Best award winning movies with an alternate history from Portugal

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with an alternate history from Portugal! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with an alternate history from Portugal, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Listen (2020)

In the outskirts of London, Portuguese couple and parents of three, Bela and Jota, struggle to make ends meet. When a misunderstanding arises at school with their deaf daughter, the British social services grow concerned for the safety of their children. The film portrays the tireless battle of these immigrant parents against the law to keep their family together.

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2020-10-22 | Drama

Cast

Lúcia Moniz, Ruben Garcia

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    social issue
  2. Ranked #2 for
    contemporary issue
  3. Ranked #2 for
    gibberish

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2 Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One (2015)

Every night, in danger of being beheaded, Scheherazade tells King Shahryar unfinished tales to continue them the following night, hence defying his promise of murdering his new wives after their wedding night. Scheherazade tells king Shahryar her stories but these are not those in the book. These are stories based on whatever will be happening in Portugal during the production time of the film. As in the book, these stories will be tragic and comical, with rich and poor, powerless and powerful people, filled with surprising and extraordinary events. This film will be about the reality of a disgraced country, Portugal, under the effects of a global economic crisis.

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2015-06-24 | Drama

Cast

Crista Alfaiate, Miguel Gomes

Rating

rating icon 6.86
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #150 for
    reverse shot
  2. Ranked #311 for
    quaint
  3. Ranked #389 for
    self-referential

Trailer

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One trailer
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3 Mad Love (2001)

The tragic fate of Juana I of Castille, Queen of Spain, madly in love to an unfaithful husband, Felipe el Hermoso, Archduke of Austria.

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2001-09-28 | Drama / History

Cast

Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    juicy atmosphere
  2. Ranked #50 for
    Period Drama
  3. Ranked #116 for
    afterschool special

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4 Vitalina Varela (2019)

A Cape Verdean woman navigates her way through Lisbon, following the scanty physical traces her deceased husband left behind and discovering his secret, illicit life.

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2019-10-07 | Drama

Cast

Vitalina Varela, Ventura

Rating

rating icon 6.783
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #195 for
    impressionistic
  2. Ranked #210 for
    ambling
  3. Ranked #237 for
    elaborately staged

Trailer

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5 The Metamorphosis of Birds (2021)

Filmmaker Catarina Vasconcelos sifts through the memories of her ancestors. Her naval officer grandfather, Henrique, who married her grandmother, Beatriz, on her 21st birthday, spent extended periods at sea, leaving her with six children. This is the beginning of a generational saga.

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2021-07-30 | Documentary / Drama

Cast

Manuel Rosa, João Móra

Rating

rating icon 6.485
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #291 for
    elegiac
  2. Ranked #303 for
    diorama
  3. Ranked #380 for
    Impressionism

Trailer

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6 The Dead Queen (2018)

Inspired on the true events of the Portuguese king Don Pedro (14th Century) which unburied his mistress to make her queen after dead. This film tells the story of Pedro, a man admitted to a psychiatric hospital for traveling by car with the corpse of his beloved, recalling simultaneously three different lives: one from the past, another from nowadays and another one from an distopic future.

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2018-10-18 | Drama

Cast

Joana de Verona, Diogo Amaral

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4715 for
    time-loop
  2. Ranked #5663 for
    subtle directing
  3. Ranked #6520 for
    kind of confusing

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7 Belle Époque (1992)

In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love.

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1992-12-04 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Penélope Cruz, Jorge Sanz

Rating

rating icon 6.666
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #62 for
    erotically charging
  2. Ranked #143 for
    sensitive musical score
  3. Ranked #175 for
    sporadically funny

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8 A Rapariga da Máquina de Filmar (2012)

André documents the disappearance of a girl called Elena who has the habit of posting videos online.

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2012-03-24 | Drama

Cast

Salvador Nery, Catarina Rodrigues

Rating

rating icon 0.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2098 for
    Mockumentary
  2. Ranked #2809 for
    juicy atmosphere
  3. Ranked #3406 for
    alternate history

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9 Tabu (2012)

Lisbon, Portugal, 2010. Pilar, a pious woman devoted to social causes, maintains a peculiar relationship with her neighbor Aurora, a temperamental old woman obsessed with gambling who lives tormented by a mysterious past.

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2012-04-05 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral

Rating

rating icon 7.017
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #238 for
    low-key approach
  2. Ranked #627 for
    plangent sound
  3. Ranked #821 for
    prosaic

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10 In Vanda's Room (2001)

An unflinching, fragmentary look at a handful of self-destructive, marginalized people, but taking as main focus the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte.

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2001-03-02 | Drama

Cast

Vanda Duarte, Lena Duarte

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #269 for
    most moving
  2. Ranked #271 for
    most heartbreaking
  3. Ranked #287 for
    crackhead

Trailer

In Vanda's Room trailer
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