I miei cult del "Cinema di genere" italiano. (My favorites italian "B-Movies".

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1. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)

R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi, Manuel Gil

Votes: 3,587

2. All the Colors of the Dark (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov, Julián Ugarte

Votes: 2,969

3. Amore e morte nel giardino degli dei (1972)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

An old professor rents a mysterious old villa, and finds a tape recorded by a previous occupant, detailing her debauched lifestyle and the events leading to her murder.

Director: Sauro Scavolini | Stars: Erika Blanc, Peter Lee Lawrence, Ezio Marano, Rosario Borelli

Votes: 231

4. Almost Human (1974)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole

Votes: 2,026

5. The Violent Professionals (1973)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

When Milano police lieutenant Giorga's chief is murdered by an organized crime ring, he vows to avenge his boss's death. Going undercover to continue the chief's investigation, he plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli, Carlo Alighiero

Votes: 664

6. The Tough Ones (1976)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tough, rule-bending cop pursues a maniacal, trigger-happy hunchback, a one-handed bank robber and their cronies in an effort to bring Rome's most powerful crime lord to justice.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Arthur Kennedy, Giampiero Albertini, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 1,100

7. Brothers Till We Die (1978)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A hunchbacked gangster is betrayed by his gang during a robbery, and plots his revenge with the help of his no-good brother.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Pino Colizzi, Isa Danieli, Sal Borgese

Votes: 534

8. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A former gangster is forced to resume his old lifestyle when his violent, jealous ex-colleagues and the police believe that he knows the location of a stolen cache of $300,000.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff

Votes: 3,158

9. To Be Twenty (1978)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Lia and Tina are two beautiful girls who meet and realize that they have a lot in common. They are both young, beautiful and pissed off, so they decide to hitchhike their way to Rome to ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Gloria Guida, Lilli Carati, Ray Lovelock, Vincenzo Crocitti

Votes: 853

10. Violent City (1975)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A detective sick and tired of the rampant crime and violence in his city, and constantly at odds with his superiors, is finally kicked out of the department for a "questionable" shooting of... See full summary »

Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Maurizio Merli, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli, Ray Lovelock

Votes: 519

11. Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

An American journalist temporarily stationed in Central Europe searches for his new girlfriend, who has suddenly disappeared.

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bach

Votes: 2,540

12. Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril, Gianfranco De Grassi, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 2,424

13. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat. They see a knife killing on shore. Other gruesome murders start occurring shortly thereafter, and the teacher suspects that he may be the cause of them.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Fabio Testi, Karin Baal, Cristina Galbó, Joachim Fuchsberger

Votes: 4,166

14. Torso (1973)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Suzy Kendall, Tina Aumont, Luc Merenda, John Richardson

Votes: 5,248

15. Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

A series of murders are committed near the estate of a degenerate author and his wife.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 2,946

16. The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)

Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller

Having recently escaped the clutches of a hippie sex cult, a beautiful model is pursued by a serial killer whose previous victims include former occupants of her new apartment.

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Paola Quattrini, Giampiero Albertini

Votes: 2,125

17. Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)

Not Rated | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi, Solvi Stubing

Votes: 2,009

18. The Beyond (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror

38 Metascore

A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

Votes: 19,283 | Gross: $0.12M

19. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

22 Metascore

During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Votes: 48,745

20. Beyond the Darkness (1979)

Unrated | 94 min | Horror

A disturbed young embalmer digs the grave of his recently deceased girlfriend and brings her body to his family villa with help from his strange housekeeper. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi, Sam Modesto

Votes: 4,194

21. Papaya: Love Goddess of the Cannibals (1978)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

A team of geologists attempt to remove a native cannibal population from an island to perform atomic research, but the cannibals' female leader disposes of them one by one by seduction.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Melissa Chimenti, Sirpa Lane, Maurice Poli, Dakar

Votes: 505

22. Eleven Days, Eleven Nights (1987)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

In eleven days time, Michael is due to wed his fiancée Helen. However, when he meets Sarah he finds himself unable to resist her.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Jessica Moore, Joshua McDonald, Mary Sellers, Tom Mojack

Votes: 639

23. The Nude Princess (1976)

94 min | Drama

Princess Miriam from the office of foreign ministry of the Taslamia, is sent to Milan to deal with a group of industrialists.

Director: Cesare Canevari | Stars: Ajita Wilson, Tina Aumont, Luigi Pistilli, Rosa Daniels

Votes: 156

24. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town rife with superstition and a distrust of outsiders.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Votes: 7,609

25. Blue Movie (1978)

81 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman escapes from being raped only to find herself trapped by a sado-masochistic photographer who, among other nasty things, gets off on consuming fresh human excrement.

Director: Alberto Cavallone | Stars: Danielle Dugas, Claude Maran, Joseph Dickson, Dirce Funari

Votes: 259

26. Afrika (1973)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

Philippe, a bisexual painter, is living through a crisis. He is torn between his love for his wife and his attraction for young men. In Ethiopia, he meets Frank, a young homosexual.

