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Movies: Best Movies in Portuguese(Português)

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is the sole official language of Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Brazil, while having co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau. A Portuguese-speaking person or nation is referred to as "Lusophone" (lusófono). As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found around the world. Portuguese is part of the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia and the County of Portugal, and has kept some Celtic phonology and its lexicon. With approximately 215 to 220 million native speakers and 50 million L2 speakers, Portuguese has approximately 270 million total speakers. It is usually listed as the sixth-most spoken language and the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of native speakers. Being the most widely spoken language in South America and all of the Southern Hemisphere, it is also the second-most spoken language, after Spanish, in Latin America, one of the 10 most spoken languages in Africa, and is an officia... ()

Portuguese is spoken in Brazil and Portugal and 9,087 movies (between 1908 and 2022) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Brazil (5,440). Popular genres for Portuguese movies are Drama (2,859), Documentary (2,239) and Comedy (1,363). Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), My Mom is a Character 3 (2019), My Mom is a Character 2 (2016), The Ten Commandments: The Movie (2016) and City of God (2002) are among the best known & most successful Portuguese movies.


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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within(2010)

1h 55min | Drama, Action, Crime
4.0/5 (with 646 votes)

After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.

My Mom is a Character 3(2019)

1h 51min | Comedy
4.2/5 (with 141 votes)

Dona Hermínia will have to rediscover and reinvent herself because her children are forming new families. This supermom will have to deal with a new life scenario: Marcelina is pregnant and Juliano is getting married.

My Mom is a Character 2(2016)

1h 36min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 211 votes)

Dona Hermínia is back, but now rich and famous since she is the host of her own successful TV show. However, the overprotective character will have to deal with her children's departures, as Marcelina and Juliano decide to move out. In counterpart, she will welcome, as a visitor, her sister Lúcia Helena, who's been living in New York.

Directed by César Rodrigues

The Ten Commandments: The Movie(2016)

2h | Drama
3.7/5 (with 68 votes)

Follows Moses leading and conducting the Hebrew people from the slavery of Egypt to the freedom towards the Promised Land according to the Ancient Testament Bible book of the Exodus. The story told like never before is faithful to the Scriptures.

City of God(2002)

R
| 2h 10min | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 2,602 votes)

Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

My Mom is a Character: The Film(2013)

1h 25min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 262 votes)

After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.

Vanity Fair(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 131 votes)

Beautiful, funny, passionate, and calculating, Becky is the orphaned daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl. She yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and resolves to conquer English society by any means possible. A mere ascension into the heights of society is simply not enough. So Becky finds a patron in the powerful Marquess of Steyne whose whims enable Becky to realise her dreams. But is the ultimate cost too high for her?

Elite Squad(2007)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama, Action, Crime
4.1/5 (with 784 votes)

In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.

Um Suburbano Sortudo(2016)

1h 40min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 23 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Roberto Santucci

Trap.com(2011)

2.6/5 (with 57 votes)

Exposed by his girlfriend through a video on the Internet, Bruno tries to revive his reputation, but all he can do is get into a series of traps (Cilada, in Portuguese). Cilada.com is a comedy about love and betrayal that shows the power of the Internet to transform small intimacies and slips in fame and constraints globalized.

The Man from the Future(2011)

3.7/5 (with 117 votes)

Zero (Wagner Moura) is a brilliant scientist, but unfortunate because 20 years ago was publicly humiliated and lost in college Helena (Alinne Moraes) the love of his life. One day, an accidental experience with one of his inventions makes him travel in time, more precisely, to the past. After the chance to change his story, Zero returns to this totally changed.

Central Station(1998)

1h 53min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 287 votes)

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

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Cine Holliúdy(2013)

1h 31min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

During the seventies, the massive arrival of television in the Brazilian countryside puts in jeopardy the business of running small movie theaters. Francisgleydisson is the owner of Cine Holliudy, and he must be extremely creative to keep his passion for cinema alive.

D.P.A. 2: O Filme: O Mistério Italiano(2018)

1h 33min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Our Consul in Havana(2019)

1h 50min | Drama

The film is liberally inspired by the period when Eça de Queiroz was Portuguese Consul in Cuba, when still a Spanish colony. Eça de Queiroz struggles against local authorities in his defense of Chinese workers, brought to the sugar plantations by greedy middlemen and exploited as slaves. Two parallel stories unfold, that of a Chinese girl which Eça de Queiroz saves from the clutches of one of the island’s most powerful slave owners, and the other of a romance involving a young American woman on holidays in Havana.

Directed by Francisco Manso - With Elmano Sancho, Jorge Pinto, Luísa Cruz, António Capelo, Joaquim Nicolau, João Lagarto, ...

