commedia all'italiana

commedia all'italiana's icon

Created by Fish_Beauty.

Favorited 1 time, disliked 0 times, added to 1 watchlist.

"Commedia all'italiana (i.e. "Comedy in the Italian way" ,,,) or Italian-style comedy is an Italian film genre. It is widely considered to have started with Mario Monicelli's I soliti ignoti (Big Deal on Madonna Street) in 1958 and derives its name from the title of Pietro Germi's Divorzio all'italiana (Divorce Italian Style, 1961).

Rather than a specific genre, the term indicates a period (approx. from the late fifties to the early seventies) in which the Italian film industry was producing mainly brilliant comedies, with some common traits like satire of manners, farcical and grotesque overtones, a strong focus on "spicy" social issues of the period (like sexual matters, divorce, contraception, marriage of clergies, the economic rise of the country and its various consequences, the traditional religious influence of catholic Church) and a prevailing middle-class setting, often characterized by a substantial background of sadness and social criticism that would dilute the comic contents." (wikipedia)

Remove ads

Filter

  1. 1 new

    I soliti ignoti

    1958 — a.k.a. Big Deal on Madonna Street, in 8 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    La grande guerra

    1959 — a.k.a. The Great War, in 6 top lists Check
  3. 3 new

    Il vedovo

    1959 — a.k.a. The Widower, in 0 top lists Check
  4. 4 new

    Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti

    1959 — a.k.a. Fiasco in Milan, in 0 top lists Check
  5. 5 new

    Tutti a casa

    1960 — a.k.a. Everybody Go Home!, in 2 top lists Check
  6. 6 new

    Adua e le compagne

    1960 — a.k.a. Hungry for Love, in 3 top lists Check
  7. 7 new

    Il mattatore

    1960 — a.k.a. Love and Larceny, in 0 top lists Check
  8. 8 new

    Divorzio all'italiana

    1961 — a.k.a. Divorce Italian Style, in 7 top lists Check
  9. 9 new

    Una vita difficile

    1961 — a.k.a. A Difficult Life, in 3 top lists Check
  10. 10 new

    Il federale

    1961 — a.k.a. The Fascist, in 0 top lists Check
  11. 11 new

    Il giudizio universale

    1961 — a.k.a. The Last Judgment, in 0 top lists Check
  12. 12 new

    Il sorpasso

    1962 — a.k.a. The Easy Life, in 5 top lists Check
  13. 13 new

    Mafioso

    1962, in 2 top lists Check
  14. 14 new

    Boccaccio '70

    1962, in 1 top list Check
  15. 15 new

    La marcia su Roma

    1962 — a.k.a. March on Rome, in 0 top lists Check
  16. 16 new

    I mostri

    1963 — a.k.a. The Monsters, in 2 top lists Check
  17. 17 new

    I compagni

    1963 — a.k.a. The Organizer, in 3 top lists Check
  18. 18 new

    Una storia moderna - L'ape regina

    1963 — a.k.a. The Conjugal Bed, in 1 top list Check
  19. 19 new

    Il diavolo

    1963 — a.k.a. The Devil, in 1 top list Check
  20. 20 new

    Il boom

    1963 — a.k.a. The Boom, in 0 top lists Check
  21. 21 new

    Ieri oggi domani

    1963 — a.k.a. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 22 new

    La rimpatriata

    1963, in 0 top lists Check
  23. 23 new

    Il successo

    1963 — a.k.a. The Success, in 0 top lists Check
  24. 24 new

    Alta infedeltà

    1964 — a.k.a. High Infidelity, in 0 top lists Check
  25. 25 new

    Sedotta e abbandonata

    1964 — a.k.a. Seduced and Abandoned, in 3 top lists Check
  26. 26 new

    Se permettete parliamo di donne

    1964 — a.k.a. Let's Talk About Women, in 0 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    I complessi

    1965, in 0 top lists Check
  28. 28 new

    Io la conoscevo bene

    1965 — a.k.a. I Knew Her Well, in 4 top lists Check
  29. 29 new

    Le bambole

    1965 — a.k.a. The Dolls, in 0 top lists Check
  30. 30 new

    L'ombrellone

    1965 — a.k.a. Weekend Wives, in 0 top lists Check
  31. 31 new

    Casanova '70

    1965, in 0 top lists Check
  32. 32 new

    Il gaucho

    1965 — a.k.a. The Gaucho, in 0 top lists Check
  33. 33 new

    Oggi, domani, dopodomani

    1965 — a.k.a. Kiss the Other Sheik, in 0 top lists Check
  34. 34 new

    L'armata Brancaleone

    1966 — a.k.a. For Love and Gold, in 2 top lists Check
  35. 35 new

    In nome del popolo italiano

    1971 — a.k.a. In the Name of the Italian People, in 1 top list Check
  36. 36 new

    Io, io, io.... e gli altri

    1966 — a.k.a. Me, Me, Me... and the Others, in 0 top lists Check
  37. 37 new

    Signore & signori

    1966 — a.k.a. The Birds, the Bees and the Italians, in 3 top lists Check
  38. 38 new

    Una questione d'onore

    1966 — a.k.a. A Question of Honour, in 0 top lists Check
  39. 39 new

    Il tigre

    1967 — a.k.a. The Tiger and the Pussycat, in 0 top lists Check
  40. 40 new

    Le streghe

    1967 — a.k.a. The Witches, in 0 top lists Check
  41. 41 new

    La matriarca

    1968 — a.k.a. The Libertine, in 0 top lists Check
  42. 42 new

    La ragazza con la pistola

    1968 — a.k.a. The Girl with a Pistol, in 1 top list Check
  43. 43 new

    Il medico della mutua

    1968 — a.k.a. Be Sick... It's Free, in 1 top list Check
  44. 44 new

    Il commissario Pepe

    1969 — a.k.a. Police Chief Pepe, in 0 top lists Check
  45. 45 new

    Vedo nudo

    1969, in 0 top lists Check
  46. 46 new

    Vogliamo i colonnelli

    1973 — a.k.a. We Want the Colonels, in 0 top lists Check
  47. 47 new

    Profumo di donna

    1974 — a.k.a. Scent of a Woman, in 1 top list Check
  48. 48 new

    Romanzo popolare

    1974, in 0 top lists Check
  49. 49 new

    Amici miei

    1975 — a.k.a. My Friends, in 1 top list Check
  50. 50 new

    Signore e signori, buonanotte

    1976 — a.k.a. Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen, in 0 top lists Check
Remove ads
Show all 68 movies

Last updated on Jun 18, 2016;