Most Popular Titles With Piero Piccioni
1. Contempt (1963)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 21,647 | Gross: $0.04M
2. The 10th Victim (1965)
92 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead.
R | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary.
4. Matchless (1967)
104 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A secret agent possesses a ring that makes him invisible for a short time, once every 10 hours. He is in pursuit of an evil criminal mastermind but, at the same time, must evade an enemy agent who also wants the ring.
5. Io la conoscevo bene (1965)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.
Votes: 1,193 | Gross: $0.01M
6. The Big Night (1959)
95 min | Drama
Una notte di due balordi, Scintillone e Ruggero, a cui si aggiunge in seguito un terzo, Bellabella, che dopo un furto vengono a loro volta derubati. Tentano poi di rubare un'apparecchio ... See full summary »
7. The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
GP | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A ruthless pirate captures the keeper of a lighthouse, somewhere in north Argentina. His goal is obvious and horrific. He plans to control the lighthouses signals in a way that the passing ships will be crushed on the rocks.
8. The Witches (1967)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.
9. After the Fox (1966)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world and master of disguise. After Aldo escapes from the Italian prison he was held in, he meets again ... See full summary »
10. Lo straniero (1967)
Approved | 104 min | Drama
In an atmosphere of political tension when the French still control Algiers, an Algerian is killed on the beach and a French man who has lived in Algiers all his life is arrested for the ... See full summary »
11. Camille 2000 (1969)
R | 115 min | Drama, Romance
Marguerite, a beautiful woman of affairs, falls for the young and promising Armand, but sacrifices her love for him for the sake of his future and reputation.
12. The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
13. Puppet on a Chain (1971)
PG | 98 min | Action, Thriller
Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives in Amsterdam to investigate a heroin smuggling ring. He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do ... See full summary »
15. Le mani sulla città (1963)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.
18. Appassionata (1974)
96 min | Drama
Two teenage friends conspire to find out how much their youthful sensuality can disrupt one of their households, headed by a dentist and his mentally-ill wife.
19. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History
The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.
20. Duel of the Titans (1961)
89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Twin brothers revolt against tyranny in pre-Roman Italy and then come to a parting of the ways as they lead their people toward the founding of a new city.
21. Fighting Back (I) (1982)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his ... See full summary »
Votes: 370 | Gross: $3.02M
22. La commare secca (1962)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »
23. Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (1979)
150 min | Drama
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 »
24. Bell' Antonio (1960)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »
25. Cadaveri eccellenti (1976)
PG | 120 min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery
A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian ... See full summary »
27. The Devil's Backbone (1971)
GP | 100 min | Western
Army deserter Capt. Viktor Kaleb is offered a pardon and reinstatement in the cavalry if he agrees to lead a special forces group in a raid against an Apache stronghold into Mexico.
28. The Lonely Woman (1973)
R | 93 min | Drama
Based on José Antonio García Blázquez's novel of the same name, the film tells the story of Jacinto Martín del Río, AKA 'Jaci', a fatherless lad who feels a strong love almost unhealthy for... See full summary »
29. Mafioso (1962)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.
Votes: 1,801 | Gross: $0.40M
31. The Assassin (1961)
83 min | Crime, Thriller
Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police in his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what is the investigation about as we find out details about his life.
32. Cronaca di una morte annunciata (1987)
109 min | Drama
In a small village in Latin America, Santiago Nasar is killed in the morning, which surprises nobody. The Vicario brothers were openly declaring they would kill him to regain the lost honor... See full summary »
33. La viaccia (1961)
102 min | Drama
The original Italian is La Viaccia (the name of the family farm which motivates the plot). The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle. Son Ferdinando ... See full summary »
34. Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo (1973)
100 min | Drama
1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition... See full summary »
35. C'era una volta (1967)
104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The ... See full summary »
36. Storia di una monaca di clausura (1973)
R | 97 min | Drama
A woman who was promised to a powerful family's son at birth falls in love with another man, refuses to renounce him, and is sent to a nunnery by her shocked parents. Once there, she first ... See full summary »
37. If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)
95 min | Western
Crooked bankers plan an insurance swindle and hire a Mexican gang to steal the bank's gold but they also pay Lasky's gang to kill the Mexicans.
