1960s Portuguese-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 49 movies or TV shows/series

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Hunger for Love(1968)

1h 13min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

An extended research tour of US university film programs introduced dos Santos to the American avant-garde filmmakers, among them Jonas Mekas and Stan Brakhage, who would directly inspire his formally radical adaptation of an allegorical short story about adultery and colonialism by Guilherme de Figueiredo. Filmed in both Manhattan and Brazil and set against the background of the Vietnam War and its protests, Hunger for Love uses a rigorously abstract soundtrack and narrative structure to evoke the acute paranoia of the period building up to the December 1968 military coup that tipped Brazil perilously close to a conservative dictatorship. With its harsh critique of the decadent tendencies of the Sixties counterculture, Hunger for Love offers a key expression of the self-consciously “ideological” phase of Cinema Novo. -Harvard Film Archive.

Black God, White Devil(1964)

3.6/5 (with 62 votes)

Wanted for killing his boss, Manuel flees with his wife Rosa to the sertão, the barren landscape of Northern Brazil. Thrust into a primordial violent region, Manuel and Rosa come under the influence and control of a series of frightening figures.

Barren Lives(1963)

1h 40min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 38 votes)

In vivid images, the documentary-like story of a drover and his family in the northern badlands of Brazil during the drought. A family in the search of new hope and destiny.


1h 50min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 35 votes)

Born a fully grown black man in a village in the Brazilian jungle, Macunaíma later magically transforms into a white man before making an adventure-filled trip to the city of São Paulo. Once there, he becomes something of a dandy, falling in love with Ci, a revolutionary who dies in an accidental bombing. After robbing a ruthless industrialist, Macunaima returns to his village where he finds his newly acquired knowledge and possessions of little use.

Entranced Earth(1967)

1h 46min | Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 44 votes)

Eldorado, a fictitious country in America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins opposes two equally corrupt political candidates: a pseudopopulist and a conservative. In this context, Paulo is torn between the madness of the elite and the blind submission of the masses. But, in this complex tropical reality, nothing really is what it seems to be.

Antonio das Mortes(1969)

1h 40min | Drama, Action, History
3.4/5 (with 33 votes)

A new incarnation of Cangaceiro bandits, led by Coirana, has risen in the badlands. A blind landowner hires Antônio to wipe out his old nemesis. Yet after besting Coirana and accompanying the dying man to his mountain hideout, Antônio is moved by the plight of the Cangaceiro’s followers. The troubled hitman turns revolutionary, his gun and machete aimed towards his former masters.

At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul(1964)

1h 24min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 36 votes)

Coffin Joe terrorizes a small peasant community in his search for the perfect woman to bear him a child.

The Given Word(1962)

1h 38min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 46 votes)

Zé is a very poor man whose most prized possession is his donkey. When his donkey falls terminally ill, Zé makes a promise to Saint Bárbara: If his donkey recovers, he will carry a cross - like Jesus - all the way from his city to Saint Bárbara's church, in the state capital. Upon the recovery of his donkey, Zé leaves on his journey. He makes it to the church, but the priest refuses to accept the cross once he discovers the context of Zé's promise.

The Strange World of Coffin Joe(1968)

1h 20min | Horror
2.8/5 (with 5 votes)

Coffin Joe presents an anthology film which tells three macabre tales, all delightfully demented, perverted and grotesque.

Directed by José Mojica Marins - With José Mojica Marins, Mário Lima, Messias de Mello

The Red Light Bandit(1968)

1h 32min | Crime, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 20 votes)

Born and raised in the misery of Brazilian slums, Jorge becomes a luxury house burglar in São Paulo and gets nicknamed "The Red Light Bandit" by the sensationalist press. In addition to wearing a red flashlight, he talks to his hostages in an irreverent tone and makes bold breakthroughs to later spend the money extravagantly. His world is the decadent neighbourhood of Boca do Lixo.

Directed by Rogério Sganzerla

The Green Years(1963)

1h 31min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Nineteen-year-old Julio heads to Lisbon from the provinces and gets a job as a shoemaker for his uncle Raul. But when he meets Ilda, a confident young housemaid who becomes a regular shop visitor, his working-class values collide with the bourgeois trappings of modern life.

São Paulo, S.A.(1965)

1h 51min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 17 votes)

Carlos is a young man from the São Paulo middle class who works for a big company during a time when foreign automobile industries were settling in Brazil. Shortly after, he accepts a job at a factory that makes automobile parts, where he becomes manager. To a certain extent, he is a family man who works hard, earns well and lives unsatisfied. Without any prospects in his life to change the condition he rejects, his last resort is escaping.

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Killed the Family and Went to the Movies(1969)

1h 18min | Drama, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

A man living with his parents in a low middle-class apartment in Rio de Janeiro coldly stabs them with a razor and then goes to the movies. Marcia, a rich and dissatisfied young woman, takes advantage of a trip from her husband to go to her home in Petrópolis, where she receives a visit from an old friend, Regina.

Directed by Júlio Bressane - With Renata Sorrah

This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse(1967)

1h 49min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 22 votes)

Coffin Joe is still looking for the perfect woman to give birth to a son of his, and, cleared of the past crimes in At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul, keeps terrorizing the people in his small town with his iconoclast and sadistic practices.

The ABC of Love(1967)

1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Film that includes three short films by different authors about love: "O pacto" by Eduardo Coutinho, "Terrible Night" by Rodolfo Kuhn, and "Magic World" by Helvio Soto.

