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List of Roberto Rossellini Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Rome, Open City (1945)
14
2
Rome, Open City
14
2

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.

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
War, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Vito Annichiarico, Marcello Pagliero, Nando Bruno
2. Beaubourg (1977)
11
2
Beaubourg
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Documentary
3. Germany Year Zero (1948)
12
2
Germany Year Zero
12
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Ernst Pittschau, Erich Gühne, Edmund Moeschke, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger
4. General Della Rovere (1959)
12
2
General Della Rovere
12
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Vittorio De Sica, Nando Angelini, Hannes Messemer, Vittorio Caprioli, Herbert Fischer
5. Paisan (1946)
12
2
Paisan
12
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Benjamin Emanuel, Raymond Campbell, Harold Wagner
6. Europa '51 (1952)
12
2
Europa '51
12
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, Alexander Knox, Ettore Giannini, Giulietta Masina, Teresa Pellati
7. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
12
2
The Flowers of St. Francis
12
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Aldo Fabrizi, Peparuolo, Gianfranco Bellini, Severino Pisacane, Roberto Sorrentino
8. India: Matri Bhumi (1959)
11
2
India: Matri Bhumi
11
2

A hybrid of documentary film and fiction, the work depicts the different facet of India. Made with nonprofessional actors, it starts with today’s Mumbai, before it moves to the rural areas and finally to the foothills of the Himalayas. In course of it, we meet Devi, a Hindu refugee from East Bengal, who becomes the narrator of the film. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Documentary, Drama
9. Viaggio in Italia (1954)
12
2
Viaggio in Italia
12
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Paul Muller, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer
10. Escape by Night (1960)
11
2
Escape by Night
TV-PG
11
2

Escape by Night is a 1960 Italian war film which revolves around three allied prisoners, a Russian, an American, and an Englishman, who attempt to make an escape, with the help of a young couple from Rome. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Leo Genn, Giovanna Ralli, Sergey Bondarchuk, Hannes Messemer, Peter Baldwin
11. Stromboli (1950)
11
2
Stromboli
11
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, Renzo Cesana, Mario Vitale, Mario Sponzo, Gaetano Famularo
13. L'amore (1948)
10
2
L'amore
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Federico Fellini, Anna Magnani, Peparuolo, Amelia Robert
14. Dov'è la libertà...? (1954)
10
2
Dov'è la libertà...?
TV-PG
10
2

Dov'è la libertà is a Italian comedy drama film, which tells the story of a former barber, who has spent 20 years in prison for murder. However, after being released, he is unable to adjust to the changed world, and decides to return to the prison. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Totò, Nyta Dover, Franca Faldini, Vera Molnar, Giacomo Rondinella
15. Les Carabiniers (1963)
10
2
Les Carabiniers
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Geneviève Galéa, Marino Masé, Patrice Moullet, Catherine Ribeiro, Barbet Schroeder
16. Il messia (1975)
10
2
Il messia
10
2

This Italian French film revolves around the life of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who is also commonly known as the ‘Messiah’.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Biography, History
Star Cast:
Vernon Dobtcheff, Carlos de Carvalho, Pier Maria Rossi, Mita Ungaro, Fausto Di Bella
17. The Machine That Kills Bad People (1952)
10
2
The Machine That Kills Bad People
10
2

A village photographer meets a stranger who claims to be Saint Andrea, and turns the photographer’s camera into a device with a power to kill the Earth’s evil-doers. Gaining a power over people, the photographer loses his judgment to differentiate between good and bad, and indiscriminately eliminates people. Finally, he turns his camera on the stranger, who is exposed as the Devil.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Marilyn Buferd, William Tubbs, Gennaro Pisano, Helen Tubbs, Giovanni Amato
18. Siamo donne (1953)
10
2
Siamo donne
10
2

Directed by five different directors, this film revolves around the personal and professional lives of five different actresses, who are seen as common women rather than movie stars.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini, Gianni Franciolini, Alfredo Guarini, Luigi Zampa
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, Isa Miranda, Alida Valli, Anna Magnani, Anna Amendola
19. Non credo più all'amore (La paura) (1954)
10
2
Non credo più all'amore (La paura)
10
2

In order to maintain a ‘Perfect marriage’ façade, Irene Wagner doesn’t divulge her extra-marital affair with Erich Baumann to her well-known scientist-professor husband Albert Wagner. Baumann’s ex-girlfriend Johann learns about the affair and starts blackmailing Irene, proving her worst trepidations true. When she learns that the plan was designed as an experiment in ‘fear,’ it results in a dangerous and violent fury. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Klaus Kinski, Ingrid Bergman, Kurt Kreuger, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt, Elise Aulinger
20. The Seven Deadly Sins (1952)
10
2
The Seven Deadly Sins
10
2

The Seven Deadly Sins is a drama film which is a compilation of seven different stories revolving around the seven deadly sins, which include pride, wrath, sloth, envy, gluttony, greed and lust.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Eduardo De Filippo, Roberto Rossellini, Claude Autant-Lara, Yves Allégret
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Françoise Rosay, Michèle Morgan, Marcelle Praince, Jean Debucourt, Gérard Philipe
21. Luciano Serra, Pilot (1938)
10
2
Luciano Serra, Pilot
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Goffredo Alessandrini
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Amedeo Nazzari, Mario Ferrari, Germana Paolieri, Roberto Villa, Guglielmo Sinaz
22. Blood on the Balcony (1962)
10
2
Blood on the Balcony
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Pasquale Prunas
Genres:
Documentary, Biography, History, War
Star Cast:
V.I. Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Francisco Franco, Galeazzo Ciano, Engelbert Dollfuss
23. Vanina Vanini (1961)
9
2
Vanina Vanini
9
2

