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1. The Artist (2008)

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

A male nurse steals some of one of his patient's drawings and makes money with them.

Directors: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat | Stars: Alberto Laiseca, Sergio Pangaro, Andrés Duprat, Enrique Gagliesi

Votes: 371

2. Don't Be Bad (2015)

103 min | Crime, Drama

A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini. His characters, in the '90s, seem to belong to a world that revolves around hedonism.... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Caligari | Stars: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Silvia D'Amico, Roberta Mattei

Votes: 3,370

3. Padre (II) (2016)

91 min | Drama

Mourning the death of her father, Giulia is contacted by him from the other dimension.

Director: Giada Colagrande | Stars: Giada Colagrande, Willem Dafoe, Franco Battiato, Marina Abramovic

Votes: 47

6. The Confessions (2016)

108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

Ministers from the G8 countries meet in Germany to decide on a secret plan affecting many countries. IMF director Roché has invited a monk for his confession. Roché's later found dead. Is it murder or suicide? Did he reveal the plan?

Director: Roberto Andò | Stars: Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Pierfrancesco Favino, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 1,486

7. A Quiet Life (2010)

105 min | Crime, Drama

The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Cupellini | Stars: Toni Servillo, Marco D'Amore, Francesco Di Leva, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 2,121

10. Il minestrone (1981)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Rome,1960.Four different people meet each other on Olympic games.They follow games and become friends talking about their sad lifes.

Director: Sergio Citti | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Daria Nicolodi

Votes: 192

11. Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002)

146 min | Drama, Music, Musical

Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, Claire Denis, Mike Figgis, Jean-Luc Godard, Jirí Menzel, Michael Radford, Volker Schlöndorff, István Szabó | Stars: Amit Rayani, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Mark Long, Rudolf Hrusínský

Votes: 1,626

12. On Tour (1990)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 833

13. Ferie d'agosto (1996)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

The political and cultural controversies between two Italian families during their summer holidays in the Tirrenian sea.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Silvio Orlando, Sabrina Ferilli, Ennio Fantastichini, Laura Morante

Votes: 809

14. Tutta la vita davanti (2008)

117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Isabella Ragonese, Massimo Ghini, Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti

Votes: 2,771

15. Every Blessed Day (2012)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Guido and Antonia are a young couple with opposing characters and working schedules: he works a night job as a doorman in a hotel, and she works as an employee for a rental car service. ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Luca Marinelli, Thony, Micol Azzurro, Claudio Pallitto

Votes: 1,564

16. Human Capital (2013)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Guglielmo Pinelli

Votes: 11,249 | Gross: $0.16M

17. The Leisure Seeker (2017)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

45 Metascore

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call "The Leisure Seeker".

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney

Votes: 6,714 | Gross: $3.23M

18. The Man Who Wagged His Tail (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A cold-hearted landlord is turned into a dog by a magician, and will remain a dog until he can find someone who loves him.

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Pablito Calvo, Aroldo Tieri, Silvia Marco

Votes: 181

19. God Willing (2015)

87 min | Comedy

A young man's decision to become a priest affects his whole family, especially his father.

Director: Edoardo Maria Falcone | Stars: Marco Giallini, Alessandro Gassmann, Laura Morante, Ilaria Spada

Votes: 3,350

20. You're on Your Own (1959)

110 min | Comedy

In post war Italy during the fifties it is very difficult to find a house to rent and a family ends up living in a former brothel.

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Laura Adani, Cristina Gaioni, Cathia Caro

Votes: 263

21. Countersex (1964)

111 min | Comedy

A vivid assortment consisted of three acts taken from the lives of modern 1960s Italians, always in orbit around the restless theme of sexual inhibition and the pursuit of pleasure in sex.

Directors: Renato Castellani, Marco Ferreri, Franco Rossi | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Anna Maria Ferrero, Ugo Tognazzi, Dolores Wettach

Votes: 134

22. The Camp Followers (1965)

119 min | Drama, War

In WWII, Lieut. Martino and his men are assigned to lead a group of prostitutes through the mountainous ways to serve in brothels for Italian soldiers in Albania.

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Mario Adorf, Anna Karina, Marie Laforêt, Lea Massari

Votes: 381

23. Misunderstood (1966)

104 min | Drama

Andrew's brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother's death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Miles, he is often blamed when mischief goes wrong. Only ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Stefano Colagrande, Simone Giannozzi, John Sharp

Votes: 903

24. Totòtruffa '62 (1961)

107 min | Comedy

Antonio is a poor man who has to support his daughter and especially he should pay her stay at a prestigious boarding school to study dance.

