BEST ITALIAN MOVIES 1990-2000by lyndon-iok | created - 09 Sep 2016 | updated - 29 Sep 2016 | Public
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1. In nome del popolo sovrano (1990)
110 min | Drama, History
1849 - Ciceruacchio declares the Independent Republic of Rome, but the French and the Austrians try to bring back the Pope to Rome.
one of Magni's last shots
2. The Voyage of Captain Fracassa (1990)
132 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
In the Eighteenth Century, the "Traveling Company of Scenic Arts" composed of Tyrant, Lady Leonarde, Serafina, Isabella, Leandre, Zerbina, Matamore and Pulcinella gets lost while traveling ... See full summary »
3. The Voice of the Moon (1990)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
The amusing and entertaining adventures of a recently released mental patient and his band of misfits, discover conspiracies to concur while looking for love.
Fellini's forgotten masterpiece
4. The Sect (1991)
R | 125 min | Horror
A lonely kindergarten teacher discovers a secret well in the basement of her house, and soon finds herself being followed by a murderous Satanic cult.
5. To Want to Fly (1991)
R | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Martina is a professional lady whose clients are harmless if eccentric; she sees herself as a social worker. Shy Maurizio dubs sound for cartoons while his outgoing brother dubs more saucy ... See full summary »
6. Johnny Stecchino (1991)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, is passed off for a snitch hiding from the mob.
Votes: 9,282 | Gross: $0.57M
a mobster, his lookalike and his wife
7. The House of Smiles (1991)
110 min | Drama, Romance
A septuagenarian couple are attracted to each other in a retirement home but find the institution and their fellow patients frown on their relationship.
8. Mediterraneo (1991)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, War
In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.
Votes: 12,771 | Gross: $4.53M
what can happen in a remote Greek island when a bunch of Italian soldiers wind up there?
9. Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992)
108 min | Drama, Music
Naples. Professor Renato Caccioppoli, professor of pure mathematics, is a tormented and disillusioned man living a difficult life. Back from the psychiatric hospital, abandoned by his wife,... See full summary »
10. 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 »
Votes: 2,307 | Gross: $0.93M
11. Parenti serpenti (1992)
105 min | Comedy
Like every year, everyone is going back to the ancestral family's home for the Christmas holidays. But this time, the old folks have a surprise, a good surprise for them. They have decided ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,260 | Gross: $0.04M
12. Stefano Quantestorie (1993)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
What would it have happened if...? Italian director Maurizio Nichetti replies to this question in this humorous film, where he plays six different roles who meet one another in a way or ... See full summary »
14. Dark Waters (1993)
R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery
A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island.
an obscure horror pearl
15. Diary of a Maniac (1993)
94 min | Comedy, Drama
Although he has great sex with Luigia, grifter Benito becomes obsessed with sex and starts fantasizing about and bedding every woman he sees. Eventually, this obsession consumes him.
Ferreri's late masterpiece
16. Il segreto del bosco vecchio (1993)
134 min | Family, Fantasy
It tells the story of a general who is about to cut down an old forest for the sake of financial gain, but discovers that the forest is inhabited by invisible spirits.
17. Dear Diary (1993)
Unrated | 100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend... See full summary »
Votes: 6,585 | Gross: $0.47M
18. The Monster (1994)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
After a series of bizarre actions, Loris is mistaken for a serial killer. Jessica, a policewoman in undercover, will try to induce him to commit a murder.
Votes: 8,988 | Gross: $0.64M
a comedy of misunderstandings
19. Nestore l'ultima corsa (1994)
105 min | Drama
Gaetano works in the historic center of Rome. During the summer months he keeps his nephew Aurelio, a nine-year-old, as a helper.
a melancholic hymn
20. Il Postino (1994)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Votes: 31,192 | Gross: $21.85M
21. Cemetery Man (1994)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Horror
A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.
