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List of Dario Argento Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. C'era una volta il West (1968)
14
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.

As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Western
2. Every Man Is My Enemy (1967)
13
4
Every Man Is My Enemy
13
4
As:
Writer
Director:
Franco Prosperi
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Marina Berti, Jean Servais, Elsa Martinelli, Robert Webber, Pierre Zimmer
3. Deep Red (1975)
17
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.  

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Cyril Cusack, David Hemmings, Macha Méril, Daria Nicolodi
4. Suspiria (1977)
13
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.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Udo Kier, Jessica Harper, Flavio Bucci, Stefania Casini
5. Tenebre (1982)
12
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.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Anthony Franciosa, Ania Pieroni, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo
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.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Enrico Maria Salerno, Umberto Raho, Eva Renzi, Tony Musante,
7. Cemetery Without Crosses (1969)
11
2
Cemetery Without Crosses
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Robert Hossein
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Robert Hossein, Michèle Mercier, Guido Lollobrigida, Serge Marquand, Daniele Vargas
8. Metti, una sera a cena (1969)
11
2
Metti, una sera a cena
R
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Annie Girardot, Tony Musante, Florinda Bolkan, Lino Capolicchio
9. Inferno (1980)
11
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.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Sacha Pitoëff, Eleonora Giorgi, Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle
10. 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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Horst Frank, Pier Paolo Capponi
11. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
11
2
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
PG
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Bud Spencer, Aldo Bufi Landi, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Mimsy Farmer, Michael Brandon
12. The 5-Man Army (1969)
11
2
The 5-Man Army
M
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Don Taylor, Italo Zingarelli
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
Peter Graves, Bud Spencer, James Daly, Tetsurô Tanba, Nino Castelnuovo
13. Suspiria (2018)
12
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.

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Luca Guadagnino
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Jessica Harper, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth
14. Opera (1987)
11
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.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ian Charleson, Daria Nicolodi, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Cristina Marsillach
15. Phenomena (1985)
11
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.  

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Bauchau, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento, Federica Mastroianni, Fiorenza Tessari
16. Demons (1985)
10
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.

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Lamberto Bava
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Fiore Argento, Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Paola Cozzo
17. Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! (1968)
10
2
Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die!
GP
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Tonino Cervi
Genres:
Thriller, Western
Star Cast:
Bud Spencer, Wayde Preston, Brett Halsey, Jeff Cameron, Franco Borelli
18. 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. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Adriano Celentano, Marilù Tolo, Enzo Cerusico, Luisa De Santis
19. 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.

As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Alberto Sordi
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Anita Ekberg, Bibi Andersson, Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Tina Aumont
20. Sleepless (2001)
10
2
Sleepless
R
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Max von Sydow, Rossella Falk, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli, Gabriele Lavia
21. The Sect (1991)
10
2
The Sect
10
2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Michele Soavi
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Herbert Lom, Kelly Curtis, Carla Cassola, Mariangela Giordano, Michel Adatte
22. Innocent Blood (1992)
10
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.    

As:
Cast
Director:
John Landis
Genres:
Horror, Action, Romance, Crime, Comedy
23. Probabilità zero (1969)
10
2
Probabilità zero
PG
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Maurizio Lucidi
Genres:
War, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Henry Silva, Luigi Casellato, Riccardo Salvino, Ezio Sancrotti, Franco Giornelli
24. The Church (1989)
10
2
The Church
R
10
2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Michele Soavi
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Barbara Cupisti
25. La stagione dei sensi (1969)
10
2
La stagione dei sensi
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Massimo Franciosa
Star Cast:
Udo Kier, Laura Belli, Edda Di Benedetto, Eva Thulin, Susanne von Sass
26. The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
9
2
The Stendhal Syndrome
9
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, Paolo Bonacelli, Luigi Diberti, Marco Leonardi, Thomas Kretschmann
28. 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.   

