A comprehensive list of Portuguese films

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1.
Saída do Pessoal Operário da Fábrica Confiança (1896 Documentary)
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A large number of workers, mostly young women, leave by the front door of their work place at lunch time... (1 mins.)
 
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Frei Bonifácio (1918)
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Director: George Pallu
 
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O Mais Forte (1919)
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Director: George Pallu
 
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Love of Perdition (1921)
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Simão loves Teresa whose father wants her to marry cousin Baltazar instead. The two lovers meet secretly; Baltazar pays a thug to kill his rival... (184 mins.)
Director: George Pallu
 
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Os Faroleiros (1922)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Maurice Mariaud
 
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Cláudia (1923)
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Modern version of the Cinderella story. (74 mins.)
Director: George Pallu
 
12.
Mulheres da Beira (1923)
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Ana doesn't care for the pure love André devotes her, and turns her heart towards a noble man that is just lightly interested in her. Ana will experience the agony of being abandoned, and must contemplate the reclusion of a nun's life. (74 mins.)
Director: Rino Lupo
 
13.
Lucros... Ilícitos (1923)
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(82 mins.)
Director: George Pallu
 
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O Fado (1924 Short Film)
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Life and loves of Severa, a popular Fado-singer. (21 mins.)
Director: Maurice Mariaud
 
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Tragédia de Amor (1924)
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Fátima Milagrosa (1928)
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Aninhas (Aida Lupo), a paralyzed girl, asks for a miracle from the saint of her devotion, Our Lady of Lourdes... (159 mins.)
Director: Rino Lupo
 
21.
José do Telhado (1929)
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During a period of social turmoil, when the police was blocked by the civil war between conservative and liberal monarchists, a gang leader became popular, as he started distributing to the poor what he robbed from the rich. (177 mins.)
Director: Rino Lupo
 
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Nazaré, Praia de Pescadores (1929 Documentary)
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Lisboa (1930)
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Caleidoscope of documentary-like scenes and re-enacted episodes of a day in the life of a large port town - Lisbon... (88 mins.)
 
25.
Maria do Mar (1930)
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Falacha is the captain of a fishing boat of Nazaré who lost part of his men in a shipwreck. Among them was the husband of Aunt Aurélia... (94 mins.)
 
27.
A Severa (1931)
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The (too brief) life, the (ardent) loves and the (too early) death of Maria Severa Onofirana (1820-1846)... (110 mins.)
 
28.
A Song of Lisbon (1933)
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After flunking in medical school, the young and bohemian Vasco need to trick his aunts, the main financers of his studies, preventing them to know that he is not a doctor. (85 mins.)
 
29.
Gado Bravo (1934)
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A love triangle set in Lisbon between German singer Nina, bullfighter Garrido and local girl Branca. (115 mins.)
 
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As Pupilas do Senhor Reitor (1935)
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Adaptation of a novel by Júlio Dinis, depicting the romantic and rustic life in Portugal, circa 1863. (102 mins.)
 
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Bocage (1936)
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Bocage is a former navy officer, a cultured gentleman, a passionate man, and a poet. He lived in the second half of the 18th century... (124 mins.)
 
34.
Maria Papoila (1937)
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A humble country girl moves to the city to work as a maid, eventually finding love and adventure. (105 mins.)
 
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The Song from Earth (1938)
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In Porto Santo, a small island next to Madeira the drought rages and Gonçalves, a local farmer, tries to overcome the catastrophe... (115 mins.)
 
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A Rosa do Adro (1938)
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(92 mins.)
 
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The Balcony of the Nightingales (1939)
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Madalena and Eduardo are in love, but their future is at risk when he accepts to follow a competitive cycling career... (102 mins.)
 
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Aldeia da Roupa Branca (1939)
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Gracinda, a young laundry washer, lives with her godfather, "Uncle" Jacinto, and together they run a family business... (92 mins.)
 
