Most Popular Samba Movies and TV Shows
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1. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Votes: 464,586 | Gross: $151.10M
2. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 666,918 | Gross: $7.56M
3. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 318,235 | Gross: $102.61M
4. Rio (2011)
G | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.
Votes: 197,432 | Gross: $143.62M
8. Saludos Amigos (1942)
Approved | 42 min | Animation, Short, Family
Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip.
10. Road to Rio (1947)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.
Votes: 2,974 | Gross: $4.50M
11. Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
On the trail of a singer who killed the man she loved in Honolulu, Charlie finds her stabbed to death when he ultimately catches up to her in Rio.
13. Tito and Me (1992)
104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A 10-year-old boy goes through variety of silly situations and confusions during the peak of Marshal Tito's cult of personality in 1950's Yugoslavia.
14. Four Days in September (1997)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History
Brazillian urban guerrilla fighters kidnap the American Ambassador. Now, the diplomat's life hangs in the balance - helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate - and his fear of the captors themselves.
Votes: 4,319 | Gross: $0.31M
15. Samba (1965)
106 min | Drama, Musical
The Brazilian singer Laura Monteiro is murdered in her dressing-room by her jealous lover João Fernandes de Oliveira that discovered that she was cheating him with Assis and she intends to ... See full summary »
16. Innocent Steps (2005)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Former acclaimed dancer Na Young-sae (Park Keon-Hyeong) attempts to make a comeback after his opponent, Hyun-soo (Yoon Chan), purposely injures him at a dance competition. At the suggestion... See full summary »
18. It's All True (1993)
G | 87 min | Documentary
A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.
Directors: Bill Krohn, Myron Meisel, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson, Norman Foster | Stars: Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima, Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva
20. Chega de Saudade (2007)
95 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
In an old-time dance hall (the "gafieira") in São Paulo, one evening is all it takes to meet different characters as they remember the past, live the present, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, naturally, dance.
21. Girl from Rio (2001)
102 min | Comedy
Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.
22. Orfeu (1999)
110 min | Crime, Drama, Music
In a dangerous but human Rio's slum, rises the love affair betwen Orfeu and Eurídice, provoking jealousy and violence in times of carnival.
Votes: 824 | Gross: $0.10M
23. Let's Dance (I) (2006– )
Family, Game-Show, Music
German version of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing. Features German B or C-list celebrities teaming up with professional dancers to compete against each other in a dancing competition.
24. Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
In this fictional film in which performers using their own name do fictional things with fictional people there is no one playing 'Self', but there is a record-company talent scout, Bill ... See full summary »
25. Maine Ocean (1986)
130 min | Comedy
"Maine-Ocean" is the name of a train that rides from Paris to Saint-Nazaire (near the ocean). In that train, Dejanira, a Brazilian, has a brush with the two ticket inspectors. Mimi, another... See full summary »
26. Almost Brothers (2004)
102 min | Drama
The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was ... See full summary »
28. Couro de Gato (1962)
12 min | Documentary, Short
A few weeks before Carnival, slum boys organize huntings for stray cats, whose leather can be used in Samba percussion instruments, like the Tamborim, a small drum.
29. Blame It on the Samba (1948)
6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Donald Duck and Jose Carioca, both literally blue, stumble across the Cafe do Samba, whose proprietor is determined to cheer them up with samba music. After they get their color back, they ... See full summary »
30. W'ere on Our Way to Rio (1944)
Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Popeye and Bluto sing the title song on their way to Rio riding on the back of a donkey. In Rio, they visit a nightclub, where the featured singer/dancer is, of course, Olive Oyl. Both of ... See full summary »
31. Seven Days Ashore (1944)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.
33. Garrincha: Lonely Star (2003)
106 min | Drama
The life of Brazilian soccer player, Garrincha, considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, with his uniquely original style. He had arched legs, a passion for women and booze... See full summary »
36. Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (1995)
91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A biography of the Portuguese-Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda, whose most distinctive feature was her tutti frutti hat. She came to the US as the "Brazilian Bombshell" and was a Broadway ... See full summary »
37. I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940)
Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Tod Lowell (Dennis O'Keefe)),the quarterback of the Southern State football team has been dating Betty Gilbert (Constance Moore), a nightclub singer. But his mother, Mrs. Henry Lowell ... See full summary »
38. Cartola, the Samba Legend (2007)
88 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on the life and times of one of the most prominent Brazilian samba composers, Cartola (Angenor de Oliveira).
39. Love Stories Only Last 90 Minutes (2009)
93 min | Comedy, Romance
In Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, the idle aspirant writer Zeca has been living with Arts Professor Júlia for five years. He is stuck on page 50 of his novel for a long time and Zeca claims lack of ... See full summary »
40. Love, Carnival and Dream (1973)
80 min | Fantasy, Musical
On Carnival's eve, girl dreams of a man to stay with her during these four days. She meets a photographer, with whom she has an affair.
41. Belle of Old Mexico (1950)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Kip Armitage III, a young college professor, travels south to Mexico, to follow through on his pledge to a dying WWII army buddy, to adopt his young daughter, Rosita. But when he gets south... See full summary »
42. Nerves of Steel (2003)
20 min | Short, Musical
Set to the sultry sounds of a samba, this is the tale of a gay private detective hired by a desparate woman in search of her man. Hustlers, bath houses, jelousy and betrayal; all set to music you can dance to.
43. República dos Assassinos (1979)
100 min | Crime, Drama
In 1970, the Esquadrão da Morte (Death Squad)' crimes for the refinement of violence provoked a wave of reactions throughout the country. The photos of the victims, adorned by the skull, ... See full summary »
45. The Gay Gaucho (1933)
Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
This one takes place in either Argentia or Texas or Mexico, depending on whether the scenes show gauchos or charros or cowboys, but Cubby is in a desert someplace washing up to go courting ... See full summary »
46. Everything to Dance For (2007 Video)
92 min | Drama
Everything To Dance For is the story of Ellie (Sasha Jackson), a young girl following her dream of learning to dance, despite the misgivings of her mother (Sally Reeve), their lack of money... See full synopsis »
48. Samba-Mania (1948)
Approved | 18 min | Short, Musical, Romance
Night club owner Russ Vincent hires boogie-woogie dancer Betty Hannon for a spot in a South American revue headed by Lita Baron (as Isabelita.) The latter is wary of Hannon's motives, but ... See full summary »