Director: Alberto Cavallone | Stars: Ivano Staccioli, Andrea Traglia, Maria Pia Luzi, Kara Donati

Votes: 38

27. Càlamo (1976)

107 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 25

28. The Last Round (1976)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Young southerner Marco Russo moves to the mafia-controlled north of Italy and finds work with the powerful Manzetti family. He then proceeds to stir the pot between the Manzettis and their top rivals the Belmondos.

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Luc Merenda, Carlos Monzón, Mariangela Giordano, Gianni Dei

Votes: 161

29. In the Name of Love (1973)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An Italian official decides to take it upon himself to free his wife after she's taken hostage by ruthless criminals.

Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Oliver Reed, Fabio Testi, Paola Pitagora, Agostina Belli

Votes: 1,565

30. The Biggest Battle (1978)

PG | 90 min | War, Drama

How World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Helmut Berger, Samantha Eggar, Giuliano Gemma, John Huston

Votes: 418

31. Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A police lieutenant suddenly faces the consequences of his choice to part for the local mobs.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Delia Boccardo, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 572

32. Squadra antifurto (1976)

102 min | Action, Comedy

Tomas Milian as the unconventional undercover cop with a pet mouse named 'Serpico'. Still difficult for an investigation commissioner Nico Giraldi, this time struggling with a gang who commits theft in luxury apartments in Rome.

Director: Bruno Corbucci | Stars: Tomas Milian, Robert Webber, Lilli Carati, Giuseppe Pambieri

Votes: 228

33. Delitto a Porta Romana (1980)

92 min | Comedy, Crime

A police inspector is called to Milan to investigate a murder case since he grew up in the same ghetto as the suspect.

Director: Bruno Corbucci | Stars: Tomas Milian, Bombolo, Olimpia Di Nardo, Nerina Montagnani

Votes: 236

34. Destruction Force (1977)

95 min | Crime

A shoot out after a robbery ends with the death of the Chief of Police. Police detective Ghini goes in search of a suspect, Lanza, to avenge the death of his boss. Ghini's search leads him ... See full summary »

Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Luc Merenda, Elio Zamuto, Katia Christine, Imma Piro

Votes: 308

35. Innocence and Desire (1974)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

A young man is temporarily home from a Seminary, but eventually falls in love with his father's young new wife.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Vittorio Caprioli, Lionel Stander, Roberto Cenci

Votes: 144

36. Il vizio di famiglia (1975)

90 min | Comedy

Giosuè, a noble industrialist of the spaghetti of the Venetian province is about to die and his sister, Magda his wife, Ines and daughter, Suzie- the result of an old flirtation of twenty ... See full summary »

Director: Mariano Laurenti | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Renzo Montagnani, Juliette Mayniel, Nieves Navarro

Votes: 139

37. Syndicate Sadists (1975)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Joseph Cotten, Maria Fiore, Mario Piave

Votes: 640

38. Il trucido e lo sbirro (1976)

90 min | Crime, Drama

Camilla is a little girl suffering with a kidney disorder. Before she can receive her next due treatment she gets kidnapped. The gangsters intend to blackmail her rich father.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Claudio Cassinelli, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Robert Hundar

Votes: 417

39. L'insegnante viene a casa (1978)

90 min | Comedy, Mystery

Luisa De Dominicus is a Milanese piano teacher who moves to Lucca to be with the man she loves: Ferdinando 'Bonci' Marinotti, a city councilman campaigning for mayor on a platform of moral ... See full synopsis »

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Renzo Montagnani, Alvaro Vitali, Marco Gelardini

Votes: 287

40. La soldatessa alla visita militare (1977)

84 min | Comedy

Army Doctor Eva Marini wants to join a regiment to secure equal rights for women. So her commanding officer sends her off to a boot camp led by Renzo Montagnani, where only the most unruly soldiers end up.

Director: Nando Cicero | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Renzo Montagnani, Fiorenzo Fiorentini, Alvaro Vitali

Votes: 181

41. Il dio serpente (1970)

Unrated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

Paola (Nadia Cassini) is in a deteriorating marriage with Bernard (Galeazzo Bentivoglio). After the couple move to an island in the Caribbean, Paola befriends a local woman named Stella (... See full summary »

Director: Piero Vivarelli | Stars: Nadia Cassini, Beryl Cunningham, Sergio Tramonti, Galeazzo Benti

Votes: 157

42. Taxi Girl (1977)

100 min | Comedy

Marcella (Fenech) inherits a taxi business from her father and now sets out on the job of her life. With each new fare she becomes involved with sex and crime all done up 70's Italian comedy style

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Aldo Maccione, Michele Gammino, Gianfranco D'Angelo

Votes: 184

43. Anna, quel particolare piacere (1973)

100 min | Crime, Drama

A beautiful but poor young girl finds all the money and material goods she never had when she becomes the girlfriend of a crime boss, but soon learns that there is a price to be paid for that kind of life.

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Corrado Pani, Richard Conte, John Richardson

Votes: 308

44. Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Not Rated | 82 min | Mystery, Thriller

A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg, Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross

Votes: 2,528



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