Italian Underrated Masterpieces!

View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
On the Tiger's Back (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An inept thief wants to escape prison and return to his family, but two of his prison mates also want out. (109 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
2.
I basilischi (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The neorealistic story follows the uneventful lives of Francesco, Sergio and Antonio, three young men... (85 mins.)
 
3.
Between Miracles (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Benedetto is a child who came out of an accident uninjured on his first communion's day. The people... (122 mins.)
Director: Nino Manfredi
 
4.
Viva Cangaceiro (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Espidito, survives the massacre of his entire village. A hermit helps him believing he is a Jesus like figure. As "Redeemer" Espidito goes out to help the poor turning to guns and his own rebel band. The discovery of oil twists everything. (104 mins.)
Director: Giovanni Fago
 
5.
Victory March (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(118 mins.)
 
7.
Bambina (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In order to convince Raimonda, a wealthy noble woman, to finance his project for a holiday resort, Saverio gets engaged to Clotilde... (110 mins.)
 
8.
Come Have Coffee with Us (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Emerenziano (Ugo Tognazzi) is the middle-aged tax inspector who is in search of a wealthy wife. He travels... (98 mins.)
 
10.
Roma bene (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
 
11.
Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody... (101 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
12.
Anima persa (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic. (100 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
13.
The Ape Woman (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A modest Neapolitan man meets a young woman with excessive hairiness. He exhibits her at fairs and marries her.It is after marriage that he receives a tempting offer from a French manager. (93 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
14.
How We Got the Italian Movie Business Into Trouble: The True Story of Franco and Ciccio (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The movie on the career of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, from the debut until the death of both... (100 mins.)
 
15.
The Exorcist: Italian Style (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A satire on the American film "The Exorcist," but with an Italian twist. (99 mins.)
 
16.
The Sensuous Sicilian (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Giovanna... (120 mins.)
Director: Marco Vicario
 
18.
Farfallon (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man who has tried to kill his unfaithful wife goes to prison, escapes, ends up in a convent, teaches the nuns to make cookies... (93 mins.)
 
19.
Sogni e bisogni (1985 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(360 mins.)
 
20.
Stefano Quantestorie (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
What would it have happened if...? Italian director Maurizio Nichetti replies to this question in this humorous film... (92 mins.)
 
21.
Devil in the Brain (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A child suspected of killing his father is imprisoned in a mental hospital. A doctor finds him mentally healthy and begins to suspect another explanation. (106 mins.)
Director: Sergio Sollima
 
22.
Blood in the Streets (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An Italian official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back... (111 mins.)
Director: Sergio Sollima