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Country Poll: Brazil [RESULTS]

500<400, Favourite 1001 movies, Doubling the Canon, Film World Cup and many other votes
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Country Poll: Brazil [RESULTS]

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There were 213 films voted by 34 participants.

Below are all the films that received at least 25 points.

Rank Title [AKA] Year Director Points Ballots Highest Ranking IMDb Votes iCM Checks Toplists
1 Cidade de Deus [City of God] 2002 Fernando Meirelles 274 25 1 :imdb: 747,495 :ICM: 52,893 21
2 Limite 1931 Mario Peixoto 220 15 1 :imdb: 2,378 :ICM: 862 8
3 Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol [Black God, White Devil] 1964 Glauber Rocha 157 13 1 :imdb: 4,725 :ICM: 1,396 9
4 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 Hector Babenco 144 12 1 :imdb: 16,061 :ICM: 2,735 5
4 Terra em Transe [Entranced Earth] 1967 Glauber Rocha 144 11 1 :imdb: 3,199 :ICM: 915 7
6 O Pagador de Promessas [The Given Word] 1962 Anselmo Duarte 141 11 1 :imdb: 3,321 :ICM: 870 8
7 Orfeu Negro [Black Orpheus] 1959 Marcel Camus 133 14 2 :imdb: 11,279 :ICM: 3,000 9
8 Central do Brasil [Central Station] 1998 Walter Salles 132.5 15 2 :imdb: 39,564 :ICM: 3,496 7
9 Ilha das Flores [Isle of Flowers] 1989 Jorge Furtado 130.5 12 2 :imdb: 6,061 :ICM: 3,924 2
10 Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco [Pixote] 1980 Hector Babenco 126.5 13 1 :imdb: 8,000 :ICM: 1,122 7
11 A Vida Invisível [Invisible Life] 2019 Karim Aïnouz 122 12 1 :imdb: 8,304 :ICM: 266 3
12 Vidas Secas [Barren Lives] 1963 Nelson Pereira dos Santos 117.5 12 3 :imdb: 2,627 :ICM: 908 8
13 Bacurau 2019 Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho 92.5 12 1 :imdb: 27,093 :ICM: 1,162 3
14 Assalto ao Trem Pagador [Assault on the Pay Train] 1962 Roberto Farias 87 8 1 :imdb: 744 :ICM: 182 2
15 Cabra Marcado Para Morrer [Twenty Years Later] 1984 Eduardo Coutinho 83 8 1 :imdb: 1,387 :ICM: 356 6
16 Noite Vazia [Men and Women] 1964 Walter Hugo Khouri 80 6 2 :imdb: 572 :ICM: 167 2
17 Tropa de Elite [Elite Squad] 2007 José Padilha 75.5 9 1 :imdb: 103,737 :ICM: 9,190 3
18 Aquarius 2016 Kleber Mendonça Filho 72 10 3 :imdb: 19,839 :ICM: 894 3
19 Lavoura Arcaica [To the Left of the Father] 2001 Luiz Fernando Carvalho 68 6 3 :imdb: 1,870 :ICM: 246 3
20 O Som ao Redor [Neighboring Sounds] 2012 Kleber Mendonça Filho 66 8 2 :imdb: 8,142 :ICM: 701 3
20 Ônibus 174 [Bus 174] 2002 José Padilha 66 9 3 :imdb: 8,275 :ICM: 1,603 6
22 O Bandido da Luz Vermelha [The Red Light Bandit] 1968 Rogério Sganzerla 62 5 2 :imdb: 1,431 :ICM: 331 3
23 Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica 1975 Jorge Bodanzky, Orlando Senna 58 5 3 :imdb: 454 :ICM: 172 3
24 Macunaíma 1969 Joaquim Pedro de Andrade 53 4 3 :imdb: 1,863 :ICM: 434 5
25 Abril Despedaçado [Behind the Sun] 2001 Walter Salles 51 5 2 :imdb: 7,145 :ICM: 707 2
26 O Padre e a Moça [The Priest and the Girl] 1966 Joaquim Pedro de Andrade 48 5 4 :imdb: 412 :ICM: 104 1
27 O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro [Antonio das Mortes] 1969 Glauber Rocha 46.5 6 3 :imdb: 2,011 :ICM: 563 7
28 A Margem [The Margin] 1967 Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias 46 3 1 :imdb: 205 :ICM: 54 1
29 Barravento [The Turning Wind] 1962 Glauber Rocha 45.5 4 2 :imdb: 756 :ICM: 113 0
30 O Menino e o Mundo [Boy and the World] 2013 Alê Abreu 44 5 7 :imdb: 7,034 :ICM: 630 2
31 O Cangaceiro 1953 Lima Barreto 43 5 3 :imdb: 629 :ICM: 138 3
32 Boi Neon [Neon Bull] 2015 Gabriel Mascaro 41 3 2 :imdb: 3,258 :ICM: 266 1
33 A Alma do Osso [The Soul of the Bone] 2004 Cao Guimarães 40.5 4 2 :imdb: 86 :ICM: 36 0
34 Vazante 2017 Daniela Thomas 40 3 5 :imdb: 619 :ICM: 36 0
35 Os Fuzis [The Guns] 1964 Ruy Guerra 39 7 8 :imdb: 636 :ICM: 132 3
36 À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma [At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul] 1964 José Mojica Marins 36 4 3 :imdb: 3,367 :ICM: 629 2
37 Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês [How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman] 1971 Nelson Pereira dos Santos 35 5 9 :imdb: 1,076 :ICM: 339 3
38 A Idade da Terra [The Age of the Earth] 1980 Glauber Rocha 34 4 1 :imdb: 578 :ICM: 228 3
39 Bye Bye Brasil [Bye Bye Brazil] 1980 Carlos Diegues 33 3 5 :imdb: 1,763 :ICM: 322 4
39 A Intrusa [The Intruder] 1979 Carlos Hugo Christensen 33 4 5 :imdb: 156 :ICM: 6 0
41 Carandiru 2003 Hector Babenco 31.5 4 5 :imdb: 19,820 :ICM: 1,666 2
42 Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema [Killed the Family and Went to the Movies] 1969 Júlio Bressane 31 3 1 :imdb: 475 :ICM: 128 1
43 Viagem aos Seios de Duília 1965 Carlos Hugo Christensen 30.5 2 1 :imdb: 81 :ICM: 6 0
44 Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho [I Don't Want to Go Back Alone] 2010 Daniel Ribeiro 30 2 5 :imdb: 7,467 :ICM: 1,006 1
45 Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque te Amo [I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You] 2009 Karim Aïnouz, Marcelo Gomes 29 2 6 :imdb: 1,068 :ICM: 119 0
46 As Boas Maneiras [Good Manners] 2017 Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra 27 3 3 :imdb: 3,577 :ICM: 216 1
47 São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima 1965 Luiz Sérgio Person 26.5 3 7 :imdb: 843 :ICM: 155 2
48 A Repartição do Tempo [Punch the Clock] 2016 Santiago Dellape 26 4 1 :imdb: 135 :ICM: 8 0
48 Bang Bang 1971 Andrea Tonacci 26 3 4 :imdb: 326 :ICM: 100 1
48 Malaria 2013 Edson Oda 26 2 3 :imdb: 358 :ICM: 62 0
51 Eles Não Usam Black-Tie [They Don't Wear Black Tie] 1981 Leon Hirszman 25.5 3 7 :imdb: 1,539 :ICM: 189 3
52 Lavra Dor 1968 Paulo Rufino 25 2 5 :imdb: 25 :ICM: 9 0

