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1. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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52 Metascore

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 43,933 | Gross: $43.61M

2. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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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: 8,336

3. Bitter Rice (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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Two criminals on the run end up working in a rice field and decide to recruit other workers for their next robbery.

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone

Votes: 3,248

4. Boccaccio '70 (1962)

Unrated | 205 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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Inspired by Boccaccio's novellas, each episode focuses on sex, love and seduction in Italy's 1960s, an era of economic growth and major cultural changes.

Directors: Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, Marisa Solinas

Votes: 3,417

5. My Friends (1975)

R | 140 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence. They have been friends since their youngest years and spend every ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Philippe Noiret, Duilio Del Prete

Votes: 5,988

6. The Organizer (1963)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, History

8.0
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A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Gabriella Giorgelli, Folco Lulli

Votes: 2,143

7. Lady Liberty (1971)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

5.6
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Maddalena and Michele fall in love in Italy in the 1960s, while working at a meat factory in Emilia stormed by the workers' protest, but their love can't be, because he is married and Italy... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Sophia Loren, Gigi Proietti, William Devane, Beeson Carroll

Votes: 349

8. Beautiful But Dangerous (1955)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Rome, 1905. Lina, a music hall singer, has fallen in love with Sergei, a Russian prince. Maestro Doria, who gives her voice lessons and who hopes to make her his mistress, takes her to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Vittorio Gassman, Robert Alda, Anne Vernon

Votes: 187

9. For Love and Gold (1966)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

7.9
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A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Folco Lulli, Gian Maria Volontè

Votes: 3,924

10. Lovers and Liars (1979)

R | 120 min | Comedy

4.8
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American actress on vacation in Italy falls for her friend's married Italian lover.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Aurore Clément

Votes: 395

11. The Queens (1966)

110 min | Comedy

6.0
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Four unrelated short comedies by four different directors. "Queen Sabina"chronicles the sexual misadventures of a teenage girl on the road home. "Queen Armenia" centers on a self-serving ... See full summary »

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Antonio Pietrangeli, Luciano Salce | Stars: Monica Vitti, Enrico Maria Salerno, Claudia Cardinale, Gastone Moschin

Votes: 196

12. The Great War (1959)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier, Folco Lulli

Votes: 3,358

13. Casanova 70 (1965)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Comedy

6.4
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The amorous adventures of Andrea Rossi-Colombotti, an army officer who finds pleasure with beautiful women in life-threatening situations.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Virna Lisi, Marisa Mell, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 892

14. Black Journal (1977)

115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Lea, a mature Neapolitan woman who runs a box office in the Lotto in a northern city, has had thirteen children, but all but one have died from abortion or after a few months of life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Shelley Winters, Max von Sydow, Renato Pozzetto, Alberto Lionello

Votes: 299

15. Romanzo popolare (1974)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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50 year old Giulio (Tognazzi) and his 17 year old goddaughter, Vincenzina (Muti) fall madly in love with each other and soon are wed. Giulio's jealousy gets in the way of their happiness ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Ornella Muti, Michele Placido, Pippo Starnazza

Votes: 532

16. The Girl with a Pistol (1968)

M | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A Sicilian woman, "dishonored" by her lover, goes to England with a pistol intending to murder him.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Monica Vitti, Stanley Baker, Corin Redgrave, Anthony Booth

Votes: 891

17. All My Friends Part 2 (1982)

127 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The four old friends meet on the grave of the fifth of them, Perozzi, who died at the end of the first episode. Time has passed but they are still up for adventures and cruel jokes, and ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Adolfo Celi, Renzo Montagnani

Votes: 2,497

18. Il marchese del Grillo (1981)

135 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Paolo Stoppa, Caroline Berg, Riccardo Billi

Votes: 2,719

19. An Average Little Man (1977)

122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A meek middle-aged man takes justice in his own hands.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Shelley Winters, Vincenzo Crocitti, Renzo Carboni

