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1. The Falls (1980)

Not Rated | 195 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

92 BBC documentary-style shorts that record the lives of 92 victims of the VUE (Violent Unexplained Event), each with last names beginning with "Fall."

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Peter Westley, Aad Wirtz, Michael Murray, Lorna Poulter

Votes: 1,270

2. Uma Abelha na Chuva (1972)

75 min | Drama

A married couple of rich and depressed noblemen destroy the lives of their servants out of spite.

Director: Fernando Lopes | Stars: Laura Soveral, João Guedes, Zita Duarte, Ruy Furtado

Votes: 216

3. The Green Years (1963)

91 min | Drama

Julio, aged nineteen, has just left the provinces to settle down in the outskirts of Lisbon. He lives there in a poor area with his uncle Afonso and starts working as an apprentice ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Rocha | Stars: Rui Gomes, Isabel Ruth, Ruy Furtado, Paulo Renato

Votes: 488

4. Robinson in Ruins (2010)

101 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A tour around England featuring images of nature and various industrialized and militarized settings.

Director: Patrick Keiller | Star: Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 147

5. Torre Bela (1975)

105 min | Documentary

The rise and fall of a revolutionary cooperative movement established in a large private farm in Ribatejo, Portugal, from March to December 1975 (most part of the land occupations occurred ... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Harlan, Jacques d'Arthuys, Anna Devoto, Luc Mohler, Luisa Orioli | Stars: Thomas Harlan, Maria Vitória, José Neves Paiva, Herculano Valada Martins

Votes: 83

7. Mudar de Vida (1966)

90 min | Drama

After a stint in the army fighting in Angola, a soldier comes home to find his sweetheart has married his brother. He makes advances towards his sister-in-law, but she turns him down. ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Rocha | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Isabel Ruth, Maria Barroso, João Guedes

Votes: 239

8. Sunday Afternoon (1966)

90 min | Drama, Romance

Reflections on life and death through the eyes of a medicine doctor, researcher on blood deseases, under the anguish of consulting a terminally ill young woman.

Director: António de Macedo | Stars: Isabel de Castro, Ruy de Carvalho, Isabel Ruth, Alexandre Passos

Votes: 72

9. Jaime (1974)

35 min | Short, Documentary

A documentary about a deceased psychiatric patient, Jaime Fernandes.

Director: António Reis | Stars: Evangelina Gil Delgado, Jaime Fernandes

Votes: 177

10. Ruínas (2009)

60 min | Documentary

Fragments of spaces, buildings and structures, memories and remains of past eras, places of work or leisure now inhabited by our memories alone, or really forgotten. Dead things or living ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Mozos

Votes: 96

11. Labor on the Douro River (1931)

20 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto.

Director: Manoel de Oliveira

Votes: 612

12. Ana (1982)

115 min | Drama

It is a sincere and naive film that combines the themes of nature-man, modernism-man in Rilke's poets with a local narrative.

Directors: Margarida Cordeiro, António Reis | Stars: Ana Maria Martins Guerra, Manuel Ramalho Eanes, Octávio Lixa Filgueiras, Aurora Alfonso

Votes: 105

13. Hapax Legomena II: Poetic Justice (1972)

31 min | Short

This Experiment is a Scenario who Have 4 Act titled (1-4) Tableau. Poetic Justice is story about lovers who holding camera, Third Tableau is have Middle Shot and other Tableau is on various camera shot.

Director: Hollis Frampton

Votes: 241

14. 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)

110 min | Drama, History, War

Episodes from entire military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks as a professorish soldier recounts them while marching through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Diogo Dória, Miguel Guilherme, Luís Lucas

Votes: 800

15. Vertical Features Remake (1978)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy

Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films. An attempt is made to "reconstruct" a proposed, but never made, film ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Star: Colin Cantlie

Votes: 533

16. 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

17. A Tale of the Wind (1988)

80 min | Documentary

An elderly, asthmatic filmmaker travels to China, hoping to film the wind.

Director: Joris Ivens | Stars: Joris Ivens, Henxiang Han, Zhuang Liu, Delong Wang

Votes: 708

18. Dog's Dialogue (1977)

22 min | Short

A charming tale of murder, perversity and narrative echoes told through shots of barking dogs and a La jetée-like series of stills.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Eva Simonet, Robert Darmel, Silke Humel, Frank Lesne

Votes: 423

19. The Jester (1987)

120 min | Drama

Set four years after the Portuguese revolution and the simultaneous loss of the Portuguese empire in Africa, the story concerns a director who sells guns to finance his play.