Runners-up (20+ points or 3+ votes or #1 votes)
Rank Title [AKA] Year Director Points Ballots Highest Ranking IMDb Votes iCM Checks Toplists
53 Que Horas Ela Volta? [The Second Mother] 2015 Anna Muylaert 24 4 5 :imdb: 15,098 :ICM: 699 2
53 Era Uma Vez Eu, Verônica [Once Upon a Time Was I, Verônica] 2012 Marcelo Gomes 24 2 1 :imdb: 690 :ICM: 63 1
55 O Que é Isso, Companheiro? [Four Days in September] 1997 Bruno Barreto 23.5 4 5 :imdb: 4,999 :ICM: 356 1
56 A Grande Cidade ou As Aventuras e Desventuras de Luzia e Seus 3 Amigos Chegados de Longe 1966 Carlos Diegues 23 2 3 :imdb: 135 :ICM: 42 1
56 Brasília, Contradições de uma Cidade [Brasília, Contradictions of a New City] 1968 Joaquim Pedro de Andrade 23 2 5 :imdb: 134 :ICM: 27 0
56 Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos [The Dead and the Others] 2018 Renée Nader Messora, João Salaviza 23 3 5 :imdb: 799 :ICM: 68 0
59 Os Cafajestes [The Unscrupulous Ones] 1962 Ruy Guerra 22 3 7 :imdb: 498 :ICM: 119 1
60 O Menino e o Vento [The Boy and the Wind] 1967 Carlos Hugo Christensen 21.5 2 3 :imdb: 172 :ICM: 14 0
60 O Ébrio [Drunkard] 1946 Gilda de Abreu 21.5 2 2 :imdb: 191 :ICM: 22 0
62 Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho [The Way He Looks] 2014 Daniel Ribeiro 20 1 1 :imdb: 25,400 :ICM: 812 0
62 Ganga Bruta 1933 Humberto Mauro 20 2 1 :imdb: 413 :ICM: 154 4
62 Arábia [Araby] 2017 João Dumans, Affonso Uchoa 20 2 4 :imdb: 1,177 :ICM: 138 1
62 A Falecida [The Deceased] 1965 Leon Hirszman 20 2 6 :imdb: 411 :ICM: 70 1
62 O Canto do Mar [Song of the Sea] 1953 Alberto Cavalcanti 20 2 1 :imdb: 120 :ICM: 45 0
62 Anjos do Sol [Angels of the Sun] 2006 Rudi Lagemann 20 1 1 :imdb: 1,053 :ICM: 69 0
68 Teremos Infância [We Shall Have a Childhood] 1974 Aloysio Raulino 19 1 2 :imdb: 20 :ICM: 4 0
69 Andarilho [Drifter] 2007 Cao Guimarães 18.5 2 12 :imdb: 93 :ICM: 19 0
73 Rio, Zona Norte 1957 Nelson Pereira dos Santos 17.5 3 5 :imdb: 430 :ICM: 84 1
77 Histórias que Só Existem Quando Lembradas [Found Memories] 2011 Júlia Murat 16 3 10 :imdb: 886 :ICM: 141 2
87 Rio, 40 Graus [Rio, 40 Degrees] 1955 Nelson Pereira dos Santos 14 4 17 :imdb: 723 :ICM: 177 3
Films that received 1st place votes
6 #1 Cidade de Deus - AB537, Gordon_Gekko, gunnar, Leopardi, Mysterious Dude, ororama
4 #11 A Vida Invisível - filmbantha, RenaultR, Teproc, zomgmouse
2 #2 Limite - OldAle1, St. Gloede
2 #4 Kiss of the Spider Woman - cinewest, Rufus-T
2 #6 O Pagador de Promessas - 3eyes, joachimt
1 #3 Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol - Y U M E
1 #4 Terra em Transe - airdoll
1 #10 Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco - zzzorf
1 #13 Bacurau - peeptoad
1 #14 Assalto ao Trem Pagador - Melvelet
1 #15 Cabra Marcado Para Morrer - lineuphere
1 #17 Tropa de Elite - Mario Gaborović
1 #28 A Margem - BaalMan
1 #38 A Idade da Terra - insomnius
1 #42 Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema - Perception de Ambiguity
1 #43 Viagem aos Seios de Duília - RogerTheMovieManiac88
1 #48 A Repartição do Tempo - sol
1 #53 Era Uma Vez Eu, Verônica - beavis
1 #62 Anjos do Sol - Caracortada
1 #62 Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho - Fergenaprido

