Top 30 Italian Movies

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Top 30 Italian Movies

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1. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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

8.6
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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: 489,636 | Gross: $57.60M

2. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

8.5
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80 Metascore

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.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 176,396 | Gross: $11.99M

3. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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93 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 54,353 | Gross: $19.52M

4. The Monster (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Michel Blanc, Nicoletta Braschi, Dominique Lavanant

Votes: 8,302 | Gross: $0.64M

5. Mediterraneo (1991)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio

Votes: 11,669 | Gross: $4.53M

6. Johnny Stecchino (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.2
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A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, is passed off for a snitch hiding from the mob.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Volpi

Votes: 8,585 | Gross: $0.57M

7. Marrakech Express (1989)

110 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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Spanish girl Teresa comes to Milan to meet Ponchia, Marco, Paolino and Cedro who have not seen each other for years: her man, their old friend Rudy, is in jail in Marrakech and needs help ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Cristina Marsillach, Giuseppe Cederna

Votes: 1,680

8. Tre uomini e una gamba (1997)

100 min | Comedy

7.6
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Three friends cross Italy by car in order to deliver their boss his dog and a wooden leg.

Directors: Aldo, Giacomo, Giovanni, Massimo Venier | Stars: Aldo, Giovanni, Giacomo, Marina Massironi

Votes: 6,248

9. Così è la vita (1998)

108 min | Comedy, Adventure

6.9
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Bancomat è un piccolo truffatore, "specializzato" in carte di credito. Una mattina deve essere scortato dal carcere al tribunale da un giovane poliziotto, frustrato aspirante scrittore. Per... See full summary »

Directors: Aldo, Giacomo, Giovanni, Massimo Venier | Stars: Fabrizio Ambrassa, Fabio Biaggi, Aldo, Saturno Brioschi

Votes: 3,316

10. Chiedimi se sono felice (2000)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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James meets John, a close friend of his, with whom he had quarreled three years ago and persuades him to go visit their third friend Aldo, who is dying in Sicily. Through flashbacks we ... See full summary »

Directors: Aldo, Giacomo, Giovanni, Massimo Venier | Stars: Aldo, Giovanni, Giacomo, Marina Massironi

Votes: 4,163

11. I laureati (1995)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Four thirtyish university students share the same flat in Florence. Leonardo fantasizes about Letizia, a very beautiful girl; Rocco works as a night watchman, Bruno tries to get his degree ... See full summary »

Director: Leonardo Pieraccioni | Stars: Massimo Ceccherini, Rocco Papaleo, Leonardo Pieraccioni, Gianmarco Tognazzi

Votes: 974

12. Fuochi d'artificio (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Ottone is a shopkeeper in a pet-shop. During a trip to the Maldives, he tells a psychoanalyst his history with women. Mara had left him for a butcher; Barbara, his best friend, betrays her ... See full summary »

Director: Leonardo Pieraccioni | Stars: Leonardo Pieraccioni, Vanessa Lorenzo, Massimo Ceccherini, Barbara Enrichi

Votes: 1,028

13. The Cyclone (1996)

93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.

Director: Leonardo Pieraccioni | Stars: Leonardo Pieraccioni, Lorena Forteza, Barbara Enrichi, Massimo Ceccherini

Votes: 2,847

14. Compagni di scuola (1988)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Former high school friends meet for a party after 15 years, only to discover that much of the innocence and friendship is gone.

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Nancy Brilli, Christian De Sica, Eleonora Giorgi

Votes: 1,495

15. Bianco, rosso e Verdone (1981)

110 min | Comedy

7.4
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Three Italian have to move from their current city to vote to local elections elsewhere. Pasquale is an Italian emigrant living in Munich (Germany). He has to vote in Matera, Basilicata (... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Elena Fabrizi, Irina Sanpiter, Angelo Infanti

Votes: 2,413

16. Borotalco (1982)

107 min | Comedy

6.9
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Sergio Benvenuti finds job as musical agent in an important Italian publisher. This could be his final step before to marry Rossella. But his career does not rise, so he asks Nadia Vandelli... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Eleonora Giorgi, Christian De Sica, Angelo Infanti

Votes: 1,280

17. Acqua e sapone (1983)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

6.5
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An Italian-born actress turned stage mother brings her daughter Sandy to Rome for three months' work as a supermodel. Sandy, who's between "soap and water" and womanhood, needs a tutor. Mom... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Natasha Hovey, Glenn Saxson, Elena Fabrizi

Votes: 1,046

18. Il marchese del Grillo (1981)

135 min | Comedy, History

7.8
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The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Caroline Berg, Andrea Bevilacqua, Tommaso Bianco

Votes: 2,424

19. Troppo forte (1986)

110 min

6.5
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Oscar is a roman guy who dreams to become an actor o a stuntman. Oscar staged an accident to contact a manufacturer and he injures Nancy a young actress. Oscar remedy the damage by hosting the girl to his home.

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Alberto Sordi, Stella Hall, John Steiner

Votes: 820

20. Fumo di Londra (1966)

122 min | Comedy

5.8
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Director: Alberto Sordi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Fiona Lewis, Amy Dalby, Alfredo Marchetti

Votes: 166

21. The Best of Enemies (1961)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

6.9
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In 1941 during the desert war in Abyssinia the Italian captain Blasi and the British major Richardson alternate between being bitter enemies or best friends depending on the circumstances.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: David Niven, Alberto Sordi, Amedeo Nazzari, Michael Wilding

Votes: 457

22. Un sacco bello (1980)

99 min | Comedy

7.3
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Three stories, three characters all played by Verdone. The first is an awkward young man, who meet a Spanish tourist in Rome. The second has planned a trip towards East with a suitcase full... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Renato Scarpa, Mario Brega, Verónica Miriel

Votes: 1,563

23. Radiofreccia (1998)

112 min | Drama

7.1
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Looking back at stories and myths of an Italian small town in the mid-70s.

Director: Luciano Ligabue | Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Luciano Federico, Alessio Modica, Enrico Salimbeni

Votes: 1,640

24. L'ultimo bacio (2001)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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65 Metascore

Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Stefania Sandrelli, Claudio Santamaria

Votes: 7,163 | Gross: $1.05M

25. Amici miei (1975)

R | 140 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence. They have been friends since their youngest years and spend every ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Philippe Noiret, Duilio Del Prete

Votes: 5,377