Movies and TV shows set in rio de janeiro

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in rio de janeiro ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, humorous, serious, suspenseful and entertaining films and TV shows about / with beach, friendship, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes, destiny, chase, couples and murder plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in Brazil, USA, France and other countries.
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rio de janeiro movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as rio de janeiro: Rio, I Love You (2014), City of Men (2007), City of God (2002), Forbidden to Forbid (2006), Girl from Rio (2001), Elite Squad (2007), Trash (2014), Blame It on Rio (1984), Rich in Love (2020), Tim Maia (2014).

List of movies set in rio de janeiro

Rio, I Love You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Brazil, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, ...
Style: sexy, touching, semi serious, uplifting, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, couple relations, couples, friendship, love affair, romance, city life, culture clash, atheist, lgbt, sexual content, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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 7.2
 16K
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: slum, friendship, crimes, street gang, betrayal, gangsters, coming of age, relationships, best friends, brutality, character study, adaptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 8.6
 755K
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: disturbing, rough, bleak, dark, stylized ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, society, crimes, coming of age, gang war, organized crime, journalism, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, police corruption, photographer, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil, south america
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Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: realistic, serious, social, psychological, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, friends, society, friendship, urban ghetto life, hopes, intern, family relations, love, rivalry, polyamory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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 5.6
 994
Girl from Rio (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, samba, bank robber, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, disorder, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, london, brazil, england, europe ...
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Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The film narrates the love between Janaina and a native warrior who, when dying, takes the form of a bird. For six centuries, the story of the couple survives through four stages in the history of Brazil: 1500, when the country was discovered by the ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, exciting, adult animation
Plot: heroes, true love, immortality, escapades, supernatural, state affairs, adventure, political unrest, life is a bitch, master warrior, rape, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, future, year 1968
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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 8.0
 105K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, drug traffic, drug lord, favela, crimes, slum, law enforcement, torture, gangsters, poverty, police ...
Time: 70s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, berlin germany, latin america, south america
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 7.1
 22K
Trash (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Style: emotional, captivating, intense, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: poverty, adventure, slum, children, police corruption, mischievous children, friends, coming of age, young heroes, corruption, garbage, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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Blame It on Rio (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Matthew Hollis is man on holiday in Rio with his best friend. Both men have teenage daughters with them. When Matthew falls for his best friend's amorous daughter named Jennifer, they embark on a secret, if slightly one-sided relationship. ...
Style: humorous, sexy, suspense, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: seduction, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, teenage girl, sexual awakening, underage sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenager, unlikely friendships, happy ending, friendship, family ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 6.0
 3K
Rich in Love (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Working incognito at his rich dad's company to test his own merits, Teto falls for Paula and tells her he grew up poor, a lie that spins out of control.
Style: romantic, captivating, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: rich man poor woman, romance, father son relationship, friendship, countryside, farm, society, parent child relationship, class society, fall in love, love and romance, co worker co worker relationship ...
Place: rio de janeiro
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 7.2
 2K
Tim Maia (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at age 55, including his passage by the US, where he discovers a new style of music and is arrested for theft and drug possession.
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: singer, music, drugs, musician's life, historical character, musician, celebrity, social problems, historical figure, lifestyle, brazilian abroad, brazilian ...
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, new york
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 6.5
 27K
Dhoom 2 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India, South Africa, Brazil
Duration: 152 min.
Story: In the second installment of the Dhoom series, Jai and Ali are back as the buddy cops on their toughest job so far. "Mr.A" is an international thief who has planned to steal a priceless artifact in Mumbai and the police have got to nab ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, disguise, motorcycle chase, robbery, working undercover, partners, gang, master criminal, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, india, asia, namibia, mumbai india ...
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 7.9
 351
Mandrake (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: Brazil
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Meet Paulo Mandrake, a charismatic defense attorney who finds himself sidetracked by his vices--especially beautiful Brazilian women--while serving as a liaison between his high-end clients and the Rio de Janeiro subculture. Marcos Palmeira stars in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating, humorous
Plot: lawyer, womanizer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, counterculture, lawyers and clients, crimes, dishonesty, society, legal, courtroom, one night stand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 6.3
 2K
Bossa Nova (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bossa Nova is a romantic comedy that enfolds many love convergences and divergences, in today’s Rio de Janeiro. It’s in the city’s “useless landscape” that the lonely hearts of nine characters will cross destinies and they’ll discover ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, teacher, creativity, life philosophy, looking for love, family, beautiful scenery, starting over, couple relations, dancing, destiny, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, rome italy, argentina
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: tense, political, realistic, unusual plot structure, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, corruption, political corruption, swat team, favela, politics, crimes, poverty, gunfight, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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 5.6