3 - unranked - Angel Glez, blocho, cayado-coro

Directors with multiple films in the Top 52
5 Glauber Rocha
3 Hector Babenco
3 Kleber Mendonça Filho
2 Carlos Hugo Christensen
2 Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
2 José Padilha
2 Karim Aïnouz
2 Nelson Pereira dos Santos
2 Walter Salles

Breakdown by Decade
1890s
1900s
1910s
1920s
1930s 1
1940s
1950s 2
1960s 18
1970s 4
1980s 7
1990s 1
2000s 8
2010s 11
2020s
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Here are the results as an icm list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... genaprido/
Here is the master list with the top 20 from each poll: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... genaprido/

Our last Latin American Forum Poll was held in June 2016 (way too long ago, IMO) and Brazilian films did very well there, including our number 1 here continuing its reign. Here's our Top 52 compared to the previous poll. With shorter ballots and non-Brazilian films being excluded, there's actually a fair shake up in the ranks, most notably with Elite Squad 2 tumbling down the ranks, Iracema & Red Light Bandit & To the Left of the Father shooting up, and 3 new releases cracking the Top 20.

Rank Title [AKA] Year Director Forum Poll Difference
1 Cidade de Deus [City of God] 2002 Fernando Meirelles 1 = △
2 Limite 1931 Mario Peixoto 24 △ 22
3 Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol [Black God, White Devil] 1964 Glauber Rocha 34 △ 31
4 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 Hector Babenco 95 △ 91
4 Terra em Transe [Entranced Earth] 1967 Glauber Rocha 54 △ 50
6 O Pagador de Promessas [The Given Word] 1962 Anselmo Duarte 5 ▽ 1
7 Orfeu Negro [Black Orpheus] 1959 Marcel Camus 21 △ 14
8 Central do Brasil [Central Station] 1998 Walter Salles 17 △ 9
9 Ilha das Flores [Isle of Flowers] 1989 Jorge Furtado 6 ▽ 3
10 Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco [Pixote] 1980 Hector Babenco 47 △ 37
11 A Vida Invisível [Invisible Life] 2019 Karim Aïnouz #N/A --
12 Vidas Secas [Barren Lives] 1963 Nelson Pereira dos Santos 78 △ 66
13 Bacurau 2019 Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho #N/A --
14 Assalto ao Trem Pagador [Assault on the Pay Train] 1962 Roberto Farias 25 △ 11
15 Cabra Marcado Para Morrer [Twenty Years Later] 1984 Eduardo Coutinho 107 △ 92
16 Noite Vazia [Men and Women] 1964 Walter Hugo Khouri 41 △ 25
17 Tropa de Elite [Elite Squad] 2007 José Padilha 20 △ 3
18 Aquarius 2016 Kleber Mendonça Filho #N/A --
19 Lavoura Arcaica [To the Left of the Father] 2001 Luiz Fernando Carvalho 274 △ 255
20 O Som ao Redor [Neighboring Sounds] 2012 Kleber Mendonça Filho 71 △ 51
20 Ônibus 174 [Bus 174] 2002 José Padilha 39 △ 19
22 O Bandido da Luz Vermelha [The Red Light Bandit] 1968 Rogério Sganzerla 240 △ 218
23 Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica 1975 Jorge Bodanzky, Orlando Senna 298 △ 275
24 Macunaíma 1969 Joaquim Pedro de Andrade 110 △ 86
25 Abril Despedaçado [Behind the Sun] 2001 Walter Salles 145 △ 120
26 O Padre e a Moça [The Priest and the Girl] 1966 Joaquim Pedro de Andrade 123 △ 97
27 O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro [Antonio das Mortes] 1969 Glauber Rocha 109 △ 82
28 A Margem [The Margin] 1967 Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias #N/A --
29 Barravento [The Turning Wind] 1962 Glauber Rocha #N/A --
30 O Menino e o Mundo [Boy and the World] 2013 Alê Abreu 49 △ 19
31 O Cangaceiro 1953 Lima Barreto 254 △ 223
32 Boi Neon [Neon Bull] 2015 Gabriel Mascaro #N/A --
33 A Alma do Osso [The Soul of the Bone] 2004 Cao Guimarães 265 △ 232
34 Vazante 2017 Daniela Thomas #N/A --
35 Os Fuzis [The Guns] 1964 Ruy Guerra 249 △ 214
36 À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma [At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul] 1964 José Mojica Marins #N/A --
37 Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês [How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman] 1971 Nelson Pereira dos Santos 186 △ 149
38 A Idade da Terra [The Age of the Earth] 1980 Glauber Rocha #N/A --
39 Bye Bye Brasil [Bye Bye Brazil] 1980 Carlos Diegues 114 △ 75
39 A Intrusa [The Intruder] 1979 Carlos Hugo Christensen #N/A --
41 Carandiru 2003 Hector Babenco 112 △ 71
42 Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema [Killed the Family and Went to the Movies] 1969 Júlio Bressane #N/A --
43 Viagem aos Seios de Duília 1965 Carlos Hugo Christensen #N/A --
44 Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho [I Don't Want to Go Back Alone] 2010 Daniel Ribeiro 182 △ 138
45 Viajo Porque Preciso, Volto Porque te Amo [I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You] 2009 Karim Aïnouz, Marcelo Gomes #N/A --
46 As Boas Maneiras [Good Manners] 2017 Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra #N/A --
47 São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima 1965 Luiz Sérgio Person 201 △ 154
48 A Repartição do Tempo [Punch the Clock] 2016 Santiago Dellape #N/A --
48 Bang Bang 1971 Andrea Tonacci #N/A --
48 Malaria 2013 Edson Oda 100 △ 52
51 Eles Não Usam Black-Tie [They Don't Wear Black Tie] 1981 Leon Hirszman 117 △ 66
52 Lavra Dor 1968 Paulo Rufino #N/A --


