The Best Italian Movies of the 50's

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1.
The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. (110 mins.)
 
2.
Stromboli, terra di Dio (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
 
3.
Il ferroviere (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for... (115 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
4.
Bellissima (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies. (114 mins.)
 
5.
I Vitelloni (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. (108 mins.)
 
7.
A Man of Straw (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Andrea Zaccardi has returned home from hunting. He and his wife Luisa are very close. Their young son Giulio develops a cough... (108 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
8.
Journey to Italy (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An unhappily married couple attempts to find direction and insight while vacationing in Naples. (85 mins.)
 
9.
Dov'è la libertà...? (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself... (93 mins.)
 
10.
An American in Rome (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in the early '50s Roma. He is completely crazy for everything that comes from the States... (94 mins.)
Director: Steno