With Minerva Film (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Third Man (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 165,082 | Gross: $0.45M

2. Stagecoach (1939)

Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.9
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93 Metascore

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

Votes: 46,166

3. The Winslow Boy (1948)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.6
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In pre-WWI England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, and his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke, Basil Radford, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 1,404

4. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

Votes: 12,709 | Gross: $0.27M

5. 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: 24,978

6. The Queen of Spades (1949)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the ... See full summary »

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Howard

Votes: 1,605

7. Seven Days to Noon (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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When a scientist threatens to detonate a powerful bomb in the heart of London, Scotland Yard has just seven days to find him before it is too late.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Sheila Manahan

Votes: 1,603

8. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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88 Metascore

A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Votes: 8,277 | Gross: $0.34M

9. The Men (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Drama

7.1
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A paralyzed war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb

Votes: 4,526 | Gross: $7.10M

10. The Informer (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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65 Metascore

In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame

Votes: 6,180

11. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical

7.2
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A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina, Ann Ayars

Votes: 3,207 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Fear (1954)

84 min | Drama

6.6
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Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt, Kurt Kreuger

Votes: 1,311

13. The Spy in Black (1939)

77 min | Thriller, War

6.9
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

Votes: 2,099

14. Two Nights with Cleopatra (1954)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy

4.8
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Sophia Loren plays a dual role, as both the sultry Queen of the Nile with a "man-a-night" appetite and a beautiful slave girl who takes her place and is wooed by a bodyguard who thinks she's the real monarch.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Sophia Loren, Alberto Sordi, Paul Muller, Nando Bruno

Votes: 306

15. The River Girl (1954)

94 min | Drama

6.3
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When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Sophia Loren, Gérard Oury, Lise Bourdin, Rik Battaglia

Votes: 218

16. Gone to Earth (1950)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire even after she marries a clergyman.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 1,251

17. Miseria e nobiltà (1954)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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"Miseria e Nobiltà" tells the story of the humble families of Felice Pasquale and his colleague who are hired by a Marquis who wants to marry the daughter of a rich but simple cook, so they pose as aristocrats.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Sophia Loren, Enzo Turco, Dolores Palumbo

Votes: 1,729

18. Woman of Rome (1954)

92 min | Drama

6.6
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During the fascist era, Adriana a beautiful young model, becomes a prostitute after a love affair gone wrong. She meets Mino, a partisan who falls in love with her and wants to redeem her.

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Daniel Gélin, Franco Fabrizi, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 279

19. The Ship of Damned Women (1953)

101 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Isabella's family is noble but half-ruined, so her intended marriage with a dignitary of the kingdom appears as a godsend for all its members. But Isabella finds herself accused of ... See full summary »

Director: Raffaello Matarazzo | Stars: Kerima, May Britt, Ettore Manni, Tania Weber

Votes: 122

20. Blackout (1954)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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An American in London, down on his luck, runs into a beautiful blonde in a bar who offers him a lot of money to marry her. Broke and unemployed, he takes her up on it. When he wakes up the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Dane Clark, Belinda Lee, Betty Ann Davies, Eleanor Summerfield

Votes: 445

21. If This Be Sin (1949)

72 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A lonely wife of a workaholic husband on the magical Isle of Capri meets a charming and attractive young man. An exciting affair must end when word gets back to the husband and he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Myrna Loy, Roger Livesey, Peggy Cummins, Richard Greene

Votes: 112

22. An American in Rome (1954)

94 min | Comedy

6.9
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Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in Rome. He is fond for everything coming from the United States. He tries to speak American-English, to wear clothes he thinks Americans wear, to ... See full summary »

Director: Steno | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Maria Pia Casilio, Ilse Peterson, Anita Durante

Votes: 1,717

23. Paris Is Always Paris (1951)

95 min | Comedy

6.2
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A group of Italian soccer fans arrive in Paris for a match, but most of them go their separate ways to explore the sights, have a bit of an adventure, and maybe even find some romance.

Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Henri Guisol, Ave Ninchi, Jeannette Batti

Votes: 166

24. Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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In 1925 the young florentine typographer Mario moves to via del Corno to be near his girl-friend Bianca. Here he becomes friends with Maciste, his landlord, and Ugo, anti-fascists both of ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Anna Maria Ferrero, Cosetta Greco, Antonella Lualdi, Marcello Mastroianni

Votes: 388

25. The Forbidden Christ (1951)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

7.1
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Back in his village, former war prisoner Bruno Baldi is dead set on avenging his brother who has been shot by a German firing squad after being given away by a villager. But nobody wants to... See full summary »

Director: Curzio Malaparte | Stars: Raf Vallone, Rina Morelli, Alain Cuny, Anna Maria Ferrero

Votes: 233

26. A Day in Court (1954)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A day at an Italian trial court, where a magistrate judges a full array of peculiar petty crimes and characters.

Director: Steno | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Silvana Pampanini, Alberto Sordi, Sophia Loren

Votes: 456

27. The Unfaithfuls (1953)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An industrialist has his wife tailed because he secretly hopes she is betraying him so that he can ask for a divorce and marry the model he's fallen in love with. This leads to a series of ... See full summary »

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, May Britt, Pierre Cressoy, Tina Lattanzi

Votes: 188

28. The Glass Castle (1950)

99 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Evelyne, the young wife of Judge Bertal, falls in love with Remy, who lives in Paris, during a holiday in Italy. After following him in the lovers city, she realizes Remy is the one she ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Jean Marais, Jean Servais, Fosco Giachetti

Votes: 212

29. It Happens in Roma (1955)

89 min | Comedy

6.5
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Renata and Carlo covet the same apartment in Rome. They quarrel at first, but Carlo finds an original way out: what if they married and shared the place? Renata agrees, on one condition: ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Amato | Stars: Linda Darnell, Vittorio De Sica, Peppino De Filippo, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 68

30. Eugenie Grandet (1946)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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Eugenia is a daughter of a wealthy but miserly man living a simple life in the provincial town of Saumur. Eugenia's inexperience leads her to fall in love with an unworthy man.

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Alida Valli, Gualtiero Tumiati, Giorgio De Lullo, Giuditta Rissone

Votes: 75

31. Life Begins Anew (1945)

86 min | Drama

6.0
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Life Begins Anew (Italian: La vita ricomincia) is a 1945 Italian drama film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Alida Valli, Fosco Giachetti and Eduardo De Filippo. It was the second ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Alida Valli, Fosco Giachetti, Eduardo De Filippo, Anna Haardt

Votes: 50

32. First Communion (1950)

84 min | Comedy

6.8
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The daughter of Signor Carloni is about to take her first communion. A problem arises when the dressmaker spends too much time working on the girl's communion frock.

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gaby Morlay, Ludmilla Dudarova, Lucien Baroux

Votes: 194

33. Girls of Today (1955)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Peppino Bardellotti, a widower, lives in Milan with his four daughters and ex sister-in-law Matilde, who urges girls to settle down by marrying a wealthy man.

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Marisa Allasio, Eduardo Bergamo, Lili Cerasoli, Nuccia Lodigiani

Votes: 52

34. Rigoletto (1946)

105 min | Music, Romance

7.5
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Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Tito Gobbi, Marcella Govoni, Lina Pagliughi, Mario Filippeschi

Votes: 41

35. Days of Love (1954)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A man and a woman would like to get married, but lack the necessary funds for the traditional "big" wedding. Thus they plan to escape to the countryside and "live in sin".

Directors: Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Marina Vlady, Giulio Calì, Angelina Longobardi

Votes: 209

36. Mid-Century Loves (1954)

72 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Anthology of tragic love. A noblewoman falls for a commoner. A doctor keeps quiet about his patients' infidelities. Expectant father is sent to fight in WWI. A 1920s fascist enjoys Rome's nightlife. WWII airman falls for a girl in Naples.

Directors: Mario Chiari, Pietro Germi, Glauco Pellegrini, Antonio Pietrangeli, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Franco Interlenghi, Leonora Ruffo, Paola Borboni, Carlo Ninchi

Votes: 145

37. The Shanghai Drama (1938)

76 min | Drama

6.5
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A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. All she dreams of is a peaceful life with her daughter Vera. But this is only a pipe dream as she has ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Christl Mardayn, Louis Jouvet, Raymond Rouleau, Dorville

Votes: 105

38. Red Roses (1940)

65 min | Comedy

6.2
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A man poses as a mysterious admirer to find out whether his wife would cheat on him.

