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1. L'allegro fantasma (1941)

85 min | Comedy

The noble Pantaleo Di Santa Paola has just died but in the preamble to his will read a confession in which he claims to have had in his youth a relationship with a circus rider from which two sons were born twins.

Director: Amleto Palermi | Stars: Totò, Luigi Pavese, Franco Coop, Isa Bellini

Votes: 76

2. San Giovanni decollato (1940)

89 min | Comedy

Mastr'Antonio Miciaccio caretaker and shoemaker is devoted to Saint John Beheaded and is trying to find out who has been stealing the oil that keeps the candle to the saint burning. He also... See full summary »

Directors: Amleto Palermi, Giorgio Bianchi | Stars: Totò, Titina De Filippo, Silvana Jachino, Augusto Di Giovanni

Votes: 158

3. Animali pazzi (1939)

72 min | Comedy

A baron is obliged to marry his cousin within two days in order for him to get an inheritance. If he doesn't marry, the inheritance will go to an animal clinic.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Luisa Ferida, Calisto Bertramo, Lilia Dale

Votes: 65

4. I 3 aquilotti (1942)

80 min | Romance, War

Marco, Mario and Filippo are friends have a great passion in common, flying. They attend the Air Force Academy of Caserta to become pilots, with the ongoing war and the risk of being called into action.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Michela Belmonte, Leonardo Cortese, Carlo Minello, Alberto Sordi

Votes: 38

5. Due cuori fra le belve (1943)

83 min | Comedy

The explorer Smith leaves with Laura, a beautiful but naive girl, in search of Professor Berti, who mysteriously disappeared in Africa in the midst of one of his researches.

Director: Giorgio Simonelli | Stars: Totò, Vera Carmi, Enrico Glori, Nando Bruno

Votes: 54

6. Il ratto delle sabine (1945)

90 min | Comedy

Ernesto is the teacher of the village, he is married and he is dominated by his wife. He has the passion of the theatre and he has written a drama in verse named "Il ratto delle Sabine". ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bonnard | Stars: Totò, Carlo Campanini, Clelia Matania, Laura Gore

Votes: 81

7. 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: 21,055

8. 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: 6,527

9. The Two Orphans (1947)

90 min | Comedy

France nineteenth century : Two middle aged orphans Gaspare and Battista find out (thanks to a soothsayer) that one is the offspring of the Hangman of Paris and the other is the son of a ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Carlo Campanini, Isa Barzizza, Nerio Bernardi

Votes: 111

10. Woman Trouble (1948)

84 min | Comedy

Driven by the constant quarrels with his wife and humiliated by a rich Milanese industrialist after asking him for a job, an unemployed person decides to steal a car from a garage guarded by a friend.

Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Massimo Girotti, Checco Rissone, Dante Maggio

Votes: 87

11. Totò al giro d'Italia (1948)

88 min | Comedy

Totò Casamandrei sells his soul to a demon for win the Tour of Italy.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Giuditta Rissone, Walter Chiari

Votes: 308

12. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

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

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 132,091 | Gross: $0.33M

13. Fifa e arena (1948)

80 min | Comedy

In Napoli, Nicolino Capece, a truthful pharmacist clerk becomes erroneously recognized as a dangerous Spanish criminal and decides to escape to Spain. In Siviglia, he is blackmailed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Mario Castellani, Franca Marzi

Votes: 201

14. The Firemen of Viggiu (1949)

84 min | Comedy, Musical

In the village of Viggiù, the firemen organize various skits and performances in their theater, inviting all the celebrities known at that time.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Nino Taranto, Totò, Vanda Osiris, Carlo Dapporto

Votes: 75

15. Totò cerca casa (1949)

79 min | Comedy

Beniamino and his family have lived in a school from the end of World War II. But five years have passed and they are compelled to move. In Rome, however, it is difficult to find an ... See full summary »

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Totò, Alda Mangini, Lia Amanda, Mario Gattari

Votes: 345

16. Yvonne of the Night (1949)

97 min | Drama

Carlo Rutelli si innamora della bella cantente di varieta' Yvonne la Nuit, ma il padre di Carlo si oppone al matrimonio. Scoppia la prima guerra mondiale e Carlo vine ucciso in guerra ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Amato | Stars: Totò, Olga Villi, Frank Latimore, Eduardo De Filippo

Votes: 59

17. Totò le mokò (1949)

81 min | Comedy

The mobster Pep le Mok dies during a shootout with the police. His gang decide that his successor will be a relative of his from Naples: Antonio Lumaconi, a street musician.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Gianna Maria Canale, Carla Calò, Franca Marzi

Votes: 356

18. The Emperor of Capri (1949)

86 min | Comedy

Sonia, a beautiful gold digger, mistakes Antonio, a waiter in a Neapolitan hotel, for the Arab prince Bey of Agapur and makes an appointment with him for the following day in Capri. Antonio... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Totò, Gianni Appelius, Galeazzo Benti, Nerio Bernardi

