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1. The Mechanism (2018– )

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

8.4
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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: 35,717

2. Pelé (2021)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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61 Metascore

Looks back at the extraordinary 12-year period in which Pelé, the only man to win three World Cup titles, went from young superstar in 1958 to national hero in 1970; a radical yet turbulent era in Brazil’s history.

Directors: Ben Nicholas, David Tryhorn | Stars: Amarildo, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Benedita da Silva, Mengálvio Pedro Figueiró

Votes: 3,483

3. Reaching for the Moon (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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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: 3,062 | Gross: $0.04M

4. The Edge of Democracy (2019)

TV-14 | 121 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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81 Metascore

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Director: Petra Costa | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva, Sergio Moro

Votes: 13,774

5. Emicida: AmarElo - It's All for Yesterday (2020)

TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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Between scenes from his concert in São Paulo's Theatro Municipal, rapper and activist Emicida celebrates the rich legacy of Black Brazilian culture.

Director: Fred Ouro Preto | Stars: Emicida, Zeca Pagodinho, Pabllo Vittar

Votes: 1,163

6. A Estrada 47 (2013)

107 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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The unusual meeting between three deserters from different nationalities (Brazil, German and Italy) during World War II.

Director: Vicente Ferraz | Stars: Sergio Rubini, Daniel de Oliveira, Thogun Teixeira, Francisco Gaspar

Votes: 725

7. Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)

74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Revolves around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years, through Brazil's colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, in the midst of wars for water.

Directors: Luiz Bolognesi, Jean Cullen De Moura, Marcelo Fernandes De Moura | Stars: Selton Mello, Camila Pitanga, Rodrigo Santoro, Carlos Alayeto

Votes: 1,482

8. Doutor Gama (2021)

Action, Biography, Drama | Completed

'Doutor Gama' is based on the life of Luiz Gama, one of the most important characters in Brazilian history. A black man who used the law and the courts to free over 500 slaves. Born a free ... See full summary »

Director: Jeferson De | Stars: César Mello, Pedro Guilherme, Angelo Fernandes, Clara Choveaux

9. 400 Contra 1: Uma História do Crime Organizado (2010)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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The real story behind the creation of the Comando Vermelho (Red Commando), the powerful criminal organization that terrorized Rio de Janeiro for several decades. The movie follows William, ... See full summary »

Director: Caco Souza | Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Fabrício Boliveira, Daniela Escobar, Branca Messina

Votes: 494

10. Brasil Imperial (2020– )

Drama

8.0
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"BRAZILIAN EMPIRE", originally "BRASIL IMPERIAL", is a ten-episode series. In 1807, in an unprecedented action, D. João - heir to the Portuguese crown - decides to get away to Brazil with ... See full summary »

Stars: Oscar Calixto, Ricardo Soares, Jéssica Córes, João Campany

Votes: 33

11. Chico Xavier (2010)

124 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.

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

Votes: 1,769

12. Nise: The Heart of Madness (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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Based on the true story of Dr. Nise da Silveira, a psychiatrist in Brazil who treated her patients with art instead of electroshock therapy.

Director: Roberto Berliner | Stars: Glória Pires, Luciana Fregolente, Simone Mazzer, Fabrício Boliveira

Votes: 2,289

13. Santos Dumont (2019– )

60 min | Biography

7.5
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SANTOS DUMONT tells the story of the man who embodied the great transformations of the turn of the century, acclaimed almost worldwide as the first man to fly a plane - the 14 Bis. Set in ... See full summary »

Stars: João Pedro Zappa, Thierry Tremouroux, Miguel Pinheiro, Jean Pierre Noher

Votes: 144

14. Olga (2004)

141 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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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: 3,240

15. Operation Carwash: A Worldwide Corruption Scandal Made in Brazil (2017)

107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Based on the true story of Operation Carwash, the largest and most successful corruption investigation ever seen in the world, "No One is Above the Law" tells, through the eyes of Detective... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Antunez | Stars: Antonio Calloni, Marcelo Serrado, Ary Fontoura, Flávia Alessandra

Votes: 3,308

16. Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)

Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.3
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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: 2,352

17. Doutor Castor (2021)

Documentary, Crime

8.5
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How one of the most famous criminal of Rio de Janeiro in the 60's to 90's decades became a superstar and one of the most important characters of carioca's carnival and football history.

Star: Castor de Andrade

Votes: 192

18. Joaquim (2017)

97 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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A partly fictional, partly historical account of the life of Brazil's national hero Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, alias Tiradentes.

