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1. 1900 (1976)

R | 317 min | Drama

7.7
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The epic tale of a class struggle in 20th 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: 17,684

2. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 28,270 | Gross: $25.53M

3. The Leopard (1963)

Approved | 187 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: 16,463

4. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly assigned by Il Duce to fight in the colonial war in Libya to vanquish the Arab ... See full summary »

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 10,052

5. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 15,777 | Gross: $7.92M

6. Corleone (2007 TV Mini-Series)

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Based on the life of Salvatore Riina ('Totò u Curtu'), a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily.

Stars: Claudio Gioè, Daniele Liotti, Salvatore Lazzaro, Simona Cavallari

Votes: 2,328

7. Il Divo (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci

Votes: 11,701 | Gross: $0.24M

8. Mediterraneo (1991)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio

Votes: 10,759 | Gross: $4.53M

9. Roma (1972)

R | 128 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.

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

Votes: 8,754

10. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 383 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: 16,573 | Gross: $0.25M

11. 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: 4,261

12. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field; she dies ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

Votes: 4,836

13. Romanzo Criminale (2005)

152 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria

Votes: 6,934

14. The Sea Purple (2009)

105 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a ... See full summary »

Director: Donatella Maiorca | Stars: Valeria Solarino, Isabella Ragonese, Ennio Fantastichini, Giselda Volodi

Votes: 1,067

15. Time to Kill (1989)

R | 110 min | Drama, War

5.2
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1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ricky Tognazzi, Patrice-Flora Praxo, Gianluca Favilla

Votes: 473

16. The Great War (1959)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Silvana Mangano, Folco Lulli

Votes: 2,523

17. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

PG | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 3,221

18. Kapò (1960)

116 min | Drama, War

7.8
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A young Jewish girl leads an escape attempt from a concentration camp.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Laurent Terzieff, Emmanuelle Riva, Didi Perego

Votes: 1,246

19. The Spider's Stratagem (1970)

100 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the... See full summary »

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Giulio Brogi, Alida Valli, Pippo Campanini, Franco Giovanelli

Votes: 1,702

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

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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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: 4,645 | Gross: $0.60M

21. Good Morning, Night (2003)

106 min | Drama, History

7.2
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69 Metascore

The 1978 kidnapping of politician Aldo Moro as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants: a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Roberto Herlitzka, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 2,726 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)

129 min | Drama

7.2
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A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Pierfrancesco Favino, Michela Cescon, Giorgio Colangeli

Votes: 1,448

23. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

150 min | Drama

7.8
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In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari

Votes: 1,404

24. The Mattei Affair (1972)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Luigi Squarzina, Peter Baldwin, Renato Romano

Votes: 1,073

25. Massacre in Rome (1973)

PG | 110 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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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 »

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Leo McKern, John Steiner

Votes: 843

26. The Organizer (1963)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Gabriella Giorgelli, Folco Lulli

Votes: 1,522

27. The Silent Enemy (1958)

112 min | Action, Biography, History

6.5
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In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibraltar to organise defenses, ... See full summary »

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Dawn Addams, Michael Craig, John Clements

Votes: 373

28. El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)

117 min | Drama, War

7.2
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War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Monteleone | Stars: Paolo Briguglia, Pierfrancesco Favino, Luciano Scarpa, Emilio Solfrizzi

Votes: 1,410

29. The Man Who Will Come (2009)

115 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Diritti | Stars: Greta Zuccheri Montanari, Claudio Casadio, Alba Rohrwacher, Maya Sansa

Votes: 1,284

30. Prelude to War (1942)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 828

31. Girlfriend in a Coma (2012)

103 min | Documentary

7.3
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Renowned British journalist examines Italy's moral, political and economic crisis, looking for clues to its possible salvation--and that of the West as a whole.

