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List of Brazilian Movies and TV Shows

Browse the full list of Brazilian movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

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1. City of God

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8.6/10
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91/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 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 the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Call Me by Your Name

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7.9/10
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88/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

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8.0/10
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84/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: 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 Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV, Vudu & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Cinefest) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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4. The Salt of the Earth

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8.5/10
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82/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: During the last forty years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history ; international conflicts, starvations and exodus… He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of the wild fauna and flora, of grandiose landscapes : a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião's Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last journeys, and by Wim Wenders, a photographer himself.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. The Motorcycle Diaries

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7.8/10
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81/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Samsara

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8.5/10
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81/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Samsara is a word that describes the ever turning wheel of life. It is a concept both intimate and vast - the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose previous collaborations include Chronos and Baraka, and who, in the last 20 years, have travelled to over 58 countries together in the pursuit of unique imagery. Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world as they are swept along a journey of the soul. Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, ConTV & Docurama) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & FandangoNOW).

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7. Frances Ha

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7.4/10
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81/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Showtime & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. The Way He Looks

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7.9/10
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80/100
Released: 2014
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: 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, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Sundance Now & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. Central Station

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7.9/10
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79/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $9.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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10. The Second Mother

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7.8/10
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78/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: 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, Anna Muylaert turns her eye on 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Aquarius

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7.5/10
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78/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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12. Elite Squad

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8.1/10
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78/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Waste Land

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7.9/10
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76/100
Released: 2010
Documentary

What it's about: An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Docurama) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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14. Boy & the World

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7.6/10
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74/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Suffering because of his father's departure to the big city, a boy leaves his village and discovers a fantastic world dominated by bug-engines and strange beings. An unusual animation with various artistic techniques that portrays the issues of the modern world through the eyes of a child.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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15. Esteros

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7.0/10
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73/100
Released: 2016
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Realeyz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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16. Black Orpheus

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7.5/10
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73/100
Released: 1959Rated: PG
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu's vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between moments of fantasy and stark reality. This impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice introduced bossa nova to the world with its soundtrack by young Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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17. The Mechanism

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8.5/10
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72/100
Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A scandal erupts in Brazil during an investigation of alleged government corruption via oil and construction companies. Loosely inspired by true events.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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18. Little Men

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6.7/10
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71/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG
Drama, Family

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Elena

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7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo85%
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71/100
Released: 2013
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven year old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies, newspaper clippings, a diary and letters. At any moment Petra hopes to find Elena walking in the streets in a silk blouse. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused; we no longer know one from the other. When Petra finally finds Elena in an unexpected place, she has to learn to let her go.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video).

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20. Kiss of the Spider Woman

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7.4/10
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71/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a gay man, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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21. 3%

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7.4/10
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70/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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22. Good Manners

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6.8/10
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69/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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23. Zama

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 2017
Drama

What it's about: Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto. Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the 17th century settled in Asunción, awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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24. Mistress America

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6.7/10
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69/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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25. Trash

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo66%
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68/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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26. Neighboring Sounds

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7.1/10
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68/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: 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 runs on fear. Meanwhile, Bia, married and mother of two, must find a way to deal with the constant barking and howling of her neighbour’s dog. A slice of ‘Braziliana’, a reflection on history, violence and noise.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Vudu & YouTube).

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27. The Heiresses

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6.8/10
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67/100
Released: 2018
Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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28. A Wolf at the Door

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7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
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67/100
Released: 2013
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 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 woman, police summon her husband, Bernardo, to the station for questioning. From that point on, the film takes increasingly sinister turns as it delves into the events that led to the girl’s kidnapping. With plot twists that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats, A Wolf at the Door is a darkly disturbing journey into the extreme limits of the human capacity for obsession and revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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29. The Nightshifter

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6.1/10
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67/100
Released: 2019
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Stênio, the nightshifter of a morgue, has the ability to communicate with the cadavers that are brought to him every night.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (Prime Video, Microsoft & 2 others).

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30. The Pope's Toilet

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7.3/10
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66/100
Released: 2007
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: A small South American village is in a flurry over the Pope's 1988 visit.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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31. Love Is Strange

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6.7/10
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66/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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32. Casa Grande

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6.9/10
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65/100
Released: 2014
Drama, Romance

What it's about: As a privileged teenager living in an affluent suburb of Rio de Janeiro, Jean has little to worry about beyond games, grades and girls. But as his overbearing father drags the family into debt, Jean is forced into a change of lifestyle which opens his eyes to the world beyond his 'casa grande' - not least that of the feisty, mixed-race firecracker Luiza. Cultures, classes and generations collide in this engrossing coming-of-age drama from Brazil.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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33. Tabu

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7.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Romance

What it's about: When Pilar's befriended neighbour Aurora dies, Pilar starts to dig into Aurora's past and learns about Aurora's very tragic love story.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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34. O Negócio

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8.1/10
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65/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Karin, Magali and Luna are three call girls, who decide to apply some marketing knowledge on the world's oldest profession.

