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Pra Frente, Brasil (1982)
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Pra Frente, Brasil (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is set on mid-1970, when the military regime's "economic miracle" and the victory of the Brazilian national football team on the FIFA World Cup serves as a distraction for the persecution of opposition leaders by the political police of the dictatorship. Under this context, Jofre Godoi da Fonseca, an alienated middle class man, is mistaken for Sarmento, a political activist he met at an airport prior to his assassination. He is then arrested and brutally tortured by a paramilitary group of vigilantes sponsored by influential businessmen to hunt down people deemed "subversive" by the regime.
Plot: torture, soccer, violent, cruelty, military dictatorship, operation condor, boxer shorts, hung upside down
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america

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Assault on the Pay Train (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film about the true events in Rio de Janeiro, in 1960, when a gang having the infamous outlaw Tião Medonho as a leader performed a sensational railroad hold-up on a train carrying a small fortune.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: heist, slum, train, social injustice, gang, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, disorder, gunfight, car accident, bandit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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Lucio Flavio (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: History of a famous Brazilian bandit of the early seventies and his fight against a death squad.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), dirty cop, bank robbery, runaway, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, police corruption, graphic violence, bandit, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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I.D. (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to route out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time passes . . .
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, undercover, crimes, football, police, gangsters, spy, anarchist, violent, obsession, human nature, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Garrincha: Lonely Star (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of Brazilian soccer player, Garrincha, considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, with his uniquely original style. He had arched legs, a passion for women and booze. Also had a much talked extramarital affair with singer ...
Plot: football, female nudity, samba, nudity (full frontal - brief), alcoholic, racial slur, football player, soccer, sex, extramarital affair
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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City of Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Style: tense, bleak, harsh, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, street gang, slum, friendship, crimes, betrayal, coming of age, gangsters, relationships, best friends, brutality, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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Pixote (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: disturbing, rough, depressing, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prostitution, sex with a minor, child rape, street kid, breast feeding, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, jail, loneliness, children, tragedy, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil, africa, latin america
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Carandiru (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Carandiru, a story based on real facts and on the book written by the doctor Drauzio Varella, starts when he decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo, Carandiru, ...
Style: bleak, compassionate, captivating, touching, rough ...
Plot: prison, doctor, crimes, aids, police brutality, prison sex, prison life, fighting the system, prison escape, confined, life is a bitch, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.6
 747K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, crimes, coming of age, gang war, juvenile delinquency, society, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, photographer, organized crime, street gang, poverty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: sex, infidelity, male nudity, extramarital affair, female nudity, older man younger woman relationship, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), coitus
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The Unscrupulous Ones (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film captures the criminal behavior of two young Copacabana thugs (the "cafajestes"). The two plan a blackmail coup against a rich old man, using nude pictures of a lady on a deserted beach. But things don't always happen as ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, tense, sexual
Plot: beach, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, society, crime gone awry, cons and scams, rich and poor, strong sexual content, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), convertible
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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White Slaves of Chinatown (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The beautiful, brutal Olga procures prostitutes and pushes heroin for the syndicate, confining and torturing her pretty victims in a private dungeon located in New York City's sinister Chinatown.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
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Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Veronica (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teacher takes a student to his house in the slum, but on arrival discovered that drug traffickers killed his parents and now are at your demand.
Plot: children, slum, education, girl, favela, drugs, orphan, corrupt cop, murder, organized crime, car, witness ...
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Chronically Unfeasible (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Filmed over a five-year period, Chronically Unfeasible dissects Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political, sociological and economic disparities between Brazil's upper and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, rough, suspense ...
Plot: politics, rich and poor, social differences, social decay, fighting the system, working class, juvenile delinquency, society, downfall, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 75 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Cat's Cradle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Last Stop 174 (2008)
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Country: Brazil
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Story: An impoverished teen seeking to escape the clutches of a human trafficker must weigh living up to his moral code against his struggle to survive.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 57 min.
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26%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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26%
The Football Factory (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
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