My portuguese/brasilian film collection

by daviddias1 | created - 20 May 2012 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

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1. Adão e Eva (1995)

104 min | Drama

Catarina Menezes is a bisexual TV reporter who decides to have a child on her own and chooses Spanish humanitarian doctor Rafael to father the child, setting up an elaborate charade to lure... See full summary »

Director: Joaquim Leitão | Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, Karra Elejalde, Ana Bustorff

Votes: 429

2. Goodbye, Father (1996)

85 min | Drama

For a 13-year-old boy like Filipe, the prospect of a summer vacation in the Azores with his father is like a dream come true. But dreams are sometimes just a way to avoid facing reality...

Director: Luís Filipe Rocha | Stars: Afonso Pimentel, João Lagarto, Laura Soveral, Natália Luísa

Votes: 510

3. Alice (I) (2005)

102 min | Drama

In the wake of his daughter's disappearance, a father wallowing in grief feeds his desire to find her with unusual methods.

Director: Marco Martins | Stars: Nuno Lopes, Beatriz Batarda, Miguel Guilherme, Ana Bustorff

Votes: 2,088

4. Amo-te Teresa (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

Teresa and Miguel, of 35 and 15 years respectively, get involved. Teresa is a doctor and, after a frustrated love life, she decides to abandon Lisbon and returns to her native land. When ... See full summary »

Directors: Cristina Boavida, Ricardo Espírito Santo | Stars: Ana Padrão, Diogo Morgado, Maria João Abreu, Marcantonio Del Carlo

Votes: 539

5. Doomed Love (2008)

81 min | Romance

A loner, narcissistic and suicidal teenager attracts most of the people he meets like a fatal aura, a black light. He falls deeply in love with Teresa but does she exist or is she a mere ... See full summary »

Director: Mário Barroso | Stars: Rafael Morais, Tomás Alves, Rui Morisson, Ana Padrão

Votes: 235

6. Amor e Dedinhos de Pé (1992)

125 min | Drama, Romance

Macau 1897. Life is easy for Portuguese settlers. Young reveler Francisco Frontaria is deemed as irresponsible for all his partying and boozing. Shunned and exiled for crossing a line by ... See full summary »

Director: Luís Filipe Rocha | Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Ana Torrent, Jean-Pierre Cassel, João D'Ávila

Votes: 73

7. André Valente (2004)

75 min | Drama

"It's almost Christmas. I'd really love it if he arrives in time for Christmas with all the gifts I asked him to bring me. I hope he stays longer this time and that he doesn't get mad at my mother..."

Director: Catarina Ruivo | Stars: Leonardo Viveiros, Rita Durão, Dmitry Bogomolov, Pedro Lacerda

Votes: 47

9. The Art of Stealing (2008)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two amateur thieves are hired to steal an extremely valuable Van Gogh painting from the abandoned farm of an Argentinian countess.

Director: Leonel Vieira | Stars: Ivo Canelas, Enrique Arce, Flora Martínez, Nicolau Breyner

Votes: 1,026

11. A Caixa (1994)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

Stories of various individuals living in a poor district of Lisbon are intertwined with the sad life of a blind street vendor whose only means of support is his elm box.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Glicínia Quartin, Ruy de Carvalho, Beatriz Batarda

Votes: 370

12. Call Girl (2007)

Unrated | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Maria (Soraia Chaves) a sensual call girl, is hired by Mouros (Joaquim de Almeida) to seduce Meireles (Nicolau Breyner), the Mayor of Vilanova, so that he can authorize a multinational to build a high quality resort. However, Madeira (Ivo Canelas) and Neves (Jose Raposo), PJ police detectives, discover the evidence of corruption and begin to investigate Meireles. Everything becomes even more ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos | Stars: Soraia Chaves, Ivo Canelas, Nicolau Breyner, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 2,171

13. Camarate (2001)

100 min | Drama, History

Luisa, a Portuguese Supreme Court Judge, is given the Camarate File, the investigation of the accident that led to the death of Portuguese Prime-Minister and his accompanists on December ... See full summary »

Director: Luís Filipe Rocha | Stars: Maria João Luís, Virgílio Castelo, Filipe Ferrer, Cândido Ferreira

