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1. The Monster (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Michel Blanc, Nicoletta Braschi, Dominique Lavanant

Votes: 8,244 | Gross: $0.64M

2. Hardboiled Egg (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno (Leghorn) Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Edoardo Gabbriellini, Malcolm Lunghi, Regina Orioli, Alessio Fantozzi

Votes: 2,451

3. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.6
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59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 483,875 | Gross: $57.60M

4. Le conseguenze dell'amore (2004)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Olivia Magnani, Adriano Giannini, Antonio Ballerio

Votes: 11,976

5. L'uomo in più (2001)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (La Grande Bellezza) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame. Evocatively set during the eighties, the ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Andrea Renzi, Antonino Bruschetta, Angela Goodwin

Votes: 1,937

6. L'amico di famiglia (2006)

102 min | Drama

7.1
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Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Giacomo Rizzo, Laura Chiatti, Gigi Angelillo, Marco Giallini

Votes: 2,730

7. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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86 Metascore

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 64,638 | Gross: $2.85M

8. La prima cosa bella (2010)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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62 Metascore

A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti, Stefania Sandrelli, Marco Messeri

Votes: 3,894

9. Berlinguer: I Love You (1977)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young poet falls in love in sofisticated woman who hates poetry.But,poet wants to win her with poetry and:a bit of help of his mum.

Director: Giuseppe Bertolucci | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Alida Valli, Carlo Monni, Mario Pachi

Votes: 718

10. Caruso Pascoski di padre polacco (1988)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Director: Francesco Nuti | Stars: Francesco Nuti, Clarissa Burt, Ricky Tognazzi, Antonio Petrocelli

Votes: 457

11. Un sacco bello (1980)

99 min | Comedy

7.3
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Three stories, three characters all played by Verdone. The first is an awkward young man, who meet a Spanish tourist in Rome. The second has planned a trip towards East with a suitcase full... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Renato Scarpa, Mario Brega, Verónica Miriel

Votes: 1,536

12. Romanzo criminale (2005)

152 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria

Votes: 7,370

13. Angel of Evil (2010)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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48 Metascore

A biography of Milanese bank robber Renato Vallanzasca.

Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Filippo Timi, Valeria Solarino, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 2,523

14. Notturno bus (2007)

105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Davide Marengo | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Valerio Mastandrea, Ennio Fantastichini, Anna Romantowska

Votes: 623

15. Marrakech Express (1989)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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Spanish girl Teresa comes to Milan to meet Ponchia, Marco, Paolino and Cedro who have not seen each other for years: her man, their old friend Rudy, is in jail in Marrakech and needs help ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,659

16. Mediterraneo (1991)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio

Votes: 11,579 | Gross: $4.53M

17. Puerto Escondido (1992)

110 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Mario leads a normal life, working in a Milan bank. His daily routine is shattered when he witnesses a murder and is shot himself by the killer, a deranged police commissioner. To save his ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Valeria Golino, Claudio Bisio, Renato Carpentieri

Votes: 1,123

18. Tutti i santi giorni (2012)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: 1,255

19. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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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, Sonia Bergamasco

Votes: 17,773 | Gross: $0.25M

20. Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)

127 min | Drama

7.3
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A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.

Director: Daniele Vicari | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano, Davide Iacopini

Votes: 2,831

21. La pazza gioia (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Donatella and Beatrice reside in a psychiatric facility in Tuscany. They have very different life stories, but a chance to escape brings them together in an adventure that will change their... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Valentina Carnelutti, Sergio Albelli

Votes: 5,208 | Gross: $0.11M

22. I cento passi (2000)

114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 4,234