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Top Italian Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Bicycle Thief 1948 Vittorio De Sica 54
2 Once Upon a Time in the West1 2 3 1968 Sergio Leone 62
3 8 1/24 1963 Federico Fellini 66
4 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly1 5 1966 Sergio Leone 69
5 La Dolce Vita4 1960 Federico Fellini 100
6 The Battle of Algiers6 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo 145
7 Don't Look Now7 1973 Nicolas Roeg 150
8 Once Upon a Time in America2 1984 Sergio Leone 154
9 L'Avventura4 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni 186
10 The Conformist4 5 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci 205
11 Cinema Paradiso4 1988 Giuseppe Tornatore 208
12 Rome, Open City 1945 Roberto Rossellini 214
13 La Strada 1954 Federico Fellini 219
14 The Wages of Fear4 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot 230
15 Dawn of the Dead2 1978 George A. Romero 232
16 Blow-Up2 7 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni 247
17 The Leopard4 1963 Luchino Visconti 265
18 Life Is Beautiful 1997 Roberto Benigni 274
19 Doctor Zhivago2 7 1965 David Lean 288
20 Belle de Jour4 1967 Luis Buñuel 289
21 Playtime4 1967 Jacques Tati 300
22 Suspiria 1977 Dario Argento 310
23 Amarcord4 1973 Federico Fellini 318
24 Last Year at Marienbad4 1961 Alain Resnais 328
25 Day for Night4 1973 François Truffaut 356
26 Last Tango in Paris4 1972 Bernardo Bertolucci 363
27 Le Samouraï4 1967 Jean-Pierre Melville 371
28 Contempt4 1963 Jean-Luc Godard 388
29 Eyes without a Face4 1960 Georges Franju 389
30 Nights of Cabiria4 1957 Federico Fellini 400
31 Umberto D. 1952 Vittorio De Sica 435
32 Hidden4 5 8 2005 Michael Haneke 466
33 Pierrot le Fou4 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 480
34 Army in the Shadows4 1969 Jean-Pierre Melville 484
35 The Earrings of Madame De…4 1953 Max Ophüls 493
36 A Fistful of Dollars1 5 1964 Sergio Leone 525
37 Alphaville4 1965 Jean-Luc Godard 551
38 Downfall5 8 2004 Oliver Hirschbiegel 557
39 Au Revoir, les Enfants4 5 1987 Louis Malle 578
40 The Last Emperor4 7 9 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci 585
41 The Gospel According to St. Matthew4 1964 Pier Paolo Pasolini 590
42 Jean de Florette4 8 10 1986 Claude Berri 624
43 L'Eclisse4 1962 Michelangelo Antonioni 640
44 Cleo from 5 to 74 1962 Agnès Varda 642
45 Dogville4 5 7 11 12 13 2003 Lars von Trier 664
46 Dancer in the Dark1 2 4 5 7 11 12 13 14 2000 Lars von Trier 709
47 Death in Venice4 1971 Luchino Visconti 728
48 Mon Oncle4 1958 Jacques Tati 749
49 Rocco and His Brothers4 1960 Luchino Visconti 790
50 Salò4 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini 793
51 For a Few Dollars More1 5 1965 Sergio Leone 799
52 Nostalgia15 1983 Andrei Tarkovsky 808
53 Paisan 1946 Roberto Rossellini 848
54 Werckmeister Harmonies4 5 16 2000 Béla Tarr 861
55 The Passenger1 4 1975 Michelangelo Antonioni 873
56 Week End4 1967 Jean-Luc Godard 878
57 Voyage in Italy4 1954 Roberto Rossellini 898
58 Serpico2 1973 Sidney Lumet 900
59 Le Cercle rouge4 1970 Jean-Pierre Melville 923
60 Black Sunday 1960 Mario Bava 929
61 Barbarella4 1968 Roger Vadim 969
62 Hotel Rwanda7 17 2004 Terry George 995
63 Manon of the Spring4 10 1986 Claude Berri 1020
64 The Tree of Wooden Clogs 1978 Ermanno Olmi 1034
65 I Vitelloni4 1953 Federico Fellini 1055
66 Berlin Alexanderplatz5 1980 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1072
67 La Femme Nikita4 1990 Luc Besson 1090
68 Gosford Park2 7 2001 Robert Altman 1101
69 La Notte4 1961 Michelangelo Antonioni 1104
70 La Terra Trema 1948 Luchino Visconti 1135
71 King of New York2 7 1990 Abel Ferrara 1163
72 Romeo and Juliet7 1968 Franco Zeffirelli 1181
73 Ossessione 1943 Luchino Visconti 1182
74 A Prophet4 2009 Jacques Audiard 1194
75 Gangs of New York2 2002 Martin Scorsese 1195
76 The Red Desert4 1964 Michelangelo Antonioni 1202
77 The White Ribbon4 5 8 2009 Michael Haneke 1205
78 The Sea Inside1 4 2004 Alejandro Amenábar 1248
79 Le Boucher4 1970 Claude Chabrol 1249
80 Le Trou4 1960 Jacques Becker 1259
81 Senso 1954 Luchino Visconti 1272
82 Orlando4 7 11 15 1992 Sally Potter 1278
83 The Train2 4 1964 John Frankenheimer 1289
84 Deep Red 1975 Dario Argento 1340
85 The Best of Youth 2003 Marco Tullio Giordana 1358
86 Accattone 1961 Pier Paolo Pasolini 1370
87 Time of the Gypsies7 18 1988 Emir Kusturica 1373
88 19004 5 1976 Bernardo Bertolucci 1416
89 Black Orpheus4 19 1959 Marcel Camus 1443
90 Germany, Year Zero4 5 1948 Roberto Rossellini 1449
91 Salvatore Giuliano 1962 Francesco Rosi 1454
92 Cannibal Holocaust 1980 Ruggero Deodato 1459
93 The Idiots1 4 11 12 1998 Lars von Trier 1472
94 Open Your Eyes1 4 1997 Alejandro Amenábar 1481
95 The Trial4 5 1962 Orson Welles 1510
96 Monsoon Wedding4 2001 Mira Nair 1514
97 Teorema 1968 Pier Paolo Pasolini 1515
98 Purple Noon2 4 5 20 1960 René Clément 1517
99 Lacombe Lucien4 5 1974 Louis Malle 1561
100 Juliet of the Spirits4 1965 Federico Fellini 1575

1 Joint production with Spain.
2 Joint production with the United States.
3 Joint production with Mexico.
4 Joint production with France.
5 Joint production with (West) Germany.
6 Joint production with Algeria.
7 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
8 Joint production with Austria.
9 Joint production with the People's Republic of China.
10 Joint production with Switzerland.
11 Joint production with the Netherlands.
12 Joint production with Denmark and Sweden.
13 Joint production with Finland and Norway.
14 Joint production with Iceland.
15 Joint production with Russia or the Soviet Union.
16 Joint production with Hungary.
17 Joint production with South Africa.
18 Joint production with Yugoslavia.
19 Joint production with Brazil.
20 Joint production with India.
21 Joint production with Belgium.
22 Joint production with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia.
23 Joint production with Czechoslovakia.
24 Joint production with Romania.
25 Joint production with Greece.
26 Joint production with Thailand.
27 Joint production with Iran.
28 Joint production with Moroccco.

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