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque | Stars: Totò, Nino Taranto, Estella Blain, Geronimo Meynier

Votes: 640

25. Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (1974)

TV-PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The mad adventures of the mad Italians, searching for the mad treasures in the mad Russia.

Directors: Francesco Prosperi, Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Andrey Mironov, Ninetto Davoli, Antonia Santilli, Alighiero Noschese

Votes: 5,006

26. Ti ho sposato per allegria (1967)

X | 100 min | Comedy

Pietro is a young bourgeois lawyer who married Giuliana, a pretty girl who was a little unscrewed, and met at a party of artists. Despite the premises, everything between the two seems to work best.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Monica Vitti, Giorgio Albertazzi, Maria Grazia Buccella, Rossella Como

Votes: 40

27. Basta guardarla (1970)

100 min | Comedy, Musical

Enrichetta, a young peasant girl who lives in a little village joins Silver Boy as a dancer.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Maria Grazia Buccella, Carlo Giuffrè, Mariangela Melato, Spyros Fokas

Votes: 99

28. I corti di Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo (1996 Video)

130 min | Comedy

The first theatrical show featuring the trio of comedians Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo, with the participation of Marina Massironi.

Director: Francesco Vicario | Stars: Aldo Baglio, Giovanni Storti, Giacomo Poretti, Marina Massironi

Votes: 704

29. Angels of Darkness (1954)

94 min | Drama

Tamara, a Roman prostitute, tries to kill herself throwing herself out of the window of the licensed brothel she works in. While she is being taken to hospital the other girls learn that, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Amato | Stars: Linda Darnell, Valentina Cortese, Lea Padovani, Giulietta Masina

Votes: 134

30. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976)

110 min | Comedy

The frustrating adventures of a humble employee who all the time has to fullfill the wishes and desires of his bosses.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Anna Mazzamauro, Gigi Reder, Ugo Bologna

Votes: 3,633

31. The Fascist (1961)

102 min | Comedy

The quest of a fascist soldier whose mission is to catch a political enemy during the end of the WWII.

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Georges Wilson, Mireille Granelli, Stefania Sandrelli

Votes: 593

32. Tre uomini e una gamba (1997)

100 min | Comedy

Three friends cross Italy by car in order to deliver their boss his dog and a wooden leg.

Directors: Aldo Baglio, Giacomo Poretti, Giovanni Storti, Massimo Venier | Stars: Aldo Baglio, Giovanni Storti, Giacomo Poretti, Marina Massironi

Votes: 7,617

33. Rose scarlatte (1940)

65 min | Comedy

A man poses as a mysterious admirer to find out whether his wife would cheat on him.

Directors: Giuseppe Amato, Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Renée Saint-Cyr, Umberto Melnati, Vivi Gioi

Votes: 59

34. The Roof (1956)

91 min | Drama

A married couple learns that it is possible to build an illegal house in the outskirts of Rome, as long as it is erected in one single night and has a roof.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Gabriella Pallotta, Giorgio Listuzzi, Gastone Renzelli, Angelo Bigioni

Votes: 513

35. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè, Agostino Salvietti

Votes: 7,446

36. Un monde nouveau (1966)

83 min | Drama

Carlo and Anne meet in Paris and fall in love. She becomes pregnant, but he is reluctant to fatherhood.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Christine Delaroche, Nino Castelnuovo, Madeleine Robinson, Pierre Brasseur

Votes: 76

37. Sunflower (1970)

G | 107 min | Drama, War

An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia during WWII.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Lyudmila Saveleva, Galina Andreeva

Votes: 3,080

38. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

The story of the Finzi-Continis, a noble family of Ferrara, during the Jewish persecution in Italy's 1930s.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 5,837 | Gross: $0.60M

39. A Brief Vacation (1973)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

Clara, diagnosed with tubercolosis, is treated in a sanatorium in the Alps, where she can finally take a break from her miserable life.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Renato Salvatori, Daniel Quenaud, José María Prada

Votes: 758

40. The Gold of Naples (1954)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

A portrait of the people, the defects and the peculiarities of Naples in six different vignettes.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Totò, Lianella Carell, Pasquale Cennamo, Agostino Salvietti

Votes: 1,425

41. Miracle in Milan (1951)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An open hearted and unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best out of his life on the streets of Milan.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa, Guglielmo Barnabò

Votes: 6,042

42. The Children Are Watching Us (1944)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

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: 2,291

43. Divorce Italian Style (1961)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 10,963

44. Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortensi

Votes: 6,204

45. Two Women (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War

In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Votes: 8,839

46. A Man and a Woman (1966)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.6