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1. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.
2. Blow-Up (1966)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mod London photographer seems to find something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
3. Contempt (1963)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
4. War and Peace (1956)
PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War
Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.
Writers: Leo Tolstoy, Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman
5. Two Women (1960)
100 min | Drama, War
In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.
6. La Strada (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.
7. The Passenger (1975)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.
8. Zabriskie Point (1970)
R | 110 min | Drama
An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los ... See full summary »
9. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller
Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train so what happens next?
10. Marriage Italian Style (1964)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The rich man Domenico and Filumena, a penniless prostitute, share great part of their lives in the immediate post WWII Italy.
Writers: Eduardo De Filippo, Renato Castellani, Tonino Guerra, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi, Tecla Scarano
11. A Special Day (1977)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit in Italy in 1938.
12. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts.
13. Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
115 min | Comedy, Drama
Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The ... See full summary »
14. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Two hours from 17:00 to 19:00h on the longest day of the year in the life of a young Parisienne is presented. Florence Victoire, who is better known by her stage name Cléo Victoire (as in ... See full summary »
15. What? (1972)
X | 112 min | Comedy
A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed ... See full summary »
16. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
119 min | Comedy, Romance
Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.
Writers: Eduardo De Filippo, Isabella Quarantotti, Alberto Moravia, Cesare Zavattini, Bella Billa, Lorenza Zanuso | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè, Agostino Salvietti
17. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
R | 95 min | Horror
In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race, returning Serbia to its grand connections to ancient Greece. In his laboratory, ... See full summary »
18. Europe '51 (1952)
Approved | 113 min | Drama
Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in need ... See full summary »
19. Torso (1973)
R | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller
Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf, and police are stumped. American exchange student Jane and her friends decide to take a ... See full summary »
20. Boccaccio '70 (1962)
Unrated | 205 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A ... See full summary »
Writers: Giovanni Arpino, Italo Calvino, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Mario Monicelli, Goffredo Parise, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi, Luchino Visconti, Cesare Zavattini | Directors: Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, Marisa Solinas
21. Ulysses (1954)
Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.
Writers: Franco Brusati, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Hugh Gray, Ben Hecht, Ivo Perilli, Irwin Shaw, Homer | Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podestà
22. More Than a Miracle (1967)
104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The ... See full summary »
23. Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, War
An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.
24. The Firemen's Ball (1967)
Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama
The fire department in a small town is having a big party when the ex-boss of the department celebrates his 86th birthday. The whole town is invited but things don't go as planned. Someone ... See full summary »
25. The Sensuous Nurse (1975)
R | 105 min | Comedy
As an aging widower begins suffering from heart trouble, his greedy heirs hope to speed him on his way by hiring a super-seductive nurse to get his pulse racing. Their plan backfires, ... See full summary »
26. Operation Crossbow (1965)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, War
Allied agents attempt to infiltrate the Nazis' rocket research site.
27. Le Doulos (1962)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller
Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend ... See full summary »
28. Sunflower (1970)
G | 107 min | Drama, War
An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia - like fifty thousand others during WWII.
29. Lola (1961)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Roland Cassard is a young man with no job and seemingly no prospects. By chance, he runs into his former girlfriend, Cecile who works as a dancer at a cabaret under the stage name Lola. She... See full summary »
30. Casanova 70 (1965)
113 min | Drama, Comedy
The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations.
Writers: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli, Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, Suso Cecchi D'Amico | Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Virna Lisi, Marisa Mell, Michèle Mercier
31. The 25th Hour (1967)
130 min | Drama, War
In WW2, a Romanian Gentile peasant is denounced by the village gendarme and sent to a concentration camp for Jews where, due to an error, he's drafted into the SS.
32. Léon Morin, Priest (1961)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter and works correcting tests and feels a ... See full summary »
33. The Black Orchid (1958)
96 min | Drama, Romance
After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her ... See full summary »
34. The Priest's Wife (1970)
GP | 103 min | Comedy
Discovering her boyfriend is married, a young lady attempts to take her life, pausing only to phone a Help Line. Finding herself very much alive in hospital she meets the priest who took ... See full summary »
35. Attila (1954)
80 min | Biography, Drama, History
Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourge of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself.
36. Brief Encounter (1974 TV Movie)
74 min | Drama
Two strangers, both married to others, meet in a railroad station and find themselves in a brief but intense affair.
37. Lady Liberty (1971)
PG | 95 min | Comedy
Maddalena and Michele fall in love in Italy in the 1960s, while working at a meat factory in Emilia stormed by the workers' protest, but their love can't be, because he is married and Italy... See full summary »
38. Massacre in Rome (1973)
PG | 110 min | Drama, History, War
In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the ... See full summary »
39. The 10th Victim (1965)
92 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.
41. The Gold of Naples (1954)
138 min | Comedy, Drama
Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing... See full summary »
42. The Voyage (1974)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance
Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. ... See full summary »
43. That Kind of Woman (1959)
92 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance
In 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that they ... See full summary »
44. The Condemned of Altona (1962)
114 min | Drama, History
A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact. However, no deception can last forever.
45. Blood Money (1974)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Western
A martial artist joins a hard-hitting gunfighter in the search for treasure while bandits step into their way.
46. Les Carabiniers (1963)
80 min | Comedy, Drama, War
During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.
48. A Breath of Scandal (1960)
97 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance
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