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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.
 Best Italian Movies

Top 5 Italian Movies Ever:
Cinema Paradiso:

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 Leopard:

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.  


Italian cinema has given a lot of wonderful actors and actresses. It is also an industry that is known for making some of the timeless and sensible movies that history will always remember. That being the case, here we are going to list the top 5 Italian actresses who will always be a part of the history. With no further delay let us get to the list.
Top 5 Best Italian Actresses Ever

List of the best Italian actresses:
Anna Magnani (1908-1973):

Anna Magnani lived in a time during which the Italy understood the importance of making world cinema and ventured seriously into the film industry. Anna Magnani was a product of the fresh cinema that was made by the Italian filmmakers. She is a recipient of several awards both in the domestic and international platform. The birth details of the place and her origin still remain unknown and different accounts state her origin differently. She is one of the legendary actors of the Italian cinema.

Silvana Mangano (1930-1989):

Silvana Mangano was named as Miss Rome in the year 1946 one of the earliest recipients of beauty pageant award as an actress. Silvana Mangano is also known for her dancing skills. She is a trained dancer and began her career as a model before she got identified as an actress.  Silvana Mangano is from a poor background and said that she witnessed the harsh facts of the World War and its aftermath.

Monica Bellucci (1964 – ):

Named as one among the 100 Sexiest Women in the World in the year 2005, her contributions to the Italian, as well as the global cinema, is tremendous. She was first into the legal profession, but her life took a different turn when she began to work as a model during her college days. She was spotted and was taken into the Italian film fraternity and the rest, as they say, is history. The success that enjoyed as a model made her an acclaimed actress too.

Sophia Loren (1934 – ):

Sophia Loren is a living legend and has seen different facets of the Italian cinema. She has been a great source of inspiration to many of her fellow as well as actresses who followed her. Loren began acting at the tender age of 15, and she is also a wonderful singer. She contested in beauty pageant shows where she was noticed by different filmmakers and that led her to the gates of Italian cinema. Soon she was playing lead roles in a lot of films that gave her a strong career in Hollywood as well. She is also a recipient of various honors and awards.

Isabella Rossellini (1952 – ):

Isabella Rossellini is one of the versatile Italian celebrities of the present Italian film industry. She has been a part of the industry since 1976. She is one of the successful actresses of the world cinema. She is a philanthropist, filmmaker, actor and a model as well. Her successful modeling career paved the way for her success in cinema. Isabella Rossellini was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards and is a recipient of many other awards.