Votes: 18,844 | Gross: $0.25M
ordinary horrors in the Italian countryside
22. Cari fottutissimi amici (1994)
110 min | Comedy
Tuscany, August 1944: the Allies have just entered Florence, Italy is devasted by the war, and the people are hungry. "Dieci", who claims to have been a boxer and a manager, gathers a group... See full summary »
a bunch of weirdos in post-WWII Italy
23. A Pure Formality (1994)
PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,105 | Gross: $0.20M
24. Il branco (1994)
R | Crime, Drama
A bunch of annoyed youths, with the help of an old delinquent, kidnap two young hitchhiker tourists. They decide to rape them. Sylvia, the older of the two German tourists, understood the ... See full summary »
25. Lamerica (1994)
116 min | Drama
Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,960 | Gross: $0.44M
27. L'amore molesto (1995)
104 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
When her elderly mother dies - apparently happy but in curious circumstances - her daughter travels home to Naples for the funeral. Staying on, she tries to piece together her mother's ... See full summary »
28. The Star Maker (1995)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A photographer and the types of people he encounters.
Votes: 4,543 | Gross: $0.12M
cinema is a magic mixture...
29. Lo zio di Brooklyn (1995)
98 min | Comedy
Grotesque... Depressing... Comic.... Absurd..... Every word seems useless to describe this movie. An incredible catalogue of charachters, mostly played by non professional actors or ... See full summary »
30. L'anno prossimo... vado a letto alle dieci (1995)
94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
It's new year's eve and two friends decide to spend the night in a special way, just to forget a sentimental disillusionment. After some failing experiences, the night becomes a nightmare, among fool policemen and maniac murderers.
31. Viaggi di nozze (1995)
103 min | Comedy
Three stories that mingle during the performance: **** Story 1: Raniero marries Fosca, his second wife. Immediately the honeymoon in Venice becomes tragic, because Raniero's weight is too ... See full summary »
32. Stealing Beauty (1996)
R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
After her mother commits suicide, a young woman travels to Italy in search of love, truth and a deeper connection with herself.
Votes: 24,322 | Gross: $4.57M
33. Tiburzi (1996)
81 min | Biography, Drama, History
biography of a bandit in Central Italy
34. Arcane Sorcerer (1996)
96 min | Horror
A seminary student, Giacomo Vigetti, is convicted by the Papal State of seducing a young girl. He is forced to flee and takes refuge with an excommunicated priest. Unfortunately, the priest... See full summary »
atmospheric historical horror
37. Tre uomini e una gamba (1997)
100 min | Comedy
Three friends cross Italy by car in order to deliver their boss his dog and a wooden leg.
a comical North-to-South journey
38. We All Fall Down (1997)
98 min | Comedy
Walter is 20. He hasn't got a job, a girlfriend or any clear convictions. He rejects conventional values, notably his father's submissive acceptance of a life working in a factory as well ... See full summary »
a perfect portrait of being young in the 90s. in Italy...
39. Altri uomini (1997)
100 min | Crime, Drama
a great poliziesco movie
41. Tano da morire (1997)
80 min | Drama, Musical
Shot in his butcher shop by a rival clan during the Mafia wars of 1988, the Palermo Mobster Tano Guarrasi is mourned by his wife, four unmarried sisters and his daughter. But in truth, his ... See full summary »
42. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 570,665 | Gross: $57.60M
a celebration of life
43. Rehearsals for War (1998)
113 min | Drama
A group of actors meet with little money in a unofficial theatre in Naples' Spanish Boroughs. Director's plan is to travel to Sarajevo, still under siege, to stage a classic Eschilus' play ... See full summary »
44. Così è la vita (1998)
108 min | Comedy, Adventure
Aldo, called Bancomat, has been detained for two years and four months in the San Vittore prison for forgery of credit cards.
dreams of escapes...
45. Toto Who Lived Twice (1998)
93 min | Comedy, Drama
The film has three stories. First is about local village idiot Paletta, who can not afford the services of a whore and so steals a locket from a holy shrine belonging to local mafia don. ... See full summary »
46. L'odore della notte (1998)
101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A former policeman turns full-time criminal and goes on a downward spiral of crime in the 1990s Rome.
a black masterpiece
48. Aprile (1998)
Unrated | 78 min | Biography, Comedy
Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.
49. Baci e abbracci (1999)
104 min | Comedy