Cordão de Ouro (1977) is also the title of a futuristic Brazilian movie. Capoeira is central to the plot, and the movie stars several well-known Mestres, such as Nestor Capoeira and Mestre Camisa.
Rooftops, a 1989 film, is a film based around street kids who use dance fights to settle arguments and as a form of entertainment. One of the kids sees a capoeira group and starts to integrate it into his dance.
In the 2005 movie The Protector, the main character Kham, played by Tony Jaa, fights enemies that all are masters of a different art. He faces a fearsome man who specializes in Capoeira, played by Lateef Crowder.
The 2009 movie BESOURO is based on the story of a legendary fighter and practitioner in Capoeira history who goes by the same name as the title starring Aílton Carmo as Besouro. It includes extensive capoeira fighting scenes.
In Rio 2 two turtles perform this martial art when auditioning for "Amazon Untamed" a contest held by Pedro, Nico, Rafael and Carla. The performance is so long however they all fall asleep before it's even over. They later appear again during the climax to help defeat the loggers.
The 2016 documentary Resilience is set in a shantytown of Brazil, where a man refuses to let his physical disability prevent him from living a full life, becoming the first known capoeira master with paralyzed legs and to fulfill his dream of being able to live with his son.
Batman is said to be trained in all "127 major martial arts". The DC Ultimate Guide to the character mentions Capoeira by name as one of these, as well as the Greg Rucka novelization to the "No Man's Land" story arc. Other characters in Batman's canon are also seen using capoeira-like movements, including, notably, the most recent Batgirl, Cassandra Cain, although it is noted that she has no dominant style. Her natural ability of reading movement, however, and her resulting dodges are very similar to capoeira principals.
In the manga series, Black Lagoon, the character Fabiola Iglesias is a master practitioner of the art.
In Brazil, the heroes "Meia lua, o Rei da Capoeira" (Half Moon, King of Capoeira), "Corcel Negro" (Corcel Black), "Capoeira Negro" (Black Capoeira), "Homem Capoeira" (Capoeira Man) and Carlos da Silva Gimenes of the series Ronin Soul, represent Capoeira.
Breakdancing, developed in the 1970s, has many analogous moves. However, the original breakdancers of the early 1970s based their style primarily on actors in Asian kung fu films, but received some influence because demonstrations of capoeira master Jelon Vieira in New York.
One of the earliest video games to make use of capoeira was the 1993 Sega Genesis 2D-fighting game Eternal Champions. In this game, the Atlantian warrior Trident applied the technique in combination with several genre-typical supernatural attacks. As with all characters in the game, Trident's biography in the "Information" menu offered a brief description and history of the fighting style.
Martial Arts: Capoeira RPG action game created by Twelve Interactive for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 launch on 25 November 2011.
The Fatal Fury game series has two capoeira fighters, Richard Meyer and Bob Wilson, master and student. Richard Meyer was the first fighting game character to use Capoeira.