Os Melhores Filmes Brasileiros

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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.

Director: Rogério Sganzerla | Stars: Helena Ignez, Paulo Villaça, Pagano Sobrinho, Luiz Linhares

Votes: 1,121

2. Limite (1931)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

Three people sail aimlessly while remembering their past.

Director: Mario Peixoto | Stars: Olga Breno, Tatiana Rey, Raul Schnoor, Brutus Pedreira

Votes: 1,737

3. São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (1965)

107 min | Drama

A man lives in conflict as he deals with his friends and love interests against the backdrop of São Paulo.

Director: Luiz Sérgio Person | Stars: Ana Esmeralda, Eva Wilma, Otelo Zeloni, Walmor Chagas

Votes: 606

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 »

Director: Lima Barreto | Stars: Alberto Ruschel, Marisa Prado, Milton Ribeiro, Vanja Orico

Votes: 511

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?

Director: Anselmo Duarte | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Glória Menezes, Dionísio Azevedo, Geraldo Del Rey

Votes: 2,584

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 »

Director: Eduardo Coutinho | Stars: Eduardo Coutinho, Tite de Lemos, Ferreira Gullar

Votes: 982

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 »

Director: Andrea Tonacci | Stars: Paulo César Peréio, Abrahão Farc, Jura Otero, José Aurélio Vieira

Votes: 249

8. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)

84 min | Horror

A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son.

Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima, Valéria Vasquez

Votes: 2,784

9. Hitler IIIº Mundo (1968)

90 min | Comedy

The ascension of a Nazi leader in the third world.

Director: José Agripino de Paula | Stars: Fernando Benini, Túlio de Lemos, Manoel Domingos, Ruth Escobar

Votes: 68

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.

Directors: José Carlos Burle, Carlos Manga | Stars: Oscarito, Grande Otelo, Cyl Farney, José Lewgoy

Votes: 90

11. 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: 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 »

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade | Stars: Grande Otelo, Paulo José, Jardel Filho, Dina Sfat

Votes: 1,474

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 »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Modesto De Souza, Roberto Bataglin, Jece Valadão, Ana Beatriz

Votes: 492

14. Edifício Master (2002)

110 min | Documentary

The daily lives and routine of 37 families living in a huge 12-story building in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro: their drama, aspirations, intimate revelations, loneliness, dreams...

Director: Eduardo Coutinho | Star: Fernando José

Votes: 1,152

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 »

Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Maria Gladys, Wilson Grey, Helena Ignez, Grande Otelo

Votes: 47

16. Memórias do Cárcere (1984)

185 min | Drama

Graciliano Ramos' period he spent in prison after being considered a subversive element by the government.

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Carlos Vereza, Glória Pires, Nildo Parente, José Dumont

Votes: 360

17. The Margin (1967)

96 min | Drama, Romance

About people who live by the margins or Rio Tietê, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Director: Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias | Stars: Mário Benvenutti, Valeria Vidal, Bentinho, Lucy Rangel

Votes: 152

18. O Homem que Virou Suco (1980)

97 min | Drama

São Paulo police mistakenly thinks a folk poet and singer is the same man who had stabbed his boss.

Director: João Batista de Andrade | Stars: Aldo Bueno, Rafael de Carvalho, Ruthinéa de Moraes, Denoy de Oliveira

Votes: 269

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.

Director: Rogério Sganzerla | Stars: Helena Ignez, Paulo Villaça, Guará Rodrigues, Otoniel Serra

Votes: 144

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.

Director: Humberto Mauro | Stars: Durval Bellini, Dea Selva, Lu Marival, Décio Murilo

Votes: 313

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 »

Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Márcia Rodrigues, Renata Sorrah, Antero de Oliveira, Vanda Lacerda

Votes: 359

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.

Director: Roberto Farias | Stars: Eliezer Gomes, Reginaldo Faria, Jorge Dória, Átila Iório

Votes: 591

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.

Director: Ivan Cardoso | Stars: Andrea Beltrão, Dedina Bernardelli, Tania Boscoli, Neusinha Brizola

Votes: 174

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.

Directors: Kátia Lund, João Moreira Salles | Stars: Nilton Cerqueira, Carlos Luis Gregório, Paulo Lins, Hélio Luz

Votes: 690

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.

Director: Milton Amaral | Stars: Nicolau Guzzardi, Amácio Mazzaropi, Elizabeth Marinho, Lúcia Lambertini

Votes: 93

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 »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

Votes: 3,872

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.

Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Fernanda Montenegro, Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Bete Mendes

Votes: 1,038

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 »

Director: Rogério Sganzerla | Stars: Arrigo Barnabé, Grande Otelo, Helena Ignez, Nina de Pádua

Votes: 58

29. Neighboring Sounds (2012)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Ana Rita Gurgel, Caio Almeida, Maeve Jinkings, Dida Maia

Votes: 6,728 | Gross: $0.03M

30. Amazon Symphony (1951)

75 min | Animation

This pioneer animated feature-length film tells seven different amazon legends, connected by a native-brazilian boy called Curumi.

Director: Anelio Latini | Stars: Almirante, Jaime Barcellos, Sadi Cabral, Estelinha Egg

Votes: 97

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.

Director: Rodolfo Nanni | Stars: Otávio Araújo, Aristéia Paula de Souza, Raimundo Duprat, Olga Maria

Votes: 37

32. Maioria Absoluta (1964)

20 min | Documentary, Short

Statistics, interviews and historical information on illiteracy and inequality in land distribution in Brazil's countryside.

Director: Leon Hirszman

Votes: 57

33. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 6,377

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.

Director: J.B. Tanko | Stars: Renato Aragão, Baiaco, Mário Cardoso, Maria Cláudia

Votes: 520

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.

Director: Luiz Sérgio Person | Stars: Anselmo Duarte, Raul Cortez, Juca de Oliveira, Sérgio Hingst

Votes: 260

37. O Gigante da América (1978)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

A caboclo's soul wanders through purgatory (or hell), visiting many places until he boards a ship whose destination is unknown.

Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: Carlos Imperial, Marta Anderson, Hélio Ary, Clóvis Bornay

Votes: 36

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 »

Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Rogério Cardoso, Denise Fraga

Votes: 3,164

39. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

33 Metascore

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.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 95,639 | Gross: $0.01M

40. Blablablá (1968)

26 min | Short

The tensions experienced by three different people during the military dictatorship in Brazil: a politician, a revolutionary and a common citizen.

Director: Andrea Tonacci | Stars: Francisco Arruda, Bagu, Nelson Camargo, Neville de Almeida

Votes: 100

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.

Director: Braz Chediak | Stars: Lucélia Santos, José Wilker, Vera Fischer, Carlos Kroeber

Votes: 319

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.

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade | Stars: José Wilker, Luiz Linhares, Paulo César Peréio, Fernando Torres

Votes: 177

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.

Directors: Walter Carvalho, Leonardo Gudel | Stars: Roberto Carlos, Paulo Coelho, Daniel de Oliveira, Tárik de Souza

Votes: 650

44. Serras da desordem (2006)

135 min | Documentary

The documentary, using re-enactments, traces the steps of an indigenous man from a small Amazon tribe, who may be the sole survivor of a 1970s era massacre.

Director: Andrea Tonacci

Votes: 134

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.

Director: André Klotzel | Stars: Reginaldo Faria, Marcos Caruso, Petrônio Gontijo, Stepan Nercessian

Votes: 684

46. The Deceased (1965)

90 min | Drama