Votes: 156

15. April Captains (2000)

123 min | Drama, History, War

Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

Director: Maria de Medeiros | Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, Frédéric Pierrot

Votes: 2,730

16. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 664,524 | Gross: $7.56M

17. Five Days, Five Nights (1996)

100 min | Drama

In the 1940s André escapes from prison and is forced to leave the country illegally. In Oporto some friends arrange him a man, Lambaça, who knows the border of Tras-os-Montes (village in ... See full summary »

Director: José Fonseca e Costa | Stars: Paulo Pires, Sinde Filipe, Vítor Norte, Mário Moutinho

Votes: 232

18. Blood Curse (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

A prominent and respected family inherits a beautiful home in the country, nestled deep inside a tiny village.

Directors: Tiago Guedes, Frederico Serra | Stars: Adriano Luz, Manuela Couto, Sara Carinhas, Afonso Pimentel

Votes: 1,548

19. How to Draw a Perfect Circle (2009)

122 min | Drama

Guilherme and Sofia, brother and sister, grow up sharing experiences and slowly discovering their sexuality. The thing that Sofia doesn't know is how far Guilherme will go to keep her inside his own perverse, dark and perfect circle.

Director: Marco Martins | Stars: Rafael Morais, Joana de Verona, Daniel Duval, Beatriz Batarda

Votes: 676

20. Corrupção (2007)

90 min | Crime, Drama

A crime drama based on the life of a woman who lived for years with a man that was the head of a corruption network in the Portuguese football world.

Director: João Botelho | Stars: Nicolau Breyner, Margarida Vila-Nova, António Pedro Cerdeira, Alexandra Lencastre

Votes: 805

21. Haircut (1995)

91 min | Drama

The film is set in Lisbon, and tells the story of a day in the life of Rita and Paulo, a Portuguese young couple of the 90's. The fast changing city around them makes them wish to break ... See full summary »

Director: Joaquim Sapinho | Stars: Carla Bolito, Marco Delgado, Francisco Nascimento, Orlando Sérgio

Votes: 156

22. O Crime do Padre Amaro (2005)

100 min | Action, Drama

An young priest commits a crime when he falls in love with a beautiful and troubled woman.

Director: Carlos Coelho da Silva | Stars: Jorge Corrula, Soraia Chaves, Nicolau Breyner, Glória Férias

Votes: 2,384

23. O Delfim (2002)

88 min | Drama

Based on José Cardoso Pires' novel, O Delfim shows a rotten country, full of feudal lords who dominate its territory with dictatorship. One of them is Tomás da Palma Bravo, also known as O Delfim.

Director: Fernando Lopes | Stars: Rogério Samora, Alexandra Lencastre, Rui Morisson, Isabel Ruth

Votes: 326

24. Duma Vez por Todas (1987)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Lisbon by night, through the eyes of a young woman who lives freely, and a neighbour who follows her everywhere, from a distance.

Director: Joaquim Leitão | Stars: Vicky de Almeida, Filipe Ferrer, Pedro Ayres Magalhães, Jasmim de Matos

Votes: 59

25. On the Edge of the Horizon (1993)

91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spino, a pathologist, receives an unidentified body which looks familiar to him... himself, 30 years younger.

Director: Fernando Lopes | Stars: Claude Brasseur, Andréa Ferréol, Ana Padrão, Antonio Valero

Votes: 91

26. Noise (2008)

100 min | Drama

After the structural collapse at a construction site, Paulo loses his job because he denounces the situation to the authorities.

Directors: Tiago Guedes, Frederico Serra | Stars: Isabel Abreu, Ivo Alexandre, Filipe Duarte, Fernanda Lapa

Votes: 93

27. Forget Everything I've Told You (2002)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

Messias, the husband, a dentist, almost magician. Felizbela, the beautiful wife, almost happy. Joana, the daughter, almost a singer, and Nuts, her boyfriend, almost a filmmaker. Finally the... See full summary »

Director: António Ferreira | Stars: Custódia Gallego, António Capelo, Amélia Corôa, Fernando Taborda

Votes: 220

28. Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)

113 min | Drama

In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Jorge | Stars: João Miguel, Fabiula Nascimento, Babu Santana, Carlo Briani

Votes: 4,773

29. The Fascination (2003)

105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

O FASCÍNIO is an intriguing story about a family and a manor house (where some terrible crimes were committed in the past by a member of that family) adapted from a novel with the same title by Tabajara Ruas.

