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List of Michelangelo Antonioni Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. L'Eclisse (1962)
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3
L'Eclisse
20
3

This romantic drama film revolves around Vittoria, a beautiful literary translator who is living in Rome. She splits up with her writer boyfriend Riccardo, after which she meets a stockbroker named Piero. They begin a relationship but face difficulties due to Piero’s materialistic nature.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Alain Delon, Lilla Brignone, Rossana Rory, Monica Vitti, Francisco Rabal
2. L'Avventura (1960)
18
2
L'Avventura
18
2

Voted as one of the greatest films ever made (Sight & Sound), it follows Anna, who goes on a boat-trip to a Mediterranean volcanic island with boyfriend Sandro and best friend, Claudia. Inexplicably, Anna goes missing. Sandro and Claudia search everywhere for her, but in vain. Slowly they get attracted towards each other, and forgetting about Anna, get involved in a relationship.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Gabriele Ferzetti, Lea Massari, Monica Vitti, Dominique Blanchar, Renzo Ricci
3. La Notte (1961)
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4
La Notte
14
4

Giovanni is a novelist whose wife, Lidia, seems to be quite upset with their relationship. When she finds out that her friend Tommaso is suffering from a terminal illness, she starts roaming the streets of the city, questioning her marriage to Giovanni.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Bernhard Wicki, Monica Vitti, Rosy Mazzacurati
4. Il deserto rosso (1964)
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3
Il deserto rosso
17
3

Giuliana is facing an existential crisis, as although her husband is quite successful in his career, he doesn’t pay attention to her. She soon finds herself attracted to one of his colleagues, and they end up making love.              

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Harris, Monica Vitti, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi, Rita Renoir
5. Blow-Up (1966)
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4
Blow-Up
19
4

During the 1960s, London-based successful fashion photographer, Thomas, feels that he has everything in life, which sometimes gets boring for him. One day he spots something suspicious in the photographs of a mysterious beauty that he had captured in a park. He detects a man with a gun which points to a possibility of a crime. So he must investigate it further. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jane Birkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle
6. Il Grido (1957)
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2
Il Grido
12
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alida Valli, Steve Cochran, Dorian Gray, Gabriella Pallotta, Lynn Shaw
7. Professione: reporter (1975)
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2
Professione: reporter
PG
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2

David Locke is an American journalist who is sent to cover a conflict in Northern Africa, but he fails to make any progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger looking similar to him, he decides to assume the identity of the dead man. He soon finds out that the man was an arms dealer, which puts him into dangerous situations with criminals as well as cops.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jack Nicholson, Steven Berkoff, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry
8. Chung Kuo - Cina (1972)
11
2
Chung Kuo - Cina
11
2

Chung Kuo – Cina is a documentary by Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, which focuses mainly on the lives of ordinary Chinese man. The documentary allows glimpses of Chinese culture as seen across the nation. It covers regions from major cities of Beijing and Shanghai, up to old city of Suzhou and collective farms in Henan, depicting the outcome of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Giuseppe Rinaldi
9. The White Sheik (1952)
12
2
The White Sheik
12
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo Trieste, Ernesto Almirante, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo
10. Le Amiche (1955)
12
2
Le Amiche
12
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Valentina Cortese, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Yvonne Furneaux, Franco Fabrizi, Gabriele Ferzetti
11. The Lady Without Camelias (1953)
12
2
The Lady Without Camelias
12
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andrea Checchi, Gino Cervi, Lucia Bosé, Ivan Desny, Monica Clay
12. Zabriskie Point (1970)
13
3
Zabriskie Point
R
13
3

Zabriskie Point is a drama film which tells the story of a young revolutionary and an anthropology student who begin an unrestrained relationship, during the time of civil unrest in the US in the late 1960s.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rod Taylor, Harrison Ford, Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin
13. Story of a Love Affair (1950)
11
2
Story of a Love Affair
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Massimo Girotti, Lucia Bosé, Ferdinando Sarmi, Gino Rossi, Marika Rowsky
14. People of the Po Valley (1947)
10
2
People of the Po Valley
10
2

People of the Po Valley is a documentary short film that shows in detail the life of Italians living on the Po River in the 1940s. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Short, Documentary
15. Tragic Hunt (1947)
10
2
Tragic Hunt
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Giuseppe De Santis
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Andrea Checchi, Massimo Girotti, Carla Del Poggio, Vivi Gioi, Vittorio Duse
16. N.U. (1948)
10
2
N.U.
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Documentary, Short
17. Identification of a Woman (1982)
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2
Identification of a Woman
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Tomas Milian, Veronica Lazar, Lara Wendel, Christine Boisson, Daniela Silverio
18. I vinti (1953)
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2
I vinti
10
2

The movie tells three different stories about youth in three different countries. In Paris, France, a few high school students kill their friend for money. In Rome, Italy, a university student gets involved in smuggling cigarette and in London, England, a poet discovers the body of a woman and tries to sell the story to newspapers. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Etchika Choureau, Henri Poirier, Annie Noël, Jacques Sempey, Guy De Meulan
19. Love in the City (1953)
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2
Love in the City
10
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.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Documentary
Star Cast:
Rita Josa, Rosanna Carta, Enrico Pelliccia, Donatella Marrosu, Paolo Pacetti
20. The Mystery of Oberwald (1980)
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2
The Mystery of Oberwald
9
2

Also known as Il mistero di Oberwald, the movie tells the story of a young radical poet Sebastian, who breaks into a castle in Oberwald, to kill the Queen. The Queen has been mourning her husband for ten years. Things get complicated when both discover that Sebastian is the spitting image of the dead king.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Monica Vitti, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Branciaroli, Luigi Diberti, Elisabetta Pozzi
21. I tre volti (1965)
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2
I tre volti
9
2

Directed by three different Italian directors, I tre volti is an Italian drama film which tells three different romantic fables.

As:
Director
Director:
Mauro Bolognini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Indovina
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Harris, Dino De Laurentiis, Princess Soraya, Goffredo Alessandrini, Nando Angelini
23. A Pilot Returns (1942)
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2
A Pilot Returns
8
2

An Italian pilot’s flight is shot down during the Italian invasion of Greece during the World War II. The British forces capture and put him in a prisoner-of-war camp. There he meets and falls for a young Italian woman, who had volunteered to take care of the prisoners. He soon works on an escape plan to get back to his country.   

As:
Writer
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Michela Belmonte, Massimo Girotti, Gaetano Masier, Elvira Betrone, Nino Brondello
25. Michelangelo Eye to Eye (2004)
9
2
Michelangelo Eye to Eye
G
9
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Short, Documentary
26. 12 registi per 12 città (1989)
9
2
12 registi per 12 città
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Zeffirelli, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Bertolucci
Genres:
Documentary
27. Liv (1998)
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2
Liv
8
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Edoardo Ponti
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Raymond J. Barry, Sandra Seacat, Elaine Kagan, Elizabeth Guber

TV Movie(s)

1. Room 666 (1982)
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2
Room 666
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Wim Wenders
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Wim Wenders, Maroun Bagdadi, Mike De Leon, Ana Carolina

TV Shows and Videos

Welcome to the Basement (2012)
Welcome to the Basement
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barry Bostwick, Matt Sloan, Aaron Yonda, Craig Johnson, Tona Williams