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1. Me You Them (2000)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.

Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Regina Casé, Lima Duarte, Stênio Garcia, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 1,670 | Gross: $0.32M

2. Alice's House (2007)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in ... See full summary »

Director: Chico Teixeira | Stars: Carla Ribas, Berta Zemel, Vinicius Zinn, Ricardo Vilaça

Votes: 586 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Mutum (2007)

95 min | Drama

Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the story unfolds and Thiago is forced to confront separations and betrayal within the ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Kogut | Stars: Thiago da Silva Mariz, Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso, Maria Juliana Souza de Oliveira, Brenda Luana Rodrigues Lima

Votes: 460

4. Before the World Ends (2009)

104 min | Drama

The countryside of Rio Grande do Sul, and high-school student, Daniel, spends a normal adolescence life with his family, studying, riding his bicycle, playing games on the Internet and ... See full summary »

Director: Ana Luiza Azevedo | Stars: Eduardo Cardoso, Murilo Grossi, Caroline Guedes, Bianca Menti

Votes: 277

5. The Best Things in the World (2010)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

Mano has to deal with adolescence dilemmas and his family destruction, after his father leaves their house.

Director: Laís Bodanzky | Stars: Francisco Miguez, Denise Fraga, Fiuk, Zécarlos Machado

Votes: 1,423

6. The Other Side of the Street (2004)

98 min | Thriller, Drama

65 Metascore

A retired woman spends her days snooping everybody in her neighborhood, until she thinks she sees a former Secretary of Justice commit murder and becomes a police informant.

Director: Marcos Bernstein | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Raul Cortez, Laura Cardoso, Luiz Carlos Persy

Votes: 857

7. Angels of the Sun (2006)

92 min | Drama

In 2002, 12-year-old Maria, living in dire poverty with her family, is sold by her fisherman father to prostitute recruiter Seu Tadeu, who takes her to a low-class brothel in the Amazon ... See full summary »

Director: Rudi Lagemann | Stars: Antonio Calloni, Otávio Augusto, Darlene Glória, Vera Holtz

Votes: 897

8. 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: 4,272

9. Domésticas (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

Five maids in São Paulo are observed in this episodic, impressionistic film. The women interact with each other, ride busses, work, and have longings: Rai for a husband, Créo for her lost ... See full summary »

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Nando Olival | Stars: Cláudia Missura, Graziella Moretto, Lena Roque, Olivia Araújo

Votes: 1,141

10. Goodnight Irene (2008)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

Two solitary men embark on a journey to find a missing woman, driven by friendship, a desire for freedom, and a wish to taste life to the fullest.

Director: Paolo Marinou-Blanco | Stars: Robert Pugh, Nuno Lopes, Rita Loureiro, Amadeu Caronho

Votes: 167

11. The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012)

Unrated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

69 Metascore

Two filmmakers leave to Macao in an adventure of discovery of a city-labyrinth, multicultural and mysterious, where the memories of the childhood - featured memories by the lived reality in... See full summary »

Directors: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata | Stars: Lydie Barbara, João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues, Cindy Scrash

Votes: 417

12. Madame Satã (2002)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero and convict from Rio de Janeiro.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flavio Bauraqui, Fellipe Marques

Votes: 2,432 | Gross: $0.20M

13. The Dead Girl's Feast (2008)

115 min | Drama

For every one of the last 20 years, The Dead Girls Feast has been celebrated in a small riverside community in the upper part of the Negro River. The occasion commemorates the ingenuous ... See full synopsis »

Director: Matheus Nachtergaele | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Juliano Cazarré, Jackson Antunes, Ednelsa Sahdo

Votes: 379

14. 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: 534

15. Latitude Zero (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Lena owns a forgotten bar next to a highway where the trucks zip by but rarely stop. She is eight months pregnant and has been abandoned by her former lover, Colonel Mattos, of the São ... See full summary »

Director: Toni Venturi | Stars: Debora Duboc, Claudio Jaborandy

Votes: 134

16. Bog of Beasts (2006)

80 min | Drama

A man gets obsessed by a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.

