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‘Rio,’ ‘Notorious,’ more Rio-themed films to watch during the Olympics

Everyone loves the Olympics, but sometimes even just watching so much athleticism can be exhausting. If you need a break from the action, but still want to feel like you’re in Rio, here are some movies you can check out.


Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in1933 movie
Photo Credit: RKO Radio Pictures

Dolores Del Rio and Gene Raymond were top-billed in this lavish musical, but it was co-stars Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers who danced off with the movie once they took the floor for “The Carioca.”


Scene from NOTORIOUS, from left, Cary Grant, Ingrid
Photo Credit: Everett Collection

Alfred Hitchcock’s perfect marriage of suspense and romance involved Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman trying to catch a Nazi spy (Claude Rains) living in Rio.

ROAD TO RIO (1947)

Actors Bob Hope, left, and Bing Crosby look
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour reteamed for one of their wackiest “Road” trips involved hypnotism, fortune hunters and a cavalry led by mustachioed comic Jerry Colonna.


A nervous Matthew Hollis (Michael Caine) receives more
Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox/Douglas Kirkland

How does Michael Caine spend his summer vacation? By falling for his best friend’s much younger daughter in this “Lolita”-esque comedy.

RIO (2011)

Jewel, Blu and Rafael the Toucan in Blue
Photo Credit: Twentieth Centurn Fox

In this animated romp, a domesticated macaw from Minnesota meets the female macaw of his dreams, and these birds of a feather are soon Rio-bound in an effort to save their species.


From left: Jorge Dos Santos, Breno Mello, and
Photo Credit: Lopert Pictures / Photofest

This critically acclaimed foreign language film Oscar winner took the mythological tale of Orpheus and Eurydice and transplanted it from Greece to Rio during Carnival.



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