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1. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.4
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A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job.

Writers: Luigi Bartolini, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Vittorio De Sica, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda

2. 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.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

3. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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A pair of vicious black gangsters have spiritual awakenings.

Writers: Anthony Bodden, Nas, Hype Williams | Director: Hype Williams | Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

4. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.3
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A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Molinari | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray

5. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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86 Metascore

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

Writer: Thom Andersen | Director: Thom Andersen | Star: Encke King

6. Rome, Open City (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

8.1
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The location: Nazi occupied Rome. As Rome is classified an open city, most Romans can wander the streets without fear of the city being bombed or them being killed in the process. But life ... See full summary »

Writers: Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Alberto Consiglio | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico

7. Un mundo maravilloso (2006)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A fairy tale about the political and socioeconomic realities of Mexico.

Writers: Luis Estrada, Jaime Sampietro | Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Antonio Serrano, Cecilia Suárez, Ernesto Gómez Cruz

8. Los Olvidados (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others...

Writers: Luis Alcoriza, Luis Buñuel | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

9. Umberto D. (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.2
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92 Metascore

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

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

10. My Voyage to Italy (2001)

PG-13 | 246 min | Documentary

8.2
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90 Metascore

World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema.

Writers: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Raffaele Donato, Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Martin Scorsese

11. 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.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

12. Accattone (1961)

120 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.

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

13. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

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 »

Writers: Sergio Amidei, Klaus Mann, Federico Fellini, Marcello Pagliero, Alfred Hayes, Roberto Rossellini, Rod E. Geiger | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

14. Times and Winds (2006)

111 min | Drama

7.4
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A small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, facing the immense sea, flanked by olive yards. Villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. ... See full summary »

Writer: Reha Erdem | Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Ozen Ozkan, Ali Bey Kayali, Elit Iscan, Bülent Emin Yarar

15. 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.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi

16. The Grim Reaper (1962)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Citti | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa, Vincenzo Ciccora, Alfredo Leggi

17. Mamma Roma (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

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Mamma Roma is a middle-aged whore of Roma. Now she can quit her job to become a fruit seller. And she can take back her 16-year-old son, Ettore. For him, she dreams of a good position. But ... See full summary »

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

19. Germany Year Zero (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

7.9
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Edmund, a young boy who lives in war-devastated Germany after the Second World War has to do all kinds of work and tricks to help his family in getting food and barely survive. One day he ... See full summary »

Writers: Roberto Rossellini, Carlo Lizzani, Max Kolpé, Sergio Amidei | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

20. Laws of Gravity (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

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Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either. But that all changes when their ... See full summary »

Writer: Nick Gomez | Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Peter Greene, Adam Trese, Edie Falco, Arabella Field

21. Bitter Rice (1949)

108 min | Drama

7.7
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Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice ... See full summary »

Writers: Corrado Alvaro, Giuseppe De Santis, Carlo Lizzani, Carlo Musso, Ivo Perilli, Gianni Puccini | Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone

22. Ossessione (1943)

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

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

Writers: Luchino Visconti, Mario Alicata, Giuseppe De Santis, Gianni Puccini | Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani, Elio Marcuzzo

23. The Wounded Man (1983)

109 min | Drama, Crime

6.8
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A young man discovers his homosexuality and begins a relationship with a manipulative huster/petty criminal that he meets at a train station.

Writers: Hervé Guibert, Patrice Chéreau | Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Roland Bertin, Lisa Kreuzer

24. Stromboli (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

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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.

