We can of course not run an Italian film blog without making clear what are favorite Italian movies are. To a large extent we agree with our mother site Europeanmovies.org. In their Italian movies section they have got the following top 5 of best Italian films.
1. Cinema Paradiso
2. 8 1/2
3. Le Meglio Gioventu
4. Il Buono, Il bruto, Il cattivo
5. La vita e Bella
Perhaps not a very surprising list, but it are the absolute classics. We probably would not have kept Cinema Paradiso on one, but we can understand the choice. For their complete list have a look at the Best Italian Movies top 10.