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

Toucans, macaws and more made up the animated

Toucans, macaws and more made up the animated flock starring in the 2011 feature "Rio." Credit: 20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Studio

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.

FLYING DOWN TO RIO (1933) 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.”

NOTORIOUS (1946) 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) 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.

BLAME IT ON RIO (1984) 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) 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.

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