Movies and TV shows set in northeast brazil

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in northeast brazil ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspense, humorous, sincere, realistic and psychological films and TV shows about / with male nudity, friendship, pubic hair, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, society, brazilian, female nudity and sex plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Western genres shot in Brazil, France, Portugal and other countries.
northeast brazil
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northeast brazil movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as northeast brazil: Aquarius (2016), Captains of the Sands (2011), The Given Word (1962), The Mermaid's Song (2013), Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005), Me You Them (2000), Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976), Gonzaga: From Father to Son (2012), Private Desert (2021), White Dunes (1998).

List of movies set in northeast brazil

 7.4
 20K
Aquarius (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Clara, a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, talky, stylized, allegory ...
Plot: real estate, fighting the system, family, character study, manipulation, female protagonist, apartment building, nostalgia, class differences, horny, cancer, dancing ...
Time: 2010s, year 1980
Place: northeast brazil
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Captains of the Sands (2011)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 96 min.
Story: About the life and adventures of a gang of abandoned street kids known as "Capitães da Areia" (Captains of the Sands), in Salvador, Bahia, during the 1950s.
Style: psychological, light, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: homeless teenager, poverty, burglar, homelessness, orphan, teenage boy, street urchin, brazilian, infection, little boy, imprisonment, gang ...
Time: 50s
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
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The Given Word (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zé is a very poor man from the Brazilian countryside. His most prized possession is his donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Zé makes a promise to Saint Bárbara: If his donkey recovers, he will carry a cross - like Jesus - all the way ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, emotional
Plot: religion, prostitution, journalism, spirituality, church, simple man, class struggle, once promising, manipulation, tragic hero, obsessive quest, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil, northeast brazil, latin america
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The Mermaid's Song (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The mystery surrounding the murder of a seductive and ambitious axé performer during one of her concerts.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: singer, murder investigation, bisexual woman, mystery killer, lesbian romance, murder, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), partners against crime, murderer, mystery, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
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Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1942, in the middle of Northeastern Brazil, two very different men meet along the road: Johan, an aspirin salesman avoiding the German draft, and Ranulpho, a rural Brazilian seeking escape from the drought.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, wartime life, friendship, adventure, starting over, society, human nature, political unrest, escapades, life is a bitch, totalitarianism, cinema ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: brazil, northeast brazil, latin america, europe, germany
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 7.0
 2K
Me You Them (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast.
Style: melancholic, stylized, road movie, light, talky ...
Plot: adultery, destiny, runaway, dishonesty, love affair, couples, fall in love, bittersweet, polyamory, polygamy, sex, life ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, northeast brazil, latin america
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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to her neighbours but he takes all her money to gamble. One day ...
Style: erotic, sexy, semi serious, humorous, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: ghost, female nudity, love triangle, gambling, magic realism, cooking and food, slum, eroticism, polyamory, erotica, sex scene, brothel ...
Place: brazil, northeast brazil, latin america
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Gonzaga: From Father to Son (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Western
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luiz Gonzaga decides to change his destiny and leaves his childhood home for the big city to overcome a romance. When he arrives, he meets a woman he falls in love with, the Odaleia (Nanda Costa). After the birth of his son and his wife's ...
Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining
Plot: singer, father son relationship, life, rising to stardom, musician's life, price of fame, musician, longing, direction and purpose, brazilian, glory, desire for fame ...
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
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Private Desert (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 40-year-old Daniel has been suspended from active police work and is under internal investigation for violence. When Sara, his internet love affair, stops answering his texts he decides to drive north in search of her, starting on what is apparently ...
Style: talky, psychological, romantic, sexy, touching ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay interest, police officer, gay lead character, sex scene, obsession, gay club, road trip, escapades, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: northeast brazil
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 4.0
 460
White Dunes (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: American couple move to the State of Ceará, Brazil, in the 1930s. The husband is looking for oil. His beautiful wife, Donna, soon falls in love with a rude but charming fisherman. The forbidden romance may destroy her marriage and upset the morals ...
