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1.
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. (94 mins.)
 
2.
Me You Them (2000)
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A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast. (104 mins.)
 
3.
Alice's House (2007)
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Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children... (92 mins.)
Director: Chico Teixeira
 
4.
Mutum (2007)
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Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the... (95 mins.)
Director: Sandra Kogut
 
5.
Before the World Ends (2009)
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The countryside of Rio Grande do Sul, and high-school student, Daniel, spends a normal adolescence life with his family... (104 mins.)
 
6.
The Best Things in the World (2010)
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Mano has to deal with adolescence dilemmas and his family destruction, after his father leaves their house. (100 mins.)
Director: Laís Bodanzky
 
7.
The Other Side of the Street (2004)
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Fernanda Montenegro plays a retired woman who keeps snooping everybody in her neighborhood, until she thinks she sees an ex Secretary of Justice (Raul Cortez) commit murder and becomes a police informant. (97 mins.)
 
8.
Angels of the Sun (2006)
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In 2002, 12-year-old Maria, living in dire poverty with her family, is sold by her fisherman father to prostitute recruiter Seu Tadeu... (92 mins.)
Director: Rudi Lagemann
 
9.
Brainstorm (2001)
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A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives... (74 mins.)
Director: Laís Bodanzky
 
10.
Domésticas (2001)
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Five maids in São Paulo are observed in this episodic, impressionistic film. The women interact with each other... (85 mins.)
 
11.
Goodnight Irene (2008)
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Two solitary men embark on a journey to find a missing woman, driven by friendship, a desire for freedom, and a wish to taste life to the fullest. (98 mins.)
 
12.
China China (2007 Short Film)
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(19 mins.)
 
13.
The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012)
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Two filmmakers leave to Macao in an adventure of discovery of a city-labyrinth, multicultural and mysterious... (82 mins.)
 
15.
Madame Satã (2002)
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Loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero and convict from Rio de Janeiro. (105 mins.)
Director: Karim Ainouz
 
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The Machine (2005)
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Karina has 2 dreams: to become an actress & to see the world. Antonio is in love with her. He promises to bring the world to "Nordestina"... (89 mins.)
Director: João Falcão
 
18.
Latitude Zero (2001)
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Lena owns a forgotten bar next to a highway where the trucks zip by but rarely stop. She is eight months... (85 mins.)
Director: Toni Venturi
 
19.
Bog of Beasts (2006)
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A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money. (80 mins.)
Director: Cláudio Assis
 
20.
Rio, I Love You (2014)
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A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. (110 mins.)
 
21.
An Extremely Nutty Teacher (2011)
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After studying in the capital, the teacher Cate returns to her small town in Minas Gerais to teach at primary school in the early 40's... (90 mins.)
 
22.
Cão Sem Dono (2007)
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In Porto Alegre, the unemployed Ciro has a dull life in a simple apartment with a nameless stray dog that he had found on the streets... (82 mins.)
 
23.
I'd Receive the Worst News from Your Beautiful Lips (2011)
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The photographer Cauby moves and settles down in a small town in the countryside of Pará. When he meets the model Lavínia... (100 mins.)
 
24.
Duas Mulheres (2009)
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A psychiatrist married to a financial executive is intrigued by a young call girl prone to panic attacks and they begin circling each other. (100 mins.)
 
25.
Perdido por Cem (1973)
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Artur is in Lisbon for his holidays, wonders aimlessly, and is picked-up by Rui, a young man who is into marketing and sdvertising... (105 mins.)
 
26.
António, Um Rapaz de Lisboa (2002)
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(116 mins.)
 
28.
O Anjo da Guarda (1998)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Margarida Gil
 
29.
Paixão (2012)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Margarida Gil
 
30.
Adriana (2004)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Margarida Gil
 
31.
The Golden Helmet (2007)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Jorge Cramez
 
32.
Venus Velvet (2002)
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Director: Jorge Cramez
 
33.
In the Name of the Father (2002 Short Film)
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(17 mins.)
 
34.
December (2008)
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Caio is 40 years old and lives in the country of Rio de Janeiro, where he owns a scrap-metal yard. On... (100 mins.)
Director: Selton Mello
 
35.
We 3 (2011)
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Three young people arrive from different parts of the country to go to college in Sao Paulo. On their first day there... (80 mins.)
Director: Nando Olival
 
36.
Capitães da Areia (2011)
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About the life and adventures of a gang of abandoned street kids known as "Capitães da Areia" (Captains of the Sands), in Salvador, Bahia, during the 1950s. (96 mins.)
 
