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These are some essential Italian neorealist movies, that you shoud watch. The movie titles are in chronological order, so it'll be easier for you, to explore the evolution of this movement

There are three movie directors, whom work can be labeled under the Italian modern film, but their early works has signs of neorealism too. These three are: Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini and Paolo Passolini (who has two movies in this list and the second one: Mamma Roma is dedicated to Roberto Rosselini).
The first two movies Ossesione (1943) and I bambini ci guardano (1944) has usually been categorized as “proto-neo­realist" movies. The break-through in this movement will came by Rosselini: Roma città aperta (1945)

Maybe Padre Padrone (Vittorio Taviani, Paolo Taviani, 1977) L'albero degli zoccoli (Ermanno Olmi, 1978)and Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone, 2008) are also can be part of this list, but I was trying to focus on that era when Italian neorealism was born, flourished and faded away.

Enjoy the list and suggest other movies if you know. :D