociological theses.

Director: Sergio Bianchi | Stars: Umberto Magnani, Cecil Thiré, Dira Paes, Betty Gofman

Votes: 574

28. 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: 1,696

29. Brasília 18% (2006)

102 min | Drama

A star medical examiner is called to Brasília, the administrative capital of Brazil, to confirm the identity of a beautiful, young congressional aide's dead body. But his scientific rigor soon leads him to details of a multi-layered political scandal.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Otávio Augusto, Othon Bastos, Camilo Beviláqua, Daniel Braga

Votes: 160

30. 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: 4,154

31. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy

In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the French and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portuguese. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Arduíno Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhães, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho, Manfredo Colassanti

Votes: 841

32. Santiago (2007)

80 min | Documentary

Documentary about Santiago, a peculiar man who used to work for the director and his parents as a butler. The material was filmed in 1992 but, for some strange reason, the director felt he ... See full summary »

Director: João Moreira Salles

Votes: 532

34. Napomuceno's Will (1997)

117 min | Drama

Nopumoceno, the most successful businessman in the Cabo Verde archipelogo, is an ambitious, clever opportunist, known during his lifetime as "eternity single". However, he is then ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Manso | Stars: Nelson Xavier, Maria Ceiça, Chico Díaz, Zezé Motta

Votes: 160



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