Top 100 - Italyby dziwnytenswiat | created - 11 Mar 2013 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
All Italian Feature Films I have seen so far. Average vote from IMDb and my vote.
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1. 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: 242,645 | Gross: $5.32M
2. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 174,623 | Gross: $11.99M
3. 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: 108,744 | Gross: $0.33M
4. Umberto D. (1952)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.
Votes: 18,402 | Gross: $0.07M
5. 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: 30,869 | Gross: $0.75M
6. La Strada (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.
7. 8½ (1963)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.
Votes: 88,020 | Gross: $0.05M
8. The Organizer (1963)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, History
A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.
9. Un borghese piccolo piccolo (1977)
122 min | Drama
A meek middle-aged man takes justice in his own hands.
10. 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 »
11. 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.
12. Shoeshine (1946)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
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.
13. La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (1998)
R | 165 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.
Votes: 45,733 | Gross: $0.26M
14. I Vitelloni (1953)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.
Votes: 11,678 | Gross: $0.10M
15. 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.
16. Everybody's Fine (1990)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama
Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat (responsible mainly for the writing of birth certificates) and a father of five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible... See full summary »
Votes: 2,866 | Gross: $1.75M
17. Miracle in Milan (1951)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An open hearted and unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best out of his life on the street.
18. 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.
19. Oci ciornie (1987)
117 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,448 | Gross: $2.20M
20. 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: 484,475 | Gross: $57.60M
21. Youth (I) (2015)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A retired orchestra conductor is on vacation with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.
Votes: 56,807 | Gross: $2.70M
22. We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
124 min | Comedy, Drama
Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of ... See full summary »
23. Ieri oggi domani (1963)
Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.
24. 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: 42,932 | Gross: $0.06M
25. 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: 53,994 | Gross: $19.52M
26. 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: 559,112 | Gross: $6.10M
27. 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 »
28. Baarìa (2009)
Not Rated | 163 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 5,912 | Gross: $0.00M
29. Two Women (1960)
100 min | Drama, War
In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.
30. Many Wars Ago (1970)
100 min | Drama, War
On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.
31. 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.
32. Europe '51 (1952)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son, she feels guilty of having neglected him and feels compelled to help people in need ... See full summary »
33. Death in Venice (1971)
GP | 130 min | Drama
While recovering in Venice, a sickly composer becomes dangerously fixated with a teenage boy.
34. 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: 12,907 | Gross: $1.62M
35. Bitter Rice (1949)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Two criminals on the run end up working in a rice field and decide to recruit other workers for their next robbery.
36. The Family (1987)
PG | 127 min | Drama, Romance
Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,646 | Gross: $0.35M
37. Burn! (1969)
GP | 112 min | Action, Drama
The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »
38. Il capitale umano (2013)
Unrated | 111 min | Drama
The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.
Votes: 9,190 | Gross: $0.16M
39. The Star Maker (1995)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A photographer and the types of people he encounters.
Votes: 4,187 | Gross: $0.12M
40. 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.
41. Jealousy, Italian Style (1970)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist ... See full summary »
42. Il giorno della civetta (1968)
M | 112 min | Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Following a murder in a small Sicilian town, the new chief of the Carabinieri must fight corrupt officials, the frightened silence of witnesses and the local Mafia boss in order to solve the case.
43. 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.
44. 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.
45. 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.
46. Il Posto (1961)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
A very young college graduate attempts to obtain a position with a large corporation.
Votes: 3,301 | Gross: $0.01M
47. La prima cosa bella (2010)
Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama
A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.
48. Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (1976)
115 min | Comedy, Drama
Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,119 | Gross: $0.01M
49. Nostalgia (1983)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy to research the life of an 18th-century composer.
Votes: 15,638 | Gross: $0.01M
50. A Pure Formality (1994)
PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,892 | Gross: $0.20M
51. The Great Beauty (2013)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Votes: 64,742 | Gross: $2.85M
52. Kapò (1960)
116 min | Drama, War
A young Jewish girl leads an escape attempt from a concentration camp.
53. 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 »
54. Violent Summer (1959)
98 min | Drama, War
Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. ... See full summary »
55. Bellissima (1951)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies.
56. 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.
