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List of Franco Zeffirelli Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Angelina (1947)
14
6
Angelina
14
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Luigi Zampa
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Anna Magnani, Nando Bruno, Ave Ninchi, Ernesto Almirante, Agnese Dubbini
2. Il mistero di Dante (2014)
6
4
Il mistero di Dante
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Louis Nero
Genres:
Biography, History, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
F. Murray Abraham, Taylor Hackford, Silvano Agosti, Christopher Vogler

Director

Maria Callas at Covent Garden (1964)
11
1
Maria Callas at Covent Garden
11
1
As:
Director
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Tito Gobbi, Maria Callas, Renato Cioni, Robert Bowman, Dennis Wicks
Don Carlo (1992)
9
2
Don Carlo
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Samuel Ramey, Luciano Pavarotti, Paolo Coni, Alexander Anisimov, Antonio Silvestrelli
Pagliacci (1982)
8
2
Pagliacci
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Plácido Domingo, Teresa Stratas, Juan Pons, Alberto Rinaldi, Florindo Andreolli
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance Programming - Directing
Cavalleria rusticana (1982)
8
2
Cavalleria rusticana
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Plácido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Fedora Barbieri, Axelle Gall, Yelena Obraztsova
La traviata (1982)
9
3
La traviata
G
9
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Music, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Plácido Domingo, Teresa Stratas, Cornell MacNeil, Allan Monk, Axelle Gall
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Production Design/Art Direction
Per Firenze (1966)
7
2
Per Firenze
7
2
As:
Director
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Richard Burton
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
36
11
Romeo and Juliet
TV-14
36
11

Based on the well-known play of the same name by William Shakespeare, this Oscar-winning film tells the story of Romeo Montague, a handsome young man, who falls in love with the beautiful and young Juliet Capulet. Although the two want to be with each other, their relationship creates a lot of tension due to the feud between their families.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Robert Stephens, Milo O'Shea, John McEnery
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
13
5
The Taming of the Shrew
13
5
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael York, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack
Fratello sole, sorella luna (1972)
10
4
Fratello sole, sorella luna
PG
10
4
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
War, History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Alec Guinness, Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham
Otello (1986)
7
3
Otello
PG
7
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Plácido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Justino Díaz, Petra Malakova, Urbano Barberini
Tea with Mussolini (1999)
17
7
Tea with Mussolini
PG
17
7

Tea with Mussolini is a comedy drama war film which tells the story of a young boy named Luca, who is raised by a group of cultured English women, after his mother dies all of a sudden. However, when the Second World War breaks out, it turns their lives upside down.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Comedy, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Lily Tomlin, Joan Plowright, Cher
Jane Eyre (1996)
14
6
Jane Eyre
PG
14
6

Jane Eyre is an orphan who was cast out at an early age by Mrs Reed, her aunt, after which she was raised in a harsh all-girls charity school. She eventually learns to become a teacher and seeks employment outside. She is hired by Mr Rochester, and over some time, they fall in love.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Romance, Drama
The Champ (1979)
13
6
The Champ
PG
13
6

The Champ is a sports drama film which tells the story of Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, who is now addicted to drinking and gambling. When he comes to know that his wealthy former wife is trying to take his child away from him, he decides that he will return to the ring to provide for his son.

As:
Director
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Jack Warden, Ricky Schroder, Arthur Hill
Sparrow (1993)
6
3
Sparrow
6
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Vanessa Redgrave, John Castle, Angela Bettis, Johnathon Schaech, Eva Alexander
Hamlet (1990)
23
11
Hamlet
PG
23
11

Based on the Shakespearean tragedy, it follows Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, who returns home after his father King Hamlet’s death. He finds that his mother, Gertrude, has married his uncle Claudius, the new king. When King’s ghost appears and reveals that he was murdered by Claudius, Prince seethes to take revenge, but is also aware of the tragedy it may ensue.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Omaggio a Roma (2009)
6
3
Omaggio a Roma
6
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Monica Bellucci, Andrea Bocelli
Callas Forever (2002)
7
4
Callas Forever
PG-13
7
4
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Biography, Music, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Fanny Ardant, Joan Plowright, Jay Rodan, Gabriel Garko
Camping (1958)
5
3
Camping
5
3
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lyla Rocco, Nino Manfredi, Marisa Allasio, Paolo Ferrari, Kaida Horiuchi

TV Shows

Franco Zeffirelli Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Great Performances Outstanding Individual Achievements - Classical Music/Dance Programming 1986
Pagliacci Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance Programming - Directing 1985
BAFTA Awards
La traviata Best Production Design/Art Direction 1984