Best Italian Movies of All Times
Italian movies are not only about romance and food. Despite their language, these films can be extremely funny. A good example is the comedy “Ma che colpa abbiamo noi,” which stars Carlo Verdone. In this movie, eight people in a therapy group have to come up with new methods of dealing with their problems after their psychologist dies. Another comedy, directed by Daniele Luchetti, is “Mio fratello e figlio unico,” which centers on two brothers who share an ardent love for the same woman.
Another Italian movie that will take you on an Italian vacation is “The Tourist.” Filmed in Italy (except for the opening scenes in New York City), The Tourist takes you on a journey to some of the most picturesque locations in Italy. Filming took place in Venice, Positano, Tuscany, and Rome, among other places. It also featured scenes in Ischia, a small town in Sicily.
La vita e bella is another classic Italian film, which stars Roberto Benigni, a Tuscan actor and screenwriter. The story is set in the late 1930s, and Benigni won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance. His real-life wife, Nicoletta Braschi, plays the mother in the movie.
Another film with a great plot is “Marriage Italian Style” (The Marriage of Fiorentina and Domenico). This film follows a wealthy businessman who begins a decades-long affair with a beautiful prostitute. The woman is secretly pregnant by Domenico’s children and takes drastic measures to keep him. Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, and Aldo Puglisi star in this romantic comedy.