ITALY: Today (2000 - on)

by felix87 | created - 05 Nov 2012 | updated - 03 Apr 2019 | Public

1990s and later Italian cinema

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1. Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)

127 min | Drama

A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.

Director: Daniele Vicari | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano, Davide Iacopini

Votes: 3,762

2. To Sleep Next to Her (2004)

96 min | Comedy

A well-liked employee in a multinational firm, formerly working on peers' motivation and professional training, is given the task to fire 25 of his colleagues. Stress and changes in his life ensue.

Director: Eugenio Cappuccio | Stars: Giorgio Pasotti, Cristiana Capotondi, Faju, Massimo Molea

Votes: 349

3. Night Bus (2007)

105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Franz is a bus driver. One night in his empty bus, Leila, a girl on the run, gets on. He doesn't have time to deny her a cigarette that the woman has already got rid of her wig and slipped ... See full summary »

Director: Davide Marengo | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Valerio Mastandrea, Ennio Fantastichini, Anna Romantowska

Votes: 728

5. Preferisco il rumore del mare (2000)

84 min | Drama

Rosario and Matteo, two man from Southern Italy. Luigi wants to give Rosario a chance to redeem himself and offer him, at the same time, an opportunity to confront his beliefs with the ones of his son Matteo.

Director: Mimmo Calopresti | Stars: Silvio Orlando, Michele Raso, Fabrizia Sacchi, Paolo Cirio

Votes: 318

6. Santa Maradona (2001)

96 min | Comedy

An unemployed young man finds his life turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful actress.

Director: Marco Ponti | Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Anita Caprioli, Libero De Rienzo, Mandala Tayde

Votes: 2,030

7. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 366 min | Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

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

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Adriana Asti

Votes: 21,369 | Gross: $0.25M

8. The Goodbye Kiss (2006)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement. Fifteen years later he is fed up with living in the jungle... See full summary »

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Alessio Boni, Michele Placido, Isabella Ferrari, Alina Nedelea

Votes: 1,308

9. Now or Never (2003)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

David, a student in Pisa who is about to pass his final exam, gets involved in an anti-globalist group.

Director: Lucio Pellegrini | Stars: Jacopo Bonvicini, Violante Placido, Edoardo Gabbriellini, Elio Germano

Votes: 390

10. La scuola (1995)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

It is the last day of school in a run-down technical institute in the Roman suburbs: the pupils are not really diligent and the teachers give their worst both from a working and personal point of view.

Director: Daniele Luchetti | Stars: Silvio Orlando, Anna Galiena, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Antonio Petrocelli

Votes: 923

11. My Brother is an Only Child (2007)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

Director: Daniele Luchetti | Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro, Massimo Popolizio

Votes: 6,454 | Gross: $0.25M

12. La guerra degli Antò (1999)

98 min | Comedy

The story of four implausible young rebellious in the Italy of the 90's.

Director: Riccardo Milani | Stars: Flavio Pistilli, Federico Di Flauro, Paolo Setta, Danilo Mastracci

Votes: 326

14. Che ne sarà di noi (2004)

100 min | Drama, Comedy

A coming-of-age comic tale about three eighteen-year-olds just out of high school who go to a Greek island following one of the boys' older girlfriend.

Director: Giovanni Veronesi | Stars: Silvio Muccino, Violante Placido, Giuseppe Sanfelice, Elio Germano

Votes: 1,261

15. Bread and Tulips (2000)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

68 Metascore

After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice.

Director: Silvio Soldini | Stars: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania

Votes: 9,371 | Gross: $5.31M

16. His Secret Life (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

After a deathly car accident, Antonia starts dating her husband's friends and finds the truth about his life.

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Serra Yilmaz, Gabriel Garko

Votes: 8,965 | Gross: $0.22M

17. The Last Kiss (2001)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 8,296 | Gross: $1.05M

18. Sangue: La morte non esiste (2005)

104 min | Drama

Stella is a young girl who believes she has very clear ideas. She has an objective and knows she will reach it: enter the big world from the main door. In her pocket conceals a secret, a ... See full summary »

Director: Libero De Rienzo | Stars: Elio Germano, Emanuela Barilozzi, Luca Lionello, Libero De Rienzo

Votes: 172

20. Libero (Along the Ridge) (2006)

108 min | Drama

A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.

Director: Kim Rossi Stuart | Stars: Alessandro Morace, Kim Rossi Stuart, Barbora Bobulova, Marta Nobili

Votes: 2,586

21. La nostra vita (2010)

98 min | Drama

Claudio works in the suburbs of Rome. He is in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. A dramatic event upsets his life. Claudio fights against an injustice. Love and support from his friends will help him to get by.

Director: Daniele Luchetti | Stars: Elio Germano, Raoul Bova, Isabella Ragonese, Luca Zingaretti

Votes: 2,228

22. Piano, solo (2007)

104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A biopic of jazz pianist Luca Flores.

Director: Riccardo Milani | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Jasmine Trinca, Paola Cortellesi, Michele Placido

Votes: 415

23. Respiro (2002)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

65 Metascore

On an impoverished Italian island, a free-spirited woman is accused of madness by townspeople fed up with her antics.

