EURO Italian Films

by Euro-Inst-Movies | created - 12 Jul 2011 | updated - 25 Jan 2016 | Public

This is a list of the Italian Films available from the Institute for European Studies at Indiana University. Alternative titles are listed in the comments. Additionally, unless noted in the comments, movies are in DVD format.

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1. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 18,808

AKA Novecento

2. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.1
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 88,040 | Gross: $0.05M

AKA Otto e mezzo

3. Accattone (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.8
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A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi

Votes: 5,922

AKA The Scrounger

4. Allegro non troppo (1976)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Maurizio Micheli, Marialuisa Giovannini, Néstor Garay

Votes: 2,231

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5. And the Ship Sails On (1983)

PG | 128 min | Drama, History, Music

7.7
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In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Freddie Jones, Barbara Jefford, Victor Poletti, Peter Cellier

Votes: 4,546

AKA E la nave va

6. L'Avventura (1960)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar

Votes: 20,484

AKA The Adventure

7. Amarcord (1973)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

Votes: 32,491

8. Aria (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.8
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Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple | Stars: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Stephanie Lane, Roy Hyatt

Votes: 2,264 | Gross: $1.03M

9. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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95 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 42,939 | Gross: $0.06M

AKA La Battaglia de Algeri

10. Berlinguer: I Love You (1977)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young poet falls in love in sofisticated woman who hates poetry.But,poet wants to win her with poetry and:a bit of help of his mum.

Director: Giuseppe Bertolucci | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Alida Valli, Carlo Monni, Mario Pachi

Votes: 718

AKA Berlinguer ti voglio

11. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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89 Metascore

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Sonia Bergamasco

Votes: 17,791 | Gross: $0.25M

AKA La Meglio Gioventu

12. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 108,774 | Gross: $0.33M

AKA Ladri di biciclette

13. Il Bidone (1955)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A trio of con-men lead by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 3,717

AKA The Swindle

14. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

GP | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi

Votes: 13,640

AKA Uccello Dalle Piume

15. Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini

Votes: 6,151

AKA Sei donne per l'assassino AKA Six women for the murderer VHS

16. Boccaccio '70 (1962)

Unrated | 205 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Directors: Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, Marisa Solinas

Votes: 2,997

17. A Brief Vacation (1973)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and three children (boys). Her husband has been injured. Her bleak life takes an unexpected ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Renato Salvatori, Daniel Quenaud, José María Prada

Votes: 658

AKA Una breve vacanza

18. ...a tutte le auto della polizia... (1975)

95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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Story about a young girl, the daughter a prominent doctor. When the girl goes missing her father gets the police to jump into action because of his class status and wealth.

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Antonio Sabato, Luciana Paluzzi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 182

AKA Responsible Maniac VHS

19. I bambini ci guardano (1944)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

7.8
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A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola, Adriano Rimoldi

Votes: 1,930

AKA I bambini ci guardano

20. City of Women (1980)

R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers, Jole Silvani

Votes: 4,962 | Gross: $0.01M

AKA La Citta Delle Donne

21. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

7.5
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While recovering in Venice, a sickly composer becomes dangerously fixated with a teenage boy.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 15,077

AKA Morte a Venezia

22. The Decameron (1971)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic, Vincenzo Amato

Votes: 7,698

AKA Il Decameron

23. Divorce Italian Style (1961)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 9,203

AKA Divorzio all' Italiana

24. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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93 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 54,010 | Gross: $19.52M

AKA The Sweet Life

25. Don't Tell (2005)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by ... See full summary »

Director: Cristina Comencini | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Stefania Rocca

Votes: 2,160 | Gross: $0.03M

AKA La Bestia nel Cuore

26. Duck, You Sucker (1971)

PG | 138 min | War, Western

7.7
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77 Metascore

An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Votes: 23,828

AKA Giu la testa

27. L'Eclisse (1962)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone

Votes: 13,276

AKA The Eclipse

28. La signora di tutti (1934)

89 min | Drama

7.5
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Gaby is expelled from school after a married teacher commits suicide after telling her he can't live without her. Though she has done nothing, she is punished for his act.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Isa Miranda, Memo Benassi, Tatyana Pavlova, Friedrich Benfer

