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, humorous, captivating, serious, melancholic and suspense films and TV shows about / with samba, dancing, kiss, dancer, beach, dance, friendship, mentor, photograph and friend 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), Moonraker (1979), The Aviator (2004), A Story of Yonosuke (2013), Garrincha: Lonely Star (2003), La La Land (2016), Almost Brothers (2004), Tito and Me (1992), The Ballroom (2007).

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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: comedy of errors, caught cheating, samba, unlikely criminals, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, bank robber, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, london, england, europe ...
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Rio (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Musical
Country: USA, Brazil
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, exciting, humorous, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: talking animals, parrot, happy ending, bird, adventure, jungle, birds, friendship, computer animation, love and romance, family, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, minnesota, latin america, south america
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Moonraker (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France
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: exciting, stylized, realistic, serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: astronaut, laser, boat chase, space travel, espionage, secret agents, heroes, megalomaniac, british secret service, zero gravity, cable car, space shuttle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice, rio de janeiro, france, england, argentina ...
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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: captivating, epic, factual, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: businessman, pilot, mental illness, aviation, millionaire, rise and fall, corruption, fame, nervous breakdown, phobia, actress, jealousy ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, houston texas, manhattan new york city ...
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A Story of Yonosuke (2013)
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, tense, captivating
Plot: student, university, dating, dancing, japanese teenager, getting home, father son relationship, public, return home, flirting, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: year 1987
Place: japan, tokyo, 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 ...
Plot: samba, tango, cocaine, bathtub, lesbian, smoking, beer, book, sex, dildo
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 player, extramarital affair, sex, soccer, alcoholic, racial slur, samba, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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: romantic, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love, dancing, jazz, music, pianist, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz music, jazz musician, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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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, suspense
Plot: friendship, prison, social differences, crimes, politics, youth, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, society, rich and poor, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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Tito and Me (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 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: captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: obsession, satire, politics, revolution, anti war, innocence lost, political unrest, distopia, dictatorship, totalitarianism, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, 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: dance, dancing, female director, salsa, flirt, flirting, betrayal, tango, dancer, samba
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: talky, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, terrorism, heroes, revolutionary, brazilian, terrorist, freedom, confined, media, crimes, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1968, year 1967 ...
Place: brazil, mexico city, algeria, lisbon portugal, 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, captivating, humorous
Plot: true love, fake identity, dancer, dance instructor, dance teacher, fall in love, ambition, dance contest, x ray, firefly, ballroom dancing, immigrants ...
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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: rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang war, urban ghetto life, society, street gang, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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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
Plot: slum, marriage proposal, bone, love affair, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, church, satire, media, society, supernatural ability, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
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