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1. Malena (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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54 Metascore

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 81,927 | Gross: $3.43M

2. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Drama, History

7.7
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The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 20,729

3. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

8.0
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100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 20,708

4. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 31,553 | Gross: $25.54M

5. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,538

6. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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89 Metascore

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Adriana Asti

Votes: 19,277 | Gross: $0.25M

7. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Not Rated | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

8.3
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84 Metascore

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 14,762

8. Lion of the Desert (1980)

PG | 173 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger, Irene Papas

Votes: 12,772

9. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Drama, War

6.1
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37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 17,272 | Gross: $7.92M

10. Spirits of the Dead (1968)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and an alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.

Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp

Votes: 5,108

11. Twice Born (2012)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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34 Metascore

A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.

Director: Sergio Castellitto | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, Adnan Haskovic, Saadet Aksoy

Votes: 14,875 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Umberto D. (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.2
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92 Metascore

An 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: 20,629 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Mediterraneo (1991)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.5
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In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio

Votes: 12,725 | Gross: $4.53M

14. Sahara (I) (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

7.5
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After the fall of Tobruk in 1942, during the Allied retreat in the Libyan desert, an American tank picks-up a motley group of survivors but they face advancing Germans and a lack of water.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 7,440

15. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Horror

5.9
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A young divorcee tries to convert a historic house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants and dead bodies in the cellar.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Maxie Rosenbloom, Larry Parks

Votes: 695

16. I Am David (2003)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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47 Metascore

A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Ben Tibber, Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 6,972 | Gross: $0.28M

17. The Battle of Neretva (1969)

G | 105 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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World war two drama about the 1943 battle around the Neretva River between Axis forces and Yugoslav partisan units.

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Yul Brynner, Hardy Krüger, Franco Nero, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 2,959

18. Seven Beauties (1975)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler, Elena Fiore

Votes: 4,475 | Gross: $0.01M

19. A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.

Directors: Charles Vidor, John Huston | Stars: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,257 | Gross: $11.00M

20. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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The story of the Finzi-Continis, a noble family of Ferrara, during the Jewish persecution in Italy's 1930s.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 5,547 | Gross: $0.60M

21. Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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Set during occupied France, a faithless woman finds herself falling in love with a young priest.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel

Votes: 3,405 | Gross: $0.04M

22. Hands Over the City (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Marcello Cannavale

Votes: 2,208

23. Passion of Love (1981)

117 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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In the 1860s, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier, is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Valeria D'Obici, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Massimo Girotti

Votes: 745

24. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.4
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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.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Pippo Agusta

Votes: 2,562

25. A Month by the Lake (1995)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman, Alida Valli

Votes: 2,043 | Gross: $2.20M

26. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.6
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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.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Mark Frechette, Alain Cuny, Gian Maria Volontè, Giampiero Albertini

Votes: 1,209

27. Il Generale Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 2,523

28. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, War

6.8
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In World War II, a strategic Italian village agrees to surrender to the Allies only if it's allowed to organize a celebratory festival while giving aerial reconnaissance the false impression of fierce ground fighting.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: James Coburn, Dick Shawn, Sergio Fantoni, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 1,575

29. Hotel Fear (1978)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.

Director: Francesco Barilli | Stars: Leonora Fani, Luc Merenda, Francisco Rabal, Jole Fierro

Votes: 442

30. Tank Force (1958)

86 min | Drama, War

5.7
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During WW2 in North Africa, an American sergeant serving with the British 8th Army is captured by the Germans but he hatches various plans of escape from the POW camp.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Victor Mature, Leo Genn, Anthony Newley, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 239

31. Courage Mountain (1990)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.7
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In this version of "Heidi," a young Swiss girl is sent off to boarding school at the beginning of World War I.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Juliette Caton, Charlie Sheen, Joanna Clarke, Nicola Stapleton

Votes: 676 | Gross: $1.39M

32. Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

150 min | Drama

7.7
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A doctor in Fascist Italy is exiled to a remote village for his political views.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Lea Massari

Votes: 1,782 | Gross: $0.07M

33. The Great War (1959)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier, Folco Lulli

Votes: 3,358

34. The Fallen (2004)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

5.0
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62 Metascore

The story of ordinary men during WWII as seen from three different points of View.

