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3. Coitado do Jorge (1993)

110 min | Drama

One night Jorge will meet with a Japanese industrialist, who will allow him to abandon his teaching position and resume his chemical work. However, when he gets home he finds a person there.

Director: Jorge Silva Melo | Stars: Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Ángela Molina, Manuel Wiborg, Graziella Galvani

Votes: 18

4. Where the Sun Beats (1989)

88 min | Drama

Laura lives in Vouzela with her husband, a lot older than her. When Nuno, her brother, visits her, she realizes that Laura does not have a happy life.

Director: Joaquim Pinto | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Inês de Medeiros, Maria de Medeiros, Manuel Lobão

Votes: 56

5. Morning Undersea (1980)

127 min | Drama

Estefãnia is an old, rich, strict catholic woman, and when she sets her eyes on a couple of servants who have no means to bring up properly their youngest son, António, she decides to move ... See full summary »

Director: Lauro António | Stars: Eunice Muñoz, Vergílio Ferreira, Canto e Castro, Jacinto Ramos

Votes: 88

6. Quem Espera por Sapatos de Defunto Morre Descalço (1970)

34 min | Short, Drama

The tribulations of two friends who, in despair, start begging from door-to-door, and are given a bundle including, literally, a pair of deadman's shoes.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Antónia Brandão, Carlos Ferreiro, Carlos Porto, Elsa Figueiredo

Votes: 115

7. Trás-os-Montes (1976)

108 min | Drama

It's a docudrama with a poetic writing and non-linear narrative. Specifically, it's an "etnofiction": portraits the typical characters of Terra Fria, the North-east of Portugal, showing ... See full summary »

Directors: Margarida Cordeiro, António Reis | Stars: Albino S. Pedro, Carlos Margarido, Mariana Margarido, Luis Ferreira

Votes: 167

8. God's Comedy (1995)

170 min | Comedy, Drama

João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Cláudia Teixeira, João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas, Raquel Ascensão

Votes: 1,094

12. Nós por cá Todos Bem (1978)

80 min | Drama

A film crew goes to Várzea dos Amarelos visit the mother of the director, fixing some of the moments of the local life and listens to the old lady.

Director: Fernando Lopes | Stars: Zita Duarte, Vanda França, Adelaide João, Fernando Barradas

Votes: 22

13. O Rei das Berlengas (1978)

115 min | Comedy

The disastrous attempts of D. Lucas Telmo Midões to achieve in 1981 the independence of the Berlengas islands - lost eight centuries ago, during the conquests of D. Afonso Henriques.

Director: Artur Semedo | Stars: Mário Viegas, Zita Duarte, Senuel De Carvalho, Paula Guedes

Votes: 47

14. Tall Stories (1988)

91 min | Drama

A story of initiation and struggle with adulthood: on vacation at the inn of an aunt by the sea, Miguel meets Luísa, fisherman João and Dr. Fernando, three characters that will mark the entrance of his first "stone in his pocket.

Director: Joaquim Pinto | Stars: Inês de Medeiros, Isabel de Castro, Bruno Leite, Manuel Lobão

Votes: 58

15. Acto da Primavera (1963)

94 min | Drama

Local people of Curalha, a small village, keep a tradition of representing the Passion of Jesus, since and according to a 16th text.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Nicolau Nunes Da Silva, Ermelinda Pires, Maria Madalena, Amélia Chaves

Votes: 206

16. Centro Histórico (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

A feature film with four stories celebrating the city of Guimarães in the North of Portugal.

Directors: Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, Víctor Erice, Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Judite Araujo, Maria Fatima Braga Lima, Marco Carreira, Arlindo Fernandes

Votes: 250

18. Gebo et l'ombre (2012)

95 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Set in the late 19th century, about a honored but poor patriarch who sacrifices himself to protect his fugitive son.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michael Lonsdale, Claudia Cardinale, Jeanne Moreau, Leonor Silveira

Votes: 543

19. Painéis de São Vicente de Fora - Visão Poética (2010)

16 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

The characters from a historical piece of art come to life to discuss poignant themes such as war and world peace.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Ricardo Trêpa, Diogo Dória, Daniel Punilhas, Ângelo do Carmo

