The 10 Best Italiam Movies of the 40's

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1.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
2.
Rome, Open City (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape. (103 mins.)
 
3.
Bitter Rice (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police... (108 mins.)
 
4.
Ossessione (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband. (140 mins.)
 
5.
Flesh Will Surrender (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Giovanni used to be a humble, mild-mannered government clerk whose life was turned upside down when he met Giulio... (85 mins.)
 
6.
Paisan (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice... (126 mins.)
 
7.
Germany Year Zero (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin. (78 mins.)
 
8.
Doctor, Beware (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A comedy of errors in which the sweetly incompetent Dr. Pietro Vignali (de Sica) has been run deep into debt by his girlfriend... (92 mins.)
 
9.
Lure of the Sila (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Returning home after a night of love spent in a woodman's hut with Orsola, Pietro is arrested by the police for a crime he did not commit... (95 mins.)
Director: Duilio Coletti
 
10.
Natale al campo 119 (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Seconda guerra mondiale. Campo 119 in California (USA). La guerra è finita da un pezzo, ma i prigionieri italiani aspettano ancora il ritorno a casa... (90 mins.)