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List of Federico Fellini Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1.(1963)
21
2
8½
21
2

Famous Italian film director Guido Anselmi is struggling for inspiration after deciding to direct an epic science fiction film and is evading his mistress, his producer, crew, and journalists to buy time. He dives into a fantasy involving the women in his life from past and present, and eventually finds inspiration for his film, which gradually becomes autobiographical.

Starring:
Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
2. La Dolce Vita (1960)
20
2
La Dolce Vita
20
2

This Italian comedy drama film follows the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. Despite his carefree approach to living, and hedonistic attitude towards life, he does have some moments of quite reflection, which results in an intriguing cinematic study of his character. 

Starring:
Anita Ekberg, Nico, Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
3. La Strada (1954)
18
2
La Strada
18
2

La Strada is an Italian drama film which tells the story of Gelsomina, a simple-minded young woman who was bought from her mother by a brutish strongman who takes her with him on the road.

Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Aldo Silvani, Richard Basehart, Giulietta Masina, Marcella Rovere
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
4. Amarcord (1973)
20
2
Amarcord
R
20
2

Set in 1930s, this is a semi-autobiographical film about an adolescent boy growing up in a seaside village in Fascist Italy and records various incidents that occur around him in the course of his daily life. The film thus provides a series of nostalgic vignettes and has been justly rewarded by multiple awards and prizes. 

Starring:
Magali Noël, Ciccio Ingrassia, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Nando Orfei
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
5. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
14
2
The Nights of Cabiria
14
2

The Nights of Cabiria is an Oscar-winning Italian drama film, which tells the story of a prostitute who wanders the streets of Rome hoping to find true love. However, she only finds dejection and heartbreak. 

Starring:
Aldo Silvani, Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
6. Rome, Open City (1945)
11
4
Rome, Open City
11
4

This war drama film takes us to the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944 during the Second World War. Giorgio Manfredi, a Resistance Leader, is tracked down and chased by the Nazis. He seeks refuge with Francesco, one of his friends. Francesco’s fiancée, Pina tries to inform a priest that Giorgio needs to leave the town without being detected.

Starring:
Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Vito Annichiarico, Marcello Pagliero, Nando Bruno
Directed By:
7. I Vitelloni (1953)
14
5
I Vitelloni
14
5

Fausto is a womanizer who gets married to Sandra, the sister of his friend Moraldo. Despite his marriage, he continues to flirt with other women.

Starring:
Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo Trieste, Franco Interlenghi, Franco Fabrizi, Riccardo Fellini
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
8. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
17
2
Juliet of the Spirits
17
2

Juliet of the Spirits is a comedy drama film that revolves around a married woman, who catches her husband having an affair. She tries to gather the courage required to give him a divorce.

Starring:
Robert Wolders, Valeska Gert, Valentina Cortese, Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
9. And the Ship Sails On (1983)
13
2
And the Ship Sails On
PG
13
2
Starring:
Peter Cellier, Barbara Jefford, Freddie Jones, Victor Poletti, Elisa Mainardi
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
10. Il Bidone (1955)
13
2
Il Bidone
13
2
Starring:
Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Sue Ellen Blake
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
11. Paisan (1946)
11
3
Paisan
11
3
Starring:
Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Benjamin Emanuel, Raymond Campbell, Harold Wagner
Directed By:
12. Roma (1972)
14
2
Roma
R
14
2

This comedy drama film revolves around a man named Fellini, who goes to Rome, and films things like traffic jams, the subway system, etc, in order to draw a comparison between the old Rome and the new one.

Starring:
Cassandra Peterson, Anna Magnani, Marne Maitland, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
13. Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)
13
2
Orchestra Rehearsal
R
13
2
Starring:
Clara Colosimo, Balduin Baas, Elizabeth Labi, Ronaldo Bonacchi, Ferdinando Villella
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
14. The Path of Hope (1950)
10
5
The Path of Hope
10
5
Starring:
Saro Urzì, Raf Vallone, Elena Varzi, Franco Navarra, Liliana Lattanzi
Directed By:
Pietro Germi
15. In the Name of the Law (1949)
10
5
In the Name of the Law
10
5
Starring:
Charles Vanel, Massimo Girotti, Camillo Mastrocinque, Jone Salinas, Saro Urzì
Directed By:
Pietro Germi
16. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
10
5
The Flowers of St. Francis
10
5
Starring:
Aldo Fabrizi, Peparuolo, Gianfranco Bellini, Severino Pisacane, Roberto Sorrentino
Directed By:
17. Fellini's Satyricon (1969)
15
3
Fellini's Satyricon
R
15
3

This film takes us to first-century Rome, and revolves around two student friends who argue about the ownership of a slave boy named Gitone.

