Director Filmography Rankings, Italian

Ranking All Of Director Federico Fellini’s Movies

Federico Fellini Filmography Movie Ranking

“What are Federico Fellini’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Fellini’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Federico Fellini and looked at his Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, Metacritic, Metacritic User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Film’s Of Federico Fellini



24 ) The Voice of the Moon (La voce della luna)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 23
  • IMDB User Review Score: 24
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

Returning to themes he first explored in La strada (1954), Fellini crafts a parable on the whisperings of the soul that only madmen and vagabonds are capable of hearing. The odd couple, Ivo Salvini (Benigni), a fake inspector of wells, and Gonnella (Villaggio), a former prefect, wander through the Emilia-Romagna countryside of Fellini’s childhood and discover a dystopia of television commercials, fascism, beauty pageants, rock music, Catholicism, and pagan ritual.

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22 ) Love in the City (L’amore in città)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 23
  • Letterboxd User Score: 23

L’Amore in Città (English: Love in the City) is a 1953 anthology film composed of six different segments, each with a different writer or director. List of episodes in order of appearance: “Paid Love” written and directed by Carlo Lizzani, “Attempted Suicide” by Michelangelo Antonioni, “Paradise For Three Hours” by Dino Risi, “Marriage Agency” by Federico Fellini, “Story of Caterina” by Cesare Zavattini and Umberto Maselli, and “Italians Stare” written and directed by Alberto Lattuada.

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22 ) Spirits of the Dead (Histoires extraordinaires)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 11
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 22
  • IMDB User Review Score: 21
  • Letterboxd User Score: 22

Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: “Toby Dammit” features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. “Metzengerstein” features a Mediveal countess who has a love-hate relationship with a black stallion – who it turns out is really her dead lover. “William Wilson” tells the story of a sadistic Austrian student with an exact double whom he later kills.

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21 ) Fellini: A Director’s Notebook

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 24
  • IMDB User Review Score: 21
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Fellini discusses his views of making motion pictures and his unorthodox procedures. He seeks inspiration in various out of the way places. During this film viewers go with him to the Colisseum at night, on a subway ride past Roman ruins, to the Appian Way, to a slaughterhouse, and on a visit to Marcello Mastroianni’s house. Fellini also is seen in his own office interviewing a series of unusual characters seeking work or his help.

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20 ) City of Women (La città delle donne)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 19
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

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19 ) Intervista

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 20
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

Federico Fellini welcomes us into his world of film making with a mockumentary about his life in film, as a Japanese film crew follows him around.

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18 ) Fellini Satyricon

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 19
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

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17 ) Fellini’s Casanova (Il Casanova di Federico Fellini)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 21
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 13
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person? Is he really alive?

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16 ) Boccaccio ’70

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 16
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 14
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A billboard of Anita Ekberg provocatively selling milk gives a prudish crusader for public decency more than he can handle. The wife of a count whose escapades with call girls make the front page of the papers decides to work to prove her independence, but what is she qualified to do? A buxom carnival-booth manager who owes back taxes offers herself for one night in a lottery: a nerdy sacristan and a jealous cowboy make for a lovers’ triangle. In each, women take charge, but not always happily

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15 ) Variety Lights (Luci del varietà)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 21
  • IMDB User Review Score: 14
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

In Italy, Checco Dal Monte manages a troupe of traveling performers with plenty of heart but minimal talent. At a small town engagement, he encounters the starry-eyed, gorgeous Lily Antonelli, and hires her as a dancer on the show. Vivacious Lily quickly sells out crowds and earns the resentment of Checco’s mistress, Melina Amour, but the fledgling performer has far bigger ambitions and soon sets her sights on a higher-profile role.

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13 ) The Clowns (I clowns)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 16
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

Fellini exposes his great attraction for the clowns and the world of the circus first recalling a childhood experience when the circus arrives nearby his home. Then he joins his crew and travel from Italy to Paris chasing the last greatest European clowns still live in these countries. He also meets Anita Ekberg trying to buy a panther in a circus.

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13 ) Roma

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 20
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 10
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

A virtually plotless, gaudy, impressionistic portrait of Rome through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens.

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12 ) The White Sheik (Lo sceicco bianco)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 17
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 17

In Italy, small-town newlyweds Wanda and Ivan Cavalli embark on their honeymoon in the big city of Rome. Ivan dutifully wants to keep appointments with family and church, but Wanda is only interested in meeting her favorite photo-strip star known as “The White Sheik”. While Wanda impetuously sneaks away to locate the object of her affections, disconsolate Ivan tries his hardest to keep up appearances with the couple’s relatives.

