From Europe - ITALY 5 (Comedy)by Caltiki05 | created - 19 Nov 2011 | updated - 19 Jun 2017 | Public
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1. Princess Cinderella (1941)
72 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
2. Doctor, Beware (1941)
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Teresa, a young orphan, falls in love with Pietro, a health inspector. She will try to bring order to his reckless life full of debts and lies.
3. Un garibaldino al convento (1942)
83 min | Comedy, Drama
An old woman's poignant reminiscence of her youth in a convent school: the happy moments, the sad ones and the tragic love for a Garibaldian.
4. The Gold of Naples (1954)
Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama
A portrait of the people, the defects and the peculiarities of Naples in six different vignettes.
5. Boccaccio '70 (1962)
Unrated | 205 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Inspired by Boccaccio's novellas, each episode focuses on sex, love and seduction in Italy's 1960s, an era of economic growth and major cultural changes.
Four of the great Italian masters direct a compelling cast in this funny and colorful anthology of four satirical tales inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron, that take place in 1960's Italy and explore a range of social, moral and sexual themes.
Episode 1: Renzo e Luciana - by Mario Monicelli, with Marisa Solinas and Germano Giglioli - Sober and socially poignant: **** (4 stars)
Episode 2: Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio - by Federico Fellini, with Anita Ekberg and Peppino De Filippo - Provocative and bizarre: **** 1/2
Episode 3: Il lavoro - by Luchino Visconti, with Romy Schneider, Tomas Milian and Romolo Valli - Elegant and intelligent: **** 1/2
Episode 4: La riffa - by Vittorio de Sica, with Sophia Loren - Entertaining and sexy: ****
6. Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The rich man Domenico and Filumena, a penniless prostitute, share great part of their lives in the immediate post WWII Italy.
7. The Witches (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.
8. Four Steps in the Clouds (1942)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
A family man travelling for work, Paolo Bianchi, meets on a train a lonely girl, Maria. He sees her again on a bus and she reveals him that she's in troubles: she's pregnant, her baby's ... See full summary »
9. Father's Dilemma (1950)
84 min | Comedy
The daughter of Signor Carloni is about to take her first communion. A problem arises when the dressmaker spends too much time working on the girl's communion frock.
**** One of the first and funniest examples of neorealist comedy, featuring an amazing Aldo Fabrizi. This is a popular, sincere and at times grotesque portrait of the vices and virtues of the lower middle-class in 50's Rome. With satirical humor and overwhelming rhythm, director Blasetti and writer Zavattini give us not only a really brilliant comedy plenty of exhilarating moments, but also a great life lesson. A post-war gem.
10. Cops and Robbers (1951)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.
11. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.
12. The Great War (1959)
Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.
***** The 'Paths of Glory' of Italian Cinema. A monumental masterpiece that draws the viewer deeply into the tragedy of WWI, and in particular into the hell of the trenches on the Italian front. In a tragicomic tone, the story follows the adventures of a odd couple of coward soldiers (Gassman - Sordi), trying to survive by avoiding at all costs the battlefield, who finally turn into unintentional heroes. 'La grande guerra' is not a tale of heroism and bravery though. In a winning combination of drama, irony and real horror, this is a successful attempt to show the true feelings and fears of ordinary men and deal with the absurdity and contradiction of war. Realism and historical accuracy, objectivity and absence of rhetorical accents add value to the beauty of this work. Unique and perfect in every aspect, 'La grande guerra' is one of the finest (anti) war movies I've ever had the pleasure of watching.
13. The Passionate Thief (1960)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs ... See full summary »
Votes: 591 | Gross: $0.03M
14. For Love and Gold (1966)
120 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.
15. Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970)
116 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History
After saving an infant of royal blood, knight Brancaleone forms a new army and sets out to return the baby to his father: a prince fighting in the Crusades.
16. The Girl with a Pistol (1968)
M | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Sicilian woman, "dishonored" by her lover, goes to England with a pistol intending to murder him.
17. My Friends (1975)
R | 140 min | Comedy, Drama
Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence. They have been friends since their youngest years and spend every ... See full summary »
10/10 Italian-style comedy par excellence. Ugo Tognazzi, the supreme artist of 'supercazzola', is here at his best!
