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1. Barren Lives (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 2,080

2. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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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: 909

3. Barravento (1962)

78 min | Drama

7.2
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In the State of Bahia, Brazil, an educated black man returns to his home fishing village to try and free people from mysticism, in particular the Candomblé religion, which he considers a ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Antonio Pitanga, Luiza Maranhão, Lucy de Carvalho, Aldo Teixeira

Votes: 554

4. A Dama do Lotação (1978)

R | 90 min | Drama

5.9
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Carlos and Solange, childhood sweethearts, marry after a chaste courtship. On their wedding night, Solange refuses to make love to him. First he pleads, then in anger he rapes her. She says... See full summary »

Director: Neville de Almeida | Stars: Sônia Braga, Nuno Leal Maia, Jorge Dória, Paulo César Peréio

Votes: 545

5. Rio, 40 Degrees (1955)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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A semi-documentary on the people of Rio de Janeiro. The camera follows boys from a hillside shanty town who sell peanuts at Copacabana, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and a soccer game. Various ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Modesto De Souza, Roberto Bataglin, Jece Valadão, Ana Beatriz

Votes: 470

6. Memórias do Cárcere (1984)

185 min | Drama

7.4
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Graciliano Ramos' period he spent in prison after being considered a subversive element by the government.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Carlos Vereza, Glória Pires, Nildo Parente, José Dumont

Votes: 353

7. Celebrity (2003–2004)

45 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A prominent producer is approached by an ambitious woman who becomes her assistant, but actually intends to own everything that is hers.

Stars: Malu Mader, Cláudia Abreu, Fábio Assunção, Deborah Evelyn

Votes: 325

8. Cinema Novo (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Cinema Novo is a movie-essay that investigates poetically the most important movement of Latin America cinema, through the thoughts of its main auteurs: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Glauber ... See full summary »

Director: Eryk Rocha | Stars: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Carlos Diegues, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Glauber Rocha

Votes: 284

9. Rio, Zona Norte (1957)

90 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A talented songwriter of sambas is forced to face the social injustices of the city around him.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Grande Otelo, Jece Valadão, Malu Maia, Maria Petar

Votes: 232

10. For All: Springboard to Victory (1997)

95 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.4
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During the Second World War, the U.S.A. established a military base in Natal, Brazil, changing in many ways people's lives and behavior.

Directors: Buza Ferraz, Luiz Carlos Lacerda | Stars: Betty Faria, José Wilker, Paulo Gorgulho, Caio Junqueira

Votes: 226

11. Oscar Niemeyer: A Vida é um Sopro (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on the life, works and philosophy of a genius and a human being of unique "largesse d'esprit".

Director: Fabiano Maciel | Stars: Chico Buarque, Carlos Heitor Cony, Lúcio Costa, Eduardo Galeano

Votes: 200

12. The Music According to Antonio Carlos Jobim (2012)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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In an original and linear way, it shows the life and work of the famous author, I share with Vinícius de Moraes, "Girl from Ipanema" one of the 5 most re-recorded and played songs in the world, worshiped by Sinatra and many others .

Directors: Dora Jobim, Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elis Regina, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald

Votes: 186

13. Brasília 18% (2006)

102 min | Drama

4.9
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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: 165

14. The Golden Mouth (1963)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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When powerful outlaw "Boca de Ouro" dies, a reporter interviews his former lover Guigui, to try to outline his personality. But the woman offers him three different versions of the facts, ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Jece Valadão, Odete Lara, Daniel Filho, Maria Lúcia Monteiro

Votes: 161

15. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (1965)

109 min | Drama

7.4
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Augusto Matraga is a violent agressive farmer who after being betrayed by his wife and trapped by several enemies is bitten up and left for dead. He is rescued by a couple of humble small ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Santos | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Joffre Soares, Maria Ribeiro, Maurício do Valle

Votes: 122

16. A Terceira Margem do Rio (1994)

98 min | Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Lavoisier Albernaz, Denise Alvarez, Barbara Brandt, Affonso Brazza

Votes: 122

17. O Amuleto de Ogum (1974)

112 min | Drama

6.7
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To entertain some thieves, a blind guitar player tells them the story of a man from the Northeast of Brazil, involved with criminals living in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, who allegedly ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Ney Santanna, Anecy Rocha, Joffre Soares, Maria Ribeiro

Votes: 119

18. Glauber o Filme, Labirinto do Brasil (2003)

80 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary about Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha, one of the most important names in the movement called "Cinema Novo", with interviews with some of his friends and colleagues.

Director: Silvio Tendler | Stars: Camila Amado, Jorge Amado, Paulo Autran, Bruno Barreto

Votes: 114

19. Cinco vezes Favela (1962)

92 min | Drama

6.8
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Five segments about the hardships faced by people living in slums on hills in Rio de Janeiro.