Writers: Roberto Rossellini, Sergio Amidei, Gian Paolo Callegari, Art Cohn, Renzo Cesana, Félix Morlión | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana, Mario Sponzo

25. Kinatay (2009)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman.

Writer: Armando Lao | Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Coco Martin, Maria Isabel Lopez, Julio Diaz, John Regala

26. Nosotros, los pobres (1948)

128 min | Drama

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Two kids take a book from a trash can. They begin to read the story of a poor neighborhood in Mexico City. Carpenter Pepe "El Toro" (Infante) lives with his daughter Chachita (Munoz) and ... See full summary »

Writers: Carlos González Dueñas, Ismael Rodríguez, Pedro de Urdimalas | Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Evita Muñoz 'Chachita', Carmen Montejo, Blanca Estela Pavón

27. Miracle in Milan (1951)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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An old woman finds a baby among the cauliflowers in her garden. She takes care of the orphan, and calls him Totò. When she dies, he is sent to an orphanage, which he leaves as a teenager. ... See full summary »

Writers: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Mario Chiari, Adolfo Franci | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa, Guglielmo Barnabò

28. Crónica de un niño solo (1965)

79 min | Drama

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CHRONICLE OF A BOY ALONE, is an indictment of a fascist regime running roughshod over its most vulnerable citizens, its children. Focusing on the bleak life of eleven-year-old bad boy Polin... See full summary »

Writers: Leonardo Favio, Jorge Zuhair Jury | Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Diego Puente, Tino Pascali, Cacho Espíndola, Victoriano Moreira

29. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, History

7.5
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On an empty road, an old man is walking with his son. They meet a crow that can speak. They are changed into monks and Saint Francois sent them to preach for hawks and sparrows. A reflexion... See full summary »

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

30. The Children Are Watching Us (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.

Writers: Cesare Giulio Viola, Margherita Maglione, Cesare Zavattini, Adolfo Franci, Gherardo Gherardi, Vittorio De Sica | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola, Adriano Rimoldi

31. Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

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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.

Writers: Sergio Amidei, Adolfo Franci, Cesare Giulio Viola, Cesare Zavattini | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortenzi

32. Midnight Dancers (1994)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Three young and good-looking brothers live with and support their parents in Manila; they dance at the male Club Exotica and work as "call boys." Joel has a wife and child; he and Dennis ... See full summary »

Writer: Ricardo Lee | Director: Mel Chionglo | Stars: Alex Del Rosario, Gandong Cervantes, Lawrence David, Luis Cortes

33. La Terra Trema (1948)

160 min | Drama

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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

34. Insiang (1976)

95 min | Drama

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The first Filipino film to show at the Cannes Film Festival is set in the slums of Manila. A beautiful girl gets raped by her mother's lover, and then learns how to exact revenge.

Writers: Mario O'Hara, Lamberto E. Antonio | Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Ray Vernall, Rez Cortez

35. Bronco Bullfrog (1969)

86 min | Drama

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Writer: Barney Platts-Mills | Director: Barney Platts-Mills | Stars: Del Walker, Anne Gooding, Sam Shepherd, Roy Haywood

36. Evolution of a Filipino Family (2004)

540 min | Drama

7.3
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Writer: Lav Diaz | Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Elryan de Vera, Angie Ferro, Pen Medina, Marife Necesito

37. Man of Iron (1956)

105 min | Drama

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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 »

Writers: Alfredo Giannetti, Pietro Germi, Ennio De Concini, Carlo Musso, Luciano Vincenzoni | Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Pietro Germi, Luisa Della Noce, Sylva Koscina, Saro Urzì

38. Rome 11:00 (1952)

107 min | Drama

7.7
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Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls (told in a slow beginning) who are among the 200 women who answer a want ad for a modest secretarial position one rainy morning ... See full summary »

Writers: Corrado Alvaro, Giuseppe De Santis, Basilio Franchina, Gianni Puccini, Rodolfo Sonego, Cesare Zavattini | Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Eva Vanicek, Carla Del Poggio, Massimo Girotti, Lucia Bosé

39. Pearblossom Hwy (2012)

78 min | Drama

7.1
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"What else am I? What else can I say. I'm a trouble maker. I've always wanted to be a rebel," says Cory, one of the three protagonists of Pearblossom Hwy, directly into the camera. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Mike Ott, Atsuko Okatsuka | Director: Mike Ott | Stars: Atsuko Okatsuka, Cory Zacharia, John Brotherton, Stephen Tobolowsky

40. The Quiet One (1948)

65 min | Drama

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A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.

