Brazilian Movies

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1. 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: 2,485

2. 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: 3,756

3. 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: 1,682

4. Entranced Earth (1967)

111 min | Drama

Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha

Votes: 2,394

5. 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: 583

6. 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: 1,077

7. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

R | 110 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

In a small city of Brazil, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking and he takes all of her money... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Sônia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Dinorah Brillanti

Votes: 2,155

8. 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: 1,455

9. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 13,515 | Gross: $17.04M

10. Central Station (1998)

R | 110 min | Drama

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Soia Lira

Votes: 34,169 | Gross: $5.60M

11. 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: 6,213

12. 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: 1,007

13. Os Sete Gatinhos (1980)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

Noronha, who works at the Chamber of Deputies as an office boy, lives in the Grajaú with his wife, Gorda and their five unmarried daughters, Aurora, Hilda, Debora, Arlete and Silene, who is... See full summary »

Director: Neville de Almeida | Stars: Antônio Fagundes, Ana Maria Magalhães, Lima Duarte, Ary Fontoura

Votes: 304

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 »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: André Mattos, Aramis Trindade, Bruno Garcia, Carlos Casagrande

Votes: 5,283

15. Carandiru (2003)

R | 145 min | Drama, Crime

71 Metascore

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 17,187 | Gross: $0.21M

16. 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: 671,062 | Gross: $7.56M

17. Jean Charles (2009)

93 min | Biography, Drama

The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrorist alerts.

Director: Henrique Goldman | Stars: Marek Oravec, Renu Setna, Selton Mello, Bruno Bilotta

Votes: 1,108

18. 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.

Director: Selton Mello | Stars: Selton Mello, Paulo José, Larissa Manoela, Giselle Motta

Votes: 4,445

19. 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!

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Selton Mello, Luana Piovani, Vladimir Brichta, Maria Manoella

Votes: 3,215

20. Qualquer Gato Vira-Lata (2011)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

In Rio de Janeiro, Tatiane meets her boyfriend Marcelo on his birthday and he breaks with her, claiming that she is not romantic. The unbalanced Tati enters in the class of the biologist ... See full summary »

Directors: Tomas Portella, Daniela De Carlo | Stars: Cleo, Malvino Salvador, Dudu Azevedo, Rita Guedes

Votes: 876

21. A Grande Família: O Filme (2007)

104 min | Comedy

For forty years, the public functionary and family man Lineu and his beloved wife Nenê celebrate their first date going to the same ball where Lineu borrowed the jacket his competitor ... See full summary »

Director: Maurício Farias | Stars: Marco Nanini, Marieta Severo, Pedro Cardoso, Andrea Beltrão

Votes: 682

22. So Normal (2003)

93 min | Comedy

Five years before the events in the television series take place, Rui and Vani meet and fall in love on the day of their respective wedding ceremonies - to different people, in the same church.

Director: José Alvarenga Jr. | Stars: Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Fernanda Torres, Marisa Orth, Evandro Mesquita

Votes: 2,238

23. Olga (2004)

141 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »

Director: Jayme Monjardim | Stars: Camila Morgado, Caco Ciocler, Luís Melo, Eliane Giardini

Votes: 3,000

24. Somos Tão Jovens (2013)

104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life of Renato Manfredini Júnior, Brazilian musician, from his first involvement with music, to his years in the punk rock band Aborto Alétrico, to the formation of Legião Urbana, in the rock scene of 70's/80's Brasilia.

Director: Antonio Carlos da Fontoura | Stars: Thiago Mendonça, Laila Zaid, Bruno Torres, Daniel Passi

Votes: 1,925

25. 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.

Directors: Walter Carvalho, Sandra Werneck | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Marieta Severo, Reginaldo Faria, Andrea Beltrão

Votes: 3,274

26. Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)

Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

44 Metascore

The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.

Directors: Fábio Barreto, Marcelo Santiago | Stars: Rui Ricardo Diaz, Glória Pires, Juliana Baroni, Cleo

Votes: 2,172

27. Artificial Paradises (2012)

96 min | Drama

Two girlfriends visit a big Brazilian beach festival and decide to just let go. They enjoy the music, booze, drugs and on one steamy afternoon even each other. They also meet a young man and things can't be better. Can this paradise last?

