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1. Macabre (1980)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

6.0
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A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny, Roberto Posse

Votes: 2,071

2. The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)

110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Francesca Marciano, Gianni Cavina, Giulio Pizzirani

Votes: 4,404

3. Il signor Diavolo (2019)

86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Italy, 1952. The young official Furio Momenté is sent to Veneto region, near Polesine, to investigate a shocking and mysterious case: a minor has in fact killed one of his peers claiming to have killed the devil himself.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Gabriel Lo Giudice, Filippo Franchini, Cesare Cremonini, Massimo Bonetti

Votes: 585

4. Mimi (1979)

110 min | Drama

6.2
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The fifteen year-old Maria "Mimmina" Luiza leaves the boarding school in Genève to stay in the Bechten Hotel nursing her father, the widower writer Guido, who is paralyzed by rheumatism. ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini | Stars: Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Lara Wendel, Carlo Bagno

Votes: 104

5. Revenge of the Dead (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.2
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Stefano, a young journalist, buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder, ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Gabriele Lavia, Anne Canovas, Paola Tanziani, Cesare Barbetti

Votes: 1,784

6. Giovanna's Father (2008)

104 min | Drama, War

6.7
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Bologna, Italy, Pre-war scenario. Michele Casali's only teenage daughter, Giovanna Casali, poses a problem to him. Driven by jealousy, she has just killed her best friend. After a painful ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Silvio Orlando, Francesca Neri, Ezio Greggio, Alba Rohrwacher

Votes: 885

7. Arcane Sorcerer (1996)

96 min | Horror

6.9
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A seminary student, Giacomo Vigetti, is convicted by the Papal State of seducing a young girl. He is forced to flee and takes refuge with an excommunicated priest. Unfortunately, the priest... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Stefano Dionisi, Arnaldo Ninchi, Andrea Scorzoni

Votes: 670

8. La mazurka del barone, della santa e del fico fiorone (1975)

110 min | Drama, Comedy

6.7
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A fig tree located in the lands of a baron of the lower Padana has for many centuries been the subject of veneration. The baron, crippled and atheist, one day sees a girl lying on the fig ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Paolo Villaggio, Delia Boccardo, Gianni Cavina

Votes: 178

9. House of Pleasure for Women (1976)

100 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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The United States of America, after the great success of Vietnam, Watergate and so on, have decided to expand their activities in Italy. Mr. Chips has chosen Eddie Mordace to open the ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Al Lettieri, Gigi Proietti, Christian De Sica, Gianni Cavina

Votes: 112

10. Incantato (2003)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

6.8
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Nello Balocchi, a 35-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, is invited to Bologna by his father, the owner of the Papal tailor's shop in Rome. His father hopes Nello will find a soul mate in ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Neri Marcorè, Vanessa Incontrada, Giancarlo Giannini, Nino D'Angelo

Votes: 964 | Gross: $0.02M

11. The Hideout (2007)

100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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"The Hideout" is a mystery-thriller about an Italian woman who moves to Davenport to open a restaurant. After her husband commits suicide, she spends fifteen years recovering at a Minnesota... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Laura Morante, Rita Tushingham, Burt Young, Treat Williams

Votes: 587

12. Nessun nome nei titoli di coda (2019)

Documentary | Completed

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A documentary on Antonio Spoletini, Federico Fellini's historical collaborator. An incredible portrait of a man who lives for cinema and has a unique relationship with it. The last of five ... See full summary »

Director: Simone Amendola | Stars: Antonio Spoletini, Jonathan Pryce, Fernando Meirelles, Dante Ferretti

13. The Knights of the Quest (2001)

147 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.7
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In 1271, five young knights journey to Thebes in Greece to recover the Sacred Shroud and deliver it back to France and into the hands of the royal family.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Raoul Bova, Marco Leonardi, Edward Furlong, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 440

14. Un ragazzo d'oro (2014)

102 min | Drama

5.3
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A young copywriter moves to Rome in the wake of his screenwriter father's death, where he meets a publisher who wants to release his dad's autobiography.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Sharon Stone, Cristiana Capotondi, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 363

15. A Dinner for Them to Meet (2007)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

5.8
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A comedy set amid the glittering Christmas decorations of modern-day Rome. Actor Sandro Lanza is experiencing the most painful moment of his existence. After a suicide attempt, his three ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Vanessa Incontrada, Violante Placido, Inés Sastre

Votes: 450

16. The Best Man (1997)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Incredibly, the bride at the altar falls in love with the best man on first sight, and even though he makes efforts to avoid her infatuation with him, she is determined to annul her ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Inés Sastre, Dario Cantarelli, Cinzia Mascoli

Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.09M

17. The Story of Boys & Girls (1989)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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At a farmhouse, a large family cooks mountains of food for the next day's engagement party for Silvia and her city fiancé, Angelo. Her parents feud about infidelity; an aging salesman who ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Davide Bechini, Felice Andreasi, Massimo Bonetti

Votes: 189 | Gross: $0.74M

18. Berlinguer: I Love You (1977)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A young poet falls in love with a sophisticated woman who hates poetry. He wants to win her with a bit of help from his mum.

