List of Brazilian films of 2011

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In 2011, eight Brazilian films took more than a million people to theaters. All 2011 Brazilian films together received an audience of nearly 19 million people.[1] Brazil produced nearly 100 films in 2011, up from 30 in 2001 and less than five in 1994.[2]

Highest grossing[edit]

The top ten Brazilian films in 2011. The films are ranked according to public.[3]

Rank Film Public
1 De Pernas Pro Ar 3.547.138
2 Cilada.com 2.974.697
3 Bruna Surfistinha 2.159.203
4 Assalto ao Banco Central 1.920.193
5 Muita calma nessa hora 1.464.203
6 O Palhaço 1.406.262
7 Qualquer gato vira lata 1.178.099
8 O Homem do Futuro 1.199.752
9 VIPs 585.807
10 As mães de Chico Xavier 510.717

2011 releases[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Os 3 Nando Olival Juliana Schalch
Gabriel Godoy
Victor Mendes
Cecília Homem de Melo
Alceu Nunes
Comedy, Drama
O Abismo Prateado Karim Ainouz Alessandra Negrini
Otto Jr.
Thiago Martins
Carla Ribas
Alice Borges
Drama The film was shown in the Directors' Fortnight.[4]
Amor? João Jardim Júlia Lemmertz
Ângelo Antônio
Mariana Lima
Drama
Amanhã Nunca Mais Tadeu Jungle Lázaro Ramos
Maria Luisa Mendonça
Fernanda Machado
Comedy
Area Q Gerson Sanginitto Isaiah Washington
Tania Khalill
Murilo Rosa
Sci Fi Co-production with USA.
Assalto ao Banco Central Marcos Paulo Simões Eriberto Leão
Hermila Guedes
Milhem Cortaz
Lima Duarte
Giulia Gam
Crime Based on the 2005 Banco Central burglary at Fortaleza.
Belair Bruno Safadi
Noa Bressane
Rodrigo Lima
Noa Bressane
Bruno Safadi
Documentary
Brasil Animado Mariana Caltabiano Animation First Brazilian film in 3D.[5]
Bruna Surfistinha Marcus Baldini Deborah Secco
Gustavo Machado
Luciano Chirolli
Drama Based on the 2005 drama book O Doce Veneno do Escorpião (en: The Scorpion's Sweet Poison) by Raquel Pacheco
As Canções Eduardo Coutinho Documentary
Capitães da Areia Cecília Amado
Guy Gonçalves
Jean Luis Souza de Amorim
Romário Santos de Assis
Israel Vinícius Gouvêa de Souza
Drama Based on the Brazilian Modernist novel of the same name written by Jorge Amado
O Céu Sobre Os Ombros Sérgio Borges Everlyn Barbin
Lwei Bakongo
Murari Krishna
Drama Winner of five awards at the 43rd Festival de Brasília.[6]
Cilada.com José Alvarenga Jr. Bruno Mazzeo
Fernanda Paes Leme
Dani Calabresa
Fernando Caruso
Fúlvio Stefanini
Comedy Based on the Multishow sitcom.[7]
Craft Gustavo Pizzi Karine Teles Drama
Diário de uma Busca Flávia Castro Flávia Castro Drama, Documentary
Elvis & Madona Marcelo Laffitte José Wilker
Fabianna Brazil
Duse Nacarati
Comedy
Elza Ernesto Baldan
Izabel Jaguaribe
Documentary
Estamos Juntos Toni Venturi Cauã Reymond
Leandra Leal
Nazareno Casero
Drama
Família Vende Tudo Alain Fresnot Luana Piovani
Caco Ciocler
Marisol Ribeiro
Lima Duarte
Comedy
Histórias que Só Existem Quando Lembradas Júlia Murat
O Homem do Futuro Cláudio Torres Alinne Moraes
Wagner Moura
Comedy, Science fiction
Malu de Bicicleta Flávio R. Tambellini Fábio Lago
Daniele Suzuki
Maria Manuela
Comedy
Mamonas Pra Sempre Claudio Kahns Documentary Documentary about Brazilian band Mamonas Assassinas.
Meu País Andre Ristum Cauã Reymond
Débora Falabella
Rodrigo Santoro
Drama
Nana Caymmi em Rio Sonata Georges Gachot Milton Nascimento
Tom Jobim
Gilberto Gil
Dori Caymmi
Erasmo Carlos
Maria Bethânia
Documentary
Não Se Pode Viver Sem Amor Jorge Durán Cauã Reymond
Fabiula Nascimento
Babu Santana
Drama
Não Se Preocupe, Nada Vai Dar Certo Hugo Carvana Ângela Vieira
Tarcísio Meira
Gregório Duvivier
Flávia Alessandra
Comedy
Onde Está a Felicidade? Carlos Alberto Riccelli Bruna Lombardi
Marcelo Adnet
Bruno Garcia
Dani Calabresa
Comedy Co-production with Spain.[8]
As Mães de Chico Xavier Glauber Filho Drama Based on the book Por Trás do Véu de Isis written by Marcel Souto Maior.[9]
O Mineiro e o Queijo Helvecio Ratton Documentary
Os Monstros Guto Parente
Luiz Pretti
Pedro Diógenes
Ricardo Pretti
Luiz Pretti
Ana Luiza Rios
Aline Silva
Fiction
O Palhaço Selton Mello Selton Mello
Paulo José
Larissa Manoela
Giselle Motta
Teuda Bara
Moacyr Franco
Danton Mello
Comedy
Rewind Life Luiz Saneti Stela Marianno, Adriano Baluz, Marina Vásques, Emanuel Risaint Mystery, Supernatural
Rock Brasília – Era de Ouro Vladimir Carvalho Documentary
Quebradeiras Evaldo Mocarzel Documentary The film won the award for Best Documentary at the 22nd Rencontres de Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse, France.[10]
Quebrando o Tabu Fernando Grostein Andrade Paulo Coelho
Dráuzio Varella
Jimmy Carter
Bill Clinton
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Documentary
Qualquer Gato Vira-Lata Daniela de Carlo
Tomas Portella
Cléo Pires
Malvino Salvador
Dudu Azevedo
Comedy
Soulbound Caio Sóh Emilio Dantas, Remo Rocha, Paloma Duarte Drama
Trabalhar Cansa Juliana Rojas
Marco Dutra
Helena Albergaria
Marat Descartes
Carlos Escher
Drama The film competed in the 'Un Certain Regard' section of the Cannes Film Festival.[11]
Transeunte Eryk Rocha Fernando Bezerra
Luciana Domschke
Drama
The Sky We Were Born Under Marcos Jorge
Fernando Severo
Carlos Eduardo de Magalhães
Marcos Jorge
Fernando Severo
Mario Lopes
Drama
Uma Professora Muito Maluquinha André Alves Pinto
César Rodrigues
Kadu Baptista
Elisa Pinheiro
Neusa Rocha
Ziraldo
João Vieira
Comedy Based on the book written by Ziraldo.[12]
VIPs Toniko Melo Wagner Moura
Jorge D'Elía
Gisele Fróes
Amaury Jr
Roger Gobeth
Drama Based on the book written by Mariana Caltabiano.[13]

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