Director: Marcos Prado | Stars: Nathalia Dill, Luca Bianchi, Lívia de Bueno, Bernardo Barreto

Votes: 3,190

28. 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: 94,752 | Gross: $0.01M

29. 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 »

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Wagner Moura, Alinne Moraes, Maria Luísa Mendonça, Fernando Ceylão

Votes: 5,455

30. Futuro Beach (2014)

Unrated | 106 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Shortly after failing to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, a friend of the victim. They soon begin a relationship which seems doomed from the start, while Donato's past catches up with him.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa, Fred Lima

Votes: 2,505 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

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.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 76,875 | Gross: $0.10M

32. Our Home (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

The life of the doctor André Luiz in the spiritual city of Nosso Lar.

Director: Wagner de Assis | Stars: Renato Prieto, Fernando Alves Pinto, Rosanne Mulholland, Inez Viana

Votes: 2,603

33. Chico Xavier (2010)

124 min | Biography, Drama

A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.

Director: Daniel Filho | Stars: Natalia Soutto, Nelson Xavier, Ângelo Antônio, Matheus Costa

Votes: 1,603

34. So Normal 2: The Craziest Night Ever (2009)

75 min | Comedy

After establishing that her love life has dropped to 25 times a year, Vani decides to spice up her relationship with menage-a-trois and the comedy continues.

Director: José Alvarenga Jr. | Stars: Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Fernanda Torres, Daniel Dantas, Márcia do Valle

Votes: 1,067

35. Party Crashers (2012)

88 min | Comedy

Marcos and Beto meet when crashing a private New Year's Eve party and subsequently go on a three-day adventure.

Director: Andrucha Waddington | Stars: Marcelo Adnet, Eduardo Sterblitch, Mariana Ximenes, Stepan Nercessian

Votes: 930

36. Não Se Preocupe, Nada Vai Dar Certo (2011)

99 min | Comedy

Lalau (Gregorio Duvivier) is presented by the country's interior with his show jokes, whose main theme is her father, Ramon Velasco (Tarcisio Meira), an actor who always gets into ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Carvana | Stars: Flávia Alessandra, Herson Capri, Hugo Carvana, Gregório Duvivier

Votes: 205

37. The Second Mother (2015)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Anna Muylaert | Stars: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila

Votes: 11,856 | Gross: $0.38M

38. Bye Bye Brazil (1980)

R | 110 min | Drama

The Caravana Rolidei rolls into town with the Gypsy Lord at the mike: he does magic tricks, the erotic Salomé dances, and the mute Swallow performs feats of strength. A young accordion ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Diegues | Stars: José Wilker, Betty Faria, Fábio Jr., Zaira Zambelli

Votes: 1,397

39. Tattoo (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

The romance between a 18-year-old soldier and the cultural ringleader of an anarchist cabaret.

Director: Hilton Lacerda | Stars: Maria de Jesus Baccarelli, Jesuíta Barbosa, Ariclenes Barroso, Arthur Canavarro

Votes: 1,433

40. 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: 1,869

41. Cine Holliúdy (2012)

91 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

The massive arrival of television in the country side of Brazil, in the '70s, puts in jeopardy the small movie theaters businesses. Francisgleydisson is the owner of Cine Holliudy, and he ... See full summary »

Director: Halder Gomes | Stars: Edmilson Filho, Jesuíta Barbosa, Roberto Bomtempo, Rainer Cadete

Votes: 924

42. Jeca Tatu (1960)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

Jeca Tatu is a lazy, simple-minded guy who has his property threatened by the greed of a landowner.

Director: Milton Amaral | Stars: Amácio Mazzaropi, Geny Prado, Roberto Duval, Nena Viana

Votes: 82

43. 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: 88

44. Casinha Pequenina (1963)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

In colonial Brazil, rich farmer and owner of slaves is blackmailed by a lady; to get rid of the problem, he involves innocent countrymen in a diabolical plan.

Director: Glauco Mirko Laurelli | Stars: Amácio Mazzaropi, Geny Prado, Roberto Duval, Tarcísio Meira

Votes: 30

45. Cine Holliúdy 2: A Chibata Sideral (2018)

100 min | Comedy

Pacatuba "CE, Brazil", 80's. With the arrival of the videocassette, Francisgleydisson is obliged to close his beloved Cine Holliúdy, which compromises th