Directors: Miguel Borges, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Carlos Diegues, Marcos Farias, Leon Hirszman | Stars: Isabella, Flávio Migliaccio, Henrique Montes, Waldir Fiori

Votes: 95

20. Hunger for Love (1968)

73 min | Drama

6.3
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Alfredo, a former revolutionary who is blind, deaf and mute, and his hedonistic wife are visited in their seaside house by another couple, just arriving from New York: a frustrated pianist ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Leila Diniz, Irene Stefânia, Arduíno Colassanti, Paulo Porto

Votes: 94

21. Tenda dos Milagres (1977)

132 min | Drama

6.3
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The life of Pedro Arcanjo, self-taught mestizo intellectual who in the first decades of the XXth century challenged racist ideas of the School of Medicine of Bahia and highlighted the ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Hugo Carvana, Sonia Dias, Anecy Rocha, Franca Teixeira

Votes: 90

22. Onde a Terra Acaba (2001)

75 min | Documentary

7.8
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On 17 May 1931, the young director Mário Peixoto released his masterpiece "Limite" in a premiere in Capitólio Theater in Rio de Janeiro to astonished audiences bewildered by the impressive ... See full summary »

Director: Sérgio Machado | Stars: Olga Breno, Carlos Diegues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Brutus Pedreira

Votes: 89

23. A Public Opinion (1967)

65 min | Documentary

6.7
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Documentary about middle-class people in Rio de Janeiro, in the sixties, when Brazil was going through a hard period in its history, with the military coup and the following dictatorship. ... See full summary »

Director: Arnaldo Jabor | Stars: Fernando Garcia, Jerry Adriani, Valéria Amar, Clóvis Bornay

Votes: 85

24. A Very Crazy Asylum (1970)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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A new priest comes to a Brazilian coastal town and builds an insane asylum. Eventually the whole population ends up in the asylum.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Nildo Parente, Isabel Ribeiro, Arduíno Colassanti, Irene Stefânia

Votes: 81

25. The Grand Moment (1958)

80 min | Drama

7.3
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On the day of his wedding, young man from a family of immigrants faces some problems to get the money needed for the last arrangements. The family do what they can in order to honour the great event, selling personal belongings and buying enough supplies for a decent party.

Director: Roberto Santos | Stars: Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Myriam Pérsia, Vera Gertel, Jaime Barcellos

Votes: 81

26. El justicero (1967)

90 min | Comedy

6.9
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Satirical comedy set in Rio de Janeiro about a general's playboy son meeting a leftist intellectual who wants to write/film the playboy's dolce vita. Various shenanigans follow in a ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Arduíno Colassanti, Adriana Prieto, Márcia Rodrigues, Emmanuel Cavalcanti

Votes: 73

27. Century of Cinema (1995–1998)
Episode: Cinema of Tears (1995)

95 min | Documentary

5.4
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A Brazilian director goes to Mexico city to study the great Mexican melodramas of old. He meets a student he had previously met in Brazil and he becomes his assistant. But the student ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Cosme Alves Neto, André Barros, Raul Cortez, Jorge Luís Hidalgo

Votes: 66

28. Como se Morre no Cinema (2002)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Memories of a parrot who participated in the filming of the classic Vidas Secas, in 1962, where it was featured along the puppy Baleia.

Director: Luelane Corrêa | Stars: Lucy Barreto, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Jurandir de Oliveira, Stela Freitas

Votes: 51

29. Maioria Absoluta (1964)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Statistics, interviews and historical information on illiteracy and inequality in land distribution in Brazil's countryside.

Director: Leon Hirszman

Votes: 50

30. The Highway of Life (1980)

100 min | Musical

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Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Manfredo Bahia, José Reynaldo Cezaretto, Nestor Alves de Lima, Sílvia Leblon

Votes: 47

31. Improvisiert und zielbewusst (1967 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.2
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German documentary for TV about the "Cinema Novo" movement (Brazilian New Wave). Director Joaquim Pedro de Andrade focuses on six Cinema Novo filmmakers working in Rio in 1967: Leon ... See full summary »

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade | Stars: Paulo Autran, Joel Barcellos, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Maria Bethânia

Votes: 45

32. Mandacaru Vermelho (1962)

78 min | Drama

5.9
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Despite being promised to another man, a young orphaned woman falls in love with man working at the farm she lives in , and together they escape. According tradition in Northeast Brazil, her aunt goes after them, in order to kill them for revenge.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Mozart Cintra, Ivan De Souza, Luiz Paulino Dos Santos, João Duarte

Votes: 45

33. Jubiabá (1986)

100 min | Drama

6.0
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Jubiabá is a French-Brazilian film based on the homonym novel by Jorge Amado. The film tells the story of the interracial love between the daughter of a rich Commander and Antonio Balduíno, a rascal, fighter and famous lover from Salvador.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Grande Otelo, Julien Guiomar, Charles Baiano, Catherine Rouvel

Votes: 42

34. Étoiles et toiles (1982–1986)

Documentary

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Stars: Frédéric Mitterrand, Raoul Coutard, Michelangelo Antonioni, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Votes: 39

35. Raízes do Brasil: Uma Cinebiografia de Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda (2003)

150 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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Documentary in two parts about Brazilian historiographer Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Carlinhos Brown, Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda Filho, Alvaro Buarque de Hollanda, Luísa Buarque de Hollanda

Votes: 39

36. O Saci (1951)

65 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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Two kids and a living, talkative doll attempt to catch a mulatto boy-like, supernatural one legged figure known as the Saci-Pererê, that enjoys playing pranks to the farms.