38. The Fox with a Velvet Tail (1971)
90 min | Romance, Thriller
Ruth and Michel separate after Ruth finds another man, Paul. Ruth and Paul go to her sunny, idyllic beach side villa to spend summer. They are having a great time together, and then things ... See full summary »
39. Marta (1971)
R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
A wealthy landowner haunted by the spectre of his dead mother has a fling with a beautiful fugitive who bears a striking resemblance to his missing wife, who may have been murdered.
40. The Slave (1962)
100 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The decurion Randus holds himself so well in the command of his troops, that Caesar promotes him to centurion. He is subsequently sent to Egypt, to keep Caesar informed on the actions and ... See full summary »
41. Le moine (1972)
94 min | Drama, Horror
Ambrosio (Franco Nero) is a monk who is sexually tempted by an emissary of the Devil, a young girl in monk's robes. After he has committed numerous crimes, it appears that he will be caught... See full summary »
42. The Mattei Affair (1972)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama
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 »
44. Many Wars Ago (1970)
100 min | Drama, War
On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
50. Tempest (1958)
120 min | Adventure
A young officer in the army of Empress Catherine of Russia is on his way to his new duty station at a remote outpost. During a blinding snowstorm he comes upon a stranger who was caught in ... See full summary »
51. Adua e le compagne (1960)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.
52. Tutti dentro (1984)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
The incorruptible judge Annibale Salvemini, starts investigating over a classic Italian business/politics/corruption affair. He start to operate, as usual, very strongly. He orders ... See full summary »
53. Sono un fenomeno paranormale (1985)
112 min | Comedy
Roberto Razzi è uno stimato conduttore televisivo. Egli presenta un programma molto seguito, volto a svergognare finti maghi e pranoterapeuti. Durante un suggestivo viaggio in India, il ... See full summary »
113 min | Comedy
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 »
55. Careless (1962)
111 min | Drama, Romance
The place is Trieste and the time is 1927. Emilio Brentani leads a peaceful and uneventful life with his older sister Amalia. At least until the day he meets Angiolina Zarri, a beautiful ... See full summary »
56. Le témoin (1978)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A sexually adventurous young woman approaches Antonio, an Italian art-restorer working at a cathedral in France. He resists getting involved with her but later he finds out she was raped and murdered in a derelict house.
58. Capriccio all'italiana (1968)
95 min | Comedy
The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.
59. Minnesota Clay (1964)
90 min | Action, War, Western
Wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Minnesota Clay seeks revenge on the man who withheld evidence at his trial. There is a problem however, he is going blind.
61. Il demonio (1963)
98 min | Drama, Horror
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 »
63. All Screwed Up (1974)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of immigrants from the south of Italy live collectively in the Milano's suburbia in the 1974. Not only they share the house, but also hopes and troubles that in those years where ... See full summary »
64. Sweet Deceptions (1960)
95 min | Drama
Francesca, a 17-year old school girl, has a vivid dream of making love to Enrico, a 37-year old divorced architect and family friend. She turns her dream into reality by meeting Enrico during a regular school day.
65. Fieras sin jaula (1971)
87 min | Drama, Thriller
A young girl marries the wealthy father of one of her female friends at college, but she soon finds herself falling in love with another young man. The husband finds out about the two, and ... See full summary »
69. Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972)
R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In this version of the famous story of the London serial killer, Jack not only likes to kill prostitutes but he is a cannibal as well.
70. Cuore di cane (1976)
113 min | Comedy
Professor Preobrazhensky puts courageous experiences, trying to turn a dog in equal to in all of the person. As a result somebody turns out Doggies. Unfortunately, experience proves that it is better for dog to remain a dog.
