Here is my selection of some great free Brazilian films online with English subtitles. From HD videos on Youtube and Hulu of full Brazilian films to the latest best films from Brazil on Netflix. It goes from famous Brazilian gangster films to romantic drama’s. All legal streaming and downloading. They are all spoken in Portuguese and subtitled in English.
Brazil, the most important country of Latin America. Economically it is starting to become one of the biggest player on the world market, and this is also becoming clear in world cinema. Each year it produces a large amount of excellent high quality films. Big current Brazilian directors like Nelson Pereiro dos Santos, Fernando Meirelles and Walter Salles have also produced films in Hollywood. However, as Brazil is a portuguese speaking country they have to put in a little more effort to get sales going (compared to Spanish-speaking countries).
In Brazil itself Netflix is a great option for watching films online with subtitles. As Netflix operates there, it also has a pretty large collection of recent Brazilian films with English subtitles. Hulu Plus has a ton too, but they even have free ones. Check them out there.
Brazilian online films on Hulu
Veronica online (2012)
A young woman living in a violent Brazilian city tries to live her life. And she lives well, giving in to all kinds of affairs. Great drama film.
Florbela online (2012)
An impressive biographical film about Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca.
The Tenants online
The mysterious men mixed up in clandestine affairs arouse the fascination of a neighboring couple.
Fortunately for people outside the US who want to get introduced to Brazil’s cinema without paying money first, there are also some free Brazilian films online on Youtube. Here is my selection. I could not verify copyright protection, so no links are provided. Just head over to Youtube and start searching.
City of God online
According to many the best Brazilian film ever made. It is definitely the most popular one. Here you can watch this Brazilian gangster film ‘Cidade de Deus’ online with English subtitles.
Tropa de Elita online (2007) + Part 2 (2000)
The writer of the City of God soon came with another world-wide blockbuster, Tropa de Elite or Elite Squad. Also playing in to the theme of the violent streets of Rio de Janeiro. It is a fantastic free Brazilian action crime film to watch online. Part 2 is also on Youtube with English subtitles.
Lamarca online (1994)
A historic drama film about leftist guerilla warriors.
Astral City: A Spiritual Journey online
A spiritual drama. Not really my cup of tea, but people seem to enjoy it.
More from Brazil:
- Rasganco online
- Truth Profane online
If you know of more English subtitled Brazilian films, let us know. We will update this list regularly.
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