Italian history movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant italian history movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, epic, stylized, gloomy and humorous films and TV shows about / with italian history, politics, pope, world war two, state affairs, murder, female nudity, king, blood and european history plots mostly in Drama, History and Comedy genres shot in Italy, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as italian history: Arrivano i bersaglieri (1980), The Conspirators (1969), 1992 (2015), Black Journal (1979), Il Primo Re (2019), The Borgias (2011), Vincere (2009), For Love and Gold (1966), The Profession of Arms (2001), Ferdinando and Carolina (1999).

List of italian history movies

Arrivano i bersaglieri (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the year 1870 Rome, then governed by the Pope, was captured by the Italian General La Marmora's troops. After the armistice, the Italian soldier Alfonso killed a Pope's soldier, the son of Don Prospero. Then he sought refuge in the ...
Plot: italian history, italian soldier, italian army, soldier, vatican
Time: 1870s
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Conspirators (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Rome, 1825. Bishop Rivarola (Tognazzi) and colonel Nardoni (Salerno) are in charge to suppress liberal revolution. Shoemaker Cornacchia (Manfredi) got the information that the liberal Filippo Spada (Ekland) is a spy and is going to denounce his ...
Plot: italian history, liberal, shoemaker, vatican, atheist, bishop, hanging, revolution, fight, atheism, republican, jewish
Time: 1820s
Place: italy
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 7.4
 1K
1992 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Story: Set in Rome, Milan and different Italian cities, the TV series offers a thrilling story following six people whose lives are intertwined with the rapidly changing political landscape in the early 1990s, during which Italy was gripped by the Clean ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: politics, investigation, crimes, state affairs, rebellion, society, law enforcement, revolution, corruption, politician, parliament, government corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: italy
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 6.5
 275
Black Journal (1979)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Black Journal (originally titled Gran Bollito) is a 1977 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini. It is based on the real life events of Leonarda Cianciulli, the Italian serial killer best known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio".
Style: macabre, based on true events, pre war, dark humor
Plot: photograph, axe, priest, variety, teenage girl, coffin, teenager, corpse, sensuality, interrogation, female psychopath, psychopath ...
Time: year 1938, 1930s
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Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Romania, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, tense, rough, serious
Plot: police brutality, society, political unrest, fighting the system, rebellion, globalization, business and finance, violence spree, rebelliousness, abuse of power, italian history, riot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.5
 954
Il Primo Re (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two brothers, Romulus and Remus, will have to rely on each other to survive in a hostile world. The city of Rome, one of the greatest empires in history, will be born from their deeds and bloody battles.
Plot: roman, latin, king, violence, fire, sacrifice, throat slitting, italian history, goat, wolf, river, atheist ...
Place: italy, rome italy
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 7.9
 45K
The Borgias (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Hungary, Ireland, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 15th century Italy at the height of the Renaissance, The Borgias chronicles the corrupt rise of patriarch Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy, where he proceeds to commit every sin in the book to amass and retain power, influence and enormous wealth ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, epic, stylized ...
Plot: clergy, siblings relations, intrigue, historical character, brother sister incest, manipulations, lust, priest, sin, ambition, desire, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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 6.9
 5K
Vincere (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of the descent into madness of Mussolini's secret first wife, Ida Dasler, who was seduced by his passion and vigour but blind to the fascist dictator's many flaws. A historical drama with the passion, lyricism and tragedy of a ...
Style: emotional, serious, stylized, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: dictatorship, politics, hopes, destructive relationship, state affairs, couple relations, wrongfully committed, custody, ambition, obsession, family problems, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, year 1917 ...
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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For Love and Gold (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A group of rogues steal a scroll granting its bearer the property of the land of Aurocastro in Apulia (south of Italy). They elect a shaggy knight, Brancaleone from Norcia, as their leader, and decide to get possession of this supposedly wealthy ...
Style: exciting, not serious, offbeat, humorous, realistic
Plot: knight, heroes, disorder, obsessive quest, parody, adventurer, on the road, adventure, escapades, goofy hero, misfit, cavalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, epic
Plot: soldier, winter, military life, heroes, war, life is a bitch, military, battles, betrayal, danger, leadership, amputation ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy
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Ferdinando and Carolina (1999)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On his death bed in the 1820s, King Ferdinando I of Naples tries to escape the ghosts of his bloody kingship by remembering his younger days, when he was allowed to go hunting and have fun, and inventing love games. Then he was obliged to marry Mary ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, epic, realistic, sexy
Plot: family relations, manipulations, state affairs, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, betrayal, politics, midlife crisis, empress, royal family ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: italy, austria, naples italy
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 7.8
 5K
Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: political intrigue, clergy, church, rivalry, political unrest, politics, ambition, political corruption, power struggle, historical character, sex addict, family in crisis ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 1400s, 16th century, renaissance ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, france ...
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 4.4
 1K
Sword of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Year 1100. Italy.The Northern lands are ruled by a German emperor: Fredrick aka "Barbarossa. His dream is to conquer also the lands in the Center and in the South so as to revive the Empire that was once of the one Charles Magno.But in the ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, emperor, battles, leadership, heroes, military, rivalry, war, state affairs, steel helmet, winter, helmet ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, milan italy
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Una vita scellerata (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Benvenuto Cellinin (1500 - 1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.
