Brazilian movies

List of the best Brazilian movies selected by visitors to our site: Divine Love, Ad Astra, The Traitor, The Great Mystical Circus, The Heiresses, Correspondências, Call Me by Your Name, Lino, Zama, The Killer.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Divine Love (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
CountryBrazil, Uruguay, Denmark, Norway, Chile, Sweden
PlotReligious, Divorce

    In 2027 Brazil, civil servant Joana mainly deals with divorce cases. As a member of a branch of evangelical Christians known as the Divino Amor group, she uses her position to offer a kind of physical therapy to couples who want to separate. Although Joana and her husband Danilo regularly consummate their marriage, neither her constant prayers nor any other methods of assistance seem to be able to fulfill their desire for a child.

    Ad Astra (2019)
    Mark9 (imdb: 6.5)
    Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
    CountryUSA, China, Brazil
    CharactersAstronauts, Astronauts, Aliens
    PlotLoneliness, Expeditions, Obsession, Chase
    PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Moon, Mars
    StyleTouching, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

      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.

      The Traitor (2019)
      Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
      CountryItaly, France, Germany, Brazil
      CharactersMafia, Judge
      PlaceItaly, Court

        Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to Italy, he makes a bold decision that will change his life and the destiny of Cosa Nostra forever.

        The Great Mystical Circus (2018)
        Mark10 (imdb: 5.1)
        CountryBrazil, Portugal, France

          The story of five generations of the same family-owned circus. From the inauguration of The Great Mystical Circus in 1910 up to present day, the adventures and loves of the Knieps family, from their prime through to their decadence, up until the surprise ending. A film in which reality and fantasy come together in a mystical universe.

          The Heiresses (2018)
          Markimdb: 6.7
          CountryParaguay, France, Germany, Norway, Brazil, Uruguay, Italy
          StyleWomens in main roles

            After her girlfriend is imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality. Driving for the first time in years, she begins to provide a local taxi service to a group of elderly wealthy ladies. As Chela settles into her new life, she encounters the much younger Angy, forging a fresh and invigorating new connection.

            Correspondências (2017)
            Markimdb: 5.8
            Genredrama, documentary, biography, history
            CountryPortugal, France, Argentina, Brazil, Greece
            PlaceFrance, Greece, USA

              Jorge de Sena was forced to leave his country. First he moved to Brazil, and later to the USA. He never returned to Portugal. During his 20-year-long exile, he kept an epistolary correspondence with Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. These letters are a testimony of the profound friendship between the two poets, letters of longing and of desire to “fill years of distance with hours of conversation”. Through excerpts and verses, a dialog is established, revealing their divergent opinions but mostly their strong bond, and their efforts to preserve it until their last breaths.

              Call Me by Your Name (2017)
              Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.9)
              Genremelodrama, drama
              CountryItaly, France, Brazil, USA
              CharactersScientists, Mothers, Fathers, Gay, Pianists
              PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting, First love, Seduction, Love with age difference
              PlaceSea, Italy, Small cities
              StyleTouching, Soulful

                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.

                Lino (2017)
                Markimdb: 5.7
                Genrefamily, cartoon
                CharactersLosers, Cats, Orphans
                PlotWitchcraft, Magic, False accusations, First love, Robbery, Chase, Pads
                StyleLight, To cry, Cute

                  Lino works as an entertainer at children's parties, but he can't stand the way children treat him, making fun of him because he works in a cat's costume. Determined to change his life, he visits a wizard, but the magic doesn't work in the right way, and he wakes up as a big cat.

                  Zama (2017)
                  Markimdb: 6.8
                  CountryArgentina, Brazil, Spain, Dominican Republic, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, USA, Portugal, Lebanon
                  CharactersFamily, Horses, Writers
                  PlotInvestigation, Death, Loneliness
                  PlaceJungle, Beach

                    In a remote South American colony in the late 18th century, officer Zama of the Spanish crown waits in vain for a transfer to a more prestigious location. He suffers small humiliations and petty politicking as he increasingly succumbs to lust and paranoia.

