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The Best Sophia Loren Movies

Updated September 24, 2019 4.4k votes 1.1k voters 147.6k views85 items

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List of the best Sophia Loren movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Throughout her over 60-year career, Sophia Loren has appeared in such classic films as Houseboat and Marriage Italian-Style. Sophia Loren's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Sophia Loren movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sophia Loren movies will be at the top of the list. Sophia Loren has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Sophia Loren movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Sophia Loren films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Sophia Loren role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Sophia Loren performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features Two Women, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sophia Loren movies?" and "What are the greatest Sophia Loren roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Loren's classic Hollywood approach, you might also enjoy our list of the best Elizabeth Taylor movies and best Cary Grant movies.

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    Marriage Italian Style is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Marriage Italian Style

    Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni

    Released1964

    Directed byVittorio De Sica

    Marriage Italian Style is a 1964 film by Vittorio De Sica.
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    Houseboat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Houseboat

    Sophia Loren, Cary Grant

    Released1958

    Directed byMelville Shavelson

    Houseboat is a 1958 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Paul... more on Wikipedia
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    The Millionairess is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    The Millionairess

    Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers

    Released1960

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    The Millionairess is a 1960 British romantic comedy film set in London, directed by Anthony... more on Wikipedia
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    Grumpier Old Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Grumpier Old Men

    Sophia Loren, Ann-Margret

    Released1995

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    Grumpier Old Men is a 1995 romantic comedy film, and a sequel to the 1993 film Grumpy Old Men.... more on Wikipedia

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    Two Women is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Two Women

    Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo

    Released1960

    Directed byVittorio De Sica

    Two Women is a 1960 Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of a woman... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Sunflower is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Sunflower

    Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni

    Released1970

    Directed byVittorio De Sica

    Sunflower is a 1970 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. It was the first western... more on Wikipedia
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    The Cassandra Crossing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    The Cassandra Crossing

    Sophia Loren, O. J. Simpson

    Released1976

    Directed byGeorge P. Cosmatos

    The Cassandra Crossing is a 1976 British disaster/thriller film directed by George Pan... more on Wikipedia

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    Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni

    Released1963

    Directed byVittorio De Sica

    Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is a 1963 comedy anthology film by Italian director Vittorio de... more on Wikipedia

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    Operation Crossbow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Operation Crossbow

    Sophia Loren, George Peppard

    Released1965

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Operation Crossbow, later re-released as The Great Spy Mission, is a 1965 British spy thriller... more on Wikipedia
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    Five Miles to Midnight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Five Miles to Midnight

    Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins

    Released1962

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    Five Miles to Midnight is a 1962 French-Italian-American drama film directed by Anatole... more on Wikipedia
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    Man of La Mancha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Man of La Mancha

    Sophia Loren, Peter O'Toole

    Released1972

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    Man of La Mancha is a 1972 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha by Dale... more on Wikipedia

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    Quo Vadis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Quo Vadis

    Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren

    Released1951

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Quo Vadis is a 1951 American epic film made by MGM in Technicolor. It was directed by Mervyn... more on Wikipedia

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    The Key is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    The Key

    Sophia Loren, Michael Caine

    Released1958

    Directed byCarol Reed

    The Key is a 1958 war film set in 1940 during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic. It was... more on Wikipedia
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    Desire Under the Elms is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Desire Under the Elms

    Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins

    Released1958

    Directed byDelbert Mann

    Desire Under the Elms is a 1958 American film version of the 1924 play Desire Under the Elms... more on Wikipedia
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    El Cid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    El Cid

    Sophia Loren, Charlton Heston

    Released1961

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    El Cid is a 1961 historical epic film, a romanticized story of the life of the Christian... more on Wikipedia

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    The Fall of the Roman Empire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif

    Released1964

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Fall of the Roman Empire is a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec... more on Wikipedia

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    A Special Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    A Special Day

    Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni

    Released1977

    Directed byEttore Scola

    A Special Day is a 1977 Italian film directed by Ettore Scola and starring Sophia Loren,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Black Orchid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    The Black Orchid

    Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn

    Released1958

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    The Black Orchid is a 1958 film starring Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn.amazon_watch buy button
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    The Priest's Wife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    The Priest's Wife

    Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni

    Released1970

    Directed byDino Risi

    The Priest's Wife is a 1971 Italian comedy film directed by Dino Risi.amazon_watch buy button
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    More Than a Miracle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    More Than a Miracle

    Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif

    Released1967

    Directed byFrancesco Rosi

    More Than a Miracle is a 1967 film also titled Cinderella Italian Style and Happily Ever... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    That Kind of Woman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    That Kind of Woman

    Sophia Loren, Bea Arthur

    Released1959

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    That Kind of Woman is an American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, who was nominated for... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Boy on a Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Boy on a Dolphin

    Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd

    Released1957

    Directed byJean Negulesco

    Boy on a Dolphin is a 1957 20th Century Fox romantic film set in Greece and shot in... more on Wikipedia
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    Madame is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Madame

    Sophia Loren, Marina Berti

    Released1961

    Directed byChristian-Jaque

    Madame Sans-Gêne is a Spanish-Italian-French film co-production, filmed in Eastmancolor and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Arabesque is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Arabesque

    Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck

    Released1966

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Arabesque is a 1966 Technicolor thriller starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren filmed in... more on Wikipedia
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    Lady Liberty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sophia Loren Movies
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    Lady Liberty

    Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon

    Released1971

    Directed byMario Monicelli

    Lady Liberty is a 1971 Italian-French comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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