Top 10 awesome movies like Hour of the Star that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Hour of the Star 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 Suzana Amaral, Marcelia Cartaxo and José Dumont . Here goes the list -

  1. A Queda
  2. Happier Than Ever
  3. That World and Mine
  4. Noites do Sertão
  5. Colonel Delmira Gouveia
  6. Marcelo Zona Sul
  7. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga
  8. São Bernardo
  9. Love Lesson
  10. The Grand Moment
  1. A Queda

    A Queda

    This sequel to "Os Fuzis" follows the story of a hard working operator who dies on a work related accident due to the precarious conditions established in the place. But when his superiors decide to hide the fact and try to bribe his family, one of his relatives, with the help of a lawyer and a journalist, tries to fight for justice.

    This movie, created by Ruy Guerra, Nelson Xavier and Leonidas Bayer, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Happier Than Ever

    Happier Than Ever

    Carlos, a left-wing militant involved in actions against the Brazilian dictatorship in the early seventies, decides to get closer to his teenage son Gabriel, but his duties towards the revolutionary struggle will make him move away again from the boy, who does not understand the absence of the dad. They have been away for eight years. One was in boarding school and the other in prison. He takes his son out from the boarding school, and puts him temporarily in a friend's luxury and empty apartment in Copacabana beach. He is trapped in an almost empty apartment and having only the company of a TV set and a guitar. He knows very little about his father, and the latter cannot really explain his activities to his son, fearing for his security. So the young man stands alone in the huge apartment, waiting for the infrequent meetings with his father, without really knowing what's going on. Meanwhile he ends up facing the need to discover his own identity.

    This movie, created by Murilo Salles, Claudio Marzo and Roberto Bataglin, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. That World and Mine

    That World and Mine

    The film follows two men living in a Rio de Janeiro slum: a black shoe-shiner and a white mill worker.

    This movie, created by Sérgio Ricardo, Antonio Pitanga and Léa Bulcão, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Noites do Sertão

    Noites do Sertão

    Lalinha, after being abandoned by her husband, seeks comfort in her farm. There, she discovers a new world.

    This movie, created by Carlos Alberto Prates Correia, Cristina Aché and Débora Bloch, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Colonel Delmira Gouveia

    Colonel Delmira Gouveia

    In the beginning of the 20th Century, in the Northeast of Brazil, one of the first Brazilian industrialists is persecuted because he refuses to sell his business to a British company.

    This movie, created by Geraldo Sarno, Rubens de Falco and Sura Berditchevsky, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Marcelo Zona Sul

    Marcelo Zona Sul

    In Rio de Janeiro, more specifically in Copacabana, the sixteen year-old rebel and reckless teenager Marcelo is a terrible student that plays hooky from school and a liar. He dreams on leaving his home and move to São Paulo to work hard, make money and travel abroad to visit the world. Marcelo worships his cousin, who is rich and lives in São Paulo after visiting many countries. Marcelo's father Anacleto is a bureaucrat that has been recently promoted and wants that Marcelo works with him in the office; his girlfriend is Renata, who studies in the same class; and his best friend is Miguel Luiz that Marcelo calls Zé Miguel whose wealthy parents are always absent, traveling in Europe. When Marcelo schedules to spend the afternoon in Floresta da Tijuca with Zé Miguel, Renata and her friend Carmen, they steal the jeep of Miguel's cousin and Marcelo drives to a remote area. But the jeep has mechanical problems and they have to spend the night in the forest. Meanwhile, their parents call the school and find that they had lied about the exams at school triggering consequences for their acts. Marcelo is spelled from school, Renata breaks with him and he decides to hitchhike to São Paulo with Miguel. But when they are hungry on the road, they reevaluate their plans.

    This movie, created by Xavier de Oliveira, Stepan Nercessian and Françoise Forton, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga

    The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga

    Augusto Matraga is a violent agressive farmer who after being betrayed by his wife and trapped by several enemies is bitten up and left for dead. He is rescued by a couple of humble small farmers who nurse him for a long time until he is well again. Influenced by the couple Augusto Matraga turns to a religiosity a long time neglected, believing he is atoning for past sins. Then he starts a long penitent life while waiting for his hour and chance. As time goes on he comes strong again but he only realize this after meeting Joaozinho Bem Bem, a famous chief of "jaguncos" who sees in him the violent man he was. Augusto Matraga starts a fight between his violent nature, his hidden desire of vengeance and the mysticism and goodness which is also part of him. This conflict lasts until the moment when his hour and his chance comes, the hour and chance to fight, to struggle an to use his strength and courage in the name of faith and humanity.

    This movie, created by Roberto Santos, Leonardo Villar and Joffre Soares, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  8. São Bernardo

    São Bernardo

    The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn't pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways.

    This movie, created by Leon Hirszman, Othon Bastos and Isabel Ribeiro, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Love Lesson

    Love Lesson

    A German governess is hired to give German and piano lessons to the teenager son of a rich traditional family, in the 20s. But soon they get involved, and she teaches him love lessons instead.

    This movie, created by Eduardo Escorel, Lilian Lemmertz and Rogério Fróes, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. The Grand Moment

    The Grand Moment

    On the day of his wedding, young man from a family of immigrants faces some problems to get the money needed for the last arrangements. The family do what they can in order to honour the great event, selling personal belongings and buying enough supplies for a decent party.

    This movie, created by Roberto Santos, Gianfrancesco Guarnieri and Myriam Pérsia, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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