Movies: Best Movies in Portuguese(Português)

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a western Romance language of the Indo-European language family, originating in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is an official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe, 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 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 in its lexicon. With approximately 230 million native speakers and 25-30 million second language speakers, Portuguese has approximately 260 million total speakers. It is usually listed as the sixth-most spoken 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 most widely spoken language in South America and all of the Southern Hemisphere, it is also the second-most spoken la... ()

Portuguese is spoken in Brazil and Portugal and 10,870 movies (between 1896 and 2023) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Brazil (6,703). Popular genres for Portuguese movies are Drama (3,434), Documentary (2,843) and Comedy (1,624). 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 3,161 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 33 votes)

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Directed by Roberto Santucci

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 157 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.

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.

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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.

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
4.0/5 (with 130 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 433 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
2.3/5 (with 11 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

The Movie of My Life(2017)

1h 53min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 53 votes)

The sierras of southern Brazil, 1963. The son of an French man and a Brazilian woman, Tony is a young man with a profound love of cinema and poetry. After graduating from college he returns to his small town in rural Brazil, to find out that his father had left for good, back to France. Tony then looks for the company of his fathers friends in search of information and references of a lost male role-model. He becomes a school teacher and a male figure to kids, in an attempt to provide them with something he lacks himself. A series of developments lead him to a surprising final lead on his fathers' whereabouts and reasons for leaving.

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