Best italian movies & TV series

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1. I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Crime

A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.

Director: Sydney Sibilia | Stars: Edoardo Leo, Valeria Solarino, Valerio Aprea, Paolo Calabresi

Votes: 7,361

3. The Scent of the Night (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.

Director: Claudio Caligari | Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Marco Giallini, Giorgio Tirabassi, Alessia Fugardi

Votes: 778

4. Romanzo Criminale (2008–2010)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress ... See full summary »

Stars: Vinicio Marchioni, Alessandro Roja, Marco Bocci, Daniela Virgilio

Votes: 5,299

5. Troppo forte (1986)

110 min | Comedy

Oscar is a roman guy who dreams to become an actor o a stuntman. Oscar staged an accident to contact a manufacturer and he injures Nancy a young actress. Oscar remedy the damage by hosting the girl to his home.

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Alberto Sordi, Stella Hall, John Steiner

Votes: 1,063

6. Bianco, rosso e Verdone (1981)

110 min | Comedy

On election day, three Italians travel to their home town to vote.

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Elena Fabrizi, Irina Sanpiter, Angelo Infanti

Votes: 3,124

7. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 165 min | Western

80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 296,481 | Gross: $5.32M

8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 674,818 | Gross: $6.10M

9. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Votes: 303,658 | Gross: $5.32M

10. Deadly Code (2013)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

A drama based on a memoir about growing up as a member of the Urka community in the small republic of Transnistria.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Arnas Fedaravicius, Vilius Tumalavicius, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jonas Trukanas

Votes: 7,319

11. Il Divo (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci

Votes: 15,754 | Gross: $0.24M

12. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 79,134 | Gross: $2.85M

13. All the Moron's Men (1999)

109 min | Comedy

Leone Stella is a videogame billionaire who has lived an exciting life. Feeling close to death, he wants to leave the company to someone named as him, a man Leone Stella or a woman Stella ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Costella | Stars: Carlo Taranto, Marco Santin, Giorgio Gherarducci, Claudia Gerini

Votes: 1,018

14. Compagni di scuola (1988)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Former high school friends meet for a party after 15 years, only to discover that much of the innocence and friendship is gone.

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Nancy Brilli, Christian De Sica, Eleonora Giorgi

Votes: 1,968

15. Duck You Sucker (1971)

PG | 138 min | Drama, War, Western

77 Metascore

A low-life bandit and an I.R.A. explosives expert rebel against the government and become heroes of the Mexican Revolution.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Votes: 29,451 | Gross: $0.70M

16. Some Say No (2011)

95 min | Comedy

Three former school friends meet after twenty years and realize that they pursued a common enemy: the recommended. Max (Argentero Luke) is a reporter for talent in a local newspaper that ... See full summary »

Director: Giambattista Avellino | Stars: Luca Argentero, Paola Cortellesi, Paolo Ruffini, Myriam Catania

Votes: 417

17. Gallo cedrone (1998)

93 min | Comedy

The life and times of Armando Feroci, a fortyish year old, who's been everything (jobwise), a divorced husband, a careless father, an unreliable brother. The story is told in flashback by ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Regina Orioli, Ines Nobili, Paolo Triestino

Votes: 1,002

18. The SuperVips (1968)

TV-PG | 82 min | Animation, Comedy

A satire of modern society recounting the adventures of the last in a line of Supermen, the film pokes fun at the processes that lie behind advertising, politics and our consumer society.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Roberto Bertea, Fiorella Betti, Vittorio Cramer, Carlo D'Angelo

Votes: 471

19. West and Soda (1965)

86 min | Animation, Comedy, Western

A greedy villain tries to coerce a woman into marrying him so he can take over her land, when a stranger rides into town intent on taking down the bad guys.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Nando Gazzolo, Vittoria Febbi, Carlo Romano, Luigi Pavese

Votes: 508

21. Romanzo Criminale (2005)

152 min | Crime, Drama

Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria

Votes: 8,428

22. 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: 3,332

23. 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: 142,302 | Gross: $0.33M

24. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western

74 Metascore

Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mara Krupp

Votes: 227,172 | Gross: $15.00M

25. Lucky and Zorba (1998)

G | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A dying seagull entrusts her egg to a cat named Zorba, who promises three things: he won't eat the egg, he'll care for the egg, and he'll teach the baby seagull to fly.

