Commedia all'italiana - TOP 100

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1.
Bread and Chocolate (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Italian immigrant Nino steadfastly tries to become a member of Swiss Society no matter how awful his situation becomes. (100 mins.)
Director: Franco Brusati
 
2.
Il Sorpasso (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries. (105 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
3.
Al piacere di rivederla (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(102 mins.)
Director: Marco Leto
 
4.
In the Name of the Italian People (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him... (103 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
5.
Seven Beauties (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso. (115 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
An Average Little Man (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A meek middle-aged man takes justice in his own hands. (122 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
8.
La più bella serata della mia vita (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A salesman chasing by car a beautiful female biker in order to flirt finds a castle where he is accused in a game trial for murder. (106 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
9.
The Great War (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I. (137 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
10.
Café Express (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An Italian laborer (Nino Manfredi) foils anyone who tries to stop him from selling espresso on the Milan-to-Naples train. (100 mins.)
Director: Nanni Loy
 
11.
Roma bene (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
 
12.
Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Italy 1973. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi) is an ultra-right-wing congressman that doesn't agree anymore with his fascist party policy... (105 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
13.
Trastevere (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(98 mins.)
Director: Fausto Tozzi
 
14.
My Name Is Rocco Papaleo (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(120 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
15.
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In Sicily, the mine worker Carmelo "Mimí" Mardocheo votes in the Communist Party candidate instead of... (121 mins.)
 
16.
Divorce Italian Style (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife. (105 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
17.
The Organizer (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory. (130 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
18.
Il generale dorme in piedi (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Story of a doctor, vet, Colonel of the Army (Tognazzi) with a problem; When resting lying starts screaming anarchist and antimilitarist phrases... (96 mins.)
 
19.
Il padre di famiglia (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
La seconda guerra mondiale è terminata da poco e Marco e Paola, architetti, sono pieni di ideali di rinnovamento per la società... (115 mins.)
Director: Nanni Loy
 
20.
The Conjugal Bed (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A 40 years old man, Alfonso, finally succeeds to marry a virgin, educate, beautiful and very catholic woman... (88 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
“ aka "L'Ape Regina" ” - weller79
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
A Difficult Life (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Silvio refuses to fight for the fascists and joins the resistance with Elena. After the war, his vitriolic newspaper articles cause him to be sentenced to imprisonment. (118 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
23.
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
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
Bambina (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 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.)
 
27.
The Seventh Floor (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A successful business man occasionally develops an unusual physical disturbance: his nose whistles, whenever he breathes... (108 mins.)
Director: Ugo Tognazzi
 
28.
The Beast (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An experienced truck-driver is forced to become assistant to a young Sicilian driver. The Beast, the truck they drive around Europe, becomes their ground for mutual respect and trust. (100 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
29.
In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno... (105 mins.)
Director: Luigi Magni
 
30.
Basta guardarla (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Luciano Salce
 
31.
Il giocattolo (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A meek book-keeper (Vittorio) brings on his squallid life, which is interrupetd when he becomes friend with a policeman (Sauro)... (118 mins.)
 
32.
We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war... (124 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
33.
The Assassin of Rome (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Mussolini's Rome a murderer is targeting young girls. The movie explores how the fascist mind works, how it plays its values off the sentiment of the masses and explores the role of the press in creating a unified narrative. (98 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
34.
White Collar Blues (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy... (108 mins.)
Director: Luciano Salce
 
35.
The Conspirators (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Rome, 1825. Bishop Rivarola (Tognazzi) and colonel Nardoni (Salerno) are in charge to suppress liberal revolution... (120 mins.)
Director: Luigi Magni
 
36.
Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Quando Marino va a Roma per una manifestazione non immagina certo di incontrare Marisa, che diventerà l'amore della sua vita... (104 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
37.
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
 
38.
Everybody Go Home! (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When Italy surrenders to the Allies, part of the Italian army is dispersed and soldiers begin to return to their homes. (120 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
39.
Roaring Years (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The incognito visit of a fascist hierarc in a tiny country town shakes deeply the ruling class and their lack of integrity. (106 mins.)
Director: Luigi Zampa
 
40.
Beach House (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Una domenica estiva in uno stabilimento balneare al Lido di Ostia (Roma). Una fauna umana variegata e tante storie che si intrecciano... (106 mins.)
Director: Sergio Citti
 
41.
...And Suddenly It's Murder! (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A randomly formed group of Italians gets deeply involved in a crime in Montacarlo. (108 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
42.
The Treasure of San Gennaro (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An American gangster in Italy enlists a local gang to help him steal the treasure of Naples' patron saint. (104 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
43.
Police Chief Pepe (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A police commissioner in a little town in the Italian Venetian province investigates a prostitution... (107 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
45.
The Scopone Game (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game. (113 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
46.
Why (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The surveyor Giuseppe Di Noi experiments the troubles of the Italian Justice System of the '70s while back in Italy for a vacation. (102 mins.)
Director: Nanni Loy
 
47.
Romanzo popolare (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
50 year old Giulio (Tognazzi) and his 17 year old goddaughter, Vincenzina (Muti) fall madly in love with each other and soon are wed... (112 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
48.
Scent of a Woman (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain... (103 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
49.
Swept Away (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary. (116 mins.)
 
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51.
Love & Anarchy (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a friend is murdered by the Facists, a melancholy farmer takes up residence in a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini. (124 mins.)
 