Directors: Giuseppe Amato, Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Renée Saint-Cyr, Umberto Melnati, Vivi Gioi

Votes: 102

39. Before Him All Rome Trembled (1946)

98 min | Drama, War

6.0
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The story intertwines the actions of the underground movement in Rome in 1944 against the Germans by a group of opera performers who are part of the Italian resistance, with their ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Anna Magnani, Edda Albertini, Tito Gobbi, Giulio Battiferri

Votes: 77

40. Santa (1943)

111 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young and innocent girl is betrayed by the man whom she loves and has to become a prostitute because her family rejects her.

Directors: Norman Foster, Alfredo Gómez de la Vega | Stars: Esther Fernández, José Cibrián, Ricardo Montalban, Estela Inda

Votes: 64

41. I due orfanelli (1947)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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In 19th-century France, middle-aged orphans Gasparre and Battista, watchmen at an orphanage, find out from a soothsayer that one of them is the offspring of the Hangman of Paris and the ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Carlo Campanini, Isa Barzizza, Nerio Bernardi

Votes: 142

42. Jealousy (1953)

86 min | Drama

7.0
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A Sicilian nobleman is very jealous of his mistress and when she gets married flies off his handle and commits a murder of which an innocent man is accused. He is however tormented by his ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Erno Crisa, Marisa Belli, Vincenzo Musolino, Liliana Gerace

Votes: 142

43. Night in December (1939)

82 min

5.3
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In 1919, Pierre Darmont, a handsome, much-loved piano virtuoso, falls in love with Anne Morris, a young woman who shares his tender feelings. But, quite inexplicably, after an unforgettable... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Renée Saint-Cyr, Jean Tissier, Marcel André

Votes: 27

44. Fatal Desire (1953)

80 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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In Pietro Mascagni's tragic opera, a soldier returns home from war to reclaim his former fiancée, only to find that she's married someone else in his absence, leading to jealousy, betrayal, and murder.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: May Britt, Ettore Manni, Kerima, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 81

45. La vispa Teresa (1943)

84 min | Comedy

6.9
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Alberto, son of a rich engineer, falls in love with Luisa, a ruthless manicurist who is only after his money. His parents offer him a holiday in Venice because they hope he will forget her.... See full summary »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Vera Carmi, Cesare Fantoni, Antonio Gandusio, Carlo Ninchi

Votes: 58

46. Mademoiselle Gobete (1952)

88 min | Comedy

7.1
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A singer and operetta dancer works in a small french town where the authorities want to expel her because of her scandalous conduct and performance. When a puritan judge closes the show, ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Silvana Pampanini, Carlo Dapporto, Ave Ninchi, Luigi Pavese

Votes: 119

47. Gran varietà (1954)

103 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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A musical comedy portmanteau in five segments: Mariantonia, Cuttica, Il Fine Dicitore, Fregoli, and Il Censore.

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Maria Fiore, Nico Pepe, Renato Malavasi, Mario Siletti

Votes: 38

48. Parade en 7 nuits (1941)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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In the pound, Pipo the dog recounts his adventures to his fellow inmates.

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Jules Berry, Victor Boucher, André Lefaur, Elvire Popesco

Votes: 38

49. Caravaggio, il pittore maledetto (1941)

105 min | Drama

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One of 8 films starring the popular Nazzari released in 1941. A painter's life is turned into a dashing romantic adventure.After killing a man,the artist escapes to Malta where he is knighted, but he cannot resist sneaking back into Rome.

Director: Goffredo Alessandrini | Stars: Amedeo Nazzari, Clara Calamai, Lamberto Picasso, Nino Crisman

50. Fear No Evil (1945)

87 min | Drama, History, War

4.6
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The life of Saint Benedict, the founder of Western Monasticism, taped at Subiaco and Montecassino Italy and Subiaco Arkansas. Hosted by Bob and Penny Lord.

Director: Giuseppe Maria Scotese | Stars: Fosco Giachetti, Adriana Benetti, Liliana Laine, Nino Pavese

Votes: 23


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