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2. Carandiru (2003)
R | 145 min | Drama, Crime
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 »
Votes: 18,721 | Gross: $0.21M
3. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy
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 »
4. Gabriela (1983)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1925, Nacib (Marcello Mastroianni) is the owner of bar in a small Brazilian coastal town runs by the local colonels. He meets Gabriela (Sonia Braga) and hires her on as a cook. They soon... See full summary »
5. Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
Votes: 3,043 | Gross: $0.04M
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: 4,689 | Gross: $0.31M
7. My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of João Guilherme Estrella ("Johnny"), a young middle-class bon vivant who became a big-time cocaine dealer in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s.
8. Bela Donna (1998)
111 min | Drama, Romance
American couple move to the State of Ceará, Brazil, in the 1930s. The husband is looking for oil. His beautiful wife, Donna, soon falls in love with a rude but charming fisherman. The ... See full summary »
9. Tieta of Agreste (1996)
140 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Just when her family starts believing that she is dead, and that they can expect a rich heritage, Tieta returns from São Paulo to her native village in Bahia, which she had been forced to ... See full summary »
10. Budapest (2009)
113 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
José Costa is a Brazilian ghost writer. Returning from a ghost writers convention his airplane is rerouted to Budapest. His life is also rerouted when he meets Krista and with her help, ... See full summary »
12. The Knife (1991)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
An American photographer in Rio de Janeiro becomes involved in the world of "knife culture" when he sets out to find the killer of one of his models.
Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.36M
14. América (2010)
111 min | Comedy, Drama
America a tragic story told in a burlesque and ironic way, within a love triangle. Liza, a beautiful young Russian woman, is married to Victor, a small-time crook who lives on scheming and ... See full summary »
15. 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 »
16. My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
99 min | Drama
My Sweet Orange Tree begins with José Mauro de Vasconcelos (Caco Ciocler) receiving an edition of his finished novel. Then, the film starts to tell the story from the writer's memories, ... See full summary »
17. Delicate Crime (2005)
87 min | Drama
Antônio Martins, respected theatrical critic, is a very rational man. But a chance meeting with young Inês, a nude painting model, is going to rock him. Inês keeps a relationship with ... See full summary »
18. Carnal Utopia (2006)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Marcelo Santiago's period romance Dancing in Utopia (AKA Sonjos E Desejos 2006) explores variations of passion and lust as manifest in a potentially incendiary love triangle ...
19. Barren Lives (1963)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »
20. Quilombo (1984)
114 min | Drama
Palmares is a 17th-century quilombo, a settlement of escaped slaves in northeast Brazil. In 1650, plantation slaves revolt and head for the mountains where they find others led by the aged ... See full summary »
21. The Man of the Year (2003)
105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Maiquel has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw--all in 24 hours.
22. Primo Basílio (2007)
106 min | Drama, Romance
Luísa is a romantic, dreamy and delicate young woman married to Jorge, an engineer, a man of good habits and good economic conditions. They didn't know each other well, but got married and ... See full summary »
23. Hour of the Star (1985)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »
24. The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell (2010)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
Friends of the recently deceased Quincas take their pal's body on one last tour of his favorite spots in Brazil's Bahia.
26. Tieta (1989– )
50 min | Drama, Romance
Tieta, is expelled from the fictional city of Santana do Agreste by her father, because of her liberal behavior. Years later, Tieta comes back searching vengeance against the people who judged her before.
28. Nina (2004)
85 min | Drama, Animation, Thriller
Psychological thriller larded with manga-like animations about the young, poor comic strip illustrator Nina, living with her mean landlady. She sinks further and further into a violent fantasy world.
30. Grande Sertão: Veredas (1985– )
A cowboy narrates his 'jagunço' life of disputes, revenges, loves and deaths, through the years that he traveled central-east Brazil, in the first decades of the 20th century, while federal troops were in conflict with provincial forces.
32. The Forest (2002)
105 min | Drama, Romance
Young man, of Portuguese nobility ascendancy, starts working in a rubber plantation in the Amazon, in 1912, and falls in love with pretty Yayá, a married woman.
33. 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.
37. Gabriela (1975– )
A simple, sometimes naïve, sometimes madly sensual young women works at Vesuvius bar, in the city of Ilhéus, and is in love with its owner, who disapproves the way she unwittingly seduces men.
38. Cutie Pie... Her Loves and Sins (1995– )
50 min | Drama
A big tragedy happens in one of Espirito Santo's most prominent families after the teenager Engraçadinha seduces her cousin Sílvio, who's engaged to her best friend Letícia. Years later, ... See full summary »
39. Antares Incident (1994– )
216 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In 1963, in the fictitious city of Antares in South of Brazil, the workers decide to strike, fighting for better salaries and working conditions. Meanwhile, seven locals die: the ... See full summary »
41. Cão Sem Dono (2007)
82 min | Drama
In Porto Alegre, the unemployed Ciro has a dull life in a simple apartment with a nameless stray dog that he had found on the streets. Ciro is supported by his parents and works every now ... See full summary »
42. São Bernardo (1972)
113 min | Drama
The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn't pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways.
43. Mutum (2007)
95 min | Drama
Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the story unfolds and Thiago is forced to confront separations and betrayal within the ... See full summary »
44. Engraçadinha (1981)
103 min | Drama
Engraçadinha is a sexy teenager, with whom every man wants to get involved, except her cousin Sílvio, the only man she loves. On Sílvio's engagement day, she seduces him at the party and ... See full summary »
45. Éramos Seis (1994– )