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List of Dario Argento Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. C'era una volta il West (1968)
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3
C'era una volta il West
PG-13
14
3

Jill McBain becomes the owner of a prime railroad land after her new husband and his children are assassinated by gunman Frank who works for the crippled railroad baron Morton. To protect Jill from Frank, a fugitive Cheyenne and a cryptic Harmonica unite. However, Harmonica also has a personal score to settle with Frank.

Directed By:
2. Every Man Is My Enemy (1967)
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4
Every Man Is My Enemy
13
4
Starring:
Marina Berti, Jean Servais, Elsa Martinelli, Robert Webber, Pierre Zimmer
Directed By:
Franco Prosperi
3. Deep Red (1975)
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3
Deep Red
R
17
3

Deep Red is a horror mystery thriller film which tells the story of Marcus Daly, a musician, who discovers the body of a psychic medium who was brutally murdered. He soon gets drawn into the investigation and works together with a reporter to solve the case, but eventually, his friend gets murdered by the same killer. Now they realize that if they don’t uncover the murderer’s identity soon, they might become the next victims.  

Starring:
Cyril Cusack, David Hemmings, Macha Méril, Daria Nicolodi
Directed By:
Dario Argento
4. Suspiria (1977)
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2
Suspiria
R
13
2

American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion secures admission into prestigious German school Tanz Dance Academy. The night she reaches, she sees a girl fleeing from the academy and the girl is found murdered the next day. Suzy often feels ill, and experiences odd occurrences, strange sounds, maggot infestations. Academy’s members die under suspicious circumstances. Her resolute investigations reveal that the academy is mere front for sinister witchcraft.

Starring:
Udo Kier, Jessica Harper, Flavio Bucci, Stefania Casini
Directed By:
Dario Argento
5. Tenebre (1982)
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2
Tenebre
R
12
2

Peter Neal, a prolific writer visits Rome with his new novel on a promotional tour. Things turn ugly when someone familiar with his work begins a series of homicides and Neal is pulled in these murder mysteries. The police is baffled, and Neal, along with Anne and Gianni, investigates on his own, and gets closer to the identity of the psychopath.

Starring:
Anthony Franciosa, Ania Pieroni, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo
Directed By:
Dario Argento
6. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
12
2
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
GP
12
2

Sam is an American writer vacationing in Rome with his girlfriend Julia. While visiting an art gallery, he witnesses a woman being attacked by a mysterious assailant. He becomes a key witness as the assailant is believed to be an infamous serial killer. He begins searching for clues that can help him identify the killer, but soon it seems that he might be the next victim.

Starring:
Enrico Maria Salerno, Umberto Raho, Eva Renzi, Tony Musante,
Directed By:
Dario Argento
7. Vortex (2021)
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2
Vortex
11
2
Role:
Lui
8. Cemetery Without Crosses (1969)
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2
Cemetery Without Crosses
11
2
Starring:
Robert Hossein, Michèle Mercier, Guido Lollobrigida, Serge Marquand, Daniele Vargas
Directed By:
Robert Hossein
9. Metti, una sera a cena (1969)
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2
Metti, una sera a cena
R
11
2
Starring:
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Annie Girardot, Tony Musante, Florinda Bolkan, Lino Capolicchio
Directed By:
Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
10. Inferno (1980)
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2
Inferno
R
11
2

Inferno is a horror film which tells us the story of Rose, who learns that the apartment where she once lived, used to be the residence of three witches. She requests her brother to come and meet her, but by the time he arrives, she is already dead.

Starring:
Sacha Pitoëff, Eleonora Giorgi, Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle
Directed By:
Dario Argento
11. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
11
2
The Cat o' Nine Tails
GP
11
2

An unknown individual breaks into the Terzi Medical Institute without stealing anything. Calabresi, one of the doctors in the institute, thinks that he knows the identity of the perpetrator. However, before he could reveal his name, he is killed. Meanwhile, a newsman works with a blind puzzle-solver to catch the killer.

Starring:
James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Horst Frank, Pier Paolo Capponi
Directed By:
Dario Argento
12. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
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2
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
PG
11
2

Roberto Tobias is a drummer who is being followed by a suspicious stalker. He decides to chase and confront whoever is stalking him, but it leads to a struggle where he accidentally stabs and apparently kills the man. Soon, he begins to receive letters from a man who seems to know about his crime. He begins to blackmail Roberto. Meanwhile, his friends start dying one by one.

