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1. 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, Gino Saltamerenda

Votes: 97,947 | Gross: $0.33M

2. 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.

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

Votes: 17,031 | Gross: $0.07M

3. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

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

Votes: 7,137 | Gross: $9.63M

4. 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: 47,289

5. 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: 27,201 | Gross: $0.75M

6. Roma città aperta (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.1
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape.

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

Votes: 16,793

7. Stromboli (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 4,013

8. Accattone (1961)

120 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 5,351

9. 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: 10,694 | Gross: $0.10M

10. The Young and the Damned (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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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...

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

Votes: 13,684

11. 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: 7,018

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: 4,952

13. My Voyage to Italy (2001)

PG-13 | 246 min | Documentary

8.3
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90 Metascore

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

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Martin Scorsese

Votes: 2,425 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Bitter Rice (1949)

Not Rated | 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 »

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone

Votes: 2,459

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.

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

Votes: 3,383

16. Mumbai's King (2012)

77 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 48

17. 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 »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa, Guglielmo Barnabò

Votes: 4,360

18. 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: 6,059

19. Kinatay (2009)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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57 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 1,122

20. 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: 2,986

21. Bes Vakit (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 »

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

Votes: 2,951 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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86 Metascore

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

Director: Thom Andersen | Star: Encke King

Votes: 1,511

23. Insiang (1976)

95 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Ruel Vernal, Rez Cortez

Votes: 372

24. La commare secca (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 »

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

Votes: 1,606

25. Nosotros, los pobres (1948)

128 min | Drama

8.0
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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 »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Evita Muñoz 'Chachita', Carmen Montejo, Blanca Estela Pavón

Votes: 635

26. 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: 5,028

27. Love in the City (1953)

105 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli, Dino Risi, Cesare Zavattini | Stars: Rita Josa, Rosanna Carta, Enrico Pelliccia, Donatella Marrosu

Votes: 620

28. El patrón, radiografía de un crimen (2014)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A humble peon finds a job in a big city butcher's shop. His boss, a sinister character, introduces him to the meat business while subjecting him, by means of pressure and extortion, to ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastián Schindel | Stars: Germán de Silva, Joaquín Furriel, Andrea Garrote, Mónica Lairana

Votes: 403

29. Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

8.0
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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.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortenzi

Votes: 4,544

30. 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: 1,758

31. 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.

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

Votes: 1,003

32. 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 »

Director: Leonardo Favio | Stars: Diego Puente, Tino Pascali, Cacho Espíndola, Victoriano Moreira

Votes: 433

33. L'homme blessé (1983)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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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.

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

Votes: 701

34. Laws of Gravity (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The lives of two incompetent young men from Brooklyn spin out of control after a friend returns from Florida with guns to sell.

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

Votes: 749 | Gross: $0.12M

35. La Ciudad (The City) (1998)

88 min | Drama

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76 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 321 | Gross: $0.24M

36. Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino (2004)

540 min | Drama

8.0
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The collapse and the struggle of a poor farming clan in Philippines.

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

Votes: 170

37. Bronco Bullfrog (1970)

86 min | Drama

6.9
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Del and his friends agree to take part in a robbery with a boy fresh from the borstal. When Del falls in love with Irene they decide to run away from their nagging parents - and the law.

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

Votes: 200

38. 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: 679

39. Il bandito (1946)

78 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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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 »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Anna Magnani, Amedeo Nazzari, Carla Del Poggio, Carlo Campanini

Votes: 142

40. Sibak (1994)

100 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 223

41. 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 »

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

Votes: 55

42. The Path of Hope (1950)

105 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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The story of a group of Sicilian miners and their families decide to illegally cross the border to France and their hardships.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Raf Vallone, Elena Varzi, Saro Urzì, Franco Navarra

Votes: 298

43. Magdana's Donkey (1956)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Small Georgian village (ca. 1890) Magdana a widow lives in a shack with her 3 children and ekes out a living selling yogurt. When the children find a donkey lying by the road and nurse it to health, it seems the family's troubles are over.

Directors: Tengiz Abuladze, Rezo Chkheidze | Stars: Dudukhana Tserodze, L. Moistsrapishvili, Mikho Borashvili, Nani Chikvinidze

Votes: 299

44. Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Maria Fiore, Vincenzo Musolino, Filomena Russo, Luigi Astarita

Votes: 309

45. Rome 11:00 (1952)

107 min | Drama

7.9
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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 »

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Lucia Bosé, Carla Del Poggio, Maria Grazia Francia, Lea Padovani

Votes: 269

46. In the Name of the Law (1949)

101 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A young, by-the-book judge is appointed to a Sicilian village controlled by corrupt leaders and the mafia.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Charles Vanel, Jone Salinas, Camillo Mastrocinque

Votes: 218

47. Under the Olive Tree (1950)

107 min | Drama

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Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Raf Vallone, Lucia Bosé, Folco Lulli, Maria Grazia Francia

Votes: 117

48. Giorni di gloria (1945)

71 min | Documentary

7.6
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The first documentary on the German occupation of Rome and Italian resistance in the waning years of World War II. Shot over two years covering the trial of Fascist police chief Pietro ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 67

49. The Barefoot Battalion (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Released in the USA as "The Barefoot Battalion", this is the story of a besieged country in wartime and the effect of such on the children. Told in flashback by a young man after the war, ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Maria Costi, Nikos Fermas, Vasilios Frangedakis, Antonios Voulgaris

Votes: 121

50. Largo viaje (1967)

83 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Patricio Kaulen | Stars: Enrique Kaulen, Eliana Vidal, Fabio Zerpa, Rubén Ubeira

Votes: 133