Highest-Rated Movies about 'Italy', Sort by Popularity


8 1/2 (1963), The Bicycle Thief (1948), Mamma Roma (1962), The Wide Blue Road (1956), Fists in the Pocket (1965), Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988), The Godfather: Part II (1974), I'm Not Scared (2003) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Italy movies.


8 1/2 (1963)

An Italian film director (Marcello Mastroianni) seeking the meaning of life retreats from his wife (Anouk Aimée), mistress and flatterers.

director, wife, mistress, actress, dreamy, passionate, creative

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The Bicycle Thief (1948)

A poor man (Lamberto Maggiorani) and his son (Enzo Staiola) search postwar Rome for the stolen bicycle he needs to work as a bill poster.

peasant, son, wife, thief, psychic, bleak, endearing

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Mamma Roma (1962)

A prostitute (Anna Magnani) tries to go straight and help her son (Ettore Garofalo), but the past and corruption catch up with them.

mother, son, pimp, criminal, police officer, moving, dark

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The Wide Blue Road (1956)

A provincial fisherman (Yves Montand) angers other villagers by using dynamite illegally to expedite his catch.

adult, family, guard, fisherman, touching, melodramatic, shocking

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Fists in the Pocket (1965)

Augusto (Marino Mase) is the oldest son in a dysfunctional Italian family that includes a blind mother (Liliana Gerace), a selfish sister, Giulia (Paola Pitagora), and two epileptic brothers, Alessandro (Lou Castel) and Leone (Pier Luigi Troglio). Augusto is planning to marry Lucia (Jennie MacNeil) despite Giulia's repeated attempts to drive them apart, but cannot do so while taking care of the clan. An angry and unstable Alessandro decides to help Augusto by killing their mother and siblings.

mother, sister, epileptic, brother, fiancé, son, dark

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Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

A Sicilian boy (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the movies with his local theater's projectionist (Philippe Noiret).

child, mother, girlfriend, projectionist, emotional, inspiring, witty

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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

gangster, murderer, brother, father, criminal, politician, dark

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I'm Not Scared (2003)

In a small town in Italy in 1978, 9-year-old Michele (Giuseppe Cristiano) finds Fillipo (Mattia Di Perro), seemingly dead in a deep hole in the ground, while on a bike ride with friends. Terrified of what he has seen, Michele decides not to tell his father. After returning to the scene, Michele discovers that Fillipo is still alive and bound by a chain. Michele continues to keep his secret as he makes several visits to Fillipo, who has no memory of the events leading up to his captivity.

boy, abductee, father, bad guy, disturbing, sad, shocking

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Eboli (1979)

A fact-based account of author-artist Carlo Levi's political exile in a remote Italian village during the 1930s.

artist, mayor, sister, villager, physician, profound, powerful

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The Red Tent (1971)

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (Sean Connery) leads a 1928 North Pole air search for Italian explorer Umberto Nobile (Peter Finch).

elderly man, explorer, ghost, aviator, captain, bleak, brutal

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F for Fake (1973)

Truth and deception in art and life are explored by the filmmaker, including the work of art forger Elmyr de Hory.

writer, howard hughes, artist, forger, crafty, france, italy

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The Organizer (1963)

A political refugee (Marcello Mastroianni) visiting an Italian friend in 19th-century Turin leads a strike and helps form a labor union.

professor, factory worker, intense, spirited, turin, italy, factory, italy

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Sunflower (1970)

An Italian bride (Sophia Loren) finds her long-lost soldier husband (Marcello Mastroianni) living in Moscow with amnesia and a wife (Lyudmila Saveleva) and daughter.

woman, man, prisoner of war, missing person, lover, melodramatic, emotional

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Spirits of the Dead (1968)

Roger Vadim, Louis Malle and Federico Fellini collaborated on this trio of tales based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

countess, religious person, actor, young girl, horse owner, priest, creepy

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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.

father, mother, son, waiter, schoolteacher, nazi, moving

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Baraka (1992)

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

young boy, young girl, soldier, mobster, moving, powerful, profound

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The Black Book of Father Dinis (2018)

A documentary about everyone's favorite felon, Bernie Ellis, medical cannabis and his fight to save his beloved Tennessee farm.

orphan, nurse, charming, cheeky, brutal, creative, emotional

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Flesh & Blood (1985)

A medieval mercenary (Rutger Hauer) takes another man's (Tom Burlinson) bride (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and then a castle during a plague.

mercenary, warrior, beautiful woman, leader, fiancé, emotional, intense

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The Best of Youth (2002)

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

doctor, brother, mental patient, photographer, wife, mother, mellow

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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

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.

child, mother, girlfriend, projectionist, emotional, inspiring, witty

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Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

widow, son, boxer, wife, prostitute, student, melodramatic

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Bicycle Thieves (1948)

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

peasant, son, wife, thief, psychic, bleak, endearing

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

archaeologist, father, collector, nazi, adolf hitler, businessman, thrilling

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Another Road Home (2004)

The Personal Story Of An Israeli's Quest To Find Her Palestinian Caregiver

author, parent, caretaker, daughter, muslim, jew, emotional

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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

police detective, mistress, police officer, murderer, victim, colleague, dark

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Divorce, Italian Style (1962)

A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.

baron, wife, cousin, painter, hilarious, playful, italy

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The Nights of Cabiria (1957)

A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.

prostitute, accountant, movie star, charming, endearing, powerful, tender

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Casino Royale (2006)

After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.

spy, banker, terrorist, femme fatale, agent, thrilling, suspenseful

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La Dolce Vita (1960)

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

reporter, girlfriend, heiress, actress, friend, engaging, hedonistic

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Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

thief, safecracker, spinster, police officer, maid, charming, hilarious

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