Director: Cláudio Assis | Stars: Fernando Teixeira, Caio Blat, Matheus Nachtergaele, Dira Paes

Votes: 921

17. Rio, I Love You (2014)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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: 1,659

18. An Extremely Nutty Teacher (2011)

90 min | Comedy, Family

After studying in the capital, the teacher Cate returns to her small town in Minas Gerais to teach at primary school in the early 40's. Her way of teaching students delights and irritates ... See full summary »

Directors: Andre Alves Pinto, César Rodrigues | Stars: Paolla Oliveira, Chico Anysio, Suely Franco, Joaquim Lopes

Votes: 138

19. Cão Sem Dono (2007)

82 min | Drama

In Porto Alegre, the unemployed Ciro has a dull life in a simple apartment with a nameless stray dog that he had found on the streets. Ciro is supported by his parents and works every now ... See full summary »

Directors: Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca | Stars: Júlio Andrade, Luiz Carlos V. Coelho, Marcos Contreras, Janaína Kremer Motta

Votes: 394

20. I'd Receive the Worst News from Your Beautiful Lips (2011)

100 min | Drama

The photographer Cauby moves and settles down in a small town in the countryside of Pará. When he meets the model Lavínia, who is the wife of Pastor Ernani, they have a torrid love affair. ... See full summary »

Directors: Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca | Stars: Camila Pitanga, Gustavo Machado, Zécarlos Machado, Gero Camilo

Votes: 558

21. Two Women (2009)

100 min | Drama

A psychiatrist married to a financial executive is intrigued by a young call girl prone to panic attacks and they begin circling each other.

Director: João Mário Grilo | Stars: Beatriz Batarda, Virgílio Castelo, Débora Monteiro, Marcello Urgeghe

Votes: 93

22. Perdido por Cem (1973)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Artur, in Lisbon for his holidays, wanders aimlessly, and is picked-up by Rui, a young man who is into marketing and advertising. Joana is in Lisbon for holidays, but also trying to escape ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos | Stars: José Cunha, Marta Leitão, José Nuno Martins, Ana Maria Lucas

Votes: 13

27. Adriana (2004)

102 min | Drama

Adriana looks for a man who do beget a child and thus ensure the seed on the island she lives with her father.

Director: Margarida Gil | Stars: Ana Moreira, Isabel Ruth, Bruno Bravo, José Airosa

Votes: 49

28. The Golden Helmet (2007)

83 min | Drama

The darkness of night, a barely lit place, motorbikes flirting with danger: a group of teenagers at a crossroads playing chicken with unaware passing cars.

Jota (Eduardo Frazão) stands out ... See full synopsis »

Director: Jorge Cramez | Stars: Eduardo Frazão, Ana Moreira, Rogério Samora, Alexandre Pinto

Votes: 123

29. Venus Velvet (2002)

Drama, Romance

Venus Velvet is a story of love that lasts no longer than the brief period before the fall of a comet; a love story set against the background of the possibility of the world's ending.

Director: Jorge Cramez | Stars: Ricardo Aibéo, Ana Brandão, Ana Moreira, Cláudio da Silva

Votes: 42

31. December (2008)

100 min | Drama

Caio is 40 years old and lives in the country of Rio de Janeiro, where he owns a scrap-metal yard. On the Christmas Eve he goes to the capital to visit his family and friends. Finally he ... See full summary »

Director: Selton Mello | Stars: Leonardo Medeiros, Darlene Glória, Paulo Guarnieri, Graziella Moretto

Votes: 365

32. We 3 (2011)

80 min | Drama, Romance

Three young people arrive from different parts of the country to go to college in Sao Paulo. On their first day there, a strange and intense attraction unites them. Together, they rent an ... See full summary »

Director: Nando Olival | Stars: Gabriel Godoy, Victor Mendes, Juliana Schalch, Sophia Reis

Votes: 668

33. Capitães da Areia (2011)

96 min | Adventure

About the life and adventures of a gang of abandoned street kids known as Capitães da Areia (Captains of the Sands), in Salvador, Bahia, during the 1950s.