Where to Watch: 39 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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35. Nise: The Heart of Madness

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7.7/10
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65/100
Released: 2016
Biography, Drama

What it's about: After being released from prison, Dr. Nise da Silveira is back at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeirom where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take on the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through paintings, animals and love.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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36. Gabriel and the Mountain

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7.0/10
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64/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decides to travel the world for one year. After ten months on the road with his backpack full of dreams, immersed at the heart of various countries, he arrives in Kenya determined to discover the African continent. Until he reaches the top of Mount Mulanje, Malawi, his final destination.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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37. Adrift

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6.8/10
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64/100
Released: 2009
Drama

What it's about: A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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38. Land and Shade

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7.1/10
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64/100
Released: 2015
Drama

What it's about: Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. He rediscovers his old house, where the woman who was once his wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. Vast sugar cane plantations surround the house, producing perpetual clouds of ash. 17 years after abandoning them, Alfonso tries to fit back in and save his family.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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39. Blindness

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6.6/10
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64/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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40. Neon Bull

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63/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: Iremar is part of a rodeo troupe that tours the Brazilian northeast. His task is to send bulls into the arena. Intensely exciting physical scenes alternate with contemplative episodes that sketch a painterly portrait of the members of the troupe. Sublime images, which alternate with a less idyllic reality: the hard work amidst the cows. Jointly they form a fabulous choreography, against the background of a rapidly changing society.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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41. City of Men

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7.2/10
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63/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Crime, Independent

What it's about: Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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42. Lower City

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6.6/10
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63/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Best friends Deco (Lázaro Ramos) and Naldinho (Wagner Moura) co-own a cargo boat in Brazil's Salvador de Bahia. They give a ride to a sultry prostitute named Karinna (Alice Braga), and soon both men fall prey to her considerable sexual charms, pushing the bonds of their friendship to the limit.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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43. Violeta Went to Heaven

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7.3/10
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62/100
Released: 2011
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Vudu & 2 others).

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44. Landfill Harmonic

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8.2/10
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62/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: "Landfill Harmonic" follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their country, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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45. Found Memories

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7.3/10
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62/100
Released: 2011
Drama

What it's about: Each citizen of Jotuomba plays an integral role in village life. Madalena is responsible for baking bread; each morning she stacks her rolls as Antonio prepares the coffee. The two share a morning ritual of arguments and insults, followed by an amicable cup of coffee on the bench outside Antonio's shop. At midday the church bells ring, summoning the villagers to mass. In the early evening, they all share a meal together. And so life proceeds in Jotuomba, the days languidly drifting into one another; the only variations seem to be in the weather. But, one day Rita arrives looking for a place to stay.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (FandangoNOW).

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46. Hard Labor

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6.6/10
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61/100
Released: 2011
Drama, Horror

What it's about: With her husband having lost his job, Helena opens her own grocery store, but is soon plagued by strange occurrences.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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47. I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

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7.3/10
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61/100
Released: 2009
Drama

What it's about: José Renato, a 35-year-old geologist, is sent out on a solitary expedition to the hinterlands of northeastern Brazil. The purpose of the trip is to assess possible routes for a canal that will connect the area with the only major river in the region. As the field trip progresses, it becomes clear that Renato shares with those places the same emptiness, sense of abandonment and isolation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor).

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48. Don't Call Me Son

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6.8/10
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60/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: Pierre is seventeen and in the middle of puberty. He plays in a band, has sex at parties and secretly tries on women’s clothing and lipstick in front of a mirror. Ever since his father’s death, his mother Aracy has looked after him and his younger sister Jacqueline, spoiling them both. But when he discovers that she stole him from a hospital when he was a new born baby, Pierre’s life changes dramatically. In her new film, director Anna Muylaert explores the mother-child relationship through the eyes of a rebellious son whose whole world unravels overnight.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).

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49. Reaching for the Moon

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7.0/10
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60/100
Released: 2013
Biography, LGBTQ

What it's about: In 1951, New York poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. The shy Elizabeth is overwhelmed by Brazilian sensuality. She is the antithesis to Mary’s dashing partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Mary is jealous, but unconventional Lota is determined to have both women at all costs. This eternal triangle plays out against the backdrop of the military coup of 1964. Bishop’s moving poems are at the core of a film which lushly illustrates a crucial phase in the life of this influential Pulitzer prize-winning poet.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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50. Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)