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, sexy, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, male nudity, culture clash, brutality, redemption, runaway, vengeance, society and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in Brazil, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as brazil: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), Woman on Top (2000), Elite Squad (2007), Turistas (2006), The Rundown (2003), Pixote (1980), City of God (2002), Rio (2011), Kissing Game (2020), Wild Orchid (1989).

List of movies set in brazil

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, political, unusual plot structure, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, corruption, political corruption, swat team, politics, favela, torture, crimes, poverty, fighting the system, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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 5.3
 11K
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, fairy tale, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: cooking and food, romance, food, tv show, cooking, breakup, couples, starting over, magic, love, female protagonist, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: brazil, san francisco, usa, california, latin america ...
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 8.0
 104K
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, bleak, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, slum, fighting crime, favela, squad, crimes, drug lord, law enforcement, torture, drug traffic, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, south america, berlin germany, latin america
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 5.4
 39K
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, torture, violence, murder, youth, transplant, strong violent content, chase, bondage, brutality, black market ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, rio de janeiro
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 6.6
 107K
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: stylized, exciting, humorous, buddy comedy, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, treasure, adventure, lone hero, gold, tough guy, bounty hunter, chase, fight, archaeologist, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, california, south america, latin america, los angeles
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 7.9
 8K
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: disturbing, rough, depressing, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prostitution, sex with a minor, child rape, street kid, breast feeding, juvenile delinquency, coming of age, jail, loneliness, children, tragedy, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil, africa, 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, enigmatic, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Plot: missionary, jungle, culture clash, religion, civilization, insanity, greed, christianity, ecology, amazon jungle, malaria, genocide ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: brazil, india, south america, latin america, argentina
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 8.6
 747K
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, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, crimes, coming of age, gang war, juvenile delinquency, society, drug dealing, urban ghetto life, photographer, organized crime, street gang, poverty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, 60s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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 6.9
 226K
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, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: animals, bird, talking animals, adventure, parrot, happy ending, jungle, family, friendship, kids and family, good versus evil, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, minnesota, south america, latin america
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 6.1
 790
Kissing Game (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: At a high school in a rural, isolated ranching community, families panic when teens contract a mysterious "kissing disease" that quickly spreads.
Style: captivating, suspense, sexy, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: lgbt, teenager, gay slur, disease, epidemic, panic, father son relationship, drugs, countryside, mother daughter relationship, youth, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil
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 4.5
 12K
Wild Orchid (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: erotica, sex scene, sexual relations, sexual pleasure, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, bdsm, seduction, beefcake, sex, lust, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, south america, latin america
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 5.5
 353
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: sex scene, self discovery, buddies, friends, rebellion, intrigue, society, student life, rebelliousness, mistaken identity, anarchism, drugs ...
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: serious, sincere, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, male nudity, lgbt, soldier, self discovery, love and romance, society, performer's life, rebelliousness, gay interest, gender ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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 6.5
 375
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, captivating, psychological, serious, touching ...
Plot: gay, running away from home, starting over, musician's life, follow your dream, on the road, hopes, twentysomething life, destiny, introspection, lgbt, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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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: sex comedy, humorous, sexy, suspense, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, seduction, underage sex, older man young girl relationship, teenage girl, infidelity, sexual awakening, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenager, friendship, happy ending, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s
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: 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, emotional, sexy, philosophical, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, love, marriage, loveless marriage, muslim, temptation, forced marriage, unfulfilled love, love story, cloning, islam ...
Place: morocco, brazil
Is relevant ?
 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, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, teacher, creativity, life philosophy, looking for love, beautiful scenery, family, starting over, couple relations, dancing, destiny, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, rome italy, argentina
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 7.2
 16K
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: tense, bleak, harsh, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gang, street gang, slum, friendship, crimes, betrayal, coming of age, gangsters, relationships, best friends, brutality, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin 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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teen drama
Plot: breast feeding, hijacking, street kid, hostage, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, confined, drug abuse, youth, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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So Hard to Forget (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julia is a 35-year-old English Literature teacher struggling with depression as she tries to get her life back together again after her long, intense love affair with Antonia. Feeling totally abandoned after she and her enigmatic girlfriend broke ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian, lesbian relationship, starting over, haunted by the past, gender, breakup, unfulfilled love, lgbt, unfulfillment, depression, lgbtq ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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Rio, I Love You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Brazil, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, ...
Style: sexy, touching, semi serious, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, friendship, love affair, romance, culture clash, city life, lgbt, sexual content, urban, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 379K
Fast Five (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: entertaining, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, car race, car, street racing, organized crime, tough heroes, freedom, on the run, favela, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, tokyo, latin america, south america ...
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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: disturbing, emotional, melancholic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: class differences, mother daughter relationship, depression, honest, loneliness, female protagonist, family relations, character study, housekeeper, nanny, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil, tokyo, rio de janeiro, australia ...
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Bog of Beasts (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual torture, sexual abuse, prostitution, youth, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, prostitute, village, innocence lost, village life, kids in trouble, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
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Emmanuelle IV (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 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, sexual ...
Plot: emmanuelle, sex, erotica, fondling, sex scene, female nudity, lesbian sex, lust, sexual attraction, desire, female protagonist, sexual desire ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, los angeles, paris france
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Invisible World (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: armenian, mass murder, genocide, armenian genocide, society, invisibility, turkish history, female director
Place: brazil, latin america, yerevan, armenia, south america ...
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 7.1
 22K
Trash (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Style: emotional, captivating, intense, touching, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: poverty, slum, adventure, children, police corruption, mischievous children, friends, young heroes, coming of age, corruption, garbage, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, latin america, brazil
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Where the River Runs Black (1986)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, coming of age, river, feral child, priest, youth, child protagonist, loss of mother, murder of mother, revenge, escape, amazon ...
Time: 80s
Place: brazil, south america, latin america
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The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, transformation, superhuman powers, scientist, adventure, giant, mutant, monster, chase, experiment gone awry, creature, unstoppable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, new york, rio de janeiro, virginia, british columbia ...
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 7.4
 61K
The Mission (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to ...
Style: epic, thought provoking, harsh, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: jungle, mission, clergy, jesuit, slavery, christian, christianity, slave trader, slave, ethnic conflict, native american, punishment ...
Time: 18th century
Place: brazil, south america, argentina, latin america, spain ...
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