WHAT’S THEIR BEST FILM?: The Italian Connection

I thought I would feature three of the most famous Italian directors for this edition of “What’s Their Best Film?” So, here they are and here are their respective filmographies. Pick you favorites.


Ulysses (uncredited)-1954

Lust of the Vampire (uncredited)-1956

Caltiki the Undying Monster (uncredited)-1959

Giant of Marathon (uncredited)-1959

Black Sunday-1960

Esther and the King (Italian version)-1960

The Last of the Vikings (uncredited)-1961

Le meraviglie di Aladino-1961

Hercules in the Haunted World-1961

Erik the Conqueror– 1961

The Evil Eye-1963

Black Sabbath-1963

The Whip and the Body (as John M. Old)-1963

Blood and Black Lace-1964

The Road to Fort Alamo (as John M. Old)-1964

Planet of the Vampires-1965

Gunman Called Nebraska (uncredited)-1966

Knives of the Avenger-1966

Kill Baby, Kill-1966

Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs-1966


Island of Terror-1970

Hatchet for the Honeymoon-1970

Roy Colt and Winchester Jack-1970

A Bay of Blood-1971

Baron Blood-1972

Four Times That Night-1972

Lisa and the Devil-1974

Rabid Dogs-1974

Beyond the Door II-1977

La Venere d’Ille (TV)-1979



I ladri-1959

Ragazzi del Juke-Box-1959

Howlers of the Dock-1960

Colpo gobbo all’italiana-1962

I due della legione straniera-1962

The Massueses-1962

Uno strano tipo-1963

Gli imbroglioini-1963

I maniaci-1964

I due ivasi di Sing Sing-1964

Oh! Those Most Secret Agents-1964

I due pericoli pubblici-1964

Come inguaiammo l’esercito-1965

002 operazione Luna-1965

I due parà-1965

Come svaligiammo la banca d’Italia-1966

Massacre Time-1966

Come rubammo la bomba atomica-1967

Il lungo, il corto, il gatto-1967

Operazione San Pietro-1967

One on Top of the Other-1969

Beatrice Cenci-1969

A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin-1971

The Senator Likes Women-1972

Don’t Torture a Duckling-1972

Zanna Bianca-1973

Challenge to White Fang-1974

Four of the Apocalypse-1975

Il cav. Costante Nicosia demoniaco, ovvero: Dracula in Brianza-1975

La pretora-1976

The Psychic-1977

They Died with Their Boots On-1978



City of the Living Dead-1980

The Black Cat-1981

The Beyond-1981

The House by the Cemetery-1981

The New York Ripper-1982

Manhattan Baby-1982


I guerrieri dell’anno 2072-1984

Murder-Rock:Dancing Death-1984

Il miele del diavolo-1986


Touch of Death-1988

Il fantasma di Sodoma-1988

Zombi 3-1988

The Sweet House of Horrors (TV)-1989

The House of Clocks (TV)-1989

Hansel e Gretel (uncredited)-1990

Nightmare Concert (A Cat in the Brain)-1990


Voices from Beyond-1991

Door to Silence (as H. Simon Kittay)-1991


Sergio Leone

Hanno rubato un tram (uncredited)-1954

The Last Days of Pompeii (uncredited)-1959

The Colossus of Rhodes-1961

Il cambi della guardia (uncredited, directed some scenes)-1962

A Fistful of Dollars-1964

For a Few Dollars More-1965

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly-1966

Once Upon a Time in  the West-1968

Duck, You Sucker-1971

My Name is Nobody (uncredited)-1973

A Genius, Two Friends and an Idiot (uncredited)-1975

Once Upon a Time in America-1984

Troppo Forte (uncredited)-1986


Make your choice, take care and stay scared!


10 thoughts on “WHAT’S THEIR BEST FILM?: The Italian Connection

  1. I’m going to have to abstain from the first two for lack of knowledge of their catalog other than a few…

    But Leone’s pick is Once Upon a Time in the West – mostly just because CHARLES BRONSON

  2. For me, Bava’s best is Black Sunday. It is also my favorite from his filmography. Fulci’s “best” is probably The Beyond, but I love Zombi. It’s just so much fun.

    I’m not quite as familiar with Leone’s work outside the major ones, but I really enjoyed Once Upon a Time in the West.

  3. I guess I’ve never seen a Bava film, and the only Fulci film I’ve seen is Zombie, which I thought was overrated, but I’m a huge Dollars Trilogy fan. Quentin Tarantino called it “the best-directed film of all time” and I think I agree.

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