Votes: 607

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29. Padre Padrone (1977)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte

Votes: 2,897

AKA Padre Padrone

30. Ferdinando e Carolina (1999)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, History

6.1
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On his death bed in the 1820s, King Ferdinando I of Naples tries to escape the ghosts of his bloody kingship by remembering his younger days, when he was allowed to go hunting and have fun,... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Sergio Assisi, Gabriella Pession, Nicole Grimaudo, Adriano Pantaleo

Votes: 225

AKA Fernando and Caroline

31. Il ferroviere (1956)

105 min | Drama

7.9
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The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for thirty years and feels happy and proud with his work, drinking wine after hours with his... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Pietro Germi, Luisa Della Noce, Sylva Koscina, Saro Urzì

Votes: 756

AKA The Railroad Man

32. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Western

8.0
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65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 163,453 | Gross: $14.50M

AKA Per un Pugno di

33. Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950)

Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting with their return in the rain to Rivotorlo from Rome when the Pope blessed their ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo, Severino Pisacane

Votes: 2,592

AKA Francesco, giullare di Dio

34. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western

8.3
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Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Votes: 179,760 | Gross: $15.00M

AKA Per qualche dollar in più

35. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 4,998 | Gross: $0.60M

AKA Giardino dei Finzi

36. 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: 7,836

AKA Germania Anno Zero

37. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 559,239 | Gross: $6.10M

AKA Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

38. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)

Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante

Votes: 8,625

AKA Il vangelo secondo Matteo

39. Il Grido (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

7.8
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A man wanders aimlessly, away from his town, away from the woman he loved, emotionally and socially inactive.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Gabriella Pallotta, Steve Cochran, Alida Valli, Dorian Gray

Votes: 3,425

AKA The Outcry

40. La commare secca (1962)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they ... See full summary »

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa, Vincenzo Ciccora, Alfredo Leggi

Votes: 1,729

AKA La Commare Secca

41. Hamam (2010)

Short

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Director: Tunç Sahin | Stars: Kemal Ural, Recep Akturk, Kaan Keskin, Erol Çolak

Votes: 7

AKA Steam: The Turkish Bath

42. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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Innocenti Totò and his son Innocenti Ninetto are drifting on a road in Italy, when they meet a Marxist speaking crow. The trio travels together in a long journey as their hunger increases.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi, Umberto Bevilacqua

Votes: 3,276

AKA Uccellacci e uccellini

43. La sua giornata di gloria (1969)

82 min

4.9
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Director: Edoardo Bruno | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Maria Manuela Carrilho, Raúl Martínez, Sergio Serafini

Votes: 22

AKA La sua giornata di gloria

44. I'm Not Scared (2003)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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73 Metascore

A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia, Riccardo Zinna

Votes: 12,909 | Gross: $1.62M

AKA Io non ho paura

45. In the Name of the Pope King (1977)

105 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Magni | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Danilo Mattei, Carmen Scarpitta, Giovannella Grifeo

Votes: 400

AKA In Nome del Papa Re VHS

46. Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Gino Cervi, Richard Beymer

Votes: 1,949

AKA Stazione Termini

47. Intervista (1987)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Cinecitta, the huge movie studio outside Rome, is 50 years old and Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese TV crew about the films he has made there over the years as he begins production on ... See full summary »

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Paola Liguori

Votes: 1,948 | Gross: $0.11M

AKA Fellini's Intervista

48. The Italian Job (2003)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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68 Metascore

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron

Votes: 305,180 | Gross: $106.13M

49. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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81 Metascore

Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 9,425 | Gross: $0.08M

AKA Giulietta degli spiriti

50. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

8.1
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100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 18,163

AKA Il Gattopardo

51. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.6
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 484,639 | Gross: $57.60M

AKA La vita e bella

52. Amore e rabbia (1969)

102 min | Drama

6.0
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Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Marco Bellocchio, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean-Luc Godard, Carlo Lizzani, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elda Tattoli | Stars: Tom Baker, Julian Beck, Jim Anderson, Judith Malina

