Top 10 awesome movies like Rio, 40 Degrees that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Rio, 40 Degrees 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 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Modesto De Souza and Roberto Bataglin . Here goes the list -

  1. The Guns
  2. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga
  3. A Estrela Sobe
  4. The Grand Moment
  5. Vereda de Salvação
  6. Amor Bandido
  7. Marcelo Zona Sul
  8. Selva Trágica
  9. Quilombo
  10. A Queda
  1. The Guns

    The Guns

    In an extremely poor region in the Northeast of Brazil, a group of soldiers try to stop the population from sacking a food deposit.

    This movie, created by Ruy Guerra, Átila Iório and Nelson Xavier, scores 7.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. 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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  3. A Estrela Sobe

    A Estrela Sobe

    This movie, created by Bruno Barreto, André José Adler and Álvaro Aguiar, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. 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

  5. Vereda de Salvação

    Vereda de Salvação

    In the poor Brazil's Northeast, rural laborers join in a messianic group led by Joaquim, who believes to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Gaining power over the peasants, he begins to persecute those who does not pay absolute obeisance to him.

    This movie, created by Anselmo Duarte, Raul Cortez and José Parisi, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Amor Bandido

    Amor Bandido

    Rio de Janeiro police investigator Galvão is pursuing two trails, one professional and one personal. While he tracts a serial killer of taxi-drivers, he also seeks his estranged daughter, Sandra, who he had thrown out of the family home when she adopted a promiscuous teenage lifestyle. Lives intersect when the serial killer, Toninho, a young man of unsavoury connections, befriends Sandra, now an exotic dancer and prostitute living and working in the seamy underside of late 1970s Rio. Theirs is an unstable relationship, built on unmet emotional need, lived in the shadow of her father's pursuit.

    This movie, created by Bruno Barreto, Paulo Gracindo and Cristina Aché, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. 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

  8. Selva Trágica

    Selva Trágica

    In a company trading maté, workers are treated as slaves. Some of them try to escape, but those who are caught suffer severe punishments.

    This movie, created by Roberto Farias, Reginaldo Faria and Rejane Medeiros, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Quilombo

    Quilombo

    Palmares is a 17th-century quilombo, a settlement of escaped slaves in northeast Brazil. In 1650, plantation slaves revolt and head for the mountains where they find others led by the aged seer, Acotirene. She anoints one who becomes Ganga Zumba, a legendary king. For years, his warriors hold off Portuguese raiders; then he agrees to leave the mountains in exchange for reservation land and peace. It's a mistake. Zumbi, a warrior whose mother was killed by Portuguese and who spent 15 years with the Whites, stays in the mountains to lead Palmares. In 1694, the Portuguese import a ruthless captain from São Paulo to lead an assault on the free Blacks. Can Zumbi keep Palmares free?

    This movie, created by Carlos Diegues, Bené Batista and Jonas Bloch, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. 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

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