Best Brazilian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Brazilian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, realistic, serious, humorous, talky and suspenseful. Plot: brazilian, male nudity, friendship, society, crimes, redemption, brutality, father son relationship, mentor and nudity (full frontal - brief). Genre: Drama, Comedy and Crime. Country: Brazil, USA and France.
Best Brazilian Movies
Best Brazilian Movies
TOP Movies: Rio (2011), Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), Rich in Love (2020), Call Me by Your Name (2017), Ad Astra (2019), The Way He Looks (2014), Nothing to Lose (2018), The Lighthouse (2019), Frances Ha (2012), The Second Mother (2015), A Dog's Will (2000), The Killer (2017), City of God (2002), Elite Squad (2007), Just Another Christmas (2020), Two Rabbits (2012), The Clown (2011), The Man Who Copied (2003), My Mom is a Character 3 (2019), The Man from the Future (2011).

List of Best Movies

 6.9
 207K
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, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: talking animals, parrot, happy ending, adventure, bird, birds, jungle, animals, friendship, 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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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, crimes, crime, reformatory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, south america
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 5.7
 2K
Rich in Love (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Working incognito at his rich dad's company to test his own merits, Teto falls for Paula and tells her he grew up poor, a lie that spins out of control.
Style: captivating, romantic, light, funny
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, rich man poor woman, countryside, father son relationship, friendship, rich and poor, society, class society, lie, fall in love, parent child relationship, couple relations ...
Place: rio de janeiro
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: gay cinema, touching, sincere, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, gay relationship, first love, summer, teenage boy, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay romance, love ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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 6.5
 201K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Brazil
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Style: futuristic, exciting, touching, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, space exploration, father son relationship, trapped in space, space mission, solar system, moon, spacecraft, mars, journey, humanity in peril ...
Time: near future, future
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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, lgbt, homosexuality, blindness, gays and lesbians, gay couple, coming out, friendship, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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Nothing to Lose (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Authorized biopic of Brazilian evangelical bishop Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and owner of Record TV network. Based on a book trilogy of the same name, the movie tells the story of the self-made man who faced ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: bishop, movie theatre, school, roadblock, church, sermon, bible, preacher, locked in, newborn baby, kneeling, reckless driving ...
Place: sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro, new york
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 7.5
 146K
The Lighthouse (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, Brazil
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Style: gothic, suspense, psychological, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: lighthouse, lovecraftian, drunkenness, lighthouse keeper, symbolism, hallucination, secret, nightmare, human nature, isolation, island, fight ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new england
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 7.5
 75K
Frances Ha (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, mumblecore ...
Plot: friendship, dancer, roommate, follow your dream, direction and purpose, bittersweet, dancer's life, loneliness, ambitious, artists and showbiz, best friends, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, japan, paris france, new jersey ...
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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, architecture, brazilian, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro ...
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 8.6
 12K
A Dog's Will (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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, exciting, light ...
Plot: virgin mary, hopes, adventure, clergy, race against time, social differences, unfulfilled love, romance, odd couple, buddies, society, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: brazil, latin america, northeast brazil
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 6.1
 2K
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, tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: killer, wilderness, murderer, lone hero, tough guy, crimes, professional killer, violence, hitman, vigilante, one man army, righteous rage ...
Time: 1940s
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
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 8.6
 702K
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, crimes, gang war, urban ghetto life, street gang, society, 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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 8.0
 98K
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, drug traffic, crimes, 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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Just Another Christmas (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After taking a very nasty fall on Christmas Eve, grinchy Jorge blacks out and wakes up one year later, with no memory of the year that has passed. He soon realizes that he’s doomed to keep waking up on Christmas Eve after Christmas Eve, having to ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, light, thought provoking
Plot: time loop, christmas, santa claus, christmas movie, repeated event, alternate reality, introspection, time warp, repeated scene, love, hopes, deja vu ...
Place: rio de janeiro
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 7.4
 5K
Two Rabbits (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Edgar is a young upper-middle class man, close to completing 30 years old, he lives a full life crisis and is in a position common to the vast majority of Brazilians. On the one hand the power, represented by a corrupt state, abusive and absent in ...
Plot: criminal, political corruption, crash, hostage, bomb, plan, lawlessness, lawyer, congressman, sex scene, money, topless ...
Place: brazil
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 7.2
 5K
The Clown (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The life of the owners of Circus Esperança, Puro Sangue e Pangaré, father and son, who plays two clowns. At a certain point, Pangaré starts showing tiredness and sadness for being an unhappy clown.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: follow your dream, self discovery, introspection, circus, identity crisis, escapades, family relations, on the road, parents and children, countryside, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 109 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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The Man Who Copied (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 124 min.
Story: André, 19, lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and works as a photocopier operator. He likes to see his neighbor Sílvia with a pair of binoculars. She works selling clothes. Becoming attracted to her, he tries to get nearer, and goes to her shop to buy ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sexy, light, stylized ...
Plot: voyeurism, love and romance, shyness, neighbor, cons and scams, society, poverty, stalking, moral ambiguity, robbery, deception, painting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro, spain, california ...
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My Mom is a Character 3 (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dona Herminia will have to rediscover and reinvent herself because her children are forming new families. This supermom will have to deal with a new life scenario: Marcelina is pregnant and Juliano is getting married.
Style: sincere, light, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: parents and children, love, mother son relationship, pregnancy, arranged marriage, gay son, family, family life, mentor, youth, love affair, society ...
Time: contemporary
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The Man from the Future (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Zero (Wagner Moura) is a brilliant scientist, but unfortunate because 20 years ago was publicly humiliated and lost in college Helena (Alinne Moraes) the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions makes him travel ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, existence paradox, inventions and discoveries, disorder, love and romance, hopes, destiny, changing the past or future, true love, scientist, sent to the past, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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Neighboring Sounds (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: masturbation, neighbor, real estate, social decay, vigilantism, society, crimes, life is a bitch, dull life, class differences, suburban life, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
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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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison, couple relations, addiction, ambition, drug dealing, buddies, partners, life is a bitch, couples, prison life, friendship, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s
Place: brazil, latin america, venice, rio de janeiro
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 7.4
 21K
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: sincere, captivating, stylized, serious, disturbing
Plot: flying saucer, resistance, village, manhunt, life is a bitch, corruption, hopes, dishonesty, society, fight, adaptation, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, near future
Place: brazil, northeast brazil
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Monica and Friends: Bonds (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Brazil
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fluffy, Jimmy Five's pet dog, vanished. He develops an infallible plan to rescue the little dog, but, he will need help from his faithful friends: Monica, Maggy and Smudge. Together, they will face challengers and live incredible adventures to ...
Style: feel good, light, captivating, entertaining, sincere
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: children, friendship, journey, quest, forest, child, dog, rescue, friends, adventure, escapades, chase ...
Time: contemporary
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From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, family relations, lovers apart, gay athlete, gay sex, adolescence vs adulthood, incest, passionate interest, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina, rio de janeiro ...
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 7.3
 354K
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, car race, chase, street racing, on the run, car, tough heroes, fbi, favela, freedom, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, monte carlo ...
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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, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: missing child, infidelity, kidnapping, crimes, family problems, couples, human nature, destructive relationship, dishonesty, brazilian, mistress, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 7.7
 5K
Brainstorm (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The maconha cigarrete is just the final drop ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, captivating, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, downfall, misfit, family problems, parents and children, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, sao paulo brazil
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My Mom Is a Character (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: eccentric family, family life, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, brazilian, mother and daughter, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
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