My favourite italian movies

by paoletta11 | created - 23 Aug 2011 | updated - 09 Jul 2012 | Public

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1. 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.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico

Votes: 19,523

masterpiece

2. 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.

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

Votes: 119,716 | Gross: $0.33M

idem

3. 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.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 51,690

The only Fellini movie that I like

4. L'Avventura (1960)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Mystery

A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar

Votes: 21,873

I've seen it maybe fifteen years ago, but I found it very modern.

5. Il Sorpasso (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Catherine Spaak, Claudio Gora

Votes: 7,329

Gassman is the typical italian man

6. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

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: 19,296

Visually beatiful. The description of a change (?) in story and society

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

R | 178 min | Western

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: 594,122 | Gross: $6.10M

Epic

8. The SuperVips (1968)

79 min | Animation, Comedy

A satire of modern society recounting the adventures of the last in a line of Supermen, the film pokes fun at the processes that lie behind advertising, politics and our consumer society.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Roberto Bertea, Fiorella Betti, Vittorio Cramer, Carlo D'Angelo

Votes: 383

The consumerism explained funny

9. The Conformist (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

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: 21,850

The explanation of evil in common people

10. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

89 Metascore

A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio, Orazio Orlando

Votes: 7,136

A political movie. Gian Maria Volontè was more than great

11. The Night Porter (1974)

R | 118 min | Drama

After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship.

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 9,575

A strange relation between slave and master

12. Allegro non troppo (1976)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Maurizio Micheli, Marialuisa Giovannini, Néstor Garay

Votes: 2,339

The italian "Fantasia" with less money and more ideas. Bozzetto is a very creative man

13. Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (1976)

115 min | Comedy

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 »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Maria Luisa Santella, Francesco Anniballi, Maria Bosco

Votes: 6,449 | Gross: $0.01M

the uman misery

14. Non ci resta che piangere (1984)

113 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A teacher (Saverio) and a schoolkeeper (Mario) get lost in the Italian countryside. They find themselves in the late 15th century, they met Leonardo da Vinci and try to teach him how to ... See full summary »

Directors: Roberto Benigni, Massimo Troisi | Stars: Massimo Troisi, Roberto Benigni, Iris Peynado, Amanda Sandrelli

Votes: 4,600

A very funny movie, with Roberto Benigni e Massimo Troisi

15. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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

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: 523,260 | Gross: $57.60M

Moving

16. Hardboiled Egg (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno (Leghorn) Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Edoardo Gabbriellini, Malcolm Lunghi, Regina Orioli, Alessio Fantozzi

Votes: 2,574

Very cute

17. Pane e tulipani (2000)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

68 Metascore

After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice.

Director: Silvio Soldini | Stars: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania

Votes: 8,438 | Gross: $5.31M

Optimistic

18. Il mestiere delle armi (2001)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, War

The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in ... See full summary »

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Christo Jivkov, Sergio Grammatico, Dimitar Ratchkov, Fabio Giubbani

Votes: 1,229

Very very sad

19. My Mother's Smile (2002)

105 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Jacqueline Lustig, Chiara Conti, Gigio Alberti

Votes: 1,576 | Gross: $0.04M

The religion in Italy

20. Good Morning, Night (2003)

106 min | Drama

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Roberto Herlitzka, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 3,046 | Gross: $0.01M

Poetic

21. I'm Not Scared (2003)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia, Riccardo Zinna

Votes: 13,352 | Gross: $1.62M

Very similar to the book (that is good)

22. Facing Windows (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her ...

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti, Raoul Bova, Filippo Nigro

Votes: 9,907 | Gross: $0.54M

For me, the best Ozpetek movie. Giovanna Mezzogiorno is a good and beatiful actress

23. The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 96,480 | Gross: $2.53M

Another good movie of Bernardo Bertolucci

24. Don't Move (2004)

125 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto).

Director: Sergio Castellitto | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto, Claudia Gerini, Natalia Barcelò

Votes: 7,259

Moving. A different Penelope Cruz

25. 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.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Olivia Magnani, Adriano Giannini, Antonio Ballerio

Votes: 12,800

I love Sorrentino and this is one of my favourite Olivia Magnani (in the photo) is the granddaughter of Anna Magnani (Roma città aperta, Mamma Roma, La rosa tatuata) Toni Servillo, the main actor, is an actor beyond all limits

26. Primo amore (2004)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

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 »

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Michela Cescon, Vitaliano Trevisan, Roberto Comacchio, Alberto Re

Votes: 888

Cruel. It'more than I can bear .. I haven't seen the end Matteo Garrone is an original director

a fantastic title for a different movie The place is Abruzzo, National Park del Gran Sasso. There are two stages, the mountains over which stay shepards (strangers from the East Europe) and under the mountains, where is one of the greatest physics labs of Europe. The main character is a physic, that will live both the "stages". Very interesting. The "event horizon" is connected to the black holes

29. Caos calmo (2008)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi.

Director: Antonello Grimaldi | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari, Alessandro Gassman

Votes: 3,578 | Gross: $0.01M

The life after your lover's death

30. Il divo - La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci

Votes: 13,825 | Gross: $0.24M

The story of Giulio Andreotti, a very important italian politic. The Moro kidnapping and killing, the mob, the Vatican ...

31. Caro diario (1993)

Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Giovanna Bozzolo, Sebastiano Nardone

Votes: 6,164 | Gross: $0.47M

I like the first episode "In vespa" with Moretti who travels around Rome and the last "Medici" about his (true) illness and the relationships with doctors Very very cute and true



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