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List Rules Vote 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 giallo movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of giallo films also contains giallo movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This giallo films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best giallo movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This giallo movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. You get to decide which movies make it to the top with your votes.

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These are the top films in the giallo genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the giallo genre in it. Be it the motifs of the giallo genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

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.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the giallo movies. List includes photos and giallo movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

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, streaming 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 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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Mario Adorf, Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall 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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Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Franco Ressel 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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John Saxon, Eva Robin's, Giuliano Gemma 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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Francesca Marciano, Lino Capolicchio, Gianni Cavina 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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Maria Monti, Joachim Fuchsberger, Camille Keaton 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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Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Florinda Bolkan 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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Stanley Baker, Alberto de Mendoza, Florinda Bolkan 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 Bach, Ingrid Thulin, Mario Adorf 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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Luc Merenda, John Richardson, Tina Aumont 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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Edwige Fenech, Luigi Pistilli, Ivan Rassimov 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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Edwige Fenech, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Luciano Pigozzi 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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Bud Spencer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Michael Brandon 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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Karl Malden, James Franciscus, Catherine Spaak 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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Claudine Auger, Isa Miranda, Laura Betti 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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George Lazenby, Adolfo Celi, Alessandro Haber 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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Alberto de Mendoza, Tom Felleghy, Luigi Pistilli The Case of the Scorpion's Tail is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Sergio Martino.

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Kathleen Robertson, Victor Garber, Brenda Fricker 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, Alberto de Mendoza, George Hilton 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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Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Carla Brait 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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Ian Charleson, William McNamara, Daria Nicolodi 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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John Saxon, Valentina Cortese, Letícia Román 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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Marisa Mell, Claudio Gora, Petra Schürmann Seven Blood-Stained Orchids is a 1972 Italian giallo film directed by Umberto Lenzi.

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weik added Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau Phenomena is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento and starring Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, and Donald Pleasence. Its plot focuses on a young girl at a remote Swiss ...more

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weik added Mario Adorf, Giovanna Ralli La polizia chiede aiuto is a 1974 Italian film directed by Massimo Dallamano. The film is considered an hybrid between giallo and poliziottesco.

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The Perfume of the Lady in Bla... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Giallo Movies
weik added Lara Wendel, Mimsy Farmer, Mario Scaccia The Perfume of the Lady in Black is a 1974 film written by Francesco Barilli and Massimo D'Avak and directed by Francesco Barilli.

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JayDee added Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi The Stendhal Syndrome is a 1995 Italian horror film written and directed by Dario Argento and starring his daughter Asia Argento. It was the first Italian film to use computer-generated imagery. ...more

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Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Mickey Knox, Barbara Cupisti 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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Howard Ross, Jack Hedley, Andrea Occhipinti 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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weik added Klaus Kinski, Florinda Bolkan, Peter McEnery Footprints on the Moon is a 1975 Italian horror film starring Florinda Bolkan and Klaus Kinski.

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Laura Betti, Dagmar Lassander, Luciano Pigozzi 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

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Eduardo Fajardo, George Hilton, Carla Mancini The Killer Must Kill Again is a 1975 Italian giallo film directed by Luigi Cozzi. Cozzi originally wanted to call the film Il Ragno but it was changed to The Killer Must Kill Again by the

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Sette Note in Nero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Giallo Movies
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Helmut Berger, Silvano Tranquilli, Ida Galli Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate is a 1971 giallo film directed by Duccio Tessari. It was also distributed internationally as The Bloodstained Butterfly, and as Das Geheimnis der Schwarzen ...more

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One on Top of the Other is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Giallo Movies
weik added John Ireland, Elsa Martinelli, Marisa Mell Una sull'altra is a 1969 Italian giallo film directed by Lucio Fulci. Written by Fulci and Roberto Gianviti, the film stars Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli, Alberto de Mendoza and John ...more

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Suzy Kendall, Guido Alberti, Ivan Rassimov Spasmo is a 1974 mystery thriller film written by Pino Boller, Massimo Franciosa, Umberto Lenzi and Luisa Montagnana and directed by Umberto Lenzi.

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Michele Soavi, Andrea Occhipinti, Valeria Cavalli A Blade in the Dark is a 1983 Italian giallo film directed by Lamberto Bava.

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Max von Sydow, Massimo Sarchielli, Gabriele Lavia Sleepless is a 2001 Italian giallo film directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Max von Sydow and Stefano Dionisi and marks Argento's return to the giallo subgenre. The film was another box ...more

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Edwige Fenech, Femi Benussi, Nino Castelnuovo Nude per l'assassino is a 1975 giallo film directed by Andrea Bianchi. It has been released on home media under the title Strip Nude for Your Killer. Written by Massimo Felisatti, the film stars ...more

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weik added Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin La morte ha fatto l'uovo, internationally released as Death Laid an Egg and Plucked, is a 1968 giallo film directed by Giulio Questi. Written by Questi and Franco Arcalli, the film stars Ewa ...more

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Thomas1455 added Sabrina, Capucine, Serena Grandi Delirium is a 1987 Italian giallo film directed by Lamberto Bava and starring Serena Grandi and Daria Nicolodi.

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Thomas1455 added Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Edmund Purdom Pieces is a 1982 exploitation slasher film and "drive-in favorite." The film was directed by Spanish filmmaker Juan Piquer Simon. It stars Christopher George, Linda Day, Frank ...more

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Edwige Fenech, William Berger, Howard Ross Five Dolls for an August Moon is a 1970 Italian giallo film directed by Mario Bava. It concerns a group of people who have gathered on a remote island for fun and relaxation. One of the guests ...more

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Simón Andreu, George Martin, Robert Hoffmann Death Carries a Cane is a 1973 Italian giallo film directed by Maurizio Pradeaux. The Italian title translates as Dance Steps on a Razor's Edge, but the film is listed in reference books as ...more

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The Editor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Giallo Movies
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JayDee added Asia Argento, Piper Laurie, Brad Dourif Trauma is a 1993 Italian giallo film directed by Dario Argento.

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Cristina Brondo, Elio Germano, Giuseppe Lo Console Do You Like Hitchcock? is a 2005 television movie directed by Dario Argento. The film is a homage to the acclaimed thriller film director Alfred Hitchcock.

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Anita Ekberg, Barbara Bouchet, Howard Vernon Casa d'appuntamento is a 1972 giallo film directed by Ferdinando Merighi under the pseudonym "F. L. Morris". It was released as The French Sex Murders in the United States.

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Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, Charles Victor The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1961 horror film directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, and Luana Anders. The screenplay by Richard Matheson was based on ...more

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Sylva Koscina, Anthony Steffen, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart Sette scialli di seta gialla is a 1972 giallo film. It was directed by Sergio Pastore and written by Pastore, Alessandro Continenza and Giovanni Simonelli. Sette scialli di seta gialla stars ...more