                    The Killer (2017)
                    Markimdb: 6.1
                    PlotRevenge, Rivalry

                      In lawless badlands, reclusive Cabeleira sets out to discover the fate of his gunman father and grows to be a feared assassin himself.

                      The Witch (2016)
                      Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.9)
                      Genrehorror, detective
                      CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil
                      PlotReligious, Supernatural
                      StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

                        In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and crops mysteriously fail, the family turns on one another.

                        In Dog's Words (2016)
                        Markimdb: 6.6
                        CharactersPolice, Family, Housewives, Mothers, Fathers
                        PlotLove, Cheating

                          São Paulo, 2007. Santana works as a dogcatcher, picking up stray animals. He is a friendly guy, averse to trouble, who has always kept violence away from the doorsteps of his home. One day, he catches a very big dog in a school. Some days later, comes the animal's owner: Babyface, a sociopath ex-cop. The man is furious, considering his dog to be "kidnapped", and demands immediate restitution of his pet. But the dog is not coming back: according to the law, the animal was put to sleep. In a misunderstanding, Babyface argue with Santana, blaming him for his pet's death. From this moment on, Santana's life will be completely changed.

                          The Ornithologist (2016)
                          Markimdb: 6.2
                          Genredrama, adventure, detective
                          CountryPortugal, France, Brazil
                          CharactersGay, Birds, Dogs, Horses, Deer, Photographers, Owls
                          PlotFear, Dancing, Religious, Travel
                          PlaceForest, Moon, Helicopters

                            Stranded along a sublime river fjord in northern Portugal, a hunky ornithologist is subjected to a series of brutal and erotic Stations-of-the-Cross-style tests.

                            Aquarius (2016)
                            Markimdb: 7.5
                            CountryBrazil, France
                            CharactersLawyers, Lifeguards
                            PlotWar, Cancer, Dancing
                            PlaceSea, Party, Beach

                              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-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot.

                              Esteros (2016)
                              Mark2 (imdb: 7)
                              Genremelodrama, drama
                              CountryArgentina, Brazil, France

                                Matias and Jeronimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening.

                                Little Men (2016)
                                Markimdb: 6.7
                                Genredrama, family
                                CountryUSA, Greece, Brazil
                                CharactersParents, Friends, Students, Teachers, Lawyers, Actors
                                PlaceUSA, Trains

                                  Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian, and Tony's mother, Leonor, threatens to become contentious.

                                  Mistress America (2015)
                                  Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
                                  Genrecomedy, drama
                                  CountryUSA, Brazil
                                  CharactersStudents, Mothers, Fathers, Friends
                                  PlotAdventure, Wedding, Betrayal, Loneliness, Chess, Depression, Travel
                                  PlaceNew York, USA, College

                                    Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. Mistress America is a comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing.

                                    The Second Mother (2015)
                                    Markimdb: 7.8
                                    Genrecomedy, drama

                                      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 Jessica herself. As Fabinho’s university entrance exams approach, Jessica reappears in her life and seems to want to give her mother a second chance. However, Jessica has not been raised to be a servant and her very existence will turn Val’s routine on its head. With precision and humour, the subtle and powerful forces that keep rigid class structures in place and how the youth may just be the ones to shake it all up.

                                      Seashore (2015)
                                      Mark10 (imdb: 5.9)
                                      Genremelodrama, drama

                                        A lonely beach on the southernmost coast of Brazil is the scene for two friends, on the brink of adulthood, to explore their understanding of themselves and one another. Martin (Mateus Almada) has been sent by his father to retrieve what appears to be an inheritance-related document from the family of his recently deceased and estranged grandfather. Tomaz (Mauricio Jose Barcellos) accompanies him, seemingly hoping to regain some of their former closeness. The two boys shelter themselves in a glass house, in front of a cold and stormy sea.

                                        Trash (2014)
                                        Mark6.2 (imdb: 7.2)
                                        Genrethriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
                                        CountryUnited Kingdom, Brazil, Germany
                                        CharactersFriends, Poor
                                        StyleFascinating, Touching, To cry

                                          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.