Top 320 Italian Films

Most films are directed by Fellini (20), Antonioni (15), Visconti (15), Bertolucci (12), Pasolini (12), Rossellini (11), P & V Taviani (10) and De Sica (9).

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1.
The Capture of Roma (1905 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
 
3.
Nero. Or the Fall of Rome. (1909 Short Film)
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Roman emperor Nero is used to getting what he wants. He has grown tired of his wife Octavia, and has become infatuated with Poppea... (14 mins.)
Director: Luigi Maggi
 
4.
Dante's Inferno (1911)
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream. (68 mins.)
 
5.
The Fall of Troy (1911 Short Film)
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One of the first epics on the History of Movies, it tells the story of the Fall of Troy: Paris seduces Helen... (31 mins.)
 
7.
Quo Vadis? (1913)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Enrico Guazzoni
 
8.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)
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Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei. (88 mins.)
 
9.
Love Everlasting (1913)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Mario Caserini
 
10.
Cabiria (1914)
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Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna... (148 mins.)
 
11.
Sperduti nel buio (1914)
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Paolina is the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Vallenza, and lives as a beggar. She meets with Nunzio... (66 mins.)
Director: Nino Martoglio
 
12.
Assunta Spina (1915)
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Napoli, gli inizi del secolo. Assunta Spina è una bella stiratrice ed ha per amante Michele, ma Raffaele continua a girarle attorno... (72 mins.)
 
13.
Satan's Rhapsody (1917 Short Film)
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A Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. After the deal she meets two brothers who fall in love with her. (55 mins.)
Director: Nino Oxilia
 
14.
Malombra (1917)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
15.
Carnevalesca (1918)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Amleto Palermi
 
16.
Maciste in Hell (1925)
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The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality. (95 mins.)
Director: Guido Brignone
 
17.
Everybody's Woman (1934)
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Gaby is expelled from school after a married teacher commits suicide after telling her he can't live without her. Though she has done nothing, she is punished for his act. (97 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
18.
La corona di ferro (1941)
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A crown, supposedly made from a nail out of the Cross of Christ and the metal of Roman swords, becomes a legend and a symbol of justice. (83 mins.)
 
19.
4 passi fra le nuvole (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A family man travelling for work, Paolo Bianchi, meets on a train a lonely girl, Maria. He sees her... (95 mins.)
 
20.
Noi vivi (1942)
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Doomed love within a corrupt political world. At 18, the beautiful and smart Kira comes to Petersburg as the Communists consolidate power... (94 mins.)
 
21.
Malombra (1942)
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(135 mins.)
Director: Mario Soldati
 
22.
Ossessione (1943)
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Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband. (140 mins.)
 
23.
The Children Are Watching Us (1944)
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A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives. (84 mins.)
 
24.
Rome, Open City (1945)
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During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape. (103 mins.)
 
25.
Paisan (1946)
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Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice... (125 mins.)
 
26.
Shoeshine (1946)
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Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship. (93 mins.)
 
27.
The Bandit (1946)
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Ernesto ritorna dalla prigionia in Germania, alla fine della Seconda Guerra mondiale. E' solo, la casa distrutta... (78 mins.)
 
28.
Tragic Hunt (1947)
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(89 mins.)
 
29.
To Live in Peace (1947)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Luigi Zampa
 
30.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
31.
La Terra Trema (1948)
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In rural Sicily, the fishermen live at the mercy of the greedy wholesalers. One family risks everything to buy their own boat and operate independently. (160 mins.)
 
32.
Germany Year Zero (1948)
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin. (78 mins.)
 
33.
L'amore (1948)
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In the first episode, a heartbroken woman talks to her ex-lover on the phone. In the second, a pregnant woman believes she is carrying the child of Saint Joseph. (69 mins.)
 
34.
Without Pity (1948)
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(90 mins.)
 
35.
Sotto il sole di Roma (1948)
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(95 mins.)
 
36.
Bitter Rice (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police... (108 mins.)
 
37.
Fiamma che non si spegne (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Inspired to the real story of the Carabiniere Salvo D'Acquisto. We see how, to save 22 hostages from dead sentence by Nazi, he decided to sacrifice himself. (95 mins.)
 
38.
The Mill on the Po (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(97 mins.)
 
39.
Fabiola (1949)
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In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator... (164 mins.)
 
40.
The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
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The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting... (85 mins.)
 
41.
Story of a Love Affair (1950)
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Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years, but their relationship is marked by tragic events. (98 mins.)
 
42.
Stromboli (1950)
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Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it. (107 mins.)
 
43.
Domenica d'agosto (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
E' domenica a Roma e chi può va a Ostia, al mare. Un gruppo di ragazzi in bicicletta; una famiglia numerosa... (88 mins.)
Director: Luciano Emmer
 
44.
Under the Olive Tree (1950)
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(107 mins.)
 
45.
It's Forever Springtime (1950)
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E' la storia di Beppe, garzone di fornaio e orfano, fiorentino. Parte militare e a Catania fa amicizia con Cavalluccio... (92 mins.)
 
