Samba movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant samba movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, entertaining, humorous, weird and serious films and TV shows about / with samba, dancing, kiss, dancer, beach, suspense, love, friendship, death and photograph plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Brazil, USA, France and other countries.
samba movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as samba: Girl from Rio (2001), Rio (2011), The Clone (2001), America (2005), Sound of Noise (2010), Girls from Ipanema (2019), Moonraker (1979), The Aviator (2004), A Story of Yonosuke (2012), Garrincha: Lonely Star (2003).

List of samba movies

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, humorous, feel good, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, samba, bank robber, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, couples, disorder, obsession, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, london, brazil, england, latin america ...
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, preschoolers, pre-teens ...
Plot: animals, bird, talking animals, parrot, jungle, friendship, happy ending, kids and family, good versus evil, childhood, animal protagonist, flying ...
Time: 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, minnesota, south america, canada ...
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Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save what's important to her by connecting with the lives she could have led in other universes.
Style: surreal, entertaining, philosophical, emotional, psychedelic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: multiverse, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, chinese, alternate universe, lgbt, kung fu, nihilism, martial arts, philosophy, alternate reality, reincarnation ...
Time: future
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The Clone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: O Clone is a Brazilian TV Series/Telenovela that ran on the Rede Globo Network from October 1, 2001 to June 15, 2002, airing 221 episodes.
Style: romantic, novela, emotional, sexy, philosophical ...
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, loveless marriage, love, marriage, unfulfilled love, true love, against the rules, muslim, temptation, cloning, love story ...
Place: morocco, brazil
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America (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: América is a Brazilian telenovela that was originally broadcast in 2005 by Rede Globo. The telenovela focused on the life of an illegal immigrant to the United States and the lives of those she left behind in Brazil. It stars Deborah Secco and ...
Style: novela, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: illegal immigration, immigration, lolita, countryside, illegal immigrant, dream, social problems, aspiration, emigration, emigrant, changing lives, suspense ...
Place: mexico, brazil, miami, rio de janeiro, usa
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Sound of Noise (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: Sweden, France, Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: gang, music, performance, rebelliousness, group of criminals, counterculture, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, music band, rebellion, drummer ...
Place: scandinavia, europe, sweden, eastern europe
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Girls from Ipanema (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A 1950s housewife goes to Rio de Janeiro to meet up with her husband, only to learn he's deserted her, but decides to stay and open a bossa nova club.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: female empowerment, misogyny, husband wife relationship, friendship, tragedy, women's rights, club, death, suspense, love, friends, female friendship ...
Time: year 1960, 50s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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Moonraker (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: During the transportation of a Space Shuttle a Boeing 747 crashes in the Atlantic Ocean yet when they go to look for the destroyed shuttle it is not there. James Bond investigates the missing mission space shuttle and soon learns that the shuttles ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, stylized, sexy, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, space travel, spy, astronaut, space, space shuttle, espionage, murder, secret agents, 007, utopia, nasa ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, venice, rio de janeiro, egypt, italy ...
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The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, captivating, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, success, businessman, aviation, corruption, test pilot, obsessive compulsive disorder, filmmaking, pilot, billionaire, millionaire, character study ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: los angeles, california, new york, connecticut, usa ...
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A Story of Yonosuke (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: The year is 1987 and Japan is just reaching the peak of its economic success. Eighteen-year old Yonosuke Yokomichi arrives in Tokyo from Nagasaki. Ordinary in every way possible, he lives in a suburb far from the excitement of the big city and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: university, cheerleader, student, dating, dancing, public, father son relationship, flirting, getting home, friendship, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: year 1987
Place: tokyo, japan, tanzania
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Love Stories Only Last 90 minutes (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, the idle aspirant writer Zeca has been living with Arts Professor Júlia for five years. He is stuck on page 50 of his novel for a long time and Zeca claims lack of inspiration to conclude the plot. He leads a comfortable ...
Style: captivating, romantic, light, entertaining
Plot: lesbian sex, romantic obsession, romantic relationship, relationships, couple relations, writers, love and romance, fall in love, male female relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, love story ...
Place: argentina
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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, sex, extramarital affair, female nudity, nude, samba, alcoholic, soccer, racial slur, football player
Place: brazil
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La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: sad, romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: music, jazz, love, dancing, musician, audition, love story, bigger dreams, jazz club, destiny, rags to riches, dreams ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, paris france, california
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Almost Brothers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was there for political reasons, and Jorge, as a common criminal.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, entertaining
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, jail, friends, youth, gang, life is a bitch, drug dealing, politics, society, rich and poor ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
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Tito and Me (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Goran Markovic, known more for his dramatic work, achieved something that's eluded many great filmmakers - both smart and funny comedy. Based loosely on his own life as a kid growing up in Tito's communist Yugoslavia in the 1950s, the ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: coming of age, youth, boy, world war two, totalitarian regime, traumatic childhood, satire, obsession, politics, distopia, ruler, revolution ...
Time: 50s, year 1954
Place: former yugoslavia, balkan, eastern europe, europe
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The Ballroom (2007)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An evening in an old time dance hall in Sao Paulo introduces us to local characters who reminisce about the past, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, of course, dance. Its earthy humour and eternal themes of ageing, loneliness and ...
Plot: dancing, betrayal, tango, dancer, salsa, flirting, samba
Time: future
Place: 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: realistic, political, talky, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: terrorist, politics, kidnapping, freedom, revolution, brutality, betrayal, male nudity, idealism, life philosophy, runaway, suspense ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1968 ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, california, berlin germany, lisbon portugal ...
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Innocent Steps (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Innocent Steps is a romantic Korean tale about a 19 year old girl (Mun Geun-yeong) from China on a dance contract. She is paid to practice and dance with her partner (Park Geon Hyeong) for the upcoming 'KDFA Cup Korea Dancesport ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: true love, fake identity, dancer, dance teacher, fall in love, ambition, dancing, love, love story, happy ending, broken leg, airport ...
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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, stylized, dark ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, society, coming of age, organized crime, journalism, gang war, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, photographer, police corruption, gangsters, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil, south america, africa
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She No Longer Talks She Shoots (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rosemonde, hailed as "the Princess" reign over a slum in the Paris suburbs. Herbert, a reporter who came to investigate on the pollution, ends up in a grinding machine of her invention. Rosemonde resells the bones to the church authorities ...
Style: realistic, humorous, parody
Plot: slum, marriage proposal, journalist, relic, nun, bourgeoisie, priest, reporter, scam, journalism, supernatural ability, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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