Highest Rated Movies and TV Shows With Nelson Pereira dos Santos
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84 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
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 .
3. Onde a Terra Acaba (2001)
75 min | Documentary
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 »
5. Menino da Calca Branca (1962)
21 min | Short
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.
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 »
8. Century of Cinema (1995–1998)
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 »
9. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga (1965)
109 min | Drama
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 »
12. Glauber o Filme, Labirinto do Brasil (2003)
80 min | Documentary
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.
13. Rio, 40 Degrees (1955)
100 min | Drama
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 »
14. Cinema Novo (2016)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
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 »
15. The Golden Mouth (1963)
103 min | Drama
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 »
16. The Grand Moment (1958)
80 min | Drama
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.
17. Barravento (1962)
78 min | Drama
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 »
18. Improvisiert und zielbewusst (1967 TV Short)
30 min | Documentary, Short, History
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 »
19. Sambando nas Brasas, Morô? (2007)
80 min | Drama
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 »
21. O Saci (1951)
65 min | Adventure, Family
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.
22. El justicero (1967)
90 min | Comedy
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 »
23. Agulha no Palheiro (1953)
95 min | Comedy
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 »
24. Meu Compadre, Zé Ketti (2003 Video)
12 min | Short, Documentary, Music
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 »
25. 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 »
26. Cinco vezes Favela (1962)
92 min | Drama
Five segments about the hardships faced by people living in slums on hills in Rio de Janeiro.
27. O Amuleto de Ogum (1974)
112 min | Drama
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 »
28. A Public Opinion (1967)
65 min | Documentary
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 »
29. A Missa do Galo (1982)
24 min | Short
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 »
150 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary in two parts about Brazilian historiographer Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda.
32. Como se Morre no Cinema (2002)
20 min | Documentary, Short
Memories of a parrot who participated in the filming of the classic Vidas Secas, in 1962, where it was featured along the puppy Baleia.
33. For All: Springboard to Victory (1997)
95 min | Comedy, Romance, War
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.
34. Tenda dos Milagres (1977)
132 min | Drama
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 »
35. Hunger for Love (1968)
73 min | Drama
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 »
36. Jardim de Guerra (1970)
100 min | Drama
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.
38. Jubiabá (1986)
100 min | Drama
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.
39. As Aventuras Amorosas de Um Padeiro (1975)
100 min | Comedy
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.
40. A Dama do Lotação (1978)
R | 90 min | Drama
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 »
41. Mandacaru Vermelho (1962)
78 min | Drama
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.
43. Quem é Beta? (1973)
85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
46. A Very Crazy Asylum (1970)
100 min | Comedy, Drama
A new priest comes to a Brazilian coastal town and builds an insane asylum. Eventually the whole population ends up in the asylum.
Century of Cinema (1995–1998)
Cinema of Tears
95 min | Documentary
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 »
48. 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.