And the remaining Brazilian films from the forum poll that didn't make the Top 52 this time.
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Rank Title [AKA] Year Country Poll Ranking Notes
56 Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro [Elite Squad: The Enemy Within] 2010 150
91 Histôrias que Sô Existem Quando Lembradas [Found Memories] 2011 77
119 Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho [The Way He Looks] 2014 62
121 Que Horas Ela Volta? [The Second Mother] 2015 53
144 O Canto do Mar [Song of the Sea] 1953 62
158 Branco Sai, Preto Fica [White Out, Black In] 2014 #N/A
159 Anjos do Sol [Angels of the Sun] 2006 62
175 Notícias de uma Guerra Particular [News from a Personal War] 1999 91
225 Última Parada 174 [Last Stop 174] 2008 188
230 Terra Estrangeira [Foreign Land] 1995 150
234 Do Começo ao Fim [From Beginning to End] 2009 97
270 Entre Abelhas [Amongst Bees] 2015 150
275 Cidade dos Homens [City of Men] 2007 #N/A
306 O futebol [On Football] 2015 #N/A
308 Café com Leite [You, Me and Him] 2007 141
313 Beira-Mar [Seashore] 2015 #N/A
325 Prometo um Dia Deixar Essa Cidade [I Swear I'll Leave This Town] 2014 141
349 O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias [The Year My Parents Went on Vacation] 2006 204
384 Jogo de Cena [Playing] 2007 #N/A
Comparison with Abraccine's The 100 Best Brazilian Films
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Rank Title [AKA] Year Country Poll Ranking
1 Limite 1931 2
2 Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol [Black God, White Devil] 1964 3
3 Vidas Secas [Barren Lives] 1963 12
4 Cabra Marcado Para Morrer [Twenty Years Later] 1984 15
5 Terra em Transe [Entranced Earth] 1967 4
6 O Bandido da Luz Vermelha [The Red Light Bandit] 1968 22
7 São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima 1965 47
8 Cidade de Deus [City of God] 2002 1
9 O Pagador de Promessas [The Given Word] 1962 6
10 Macunaíma 1969 24
11 Central do Brasil [Central Station] 1998 8
12 Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco [Pixote] 1980 10
13 Ilha das Flores [Isle of Flowers] 1989 9
14 Eles Não Usam Black-Tie [They Don't Wear Black Tie] 1981 51
15 O Som ao Redor [Neighboring Sounds] 2012 20
16 Lavoura Arcaica [To the Left of the Father] 2001 19
17 Jogo de Cena [Playing] 2007 #N/A
18 Bye Bye Brasil [Bye Bye Brazil] 1980 39
19 Assalto ao Trem Pagador [Assault on the Pay Train] 1962 14
20 São Bernardo 1972 125
21 Iracema - Uma Transa Amazônica 1975 23
22 Noite Vazia [Men and Women] 1964 16
23 Os Fuzis [The Guns] 1964 35
24 Ganga Bruta 1933 62
25 Bang Bang 1971 48
26 A Hora e Vez de Augusto Matraga [The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga] 1965 74
27 Rio, 40 Graus [Rio, 40 Degrees] 1955 87
28 Edifício Master 2002 #N/A
29 Memórias do Cárcere [Memoirs of Prison] 1984 188
30 Tropa de Elite [Elite Squad] 2007 17
31 O Padre e a Moça [The Priest and the Girl] 1966 26
32 Serras da desordem 2006 #N/A
33 Santiago 2007 176
34 O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro [Antonio das Mortes] 1969 27
35 Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro [Elite Squad: The Enemy Within] 2010 150
36 O Invasor [The Trespasser] 2002 #N/A
37 Todas as Mulheres do Mundo [All the Women in the World] 1966 #N/A
38 Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema [Killed the Family and Went to the Movies] 1969 42
39 Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos [Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands] 1976 87
40 Os Cafajestes [The Unscrupulous Ones] 1962 59
41 O Homem do Sputnik 1959 #N/A
42 A Hora da Estrela [Hour of the Star] 1985 169
43 Sem Essa, Aranha [No Way, Spider] 1970 82
44 SuperOutro 1989 #N/A
45 Filme Demência 1986 #N/A
46 À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma [At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul] 1964 36
47 Terra Estrangeira [Foreign Land] 1995 150
48 A Mulher de Todos [The Woman of Everyone] 1969 #N/A
49 Rio, Zona Norte 1957 73
50 Alma Corsária [Buccaneer Soul] 1993 #N/A
51 A Margem [The Margin] 1967 28
52 Toda Nudez Será Castigada [All Nudity Shall Be Punished] 1973 125
53 Madame Satã 2002 204
54 A Falecida [The Deceased] 1965 62
55 O Ritual dos Sádicos [Awakening of the Beast] 1970 #N/A
56 Tudo Bem 1978 #N/A
57 A Idade da Terra [The Age of the Earth] 1980 38
58 Abril Despedaçado [Behind the Sun] 2001 25
59 O Grande Momento [The Grand Moment] 1958 #N/A
60 O Lobo Atrás da Porta [A Wolf at the Door] 2013 #N/A
61 Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 4
62 O Homem que Virou Suco 1980 #N/A
63 O Auto da Compadecida [A Dog's Will] 1999 #N/A
64 O Cangaceiro [Cangaceiro] 1953 31
65 A Lira do Delírio [The Lyre of Delight] 1978 #N/A
66 O Caso dos Irmãos Naves [Case of the Naves Brothers] 1967 91
67 Ônibus 174 [Bus 174] 2002 20
68 O Anjo Nasceu [The Angel Was Born] 1969 102
69 Meu Nome é Tonho [My Name Is Tonho] 1969 #N/A
70 O Céu de Suely [Love for Sale] 2006 #N/A
71 Que Horas Ela Volta? [The Second Mother] 2015 53
72 Bicho de Sete Cabeças [Brainstorm] 2000 82
73 Tatuagem [Tattoo] 2013 #N/A
74 Estômago [Estomago: A Gastronomic Story] 2007 102
75 Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus [Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures] 2005 176
76 Baile Perfumado [Perfumed Ball] 1997 #N/A
77 Pra Frente, Brasil [Go Ahead, Brazil!] 1982 112
78 Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia [Lucio Flavio] 1977 #N/A
79 O Viajante 1998 #N/A
80 Anjos do Arrabalde 1987 #N/A
81 Mar de Rosas [Sea of Roses] 1978 #N/A
82 O País de São Saruê 1971 #N/A
83 A Marvada Carne 1985 #N/A
84 Sargento Getúlio 1983 #N/A
85 Inocência 1983 #N/A
86 Amarelo Manga [Mango Yellow] 2002 #N/A
87 Os saltimbancos Trapalhões 1981 #N/A
88 Di Cavalcanti 1977 141
89 Os Inconfidentes [The Conspirators] 1972 150
90 Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver [This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse] 1967 141
91 Cabaret Mineiro [Miniero Cabaret] 1980 #N/A
92 Chuvas de Verão [Summer Showers] 1978 #N/A
93 Dois Córregos: Verdades Submersas no Tempo 1999 #N/A
94 Aruanda 1960 #N/A
95 Carandiru 2003 41
96 Blablablá 1968 #N/A
97 O Signo do Caos 2005 169
98 O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias [The Year My Parents Went on Vacation] 2006 204
99 Meteorango Kid: Herói Intergalático 1969 91
100 Guerra Conjugal [Conjugal Warfare] 1974 #N/A
101 Bar Esperança [Bar Esperanza] 1983 #N/A
The Host's Hot Take
Only a few more voters than in the NZ poll, but the ballot were much fuller and we about twice as many films nominated. I'm really happy with how this poll ended up, with things shaking up a bit more since our last forum poll (due to a change in membership, most likely), and quite a few surprises (for me, at least) in the final results, showing that forum users are still exploring Brazilian cinema and not relying on the official list to dictate what they watch. 4 short films made the top list, as well as 4 films with less than ten checks, proving we've got a crowd with diverse yet passionate tastes. City of God was the runaway winner, garnering the most points appearing on almost 75%of all ballots (25/34) . Invisible Life appears to be a divisive film, with 4 #1 votes (second most), yet failing to make the top ten, and only appearing on 12 ballots! Decade-wise is also interesting, with a suspension bridge shape peaking in the 1960s and 2010s. Brazilian cinema appears to be enjoying a second boon currently, and time will tell if that continues into the 2020s: the highest 2020s film was 7 Prisoners, with 11 points from 2 votes coming in at #102.

