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1. Dom (2021– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Follows Victor, a police officer who dedicated his life to fight the narcotraffic war and to help his son Pedro, a drug addict who became one of the most wanted criminals in Brazil.

Stars: Gabriel Leone, Flávio Tolezani, Filipe Bragança, Raquel Villar

Votes: 1,520

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: 3,457

3. Marighella (2019)

155 min | Action, Drama, History

3.5
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Facing a violent military dictatorship and an intimidated opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella articulates a resistance all the while ousting heinous crimes of torture and the infamous censorship instituted by the regime.

Director: Wagner Moura | Stars: Ana Paula Bouzas, Bella Camero, Herson Capri, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 43,901

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: 13,757

5. Four Days in September (1997)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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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.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Votes: 4,699 | Gross: $0.31M

6. Tattoo (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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The romance between a 18-year-old soldier and the cultural ringleader of an anarchist cabaret.

Director: Hilton Lacerda | Stars: Maria de Jesus Baccarelli, Jesuíta Barbosa, Ariclenes Barroso, Arthur Canavarro

Votes: 1,811

7. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.

Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Daniela Piepszyk, Paulo Autran

Votes: 6,127 | Gross: $0.76M

8. 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: 1,478

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: 490

10. They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)

120 min | Drama

8.2
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Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism.

Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Fernanda Montenegro, Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Bete Mendes

Votes: 1,304

11. Twenty Years Later (1984)

119 min | Documentary

8.5
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Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup. He had to interrupt the project, and came back to it in 1981,... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Coutinho | Stars: Eduardo Coutinho, Tite de Lemos, Ferreira Gullar

Votes: 1,194

12. Baptism of Blood (2006)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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During the period of 1964 to 1985, Brazil lived a military dictatorship. In the 60s, the Dominican friars Tito, Betto, Fernando and Ivo help leftist organizations. However, they are ... See full summary »

Director: Helvecio Ratton | Stars: Caio Blat, Daniel de Oliveira, Léo Quintão, Odilon Esteves

Votes: 668

13. 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: 375

14. Hoje (2011)

90 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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Former political activist receives compensation money for her husband's disappearance, during the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985). She is now able to afford a new home. While moving in, a visitor forces her to review her entire history.

Director: Tata Amaral | Stars: Denise Fraga, César Troncoso, João Baldasserini, Lorena Lobato

Votes: 132

15. Zuzu Angel (2006)

108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Based on the true story of Zuzu Angel, a famous Brazilian fashion designer in the 70's, who searches for her son Stuart, a member of a leftist university group who suddenly disappears ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: Patricia Pillar, Daniel de Oliveira, Leandra Leal, Alexandre Borges

Votes: 942

16. After the Rain (2013)

95 min | Drama, History, Music

6.3
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1984, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. It all starts with a feeling that anything is possible. After twenty years of dictatorship, the population goes out onto the streets to demand presidential ... See full summary »

Directors: Marília Hughes Guerreiro, Cláudio Marques | Stars: Zeca Abreu, Ricardo Burgos, Paula Carneiro, Talis Castro

Votes: 132

17. Amor e Revolução (2011– )

Drama, Romance, War

5.3
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In the lead years of repression, the struggle for democracy and freedom intertwines the lives of a student and military leader.

Stars: Graziella Schimitt, Claudio Lins, Licurgo Spinola, Reinaldo Gonzaga

Votes: 19

18. The Good Bourgeois (1983)

99 min | Crime

6.7
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True story of Brazilian bank clerk who supplied money for the guerilla fighting against the military dictatorship of the 70s. When he changes his disguise, he gets involved with high ... See full summary »

Director: Oswaldo Caldeira | Stars: José Wilker, Betty Faria, Jardel Filho, Christiane Torloni

Votes: 69

19. Cabra-Cega (2004)

107 min | Drama

6.4
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A revolutionary, fighting against dictatorship in Brazil, is wounded in a gun-fight with the police, and is isolated in another man's apartment, where he meets a young woman who will change his life.

Director: Toni Venturi | Stars: Leonardo Medeiros, Debora Duboc, Jonas Bloch, Michel Bercovitch

Votes: 259

20. Lamarca (1994)

130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.6
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The real story of a captain who, during the military dictatorship in Brazil, deserted Brazilian Army and got involved in left-wing guerilla groups, becoming one of their most prominent leaders.

Director: Sergio Rezende | Stars: Paulo Betti, Carla Camurati, José de Abreu, Deborah Evelyn

Votes: 382

21. Grin (2016)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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An indigenous filmmaker interviews his Maxakali relatives that became Rural Indigenous Guards (GRIN) during the military dictatorship in Brazil.

Directors: Roney Freitas, Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali | Stars: Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali

Votes: 5

22. 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: 213

23. 1964: O Brasil Entre Armas e Livros (2019)

127 min | Documentary

6.9
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An alternative view of the Brazilian Military Dictatorship and the events leading up to its inception in 1964.

Director: Lucas Ferrugem | Stars: Olavo de Carvalho, Auro de Moura Andrade, Hélio Beltrão, Petr Blazek

Votes: 625

24. Marighella (2012)

100 min | Documentary

3.7
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A documentary about the member of the brazilian Communist Party, Congressman elected by vote, and later on enemy number one of the brazilian dictatorship of 1964, Carlos Marighella.

Director: Isa Grinspum Ferraz | Stars: Carlos Augusto Marighella, Lázaro Ramos, Miguel Arraes, Hennig Boilesen Jr.

Votes: 3,037

25. 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

26. The Day That Lasted 21 Years (2012)

77 min | Documentary, History, Thriller

8.1
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Provides evidence of manipulation and investment funding from the U.S. government to carry out the Brazilian military coup that occurred in 1964.

Director: Camilo Tavares | Stars: Auro de Moura Andrade, Robert Bentley, Júlio de Sá Bierrenbach, Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco

Votes: 404

27. Cidadão Boilesen (2009)

92 min | Documentary

8.2
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A documentary about the controversial businessman Henning Boilesen Jr. and his involvement with the military regime as one of its most enthusiastic supporters, financing it and ... See full summary »

Director: Chaim Litewski | Stars: Hennig Boilesen Jr., Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Jarbas Passarinho, Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns

Votes: 132

28. 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

29. 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

30. Brazil: A Report on Torture (1971)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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While living in the exile, students and civilians share their stories about the torture and violence they suffered as victims of the Brazilian military regime.

Directors: Saul Landau, Haskell Wexler | Stars: Frei Beto, Jean Marc von der Weid

Votes: 73

31. Beyond Citizen Kane (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Documentary

8.3
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Details the dominant position of the Rede Globo media group, the largest in Brazil, and discusses its influence, power and political connections.

Director: Simon Hartog | Stars: Leonel Brizola, Chico Buarque, Walter Clark, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Votes: 550

32. Kuarup (1989)

119 min | Drama

5.8
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From contemplation to awakening, from revolt to sacrifice, the inner journey of a young Jesuit priest, Nando, into the depths of the jungle, into the depths of himself. Amongst the Xingu ... See full summary »

Director: Ruy Guerra | Stars: Taumaturgo Ferreira, Fernanda Torres, Cláudio Mamberti, Umberto Magnani

Votes: 107

33. Soldados do Araguaia (2017)

74 min | Documentary

7.2
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Between 1972 and 1975, the Brazilian Army sent thousands of soldiers on a secret mission to the heart of the Amazon Forest to exterminate the Araguaia Guerilla, Brazil's most radical opposition movement to the dictatorial Military Govt.

Director: Belisario Franca

Votes: 34

34. Marighella, Retrato Falado do Guerrilheiro (2001 Video)

55 min | Documentary

4.2
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Documentary with testimonies and reproduction of reports about Carlos Marighella, one of the leaders of the armed struggle against the military dictatorship in Brazil in the 1970s.

Director: Silvio Tendler | Stars: Takao Amano, Othon Bastos, Clara Charf, Carlos Eugênio Da Paz

Votes: 27

35. Em Nome dos Pais

Documentary | Post-production

Matheus Leitão's parents were arrested and tortured during the Brazilian military dictatorship. Throughout his childhood and adolescence, this story has become his obsession. Forty-two ... See full summary »

Star: Matheus Leitão

36. A Memória que me Contam (2012)

95 min | Drama

6.2
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A group of friends who resisted Brazilian dictatorship face, along with their sons, the conflicts between past and present as one of theirs is passing away.