Director: Annalisa Piras | Stars: Bill Emmott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Giuliano Amato, Massimo Banzi

Votes: 332

32. Wild Blood (2008)

148 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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Valenti and Ferida - executed by partisans. Idolised by the public, a famous and infamous couple on and off screen... See full synopsis »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Alessio Boni, Luca Zingaretti, Maurizio Donadoni

Votes: 724

33. San Michele aveva un gallo (1972)

90 min | Drama, History

7.1
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Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Giulio Brogi, Daniele Dublino, Renato Cestiè, Vito Cipolla

Votes: 384

34. A Girl in Australia (1971)

113 min | Comedy

6.9
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Amedeo is a poor Italian immigrant living in Australia for twenty years. Seeking to marry an Italian wife, he corresponds with Carmela, a pretty girl from Rome. They do not reveal their ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Claudia Cardinale, Riccardo Garrone, Corrado Olmi

Votes: 634

35. A Bell for Adano (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In WW2, U.S. Army Major Joppolo and his troops are tasked with administering the war damaged Italian town of Adano where the locals decry the loss of the town bell.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix, Glenn Langan

Votes: 469

36. The Last 4 Days (1974)

PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Rod Steiger, Franco Nero, Lisa Gastoni, Lino Capolicchio

Votes: 459

37. Cento giorni a Palermo (1984)

102 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.6
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In the late 1970s and early 80s, assassinations in Sicily get the attention of Communist deputy, Pio La Torre, who appeals to General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa to become prefect in Palermo... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Ferrara | Stars: Lino Ventura, Giuliana de Sio, Arnoldo Foà, Lino Troisi

Votes: 414

38. The Conspirators (1969)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.4
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Rome, 1825. Bishop Rivarola (Tognazzi) and colonel Nardoni (Salerno) are in charge to suppress liberal revolution. Shoemaker Cornacchia (Manfredi) got the information that the liberal ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Magni | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Hossein

Votes: 411

39. The Four Days of Naples (1962)

116 min | Drama, War

7.8
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The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Raffaele Barbato, Charles Belmont, Regina Bianchi, Silvana Buzzanca

Votes: 502

40. Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002 TV Movie)

104 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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56 Metascore

It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Negrin | Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Jérôme Anger, Amanda Sandrelli, Franco Castellano

Votes: 413

41. Everybody Go Home! (1960)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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When Italy surrenders to the Allies, part of the Italian army is dispersed and soldiers begin to return to their homes.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Serge Reggiani, Carla Gravina, Martin Balsam

Votes: 611

42. Giovanna's Father (2008)

104 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Bologna, Italy, Pre-war scenario. Michele Casali's only teenage daughter, Giovanna Casali, poses a problem to him. Driven by jealousy, she has just killed her best friend. After a painful ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Silvio Orlando, Francesca Neri, Ezio Greggio, Alba Rohrwacher

Votes: 734

43. Johnny the Partisan (2000)

135 min | Drama

6.4
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After the 8th September 1943 north of Italy is occupied by Germans. Italian army collapsed and the soldiers are escaped to the mountains trying to set up a resistance. Many civilians did ... See full summary »

Director: Guido Chiesa | Stars: Stefano Dionisi, Andrea Prodan, Fabrizio Gifuni, Giuseppe Cederna

Votes: 247

44. We Believed (2010)

170 min | History

6.4
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The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.

Director: Mario Martone | Stars: Raffaele Di Florio, Edoardo Natoli, Andrea Bosca, Luigi Pisani

Votes: 383

45. I vicerè (2007)

120 min | Drama, History

6.2
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Story in set in Sicily, 1800. The Uzeda family fights to remain in control of its power against the new regime, both on political and personal side, leading to intricate love affairs, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Alessandro Preziosi, Lando Buzzanca, Cristiana Capotondi, Guido Caprino

Votes: 245

46. Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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It's the story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Carlo DeFilippi, Nicoletta Braschi, Toni Bertorelli, Andrea Occhipinti

Votes: 404

47. The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)

125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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This movie attempts to reconstruct the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through the story of its president Roberto Calvi, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Ferrara | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Pamela Villoresi, Giancarlo Giannini, Rutger Hauer

Votes: 277

48. The Roses of the Desert (2006)

102 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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A sanitary battalion of Italian Army is sent to Sorman oasis in Lybia during the Africa campaign in 1940. Soon an Italian missionary, living nearby, succeed to transform the occupation by ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Michele Placido, Giorgio Pasotti, Alessandro Haber, Fulvio Falzarano

Votes: 308

49. The Boom (1963)

88 min | Comedy

7.2
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During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Gianna Maria Canale, Ettore Geri, Elena Nicolai

Votes: 339

50. Il caso Moro (1986)

110 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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On March 16 1978, the Red Brigade kidnap the Chief of the Christian Democraty, the party in power in Italy since the end of the war. fifty-five days later, his corpse was found in the trunk... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Ferrara | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Mattia Sbragia, Bruno Zanin, Consuelo Ferrara

Votes: 259