TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series 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 650 TV shows/series (between 1952 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Brazil (468). Popular genres for Portuguese TV shows/series are Drama (294), Comedy (172) and Soap / Telenovela (139). Young Hearts (1995-), Anjo Selvagem (2001-2003), Avenida Brasil (2012), Ouro Verde (2017) and Caça Talentos (1996-1998) are among the best known & most successful Portuguese TV shows/series.

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Young Hearts(1995-)

30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Malhação is a Brazilian television series for the teenage audience. The soap started in 1995, and was set in a fictional Gym Club called Malhação on Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Through the years the location varied slightly. Although the name of the soap remains the same, it is now set in the Múltipla Escolha High School.

Anjo Selvagem(2001-2003)

40min per episode | Kids & Family
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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Avenida Brasil(2012)

1h 10min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Soap / Telenovela, Crime
4.0/5 (with 385 votes)

Brazil Avenue is a dynamic, lifelike, and modern telenovela that reveals how unrelenting ambition and inflicted cruelty can change a young girl’s destiny and lead her to seek revenge.

Ouro Verde(2017)

50min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Zé Maria Magalhães is an innocent young man who, suddenly, sees his dreams and family destroyed by a man's greed: Miguel Ferreira da Fonseca, a powerful banker. For 15 years, Zé Maria is forced to remain hidden, in a life of lies, in another country, imprisoned by the memories of the past, having to assume a new identity. Today, he is a great farmer, owner of the Ouro Verde empire, known as Jorge Monforte, and has become one of the richest men in Brazil. The course of time only fueled his desire for revenge, making him lose the sense of right and wrong and the ability to love. Fifteen years later, he returns to Portugal, ready to avenge the past and destroy Miguel Ferreira da Fonseca.

Directed by Hugo Balduíno de Sousa - With Diogo Morgado

Caça Talentos(1996-1998)

50min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -


45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama, Kids & Family
4.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Celebridade is a Brazilian telenovela that was produced and aired by TV Globo from October 13, 2003 to June 26, 2004, totaling 221 chapters. Featured Malu Mader, Marcos Palmeira, Cláudia Abreu, Fábio Assunção, Marcio Garcia, Deborah Secco, Juliana Paes, Marcelo Faria, Alexandre Borges, Júlia Lemmertz, Nathália Timberg, Bruno Gagliasso, Hugo Carvana, Nívea Maria, Juliana Knust and Deborah Evelyn in leading roles.

Tempos Modernos(2010)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama, Kids & Family

- No description / details available yet. -

A Grande Família(2001-2014)

1h per episode | Comedy
4.1/5 (with 5 votes)

A Grande Família is a Brazilian television comedy, and is one of the most watched primetime shows. The show airs on the Globo Network, and tells the story of a typical lower middle-class family living in a suburb neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. The family consists of a working father, Lineu, a housewife and mother, Nenê, their son Tuco, their daughter Bebel, and Bebel's fiancée, Agostinho, a taxi driver portrayed as the typical carioca malandro. The family's grandfather, Floriano, was written out of the story after the death of actor Rogério Cardoso. Since its debut on March 29, 2001, the show has broadcast 442 episodes and the thirteenth season starts on April 4, 2013. A Grande Família is the longest-running Brazilian sitcom. A movie based on the series premiered on January 10, 2007.

Boogie Oogie(2014-2015)

50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Pecado Mortal(2013-2014)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Caminhos do Coração(2020-)

0.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Caminhos do Coração is a Brazilian telenovela aired on Rede Record. Created by Tiago Santiago and directed by Alexandre Avancini, it was replaced by a spin-off called Os Mutantes: Caminhos do Coração, airing since June 3, 2008.

With Bianca Rinaldi

Pages of Life(2006)

50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama, Kids & Family
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Páginas da Vida is a Brazilian telenovela that was produced and aired by TV Globo from July 10, 2006 to March 2, 2007, totaling 203 chapters. The plot featured Regina Duarte as the protagonist, Lília Cabral as the antagonist, and Fernanda Vasconcellos, Thiago Rodrigues, Marcos Caruso, Ana Paula Arósio, José Mayer, Regiane Alves, Vivianne Pasmanter, Caco Ciocler, Marcos Paulo, Tarcísio Meira, Natália do Vale and Edson Celulari in the lead roles. The plot was nominated in 2007 for best actress International Emmy for the performance of Lília Cabral.

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3.6/5 (with 66 votes)

A mysterious and spiritual portrayal of one of the most intense and controversial stories in the Holy Bible: the end of the world.

With Igor Rickli

Dinossaurs & Robots(2011)

55min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

An innovative telenovela set against the backdrop of the discovery of ancient fossils by a top paleontologist and the invention of futuristic robots by a brilliant scientist.

Helena's Shadow(2014)

50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama

Laerte’s obsessive jealousy brings his relationship with Helena to an end on their wedding day. Twenty years later, he meets Luiza, the daughter of his long lost love. The two fall in love and stir up dormant feelings that profoundly affect Helena’s marriage and her relationship with her daughter. Defying everyone, Laerte and Luiza decide to follow their love to the highest bounds, leaving a trail of conflicts and pain along the way.

