I’d say La strada…
but I also love I vitelloni and Amarcord
My vote goes to Satyricon.
Wow. No one has yet said what I was thinking…
. . . And the Ship Sails On
Amarcord is actually my favorite Fellini movie all-around. La Strada would be a close second here.
My vote goes for La Strada— I wasn’t as much of a fan of Nights of Cabiria.
Juliet of the Spirits
La Strada… what a beautiful film.
Satyricon (which I’d rank above La Dolce Vita, actually)
i would go for amacord. i just can’t resist the carnivalesque feel of this movie.
for me it’s tie between amarcord and I vitelloni
Nights of Cabiria
Roma. What a beautiful film! Then Amarcord, close behind.
I Vitalloni,It’s linear,narrative and probably Fellini’ most autobiographical.So touching and quiet in the best moments.
I have no idea why but I have yet to have seen La Dolce Vita… I guess that should be at the top of my Netflix queue…
Either way I love Nights of Cabiria and I might even love it more than 8 1/2, I just completely fell in love with the film from the opening scene and the music in it is so beautiful and it will probably be my favorite Fellini for a long time! I also love Satyricon that was my favorite Fellini for a while. City of Women is also a magnificent little gem. I also remember loving Amarcord but I haven’t seen that in a while.. Depending on the day and my mood I might substitute any of these with 8 1/2…
I still have a few more to see, but La Strada stands out for me.
Only one other has said Roma? I cannot believe it. You other must not have had the pleasure of seeing it yet. It’s a beautiful, beautiful film. I can’t get enough of the end motorcycle sequence, or the fashion show, or the traffic jam…I could keep going.
Much of what Fellini I enjoy at a moment is based on how I feel at the moment, but the moment is always right for Roma. Although I really do enjoy Giulietta Degli Spiriti, the mood is not always right for that.
I’m also quite partial to Ginger and Fred, but I’m partial to all Fellini.
The so-called “trilogy of loneliness”, which so beautifully underlines the theme of redemption: La Strada, Notti di Cabiria and Il Bidone.
And, of course, I Vitelloni and the much underrated Fellini’s Roma.
You can not beat Toby Dammit borrowed from Poe short story for sheer unease.
Amarcord, no contest!
La Strada…followed by Amarcord. And if you give them a chance both AND THE SHIP SAILS ON and CASANOVA are very worthwhile
I got to watch Amarcord again, recently. I liked it much more than I did the first time. I was also impressed by Roma. I didn’t care for La Strada. Too melodramatic for me and it lacked the fun of Fellini. But of what I’ve seen, 8 1/2 trumphs all. No other film I’ve seen captures the feel of being under stress. A masterpiece, along with aforementioned Amarcord.
Nights of Cabiria.