Director: Rodolfo Nanni | Stars: Otávio Araújo, Aristéia Paula de Souza, Raimundo Duprat, Olga Maria

Votes: 36

37. Jardim de Guerra (1970)

100 min | Drama

6.3
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Edson is having an affair with actress Maria do Rosário, who dreams of being a movie director. So he tries to get some easy money for her film, but is arrested and meets a police torturer instead.

Director: Neville de Almeida | Stars: Paulo Villaça, Joel Barcellos, Zózimo Bulbul, Hugo Carvana

Votes: 34

38. As Aventuras Amorosas de Um Padeiro (1975)

100 min | Comedy

6.0
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As the title in Portuguese tells, the film is about a baker's love adventures, also depicting a woman who has to decide among her husband, the baker and a black artist.

Director: Waldir Onofre | Stars: Paulo César Peréio, Maria Do Rosario, Haroldo de Oliveira, Ivan Setta

Votes: 33

39. Quem é Beta? (1973)

85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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After a catastrophe that modified the world's natural state and destroyed civilized society, a couple begins a new life in a shelter. Their relationship is disturbed by the arrival of a woman.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Frédéric de Pasquale, Sylvie Fennec, Regina Rosenburgo, Dominique Rhule

Votes: 28

40. Meu Compadre, Zé Ketti (2003 Video)

12 min | Short, Documentary, Music

6.9
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Short musical film paying a tribute to samba composer Zé Ketti, one of the greatest popular artists of Brazilian music. In a jam session, in the late composer's house in Inhaúma, a ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Walter Alfaiate, Délcio Carvalho, Colombo, Zé Cruz

Votes: 27

41. A Luz do Tom (2013)

88 min | Documentary

5.8
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Documentary about the life of Tom Jobim, from the perspective of three women of his life: his sister, Helena Jobim, his first wife, Thereza, and his second wife, Ana.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Star: Teresa Hermanny

Votes: 18

42. Century of Cinema (1995–1998)

Documentary

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Personal and profound look into lives immersed in film. These documentaries about films and culture show the medium's role in love and war, nostalgia and national identity. Cinema was born ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Nagisa Ôshima, Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow

Votes: 17

43. Agulha no Palheiro (1953)

95 min | Comedy

6.9
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The simple and naive country girl Mariana arrives in Rio de Janeiro from Minas Gerais trying to find her fiancé, José da Silva, with his picture only, and without his phone number or ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Viany | Stars: Carmélia Alves, Roberto Bataglin, Renée Brown, Waldomiro Costa

Votes: 17

44. A Missa do Galo (1982)

24 min | Short

6.6
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It's Christmas Eve and country boy Nogueira wants to see the Missa do Galo ("Rooster's Mass) while he stays on his uncle house located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's capital back ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Nildo Parente, Isabel Ribeiro, Elza Gomes, Sergio Otero

Votes: 16

45. Casa-Grande e Senzala (2000– )

Documentary, Drama

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Star: Aretha Ferreira

Votes: 11

46. Sambando nas Brasas, Morô? (2007)

80 min | Drama

7.2
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The adventures of Pedro, a musician who is trying his luck in Rio de Janeiro, in the 1950's. He leaves his hometown Belo Horizonte to share a lodging with his brother Carlos in Rio. During ... See full summary »

Director: Elizeu Ewald | Stars: Carlos Heitor Cony, Cosme dos Santos, Joaquim Ferreira dos Santos, Chico Expedito

Votes: 11

47. Menino da Calca Branca (1962)

21 min | Short

7.7
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When a young boy from a shanty town near Rio de Janeiro gets a coveted pair of white trousers for Christmas his joy knows no bounds. Not getting them dirty, however, presents certain difficulties for a lively slum kid.

Director: Sérgio Ricardo | Stars: Zezinho Gama, Laura Figueiredo, Sérgio Ricardo, Wanda Daniel

Votes: 10

48. Insônia (1980)

103 min | Drama

4.3
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Directors: Emmanuel Cavalcanti, Luiz Paulino Dos Santos, Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Nelson Dantas, Bete Mendes, Otávio Augusto, Labanca

Votes: 7

49. Quatro Contra o Mundo (1970)

85 min | Comedy

6.3
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Directors: Fernando Amaral, Silvio Autuori, Sérgio Ricardo, Stefan Wohl | Stars: Dóris Carvalho, Gigi da Mangueira, Germana de Lamare, Monah Delacy

Votes: 6

50. Balança Mas Não Cai (1953)

90 min | Comedy

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Director: Paulo Wanderley | Stars: Wellington Botelho, Heitor Carvalho, Apolo Correia, Paulo César



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