Movies: Best Movies in Portuguese(Português)

Portuguese (endonym: português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language of the Indo-European language family originating from the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe, and has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau. Portuguese-speaking people or nations are known as "Lusophones" (lusófonos). As the result of expansion during colonial times, a cultural presence of Portuguese speakers is 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. With approximately 230 million native speakers and 25–30 million second language speakers, Portuguese has approximately 250 million total speakers. It is usually listed as the fifth-most spoken native language, the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of native speakers and the second-most spoken Romance language in the world, surpassed only by Spanish. Being the second most widely spoken language in South America and the most-spoken language in the Southern Hemisphere, it is also t... ()

Portuguese is spoken in Brazil and Portugal and 11,188 movies (between 1896 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Brazil (6,926). Popular genres for Portuguese movies are Drama (3,561), Documentary (2,915) and Comedy (1,694). 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
3.9/5 (with 783 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
4.1/5 (with 220 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
3.8/5 (with 231 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
3.6/5 (with 146 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)

2h 10min | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 3,184 votes)

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

My Mom Is a Character(2013)

1h 25min | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 298 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.

Elite Squad(2007)

| 1h 55min | Drama, Action, Crime
4.0/5 (with 977 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 34 votes)

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Directed by Roberto Santucci


| 2h 28min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 249 votes)

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2.5/5 (with 67 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). 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)

3.6/5 (with 159 votes)

Zero is a brilliant scientist, but unfortunate because 20 years ago was publicly humiliated and lost in college Helena 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 363 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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A Dog's Will(2000)

1h 44min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
4.2/5 (with 479 votes)

The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small in Northeastern Brazil. When they die, they have to be judged by Christ, the Devil and the Virgin Mary before they are admitted to paradise.

Cine Holliúdy(2013)

1h 31min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 30 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)

3.9/5 (with 9 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, ...

Lula, the Son of Brazil(2010)

2h 10min | Drama, History
2.8/5 (with 35 votes)

The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politicians in Brazilian history.


| 1h 35min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 52 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
3.9/5 (with 22 votes)

Three mothers see their reality become completely, they are: Ruth, whose teenage son, Raul, faces problems with drugs; Elisa, trying to make up for the absence of her husband giving full attention to the child, the little Theo, and Lara, teacher who faces the dilemma of an unplanned pregnancy. These three women, living in different times of their lives, seeking comfort next to Chico Xavier. And Karl reporter remains insisting on interviewing the medium, even without being prepared for it.

Noah's Ark(2024)

1h 24min | Animation, Music, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

A pair of mice attempt to board Noah's Ark: Vini, a charismatic poet with terrible stage fright, and Tito, a talented and charming guitarist. When the rains come, only one male and one female of each species is allowed on Noah's Ark. With the help of an ingenious cockroach and fate's good luck, Vini and Tito sneak their way onto the Ark and together avert a showdown among the ships carnivores and plant eaters. All the while, the animals perform a series of classic songs inspired by world renowned poet, Vinicius de Moraes. Can these talented stowaways use music to break the tension and help these cooped up creatures survive the 40 days and 40 nights together?

The Awakener(2018)

1h 48min | Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 61 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
3.9/5 (with 131 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 141 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
3.6/5 (with 78 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.

Two Rabbits(2012)

1h 48min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 58 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
3.1/5 (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 and Guto Against the Space Monsters(2005)

2.4/5 (with 7 votes)

With the help from his little guardian angel, Xuxinha, a 7-year old boy called Guto faces the terrible garbage eating monsters from the planet XYZ in the first-ever animated Xuxa film.

Directed by Moacyr Góes

The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell(2010)

1h 44min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 18 votes)

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


2h 7min | Drama, Music
3.2/5 (with 7 votes)

You already know the legendary singer. For the first time, you'll get to know the woman behind the myth.

The Way He Looks(2014)

| 1h 36min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 434 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, ...
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