Votes: 181

19. 47 morto che parla (1950)

84 min | Comedy

The story is set in a small town near Naples early 1900. Baron Antonio Peletti is a stingy and cruel man who thinks only to spend the bare minimum needs for his son and future daughter-in-law, even if he lives in a luxurious house.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Silvana Pampanini, Adriana Benetti, Dante Maggio

Votes: 337

20. Figaro qua, Figaro là (1950)

87 min | Action, Comedy

The film is set in the eighteenth century. The protagonist is Figaro, the Sevillian barber, who is likely to be arrested because he operates his shop on Sundays, which is forbidden.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Gianni Agus, Renato Rascel

Votes: 65

21. Le sei mogli di Barbablù (1950)

87 min | Comedy

Toto Esposito is a young lover who tries to abduct his beloved to marry her. However, Toto is wrong, and kidnaps an ugly woman named Carmela, who loves him, and chases him when Toto escapes.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Arturo Bragaglia, Leonardo Bragaglia

Votes: 61

22. Side Street Story (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

A combination of a satire on war and a comedy with war as the background. It tells of the ordinary people living on a Naples sidestreet, from 1940 to 1950 under the dominance of the ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo De Filippo | Stars: Eduardo De Filippo, Leda Gloria, Delia Scala, Gianni Musy

Votes: 265

23. Totò cerca moglie (1950)

76 min | Comedy

Aunt Agatha writes to Toto, informing him not to send him a penny more until he is married.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Ave Ninchi, Marisa Merlini, Aroldo Tieri

Votes: 168

24. Toto the Third Man (1951)

95 min | Comedy

In a small village two twin brothers are of opposite characters. One is mayor of the town, gruff and precise. The other is totally different from his brother and loves the good life and beautiful women.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Ughetto Bertucci, Liana Billi, Carlo Campanini

Votes: 82

25. Tototarzan (1950)

85 min | Comedy

A parody of author Edgar Rice Burroughs's novel, 'Tarzan of the Apes' starting Italian comedian Toto as Tarzan.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Marilyn Buferd, Bianca Maria Fusari, Alba Arnova

Votes: 186

26. Beautiful (1951)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella, Gastone Renzelli

Votes: 3,626

27. Cops and Robbers (1951)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Totò, Ave Ninchi, William Tubbs

Votes: 1,173

29. The Passaguai Family (1951)

95 min | Comedy

A Sunday at the beach for the Passaguai family is a succession of more or less pleasant adventures.

Director: Aldo Fabrizi | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Peppino De Filippo, Ave Ninchi, Luigi Pavese

Votes: 132

30. Toto in Color (1952)

104 min | Comedy

A musician, Antonio Scannagatti (Totò), hopes to sell his composition , ''Epopea italiana'', to Tiscordi one of the most important Italian impresarios.

Director: Steno | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Fulvia Franco, Rocco D'Assunta

Votes: 490

31. Toto and the King of Rome (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

An aging, down-and-out public employee has to face the primary school examination.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Totò, Aroldo Tieri, Alberto Sordi, Celeste Almieri

Votes: 221

32. The White Sheik (1952)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

During a day in their honeymoon, a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 4,542

34. The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)

107 min | Comedy

A determined priest and a Communist mayor develop a grudging friendship in spite of their official rivalry.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi, Franco Interlenghi

Votes: 3,695

35. Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

The story concerns the romance between Carmela and Antonio. The ardor is one-sided at first, but Carmela is a determined young woman, willing to scale and conquer any obstacle in pursuing ... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Maria Fiore, Vincenzo Musolino, Filomena Russo, Luigi Astarita

Votes: 451

36. Toto and the Women (1952)

103 min | Comedy

Scaparro, who works in a fabric store, has to deal with irritating clients and when he comes home he finds an unsatisfied and intrusive wife.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Totò, Lea Padovani, Franca Faldini, Ave Ninchi

Votes: 258

37. The Overcoat (1952)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival, Ettore Mattia

Votes: 485

38. Funniest Show on Earth (1953)

70 min | Comedy

A clown named Tottons of the Togni circus, obliged to never take off to not reveal his identity, is continually persecuted by the jealousy of three women and even by a policeman.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: May Britt, Mario Castellani, Peppino De Filippo, Bianca Maria Fabbri

Votes: 37

39. I Vitelloni (1953)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

87 Metascore

A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 13,348 | Gross: $0.10M

40. L'uomo la bestia e la virtù (1953)

87 min | Comedy

Paolino, the teacher at an elementary school near Naples, appears nervous for a few days and his friends do not know why. The man is the lover of Assunta, the mother of one of his pupils and he discovers that the woman has become pregnant.

Director: Steno | Stars: Totò, Orson Welles, Viviane Romance, Franca Faldini

Votes: 84

41. Puccini (1953)

119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Produced in Italy in breathtaking Technicolor, this biographical story of Puccini (played by L'avventura's Gabriele Ferzetti) spans his creative life from early student days to the height ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Märta Torén, Nadia Gray, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 44