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1. L'allegro fantasma (1941)

85 min | Comedy

Un ricco signore, morendo, decide che il testamento deve essere aperto davanti ai figli che egli ebbe da una illegittima relazione con una cavallerizza di circo equestre. Il notaio riesce ... See full summary »

Director: Amleto Palermi | Stars: Totò, Luigi Pavese, Franco Coop, Isa Bellini

Votes: 69

2. San Giovanni decollato (1940)

89 min | Comedy

Mastr'Antonio Miciaccio caretaker and shoemaker is devoted to Saint John Beheaded and is trying to find out who has been stealing the oil that keeps the candle to the saint burning. He also... See full summary »

Directors: Amleto Palermi, Giorgio Bianchi | Stars: Totò, Titina De Filippo, Silvana Jachino, Augusto Di Giovanni

Votes: 148

3. Animali pazzi (1939)

72 min | Comedy

A baron is obliged to marry his cousin within two days in order for him to get an inheritance. If he doesn't marry, the inheritance will go to an animal clinic.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Luisa Ferida, Calisto Bertramo, Lilia Dale

Votes: 56

5. Due cuori fra le belve (1943)

83 min | Comedy

Totò fa il professore di danza classica ed è innamorato di Laura, figlia del famoso antropologo Berti, scomparso mentre era alla ricerca dell'uomo-scimmia, l'anello mancante appunto fra ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Simonelli | Stars: Totò, Vera Carmi, Enrico Glori, Nando Bruno

Votes: 48

6. Il ratto delle sabine (1945)

90 min | Comedy

Ernesto is the teacher of the village, he is married and he is dominated by his wife. He has the passion of the theatre and he has written a drama in verse named "Il ratto delle Sabine". ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bonnard | Stars: Totò, Carlo Campanini, Clelia Matania, Laura Gore

Votes: 70

7. Roma città aperta (1945)

103 min | Drama, Thriller, War

During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico

Votes: 19,883

8. Paisà (1946)

126 min | Drama, War

The language barrier has tragic consequences in a series of unrelated stories set during the Italian Campaign of WWII.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Joseph Garland Moore Jr., William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

Votes: 6,130

9. I due orfanelli (1947)

90 min | Comedy

France nineteenth century : Two middle aged orphans Gaspare and Battista find out (thanks to a soothsayer) that one is the offspring of the Hangman of Paris and the other is the son of a ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Carlo Campanini, Isa Barzizza, Nerio Bernardi

Votes: 99

12. Ladri di biciclette (1948)

6 | 89 min | Drama

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 122,754 | Gross: $0.33M

13. Fifa e arena (1948)

80 min | Comedy

In Napoli, Nicolino Capece, a truthful pharmacist clerk becomes erroneously recognized as a dangerous Spanish criminal and decides to escape to Spain. In Siviglia, he is blackmailed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Mario Castellani, Franca Marzi

Votes: 191

14. I pompieri di Viggiù (1949)

84 min | Comedy, Musical

"Vigili di tutto il mondo unitevi" è il motto che sovrasta il luogo di raduno del corpo volontario dei pompieri di Viggiù. Il comandante è preoccupato: la figlia Fiamma è scomparsa da due ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Nino Taranto, Totò, Vanda Osiris, Carlo Dapporto

Votes: 67

15. Totò cerca casa (1949)

79 min | Comedy

Beniamino and his family have lived in a school from the end of World War II. But five years have passed and they are compelled to move. In Rome, however, it is difficult to find an ... See full summary »

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Totò, Alda Mangini, Lia Amanda, Mario Gattari

Votes: 337

16. Yvonne la Nuit (1949)

97 min | Drama

Carlo Rutelli si innamora della bella cantente di varieta' Yvonne la Nuit, ma il padre di Carlo si oppone al matrimonio. Scoppia la prima guerra mondiale e Carlo vine ucciso in guerra ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Amato | Stars: Totò, Olga Villi, Frank Latimore, Eduardo De Filippo

Votes: 47

17. Totò le mokò (1949)

81 min | Comedy

The mobster Pep le Mok dies during a shootout with the police. His gang decide that his successor will be a relative of his from Naples: Antonio Lumaconi, a street musician.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Gianna Maria Canale, Carla Calò, Franca Marzi

Votes: 337

18. L'imperatore di Capri (1949)

86 min | Comedy

Sonia, a beautiful gold digger, mistakes Antonio, a waiter in a Neapolitan hotel, for the Arab prince Bey of Agapur and makes an appointment with him for the following day in Capri. Antonio... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Totò, Gianni Appelius, Galeazzo Benti, Nerio Bernardi

Votes: 172

19. 47 morto che parla (1950)

84 min | Comedy

The story is set in a small town near Naples early 1900. Baron Antonio Peletti is a stingy and cruel man who thinks only to spend the bare minimum needs for his son and future daughter-in-law, even if he lives in a luxurious house.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Silvana Pampanini, Adriana Benetti, Dante Maggio

Votes: 318

21. Le sei mogli di Barbablù (1950)

87 min | Comedy

Toto Esposito is a young lover who tries to abduct his beloved to marry her. However, Toto is wrong, and kidnaps an ugly woman named Carmela, who loves him, and chases him when Toto escapes.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Arturo Bragaglia, Leonardo Bragaglia

