Films by Vittorio De Sica

by alenzizak | created - 9 months ago | updated - 9 months ago | Public

This list contains all films by Italian director Vittorio De Sica.

Note #1:Boccaccio '70, Le Streghe and Le Coppie are made by many directors, one of them being De Sica. Note #2: Un monde nouveau is not on the list because it is very hard/impossible to find the copy of the film. If you know where to find it, contact me.

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1. Rose scarlatte (1940)

65 min | Comedy

A man poses as a mysterious admirer to find out whether his wife would cheat on him.

Directors: Giuseppe Amato, Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Renée Saint-Cyr, Umberto Melnati, Vivi Gioi

Votes: 36

2. Maddalena... zero in condotta (1940)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy

A teacher writes sample letters to a fictional Mr. Hartman with her students, but the recipient really exists.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Vera Bergman, Carla Del Poggio, Irasema Dilián

Votes: 249

3. Doctor, Beware (1941)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Teresa, a young orphan, falls in love with Pietro, a health inspector. She will try to bring order to his reckless life full of debts and lies.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Adriana Benetti, Irasema Dilián, Anna Magnani, Clara Auteri Pepe

Votes: 357

4. Un garibaldino al convento (1942)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

An old woman's poignant reminiscence of her youth in a convent school: the happy moments, the sad ones and the tragic love for a Garibaldian.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Leonardo Cortese, María Mercader, Carla Del Poggio, Fausto Guerzoni

Votes: 111

5. The Children Are Watching Us (1944)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emilio Cigoli, Luciano De Ambrosis, Isa Pola, Adriano Rimoldi

Votes: 2,144

6. La porta del cielo (1945)

88 min | Drama

A group of pilgrims embark on a long train journey to the sanctuary of Loreto, where they hope to receive a miracle.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Marina Berti, Elettra Druscovich, Massimo Girotti, Roldano Lupi

Votes: 60

7. Shoeshine (1946)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortensi

Votes: 5,760

8. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 131,476 | Gross: $0.33M

9. Miracle in Milan (1951)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An open hearted and unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best out of his life on the streets of Milan.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa, Guglielmo Barnabò

Votes: 5,593

10. Umberto D. (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

92 Metascore

An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova

Votes: 20,649 | Gross: $0.07M

11. Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

Not Rated | 63 min | Drama, Romance

Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Gino Cervi, Richard Beymer

Votes: 2,224

12. The Gold of Naples (1954)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

A portrait of the people, the defects and the peculiarities of Naples in six different vignettes.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Sophia Loren, Eduardo De Filippo, Paolo Stoppa

Votes: 1,316

13. The Roof (1956)

91 min | Drama

A married couple learns that it is possible to build an illegal house in the outskirts of Rome, as long as it is erected in one single night and has a roof.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Gabriella Pallotta, Giorgio Listuzzi, Gastone Renzelli, Angelo Bigioni

Votes: 428

14. Two Women (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War

In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Votes: 8,298

15. The Last Judgment (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Elli Davis, Fernandel, Georges Rivière

Votes: 490

16. Boccaccio '70 (1962)

Unrated | 205 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Inspired by Boccaccio's novellas, each episode focuses on sex, love and seduction in Italy's 1960s, an era of economic growth and major cultural changes.

Directors: Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, Marisa Solinas

Votes: 3,420

17. The Condemned of Altona (1962)

114 min | Drama, History

A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Maximilian Schell, Fredric March, Robert Wagner

Votes: 409

18. The Boom (1963)

88 min | Comedy

During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Gianna Maria Canale, Elena Nicolai, Ettore Geri

Votes: 659 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Giuffrè, Agostino Salvietti

Votes: 6,879

20. Marriage Italian Style (1964)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The rich man Domenico and Filumena, a penniless prostitute, share great part of their lives in the immediate post WWII Italy.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi, Tecla Scarano

Votes: 7,354

21. After the Fox (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

An Italian criminal mastermind, impersonating a film director, plans to grab the loot on a beach where a bogus movie is being filmed.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam

Votes: 3,358

22. The Witches (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Annie Girardot, Francisco Rabal, Massimo Girotti

Votes: 1,194

23. Woman Times Seven (1967)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven portraits of different types of women.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Elspeth March, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 1,216

24. A Place for Lovers (1968)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Julia, a fashion designer harboring a secret, spends ten days of passion in the Alps with Valerio, a race car driver, in what will be their last vacation together.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Faye Dunaway, Enrico Simonetti, Karin Eugh

Votes: 571

25. Sunflower (1970)

G | 107 min | Drama, War

An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia during WWII.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Lyudmila Saveleva, Galina Andreeva

Votes: 2,882

26. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

The story of the Finzi-Continis, a noble family of Ferrara, during the Jewish persecution in Italy's 1930s.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 5,552 | Gross: $0.60M

27. Le coppie (1970)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

Three ordinary couples dealing with surreal situations: buying a refrigerator, celebrating the anniversary in a luxury hotel and co-living with a lion escaped from a zoo.

Directors: Vittorio De Sica, Mario Monicelli, Alberto Sordi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti, Enzo Jannacci, Rossana Di Lorenzo

Votes: 91

28. Lo chiameremo Andrea (1972)

102 min | Comedy

Paolo and Maria are two primary school teachers and they love each other, but cannot have a child.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Mariangela Melato, Anna Maria Aragona, Giulio Baraghini

Votes: 94

29. A Brief Vacation (1973)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

Clara, diagnosed with tubercolosis, is treated in a sanatorium in the Alps, where she can finally take a break from her miserable life.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Renato Salvatori, Daniel Quenaud, José María Prada

Votes: 721

30. The Voyage (1974)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance

The charming Adriana gets sick after her husband's death. Her brother-in-law takes her on a journey to meet a doctor, while love overwhelms them.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Burton, Ian Bannen, Barbara Pilavin

Votes: 436



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