Thanks all for participating, and for your patience in getting the results out for the past few polls. We're all caught up now. ^_^

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Looks like a nice list. I definitely have more films from Brazil that I would like to explore.

I get an access denied on the ICM results list, though.
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gunnar wrote: August 9th, 2022, 11:10 pm Looks like a nice list. I definitely have more films from Brazil that I would like to explore.

I get an access denied on the ICM results list, though.
Whoops, forgot to change it to public after publishing.

Try now.

Edit: Also, there was a tie for 20th spot, so I chose the film with the best individual ranking (2nd place vs. 3rd place) to go on the master list, instead of the one that appeared on more ballots (8 vs. 9).
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I think this is probably my favourite of the results so far. A great mix of big and small, widely-seen and under-appreciated.

Especially happy to help the two Christensen films place inside the top 50, and to see both 'Vazante' and 'Lavra Dor' appear on the list.
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My initial take on the results is that not enough people polled saw enough of the movies on the list (only 14 movies got 10 or more mentions, and only 19 got more than 7), and, in fact, City of God with (25 votes) almost doubled the next film on the list in terms of ballots.
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cinewest wrote: August 10th, 2022, 3:39 am My initial take on the results is that not enough people polled saw enough of the movies on the list (only 14 movies got 10 or more mentions, and only 19 got more than 7), and, in fact, City of God with (25 votes) almost doubled the next film on the list in terms of ballots.
I'm not sure I understand your take, nor if it's a criticism or mere observation.