37.
The Middle of the World (2003)
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A man and his family travel 3200km (1984 miles) by bicycle, from the State of Paraíba to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in search of a job. (85 mins.)
Director: Vicente Amorim
 
38.
Mango Yellow (2002)
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Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living... (103 mins.)
Director: Cláudio Assis
 
39.
The Clown (2011)
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Father and son work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar and Pangare/Benjamin in a circus in the Brazilian countryside. Benjamin decides to follow a different path and meets several people on the way. (88 mins.)
Director: Selton Mello
 
40.
Reflexões de um Liquidificador (2010)
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In São Paulo, the middle-aged housewife and taxidermist Elvira reports to the police that her husband Onofre is missing... (80 mins.)
Director: André Klotzel
 
41.
Still Orangutans (2007)
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The film tells the story of sixteen people in the hottest day of the year in the city of Porto Alegre. (81 mins.)
 
42.
The Grain (2007)
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The elderly Perpétua, feeling the approach of death, decides to prepare Zeca, her beloved grandson, to the inevitable... (88 mins.)
Director: Petrus Cariry
 
43.
A Dog's Will (2000)
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The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town... (104 mins.)
Director: Guel Arraes
 
44.
Conception (2005)
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A group of bored well-off young adults come up with anarchic concept of Conceptionism, that promotes absolute looseness when it comes to sex and drugs, but total rejection of money and ego. However, their movement won't last long. (96 mins.)
 
45.
No Dia dos Meus Anos (1992)
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Presents, cake, good friends, and a cute birthday song! (65 mins.)
Director: João Botelho
 
46.
Mustang (2000 TV Movie)
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Director: Leonel Vieira
 
47.
North Atlantic (2010 Short Film)
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An isolated air traffic controller in a small island of the Azores archipelago is contacted by a lone pilot cut helplessly adrift over the North Atlantic. (15 mins.)
 
48.
The Suspect (2000 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
 
49.
In the Shadow of the Vultures (1998)
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Two simple, unassuming, apolitical men have their lives changed forever when they find themselves hunted by agents of the ruling dictatorship. (90 mins.)
Director: Leonel Vieira
 
50.
A Bomba (2002)
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A group of innocent hostages is left to his own death facing a clockwork bomb, while the whole country watches them on the TV. (90 mins.)
Director: Leonel Vieira
 
51.
Em Câmara Lenta (2012)
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Salvador knew Constança and Santiago. he did not know but admired, Laurence. Among them, Laurence knew Santiago... (71 mins.)
Director: Fernando Lopes
 
52.
Veneno Cura (2008)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Raquel Freire
 
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54.
Abraham's Valley (1993)
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Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr... (187 mins.)
 
55.
Lobos (2007)
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(100 mins.)
 
56.
Repórter X (1987)
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(102 mins.)
 
57.
From Now On (2007)
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Dora divides her time between her work as a beautician, her policeman husband António, and her involvement in left-wing politics. A tale of love and how we must learn to cherish it against all odds in the pursuit of happiness. (97 mins.)
Director: Catarina Ruivo
 
58.
E o Tempo Passa (2011)
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(105 mins.)
 
59.
The Policewoman (2003)
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A young woman and her son runaway from their hometown to escape civil war. Nothing is left from the world they knew and the only thing they have is each other. (90 mins.)
Director: Joaquim Sapinho
 
60.
This Side of Resurrection (2011)
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(116 mins.)
Director: Joaquim Sapinho
 
61.
Lavado em Lágrimas (2006)
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(106 mins.)
 
62.
Cães Sem Coleira (1997)
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(60 mins.)
 
63.
Serenidade (1987)
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(105 mins.)
 
64.
A Metamorfose (2007 Short Film)
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Pedro is a young man, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, but one day, he wakes up feeling different. (27 mins.)
Director: Frederico Beja
 
65.
I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You (2009)
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A geologist is sent to an isolated region in the Northeast of Brazil to survey water sources, but begins to feel a a sense of abandonment and loneliness. (75 mins.)
 
66.
A Fit of Rage (1999)
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The torrid love affair between a 40-year-old man who lives isolated from the world, in his small farm... (70 mins.)
 
