BEST ITALIAN MOVIES 2000- 2010

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1.
Bread and Tulips (2000)
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After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice. (114 mins.)
Director: Silvio Soldini
“ Brilliant, melanchonic love-story. ” - lyndon-iok
 
2.
Picasso Face (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
(95 mins.)
“ Cynical, melanchonic vision of VIP-ness in Italy ” - lyndon-iok
 
3.
Chiedimi se sono felice (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
James meets John, a close friend of his, with whom he had quarreled three years ago and persuades him to go visit their third friend Aldo... (100 mins.)
Director: Aldo, Giacomo
“ Three comedians realize an heart-warming hommage to Pirandello and Theatre. ” - lyndon-iok
 
4.
One Hundred Steps (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti... (114 mins.)
“ A true mafia-movie. ” - lyndon-iok
 
5.
La capa gira (2000)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Alessandro Piva
 
6.
Almost Blue (2000)
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A serial killer, called the Iguana, is terrorizing Bologna. He is able to change continuously identity... (86 mins.)
Director: Alex Infascelli
 
7.
The Profession of Arms (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful... (105 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
8.
The Son's Room (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. (99 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
“ One of the most important italian movies of 2000s. ” - lyndon-iok
 
9.
L'uomo in più (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame... (100 mins.)
“ Enchanting debut of Sorrentino: Naples like NYC. ” - lyndon-iok
 
10.
Unfair Competition (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers... (110 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
“ Italian jews during the Fascism. ” - lyndon-iok
 
11.
My Mother's Smile (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint. (105 mins.)
 
12.
La leggenda di Al, John e Jack (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Al Caruso, John Gresco and Jack Amoruso are three gangsters working for the Genovese family. However... (105 mins.)
Director: Aldo, Giacomo
 
13.
The Embalmer (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio... (101 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
14.
Respiro (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
On an impoverished Italian island, a free-spirited woman is accused of madness by townspeople fed up with her antics. (95 mins.)
 
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I'm Not Scared (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner. (108 mins.)
“ A '70s coming-of-age adventure. ” - lyndon-iok
 
17.
The Dreamers (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
“ Masterpiece. ” - lyndon-iok
 
18.
Good Morning, Night (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The 1978 kidnapping of politician Aldo Moro as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants: a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade. (106 mins.)
“ The Piombo-Years (1976-1979) in Italy: Aldo Moro, the Red Brigades. ” - lyndon-iok
 
19.
The Best of Youth (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s. (383 mins.)
“ 1968 is over: and now? ” - lyndon-iok
 
20.
My Brother-In-Law (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Alessandro Piva
 
21.
Il ritorno di Cagliostro (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the Sicily of the late 40's, two brother sculptors, tired of selling madonnas to the local churches... (100 mins.)
“ Two of the most talented italian directors. ” - lyndon-iok
 
22.
The Consequences of Love (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid. (100 mins.)
“ Sorrentino is Italy's greatest Author. ” - lyndon-iok
 
23.
Private (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers. (90 mins.)
 
24.
“ 1977: Bologna, the students are revolting. ” - lyndon-iok
 
25.
The Wind Blows Round (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The aging, conservative population of a small, sleepy village in the Italian Alps are surprised to see... (110 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Diritti
“ Diritti is one of the best directors in Italy: this is his great debut movie. ” - lyndon-iok
 
26.
Romanzo Criminale (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome. (152 mins.)
Director: Michele Placido
“ Fictionalised Banda della Magliana (Rome) story. ” - lyndon-iok
 
27.
The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion. (114 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ Benigni's look over War. ” - lyndon-iok
 
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“ Weird, avant-garde cinema. ” - lyndon-iok
 
29.
The Missing Star (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Labourer Vincenzo travels from Italy to China in search of a machine with a deficiency that was produced in the now defunct establishment at which Vincenzo worked for years. (103 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
 
30.
The Caiman (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. (112 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
“ Analysis of Power. ” - lyndon-iok
 
31.
Golden Door (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower... (118 mins.)
 
32.
The Unknown Woman (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family. (118 mins.)
“ Giallo-style with dramatic elements: brilliant movie. ” - lyndon-iok
 
33.
The Family Friend (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful... (102 mins.)
“ One of the worst character in world's cinema. ” - lyndon-iok
 
34.
My Brother Is an Only Child (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s. (100 mins.)
“ Different political visions divide two brothers. ” - lyndon-iok
 
