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1. 7 chili in 7 giorni (1986)

105 min | Comedy

Two not very clever young doctors open a fitness center and promise to let people lose seven kilos in seven days. When the enterprise fails they open a gourmet restaurant.

Director: Luca Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Renato Pozzetto, Tiziana Pini, Elena Fabrizi

Votes: 1,136

2. Europe '51 (1952)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

A wealthy woman becomes obsessed with humanitarianism when her young son dies after committing suicide.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Alexander Knox, Ettore Giannini, Giulietta Masina

Votes: 3,343

5. Ristabbànna (2011)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

Young Niccolo decides to help an old man with a videotaped message to send to his grand daughter who left for the United States to become an actress before he dies and discovers his love for the movies.

Directors: Gianni Cardillo, Daniele De Plano | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Diego Gueci, Salvatore LI Causi, Tiziana Lodato

Votes: 10

6. 12 registi per 12 città (1989)

90 min | Documentary

Promotional omnibus film, made for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, featuring portraits of 12 Italian cities.

Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Mauro Bolognini, Alberto Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Mario Monicelli, Ermanno Olmi, Gillo Pontecorvo, Francesco Rosi, Mario Soldati, Lina Wertmüller, Franco Zeffirelli

Votes: 194

7. Gesuzza the Garibaldian Wife (1933)

75 min | Drama, History

The story is the harried attempt of a Sicilian partisan, as part of the risorgimento, to reach Garibaldi's headquarters in Northern Italy, and to petition the revered revolutionary to ... See full synopsis »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Giuseppe Gulino, Aida Bellia, Gianfranco Giachetti, Mario Ferrari

Votes: 185

8. Times Gone By (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A number of different segments taken from 19th century Italian stories.

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Pina Renzi, Enzo Staiola, Luigi Cimara

Votes: 111

9. The Anatomy of Love (1954)

134 min | Comedy

A five-part compilation film. in "The Baby," a poverty-ridden couple with children decides that their recently-born child is too much and they decide to leave him him in a church for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alessandro Blasetti, Paul Paviot | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Dany Robin, François Périer, Alba Arnova

Votes: 131

10. Quiet Chaos (2008)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi.

Director: Antonello Grimaldi | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari, Alessandro Gassmann

Votes: 3,772 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Stealing Beauty (1996)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

60 Metascore

After her mother commits suicide, a young woman travels to Italy in search of love, truth and a deeper connection with herself.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Liv Tyler, Carlo Cecchi, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 25,675 | Gross: $4.57M

12. The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 109,308 | Gross: $2.53M

13. Me and You (2012)

103 min | Drama

57 Metascore

An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Tea Falco, Sonia Bergamasco, Veronica Lazar

Votes: 5,315

14. 3 straniere a Roma (1958)

Comedy, Romance

Three girls from Milan dreaming of a holiday in Rome arrive in the city by train and decide to pretend to be rich Danish girls to attract three nice guys... Three guys looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Gora | Stars: Yvonne Monlaur, Claudia Cardinale, Françoise Danell, Luciano Marin

Votes: 30

15. The Yes Man (1991)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

Cesare Botero (Nanni Moretti) is a young minister well-known to be corrupted and corrupter. He is looking for an appropriate spokesman. He finds the right person in Prof. Luciano Sandulli (... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Luchetti | Stars: Silvio Orlando, Nanni Moretti, Giulio Brogi, Anne Roussel

Votes: 749

16. People of Rome (2003)

100 min | Comedy

The camera follows citizens of Rome in mockumentary style.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Giorgio Colangeli, Antonello Fassari, Fabio Ferrari, Fiorenzo Fiorentini

Votes: 409

17. Variety Lights (1950)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A beautiful and ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.

Directors: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina, John Kitzmiller

Votes: 2,668

18. The White Sheik (1952)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

During a day in their honeymoon, a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 5,182

19. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

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: 57,390

20. Il Bidone (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A trio of con-men led 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: 4,955

21. Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

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: 42,178 | Gross: $0.75M

22. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

91 Metascore

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 107,179 | Gross: $0.05M

23. Fellini Satyricon (1969)

R | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

Votes: 14,671 | Gross: $1.14M

24. Bread and Chocolate (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

Italian immigrant Nino steadfastly tries to become a member of Swiss Society no matter how awful his situation becomes.