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11 ) Ginger and Fred (Ginger e Fred)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 14
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act, imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, on a TV variety show.

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10 ) Orchestra Rehearsal (Prova d’orchestra)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

Orchestra Rehearsal (Italian: Prova d’orchestra) is a 1978 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. It follows an Italian orchestra as the members go on strike against the conductor. The film was shown out of competition at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Considered by some to be underrated Orchestra Rehearsal was the last collaboration between composer Nino Rota and Fellini, due to Rota’s death in 1979.

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9 ) And the Ship Sails On (E la nave va)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 15
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

In 1914, a cruise ship sets sail from Naples to spread the ashes of beloved opera singer Edmea Tetua near Erimo, the isle of her birth. During the voyage, the eclectic array of passengers discovers a group of Serbian refugees aboard the vessel. Peace and camaraderie abound until the ship is descended upon by an Austrian flagship. The Serbians are forced to board it, but naturally they resist, igniting a skirmish that ends in destruction.

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7 ) Il bidone

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 15
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 8

Aging small-time con man Augusto (Broderick Crawford), who swindles peasants, works with two younger men: Roberto, who wants to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, nicknamed Picasso (Richard Basehart), who has a wife and daughter and wants to paint. Augusto avoids the personal entanglements, spending money at clubs seeking the good life. His attitude changes when he runs into his own daughter, whom he rarely sees, and realizes she’s now a young woman and in need of his help to continue her studies. His usual partners are away, so he goes in with others to run a swindle, and they aren’t forgiving when he claims he’s given the money back to their mark. They leave him beaten, robbed, and alone.

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7 ) Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli spiriti)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 12
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Middle-aged Giulietta grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio, when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past. Slightly skeptical, but intrigued, she visits a mystic who gives her more information — and nudges her toward the realization that her husband is indeed a philanderer.

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6 ) Amarcord

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the actions of a wide range of characters, from his extended family to Fascist loyalists to sensual women, with certain moments shifting into fantastical scenarios.

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4 ) I vitelloni

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

Five young men linger in a postadolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the local pool hall. Federico Fellini’s second solo directorial effort (originally released in the U.S. as The Young and the Passionate) is a semiautobiographical masterpiece of sharply drawn character sketches: Skirt chaser Fausto, forced to marry a girl he has impregnated; Alberto, the perpetual child; Leopoldo, a writer thirsting for fame; and Moraldo, the only member of the group troubled by a moral conscience. An international success and recipient of an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, I vitelloni compassionately details a year in the life of a group of small-town layabouts struggling to find meaning in their lives.

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4 ) La Dolce Vita

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Episodic journey of an Italian journalist scouring Rome in search of love.

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3 ) La strada

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

A traveling strongman, Zampano, repays the death of Rosa, his assistant, by offering the same job to little sister Gelsomina, whose mother receives compensation in return.

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Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.

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1 ) Nights of Cabiria (Le notti di Cabiria)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

Rome, 1957. A woman, Cabiria, is robbed and left to drown by her boyfriend, Giorgio. Rescued, she resumes her life and tries her best to find happiness in a cynical world. Even when she thinks her struggles are over and she has found happiness and contentment, things may not be what they seem.

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Federico Fellini’s Best Movies



Federico Fellini Review Website Filmography Rankings

Film RT Critic RT User IMDB Letterboxd Overal Rank
Nights of Cabiria (Le notti di Cabiria) 7 1 1 2 1
6 3 2 1 2
La strada 7 1 2 4 3
I vitelloni 1 4 5 5 4
La Dolce Vita 7 4 2 2 4
Amarcord 10 4 5 5 6
Il bidone 1 15 9 8 7
Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli spiriti) 12 7 7 7 7
And the Ship Sails On (E la nave va) 15 8 7 8 9
Orchestra Rehearsal (Prova d’orchestra) 12 8 11 12 10
Ginger and Fred (Ginger e Fred) 14 8 11 12 11
The White Sheik (Lo sceicco bianco) 1 17 11 17 12
The Clowns (I clowns) 1 16 16 17 13
Roma 20 12 10 8 13
Variety Lights (Luci del varietà) 1 21 14 17 15
Boccaccio ’70 16 14 14 12 16
Fellini’s Casanova (Il Casanova di Federico Fellini) 21 13 16 12 17
Fellini Satyricon 16 17 19 12 18
Intervista 16 20 16 17 19
City of Women (La città delle donne) 19 17 19 17 20
Fellini: A Director’s Notebook 22 24 21 8 21
Love in the City (L’amore in città) 22 8 23 23 22
Spirits of the Dead (Histoires extraordinaires) 11 22 21 22 22
The Voice of the Moon (La voce della luna) 22 23 24 23 24

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