From its early days to far into the 20th century, Italian cinema has sculpted the world of film and has given birth to numerous influential movements, filmmakers and movie masterpieces. Unfortunately, between the 1980s and 2000s, the amount of great films that came from Italy has considerably diminished. Of course, we still had the likes of "Cinema Paradiso", "Life Is Beautiful" or "The Last Emperor", but the days of glory were long gone.
After the 2000s, a new wave of filmmakers has helped Italy regain part of its prestige and films such as "The Son's Room", "The Best of Youth", "Gomorrah" or "Il Divo" have brought back hope that brighter days were coming for Italian cinema. As of the 2010s, while it still hasn't regained its former glory, now and then comes a great film or a promising director which proves that Italy still has a word to say in the world of movies. The 10 titles on this list stand as evidence.
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