Best Amazon Rain Forest Movies

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1. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 8,042 | Gross: $24.47M

Exciting true story about a boy kidnapped by Indians. Great action and cinematography.

2. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 14,357 | Gross: $1.33M

3. Medicine Man (1992)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.0
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An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close ... See full summary »

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco, José Wilker, Rodolfo De Alexandre

Votes: 18,661 | Gross: $45.50M

A scientist (Sean Connery) finds a cure for cancer in the rain forest, but loggers threaten to destroy his discovery.

4. Jericó (1991)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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At early 16th century a priest joins the spanish conquerros in order to bring christianity to the indios. The expedition is murdered by the indios, only the priest is sparred. Santiago, the... See full summary »

Director: Luis Alberto Lamata | Stars: Cosme Cortázar, Francis Rueda, Doris Díaz, Alexander Milic

Votes: 135

In the 16th century a priest is sent to Venezuela to convert the Indians to Christianity, but he ends up falling in love and marrying one of them.

5. Ya Koo (1985)

104 min

7.0
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Director: Franco Rubartelli | Stars: Arantza Fuentes, Emilio Fuentes, Flor Núñez, Jose Gregorio Payema

Votes: 16

An orphaned Yanomami boy escapes from a Catholic mission in the Venezuelan jungle to live on his own. He meets a nun who is lost in the jungle and he uses his knowledge of the environment to help her find her way back. A beautiful film full of warmth, pathos and humor.

6. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 42,804

In 1560 Lope de Aguirre sails down the Amazon river in search of El Dorado. He slowly goes mad and drives his crew to doom. One of Werner Herzog's greatest films.

7. El Dorado (1988)

149 min | Drama, History

6.5
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The film tells the epic story of an expedition that took place between 1560 and 1561, headed by Pedro de Ursúa, in search of "El Dorado." The territory they explored subsequently became ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Eusebio Poncela, Lambert Wilson, Gabriela Roel

Votes: 408

Based on the same historical figure as the Aguirre of Herzog's film, but told in a more conventional style.

8. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Votes: 25,040

Werner Herzog returns to the Peruvian Amazon for another tale of obsession. A rubber baron dreams of building an opera house in the rain forest, and in order to finance his grandiose plan he concocts even stranger plans for expanding his business.

9. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1971)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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In 1594 in Brazil, the Tupinambás Indians are friends of the Frenches and their enemies are the Tupiniquins, friends of the Portugueses. A Frenchman (Arduíno Colassanti) is captured by the ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Arduíno Colassanti, Ana Maria Magalhães, Eduardo Imbassahy Filho, Manfredo Colassanti

Votes: 735

In 1557 a French trader is captured by the Tupinamba Indians to be ceremonially eaten. Candid male and female nudity throughout the film.

10. Hans Staden (1999)

92 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to ... See full summary »

Director: Luís Alberto Pereira | Stars: Carlos Evelyn, Ariana Messias, Darci Figueiredo, Beto Simas

Votes: 237

Based on the same true story as Como Era Gostoso o Meu Frances.

11. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 48,336 | Gross: $17.22M

Colonial Spain and Portugal fight over ownership of territory where the Guarani Indians live. Robert De Niro plays a former slave trader who changes his ways and allies himself with the Guarani. Gorgeous cinematography.

12. End of the Spear (2005)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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45 Metascore

Two people come to the end of a spear in order to realize that the divisions between them are not real.

Director: Jim Hanon | Stars: Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Jack Guzman, Christina Souza

Votes: 4,566 | Gross: $11.97M

In the 1950s several American missionaries are killed by Waorani Indians in the Ecuadorian jungle while trying to befriend them. Years later, the wives and children of the slain missionaries once again try to reach out to the Waorani and succeed in establishing peace.

13. Yai Wanonabalewa: The Enemy God (2008)

100 min | Drama

7.8
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Shake is a powerful shaman of the Yanomami people. He wields his power to heal and to protect his people against their enemies in this world and beyond. Tracing his life and the life of his... See full summary »

Director: Christopher M. Bessette | Stars: Martie Ashworth, Denielle Broer, Matthew Castagna, Mateo Coc

Votes: 25

A young Yanomami chief in Venezuela must deal with warring tribes.

14. Birdwatchers (2008)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama

6.9
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When a tribe of indigenous Guarani Indians attempts to re-inhabit their ancestral land, which lies on the border of a wealthy landowner's fields, tensions escalate.

Director: Marco Bechis | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Alicélia Batista Cabreira, Chiara Caselli, Pedro Abrísio da Silva

Votes: 752

Guarani Indians in Brazil attempt to reclaim their ancestral lands from the white landowner. Intense.

15. Brava Gente Brasileira (2000)

104 min | Drama, War

6.3
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A young Portuguese cartographer in the 18th century finds new forms of love, war and a wild new world in an expedition into South American heart.

Director: Lúcia Murat | Stars: Diogo Infante, Floriano Peixoto, Luciana Rigueira, Leonardo Villar

Votes: 244

In 1778, a young Guaicuru Indian seeks revenge on the Spanish men who attacked and raped Guaicuru women. An artistic, subtle, fascinating film.

16. El grito de la selva (2008)

95 min | Drama

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A logging company enters the indigenous community of Beni in Bolivia and begins logging. They hire local people make promises of the benefits they will receive, but the Indians gradually ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicolás Ipamo, Alejandro Noza, Iván Sanjinés | Stars: Antonia Gualujna, Maria Veronica

A Moxe village in the Bolivian rain forest is divided by the arrival of a logging company that tries to bamboozle them with promises of jobs and development.

17. A Lenda de Ubirajara (1975)

90 min | Drama

6.0
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In order to earn a warrior name, the son of Araguaia chief wanders the forest, falls in love with a girl from the Tocantins tribe, and defeats their bravest warrior. When his true identity ... See full summary »

Director: André Luiz Oliveira | Stars: Tatau, Taíse Costa, Roberto Bonfim, Ana Maria Miranda

Votes: 15

A young man sets out on a journey to establish his reputation as a warrior. One of the few films set in the Pre-Columbian Americas, and filmed entirely in the native language of Macro-Gê Karaja. Based on the classic Brazilian novel by Jose de Alencar.