40.
Feitiço do Império (1940)
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Francisco Morais emigrated to the United States but keeps a strong (146 mins.)
 
41.
João Ratão (1940)
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João Ratão is a Portuguese soldier in the Flandres battle-front, (98 mins.)
 
42.
The Tyrannical Father (1941)
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Francisco, salesman in a shoe store, is totally in love with Tatão, which sells perfume in the same street. But he is an amateur theater actor, as she hates theater and is a fan of cinema. Will this unlikely love endure? (114 mins.)
 
43.
The Courtyard of the Ballads (1942)
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This classic of Portuguese cinema depicts the friendships and rivalries of the inhabitants of a square in downtown Lisbon, where exists a spirit of familiarity between neighbors. (121 mins.)
Director: Ribeirinho
 
44.
Ala-Arriba! (1942)
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In a village of poor fishermen in the North of Portugal, João Moço and Julha fall in love. Unfortunately they belong to two different fisher castes and the community as well as their respective families condemn their love... (94 mins.)
 
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Aniki Bóbó (1942)
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The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member... (71 mins.)
 
47.
Fátima, Terra de Fé (1943)
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(124 mins.)
 
48.
O Costa do Castelo (1943)
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The unlikely love between Luisinha, a humble girl who lives on a small pension in Lisbon, and Daniel, a wealthy aristocrat who decides to fight for the girl who loves against the prejudices of his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Arthur Duarte
 
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Inês de Castro (1944)
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Constanza, princess of Spain, meets Pedro, her promised husband and future king of Portugal. Amidst political intrigue... (92 mins.)
 
52.
A Menina da Rádio (1944)
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Cipriano Lopes e D.Rosa Gonçalves são lojistas na mesma rua e detestam-se. Mas os respectivos filhos amam-se apaixonadamente... (106 mins.)
Director: Arthur Duarte
 
53.
Três Dias Sem Deus (1945)
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(102 mins.)
 
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A Vizinha do Lado (1945)
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The story of how the conflicting relationship of Eduardo and vaudeville actress Isabel is affected by the passion he feels for their neighbor, Mariana, a young overprotected, and the unexpected visit of his uncle Plácido, a moral teacher. (115 mins.)
 
56.
A Noiva do Brasil (1945)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Santos Mendes
 
58.
Um Homem às Direitas (1945)
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(110 mins.)
 
59.
Camões (1946)
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The adventurous life of Portugal's epic poet, Luis de Camões. (118 mins.)
 
60.
Cais do Sodré (1946)
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(76 mins.)
Director: Alejandro Perla
 
61.
Um Homem do Ribatejo (1946)
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(106 mins.)
Director: Henrique Campos
 
62.
Ladrão, Precisa-se!... (1946)
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João Lacerda does not like that his fiancee, Clara, sings in public. (98 mins.)
 
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El huésped del cuarto número 13 (1947)
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The Duke of Gomara plays at high stakes in the casino, trying to impress his companion Estela. He loses all... (109 mins.)
Director: Arthur Duarte
 
65.
O Leão da Estrela (1947)
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Anastácio lives in Lisbon and is fanatic for Sporting, one of the city's football teams. When the team travels to face Porto, he follows it with the family, staying in house of his friend, Mr. Barata, pretending to be rich. (121 mins.)
Director: Arthur Duarte
 
66.
Bola ao Centro (1947)
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(94 mins.)
Director: João Moreira
 
67.
Três Espelhos (1947)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
68.
Capas Negras (1947)
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(103 mins.)
 
69.
Reina santa (1947)
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A virtuous Spanish princess becomes Queen of Portugal, then troubled by social struggles and court intrigue... (110 mins.)
 
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Fado, História d'uma Cantadeira (1947)
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Ana Maria loves a modest guitar player, Júlio; when she herself in a 'retiro' (typical fado tavern)... (110 mins.)
 
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Um Grito na Noite (1948)
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People leaving in an isolated mountain village near the frontier are as rude as the land - and often resort to smuggling to make ends meet... (81 mins.)
 