Director: José Álvaro Morais | Stars: Fernando Heitor, Paula Guedes, Luís Lucas, Carlos Farinha

Votes: 62

20. Robinson in Space (1997)

82 min | Documentary

Robinson is commissioned to investigate the unspecified "problem of England." The narrator describes his seven excursions, with the unseen Robinson, around the country. They mainly ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Keiller | Star: Paul Scofield

Votes: 277

21. Blood (1989)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital. They don't seem to remember their mother, and are very... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira, Inês de Medeiros, Luís Miguel Cintra

Votes: 867

23. Philips-Radio (1931)

36 min | Documentary, Short

An industrial film which shows the operations inside the Philips Radio plant: In a mêlée of activity, glassblowers make delicate glass bulbs. Machinery assists the bulb manufacture. A ... See full summary »

Director: Joris Ivens

Votes: 221

24. Act of God (1980 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary film by Peter Greenaway made for Thames Television, in which people who have survived being struck by lightning relate their experiences against a typically Greenaway backdrop ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway

Votes: 134

25. Horse Money (2014)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama

84 Metascore

"The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces... and suddenly it is also then, the mid '70s and the ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Ventura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado, Benvindo Tavares

Votes: 1,228

26. Jamestown Baloos (1957)

6 min | Short

An experimental short film from Robert Breer with animated and live-action scenes cut together.

Director: Robert Breer

Votes: 138

27. Shirin (2008)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Pegah Ahangarani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Kamand Amir Soleymani

Votes: 2,099

28. I, a Negro (1958)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

"I, a Negro" depicts young Nigerien immigrants who left their country to find work in the Ivory Coast, in the Treichville quarter of Abidjan, the capital. These immigrants live in squalor ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Gambi, Petit Touré, Alassane Maiga

Votes: 759

29. Crossroads (1976)

36 min | Short

The 1945 atomic-bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll becomes a thing of terrible beauty and haunting visual poetry when shown in extreme slow motion, shown from 27 different angles, and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Conner

Votes: 231

30. A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist (1979)

Not Rated | 41 min | Short

An anonymous narrator outlines a bizarre journey taken through "H", aided by a series of extraordinary maps, and his previous dealings with the mysterious Tulse Luper and the keeper of the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Colin Cantlie, Jean Williams

Votes: 492

31. Belarmino (1964)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Interview with a has-been boxing champion «who could have been great», probing, and soul revealing.

Director: Fernando Lopes | Stars: Belarmino Fragoso, Jean Pierre Gebler, Maria Teresa de Noronha, Bernardo Moreira

Votes: 357

32. Pull My Daisy (1959)

30 min | Short

Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie | Stars: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers

Votes: 662

33. 24 City (2008)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

75 Metascore

When a factory is being torn down in Chengdu, China, workers reflect on their experiences and the importance of the factory in their lives.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Liping Lü, Tao Zhao

Votes: 1,578

34. Cremaster 3 (2002)

Unrated | 182 min | Drama, Fantasy

67 Metascore

The third film of a five-part art-installation epic -- it's part-zombie movie, part-gangster film.

Director: Matthew Barney | Stars: Richard Serra, Matthew Barney, Aimee Mullins, Paul Brady

Votes: 1,326 | Gross: $0.12M

35. King Lear (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Freddy Buache, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,146

36. 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: 1,085

37. As Bodas de Deus (1999)

150 min | Comedy

After receiving a visit from a messenger of God, João de Deus wins his buddy's girlfriend through a roll of the dice.

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Rita Durão, João César Monteiro, Joana Azevedo, José Airosa

Votes: 608

38. 2084: Video clip pour une réflexion syndicale et pour le plaisir (1984)

10 min | Documentary, Short

A computer generates conflicting hypotheses about the future of trade unions.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: François Périer, Sophie Garnier, Bibiane Kirby, Atika Tahiri

Votes: 218

39. So Is This (1982)

48 min | Animation

Experimental short in which sentences are formed by displaying one word at a time and at alternating speeds.

Director: Michael Snow

Votes: 162

40. In the Street (1948)

Not Rated | 16 min | Documentary, Short

Images of street life in New York's Spanish Harlem during the 1940s.

Directors: James Agee, Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb

Votes: 285

41. 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: 165

42. O Fantasma (2000)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama

36 Metascore

Young and handsome Sergio works the night shift as a trash collector in Lisbon, Portugal. He can't force himself to connect with his pretty female co-worker Fatima, who displays an avid ... See full summary »

Director: João Pedro Rodrigues | Stars: Ricardo Meneses, Beatriz Torcato, Andre Barbosa, Eurico Vieira

Votes: 2,768 | Gross: $0.13M

43. Our Beloved Month of August (2008)

Not Rated | 147 min | Music, Romance

82 Metascore

Docu-drama about Portuguese social life in the countryside during the busy month of August

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Sónia Bandeira, Fábio Oliveira, Andreia Santos, Armando Nunes

Votes: 1,429

44. Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1992)

TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Short

6.9