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1. 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: 667,279 | Gross: $7.56M
2. Aquarius (I) (2016)
Not Rated | 146 min | Drama
Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-storey ... See full summary »
Votes: 16,464 | Gross: $0.29M
3. Bacurau (2019)
131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.
4. A Wolf at the Door (2013)
Unrated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A journey to the dark cutting edge of desires, lies and wickedness of a love triangle, from the moment a child is mysteriously kidnapped.
5. 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: 6,274 | Gross: $0.03M
6. Four Days in September (1997)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History
Brazillian urban guerrilla fighters kidnap the American Ambassador. Now, the diplomat's life hangs in the balance - helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate - and his fear of the captors themselves.
Votes: 4,320 | Gross: $0.31M
7. The Second Mother (2015)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.
Votes: 11,688 | Gross: $0.38M
8. 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 »
9. 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: 94,407 | Gross: $0.01M
10. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 76,628 | Gross: $0.10M
11. Behind the Sun (2001)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families.
Votes: 6,496 | Gross: $0.06M
12. The Man Who Copied (2003)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Brazilian photocopier operator falls in love with a girl who lives in an opposite house and spends his evenings looking at her through his binoculars.
Votes: 8,916 | Gross: $0.02M
13. Central Station (1998)
R | 110 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 33,917 | Gross: $5.60M
14. 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 »
15. 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 »
16. 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 »
17. Basic Sanitation, the Movie (2007)
112 min | Comedy
A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.
18. Meu Tio Matou um Cara (2004)
87 min | Adventure, Comedy
Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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 »
22. 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.
23. Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop (2004)
98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.
24. Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
TV-14 | 131 min | Biography, Drama
After the adoptive daughter of a stable family leaves them for a new life as a prostitute, she rises to become a popular performer among her clients, and details her routine in her blog.
25. The Invisible Woman (2009)
105 min | Comedy
A romantic comedy in which a 35-year old man is abandoned by his wife and falls in love with his neighbor, a perfect, ideal woman. The only problem: she doesn't exist!
26. 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 »
27. Redentor (2004)
100 min | Drama, Fantasy
Célio Rocha believes he was assigned by God Himself a difficult mission: to persuade his childhood friend Otávio Sabóia, a corrupt entrepeneur in the construction business, to give away all his possessions to the poor.
28. Lower City (2005)
R | 98 min | Drama
Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.
Votes: 3,560 | Gross: $0.13M
29. Madame Satã (2002)
Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 2,511 | Gross: $0.20M
30. 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.