BRAZILIAN MOVIES AND TV SHOWS I'VE WATCHED

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1. Good Manners (2017)

135 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical

73 Metascore

Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.

Directors: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas | Stars: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira

Votes: 2,224 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Just Like Our Parents (2017)

102 min | Drama

When Rosa's mother makes a surprising disclosure to her one day, Rosa decides to break out of her usual obligations. In so doing she discovers that life holds many surprises in store for her.

Director: Laís Bodanzky | Stars: Maria Ribeiro, Clarisse Abujamra, Paulo Vilhena, Felipe Rocha

Votes: 1,660

3. 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: 679,411 | Gross: $7.56M

4. The Mechanism (2018– )

TV-MA | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dramatic fiction series loosely inspired by an investigation of corruption in Brazil's private and state oil companies and construction companies.

Stars: Caroline Abras, Selton Mello, Enrique Diaz, Jonathan Haagensen

Votes: 34,982

5. 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: 95,684 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)

TV-MA | 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.

Director: Marcus Baldini | Stars: Deborah Secco, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Drica Moraes, Fabiula Nascimento

Votes: 6,623

7. The Way He Looks (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro | Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

Votes: 21,872 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Aquarius (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

88 Metascore

Clara, 65, lives her life to the fullest with her family and friends. A construction company wants her Recife oceanfront condo, as they've already bought all the other in the 3 story building. Clara's staying.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 17,173 | Gross: $0.29M

9. Elite Squad 2: 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: 77,612 | Gross: $0.10M

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: 34,830 | Gross: $5.60M

11. 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: 17,483 | Gross: $0.21M

12. Adrift (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle, Izadora Armelin

Votes: 2,720

13. The Silence of the Sky (2016)

102 min | Drama, Thriller

Shattered after the brutal assault by two rapists in her house, a young mother of two decides to keep her ordeal secret from her unsuspecting husband.

Director: Marco Dutra | Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Carolina Dieckmann, Chino Darín, Alvaro Armand Ugon

Votes: 1,614

14. 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: 12,312 | Gross: $0.38M

15. City of Men (2007)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

Director: Paulo Morelli | Stars: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos

Votes: 14,867 | Gross: $0.31M

16. Lower City (2005)

R | 98 min | Drama

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Sérgio Machado | Stars: Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Lázaro Ramos, Maria Menezes

Votes: 3,589 | Gross: $0.13M

17. Reaching for the Moon (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

44 Metascore

A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf, Marcello Airoldi

Votes: 2,739 | Gross: $0.04M

18. City of Men (2002–2018)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Life in Rio de Janeiro is told in short, fast alternating scenes from the viewpoints of two sets of characters, all youngsters, but from both sides of unequal life: generally dark-skinned ... See full summary »

Stars: Darlan Cunha, Douglas Silva, Camila Monteiro, Roberta Rodrigues

Votes: 2,718

19. 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: 5,574

20. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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: 2,184

21. Operações Especiais (2015)

99 min | Action, Crime

A group of honest police is sent to a country town to solve the problem of high crime. Soon they solve the problem while newcomer Francis (Cléo Pires) must overcome their limits to prove ... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Portella | Stars: Cleo, Fabrício Boliveira, Thiago Martins, Marcos Caruso

Votes: 1,390

22. #Thosegirls (2015)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Beth, Milena, and Carina are three college students who've shared some of Rio's most wild and legendary parties for the past few semesters. After living in New York for a year, Beth returns... See full summary »

Director: Alex Medeiros | Stars: Giovana Echeverria, Barbara França, Jeyce Valente, Ingra Lyberato

Votes: 32

24. The Clone (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A young man, who has been secretly cloned by his godfather scientist, falls in love for a Moroccan girl from a rigorous family.

Stars: Murilo Benício, Giovanna Antonelli, Vera Fischer, Reginaldo Faria

Votes: 2,423

25. Brave Woman (2012–2013)

Drama, Romance

A strong, struggling young woman from the Rio de Janeiro suburbs is tricked and falls victim of a Turkish web of human trafficking.

Stars: Rodrigo Lombardi, Nanda Costa, Giovanna Antonelli, Flávia Alessandra

Votes: 252

26. Bye Bye Jaqueline (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

To be sixteen isn't easy. The hard part is being sixteen and having to go to school every day. It's even harder being sixteen and having to go to school and falling in love with Fernando, ... See full summary »

Director: Anderson Simao | Stars: Poliana Oliveira, Gabrielle Pizzato, Victor Carlim, Leonardo Oliveira

Votes: 24

27. Body Electric (2017)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

The summer is coming and Elias has been dreaming of the sea a lot. In the factory where he works, his responsibilities increase as the holiday season approaches. After one more night ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Caetano | Stars: Kelner Macêdo, Lucas Andrade, Welket Bungué, Ana Flavia Cavalcanti

Votes: 598

30. Two Irenes (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

In the shimmering heat of Brazil, 13-year-old Irene discovers a dark secret her father's been hiding: he has another family and even another daughter with the same name.

