Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
The Way He Looks
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. Dir: Daniel Ribeiro With: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim Drama | Romance 95 mins.
From Beginning to End
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. Dir: Aluizio Abranches With: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher Drama | Romance 94 mins.
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Os Gatos não Têm Vertigens
An 18 year old with a complicated life, and starting a criminal career ends up on a rooftop of Lisbon... Dir: António-Pedro Vasconcelos With: Maria do Céu Guerra, João Jesus, Fernanda Serrano Comedy | Drama 124 mins.
City of Men
Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas. Dir: Paulo Morelli With: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen Crime | Drama 106 mins.
Little Surfer Girl
After the adoptive daughter of a stable family leaves them for a new life as a prostitute, she rises to become a popular performer among her clients, and details her routine in her blog. Dir: Marcus Baldini With: Deborah Secco, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Drica Moraes Biography | Drama 131 mins.
A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities. Dir: Heitor Dhalia With: Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle Drama 97 mins.
Os Maias - Cenas da Vida Romântica
The tragedy and comedy in Carlo's life begins, grows and ends like the tragedy and comedy of Portugal... Dir: João Botelho With: Graciano Dias, Maria Flor, João Perry Drama | History | Romance 139 mins.