Based on a 19th century short story of the same name, this romantic drama film tells the story of a bored and spoiled Roman countess, who falls in love with a young revolutionary.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paolo Stoppa, Martine Carol, Sandra Milo, Isabelle Corey, Laurent Terzieff
24. Desire (1946)
9
2
Desire
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini, Marcello Pagliero
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elli Parvo, Carlo Ninchi, Massimo Girotti, Roswita Schmidt, Lia Corelli
25. Anima nera (1962)
9
2
Anima nera
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Yvonne Sanson, Vittorio Gassman, Nadja Tiller, Annette Stroyberg, Tony Brown
26. Garibaldi (1961)
9
2
Garibaldi
9
2

This historical drama film tells the story of Giuseppe Garibaldi, who is known as a national hero in Italy, who had led a military campaign in 1860 known as Expedition of the Thousand.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Tina Louise, Paolo Stoppa, Franco Interlenghi, Giovanna Ralli, Renzo Ricci
27. Fantasia sottomarina (1940)
9
2
Fantasia sottomarina
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Guido Notari
28. Year One (1974)
9
2
Year One
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
Luigi Vannucchi, Carlos de Carvalho, Dominique Darel, Rita Calderoni, Valeria Sabel
29. Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (1954)
9
2
Giovanna d'Arco al rogo
9
2

This biographical musical drama film tells the story of Joan of Arc, who finds herself in a dream state, after being executed. She departs from her physical body, and looks back upon her life.  A priest appears as well, and guides her. He makes her feel proud of what she had done for the people.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, Tullio Carminati, Giacinto Prandelli, Augusto Romani, Plinio Clabassi
30. The White Ship (1941)
8
2
The White Ship
8
2

A young Italian sailor falls for a schoolteacher, but soon he has to return to his service on a warship. However, during a battle against the Royal Navy, he is injured and is transferred to a medical ship. Things get interesting when he finds himself reunited with his lover, who is now working as a nurse.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Augusto Basso, Elena
31. A Pilot Returns (1942)
8
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:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Michela Belmonte, Massimo Girotti, Gaetano Masier, Elvira Betrone, Nino Brondello
32. Mid-Century Loves (1954)
8
2
Mid-Century Loves
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini, Pietro Germi, Mario Chiari, Glauco Pellegrini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alberto Sordi, Carlo Ninchi, Paola Borboni, Luigi Tosi, Franco Interlenghi
33. The Man with the Cross (1943)
8
2
The Man with the Cross
8
2

The Man With the Cross is a war film which takes us to 1942, Ukraine, during the time of the Second World War. Italian troops are combating against Soviet forces. Meanwhile, a military chaplain volunteers to stay behind to take care of a badly wounded Italian solider, by risking himself to capture at the hands of the enemy.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
War
Star Cast:
Roswita Schmidt, Alberto Tavazzi, Attilio Dottesio, Doris Hild, Zoia Weneda
34. The Ways of Love (1950)
9
2
The Ways of Love
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Jean Renoir, Marcel Pagnol, Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Federico Fellini, Anna Magnani, Sylvia Bataille, Vincent Scotto
35. L'ultimo Pulcinella (2008)
8
2
L'ultimo Pulcinella
8
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Maurizio Scaparro
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Sorel, Massimo Ranieri, Adriana Asti, Valéria Cavalli, Domenico Balsamo

TV Movie(s)

1. Socrates (1971)
11
2
Socrates
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Biography, History
Star Cast:
Anne Caprile, Giuseppe Mannajuolo, Ricardo Palacios, Jean Sylvère, Elio Seraffini
2. The Rise of Louis XIV (1966)
10
2
The Rise of Louis XIV
G
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Biography, History
Star Cast:
Dominique Vincent, Raymond Jourdan, Jean-Marie Patte, César Silvagni, Katharina Renn
3. Blaise Pascal (1972)
10
2
Blaise Pascal
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
History, Biography
Star Cast:
Giuseppe Addobbati, Rita Forzano, Christian De Sica, Pierre Arditi, Livio Galassi
4. Cartesius (1974)
10
2
Cartesius
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
History, Biography
Star Cast:
Fred Ward, Charles Borromel, Ugo Cardea, Anne Pouchie, Claude Berthy
5. Augustine of Hippo (1972)
10
2
Augustine of Hippo
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Roberto Rossellini
Genres:
Biography, History
Star Cast:
Bruno Cattaneo, Cesare Barbetti, Virgilio Gazzolo, Dary Berkani, Leonardo Fioravanti
6. Isabella Rossellini - Aus dem Leben eines Schmetterlings (2010)
9
2
Isabella Rossellini - Aus dem Leben eines Schmetterlings
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Isabella Rossellini, Gero von Boehm
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Isabella Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Roberto Benigni, Johann Benét