Top 10 awesome movies like The King of Rio that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching The King of Rio 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 Fábio Barreto, Nuno Leal Maia and Amparo Grisales . Here goes the list -

  1. A Difícil Vida Fácil
  2. Two Edged Knife
  3. Sapatos Pretos
  4. The Kiss
  5. In the Darkness of the Night
  6. Quelé do Pajeú
  7. Lucio Flavio
  8. República dos Assassinos
  9. Belly Up
  10. Torturadas Pelo Sexo
  1. A Difícil Vida Fácil

    A Difícil Vida Fácil

    Young woman needs money to pay her mother's medical treatment. She gets a work in a bar that is, in fact, a cover for a prostitution net. She is drugged and raped while some photographs are taken, to be presently used as blackmail, to force her to work as a hooker. She accepts her fate but starts a serious relationship with a reporter, to whom she doesn't dare tell the truth. She wants to leave that life behind and get married, but the gangsters won't allow it. Until one of the girls decides to tell the reporter about the underground activities going on, and he calls the police.

    This movie, created by Alberto Pieralisi, Jece Valadão and Sandra Barsotti, scores 5.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

  2. Two Edged Knife

    Two Edged Knife

    Paulo is a rich lawyer who has a happy and comfortable family life, with his kid and very loyal to his wife. But when he finds out that the woman is cheating on him with his business partner and best friend, he decides to execute a perfect plan that involves murdering both and easily getting away with murder. However, Paulo's plans are about to be ruined due to some unpredictable factors involving powerful people, plenty of money, the kidnap of his son and a tenacious inspector following his steps.

    This movie, created by Murilo Salles, Paulo José and Marieta Severo, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. República dos Assassinos

    República dos Assassinos

    In 1970, the Esquadrão da Morte (Death Squad)' crimes for the refinement of violence provoked a wave of reactions throughout the country. The photos of the victims, adorned by the skull, symbol of the group, caused an uncomfortable indignation. This is the story of Mateus Romeiro, the most famous of the policemen, who was part of the Homens de Aço (Steelmen) group, one of the factions in which the squadron was divided.

    This movie, created by Miguel Faria Jr., Tarcísio Meira and Sandra Bréa, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

  9. Belly Up

    Belly Up

    Two hit men, a veteran and a beginner, chatter in a bar on Brazil-Paraguai border, while waiting for their victim to appear.

    This movie, created by Beto Brant, Chico Díaz and Murilo Benício, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

  10. Torturadas Pelo Sexo

    Torturadas Pelo Sexo

    A man has sex with a woman that he shouldn't. Her lover is a crime boss and owner of a white slave ring, and he is going to retaliate.

    This movie, created by Tony Vieira, Tony Vieira and Heitor Gaiotti, scores 5.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

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