Films by Roberto Rossellini

by alenzizak | created - 12 Nov 2017 | updated - 12 Nov 2017 | Public

This list contains all films by Italian director Roberto Rossellini.

Note #1: Les Sept Péchés Capitaux (1952), Siamo Donne (1953), Amori Di Mezzo Secolo (1954) and Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963) are directed by many directors and Rossellini was one of them. Note #2: Desiderio (1946) is co-directed by Marcello Pagliero. Note #3: India: Matri Bhumi (1959) is a documentary. Note #4: La Prise De Pouvoir Par Louis XIV (1966), Socrate (1971), Blaise Pascal (1972) and Cartesius (1974) are made-for-TV films. Note #5: L'età Di Cosimo De Medici (1972) is a mini-series, but was released in a Criterion collection and thus included in this list.

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2. A Pilot Returns (1942)

87 min | Drama, War

A young Italian pilot is interned in a British prison camp after his plane is shot down during the war against Greece. He falls in love with a doctor's daughter and manages to escape during... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Michela Belmonte, Gaetano Masier, Elvira Betrone

Votes: 180

4. 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: 22,185

5. Desire (1946)

77 min | Drama

Paola, a Milan call girl, returns home to her village in an attempt to go straight. Rejected by her father, blackmailed by a former lover, and lusted after by her brother-in-law, she turns to her beloved sister for support.

Directors: Marcello Pagliero, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Carlo Ninchi, Elli Parvo, Roswita Schmidt

Votes: 139

6. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War

The language barrier has tragic consequences in a series of unrelated stories set during the Italian Campaign of WWII.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

Votes: 6,930

7. L'amore (1948)

69 min | Drama

In the first episode, a heartbroken woman talks to her ex-lover on the phone. In the second, a pregnant woman believes she is carrying the child of Saint Joseph.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Federico Fellini, Peparuolo, Amelia Robert

Votes: 1,308

8. Germany Year Zero (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War

A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

Votes: 9,659

9. Stromboli (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

Karin, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prison camp. But she cannot get used to the tough life in Antonio's volcano-threatened village, Stromboli.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana, Mario Sponzo

Votes: 5,544

10. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

Not Rated | 85 min | Biography, Drama, History

A series of vignettes depicting the lives of the original Franciscan monks, including their leader and the bumbling Ginepro.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo, Severino Pisacane

Votes: 3,077

11. The Seven Deadly Sins (1952)

127 min | Drama

A French/Italian co-production with two episodes from Italy and five from France covering the seven deadly sins---actually eight as two of the sins are covered in one episode while a new "... See full summary »

Directors: Yves Allégret, Claude Autant-Lara, Eduardo De Filippo, Jean Dréville, Georges Lacombe, Carlo Rim, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Françoise Rosay, Jean Debucourt, Marcelle Praince

Votes: 181

12. The Machine That Kills Bad People (1952)

80 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers". Naturally, the indignant photographer turns his new weapon on, one by one, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Gennaro Pisano, Marilyn Buferd, William Tubbs, Helen Tubbs

Votes: 538

13. Europe '51 (1952)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

A wealthy woman becomes obsessed with humanitarianism when her young son dies after committing suicide.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Alexander Knox, Ettore Giannini, Giulietta Masina

Votes: 3,170

14. We, the Women (1953)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Five portraits of actresses in their "common" life, seen as women rather than movie stars.

Directors: Gianni Franciolini, Alfredo Guarini, Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, Luigi Zampa | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, Isa Miranda, Alida Valli

Votes: 339

15. Mid-Century Loves (1954)

72 min | Drama

Anthology of tragic love. A noblewoman falls for a commoner. A doctor keeps quiet about his patients' infidelities. Expectant father is sent to fight in WWI. A 1920s fascist enjoys Rome's nightlife. WWII airman falls for a girl in Naples.

