With Tobis Portuguesa (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. 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.
2. Dot.com (2007)
103 min | Comedy
Pedro, an engineer posted in a village in the North of Portugal, waits desperately to be transferred back to Lisbon. Ever since his road project was cancelled, he's had nothing to do except... See full summary »
3. Lisbon (1956)
Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal. A smuggler is hired to kidnap the rich husband of an American woman who's just arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.
4. 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 »
6. 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 »
8. Trás-os-Montes (1976)
108 min | Drama
It's a docudrama with a poetic writing and non-linear narrative. Specifically, it's an "etnofiction": portraits the typical characters of Terra Fria, the North-east of Portugal, showing ... See full summary »
10. A Canção de Lisboa (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.
11. 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 »
12. 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.
14. Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma (2007)
75 min | Drama, History
A true story of a doctor and his wife who went on a journey in order to prove that discoverer Christopher Columbus was in fact Portuguese.
15. Branca de Neve (2000)
75 min | Drama
Based on Robert Walser's play, Branca de Neve is a recital of Snow White over a black screen with spontaneous flashing images of clouds and some unintelligible dialogue.
16. Magic Mirror (2005)
137 min | Drama, Music
Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin ... See full summary »
18. 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.
19. Le bassin de J.W. (1997)
125 min | Comedy
Two actors performing in Strindberg's "Inferno" as God and Lucifer, find themselves competing in real life as well. One of them, Henrique, has spiritual obsession with John Wayne and his ... See full summary »
20. Conversa Acabada (1981)
100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The film was to be a documentary, but evolved during production to a fictional film. It nevertheless adheres strictly to the poems and letters exchanged by two of the most outstanding names... See full summary »
25. Sem Sombra de Pecado (1983)
104 min | Drama
A young man from a high-bourgeois family, Henrique receives mysterious phone calls from a woman at the barracks where he is serving in the military, which attracts him to meetings without consequences.
26. Brandos Costumes (1975)
75 min | Drama
A portrait of the everyday life of a typical middle-class family in parallel with the fall of the "Estado Novo", the 48-year dictatorship led by Salazar. The daughters' conflicts and ... See full summary »
27. Aldeia da Roupa Branca (1939)
92 min | Comedy
The story of how Gracinda, a young washerwoman, tries to revitalize her decadent business with the help of Chico, for whom she's in love, and her uncle, who has a fiery rivalry with Quitéria, owner of another laundry business.
28. O Costa do Castelo (1943)
135 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
29. A Mulher do Próximo (1988)
84 min | Comedy, Romance
Two lovers meet again in strange circumstances, when she is a recent widow not particularly grieving, and he is a divorcée mourning his daughter. They reunite, only to break again - this time for good.
31. A Menina da Rádio (1944)
106 min | Comedy, Musical
Geninha and Fortunato are couple who loves music. He's a good songwriter, she sings well. Despite this, their parents hate each other and do not seem willing to allow their marriage, nor the creation of a local radio for them.
34. A Promessa (1973)
102 min | Drama
A couple of traditional fishermen are linked by a secret vote of chastity. One day, they take in a wounded gypsy man, out of their Christian piety. As time goes by, a relationship, and love... See full summary »
35. Cartas na Mesa (1975)
92 min | Drama
Jorge Lopes is a journalist in a Lisbon daily newspaper. He does story after story in the Portuguese capital, covering all the aspects of its life, accompanied when necessary by Antonio, his photographer.
36. Meus Amigos (1974)
131 min | Drama
Filmed just before the Carnation Revolution of 1974. Dark portrait of a group of friends who used to be colleagues at the University in 1962. Ten years later, they have lost all their ... See full summary »
37. 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.
39. Abel Escoto: Fragmentos de Vida e Obra (2009)
57 min | Documentary, Biography
The stories behind some Portuguese films and the acute commentary of a retired director of photography who devoted his entire life to moving images, since he created a projector machine with two lenses and a card box, age 10.
41. Vencer a Sombra (1996)
Shadow boxing - a technical term that, in the training of boxers, means facing an imaginary opponent, avoiding invisible blows and hitting the void. Joaquim Silveira, 38, ex-boxer, is the ... See full summary »
42. As Ruínas no Interior (1977)
107 min | Drama, War
During World War II, during a misty morning, near a fishermen's village, four children come across two RAF pilots ejected from a plane that crashed in the sea.
43. Ala-Arriba! (1942)
94 min | Drama, Romance
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...
45. O Trigo e o Joio (1965)
90 min | Drama
A sad and strong people living in the huge plains of Alentejo. Their endless struggle for bread, their nostalgic, bewitching songs and their daily toil to turn a dry, barren land into golden wheat fields.
49. O Elixir do Diabo (1962)
80 min | Action, Comedy
Alfred is a poor devil of a man, middle-aged, married, working and totally lacking ambition. In Hell, coming promotion time, a class devil must pass a test: tempting Alfred's soul into ... See full summary »
50. A Canção da Terra (1938)
115 min | Drama
In Porto Santo, a small island next to Madeira the drought rages and Gonçalves, a local farmer, tries to overcome the catastrophe, with the help of Bastiana, whom he dearly loves. João ... See full summary »