Osahawai Italian Recreation Club has been operating for over 40 years. At Oshawa we value the hard work of the volunteer-based membership nature of our organization. Growing from a social group that met for recreational purposes, the club aims to preserve, enhance and propagate the Italian heritage. 

Italy is not only known for its outstanding culture, but also for its movies that hit internationally. With this, the Oshawa Italian Recreation Club is proud to show you the top movies the country has produced.

The Godfather

Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan, the Godfather is one of the most famous mafia movies of all time. Not only that, the movie is also regarded as one of the best movies of all time. The setting of the Godfather is in 1940 New York City. The movie revolves around Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) and a young immigrant known as Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro). Michael goes through his life with a lot of challenges and Vito is introduced to the crime life. 

IMDb 9.2 | 2h 55min | 1972 | English

Black Sunday 

Set in Italy, Black Sunday is a movie that stars Barbare Steel, John Richardson and Andrea Checchi. It was directed by John Frankenheimer. The story is about Asa Vajda, an evil witch who was burnt at a stake. Hundred years later, Asa returns from the dead and wants to seek revenge through taking over her descendant’s body. With her dead henchmen, the evil witch has to fight off the descendant’s brother and lover. 

IMDb 7.2 | 1h 27min | 1960 | Italian (English subtitles)

Planet of the Vampires

Planet of the Vampires is a sci-fi horror film set on another futuristic planet. The movie starts with two interplanetary ships going on an expedition to an unexplored planet. When they received a signal from that planet, these astronauts immediately flew to the planet. The crew becomes possessed by an unknown creature and tries to kill each other. Only the Captain had the will to resist.

IMDb 6.3 | 1h 28min | 1965 | Italian; English

Casino

Casino is a story of greed, deception, money, power, and murder. Directed by Martin Corsese, Casino is set in the early-1970s Las Vegas, where a newby mobster Sam “Ace” Rothstein was tasked to head the Tangiers Casino. But as the year went by, problems arose with his ex-hustler wife Ginger and Nicky Santoro, his loose-cannon enforcer.

IMDb 8.2 | 2h 58min | 1995 | English

Good Fellas

Goodfellas stars Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci. It follows the life of Henry Hill and his lifestyle of drugs and syndicate. As he rises through the ranks of local mobs on the streets of New York, he and his friends enjoy the life of being wealthy.

IMDb 8.7 | 2h 26min | 1990 | English

A room with a view

This romantic drama focuses on the character of Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter and Denholm Elliot, Lucy Honeychurch and their older cousin when they encounter George Emerson who offers them a stay at his hotel room in Florence. Emerson immediately falls in love with Lucy but the girl has to return to England. Unfortunately, Lucy was engaged in her homeland

IMDb 7.3 | 1h 57min | 1985 | English; Italian (English subtitles)

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