Votes: 527

AKA Amore e rabbia

53. Comizi d'amore (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.5
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Microphone in hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians to talk about sex: he asks children where babies come from, young and old women if they are men's equals, men and women if a woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Lello Bersani, Alberto Moravia, Cesare Musatti

Votes: 941

AKA Comizi d'amore

54. Mafioso (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell, Gabriella Conti, Ugo Attanasio

Votes: 1,832 | Gross: $0.40M

55. Mamma Roma (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.9
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After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution.... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini

Votes: 6,604

56. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli, Miriam Guidelli

Votes: 3,013

AKA La notte di San Lorenzo

57. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.2
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A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray

Votes: 30,879 | Gross: $0.75M

AKA Le Notti di Cabiria

58. La Notte (1961)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.0
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A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Votes: 13,249 | Gross: $0.04M

AKA The Night

59. Le Notti Bianche (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais, Marcella Rovena

Votes: 5,643

AKA The White Nights

60. The Nymph (1996)

110 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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In the World War II, in a small Italian village, Nunziata is an easy woman married with the cuckold tailor Gioacchino. Her teenage daughter Miluzza teases men with her clothes and gets men ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Raoul Bova, Lucia Cara, Lorenzo Crespi

Votes: 180

AKA Ninfa plebea

61. Ossessione (1943)

TV-14 | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani, Elio Marcuzzo

Votes: 5,472

AKA Obsession

62. Oedipus Rex (1967)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.5
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In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Franco Citti, Alida Valli, Carmelo Bene

Votes: 3,879

AKA Edipo re

63. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 164 min | Western

8.6
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80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 242,708 | Gross: $5.32M

AKA C'era una volta il West

64. Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)

R | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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An orchestra assmbles for a rehearsal in an ancient chapel under the inquisive eyes of a TV documentary crew, but an uprising breaks out.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Balduin Baas, Clara Colosimo, Elizabeth Labi, Ronaldo Bonacchi

Votes: 3,191

AKA Prova d'orchestra

65. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War

7.8
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The language barrier has tragic consequences in a series of unrelated stories set during the Italian Campaign of WWII.

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

Votes: 5,587

AKA Paisa

66. Partner (1968)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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Bernardo Bertolucci, along with co-scenarist Gianni Amico, used Dostoievski's 1846, pre-imprisonment novella The Double: A Petersburg Poem, which they moved to Italy and updated to the pro-Vietcong student-protest present,

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Pierre Clémenti, Tina Aumont, Sergio Tofano, Giulio Cesare Castello

Votes: 580

67. Passaporto rosso (1935)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Isa Miranda, Filippo Scelzo, Ugo Ceseri, Giulio Donadio

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68. Un pilota ritorna (1942)

87 min | Drama, War

5.8
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A young Italian pilot is interned in a British prison camp after his plane is shot down during the war against Greece. He falls in love with a doctor's daughter and manages to escape during... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Michela Belmonte, Gaetano Masier, Elvira Betrone

Votes: 135

AKA Un Pilota Ritorna VHS

69. Porcile (1969)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

6.9
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Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Alberto Lionello, Ugo Tognazzi

Votes: 2,224

AKA Pigsty

70. Il Postino (1994)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

Directors: Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi | Stars: Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 28,287 | Gross: $21.85M

71. Red Desert (1964)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.7
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In an industrial area, Giuliana, an unstable woman, attempts to cope with life by starting an affair with a co-worker at the plant her husband manages.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi

Votes: 10,507

AKA Il deserto rosso

72. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Approved | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

8.3
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 12,752

AKA Rocco e I suoi fratelli

73. Roma (1972)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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, most of it based on director Federico Fellini's life.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence, Pia De Doses

Votes: 9,495

74. 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, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.

