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1. Rome, Open City (1945)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.1
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico

Votes: 18,270

2. Storie di ordinaria follia (1981)

101 min | Drama

6.9
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Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti, Susan Tyrrell, Tanya Lopert

Votes: 1,965

3. Germany Year Zero (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

Votes: 7,777

4. Stromboli, terra di Dio (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

7.4
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Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana, Mario Sponzo

Votes: 4,431

5. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field; she dies ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Joseph Garland Moore Jr., William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

Votes: 5,549

6. General Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 2,190

7. Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

8.0
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Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortenzi

Votes: 4,986

8. La nuit de Varennes (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, History

7.4
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In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 1,639

9. Garibaldi (1961)

129 min | Drama, History

6.4
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How Italy's historic national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi led a military campaign known as Expedition of the Thousand in 1860 and conquered Sicily and Naples.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Renzo Ricci, Paolo Stoppa, Franco Interlenghi, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 188

10. Fear (1954)

84 min | Drama

6.7
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Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt, Kurt Kreuger

Votes: 839

11. Un borghese piccolo piccolo (1977)

122 min | Drama

8.0
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A meek middle-aged man takes justice in his own hands.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Shelley Winters, Vincenzo Crocitti, Romolo Valli

Votes: 1,717

12. Fantasmi a Roma (1961)

101 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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Several ghosts in an ancient palazzo in Rome join together to save their home from destruction. Mastrianni plays several parts and is hilarious. The other actors are great too.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Belinda Lee, Sandra Milo, Eduardo De Filippo

Votes: 365

13. Gran bollito (1979)

115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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Black Journal (originally titled Gran Bollito) is a 1977 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini. It is based on the real life events of Leonarda Cianciulli, the Italian serial killer best known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio".

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Shelley Winters, Max von Sydow, Renato Pozzetto, Alberto Lionello

Votes: 224

14. Escape by Night (1960)

TV-PG | 82 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Three allied prisoners, a Russian, an American and an Englishman, attempt to escape with the help of a young couple from Rome.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Leo Genn, Giovanna Ralli, Sergey Bondarchuk, Peter Baldwin

Votes: 458

15. La macchina ammazzacattivi (1952)

80 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers". Naturally, the indignant photographer turns his new weapon on, one by one, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Gennaro Pisano, Marilyn Buferd, William Tubbs, Helen Tubbs

Votes: 428

16. Maciste in Hell (1925)

95 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Bartolomeo Pagano, Umberto Guarracino, Mario Saio, Franz Sala

Votes: 334

17. Why (1971)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The surveyor Giuseppe Di Noi experiments the troubles of the Italian Justice System of the '70s while back in Italy for a vacation.

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Elga Andersen, Andrea Aureli, Lino Banfi

Votes: 566

18. Vita da cani (1950)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Tragicomedy telling of the trials and tribulations of a troupe of variety show artists.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gina Lollobrigida, Delia Scala, Tamara Lees

Votes: 128

19. Fumo di Londra (1966)

122 min | Comedy

5.9
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Director: Alberto Sordi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Fiona Lewis, Amy Dalby, Alfredo Marchetti

Votes: 162

20. Copacabana Palace (1962)

90 min | Drama, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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Director: Steno | Stars: Sylva Koscina, Walter Chiari, Mylène Demongeot, Paolo Ferrari

Votes: 31

21. La più bella serata della mia vita (1972)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A salesman chasing by car a beautiful female biker in order to flirt finds a castle where he is accused in a game trial for murder.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Michel Simon, Charles Vanel, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 498

22. It Happened in the Park (1953)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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THERE is something uniquely fascinating about a large municipal park, with its natural beauties, its formal arrangements and its array of visitors to be observed. Amid its inducements to ... See full summary »

Directors: Gianni Franciolini, Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Eduardo De Filippo, Vittorio De Sica, Anna Maria Ferrero, François Périer

Votes: 81

23. Le témoin (1978)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A sexually adventurous young woman approaches Antonio, an Italian art-restorer working at a cathedral in France. He resists getting involved with her but later he finds out she was raped and murdered in a derelict house.

