Best Gialli

from the 60's & 70's
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1.
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
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A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
2.
Deep Red (1975)
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After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. (126 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Argento's masterpiece. ” - SpiderLabyrinth
 
3.
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders. (102 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
“ A really original giallo in Fulci's unique style. ” - SpiderLabyrinth
 
4.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ The one that launched the new wave of gialli in the 70's, but it owes alot to Mario Bava. ” - SpiderLabyrinth
 
5.
What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat. They see a knife killing on shore... (103 mins.)
 
6.
The Psychic (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it... (95 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
7.
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
8.
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
9.
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it? (104 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
10.
Blade of the Ripper (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
11.
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be? (104 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
12.
Torso (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf... (89 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
13.
The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise... (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Ascott
 
14.
All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers. (94 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
15.
A Bay of Blood (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out... (84 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
16.
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination... (96 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
17.
The Facts of Murder (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A police detective and his team attempt to solve two crimes committed within a day of each other in neighboring apartment rooms. (115 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
18.
5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
19.
Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife... (89 mins.)
Director: Paolo Cavara
 
20.
One on Top of the Other (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
21.
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police... (92 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
22.
So Sweet, So Dead (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene. (95 mins.)
 
23.
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired... (100 mins.)
 
24.
What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer. (96 mins.)
 
25.
The Fifth Cord (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An alcoholic journalist finds himself on the trail of a murderer after the police make him a suspect in their investigation. (90 mins.)
Director: Luigi Bazzoni
 
26.
Libido (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young man goes with his wife to a spooky house, an inheritance from his father. (90 mins.)
 
27.
A Black Veil for Lisa (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When a possessive narcotics detective strongly suspects that his young beautiful wife is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. All the while trying to solve a string of strange murders. (95 mins.)
 
28.
My Dear Killer (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A mysterious decapitation leads Inspector Peretti into a case of blackmail, deceit and the unsolved kidnapping of a young girl. (96 mins.)
Director: Tonino Valerii
 
29.
Paranoia (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A rich and lonely American widow befriends two young people whose motives become suspect. (91 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
30.
The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its claws dipped in curare. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Pastore
 
31.
Death Laid an Egg (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm)... (86 mins.)
Director: Giulio Questi
 
32.
Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor... (90 mins.)
Director: Aldo Lado
 
33.
So Sweet... So Perverse (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Jean, a French businessman's life is forever changed when he overhears a brutal attack. Upon further investigation... (92 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
34.
Evil Eye (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings. (86 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
35.
Double Face (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A millionaire is unwittingly led into murder by his lesbian wife. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Hampton
 
36.
Knife of Ice (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident... (91 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
37.
Death Walks on High Heels (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A famed jewel thief named Rochard is slashed to death on a train. His daughter Nicole, a famous nightclub performer in Paris... (105 mins.)
Director: Luciano Ercoli
 
38.
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother. (101 mins.)
 
39.
Le orme (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman is tormented by strange dreams of astronauts on the moon. She visits a deserted seaside town whose inhabitants know her even though she does not know them. (96 mins.)
Director: Luigi Bazzoni
 
40.
The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young newlywed couple from America returns to Geneva to visit Marcel's home town. Once there he is... (95 mins.)
 
41.
The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor... (92 mins.)
Director: Willy Pareto
“ Movie's not that good. But it deserves to be on this list, just based on the great title and the amazing Cipriani soundtrack. ” - SpiderLabyrinth
 
42.
Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An American journalist in Prague searches for his girlfriend who has suddenly disappeared. (97 mins.)
Director: Aldo Lado
 
43.
Spasmo (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying... (94 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
44.
The Third Eye (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A young count who lives with his dominant and jealous mother, begins in a downward spiral into madness after his fiancée dies in an accident - or it wasn't an accident? (98 mins.)
Director: James Warren
 
45.
The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When a girl is murdered in a park, a man is tried and convicted for the crime but afterwards the killings continue. (95 mins.)
Director: Duccio Tessari
 
46.
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them. (103 mins.)
 
47.
A Quiet Place to Kill (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A race-car driver whose life, both personal and professional, is in a rapid downfall is invited by her... (94 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
48.
Eye in the Labyrinth (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A woman searches for her missing lover, a psychiatrist who has suddenly vanished for no apparent reason. She ends up at a villa populated by a group of eccentric individuals. A string of murders commence immediately. (95 mins.)
Director: Mario Caiano
 
49.
Le foto proibite di una signora per bene (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. Minou is newly married to Peter, a businessman... (93 mins.)
Director: Luciano Ercoli
 
50.
L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora... (86 mins.)
Director: Luigi Cozzi
 
51.
The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Patrick Davenant con alcuni familiari e amici si reca, dopo una festa, a visitare un vecchio teatro di proprietà della famiglia... (99 mins.)
 
52.
Eyeball (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A maniac killer in a red cape and hood is killing off American tourists on a tour bus by gouging out their eyeballs. (100 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
53.
The Weapon, the Hour, & the Motive (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A sexually-promiscuous priest is stabbed to death inside a church. (105 mins.)