Top 10 awesome movies like São Bernardo that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching São Bernardo 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 Leon Hirszman, Othon Bastos and Isabel Ribeiro . Here goes the list -

  1. They Don't Wear Black Tie
  2. Hour of the Star
  3. Happier Than Ever
  4. Dedé Mamata
  5. Of Gods and the Undead
  6. Love Lesson
  7. A Queda
  8. That World and Mine
  9. Colonel Delmira Gouveia
  10. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga
  1. They Don't Wear Black Tie

    They Don't Wear Black Tie

    Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism.

    This movie, created by Leon Hirszman, Gianfrancesco Guarnieri and Fernanda Montenegro, scores 8.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Hour of the Star

    Hour of the Star

    Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the subways. She describes herself saying, "I am a typist and a virgin, and I like Coca-Cola." Then she meets Olimpico, a north-easterner like herself, who has dreams of becoming a Congressman.

    This movie, created by Suzana Amaral, Marcelia Cartaxo and José Dumont, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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  3. 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

  4. Dedé Mamata

    Dedé Mamata

    During his childhood and teenage years living with his anarchist and communist grandparents, he was known as Andre and he managed to survive the hard years of the military regime, finding comfort in the company of a drug addict street boy and one girl that comes to live with his family. With the loss of his grandparents, he becomes Dedé Mamata and a new reality full of perspectives comes on his way.

    This movie, created by Rodolfo Brandão, Guilherme Fontes and Malu Mader, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Of Gods and the Undead

    Of Gods and the Undead

    In the 1930's, in the South of State of Bahia, Brazil, an adventurer with no name or history, who had already been shot 7 times, gets involved in the battle for land and cacao plantations. His plan is to take the place of "Colonel" Santana, taking his wife and money. He starts a bloody conflict, in which many simple people and landowners die.

    This movie, created by Ruy Guerra, Norma Bengell and Othon Bastos, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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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