Plot: sculpture, judge, artist, pope, cardinal the priest, italian history
Time: renaissance, 1500s, 16th century
Place: florence, italy
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The Magnificent Adventurer (1963)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Benvenuto Cellini knows no obstacles when it comes to creating a work of art or conquering the heart of a woman.
Plot: european history, italian history
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, florence
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Segreti segreti (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, terrorism, leftist, murder, italian history, italian woman, earthquake
Place: italy
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 6.8
 76
Corbari (1970)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real story of the partisan Silvio Corbari. He starts his career killing publicly one of his friends that was a fascist. Than, he set up a band of partisans in north Italy, completely independent from the Italian organized resistance (CLN). Ines, ...
Plot: execution, civil war, ambush, trap, death sentence, italian history, nazi occupation, fascist, band, bandit, suicide, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Dalla nube alla resistenza (From the Cloud to the Resistance ) (1978), based on two works by Cesare Pavese, falls into the category of History Lessons and Too Early, Too Late as well. It, too, has two parts—a twentieth-century text and a ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, mythology, italian history, greek mythology, post war, class struggle, myth
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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 7.2
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The Boom (1963)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sweet-sour comedy on Italy's 1950's rage to get rich as fast as possible! The businessman wants to satisfy his wife's craving for luxury and a "respectable life" so he becomes heavily indebted. In desperation he agrees to ...
Style: italian comedy
Plot: eye, religious procession, operating room, italian history, clinic, debt, procession, money problems, telephone conversation, loan, joke, telephone call ...
Time: 1960s
Place: italy
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The Invisible Wall (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: June 27, 1980, an Italian DC 9 flying from Bologna to Palermo falls in the sea close to the Ustica island. 81 people die. The official version is "structure failure" of the airplane, but a number of clues lead the journalist Rocco Ferrante ...
Plot: politics, military, sicilian, italian history, scandal, terrorism, conspiracy theory
Place: palermo italy, sicily, mediterranean sea, italy
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 7.4
 135
The Borgias (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.
Plot: leonardo da vinci, priest, brother sister relationship, pope, murder, italian history, rise to power, religion
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s
Place: italy
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 7.1
 317
Il caso Moro (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: On March 16 1978, the Red Brigade kidnap the Chief of the Christian Democraty, the party in power in Italy since the end of the war. Fifty-five days later, his corpse was found in the trunk of a red Renault.
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, prime minister, politics, politician, murder, italian history
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 6.0
 142
Signorina Effe (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emma was born and raised in a working-class family, but she's long had bourgeois ambitions and has risen through the ranks to become a white-collar employee with the Fiat automobile company.
Plot: communism, worker, italian history, factory, syndicate, turin italy, strike
Place: italy
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The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: The story of the hijacking of the Itallian liner Achille Lauro by four militants of the Palestine Liberation Front, in 1985, who demanded the release of several Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisoners. On their hands, lies the fate of several ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, hijacker, italian history, sea, terrorist
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The King of Naples (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One of the key factors in Italian unification was the overthrow in 1860 of Francesco, the King of Naples and the two Sicilies, who went into elegant but impoverished exile in Rome with his queen Maria Sofia. This serio-comic drama follows the ...
Plot: catholic, servant, king, bourbon, seduction, cross dressing, male female relationship, older man younger woman relationship, italian history, theatrical troupe, mother son relationship
Time: 1860s
Place: italy, naples italy, rome italy
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 6.5
 18
Uomini e no (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Milan, in the winter of 1944, the ruthless Cane Nero leads the fascists against the partisans. Enne 2, one of the leading figures of the C.N.L., meets Berta, whom he loved three years ago, but Berta refuses to leave her husband for him. Enne 2 is ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, italian history, resistance movement, partisan, fascist, turin italy, italian fascism, resistance, love
Time: 1940s
Place: milan italy, italy
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 6.3
 243
Garibaldi (1961)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The film shows how Italy's historic national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi (embodied by Renzo Ricci) leads a military campaign known as Expedition of the Thousand in 1860 and conquers Sicily and Naples. When the Bourbon monarchy has left Southern ...
Plot: civil war, revolution, invasion, volunteer, italian history, republican
Time: 1860s
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 7.5
 495
The Fascist (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1944. Primo Arcovazzi a fanatic member of Brigate Nere (fascist organization) is in charge to bring an opponent to the regime, Prof. George Wilson, from Abruzzo to Roma. He accepted the mandate because of his wish to be upgraded to ...
Style: italian comedy
Plot: italian fascism, civil war, prisoner, italian history, world war two, fascism
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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The Black Arrow (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 540 min.
Story: The inspiring principle of the adaptation of the novel by R. L. Stevenson "The Black Arrow" for Tv is to shift the conflict of the War of the Two Roses from England to Tirolo, at the border between Italy and Germany, where the conflict ...
Plot: knight, revenge, italian history, based on a novel, arrow, outlaw, sword, middle age romance
Time: 15th century
Place: italy
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 6.9
 109
Cefalonia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Cefalonia tells the real story about what happened in September 1943 on the Greek island of Kefalonia (Cefalonia in Italian), when the 12,000 men in the Italian 33rd Acqui Infantry Division, following Italy's surrender to the Allied, refused to ...
Plot: german occupation, bravery, mass murder, soldier, world war two, nazi, italian army, italian history, island
Place: greece
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