With Ministero del Turismo e dello Spettacolo (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Little Flames (1985)

95 min | Drama

5.7
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Little boy Tommaso has several imaginary friends who like to play cruel pranks on the staff in his house. When new maid Mara arrives, Tommaso bonds with her, but his jealous imaginary friends devise the cruelest prank yet for her.

Director: Peter Del Monte | Stars: Dino Jaksic, Valeria Golino, Carlotta Wittig, Mario Garriba

Votes: 252

2. La vacanza (1971)

101 min | Drama

5.5
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A group of insane persons run away from the probably just as crazy civilization.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, Leopoldo Trieste, Corin Redgrave

Votes: 316

3. Un dramma borghese (1979)

110 min | Drama

5.4
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15-year-old Maria "Mimmina" leaves the boarding school in Genève to stay in the Bechten Hotel nursing her widower father, international journalist Guido, who is paralyzed by rheumatism. ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini | Stars: Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Lara Wendel, Carlo Bagno

Votes: 163

4. Allegro non troppo (1976)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Maurizio Micheli, Marialuisa Giovannini, Néstor Garay

Votes: 2,944

5. Salomè (1972)

73 min | Drama

6.8
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A psychedelic re-telling of the biblical story. Salome is the daughter of the second wife of King Herod. The King is infatuated with her and after she fails to seduce the prophet John (The ... See full summary »

Director: Carmelo Bene | Stars: Carmelo Bene, Lydia Mancinelli, Alfiero Vincenti, Donyale Luna

Votes: 366

6. Aclà (1992)

86 min | Drama

7.1
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Brutal film about the exploitation of a young Italian boy, who is virtually sold to the operators of a sulphur mine where he is beaten and sexually molested.

Director: Aurelio Grimaldi | Stars: Francesco Cusimano, Tony Sperandeo, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo

Votes: 383

7. The King's Whore (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.7
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Set in the seventeenth century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.

Director: Axel Corti | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Valeria Golino, Stéphane Freiss, Robin Renucci

Votes: 808

8. Allonsanfan (1974)

115 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Lea Massari, Mimsy Farmer, Laura Betti

Votes: 1,007

9. Vito and the Others (1991)

83 min | Drama

6.5
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VITO AND THE OTHERS is the groundbreaking film which drew international attention to the problem of neglected youth and street crime in poverty-stricken Naples. The film's opening moments ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Capuano | Stars: Nando Triola, Giovanni Bruno, Pina Leone, Mario Leuti

Votes: 206

10. Bad Girls (1992)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

2.2
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A recently divorced woman falls in love with a male stripper.

Director: Marina Ripa di Meana | Stars: Eva Grimaldi, Florence Guérin, Anita Ekberg, Burt Young

Votes: 57

11. Marrakech Express (1989)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A Spanish girl, Teresa, comes to Milan to meet Ponchia, Marco, Paolino, and Cedro, who haven't seen one another in years; her man, their old friend Rudy, is in jail in Marrakech and needs ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Cristina Marsillach, Giuseppe Cederna

Votes: 2,273

12. Partner (1968)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

6.2
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Bernardo Bertolucci, along with co-scenarist Gianni Amico, used Dostoievski's 1846, pre-imprisonment novella The Double: A Petersburg Poem, which they moved to Italy and updated to the pro-Vietcong student-protest present,

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Pierre Clémenti, Tina Aumont, Sergio Tofano, Giulio Cesare Castello

Votes: 826

13. Desperate Crimes (1991)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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Two rival families are warring for control of the local drug and prostitution trade. An innocent young woman is killed, leading her boyfriend into the seedy underworld seeking revenge.

Director: Andreas Marfori | Stars: Denise Crosby, Van Quattro, Rena Niehaus, Traci Lords

Votes: 90

14. Nostos: The Return (1989)

85 min | Adventure, History

7.8
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At the end of the war, Odysseus, the wandering hero, with his companions begins his sail back home to the Mediterranean. The conclusion of his adventure is delayed by many natural obstacles... See full summary »

Director: Franco Piavoli | Stars: Luigi Mezzanotte, Branca de Camargo, Alex Carozzo, Paola Agosti

Votes: 423

15. La ragazza di latta (1970)

95 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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Mr. Rossi lives in a small town. He works in a large financial company and is considered to be rather original and eccentric by his colleagues because he doesn't own a car and insist on ... See full summary »

Director: Marcello Aliprandi | Stars: Roberto Antonelli, Sydne Rome, Elena Persiani, Umberto D'Orsi

Votes: 53

16. The Tunnel (1980)

98 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A microcosm of people lost in search of an artificial happiness, which lead them to steal and prostitute themselves, for the short ecstasy of a squirt of heroin in the veins. Marco and Pina... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Pirri | Stars: Helmut Berger, Corinne Cléry, Marzio Honorato, Agnès Nobecourt

Votes: 78

17. Il saprofita (1974)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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By all accounts, this slick production aims at exposing the corruption of southern Italian Catholicism. A young seminarian who can't be ordained because of a speech impediment leaves the ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Nasca | Stars: Valeria Moriconi, Al Cliver, Janet Agren, Giancarlo Marinangeli

Votes: 95

18. Càlamo (1976)

107 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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After Richard's sister seminary, from which he was in intimate relationships, left him and married a young man joins a commune of hippies and goes on a dangerous journey.

