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The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass 

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This is a list of all movies directed by Tinto Bass, with videos when available. Who is Tinto Brass? The Italian director known as Tinto Brass was born Giovanni Brass. Though his early work was more avant garde, in the overall cannon of Tinto Brass cinema he is now best known for Italian erotic movies. His career as one of the best erotic directors started almost by accident, when the iconic Caligula morphed from pornographic parody to more like an actual adult film.

This Tinto Brass movie list spans his entire career, from Westerns like Yankee, to romantic drama Dropout, soft-core drama Cheeky! - no Tinto Brass movies list would be complete without the entire catalog.

What is your favorite film that Tinto Brass directed? If you think the greatest Tinto Brass movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinions on the top Tinto Brass films are recorded for other fans. 

Peter O\'Toole and Helen Mirren are among the many great actors who have worked on a Tinto Brass movie.

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The Key is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
The Key Stefania Sandrelli, Frank Finlay, Tinto Brass

Released: 1983

Directed by: Tinto Brass

La chiave is a 1983 Italian erotic film directed by Tinto Brass . It is based on the novel Kagi by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki. The film arose some scandal in reason of explicit nudes and sex scenes ...more
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Kick the Cock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Tinto Brass, Angelita Franco

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Kick the Cock is a 2008 short comedy film written by Angelita Franco and directed by Tinto Brass.
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My Wife is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
My Wife Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Claudio Gora

Released: 1964

Directed by: Luigi Comencini, Tinto Brass, Mauro Bolognini

La mia signora is a 1964 Italian comedy film directed by Tinto Brass, Mauro Bolognini and Luigi Comencini. It consists of five episodes, all starred by Alberto Sordi and Silvana Mangano. The ...more
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Caligula is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, Malcolm McDowell

Released: 1979

Directed by: Tinto Brass

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Frivolous Lola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Frivolous Lola Patrick Mower, Tinto Brass, Serena Grandi

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Frivolous Lola is a 1998 erotic comedy romance film written by Tinto Brass, Barbara Alberti and Carla Cipriani and directed by Tinto Brass.
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La vacanza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
La vacanza Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, Corin Redgrave

Released: 1971

Directed by: Tinto Brass

La vacanza is a 1971 Italian drama film by Tinto Brass. It stars Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival on 4 September 1971 where it was awarded the 'Best ...more
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Yankee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Adolfo Celi, Philippe Leroy, Jacques Herlin

Released: 1966

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Yankee is a 1966 Italian Western film directed by Tinto Brass and starring Philippe Leroy.
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Dropout is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Dropout Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, Frank Windsor

Released: 1970

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Dropout is a 1970 Italian romantic drama directed by Tinto Brass. It stars real-life couple, Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave. They also worked with Brass a year later on the drama, La vacanza. ...more
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Who Killed Caligula? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Who Killed Caligula? is a 2012 historical film directed by Tinto Brass.
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Who Works Is Lost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Sady Rebbot, Franco Arcalli, Piero Vida

Released: 1963

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Chi lavora è perduto is a 1963 drama film directed by Tinto Brass.
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Spatiodynamisme is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Spatiodynamisme

Released: 1958

Directed by: Tinto Brass, Nicolas Schöffer

Spatiodynamisme is a 1958 short film directed by Tinto Brass and Nicolas Schoeffer.
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I Am What I Am is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin, Janet Street-Porter

Released: 1967

Directed by: Tinto Brass

I Am What I Am is a 1967 drama, mystery, thriller film written by Tinto Brass, Sergio Donati, Francesca Longo and Pierre Lévy, and directed by Tinto Brass.
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The Howl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Tina Aumont, Gigi Proietti, Carla Cassola

Released: 1970

Directed by: Tinto Brass

The Howl is a 1970 Italian comedy film directed by Tinto Brass. It was entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Ça ira - Il fiume... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Ça ira - Il fiume della rivolta

Ça ira - Il fiume della rivolta, also released internationally as Thermidor, is an Italian collage film of documentary film and drama film genres directed by Tinto Brass. Taking its name from the popular revolutionary song Ça ira, the film is a critical narrative of 20th century revolutions from 1900 to 1962 and their legacy.

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Il Disco Volante is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Tinto Brass
Il Disco Volante

Il disco volante is a 1964 Italian comic science fiction film with mockumentary elements directed by Tinto Brass and starring Alberto Sordi. The film features the renowned comedian in four distinct roles as a dim-witted Carabinieribrigadiere, a cheesepairing accountant, a decadent count, and an alcoholic priest.