EURO Italian Filmsby Euro-Inst-Movies | created - 12 Jul 2011 | updated - 25 Jan 2016 | Public
This is a list of the Italian Films available from the Institute for European Studies at Indiana University. Alternative titles are listed in the comments. Additionally, unless noted in the comments, movies are in DVD format.
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1. 1900 (1976)
Unrated | 317 min | Crime, Drama, History
The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.
2. 8½ (1963)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.
Votes: 88,040 | Gross: $0.05M
AKA Otto e mezzo
3. Accattone (1961)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama
A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
AKA The Scrounger
4. Allegro non troppo (1976)
PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »
5. And the Ship Sails On (1983)
PG | 128 min | Drama, History, Music
In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers.
AKA E la nave va
6. L'Avventura (1960)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Mystery
A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.
AKA The Adventure
8. Aria (1987)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (... See full summary »
Directors: Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple | Stars: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Stephanie Lane, Roy Hyatt
Votes: 2,264 | Gross: $1.03M
9. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Votes: 42,939 | Gross: $0.06M
AKA La Battaglia de Algeri
10. Berlinguer: I Love You (1977)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young poet falls in love in sofisticated woman who hates poetry.But,poet wants to win her with poetry and:a bit of help of his mum.
AKA Berlinguer ti voglio
11. The Best of Youth (2003)
R | 366 min | Drama, Romance
An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Votes: 17,791 | Gross: $0.25M
AKA La Meglio Gioventu
12. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.
Votes: 108,774 | Gross: $0.33M
AKA Ladri di biciclette
13. Il Bidone (1955)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
A trio of con-men lead by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures.
AKA The Swindle
14. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
GP | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer.
AKA Uccello Dalle Piume
15. Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models.
AKA Sei donne per l'assassino AKA Six women for the murderer VHS
16. Boccaccio '70 (1962)
Unrated | 205 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A ... See full summary »
17. A Brief Vacation (1973)
PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and three children (boys). Her husband has been injured. Her bleak life takes an unexpected ... See full summary »
AKA Una breve vacanza
18. ...a tutte le auto della polizia... (1975)
95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
Story about a young girl, the daughter a prominent doctor. When the girl goes missing her father gets the police to jump into action because of his class status and wealth.
AKA Responsible Maniac VHS
19. I bambini ci guardano (1944)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama
A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives.
AKA I bambini ci guardano
20. City of Women (1980)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama
A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.
Votes: 4,962 | Gross: $0.01M
AKA La Citta Delle Donne
21. Death in Venice (1971)
GP | 130 min | Drama
While recovering in Venice, a sickly composer becomes dangerously fixated with a teenage boy.
AKA Morte a Venezia
22. The Decameron (1971)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History
An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".
AKA Il Decameron
23. Divorce Italian Style (1961)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
AKA Divorzio all' Italiana
24. La Dolce Vita (1960)
Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.
Votes: 54,010 | Gross: $19.52M
AKA The Sweet Life
25. Don't Tell (2005)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery
Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,160 | Gross: $0.03M
AKA La Bestia nel Cuore
26. Duck, You Sucker (1971)
PG | 138 min | War, Western
An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.
AKA Giu la testa
27. L'Eclisse (1962)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature.
AKA The Eclipse
28. La signora di tutti (1934)
89 min | Drama
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.
29. Padre Padrone (1977)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent ... See full summary »
AKA Padre Padrone
30. Ferdinando e Carolina (1999)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, History
On his death bed in the 1820s, King Ferdinando I of Naples tries to escape the ghosts of his bloody kingship by remembering his younger days, when he was allowed to go hunting and have fun,... See full summary »
AKA Fernando and Caroline
31. Il ferroviere (1956)
105 min | Drama
The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for thirty years and feels happy and proud with his work, drinking wine after hours with his... See full summary »
AKA The Railroad Man
32. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
R | 99 min | Western
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
Votes: 163,453 | Gross: $14.50M
AKA Per un Pugno di
33. Francesco, giullare di Dio (1950)
Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History
The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting with their return in the rain to Rivotorlo from Rome when the Pope blessed their ... See full summary »
AKA Francesco, giullare di Dio
34. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
R | 132 min | Western
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.
Votes: 179,760 | Gross: $15.00M
AKA Per qualche dollar in più
35. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
R | 94 min | Drama, History, War
In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather... See full summary »
Votes: 4,998 | Gross: $0.60M
AKA Giardino dei Finzi
36. Germany Year Zero (1948)
Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War
A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin.
AKA Germania Anno Zero
37. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
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.
Votes: 559,239 | Gross: $6.10M
AKA Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
38. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Not Rated | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
AKA Il vangelo secondo Matteo
39. Il Grido (1957)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama
A man wanders aimlessly, away from his town, away from the woman he loved, emotionally and socially inactive.
AKA The Outcry
40. La commare secca (1962)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they ... See full summary »
AKA La Commare Secca
41. Hamam (2010)
AKA Steam: The Turkish Bath
42. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Innocenti Totò and his son Innocenti Ninetto are drifting on a road in Italy, when they meet a Marxist speaking crow. The trio travels together in a long journey as their hunger increases.
AKA Uccellacci e uccellini
43. La sua giornata di gloria (1969)
AKA La sua giornata di gloria
44. I'm Not Scared (2003)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.
Votes: 12,909 | Gross: $1.62M
AKA Io non ho paura
45. In the Name of the Pope King (1977)
105 min | Drama, History, Romance
In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the ... See full summary »
AKA In Nome del Papa Re VHS
46. Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)
Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance
Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini.
