City of God (2002) is currently #16 on IMDb’s Top 250.
City of God (Cidade de Deus) is an epic movie that will stay with me forever. It’s IMDb rating of 8.8/10 is well deserved and shows how much the movie is loved all over the world. Personally I gave it a 10, because this is a rare movie. It has excellent photography throughout and the narration is interesting, so there’s never a boring moment. It’s one of the best movies I’ve ever watched.
Welcome to the world’s most notorious slum: Rio de Janeiro’s “City of God”. A place where combat photographers fear to tread, where police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live at the age of 20. This is the true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and ultimately may be his only way out.
- IMDb (8.8/10)
- Trailer (Youtube)