Director: Fabio Meira | Stars: Priscila Bittencourt, Isabela Torres, Marco Ricca, Suzana Ribeiro

Votes: 573

31. The Love of Catarina (2016)

95 min | Drama

Rose should have the perfect life. But after discovering that she was being cheated by her husband, what was emptiness becomes ruins. In an attempt to start over, to rediscover yourself and... See full summary »

Director: Gil Baroni | Stars: Luiz Barotto, Greice Barros, Luiz Bertazzo, Kéfera Buchmann

Votes: 56

32. Gostosas, Lindas e Sexies (2017)

140 min | Comedy

Four great and inseparable friends live in Rio de Janeiro: Beatriz, Tânia, Ivone and Marilu. They wear plus size clothes and face all the romantic and professional adventures and setbacks ... See full summary »

Director: Ernani Nunes | Stars: Carolinie Figueiredo, Mariana Xavier, Cacau Protásio, Lyv Ziese

Votes: 71

33. Hard Labor (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

55 Metascore

Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and ... See full summary »

Directors: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas | Stars: Helena Albergaria, Marat Descartes, Naloana Lima, Gilda Nomacce

Votes: 698

34. Liquid Truth (2017)

87 min | Drama

A boy's parents accuse a swimming teacher of abusing one of his students.

Director: Carolina Jabor | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Marco Ricca, Malu Galli, Stella Rabello

Votes: 766

35. O Caseiro (2016)

89 min | Thriller

Davi Carvalho is a psychology professor who wrote a book about how we project traumas of our past as paranormal events. A student from out of the city, Renata, appears in his life, asking ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Santi | Stars: Bruno Garcia, Denise Weinberg, João Segall, Malu Rodrigues

Votes: 206

36. Elon Doesn't Believe in Death (2016)

75 min | Drama

After the mysterious disappearance of his wife Madalena, Elon engages on a sleepless journey through the darkest places of the city, trying to figure out what may have happened to her, without losing his sanity on the way.

Director: Ricardo Alves Jr. | Stars: Rômulo Braga, Maria José Novais Oliveira, Helvecio Alves Izabel, Vinicius Rezende

Votes: 168

37. Mulheres Alteradas (2018)

87 min | Comedy

Leandra is having a quarter life crisis: she wants to get married and have kids, but she doesn't even have a boyfriend. He sister, Sonia, is married and has two kids, but what she most ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Pinheiro | Stars: Deborah Secco, Alessandra Negrini, Monica Iozzi, Maria Casadevall

Votes: 123

38. Vai Anitta (2018–2020)

30 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Go behind the scenes with Brazilian superstar Anitta as the singer reveals how she's consolidating her international career.

Stars: Anitta, Paulo Pimenta, Sam Shahidi, Arielle Macedo

Votes: 361

39. Alguém Qualquer (2013)

124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ze (Joe) is just another typical invisible working class man in a big city. He is a quiet, lonely and simple man who works as a janitor at a residential building and also fixes wicker ... See full summary »

Director: Tristan Aronovich | Stars: Tristan Aronovich, Celina Chrispin, Tulio Ferreira, Jessé Henrique

Votes: 67

40. Gloria and Grace (2017)

94 min | Drama, Family

Graça is a single mother who works as a massage therapist and lives with her two children: Moreno, 8, and Papoula, 15. One day, in a visit to the doctor, Graça is diagnosed with a brain ... See full summary »

Director: Flávio Ramos Tambellini | Stars: Sandra Corveloni, Carolina Ferraz, Vicente Kato, Sofia Marques

Votes: 99

41. A Window to Rosália (2017)

87 min | Drama

Rosalia is a 65-year-old worker who dedicated her life to work in a reactor factory on the outskirts of São Paulo. One day, she is fired, and comforted by her brother José. He decides to take her on a car trip to Buenos Aires.

Director: Caroline Leone | Stars: Cacá Amaral, Magali Biff, Mayara Constantino, Paloma Contreras

Votes: 134

42. Berenice (2017)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The taxi driver Berenice is under a family crisis with her male chauvinist husband and her son, whom is discovering his sexual identity. The murder of a transgender at Copacabana beach ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Fiterman | Stars: Cláudia Abreu, Eduardo Moscovis, Vera Holtz, Emilio Dantas

Votes: 88

43. Loveling (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Irene has only a few days to surpass the anxiety and discover a new strength before sending her eldest son away to the world.

Director: Gustavo Pizzi | Stars: Karine Teles, Otávio Müller, Adriana Esteves, Konstantinos Sarris

Votes: 1,187

44. Bia (2.0) (2018)

90 min | Romance

After a loving disappointment, Beatriz, whose working at her mother's florist, spending his days in the company of the Naty and Fabiba, take the courage to enter in a troupe of amateur clowns, living a new world.

Directors: Cristiano Calegari, Lucas Zampieri | Stars: Olivetti Herrera, Jáli Kiárit, Ronaldo Lampi, Andre Lau

Votes: 16

45. A Menina e o Estuprador (1983)

78 min | Drama

In São Paulo, Vanessa who is normally spoiled rotten, is neglected and rejected by her mother, practically raised alone by Pedro, her butler and driver and the maid, Dalva who are a married... See full summary »

Director: Conrado Sanchez | Stars: Zózimo Bulbul, Vanessa Alves, Rubens Pignatari, Léo Magalhães

Votes: 97

46. Os Sete Gatinhos (1980)

109 min | Comedy, Drama