The best Italian movies of the last 25 yearsby f-luchetta-785-445724 | created - 10 Nov 2013 | updated - 10 Nov 2013 | Public
After Fellini, Rossellini, Pasolini, what's new in the Italian cinema? This is my personal list of the best Italian films of the past 25 years the list is not in any particular order
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1. 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: 31,049 | Gross: $21.85M
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: 207,063 | Gross: $11.99M
3. 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: 3,145 | Gross: $0.01M
5. 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: 566,793 | Gross: $57.60M
7. Il Divo (2008)
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: 14,711 | Gross: $0.24M
8. The Unknown Woman (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family.
Votes: 12,848 | Gross: $0.02M
9. 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: 73,750 | Gross: $2.85M
11. Sicily! (1999)
Not Rated | 66 min | Drama
A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow ... See full summary »
12. Dear Diary (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: 6,560 | Gross: $0.47M
13. Mediterraneo (1991)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War
In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.
Votes: 12,723 | Gross: $4.53M
14. The Stolen Children (1992)
114 min | Drama
Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,298 | Gross: $0.93M
16. Certified Copy (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance
In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.
Votes: 18,765 | Gross: $1.34M
18. Loose Cannons (2010)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies ... See full summary »
20. Generazione mille euro (2009)
101 min | Comedy
In Milan, Matteo is an underemployed physicist, giving the occasional lecture at a university while working at a PR firm where he knows he'll be fired. Without his really trying, two women ... See full summary »
23. Lamerica (1994)
116 min | Drama
Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,954 | Gross: $0.44M
25. Red Wood Pigeon (1989)
89 min | Comedy, Sport
Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »