Most Popular Feature Films With Primary Language Italian


1. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.6
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 489,759 | Gross: $57.60M

2. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

5.3
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

Directors: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 29,495 | Gross: $23.44M

3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 563,581 | Gross: $6.10M

4. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War

6.0
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In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Laura Betti, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle

Votes: 43,721

5. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 164 min | Western

8.5
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 244,750 | Gross: $5.32M

6. Perfetti sconosciuti (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

Director: Paolo Genovese | Stars: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo

Votes: 29,994

7. Malèna (2000)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 73,166 | Gross: $3.43M

8. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

8.5
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 176,433 | Gross: $11.99M

9. All Ladies Do It (1992)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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A happily married 24-year-old woman who experiences an inexplicable, rather restless craving to finally live her life intensely, retells her extra-marital escapades to her husband intending to spice up their marriage.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Claudia Koll, Paolo Lanza, Franco Branciaroli, Ornella Marcucci

Votes: 2,707

10. Suspiria (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

7.5
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A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 53,755

11. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western

8.3
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Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Votes: 181,392 | Gross: $15.00M

12. Suburra (2015)

130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Alessandro Borghi, Greta Scarano, Pierfrancesco Favino, Jean-Hugues Anglade

Votes: 11,763

13. Io sono l'amore (2009)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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79 Metascore

Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Alba Rohrwacher

Votes: 16,073 | Gross: $5.01M

14. Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Western

8.0
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65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 164,381 | Gross: $14.50M

15. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 65,345 | Gross: $2.85M

16. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.1
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 88,771 | Gross: $0.05M

17. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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93 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 54,362 | Gross: $19.52M

18. Demons (1985)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

6.7
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A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento

Votes: 16,217

19. Tra(sgre)dire (2000)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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While scouting out apartments in London for her Venetian boyfriend, Carla rents an apartment that overlooks the Thames. There she meet the lesbian hyper-horny real estate agent Moira.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Yuliya Mayarchuk, Jarno Berardi, Francesca Nunzi, Max Parodi

Votes: 3,831

20. They Call Me Jeeg (2015)

112 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Enzo, a lonely and misanthropic small time crook, uses the superpowers gained after falling in the Tiber river to chase down a crazy gangster called "The gypsy".

Director: Gabriele Mainetti | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli, Stefano Ambrogi

Votes: 8,980

21. Hercules (1983)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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The story of the Greek mythological figure, updated in this 80's version.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Brad Harris, Sybil Danning, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 2,785 | Gross: $10.68M

22. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 109,841 | Gross: $0.33M

23. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 18,877

24. Django (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Western

7.3
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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.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak

Votes: 20,476 | Gross: $0.03M

25. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.9
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A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

Votes: 16,579 | Gross: $0.12M

26. Monella (1998)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Set in the 1950s Italian countryside, the film tells the story of Lola and Masetto, a young couple whose views on premarital sex differ drastically.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Anna Ammirati, Patrick Mower, Max Parodi, Susanna Martinková

Votes: 2,391

27. Melissa P. (2005)

100 min | Drama

4.7
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An adolescent girl, living with her mother and her grandmother, will have her first sexual experiences in a heavy and excessive way.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: María Valverde, Letizia Ciampa, Primo Reggiani, Fabrizia Sacchi

Votes: 5,159

28. Monamour (2006)

94 min | Drama

5.5
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An attractive, yet neglected housewife will have a scandalous affair behind her husband's back at Mantua's renowned literary festival.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Anna Jimskaia, Riccardo Marino, Max Parodi, Nela Lucic

Votes: 3,407

29. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

8.1
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100 Metascore

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.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 18,337

30. Benedetta follia (2018)

Comedy

6.2
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A man dedicated to religion and very faithful husband suddenly finds himself single. The new shop assistant in his shop will overwhelm his life.

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Ilenia Pastorelli, Maria Pia Calzone

Votes: 144

31. Eaten Alive! (1980)

Unrated | 92 min | Adventure, Horror

5.2
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A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Robert Kerman, Janet Agren, Ivan Rassimov, Paola Senatore

Votes: 2,805

32. Deep Red (1975)

R | 126 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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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.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril

Votes: 23,920

33. My Name Is Nobody (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, Jean Martin, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 19,456

34. Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror

5.2
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Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle, Danilo Mattei, Zora Kerova

Votes: 7,603

35. They Call Me Trinity (1970)

G | 113 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major and his henchmen.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias, Dan Sturkie

Votes: 15,608

36. Amarcord (1973)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

Votes: 32,722

37. Duck, You Sucker (1971)

PG | 138 min | War, Western

7.7
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77 Metascore

An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Votes: 23,970

38. Viaggio sola (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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51 Metascore

Forty-something Irene had a dream job that made her life easy: she was indeed a luxury hotel inspector and her work got carried out in a wonderful ever-renewed setting, from Paris to Gstaad... See full summary »

Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi | Stars: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi, Gianmarco Tognazzi

Votes: 1,740 | Gross: $0.31M

39. Come Undone (2010)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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61 Metascore

One day at a colleague's going away party, Anna meets Domenico, a virile, slightly older chap who's married with two small kids. Passion's flames are rapidly kindled and result in steamy encounters.

Director: Silvio Soldini | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Pierfrancesco Favino, Teresa Saponangelo, Giuseppe Battiston

Votes: 2,097

40. Nostalgia (1983)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.2
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A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy to research the life of an 18th-century composer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano, Patrizia Terreno

Votes: 15,843 | Gross: $0.01M

41. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.2
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A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray

Votes: 31,208 | Gross: $0.75M

42. Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.2
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A warrior seeks his true origins in a seemingly prehistoric wasteland.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Reb Brown, Corinne Cléry, John Steiner, Carole André

Votes: 2,171 | Gross: $2.81M

43. The Conformist (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

8.1
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100 Metascore

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 20,599

44. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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89 Metascore

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Sonia Bergamasco

Votes: 17,895 | Gross: $0.25M

45. La mafia uccide solo d'estate (2013)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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62 Metascore

Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It's ... See full summary »

Director: Pif | Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex Bisconti, Ginevra Antona

Votes: 5,900 | Gross: $0.04M

46. La Notte (1961)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.0
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A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki

Votes: 13,429 | Gross: $0.04M

47. Fellini - Satyricon (1969)

R | 129 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.0
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

Votes: 12,703

48. Aria (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.8
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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: 2,272 | Gross: $1.03M

49. La pazza gioia (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Donatella and Beatrice reside in a psychiatric facility in Tuscany. They have very different life stories, but a chance to escape brings them together in an adventure that will change their... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Valentina Carnelutti, Sergio Albelli

Votes: 5,518 | Gross: $0.11M

50. Napoli velata (2017)

Thriller

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In a Naples suspended between magic and superstition, madness and rationality, a mystery envelops the existence of Adriana, overwhelmed by a sudden love and a violent crime.

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Peppe Barra, Anna Bonaiuto, Alessandro Borghi, Maria Pia Calzone

Votes: 339