Directors: Mario Chiari, Pietro Germi, Glauco Pellegrini, Antonio Pietrangeli, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Franco Interlenghi, Leonora Ruffo, Paola Borboni, Carlo Ninchi

Votes: 86

16. Dov'è la libertà...? (1954)

TV-PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocracy of his own relatives and decides to return ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Totò, Vera Molnar, Nyta Dover, Franca Faldini

Votes: 423

17. Journey to Italy (1954)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

100 Metascore

An unhappily married couple attempts to find direction and insight while vacationing in Naples.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer

Votes: 8,352

18. Fear (1954)

84 min | Drama

Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt, Kurt Kreuger

Votes: 1,098

19. Joan of Arc at the Stake (1954)

80 min | Biography, Drama, History

Surreal musical about the time of the execution of Joan of Arc.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Tullio Carminati, Giacinto Prandelli, Augusto Romani

Votes: 258

20. India: Matri Bhumi (1959)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

Several stories depicting the landscapes and fauna of India are mixed with documentary footage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Votes: 530

21. Il Generale Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 2,689

22. Escape by Night (1960)

TV-PG | 82 min | Drama, War

Three allied prisoners, a Russian, an American and an Englishman, attempt to escape with the help of a young couple from Rome.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Leo Genn, Giovanna Ralli, Sergey Bondarchuk, Hannes Messemer

Votes: 525

23. Garibaldi (1961)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, History

How Italy's historic national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi led a military campaign known as Expedition of the Thousand in 1860 and conquered Sicily and Naples.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Renzo Ricci, Paolo Stoppa, Franco Interlenghi, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 274

24. Vanina Vanini (1961)

127 min | Drama

Vanina Vanini, a bored, spoiled Roman countess, falls in love with a dedicated young patriot who is in Rome to assassinate a traitor to the brotherhood of the Free Masons.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Sandra Milo, Laurent Terzieff, Martine Carol, Isabelle Corey

Votes: 256

25. Anima nera (1962)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A man with a past gets married and it seems that he will be able to start a new life, but an unexpected inheritance gets in the way and deteriorates the relationship with his wife.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Nadja Tiller, Annette Stroyberg, Yvonne Sanson

Votes: 126

26. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

4 short films by a quartet of directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Rosanna Schiaffino, Bruce Balaban, Maria Pia Schiaffino, Jean-Marc Bory

Votes: 1,545

27. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Biography, History

After the death of Cardinal Mazarin, young king Louis XIV decides to assert his power to control the aristocracy.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, César Silvagni, Katharina Renn

Votes: 1,221

28. Socrates (1971 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, History

A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean Sylvère, Anne Caprile, Giuseppe Mannajuolo, Ricardo Palacios

Votes: 655

29. Blaise Pascal (1972 TV Movie)

135 min | Biography, History

Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Pierre Arditi, Rita Forzano, Giuseppe Addobbati, Christian De Sica

Votes: 478

30. Augustine of Hippo (1972 TV Movie)

121 min | Biography, History

This biography tells the life story of Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo, a North African region during the last years of the Roman Empire. The film details Augustine's struggle to maintain ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Dary Berkani, Virgilio Gazzolo, Cesare Barbetti, Bruno Cattaneo

Votes: 149

31. The Age of the Medici (1972– )

255 min | Biography, History

This is a lengthy exposition of the social and political history of renaissance Florentine history, told through dramatised conversations between the main participants, particularly Cosimo ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Marcello Di Falco, Virgilio Gazzolo, Adriano Amidei Migliano, Michel Bardinet

Votes: 250

32. Cartesius (1974 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, History

This made for television film chronicles the illustrious life of French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650)

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ugo Cardea, Anne Pouchie, Claude Berthy, Gabriele Banchero

Votes: 342

33. Year One (1974)

115 min | Biography

The story of Christian Democrat leader De Gasperi and his struggle to lead Italy in the years after the end of World War Two.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Luigi Vannucchi, Dominique Darel, Rita Calderoni, Valeria Sabel

Votes: 126

34. The Messiah (1975)

140 min | Biography, History

The story of the life of Jesus Christ.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Pier Maria Rossi, Mita Ungaro, Carlos de Carvalho, Fausto Di Bella

Votes: 250



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