The Best 5 Italian Movies YOU Must Watch at Any Cost!

By popular demand, in today’s article we are going to talk about the best 5 Italian movies you have to absolutely watch, according to the informal and subjective opinion of Graziana. Let’s get it started!

The best ITALIAN films you can’t miss!

1) Romanzo Criminale

This movie is probably less famous than the following movies I’m going to talk about, but it’s undoubtedly a film that will keep you glued to the screen.

It was showed in theaters, for the first time, in 2005, and it was directed by Michele Placido. The plot rotates around the fictionalized story of the Magliana gang, a criminal organization that operated in Rome from the beginning of 1970 till 1992.

The viewing will be extremely gripping and will throw you into the atmosphere and in the historical events which took place in Italy in the second half of  the 20th century.

2) La Vita è Bella

Probably, everybody knows this movie, but it can’t miss in our list. La vita è bella is 1997 movie, directed and performed by Roberto Benigni.

The plot has as protagonist Guido Orefice, a playful and funny Jewish man, who got deported with his family  in a concentration camp, where he will try protect his son from the horrors of the Holocaust, by making him believe that everything they see is a part of an amazing game in which they have to face very hard trails to win a wonderful ultimate prize.

A funny and touching movie which deservedly won 3 Academy awards on a total of 7 nominations, as: best foreign film, best actor (to Roberto Benigni) and best soundtrack (to Nicola Piovani).

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3) La Grande Bellezza

It’a 2013 movie, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, with a quite intricate plot that has as protagonist a journalist and theater critic who is busy wandering among social events in Rome, searching for something that is not well defined.

At times, it’s a very philosophic and profound film which requires more viewings to be understood and appreciated to the fullest!

Even this film won the Academy award as best foreign film.

4) I Soliti Ignoti 

This unpredictable and hilarious movie is a must-watch of Italian cinema, as well as a reference point of the famous “del colpo grosso” genre.

In fact, the plot focuses on the adventures of a gang of aspiring robbers who will try all sorts of things to reach and get their hands on a rich pickings well-kept in a safe-box.

We won’t spoil you the result of the feat…  find it out and write us if you’ve enjoyed the movie!

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We are at the fifth and last movie :

5) Rocco e i suoi Fratelli

This movie, directed by Luchino Visconti is, for sure, the oldest among the five, since it’s a  monochrome film which dates back to 1960.

But don’t be misled by the fact that the movie is a bit dated! We can assure you it’s truly amazing!

Not by chance, although the film lasts 3 hours,  it succeeds in involving you so much you won’t notice the passing of time. As suggested in the title, the plot is about Rocco and his 4 brothers, four Lucan young boys who emigrated to Milan in search of fortune.

Speaking of Milan… did you watch our vlog in Milan with Rocco and Graziana? If you missed it, run out to watch it! Anyways, write us what’s your favorite movie!

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