Director: Ari Taub | Stars: Christopher R Swanson, Daniel Asher, Brian Bancale, C.J. Barkus

Votes: 867

35. The Soldier with Great Maneuvers (1978)

96 min | Comedy

5.0
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Doctor Eva Marini takes up a position at an army base to investigate the sexual behavior of the Italian male soldier and soon finds out she's taken on more than she bargained for.

Director: Nando Cicero | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Renzo Montagnani, Alvaro Vitali, Michele Gammino

Votes: 236

36. Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

Approved | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.4
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An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Beymer, Diane Baker, Corinne Calvet, Fred Clark

Votes: 450

37. The Nurse in the Military Madhouse (1979)

89 min | Comedy

5.1
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A story about a singer/showgirl who poses as a nurse to find some stolen paintings, which have been hidden in a military insane asylum.

Director: Mariano Laurenti | Stars: Nadia Cassini, Lino Banfi, Paolo Giusti, Karin Schubert

Votes: 200

38. The Best of Enemies (1961)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.8
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In 1941 during the desert war in Abyssinia the Italian captain Blasi and the British major Richardson alternate between being bitter enemies or best friends depending on the circumstances.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: David Niven, Alberto Sordi, Amedeo Nazzari, Michael Wilding

Votes: 509

39. Everybody Go Home! (1960)

122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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When Italy surrenders to the Allies, part of the Italian army is dispersed and soldiers begin to return to their homes.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Serge Reggiani, Carla Gravina, Martin Balsam

Votes: 845

40. Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Virgilio Riento

Votes: 1,172

41. El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)

117 min | Drama, War

7.1
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War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Monteleone | Stars: Paolo Briguglia, Pierfrancesco Favino, Luciano Scarpa, Emilio Solfrizzi

Votes: 1,618

42. The Camp Followers (1965)

119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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In WWII, Lieut. Martino and his men are assigned to lead a group of prostitutes through the mountainous ways to serve in brothels for Italian soldiers in Albania.

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Mario Adorf, Anna Karina, Marie Laforêt, Lea Massari

Votes: 323

43. La dottoressa del distretto militare (1976)

105 min | Comedy

4.6
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A busty doctor called to replace a superior in a military hospital, is firmly determined to unmask the soldiers who, to get a leave or postpone their departure, pretend to be sick.

Director: Nando Cicero | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Alfredo Pea, Alvaro Vitali, Carlo Delle Piane

Votes: 225

44. It Happened in '43 (1960)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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In the midst of World War II, the story of the affair of a young woman, married to a man bound to a wheelchair, with a desertor from the Italian army, intertwines with that of the grab of ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini | Stars: Belinda Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Enrico Maria Salerno, Andrea Checchi

Votes: 260

45. No Man's Land (1962)

96 min | Drama, War

5.6
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Director: Fabrizio Taglioni | Stars: Roger Moore, Pascale Petit, Aroldo Tieri, Frank Villard

Votes: 23

46. Hajka (1977)

104 min | War

6.9
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After issued Chetniks and destruction to make an agreement between the Partisans and the Chetniks, a partisan unit angry about betrayal, deception is being broken. A one broken group of ... See full summary »

Director: Zivojin Pavlovic | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Barbara Nielsen, Pavle Vuisic, Lazar Ristovski

Votes: 159

47. Breakout (1959)

101 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In 1943, an Italian-administered P.O.W. camp for captured Allies goes through a series of failed escapes only to culminate in a daring plan for a dramatic mass escape.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Richard Todd, Bernard Lee, Michael Wilding, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 404

48. La dottoressa ci sta col colonnello (1980)

88 min | Comedy

5.1
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Anacleto Punch, a military doctor, falls in love with Dr. Eve Russell, specializing in transplants. Thinking that his manhood is not adequate for the beautiful colleague, decides to do a transplant with the unsuspecting nurse.

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Nadia Cassini, Lino Banfi, Alvaro Vitali, Malisa Longo

Votes: 227

49. 15 Amore (1998)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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Peace within war. An adult voice narrates a story of childhood during World War II when he lived with his mother, brother, and sister on an estate in Australia's Hunter Valley, his father ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Lisa Hensley, Steve Bastoni, Domenic Galati, Tara Jakszewicz

Votes: 189

50. The Girl and the General (1967)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A young woman and a soldier team up to deliver an Austrian General to Italian forces during World War I. Their quest for the 1,000 Lire reward changes their lives unexpectedly.

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile | Stars: Rod Steiger, Virna Lisi, Umberto Orsini, Tony Gaggia

Votes: 185



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