Director: Marcelo Gomes | Stars: Julio Machado, Isabél Zuaa, Rômulo Braga, Marco Perpétuo

Votes: 430

19. Hans Staden (1999)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to ... See full summary »

Director: Luís Alberto Pereira | Stars: Carlos Evelyn, Ariana Messias, Darci Figueiredo, Beto Simas

Votes: 320

20. The Trial (2018)

140 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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The Trial documents the trial of Dilma Rousseff, focusing on the defense team, who struggles to prove her innocence against a majority vote by a Congress riddled with corruption. A tale of ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Ramos | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Jair Bolsonaro, José Eduardo Cardozo, Eduardo Cunha

Votes: 1,217

21. Pedro (2020)

Biography, Drama

9.2
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An intimate look at the life of Dom Pedro I and the historical events that revolve around the prince, anticipating a decisive moment in his trajectory. In 1831, the first Emperor of Brazil ... See full summary »

Director: Laís Bodanzky | Stars: Cauã Reymond, Renan Bleastè, Welket Bungué, Luísa Cruz

Votes: 6

22. Your Turn (2019)

93 min | Documentary

7.5
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Young Brazilians make history in this radical document. Initially they are fighting for education, then their subversive actions take on a new dimension.

Director: Eliza Capai | Stars: Marcela Jesus, Lucas 'Koka' Penteado, Nayara Souza

Votes: 277

23. Bloody Destiny (1982– )

101 min | Adventure

7.5
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Depicts the last six months of Lampião and his wife Maria Bonita's lives, focusing on his both sides: a man who was the bloodthirsty gang leader and enemy of the authorities, while ... See full summary »

Stars: Nelson Xavier, Tânia Alves, Roberto Bonfim, Regina Dourado

Votes: 62

24. Real: The Plan Behind History (2017)

96 min | Drama, History

5.8
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Brazil, 1993. President Collor is impeached. Monthly inflation reaches 40%. The nation is collapsing. In the economic hurricanes eye, Fernando Henrique Cardoso convenes a group of brilliant... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo Bittencourt | Stars: Emílio Orciollo Netto, Tato Gabus Mendes, Paolla Oliveira, Norival Rizzo

Votes: 867

25. O Descobrimento do Brasil (1936)

60 min | Adventure, History

6.8
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The Armada of Pedro Álvares Cabral discovers Brazil.

Director: Humberto Mauro | Stars: Alvaro Costa, João de Deus, Manoel Rocha, Alfredo Silva

Votes: 108

26. Cinema Novo (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Cinema Novo is a movie-essay that investigates poetically the most important movement of Latin America cinema, through the thoughts of its main auteurs: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Glauber ... See full summary »

Director: Eryk Rocha | Stars: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Carlos Diegues, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Glauber Rocha

Votes: 334

27. Alvorada (2021)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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From an intimate point of view, the daily life of President Dilma Rousseff in her official residence, the Palácio do Alvorada, while awaiting the verdict of impeachment that ended up alienating the first woman president of Brazil.

Directors: Anna Muylaert, Lô Politi | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Jaques Wagner, Flávio Dino, José Eduardo Cardoso

Votes: 93

28. Xingu (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.1
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46 Metascore

In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: ... See full summary »

Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: João Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat, Maiarim Kaiabi

Votes: 1,739

29. The Conquest (2000– )

Adventure, Drama

8.4
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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: 203

30. Libelu: Abaixo a Ditadura (2021)

90 min | Documentary

8.6
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The student trend Liberdade e Luta, Libelu, emerged in 1976 and gained fame for being the first group to resume the slogan "below the dictatorship" after the AI-5.

Director: Diógenes Muniz | Stars: Alex Antunes, Reinaldo Azevedo, Mino Carta II, Erasmo Dias

Votes: 11

31. O Paciente: O Caso Tancredo Neves (2018)

100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.6
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Revisits the final moments before the mysterious death of 1985 Brazilian president-to-be Tancredo Neves.

Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: Othon Bastos, Ester Góes, Leonardo Medeiros, Paulo Betti

Votes: 191

32. Hebe: The Brazilian Star (2019)

112 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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A recollection of Hebe Camargo's life during the '80s, a time when she struggled between a personal and professional crisis and decided to take control of her own career.

Director: Maurício Farias | Stars: Andrea Beltrão, Marco Ricca, Danton Mello, Caio Horowicz

Votes: 507

33. Chatô - The King of Brazil (2015)

102 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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The film tells the facts of life of the mogul of communications, Assis Chateaubriand (Marco Ricca), one of those responsible for bringing TV to Brazil. The screenplay based on the ... See full summary »

Director: Guilherme Fontes | Stars: Marco Ricca, Andrea Beltrão, Paulo Betti, Letícia Sabatella

Votes: 671

34. Time and the Wind (1985– )

45 min

8.6
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The story of the foundations of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, through the Cambará family and Bibiana's memories of her grandmother, Ana Terra, and her husband, Captain Rodrigo.