Director: José Fonseca e Costa | Stars: Vítor Norte, Sylvie Rocha, José Fidalgo, Ana Moreira

Votes: 92

32. Get a Life (2001)

115 min | Drama

During one winter night, a Portuguese teenager, Alvaro, loses his life in a fight between a youth gang and the cops in a suburb of Paris. Cidalia, a 36 year old cleaning woman, his mother, ... See full summary »

Director: João Canijo | Stars: Rita Blanco, Adriano Luz, Teresa Madruga, Alda Gomes

Votes: 136

33. Um Funeral à Chuva (2010)

129 min | Comedy, Drama

Life is too sweet to cry.

Director: Telmo Martins | Stars: Sílvia Almeida, Alexandre Barata, Tiago Carreira, Alexandre da Silva

Votes: 330

34. Os Imortais (2003)

130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Every year, four ex-soldiers who call themselves "Os Imortais" ("The Immortals"), get together with four women to celebrate their war deeds and remember the old days, back in the war. On ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos | Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Emmanuelle Seigner, Nicolau Breyner, Rogério Samora

Votes: 1,239

35. Inferno (I) (1999)

Action, Crime, Thriller

Ten men,ten brothers in arms who fought together in the Portuguese Colony of Angola during the colonial war,gather together every year to dinner and remember those brave times of war...this... See full summary »

Director: Joaquim Leitão | Stars: Joaquim de Almeida, Nicolau Breyner, Ana Bustorff, Cristina Câmara

Votes: 256

36. Jaime (1999)

111 min | Drama

A woman takes her young son, leaves her husband and moves in with her lover. The boy, desperate to get his parents back together, becomes convinced that if only he can get his father's ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos | Stars: Saúl Fonseca, Fernanda Serrano, Joaquim Leitão, Sandro Silva

Votes: 1,000

37. The Stone Raft (2002)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy

An inexplicable crack in the Pyrenees Mountains provokes excitement and scientific curiosity. As the geological fracture deepens and widens, the European community begins to disassociate ... See full summary »

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Federico Luppi, Icíar Bollaín, Gabino Diego, Ana Padrão

Votes: 562

38. Julgamento (2007)

98 min | Drama, Thriller

In 1970, a man is tortured and murdered by the regime's secret police. Now nearly 40 years later, his friend, who had also been tortured, recognizes the man he deems responsible for the ... See full summary »

Director: Leonel Vieira | Stars: Júlio César, José Eduardo, Alexandra Lencastre, Carlos Santos

Votes: 222

39. Kiss Me (2004)

120 min | Drama

This movie bring us a story about a woman named Laura (Marisa Cruz) that lives in a small portuguese town during the 50's. Tired of living in such a small town she travells to a bigger town... See full summary »

Director: António da Cunha Telles | Stars: Marisa Cruz, Manuel Wiborg, Nicolau Breyner, Clara Pinto Correia

Votes: 281

40. O Lugar do Morto (1984)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Alvaro, a divorced journalist with a complicated love life, watches someone he doesn't know killing himself after a fight with a woman who he gave a lift. Intrigued by that mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos | Stars: Ana Zanatti, Pedro Oliveira, Teresa Madruga, Luís Lima Barreto

Votes: 186

41. Mal (1999)

85 min | Drama

This film about contemporary life in Lisbon concerns an Irish woman, Cathy, who dearly loves her Portugese lawyer husband Pedro. Though, unbeknownst to her, he engages in one tryst after ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Seixas Santos | Stars: Pauline Cadell, Rui Morisson, Alexandre Pinto, Alícia Gomes da Costa

Votes: 107

43. The Mutants (1998)

113 min | Drama

Three homeless teenage rejects struggle to survive together. Of them, Andreia is pregnant, while Pedro and Ricardo hustle, steal and are exploited by a pornographer.

Director: Teresa Villaverde | Stars: Ana Moreira, Alexandre Pinto, Nelson Varela, Alexandra Lencastre

Votes: 523

44. In the Darkness of the Night (2004)

94 min | Drama, Crime