Director: Massimo Pirri | Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Valeria Moriconi, Paola Montenero, Raffaele Curi

Votes: 38

19. Una cavalla tutta nuda (1972)

100 min | Comedy

5.0
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The story is set in the Middle Ages. The youngsters Folcacchio and Guffardo must bring an embassy to the Bishop of Volterra, and during the trip, the two boys meet the beautiful Gemmata.

Director: Franco Rossetti | Stars: Don Backy, Barbara Bouchet, Renzo Montagnani, Vittorio Congia

Votes: 56

20. Body of Love (1973)

102 min | Drama

5.9
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A father and son, separated by the "generation gap," discover kinship in their common affection for a young woman washed up onto their shore. Their bond is then strongly reinforced when, together, they kill a dangerous intruder.

Director: Fabio Carpi | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, François Simon, Giovanni Rosselli, Lino Capolicchio

Votes: 58

21. Ecce bombo (1978)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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An ironic peek into the life of a group of Italian university students in the 1970s.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Luisa Rossi, Lina Sastri, Piero Galletti

Votes: 2,253

22. Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992)

108 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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Naples. Professor Renato Caccioppoli, professor of pure mathematics, is a tormented and disillusioned man living a difficult life. Back from the psychiatric hospital, abandoned by his wife,... See full summary »

Director: Mario Martone | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Anna Bonaiuto, Renato Carpentieri, Toni Servillo

Votes: 363

23. Immacolata and Concetta: The Other Jealousy (1980)

94 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A love story between two women in the Naples outskirts, a universe so far away from the glare of modernity, turbid, rural, completely naked in its ugliness and sorrow, where "people are talking".

Director: Salvatore Piscicelli | Stars: Ida Di Benedetto, Marcella Michelangeli, Tommaso Bianco, Lucio Allocca

Votes: 85

24. Morel's Invention (1974)

110 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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A castaway arrives on an island. He thinks it's uninhabited, but he sees a palace with also a hidden room. Soon he sees some people walking, dressed with old-fashioned clothes. He is afraid because people don't see him, like a ghost.

Director: Emidio Greco | Stars: Giulio Brogi, Anna Karina, John Steiner, Anna Maria Gherardi

Votes: 394

25. On Tour (1990)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Two actors leave on a theatrical tour, but there is a matter to be settled: one has become the lover of the other's girl-friend and since they are very good friends, cannot bring himself to... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Laura Morante, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Luigi Montini

Votes: 980

26. Look to the Sky (1993)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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In 1942, in Amsterdam, the three year-old boy Jonah, his father and his mother are deported by the Germans to a concentration camp. Along the years, Jonah (Jenner Del Vecchio) grows up ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Juliet Aubrey, Jenner Del Vecchio, Luke Petterson

Votes: 424

27. The Final Scoop (1993)

89 min | Thriller

4.7
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A ruthless serial killer commits a series of heinous crimes in the murky environments of a big city. A television journalist in search of a scoop, married to a beautiful stewardess, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierfrancesco Campanella | Stars: Tomas Arana, Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Gioia Scola, Alida Valli

Votes: 80

28. Il cavaliere, la morte e il diavolo (1983)

91 min | Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A family of the three fall into a dark and disturbing nightmare after meeting the mysterious Orlok and the seductive punk girl Patty.

Director: Beppe Cino | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Mirella D'Angelo, Piero Vida, Jeanne Mas

Votes: 22

29. Si salvi chi vuole (1980)

94 min | Comedy

4.1
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Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Gastone Moschin, Claudia Cardinale, Enrico Vecchi, Ilaria Vecchi

Votes: 31

30. Breath of Life (1990)

96 min | Drama

6.5
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Set in Italy in 1946 just after World War 2, the film explores the lives and emotions of a group of patients who are terminally ill and confined to an isolated sanatorium.

Director: Beppe Cino | Stars: Franco Nero, Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Fernando Rey, Remo Girone

Votes: 185

31. Il giardino dei ciliegi (1992)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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Chekov's characters, like all those created by great artists, live in an eternal, timeless dimension: but this "timelessness" in Chekov is particularly outstanding. The characters of The ... See full summary »

Director: Antonello Aglioti | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Barbara De Rossi, Gabriele Gori, Marisa Berenson

Votes: 12

32. The Station (1990)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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It starts as a studio theatre: a good-natured, bit pedantic stationmaster performs his job at a railway station in the middle of nowhere. Eventually a beautiful, obviously very rich young ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Rubini | Stars: Sergio Rubini, Margherita Buy, Ennio Fantastichini, Michel Rocher

Votes: 349

33. Barocco (1991)

94 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Claudio Sestieri | Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Massimo Venturiello, Davide Bechini, Matteo Gazzolo

Votes: 18

34. Sweet War, Farewell (1991)

102 min | Drama

6.8
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A man walks with his child on the grass of a hill. He reaches an old country house, where years before he had spent his childhood during World War II. The deserted and desolate rooms make ... See full summary »

Director: Silvano Agosti | Stars: Federico Zanola, Elisa Murolo, Roberto Brignani, Michele Meggiolaro

Votes: 64

35. Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison (1977)

127 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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Antonio Gramsci, sentenced to twenty years in prison by the fascist tribunals, relives the stages of his political career and private life.