46.
Miracle in Milan (1951)
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An old woman finds a baby among the cauliflowers in her garden. She takes care of the orphan, and calls him Totò... (100 mins.)
 
47.
Bellissima (1951)
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A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies. (115 mins.)
 
48.
Variety Lights (1951)
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A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises. (93 mins.)
 
49.
Umberto D. (1952)
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An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. (89 mins.)
 
50.
Europe '51 (1952)
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Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son... (113 mins.)
 
51.
Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)
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(110 mins.)
 
52.
The Overcoat (1952)
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Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952)... (95 mins.)
 
53.
Rome 11:00 (1952)
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Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls (told in a slow beginning) who are among... (107 mins.)
 
54.
I Vitelloni (1953)
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A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy. (107 mins.)
 
55.
The Lady Without Camelias (1953)
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A new starlet is discovered and has ups and downs in Italian films. (101 mins.)
 
56.
Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)
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When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky". (93 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
57.
Appunti su un fatto di cronaca (1953 Documentary)
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A 12-year-old girl, Annarella Bracci, was raped and killed in the popular borough of Primavalle, Rome, one of the age-old cross-roads of Italy, at the time it was going through major construction and road development projects. (5 mins.)
 
58.
Traviata '53 (1953)
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(95 mins.)
 
59.
Love in the City (1953 Documentary)
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Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution. (105 mins.)
 
60.
Senso (1954)
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A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant. (123 mins.)
 
61.
La Strada (1954)
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. (108 mins.)
 
62.
Journey to Italy (1954)
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An unhappily married couple attempts to find direction and insight while vacationing in Naples. (85 mins.)
 
63.
Ulysses (1954)
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A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war. (117 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
64.
Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1925 the young florentine typographer Mario moves to via del Corno to be near his girl-friend Bianca... (107 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
 
65.
The Gold of Naples (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean... (138 mins.)
 
66.
Il Bidone (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A trio of con-men lead by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures. (113 mins.)
 
67.
Le Amiche (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young woman returns to her home town of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends. (104 mins.)
 
68.
Il segno di Venere (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(101 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
69.
The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. (110 mins.)
 
70.
Il Grido (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man wanders aimlessly, away from his town, away from the woman he loved, emotionally and socially inactive. (116 mins.)
 
71.
Le Notti Bianche (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover. (107 mins.)
 
72.
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
 
73.
Camping (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The two young lovers Tao and Valeria decide to go and enjoy a beautiful holiday in privacy, away from the daily routine and their parents... (94 mins.)
 
74.
The Year Long Road (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The plot is set in an underdeveloped and remote area of a fictitious country, where the locals try to... (162 mins.)
 
75.
General Della Rovere (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer. (132 mins.)
 
76.
India: Matri Bhumi (1959 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Divided into four episodes Roberto Rosellini's performs a ritual trip with India covering culture, beautiful... (90 mins.)
 
77.
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
 
78.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
 
79.
Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone. (177 mins.)
 
80.
L'Avventura (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other. (143 mins.)
 
81.
Bell' Antonio (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill... (105 mins.)
Director: Mauro Bolognini
 
82.
Two Women (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war. (100 mins.)
 
83.
Black Sunday (1960)
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A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way. (87 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
84.
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
 
85.
Accattone (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison. (120 mins.)
 
86.
Il Posto (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation. (93 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
87.
La Notte (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship. (115 mins.)
 
88.
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
 
89.
Che gioia vivere (1961)
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Ulisse is a naive young man out looking for a job after being released from the army. He drops the offer he gets from a group of fascists to go in with the Fossatis, a family of anarchists (unknown to him). (132 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
90.
Bandits of Orgosolo (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In the harsh granite mountains of the center of the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, an old people live at the town of Orgòsolo... (98 mins.)
 
91.
Girl with a Suitcase (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Lorenzo, who's 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl... (121 mins.)
Director: Valerio Zurlini
 
92.
Mamma Roma (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment... (106 mins.)
 
93.
L'Eclisse (1962)
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A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature. (126 mins.)
 
94.
Il Sorpasso (1962)
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An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries. (105 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
95.
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
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The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano. (123 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
96.
Family Portrait (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi... (115 mins.)
Director: Valerio Zurlini
 
97.
His Days Are Numbered (1962)
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A middle-aged plumber quits his job and questions his life after seeing somebody his own age suddenly die from a heart attack on his way to work. (93 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
98.
(1963)
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
 
99.
The Leopard (1963)
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The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (187 mins.)
 
100.
I mostri (1963)
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The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes. (115 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi