Brazil (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

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

Votes: 656,987 | Gross: $7.56M

2. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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74 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Barbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 3,953

3. 3% (2016– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A thriller set in a world sharply divided between progress and devastation, where people are given the chance to make it to the "better side" but only 3% of the candidates succeed.

Stars: Bianca Comparato, Vaneza Oliveira, Rodolfo Valente, Zezé Motta

Votes: 18,159

4. Central Station (1998)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 33,224 | Gross: $5.60M

5. Invisible Life (2019)

139 min | Drama

7.8
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Two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life, each mistakenly believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Carol Duarte, Julia Stockler, Gregório Duvivier

Votes: 408

6. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 13,209 | Gross: $17.04M

7. The Nightshifter (2018)

Not Rated | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Stênio, the nightshifter of a morgue, has the ability to communicate with the cadavers that are brought to him every night.

Director: Dennison Ramalho | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabiula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato, Marcos Kligman

Votes: 704

8. Cousins (2019)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Young Lucas lives with his religious aunt in a quiet country town. But this little agitated life is with the days counted when the charitable aunt announces the arrival of another nephew Mario, just out of jail.

Directors: Mauro Carvalho, Thiago Cazado | Stars: Thiago Cazado, Paulo Sousa, Denis Camargo, Duda Esteves

Votes: 223

9. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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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: 93,432 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)

TV-14 | 131 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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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: 6,185

11. From Beginning to End (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

Director: Aluizio Abranches | Stars: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher, Louise Cardoso

Votes: 7,015

12. The Mechanism (2018– )

TV-MA | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Dramatic fiction series loosely inspired by an investigation of corruption in Brazil's private and state oil companies and construction companies.

Stars: Caroline Abras, Selton Mello, Enrique Diaz, Jonathan Haagensen

Votes: 34,545

13. The Secret Life of Couples (2017– )

58 min | Drama

6.2
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Sofia Prado is a sexologist, therapist and director of an alternative therapy center for couples.

Stars: Bruna Lombardi, Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Paulo Gorgulho, Alejandro Claveaux

Votes: 53

14. Aquarius (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

7.5
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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-storey ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 15,796 | Gross: $0.29M

15. The Business (2013–2018)

TV-MA | 51 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Karin, Magali and Luna are three call girls, who decide to apply some marketing knowledge on the world's oldest profession.

Stars: Rafaela Mandelli, Juliana Schalch, Michelle Batista, Eduardo Semerjian

Votes: 1,260

16. 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: 8,884

17. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 5,899

18. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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: 75,882 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Good Manners (2017)

135 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical

6.8
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73 Metascore

Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.

Directors: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas | Stars: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira

Votes: 1,876 | Gross: $0.03M

20. The Way He Looks (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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71 Metascore

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro | Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

Votes: 20,739 | Gross: $0.10M

21. Kardec (2019)

110 min | Biography

6.2
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Tells the story of Allan Kardec, from his days as an educator to his contribution to the spiritist codification.

Director: Wagner de Assis | Stars: Christian Baltauss, Letícia Braga, Sandra Corveloni, Louise D'Tuani

Votes: 822

22. The Edge of Democracy (2019)

TV-14 | 121 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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81 Metascore

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Director: Petra Costa | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva, Sergio Moro

Votes: 6,072

23. Joint Venture (2019– )

Crime, Drama

8.0
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Biriba is a drug trafficker who leaves his criminal past behind and uses his knowledge to sell the product legally along with the help of his inexperienced investment partner, Vini. He must... See full summary »

Stars: Luís Navarro, Henrique Santana, Teca Pereira, Daniel Furlan

Votes: 169

24. Most Beautiful Thing (2019– )

45 min | Romance

7.9
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After the disappearance of her husband, Maria Luiza opens a Bossa Nova club in defiance of her normally conservative demeanor.

Stars: Maria Casadevall, Pathy Dejesus, Fernanda Vasconcellos, Mel Lisboa

Votes: 1,429

25. Sintonia (2019– )

40 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Three teens living in the same São Paulo shanty town pursue their dreams while maintaining their friendship, amid a world of music, drugs and religion.

Stars: Christian Malheiros, Jottapê Carvalho, Bruna Mascarenhas, Jefferson Silvério

Votes: 526

26. Marighella (2019)

155 min | Action, Drama, History

2.9
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Facing a violent military dictatorship and an intimidated opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella articulates a resistance all the while ousting heinous crimes of torture and the infamous censorship instituted by the regime.

Director: Wagner Moura | Stars: Ana Paula Bouzas, Bella Camero, Herson Capri, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 42,066

27. The Clone (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A young man, who has been secretly cloned by his godfather scientist, falls in love for a Moroccan girl from a rigorous family.

Stars: Murilo Benício, Giovanna Antonelli, Vera Fischer, Reginaldo Faria

Votes: 2,256

28. A Dog's Will (2000)

104 min | Comedy

8.6
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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: 9,548

29. The Man from the Future (2011)

106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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Zero is a brilliant scientist. However, 20 years ago, he was publicly humiliated when he lost Helena, the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions ... See full summary »

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Wagner Moura, Alinne Moraes, Maria Luísa Mendonça, Fernando Ceylão

Votes: 5,238

30. The Cannibal Club (2018)

81 min | Comedy, Horror

5.9
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Otavio and Gilda are a very wealthy couple of the Brazilian elite who have the habit of eating their employees. Otavio owns a private security company and is a notable member of The ... See full summary »

Director: Guto Parente | Stars: Tavinho Teixeira, Ana Luiza Rios, Pedro Domingues, Zé Maria

Votes: 433

31. Carandiru (2003)

R | 145 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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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: 16,732 | Gross: $0.21M

32. Divine Love (2019)

101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.5
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86 Metascore

A woman uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together is utterly committed to getting pregnant by her husband in a future of dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.

