Movies and TV shows set in sao paulo brazil

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in sao paulo brazil ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating and suspense films and TV shows about / with brazilian, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, murder, male nudity, family relations, friendship, society, sex and kiss plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in Brazil, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sao paulo brazil: Outback (2005), Drained (2006), Hour of the Star (1985), City of Men (2002), Greenland (2020), Vampirella (1996), The Mechanism (2018), Forever (1991), Durval Records (2002), Alice's House (2007).

List of movies set in sao paulo brazil

 6.5
 254
Outback (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cafundó is a 35 mm color film which blends fact with fiction in the life of João de Camargo, a former black slave (1858-1942, Sorocaba, Brazil) who, in his old age, works miracles and devotes himself to assisting others in order to attain his ...
Plot: mud, spirituality, illness, interracial marriage, priest, religious leader, bodily possession, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, brazilian history, male nudity, cattle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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 7.4
 5K
Drained (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, psychological, humorous, bleak
Plot: obsession, lifestyle, misfit, mind game, life is a bitch, mental illness, drug abuse, addiction, perversion, nervous breakdown, down on your luck, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil, latin america
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Hour of the Star (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, society, hopes, city life, urban ghetto life, misfit, youth, social misfits, immigrants, life is a bitch, lifestyle, orphan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 8.3
 3K
City of Men (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: City of Men is a Brazilian television programme created by Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles, the directors of the film City of God. The series was watched by 35 million viewers in Brazil and was released internationally on DVD shortly after the ...
Style: stylized, rough, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kids in trouble, friendship, street gang, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, youth, young heroes, gang, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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 6.4
 101K
Greenland (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.
Style: disaster movie, scenic, suspense, psychotronic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, disaster film, comet, humanity in peril, bunker, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, demolished city, riot, diabetic ...
Time: 2020s
Place: greenland, canada, helsinki finland, sydney australia, chicago illinois ...
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 3.5
 2K
Vampirella (1996)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Dark, mysterious and sensual, Vampirella (Talisa Soto) is a princess from the Planet Drakulon. Like all vampires, she needs blood to live, but she will not kill to get it - a synthetic substitute keeps her alive. After journeying across space and ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, female vampire, satellite, vengeance, alien, evil alien, supernatural, deadly creature, rivalry, chases and races, supernatural ability, outer space ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, sao paulo brazil
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 8.3
 36K
The Mechanism (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: A scandal erupts in Brazil during an investigation of alleged government corruption via oil and construction companies. Loosely inspired by true events.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, suspense, propaganda film
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: corruption, society, dishonesty, investigation, rivalry, danger, good versus evil, scheme, politician, money laundering, police investigation, propaganda ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil, rio de janeiro
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 5.5
 102
Forever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Marked by her father's strong presence, since he is a rich and powerful businessman, the beautiful Berenice investigates his love life, to feel closer to him. With her findings, their relationship becomes mixed with a strong sense of seduction.
Plot: father daughter incest, death of father, husband wife relationship, heart attack, memory, flashback, killed during sex, mother daughter relationship, adultery, infidelity, incestuous desire, murder ...
Place: sao paulo brazil
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Durval Records (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Durval and his mother Carmita live at the back of "Durval Discos", a record store they own in São Paulo, specializing in vinyl records. They lead a boring and unattractive life, until the day Durval hires a maid, Celia, to help his mother ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: comedy of errors, eccentric family, life turned upside down, farce, family problems, crime gone awry, dark humor, crimes, disorder, parents and children, single parent, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 6.9
 645
Alice's House (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, melancholic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: beauty salon, estrangement, family relations, betrayal, obsession, family life, midlife crisis, couples, working class, suburbs, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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Sixteen-Oh-Sixty (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Rich executive being threatened by a burglar who had been caught trying to steal his mansion hires a hitman to kill him in prison. But another man is killed instead, leaving a widow and three kids. Full of remorse, he tries to help the family, ...
Plot: hitman, husband wife relationship, sarcasm, class differences, death, wealth, attempted robbery, seduction, older woman younger man relationship, murder, money, businessman ...
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, homosexuality, blindness, lgbt, gay couple, coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 5.3
 233
Boys in Brazil (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two teenagers decide to attend attend São Paulo's annual Gay Pride Parade, encouraged by one of their uncles, a successful - although closeted - business executive. After witnessing an incident of shocking violence at the parade, the group ...
Style: homoerotic, queer cinema
Plot: gay pride, lesbian kiss, priest, cross dressing, gift, uncle nephew relationship, lesbian, job promotion, virgin, homosexual, blog, costume ...
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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The King of the Candle (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Filming of the historical montage of Oswald de Andrade's play, where decadent millionaires, depraved children, corrupt and implacable capitalists are the characters interpreted by the Grupo Oficina, in a celebrated theatrical performance from ...
Style: avant garde, allegory
Plot: aristocracy, candle, jungle, politics, surrealism, economics, brazilian, theatrical troupe, theatre group, countryside, american
Place: sao paulo brazil
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 5.0
 89