57. The Best Offer (2013)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A lonely art expert working for a mysterious and reclusive heiress finds not only her art worth examining.
Votes: 83,471 | Gross: $0.09M
58. 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.
59. Adua e le compagne (1960)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.
60. The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
107 min | Comedy
In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist mayor are always fighting to be the head of the community. If in secret, they admired ... See full summary »
61. 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.
62. Malèna (2000)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.
Votes: 72,652 | Gross: $3.43M
63. I girasoli (1970)
G | 107 min | Drama, War
An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia - like fifty thousand others during WWII.
64. 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 »
65. 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
66. It Happened in '43 (1960)
105 min | Drama, Romance, War
In the midst of World War II, the story of the affair of a young woman, married to a man bound to a wheelchair, with a desertor from the Italian army, intertwines with that of the grab of ... See full summary »
67. Risate di gioia (1960)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs ... See full summary »
Votes: 510 | Gross: $0.03M
68. Wifemistress (1977)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his ... See full summary »
69. Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)
110 min | Comedy, Romance
The story concerns the romance between Carmela and Antonio. The ardor is one-sided at first, but Carmela is a determined young woman, willing to scale and conquer any obstacle in pursuing ... See full summary »
70. Ginger and Fred (1986)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama
Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,898 | Gross: $0.84M
71. Pane e tulipani (2000)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance
After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice.
Votes: 8,253 | Gross: $5.31M
72. The White Sheik (1952)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama
During a day in their honeymoon, a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces.
73. Un certo giorno (1968)
105 min | Drama
A middle-aged, middle-class man named Bruno gets his boss's job . The film examines his sensitivity towards his old boss, whom he doesn't want to hurt, towards his employees, and towards his wife and mistress.
74. Ecce bombo (1978)
103 min | Comedy, Drama
An ironic peak into the life of a group of Italian university students in the 1970s.
75. The Conformist (1970)
R | 113 min | Drama
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
76. 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.
77. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves bungle the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.
78. 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.
79. Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions.
80. Incompreso (Vita col figlio) (1967)
104 min | Drama
Andrew's brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother's death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Miles, he is often blamed when mischief goes wrong. Only ... See full summary »
81. Caos calmo (2008)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi.
Votes: 3,483 | Gross: $0.01M
82. Rome 11:00 (1952)
107 min | Drama
Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls (told in a slow beginning) who are among the 200 women who answer a want ad for a modest secretarial position one rainy morning ... See full summary »
83. Amarcord (1973)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama
A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.
84. 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.
85. Il marchese del Grillo (1981)
135 min | Comedy, History
The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life.
86. Let's Talk About Women (1964)
108 min | Comedy
Vittorio Gassman stars as different characters in each of the nine episodes of this unusual Italian comedy. Playing everything from a practical joker to a prisoner, he comments upon romance, love and women in general.
87. Mi piace lavorare (Mobbing) (2004)
89 min | Drama
A woman comes across the difficulties of modern work: to force her to resign from her job, her firm tries all the humiliation techniques known as "mobbing". The film is based upon real cases reported by Italian unions.
88. 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.
89. 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.
90. 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.
91. Il deserto dei tartari (1976)
PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War
Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.
92. Lulu the Tool (1971)
125 min | Drama
A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. Although the physical handicap is not serious, the accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.
93. Fury (1973)
R | 112 min | Drama, History
Based on Lermontov's novel Vadim, this costume drama, set in Russia during the 1700s, chronicles the battle between a vengeful, anarchic peasant and the tyrannical landowner who killed his mother and father.
94. 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.
95. Primo amore (2004)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Vittorio is looking for a woman who matches his ideal. Through a classified ad he meets Sonia, a sweet, pleasant, intelligent girl. However, she weighs 125 pounds -- which according to ... See full summary »
96. 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: 28,282 | Gross: $21.85M
97. The Facts of Murder (1959)
115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective and his team attempt to solve two crimes committed within a day of each other in neighboring apartment rooms.
98. Le conseguenze dell'amore (2004)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid.
99. 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 »