Brazilian and Portuguese movies

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1. Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)

113 min | Drama

In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Jorge | Stars: João Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana, Carlo Briani

Votes: 4,772

2. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 664,453 | Gross: $7.56M

3. Central Station (1998)

R | 110 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra, Soia Lira

Votes: 33,731 | Gross: $5.60M

4. Two Rabbits (2012)

TV-MA | 101 min | Action, Thriller

In São Paulo, the scheme of the corrupt DA Júlia and her mate, the lawyer Henrique with the gangster Maicom is discovered and sent to the Internal Affairs. Maicom is responsible for ... See full summary »

Director: Afonso Poyart | Stars: Fernando Alves Pinto, Alessandra Negrini, Caco Ciocler, Marat Descartes

Votes: 4,800

5. Carandiru (2003)

R | 145 min | Drama, Crime

71 Metascore

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 16,981 | Gross: $0.21M

6. Redentor (2004)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy

Célio Rocha believes he was assigned by God Himself a difficult mission: to persuade his childhood friend Otávio Sabóia, a corrupt entrepeneur in the construction business, to give away all his possessions to the poor.

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Pedro Cardoso, Miguel Falabella, Fernanda Montenegro, Camila Pitanga

Votes: 870

7. My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)

124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of João Guilherme Estrella ("Johnny"), a young middle-class bon vivant who became a big-time cocaine dealer in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s.

Director: Mauro Lima | Stars: Selton Mello, Giulio Lopes, Júlia Lemmertz, Felipe Severo

Votes: 6,051

8. The Man from the Future (2011)

106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Zero is a brilliant scientist. However, 20 years ago, he was publicly humiliated when he lost Helena, the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions ... See full summary »

Director: Cláudio Torres | Stars: Wagner Moura, Alinne Moraes, Maria Luísa Mendonça, Fernando Ceylão

Votes: 5,358

9. The Man Who Copied (2003)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

A Brazilian photocopier operator falls in love with a girl who lives in an opposite house and spends his evenings looking at her through his binoculars.

Director: Jorge Furtado | Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani, Pedro Cardoso

Votes: 8,858 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Two Sons of Francisco (2005)

132 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.

Director: Breno Silveira | Stars: Ângelo Antônio, Dira Paes, Márcio Kieling, Thiago Mendonça

Votes: 4,412

11. Olga (2004)

141 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »

Director: Jayme Monjardim | Stars: Camila Morgado, Caco Ciocler, Luís Melo, Eliane Giardini

Votes: 2,956

12. A Dog's Will (2000)

104 min | Comedy

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Rogério Cardoso, Denise Fraga

Votes: 9,969

13. O Quatrilho (1995)

92 min | Romance, Drama

Two couples of Italian immigrants are part of a game that leads to treason and brings serious consequences to those who lose.

Director: Fábio Barreto | Stars: Glória Pires, Patricia Pillar, Alexandre Paternost, Bruno Campos

Votes: 1,229

14. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)

PG | 110 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.

Director: Cao Hamburger | Stars: Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Daniela Piepszyk, Paulo Autran

Votes: 5,767 | Gross: $0.76M

15. Black God, White Devil (1964)

120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

Votes: 3,677

16. Árido Movie (2005)

100 min | Drama

Weatherman from a TV network goes back to his hometown, Vale da Rocha, a place in Northeast Brazil, devastated by the drought. He is forced to face the geographic elements and his own memories.

Director: Lírio Ferreira | Stars: Guilherme Weber, Giulia Gam, José Dumont, Mariana Lima

Votes: 481

17. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 13,364 | Gross: $17.04M

18. Drained (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Selton Mello, Paula Braun, Paulo Alves, Suzana Alves

Votes: 4,406

19. The Man of the Year (2003)

105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Maiquel has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw--all in 24 hours.

Director: José Henrique Fonseca | Stars: Murilo Benício, Cláudia Abreu, Natália Lage, Jorge Dória

Votes: 2,689

20. To the Left of the Father (2001)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Luiz Fernando Carvalho | Stars: Selton Mello, Simone Spoladore, Raul Cortez, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha

Votes: 1,589

21. Playing (2007)

100 min | Documentary, Drama

Following a newspaper ad, ordinary women tell part of their life stories to director Eduardo Coutinho, which are then re-enacted by actresses, blurring the barriers between truth, fiction and interpretation.

Director: Eduardo Coutinho | Stars: Marília Pêra, Andrea Beltrão, Fernanda Torres, Aleta Gomes Vieira

Votes: 914

22. Sorte Nula (2004)

85 min | Mystery, Crime

Alberto is planning the ultimate romantic escape, but before he can catch the airplane he will endure the creepiest day of his life.

Director: Fernando Fragata | Stars: Helder Mendes, António Feio, Rui Unas, Isabel Figueira

Votes: 1,386

23. Aquarius (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama

88 Metascore

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-storey ... See full summary »

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 16,265 | Gross: $0.29M

24. Bingo: The King of the Mornings (2017)

113 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on a true story, "Bingo" is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Rezende | Stars: Vladimir Brichta, Leandra Leal, Tainá Müller, Augusto Madeira

Votes: 3,531

25. Father's Chair (2012)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

A man who has put his career ahead of everything else in life learns the value of family when his son goes missing.

Director: Luciano Moura | Stars: Wagner Moura, Lima Duarte, Mariana Lima, Brás Antunes

Votes: 1,217

26. Edifício Master (2002)

110 min | Documentary

The daily lives and routine of 37 families living in a huge 12-story building in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro: their drama, aspirations, intimate revelations, loneliness, dreams...

Director: Eduardo Coutinho | Star: Fernando José

Votes: 1,097

27. Blood of My Blood (2011)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller

A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.

Director: João Canijo | Stars: Rafael Morais, Rita Blanco, Anabela Moreira, Cleia Almeida

Votes: 1,679

28. Os Imortais (2003)

130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Every year, four ex-soldiers who call themselves "Os Imortais" ("The Immortals"), get together with four women to celebrate their war deeds and remember the old days, back in the war. On ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos | Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Emmanuelle Seigner, Nicolau Breyner, Rogério Samora

Votes: 1,239

29. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

82 Metascore

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

Votes: 3,004 | Gross: $0.11M

30. April Captains (2000)

123 min | Drama, History, War

Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

Director: Maria de Medeiros | Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, Frédéric Pierrot

Votes: 2,730

31. The Mechanism (2018– )

TV-MA | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dramatic fiction series loosely inspired by an investigation of corruption in Brazil's private and state oil companies and construction companies.

Stars: Caroline Abras, Selton Mello, Enrique Diaz, Jonathan Haagensen

Votes: 34,709

32. Trash (I) (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

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.

Directors: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort | Stars: Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara

Votes: 19,304 | Gross: $0.01M



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