Contracampo's Top Brazilian Cinema

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An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from BaalMan).

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In 2001, online cinema magazine Contracampo made a poll among directors, producers, critics and scholars asking the greatest Brazilian films ever.
Of course, I have my preferences, but this is a really, really good list.

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    Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

    1964 — a.k.a. Black God, White Devil, in 9 top lists Check
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    Limite

    1931, in 8 top lists Check
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    Terra em Transe

    1967 — a.k.a. Entranced Earth, in 7 top lists Check
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    Vidas Secas

    1963 — a.k.a. Barren Lives, in 8 top lists Check
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    O Bandido da Luz Vermelha

    1968 — a.k.a. The Red Light Bandit, in 3 top lists Check
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    Cabra Marcado Para Morrer

    1984 — a.k.a. Twenty Years Later, in 7 top lists Check
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    Macunaíma

    1969 — a.k.a. Macunaima, in 4 top lists Check
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    Ganga Bruta

    1933, in 3 top lists Check
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    São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima

    1965 — a.k.a. São Paulo S/A, in 2 top lists Check
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    A Hora e Vez de Augusto Matraga

    1965 — a.k.a. The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga, in 1 top list Check
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    Os Fuzis

    1964 — a.k.a. The Guns, in 2 top lists Check
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    Memórias do Cárcere

    1984 — a.k.a. Memoirs of Prison, in 2 top lists Check
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    São Bernardo

    1972, in 1 top list Check
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    Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema

    1969 — a.k.a. Killed the Family and Went to the Movies, in 1 top list Check
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    Eles Não Usam Black-Tie

    1981 — a.k.a. They Don't Wear Black Tie, in 3 top lists Check
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    Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco

    1981 — a.k.a. Pixote, in 6 top lists Check
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    Ilha das Flores

    1989 — a.k.a. Isle of Flowers, in 4 top lists Check
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    Rio 40 Graus

    1955 — a.k.a. Rio 100 Degrees F., in 2 top lists Check
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    O Ritual dos Sádicos

    1970 — a.k.a. Awakening of the Beast, in 1 top list Check
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    Assalto ao Trem Pagador

    1962 — a.k.a. Assault on the Pay Train, in 3 top lists Check
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    Bang Bang

    1971, in 1 top list Check
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    A Lira do Delírio

    1978 — a.k.a. The Lyre of Delight, in 1 top list Check
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    O Padre e a Moça

    1966 — a.k.a. The Priest and the Girl, in 2 top lists Check
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    Bye Bye Brasil

    1980 — a.k.a. Bye Bye Brazil, in 3 top lists Check
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    Central do Brasil

    1998 — a.k.a. Central Station, in 7 top lists Check
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    O Pagador de Promessas

    1962 — a.k.a. The Given Word, in 7 top lists Check
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    Toda Nudez Será Castigada

    1973 — a.k.a. All Nudity Shall Be Punished, in 1 top list Check
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    O Grande Momento

    1958 — a.k.a. The Grand Moment, in 2 top lists Check
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    Di Cavalcanti

    1977, in 2 top lists Check
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    Rio Zona Norte

    1957 — a.k.a. Rio, Northern Zone, in 1 top list Check
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    Todas as Mulheres do Mundo

    1966, in 1 top list Check
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    Filme Demência

    1986, in 1 top list Check
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    O Anjo Nasceu

    1969 — a.k.a. The Angel Was Born, in 1 top list Check
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    O Amuleto de Ogum

    1974 — a.k.a. The Amulet of Ogum, in 1 top list Check
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    Noite Vazia

    1964 — a.k.a. Men and Women, in 3 top lists Check
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    Tudo Bem

    1978, in 1 top list Check
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    Carnaval Atlântida

    1952, in 1 top list Check
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    A Margem

    1967, in 1 top list Check
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    O Profeta da Fome

    1970 — a.k.a. The Prophet of Hunger, in 1 top list Check
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    Santo Forte

    1999 — a.k.a. The Mighty Spirit, in 1 top list Check
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    O Cangaceiro

    1953, in 3 top lists Check
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    O Homem do Sputnik

    1959, in 1 top list Check
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    A Mulher de Todos

    1969 — a.k.a. The Woman of Everyone, in 1 top list Check
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    A Opção

    1981, in 1 top list Check
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    O Caso dos Irmãos Naves

    1967 — a.k.a. Case of the Naves Brothers, in 1 top list Check
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    Guerra Conjugal

    1974 — a.k.a. Conjugal Warfare, in 1 top list Check
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    Cronicamente Inviável

    2000 — a.k.a. Chronically Unfeasible, in 1 top list Check
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    Os Inconfidentes

    1972, in 1 top list Check
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    Porto das Caixas

    1963, in 2 top lists Check
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    O Segredo da Múmia

    1982 — a.k.a. The Secret of the Mummy, in 1 top list Check
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