Style: erotic
Plot: sex scene, making love, older woman younger man sex, sex, female nudity, male nudity, adultery, jealousy, marital infidelity, extramarital affair, trophy wife, casual sex ...
Time: 1940s
Place: northeast brazil
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 6.6
 55K
Marighella (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Afro-Brazilian poet and politician, the legendary Carlos Marighella. Driven to fight against the erosion of civil and human rights following the CIA-backed military coup of 1964 and the brutal, racist right-wing dictatorship that followed, the ...
Plot: violent, journalism, dictatorship, military dictatorship, fascism, torture, racial issues, fictional biography, oppression, democracy, kidnapping, male nudity ...
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, northeast brazil, sao paulo brazil
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 7.2
 2K
Dom (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A father who never stopped fighting against drugs. A son who never stopped using them. Two sides of the same coin. Victor is a cop who has fought all his life to curb cocaine trafficking. His son is a drug addict who has become one of the most ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: favela, war on drugs, drug cartel, sex, drugs, father son relationship, drug traffic, cocaine, father son estrangement, relationship problems, criminal, estranged father ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, northeast brazil
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 6.0
 2K
Get the Goat (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bruceuilis, a policeman from the countryside, is assigned to rescue Celestina, a goat considered heritage of his small city, and travels to São Paulo. There, he meets police clerk Trindade, who decides to venture out into the field, even though it ...
Style: funny, humorous, captivating, feel good, light ...
Plot: criminal, goat, teamwork, investigation, police detective, police officer, fighting crime, silly humor, crimes, escapades, police, adventure ...
Place: sao paulo brazil, northeast brazil
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 6.2
 2K
Oh My God! (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: optimism, social differences, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, latin, friendship, racism, partners, friends, social relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, northeast brazil, brazil
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 6.3
 3K
Futuro Beach (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Donato fails in his attempt to save a drowning man, and meets one of the man's friends. He decides to start his life over, but pieces of his past keep coming after him.
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gay, drowning, male nudity, beach, gay love, lifeguard, gay sex, oral sex, lgbt, brother brother relationship, travel, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, brazil, portugal, northeast brazil
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The Cannibal Club (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Baking in the sun with a cocktail, a splash in the pool and the occasional chunk of human flesh. The stinking-rich Gilda and Octavio have a gruesome and kooky hobby. The Cannibal Club is a delightful dark-comic blow-up of the Brazilian super-rich ...
Style: suspense, rough, bleak, humorous, bloody ...
Plot: serial rapist, cannibal, female rapist, secret, murder, sadism, husband wife relationship, criminal, violence, deception, witness, trap ...
Place: northeast brazil
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 6.0
 3K
The Killer (2017)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In lawless badlands, reclusive Cabeleira sets out to discover the fate of his gunman father and grows to be a feared assassin himself.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, violence, gunfight, hitman, one man army, murderer, violence spree, dark hero, righteous rage, crimes, vigilante, lone hero ...
Time: 1940s
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
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 7.3
 28K
Bacurau (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.
Style: stylized, disturbing, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: flying saucer, revenge, village, funeral, resistance, murder, drone, manhunt, life is a bitch, survival, distopia, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, near future
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
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 8.6
 15K
A Dog's Will (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by Christ, the Devil and the Virgin Mary, before they are ...
Style: talky, semi serious, humorous, light, exciting ...
Plot: virgin mary, purgatory, race against time, adventure, hopes, clergy, unfulfilled love, social differences, righting the wronged, district attorney, social relations, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil, south america
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 6.8
 3K
Neon Bull (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Uruguay, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Iremar is part of a rodeo troupe that tours the Brazilian northeast. His task is to send bulls into the arena. Intensely exciting physical scenes alternate with contemplative episodes that sketch a painterly portrait of the members of the troupe. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sexual, erotic ...
Plot: rodeo, mannequin, rags to riches, ambition, changing lives, rodeo cowboy, fashion, family, lifestyle change, gay, brazilian, lgbt ...
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
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 4.0
 940
Carnaval (2021)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a breakup, an influencer takes her friends on a free trip to Bahia's vibrant Carnival, where she learns life's not just about social media likes.
Style: entertaining, light, funny, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: carnival, vacation, travel, friend, friends, lifestyle, lifestyle change, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, girlfriend, friendship, life philosophy, escapades ...
Place: northeast brazil
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