Best Wagner Moura movies

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Best Wagner Moura movies
We present our ranking of the best Wagner Moura movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Wagner Moura.

TOP 21:
Rio, I Love You
Rio, I Love You
Original Title: Rio, Eu Te Amo
Wagner Moura as: Gui (segment "Inútil Paisagem")
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2014
The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the distinctive qualities and character of that location. The film serves to bridge gaps between cultures, educating and entertaining the audience, while celebrating unique and universal expressions of love.

TOP 20:
Woman on Top
Woman on Top
Wagner Moura as: Rafi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Release: 2000
Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, "Woman on Top" is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When she decides to break free from her rocky marriage and the stifling kitchen of her husband's restaurant in Brazil, she spirits off to San Francisco in pursuit of her dreams of a real culinary career.


TOP 19:
God is Brazilian
God is Brazilian
Original Title: Deus é Brasileiro
Wagner Moura as: Taoca
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 2003
God decides to take a vacation, but first He has to find a saint who can rule the universe while He's away. So He goes to the Northeast of Brazil, where He believes there's a very good man for the job. As soon as He comes down to Earth, a young man comes along to help on His quest.

TOP 18:
Lower City
Lower City
Original Title: Cidade Baixa
Wagner Moura as: Naldinho
Genre: Drama
Release: 2005
Best friends Deco and Naldinho co-own a cargo boat in Brazil's Salvador da Bahia. They give a ride to a sultry prostitute named Karinna, and soon both men fall prey to her considerable sexual charms, pushing the bounds of their friendship to the limit.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alice Braga movies?

TOP 17:
VIPs
VIPs
Wagner Moura as: Marcelo
Genre: Drama
Release: 2011
A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.


TOP 16:
The Man of the Year
The Man of the Year
Original Title: O Homem do Ano
Wagner Moura as: Suel
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2003
Jobless and insecure to the point where he can't even face himself in the mirror, a terrified Máiquel enters a salon to have his hair died platinum blond after losing a soccer bet to a friend. His new look supplying an unexpected jolt of confidence, Máiquel asks Cledir, the salon employee who died his hair, to join him at the bar in celebration. Taunted by local bully Suel upon arrival at the bar, Máiquel decides to settle the matter by purchasing a rifle and shooting down the loudmouthed Suel in the presence of Suel's young girlfriend. Unexpectedly hailed as a hero by his neighbors and the police, Suel's girlfriend subsequently approaches Máiquel and claims that since he killed Suel, it is now Máiquel's responsibility to care for her. Simultaneously learning that Cledir is pregnant and anticipating a marriage proposal, Máiquel's newfound reputation soon catches up to him as the dubious requests of influential locals begin to take their toll on him.

TOP 15:

Elysium

Elysium
Wagner Moura as: Spider
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2013
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best William Fichtner movies?

TOP 14:

Futuro Beach

Futuro Beach
Original Title: Praia do Futuro
Wagner Moura as: Donato
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
Donato fails in his attempt to save a drowning man, and meets one of the man's friends. He decides to start his life over, but pieces of his past keep coming after him.


TOP 13:

Sergio

Sergio
Wagner Moura as: Sérgio Vieira de Mello
Genre: Drama
Release: 2020
A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bradley Whitford movies?

TOP 12:

Wasp Network

Wasp Network
Wagner Moura as: Roque
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Release: 2020
Havana, Cuba, 1990. René González, an airplane pilot, unexpectedly flees the country, leaving behind his wife Olga and his daughter Irma, and begins a new life in Miami, where he becomes a member of an anti-Castro organization.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tony Plana movies?

TOP 11:

Basic Sanitation, The Movie

Basic Sanitation, The Movie
Original Title: Saneamento Básico, o Filme
Wagner Moura as: Joaquim
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2007
When they discover their town lacks funding for a sewage system, Brazilian villagers decide to make a short sci-fi monster movie about the problem.


TOP 10:

Ó Paí Ó: Look at This

Ó Paí Ó: Look at This
Original Title: Ó Paí, Ó
Wagner Moura as: Boca
Genre: Comedy, Music
Release: 2007
During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho, Salvador da Bahia, we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor, and music.

TOP 9:

The Middle of the World

The Middle of the World
Original Title: O Caminho das Nuvens
Wagner Moura as: Romão
Genre: Drama
Release: 2003
Romão, illiterate and unemployed, feels destiny drawing him on an odyssey to Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of a job and a decent life. A family of seven journeys 2,000 miles across the hinterlands of Brazil on bicycles. Along the way, the story explores the inner dynamics of a family facing a great challenge with the courage to pursue dreams.

TOP 8:

Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain
Original Title: Serra Pelada
Wagner Moura as: Lindo Rico
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 2013
In 1980, best friends Juliano and Joaquin join the gold rush at Serra Pelada, Bald Mountain, a mountain town near the mighty Amazon river. As the town grows in numbers, it also sees an explosion in violent crime and pollution. Soon the friends' dreams of hitting the jack pot are shattered. Winner of the 2014 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize.

TOP 7:

Father’s Chair

Father’s Chair
Original Title: A Busca
Wagner Moura as: Theo Gadelha
Genre: Drama
Release: 2012
Theo is living the good life in an upscale Brazilian neighborhood. He’s a hardworking doctor, husband, and father. However, Theo has chosen his career over his family, and little by little he discovers that his world is crumbling around him. His beloved mentor and surrogate father is dying, and his wife announces that she wants a divorce. Yet nothing prepares him for the day when he comes home to discover that his 15-year-old son, Pedro, has disappeared. Theo takes to the road in search of his son. In a journey that leads him throughout Brazil, Theo discovers what really matters to him. Searching for his missing son, Theo finds himself.


TOP 6:

Trash

Trash
Wagner Moura as: José Angelo
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2014
Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best AnnaLynne McCord movies?

TOP 5:

The Man from the Future

The Man from the Future
Original Title: O Homem do Futuro
Wagner Moura as: Zero
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Release: 2011
Zero (Wagner Moura) is a brilliant scientist, but unfortunate because 20 years ago was publicly humiliated and lost in college Helena (Alinne Moraes) the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions makes him travel in time, more precisely, to the past. After the chance to change his story, Zero returns to this totally changed.

TOP 4:

Carandiru

Carandiru
Wagner Moura as: Zico
Genre: Drama
Release: 2003
When a doctor decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo - Carandiru, he discovers the victim of one of the darkest days in Brazilian History when the State of São Paulo’s Military Police, with the excuse for law enforcement, shot to death 111 people. Based on real facts and on the book written by Dráuzio Varella.

TOP 3:

Behind the Sun

Behind the Sun
Original Title: Abril Despedaçado
Wagner Moura as: Matheus
Genre: Drama
Release: 2001
Brazilian badlands, April 1910. Tonho is ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother. The young man knows that if he commits this crime, his life will be divided in two: the twenty years he has already lived and the few days he has left to live, before the other family avenges their son's death. He is torn between fulfilling his ancestral duty and rebelling against it, urged by his younger brother Pacu. That's when a tiny travelling circus passes through the vast badlands where Tonho's family lives.

TOP 2:

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Original Title: Tropa de Elite 2
Wagner Moura as: Tenente-Coronel Nascimento
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Release: 2010
After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.


TOP 1:

Elite Squad

Elite Squad
Original Title: Tropa de Elite
Wagner Moura as: Capitão Nascimento
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Release: 2007
In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.


If you like the best Wagner Moura movies, then you will also like the best Alice Braga movies, where many of their films coincide.