Director: Jean-Pierre Mocky | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Philippe Noiret, Roland Dubillard, Gisèle Préville

Votes: 161

24. Parigi è sempre Parigi (1951)

95 min | Comedy

6.9
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Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Henri Guisol, Ave Ninchi, Jeannette Batti

Votes: 37

25. La vita agra (1964)

104 min | Comedy

7.1
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Licenziato dai padroni della miniera presso cui lavora come responsabile dei servizi culturali, Luciano Bianchi decide di vendicarsi, anche per scuotere l'opinione pubblica sulla morte di ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Giovanna Ralli, Rossana Martini, Giampiero Albertini

Votes: 196

26. Il medico della mutua (1968)

98 min | Comedy

7.1
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The eventful ascent of a doctor in the corrupted Italian healthcare system.

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Sara Franchetti, Ida Galli, Nanda Primavera

Votes: 971

27. Love on the Riviera (1958)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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It is Summer. It is the right time for love, especially in a most romantic place as Golfo del Tigullio. Different stories: Dorina looking for a rich lover; Clara who takes a fancy to the ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Franciolini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Michèle Morgan, Marcello Mastroianni, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 92

28. Three Girls from Rome (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Three beautiful seamstresses from one of the fashionable dress salons near the Piazza de Spagna in Rome gather on the steps of the square to eat lunch and talk of their love lives. Marisa, ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Lucia Bosé, Cosetta Greco, Liliana Bonfatti, Ave Ninchi

Votes: 114

29. Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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In 1925 the young florentine typographer Mario moves to via del Corno to be near his girl-friend Bianca. Here he becomes friends with Maciste, his landlord, and Ugo, anti-fascists both of ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Anna Maria Ferrero, Cosetta Greco, Antonella Lualdi, Marcello Mastroianni

Votes: 166

30. The Bigamist (1956)

110 min | Comedy

6.8
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A traveling salesman is sent to prison after being accused of bigamy, while his wife and son are forced to consider leaving him permanently.

Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Franca Valeri, Giovanna Ralli, Marisa Merlini

Votes: 103

31. Maigret a Pigalle (1966)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Maigret is called in to solve a crime in a night-club, and he has a field day dealing with tough characters, and beautiful bar-flies. The plot is based on Georges Simenon's novel, "Maigret au Picratt's".

Director: Mario Landi | Stars: Gino Cervi, Lila Kedrova, Raymond Pellegrin, Alfred Adam

Votes: 53

32. Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario? (1966)

129 min | Comedy

5.9
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Director: Alberto Sordi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Anita Ekberg, Bibi Andersson, Tina Aumont

Votes: 102

33. Racconti romani (1955)

97 min | Comedy

5.5
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Alvaro is been in jail and so he consider himself the most fit to lead his three friends Mario, Otello and Spartaco. The four young men decide to start a business. They need only a van to ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Franciolini | Stars: Antonio Cifariello, Franco Fabrizi, Giovanna Ralli, Maurizio Arena

Votes: 86

34. Gelosia (1953)

86 min | Drama

7.1
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A Sicilian nobleman is very jealous of his mistress and when she gets married flies off his handle and commits a murder of which an innocent man is accused. He is however tormented by his ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Marisa Belli, Erno Crisa, Alessandro Fersen, Liliana Gerace

Votes: 64

35. Gli anni ruggenti (1962)

106 min | Comedy

7.2
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The incognito visit of a fascist hierarc in a tiny country town shakes deeply the ruling class and their lack of integrity.

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Gino Cervi, Michèle Mercier, Gastone Moschin

Votes: 213

36. Domenica d'agosto (1950)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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E' domenica a Roma e chi può va a Ostia, al mare. Un gruppo di ragazzi in bicicletta; una famiglia numerosa e rumorosa con una vecchia auto; un vedovo che porta la figlia in colonia poichè ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Anna Baldini, Vera Carmi, Emilio Cigoli, Andrea Compagnoni

Votes: 240

37. Il Prof. Dott. Guido Tersilli primario della Clinica Villa Celeste convenzionata con le mutue (1969)

103 min | Comedy

6.8
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Story of an ambitious young doctor through unethical means intend to make a quick career. Now is primary in a luxury clinic where administers the sick with the same cynicism of his young years.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Ida Galli, Pupella Maggio, Claudio Gora

Votes: 543

38. Don Cesare di Bazan (1942)

78 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Gino Cervi, Anneliese Uhlig, Paolo Stoppa, Enrico Glori

Votes: 29

39. The Bed (1954)

86 min | Comedy

5.8
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Four-episode Franco-Italian omnibus film. Four men from different national and cultural background take refuge in a cabin after being sidetracked by bad weather on their way to conference.

Directors: Henri Decoin, Jean Delannoy, Gianni Franciolini, Ralph Habib | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Richard Todd, Dawn Addams, Vittorio De Sica

Votes: 23

40. Anni difficili (1948)

90 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Aldo Piscitello, a minor government clerk, is forced in 1934 to join the Fascist party. When the war comes, he finds himself able only to talk ineffectually in secret against Mussolini, ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Umberto Spadaro, Ave Ninchi, Delia Scala, Massimo Girotti

Votes: 97

41. Il momento più bello (1957)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Giovanna Ralli, Marisa Merlini, Ernesto Calindri

Votes: 43

42. Il processo di Verona (1963)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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This film is the moving story of Edda Ciano, the daughter of Italian dictator Mussolini, who was unable to prevent the atrocious assassination of her husband by fanatics of her father.

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Frank Wolff, Vivi Gioi, Françoise Prévost

Votes: 66

43. La fuga (1965)

92 min | Drama

7.2
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A young married woman who is desperately unhappy is tempted into a lesbian relationship with an interior decorator.

Director: Paolo Spinola | Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Anouk Aimée, Paul Guers, Ignazio Dolce

Votes: 20

44. Sotto il sole di Roma (1948)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

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The film starts with the narrator stating that "this is a true story." Ciro, a young man living in Rome during WWII, would rather go swimming than find a job to help support his family. His... See full synopsis »

Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Oscar Blando, Liliana Mancini, Francesco Golisano, Ennio Fabeni

Votes: 147

45. Le signorine dello 04 (1955)

101 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.5
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The lives times and loves of five Italian telephone operators. One is betrayed by her husband, one helps a student who wants to take his life, another changes her boy-friend every other day... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Franciolini | Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Antonella Lualdi, Franca Valeri, Marisa Merlini

Votes: 24

46. Documenti su Giuseppe Pinelli (1970)

45 min | Documentary

7.3
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Directors: Elio Petri, Nelo Risi | Stars: Giancarlo Dettori, Luigi Diberti, Renzo Montagnani, Licia Pinelli

Votes: 13

47. Daughters of Destiny (1954)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Three stories, very different in space and time. Lysistrata, a dancer from ancient times, Jeanne d'Arc, medieval warrior and Elisabeth, American war widow who comes on pilgrimage in Italy.

Directors: Christian-Jaque, Jean Delannoy, Marcello Pagliero | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Mirko Ellis, Michèle Morgan

Votes: 20

48. Singapore, Singapore (1967)

95 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.5
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Director: Bernard Toublanc-Michel | Stars: Sean Flynn, Marika Green, Terry Downes, Marc Michel

Votes: 20

49. Il presidente del Borgorosso Football Club (1970)

Comedy, Sport

6.3
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Hilarious comedy on the world of football fans . Alberto Sordi is known in Italy, not only for his many comical and dramatic film roles but also for playing parts which reflected the new ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Filippo D'Amico | Stars: Franco Accatino, Rino Cavalcanti, Dante Cleri, Teodoro Corrà

Votes: 288

50. Always on Sunday (1962)

95 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Giulio Petroni | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Karin Baal, Jacques Bergerac, Daniela Bianchi

Votes: 6