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2. Pelé (2021)
TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
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.
3. 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: 3,062 | Gross: $0.04M
4. The Edge of Democracy (2019)
TV-14 | 121 min | Documentary, History
Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.
TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary, Music
Between scenes from his concert in São Paulo's Theatro Municipal, rapper and activist Emicida celebrates the rich legacy of Black Brazilian culture.
7. Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)
74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
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 »
98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
10. Brasil Imperial (2020– )
"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 »
12. Nise: The Heart of Madness (2015)
Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the true story of Dr. Nise da Silveira, a psychiatrist in Brazil who treated her patients with art instead of electroshock therapy.
13. Santos Dumont (2019– )
60 min | Biography
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 »
14. 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 »
107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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 »
16. Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Not Rated | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
19. Hans Staden (1999)
92 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 »
20. The Trial (2018)
140 min | Documentary, History
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 »
21. Pedro (2020)
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 »
23. Bloody Destiny (1982– )
101 min | Adventure
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 »
24. Real: The Plan Behind History (2017)
96 min | Drama, History
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 »
26. Cinema Novo (2016)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
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 »
27. Alvorada (2021)
90 min | Documentary
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.
28. Xingu (2011)
Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
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 »
29. The Conquest (2000– )
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.
30. Libelu: Abaixo a Ditadura (2021)
90 min | Documentary
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.
32. Hebe: The Brazilian Star (2019)
112 min | Biography, Drama
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.
33. Chatô - The King of Brazil (2015)
102 min | Biography, Drama
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 »
35. Resistance (2019)
122 min | Drama, History
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 »
36. Young Polacas (2019)
96 min | Drama, History
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.
37. Sister Dulce: The Angel from Brazil (2014)
107 min | Biography, Drama
The life of Dulce, a Bahian nun, who guided by her faith dedicated her life to the needy and was beatified by the Vatican.
39. Gaijin, a Brazilian Odyssey (1980)
112 min | Drama
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.
41. Guerras do Brasil.doc (2018–2019)
Documentary, Crime, History
This documentary series details how Brazil was shaped by centuries of armed conflict, from its early conquerors to its modern-day violence.
42. Simonal (2018)
105 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
43. Histórias que nosso Cinema (não) Contava (2018)
80 min | Documentary
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.
45. Baile Perfumado (1996)
93 min | Drama
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.
47. Anita e Garibaldi (2013)
98 min | Biography, History, Romance
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 »
48. ABC da Greve (1990)
75 min | Documentary
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 »
49. Brasília, Contradições de uma Cidade (1968)
23 min | Documentary, Short
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 »
50. Word and Utopia (2000)
130 min | Biography, History
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.