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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: 654,094 | Gross: $7.56M

2. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 126,536 | Gross: $33.58M

3. Blindness (2008)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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45 Metascore

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Yûsuke Iseya

Votes: 66,606 | Gross: $3.07M

4. Trash (I) (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 18,923 | Gross: $0.01M

5. 360 (2011)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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43 Metascore

A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster

Votes: 15,211 | Gross: $0.10M

6. City of Men (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 14,568 | Gross: $0.31M

7. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 8,049 | Gross: $0.19M

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

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 5,705 | Gross: $0.76M

9. The Golden Dream (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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74 Metascore

A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

Votes: 4,119

10. VIPs (2010)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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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: 2,769

11. City of Men (2002–2018)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Life in Rio de Janeiro is told in short, fast alternating scenes from the viewpoints of two sets of characters, all youngsters, but from both sides of unequal life: generally dark-skinned ... See full summary »

Stars: Darlan Cunha, Douglas Silva, Camila Monteiro, Roberta Rodrigues

Votes: 2,660

12. Adrift (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.8
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A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle, Izadora Armelin

Votes: 2,647

13. The Pope's Toilet (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.

Directors: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández | Stars: César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Mario Silva, Virginia Ruiz

Votes: 2,525

14. 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: 2,413

15. José and Pilar (2010)

117 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A documentary on Nobel Prize Winner José Saramago and his feelings over his wife, his country and life, as a whole.

Director: Miguel Gonçalves Mendes | Stars: Joao Afonso, Àngels Barceló, Pilar del Río, Juan Echanove

Votes: 2,214

16. Mais Forte que o Mundo: A História de José Aldo (2016)

107 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.1
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The Story of longtime UFC Featherweight champion and the struggles facing him on the road to the top.

Director: Afonso Poyart | Stars: Thaila Ayala, Bruce Buffer, Cleo, Jonathan Haagensen

Votes: 1,704

17. 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: 1,661

18. Xingu (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.1
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46 Metascore

In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: ... See full summary »

Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: João Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat, Maiarim Kaiabi

Votes: 1,584

19. Elena (II) (2012)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the ... See full summary »

Director: Petra Costa | Stars: Li An, Elena Andrade, Petra Costa

Votes: 1,351

20. Domésticas (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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: 1,142

21. Not by Chance (2007)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Three control freaks lose the people they love.

Director: Philippe Barcinski | Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Leonardo Medeiros, Letícia Sabatella, Branca Messina

Votes: 726

22. Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum (1994–1997)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.4
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A young wizard, seeking for friends, casts a spell on the beach ball of a group of kids, attracting them to the castle where he lives with his wizards aunt and uncle, surrounded by music, magic and fantasy.

Stars: Cássio Scapin, Álvaro Petersen Jr., Cláudio Chakmati, Fernando Gomes

Votes: 612

23. Tropicália (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Set against the turbulent atmosphere of the 1960s, Tropicália is a feature length documentary exploring the Brazilian artistic movement known as tropicália, and the struggle its artists ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Machado | Stars: Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso

Votes: 529

24. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.9
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 439

25. Up Against Them All (2004)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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"Contra Todos" is a story about the lies, treachery and vengeance of a middle-class family living on the outskirts of São Paulo. Four characters try desperately to change their lives, but are unable to escape their destiny.

Director: Roberto Moreira | Stars: Leona Cavalli, Sílvia Lourenço, Ailton Graça, Giulio Lopes

Votes: 407

26. Film 2017 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.2
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 406

27. Entre Idas e Vindas (2016)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Four call center agents embark on a road trip through São Paulo's south coast together and end up crossing paths with a man who is taking his child to meet his estranged mother along the way.

Director: José Eduardo Belmonte | Stars: Ingrid Guimarães, Fábio Assunção, Alice Braga, Rosanne Mulholland

Votes: 402

28. Antonia (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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Determined to escape their poverty-stricken lives, four talented young women living on the underprivileged outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, form an all-female rap group but find their road ... See full summary »

Director: Tata Amaral | Stars: Negra Li, Leilah Moreno, Cindy Mendes, Quelynah

Votes: 384 | Gross: $0.00M

29. Neurotic Quest for Serenity (2017)

105 min | Comedy

5.5
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Kika K is a successful star with millions of fans, but behind the scenes, she is in personal and professional crisis: she has to deal with an obsessive fan, a boyfriend with no concept, ... See full summary »

Directors: Paulinho Caruso, Teodoro Poppovic | Stars: Tatá Werneck, Vera Holtz, Bruno Gagliasso, Daniel Furlan

Votes: 350

30. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (2016 TV Special)

234 min | Music, Sport

7.0
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Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as over 78,000 people gather to watch an elaborate show of dance, music and unity.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Daniela Thomas, Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Gisele Bündchen, Michael Phelps, Judi Dench, Fernanda Montenegro

Votes: 312

31. Fantastic (1973– )

180 min | Crime, Music, News

5.6
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Long running Brazilian series in the form of electronic magazine; the so-called Show of Life mixes journalism, reporting, sport, humor, dramaturgy, documentary, music and science on Sunday nights.

