Great Brazilian Films

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1. Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)

113 min | Drama

In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Jorge | Stars: João Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana, Carlo Briani

Votes: 4,699

2. 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: 16,719 | Gross: $0.21M

3. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

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: 656,194 | Gross: $7.56M

4. Brainstorm (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: 4,302

5. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 56,505 | Gross: $1.61M

6. 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: 93,384 | Gross: $0.01M

7. 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: 75,844 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Hour of the Star (1985)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »

Director: Suzana Amaral | Stars: Marcelia Cartaxo, José Dumont, Tamara Taxman, Fernanda Montenegro

Votes: 924

9. Father's Chair (2012)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

A man who has put his career ahead of everything else in life learns the value of family when his son goes missing.

Director: Luciano Moura | Stars: Wagner Moura, Lima Duarte, Mariana Lima, Brás Antunes

Votes: 1,199

10. A Dog's Will (2000)

104 min | 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: 9,516

11. God Is Brazilian (2003)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

God is getting tired. So he looks for a saint to take his place for a while.

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: Antônio Fagundes, Wagner Moura, Paloma Duarte, Bruce Gomlevsky

Votes: 2,168

13. Jean Charles (2009)

93 min | Biography, Drama

The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.

Director: Henrique Goldman | Stars: Selton Mello, Marek Oravec, Renu Setna, Bruno Bilotta

Votes: 1,093

14. My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)

124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of João Guilherme Estrella ("Johnny"), a young middle-class bon vivant who became a big-time cocaine dealer in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s.

Director: Mauro Lima | Stars: Selton Mello, Giulio Lopes, Júlia Lemmertz, Felipe Severo

Votes: 5,926

15. 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: 33,155 | Gross: $5.60M

16. City of Men (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos

Votes: 14,584 | Gross: $0.31M

17. Caramuru: The Invention of Brazil (2001)

85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Diogo Álvares, a Portuguese map illustrator, reaches the Brazilian coast, after his caravel sinks. He is saved by the Indian chief Itaparica and his two daughters, Paraguaçu and Moema. They... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Deborah Secco, Tonico Pereira

Votes: 1,283

18. Cartola, the Samba Legend (2007)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Documentary on the life and times of one of the most prominent Brazilian samba composers, Cartola (Angenor de Oliveira).

Directors: Lírio Ferreira, Hilton Lacerda | Stars: Paulo Autran, Chico Buarque, Sérgio Cabral, Carlos Cachaça

Votes: 150

19. VIPs (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama

The life of a real conman and one of the biggest frauds in Brazil.

Director: Toniko Melo | Stars: Wagner Moura, Gisele Fróes, Emiliano Ruschel, Marcela Falci

Votes: 2,775

20. Lisbela and the Prisoner (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: 5,039

21. Drained (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, Suzana Alves

Votes: 4,335

22. Linha de Passe (2008)

113 min | Drama, Sport

A story about four brothers from a poor family who need to fight to follow their dreams.

Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Stars: Sandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Vinícius de Oliveira, Geraldo Rodrigues

Votes: 2,558

23. The Man Who Copied (2003)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani, Pedro Cardoso

Votes: 8,672 | Gross: $0.02M

24. The Man from the Future (2011)

106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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: 5,226

25. Caixa Dois (2007)

90 min | Comedy

Fishy businessman deposits some money in his secretary's (and lover) account. But a typing mistake sends the money to an honest woman's account, whose husband had just been fired.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Giovanna Antonelli, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Fúlvio Stefanini, Zezé Polessa

Votes: 356

26. 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: 4,254 | Gross: $0.31M

27. Love for Sale (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

62 Metascore

In order to get funds, a young woman living in the Northeast of Brazil decides to raffle her own body.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Hermila Guedes, Maria Menezes, Zezita Matos, João Miguel

Votes: 1,438 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Trash (I) (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Directors: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort | Stars: Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara

Votes: 18,971 | Gross: $0.01M

29. The Clown (2011)

88 min | 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: 4,305

30. Red Carpet (2005)

100 min | Comedy

Quinzinho (Matheus Nachtergaele) has a promise to keep: take your child, Neco (Vinicius Miranda), to the city to watch a movie Mazzaropi. They live in a small farm in São Paulo. In this ... See full summary »

Director: Luís Alberto Pereira | Stars: Jackson Antunes, Paulo Betti, Rosi Campos, Debora Duboc

Votes: 301

31. Camila Jam (2007)

120 min | Drama

The story of Camila, a young woman intent on becoming a writer.

Director: Murilo Salles | Stars: Leandra Leal, Frank Borges, Luciano Bortoluzzi, Luciana Brites

Votes: 391

32. Federal Bank Heist (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

In 2005, high-ranked criminal Barão is planning the heist that inspired the film. He needs to dig a tunnel linking a house to the Banco Central's vault in Fortaleza, where he'll steal millions of (R$) reais.

Director: Marcos Paulo | Stars: Milhem Cortaz, Eriberto Leão, Hermila Guedes, Lima Duarte

Votes: 1,966

33. The Machine (2005)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Karina has 2 dreams: to become an actress & to see the world. Antonio is in love with her. He promises to bring the world to "Nordestina", a village in the sticks of Brazil. This backwater ... See full summary »

Director: João Falcão | Stars: Paulo Autran, Gustavo Falcão, Mariana Ximenes, Lázaro Ramos

Votes: 536

34. Two Sons of Francisco (2005)

132 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.

Director: Breno Silveira | Stars: Ângelo Antônio, Dira Paes, Márcio Kieling, Thiago Mendonça

Votes: 4,255

35. Noel: The Samba Poet (2006)

99 min | Drama

The biopic of Noel Rosa, one of the best brazilian poets and composers.

Director: Ricardo Van Steen | Stars: Rafael Raposo, Camila Pitanga, Lidiane Borges, Laura Lustosa

Votes: 243

36. The Naked Man (1997)

78 min | Comedy

A man locked out of his apartment in the nude is pursued by the police and by the media.

Director: Hugo Carvana | Stars: Claudio Marzo, Lúcia Veríssimo, Daniel Dantas, Isabel Fillardis

Votes: 268

37. Bus 174 (2002)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Crime

83 Metascore

Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »

Directors: José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda | Stars: Sandro do Nascimento, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares, Anonymous

Votes: 7,583 | Gross: $0.22M

38. Pororoca: Surfing the Amazon (2003)

Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Heart of Darkness of The Surfing World

Director: Bill Heath | Star: Ross Clarke-Jones

Votes: 31

39. Trap.com (2011)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

Exposed by his girlfriend through a video on the Internet, Bruno tries to revive his reputation, but all he can do is get into a series of traps (Cilada, in Portuguese). Cilada.com is a ... See full summary »

Director: José Alvarenga Jr. | Stars: Bruno Mazzeo, Fernanda Paes Leme, Fúlvio Stefanini, Augusto Madeira

Votes: 1,817

40. My Country (2011)

90 min | Drama

A film about the reunion of a family broken by the pain and because of the pain can be reunited. An intense story, told in a soft and sensitive way, showing the search and dedication of a ... See full summary »

Director: Andre Ristum | Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Cauã Reymond, Débora Falabella, Anita Caprioli

Votes: 258

41. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)

PG | 110 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.

Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Daniela Piepszyk, Paulo Autran

Votes: 5,715 | Gross: $0.76M

42. 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: 200



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