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ONTD ORIGINAL: Top Brazilian Movies

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In honor of today's post on European movies, I decided to make a list of Brazilian movies worth watching.


O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (The Year My Parents Went on Vacation)
A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.


Carandiru
Film based on real life experiences of doctor Drauzio Varella inside dreadful State penitentiary Carandiru, in São Paulo, Brazil, while he was doing a social work of Aids prevention. There he found hundreds of convicts living under degrading conditions. The situation came to a climax in 1992, when in order to smother a rebellion, police force killed 111 men.


Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The way he looks)
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.


Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad)
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

this trailer is terrible omg lol

Trash
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.


Central do Brasil - Central Station
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.


Última Parada 174 (Last Stop 174)
A chronicle of a real-life bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro that occurred on June 12, 2000.



O Auto da Compadecida
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 admitted to paradise.

sorry couldn’t find a trailer in English

And one of the best movies ever made. EVER.
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.



Other movies worth watching:
Cidade de Homens – City of Men
Bicho de 7 Cabeças – Brainstorm
Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco
Zuzu Angel
Bruna Surfistinha


mods, the name of the movies are clickable, those are the sources. hope that's fine.

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