Votes: 2,042

20. Viva Italia! (1977)

R | 90 min | Comedy

7.1
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Several episodes depicting Italian's life in short humoristic stories.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Dino Risi, Ettore Scola | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ornella Muti, Alberto Sordi, Ugo Tognazzi

Votes: 1,323

21. The Children Are Watching Us (1944)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

7.7
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A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola, Adriano Rimoldi

Votes: 2,143

22. Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970)

116 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

7.3
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After saving an infant of royal blood, knight Brancaleone forms a new army and sets out to return the baby to his father: a prince fighting in the Crusades.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Adolfo Celi, Stefania Sandrelli, Beba Loncar

Votes: 1,531

23. Speriamo che sia femmina (1986)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A critique of the role of the male in modern Italian society and has demonstrated the possibility of a form of 'female bonding' between women who live, by choice, in a world without men

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Catherine Deneuve, Giuliana de Sio, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 548

24. Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen (1976)

105 min | Comedy

6.8
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An episodic satire of the social and politic status of Italy in the 70s, through the programming of a television channel.

Directors: Leonardo Benvenuti, Luigi Comencini, Piero De Bernardi, Agenore Incrocci, Nanni Loy, Ruggero Maccari, Luigi Magni, Mario Monicelli, Ugo Pirro, Furio Scarpelli, Ettore Scola | Stars: Senta Berger, Adolfo Celi, Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi

Votes: 589

25. Temporale Rosy (1980)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Raoul has best chances to become next boxing champion in light-heavy weight. For a bet he tries to beat through a door with his bare fist. He wins the bet, but his hand is broken, his ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Faith Minton, Roland Bock, Gianrico Tedeschi

Votes: 121

26. The Cyclone (1996)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.

Director: Leonardo Pieraccioni | Stars: Leonardo Pieraccioni, Lorena Forteza, Barbara Enrichi, Massimo Ceccherini

Votes: 3,095

27. Capriccio all'italiana (1968)

95 min | Comedy

6.7
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The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Steno, Pino Zac, Franco Rossi | Stars: Totò, Ugo D'Alessio, Regina Seiffert, Dante Maggio

Votes: 415

28. In the Name of the Law (1949)

100 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A young, by-the-book judge is appointed to a Sicilian village controlled by corrupt leaders and the mafia.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Charles Vanel, Jone Salinas, Camillo Mastrocinque

Votes: 313

29. Cops and Robbers (1951)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Totò, Ave Ninchi, William Tubbs

Votes: 1,164

30. High Infidelity (1964)

120 min | Comedy

6.9
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Four episodes satirising modern marriages, and the lack of affection which leads to infidelity.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Elio Petri, Franco Rossi, Luciano Salce | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Fulvia Franco, John Phillip Law, Eleanor Beacour

Votes: 53

31. I picari (1987)

121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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The adventures of two derelicts. They are prisoners in a battleship, then, after a mutiny, they succeed to become officers. They leave the boat and start to drift all around the Spain with ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Enrico Montesano, Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi

Votes: 299

32. The Passionate Thief (1960)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Anna Magnani, Totò, Ben Gazzara, Fred Clark

Votes: 591 | Gross: $0.03M

33. 12 registi per 12 città (1989)

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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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: 152

34. Vita da cani (1950)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Tragicomedy telling of the trials and tribulations of a troupe of variety show artists.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gina Lollobrigida, Delia Scala, Tamara Lees

Votes: 164

35. Parenti serpenti (1992)

105 min | Comedy

7.2
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Like every year, everyone is going back to the ancestral family's home for the Christmas holidays. But this time, the old folks have a surprise, a good surprise for them. They have decided ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Tommaso Bianco, Renato Cecchetto, Marina Confalone, Alessandro Haber

Votes: 1,255 | Gross: $0.04M

36. The Unfaithfuls (1953)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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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: 116

37. A Hero of Our Times (1955)

85 min | Comedy

6.9
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Alberto Menichetti lives with an aunt and an old housekeeper, Clotilde; he has a job in a firm and his boss is Mrs. De Ritis, a widow whose husband was killed during a wild boar hunt. She ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franca Valeri, Giovanna Ralli, Tina Pica