Personally, I don't think that people didn't see enough films, but rather that Brazilian cinema is diverse enough to cater to all of the different tastes on the forum, and that films from various niches/genres/"mafias" were able to garner enough support to make the final list, and I think that's a good thing. :)

As for City of God, I'd say that's an outlier as it's the type of film that most people would see regardless of their tastes in cinema - it was widely praised upon release, nominated for many awards, and is from the 21st Century so has been readily available (and with subs) for almost twenty years. It's also on the most official toplists (over double the next most listed), which contributes to its exposure and the likelihood that people will see the film. Beyond that, though, I don't think there's much correlation between popularity and results, with no discernible pattern in imdb votes, icm checks, or official toplists among the results.
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Fergenaprido wrote: August 10th, 2022, 4:13 am
cinewest wrote: August 10th, 2022, 3:39 am My initial take on the results is that not enough people polled saw enough of the movies on the list (only 14 movies got 10 or more mentions, and only 19 got more than 7), and, in fact, City of God with (25 votes) almost doubled the next film on the list in terms of ballots.
I'm not sure I understand your take, nor if it's a criticism or mere observation.

Personally, I don't think that people didn't see enough films, but rather that Brazilian cinema is diverse enough to cater to all of the different tastes on the forum, and that films from various niches/genres/"mafias" were able to garner enough support to make the final list, and I think that's a good thing. :)

As for City of God, I'd say that's an outlier as it's the type of film that most people would see regardless of their tastes in cinema - it was widely praised upon release, nominated for many awards, and is from the 21st Century so has been readily available (and with subs) for almost twenty years. It's also on the most official toplists (over double the next most listed), which contributes to its exposure and the likelihood that people will see the film. Beyond that, though, I don't think there's much correlation between popularity and results, with no discernible pattern in imdb votes, icm checks, or official toplists among the results.
Yes. we are reading the results differently. That said, I do agree that there is quite a variety of films on the cumulative list, just that the vast majority have very few votes, to a point that one voter can make a huge difference not only in terms of whether a film makes the top 50, but where it shows up between #20 and #50
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cinewest wrote: August 10th, 2022, 4:50 am
Fergenaprido wrote: August 10th, 2022, 4:13 am
cinewest wrote: August 10th, 2022, 3:39 am My initial take on the results is that not enough people polled saw enough of the movies on the list (only 14 movies got 10 or more mentions, and only 19 got more than 7), and, in fact, City of God with (25 votes) almost doubled the next film on the list in terms of ballots.
I'm not sure I understand your take, nor if it's a criticism or mere observation.

Personally, I don't think that people didn't see enough films, but rather that Brazilian cinema is diverse enough to cater to all of the different tastes on the forum, and that films from various niches/genres/"mafias" were able to garner enough support to make the final list, and I think that's a good thing. :)

As for City of God, I'd say that's an outlier as it's the type of film that most people would see regardless of their tastes in cinema - it was widely praised upon release, nominated for many awards, and is from the 21st Century so has been readily available (and with subs) for almost twenty years. It's also on the most official toplists (over double the next most listed), which contributes to its exposure and the likelihood that people will see the film. Beyond that, though, I don't think there's much correlation between popularity and results, with no discernible pattern in imdb votes, icm checks, or official toplists among the results.
Yes. we are reading the results differently. That said, I do agree that there is quite a variety of films on the cumulative list, just that they have very few votes.
But having few votes isn't a bad thing, nor is it something unique to these results. Look at the American poll, for example. Only 10 films received 10 or more mentions and 15 got more than 7, both of which are fewer than the Brazilian poll even though that poll had almost 20 more participants. So films having few votes is not a marker of lack of quality, or a lack of people having seen the films in question.

At the other end of the scale, in the NZ poll (the one with the shortest top list and fewest participants so far), 8 films received 10 or more mentions and 12 got more than 7, which is more comparable to the American results than the Brazilian ones. So it seems that a smaller voting pool with a smaller number of films to choose from still doesn't mean that participants will coalesce around the same handful of films that end up on top.

I still don't understand the point that you're trying to make. Is it that people should have seen more films?
I don't know how much you consider enough, but I checked the stats for some participants who submitted a full ballot of 20 films (how many they've seen of the full Top 52 and of the Top 21 [since there is a tie for #20]):
RogerTheMovieManiac88 - 8 & 3
sol - 13 & 7
Fergenaprido - 16 & 10
cinewest - 19 & 12
OldAle1 - 25 & 18
airdolll - 29 & 16
Y U M E - 31 & 19
St. Gloede - 37 & 19
beavis - 41 & 19

They all saw enough films to be able to field a complete ballot, and yet how many films they've seen from the top of the list is more a reflection of their taste in film and what they choose to seek out than the quantity of Brazilian films they've seen. Looking at beavis's ballot, since he's seen the most of anyone above; only 4 of his nominations made the Top 21, and 11 made the Top 52 - he's seen 90% of the Top 21 but only 20% of his ballot can be found there. Your numbers are 6 & 10, which are comparable to his despite you having seen less than half of the top films than he has (incidentally, you two were the only voters for Once Upon a Time Was I, Verônica, which just missed out the Top 52 at #53).
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@ Fergenaprido,

I agree with your comment about the New Zealand poll, which is more indicative of what I was saying, but your analysis of beavis's ballot actually further proves my point. If more people had seen more of the films he has, they would likely have received more votes, and his ballot would have done better result wise.

Like I added to my comment above, one voter can be the difference of whether a film makes the top 50 or not, even where it places outside the top 20, and my argument is that this is largely dependent on what little has been seen by the majority (ie. "Veronica" might have shot pretty high up had more people seen it and created just one more strong supporter, and on the flip side, something like Neon Boy, Vazante, or Bye Bye Brazil would have probably dropped out completely without the inclusion of my ballot).