All the Women in the World(1966)

1h 30min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

Womanizer suddenly finds a woman who makes him change the way he looks at women. He falls in love, and believes she is in fact all women in one. Because of that, he has to face an important decision: to go on with his old life or embrace this special relationship and become a monogamous man.

The Turning Wind(1962)

1h 18min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

In Bahia, an educated black man returns to his home fishing village to try and free people from mysticism, in particular the Candomblé religion, which he considers a factor of political and social oppression, with tragic outcome.

The Unscrupulous Ones(1962)

1h 40min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

Upon learning that his rich dad is on the brink of bankruptcy, spoiled Vavá summons his friend Jandir with a plan to get some quick cash: they will blackmail an uncle of Vavá by taking compromising photos of his lover, Leda.

Men and Women(1964)

1h 33min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 10 votes)

Two friends take two prostitutes for a night of pleasure. But the night turns out to be frustrating for all involved, as much bitterness is revealed in their conversation and attitudes, uncovering their anguish and deeper feelings, and the emptiness of their lives.

The Guns(1964)

1h 20min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 12 votes)

A group of armed soldiers is sent to the Northeast of Brazil in an attempt to stop a famine-struck population from invading and stealing a food deposit in the dry backlands. While the alienation and insanity of people driven to hallucination by their latent hunger is conducted by the predictions of a religious figure, a truck driver observes the situation and remains torn between his friendship with the soldiers and his revolt against the lack of government action in fighting the misery that lingers over the region.

Directed by Ruy Guerra - With Átila Iório

The Fifth Power(1962)

3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Foreign country wants to perpetrate a coup in Brazil. They employ a new technique of subliminal messages, which are transported along with radio and TV waves. In no time, the population gets deranged and the country dives into ultimate chaos. Only a few people who don't watch television nor listen to radio are immune to it, and have the responsibility to abort the scheme, without really knowing what they're dealing with.

The Priest and the Girl(1966)

1h 30min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 12 votes)

In a small town in Minas Gerais, the arrival of a young priest causes a commotion in the conservative atmosphere of the place, aggravated by the sudden attraction this priest feels for a beautiful girl. This forbidden love affair soon turns into an unbridled passion.

Garrincha: Joy of the People(1962)

3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

Documentary about the most famous dribbler in Brazilian Soccer (some say in Soccer's history!) at the zenith of his career, showing classic scenes of 1958 and 1962 World Cup. Garrincha was a very original and talented player, having curved legs. Women and alcohol were his passion, and the cause of his later decadence. After a glorious career, he died in financial misery, forgotten.

Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade - With Garrincha

The Crime of Aldeia Velha(1964)

1h 55min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Set in a little remote village, where everyone is very religious and primitive, it tells the story of Joana, the most beautiful girl in village. She is badly regarded by all other women because they envy her and her affairs with men. As soon as accidents start happening involving her (at some point, she holds an already sick baby and he eventually dies), the women (and slowly, men too) in the village start claiming that she is possessed by the devil. At first,she doesn't believe it. They ask for two priests to exorcise her, but they leave and say to the people that she isn't possessed at all, and that people need to relax. But, little by little, they start convincing Joana that she is really possessed and she starts entering a stage of slight madness and behaving like she is. So, people "believing" that she isn't going to die, and that the demon will leave her body, with her permission, they end up burning her alive...

The Hunt(1964)

21min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 6 votes)

Two friends decide to go hunting but without guns, so that no accident will happen. As they stroll and talk, one of them falls into a hole in a hidden marshland. His friend runs away, and manages to gather a number of men that were in the vicinity. They form a human chain to pull the victim out, but their affliction mounts, as they have no strategy for doing it, and they can't understand each other.

Directed by Manoel de Oliveira

The Amorous Ones(1968)

1h 40min | Drama
2.4/5 (with 2 votes)

An anguished university student in his early 30's ponders the state of his life in light of his relationships with a politicized classmate, a TV actress selling the image of a femme fatale and his bourgeois sister.

Dom Roberto(1962)

1h 42min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

João Barbela is poor man who lives out of charity - what coins the people of Lisbon's popular districts give him as 'pay' for his puppeteering work. For the kids, he is like a king, Dom Roberto = puppet). When he meets Maria, an equally poor girl, he fancies to change her life, and get her a house, maybe marrying, and being happy together.Life does not exactly have a happy ending, like he managed with his puppets 5-minute plays...

Death Commands Brigandage(1960)

1h 40min | Action, Western
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A man's farm is attacked and his mother gets killed. Looking for revenge, he goes about chasing the men who killed her.

Directed by Carlos Coimbra - With Alberto Ruschel

The Hour and Turn of Augusto Matraga(1965)

1h 54min | Action, Drama, Western
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Augusto Matraga is a violent agressive farmer who, after being betrayed by his wife and trapped by several enemies, is bitten up and left for dead, being rescued by a couple of humble small farmers who nurse him for a long time until he is well again. Influenced by the couple, Matraga starts a long penitent life while waiting for his hour and chance to payback, starting a fight between his violent nature, his hidden desire of vengeance and the mysticism and goodness which is also part of him.

Proezas de Satanás na Vila de Leva-e-Traz(1967)

1h 20min | Comedy
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

In the village of Leva-e-Traz, the discovery of a oil field is responsible for a mass evasion of the townspeople. Left are the old and incapable for the extraction job. When the local priest announces he, too, is leaving the town, Satan emerge thrilled with the chance of overtaking the place.

Directed by David Neves
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