Life Is Beautiful (La Vita e Bella)

Life Is Beautiful (La Vita e Bella)

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Average of 4127 ratings: 3.9 Stars

1997 M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.

An extraordinary cinematic experience no one should miss, Roberto Benigni's LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL transports you to a world that even in its darkest moments, shines a light of hope and joy. A magical tale, it tells the captivating story of one man's love for his family and his ability to use the power of imagination to save them. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards in 1998 winning Best Actor - Benigni, Foreign Film and Dramatic Music Score. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL is deeply moving, intensely funny and an unforgettable masterpiece that will stay with you always

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116 minutes
1999 Academy Awards
Best Actor: Roberto Benigni
1998 European Film Awards
Best Film
1998 Toronto Film Festival
People's Choice Award
1998 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Roberto Benigni
Fatso Top 100
Rated #68 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, English for the Hearing Impaired
Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1

97 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Oscar

This movie's description is not overstated.

The English dubbing is seemless so you don't have to read subtitles.

Your journey starts immediately with Roberto, carefree and unphased by the... Read more

4 by mikeMI5

Delightful story with a leading plot, showing commitment to the real life story. Well Done for the heart felt father and son relationship.

5 by Ngozi

Very entertaining and at the same time poignant with tradegy which is always threatening. Rivetting story. But you must love foreign movies and subtitles to appreciate this gem.

5 by Barry1

If you don't like foreign movies or can't follow subtitles then move on...

But you will be missing a great movie.

Set before and during the holocaust during WW2 this is anything but a typical... Read more

5 by Chantelle

This film is AMAZING. I'm not one for war movies in general, but this is something else entirely. The beautifully told story will have you laughing and crying throughout. Just wonderful.

5 by EJSmith

A film of great importance from an historical and artistic viewpoint. Such a funny/sad film. When all the world goes mad, a simple man manages to hold his family together through the medium of fun. I loved this film.

1 by GB09

I was unable to get English language superimposed over the French. It was not possible to read the English subtitles and enjoy the video action as well.

3 by fairway

This film started really badly with very poor comedy, and we nearly stopped watching. However we perservered and were quite enthralled with how it unfolded, and were amazed at the quirks and twists... Read more

3 by Laura43

I'm not quite sure how I ended up with this movie? I don't recall choosing it? Perhaps I selected it by mistake? Nevertheless it was actually quite good considering I had no idea what it might be... Read more

0.5 by zorba3

Couldn't get it to play in English, so had to watch it in Italian. Non-stop talking and slapstick action. Probably the most irritating movie I have ever tried to watch. More or less unwatchable.