Roque Santeiro(1985-1986)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Comedy
4.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Roque Santeiro is a Brazilian primetime telenovela produced and broadcast by Rede Globo. It premiered on 24 June 1985 and ended on 22 February 1986, replacing Corpo a Corpo and was replaced by Selva de Pedra. It was created by Dias Gomes —based on a play O Berço do Herói (Hero's Cradle)— and starred Regina Duarte, Lima Duarte, José Wilker, Lucinha Lins, Yoná Magalhães, Paulo Gracindo, Armando Bógus, Cássia Kis Magro, Elizângela, Fábio Júnior, Lídia Brondi, Cláudio Cavalcanti, Cláudia Raia, Lutero Luiz, Maurício Mattar, Eloísa Mafalda and Ary Fontoura. It was directed by Paul Ubiratan and has co-written by Aguinaldo Silva. Roque Santeiro became a great success, and is recognized today as one of the best telenovelas of all time. It was distributed to many countries around the world, and had an audience of 60 million viewers, remaining until today as the most-watched show in the history of Brazilian television.

Duas Caras(2007-2008)

45min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In the past, as Adalberto Rangel, he met and seduced Maria Paula. With a calculated coldheart, he married her, stole her fortune, then abandoned her, unaware she was pregnant at the time. Ten years later, accompanied by her son Renato, Maria Paula plots to recover her dignity and to find justice by getting revenge against the indignities done to her.

Directed by Wolf Maya - With Dalton Vigh

Mulheres Apaixonadas(2003)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Mulheres Apaixonadas is a Brazilian soap opera which originally aired on Rede Globo from February 17, 2003 to October 11, 2003. A total of 203 episodes were created for the series.


50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama

Tropicaliente was a Brazilian soap opera produced and displayed at the time of 18 hours by Rede Globo, ran from May 16 to December 31, 1994, totaling 194 chapters. Written by Walter Negrao, in collaboration with Elizabeth Jhin, Angela Lamb, Mark Silver and directed by Vinicius Vianna and Blota Gonzaga, Marcelo Gomes and Roger Traverso. The general direction was Blota Gonzaga.

Alma Gêmea(2005-2006)

50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Alma Gêmea is a Brazilian telenovela that produced and broadcast by Rede Globo in 2005 and 2006. It was written by Walcyr Carrasco and directed by Jorge Fernando. Although the actors speak Portuguese, the program has been dubbed into other languages and syndicated internationally. It achieved record ratings for the 6 PM timeslot.


3.8/5 (with 51 votes)

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1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Belíssima is a Brazilian telenovela that was produced and aired by TV Globo between November 7, 2005 and July 8, 2006 as the "novel of the eight" of the station, with a total of 209 chapters. It was written by Sílvio de Abreu in collaboration with Sérgio Marques and Vinícius Vianna, directed by Flávia Lacerda, Gustavo Fernandez and Natália Grimberg, with the general direction of Carlos Araújo, Luiz Henrique Rios and Denise Saraceni. It was produced by Denise Saraceni core, with Carmen Righetto research. Featured Glória Pires, Fernanda Montenegro, Cláudia Abreu, Carolina Ferraz, Marcello Antony, Cláudia Raia, Reynaldo Gianecchini, Camila Pitanga, Alexandre Borges, Lima Duarte, Irene Ravache and Tony Ramos in the lead roles.

O Sétimo Guardião(2018)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

At first glance, Serro Azul may seem like just another typical inland town, quiet and surrounded by mountains, where technological advances such as internet and cell phones have not yet arrived. A place where anyone who passes does not pay much attention, not knowing what is missing, after all, a city that is near Greenville and Tubiacanga could not fail to have its peculiarities. The main one is a source with curative and rejuvenating properties, which is the outermost part of a gigantic aquifer, a huge reservoir of what is becoming the most precious possession of the Earth: water. This source is protected by seven guardians whose mission is to ensure that this wealth does not reach the wrong hands.

The Clone(2001-2002)

4.1/5 (with 4 votes)

O Clone is a Brazilian TV Series/Telenovela that ran on the Rede Globo Network from October 1, 2001 to June 15, 2002, airing 221 episodes.

Summer 90(2019)

55min per episode | Crime, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Tempo de Amar(2017-2018)

50min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family

- No description / details available yet. -


50min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Velho Chico(2016)

45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Precious Pearl(2013-2014)

50min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

In 1934 two supposed brothers survived an avalanche in the Himalayas: the millionaire Franz Hauser (Bruno Gagliasso), who is saved by Buddhist monks, and Manfred (Carmo Dalla Vecchia), rescued by a team of climbers. Manfred returns to Brazil with a terrible secret: he sabotaged Franz’s equipment in order to take his place in the family business. After an exhaustive search, Ernest Hauser gives his son up for dead and appoints his bastard son as the director of the Hauser Group.

Directed by Amora Mautner - With Bruno Gagliasso

Da Cor do Pecado(2004)

45min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Soap / Telenovela
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Da Cor do Pecado is a Brazilian telenovela that was produced and aired by TV Globo in the traditional schedule of 19 hours between January 26 and August 28, 2004 with 185 chapters.

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