When You Want A Good Laugh
Viva La Libertà (Long Live Liberty)
A smart, funny “Parent Trap” for grownups, when Enrico Oliveri, the secretary of the major opposition party, goes AWOL and hides out at an old girlfriend’s house in Paris his (clinically insane) twin brother steps in to help. Stars Toni Servillo, directed by Roberto Andò.
When You Want A Good Cry
La Stanza Del Figlio (The Son’s Room)
Nanni Moretti wrote, directed, and starred in this emotional tearjerker about a family that loses a son.
When You Want A Good Laugh And Then A Good Cry
La Mafia Uccide Solo D’Estate (The Mafia Only Kills In The Summer)
Pif’s (Pierfrancesco Diliberto) first film is an adorably hilarious story about a boy and his family growing up under the mafia’s thumb in Palermo, but keep your tissues handy.
When You’re Lusting In Your Heart
La Finestra Di Fronte (Facing Windows
An unhappy housewife (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) longs for the guy who lives across the street, and he’s played by Raoul Bova, so that explains that.
When You Are In Looooove
Pane E Tulipani
Rosalba gets left behind at a rest stop and finds love, and a new purpose for life. From director Silvio Soldini.
When You’re Feeling Sentimental
Sentimental is putting it mildly in this beautiful tribute to to old country.
When You’re Feeling Sorry For Yourself
Cesare Deve Morire (Caesar Must Die)
At least you’re not serving a life sentence like these guys. The Taviani Brothers take you into a real maximum security prison and tell the story of prisoners who are performing in a play.
When You’re Feeling Old
Gianni E Le Donne (The Salt of Life)
Gianni di Gregorio’s retired and feeling irrelevant, so his friends suggest an affair to lift his spirits.
When You’re A Mother Who Feels Like Judging The Other Mothers
When You’re Feeling Misunderstood
This childhood horror story benefits from Asia Argento’s own lonely childhood and the gothic filmmaking she learned from her father.
When You’re Feeling Patriotic
Nuovomondo (The Golden Door)
When You Want To Feel Superior
Who would want to be on a reality show? Obviously some people do, and Luciano becomes obsessed with the idea. Directed by Matteo Garrone.
When You’re Irritated By Your Children
I Nostri Ragazzi (The Dinner)
I’m betting your kids have never done anything this bad, so count your blessings. From director Ivano De Matteo.
When You’re Feeling Badass
Viola’s (Greta Scarano) the baddest of the badasses.