Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films

1. City of God (2002) City of God (2002)
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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.
2. Trash (2014) Trash (2014)
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Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. Dir: Stephen Daldry With: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Thriller 114 mins.
3. The Way He Looks (2014) The Way He Looks (2014)
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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 96 mins.
4. From Beginning to End (2009) From Beginning to End (2009)
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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.
5. Elite Squad (2007) Elite Squad (2007)
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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.
6. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
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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.
7. Rio, I Love You (2014) Rio, I Love You (2014)
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A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Dir: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga With: Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance 110 mins.
8. Casa Grande (2014) Casa Grande (2014)
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Exploring issues of class privilege among Rio's decadent elite, Casa Grande depicts a teenage boy's struggle to escape his overprotective parents as they covertly spiral into bankruptcy. Dir: Fellipe Barbosa With: Thales Cavalcanti, Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires Drama 115 mins.
9. Amazonia (2013) Amazonia (2013)
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After a plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon jungle. Dir: Thierry Ragobert Adventure | Family 83 mins.
10. City of Men (2007) City of Men (2007)
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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.