Movies and TV shows set in brazil

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in brazil ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, melancholic, rough and sexy films and TV shows about / with runaway, culture clash, storytelling, society, brutality, brazilian, vengeance, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief) and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in Brazil, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as brazil: Turistas (2006), The Rundown (2003), Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), Casa Grande (2014), The Way He Looks (2014), Last Stop 174 (2008), The Clone (2001), Bossa Nova (2000), The Second Mother (2015), City of Men (2007).

List of movies set in brazil

 5.4
 37K
Turistas (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, gory, torture, survival, chase, black market, youth, strong violent content, violence, murder, transplant, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, argentina, rio de janeiro
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 6.7
 102K
The Rundown (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely ...
Style: buddy comedy, stylized, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, gold, lone hero, bounty hunter, heroes, respect, slavery, amazon, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, los angeles, south america, california
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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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, politics, political corruption, police corruption, torture, jail, organized crime, criminal, penitentiary, crime, crimes, reformatory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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 6.9
 2K
Casa Grande (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As a privileged teenager living in an affluent suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Jean has little to worry about beyond games, grades and girls. But as his overbearing father drags the family into debt, Jean is forced into a change of lifestyle which opens ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, semi autobiographical
Plot: teenage life, under the surface, parents and children, social differences, family problems, power relations, unfulfillment, family life, society, social relations, class differences, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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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, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, blindness, homosexuality, lgbt, gay couple, gays and lesbians, coming out, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hijacking, street kid, confined, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug abuse, hostage, negotiation, hostages, youth, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 8.1
 3K
The Clone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 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: emotional, romantic, sentimental, philosophical, sexy
Plot: love triangle, marriage, love, muslim, cloning, forced marriage, temptation, forbidden love, loveless marriage, escape, islam, sin ...
Place: morocco, brazil
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, looking for love, starting over, couple relations, teacher, creativity, life philosophy, beautiful scenery, family, destiny, couples, intern ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, rome italy, argentina
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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: touching, disturbing, emotional, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Plot: class differences, family relations, nanny, family problems, mother daughter relationship, housekeeper, parent child relationship, female protagonist, family drama, architecture, loneliness, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro ...
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 7.2
 15K
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: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gang, street gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, gang war, social problems, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the natives murdered them all. They are sent by the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: missionary, jungle, culture clash, malaria, civilization, amazon, adventure, adventurer, escapades, danger, society, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, india
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 5.3
 10K
Woman on Top (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, "Woman on Top" is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. ...
Style: sexy, feel good, humorous, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cooking and food, tv show, romance, breakup, couples, starting over, sexual content, profanity, strong female presence, fall in love, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, brazil, usa, latin america, albuquerque new mexico
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 8.0
 7K
Pixote (1980)
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: rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sex with a minor, prostitution, child rape, juvenile delinquency, street kid, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, social misfits, loneliness, breast feeding ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
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 7.3
 360K
Fast Five (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Brazil, Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, heist, street racing, chase, car race, on the run, car, tough heroes, fbi, favela, freedom, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, monaco, south america ...
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 8.0
 100K
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police brutality, drug lord, police corruption, squad, law enforcement, slum, crime, crimes, team, leader, society ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
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 7.6
 19K
Carandiru (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Carandiru, a story based on real facts and on the book written by the doctor Drauzio Varella, starts when he decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo, Carandiru, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, rough, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, police brutality, prison life, doctor, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, aids, human nature, protest, regret, fighting illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
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 8.6
 712K
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, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, street gang, gang war, crimes, society, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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 7.1
 2K
Chico Xavier (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: faith, spiritualism, religions or cults, society, charity, mystery, religion, medium, clergy, writer's life, superhuman powers, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s, 70s, 20s ...
Place: brazil
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 7.3
 2K
Tattoo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Brazil, 1978. The military dictatorship that resulted from a coup in 1964 begins to stumble. In a cabaret-like theater located on the periphery between two cities in the northeast of Brazil, a group of artists challenges power and conventional ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, self discovery, love and romance, performer's life, society, rebelliousness, gender, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), transvestite, rebellion, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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 6.6
 785
Hard Labor (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: With her husband having lost his job, Helena opens her own grocery store, but is soon plagued by strange occurrences.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, surreal ...
Plot: family problems, career change, workplace, store, boss and employee, mysterious character, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, power relations, suspicion, wall, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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Father's Chair (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Theo is living the good life in an upscale Brazilian neighborhood. He’s a hardworking doctor, husband, and father. However, Theo has chosen his career over his family, and little by little he discovers that his world is crumbling around him. His ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, family relations, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, parents and children, disorder, crumbling marriage, self discovery, relationship vs career, father son relationship, grandfather ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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A Wolf at the Door (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on real events, and set in Rio de Janeiro, A Wolf at the Door is the nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind. When Sylvia discovers her six-year-old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: missing child, infidelity, kidnapping, family problems, couples, crimes, human nature, destructive relationship, dishonesty, mistress, brazilian, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 131 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: serious, captivating, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, drug use, teenage prostitute, female nudity, sexual relations, phone sex, youth, human nature, innocence lost, call girl, erotica ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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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, friends, life is a bitch, society, urban ghetto life, friendship, intern, hopes, family relations, love, rivalry, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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The Other Side of the Street (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 97 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: couple relations, terminal illness, obsession, life is a bitch, love and romance, elderly, deadly, investigation, aging, couples, murder, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, former yugoslavia, europe
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 6.8
 854
Birdwatchers (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the present. When a young Guarani-Kaiowá woman commits suicide, Nádio leads his community to form a protest camp on the borders of a local farm that sits on their ancestral burial ground.
Style: serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: culture clash, rebellion, interracial relations, indians, teenage life, hopes, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dishonesty, power relations, injustice, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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Basic Sanitation, the Movie (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When they discover their town lacks funding for a sewage system, Brazilian villagers decide to make a short sci-fi monster movie about the problem.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, sentimental, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, lifestyle, filmmaking, friends, village life, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, film within a film, artists and showbiz, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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 7.0
 501
Blue Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Before his compulsory retirement, on his last day of work, Marshall, JFK airport's chief Immigration officer, detains a group of Latin Americans and expose them to a series of humiliating situations. Blinded by prejudice, Marshall ends up by ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, prostitute, introspection, society, police, racism, xenophobia, murder, journey, release from prison, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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Pact of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Everyone has a secret. Twins Sarah and Gaëlle near 25; for ten years, Sarah has been a fundamentalist Carmelite in a Brazilian convent, and Gaëlle has been in prison for a heinous crime. Sarah comes to the attention of Fr. Joachim, a priest and ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, psychopath, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, obsession, doctors and patients, woman in danger, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, paris france, europe, france, latin america
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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, semi serious, light, suspense, sex comedy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, underage sex, older man younger woman, seduction, older man young girl relationship, parents and children, family relations, best friends, fall in love, infidelity, farce, older man younger woman sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
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