Votes: 71

20. The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Ana Maria Magalhães, Filipe Vargas, Isabel Ruth

Votes: 1,651 | Gross: $0.05M

21. Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (2009)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Romance

A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Ricardo Trêpa, Catarina Wallenstein, Diogo Dória, Júlia Buisel

Votes: 1,544

24. Cristóvão Colombo - O Enigma (2007)

75 min | Drama, History

A true story of a doctor and his wife who went on a journey in order to prove that discoverer Christopher Columbus was in fact Portuguese.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Baldaque, Manoel de Oliveira, Maria Isabel de Oliveira

Votes: 373

25. Rencontre unique (2007)

3 min | Short, Comedy

A special surreal encounter between Nikita Khrouchtchev and the Pope John XXIII.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michel Piccoli, João Bénard da Costa, Antoine Chappey

Votes: 70

27. O Improvável Não é Impossível (2006)

19 min | Short, Drama, Music

Film about Calouste Gulbenkian, produced for the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Votes: 28

28. Belle toujours (2006)

Not Rated | 68 min | Drama, Music

38 years after their last encounter, Henri Husson thinks he sees Séverine in a concert. He follows her and sadistically takes out a slow and painful revenge.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Baldaque

Votes: 944 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Do Visível ao Invisível (2005)

6 min | Short, Drama

On Avenida Paulista, two friends, Leon and Ricardo, meet each other. They try to talk, but either the cell phone belonging to one, or the cell phone belonging to the other rings, preventing... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leon Cakoff, Ricardo Trêpa

Votes: 33

30. Magic Mirror (2005)

137 min | Drama, Music

Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trêpa, Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Baldaque

Votes: 317

32. A Talking Picture (2003)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, History

75 Metascore

Lisbon, Marseilles, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Cairo, Aden, and Bombay. Along with a university teacher and her little daughter, we embark on a long journey, experiencing different cultures and civilizations.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Filipa de Almeida, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 1,855 | Gross: $0.01M

34. The Uncertainty Principle (2002)

133 min | Drama

Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Baldaque, Leonor Silveira, Isabel Ruth, Ricardo Trêpa

Votes: 360

35. Porto of My Childhood (2001)

61 min | Biography, Drama

The city of Porto viewed by the intimate eye of Manoel de Oliveira.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Jorge Trêpa, Ricardo Trêpa, Maria de Medeiros, Manoel de Oliveira

Votes: 449

36. I'm Going Home (2001)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Antoine Chappey

Votes: 1,630

37. Word and Utopia (2000)

130 min | Biography, History

The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Lima Duarte, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa, Miguel Guilherme

Votes: 348

38. The Letter (1999)

107 min | Drama

A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Pedro Abrunhosa, Antoine Chappey, Leonor Silveira

Votes: 635

40. Voyage to the Beginning of the World (1997)

91 min | Biography, Drama

Manoel is aging film director who travels with the film crew through Portugal in search of the origins of Afonso, a famous French actor whose father emigrated from Portugal to France and in... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Yves Gautier, Leonor Silveira, Diogo Dória

Votes: 659

41. Party (1996)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

The battle of the sexes? The forces of despair and seduction? On S. Miguel in the Azores, Rogério, a young man with old money, and his enigmatic wife Leonor host a garden party at their ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Irene Papas, Leonor Silveira, Rogério Samora

Votes: 274

42. The Convent (1995)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Mystery

The journey of Michael Padovic, an American professor who arrives with his wife, Helene, at a Portuguese convent where he expects to find the documents needed to prove his theory: ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira

Votes: 905 | Gross: $0.05M

43. A Caixa (1994)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

Stories of various individuals living in a poor district of Lisbon are intertwined with the sad life of a blind street vendor whose only means of support is his elm box.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Glicínia Quartin, Ruy de Carvalho, Beatriz Batarda

Votes: 372

44. Abraham's Valley (1993)

187 min | Drama

Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend. They move to ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Cécile Sanz de Alba, Luís Miguel Cintra, Ruy de Carvalho

Votes: 1,170

45. A Divina Comédia (1991)

140 min | Drama