Portuguese movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant portuguese movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, melancholic, psychological and touching films and TV shows about / with portuguese, dancing, society, kiss, drinking, mother son relationship, drink, friendship, father daughter relationship and death plots mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres shot in USA, Portugal, France and other countries.
portuguese movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as portuguese: Silence (2016), Burn! (1969), 1st Time 16mm (2008), All I Wish (2017), Accidental Love (2015), The Ornithologist (2016), The Age of Adaline (2015), Longwave (2013), Guernica (2016), WWE Survivor Series 1996 (1996).

List of portuguese movies

Silence (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Italy
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
Style: philosophical, bleak, suspense, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: christianity, missionary, crisis of faith, religious persecution, torture, culture clash, betrayal, japanese history, religion, doubt, portuguese, martyrdom ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Burn! (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: island, rebellion, bank, politics, betrayal, racism, revolution, assassination, imperialism, sugar, militant, plantation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, caribbean, europe, portugal
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1st Time 16mm (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Story: Miguel, a debutant director, and his young team live a series of tribulations during the shootings of their first film, which unrolls between Lisbon, Venice, Paris and Madrid.
Plot: cult, movie business, portuguese, film making
Place: portugal
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All I Wish (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman struggles to escape the clutches of her overbearing, co-dependent mother, while gradually falling for a sexy, sophisticated attorney.
Plot: swimsuit, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, game playing, dead husband, portuguese, beach volleyball, telephone call, telephone, dog, mother daughter relationship, singer ...
Place: santa monica california, paris france
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Accidental Love (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, DC. Sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, clever, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: politics, state affairs, fall in love, romance, society, legislation, idealism, rebellion, couples, fighting the system, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: usa, america, washington d.c., indiana
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The Ornithologist (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, France, Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Stranded along a sublime river fjord in northern Portugal, a hunky ornithologist is subjected to a series of brutal and erotic Stations-of-the-Cross-style tests.
Style: avant garde
Plot: homoeroticism, gay, bird, forest, gay sex, homosexuality, initiation, water, hunting, shot in the stomach, christian, owl ...
Place: portugal
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The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, immortality, love, love story, miraculous event, loneliness, impossible love, romance, destiny, single mother, aging, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, year 1954, year 1981, year 1937, future
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
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Longwave (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland, France, Portugal
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is April 1974 and Julie Dujonc-Renens, young feminist journalist and the cunning Joseph-Marie Cauvin, leading reporter for the Swiss radio, have been sent to Portugal to investigate Switzerland’s aid to poor countries. Sparks fly during the bus ...
Style: captivating, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: feminism, revolution, on the road, womanizer, countryside, rebellion, society, radio dj, portuguese, memory loss, male nudity, swiss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: portugal, france, sweden, europe, lisbon portugal
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Guernica (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: based on true events
Plot: journalist, civil war, war, war wound, spanish civil war, overhead shot, uncle niece relationship, bomb shelter, saving a life, clock, war violence, church bell ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937, year 1939, year 1975
Place: spain, basque country
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WWE Survivor Series 1996 (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Survivor Series (1996) was the tenth annual Survivor Series. It was presented by Milton Bradley's Karate Fighters, and took place on November 17, 1996, at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The main event was a standard wrestling ...
Plot: wrestling, feud, brother brother relationship, country singer, rattlesnake, champion, manager, face paint, maniac, french canadian, african american, king ...
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No One Twice (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Jorge Silva Melo has developed a viable, though highly intellectual mystery story about the world of art and culture and murder in this somewhat theatrical presentation. When German artist Bernd Hoffmann (Michael König) arrives in Lisbon ...
Plot: portuguese, painting, painter, german, search, theatre group, death
Place: lisbon portugal
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I Follow in My Father's Footsteps (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sauveur (Savior) needs someone to save him, and so he begins to look for his father, a fast- talking ladies' man. The son becomes attached to his misanthropic father, and soon a crippled woman photographer and a gigolo with a killer smile also ...
Plot: male objectification, womanizer, absent father, strip club, swindle, partner, highway, hold up, restaurant, money, photographer, father son relationship ...
Time: 1990s
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Ossos (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby’s safety to the troubled, deadbeat father, whose violent actions take the viewer on a tour of the foreboding, crumbling shantytown in which they live.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto life, babies and infants, vengeance, unwanted pregnancy, realism, drug abuse, society, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, baby ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, portugal, lisbon portugal
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: archaeology, jungle, tribe, expedition, explorer, journey, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, year 1954, 20th century, 1910s ...
