With Minerva Film (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. The Third Man (1949)
Approved | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
Votes: 165,082 | Gross: $0.45M
2. Stagecoach (1939)
Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
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.
3. The Winslow Boy (1948)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama
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.
4. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 12,709 | Gross: $0.27M
5. Rome, Open City (1945)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War
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.
6. The Queen of Spades (1949)
95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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 »
7. Seven Days to Noon (1950)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
8. The Fallen Idol (1948)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 8,277 | Gross: $0.34M
11. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Not Rated | 128 min | Fantasy, Music, Musical
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.
Votes: 3,207 | Gross: $0.09M
12. Fear (1954)
84 min | Drama
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.
14. Two Nights with Cleopatra (1954)
Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy
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.
15. The River Girl (1954)
94 min | Drama
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 »
16. Gone to Earth (1950)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Romance
A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire even after she marries a clergyman.
17. Miseria e nobiltà (1954)
60 min | Comedy
"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.
18. Woman of Rome (1954)
92 min | Drama
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.
19. The Ship of Damned Women (1953)
101 min | Adventure, Drama
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 »
20. Blackout (1954)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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 »
21. If This Be Sin (1949)
72 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
22. An American in Rome (1954)
94 min | Comedy
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 »
23. Paris Is Always Paris (1951)
95 min | Comedy
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.
24. Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954)
107 min | Drama
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 »
25. The Forbidden Christ (1951)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, War
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 »
27. The Unfaithfuls (1953)
99 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
28. The Glass Castle (1950)
99 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
29. It Happens in Roma (1955)
89 min | Comedy
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 »
30. Eugenie Grandet (1946)
100 min | Drama
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.
31. Life Begins Anew (1945)
86 min | Drama
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 »
32. First Communion (1950)
84 min | Comedy
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.
33. Girls of Today (1955)
98 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
35. Days of Love (1954)
98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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".
36. Mid-Century Loves (1954)
72 min | Drama, Romance
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.
37. The Shanghai Drama (1938)
76 min | Drama
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 »
39. Before Him All Rome Trembled (1946)
98 min | Drama, War
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 »
40. Santa (1943)
111 min | Drama, Romance
A young and innocent girl is betrayed by the man whom she loves and has to become a prostitute because her family rejects her.
41. I due orfanelli (1947)
90 min | Comedy
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 »
42. Jealousy (1953)
86 min | Drama
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 »
43. Night in December (1939)
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 »
44. Fatal Desire (1953)
80 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
45. La vispa Teresa (1943)
84 min | Comedy
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 »
46. Mademoiselle Gobete (1952)
88 min | Comedy
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 »
49. Caravaggio, il pittore maledetto (1941)
105 min | Drama
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.
50. Fear No Evil (1945)
87 min | Drama, History, War
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.