Lists: Sci-Fi, Dark comedy, Dystopian

Brief Synopsis: "Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English. The film parodies the mostly dysfunctional bureaucratic world we live in and takes us to a post-apocalyptic world in the future yet with our present day attitudes in mind."

Overall Ranking: 2064 (Rank from 1985: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Thomas Pollock80
Jim Carrier65
David Baruffi61

People Involved

  • Jonathan Pryce (Sam Lowry)
  • Robert De Niro (Archibald Harry Tuttle)
  • Katherine Helmond (Mrs. Ida Lowry)
  • Ian Holm (Mr. M. Kurtzmann)
  • Bob Hoskins (Spoor)
  • Michael Palin (Jack Lint)
  • Ian Richardson (Mr. Warrenn)
  • Peter Vaughan (Mr. Helpmann)
  • Kim Greist (Jill Layton)
  • Jim Broadbent (Dr. Jaffe)
  • Terry Gilliam (Smoking Man (uncredited))
  • Barbara Hicks (Mrs. Alma Terrain)
  • Charles McKeown (Harvey Lime)
  • Derrick OConnor (Dowser)
  • Kathryn Pogson (Shirley)
  • Bryan Pringle (Spiro)
  • Terry Gilliam (Director)