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

Votes: 803

19. Una gita scolastica (1983)

90 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.1
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Italy, 1914. Two teachers (Delle Piane and Pini) take their pupils for a school outing from Bologna to Florence.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Tiziana Pini, Rossana Casale, Cesare Barbetti

Votes: 245

20. A Second Childhood (2010)

98 min | Drama

6.5
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Lino Settembre and his wife Chicca lead a tranquil married life without any serious problems. They are satisfied with their careers. He's the sports editor at the Messenger and she's a ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Francesca Neri, Serena Grandi, Gianni Cavina

Votes: 275

21. The Mayor (1997)

103 min | Crime, Drama

4.0
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Director: Ugo Fabrizio Giordani | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Bonaiuto, Lino Troisi, Gerolamo Alchieri

Votes: 62

22. Bix (1991)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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Biopic of troubled jazz musician/composer Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931), who played with the Paul Whiteman band, among others.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Bryant Weeks, Emile B. Levisetti, Julia Ewing, Mark Collver

Votes: 129

23. The Kiss of Death (1974)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Mario Lanfranchi | Stars: Maurizio Bonuglia, Eleonora Giorgi, Martine Beswick, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 25

24. Thomas and the Bewitched (1970)

98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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A modest theatrical company, soon to debut, organizes a superstitious spiritual session. During the evening the spirit of little Thomas is evoked.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Edmund Purdom, Anita Sanders, Bob Tonelli, Giulio Pizzirani

Votes: 41

25. Regalo di Natale (1986)

101 min | Drama

7.7
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A group of former friends meets again after a very long time, in a Christmas night, with the intent of ripping off a rich industrialist in a game of Poker. Old hatreds and mistrusts conflict with the nostalgia for the lost friendships.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Diego Abatantuono, Gianni Cavina, George Eastman

Votes: 1,142

26. An American Love (1994 TV Movie)

176 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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An Italian professor participating in a course in the United States falls in love with his American assistant.

Director: Piero Schivazappa | Stars: Brooke Shields, Carlo Delle Piane, Memè Perlini, Richard Joseph Paul

Votes: 38

27. The Youngest Son (2010)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An amoral man manhandles his wife and falls into the claws of a wheeler dealer.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Christian De Sica, Laura Morante, Luca Zingaretti, Nicola Nocella

Votes: 355

28. Help Me Dream (1981)

112 min | Musical, Romance

5.7
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In 1943, during the war, Francesca, widowed, moves with her three daughters to her country house, to get away from the bombing of Bologna. In the villa she finds her childhood friends and her old love Guido, who has not forgotten her.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Mariangela Melato, Anthony Franciosa, Orazio Orlando, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Votes: 31

29. The Last Minute (1987)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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Walter Ferrari is an Italian soccer coach fired on the eve of the playoffs by club President Di Carlo.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Diego Abatantuono, Massimo Bonetti, Elena Sofia Ricci

Votes: 147

30. Balsamus l'uomo di Satana (1970)

99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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The story about a sinister magician-dwarf, physically unable to love a woman. His wife's betrayals and an obsessive isolation drive him to despair.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Bob Tonelli, Greta Vayan, Gianni Cavina, Giulio Pizzirani

Votes: 55

31. Where's Picone? (1984)

122 min | Comedy

7.0
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During a debate in Naples' town hall in the early 80s, Pasquale Picone, a former steel-worker who has recently lost his job, sets himself on fire in front of the Municipal Council.

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Lina Sastri, Aldo Giuffrè, Clelia Rondinella

Votes: 243

32. Un matrimonio (2013– )

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Stars: Micaela Ramazzotti, Isabella Aldovini, Alessandro Sanguigni, Flavio Parenti

Votes: 28

33. La stanza accanto (1994)

94 min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Martin Yakobowsky is a brilliant lawyer whose family originally comes from Poland. He is assigned by his legal practice to resolve a contentious case in the prevalently agricultural town in... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio Laurenti | Stars: Mark Benninghoffen, Thomas Patrick, Mary Sellers, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni

