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1. Vitalina Varela (2019)

124 min | Drama

7.3
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A Cape Verdean woman navigates her way through Lisbon, following the scanty physical traces her deceased husband left behind and discovering his secret, illicit life.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida, Francisco Brito

Votes: 270

2. Colossal Youth (2006)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

7.0
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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.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Ventura, Vanda Duarte, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta

Votes: 1,337

3. In Vanda's Room (2000)

Not Rated | 171 min | Drama

7.1
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The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Vanda Duarte, Lena Duarte, Zita Duarte, Manuel Gomes Miranda

Votes: 1,206

4. Ossos (1997)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

6.9
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A suicidal young woman gives her newborn child up to his deadbeat father in the Fontainhas slums of Lisbon.

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Vanda Duarte, Nuno Vaz, Mariya Lipkina, Isabel Ruth

Votes: 1,296

5. Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (2009)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Ricardo Trêpa, Catarina Wallenstein, Diogo Dória, Júlia Buisel

Votes: 1,529

6. Djon Africa (2018)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.4
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A chance meeting sets 25-year-old Portuguese Rastafarian Djon África on the track of his roots in Cape Verde. He hopes to finally find his father, an adventurer whom he doesn't know. But ... See full summary »

Directors: João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis | Stars: Bitori Nha Bibinha, Isabel Cardoso, Miguel Moreira, Patricia Soso

Votes: 176

7. Do Outro Lado do Atlântico (2015)

90 min | Documentary

6.4
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The Other Side of the Atlantic is a documentary that builts a bridge in the ocean that separates Brazil and Africa. The film tackles the cultural exchanges, the imaginary created through ... See full summary »

Directors: Márcio Câmara, Daniele Ellery

Votes: 7

8. Atlanten (1995)

76 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A documentary about the islands in the Atlantic, about the islanders and their stories.

Directors: Magnus Enquist, Kristian Petri, Jan Röed | Stars: Max von Sydow, Thordur Halldorson, Fredrick Otto Thomas, Joao Quaresma

Votes: 39

9. Movement (R)evolution Africa (2007)

65 min | Documentary

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In an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation, nine African choreographers tell stories of an emergent art form and their diverse and deeply contemporary expressions of self. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joan Frosch, Alla Kovgan | Stars: Beatrice Kombe, Nadia Beugre, Nora Chipaumire, Sello Pesa

11. Batuque, l'âme d'un peuple (2006)

Documentary, Music

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In 1462, the first African slaves were settled on the island of Cape Verde brought by the Portuguese colons. It is supposed that they were the first inhabitants of the archipelagos. They ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes

12. Cabo Verde (1988)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: João Ponces de Carvalho

13. Li ké terra (2010)

65 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.7
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The story of Miguel Moreira and Ruben Furtado, two Cape Verdean immigrant descendants who live in Portugal but have no legal documents. They are torn between the desire to be a full ... See full summary »

Directors: Nuno Baptista, João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis | Stars: Ruben Furtado, Miguel Moreira

Votes: 22

14. Mindelo - Traz d' horizonte (2008)

Documentary

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A portrait of the city and port of Mindelo, in Cape Verde.

Director: Alexis Tsafas

15. Dona Tututa (2013)

54 min | Documentary

8.7
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Epifânia Évora loved music and the piano, the most anyone can. Throughout her life, she turned joy and pain into melodies and sang them, breaking all conventions. To this nonagenarian Cape ... See full summary »

Director: João Alves da Veiga | Star: Dona Tututa

Votes: 10

16. Prinsen av Fogo (1988)

80 min | Documentary, Family

6.4
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Nine year old Carlos lives in Fogo in Cape Verde with his poor grandmother and some relatives, while his mother has gone to rich Norway to earn money to build a house for them in Fogo. But Carlos is impatiently awaiting his mother.

Director: Inge Tenvik | Stars: Carlos Alberto Alves de Veiga de Pina, Manuel Barbosa, Mario Vital de Silva, Aida de Veiga de Pina

Votes: 10

17. A menina dos olhos grandes (2010)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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A traditional fairy tale of Cape Verde.

Directors: Fonseca Soares, Alexis Tsafas | Stars: Laura Branco, Elisabete Gonçalves, Gabriela Mendes, Fonseca Soares

Votes: 9

18. Alma Ta Fika (1991)

60 min

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Director: João Sodré

19. Terra Múzika: Land of Music

Documentary, Music | Announced

Terra Múzika: Land of Music is a sonic journey through the history of Cape Verdean beats, African history, and sounds that conquered the world, through the eyes of six accomplished musicians exploring sound, place, history, and belonging.

Director: PJ Marcellino

20. Africa with Ade Adepitan (2019)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2019)

59 min | Documentary

7.0
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Ade embarks upon the 1st leg of his journey, he travels from Cape Verde to Senegal and the Ivory Coast before finishing in the country of his birth - Nigeria.

Director: Oliver Bootle | Star: Ade Adepitan

Votes: 6

21. Raging Planet (1997– )
Episode: Hurricane (1997)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

6.2
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This program tells the stories of several people who just barely survived hurricanes. It explains how hurricanes are formed and the phenomena that cause so much damage; the eye wall and storm surge.

Director: Mick Rhodes | Stars: Randall Lee Rose, Mike Theiss

Votes: 10

22. White Collar (2009–2014)
Episode: Wanted (2012)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Peter must locate Neal on a tropical island before an FBI-sanctioned bounty hunter does.

Director: Paul Holahan | Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Marsha Thomason

Votes: 878



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