Most Popular Italian-Language Feature Films
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. Dir: Sergio Leone With: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef Western 161 mins.
Life Is Beautiful
A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp. Dir: Roberto Benigni With: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini Comedy | Drama | Romance 116 mins.
The Great Beauty
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. Dir: Paolo Sorrentino With: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli Comedy | Drama 142 mins.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to a hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini With: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle Drama 116 mins.
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore With: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili Drama 155 mins.
A Fistful of Dollars
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. Dir: Sergio Leone With: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch Western 99 mins.
For a Few Dollars More
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions, team up to track down a Western outlaw. Dir: Sergio Leone With: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté Action | Western 132 mins.
La Dolce Vita
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Dir: Federico Fellini With: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée Comedy | Drama 174 mins.
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. Dir: Federico Fellini With: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale Drama | Fantasy 138 mins.
I Am Love
A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to the forces of passion and unconditional love. Dir: Luca Guadagnino With: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini Drama | Romance 120 mins.