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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...
3. Aniki Bóbó (1942)
71 min | Drama, Family
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, Carlitos, a shy boy who has "played it tough... See full summary »
4. The Green Years (1963)
91 min | Drama
Julio, aged nineteen, has just left the provinces to settle down in the outskirts of Lisbon. He lives there in a poor area with his uncle Afonso and starts working as an apprentice ... See full summary »
5. Abraham's Valley (1993)
187 min | Drama
Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to ... See full summary »
7. 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.
8. 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.
11. 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 »
12. 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)
110 min | Drama, History, War
Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily ... See full summary »
13. A Song of Lisbon (1933)
85 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
14. The Tyrannical Father (1941)
114 min | Comedy
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?
15. The Courtyard of the Ballads (1942)
121 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
16. God's Comedy (1995)
170 min | Comedy, Drama
João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »
18. O Leão da Estrela (1947)
121 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
19. Recollections of the Yellow House (1989)
122 min | Comedy, Drama
Lisbon, 1989. A middle-aged poor idiot, tormented by an illness, lives in a cheap room in a family boarding house, in the old section of the city's waterfront.
20. Tabu (I) (2012)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.
21. Blood (1989)
95 min | Drama, Mystery
Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital. They don't seem to remember their mother, and are very... See full summary »
22. O Grande Elias (1950)
118 min | Comedy
When Mr. Elias discovers that his aunt, who lives in Brazil, comes to visit him, he decides to temporarily occupy the house of a wealthy neighbor who's away so that she doesn't discover that he's not as rich as he told her.
23. Pulsação Zero (2002)
83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Chasing Life (Pulsação Zero) is an action/comedy about 25 year old lovable loser Alex who, when his life hits rock bottom and decides to end it all, shares his dogs euthanasia poison just ... See full summary »
25. Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
The final trilogy of adaptation of Arabian Nights story by the structure in Portugal modern life between 2013-2014 in three chapter.
Votes: 936 | Gross: $0.00M
26. Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (2015)
Not Rated | 131 min | Drama
Continuation of the Arabian Nights stories by the structure were adapted to modern life in Portugal in three innings and the third chapter "The Owners of Dixie" has three chapters.
Votes: 1,180 | Gross: $0.01M
27. Morning Undersea (1980)
127 min | Drama
Estefãnia is an old, rich, strict catholic woman, and when she sets her eyes on a couple of servants who have no means to bring up properly their youngest son, António, she decides to move ... See full summary »
28. 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 »
29. Colossal Youth (2006)
Not Rated | 156 min | Drama
With the destruction of Fontainhas nearly complete, the old man Ventura wanders around a bleak housing project and the ruins of the slums, meeting with his kids and old friends.
31. To Die Like a Man (2009)
Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Music
A transsexual woman tries to erase any past history of herself as a male. Struggling with a young male lover and a problematic son.
Votes: 908 | Gross: $0.00M
32. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Votes: 2,928 | Gross: $0.11M
35. Cats Don't Have Vertigo (2014)
124 min | Comedy, Drama
An 18 year old boy with a complicated life starts a criminal career but ends up on a rooftop of Lisbon. On the apartment below lives a recently widowed, lonely old lady. Against all odds ... See full summary »
36. The Gilded Cage (2013)
G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
For thirty years now Maria and José Ribeiro have been living on the ground floor of a Haussmannian building in one of the most exclusive districts of Paris. Everybody loves this nice couple... See full summary »
37. Amália (2008)
127 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of real-life singing legend Amália Rodrigues who ruled the famous Portuguese acoustic guitar and vocals based music genre called fado.
39. Silvestre (1981)
120 min | Drama
The daughters of a nobleman give shelter to a stranger. After that visit ends with a severed hand, the pilgrim takes on different identities to seek revenge. The nobleman goes missing and his youngest has to pose as a knight to save him.
40. I'm Going Home (2001)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. ... See full summary »
41. Horse Money (2014)
Unrated | 103 min | Drama
"The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces... and suddenly it is also then, the mid '70s and the ... See full summary »
42. The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy
A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.
Votes: 1,549 | Gross: $0.05M
43. Come and Go (2003)
175 min | Comedy, Drama
João Vuvu, lives alone in a house that requires regeneration but due to being alone he is unable to do the work. On his son's release from prison and João's ensuing deception triggers a series of somber events.
44. The Ornithologist (2016)
Unrated | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.
Votes: 2,426 | Gross: $0.05M
45. Trails (1978)
120 min | Drama, Fantasy
For his feature debut Monteiro creatively borrowed from traditional Portuguese legends to craft a series of echoing, parallel tales of young couples desperately escaping cruel false fathers... See full summary »
46. Down to Earth (1994)
110 min | Drama
The film tells a story of Mariana, a nurse who leaves Lisbon to accompany an immigrant worker in a comatose sleep on his trip home to Cape Verde. The devoted Portuguese nurse took a journey only to find herself lost in abstract drama.
47. Hovering Over the Water (1986)
143 min | Drama, Romance
Laura Rossellini, a widow from Rome, vacations on the Algarve coast one hot summer. One day while sunbathing, she finds a wounded man named Robert drifting in the surf on a rubber raft. She... See full summary »
48. O Crime da Aldeia Velha (1964)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Set in a little remote village, where everyone is very religious and primitive, "O Crime de Aldeia Velha" (The crime of Aldeia Velha) tells the story of Joana, the most beautiful girl in ... See full summary »