Starring:
Capucine, Salvo Randone, Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
18. Fellini's Casanova (1976)
11
2
Fellini's Casanova
R
11
2

Giacomo Casanova, who is known as a notorious womanizer, is shown to be going to prison due to a sex scandal. However, he manges to escape to Paris, looking for a new life.

Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne, Carmen Scarpitta, Clara Algranti
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Production Design/Art Direction
19. City of Women (1980)
13
2
City of Women
R
13
2
Starring:
Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Prucnal, Bernice Stegers, Jole Silvani, Donatella Damiani
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
20. The White Sheik (1952)
10
5
The White Sheik
10
5
Starring:
Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo Trieste, Ernesto Almirante, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
21. I cavalieri del deserto (1942)
10
5
I cavalieri del deserto
10
5
Starring:
Osvaldo Valenti, Luigi Pavese, Guido Celano, Primo Carnera, Luisa Ferida
Directed By:
Osvaldo Valenti, Gino Talamo
22. Boccaccio 70 (1962)
10
4
Boccaccio 70
10
4
Starring:
Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, Anita Ekberg, Tomas Milian, Marisa Solinas
Directed By:
23. Variety Lights (1951)
10
4
Variety Lights
10
4
Starring:
Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Dante Maggio, John Kitzmiller, Giulietta Masina
Directed By:
Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada
24. L'amore (1948)
10
3
L'amore
10
3
Role:
Il vagabondo (segment "Il miracolo") (uncredited)
Starring:
Anna Magnani, Peparuolo, Amelia Robert
Directed By:
25. The Bandit of Tacca Del Lupo (1952)
10
4
The Bandit of Tacca Del Lupo
10
4
Starring:
Amedeo Nazzari, Saro Urzì, Cosetta Greco, Fausto Tozzi, Vincenzo Musolino
Directed By:
Pietro Germi
26. The Mill on the Po (1949)
10
4
The Mill on the Po
10
4
Starring:
Anna Carena, Carla Del Poggio, Jacques Sernas, Mario Besesti, Giulio Calì
Directed By:
Alberto Lattuada
27. Fortunella (1958)
10
4
Fortunella
10
4

Fortunella is an Italian comedy film which tells the story of a poor girl, who is convinced that her father is a Prince.

Starring:
Alberto Sordi, Eduardo De Filippo, Nando Bruno, Carlo Dapporto, Guido Celano
Directed By:
Eduardo De Filippo
28. Sweet Charity (1969)
10
4
Sweet Charity
G
10
4
Starring:
Shirley MacLaine, Ben Vereen, Sammy Davis Jr., Ricardo Montalban, John McMartin, Chita Rivera
Directed By:
29. Four Ways Out (1951)
10
4
Four Ways Out
10
4

A group of four criminals commit a robbery at a soccer stadium. In order to evade the police, they split up and plan their own unique and individual escape.

Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, Paul Muller, Renato Baldini, Cosetta Greco, Fausto Tozzi
Directed By:
Pietro Germi
30. The Peddler and the Lady (1943)
10
4
The Peddler and the Lady
10
4
Starring:
Anna Magnani, Peppino De Filippo, Aldo Fabrizi, Caterina Boratto, Cristiano Cristiani
Directed By:
Mario Bonnard
31. Ginger and Fred (1986)
10
2
Ginger and Fred
PG-13
10
2
Starring:
Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur, Augusto Poderosi
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
32. 3/4 of a Page (1942)
10
4
3/4 of a Page
10
4
Starring:
Paola Barbara, Valentina Cortese, Claudio Gora, Bella Starace Sainati, Gino Cervi
Directed By:
Nicola Manzari
33. Without Pity (1948)
9
3
Without Pity
9
3
Starring:
Folco Lulli, Carla Del Poggio, John Kitzmiller, Giulietta Masina, Pierre Claudé
Directed By:
Alberto Lattuada
34. City of Pain (1949)
9
2
City of Pain
9
2
Starring:
Elio Steiner, Constance Dowling, Luigi Tosi, Barbara Costanova, Gianni Rizzo
Directed By:
Mario Bonnard
35. Love in the City (1953)
9
2
Love in the City
9
2

Love in the City, L'amore in città in Italian, is an anthology film composed of six segments, each written and directed by different writer or director. The segments include Paid Love, Attempted Suicide, Paradise for Three Hours, Marriage Agency, Story of Caterina and Italians Stare.  The music is by Mario Nascimbene, one of the best known Italian film soundtrack composers.

