The Italian films started to make a mark in history only in the 1900s. Later to that, a lot of famous movies were shot, and they made the whole world turn around and have a look at what the Italian Cinema was contributing to the world cinema. As an honor to the mark that Italian movies have created and the contributions that Italian cinema has made to the world cinema, let us take time to think about the best Italian movies. So here are some of the movies that will stay in the hearts of the people forever.
Top 5 Italian Movies Ever:
Undoubtedly it has to be an award film to take the first place in the list. It was honoured at the 62nd Academy Awards as a winner of the Academy for the Best Foreign language film. The movie was released in the year 1988. The story was set in the backdrop of World War II and projects the beautiful relationship between a projectionist at the movie theatre and a little boy who had tremendous love for films. The movie takes different tragic turns only to strengthen the love that they had for each other. It is also the sacrifice that the projectionist made to make sure that the little boy turns his dream into reality.
Life is Beautiful:
Life is beautiful is a comedy film that was released in the year 1997. The film won the hearts of a lot of people and made huge profits. The film was a commercial success as well. The movie has elements of satire, irony and black comedy. Again a story that is set in the backdrop of World War II, the story talks about the sacrifice of a man for his family that takes place in the concentration camp. The family comprising of a loving couple and a son get split. The father finally sacrifices his life to get things right, uniting the mother and the son.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:
It is one of the oldest Italian movies that are still in the hearts of the people. This movie was released in the year 1966 and won a lot of hearts for etching out the reality of life so beautifully. The story says that life isn’t just about bad things. There are good and worse things as well. Many people who enjoyed the film do not know a lot of facts that are a part of the film. The film only a one-liner idea and was simply improvised in a meeting.
La Dolce Vita:
The film La Dolce Vita was released in the year 1960. It belongs to the drama genre and remains to be one of the most critically acclaimed films of all times. The film heaped accolades and awards at different award functions. The film is also a recipient of Oscar honor. The plot revolves around the life of a reporter and three different women who are a part of his life. Though he prefers carefree living, his moments of reflection about life elevate the film to a different level.
The movie The Leopard was inspired by a novel of the same name that is still one among the best-sellers in the Italian history. The novel was released in the year 1958 following which the movie hit the screens in the year 1963. The movie was a clever adaptation and went on to bag a lot of awards and appreciation from critics, fans and audience alike.