Italian Underrated Masterpieces!by weller79 | created - 17 Apr 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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2. The Basilisks (1963)
85 min | Drama
The neorealistic story follows the uneventful lives of Francesco, Sergio and Antonio, three young men, who live in a small, poverty-stricken village. Since all three are unemployed they ... See full summary »
3. Between Miracles (1971)
122 min | Comedy
Benedetto is a child who came out of an accident uninjured on his first communion's day. The people of his village attribute that to a miracle and made him undergo a strict religious ... See full summary »
4. Viva Cangaceiro (1970)
104 min | Western
Espidito, survives the massacre of his entire village. A hermit helps him believing he is a Jesus like figure. As "Redeemer" Espidito goes out to help the poor turning to guns and his own rebel band. The discovery of oil twists everything.
105 min | Comedy
The young noble Didino is a big baby and an introvert man who has trouble to socializing because of the possessive mother. He is still treated in thirty years as a kid and does not know what to do to overcome his shyness.
7. Bambina (1974)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In order to convince Raimonda, a wealthy noble woman, to finance his project for a holiday resort, Saverio, a lawyer gets engaged to Clotilde, her mentally-disturbed and sex-obsessed ... See full summary »
8. Come Have Coffee with Us (1970)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy
Emerenziano (Ugo Tognazzi) is the middle-aged tax inspector who is in search of a wealthy wife. He travels to northern Italy where he meets three sisters, who, though wealthy, are not by ... See full summary »
11. Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama
One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »
12. Anima persa (1977)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion in Venezia, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic.
13. The Ape Woman (1964)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
A modest Neapolitan man meets a young woman with excessive hairiness. He exhibits her at fairs and marries her.It is after marriage that he receives a tempting offer from a French manager.
100 min | Documentary
The movie on the career of Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, from the debut until the death of both. It's composed of selected passages from movies and varieties, and interviews to ... See full summary »
16. The Sensuous Sicilian (1973)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Giovanna, a servant girl, Lillian, a serious girlfriend in Rome, a hostess at a post-war party, ... See full summary »
110 min | Comedy
The Milanese nudist professor Paolo Barca moved to the province of Catania; there he will succeed in changing something both in the school and in his character.
18. Farfallon (1974)
93 min | Comedy
A man who has tried to kill his unfaithful wife goes to prison, escapes, ends up in a convent, teaches the nuns to make cookies, captured again and before going back to prison tries to take... See full summary »
20. 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 »
21. Devil in the Brain (1972)
106 min | Mystery, Thriller
A child suspected of killing his father is imprisoned in a mental hospital. A doctor finds him mentally healthy and begins to suspect another explanation.