Director: Lúcia Murat | Stars: Clarisse Abujamra, Otávio Augusto, Eduardo Cravo, Ricardo Dantas

Votes: 234

37. Em Busca de Iara (2013)

91 min | Documentary

8.0
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Through a personal investigation of her niece, Mariana Pamplona, the film recover the life of the guerrilla Iara Iavelberg. She was a cultured and beautiful woman who left behind a ... See full summary »

Director: Flavio Frederico

Votes: 58

38. O Sol - Caminhando Contra o Vento (2006)

95 min | Documentary

6.5
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Documentary telling the story of short-lived newspaper "O Sol", an alternative press item which hit the streets during the repressive years of military dictatorship in Brazil, more ... See full summary »

Directors: Martha Alencar, Tetê Moraes | Stars: Márcio Moreira Alves, Gilberto Braga, Chico Buarque, Hugo Carvana

Votes: 24

39. Tempo de Resistência (2003)

110 min | Documentary

7.9
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"Tempo de Resistência" is a documentary with highlights of the darkest period of the Brazilian history, and uses footages and interviews to discloses to the youngest generations and recall ... See full summary »

Director: André Ristum | Stars: Takao Amano, Dom Angélico Bernardino, Vanderlei Caixe, Denize Crispim

Votes: 15

40. Betinho - A Esperança Equilibrista (2015)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary about the sociologist and activist Herbert de Souza (1935-1997), the Betinho, who had fragile health, but the strength of the great idealists. He fought permanently against injustice and for life.

Director: Victor Lopes

Votes: 17

41. 1ª Conclat - Conferência Nacional da Classe Trabalhadora (2010)

Documentary

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Praia Grande, São Paulo coast, August 1981: thousands of city and field workers gather for the first time during the military dictatorship to discuss the political, economic and social situation of Brazil.

Director: Adrian Cooper | Star: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

42. Setenta (2013)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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December 1970: Brazil is under a military dictatorship. The Swiss ambassador in Brazil is kidnapped by a group of rebels. 40 days later they trade the ambassador by seventy political ... See full summary »

Director: Emilia Silveira | Stars: Wilson Barbosa, Nancy Mangabeira Unger, Vera Rocha Dauster, Ismael J. de Souza

Votes: 28

43. Tempo Sem Glória (1984)

100 min | Drama

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A young man from the countryside who, in 1964, lives in the country and is influenced by an Uruguayan smuggler. This man happens to live with the adolescent and transmit to him what he ... See full summary »

Director: Henrique de Freitas Lima | Stars: Alexandre Correa, Sérgio Paiva, Heloisa Palaoro

44. Caparaó (2007)

77 min | Documentary, History, War

6.9
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Documentary about the first attempt to fight the military dictatorship since 1964. On the mountains of Caparaó, in august 1966, a group of former officers tried to start a great national ... See full summary »

Director: Flavio Frederico

Votes: 9

45. Cárcere Privado (2012)

20 min | Short, History

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Decio is hunted down by the military dictatorship and skulk himself in the apartment of Bianca, where he has to keep absolute silence when she goes out to work.

Directors: Oscar R. Júnior, Melissa Lipinski | Stars: Marcello Trigo, Gláucia Grígolo, Raul Ferreira, Luigi Cutolo

46. Hércules 56 (2006)

93 min | Documentary

7.5
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Documentary featuring contemporary interviews with 5 of the revolutionary activists who kidnapped US ambassador Charles Embrick in August 1969 in Rio de Janeiro and some of the political ... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Da-Rin | Stars: Gregório Bezerra, José Dirceu de Oliveira, Jose Ibrahim, Ivens Marchetti

Votes: 81

47. #PartiuBrasil (2017)

Animation, History

8.2
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Travel through the history of Brazil in a fun and dynamic way, visiting several historical events in each episode.

Votes: 25

48. A Coffee and four seconds (2018)

15 min | Short

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Two military gather for coffee thirty years after the end of the Brazilian dictatorship to rethink their actions

Director: Cristiano Requião | Stars: Osmar Prado, Samir Murad

49. Codinome Breno (2018)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Manoel Batista | Stars: Manoel Batista, Dilma Rousseff



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