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 116 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 | 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 Adult | 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 Comedy | 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 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 Action | 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 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 138 mins.