Starring:
Rita Josa, Rosanna Carta, Enrico Pelliccia, Donatella Marrosu, Paolo Pacetti
36. Flesh Will Surrender (1947)
9
2
Flesh Will Surrender
9
2

Giovanni used to be a humble and mild clerk working in a government office. However, he complicates his own life by associating with a forger named Giulio. Giulio not only gets hold of Giovanni’s money, but also ruins his career, and makes him marry his own mistress.

Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, Alberto Sordi, Aldo Fabrizi, Nando Bruno, Ave Ninchi, Roldano Lupi
Directed By:
Alberto Lattuada
37. Before the Postman (1942)
9
2
Before the Postman
9
2
Starring:
Virgilio Riento, Adriana Benetti, Aldo Fabrizi, Andrea Checchi, Carlo Micheluzzi
Directed By:
Mario Bonnard
38. Spirits of the Dead (1968)
9
2
Spirits of the Dead
R
9
2
Starring:
Alain Delon, Brigitte Bardot, Peter Fonda, Vincent Price, Jane Fonda, Terence Stamp, James Robertson Justice
Directed By:
39. Intervista (1987)
9
2
Intervista
9
2
Starring:
Lara Wendel, Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Paola Liguori
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
40. The Last Wagon (1943)
9
2
The Last Wagon
9
2
Starring:
Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Anita Durante, Elide Spada, Enzo Fiermonte
Directed By:
Mario Mattoli
41. Position Wanted (1951)
9
2
Position Wanted
9
2
Starring:
Vittorio De Sica, Alberto Sordi, Eduardo De Filippo, Elsa Merlini, Gino Cervi
Directed By:
Giorgio Pastina
42. Return of the Black Eagle (1946)
9
2
Return of the Black Eagle
9
2
Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, Rossano Brazzi, Irasema Dilián, Gino Cervi, Rina Morelli, Harry Feist
Directed By:
Riccardo Freda
43. Apparition (1943)
9
2
Apparition
9
2
Starring:
Amedeo Nazzari, Alida Valli, Paolo Stoppa, Massimo Girotti, Andreina Pagnani
Directed By:
Jean de Limur
44. Bullet for Stefano (1947)
8
2
Bullet for Stefano
8
2
Starring:
Alberto Sordi, Rossano Brazzi, Carlo Campanini, Gianni Baghino, Franco Balducci
Directed By:
Duilio Coletti
45. The Voice of the Moon (1990)
8
2
The Voice of the Moon
8
2
Starring:
Roberto Benigni, Paolo Villaggio, Nadia Ottaviani, Marisa Tomasi, Angelo Orlando
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
46. Chi l'ha visto? (1945)
8
2
Chi l'ha visto?
8
2
Starring:
Alberto Sordi, Valentina Cortese, Virgilio Riento, Carlo Campanini, Ada Dondini
Directed By:
Goffredo Alessandrini
47. Pasqualino Cammarata... capitano di fregata (1974)
7
1
Pasqualino Cammarata... capitano di fregata
7
1
Starring:
Aldo Giuffrè, Tano Cimarosa, Ninetto Davoli, Agata Flori, José Sacristán
Directed By:
Mario Amendola
48. The Ways of Love (1950)
9
2
The Ways of Love
9
2
Role:
The Stranger
Starring:
Anna Magnani, Sylvia Bataille, Vincent Scotto
Directed By:
Jean Renoir, Marcel Pagnol, Roberto Rossellini
49. The King of Ads (1991)
8
2
The King of Ads
8
2
Starring:
Vanessa Paradis, Emmanuelle Seigner
Directed By:
Patrice Leconte, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, Bob Giraldi

TV Movie(s)

1. The Clowns (1970)
10
3
The Clowns
G
10
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Tino Scotti, Riccardo Billi, Gigi Reder, Valentini
Directed By:
Federico Fellini

Animation(s)

NBC Experiment in Television (1967)
NBC Experiment in Television
Starring:
Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence, Rodney Dangerfield, Nanette Fabray, David Warner, Edward Binns
Directed By:
Ernest Pintoff, Victor Vicas, Guy Fraumeni, Federico Fellini

TV Shows and Videos

Che bel paesaggio: Bitter Campari (1984)
Che bel paesaggio: Bitter Campari
Starring:
Silvia Dionisio, Victor Poletti
Directed By:
Federico Fellini
Alta Società: Rigatoni Barilla (1985)
Alta Società: Rigatoni Barilla
Starring:
Massimo Lopez, Maurizio Mauri, Renzo Rinaldi, Greta Vayan
Directed By:
Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini Awards

BAFTA Awards
Il Casanova di Federico Fellini Best Production Design/Art Direction 1978