Italian Cinemaby erasmo-demeo | created - 14 Apr 2013 | updated - 05 Jan 2017 | Public
Notable Italian movies mostly according to Brunetta's "Italian Cinema History"
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9. Grenadier Roland (1911)
10 min | Short, Drama
This film shows the realistic battle scenes of the Siege of Moscow, with the sensational defeat of Napoleon, with the belching cannon, the battling soldiers, scenes of heroism and daring reproduced in the most exquisite photography.
12. Nero. Or the Fall of Rome. (1909)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama
Roman emperor Nero is used to getting what he wants. He has grown tired of his wife Octavia, and has become infatuated with Poppea. He succeeds in making Poppea the new empress, but soon he... See full summary »
13. The Fall of Troy (1911)
10 min | Short, War
One of the first epics on the History of Movies, it tells the story of the Fall of Troy: Paris seduces Helen, queen of Sparta, and takes her to Troy, city state of his father, King Priam. ... See full summary »
15. Dante's Inferno (1911)
68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.
17. Julius Caesar (1914)
112 min | Drama, History
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
19. Cabiria (1914)
Not Rated | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Cabiria is a Roman child when her home is destroyed by a volcano. Sold in Carthage to be sacrificed in a temple, is saved by Fulvio, a Roman spy. But danger lurks, and hatred between Rome and Carthage can only lead to war.
28. Pinocchio (1911)
50 min | Fantasy
The old carpenter Geppeto manufactures in his workshop a wooden puppet that will soon come alive. For an hour the doll will live a thousand and one adventures: he will be judged, hanged, ... See full summary »
77 min | Adventure
Episode 2: "Zingo and the White Elephant" Zingo and his wife, Sari, who are returning from their adventures in Mexico, when Zingo learns from his newspaper that the Royal Elephant of Siam ... See full synopsis »
31. Love Everlasting (1914)
90 min | Drama
Leslie Swayne, an adventurer, in order to obtain enough money to satisfy the needs of his extravagant life, has been bribed to steal the plans of the fortification from the staff officers ... See full summary »
33. Satan's Rhapsody (1917)
55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. After the deal she meets two brothers who fall in love with her.
37. The Fire (1916)
45 min | Drama
Mario, an unknown painter, remains struck and obsessed with meeting a famous poet, already married, who will be able to charm him, so that he will no longer have the talent created to be able to paint.
41. La signora delle camelie (I) (1915)
Marguerite Gauthier, known as Camille, is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a ... See full summary »
42. Malombra (1917)
75 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young woman living in a castle reads letters written by her ancestor and comes to believe that she is the returned spirit of a former aristocrat who once live there.
43. Cenere (1917)
30 min | Short, Drama
Set in Sardinia, a barren and disconsolate land, where Rosalia, a poor young mother, entrusts her only son, Anania, to the natural father, who is well-off and already married. The years ... See full summary »
44. Assunta Spina (1915)
72 min | Drama
Assunta Spina is a tragedy set in Naples at the beginning of the twentieth century. Assunta and Michele are in love but others come between them and there is much jealousy. They fight and ... See full summary »
46. A Woman's Story (1920)