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
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. Dir: Roberto Benigni With: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini Comedy | Drama | Romance | War 116 mins.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini With: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle Drama | War 116 mins.
Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula. Dir: Tinto Brass With: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren Drama | History 156 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.
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 Drama 141 mins.
A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long. Dir: Stefano Sollima With: Pierfrancesco Favino, Greta Scarano, Jean-Hugues Anglade Crime | Drama | Thriller 130 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 Volontè, Marianne Koch Action | Drama | 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 Volontè Western 132 mins.
A woman provokes sensual awakenings in a group of adolescent boys. Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore With: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico Drama | Romance | War 109 mins.