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The Best Giallo Movies 

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Updated February 11, 2020 3.2k votes 370 voters 23.9k views

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A list of all the best giallo movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This list contains the best giallo movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films and is currently ordered from best to worst. You get to decide which movies make it to the top with your votes.

The fun of voting on multiple movies is that you get to make choices like "do I like Blade of the Ripper more than Torso?" If we missed any giallo movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous giallo movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about giallo movie lists.

The list you're viewing contains movies like The Card Player and Who Saw Her Die?.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these giallo movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good giallo movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest giallo movies, here is the full giallo movies list, ordered from best to worst.

David Fincher and Dario Argento are among the directors who have worked on Giallo movies in the past.

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JayDee added Dario Argento, David Hemmings, Gabriele Lavia

Released: 1975

Directed by: Dario Argento

Deep Red is a 1975 Italian giallo film, directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Bernardino Zapponi. It was released on 7 March 1975. It was produced by Claudio and Salvatore ...more

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Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Franco Ressel

Released: 1964

Directed by: Mario Bava

Blood and Black Lace is a 1964 Italian thriller film directed by Mario Bava. Bava co-wrote the screenplay with Giuseppe Barilla and Marcello Fondato. The film stars Cameron Mitchell and Eva ...more
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Mario Adorf, Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall

Released: 1970

Directed by: Dario Argento

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is a 1970 Italian giallo film directed by Dario Argento, in his directorial debut. The film is considered a landmark in the Italian giallo genre. Written by ...more
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John Saxon, Eva Robin's, Giuliano Gemma

Released: 1982

Directed by: Dario Argento

Tenebrae is a 1982 Italian horror thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon and Daria Nicolodi. After having experimented with two ...more

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Stanley Baker, Alberto de Mendoza, Florinda Bolkan

Released: 1971

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Lucio Fulci. Set in London, the film follows Carol Hammond, the daughter of a respected politician, who experiences a series ...more

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Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Florinda Bolkan

Released: 1972

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Don't Torture a Duckling is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is significant within Fulci's filmography as it is one of the first in which he began using violent gore ...more
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Maria Monti, Joachim Fuchsberger, Camille Keaton

Released: 1972

Directed by: Massimo Dallamano

What Have You Done to Solange? is a 1972 giallo film directed by Massimo Dallamano. The film is loosely based on the Edgar Wallace mystery novel The Clue of the New Pin. It was shot on location ...more
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Francesca Marciano, Lino Capolicchio, Gianni Cavina

Released: 1976

Directed by: Pupi Avati

The House with Laughing Windows is a 1976 Italian giallo film co-written and directed by Pupi Avati. The film was shot in Lido degli Scacchi in the Ferrara province of the Emilia-Romagna region ...more
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Edwige Fenech, Luigi Pistilli, Ivan Rassimov

Released: 1972

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key is a 1972 giallo film directed by Sergio Martino. The picture stars Edwige Fenech, Luigi Pistilli, and Anita Strindberg. The film uses many ...more
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Luc Merenda, John Richardson, Tina Aumont

Released: 1973

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Torso is an Italian giallo thriller directed by Sergio Martino. The film was shot on location in Perugia and the Italian countryside in early 1972, and was subsequently released in 1973. Torso ...more
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Barbara Bach, Ingrid Thulin, Mario Adorf

Released: 1971

Directed by: Aldo Lado

Short Night of Glass Dolls is a 1971 Italian giallo film. It is the directorial debut of Aldo Lado and stars Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel and Barbara Bach. It was first released as La Corta notte ...more
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Edwige Fenech, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Luciano Pigozzi

Released: 1972

Directed by: Sergio Martino

All the Colors of the Dark is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Sergio Martino. The film was also released under the alternate titles Day of the Maniac and They're Coming to Get You!.

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Ian Charleson, William McNamara, Daria Nicolodi

Released: 1987

Directed by: Dario Argento

Opera, also known as Terror at the Opera, is a 1987 Italian giallo horror film written and directed by Dario Argento and starring Cristina Marsillach, Urbano Barberini and Ian Charleson. The ...more
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Bud Spencer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Michael Brandon

Released: 1971

Directed by: Dario Argento

Four Flies on Grey Velvet is a 1971 Italian giallo film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film is the third in director Argento's "Animal Trilogy", which started with The Bird ...more
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Claudine Auger, Isa Miranda, Laura Betti

Released: 1971

Directed by: Mario Bava

Twitch of the Death Nerve, is a 1971 Italian horror film directed by Mario Bava. Bava cowrote the screenplay with Giuseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni and Sergio Canevari, with story credit ...more
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Alberto de Mendoza, Tom Felleghy, Luigi Pistilli

Released: 1971

Directed by: Sergio Martino

The Case of the Scorpion's Tail is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Sergio Martino.
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Karl Malden, James Franciscus, Catherine Spaak

Released: 1971

Directed by: Dario Argento

The Cat o' Nine Tails is a 1971 Italian giallo film written and directed by Dario Argento. Although it is the middle entry in Argento's so-called "Animal Trilogy", the titular ...more
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Howard Ross, Jack Hedley, Andrea Occhipinti

Released: 1982

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

The New York Ripper is a 1982 Italian giallo film directed and co-written by Lucio Fulci. The film score was written by Francesco De Masi. The film was banned in many countries or released as an ...more

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Edwige Fenech, Alberto de Mendoza, George Hilton

Released: 1971

Directed by: Sergio Martino

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh is a 1971 giallo murder mystery film directed by Sergio Martino. It is his first entry in the giallo subgenre. The letter "h" was added to the name ...more
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Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Mickey Knox, Barbara Cupisti

Released: 1987

Directed by: Michele Soavi

Stage Fright is a 1987 horror film directed by Michele Soavi. The film stars Barbara Cupisti, David Brandon and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. Written by George Eastman, the story combines elements ...more
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Kathleen Robertson, Victor Garber, Brenda Fricker

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Fincher, Alex Chapple

Torso is a 2002 tv movie written by Dennis Foon, Marjorie Freeman and Campbell, and directed by Alex Chapple.
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Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Carla Brait

Released: 1972

Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo

Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Giuliano Carnimeo. The film was referred to as "never boring" and "a ...more
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George Lazenby, Adolfo Celi, Alessandro Haber

Released: 1972

Directed by: Aldo Lado

Who Saw Her Die? is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Aldo Lado and starring George Lazenby. In this film, the parents of their murdered daughter search for the killer as the body count
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John Saxon, Valentina Cortese, Letícia Román

Released: 1963

Directed by: Mario Bava

The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a 1963 Italian giallo film. Directed by Italian filmmaker Mario Bava, the film stars John Saxon as Dr. Marcello Bassi and Letícia Román as Nora Davis. ...more
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Laura Betti, Dagmar Lassander, Luciano Pigozzi

Released: 1970

Directed by: Mario Bava

Hatchet for the Honeymoon; also known as Blood Brides and An Axe for the Honeymoon is a 1970 Italian giallo film directed by Mario Bava and starring Stephen Forsyth, Dagmar Lassander and Laura