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa, Veronica D'Agostino

Votes: 4,638 | Gross: $1.07M

24. Golden Door (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

74 Metascore

A Sicilian peasant begins the journey to the promised land and meets a beautiful Englishwoman. But neither is prepared for the harsh realities of Ellis Island. Can they make it through the golden door to the America of their dreams?

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Vincent Schiavelli, Aurora Quattrocchi

Votes: 4,922 | Gross: $1.06M

25. Terraferma (2011)

R | 88 min | Drama

57 Metascore

A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Giuseppe Fiorello, Mimmo Cuticchio

Votes: 3,044

26. Once We Were Strangers (1997)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

Antonio is a seductive, charismatic Sicilian living illegally in New York. He wanders from job to job, lives as a squatter and enjoys a carefree romantic tryst with a wealthy art dealer. ... See full summary »

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Vincenzo Amato, Jessica Whitney Gould, Anjalee Deshpande, Ajay Naidu

Votes: 253

27. L'estate del mio primo bacio (2006)

84 min | Comedy

In the summer of 1987, the 13-year-old Camilla Randone falls in love with Adelmo Franci, the boy who cleans the pool of his villa at the Argentario sea.

Director: Carlo Virzì | Stars: Laura Morante, Andrea Renzi, Neri Marcorè, Gigio Alberti

Votes: 175

28. My Name Is Tanino (2002)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

Tanino, looking for a girl he met during the summer, embarks on a journey across the United States, facing the real American dream.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Corrado Fortuna, Rachel McAdams, Frank Crudele, Mary Long

Votes: 1,711

29. Caterina in the Big City (2003)

Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

Caterina, forced to leave her small town at the age of thirteen, faces the complications of living in the big metropoly of Rome.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, Margherita Buy, Antonio Carnevale

Votes: 2,854 | Gross: $0.29M

30. The First Beautiful Thing (2010)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti, Stefania Sandrelli, Claudia Pandolfi

Votes: 5,090

31. Every Blessed Day (2012)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Guido and Antonia are a young couple with opposing characters and working schedules: he works a night job as a doorman in a hotel, and she works as an employee for a rental car service. ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Luca Marinelli, Thony, Micol Azzurro, Claudio Pallitto

Votes: 1,780

32. Tutta la vita davanti (2008)

117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Isabella Ragonese, Massimo Ghini, Valerio Mastandrea, Micaela Ramazzotti

Votes: 2,967

33. Baaria (2009)

Not Rated | 163 min | Comedy, Drama

Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Lina Sastri, Ángela Molina

Votes: 7,277 | Gross: $0.00M

34. Fort Apache Napoli (2009)

108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.

Director: Marco Risi | Stars: Libero De Rienzo, Valentina Lodovini, Michele Riondino, Massimiliano Gallo

Votes: 886

35. Good Morning, Night (2003)

106 min | Drama

69 Metascore

The 1978 kidnapping of politician Aldo Moro as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants: a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Roberto Herlitzka, Paolo Briguglia

Votes: 3,521 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Dormant Beauty (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Michele Riondino

Votes: 1,654

37. Vincere (2009)

Unrated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon

Votes: 5,498 | Gross: $0.62M

38. My Mother's Smile (2002)

105 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Jacqueline Lustig, Chiara Conti, Gigio Alberti

Votes: 1,816 | Gross: $0.04M

39. The Power of the Past (2002)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Days after the death and funeral of his high-powered army father, children's book author Gianni Orzan (Sergio Rubini) meets the suspicious Gianni Bogliasco (Bruno Ganz), who proceeds to ... See full summary »

Director: Piergiorgio Gay | Stars: Sergio Rubini, Bruno Ganz, Sandra Ceccarelli, Mariangela D'Abbraccio

Votes: 138

40. His Secret Life (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

After a deathly car accident, Antonia starts dating her husband's friends and finds the truth about his life.

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Serra Yilmaz, Gabriel Garko

Votes: 8,965 | Gross: $0.22M

41. Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide (2005)

115 min | Adventure, Drama

A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Alessio Boni, Michela Cescon, Rodolfo Corsato, Matteo Gadola

Votes: 963

42. The Missing Star (2006)

103 min | Drama

Labourer Vincenzo travels from Italy to China in search of a machine with a deficiency that was produced in the now defunct establishment at which Vincenzo worked for years.

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Ling Tai, Angelo Costabile, Hiu Sun Ha

Votes: 886

43. Shun Li and the Poet (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.

Director: Andrea Segre | Stars: Tao Zhao, Rade Serbedzija, Marco Paolini, Roberto Citran

Votes: 1,835

44. The Stolen Children (1992)

114 min | Drama

Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalici, Giuseppe Ieracitano, Florence Darel

Votes: 2,616 | Gross: $0.93M

45. Draquila - L'Italia che trema (2010)

93 min | Documentary

An investigation on the management of 2009 L'Aquila earthquake by Berlusconi government and his staff.

Director: Sabina Guzzanti | Stars: Silvio Berlusconi, Sabina Guzzanti

Votes: 675

46. Ju tarramutu (2010)

80 min | Documentary, News