Director: Enzo D'Alò | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Antonio Albanese, Luis Sepúlveda, Melba Ruffo

Votes: 1,492

26. I'm Not Scared (2003)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores | Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia, Riccardo Zinna

Votes: 14,204 | Gross: $1.62M

28. 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: 2,655 | Gross: $0.29M

29. Almost Blue (2000)

86 min | Thriller

A serial killer, called the Iguana, is terrorizing Bologna. He is able to change continuously identity. Grazia is investigating trying to find out the truth about the Iguana. Only a blind ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Infascelli | Stars: Lorenza Indovina, Claudio Santamaria, Rolando Ravello, Andrea Di Stefano

Votes: 680

30. Fun Is Beautiful (1980)

97 min | Comedy

Carlo Verdone plays a multitude of characters, including a bully, a priest, a hippie and an anxiogenous man.

Director: Carlo Verdone | Stars: Carlo Verdone, Renato Scarpa, Verónica Miriel, Mario Brega

Votes: 2,143

31. Gomorrah (2014– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ciro disregards tradition in his attempt to become the next boss of his crime syndicate. The internal power struggle puts him and his entire family's life at risk.

Stars: Salvatore Esposito, Marco D'Amore, Cristiana Dell'Anna, Fortunato Cerlino

Votes: 27,654

32. Boris (2007–2010)

25 min | Comedy

A look at the daily misadventures of the troupe filming the low-quality TV series "Gli Occhi del Cuore 2".

Stars: Luca Amorosino, Antonino Bruschetta, Paolo Calabresi, Antonio Catania

Votes: 2,685

33. Dentro la città (2004)

Action, Crime, Drama

Superintendent Chessari is sent to run a small police station on the outskirts of Rome - a temporary posting in a difficult area, with not much backing and very few staff. His deputy, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Costantini | Stars: Edoardo Leo, Elisabetta Cavallotti, Luca Ward, Simone Colombari

Votes: 56

34. 1992 (2015– )

Drama

Follows six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape of early 90's Italy.

Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Guido Caprino, Miriam Leone, Domenico Diele

Votes: 1,873

35. Café Express (1980)

100 min | Comedy

An Italian laborer (Nino Manfredi) foils anyone who tries to stop him from selling espresso on the Milan-to-Naples train.

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Adolfo Celi, Vittorio Caprioli, Vittorio Mezzogiorno

Votes: 447

36. Italiano medio (2015)

90 min | Comedy

A man tries a pill that reduces his brain activity. Using only 2% of his mind, he becomes the perfect "average Italian".

Director: Maccio Capatonda | Stars: Maccio Capatonda, Luigi Luciano, Enrico Venti, Lavinia Longhi

Votes: 2,431

37. 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.

Director: Angelo Orlando | Stars: Angelo Orlando, Ricky Memphis, Ninetto Davoli, Claudia Gerini

Votes: 110

38. The Legend of Al, John and Jack (2002)

105 min | Comedy, Crime

Al Caruso, John Gresco and Jack Amoruso are three gangsters working for the Genovese family. However, their efforts are more than headache-inducing, and when they are given one last chance:... See full summary »

Directors: Aldo Baglio, Giacomo Poretti, Giovanni Storti, Massimo Venier | Stars: Aldo Baglio, Giacomo Poretti, Giovanni Storti, Aldo Maccione

Votes: 4,115

39. A.C.A.B. - All Cops Are Bastards (2012)

112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Filippo Nigro, Marco Giallini, Andrea Sartoretti

Votes: 7,082

40. Suburra (2015)

130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Elio Germano, Claudio Amendola, Alessandro Borghi

Votes: 17,403

41. L'ultimo capodanno (1998)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

New year's eve at "The Islands" condos. An aging countess's party is crashed by the soccer team from her gigolo's town. While dressing for a dinner party, the wealthy Guilia discovers her ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Risi | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Francesca d'Aloja, Marco Giallini, Antonella Steni

Votes: 968

42. Chicken Park (1994)

98 min | Comedy

A disgraced Italian fighting-cock breeder moves to the Dominican Republic only to discover a secret compound where a mad scientist wants to use the breeder's best rooster to create a perfect race of genetically modified giant chickens.

Director: Jerry Calà | Stars: Jerry Calà, Demetra Hampton, Rossy de Palma, Lawrence Steven Meyers

Votes: 1,163

43. 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: 22,807

44. The Great War (1959)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, War

The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier, Folco Lulli

Votes: 3,689

45. Allegro non troppo (1976)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Maurizio Micheli, Marialuisa Giovannini, Néstor Garay

Votes: 2,661