Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1972-01-01 to 1972-12-31 With Country of Origin Italy


1. Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)

R | 129 min | Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

Votes: 38,911

2. Man of La Mancha (1972)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman Don Quixote who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute Dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,079

3. The Canterbury Tales (1972)

NC-17 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti

Votes: 4,948

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.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Votes: 5,343

5. Che? (1972)

R | 112 min | Comedy

5.8
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A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Sydne Rome, Hugh Griffith, Romolo Valli

Votes: 2,721

6. Avanti! (1972)

R | 140 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews

Votes: 7,356

7. Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

Not Rated | 96 min | Thriller

6.8
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A series of murders are committed near the estate of a degenerate author and his wife.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 1,830

8. 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.

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

Votes: 9,090

9. 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: 3,317

10. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat. They see a knife killing on shore. Other gruesome murders start occurring shortly thereafter, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Karin Baal, Joachim Fuchsberger

Votes: 2,918

11. What the Peeper Saw (1972)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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A wealthy author's second wife begins to suspect that her 12 year old stepson may have murdered his mother, who mysteriously died in a bathtub accident.

Directors: James Kelley, Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 464

12. The Grand Duel (1972)

R | 98 min | Western

6.5
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A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.

Director: Giancarlo Santi | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice, Jess Hahn, Horst Frank

Votes: 1,770

13. Indian Summer (1972)

132 min | Drama

7.4
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In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the Liceu replacing another teacher. His ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Alain Delon, Giancarlo Giannini, Sonia Petrovna, Renato Salvatori

Votes: 1,170

14. Bluebeard (1972)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A World War I pilot whom everybody envies as a "ladykiller" actually is one - after he beds the women he's after, he murders them.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Virna Lisi, Nathalie Delon

Votes: 917

15. E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico (1972)

PG | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Western

6.7
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By his dying father's last wish Joe is sent to the Wild West to become a real guy. The dreamy young man despises guns and fights, likes poems and prefers bicycles to horses. Now his three ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Gregory Walcott, Yanti Somer, Dominic Barto

Votes: 1,815

16. Un Flic (1972)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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72 Metascore

Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just an asset for the even more spectacular heist. Simon, gang leader and Paris night ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 5,485 | Gross: $0.05M

17. State of Siege (1972)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

Votes: 2,980

18. Sacrifice! (1972)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror

5.5
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After a photographer is captured by a native tribe and put through several trials, he must fight to protect the village and his new love interest, the chief's daughter.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai, Prasitsak Singhara, Sulallewan Suxantat

Votes: 1,526

19. Amuck (1972)

R | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A writer's secretary tries to find her missing friend and uncovers a murder plot.

Director: Silvio Amadio | Stars: Farley Granger, Barbara Bouchet, Rosalba Neri, Nino Segurini

Votes: 379

20. The Valachi Papers (1972)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari

Votes: 2,100

21. Treasure Island (1972)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Family

6.0
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Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.

Directors: Andrea Bianchi, John Hough, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Orson Welles, Kim Burfield, Lionel Stander, Walter Slezak

Votes: 853

22. The Call of the Wild (1972)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family

5.9
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A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Charlton Heston, Michèle Mercier, Raimund Harmstorf, George Eastman

Votes: 1,213

23. Tutti i colori del buio (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov, Julián Ugarte

Votes: 1,770

24. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor,... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Miraglia | Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Ugo Pagliai, Marina Malfatti, Marino Masé

Votes: 1,074

25. The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)

94 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Annabella Incontrera, Paola Quattrini

Votes: 1,400

26. Justine de Sade (1972)

X | 100 min | Drama

5.3
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Therese, a beautiful but naive young girl, who finds herself being passed around from depraved pervert to depraved pervert, enduring just about every kind of sexual degradation there is ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pierson | Stars: Alice Arno, Yves Arcanel, Michel Bertay, Georges Beauvilliers

Votes: 287

27. Baron Blood (1972)

PG | 90 min | Horror

6.0
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A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor, a sadistic Baron who was cursed to a violent death by a witch whom the Baron had... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Antonio Cantafora

Votes: 2,367

28. Tout va bien (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin | Stars: Yves Montand, Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli, Elizabeth Chauvin

Votes: 2,426

29. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 1,219

30. 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.