I do accept your point that a difference in taste is also reflected in these polls, but believe that may be more evident in those polls where more films have been seen by more people.
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I must see that Tropa de Elite someday... :)
Very cool results indeed, they might inspire some people to look further than the usual suspects for Brazil
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cinewest wrote: August 10th, 2022, 6:00 am @ Fergenaprido,

I agree with your comment about the New Zealand poll, which is more indicative of what I was saying, but your analysis of beavis's ballot actually further proves my point. If more people had seen more of the films he has, they would likely have received more votes, and his ballot would have done better result wise.

Like I added to my comment above, one voter can be the difference of whether a film makes the top 50 or not, even where it places outside the top 20, and my argument is that this is largely dependent on what has been seen by the majority (ie. "Veronica" might have shot pretty high up had more people seen it and created just one more strong supporter, and on the flip side, something like Neon Boy, Vazante, or Bye Bye Brazil would have probably dropped out completely without the inclusion of my ballot).

I do accept your point that a difference in taste is also reflected in these polls, but believe that may be more evident in those polls where more films have been seen by more people.
Ah, I didn't see you had edited your post about one voter making a difference. I agree, but that's true of any film in the range of 25-44 points in any of the polls. I think we're talking past each other at this point. :shrug:

Anyway, I hope you keep participating in these polls and sharing with others the films you think merit discovery. And I know it's just a typo, but "Neon Boy" made me giggle. tehe
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Thanks for hosting Fergen. Amazing to see just how close Limite came to taking the whole thing, especially considering that City of God has 314 times as many votes on IMDb and 61 times as many checks on iCM. I wonder if there were any of the voters yet to see Limite (if so, hopefully they will catch it now).

In terms of the list itself I have seen 37/52, with the highest unseen being:

13. Bacurau
19. Lavoura Arcaica
25. Behind the Sun
29. Barravento
30. Boy and the World

I would say I'm quite interested in seeing all of the above honestly, and have been meaning to watch Lavoura Arcaica for a long time already.
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Re master list (thanks), I don't see Field Punishment No. 1, which was my #1 for NZ.
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@ Fergenaprido,

I wrote Neon Boy on purpose to give it the kind of attention that humor can. Having lived in Brazil for a couple of years, I speak a fair amount of Portuguese.
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Many thanks! Two by Glauber Rocha at the top 5, I am happy (l)

Of course we all want to watch as many films as possible so we can make more informed choices, but also this will lead to more variety depending on what we gravitate towards (which is good! So many new recs to take)

30/52 for me, highest ranked being Elite Squad, Aquarius, Lavoura Arcaica (probably the one I'm most excited to watch, wanted to squeeze it in before the deadline but the runtime didn't work in my favor :sweat: ), and Neighboring Sounds.

Other Brazilian films I look very forward to that didn't make it to the list: Jardim de Guerra, Vereda de Salvaçao, Ganga Bruta, Compasso de Espera

Good Manners will very likely be part of my horror watches next October.
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St. Gloede wrote: August 10th, 2022, 6:55 am Thanks for hosting Fergen. Amazing to see just how close Limite came to taking the whole thing, especially considering that City of God has 314 times as many votes on IMDb and 61 times as many checks on iCM. I wonder if there were any of the voters yet to see Limite (if so, hopefully they will catch it now).

In terms of the list itself I have seen 37/52, with the highest unseen being:

13. Bacurau
19. Lavoura Arcaica
25. Behind the Sun
29. Barravento
30. Boy and the World

I would say I'm quite interested in seeing all of the above honestly, and have been meaning to watch Lavoura Arcaica for a long time already.
Bacurau is an interesting one: Kind of references Glauber Rocha and Tarantino at the same time, as well as historical (even present day) communities that operate off the grid like tribes in Brasil, and only seem to get attention when resource rights are discovered nearby. Am guessing this will be hit or miss for you depending on how you connect to the style.

Lavoura Arcaica was made by one of Brazil's foremost cinematographers at the time whose lens work makes it stand out, alone. I won't give anything else away, but I think you will really like this one.

Behind The Sun is my favorite film from Walter Salles, whose films have either enjoyed too much or too little acclaim, depending on which one. Behind the Sun is set in the dry rural Northeast (the Sertao), and it grabbed me from the get go. It's a story about a bloodfeud between two families unable to break the cycle of suffering. By far the most conventional of the three, it is none-the-less a very evocative and powerful film.
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You sure know how to sell Lavoura Arcaica in particular, I'm a sucker for stunning cinematography, will try to catch it this month.

I'm a little hesitant on Bacurau - similar suspicion to you - but Behind the Sun sounds like another one I should give high priority to.
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3eyes wrote: August 10th, 2022, 7:28 am Re master list (thanks), I don't see Field Punishment No. 1, which was my #1 for NZ.
It was your number one, but it didn't make the Top 20 for the poll (it came in tied at #50), and only the top 20 from each poll are added to the master list. :)
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St. Gloede wrote: August 10th, 2022, 8:57 am You sure know how to sell Lavoura Arcaica in particular, I'm a sucker for stunning cinematography, will try to catch it this month.

I'm a little hesitant on Bacurau - similar suspicion to you - but Behind the Sun sounds like another one I should give high priority to.
Then again, you seem to like both Glauber Rocha and Tarantinio, so Bacurau might be a big surprise. I like all 3 of Mendonca Filho's films about the same, but opted to include the first on my list for this poll, if only because it made such a first impression.
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Not a big Rocha fan actually, I much prefer his contemporaries Rogério Sganzerla and Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, but it has been a long time since I saw most of his key films.
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St. Gloede wrote: August 10th, 2022, 9:14 am Not a big Rocha fan actually, I much prefer his contemporaries Rogério Sganzerla and Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, but it has been a long time since I saw most of his key films.
Leone is another director I think the film references, and is kind of a strange mixture of genres (horror also plays in), but it's specific to Brazil, and has its own organic sensibility.