Director: Franco Brusati | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Paolo Turco, Ugo D'Alessio

Votes: 1,584

25. Mid-August Lunch (2008)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama

75 Metascore

Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Di Gregorio | Stars: Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calì, Grazia Cesarini Sforza

Votes: 3,885 | Gross: $0.67M

26. The Salt of Life (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

65 Metascore

Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life.

Director: Gianni Di Gregorio | Stars: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Alfonso Santagata, Elisabetta Piccolomini

Votes: 1,700 | Gross: $0.32M

27. Buoni a nulla (2014)

87 min | Comedy

After a lazy working life Gianni discoveres he has to wait for more three years for retirement.

Director: Gianni Di Gregorio | Stars: Gianni Di Gregorio, Marco Marzocca, Valentina Lodovini, Daniela Giordano

Votes: 259

28. Tragic Hunt (1947)

89 min | Action, Drama

Immediately after the war, a truck on which the newlyweds Michele and Giovanna travel, and the accountant of an agricultural cooperative, charged with bringing four million lire into office, was assaulted by a handful of bandits.

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Vivi Gioi, Andrea Checchi, Carla Del Poggio, Vittorio Duse

Votes: 165

29. Rome 11:00 (1952)

107 min | Drama

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 Bosè, Carla Del Poggio, Maria Grazia Francia, Lea Padovani

Votes: 544

30. Men and Wolves (1957)

94 min | Drama

Two young hunters of wolves are involved in a conflict. Besides the dangerous wild wolves, beautiful Teresa is the center of attention.

Directors: Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Yves Montand, Pedro Armendáriz, Irene Cefaro

Votes: 116

31. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 225,500 | Gross: $11.99M

32. Everybody's Fine (1990)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

Matteo decides to take a trip across Italy to go visiting his five children.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michèle Morgan, Valeria Cavalli, Marino Cenna

Votes: 3,529 | Gross: $1.75M

33. Malena (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 88,648 | Gross: $3.43M

34. The Unknown Woman (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

56 Metascore

Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Kseniya Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini, Piera Degli Esposti

Votes: 13,823 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Baarìa (2009)

Not Rated | 163 min | Comedy, Drama

Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Lina Sastri, Ángela Molina

Votes: 6,874 | Gross: $0.00M

36. The Best Offer (2013)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

A lonely art expert working for a mysterious and reclusive heiress finds not only her art worth examining.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 106,100 | Gross: $0.09M

37. Obsession (1943)

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

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: 6,725

38. Le Notti Bianche (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais, Marcella Rovena

Votes: 7,104

39. The Possessed (1965)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A popular writer visits his favorite holiday destination during the off season looking for the woman he is secretly infatuated with, only to find out that she has committed suicide, but did she really?

Directors: Luigi Bazzoni, Franco Rossellini | Stars: Peter Baldwin, Salvo Randone, Valentina Cortese, Pia Lindström

Votes: 708

40. Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)

100 min | Crime, Drama

It's the story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Carlo De Filippi, Nicoletta Braschi, Toni Bertorelli, Andrea Occhipinti

Votes: 530

41. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

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: 20,313 | Gross: $0.25M

42. Past Perfect (2003)

97 min | Comedy

Five friends meet up in a country house somewhere outside Rome over a long winter weekend. Each has unresolved relationship problems, some have problems with each other, and memories of ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi | Stars: Valentina Cervi, Paola Cortellesi, Claudio Gioè, Ignazio Oliva

Votes: 246

43. A Five Star Life (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was indeed a luxury hotel inspector and her work got carried out in a wonderful ever-renewed setting, from Paris to Gstaad... See full summary »

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi | Stars: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi, Gianmarco Tognazzi

Votes: 2,359 | Gross: $0.31M

44. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Totò

Votes: 9,085