The Greatest Italian Films

New - Italian Films and more ON DEMAND!

Classics such as 8 1/2 and The Big Night are now available immediately to your computer - browse our VOD shop!

Thanks to our association with Amazon.com, we offer a selection of some of the finest Italian and Italian-American themed films available on VHS or DVD. This list is not comphrensive, but some we consider the very best.

Once Upon a Time In America (Two Disc Set) Sergio Leone's classic-but-flawed final film is now available on DVD! Restored footage presents the film as originally intended for the first time! Stars Robert De Niro and Danny Aiello.

 

The Big Night. (DIR: Stanley Tucci, Tony Shaloub) The story of two Italian immigrant brothers, struggling to run a restaurant in the 1950s, is a classic. Full of wit, charm, wonderful music, and mouthwatering images of great Italian food, this is a film the whole family will watch again and again. DVD VHS

 

 

 

Il Postino (DIR: Michael Radford) Put a little romance back into your life, with this inspiring tale of a young Italian man who learns about love and poetry from exiled poet Pablo Neruda. DVD VHS

 

 

 

 

The Bicycle Thief. (DIR: Vittorio De Sica) This is the story of one man's struggle to find his stolen bicycle, which he must have in order to keep his job. De Sica used non-actors in the film, which gave birth to the concept of neorealism in cinema. A fascinating look at Post-War Italy. DVD VHS

 

 

 

 

The Godfather, Part II. (DIR: Francis Ford Coppola) To dismiss these films as "gangster movies" or ones that stereotypes Italians is to sell this masterpiece short, for at the core it is a rich, human family drama. Part Two is particularly outstanding for its portrayal of immigrants coming to America. Starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. VHS

 

 

 

Raging Bull. (DIR: Martin Scorsese) This gritty portrayal of of middleweight champion Jake LaMotta's career is one of Scorsese's best, and considered one of the greatest films of all time. DVD

 

 

 

 

La Dolce Vita. (DIR: Federico Fellini) A peek into the decadent lifestyle of Rome in the 1960s, this is one of Fellini's signature films. Starring Marcello Mastroianni. VHS

 

 

 

 

Cinema Paradiso. (DIR: Giuseppe Tornatore) A sentimental journey into the magical world of Italian movie houses, as an old projectionist hands over the reigns to his young prodigy. VHS DVD

 

 

 

 

Moonstruck. (DIR: Norman Jewison) A delightful comedy starring Nicholas Cage and Cher about love, family, and romance, Italian-style! Featuring "That's Amore" sung by Dean Martin! DVD VHS

 

 

 

 

Bread and Chocolate. (DIR: Franco Brusati) Starring Nino Manfredi and Anna Karina, this is an amusing tale of an Italian trying to make it in Switzerland. An unforgettable scene with Manfredi and a group of chicken farmers. ORDER

 

 

 

 

A Fistful of Dollars. (DIR: Sergio Leone) This is the "Spaghetti Western" that launched them all. Starring Clint Eastwood, this film has often been imitated, but never surpassed. ORDER

 

 

 

 

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