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

Votes: 18,392

AKA Roma, Citta Aperta AKA Open City

75. Il tetto (1956)

91 min | Drama

7.3
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Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Gabriella Pallotta, Giorgio Listuzzi, Gastone Renzelli, Maria Di Rollo

Votes: 342

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76. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War

6.0
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In World War II Italy, our fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Laura Betti, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle

Votes: 43,380

AKA Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma

77. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Sennuccio Benelli

Votes: 2,192

78. Saturn in Opposition (2007)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Long-time friends: Davide, a successful novelist, lives with Lorenzo, who's everyone's favorite; Antonio and Angelique, married with two children; Neval, a voluble Turk, and her compliant ... See full summary »

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Margherita Buy, Pierfrancesco Favino, Serra Yilmaz

Votes: 3,736

AKA Saturno Contro

79. Satyricon (1969)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Gian Luigi Polidoro | Stars: Tina Aumont, Don Backy, Mario Carotenuto, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 104

80. Sedotta e abbandonata (1964)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde's fiancé. Soon Vincenzo, Agnese's father, discovers everything. He wants to force Peppino to ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Saro Urzì, Stefania Sandrelli, Aldo Puglisi, Lando Buzzanca

Votes: 2,270

AKA Sedotta e abbandonata

81. Senso (1954)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Massimo Girotti, Heinz Moog

Votes: 4,765

AKA Wanton Countess

82. Seven Beauties (1975)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler, Elena Fiore

Votes: 3,863 | Gross: $0.01M

AKA Pasqualino

83. La stanza del figlio (2001)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca, Giuseppe Sanfelice

Votes: 15,723 | Gross: $1.01M

AKA La stanza del figlio

84. Sotto... sotto (1984)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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While walking in a garden of statues of women, Ester and her friend Adele see two women kissing. Ester then dreams of kissing Adele and later imagines making love to her while she is in the... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Enrico Montesano, Veronica Lario, Luisa De Santis, Mario Scarpetta

Votes: 69

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85. A Special Day (1977)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

8.1
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Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit in Italy in May 1938.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd

Votes: 8,661

AKA Una giornata particolare

86. The Star Maker (1995)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A photographer and the types of people he encounters.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Tiziana Lodato, Franco Scaldati, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 4,188 | Gross: $0.12M

AKA L'uomo delle stelle

87. Stefano Quantestorie (1993)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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What would it have happened if...? Italian director Maurizio Nichetti replies to this question in this humorous film, where he plays six different roles who meet one another in a way or ... See full summary »

Director: Maurizio Nichetti | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Elena Sofia Ricci, Amanda Sandrelli, Caterina Sylos Labini

Votes: 117

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88. Story of a Love Affair (1950)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years, but their relationship is marked by tragic events.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Lucia Bosé, Massimo Girotti, Ferdinando Sarmi, Gino Rossi

Votes: 1,966

AKA Cronaca di un amore

89. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.1
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 49,755

90. 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: 4,458

91. Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico (1986)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

5.7
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Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Mariangela Melato, Michele Placido, Roberto Herlitzka, Massimo Wertmüller

Votes: 166

AKA Notte d'estate con profile Greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico

92. Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974)

R | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino, Isa Danieli

Votes: 4,298

AKA Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto

93. Tea with Mussolini (1999)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher

Votes: 9,810 | Gross: $14.35M

AKA Un te con Mussolini

94. Teorema (1968)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he's gone, none of them can ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky

Votes: 9,281

AKA Theorem

95. La Terra Trema (1948)

160 min | Drama

7.9
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In rural Sicily, the fishermen live at the mercy of the greedy wholesalers. One family risks everything to buy their own boat and operate independently.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli, Antonio Arcidiacono, Giuseppe Arcidiacono

Votes: 3,327

AKA The Earth Trembles

96. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History

8.0
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The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari

Votes: 4,023

AKA L'albero degli zoccoli

97. Umberto D. (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.2
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92 Metascore

An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova

Votes: 18,409 | Gross: $0.07M

98. Variety Lights (1951)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.

Directors: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina, John Kitzmiller

Votes: 2,169

AKA Luci del varieta

99. Vita da cani (1950)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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: 130

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100. I Vitelloni (1953)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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87 Metascore

A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 11,678 | Gross: $0.10M