52.
La terrazza (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Expensive vines, tables filled with food, but emptiness inside. Everyone has stopped developing, and fastened in their roles. Hurtful, but still funny story about human development. (150 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
53.
Jealousy, Italian Style (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello... (107 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
54.
The Payoff (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
55.
The Overtaxed (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Il maresciallo Topponi si presenta una mattina nel grande negozio di tessuti del cavalier Pezzella, per un accertamento fiscale... (105 mins.)
Director: Steno
 
56.
The Big Feast (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death. (130 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
 
57.
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves bungle the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce. (106 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
58.
Il vigile (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unemployed man gets a job as traffic policeman but the traffic in the big city creates innumerous problems for the poor guy. (100 mins.)
Director: Luigi Zampa
 
59.
Caro Michele (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Michael is the younger son of a middle-class family, a strong-willed and free-thinking fellow, who is off in some distant country fighting for a revolutionary cause. (108 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
60.
I mostri (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes. (115 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
61.
The Girl from Parma (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dora, driven away from her town by malicious gossip following her first love affair, has a series of short-lived adventures until she falls in love with Nino, a small time crook. In Parma, a police officer courts her but she keeps thinking of Nino and makes up her mind to join him. But he has found a new lover. (111 mins.)
 
62.
Love and Larceny (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Gerardo è un attore o almeno cerca di esserlo, ma il pubblico non è del suo parere. Così, per arrotondare gli introiti... (95 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
63.
Una questione d'onore (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Luigi Zampa
 
64.
The Priest's Wife (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Discovering her boyfriend is married, a young lady attempts to take her life, pausing only to phone a Help Line... (103 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
65.
For Love and Gold (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief. (120 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
66.
Il vedovo (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities... (87 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
67.
Il domestico (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A butler for wealthy clients has a problem--he can't seem to stop getting sexually involved with the wives and daughters of his bosses. (94 mins.)
 
68.
The Career of a Chambermaid (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The film tells a story of a young chambermaid from Venice who is a fan of Italian "Telefoni bianchi" cinema of the fascist era. She decides to follow her dream and goes to Rome, hoping to become an actress. (120 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
69.
Febbre da cavallo (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Il mondo che ruota attorno alle corse dei cavalli ed in particolare alle scommesse è il protagonista del film; mondo rappresentato da Mandrake... (94 mins.)
Director: Steno
 
71.
Be Sick... It's Free (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The eventful ascent of a doctor in the corrupted Italian healthcare system. (98 mins.)
Director: Luigi Zampa
 
72.
Petomaniac (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(103 mins.)
 
73.
My Friends (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence... (140 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
74.
Where's Picone? (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During a debate in Naples' town hall in the early 80s, Pasquale Picone, a former steel-worker who has recently lost his job, sets himself on fire in front of the Municipal Council. (122 mins.)
Director: Nanni Loy
 
75.
All My Friends Part 2 (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The four old friends meet on the grave of the fifth of them, Perozzi, who died at the end of the first episode... (130 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
76.
Traffic Jam (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A tremendous congestion hit the Roma highway ring. The biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours... (121 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
77.
Lovers and Liars (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
American actress on vacation in Italy falls for her friend's married Italian lover. (120 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
78.
Complexes (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the first episode, Quirino tries to conquer Gabriella, lover of Alvaro, with the complexity of shyness... (100 mins.)
 
79.
Crazy Desire (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A middle-aged and slightly conservative businessman meets a band of rowdy youths and is smitten by one named Francesca... (110 mins.)
Director: Luciano Salce
 
80.
La supertestimone (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Comedy about a man (Tognazzi) who is sentenced to life imprisonment mainly because of a woman's (Vitti) testimony, but she later marries him during his sentence. (104 mins.)
Director: Franco Giraldi
 
81.
Thrilling (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Three segments: in the first one (Il vittimista) a teacher is obsessed with the idea his wife betrays him... (117 mins.)
 
82.
Sono stato io! (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(108 mins.)
 
83.
The Boom (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family. (88 mins.)
 
84.
The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Comedy-drama about a middle-aged Italian businessman Vittorio Gassman who is married to Eleanor Parker... (105 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
85.
Dismissed on His Wedding Night (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A businessman is nicknamed "L'avvocato" and his driver, Oscar, is a yes-man. When L'avvocato has a crash while driving his car... (105 mins.)
Director: Ugo Tognazzi
 
86.
L'impiegato (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Gianni Puccini
 
87.
Farfallon (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 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.)
 
89.
Arrivano i bersaglieri (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In the year 1870 Rome, then governed by the Pope, was captured by the Italian General La Marmora's troops... (120 mins.)
Director: Luigi Magni
 
90.
I'm Photogenic (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Antonio vive a Laveno, sulle sponde del lago Maggiore e nella vita ha una sola passione: il cinema.... (117 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
91.
La Tosca (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
To the St. Andrew's Church in Rome comes a fugitive - Cesare Angelotti, former consul, who was sentenced... (104 mins.)
Director: Luigi Magni
 
92.
Il gatto (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Amedeo and Ofelia, middle aged brother and sister, own jointly an old decadent, but still attractive... (109 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
93.
The Girl with a Pistol (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Sicilian woman, "dishonored" by her lover, goes to England with a pistol intending to murder him. (100 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
95.
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
(104 mins.)
Director: Nanni Loy
 
96.
Il moralista (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Augustino works as the General Secretary of Social Morality Union and takes fight to all kinds of mundane vices - striptease... (120 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Bianchi
 
97.
Countersex (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(90 mins.)
 
98.
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
 
100.
Catch As Catch Can (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Bob is a successful actor, but his career gets doomed by a strange phenomenon: the animal kingdom is taking on him! (95 mins.)
Director: Franco Indovina