 3K
Reality Z (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A zombie apocalypse that imprisons participants and producers of a reality show called Olimpo, The House of the Gods. The studio becomes a shelter for those who seek salvation in Rio de Janeiro where chaos and hopelessness begin to rule.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, scary, humorous ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, survival horror, zombie apocalypse, politician, cocaine, television studio, panic, death, escapades, violence, virus ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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The Other Side of the Street (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Regina, a lonely 65 year old who works on the neighborhood watch for the police in Copacabana, believes to have witnessed a murder in the building across the street, and ends up getting involved with the suspect in a potentially dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, couple relations, terminal illness, obsession, murder witness, investigation, crimes, love and romance, amateur detective, elderly, aging, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, former yugoslavia, europe
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 6.9
 229K
Rio (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel, a ...
Style: touching, humorous, funny, exciting, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: animals, bird, adventure, talking animals, parrot, jungle, friendship, happy ending, kids and family, family, good versus evil, flying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, minnesota, south america, latin america
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 6.5
 110
In Your Place (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Christian and Renato are identical twins who have opposite lives: Christian grew up in an orphanage and is underemployed, struggling to survive. Renato was adopted by a rich family and had everything that money can buy. When they meet again as ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: twins separated at birth, moral ambiguity, twin brother, adoption, identical twins, foster child, adopted son, family problems, brother brother relationship, rich and poor, brothers, orphanage ...
Place: rio de janeiro
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 7.6
 118
Pé na Cova (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An eccentric family from the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, earns their living from the deaths of others: they own a funeral home.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sitcom, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: eccentric family, family business, couples, couple relations, family relations, social relations, suburbs, funeral, funeral home, friendship, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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Renegaded Archangel (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: Mikhael is a sergeant in charge of BOPE, always on dangerous missions in Rio de Janeiro. But after getting involved in a controversial operation that culminated to a slaughter, he is transferred to a police unit at the state countryside.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: murder, flashback, demotion, police sergeant, police, choice, covert operation, heroic mission, secret mission, murderer, ex military, new job ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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 4.5
 12K
Wild Orchid (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: sex scene, erotica, sexual pleasure, sexual relations, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, beefcake, lust, sexuality, seduction, bdsm, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, south america, latin america
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 6.4
 839
In Therapy (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Rio de Janeiro, the forty and something years old Mercedes (Lília Cabral) goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life since she was a girl and lost her mother. Along the three years of analysis, her life changes and she divorces ...
Style: psychological, realistic, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, self discovery, midlife crisis, romance, couples, unfulfillment, parents and children, psychoanalysis, death of mother, love, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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 5.3
 793
Get the Grift (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a botched scam, Clóvis bumps into Lohane, his estranged foster sister. In a bind, they soon realize the only way out is to band together.
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light
Plot: con artists, sister, escapades, brother sister relationship, adventuress, embezzler, opportunist, crimes, cons and scams, con men, caper, con trick ...
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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Invisible Life (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. The life of Guida and Euridice Gusmão, raised to be invisible in the eyes of the Brazilian society of that time, like all the other women of that generation.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, disturbing, erotic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: erection, family relations, family, sister sister relationship, female nudity, erotica, masturbation, escapades, life is a bitch, adaptation, destiny, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: French top secret agent, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, is sent to Rio to buy microfilms from a running nazi. To do so, he has to team up with Mossad secret services.
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, entertaining, parody ...
Plot: spy spoof, spy, secret agents, femme fatale, reluctant partners, adventure, womanizer, goofy hero, escapades, disorder, secret service, working undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, france ...
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Invisible City (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An underground world is inhabited by mythical creatures evolved from a deep lineage of Brazilian folklore. One detective who finds himself caught in a murder investigation that puts him in the middle of a battle between these two worlds.
Plot: supernatural, folklore, murder investigation, investigation, paranormal investigation, battles, supernatural power, fight, supernatural ability, escapades, creature, homicide detective ...
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, transformation, adventure, superhuman powers, scientist, mutant, chase, unstoppable, creature, split personality, monster, giant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, rio de janeiro, virginia, british columbia, 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: realistic, serious, sexy, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: womanizer, couples, romance, love and romance, fall in love, bohemian, collage
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, sao paulo brazil
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Last Stop 174 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sandro was a boy who loved to sing rap, to kiss, to stare the statue of Christ the Redeemer and dreamed to go visit Copacabana. Growing up on streets, the story culminates at the infamous episode of June 12th 2000, when Sandro hijacked bus 174.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teen drama
Plot: breast feeding, hijacking, street kid, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, confined, drug abuse, favela, youth, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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