Italian Cinemaby Salvatore De Luca | created - 13 Jun 2017 | updated - 23 Jun 2017 | Public
A small cronological list focused on Italian Cinema. This list shows both only Italian productions and co-productions with other countries. Daily updates.
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1. La presa di Roma (20 settembre 1870) (1905)
6 min | Short, Drama
The Italian army captures Rome after refusal to surrender this unifying Italy.
2. The Last Days of Pompeii (1908)
17 min | Short, Drama
3. Nero. Or the Fall of Rome. (1909)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama
Roman emperor Nero is used to getting what he wants. He has grown tired of his wife Octavia, and has become infatuated with Poppea. He succeeds in making Poppea the new empress, but soon he... See full summary »
4. Dante's Inferno (1911)
68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.
5. Love Everlasting (1914)
90 min | Drama
Leslie Swayne, an adventurer, in order to obtain enough money to satisfy the needs of his extravagant life, has been bribed to steal the plans of the fortification from the staff officers ... See full summary »
6. Quo Vadis? (1913)
120 min | Drama, History
An epic Italian film "Quo Vadis" influenced many of the later movies.
8. Cabiria (1914)
Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna. She is sold as a slave in Carthage, and as she is just going to be sacrificed to... See full summary »
Silent classic. D. W. Griffith was inspired by Cabiria. Taviani brothers made a tribute in Good Morning, Babylon.
9. Assunta Spina (1915)
72 min | Drama
Napoli, gli inizi del secolo. Assunta Spina è una bella stiratrice ed ha per amante Michele, ma Raffaele continua a girarle attorno. Un giorno, durante il pranzo di onomastico a Marechiaro,... See full summary »
Remade in 1949 starring Anna Magnani.
11. Marvelous Maciste (1915)
67 min | Adventure
A young girl, pursued by a band of conspirators, hides in a movie theatre where she watches the film Cabiria. She determines to seek the aid of that film's strongman, Maciste. When she ... See full summary »
12. Cenere (1917)
30 min | Short, Drama
Set in Sardinia, a barren and disconsolate land, where Rosalia, a poor young mother, entrusts her only son, Anania, to the natural father, who is well-off and already married. The years ... See full summary »
13. Il processo Clémenceau (1917)
Onscreen debut of Vittorio De Sica
16. Nero (1922)
120 min | Biography, Drama
Co-production with the United States
17. Quo Vadis? (1924)
G | 90 min | Drama
Watch the Apostles and other followers like Saul preach the gospel and spread the message of love and hope in this high quality entertaining animated feature for your kids and family.
Votes: 48 | Gross: $0.26M
20. La canzone dell'amore (1930)
94 min | Drama
First Italian talkie movie. It was filmed in German and French by other directors. Based on a Luigi Pirandello's work.
21. Gli uomini, che mascalzoni... (1932)
64 min | Comedy, Romance
Bruno, a young Milanese driver, falls in love with Mariuccia, dependent on a perfumery. Wanting to impress her, he shows up for their first date, in his employer's car.
24. La signora di tutti (1934)
89 min | Drama
Gaby is expelled from school after a married teacher commits suicide after telling her he can't live without her. Though she has done nothing, she is punished for his act.
The only Italian film Ophüls made on his exile. Venice Award
25. Lo squadrone bianco (1936)
100 min | War, Drama
Lieutenant Mario Ludovici, an army officer, gets himself transferred to a Libyan post when his romance with society girl Cristiana goes on the rocks. Ludovici is looked upon as a weakling ... See full summary »
Fascist propaganda. Best Italian Film, Venice Film Festival
26. Il signor Max (1937)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance
Vittorio De Sica, heir to a large sum of money and owner of a newspaper vending stall, makes enough money out of his business to take a vacation at a fashionable resort. He is given a ... See full summary »
Remade in 1957 and 1991 as Il conte Max
27. Scipione l'africano (1937)
83 min | Drama, History, War
A story of the Second Punic Wars, beginning with Scipio's futile pleas to the Roman Senate to build an army to battle Hannibal, that climaxes with the battle of Zama.
Remade in 1971 as Scipione, detto anche l'africano
30. In the Country Fell a Star (1939)
An American starlet inflames two Italian peasants who forget about their respective fiance's. One of them even thinks of marrying her and begins to plan for the engagement banquet. When the... See full summary »
31. An Adventure of Salvator Rosa (1939)
97 min | Adventure
Gino Cervi, Luisa Ferida, and Osvaldo Valenti star in this Italian swashbuckler which would have starred Errol Flynn or Douglas Fairbanks had it been made in Hollywood. Salvatore Rosa was a... See full summary »
32. Dora Nelson (1940)
76 min | Comedy, Drama
Remake of the 1935 French film
34. Maddalena... zero in condotta (1940)
Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy
La signorina Elisa insegna scrittura commerciale in una scuola femminile, dove tutte le lettere, per convenzione, vengono inviate ad un inesistente signor Hartman di Vienna ad un indirizzo ... See full summary »
37. La corona di ferro (1941)
Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A crown, supposedly made from a nail out of the Cross of Christ and the metal of Roman swords, becomes a legend and a symbol of justice.
39. Piccolo mondo antico (1941)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
Franco, a young man of noble descent, decides to marry Luisa, daughter of a humble clerk, against his grandmother's will. But a terrible tragedy upsets the life of the newly married couple:... See full summary »
40. Doctor, Beware (1941)
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A comedy of errors in which the sweetly incompetent Dr. Pietro Vignali (de Sica) has been run deep into debt by his girlfriend, Loletta Prima (Magnani). After his creditors threaten to sell... See full summary »
41. S.O.S. Submarine (1941)
71 min | Drama
During maneuvers a submarine collides with a surface vessel and drops to the ocean floor. The crew have thirty hours' worth of air to get it back to the surface.
42. 4 passi fra le nuvole (1942)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
A family man travelling for work, Paolo Bianchi, meets on a train a lonely girl, Maria. He sees her again on a bus and she reveals him that she's in troubles: she's pregnant, her baby's ... See full summary »
43. La cena delle beffe (1942)
87 min | Drama, Romance
This is an opera in four acts composed by Umberto Giordano . The story is set in Florence at the time of Lorenzo de'Medici recounts the rivalry between Gianneto Malespini and Neri ... See full summary »
44. Malombra (1942)
135 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A nineteenth-century Italian noblewoman, imprisoned in a foreboding lakeside palazzo by her uncle, comes to believe she's possessed by a long ago mistress of the manor.
45. Noi vivi (1942)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Doomed love within a corrupt political world. At 18, the beautiful and smart Kira comes to Petersburg as the Communists consolidate power. She rebuffs a cousin who rises in the Party and ... See full summary »
46. Un garibaldino al convento (1942)
83 min | Comedy, Drama