71. Scacco alla regina (1969)
99 min | Comedy, Drama
26 year old Silvia has it all, but is still discontent, and daydreams about BDSM sex. When her husband is away on a business trip, she goes to a castle outside Rome to work as a secretary. Here she is turned into a slave.
73. I due marescialli (1961)
93 min | Drama, Comedy
Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Antonio Capurro, un ladruncolo travestito da prete, viene arrestato dal maresciallo Cottone. In seguito, durante un bombardamento il lestofante riesce a ... See full summary »
75. To Bed or Not to Bed (1963)
103 min | Comedy
Sordi gives a deep and touching comic performance as an Italian fur merchant who is going to Sweden for the first time to attend the annual fur auctions in Stockholm. The movie depicts the ... See full summary »
76. 12 registi per 12 città (1989)
90 min | Documentary
Promotional omnibus film, made for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, featuring portraits of 12 Italian cities.
Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Mauro Bolognini, Alberto Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Mario Monicelli, Ermanno Olmi, Gillo Pontecorvo, Francesco Rosi, Mario Soldati, Lina Wertmüller, Franco Zeffirelli
78. Anima nera (1962)
97 min | Drama
A man with a past gets married and it seems that he will be able to start a new life, but an unexpected inheritance gets in the way and deteriorates the relationship with his wife.
79. Damned Hot Day of Fire (1968)
90 min | Adventure, Western, War
Richard Gatling wants to offer the machine gun he has invented to the government, but Tarpas has other ideas and kidnaps the man along with his prototype. Tanner then tries to track them down.
81. L'avaro (1990)
117 min | Comedy
Misery money-lender Arpagone is looking to arrange three weddings simultaneously - to cut down on costs. One for himself and the others for his two children. Of course he doesn't approve of... See full summary »
82. I tartassati (1959)
105 min | Comedy
Il maresciallo Topponi si presenta una mattina nel grande negozio di tessuti del cavalier Pezzella, per un accertamento fiscale. Su consiglio del consulente fiscale, il negoziante tenta di ... See full summary »
83. Belle ma povere (1957)
99 min | Comedy
Romolo e Salvatore sono fidanzati con Annamaria e Marisa e contano di sposarsi. Ma per sposarsi non basta l'amore, occorre di che vivere: un lavoro e nè Romolo nè Salvatore hanno un ... See full summary »
86. Io e Caterina (1980)
117 min | Comedy
Enrico Melotti, a businessman middle-aged, is dominated by a fierce as naive form of machismo sees women only for what they can give... See full synopsis »
90. Love on the Riviera (1958)
88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
It is Summer. It is the right time for love, especially in a most romantic place as Golfo del Tigullio. Different stories: Dorina looking for a rich lover; Clara who takes a fancy to the ... See full summary »
92. Chi lavora è perduto (In capo al mondo) (1963)
81 min | Drama
Bonifacio is 27 years old and he is roaming about Venice. He is trying to decide whether to accept a job or not. In so doing, he recalls all his past life: his love story with Gabriella, ... See full summary »
95. World by Night (1960)
125 min | Documentary
What if Ed Sullivan had taken his "Really, really big shew" show on the road to Amsterdam, Blackpool, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Hollywood, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Las Vegas, London, ... See full summary »
96. Le coppie (1970)
111 min | Comedy, Drama
Three episodes. The refrigerator. A married couple of two poor emigrant workers spend almost all their money to buy a refrigerator (a must in the '70s). The purchase is too expensive for ... See full summary »
97. I magliari (1959)
132 min | Drama, Romance
Mario is in Hannover to work as a miner but after loosing his job he decides to go back to Italy. When Totonno steals his passport to avoid the police and later on he offers him a new job ... See full summary »
100. Lo smemorato di Collegno (1962)
87 min | Comedy
The story takes inspiration from a real case (Bruneri/Canella, Italy 1926). A man is hospitalized in a neurological clinic. He suffers from amnesia. Mrs Ballerini, after had seen his ... See full summary »