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Liz from Vancouver

Here's my list, some I've seen, most I'm still trying to track down. If I know where it's filmed or the year, I add that. Some are great, others are completely cheesy, have fun viewing!

Directed by Franco Zefferelli

Romeo & Juliet filmed in Pienza, 1968, a classic
Brother Sun, Sister Moon 1974, kind of cheesy, but tells the story of St. Francis of Assisi fairly well
Tea with Mussolini 1999, San Gimignano

Directed by Lina Wertmuller

Ciao Professore 1994
Seven Beauties 1976
Swept Away 1975, another classic!

Directed by Rosselini

Amore 1950
Rogopag 1962
Cabiria 1914
Paisan 1946
Voyage in Italy 1953
Stromboli 1950
Open City 1946

Directed by Fellini

Amacord 1975, his autobiographical drama
La Strada 1954
81/2 1964
Satyricon very Caligula like
City of Woman 1980
Ginger and Fred
Intervista
La Dolca Vita 1960

Recent Films - from the last 10 years or so

The English Patient filmed in Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano. The abbey Sant Anna near Pienza was used for many of the scenes. The scene with the frescoes was in Arezzo.
Malena 2001
The Night of the Shooting stars 1982
Gladiator 2000, set in ancient Rome, filmed on a set in Sicily
Stealing Beauty filmed in Tuscany, just north of Siena, near Brolio castle, directed by Bertolucci
Big Night
Enchanted April set on the Ligurian coast
A Month by the Lake set in the northern Lakes district
Johnny Stecchino 1992 -  Farce by Roberto Benigni
The Monster 1996 - Strictly for true Benigni fans
Talented Mr. Ripley 2000, Venice, Rome, Ischia on the Amalfi Coast
Much Ado about Nothing filmed at Villa Vignamaggio near Greve
Life is beautiful filmed in Arezzo
A Room with a View Florence, Fiesole
Mediterraneo 1992 - Wonderful!
Night Sun 1990
Elective Affinities 1996
Fiorile 1994
Farinelli- il Castrato 1995
Cinema Paradiso 1990
Only You Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi Coast
II Postinio 1996

Older Films

Three Coins in the Fountain Rome
Everyone Says I Love You Venice
Miracle in Milan 1951
Malicious 1973
The Leopard 1963
Red Desert 1964
Summertime 1955 Hepburn classic
It Started in Naples 1960
The Seduction of Mimi 1972
Divorce Italian Style 1962
The Decameron 1970
The Gospel According to St. Matthew 1964
Love and Anarchy 1973
The Godfather movies the three Godfather movies, Godfather II has scenes in Sicily
Two Women Loren classic!
The Tree of Wooden Clogs 1978
The Innocent 1976
The last days of Pompeii 1913
St. Michael Had a Rooster 1971
Teorema 1968
II Testimone dello Sposo 1998
The Age of Medici 1972
Accatone 1968
Avanti 1972
Ben Hur 1959
The Canterbury Tales 1971
Dangerous Beauty Venice
Death in Venice
The Roof
Quo Vadis 1951
Yesterday, today and tomorrow 1965
Massacre in Rome
Mamma Roma 1962
Roma Liz - is this the name of a movie or a title saying these movies are about Rome??
Ghosts of Rome
Big Deal on Madonna Street 1959
The Pizza Triangle
Interview
We all loved each other so much
The Bicycle Thief 1949, Rome, a classic
Marriage Italian Style 1966
Rocco and his Brother 1960
Pink Panther Venice Liz, I don't remember scenes in Venice??
The Garden of the Fitzie-Continis 1971
The Comfort of Strangers Liz, I don't remember scenes in Italy??
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
Nights of Caberia 1958
Spartacus
Roman Holiday 1953

Well that's my list, hope that it inspires us a little to see some more of Italy! 

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