VIPs(2011)

G
| 1h 35min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 46 votes)

A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.

As Mães de Chico Xavier(2011)

1h 50min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 16 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Awakener(2018)

1h 48min | Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 47 votes)

Miguel is a federal agent, highly trained and skilled in weapons. After experiencing trauma in his personal life, he sets out on a journey of revenge, assuming the identity of a masked vigilante. The Awakener decides to do justice with his own hands by exterminating corrupt politicians.

Invisible Life(2019)

2h 19min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 98 votes)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950. In the conservative home of the Gusmão family, Eurídice and Guida are two inseparable sisters who support each other. While Guida can share with her younger sister the details of her romantic adventures, Eurídice finds in her older sister the encouragement she needs to pursue her dream of becoming a professional pianist.

Till Luck Do Us Part(2012)

1h 44min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 120 votes)

Check out the hilarious story of luck and misadventures of Tino, a family man whose life is transformed after he wins the lottery. Dazzled by wealth, this boaster spends all his money on a life of luxury and ostentation. But after finding out that he is bankrupt, he faces comical situations: besides not telling his wife he is broke because she is pregnant and cannot get upset, Tino must accept help from his neighbor who is an extremely thrifty financial adviser and the only one capable of getting him out of the rut.

Directed by Roberto Santucci

Last Stop 174(2008)

1h 48min | Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 61 votes)

Sandro was a boy who loved to sing rap, to kiss, to stare the statue of Christ the Redeemer and dreamed to go visit Copacabana. Growing up on streets, the story culminates at the infamous episode of 12th June 2000, when Sandro hijacked bus 174.

Directed by Bruno Barreto - With Douglas Silva

Two Rabbits(2012)

1h 48min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 46 votes)

Edgar is a young upper-middle class man, close to completing 30 years old, he lives a full life crisis and is in a position common to the vast majority of Brazilians. On the one hand the power, represented by a corrupt state, abusive and absent in their taxes before their obligations. On the other, crime increasingly organized violence became a constant in the lives of citizens in large cities. Edgar responds to all this as a modern vigilante. With the help of ingredients such as technology, counter-information and manipulation, Edgar concocts a brilliant plan, using the greed of their opponents as the reason for its destruction. As the plot unfolds, we know more about the dark past of each character as Edgar fit the pieces together in an intriguing puzzle that makes up the film's plot.

Call Girl(2007)

2h 25min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 8 votes)

A powerful entrepreneur wants to build an exclusive resort hotel in Villanova, but he discovers the location he has in mind is protected by local land-use regulations. He hires Maria, a beautiful and elegant prostitute, to seduce the mayor, leaving him open to blackmail if he won't give the entrepreneur what he wants. Maria has no trouble twisting Meireles around her finger, but police detectives Madeira and Neves get wind of the plan and set out to expose the plot...

Xuxinha e Guto contra os Monstros do Espaço(2005)

2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

With the help from his little guarding angel, Xuxinha, a 7-year old boy called Guto faces the terrible garbage eating monsters, from the planet XYZ, which is in a galaxy distant from ours.

Directed by Moacyr Góes

The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell(2010)

1h 44min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 16 votes)

Friends of the recently deceased Quincas take their pal's body on one last tour of his favorite spots in Brazil's Bahia.

The Way He Looks(2014)

NR
| 1h 36min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 386 votes)

Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans.

Directed by Daniel Ribeiro - With Ghilherme Lobo, Fábio Audi, Tess Amorim, Selma Egrei, Eucir de Souza, Naruna Costa, ...

High School Musical: The Challenge(2010)

1h 30min | Music, Romance / Love
2.1/5 (with 7 votes)

A new school year begins; students are invited to the first music competition, but only one band can win.

Directed by César Rodrigues - With Wanessa Camargo

Os Parças 2(2019)

1h 30min | Comedy
4.1/5 (with 11 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Tank(2020)

- No description / details available yet. -

Não Se Preocupe Nada Vai Dar Certo(2011)

1h 39min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Lalau (Gregório Duvivier) viaja pelo interior do Brasil se apresentando com um show de piadas. Seu pai, Ramon Velasco (Tarcísio Meira), também é um comediante do show e empresário do filho. Certo dia, Lalau recebe uma proposta milionária para usar seus talentos e fingir ser um famoso Guru em uma palestra motivacional. Em nome da grana, ele aceita a proposta rapidinho mas algo não dá certo e Lalau precisa mais uma vez da ajuda de seu pai que, nas situações mais complicadas, solta o velho bordão: "Não se preocupe, nada vai dar certo".

Directed by Hugo Carvana
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