10 Brazilian series to watch on Netflix | Culture

Since 2016, when it debuted 3%, the first original national series Netflix, the streaming service has invested in several productions in Brazil, of different genres and themes. Check out a list with synopses and trailers of 12 Brazilian series that please the most different tastes and are perfect for you to marathon on Netflix.

1. Most Beautiful Thing

With two seasons released, Coisa Mais Linda takes place during the 60’s, in Rio de Janeiro. In the plot, we follow the friendship between four intelligent and fearless women who seek freedom amid the macho society of that time.

  • Direction: Caíto Ortiz, Hugo Prata and Julia Rezende
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 13 (2 seasons)
  • Actors: Maria Casadevall, Pathy Dejesus, Fernanda Vasconcellos and Mel Lisboa


A series of science fiction, 3% takes place in a dystopian world of extreme misery. In its plot, we accompany a group of young people who face each other in a competition, in which only the chosen 3% will change their lives forever.

  • Direction: César Charlone, Daina Giannecchini, Dani Libardi and Jotagá Crema
  • Year: 2016
  • Episodes: 33 (4 seasons)
  • Actors: João Miguel and Bianca Comparato

3. Word of mouth

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For people over 18, Boca a Boca takes place in a rural and very conservative city in Brazil. His story begins when, after a party, a virus transmitted through kissing spreads a mysterious disease among young people in the community.

  • Direction: Esmir Filho and Juliana Rojas
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Caio Horowicz, Iza Moreira and Denise Fraga

4. Super Drags

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With a soundtrack by Pablo Vittar (who also gives Goldiva a voice), Super Drags is a Brazilian adult animation series from Netflix. In it, three drags and superheroine friends have to face a villain who is stealing the highlight, the vital energy of gays.

  • Direction: Anderson Mahanski
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 5 (1 season)
  • Actors: Pabllo Vittar and Silvetty Montilla (voice actors)

5. Tuning

Created and directed by Kondzilla, Sintonia takes place in the Jaguaré favela, in São Paulo, and has already confirmed its second season. The series shows the paths that three friends of the community face when getting involved, each one, with funk, religion and drug trafficking.

  • Direction: KondZilla
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Jottapê, Christian Malheiros and Bruna Mascarenhas

6. Brotherhood

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With a plot that debates what in fact is justice, Brotherhood tells the story of a lawyer who finds herself morally divided, when she resumed her ties with her detained brother to dismantle the criminal faction he commands.

  • Direction: Pedro Morelli
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 8 (1 season)
  • Actors: Naruna Costa and Seu Jorge

7. Reality Z

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Inspired by the British series Dead Set, by Black Mirror creator Reality Z takes place during a zombie apocalypse in Rio de Janeiro. In the midst of chaos, reality show attendees try to hide in the network’s studios, but it will be difficult to escape the outside world.

  • Direction: Cláudio Torres
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 10 (1 season)
  • Actors: Ana Hartmann and Guilherme Weber

8. The Mechanism

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Fictional series loosely inspired by Operation Car Wash, The Mechanism shows how the investigations of a former Federal Police delegate resulted in the discovery of one of the country’s biggest criminal scandals, involving money laundering and corruption.

  • Direction: José Padilha, Felipe Prado and Marcos Prado
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 16 (2 season)
  • Actors: Selton Mello, Carol Abras and Enrique Díaz

9. Samantha!

Light and fun, Samantha! it is a full plate for lovers of the 80s. The series tells the story of a child TV star, who 30 years after the end of her program was ostracized. With the help of her family, she tries to get back to show business, but achieving fame again will not be easy.

  • Direction: Luis Pinheiro and Julia Jordão
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 14 (2 seasons)
  • Actors: Emanuelle Araújo, Douglas Silva and Daniel Furlan

10. Omniscient

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Onisciente is one of the Brazilian Netflix series of science fiction and follows in the footsteps of Nina, a girl who lives in a city that has a drone security system for every citizen. When her father, however, is murdered, and her drone does not record what happened, she begins to investigate what happened on his own.

  • Direction: Isabel Valiante and Júlia Pacheco Jordão
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Carla Salle and Sandra Corveloni

Have you ever watched any of these Brazilian Netflix series? In 2019, the platform announced that it would invest R $ 350 million in original productions, encompassing series, films and also documentaries. In other words, there is still more good stuff around!

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