As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Lamberto Bava
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, David Edwin Knight, Nancy Brilli, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Bobby Rhodes
29. Comandamenti per un gangster (1968)
9
2
Comandamenti per un gangster
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Alfio Caltabiano
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Dante Maggio, Ljuba Tadic, Rade Markovic, Alfio Caltabiano, Nik Ballantine
30. Trauma (1993)
9
2
Trauma
R
9
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, Piper Laurie, Frederic Forrest, Laura Johnson, Christopher Rydell
31. Commandos (1968)
9
2
Commandos
PG
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Armando Crispino
Genres:
War, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Lee Van Cleef, Jack Kelly, Marino Masé, Giampiero Albertini, Götz George
32. La rivoluzione sessuale (1968)
9
2
La rivoluzione sessuale
9
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Riccardo Ghione
Star Cast:
Riccardo Cucciolla, Laura Antonelli, Marisa Mantovani, Ruggero Miti, Christian Aligny
33. The Wax Mask (1997)
9
2
The Wax Mask
9
2
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Sergio Stivaletti
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Robert Hossein, Gabriella Giorgelli, Romina Mondello, Riccardo Serventi Longhi, Umberto Balli
34. 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.

As:
Writer
Director:
Umberto Lenzi
Genres:
Action, War
Star Cast:
Jack Palance, Wolfgang Preiss, Claudio Undari, Helmuth Schneider, Thomas Hunter
35. Scarlet Diva (2000)
8
2
Scarlet Diva
R
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, Gianluca Arcopinto, Jean Shepard, Herbert Fritsch, Joe Coleman
36. 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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, Udo Kier, Valéria Cavalli, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James
37. Man Called Amen (1972)
8
2
Man Called Amen
8
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Alfio Caltabiano
Genres:
Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
Tano Cimarosa, Renato Cestiè, Luc Merenda, Alfio Caltabiano, Míla Beran
38. The Card Player (2004)
8
2
The Card Player
8
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Adalberto Maria Merli, Liam Cunningham, Stefania Rocca, Claudio Santamaria, Silvio Muccino
40. The Phantom of the Opera (1998)
7
1
The Phantom of the Opera
R
7
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, Julian Sands, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Nadia Rinaldi, Andrea Di Stefano
41. Dracula 3D (2012)
6
1
Dracula 3D
6
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Romance
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Unax Ugalde, Miriam Giovanelli, Marta Gastini
42. L'ultimo gattopardo: Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo (2010)
11
2
L'ultimo gattopardo: Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Alberto Bevilacqua, Renzo Arbore, Pippo Baudo, Carlo Bixio
43. The King of Ads (1991)
9
2
The King of Ads
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Patrice Leconte, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, Bob Giraldi
Genres:
Documentary
44. Il cielo è sempre più blu (1996)
9
2
Il cielo è sempre più blu
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Antonello Grimaldi
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Monica Bellucci, Asia Argento, Luca Barbareschi, Margherita Buy, Roberto Citran

TV Movie(s)

1. Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)
9
2
Do You Like Hitchcock?
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Elisabetta Rocchetti, Elio Germano, Chiara Conti, Cristina Brondo, Iván Morales
2. Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012)
12
2
Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
John Das
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gatiss, Fabrizio Bava, Annette Chaton

TV Shows and Videos

Tutti pazzi per amore (2008)
Tutti pazzi per amore
As:
Cast
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Emilio Solfrizzi, Irene Ferri, Francesca Inaudi, Nicole Murgia
Turno di notte (1987)
Turno di notte
As:
Producer
Star Cast:
Asia Argento, Antonella Vitale, Matteo Gazzolo, Lea Martino, Franco Cerri
La porta sul buio (1973)
La porta sul buio
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Dario Argento
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Marilù Tolo, Robert Hoffmann, Enzo Cerusico, Aldo Reggiani, Laura Belli
Rapido (1987)
Rapido
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (1 episode, 1987)
Director:
Peter Stuart
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Chuck Jones, Bono, Antoine de Caunes, The Pogues