Starring:
Bud Spencer, Aldo Bufi Landi, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Mimsy Farmer, Michael Brandon
Directed By:
Dario Argento
13. The 5-Man Army (1969)
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2
The 5-Man Army
M
11
2
Starring:
Peter Graves, Bud Spencer, James Daly, Tetsurô Tanba, Nino Castelnuovo
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Italo Zingarelli
14. Suspiria (2018)
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3
Suspiria
R
12
3

Susie Bannion is a young American dancer who arrives in Berlin to audition for an internationally famous dance company. However, things get complicated when she is given the role of lead dancer, and the woman she replaces starts accusing the company’s female directors of practicing witchcraft.

Starring:
Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Jessica Harper, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth
Directed By:
Luca Guadagnino
15. Opera (1987)
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2
Opera
R
11
2

Opera is a mystery horror thriller film which tells the story of a young opera singer who finds herself stalked by a psychotic fan. He decides to go on a killing spree, eliminating all the people who are associated with her.

Starring:
Ian Charleson, Daria Nicolodi, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Cristina Marsillach
Directed By:
Dario Argento
16. Phenomena (1985)
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2
Phenomena
11
2

Phenomena is a horror mystery film which revolves around a young girl who has an unusual but interesting ability which allows her to communicate with insects. She is soon transferred to a Swiss boarding school. When a string of murders occur, she thinks her abilities might prove very useful.  

Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Bauchau, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento, Federica Mastroianni, Fiorenza Tessari
Directed By:
Dario Argento
17. Demons (1985)
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2
Demons
10
2

Demons is a horror film which revolves around a group of people who come to a mysterious movie theater after receiving an invitation. However, they soon find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.

Starring:
Fiore Argento, Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Paola Cozzo
Directed By:
Lamberto Bava
18. Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (1968)
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2
Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die!
GP
10
2
Starring:
Bud Spencer, Wayde Preston, Brett Halsey, Jeff Cameron, Franco Borelli
Directed By:
Tonino Cervi
19. Le cinque giornate (1973)
10
2
Le cinque giornate
10
2

During the chaos of the final days of the Italian Revolution, a thief and a baker travel through the streets of Milan. 

Starring:
Adriano Celentano, Marilù Tolo, Enzo Cerusico, Luisa De Santis
Directed By:
Dario Argento
20. Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario? (1966)
10
2
Scusi, lei è favorevole o contrario?
10
2

This comedy film tells the story of a 50-year-old entrepreneur named Tullio,  who is separated from his wife. However, due to religious reasons, he refuses to get divorced.

Starring:
Anita Ekberg, Bibi Andersson, Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Tina Aumont
Directed By:
Alberto Sordi
21. Sleepless (2001)
10
2
Sleepless
R
10
2

A retired cop with insomnia teams up with a young detective to find a serial killer who has begun his killing spree again, after a period of seventeen years.

Starring:
Max von Sydow, Rossella Falk, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli, Gabriele Lavia
Directed By:
Dario Argento
22. The Sect (1991)
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2
The Sect
10
2
Starring:
Herbert Lom, Kelly Curtis, Carla Cassola, Mariangela Giordano, Michel Adatte
Directed By:
Michele Soavi
23. Innocent Blood (1992)
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2
Innocent Blood
R
10
2

Marie is a vampire with a conscience who only sucks the blood of criminals. And there is no shortage of victims on the streets of Pittsburgh, where a gang war is taking place. When she is unable to properly dispose of one of her victims, who is a gangster named Sal, he becomes a vampire himself. Therefore, she joins forces with an undercover cop, in order to bring Sal down.    

Starring:
Angela Bassett, Sam Raimi, Kim Coates, Don Rickles, Chazz Palminteri, Frank Oz, David Proval
Directed By:
John Landis
24. Probabilità zero (1969)
10
2
Probabilità zero
PG
10
2
Starring:
Henry Silva, Luigi Casellato, Riccardo Salvino, Ezio Sancrotti, Franco Giornelli
Directed By:
Maurizio Lucidi
25. The Church (1989)
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2
The Church
R
10
2

A cathedral is built over a mass grave site, filled with dead bodies that were considered possessed. Hundreds of years later, when a young librarian removes a rock in the catacombs, it unleashes the evil within, leading to many strange and sinister events.

