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List of Roberto Benigni Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
110
18
Life Is Beautiful
PG-13
110
18

Life is Beautiful is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a Jewish man and his family who are surrounded by Nazi death camps, during the time of the Second World War. He uses humor to deal with the harsh realities of war. In order to help his son survive a concentration camp, he tells the latter that the Holocaust is just a game.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Guido
Director:
Roberto Benigni
Genres:
Comedy, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Horst Buchholz, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
2. Night on Earth (1991)
16
5
Night on Earth
R
16
5

Night on Earth is an anthology comedy drama film, which tells us the story of five different cab drivers in five different cities, and the bond they form with their passengers during their journeys on the same eventful night. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Jarmusch
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
3. Down by Law (1986)
15
4
Down by Law
R
15
4

Two men, Jack and Zack, are arrested and placed in the same cell in prison. They realize they have both been framed and arrested for crimes they have not committed. Meanwhile, their cellmate Bob, who is an Italian tourist was arrested for an accidental murder. Bob comes up with a plan to escape, and it doesn’t take long for them to succeed.

As:
Cast
Role:
Roberto
Director:
Jim Jarmusch
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin, John Lurie, Nicoletta Braschi
4. Nothing Left to Do but Cry (1984)
9
3
Nothing Left to Do but Cry
9
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Saverio
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
5. The Monster (1994)
9
3
The Monster
R
9
3

This comedy crime mystery film tells the story of a Loris, a harmless man, who is mistaken to be a notorious serial killer by the authorities. They try to use Jessica, a policewoman, to convince him to commit a murder.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Loris
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Comedy
6. Johnny Stecchino (1991)
8
3
Johnny Stecchino
R
8
3

Dante is a bus driver for students, who also fakes a disability, in order to receive payments from the government. He meets a woman named Maria, who nearly runs him over with her car. Maria is shocked to see that he has a striking resemblance to her husband Johnny, an Italian mobster who is wanted by the Sicilian Mafia for a murder. Things get complicated because Maria is convinced that he is Johnny and she plans to turn him over to the mafia.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Dante / Johnny Stecchino
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance
7. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
14
6
Coffee and Cigarettes
R
14
6

An anthology film that has 11 short stories which revolve around coffee and cigarettes as theme. The vignettes cover wide range of topics including Tesla Coil, nicotine as insecticide, 1920’s Paris, medical and musical careers and more. Black-and-while tile motifs are symbolically incorporated in each segment as every discussion involves two who though differ over the topic, still continue with cordial talk.

As:
Cast
Role:
Roberto (segment "Strange to Meet You")
Director:
Jim Jarmusch
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Music
8. The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
8
4
The Tiger and the Snow
8
4

Attilio is a professor of poetry who is also a divorced father of two teen girls. He falls hopeless for Vittoria, a co-worker and a writer. However, she doesn’t share the same feelings. Later, Vittoria goes to Iraq to write the biography of a poet named Faud. However, she is seriously wounded when the Iraqi invasion takes place. Attilio sneaks into a flight disguising himself as a Red Cross surgeon, in order to reach Baghdad and save her life.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Attilio de Giovanni
Director:
Roberto Benigni
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Jean Reno, Tom Waits, Nicoletta Braschi, Emilia Fox
9. Il piccolo diavolo (1988)
7
3
Il piccolo diavolo
7
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Giuditta
Director:
Roberto Benigni
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Walter Matthau, Nicoletta Braschi, Stefano Antonucci, Paolo Baroni
10. Il pap'occhio (1980)
6
3
Il pap'occhio
6
3

Musician Renzo Arbore has a vision of Don Gabriel who brings a message from the Vatican that the Pope was impressed by a beer commercial in which Renzo was the spokesman. Therefore he is going to be hired as the artistic director of the newly-formed organization Vatican State Television.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Renzo Arbore
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Isabella Rossellini, Martin Scorsese, Diego Abatantuono, Silvia Annichiarico, Renzo Arbore
11. Luna (1979)
6
3
Luna
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Bernardo Bertolucci
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jill Clayburgh, Renato Salvatori, Fred Gwynne, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar
12. Womanlight (1979)
6
3
Womanlight
6
3

Michel and Lydia, two middle-aged strangers, both facing extreme losses in their personal lives, meet each other by chance. As they exchange notes, they realize the similar circumstances they both are in, and try to offer support to each other. Will they be able to overcome their sorrows of the moment and form a bond for a future of togetherness?

As:
Cast
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Reno, Romy Schneider, Yves Montand, Lila Kedrova, Romolo Valli
13. To Rome with Love (2012)
15
9
To Rome with Love
R
15
9

The film presents four unrelated stories, taking place in Rome. The first story focuses on an Italian bathroom singer being put on stage by an American opera director, while the second portrays the perils of a young couple, fresh from rural belt. The third focuses on a middle-class Roman suddenly becoming a celebrity while the fourth is about an American architect reliving his youth. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
14. The Voice of the Moon (1990)
5
3
The Voice of the Moon
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ivo Salvini
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paolo Villaggio, Nadia Ottaviani, Marisa Tomasi, Angelo Orlando
15. Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)
9
6
Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar
9
6

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar is an animated fantasy comedy film based on the popular Asterix comics. The film revolves around a group of people in a small village, who possess a magic potion that can turn them into invincible soldiers. When Julius Caesar finds out about this, he decides to get his hands on it.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucius Detritus
Director:
Claude Zidi
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Terry Jones, Michel Galabru, Claude Piéplu, Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier
16. Tigers in Lipstick (1979)
3
3
Tigers in Lipstick
R
3
3

Tigers in Lipstick is an Italian comedy film which tells us multiple different stories, about attractive women, who use their intelligence and their seduction powers against men in their game of love. The first one revolves around a woman who lures a man into her room; the second one is about a prostitute who pretends to be the mother of a schoolboy in a meeting with the principal; the third one is about a reporter’s interview with a woman.