Directors: Cecília Amado, Guy Gonçalves | Stars: Jean Amorim, Ana Graciela, Roberio Lima, Israel Gouvea

Votes: 787

34. The Middle of the World (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

32 Metascore

A man and his family travel 3200km (1984 miles) by bicycle, from the State of Paraíba to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in search of a job.

Director: Vicente Amorim | Stars: Wagner Moura, Cláudia Abreu, Ravi Ramos Lacerda, Manoel Sebastião Alves Filho

Votes: 1,064

35. Mango Yellow (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: 1,791

36. The Clown (2011)

88 min | Adventure, 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: 4,288

37. Reflexões de um Liquidificador (2010)

80 min | Comedy, Thriller

Elvira's blender tells her story with her husband, Onofre, who's gone missing, and makes reflections about life.

Director: André Klotzel | Stars: Marcos Cesana, Francisco Gaspar, Germano Haiut, Zécarlos Machado

Votes: 348

38. Still Orangutans (2007)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The film tells the story of sixteen people in the hottest day of the year in the city of Porto Alegre.

Director: Gustavo Spolidoro | Stars: Karina Kazue, Lindon Satoru Shimizu, Artur Pinto, Kayodê Silva

Votes: 153

39. The Grain (2007)

88 min | Drama

The elderly Perpétua, feeling the approach of death, decides to prepare Zeca, her beloved grandson, to the inevitable. She tells him the story of a king and a queen, a wealthy and powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Petrus Cariry | Stars: Leuda Bandeira, Veronica Cavalcanti, Nanego Lira, Kelvya Maia

Votes: 55

40. A Dog's Will (2000)

104 min | Adventure, 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: 9,433

41. Conception (2005)

96 min | Drama

A group of bored well-off young adults come up with anarchic concept of Conceptionism, that promotes absolute looseness when it comes to sex and drugs, but total rejection of money and ego. However, their movement won't last long.

Director: José Eduardo Belmonte | Stars: Juliano Cazarré, Milhem Cortaz, Murilo Grossi, Gabrielle Lopez

Votes: 297

42. No Dia dos Meus Anos (1992)

65 min | Drama

Presents, cake, good friends, and a cute birthday song!

Director: João Botelho | Stars: Jessica Weiss, João Lagarto, André Costa, Madalena Rodrigues

Votes: 23

44. North Atlantic (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama

An isolated air traffic controller in a small island of the Azores archipelago is contacted by a lone pilot cut helplessly adrift over the North Atlantic.

Director: Bernardo Nascimento | Stars: Clive Russell, Baltazar, Grant Masters, Guilherme Mendonça

Votes: 304

45. The Suspect (2000)

25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The "Train Killer" is on the loose; and a young traveller on a train ride growingly begins to suspect that the actual murderer is amongst the other 3 occupants of his cabin. (Language: Portuguese (Portugal; Duration: 24.39 minutes)

Director: José Miguel Ribeiro | Stars: Dora Bernardo, João Catarino, Mafalda Vilhena, Paulo Raposo

Votes: 265

46. In the Shadow of the Vultures (1998)

90 min | Drama

Two simple, unassuming, apolitical men have their lives changed forever when they find themselves hunted by agents of the ruling dictatorship.

Director: Leonel Vieira | Stars: Vítor Norte, Diogo Infante, José Eduardo, José Wallenstein

Votes: 97

47. A Bomba (2002)

90 min | Action, Comedy

A group of innocent hostages is left to his own death facing a clockwork bomb, while the whole country watches them on the TV.

Director: Leonel Vieira | Stars: Diogo Infante, António Melo, Fernanda Serrano, Maria d'Aires

Votes: 257

48. Em Câmara Lenta (2012)

71 min | Drama

Salvador knew Constança and Santiago. he did not know but admired, Laurence. Among them, Laurence knew Santiago. Constança did not know Laurence. Only Santiago knew Laurence, Constance and ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Lopes | Stars: Rui Morisson, João Reis, Maria João Pinho, Maria João Luís

Votes: 40

49. Veneno Cura (2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance