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1.
Rome, Open City (1945)
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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. (103 mins.)
 
2.
Shoeshine (1946)
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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. (93 mins.)
 
3.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
4.
Umberto D. (1952)
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An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. (89 mins.)
 
5.
I Vitelloni (1953)
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A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy. (107 mins.)
 
6.
La Strada (1954)
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. (108 mins.)
 
7.
Journey to Italy (1954)
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An unhappily married couple attempts to find direction and insight while vacationing in Naples. (85 mins.)
 
8.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
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A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
 
9.
Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
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Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone. (177 mins.)
 
10.
L'Eclisse (1962)
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A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature. (126 mins.)
 
11.
(1963)
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
 
12.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
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A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
13.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
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Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. (132 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
14.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
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A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
15.
Blow-Up (1966)
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A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. (111 mins.)
 
16.
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
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An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution. (157 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
17.
Roma (1972)
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A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital. (120 mins.)
 
18.
The Canterbury Tales (1972)
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Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales. (111 mins.)
 
19.
Amarcord (1973)
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A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town. (123 mins.)
 
20.
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
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A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges... (120 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
21.
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
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Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome... (115 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
22.
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
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The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there... (186 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
23.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
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During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew. (95 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
 
24.
Giggi il bullo (1982)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Marino Girolami
 
25.
Il tifoso, l'arbitro e il calciatore (1984)
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Two soccer stories: Alvaro Presutti is a referee who seems to be the last to know about his wife having an affair with a German soccer star... (93 mins.)
 
26.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
 
27.
Everybody's Fine (1990)
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Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat (responsible mainly for the writing of birth certificates) and a father of five children... (118 mins.)
 
28.
Little Buddha (1993)
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Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad... (123 mins.)
 
29.
The Monster (1994)
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A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect... (112 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
30.
A Pure Formality (1994)
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Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse... (108 mins.)
 
31.
The Star Maker (1995)
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A photographer and the types of people he encounters. (113 mins.)
 
32.
Stealing Beauty (1996)
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After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted... (118 mins.)
 
33.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
34.
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
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A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land. (165 mins.)
 
35.
Enzo, domani a Palermo! (1999 Documentary)
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(68 mins.)
 
36.
My Voyage to Italy (1999 Documentary)
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World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema. (246 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
37.
Malèna (2000)
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Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town. (109 mins.)
 
38.
One Hundred Steps (2000)
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"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti... (114 mins.)
 
39.
Cheeky (2000)
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While scouting out apartments in London for her Venetian boyfriend, Carla rents an apartment that overlooks the Thames. There she meet the lesbian hyper-horny real estate agent Moira. (86 mins.)
Director: Tinto Brass
 
40.
L'uomo in più (2001)
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The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (La Grande Bellezza) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame... (100 mins.)
 
41.
The Son's Room (2001)
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A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. (99 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
42.
The Embalmer (2002)
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Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio... (101 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
43.
I'm Not Scared (2003)
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A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner. (108 mins.)
 
44.
The Dreamers (2003)
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A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
 
45.
The Best of Youth (2003)
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An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s. (366 mins.)
 
46.
Don't Move (2004)
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A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto). (125 mins.)
 
47.
Travelling with Che Guevara (2004 Documentary)
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(121 mins.)
Director: Gianni Minà
 
48.
The Consequences of Love (2004)
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An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid. (100 mins.)
 
50.
The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
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A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion. (114 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
51.
Viva Zapatero! (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the state of censorship and political satire in Italy. (80 mins.)
Director: Sabina Guzzanti
 
52.
The Caiman (2006)
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A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. (112 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
53.
Notte prima degli esami (2006)
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A group of Italian friends is preparing for their final exams. (100 mins.)
Director: Fausto Brizzi
 
54.
Red Like the Sky (2006)
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A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound. (96 mins.)
 
55.
The Unknown Woman (2006)
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Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family. (118 mins.)
 
56.
Golden Door (2006)
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The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower... (118 mins.)
 
57.
My Brother Is an Only Child (2007)
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Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s. (100 mins.)
 
58.
Corleone (2007 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Based on the life of Salvatore Riina ('Totò u Curtu'), a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. (100 mins.)
 
59.
The Girl by the Lake (2007)
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The body of a young woman is found in a small and quiet town in North Italy. A detective from the nearby main city is called to solve the mystery. (95 mins.)
Director: Andrea Molaioli
 
61.
Tutta la vita davanti (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them. (117 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
 
62.
Gomorrah (2008)
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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
63.
Mid-August Lunch (2008)
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Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only... (75 mins.)
 
64.
Il Divo (2008)
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. (110 mins.)
 
65.
Giallo (2009)
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In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it's worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow. (92 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
66.
Baarìa (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born. (163 mins.)
 
67.
Generazione mille euro (2009)
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In Milan, Matteo is an underemployed physicist, giving the occasional lecture at a university while working at a PR firm where he knows he'll be fired... (101 mins.)
Director: Massimo Venier
 
68.
Ex (2009)
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Couples in trouble cross paths in this bittersweet comedy. (120 mins.)
Director: Fausto Brizzi
 
69.
Vincere (2009)
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The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino. (128 mins.)
 
70.
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
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Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before... (115 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Diritti
 
71.
The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother. (122 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
 
72.
La nostra vita (2010)
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Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child... (98 mins.)
 
73.
What a Beautiful Day (2011)
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Checco, an uneducated but self-satisfied fellow from Milan, who has always dreamed of becoming a police officer... (97 mins.)
 
74.
We Have a Pope (2011)
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A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist. (102 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
75.
Terraferma (2011)
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A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island. (88 mins.)
 
76.
Le Quattro Volte (2010)
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An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria... (88 mins.)
 
77.
Caesar Must Die (2012)
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
 
78.
It Was the Son (2012)
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Palermo in the 1970s. The Ciraulos are modest scrap dealers whose uneventful lives are turned upside... (93 mins.)
Director: Daniele Ciprì
 
79.
The Great Beauty (2013)
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Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (141 mins.)