Votes: 55

22. Napoli milionaria (1950)

96 min | Comedy

A combination of a satire on war and a comedy with war as the background. It tells of the ordinary people living on a Naples sidestreet, from 1940 to 1950 under the dominance of the ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo De Filippo | Stars: Eduardo De Filippo, Leda Gloria, Delia Scala, Gianni Musy

Votes: 246

23. Totò cerca moglie (1950)

76 min | Comedy

Aunt Agatha writes to Toto, informing him not to send him a penny more until he is married.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Totò, Ave Ninchi, Marisa Merlini, Aroldo Tieri

Votes: 160

25. Tototarzan (1950)

85 min | Comedy

A parody of author Edgar Rice Burroughs's novel, 'Tarzan of the Apes' starting Italian comedian Toto as Tarzan.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Marilyn Buferd, Bianca Maria Fusari, Alba Arnova

Votes: 177

26. Bellissima (1951)

6 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella, Gastone Renzelli

Votes: 3,367

27. Guardie e ladri (1951)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Totò, Ave Ninchi, William Tubbs

Votes: 1,081

29. La famiglia Passaguai (1951)

95 min | Comedy

A Sunday at the beach for the Passaguai family is a succession of more or less pleasant adventures.

Director: Aldo Fabrizi | Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Peppino De Filippo, Ave Ninchi, Luigi Pavese

Votes: 122

30. Totò a colori (1952)

104 min | Comedy

Toto' a colori was the first Italian movie to be shot with a colour film, but the sensitivity was very low (6 asa!) so the actors had to act under a very strong lighting and high temperature.

Director: Steno | Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Fulvia Franco, Rocco D'Assunta

Votes: 466

31. Totò e i re di Roma (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Ercole Pappalardo (Totò), married, five daughters, lives with only dream to be upgraded from his current position in the post department. Everithing goes wrong, he accidentally spits on the... See full summary »

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Totò, Aroldo Tieri, Alberto Sordi, Celeste Almieri

Votes: 206

32. Lo sceicco bianco (1952)

AL | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

During a day in their honeymoon, a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 4,269

34. Don Camillo (1952)

107 min | Comedy

In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist mayor are always fighting to be the head of the community. If in secret, they admired ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi, Franco Interlenghi

Votes: 3,575

35. Due soldi di speranza (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

The story concerns the romance between Carmela and Antonio. The ardor is one-sided at first, but Carmela is a determined young woman, willing to scale and conquer any obstacle in pursuing ... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Maria Fiore, Vincenzo Musolino, Filomena Russo, Luigi Astarita

Votes: 412

36. Totò e le donne (1952)

103 min | Comedy

Scaparro, who works in a fabric store, has to deal with irritating clients and when he comes home he finds an unsatisfied and intrusive wife.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Totò, Lea Padovani, Franca Faldini, Ave Ninchi

Votes: 245

37. De jas (1952)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival, Ettore Mattia

Votes: 466

38. Il più comico spettacolo del mondo (1953)

70 min | Comedy

A clown named Tottons of the Togni circus, obliged to never take off to not reveal his identity, is continually persecuted by the jealousy of three women and even by a policeman.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: May Britt, Mario Castellani, Peppino De Filippo, Bianca Maria Fabbri

Votes: 35

39. I vitelloni (1953)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

87 Metascore

A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 12,593 | Gross: $0.10M

40. L'uomo la bestia e la virtù (1953)

87 min | Comedy

Basato su una novella di Luigi Pirandello, il film racconta le traversie del mite Paolino, maestro elementare, che deve trovare il modo di far accoppiare il rude Perella, capitano di ... See full summary »

Director: Steno | Stars: Totò, Orson Welles, Viviane Romance, Franca Faldini

Votes: 80

41. Puccini (1953)

119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Produced in Italy in breathtaking Technicolor, this biographical story of Puccini (played by L'avventura's Gabriele Ferzetti) spans his creative life from early student days to the height ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Märta Torén, Nadia Gray, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 41

42. Un turco napoletano (1953)

90 min | Comedy

Totò, one of Italy's all-time great comedians, stars as a Neopolitan petty criminal named Don Felice, who pretends to be a Turkish eunuch. Felice is a fraudster and a womaniser who escaped ... See full synopsis »

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Ignazio Balsamo, Isa Barzizza, Primarosa Battistella

Votes: 448

43. Una di quelle (1953)

89 min | Drama

Una giovane vedova è spinta dal bisogno a prostituirsi. Incontra un campagnolo, che di passaggio a Roma, cerca avventure. Rientrata a casa con l'uomo, trova il figlioletto in gravi ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Fabrizi | Stars: Totò, Lea Padovani, Peppino De Filippo, Aldo Fabrizi

Votes: 65

44. Dov'è la libertà...? (1954)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocracy of his own relatives and decides to return ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Totò, Vera Molnar, Nyta Dover, Franca Faldini

Votes: 388

45. Accadde al commissariato (1954)

98 min | Comedy

Everyday all kind of people pass through a Police Station, especially if it is downtown. Today, however, the chief of police has bought his first car and he has decided to test it with his ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Simonelli | Stars: Nino Taranto, Alberto Sordi, Walter Chiari, Lucia Bosé

Votes: 106

46. Giorni d'amore (1954)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

Pasquale e Angela sono contadini, figli di due famiglie che hanno la terra vicino e sono dirimpettai in paese e, naturalmente sono poveri. Si vogliono bene e desiderano sposarsi, ma per ... See full summary »

Directors: Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Marina Vlady, Giulio Calì, Angelina Longobardi

Votes: 144