67.
Fucking Different São Paulo (2010)
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A collection of short movies by Brazilian film makers, made to break stereotypical opinions, and celebrate differences as well as create a little stir. (84 mins.)
 
69.
O Funeral (1992 Short Film)
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(18 mins.)
Director: Jorge António
 
71.
Dribbling Fate (1998)
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Life has moved too fast for Mane. at the age of 50 he watches the slow sacrifice of his ideals. His wife... (77 mins.)
 
72.
Cavaleiros De Água Doce (2001 TV Movie)
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After the passing of one of his friends, João remember's the summer he had with his friends when he was 12 years old.
Director: Tiago Guedes
 
73.
Monsanto (2000 TV Movie)
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Rui Sequeira (Vitor Norte), a former fighter in the Colonial War, resident of a small village of Alentejo...
Director: Ruy Guerra
 
74.
Vanity (2004)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Paulo Rocha
 
75.
Quarta B (2005)
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What to do when drugs are found in a classroom of 10-year-old children? A parents' meeting will discuss such taboo in a very unconventional way: having a joint.
Director: Marcelo Galvão
 
76.
Eu Te Amo (1981)
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Man meets woman, and invites her home. The two start an intense relationship in order to shield themselves from loneliness. (110 mins.)
Director: Arnaldo Jabor
 
77.
Corisco & Dadá (1996)
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Cruel and brave Brazilian outlaw called Corisco, living in the backcountry in the Northeast, an arid region... (112 mins.)
 
78.
So Hard to Forget (2010)
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Julia is a 35-year-old English Literature teacher struggling with depression as she tries to get her life back together again after her long... (100 mins.)
Director: Malu De Martino
 
79.
Possible Loves (2001)
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Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love... (98 mins.)
Director: Sandra Werneck
 
80.
Hard Labor (2011)
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Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store... (99 mins.)
 
81.
Second Hand (2012)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Catarina Ruivo
 
82.
Father's Chair (2012)
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A man who has put his career ahead of everything else in life learns the value of family when his son goes missing. (96 mins.)
Director: Luciano Moura
 
83.
The Three Marias (2002)
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Woman uses her three daughters to avenge their father and brothers, killed by a jealous ex-fiancé. (90 mins.)
 
84.
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Daniel Ribeiro
 
85.
Cinerama (2010)
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(76 mins.)
Director: Inês Oliveira
 
86.
Welcome to São Paulo (2004 Documentary)
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The city of São Paulo, as seen through the lenses of 13 directors. (100 mins.)
 
87.
Simon Killer (2012)
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A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past. (101 mins.)
Director: Antonio Campos
 
88.
Ruínas (2009 Documentary)
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Fragments of spaces, buildings and structures, memories and remains of past eras, places of work or leisure now inhabited by our memories alone... (60 mins.)
Director: Manuel Mozos
 
89.
Dina e Django (1981)
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(90 mins.)
 
91.
Cisne (2011)
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Vera is a singer in her thirties; she is back in Lisbon for the final performance of her concert tour... (103 mins.)
 
92.
Três Irmãos (1994)
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Lisboa, Portugal, mid-1990s. Three brothers, a young woman and two young men, are living together, careless of the future... (108 mins.)
 
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94.
The Circus (1951)
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Lives of circus performers in times of decay. (98 mins.)
 
95.
Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (2001 Documentary)
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(104 mins.)
 
96.
Ne change rien (2005 Short Film)
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Ne Change Rien is a 2009 documentary directed by Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa. The documentary focuses on the French singer Jeanne Balibar in rehearsal and concert as seen through Costa's characteristically long, stark takes. (12 mins.)
Director: Pedro Costa
 
97.
Obrigação (2012)
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Director: João Canijo
 
98.
River of Gold (1998)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Paulo Rocha
 
99.
Conversa Acabada (1981)
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The film was to be a documentary, but evolved during production to a fictional film. It nevertheless... (100 mins.)
Director: João Botelho
 
100.
Ossos (1997)
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The first film in Pedro Costa's transformative trilogy about Fontainhas, an impoverished quarter of Lisbon... (94 mins.)
Director: Pedro Costa
 
101.
Retrato de Família (1991)
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Ofelia is the daughter of photographer Miguel and of deceased circus artist Lea. When her father is hospitalised with a nervous breakdown... (102 mins.)