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 realistic, serious, sexual, disturbing, touching and psychological films and TV shows about / with male nudity, female nudity, brazilian, youth, sex, kiss, coming of age, father son relationship, shower and society plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in Brazil, Germany, Portugal and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sao paulo brazil: Outback (2005), Drained (2006), Hour of the Star (1985), Cat's Cradle (2002), Durval Records (2002), Alice's House (2007), Sixteen-Oh-Sixty (1995), The Way He Looks (2014), Boys in Brazil (2014), The King of the Candle (1983).

List of movies set in sao paulo brazil

 6.7
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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: plague, religious leader, bodily possession, cheating wife, church, prejudice, slavery, racism, spirituality, catholicism, mud, interracial marriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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 7.4
 4K
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: psychological, semi serious, bleak, humorous, disturbing
Plot: city life, store, addiction, urban, down on your luck, drug abuse, life is a bitch, mind game, obsession, mental illness, misfit, perversion ...
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: down on your luck, urban ghetto, social decay, urban ghetto life, countryside, society, urban, life is a bitch, immigrants, orphan, social misfits, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 5.4
 368
Cat's Cradle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cristiano, Francisco and Gabriel are three good old friends celebrating their entrance in the University. But in a horror night, the fun gets mixed up with violence.
Plot: rape, teenager, male nudity, friend, female nudity, pubic hair, drugs, rapist, tied up, anus, uncircumcised penis, male objectification ...
Time: 1990s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 6.9
 914
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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: comedy of errors, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, store, family relations, disorder, single parent, crime gone awry, eccentric family, kidnapping, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 6.9
 572
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: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: elderly lovers, suburbs, beauty salon, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, midlife crisis, suburban life, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: money, economics, husband wife relationship, death, murder, seduction, wealth, attempted robbery, poverty, sarcasm, hitman, accidental death ...
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, gay, coming of age, friendship, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, coming out, blindness, gay teenager, homosexual, lgbt, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 5.0
 146
Boys in Brazil (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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 ...
Plot: gay, gay pride, brazilian, taking a shower, taking a bath, male in shower, male in bathtub, man in bathtub, homoeroticism, voyeur, voyeurism, erotica ...
Place: brazil, sao paulo 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
Plot: economics, theatre group, surrealism, politics, candle, theatrical troupe, aristocracy, brazilian, jungle
Place: sao paulo brazil
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 5.1
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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: male prostitute, aids, hiv positive, bathhouse, erotica, sex, prostitution, male prostitution, human immunodeficiency virus, gay, homosexual, male nudity ...
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: diplomat, disco, dictatorship, prostitute, murder, torture, journey, grandmother grandson relationship, gay sex, dance, gay slur, lesbian kiss ...
Time: year 1978
Place: sao paulo brazil
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 6.3
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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: brazilian, penitentiary, prison, raid, piano, piano lesson, car chase, crime boss, juvenile delinquency, suitcase of money, prison sex
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 6.3
 135
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: kiss, actress, nightclub, lawyer, musician, male female relationship, bisexual, apartment building, transsexual
Place: sao paulo brazil, 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: gunshot wound, dictatorship, torture, neighbor, apartment, blindfold
Place: sao paulo brazil, 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: older man younger woman, sex, coitus, female nudity, extramarital affair, infidelity, male nudity
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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 6.1
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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. ...
Plot: threesome, crazy, sex, apartment, party, kiss, friendship, friend, college student, menage a trois, infidelity, love triangle ...
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 6.8
 481
Hounded (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: serious, sexual, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, obsession, friendship, s&m, juvenile delinquency, school, fetishism, collar, masochism, coming of age, human spirit, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, hamburg germany, sao paulo brazil
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 4K
Brainstorm (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The maconha cigarrete is just the final drop ...
Style: serious, captivating, talky, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, innocence lost, captivity, brazilian, teenage life, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, downfall, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, sexual, suspense
Plot: murder, strong sexual content, woman in danger, crime, crimes, sexual abuse, filmmaking, danger, deadly, savage, red car, evil man ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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The Best Things in the World (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Everyday family life as perfectly normal madness. “As Melhores Coisas do Mundo“ follows a few days in the life of the 15-year-old Mano, who is fighting on two fronts: his parents have just got divorced and he is going through puberty. Mano tries ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, brazilian, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, dysfunctional family, gender, caught masturbating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 7.2
 1K
Maids (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five maids in São Paulo are observed in this episodic, impressionistic film. The women interact with each other, ride busses, work, and have longings: Rai for a husband, Créo for her lost daughter, Roxane for a career in modeling. Quitéria is ...
Plot: maid, social differences, social satire
Place: sao paulo brazil, latin america, brazil
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All the Women in the World (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Womanizer suddenly finds a woman who makes him change the way he looks at women. He falls in love, and believes she is in fact all women in one. Because of that, he has to face an important decision: to go on with his old life or embrace this ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, romance, fall in love, love and romance, couples, bohemian, collage
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
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City of Men (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, crime, social decay, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, crimes, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, 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 ...
Plot: shower, murder, jazz music, bar, cigarette smoking, neo noir, movie theatre, false accusation, actress, tv news, big city, femme fatale ...
Place: sao paulo brazil
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The Second Mother (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After leaving her daughter Jessica in a small town in Pernambuco to be raised by relatives, Val spends the next 13 years working as a nanny to Fabinho in São Paulo. She has financial stability but has to live with the guilt of having not raised ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: housekeeper, brazilian, architecture, class differences, parents and children, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, nanny, innocence lost, life is a bitch, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil, south america, rio de janeiro ...
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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Rachel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in Sao Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, rebelliousness, rehabilitation, fame, drug use, blog, human nature, innocence lost, sexual relations, computers and web, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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 4.8
 305
Thirst (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chemical engineer, who recently moved to town, struggles to find a way to kill a deadly new variant of Cryptosporidium that has infiltrated the town's water supply, causing people who drink it to die of thirst.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, quarantine, danger, adventure, race against time, couple relations, plague, chases and races, deadly, escapades, chaos, water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sao paulo brazil
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 7.5
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: on the run, interracial relations, crimes, crime, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, couples, gang, gangsters, espionage, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: brazil, spain, europe, latin america, lisbon portugal ...
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 8.0
 6K
Pixote (1981)
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: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prostitution, juvenile delinquency, prostitute, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, down on your luck, urban ghetto, social decay, life is a bitch, homeless, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
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