AKA Stazione Termini
47. Intervista (1987)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Cinecitta, the huge movie studio outside Rome, is 50 years old and Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese TV crew about the films he has made there over the years as he begins production on ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,948 | Gross: $0.11M
AKA Fellini's Intervista
48. The Italian Job (2003)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
Votes: 305,180 | Gross: $106.13M
49. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.
Votes: 9,425 | Gross: $0.08M
AKA Giulietta degli spiriti
50. The Leopard (1963)
PG | 186 min | Drama, History
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.
AKA Il Gattopardo
51. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 484,639 | Gross: $57.60M
AKA La vita e bella
52. Amore e rabbia (1969)
102 min | Drama
Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a ... See full summary »
AKA Amore e rabbia
53. Comizi d'amore (1964)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
Microphone in hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians to talk about sex: he asks children where babies come from, young and old women if they are men's equals, men and women if a woman's ... See full summary »
AKA Comizi d'amore
54. Mafioso (1962)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.
Votes: 1,832 | Gross: $0.40M
55. Mamma Roma (1962)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
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, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution.... See full summary »
56. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance, War
The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that ... See full summary »
AKA La notte di San Lorenzo
57. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.
Votes: 30,879 | Gross: $0.75M
AKA Le Notti di Cabiria
58. La Notte (1961)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.
Votes: 13,249 | Gross: $0.04M
AKA The Night
59. Le Notti Bianche (1957)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.
AKA The White Nights
60. The Nymph (1996)
110 min | Drama, Romance
In the World War II, in a small Italian village, Nunziata is an easy woman married with the cuckold tailor Gioacchino. Her teenage daughter Miluzza teases men with her clothes and gets men ... See full summary »
AKA Ninfa plebea
61. Ossessione (1943)
TV-14 | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband.
62. Oedipus Rex (1967)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is ... See full summary »
AKA Edipo re
63. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 164 min | Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
Votes: 242,708 | Gross: $5.32M
AKA C'era una volta il West
64. Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)
R | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
An orchestra assmbles for a rehearsal in an ancient chapel under the inquisive eyes of a TV documentary crew, but an uprising breaks out.
AKA Prova d'orchestra
65. Paisan (1946)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War
The language barrier has tragic consequences in a series of unrelated stories set during the Italian Campaign of WWII.
66. Partner (1968)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Bernardo Bertolucci, along with co-scenarist Gianni Amico, used Dostoievski's 1846, pre-imprisonment novella The Double: A Petersburg Poem, which they moved to Italy and updated to the pro-Vietcong student-protest present,
67. Passaporto rosso (1935)
90 min | Drama
68. Un pilota ritorna (1942)
87 min | Drama, War
A young Italian pilot is interned in a British prison camp after his plane is shot down during the war against Greece. He falls in love with a doctor's daughter and manages to escape during... See full summary »
AKA Un Pilota Ritorna VHS
69. Porcile (1969)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son... See full summary »
70. Il Postino (1994)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Votes: 28,287 | Gross: $21.85M
71. Red Desert (1964)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama
In an industrial area, Giuliana, an unstable woman, attempts to cope with life by starting an affair with a co-worker at the plant her husband manages.
AKA Il deserto rosso
72. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Approved | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
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.
AKA Rocco e I suoi fratelli
73. Roma (1972)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital, most of it based on director Federico Fellini's life.
74. Rome, Open City (1945)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War
During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.
AKA Roma, Citta Aperta AKA Open City
75. Il tetto (1956)
91 min | Drama
Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house ... See full summary »
76. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War
In World War II Italy, our fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
AKA Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma
77. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History
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.
78. Saturn in Opposition (2007)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Long-time friends: Davide, a successful novelist, lives with Lorenzo, who's everyone's favorite; Antonio and Angelique, married with two children; Neval, a voluble Turk, and her compliant ... See full summary »
AKA Saturno Contro
80. Sedotta e abbandonata (1964)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde's fiancé. Soon Vincenzo, Agnese's father, discovers everything. He wants to force Peppino to ... See full summary »
AKA Sedotta e abbandonata
81. Senso (1954)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance
A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.
AKA Wanton Countess
82. Seven Beauties (1975)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.
Votes: 3,863 | Gross: $0.01M
83. La stanza del figlio (2001)
R | 99 min | Drama
A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Votes: 15,723 | Gross: $1.01M
AKA La stanza del figlio
84. Sotto... sotto (1984)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
While walking in a garden of statues of women, Ester and her friend Adele see two women kissing. Ester then dreams of kissing Adele and later imagines making love to her while she is in the... See full summary »
85. A Special Day (1977)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler's visit in Italy in May 1938.
AKA Una giornata particolare
86. The Star Maker (1995)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A photographer and the types of people he encounters.
Votes: 4,188 | Gross: $0.12M
AKA L'uomo delle stelle
87. Stefano Quantestorie (1993)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
What would it have happened if...? Italian director Maurizio Nichetti replies to this question in this humorous film, where he plays six different roles who meet one another in a way or ... See full summary »
88. Story of a Love Affair (1950)
Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
AKA Cronaca di un amore
90. Stromboli, terra di Dio (1950)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama
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.
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy
AKA Notte d'estate con profile Greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico
R | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
AKA Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto
93. Tea with Mussolini (1999)
PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War
An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.
Votes: 9,810 | Gross: $14.35M
AKA Un te con Mussolini
94. Teorema (1968)
Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Mystery
A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he's gone, none of them can ... See full summary »
95. La Terra Trema (1948)
160 min | Drama
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.
AKA The Earth Trembles
96. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History
The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever ... See full summary »
AKA L'albero degli zoccoli
98. Variety Lights (1951)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.
AKA Luci del varieta
99. Vita da cani (1950)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
Tragicomedy telling of the trials and tribulations of a troupe of variety show artists.