Writers: James Agee, Helen Levitt | Director: Sidney Meyers | Stars: Gary Merrill, Donald Thompson, Clarence Cooper, Sadie Stockton

41. The Bandit (1946)

78 min | Crime, Drama

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Ernesto ritorna dalla prigionia in Germania, alla fine della Seconda Guerra mondiale. E' solo, la casa distrutta, la mamma morta, la sorella scomparsa. La ritrova in un bordello, durante la... See full summary »

Writers: Alberto Lattuada, Oreste Biancoli, Mino Caudana, Ettore Maria Margadonna, Tullio Pinelli, Piero Tellini | Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Anna Magnani, Amedeo Nazzari, Carla Del Poggio, Carlo Campanini

42. In the Name of the Law (1949)

101 min | Drama

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A mule cart crosses the countryside. Two bandits push the driver off and, when he resists, kill him. The bandits steal the mules... The town of Capodarso, Sicily. The Baron doesn't want ... See full summary »

Writers: Giuseppe Mangione, Giuseppe Guido Lo Schiavo, Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Pietro Germi | Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Charles Vanel, Jone Salinas, Camillo Mastrocinque

43. La Ciudad (The City) (1998)

88 min | Drama

7.3
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76 Metascore

The stories of four Hispanic immigrants living in New York City.

Writer: David Riker | Director: David Riker | Stars: Anthony Rivera, Joseph Rigano, Miguel Maldonado, Ricardo Cuevas

44. The Path of Hope (1950)

105 min | Drama

7.6
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Women wait anxiously at a minehead in Capodarso, Sicily. Their men are underground. The mine is closing and the miners refuse to come up unless the owner relents. After three days, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Nino Di Maria, Federico Fellini, Pietro Germi, Tullio Pinelli | Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Raf Vallone, Elena Varzi, Saro Urzì, Franco Navarra

45. Adela (2008)

88 min | Drama

7.2
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72 Metascore

Adela celebrates her 80th birthday in the slums of Manila. Alone and without support, she longs for the family and stability of years gone by. Mundane events take on heightened meaning as ... See full summary »

Writers: Adolfo Alix Jr., Nick Olanka | Director: Adolfo Alix Jr. | Stars: Anita Linda, Jason Abalos, Joem Bascon, Angeli Bayani

46. Days of Glory (1945)

71 min | Documentary

7.6
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Writers: Umberto Calosso, Umberto Barbaro | Directors: Giuseppe De Santis, Mario Serandrei, Marcello Pagliero, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Umberto Barbaro, Umberto Calosso, Donato Carretta, Pietro Caruso

47. Mumbai's King (2012)

77 min | Drama

7.3
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Rahul, a mischievous adolescent roams the rain soaked slums of Mumbai with Arbaaz, a balloon selling boy. They escape harsh reality of life by roasting stolen potatoes; stealing an auto rickshaw for a joyride; chasing girls, etc.

Writers: Jaihind, Manjeet Singh | Director: Manjeet Singh | Stars: Rahul Bairagi, Dhanshree Jain, Arbaaz Khan, Salman Khan

48. The Neorealism: We Were Not Just Bicycles Thieves (2013)

75 min | Documentary

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This short film tells the story of the most important cinema trend that Italy has ever produced - Neo Realism. Born after the Second World War, this veritable cultural revolution rapidly ... See full summary »

Writers: Gianni Bozzacchi, Carlo Lizzani | Director: Gianni Bozzacchi | Stars: Bernardo Bertolucci, Umberto Eco, Paolo Galluzzi, Gabriel García Márquez

50. Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Renato Castellani, Titina De Filippo, Ettore Maria Margadonna | Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Maria Fiore, Vincenzo Musolino, Filomena Russo, Luigi Astarita