My favourite italian moviesby 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.
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.
Votes: 119,716 | Gross: $0.33M
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.
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.
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.
Gassman is the typical italian man
6. 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.
Visually beatiful. The description of a change (?) in story and society
7. 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: 594,122 | Gross: $6.10M
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.
The consumerism explained funny
9. 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.
The explanation of evil in common people
10. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
A very funny movie, with Roberto Benigni e Massimo Troisi
15. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: 523,260 | Gross: $57.60M
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.
17. 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: 8,438 | Gross: $5.31M
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 »
Very very sad
19. My Mother's Smile (2002)
105 min | Drama
A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Votes: 1,576 | Gross: $0.04M
The religion in Italy
20. Good Morning, Night (2003)
106 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 3,046 | Gross: $0.01M
21. 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: 13,352 | Gross: $1.62M
Very similar to the book (that is good)
22. Facing Windows (2003)
R | 102 min | Drama, Romance
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 ...
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
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.
Votes: 96,480 | Gross: $2.53M
Another good movie of Bernardo Bertolucci
24. Don't Move (2004)
125 min | Drama, Romance
A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto).
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.
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
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 »
Cruel. It'more than I can bear .. I haven't seen the end Matteo Garrone is an original director
27. L'orizzonte degli eventi (2005)
115 min | Drama
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
28. La terra (2006)
112 min | Crime, Drama
Real. A surprise
29. 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: 3,578 | Gross: $0.01M
The life after your lover's death
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.
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 »
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