35.
The Girl by the Lake (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The body of a young woman is found in a small and quiet town in North Italy. A detective from the nearby main city is called to solve the mystery. (95 mins.)
Director: Andrea Molaioli
“ A very good giallo. ” - lyndon-iok
 
36.
Night Bus (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Davide Marengo
 
38.
Il Divo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. (110 mins.)
“ The best italian movie of the decade: explains what Power is. ” - lyndon-iok
 
39.
Gomorrah (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
“ Ex-aequo withe Il Divo: mafia, politics, everyday lives. ” - lyndon-iok
 
40.
Tutta la vita davanti (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them. (117 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
“ Being young and educated in the crisis Italy. ” - lyndon-iok
 
41.
The Rest of the Night (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A wealthy community in the Northeast Italy deals with its immigration fears. (101 mins.)
Director: Francesco Munzi
 
42.
The Past Is a Foreign Land (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A promising law student from a good family is driven by a cool cardsharper into a downward spiral of criminality, thus discovering an evil part of himself he has never known. (120 mins.)
Director: Daniele Vicari
“ Great thriller. ” - lyndon-iok
 
43.
Quiet Chaos (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi. (105 mins.)
“ A different movie. ” - lyndon-iok
 
44.
Giovanna's Father (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Bologna, Italy, Pre-war scenario. Michele Casali's only teenage daughter, Giovanna Casali, poses a problem to him... (104 mins.)
Director: Pupi Avati
 
45.
As God Commands (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A dark drama centered on a 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad, who are both outcasts in their suburban town. (103 mins.)
“ Harsh, cruel movie. ” - lyndon-iok
 
46.
We Can Do That (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Set in Italy in the early 1980s the film follows Nello (Claudio Bisio), the recently hired director... (111 mins.)
 
47.
Un gioco da ragazze (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Matteo Rovere
“ Brilliant thriller-drama. ” - lyndon-iok
 
48.
Aspettando il sole (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
(96 mins.)
Director: Ago Panini
“ A different story. ” - lyndon-iok
 
49.
Baarìa (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born. (163 mins.)
“ Italian historical Kolossal. ” - lyndon-iok
 
50.
The Mouth of the Wolf (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of a criminal Vincenzo and his transsexual lover Mary, who waited for him for many years while he served his prison sentence. (68 mins.)
Director: Pietro Marcello
 
51.
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before... (115 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Diritti
“ Nazi occupation during WWII in Northern Italy: one the greates movie of the decade. ” - lyndon-iok
 
52.
Vincere (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino. (128 mins.)
“ Mussolini and Love. ” - lyndon-iok
 
53.
La matassa (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(98 mins.)
“ Light comedy dealing with mafia, immigration, politics and... family affairs. ” - lyndon-iok
 
54.
Me, Them and Lara (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Father Carlo returns home after years spent in Africa in an humanitarian mission. Instead of getting... (115 mins.)
Director: Carlo Verdone
“ Melanchonic Verdone. ” - lyndon-iok
 
55.
Shadow (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When a young soldier leaves for a mountain biking excursion, he meets the girl of his dreams as well as a group of violent locals who want to see them dead at any cost. (77 mins.)
“ The first step for the renaissance of Italian horror? ” - lyndon-iok
 
56.
We Believed (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement. (170 mins.)
Director: Mario Martone
“ The first best movie of the new decade: historic drama at his best. ” - lyndon-iok
 
57.
Le Quattro Volte (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria... (88 mins.)
“ Frammartino is the best new author in italian cinema. ” - lyndon-iok
 
58.
The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother. (122 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
 
59.
La nostra vita (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child... (98 mins.)
“ A true drama. ” - lyndon-iok
 
60.
Gorbaciof (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Marino Pacileo, known as "Gorbaciof" due to the prominent birthmark on his forehead, is an accountant at Poggioreale Prison in Naples... (85 mins.)
Director: Stefano Incerti
“ Almost no dialogue, with characters that speak through eyes and gestures: atypical noir set in deep Naples. ” - lyndon-iok
 
61.
A Quiet Life (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him... (105 mins.)
 
62.
Angel of Evil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A biography of Milanese bank robber Renato Vallanzasca. (125 mins.)
Director: Michele Placido
“ A solid action-movie: the life and loves of a different gentle-hearted "thief". ” - lyndon-iok
 
63.
Et in terra pax (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In a neighborhood on the outskirts of Rome the crime, drugs and graffiti are pervasive. A large apartment... (89 mins.)
“ Harsh life in roman suburbia. ” - lyndon-iok