50 Favorite Brazilian Series

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1. Sound & Fury (2009)

Comedy, Drama

The lives of a Shakespearian theatre group and their personal struggles to organize the production of 'Hamlet'.

Stars: Andrea Beltrão, Felipe Camargo, Pedro Paulo Rangel, Dan Stulbach

Votes: 191

2. O Primo Basílio (1988– )

202 min | Drama, Romance

Arriving from London, Basílio falls in love with his cousin Luísa, in Lisbon. But he must go to Brazil, promising he will eventually marry her. As time goes by, he sends her a letter ending... See full summary »

Stars: Marcos Paulo, Marília Pêra, Giulia Gam, Tony Ramos

Votes: 81

4. Forbidden City (2017– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

Inspired by film noir and North American pulp fiction from the 1930s and 1940s, "Forbidden City" follows the adventures of a former police officer turned private eye. Specialized in ... See full summary »

Stars: Vladimir Brichta, Regiane Alves, Ailton Graça, José Loreto

Votes: 11

6. Oh My God! Again? (2008–2009)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Reginaldo is a womanizing taxi-driver, who always has woman problems; Roque is a popular singer who is working hard to construct a career, always with a lot of street-wise savvy; Yolanda is... See full summary »

Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Érico Brás, Valdinéia Soriano, Tânia Tôko

Votes: 109

7. O Grande Gonzalez (2015)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

During a children's party, the magical Gonzalez dies after an unsuccessful trick. Drowning, poisoning, accident, murder: all research lines will be followed by the police and everyone is a suspect.

Stars: Luis Lobianco, Fábio Porchat, Gregório Duvivier, Antonio Tabet

Votes: 320

8. A Grande Família (1973– )


Follows the daily lives of a typical Brazilian middle-class family, that are always very close and tries, in their way, to survive the financial and relationship difficulties.

Stars: Paulo Araújo, Jorge Dória, Brandão Filho, Sérgio Fonta

Votes: 16

9. A Dog's Will (1999)

38 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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: 3,797

10. The Party (2014)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A huge party with guests who are hiding secrets and desires ends with a body floating in the pool: a murder where everyone is a suspect.

Stars: Patricia Pillar, Tony Ramos, Sophie Charlotte, Daniel de Oliveira

Votes: 237

12. Separação?! (2010– )

30 min | Comedy

The adventures and misadventures of a married couple going through a process of separation.

Stars: Débora Bloch, Vladimir Brichta, Cristina Mutarelli, Kiko Mascarenhas

Votes: 42

13. Normal People (2001–2003)

25 min | Comedy

A "normal" couple are living a "normal" life together. But they have a lot to complain about themselves to you.

Stars: Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Selton Mello, Graziella Moretto

Votes: 1,258

14. S.O.S. Emergência (2010– )

30 min | Comedy

A comedy show about doctors in a hospital. It is inspired in the American show "Scrubs".

Stars: Marisa Orth, Bruno Garcia, Fábio Lago, Fernanda de Freitas

Votes: 24

15. Sessão de Terapia (2012–2021)

25 min | Drama

The professional and personal day-to-day routine of a therapist in which each episode is marked by a session: of one of his patients or his own.

Stars: Zécarlos Machado, Selton Mello, Mayara Constantino, Selma Egrei

Votes: 251

16. Nobody's Looking (2019)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Guardian angel Uli is new to the Angelus System. A rebel spirit, he makes shocking discoveries about life and how the world is run when he goes rogue.

Stars: Victor Lamoglia, Júlia Rabello, Kéfera Buchmann, Augusto Madeira

Votes: 1,530

17. Crossing the Line (2012– )


The series has four episodes, each one having its own main plot and special participation of many actors, but the same cast is present in the whole story. Actor Milhem Cortaz, know by his ... See full summary »

Stars: Milhem Cortaz, Rafaela Mandelli, Cláudio Gabriel, Alice Assef

Votes: 20

18. Merciless (2014)

Not Rated | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A former couple of a detective and a forensic psychologist strive themselves to catch a serial killer, while his girlfriend doesn't know his other side.

Stars: Bruno Gagliasso, Luana Piovani, Débora Falabella, Marcello Novaes

Votes: 458

19. Internal Affairs (2009– )

30 min | Drama

The day-to-day operations of the law enforcement agency that investigates crimes committed by the police itself.

Stars: Murilo Benício, Milton Gonçalves, Rogério Trindade, Fabiula Nascimento

Votes: 64

20. Tainted (2014)

Crime, Drama

The ex-policeman Andre (Cauã Reymond) faces in a boxing match with a character who takes Alton Graça. a cop (Cauã Reymond) get mesmerized by the wife of his brother , played by Cleo Pires .

Stars: Cauã Reymond, Cleo, Nanda Costa, Ailton Graça

Votes: 313

21. Dangerous Liaisons (2016– )

Drama, Romance

Brazilian version of the classic 18th century novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Set in the 1920's, this adaptation in 10 episodes takes the story of love, lust and revenge to another era.

Stars: Patricia Pillar, Selton Mello, Marjorie Estiano, Jesuíta Barbosa

Votes: 124

22. Plantão de Polícia (1979– )

A reporter, Pena, is investigating the drug business in Brazil.

