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List of Michelangelo Antonioni Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. L'Avventura (1960)
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L'Avventura
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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.

Starring:
Gabriele Ferzetti, Lea Massari, Monica Vitti, Dominique Blanchar, Renzo Ricci
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
2. L'Eclisse (1962)
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3
L'Eclisse
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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.  

Starring:
Alain Delon, Lilla Brignone, Rossana Rory, Monica Vitti, Francisco Rabal
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
3. Il deserto rosso (1964)
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Il deserto rosso
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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.              

Starring:
Richard Harris, Monica Vitti, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi, Rita Renoir
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
4. La Notte (1961)
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La Notte
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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.

Starring:
Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Bernhard Wicki, Monica Vitti, Rosy Mazzacurati
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
5. Blow-Up (1966)
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Blow-Up
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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. 

Starring:
Jane Birkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
6. 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.

Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Steven Berkoff, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
7. Il Grido (1957)
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Il Grido
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3
Starring:
Alida Valli, Steve Cochran, Dorian Gray, Gabriella Pallotta, Lynn Shaw
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
8. Chung Kuo - Cina (1972)
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Chung Kuo - Cina
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6

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. 

Starring:
Giuseppe Rinaldi
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
9. Le Amiche (1955)
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Le Amiche
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3
Starring:
Valentina Cortese, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Yvonne Furneaux, Franco Fabrizi, Gabriele Ferzetti
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
10. Zabriskie Point (1970)
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3
Zabriskie Point
R
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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.

Starring:
Rod Taylor, Harrison Ford, Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
11. The Lady Without Camelias (1953)
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The Lady Without Camelias
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2
Starring:
Andrea Checchi, Gino Cervi, Lucia Bosé, Ivan Desny, Monica Clay
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
12. Story of a Love Affair (1950)
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Story of a Love Affair
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2
Starring:
Massimo Girotti, Lucia Bosé, Ferdinando Sarmi, Gino Rossi, Marika Rowsky
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
13. The White Sheik (1952)
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The White Sheik
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6
Starring:
Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo Trieste, Ernesto Almirante, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo
Directed By:
14. People of the Po Valley (1947)
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People of the Po Valley
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5

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. 

Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
15. Tragic Hunt (1947)
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5
Tragic Hunt
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5
Starring:
Andrea Checchi, Massimo Girotti, Carla Del Poggio, Vivi Gioi, Vittorio Duse
Directed By:
Giuseppe De Santis
16. Identification of a Woman (1982)
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Identification of a Woman
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3
Starring:
Tomas Milian, Veronica Lazar, Lara Wendel, Christine Boisson, Daniela Silverio
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
17. I vinti (1953)
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I vinti
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3

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. 

Starring:
Etchika Choureau, Henri Poirier, Annie Noël, Jacques Sempey, Guy De Meulan
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
18. N.U. (1948)
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N.U.
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6
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
19. The Mystery of Oberwald (1980)
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The Mystery of Oberwald
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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.  

Starring:
Monica Vitti, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Branciaroli, Luigi Diberti, Elisabetta Pozzi
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
20. Love in the City (1953)
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Love in the City
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5

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
Directed By:
21. I tre volti (1965)
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I tre volti
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Directed by three different Italian directors, I tre volti is an Italian drama film which tells three different romantic fables.

Starring:
Richard Harris, Dino De Laurentiis, Princess Soraya, Goffredo Alessandrini, Nando Angelini
Directed By:
Mauro Bolognini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Indovina
22. Al di là delle nuvole (1995)
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Al di là delle nuvole
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2
Starring:
Jean Reno, Sophie Marceau, John Malkovich, Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Irène Jacob, Fanny Ardant
Directed By:
23. A Pilot Returns (1942)
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A Pilot Returns
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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.   

Starring:
Michela Belmonte, Massimo Girotti, Gaetano Masier, Elvira Betrone, Nino Brondello
Directed By:
24. Eros (2004)
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Eros
R
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2
Starring:
Robert Downey Jr., Alan Arkin, Li Gong, Feng Tien, Chen Chang
Directed By:
25. Michelangelo Eye to Eye (2004)
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Michelangelo Eye to Eye
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2
Role:
Himself
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni
26. 12 registi per 12 città (1989)
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2
12 registi per 12 città
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2
Directed By:
Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Zeffirelli, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Bertolucci
27. Liv (1998)
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Liv
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2
Starring:
Raymond J. Barry, Sandra Seacat, Elaine Kagan, Elizabeth Guber
Directed By:
Edoardo Ponti

TV Movie(s)

1. Room 666 (1982)
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Room 666
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Role:
Himself
Starring:
Wim Wenders, Maroun Bagdadi, Mike De Leon, Ana Carolina
Directed By:
Wim Wenders

TV Shows and Videos

Welcome to the Basement (2012)
Welcome to the Basement
Starring:
Barry Bostwick, Matt Sloan, Aaron Yonda, Craig Johnson, Tona Williams