Director: Lino Del Fra | Stars: Riccardo Cucciolla, Paolo Bonacelli, Pier Paolo Capponi, Franco Graziosi

Votes: 64

36. Rorret (1988)

105 min | Thriller

5.6
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Anna and her slacker boyfriend go to work for the creepy, reclusive Joseph Rorret, who's just opened a movie theater that plays only classic English-language thrillers. Rorret obsessively ... See full summary »

Director: Fulvio Wetzl | Stars: Lou Castel, Enrica Rosso, Massimo Venturiello, Anna Galiena

Votes: 54

37. The Last Day of School Before Christmas (1975)

88 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Gian Vittorio Baldi | Stars: Macha Méril, John Steiner, Lino Capolicchio, Luca Bonicalzi

Votes: 30

38. La festa perduta (1981)

84 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Director: Pier Giuseppe Murgia | Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Cristina Donadio, Stefano Raffi, Giancarlo Sulis

Votes: 22

39. One Hamlet Less (1973)

70 min | Drama

7.2
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A meditation on Art through the elements of the most famous tragedy.

Director: Carmelo Bene | Stars: Carmelo Bene, Luciana Cante, Sergio Di Giulio, Franco Leo

Votes: 166

40. The Visionaries (1968)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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The story of a triangular relationship between a theater director, an actress and an actor.

Director: Maurizio Ponzi | Stars: Adriana Asti, Jean-Marc Bory, Luigi Diberti, Pierluigi Aprà

Votes: 8

41. Crack (1991)

85 min | Drama

5.0
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Although the drug is present in this film, the Crack this movie is about is, metaphorically, the crack in society which all the protagonists inhabit in a rundown neighborhood in Rome.

Director: Giulio Base | Stars: Giulio Base, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Pietro Genuardi, Giuseppe Pianviti

Votes: 29

42. Canto d'amore (1982)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Elda Tattoli | Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Adriana Russo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Peter Boom

43. La coda del diavolo (1986)

89 min | Romance

5.4
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Director: Giorgio Treves | Stars: Robin Renucci, Isabelle Pasco, Piera Degli Esposti, Paolo Rossi

Votes: 32

44. Abissinia (1993)

87 min | Drama

6.8
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Antonio is a young waiter in a huge restaurant. After being fired on the spot, he steals his wages from the till, is beaten up by the bouncers, and dumped by the roadside. The next morning,... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Ranieri Martinotti | Stars: Mario Adorf, Grazyna Szapolowska, Enrico Salimbeni, Luca Zingaretti

Votes: 61

45. Forza Italia! (1978)

88 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Alcide De Gasperi, Amintore Fanfani, Nunzio Filogamo, Giovanni Leone

Votes: 42

46. The Voyage Into the Whirlpool Has Begun (1974)

120 min | Drama, War

4.9
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Director: Toni de Gregorio | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gastone Moschin, Sergio Fantoni, Franca Nuti

Votes: 20

47. Delitti (1987)

100 min | Mystery, Thriller

3.7
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A mysterious murderer has already killed seven people using the deadly venom of a snake from Martinique which causes immediate death with the victim's face turning into a horrible mask. A ... See full summary »

Directors: Giovanna Lenzi, Sergio Pastore | Stars: Saverio Vallone, Michela Miti, Tony Valente, Michel Clinford

Votes: 53

48. Double by Half (1972)

98 min | Drama

5.1
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Enrico is a photographer with questionable ethics.

Director: Gianfranco Piccioli | Stars: Sydne Rome, Massimo Farinelli, Don Backy, Piero Nuti

Votes: 14

49. I sovversivi (1967)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.0
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This film relates several disparate storylines, each representing a different type of lifestyle within Italian society at the time, through their common impersonal relationship to a social ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Giorgio Arlorio, Giulio Brogi, Pier Paolo Capponi, Maria Cumani Quasimodo

Votes: 193

50. La villeggiatura (1973)

112 min | Drama

7.0
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Rossini (Adalberto Maria Merli), history teacher and son of another professor, for his liberal ideas refuses to sign the oath of allegiance to the the fascist regime that Mussolini imposed ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Leto | Stars: Adalberto Maria Merli, Adolfo Celi, Milena Vukotic, John Steiner

Votes: 32


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