Director: Gabriel Mascaro | Stars: Dira Paes, Julio Machado, Antonio Pastich, Rubens Santos

Votes: 793

33. Brazil Avenue (2012)

Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A young girl who had her life ruined by an ambitious, unscrupulous woman returns to her as an adult, under a new identity and seeking revenge.

Stars: Adriana Esteves, Débora Falabella, Murilo Benício, Marcello Novaes

Votes: 1,538

34. Neighboring Sounds (2012)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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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: 5,914 | Gross: $0.03M

35. Call Me Bruna (2016– )

60 min | Drama

6.4
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A middle-class teen runs away from home and decides to work as a call girl. In little time, she becomes Bruna Surfistinha and gains notoriety after writing her routine on a blog.

Stars: Maria Bopp, Stella Rabello, Simone Mazzer, Ariclenes Barroso

Votes: 170

36. Rio, I Love You (2014)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.2
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26 Metascore

Third installment of the Cities of Love series (Paris, je t'aime / New York, I Love You / Rio, Eu Te Amo), this collective feature-film is made of 10 stories of romance set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Directors: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga, Stephan Elliott, Sang-soo Im, Nadine Labaki, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, Carlos Saldanha, Paolo Sorrentino, John Turturro, Andrucha Waddington, César Charlone | Stars: Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro, Bruna Linzmeyer

Votes: 1,674

37. Waiting for the Carnival (2019)

86 min | Documentary

7.6
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A small village in the Brazilian outback is considered the nation's capital of jeans. It's also a microcosm that depicts modern day capitalism and its transgressions.

Director: Marcelo Gomes

Votes: 88

38. Nothing to Lose (2018)

PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama

5.6
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Self-financed fictional biopic of Brazilian bishop Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and owner of Record TV network.

Director: Alexandre Avancini | Stars: Petrônio Gontijo, Day Mesquita, Beth Goulart, Dalton Vigh

Votes: 22,718 | Gross: $1.00M

39. Pride and Passion (2018– )

40 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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With characters freely inspired in the universe of the English writer Jane Austen, the series is a romantic story that takes place in the fictional locality of Vale do Café, in the early twentieth century.

Stars: Nathalia Dill, Thiago Lacerda, Agatha Moreira, Chandelly Braz

Votes: 34

40. Greta (II) (2019)

97 min | Drama

6.3
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Pedro, a 70-year-old gay nurse, is taking care of Daniela, his ailing transgender friend. In order to find her a vacant hospital bed, he decides to help an arrested and wounded criminal to escape.

Director: Armando Praça | Stars: Marco Nanini, Denise Weinberg, Demick Lopes, Gretta Star

Votes: 72

41. Zoom (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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55 Metascore

A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.

Director: Pedro Morelli | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alison Pill, Michael Eklund, Mariana Ximenes

Votes: 2,430

42. Succession (II) (2018)

71 min | Documentary | Completed

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'Succession' - The Cavalhada in Brumal [documentary - 70 min - Brazil - 2018 - by Guilherme Reis] 80 years ago, the friendship between the horse wranglers Jorge Calunga and Amaro Antônio ... See full summary »

Director: Guilherme Reis | Stars: Jill Dalton, Eric P Granger, Carol Ann Meyer, Divino Lúcio Luiz

43. The Killer (2017)

99 min | Western

6.1
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A Brazilian western about Cabeleira, a feared killer living in the countryside of Pernambuco State in the 40's.

Director: Marcelo Galvão | Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Diogo Morgado, Thaila Ayala, Cindy Robinson

Votes: 1,756

44. The Chosen One (2019– )

40 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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Determined to bring a Zika vaccine to the remote Pantanal, three doctors clash with a faith healer and are pulled deeper into the mysteries of his cult.

Stars: Renan Tenca, Paloma Bernardi, Gutto Szuster, Pedro Caetano

Votes: 352

45. Meu Nome é Daniel (2018)

82 min | Documentary

7.0
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Daniel Gonçalves was born with a disability that no doctor has been able to diagnose. In the personal documentary "My Name is Daniel", the young Rio-based filmmaker traces his life's path ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Gonçalves | Star: Daniel Gonçalves

Votes: 8

46. Lower City (2005)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.

Director: Sérgio Machado | Stars: Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Lázaro Ramos, Maria Menezes

Votes: 3,507 | Gross: $0.13M

47. Ratatoing (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 44 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

1.4
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Marcelle Toing, owner of the best restaurant in Rio de Janeiro, must go on missions to steal ingredients from human restaurants to keep his meals the best.

Director: Michelle Gabriel | Stars: Douglas Guedes, Elisa Vilon, Sidney Ross, Cleber Martins

Votes: 1,136

48. Tropico (2020)

Thriller | Pre-production

Raymond is hired to spy on Mark, an American businessman, in a steamy coastal town in Northern Brazil. However, things get complicated when he falls simultaneously for Mark's wife, Lucia (Baccarin), and her identical twin sister, Lea.

Director: Giada Colagrande | Stars: Morena Baccarin, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal

49. The Second Mother (2015)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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: 11,226 | Gross: $0.38M

50. God Save the King (2018)

Drama, Romance

6.0
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The medieval series questions the power of choice in people's lives. The kingdoms of Montemor and Artena live in peace, but a decision changes the course of their destinies.

Stars: Marina Ruy Barbosa, Rômulo Estrela, Johnny Massaro, Bruna Marquezine

Votes: 109


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