Stars: Denise Bandeira, Maria Zilda Bethlem, Dinorah Brillanti, Sérgio Britto

Votes: 13

24. Treason (1998)

104 min | Drama

Three short stories adapted from Nelson Rodrigues works and all revolving around infidelity, some with humored moments and others with more tragic results. "Traição" ("Betrayal") presents ... See full summary »

Directors: José Henrique Fonseca, Arthur Fontes, Cláudio Torres | Stars: Tuca Andrada, Alexandre Borges, Pedro Cardoso, Francisco Cuoco

Votes: 223

25. Armação Ilimitada (1985–1988)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

The adventures of two surfers, Juba and Lula, living in the same apartment with their shared girlfriend Zelda Scott, a journalist who admired Simone de Beauvoir and had a neurotic boss, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kadu Moliterno, Andrea Beltrão, André de Biase, Jonas Torres

Votes: 148

26. Desire (1990– )

272 min | Drama, Romance

In the beginning of the 20th Century, Ana, Brazilian writer Euclides da Cunha's wife, meets Dilermando de Assis, a much younger officer, and they fall in love. A tragedy ensues.

Stars: Vera Fischer, Tarcísio Meira, Guilherme Fontes, Ivan de Albuquerque

Votes: 52

27. A Vida Como Ela É... (1996– )


Adaptations of 40 short stories of brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues, written between 1951 and 1961. The stories were considered scandalous at the time as Rodrigues used immoral ... See full summary »

Stars: Antonio Calloni, Guilherme Fontes, Leon Goes, Maitê Proença

Votes: 109

28. Carandiru: The Series (2005– )


A doctor volunteers to carry out AIDS prevention work at the largest prison in Latin America, Carandiru, in São Paulo. There he lives with reality behind the bars, which includes violence, ... See full summary »

Stars: Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, José Trassi, Ivan de Almeida, Ailton Graça

Votes: 68

29. Família Imperial (2012– )

Frustrated about the 21st century, a teenage girl swaps places with her ancestor with a dressing table. Traveling through the 19th century, alongside her brother, she witnesses major historical events of the brazilian history.

Stars: Caio Horowicz, Daniela Piepszyk, Fabiana Gugli, Luiz Machado

Votes: 23

30. City of Men (2002–2018)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A realistically yet humorous look at the lives of Laranjinha and Acerola, two friends who live adventurous and dangerous lives in a Rio de Janeiro slum.

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

Votes: 2,776

32. Afronta! (2017– )


Afronta invites contemporary black artists and thinkers to discuss representation, belonging, entrepreneurship, ancestrality and AFROFUTURISM through their experiences and personal ... See full summary »

Votes: 7

33. Minha Nada Mole Vida (2006–2007)


The confusions of a messy entertainment TV Host, his production crew and his dysfunctional family.

Stars: Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Maria Clara Gueiros, David Lucas, Carlos Mariano

Votes: 114

35. Slaps & Kisses (2011–2015)

30 min | Comedy

Fátima and Sueli are good friends. Both independent and single, the two share an apartment in Méier, a district in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and work in a shop that rents and sells ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrea Beltrão, Fernanda Torres, Vladimir Brichta, Otávio Müller

Votes: 245

37. Amizade Colorida (1981– )

Drama, Romance

A fashion photographer, Eduardo Lusceno, is the protagonist of the series. A womanizer, he goes through several complicated situations because of his love conquests.

Stars: Catalina Bonakie, Ariel Coelho, Eduardo Conde, Ivan de Albuquerque

Votes: 7

38. Malu Mulher (1979–1980)

60 min | Drama, Romance

Malu and Pedro Henrique separate. She departs from home, tries to make a living, keep a new house, and her daughter. In the 2nd season she gets a job at a research institute. A new phase begins. She is ready to start her love life again.

Stars: Regina Duarte, Dennis Carvalho, Antônio Petrin, Narjara Turetta

Votes: 42

39. Quem Ama Não Mata (1982– )

What leads a person to kill their own spouse? The thin line between love and hate is presented through five couples from different generations and their struggles in keeping a good ... See full summary »

Stars: Marília Pêra, Claudio Marzo, Denise Dumont, Daniel Dantas

Votes: 27

40. Felizes para Sempre? (2015)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

How far would you go to have your desires fulfilled? Directed by Fernando Meirelles, Happily Ever After? tells the story of a couple in crisis. When the mysterious call girl Danny Bond ... See full summary »

Stars: Enrique Diaz, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Adriana Esteves, João Miguel

Votes: 307

41. Teen's Confessions (1994–1996)

26 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four sisters live in the famous neighborhood of Ipanema, in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, and have typical adolescent habits. With different personalities, the four teenagers complete each... See full summary »

Stars: Maria Mariana, Georgiana Góes, Daniele Valente, Luis Gustavo

Votes: 147

42. The Conquest (2000– )

Adventure, Drama

Around 1600, the saga of the bandeirantes towards the interior of the Brazilian territory took place. Disputes over new lands and riches were inevitable. The struggle of the Jesuits, who protected the Indians from slavery, too.

Stars: Alessandra Negrini, Alexandre Borges, Leandra Leal, Leonardo Brício

Votes: 200

43. The Brazilians: The Women (2012)

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Witty and entertaining, every independent episode embraces all the diversity of Brazil, its women and their life experiences.

Stars: Juliana Paes, Marcos Palmeira, Carla Daniel, Cláudio Tovar

Votes: 156

44. A Vida Alheia (2010)


Revolves around an entertainment gossip magazine, its editors and reporters who will do everything it takes to get the latest celebrity scoop,

Stars: Marília Pêra, Cláudia Jimenez, Danielle Winits, Paulo Vilhena

Votes: 15

47. Pé na Cova (2013–2016)

30 min | Comedy