Stars: Carla Camurati, Bruno César, Daniel Dantas, José de Abreu

Votes: 117

35. Resistance (2019)

122 min | Drama, History

6.8
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In 1961, Gov. Leonel Brizola leads the unparalleled Legality movement, a first in the history of Brazil. Fighting for the Constitution, he mobilizes the resistance to ensure President João ... See full summary »

Director: Zeca Brito | Stars: Cleo, Letícia Sabatella, Fernando Alves Pinto, Leonardo Machado

Votes: 125

36. Young Polacas (2019)

96 min | Drama, History

7.5
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The story of the famous "Polacas", Jewish women deceived into prostitution in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1900's. Ricardo interviews Mrs. Mira, who struggles to bring back memories from her mother's past as a Polaca.

Director: Alex Levy-Heller | Stars: Jacqueline Laurence, Emílio Orciollo Netto, Lorena Castanheira, Thierry Tremouroux

Votes: 17

37. Sister Dulce: The Angel from Brazil (2014)

107 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The life of Dulce, a Bahian nun, who guided by her faith dedicated her life to the needy and was beatified by the Vatican.

Director: Vicente Amorim | Stars: Regina Braga, Bianca Comparato, Sophia Pereira Brachmans, Gracindo Júnior

Votes: 193

38. Transamazônica - Uma Estrada para o Passado (2021– )

60 min | Documentary

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A series that crosses the largest road in Brazil, analyzing chapter by chapter the great problems of the Amazonian occupation and its current consequences: deforestation and forest ... See full summary »

39. Gaijin, a Brazilian Odyssey (1980)

112 min | Drama

7.0
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Based on fact, this is the story of the struggles of Japanese immigrants who traveled to and settled in Brazil looking for a better life.

Director: Tizuka Yamasaki | Stars: Kyoko Tsukamoto, Antônio Fagundes, Jiro Kawarazaki, Gianfrancesco Guarnieri

Votes: 155

40. Legado Italiano (2020)

82 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Márcia Monteiro

Votes: 72

41. Guerras do Brasil.doc (2018–2019)

Documentary, Crime, History

8.1
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This documentary series details how Brazil was shaped by centuries of armed conflict, from its early conquerors to its modern-day violence.

Votes: 129

42. Simonal (2018)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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A spectacular rise and a hard fall. So it can be resumed the life of Simonal. Phenomenon of popularity in the 1960s, Simonal saw his meteoric career fall apart when he was accused of collaborating with the dictatorship.

Director: Leonardo Domingues | Stars: Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Leandro Hassum, Caco Ciocler

Votes: 377

43. Histórias que nosso Cinema (não) Contava (2018)

80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A historical review of the military dictatorship in Brazil only trough images and sounds from films that belong to the pornochanchada genre, a kind of erotic film that was the most seen and most produced during that period.

Director: Fernanda Pessoa | Stars: Neuza Amaral, Arlindo Barreto, Mário Benvenutti, Roberto Bonfim

Votes: 214

44. Slavery 21st Century (2021– )

Documentary

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The documentary examines the conditions that characterize the work analogous to slavery in Brazil of the 21st century.

Stars: Celso Amorim, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Leonardo Sakamoto

45. Baile Perfumado (1996)

93 min | Drama

7.3
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A Lebanese photographer living in Brazil in the '30s manages to take pictures of Lampião, a legendary Brazilian outlaw, kind of a tropical Robin Hood.

Directors: Paulo Caldas, Lírio Ferreira | Stars: Duda Mamberti, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Aramis Trindade, Chico Díaz

Votes: 444

46. Torre das Donzelas (2018)

97 min | Documentary

7.9
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"The Virgin's Tower" - Memoires of a group of rebel women that were imprisioned by the Brazilian dictatorship in the 60's.

Director: Susanna Lira | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Ana Bursztyn-Miranda, Maria Aparecida Costa, Rita Sipahi

Votes: 86

47. Anita e Garibaldi (2013)

98 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.6
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Far from the heroic cliches and with an accurate historical reconstruction, the film tells about young Giuseppe Garibaldi's life in Brazil. His encounter with Anita, human and military ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Rondalli | Stars: Ana Paula Arósio, Gabriel Braga Nunes, Antonio Buíl, Paulo Betti

Votes: 407

48. ABC da Greve (1990)

75 min | Documentary

8.0
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A detailed look at the events that led to the continuous strikes that shut down many factories during the still repressive days of the military regime. The workers union, led by syndicalist... See full summary »

Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Lélia Abramo, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Vinicius de Moraes, Ferreira Gullar

Votes: 156

49. Brasília, Contradições de uma Cidade (1968)

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Images of Brasilia in its sixth year and interviews with different categories of people living in the capital. One question structures the documentary: could a fully planned city, created ... See full summary »

Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade | Star: Ferreira Gullar

Votes: 124

50. Word and Utopia (2000)

130 min | Biography, History

6.6
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The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Lima Duarte, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa, Miguel Guilherme

Votes: 384



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