25 Best Italian Cult Movies

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1.
Black Sabbath (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a patriarch who has become a vampire-like monster, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner. (92 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
2.
Django (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries. (92 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
3.
Almost Human (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him. (99 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
4.
Deep Red (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. (126 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
5.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew. (95 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
 
6.
Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1864, mercenary Clyde MacKay leads a squad of hard-case cutthroats on a mission for the Confederate high command: infiltrate an enemy fortress and steal a million dollars in gold from the Union Army. (100 mins.)
 
7.
What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In London, the Italian gym teacher Enrico 'Henry' Rosseni is having a love affair with his eighteen year-old student Elizabeth Seccles... (103 mins.)
 
8.
The Boss (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He... (100 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
9.
City of the Living Dead (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
10.
StageFright (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them. (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Soavi
 
11.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. (132 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
12.
Torso (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf... (89 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
13.
The Big Gundown (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl. (110 mins.)
Director: Sergio Sollima
 
14.
Contraband (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler... (97 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
15.
Keoma (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A half-breed ex-Union gunfighter attempts to protect his plague-ridden hometown from being overridden by his racist half-brothers and a Confederate tyrant. (105 mins.)
 
16.
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders. (102 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
17.
A Bay of Blood (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out... (84 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
18.
Nightmare City (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside. (92 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
19.
The New York Ripper (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
20.
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy whom are licensed-to-kill, undercover cops whom thrive on living dangerously. (100 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
 
21.
L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora... (90 mins.)
Director: Luigi Cozzi
 
22.
Phenomena (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders. (116 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
23.
The Big Racket (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals. (104 mins.)
 
24.
Navajo Joe (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Native American warrior called Navajo Joe seeks revenge on a gang of sadistic outlaws who has massacred the people of his tribe. (93 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
25.
Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten. (96 mins.)