Votes: 331

38. Neapolitan Turk (1953)

90 min | Comedy

7.0
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A petty criminal poses as a Turkish eunuch hired by a wealthy merchant to guard the women of his house.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Ignazio Balsamo, Isa Barzizza, Primarosa Battistella

Votes: 472

39. L'inafferrabile 12 (1950)

95 min | Comedy

5.7
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Two twin brothers grew up and never met (due to the fact that the father with the couple would have had 13 children and therefore for superstition he closed one in an orphanage), the one ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Walter Chiari, Silvana Pampanini, Isa Barzizza, Carlo Campanini

Votes: 9

40. Le coppie (1970)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Three ordinary couples dealing with surreal situations: buying a refrigerator, celebrating the anniversary in a luxury hotel and co-living with a lion escaped from a zoo.

Directors: Vittorio De Sica, Mario Monicelli, Alberto Sordi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti, Enzo Jannacci, Rossana Di Lorenzo

Votes: 91

41. Toto in Color (1952)

104 min | Comedy

7.1
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A musician, Antonio Scannagatti (Totò), hopes to sell his composition , ''Epopea italiana'', to Tiscordi one of the most important Italian impresarios.

Director: Steno | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Fulvia Franco, Rocco D'Assunta

Votes: 489

42. Les Misérables (1948)

86 min | Drama

6.6
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Jean Valjean, pursued through the years for a minor infraction by the implacable policeman Javert, attempts to create a life for himself and for his adopted daughter Cosette amid the ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Gino Cervi, Valentina Cortese, Hans Hinrich, Luigi Pavese

Votes: 94

43. O.K. Nero (1951)

105 min | Comedy

6.9
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Two American sailors, Fiorello and Jimmy are slugged while sight-seeing in Rome and, together, they dream they are back in Rome in the days of Nero. They embark on a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Carlo Campanini, Walter Chiari, Silvana Pampanini, Jackie Frost

Votes: 65

44. Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973)

98 min | Comedy

6.9
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Italy 1973. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi) is an ultra-right-wing congressman that doesn't agree anymore with his fascist party policy. He contacts many Italian Army officers and built a ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Claude Dauphin, Duilio Del Prete, Giuseppe Maffioli

Votes: 438

45. Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (1985)

125 min | Comedy

6.9
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Unlike in the previous 3 adaptations of the book,here Mattia narrates in flashback,back at his library job in his village,how he changed his name when mistakenly thought dead and tried to start a new life in Rome.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Senta Berger, Flavio Bucci, Laura Morante

Votes: 178

46. A Tailor's Maid (1957)

92 min | Comedy

7.0
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The adventures of a young couple of high school students: her father is not opposed to their love, but the other, a doctor of prestige, is not at all happy about it.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Marcello Mastroianni, Antonella Lualdi, Marisa Merlini

Votes: 163

47. L'ultimo gattopardo: Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo (2010)

104 min | Documentary

6.7
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Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Renzo Arbore, Dario Argento, Pippo Baudo, Alberto Bevilacqua

Votes: 47

48. Toto and the Women (1952)

103 min | Comedy

6.5
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Scaparro, who works in a fabric store, has to deal with irritating clients and when he comes home he finds an unsatisfied and intrusive wife.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Totò, Lea Padovani, Franca Faldini, Ave Ninchi

Votes: 258

49. Camera d'albergo (1981)

105 min | Comedy

6.3
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A couple of young movie makers have secretly filmed for over a year what was going on in a hotel room, trying to realize a "live act" of common people living their life. They get in touch ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Monica Vitti, Enrico Montesano, Roger Pierre

Votes: 90

50. Cari fottutissimi amici (1994)

110 min | Comedy

6.7
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Tuscany, August 1944: the Allies have just entered Florence, Italy is devasted by the war, and the people are hungry. "Dieci", who claims to have been a boxer and a manager, gathers a group... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Massimo Ceccherini, Vittorio Rap, Marco Graziani

Votes: 465



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