Stars: Zeca Camargo, Tadeu Schmidt, Renata Ceribelli, Poliana Abritta

Votes: 279

32. Domingão do Faustão (1989– )

Game-Show

2.9
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Entertainer Fausto Silva runs this traditional show with fun for the whole family every early Sunday night. Humor, pranks, music, and improvisation are among the most beloved sketches of the public.

Stars: Fausto Silva, Angela Sousa, Cláudia Raia, Boninho

Votes: 268

33. Felizes para Sempre? (2015)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.3
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How far would you go to have your desires fulfilled? Directed by Fernando Meirelles, Happily Ever After? tells the story of a couple in crisis. When the mysterious call girl Danny Bond ... See full summary »

Stars: Enrique Diaz, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Adriana Esteves, João Miguel

Votes: 264

34. Programa do Jô (2000–2016)

Talk-Show

7.0
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Late-night talk show in which the host Jô Soares interviews a vast array of Brazilian intellectuals, ranging from Luiz Pondé to Jout Jout Prazer, with a high dose of humor.

Stars: Jô Soares, Heloísa Périssé, Wagner Moura, Ivete Sangalo

Votes: 233

35. Rá-Tim-Bum (1989– )

30 min | Family

7.9
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Produced by TV Cultura in 1989 and aired until 1992. The roadmap was written by a team supervised by Flavio de Souza, which included Cláudia Dalla Verde and Dionisio Jacob. The veteran ... See full summary »

Stars: Ricardo Corte Real, Jessica Canoletti, Paulo Contier, Angela Dippe

Votes: 227

36. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

6.3
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Elena S. Sánchez, Antonio Gasset, Gerardo Sánchez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo

Votes: 206

37. Speaker Phone (2003)

87 min | Crime, Romance, Comedy

5.5
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Mari and her friend Déia discover about the affair of her husband with another woman in a accidental phone call.

Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Vivianne Pasmanter, Betty Gofman, Dan Stulbach, Graziella Moretto

Votes: 196

38. The Nutty Boy 2 (1998)

85 min | Family

4.7
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In this new adventure, Maluquinho is spending the holidays at the home of his grandfather Tônico (Stênio Garcia), an inventor who lives in a small community in the interior of Minas Gerais.... See full summary »

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Fabrizia Pinto | Stars: Fernando Alves Pinto, Pedro Bismark, Samuel Brandão, Cláudio Cavalcanti

Votes: 191

39. 492 (2017)

98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Based of the true story of Júlio Santana, a gunman responsible for 492 murders throughout the country. A Christian, charitable man and a good son, Júlio is always tormented by his conscience every time he pulls the trigger.

Director: Henrique Goldman | Stars: Marco Pigossi, Fabiula Nascimento, André Mattos, Jessica Alencar

Votes: 190

40. Pânico na TV (2003–2017)

Comedy

5.6
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Every Sunday night the host Emilio Surita and his crew of comedians brings you a variety of sketches that includes celebrities, politicians, artists and fictional characters in a very unusual, crazy, bizarre and funny style.

Stars: Emílio Surita, Sabrina Sato, Danielle Carmona, Eduardo Sterblitch

Votes: 188

41. Sound & Fury (2009)

Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The lives of a Shakespearian theatre group and their personal struggles to organize the production of 'Hamlet'.

Stars: Andrea Beltrão, Felipe Camargo, Pedro Paulo Rangel, Dan Stulbach

Votes: 182

42. Socrates (2018)

71 min | Drama

6.9
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83 Metascore

After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.

Director: Alexandre Moratto | Stars: Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakji, Caio Martinez Pacheco, Rosane Paulo

Votes: 181

43. The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006 TV Special)

6.4
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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Jessica Alba, Pamela Anderson, Patricia Arquette, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 153

44. A Grande Vitória (2014)

107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.8
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Independent feature film based on the biography of a Brazilian judo with a great victory that went beyond the mats and medals.

Directors: Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra, Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra | Stars: Suzana Pires, Caio Castro, Ênio Gonçalves, Sabrina Sato

Votes: 152

45. El Revenge (2016)

90 min | Comedy

6.4
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Two friends hit the road to Buenos Aires aboard an orange Opala 72, with a mission: be with as many women as possible. This is all a plan to wash the honor of "Caco", a man who found his girlfriend in bed with an Argentine.

Director: Fernando Fraiha | Stars: Felipe Rocha, Daniel Furlan, Leandra Leal, Ana Pauls

Votes: 151

46. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )

Talk-Show

4.3
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Stars: Carrie Keagan, Shark Firestone, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone

Votes: 144

47. Brava Gente (2000–2003)
Episode: Golden Gate (Palace II) (2000)

21 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Two young boys, Laranjinha and Acerola, living in Cidade de Deus, one of the most violent neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, need some money to go to a concert. The "easiest" (and most ... See full summary »

Directors: Kátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Rubens Sabino, Leandro Firmino

Votes: 136

48. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)

News

5.8
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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 133

49. Shootout (2003–2008)

Not Rated | 30 min | Talk-Show

6.0
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Big time producer Peter Guber and Variety's Peter Bart sit down with the biggest names in the business.

Stars: Peter Guber, Jeff Brenner, Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron

Votes: 130

50. The Two Popes (2019)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín, Sidney Cole

Votes: 119



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