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1. Tale of Tales (2015)

R | 133 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

6.4
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72 Metascore

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

Writers: Giambattista Basile, Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso | Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly

Votes: 12,414 | Gross: $0.08M

2. Gomorrah (2008)

Not Rated | 137 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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87 Metascore

An inside look at Italy's modern crime families.

Writers: Roberto Saviano, Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso | Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo, Simone Sacchettino

Votes: 38,130 | Gross: $1.58M

3. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Writer: Alberto Moravia | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 19,738 | Gross: $0.04M

4. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Unrated | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.

Writers: Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti, Gianfranco Clerici | Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Votes: 4,976

5. Nightmare City (1980)

88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.

Writers: Antonio Cesare Corti, Luis María Delgado, Piero Regnoli | Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal

Votes: 3,884

6. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

5.6
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A professor opens a crypt and reanimates rotten zombies. The zombies attack a jet-set-group which is celebrating a party in a villa nearby...

Writer: Piero Regnoli | Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Karin Well, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Simone Mattioli, Antonella Antinori

Votes: 3,516

7. 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.

Writers: Niccolò Ammaniti, Francesca Marciano | Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia, Giuseppe Cristiano

Votes: 12,178 | Gross: $1.62M

8. Rabid Dogs (1974)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.

Writer: Alessandro Parenzo | Directors: Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava | Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla, Don Backy

Votes: 2,908

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

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.

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

Votes: 7,731

10. Torso (1973)

R | 92 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf, and police are stumped. American exchange student Jane and her friends decide to take a ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernesto Gastaldi, Sergio Martino | Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, John Richardson

Votes: 3,489

11. Uppercut (1978)

110 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.7
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The "Bulldozer", a former football star, is now working as a fisherman. As a group of street-people arranges a football match against the local Armybase, he is asked to be their trainer. ... See full summary »

Writers: Rainer Brandt, Marcello Fondato, Francesco Scardamaglia | Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Bud Spencer, Raimund Harmstorf, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Nando Paone

Votes: 3,463

12. Reality (II) (2012)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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76 Metascore

Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia.

Writers: Matteo Garrone, Massimo Gaudioso, Ugo Chiti, Maurizio Braucci | Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Aniello Arena, Paola Minaccioni, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone

Votes: 3,758 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Terraferma (2011)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.8
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57 Metascore

A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.

Writers: Emanuele Crialese, Vittorio Moroni | Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello, Mimmo Cuticchio

Votes: 2,457

14. The Sucker (1965)

111 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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In this Franco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an ... See full summary »

Writers: Gérard Oury, Marcel Jullian, Georges Tabet, André Tabet | Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Venantino Venantini, Henri Génès

Votes: 4,300

15. Leopardi (2014)

143 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Based upon the short but fruitful life of illness-racked Italian poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi.

Writers: Mario Martone, Ippolita Di Majo | Director: Mario Martone | Stars: Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popolizio, Anna Mouglalis

Votes: 1,459

16. The Sicilian Clan (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Writers: Auguste Le Breton, Henri Verneuil, José Giovanni, Pierre Pelegri | Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick

Votes: 4,601

17. The Dead Are Alive (1972)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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A photographer on an archaeological expedition digging up Etruscan ruins in Italy begins to suspect that not all the Etruscans buried there are actually dead.

Writers: Lucio Battistrada, Armando Crispino, Lutz Eisholz, Bryan Edgar Wallace | Director: Armando Crispino | Stars: Alex Cord, Samantha Eggar, John Marley, Nadja Tiller

Votes: 400

18. Lost and Beautiful (2015)

87 min | Drama

6.6
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The foolish servant Pulcinella is sent from the depths of Mt. Vesuvius to present-day Campania to honor the last wishes of the poor shepherd Tommaso: his mission is to save a young buffalo ... See full summary »

Writers: Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello | Director: Pietro Marcello | Stars: Tommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pittalis, Elio Germano

Votes: 166

20. Corpo celeste (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church.

Writer: Alice Rohrwacher | Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo, Pasqualina Scuncia, Anita Caprioli

Votes: 676 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

150 min | Drama

7.7
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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 »

Writers: Carlo Levi, Francesco Rosi, Tonino Guerra, Raffaele La Capria | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari

Votes: 1,304

22. Hands Over the City (1963)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

Writers: Francesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria, Enzo Forcella, Enzo Provenzale | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Angelo D'Alessandro

Votes: 1,586

23. Guardian of Hell (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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Nuns become possessed by the Devil and lust after the abbot!