As:
Cast
Director:
Luigi Zampa
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ursula Andress, Sylvia Kristel, Monica Vitti, Laura Antonelli, Orazio Orlando
17. Pinocchio (2002)
3
4
Pinocchio
G
3
4

Pinocchio is a fantasy comedy film which tells the story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet, who wishes to become an actual human boy. Despite the love of his creator and guidance from the Blue Fairy, he only finds himself in one wild adventure after another.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Pinocchio
Director:
Roberto Benigni
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Comedy
19. Roberto Benigni: Tutto Dante - L'ultimo del Paradiso (2002)
10
2
Roberto Benigni: Tutto Dante - L'ultimo del Paradiso
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
20. Roberto Benigni: La più bella del mondo (2012)
9
2
Roberto Benigni: La più bella del mondo
9
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
21. La commedia di Amos Poe (2010)
8
3
La commedia di Amos Poe
8
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
(voice)
22. Roberto Benigni: Tuttobenigni (1983)
7
3
Roberto Benigni: Tuttobenigni
7
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
23. Il minestrone (1981)
7
3
Il minestrone
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Maestro
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
24. Morto Troisi, viva Troisi! (1982)
7
3
Morto Troisi, viva Troisi!
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
L'amico d'infanzia anonimo / Himself
Genres:
Comedy
26. Berlinguer: I Love You (1977)
6
3
Berlinguer: I Love You
6
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Mario Cioni
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
27. You Disturb Me (1983)
6
3
You Disturb Me
6
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Benigno (segments "Durante Cristo" and "In banca") / Roberto (segment "Angelo") / Soldier (segment "I due milliti")
Genres:
Comedy
28. Seeking Asylum (1979)
5
3
Seeking Asylum
5
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Roberto
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
29. The Days Are Numbered (1979)
5
3
The Days Are Numbered
5
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
30. F.F.S.S., cioè: '...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?' (1983)
5
3
F.F.S.S., cioè: '...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?'
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lo sceicco Beige
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:

TV Shows

Roberto Benigni: Tuttobenigni 95/96 (1996)
14
3
Roberto Benigni: Tuttobenigni 95/96
14
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Rockpolitik
11
3
Rockpolitik
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (unknown episodes)
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Adriano Celentano, Danny Wooten, Luisa Ranieri

Narrator/Dubbing

La commedia di Amos Poe (2010)
11
4
La commedia di Amos Poe
11
4
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
(voice)

Director

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
53
9
Life Is Beautiful
PG-13
53
9

Life is Beautiful is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a Jewish man and his family who are surrounded by Nazi death camps, during the time of the Second World War. He uses humor to deal with the harsh realities of war. In order to help his son survive a concentration camp, he tells the latter that the Holocaust is just a game.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Benigni
Genres:
Comedy, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Horst Buchholz, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nothing Left to Do but Cry (1984)
8
2
Nothing Left to Do but Cry
8
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
The Monster (1994)
8
3
The Monster
R
8
3

This comedy crime mystery film tells the story of a Loris, a harmless man, who is mistaken to be a notorious serial killer by the authorities. They try to use Jessica, a policewoman, to convince him to commit a murder.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Johnny Stecchino (1991)
7
3
Johnny Stecchino
R
7
3

Dante is a bus driver for students, who also fakes a disability, in order to receive payments from the government. He meets a woman named Maria, who nearly runs him over with her car. Maria is shocked to see that he has a striking resemblance to her husband Johnny, an Italian mobster who is wanted by the Sicilian Mafia for a murder. Things get complicated because Maria is convinced that he is Johnny and she plans to turn him over to the mafia.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance
The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
7
3
The Tiger and the Snow
7
3

Attilio is a professor of poetry who is also a divorced father of two teen girls. He falls hopeless for Vittoria, a co-worker and a writer. However, she doesn’t share the same feelings. Later, Vittoria goes to Iraq to write the biography of a poet named Faud. However, she is seriously wounded when the Iraqi invasion takes place. Attilio sneaks into a flight disguising himself as a Red Cross surgeon, in order to reach Baghdad and save her life.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Benigni
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Jean Reno, Tom Waits, Nicoletta Braschi, Emilia Fox
L'addio a Enrico Berlinguer (1984)
6
3
L'addio a Enrico Berlinguer
6
3
As:
Director
Director:
Bernardo Bertolucci, Gianni Amico, Roberto Benigni, Silvano Agosti, Ugo Adilardi
Genres:
Documentary
Il piccolo diavolo (1988)
6
3
Il piccolo diavolo
6
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Benigni
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Walter Matthau, Nicoletta Braschi, Stefano Antonucci, Paolo Baroni
You Disturb Me (1983)
6
3
You Disturb Me
6
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Pinocchio (2002)
3
4
Pinocchio
G
3
4

Pinocchio is a fantasy comedy film which tells the story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet, who wishes to become an actual human boy. Despite the love of his creator and guidance from the Blue Fairy, he only finds himself in one wild adventure after another.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Benigni
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Comedy

Roberto Benigni Awards

Academy Awards
La vita è bella Best Actor in a Leading Role 1999
BAFTA Awards
La vita è bella Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 1999