Top 10 awesome movies like Carandiru that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Carandiru and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Hector Babenco, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos and Milton Gonçalves . Here goes the list -

  1. In Evil Hour
  2. Lucio Flavio
  3. Don't Tempt Me
  4. Quelé do Pajeú
  5. Chronically Unfeasible
  6. In the Darkness of the Night
  7. Sapatos Pretos
  8. The Man of the Year
  9. The Kiss
  10. Um Tiro no Escuro
  1. In Evil Hour

    In Evil Hour

    A small town is stirred by anonymous notes delivered during the night, telling the secrets of its inhabitants.

    This movie, created by Ruy Guerra, Leonardo Medeiros and Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, scores 5.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Mystery | Crime | Drama

  2. Lucio Flavio

    Lucio Flavio

    History of a famous Brazilian bandit of the early seventies.

    This movie, created by Hector Babenco, Reginaldo Faria and Ana Maria Magalhães, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

  3. Don't Tempt Me

    Don't Tempt Me

    Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.

    This movie, created by Agustín Díaz Yanes, Penélope Cruz and Victoria Abril, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

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  4. Quelé do Pajeú

    Quelé do Pajeú

    Clemente Celidônio, better known as Quelemente, takes care of a herd near his house in Pajeú das Flores, Brazil. When he arrives at the house he finds tragedy in the family: Marizolina, his sister, was raped by a stranger. Wanting revenge, Quelemente leaves in search of the man of whom Marizolina described two details: a scar on the face and the lack of a finger. For this mission, the long journey, during which Quelemente will live many adventures and will fall in love with Maria do Carmo. When Carmo was already pregnant, Cesídio is discovered. In the fight to stop Cesídio, Quelemente kills a police officer, which causes him to be persecuted by the police. On a dramatic walk, Quelemente takes Cesídio and a Priest to his house, where he will force Cesídio to marry Marizolina. Soon after the marriage, Quelé initiates a fight of death with Cesídio, interrupted by the arrival of the police. The police kill Cesídio and Maria do Carmo. When Quelé's hopes for survival are few, he arrives at Gangue de Lampião who shoots the cops, who flee. Quelemente enters the gang, being baptized by Lampião, as Quelé do Pajeú.

    This movie, created by Anselmo Duarte, Tarcísio Meira and Rossana Ghessa, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Adventure | Drama

  5. Chronically Unfeasible

    Chronically Unfeasible

    Dissection of Brazilian problems, using six people who meet in a restaurant in São Paulo as models to illustrate political and sociological theses.

    This movie, created by Sergio Bianchi, Umberto Magnani and Cecil Thiré, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

  6. In the Darkness of the Night

    In the Darkness of the Night

    "Noite Escura" is a disturbing movie about the Portuguese underworld of prostitution.

    This movie, created by João Canijo, Fernando Luís and Rita Blanco, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

  7. Sapatos Pretos

    Sapatos Pretos

    In today's Alentejo, a story of love and death based in a real criminal case.

    This movie, created by João Canijo, Ana Bustorff and Vítor Norte, scores 5.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Thriller | Crime | Drama

  8. The Man of the Year

    The Man of the Year

    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.

    This movie, created by José Henrique Fonseca, Murilo Benício and Cláudia Abreu, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Crime | Drama

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  9. The Kiss

    The Kiss

    When a pedestrian is hit by a bus, the simple clerk Arandir runs and kisses the moribund in a gesture of sympathy and unconditional pure love. The opportunist scum photographer Amado Pinheiro witnesses the scene and sees the opportunity to sell newspaper and together with the despicable and abusive chief of police Cunha, they accuse Arandir of homosexuality. Further, they say that the victim would be his lover and had been killed by Arandir because he was jealous. Meanwhile, his father-in-law Aprígio that does not like him goes to the suburban village to tell his daughter and Arandir's beloved wife Selminha and her sister Dália that Arandir is at the police station. On the next morning, when the newspapers are distributed, Arandir is in the headline and later is humiliated in his work and in the village where his family lives. While Amado and Cunha manipulate the event and witnesses, common bigoted people believe that Arandir is gay and a killer, with tragic consequences.

    This movie, created by Bruno Barreto, Tarcísio Meira and Ney Latorraca, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Mystery | Crime | Drama

  10. Um Tiro no Escuro

    Um Tiro no Escuro

    A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...

    This movie, created by Leonel Vieira, Joaquim de Almeida and Vanessa Mesquita, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Thriller | Crime | Drama

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