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The Best Giallo Movies

Updated February 11, 2020 4.3k votes 432 voters 25.1k views

List RulesVote for your personal favorite Giallo films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

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.

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  • Deep Red1
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    Deep Red

    Dario Argento, David Hemmings

    Released1975

    Directed byDario Argento

    Deep Red is a 1975 Italian giallo film, directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Blood and Black Lace2
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    24

    Blood and Black Lace

    Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok

    Released1964

    Directed byMario Bava

    Blood and Black Lace is a 1964 Italian thriller film directed by Mario Bava. Bava co-wrote the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tenebrae3
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    34

    Tenebrae

    John Saxon, Eva Robin's

    Released1982

    Directed byDario Argento

    Tenebrae is a 1982 Italian horror thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage4
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    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    Mario Adorf, Tony Musante

    Released1970

    Directed byDario Argento

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is a 1970 Italian giallo film directed by Dario Argento, in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • A Lizard in a Woman's Skin5
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    A Lizard in a Woman's Skin

    Stanley Baker, Alberto de Mendoza

    Released1971

    Directed byLucio Fulci

    A Lizard in a Woman's Skin is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Lucio Fulci. Set in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Don't Torture a Duckling6
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    Don't Torture a Duckling

    Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian

    Released1972

    Directed byLucio Fulci

    Don't Torture a Duckling is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • What Have You Done to Solange?7
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    What Have You Done to Solange?

    Maria Monti, Joachim Fuchsberger

    Released1972

    Directed byMassimo Dallamano

    What Have You Done to Solange? is a 1972 giallo film directed by Massimo Dallamano. The film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key8

    Released1972

    Directed bySergio Martino

    Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key is a 1972 giallo film directed by Sergio... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Torso9
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    Torso

    Luc Merenda, John Richardson

    Released1973

    Directed bySergio Martino

    Torso is an Italian giallo thriller directed by Sergio Martino. The film was shot on location... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • All the Colors of the Dark10
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    20

    All the Colors of the Dark

    Edwige Fenech, Maria Cumani Quasimodo

    Released1972

    Directed bySergio Martino

    All the Colors of the Dark is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Sergio Martino. The film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Twitch of the Death Nerve11
    76
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    Twitch of the Death Nerve

    Claudine Auger, Isa Miranda

    Released1971

    Directed byMario Bava

    Twitch of the Death Nerve, is a 1971 Italian horror film directed by Mario Bava. Bava cowrote... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The House with Laughing Windows12
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    The House with Laughing Windows

    Francesca Marciano, Lino Capolicchio

    Released1976

    Directed byPupi Avati

    The House with Laughing Windows is a 1976 Italian giallo film co-written and directed by Pupi... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Opera13
    92
    37

    Opera

    Ian Charleson, William McNamara

    Released1987

    Directed byDario Argento

    Opera, also known as Terror at the Opera, is a 1987 Italian giallo horror film written and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Short Night of the Glass Dolls14
    72
    21

    Short Night of the Glass Dolls

    Barbara Bach, Ingrid Thulin

    Released1971

    Directed byAldo Lado

    Short Night of Glass Dolls is a 1971 Italian giallo film. It is the directorial debut of Aldo... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet15
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    24

    Four Flies on Grey Velvet

    Bud Spencer, Jean-Pierre Marielle

    Released1971

    Directed byDario Argento

    Four Flies on Grey Velvet is a 1971 Italian giallo film written and directed by Dario Argento.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Blade of the Ripper16
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    Blade of the Ripper

    Edwige Fenech, Alberto de Mendoza

    Released1971

    Directed bySergio Martino

    The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (aka Blade of the Ripper) is a 1971 giallo murder mystery film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The New York Ripper17
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    The New York Ripper

    Howard Ross, Jack Hedley

    Released1982

    Directed byLucio Fulci

    The New York Ripper is a 1982 Italian giallo film directed and co-written by Lucio Fulci. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Stage Fright18
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    Stage Fright

    Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Mickey Knox

    Released1987

    Directed byMichele Soavi

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  • The Case of the Scorpion's Tail19
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    The Case of the Scorpion's Tail

    Alberto de Mendoza, Tom Felleghy

    Released1971

    Directed bySergio Martino

    The Case of the Scorpion's Tail is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Sergio Martino.Amazon buy button
  • Torso20
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    Torso

    Kathleen Robertson, Victor Garber

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Fincher, Alex Chapple

    Torso is a 2002 tv movie written by Dennis Foon, Marjorie Freeman and Campbell, and directed...Amazon buy button
  • The Case of the Bloody Iris21
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    The Case of the Bloody Iris

    Edwige Fenech, George Hilton

    Released1972

    Directed byGiuliano Carnimeo

    Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? is a 1971 Italian giallo film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Cat o' Nine Tails22
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    The Cat o' Nine Tails

    Karl Malden, James Franciscus

    Released1971

    Directed byDario Argento

    The Cat o' Nine Tails is a 1971 Italian giallo film written and directed by Dario... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Who Saw Her Die?23
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    Who Saw Her Die?

    George Lazenby, Adolfo Celi

    Released1972

    Directed byAldo Lado

    Who Saw Her Die? is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Aldo Lado and starring George... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Sleepless24
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    Sleepless

    Max von Sydow, Massimo Sarchielli

    Released2001

    Directed byDario Argento

    Sleepless is a 2001 Italian giallo film directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Max von... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Evil Eye25
    46
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    The Evil Eye

    John Saxon, Valentina Cortese

    Released1963

    Directed byMario Bava

    The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a 1963 Italian giallo film. Directed by Italian filmmaker Mario... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button