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1. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 44,965 | Gross: $0.93M

2. 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, Elena Altieri

Votes: 116,253 | Gross: $0.33M

3. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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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: 7,935 | Gross: $9.63M

4. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 35,784 | Gross: $0.75M

5. 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: 50,851

6. Rome, Open City (1945)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.1
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.

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

Votes: 18,994

7. 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: 15,045

8. 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: 18,921 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Stromboli, terra di Dio (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 4,636

10. Mamma Roma (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

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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: 6,809

11. Bitter Rice (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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Two criminals on the run end up working in a rice field and decide to recruit other workers for their next robbery.

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

Votes: 2,909

12. 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: 12,029 | Gross: $0.10M

13. Accattone (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 6,149

14. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War

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The language barrier has tragic consequences in a series of unrelated stories set during the Italian Campaign of WWII.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Joseph Garland Moore Jr., William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

Votes: 5,824

15. Ossessione (1943)

TV-14 | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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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: 5,648

16. Miracle in Milan (1951)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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An open hearted and unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best out of his life on the street.

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

Votes: 4,946

17. La Terra Trema (1948)

160 min | Drama

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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: 3,469

18. 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: 8,137

19. My Voyage to Italy (1999)

PG-13 | 246 min | Documentary

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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: 2,611 | Gross: $0.01M

20. La commare secca (1962)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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: 1,779

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

90 min | Crime, Drama

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With dreams of a better life, a humble but illiterate labourer and his wife leave their poor village in Santiago to move to Buenos Aires. However, a sinister boss' promise of a bright future will come at a high price.

Director: Sebastián Schindel | Stars: Guillermo Pfening, Andrea Garrote, Joaquín Furriel, Gabriel Fernandez

Votes: 831

22. Il Bidone (1955)

Not Rated | 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: 3,869

23. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

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86 Metascore

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

Director: Thom Andersen | Stars: Encke King, Ben Alexander, Jim Backus, Brenda Bakke

Votes: 1,724

24. Nosotros, los pobres (1948)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

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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: 759

25. Love in the City (1953)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

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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: 743

26. Bes Vakit (2006)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

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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: 3,285 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Kaleidoscope (1967)

Short, Horror, Thriller | Abandoned

Young bodybuilder, a serial killer, lures women to their deaths near water. The New York police uses an undercover policewoman to try and trap him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

28. Kinatay (2009)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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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: 1,195

29. Un mundo maravilloso (2006)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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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: 1,103

30. L'homme blessé (1983)

109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 753

31. Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino (2004)

540 min | Drama

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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: 213

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: 491

33. 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: 785 | Gross: $0.12M

34. Rome 11:00 (1952)

107 min | Drama

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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: 348

35. The Happiest Place on Earth (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Mystery

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A daycare teacher's dreams of a home and family of her own are threatened by the loss of her husband's newspaper job and his subsequent disappearance.

Director: John Goshorn | Stars: Jennifer Faith Ward, Tom Kemnitz Jr., Marco DiGeorge, Peg O'Keef

Votes: 57

36. I bambini ci guardano (1944)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

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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: 1,983

37. 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: 97

38. Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

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The story concerns the romance between Carmela and Antonio. The ardor is one-sided at first, but Carmela is a determined young woman, willing to scale and conquer any obstacle in pursuing ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 384

39. Il ferroviere (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

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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: 781

40. Bronco Bullfrog (1970)

86 min | Drama

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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: 227

41. Under the Olive Tree (1950)

107 min | Drama

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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 141

42. In the Name of the Law (1949)

100 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: 264

43. The Path of Hope (1950)

105 min | Adventure, Drama

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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: 351

44. Pearblossom Hwy (2012)

78 min | Drama

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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: 74

45. The Quiet One (1948)

65 min | Documentary, Drama

6.8
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A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.

Director: Sidney Meyers | Stars: Gary Merrill, Donald Thompson, Clarence Cooper, Sadie Stockton

Votes: 146

46. 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: 341 | Gross: $0.24M

47. Sibak (1994)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

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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: 234

48. Il bandito (1946)

83 min | Crime, Drama

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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: 175

49. Giorni di gloria (1945)

71 min | Documentary

7.3
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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: 95

50. Insiang (1976)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

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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, Rez Cortez, Marlon Ramirez

Votes: 607