Place: south america, england, ireland, france, bolivia ...
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The Pool (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A boy in abject poverty works in a hotel and becomes obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Panjim, Goa, India. His life gets turned upside-down when he attempts to meet the mysterious family who lives at the house.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, thought provoking
Plot: hotel, obsession, rich and poor, master and servant, social relations, human nature, social differences, society, street vendor, canoe, cleaning, kitten ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india
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April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.
Style: realistic, rough, thought provoking, tense, serious
Plot: rebellion, militant, revolution, political unrest, society, rebelliousness, politics, siblings relations, state affairs, against humanity, soldier, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa
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Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: orphan, village, friendship, spanish civil war, forbidden love, family life, coming of age, friends, family relations, single parent, youth, culture clash ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, usa, europe, new york, galicia
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Lisbon (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joao sells video tapes in road bars between Portugal and Spain. One day he finds a middle aged woman in the middle of nowhere. Somebody is looking for her and she has to escape to Lisboa. But what is the secret of this woman? Why does she want to go ...
Style: realistic, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: on the road, crimes, couple relations, mysterious character, deadly, couples, family problems, chases and races, dangerous attraction, opposites attract, woman in danger, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, portugal
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Silence (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and search for their mentor.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: christianity, disorder, religions or cults, clergy, fish out of water, life is a bitch, human nature, society, culture clash, danger, religious persecution, loss of faith ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
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In Vanda's Room (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: With the intimate feel of a documentary and the texture of a Vermeer painting, In Vanda’s Room takes an unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: urban, misfit, society, city life, down on your luck, social misfits, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, heroin addict ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
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My Brother... Nikhil (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Famous swimmer Nikhil Kapoor (Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS.
Style: serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: swimming, gays and lesbians, athlete's life, love and romance, criminal heroes, family in crisis, immigrants, couples, family problems, family life, ambition, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1987, year 1994
Place: india, goa india
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The King Maker (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1547 Fernando De Gama, a young "Soldier of Fortune" from Portugal, set sail for the ient in an effort to find a man who murdered his father and, with luck, like many of their compatriots, to make his fortune. A vicious storm in the Indian ...
Style: realistic, epic, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: romance, adventure, escapades, state affairs, love and romance, master warrior, rivalry, treasure hunt, chases and races, adventurer, dishonesty, royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: thailand, asia
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Jamesy Boy (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted ...
Style: sincere, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, friendship, prison life, crimes, confined, crime, teaching the ways of the world, friends, power relations, redemption, mentor, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Shock Treatment (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Doctors at a rejuvenation clinic discover a formula that will prevent aging. However, it involves harvesting the blood and body parts of young men, a process that the doctors aren't particularly averse to.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, power relations, under the surface, mad scientist, doctors and patients, mystery, healing power, resort, cliff, bubble bath, beach ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
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I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: solitude, injustice, convent, burned alive, intrigue, writer's life, feminism, rebelliousness, society, haunted by the past, religions or cults, forbidden love ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo, israel ...
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Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, sincere, serious ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, urban, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
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A Talking Picture (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter ...
Style: realistic, talky, psychological, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: cruise, ship, greek, family relations, legends and myths, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, couples, self discovery, introspection, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2001
Place: ottoman empire, morocco, marseille, africa, greece ...
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Foreign Land (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, a young Brazilian decides to leave his country and travel to her native land. In a foreign land, he finds love and danger.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: on the run, social differences, gang, crimes, gangsters, interracial relations, crime, love and romance, romance, espionage, against the odds, couples ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: brazil, spain, latin america, europe, sao paulo brazil ...
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Will Our Heroes Be Able to Find Their Friend Who Has Mysteriously Disappeared in Africa (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A rich businessman is fed up with work, family, society, and goes with a friend to Africa, in search of another friend who had vanished there in mysterious circumstances. They will find him alright - as a tribal chief, surrounded with lots of ...
Style: surprise ending, italian comedy
Plot: third world, social issues, family crisis, female nudity, parody, soldier, friendship, portuguese, african, odd couple, jungle, french ...
Place: africa, kenya
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Four Days in September (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the ...
Style: talky, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, terrorism, brazilian, freedom, hostages, confined, state affairs, missing person, crimes, heroes, political unrest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, year 1967 ...
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil, algeria, mexico city, lisbon portugal ...
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