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4. Marighella (2019)
155 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
5. 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.
6. Killer Ratings (2019)
351 min | Documentary, Crime
The true-life story of Brazilian TV host Wallace Souza, who was accused of literally killing for ratings, and using his crime TV show to cover up the grizzly truth.
7. O Candidato Honesto (2014)
110 min | Comedy
John is a corrupt politician wanting to be the Brazil's next president. He receives an enchantment from his grandmother and can't lie anymore. Now he must win the presidential elections telling only the truth.
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 »
9. 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 »
10. 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 »
11. 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 »
13. O Candidato Honesto 2 (2018)
104 min | Comedy
Brazilian politician João Ernesto (Leandro Hassum) surrenders to justice and is arrested for corruption, before attempting to overturn with sincerity and real proposals.
14. 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.
16. Greg News com Gregório Duvivier (2017– )
32 min | Comedy, News
Hosted by comedian-writer Gregório Duvivier, one of the most important voices in Brazil's political commentary, the series takes aim at the most relevant events each week in the country.
17. Untitled Marielle Franco Project (2021– )
Biography, Crime, Drama | Pre-production
The life story of city counselor Marielle Franco and the aftermath of her death, following the ongoing problems of urban violence, police corruption and the militias and their influence on politics.
18. Getúlio (2014)
101 min | Biography, Drama, History
The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination ... See full summary »
20. Once There Was Brasilia (2017)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A dystopian reflection on the current Brazilian political climate since the dismissal of President Rousseff, through two renegade characters waiting for redemption in the city of Brazilia.
21. 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 »
22. O Teatro das Tesouras (2018)
A review of all Brazilian presidential elections and the major corruption scandals since 1989.
23. Zuzu Angel (2006)
108 min | Biography, Drama, History
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 »
24. Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
An examination of corruption and class warfare in Brazil as told through the stories of a wealthy businessman, a plastic surgeon who assists kidnapping victims and a politician whose income relies on a frog farm.
Director: Jason Kohn
Votes: 1,138 | Gross: $0.11M
25. Mulheres no Poder (2016)
97 min | Comedy
Senator Maria Pilar (Dira Paes) is a good example that the backstage of the power of Brasilia (capital of Brazil) do not belong only to the world of men.
26. Sala de Roteiro (2020– )
Five screenwriters discussing in a video chat the course of a television series that already has several seasons. The plot mocks political events in Brazil that are absurd even for a fiction narrative.
29. O Velho: A História de Luiz Carlos Prestes (1997)
105 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Brazil's history during the 20th Century serves as a background to Luiz Carlos Prestes's curious course. The Knight of Hope, as he was known, took part in the epic march of rebellious ... See full summary »
33. Dossiê Jango (2013)
102 min | Documentary, History
An account of the mysterious death of a former president of Brazil whose deposition led to the Military Revolution in Brazil in 1964, seeking to clarify obscure facts in the country's history at that time.
34. 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 »
35. Among Righteous Men (2016)
102 min | Documentary, Biography
The film shows the prologue of the crisis of representation and the polarization of Brazilian politics as we accompany the steps of the Deputy, spokesman for the LBGT cause Jean Wyllys.
37. Arquitetos do Poder (2010)
100 min | Documentary
This is the first documentary produced in Brazil that discusses how media and politics are influenced by each other, the evolution of advertising techniques on electoral campaigns and its ... See full synopsis »
39. Junho: O Mês que Abalou o Brasil (2014)
72 min | Documentary, Sport
In the month of the Brazil World Cup, the documentary shows how the demonstrations against an increase in public transportation fares in São Paulo in June of 2013, evolved to national scale... See full summary »
40. O Evangelho Segundo Teotônio (1984)
90 min | Documentary
The political course of Brazilian Senator Teotônio Vilela, nicknamed "O Menestrel das Alagoas" (The Minstrel from Alagoas), since he was from the State of Alagoas. He was one of the most ... See full summary »
41. Beyond Citizen Kane (1993 TV Movie)
93 min | Documentary
Details the dominant position of the Rede Globo media group, the largest in Brazil, and discusses its influence, power and political connections.
42. Excelentíssimos (2018)
152 min | Documentary
During 2016, a film crew embeds inside the Brazilian Congress while lawmakers plot to overthrow the country's elected president, Dilma Rousseff.
43. O Mês Que Não Terminou (2019)
107 min | Documentary
The documentary analyzes the Brazil's process from June/2013 till Bolsonaro's election, investigating the Lulism crisis, Operation Car-Wash, Dilma Rousseff's impeachment and the rise of new right-wings parties.
45. A Memória que me Contam (2012)
95 min | Drama
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.
46. Querido Embaixador (2017)
89 min | Biography, Drama
Souza Dantas was a Brazilian ambassador to France. With the outbreak of World War II, on his own he began issuing visas to Jews allowing them to flee to Brazil, saving them from the Holocaust.