I saw Macunaíma when I was living in Brazil at the behest of my girlfriend at the time (whose ex-husband liked Godard at least as much as you), but I wasn't really attracted to it as cinema (it's at the same time possible I might like novel).

Starting to think you might actually like Bacurau...
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beavis wrote: August 10th, 2022, 6:17 am I must see that Tropa de Elite someday... :)
Very cool results indeed, they might inspire some people to look further than the usual suspects for Brazil
Tropa de Elite was a very popular and influential film in Brazil (particularly with the right wing), which could be subtitled "super killer righteous swat team'(BOPE) combats terrible criminal gangs and all the corruption and bureaucracy (like rights of due process) that prevent the city from being a safe, moral place to live.
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Thanks for the results and the interesting stats. I try to graze the world cinematic output as broad as possible (but beavis is 'hors-catégorie' in this) with cinema-releases, festivals , VOD and friends' collections. If films are on (official) lists or not - doesn't matter. That pays off in a list like this. I dived a little further into Brazil earlier this year (Andrade, Guimarães, amongst others). Still a lot on the wish list, with Veronica by Gomes the most anticipated title on that list.

LIke most polls the results tend a little towards the more classic features from 60-ies, but I'm happy to see the 2010s so well represented. In this last category I warmly recommend: The Dead and the Others (by Joao Salaviza) and The Famous and the Dead (by Emsir Filho),both showed on MUBI in some countries! Note: a lot of "dead" in titles here...

LavourArcaica by Carvalho comes with a special memory. I saw the film in 2002 when it was part of the Tiger Award Competition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. I was impressed, but Carvalho was also very pleased with himself (well, the result certainly was something to be proud of), but his attitude at the Q&A and paper interviews was quite unusual. He already had won a lot of awards for the film, so he was certain he would also collect the Tiger Award at the end of the festival... Rumours go that when Carvalho heard the jury would NOT award LavourArcaica he left on the first plane to Brazil and did not attend the ceremony (the film was not awarded). Since LavourArcaica was such a great film I always wanted to see his newest, but he did not make another feature for almost 20 years. His latest (from 2020) was not shown in Rotterdam...
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That's an excellent list! I'm getting some great recs from this, as I haven't seen nearly half of the top 20. Love the film output from Brazil...
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Many thanks to everyone who helped Punch the Clock make it :circle: and for those who didn't, you don't know what you're missing out on! ;)
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Quite surprising that O Auto da Compadecida is in the all-time top 10 of letterboxd top 250 while here in a brazilian poll doesn't even show up.
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Lakigigar wrote: August 13th, 2022, 4:42 am Quite surprising that O Auto da Compadecida is in the all-time top 10 of letterboxd top 250 while here in a brazilian poll doesn't even show up.
It's a cult favourite in Brazil, but hasn't fared as well outside of the country, and there is a very large contingent of users from Brazil on Letterboxd. I think it's hard to come by with subtitles, and there are competing mini-series & film versions which might make people hesitate as well. I do want to see it eventually, if just to see what all the fuss is about, but it's not a huge priority yet.
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Fergenaprido wrote: August 13th, 2022, 4:58 am It's a cult favourite in Brazil, but hasn't fared as well outside of the country
Or, to put it as I said in the ICM comments section: Brazilian Hababam :rolleyes:
The film version really is in the LB all-time Top 10 and scores 8.6 with 14k votes on IMDb, so chances are we will see it in their Top 250 in a few years from now, somewhere between 100 and 200.
These vote-stuffing cult fanbases really need to get a break. It's silly slapstick, hardly worth the time of any non-native. Why do they always have to exaggerate so much.
A good subtitled Web-DL was available at least to me (obviously not on a paid streaming service). Compared to anything else we watch for our polls, it should be average to come by. :D (I don't even torrent)
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Showing my ignorance but I have to admit that I'd never heard of 'O Auto da Compadecida' until Laki mentioned it here...

Cult national favourites can be fun, so I might add it to my watchlist.
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RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: August 13th, 2022, 6:35 pm Showing my ignorance but I have to admit that I'd never heard of 'O Auto da Compadecida' until Laki mentioned it here...

Cult national favourites can be fun, so I might add it to my watchlist.
I don't think that's ignorant, when I saw it for the first time in lboxd all-time top 10 i was also surprised and i forget the title of the name quite often again (altho i recognize it now if i see the title). I'm good in remembering film titles, names, even year and country of origin tho, especially from films i've seen. And if it's a famous director i likely know too, only actors & actresses i often forget what they appear/star in, likely of there being less emphasis on in film/cinephile communities and me being worser in recognizing/remembering faces.
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Lakigigar wrote: September 6th, 2022, 6:35 am
RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote: August 13th, 2022, 6:35 pm Showing my ignorance but I have to admit that I'd never heard of 'O Auto da Compadecida' until Laki mentioned it here...

Cult national favourites can be fun, so I might add it to my watchlist.
I don't think that's ignorant, when I saw it for the first time in lboxd all-time top 10 i was also surprised and i forget the title of the name quite often again (altho i recognize it now if i see the title). I'm good in remembering film titles, names, even year and country of origin tho, especially from films i've seen. And if it's a famous director i likely know too, only actors & actresses i often forget what they appear/star in, likely of there being less emphasis on in film/cinephile communities and me being worser in recognizing/remembering faces.
I've heard of it now, and I don't think I'll forget it.

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