Votes: 52

34. Tutti defunti... tranne i morti (1977)

105 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.1
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Dante must sell books on the legends related to the noble families of Emilia-Romagna to the descendants of the families themselves. When he arrives to the castle Zanotti, he learns that the... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Gianni Cavina, Francesca Marciano, Carlo Delle Piane, Greta Vayan

Votes: 227

35. Il fulgore di Dony (2018 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance

6.4
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Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Greta Zuccheri Montanari, Saul Nanni, Giulio Scarpati, Ambra Angiolini

Votes: 32

36. The Friends at the Margherita Cafe (2009)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Bologna, 1954. Taddeo, a young man of 18 whom everyone calls Kid, dreams of becoming one of the regulars of the mythical Margherita Café, located under the portico across from his family's ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Laura Chiatti, Fabio De Luigi, Luigi Lo Cascio

Votes: 618

37. Christmas Rematch (2004)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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17 years after Regalo di Natale the same 5 players for a new challange. Who can trust who?

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Gianni Cavina, Carlo Delle Piane, George Eastman

Votes: 766

38. The Big Heart of Girls (2011)

R | 85 min | Drama

6.2
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A respectable girl decides to marry an irresponsible man.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Cesare Cremonini, Micaela Ramazzotti, Gianni Cavina, Erika Blanc

Votes: 354

39. Se sei così ti dico sì (2011)

90 min | Comedy

5.6
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Piero Cicala is a former singer, a one hit wonder from the Italian summer of 1981. 30 years later he gets a call to participate in a tv show that explores the history of pop culture in ... See full synopsis »

Director: Eugenio Cappuccio | Stars: Emilio Solfrizzi, Belén Rodríguez, Fabrizio Buompastore, Francesca Faiella

Votes: 195

40. Magnificat (1993)

95 min | Drama, History

6.9
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During the Middle Ages, a traveling executioner hires an apprentice to learn the finer points of torture and execution, and a young girl is given by her parents to a Catholic convent.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Luigi Diberti, Arnaldo Ninchi, Massimo Bellinzoni, Dalia Lahav

Votes: 147

41. Festa di laurea (1985)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The endearing efforts of a divorced, simple baker to capture the attentions of a bourgeois society woman.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Aurore Clément, Lidia Broccolino, Nik Novecento

Votes: 179

42. La prima volta (1999)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Director: Massimo Martella | Stars: Max Malatesta, Alessia Fugardi, Claudia Botticelli, Manuel Oliverio

Votes: 64

43. La seconda notte di nozze (2005)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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When his widowed sister-in-law and her son come to live with him after World War II, a simple farmer finds his life thrown into turmoil.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Antonio Albanese, Neri Marcorè, Katia Ricciarelli, Angela Luce

Votes: 592

44. La via degli angeli (1999)

121 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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This is a wonderful story of a matchmaking event in Italy. Young men and women are escorted to a midsummer dance. There is a man who coordinates the proper arrangements and the mountain villages send their youth.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Gianni Cavina, Valentina Cervi, Carlo Delle Piane, Libero De Rienzo

Votes: 144

45. Ma quando arrivano le ragazze? (2005)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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The movie is about the story of two musicians: Gianca, who plays the saxophone in a desperate attempt to follow his father's footsteps, and Nick, a trumpeter in love with Clifford Brown. ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Vittoria Puccini, Paolo Briguglia, Johnny Dorelli

Votes: 355

46. Noi tre (1984)

88 min | Biography, History

6.7
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Young W.A. Mozart is hosted in a villa near Bologna, where he has to graduate. There he gets in touch with "normal" boys, falls in love for the first time and tries to escape his destiny of... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Cristopher Davidson, Lino Capolicchio, Gianni Cavina, Carlo Delle Piane

Votes: 72

47. Where the Night Begins (1991)

94 min | Horror

6.5
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Rather than waste the funds and logistical skill it took to film the movie "Bix" in Davenport, Iowa, Italian filmmaker Pupi Avati wrote and produced this unassuming English-language ... See full synopsis »

Director: Maurizio Zaccaro | Stars: Tom Gallop, Cara Wilder, Don Pearson, Kim Mai Guest

Votes: 114

48. Le nozze di Laura (2015 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

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Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Marta Iagatti, Valentino Agunu, Lina Sastri, Neri Marcorè

Votes: 25

49. Festival (I) (1996)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Massimo Boldi, Isabelle Pasco, Gianni Cavina, Margaret Mazzantini

Votes: 111

50. The Bad Child (2013 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

7.7
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Brando is an 11-year-old boy whose family has just moved to a new home in Rome. His parents, both university professors, are estranged and Brando is exploited by both parents as they are ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Leonardo Della Bianca, Luigi Lo Cascio, Donatella Finocchiaro, Isabella Aldovini

Votes: 30



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