Starring:
Asia Argento, Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Barbara Cupisti
Directed By:
Michele Soavi
26. La stagione dei sensi (1969)
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2
La stagione dei sensi
10
2
Starring:
Udo Kier, Laura Belli, Edda Di Benedetto, Eva Thulin, Susanne von Sass
Directed By:
Massimo Franciosa
27. The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
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2
The Stendhal Syndrome
9
2

A young policewoman is trying to track down an elusive rapist and serial killer. However, things are not easy for her, since she is suffering from a psychosomatic ailment that gives her dizziness and hallucinations when she gets exposed to paintings and artistic masterpieces.

Starring:
Asia Argento, Paolo Bonacelli, Luigi Diberti, Marco Leonardi, Thomas Kretschmann
Directed By:
Dario Argento
28. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
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2
Two Evil Eyes
R
9
2

Based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Two Evil Eyes is an anthology horror film telling two different stories. The first story is about a dying old man named Ernest Valdemar, whose scheming wife is planning to take his money, along with her lover Dr. Robert Hoffman. Hoffman tries to hypnotize Valdemar, but things don’t go as expected, as Valdermar dies during the process, and gets stuck between the world of the dead and the living. The second story is about a violinist who adopts a stray black cat, but problem is that her boyfriend dislikes it.   

Starring:
Adrienne Barbeau, Julie Benz, John Amos, Harvey Keitel, E.G. Marshall
Directed By:
Dario Argento, George A. Romero
29. Demons 2 (1986)
9
2
Demons 2
R
9
2

A group of residents and visitors are trapped inside a high-rise apartment building. To make things worse, the building is infested with demons who are only looking to hunt them down.   

Starring:
Asia Argento, David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Bobby Rhodes
Directed By:
Lamberto Bava
30. Comandamenti per un gangster (1968)
9
2
Comandamenti per un gangster
9
2
Starring:
Dante Maggio, Ljuba Tadic, Rade Markovic, Alfio Caltabiano, Nik Ballantine
Directed By:
Alfio Caltabiano
31. Trauma (1993)
9
2
Trauma
R
9
2

Trauma is a horror thriller film which tells the story of a young woman Aura who escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man named David who shows willingness in helping her find the man who had murdered her parents.

Starring:
Asia Argento, Piper Laurie, Frederic Forrest, Laura Johnson, Christopher Rydell
Directed By:
Dario Argento
32. Commandos (1968)
9
2
Commandos
PG
9
2
Starring:
Lee Van Cleef, Jack Kelly, Marino Masé, Giampiero Albertini, Götz George
Directed By:
Armando Crispino
33. La rivoluzione sessuale (1968)
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2
La rivoluzione sessuale
9
2
Starring:
Riccardo Cucciolla, Laura Antonelli, Marisa Mantovani, Ruggero Miti, Christian Aligny
Directed By:
Riccardo Ghione
34. The Wax Mask (1997)
9
2
The Wax Mask
9
2
Starring:
Robert Hossein, Gabriella Giorgelli, Romina Mondello, Riccardo Serventi Longhi, Umberto Balli
Directed By:
Sergio Stivaletti
35. Battle of the Commandos (1969)
8
2
Battle of the Commandos
PG-13
8
2

After losing many of his men to German troops, an Irish army colonel leads a platoon of convicted criminals so that they can prepare the Normandy beaches for the D Day Landings.

Starring:
Jack Palance, Wolfgang Preiss, Claudio Undari, Helmuth Schneider, Thomas Hunter
Directed By:
Umberto Lenzi
36. Scarlet Diva (2000)
8
2
Scarlet Diva
R
8
2
Starring:
Asia Argento, Gianluca Arcopinto, Jean Shepard, Herbert Fritsch, Joe Coleman
Directed By:
37. Mother of Tears (2007)
8
2
Mother of Tears
R
8
2

Mother of Tears is a supernatural horror film which tells the story of an American girl named Sarah, who is studying art in Rome. When she opens an ancient box, she finds a tunic, a dagger, and three statues representing three witches. But by opening the box, she unknowingly triggers the return of the demonic agents of Mater Lachrymarum. After her boss is killed, it is now up to her alone to stop the witch’s reign of terror.