Writers: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Franca Stoppi, Carlo De Mejo, Francesca Carmeno, Susan Forget

Votes: 436

24. The Demon (1963)

98 min | Drama, Horror

7.2
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Purif, young peasant of the South Italy, is considered from the people a possessed one and a witch. All of the village is hostile to its activity magical and sorceress. The girl will be ... See full summary »

Writers: Brunello Rondi, Ugo Guerra, Luciano Martino | Director: Brunello Rondi | Stars: Daliah Lavi, Frank Wolff, Anna María Aveta, Tiziana Casetti

Votes: 245

25. Fort Apache Napoli (2009)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.

Writers: Marco Risi, James Carrington, Andrea Purgatori | Director: Marco Risi | Stars: Libero De Rienzo, Valentina Lodovini, Michele Riondino, Massimiliano Gallo

Votes: 630

26. 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.

Writers: Anna Banti, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Mario Martone | Director: Mario Martone | Stars: Raffaele Di Florio, Edoardo Natoli, Andrea Bosca, Luigi Pisani

Votes: 375

27. The Flight of the Innocent (1992)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.0
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The boy Vito is a portrait of beauty and wide-eyed innocence spawned from a violent family of kidnapers and murderers in the South of Italy. When his entire family is murdered by a rival ... See full summary »

Writers: Carlo Carlei, Gualtiero Rosella | Director: Carlo Carlei | Stars: Manuel Colao, Federico Pacifici, Salvatore Borghese, Lucio Zagaria

Votes: 434 | Gross: $0.05M

28. Lo zio di Brooklyn (1995)

98 min | Comedy

7.0
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Writers: Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco | Directors: Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco | Stars: Salvatore Gattuso, Pippo Agusta, Salvatore Schiera, Gaspare Marchione

Votes: 203

29. Our Lady of the Turks (1968)

124 min | Drama

6.9
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Writer: Carmelo Bene | Director: Carmelo Bene | Stars: Carmelo Bene, Lydia Mancinelli, Ornella Ferrari, Anita Masini

Votes: 194

31. The Gift (2003)

80 min | Drama

7.1
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Writer: Michelangelo Frammartino | Director: Michelangelo Frammartino | Stars: Angelo Frammartino, Gabriella Maiolo

Votes: 133

32. Crossing the Line (2007)

60 min | Documentary

6.9
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A journey through Italian landscapes as seen through the windows of several long-distance express trains.

Writer: Pietro Marcello | Director: Pietro Marcello | Stars: Arturo Nicolodi, Ciro Esposito, Pasquale Ottaviano, Daniele Luongo

Votes: 48

33. Afraid of the Dark (Bruises) (2010)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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Eva lives alone and anonymously in Bucharest. When her factory closes down, she sets off for Italy.

Writer: Massimo Coppola | Director: Massimo Coppola | Stars: Alexandra Pirici, Erica Fontana, Antonella Attili, Alfio Sorbello

Votes: 46

35. Tomato (1990)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Kwaku, a young African medical student, arrives in Italy where he is to meet his brother Job (nicknamed Pummarò.) This one is a tomato picker in the Naples region and works in extreme ... See full summary »

Writers: Sandro Petraglia, Michele Placido, Stefano Rulli | Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Thywill Amenia, Salvatore Billa, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Nicola Di Pinto

Votes: 32

36. Verso sud (1992)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Writer: Pasquale Pozzessere | Director: Pasquale Pozzessere | Stars: Luciano Curreli, Stefano Dionisi, Irene Grazioli, Antonella Ponziani

Votes: 21

37. How Wonderful to Die Assassinated (1975)

85 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Writers: Stefano Calanchi, Ennio Lorenzini, Aldo De Jaco, Gianni Toti | Director: Ennio Lorenzini | Stars: Giulio Brogi, Stefano Satta Flores, Alessandro Haber, Elio Marconato

Votes: 7

38. Nascita di un culto (1968)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Annabella Rossi | Director: Luigi Di Gianni

39. L'America me l'immaginavo. Storie di emigrazione dall'isola siciliana di Marettimo (1991)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Alina Marazzi | Director: Alina Marazzi

40. E una domenica sera di novembre (1981 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Lina Wertmüller

41. Tutto bene (2009)

11 min | Short

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The election's eve. During the night two guys are still waiting to start the job: a chance to think about their forced living.

Writers: Antonio Iandolo, Sergio Recchia | Director: Sergio Recchia | Stars: Antonio Iandolo, Pippo Indellicati, Corrado Sernetts

42. L'esplosione (2003)

75 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writer: Giovanni Piperno | Director: Giovanni Piperno | Stars: Danilo Coppe, Giovanni Piperno

Votes: 5

43. C'è un posto in Italia (2005)

58 min | Documentary

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Writers: Vanessa Piciarelli, Corso Salani | Director: Corso Salani | Star: Nicola Vendola