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, rough, touching and interesting films and TV shows about / with society, brazilian, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, drugs, male nudity, life is a bitch, runaway and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in Brazil, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as brazil: Blood Paradise (2006), Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), Last Stop 174 (2008), The Clone (2001), Bossa Nova (2000), The Second Mother (2015), City of Men (2007), Woman on Top (2000), Pixote (1981), Elite Squad (2007).

List of movies set in brazil

 5.4
 36K
Blood Paradise (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: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, jungle, gory, black market, survival, torture, transplant, chase, murder, strong violent content, violence, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, rio de janeiro
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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, reformatory, politics, political corruption, fighting the system, police corruption, torture, jail, organized crime, penitentiary, criminal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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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, youth, crimes, hostages, danger ...
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.
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, sexy, philosophical, sentimental
Plot: muslim, marriage, love triangle, love, cloning, temptation, escape, forced marriage, sin, true love, jealousy, loveless marriage ...
Place: morocco, brazil
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 6.2
 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, intern, couples ...
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, housekeeper, family problems, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, female protagonist, family drama, brazilian, architecture, loneliness ...
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, quarry, 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
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: jungle, culture clash, missionary, malaria, civilization, amazon, adventure, adventurer, escapades, society, danger, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
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, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, strong female presence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, brazil, usa, latin america, albuquerque new mexico
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 8.0
 7K
Pixote (1981)
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: sex with a minor, prostitution, child rape, juvenile delinquency, street kid, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, youth, social misfits, life is a bitch, loneliness, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
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 8.1
 97K
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: police brutality, drug lord, police corruption, squad, law enforcement, slum, drug traffic, crime, crimes, fighting crime, leader, team ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
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 7.6
 18K
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, touching, rough, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, police brutality, prison life, doctor, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, aids, human nature, fighting illness, protest, regret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, south america
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 8.6
 686K
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, crimes, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang war, society, street gang, life is a bitch, social decay, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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 6.6
 3K
VIPs (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: crimes, escapades, dishonesty, ambition, cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, mistaken identity, unlikely criminals, celebrity culture, forgery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: working class, president, ambition, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, social differences, escapades, family in crisis, family relations, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: brazil, latin america
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Posthumous Memories (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Free adaptation of Machado de Assis' classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.
Style: contemplative, suspense, semi serious, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), society, love and romance, introspection, human nature, fall in love, wooing, satire, unfulfillment, horse drawn carriage, coffin
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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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: sentimental, sincere, semi serious, realistic
Plot: social differences, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, optimism, latin, urban ghetto, racism, friendship, partners, ambition, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
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 5.5
 314
Conception (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of bored well-off young adults come up with anarchic concept of Conceptionism, that promotes absolute looseness when it comes to sex and drugs, but total rejection of money and ego. However, their movement won't last long.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, buddies, friends, rebelliousness, student life, mistaken identity, intrigue, rebellion, society, anarchism, drugs, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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 7.2
 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, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, self discovery, love and romance, society, performer's life, rebelliousness, gender, nudity (full frontal - brief), transvestite, gay, transvestism, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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 6.9
 320
Soulbound (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: What if life blindsided destiny? What if happiness was found in the unlikeliest of places? When do we allow ourselves to embrace the new without fear of letting go of the past? Gil is a twenty year old young man that questions himself and the world. ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: musician's life, starting over, on the road, follow your dream, hopes, twentysomething life, destiny, introspection, friendship, orphan, romance, running away from home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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The Assailant (2009)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, "Besouro" spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, contemplative
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, rebellion, idealism, rebelliousness, racism, injustice, life is a bitch, intrigue, society, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: brazil, latin america
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 6.7
 720
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, contemplative
Plot: on the road, family relations, life turned upside down, couples, family problems, relationship vs career, self discovery, disorder, crumbling marriage, parents and children, 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, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: missing child, infidelity, kidnapping, family problems, couples, crimes, human nature, destructive relationship, dishonesty, brazilian, mistress, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
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Dead in the Water (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young, rich, and randy Gloria (Dominique Swain) takes the family motorboat for some fun in the sun off the coast of Brazil. Along with her are her longtime boyfriend Danny (Scott Bairstow), his best friend Jeff (Henry Thomas), and the son of an ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: ocean, murder, boat, violence, couples, forbidden love, friendship, survival, danger, deadly, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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That Man from Rio (1964)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Farce, spy spoof, and adventure. Swarthy thieves ignore jewels to steal an Amazon figurine from the Museum of Man in Paris' Trocadero Palace and kidnap the world's authority on the lost Maltec civilization. Cut to Agnes, the daughter of a ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, kidnapping, spy, crimes, nothing goes right, daring rescue, cons and scams, danger, escapades, romance, disorder, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, paris france
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Pact of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, crimes, clergy, hidden identity, danger, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, paris france, france, europe, latin america
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Emmanuelle IV (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to escape from her former lover Marc, Sylvia goes to Brazil where Dr. Santamo transforms her into the beautiful Emmanuelle...
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: emmanuelle, sexual relations, sex scene, erotica, sex, sexual desire, looking for sex, infidelity, starting over, lesbian sex, femme fatale, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: brazil, latin america, paris france, los angeles, rio de janeiro
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My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the 90's, In Rio de Janeiro, the middle-class João Guilherme Estrella is introduced to the world of drugs consuming maconha and cocaine first and later becoming a drug-dealer with many connections inclusive in Europe. However, he spends all ...
Style: stylized, rough, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, addiction, couple relations, drug dealing, buddies, life is a bitch, ambition, partners, prison life, friendship, couples, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: brazil, latin america, venice, rio de janeiro
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To the Left of the Father (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, affectionate
Plot: incest, family problems, destructive relationship, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, dysfunctional family, love and romance, love affair, innocence lost, human nature, countryside ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
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