Starring:
Asia Argento, Udo Kier, Valéria Cavalli, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James
Directed By:
Dario Argento
38. Man Called Amen (1972)
8
2
Man Called Amen
8
2
Starring:
Tano Cimarosa, Renato Cestiè, Luc Merenda, Alfio Caltabiano, Míla Beran
Directed By:
Alfio Caltabiano
39. The Card Player (2004)
8
2
The Card Player
8
2

After a tourist is kidnapped, a British Interpol agent named John Brennan is sent to Rome to investigate. He soon learns that the culprit is a notorious serial killer who kidnaps and kills young women and shows it to the police on web cam after challenging them to free the victim. In order to put an end to this insanity, an Italian policewoman teams up with Brennan.

Starring:
Adalberto Maria Merli, Liam Cunningham, Stefania Rocca, Claudio Santamaria, Silvio Muccino
Directed By:
Dario Argento
40. Giallo (2009)
7
1
Giallo
R
7
1

Giallo is a horror thriller film which tells the story of a flight attendant named Linda, who informs the police after her sister Celine gets kidnapped. Eventually, detective Enzo is assigned to the case. Soon, a dying woman is found outside a church, who was repeating ‘Yellow’. Unsure about what this could mean, Enzo and Linda continue to search for the culprit, while also looking for more clues.

Starring:
Emmanuelle Seigner, Elsa Pataky, Adrien Brody, Robert Miano, Valentina Izumi
Directed By:
Dario Argento
41. The Phantom of the Opera (1998)
7
1
The Phantom of the Opera
R
7
1

The Phantom of the Opera is a horror drama film which tells the story of a man who has been living in the sewers beneath the Paris Opera House for a long time. He kills anyone who tries to venture into his underground chambers. Things take a turn when he falls for a woman named Christine.   

Starring:
Asia Argento, Julian Sands, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Nadia Rinaldi, Andrea Di Stefano
Directed By:
Dario Argento
42. Dracula 3D (2012)
6
1
Dracula 3D
6
1
Starring:
Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Unax Ugalde, Miriam Giovanelli, Marta Gastini
Directed By:
Dario Argento
43. L'ultimo gattopardo: Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo (2010)
11
2
L'ultimo gattopardo: Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo
11
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Alberto Bevilacqua, Renzo Arbore, Pippo Baudo, Carlo Bixio
Directed By:
Giuseppe Tornatore
44. The King of Ads (1991)
9
2
The King of Ads
9
2
Starring:
Vanessa Paradis, Emmanuelle Seigner
Directed By:
Patrice Leconte, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, Bob Giraldi
45. Il cielo è sempre più blu (1996)
9
2
Il cielo è sempre più blu
9
2
Starring:
Monica Bellucci, Asia Argento, Luca Barbareschi, Margherita Buy, Roberto Citran
Directed By:
Antonello Grimaldi

TV Movie(s)

1. Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)
9
2
Do You Like Hitchcock?
9
2
Starring:
Elisabetta Rocchetti, Elio Germano, Chiara Conti, Cristina Brondo, Iván Morales
Directed By:
Dario Argento
2. Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012)
12
2
Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss
12
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gatiss, Fabrizio Bava, Annette Chaton
Directed By:
John Das

TV Shows and Videos

Masters of Horror (2005)
Masters of Horror
TV-MA
Starring:
Robert Englund, Daniel Gillies, Michael Moriarty, Meat Loaf, Norman Reedus, Jessica Lowndes, Jason Priestley
Directed By:
John Carpenter, Dario Argento, Takashi Miike
Tutti pazzi per amore (2008)
Tutti pazzi per amore
Starring:
Emilio Solfrizzi, Irene Ferri, Francesca Inaudi, Nicole Murgia
Turno di notte (1987)
Turno di notte
Starring:
Asia Argento, Antonella Vitale, Matteo Gazzolo, Lea Martino, Franco Cerri
La porta sul buio (1973)
La porta sul buio
Starring:
Marilù Tolo, Robert Hoffmann, Enzo Cerusico, Aldo Reggiani, Laura Belli
Directed By:
Dario Argento
Rapido (1987)
Rapido
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Starring:
Chuck Jones, Bono, Antoine de Caunes, The Pogues
Directed By:
Peter Stuart