74.
Uma Vida para Dois (1949)
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Two young men try to survive in Lisbon, but their talents as writers is not recognized. Their intervention... (97 mins.)
 
75.
Ribatejo (1949)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Henrique Campos
 
76.
Heróis do Mar (1949)
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A thin thread of fiction, linking inserts of non-original documentary footage of Portuguese cod-fishers... (118 mins.)
Director: Fernando Garcia
 
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¡Fuego! (1949)
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Miguel is a fire-brigade chief, married with a much younger woman, do Amparo. When Miguel's younger brother... (85 mins.)
 
79.
Sol e Toiros (1949)
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(90 mins.)
Director: José Buchs
 
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Vendaval Maravilhoso (1949)
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Castro Alves is the great poet of the black slaves' liberation, in 19th century Brazil. Eugenia Camara is the wild actress who crosses the Atlantic and finds herself torn between two loves, in a whirlwind of passion. (140 mins.)
 
81.
Song of the Street (1950)
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(122 mins.)
Director: Henrique Campos
 
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Frei Luís de Sousa (1950)
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The tragedy of a woman who - after seven years of vain searches - gave up hope of finding her husband... (118 mins.)
 
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O Grande Elias (1950)
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Uma família modesta (pai, mãe e filha) recebe generosas quantias de uma tia do Brasil que os julga ricos... (118 mins.)
Director: Arthur Duarte
 
84.
Sonhar é Fácil (1951)
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(94 mins.)
 
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The Circus (1951)
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Lives of circus performers in times of decay. (98 mins.)
 
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Nazaré (1952)
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The sea, often treacherous, is the only source of living of the people of Nazaré. The film tells the story of António and his family... (81 mins.)
 
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Eram Duzentos Irmãos (1952)
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A man afflicted by an inferiority complex, is helped out by his comrades to pass the tests to enter the navy. A girl accepts to show a fake love interest in him as part of the plan, and ends up really enamoured. (100 mins.)
 
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Os Três da Vida Airada (1952)
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A typesetter is an amateur stage director, and his niece and an employee are stage actors. When they have an opportunity to go professional... (98 mins.)
 
89.
Madragoa (1952)
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Zé Luís, a hard-working man of Madragoa (popular district of Lisbon), loves Clara, the daughter of his godfather... (110 mins.)
 
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Duas Causas (1952)
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Adriana Bento, an orphan who has been raised in a well off family, falls pregnant after being seduced by a man... (91 mins.)
Director: Henrique Campos
 
91.
A Garça e a Serpente (1952)
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Manuel is a bank clerk, melancholic and atheist, torn between two Ana Maria, a quiet, religious girl... (118 mins.)
Director: Arthur Duarte
 
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Rosa de Alfama (1953)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Henrique Campos
 
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Planície Heróica (1953)
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A young priest from the North, finds himself isolated in the hot prairies of the South. He resists temptation in the form of the daugh (93 mins.)
 
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Chaimite (1953)
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From the military planning to front-line operations of discover conquest of Mozambique by the Portuguese... (157 mins.)
 
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Quando o Mar Galgou a Terra (1954)
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Passion and ambition interplay to bring dissention and tragedy into the home of an old fisherman married to a much younger woman. (96 mins.)
Director: Henrique Campos
 
97.
Agora É Que São Elas (1954)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Fernando Garcia
 
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O Costa d'África (1954)
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Living in Africa, Mr. Costa decides to drop by Lisbon for a few hours and see how his nephew Amadeu... (90 mins.)
Director: João Mendes
 
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Lives Adrift (1956)
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Meia-Lua used to be a sailor, but he now makes a poor living smuggling. He is a cynical man, who doesn't... (76 mins.)
 
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O Dinheiro dos Pobres (1956)
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Manuel and Pedro have different approaches to love. Manuel suffers a disgust that makes him sullen, and enters the priesthood... (118 mins.)
Director: Artur Semedo