Via Appia (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Frank, a (HIV infected) former Lufthansa steward, goes back to Rio from Germany with a film crew to look for Mario, a young man with whom he had a one night stand. Before Mario departed the morning after, he left a message scrawled in soap on the ...
Plot: hiv, male prostitute, aids, nude model, cruise, criminal, nudity (full frontal - brief), cruising, the underworld, selfie, flight attendant, masseur ...
Place: rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
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Prime Time Soap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Brazil, in 1978, under the dictatorship, the country lives the euphoria of disco fever and the fantasy life of Dancin' Days, a prime time soap. After a fatal incident, Amanda, a high-class prostitute addicted to TV, and her maid Dora, are ...
Plot: revolutionary, disco, dictatorship, prostitute, diplomat, coming out, high school, gay teenager, attempted rape, love, murder, coming of age ...
Time: year 1978
Place: sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro
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 6.3
 499
Time of Fear (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lúcia sonha em tirar o filho Rafael, de 18 anos, da prisão. Em suas frequentes visitas à penitenciária ela conhece Ruiva, advogada do Professor, líder do Comando. As duas ficam amigas e logo Lúcia é usada em missões ligadas à organização ...
Plot: raid, suitcase of money, crime boss, only son, reformatory, piano lesson, penitentiary, prison sex, car chase, juvenile delinquency, piano, prison ...
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 6.3
 155
Paulista (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of three young people in search of love amid the frantic pace of São Paulo. What will a relationship unearth of their unspoken past, and can they dare hope for a happy future?
Plot: nightclub, musician, lawyer, actress, bisexual, transsexual, apartment building, kiss, male female relationship
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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Playing in the Dark (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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.
Plot: cemetery, revolutionary, torture, apartment, blindfold, gunshot wound, neighbor, dictatorship
Time: 70s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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Up Against Them All (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story about the lies, treachery and vengeance of a middle-class family living on the outskirts of São Paulo. Four characters try desperately to change their lives, but are unable to escape their destiny.
Plot: sex, extramarital affair, infidelity, coitus, female nudity, older man younger woman, male nudity, older man younger woman relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 6.1
 717
We 3 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three young people arrive from different parts of the country to go to college in Sao Paulo. On their first day there, a strange and intense attraction unites them. Together, they rent an apartment and begin living together, in close quarters. ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: threesome, college student, infidelity, party, jealousy, friend, friendship, love triangle, female nudity, sex, apartment, reality tv ...
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 6.6
 544
Punish Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deals with the obsessive relationship between a confused teenager and an elder woman. Elsa Seifert successfully works as probation officer, but the relationship to her longtime companion is in trouble since their common daughter moved out. Then she ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy relationship, obsession, juvenile delinquent, destructive relationship, older woman younger man relationship, sexual abuse, lifestyle, juvenile delinquency, sexual relations, love affair, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, sao paulo brazil, hamburg germany
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Snuff, Victims of Pleasure (1977)
Genre: Crime
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After producing a successful underground snuff movie, were the lead actress is raped and killed, the Brazilian Miguel returns to São Paulo pretending to be the American director Michael Tracey and convinces his partner Bob Channing to cast and hire ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: murder, crime, deadly, danger, crimes, filmmaking, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman in danger, sexual abuse, snuff, savagery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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The Lady from the Shanghai Cinema (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Real estate broker and former boxer enters an old cinema in the decadent downtown São Paulo and meets an intriguing and mysterious woman, very much alike the leading lady of the film. He gets involved with her and her problems and in no time is ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: movie theatre, jazz music, big city, film within a film, femme fatale, actress, false accusation, tv news, cigarette smoking, shower, murder, bar ...
Place: sao paulo brazil
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 7.5
 2K
Foreign Land (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to her native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: on the run, dealer, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, dishonesty, romance, gang, gangsters, crimes, crime, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: spain, brazil, latin america, europe, madrid ...
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 8.0
 7K
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: rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sex with a minor, prostitution, child rape, juvenile delinquency, breast feeding, street kid, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
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Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, terrorism, heroes, revolutionary, terrorist, freedom, danger, journalism, media, crimes, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, year 1967 ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, mexico city, algeria, portugal ...
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 6.8
 950
Nina (2004)
Genre: Drama, Animation, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Psychological thriller larded with manga-like animations about the young, poor comic strip illustrator Nina, living with her mean landlady. She sinks further and further into a violent fantasy world.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: loneliness, tenant, humiliation, isolation, insanity, unsociability, illustrator, landlord, hallucination, female protagonist, city life, driven mad ...
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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The Trespasser (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Estevão , Ivan e Gilberto são companheiros desde os tempos de faculdade e sócios de uma construtora de sucesso há mais de 15 anos. O relacionamento entre eles sempre foi muito bom, até que um desentendimento na condução dos negócios faz com ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, murder, crime gone awry, social differences, cons and scams, betrayal, society, dishonesty, partners, deadly, blackmail, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: politics, political unrest, dictatorship, life is a bitch, working class, family relations, down on your luck, eccentric family, friendship, parents and children, understanding, football ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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