Os Melhores Filmes Brasileirosby agcosta81 | created - 01 Aug 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. The Red Light Bandit (1968)
92 min | Crime, Thriller
The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.
4. Cangaceiro (1953)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Drama, History
Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang ... See full summary »
5. The Given Word (1962)
98 min | Drama
A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions. Will he be able to keep his promise in the end?
6. Twenty Years Later (1984)
119 min | Documentary
Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup. He had to interrupt the project, and came back to it in 1981,... See full summary »
7. Bang Bang (1971)
85 min | Comedy
The actor of a film being made lives without distinction his own personal reality and his character's fiction. As the involuntary object of chance and circumstance, he looks for a meaning ... See full summary »
10. Carnaval Atlântida (1952)
95 min | Musical, Comedy
Movie producer Cecílio B. de Milho is intent on filming an epic about Helen of Troy, while some of the crew would rather turn it into a musical comedy.
11. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 678,844 | Gross: $7.56M
12. Macunaima (1969)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Comedy
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
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 »
15. A Família do Barulho (1970)
75 min | Comedy
A dysfunctional family, composed of a prostitute and two gays, one strong and the other fragile and stupid, lives a routine life in Rio de Janeiro. When the slut threatens the other two to ... See full summary »
19. Copacabana Mon Amour (1970)
85 min | Comedy
The saga of some Copacabana dwellers: Sônia Silk, a prostitute also known as Miss Prado Júnior and Peroxide Beast; her gay brother, addicted to smelling his boss's underwear; and Mr. Grillo, the boss.
20. Ganga Bruta (1933)
82 min | Drama
A man kills his wife on their wedding night, after discovering she had been unfaithful. After being acquitted, he moves to the country, where he falls in love with an innocent girl.
21. Killed the Family and Went to the Movies (1969)
78 min | Drama
There are many concurrent plots in this film. The main one being the one in which a desperate guy kills his parents with an open razor and then goes to the movies. At the same time, other ... See full summary »
22. Assault on the Pay Train (1962)
102 min | Crime, Drama
Film about the true events in Rio de Janeiro, in 1960, when a gang having the infamous outlaw Tião Medonho as a leader performed a sensational railroad hold-up on a train carrying a small fortune.
23. The Seven Vampires (1986)
100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Botanist is incapable of handling a carnivore plant that turns its victims into vampires. Clumsy detective and his secretary are hired to solve the mysterious deaths happening in a nightclub show.
24. News from a Personal War (1999)
57 min | Documentary
Documentary about urban violence in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro. Policemen, drug dealers, and shantytown dwellers get trapped into a daily war that knows no winners.
25. O Corintiano (1967)
95 min | Comedy
Manuel is a barber who is crazy about a soccer team from São Paulo, the Corinthians, and for this reason keeps having problems with his neighbors and family.
26. Black God, White Devil (1964)
120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »
27. They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
120 min | Drama
Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism.
28. Nem Tudo é Verdade (1986)
95 min | Drama
A fictional account of Orson Welles' real passage to Brazil where he was supposed to film a cultural film called "It's All True", to present a positive image of Brazilian people and the ... See full summary »
29. Neighboring Sounds (2012)
Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller
The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.
Votes: 6,728 | Gross: $0.03M
31. 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.
35. Os Saltimbancos Trapalhões (1981)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Four humble and goofy employees of a prominent circus, all of them with a natural comedic talent, rebel against their tyrannical boss and his unscrupulous illusionist assistant.
36. Case of the Naves Brothers (1967)
92 min | Drama
The innocent brothers are wrongly accused of a crime by a corrupt and violent police officers and are forced to face the injustices of the brazilian penal system.
38. A Dog's Will (1999)
38 min | Comedy, Drama, Western
The adventures of friends João Grilo, a poor man a liar, and Chicó, the most cowardly of men. Both struggle for daily bread in the Northeast of Brazil and crossing for several episodes ... See full summary »
39. Elite Squad (2007)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 1997 Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his position while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope visits.
Votes: 95,639 | Gross: $0.01M
41. Bonitinha Mas Ordinária ou Otto Lara Rezende (1981)
106 min | Drama
Rich man wants to pay one of his employees a lot of money in order he marries his daughter, who had been raped by five men. But something in the girl's story isn't quite right.
42. The Conspirators (1972)
100 min | Drama
A film version of the Minas Gerais Conspiracy, a separatist movement that took place on the year 1789, from its beginning to the execution of Tiradentes.
43. Raul: O Início, o Fim e o Meio (2012)
128 min | Documentary, Music
The film tells the story of Raul Seixas, a Brazilian rock legend. The documentary unveils by rare archival images, meeting with family, conversations with artists, producers and friends, the trajectory of the artist, who died in 1989.
45. Posthumous Memories (2001)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
Free adaptation of Machado de Assis's classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.
46. The Deceased (1965)
90 min | Drama