Director: Armando Crispino | Stars: Alex Cord, Samantha Eggar, John Marley, Nadja Tiller

Votes: 441

31. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff

Votes: 2,252

32. A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)

PG | 92 min | Western

6.2
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Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer, Georges Géret

Votes: 1,281

33. The Seduction of Mimi (1972)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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In Sicily, the mine worker Carmelo "Mimí" Mardocheo votes in the Communist Party candidate instead of in the Mafia's one believing that the suffrage is secret. After the elections, he loses... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Turi Ferro, Agostina Belli

Votes: 1,224

34. Death Walks at Midnight (1972)

Not Rated | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu, Pietro Martellanza, Carlo Gentili

Votes: 798

35. The Italian Connection (1972)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 1,391

36. The Outside Man (1972)

PG | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a French contract assassin hired by a Los Angeles crime family, ostensibly to perform a hit on some other mafia target. But simultaneously, as he arrives to do ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 626

37. Chi l'ha vista morire? (1972)

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi, Dominique Boschero

Votes: 1,490

38. The Senator Likes Women (1972)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.9
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Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Lionel Stander, Laura Antonelli, Corrado Gaipa

Votes: 398

39. The French Sex Murders (1972)

83 min | Thriller, Horror

5.0
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A prostitute in a French brothel is assassinated, the prime suspect is one of her regular clients, soon afterwards the witnesses that testified against the suspect are killed by an strange individual.

Director: Ferdinando Merighi | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Rosalba Neri, Evelyne Kraft, Howard Vernon

Votes: 376

40. Alfredo, Alfredo (1972)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Alfredo, a timid young Italian, lusts after and woos the beautiful Maria Rosa. But when he manages to marry her, he discovers life is not nearly so blissful as he expected.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Stefania Sandrelli, Carla Gravina, Saro Urzì

Votes: 661

41. Quel gran pezzo della Ubalda tutta nuda e tutta calda (1972)

91 min | Comedy

5.3
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During the Middle Ages, a clumsy knight returns home where his wife awaits him. Sensuous and beautiful, she has attracted several male admirers during his absence, but her chastity belt has... See full summary »

Director: Mariano Laurenti | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Pippo Franco, Karin Schubert, Umberto D'Orsi

Votes: 348

42. Night of the Devils (1972)

91 min | Horror

6.8
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The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Gianni Garko, Agostina Belli, Roberto Maldera, Cinzia De Carolis

Votes: 643

43. Docteur Popaul (1972)

95 min | Comedy

6.1
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Doctor Popaul doesn't trust beautiful women: he says he prefers "moral beauty". Among colleagues he makes a bet who manages to sleep with the most ugly woman during the next year - and wins... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mia Farrow, Laura Antonelli, Daniel Lecourtois

Votes: 456

44. Rivelazioni di un maniaco sessuale al capo della squadra mobile (1972)

X | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.

Director: Roberto Bianchi Montero | Stars: Farley Granger, Sylva Koscina, Silvano Tranquilli, Annabella Incontrera

Votes: 425

45. Salomè (1972)

73 min | Drama

7.1
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A psychedelic re-telling of the biblical story. Salome is the daughter of the second wife of King Herod. The King is infatuated with her and after she fails to seduce the prophet John (The ... See full summary »

Director: Carmelo Bene | Stars: Carmelo Bene, Lydia Mancinelli, Alfiero Vincenti, Donyale Luna

Votes: 244

46. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972)

Unrated | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Antonio Sabato, Uschi Glas, Pier Paolo Capponi, Rossella Falk

Votes: 1,241

47. Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)

PG | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.5
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A noblewoman doomed to a loveless marriage falls into a scandalous affair with the dashing Lord Byron.

Director: Robert Bolt | Stars: Sarah Miles, Jon Finch, Richard Chamberlain, John Mills

Votes: 345

48. Lo scopone scientifico (1972)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,466

49. And Hope to Die (1972)

PG | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A crook on the run hooks up with a criminal gang to commit a kidnapping. However, things don't go quite as planned.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Robert Ryan, Lea Massari, Aldo Ray

Votes: 388

50. Summertime Killer (1972)

PG | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A six-year-old boy witnesses mobsters beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the now-grown boy begins to track down and eliminate the men who did it, determined to wipe out the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi | Stars: Karl Malden, Olivia Hussey, Christopher Mitchum, Raf Vallone

Votes: 221