18. All My Friends Part 2 (1982)
127 min | Comedy, Drama
The four old friends meet on the grave of the fifth of them, Perozzi, who died at the end of the first episode. Time has passed but they are still up for adventures and cruel jokes, and ... See full summary »
19. The Overcoat (1952)
Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »
20. Mafioso (1962)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.
Votes: 2,040 | Gross: $0.40M
21. Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)
90 min | Comedy, Romance
When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".
22. Everybody Go Home! (1960)
122 min | Comedy, Drama, War
When Italy surrenders to the Allies, part of the Italian army is dispersed and soldiers begin to return to their homes.
123 min | Biography, Comedy, History
Through the childhood and the adolescence of Giacomo Casanova (from his memoirs), this is a description of how people live in the Venice of the 18th century: customs, habits, medecine, ... See full summary »
25. Miseria e nobiltà (1954)
60 min | Comedy
"Miseria e Nobiltà" tells the story of the humble families of Felice Pasquale and his colleague who are hired by a Marquis who wants to marry the daughter of a rich but simple cook, So they pose as aristocrats.
26. Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy (1956)
106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Two clumsy provincial uncles visit a metropolis to stop the relationship between their nephew and a woman of ill repute.
27. The Band of Honest Men (1956)
106 min | Comedy
Three decent but clumsy men facing economic difficulties reluctantly start to fabricate counterfeit bills; the son of one of them is the cop who follows the case, ignoring his father's involvement.
28. Il vigile (1960)
104 min | Comedy
An unemployed man gets a job as traffic policeman but the traffic in the big city creates innumerous problems for the poor guy.
29. Divorce Italian Style (1961)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
30. Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
A desperate Sicilian man, whose 15 year old daughter was seduced and impregnated by his older daughter's fiancé, tries to find a way to save the family's honor.
31. The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1966)
115 min | Comedy
Three stories, all set in Treviso. Various couple experience adultery at a party, a bank clerk abandons his wife for his mistress and all the men in the end are prosecuted for having intercourse with an underage girl.
32. Phantom Lovers (1961)
101 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Several ghosts in an ancient palazzo in Rome join together to save their home from destruction. Mastrianni plays several parts and is hilarious. The other actors are great too.
33. A Difficult Life (1961)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Silvio refuses to fight for the fascists and joins the resistance with Elena. After the war, his vitriolic newspaper articles cause him to be sentenced to imprisonment.
34. Il Sorpasso (1962)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries.
35. The Monsters (1963)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy
The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes.
36. In the Name of the Italian People (1971)
103 min | Comedy, Mystery
An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate ... See full summary »
37. The Fascist (1961)
102 min | Comedy
The quest of a fascist soldier whose mission is to catch a political enemy during the end of the WWII.
38. White Collar Blues (1975)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy
A good-natured but unlucky Italian is constantly going on a difficult situations, but never lose his mood.
39. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976)
110 min | Comedy
The frustrating adventures of a humble employee who all the time has to fullfill the wishes and desires of his bosses.
40. Letto a tre piazze (1960)
100 min | Comedy
Antonio married Amalia and went to fight in Russia during World War II. Since he didn't return Amalia thought he was dead, so she married another man. Many year after the war end, Antonio ... See full summary »
41. Hot Potato (1979)
99 min | Comedy
A factory worker known for his tough attitude and for fighting for workers' rights starts losing credibility when friends and co-workers see him helping a young gay man.
42. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband.
Votes: 10,454 | Gross: $0.08M
43. Roma (1972)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital, most of it based on director Federico Fellini's life.
44. Amarcord (1973)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama
A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.
45. And the Ship Sails On (1983)
PG | 128 min | Drama, History, Music
In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers.
46. The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Innocenti Totò and his son Innocenti Ninetto are drifting on a road in Italy, when they meet a Marxist speaking crow. The trio travels together in a long journey as their hunger increases.
47. Omicron (1963)
102 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
An alien takes over the body of an Earthman in order to learn about the planet so his race can take it over.
48. Il lungo, il corto, il gatto (1967)
90 min | Comedy
Two dim-witted servants to an elderly, wealthy woman learn that they are to inherent the late woman's money, on the condition that they have to care for her rambunctious pet cat, which turns it out is not easy to do.
49. Between Miracles (1971)
122 min | Comedy