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The Best Movies Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci 

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List of all movies directed by Bernardo Bertolucci ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Bernardo Bertolucci are listed here and include movie posters and Bernardo Bertolucci movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Bernardo Bertolucci as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Bernardo Bertolucci movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Bernardo Bertolucci film is can be factored into this list.

From Bernardo Bertolucci's studio films to Bernardo Bertolucci's independent films, this Bernardo Bertolucci filmography keeps tabs on all Bernardo Bertolucci movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

These movies, like The Last Emperor and Last Tango in Paris include images when available.

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All Bernardo Bertolucci director credits are included. This list of every movie that Bernardo Bertolucci has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Bernardo Bertolucci movie is and which actors starred in the Bernardo Bertolucci film.

Who has Bernardo Bertolucci worked with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, and Henry Fonda.

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Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda

Released: 1970

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

The Conformist is a 1970 political drama directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The screenplay was written by Bertolucci based on the 1951 novel The Conformist by Alberto Moravia. The film features ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu

Released: 1987

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

The Last Emperor is a 1987 biographical film about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose autobiography was the basis for the screenplay written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo ...more

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Last Tango in Paris Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Last Tango in Paris is a 1972 Franco-Italian romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci which portrays a recent American widower who begins an anonymous relationship with a young ...more

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Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster

Released: 1976

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

1900 is a 1976 Italian epic film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Alida Valli, and Burt Lancaster. Set in ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons

Released: 1996

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Stealing Beauty is a 1996 drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Liv Tyler, Joseph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, and Rachel Weisz. Written by Bertolucci and Susan ...more

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Roberto Benigni, Fred Gwynne, Jill Clayburgh

Released: 1979

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

La Luna, also known as Luna, is a 1979 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Jill Clayburgh. The film concerns the troubled life of a teenage boy and his relationship with ...more

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John Malkovich, Debra Winger, Timothy Spall

Released: 1990

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

The Sheltering Sky is a 1990 British-Italian drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci starring Debra Winger and John Malkovich. The film is based on the 1949 novel by Paul Bowles about a ...more
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Adriana Asti, Francesco Barilli, Gianni Amico

Released: 1964

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Before the Revolution is a 1964 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
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Alida Valli, Tino Scotti, Giulio Brogi

Released: 1970

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

The Spider's Stratagem is a political film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The screenplay was written by Bertolucci based on "Theme of the Traitor and the Hero" story written by Jorge
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Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Veronica Lazăr

Released: 1998

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Besieged is a 1998 film by Bernardo Bertolucci starring Thandie Newton and David Thewlis. It is based on the short story "The Siege" by James Lasdun.
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Chloë Sevigny, Dominic West

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mike Figgis, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, Bernardo Bertolucci, Volker Schlöndorff, + more

Ten Minutes Older is a 2002 film project consisting of two compilation feature films titled The Trumpet and The Cello. The project was conceived by the producer Nicolas McClintock as a ...more
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Il canale

Released: 1966

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Il canale is a 1966 short documentary film written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
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Gabriella Giorgelli, Carlotta Barilli, Alvaro D'Ercole

Released: 1962

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

La commare secca is the 1962 Italian film written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, based on a story by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It was Bertolucci's directorial debut at age 21.
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Partner: Bonus Material

Released: 1968

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

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Love and Anger: Bonus Material Julian Beck

Released: 1969

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

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Keanu Reeves, Bridget Fonda, Chris Isaak

Released: 1993

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Little Buddha is a 1993 Italian-French-British drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Chris Isaak, Bridget Fonda and Keanu Reeves as Prince Siddhartha. Produced by Bertolucci's ...more

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Anouk Aimée, Ugo Tognazzi, Laura Morante

Released: 1981

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man is a 1981 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. It stars Anouk Aimée and Ugo Tognazzi, who was awarded the Best Male Actor Award at the 1981 Cannes ...more
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Stefania Sandrelli, Tina Aumont, Pierre Clémenti

Released: 1968

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Partner is a 1968 Italian drama film by Bernardo Bertolucci. Based on the novel The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, it entered the 29th Venice Film Festival and the Quinzaine des ...more
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Veronica Lazăr, Pippo Delbono, Sonia Bergamasco

Released: 2012

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Me and You is a 2012 Italian drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The film was screened out of competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
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Julian Beck, Judith Malina, Marco Bellocchio

Released: 1969

Directed by: Marco Bellocchio, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Carlo Lizzani

Amore e rabbia is a 1969 anthology film that includes five films directed by five Italian directors and one French director. It premiered at the 19th Berlin International Film Festival in 1969.