Movies and TV shows set in italy

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in italy ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, talky, enigmatic and stylized films and TV shows about / with runaway, culture clash, betrayal, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, beautiful scenery, brutality and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in Italy, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as italy: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Inferno (2016), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), Letters to Juliet (2010), Gomorrah (2014), 1900 (1976), The Borgias (2011), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Only You (1994), Il Divo (2008).

List of movies set in italy

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, rejection, friendship, murder, jealousy, manipulations, sexual tension, secret identity, mistaken identity, neo noir, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, new york, atlantic ocean ...
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Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, danger, adventure, memory loss, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, museum, chases and races, race against time, religions or cults, amnesia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, venice ...
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Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: captivating, intellectual, exciting, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, adventure, escapades, lust, leonardo da vinci, unconventional method, inventor, visionary, magical, a vision, architect ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, ottoman empire ...
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Letters to Juliet (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered "letter to Juliet" -- one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover's Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by a the "secretaries of Juliet" -- ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: letter, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, youth, couples, love triangle, unfulfilled love, romance, couple relations, looking for love, boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, new york, san francisco ...
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Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: mafia, drug lord, crimes, crime, mob boss, urban, rivalry, realism, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, gang war, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, execution, idealism, social differences, society, leadership, political unrest, ambition, war, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: italy, france, europe
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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: clever, captivating, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: clergy, siblings relations, intrigue, historical character, lust, manipulations, priest, sin, brother sister incest, ambition, desire, rivalry ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: sexual, witty, clever, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, social differences, prostitute, society, couple relations, fall in love, rich and poor, fighting the system, false accusation, beauty, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, europe, cyprus, poland
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Only You (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A childhood incident has convinced Faith Corvatch that her true love is a guy named "Damon Bradley," but she has yet to meet him. Preparing to settle down and marry a foot doctor, Faith impulsively flies to Venice when it seems that she ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, love triangle, true love, disorder, couple relations, unfulfillment, destiny, fortune teller, romance, looking for love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, venice, rome italy
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, photographer, blackmail, vatican, cosa nostra, italian history, prime minister, crime, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 21st century, year 1993, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, sicily, soviet union ...
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Divorce Italian Style (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, offbeat, feel good ...
Plot: murder, divorce, infidelity, midlife crisis, forbidden love, spouse killer, dishonesty, manipulations, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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Enchanted April (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel, four Englishwomen rent an Italian villa on holiday.
Style: sentimental, touching, talky, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, vacation, romance, self discovery, lifestyle, social differences, society, opposites attract, manners, couples, looking for love, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, england, london
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rise to the top, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, ambition, pride and honor, corruption, casino, death, blood ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 20s, 60s ...
Place: italy, cuba, new york, europe, usa ...
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Avanti! (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.
Style: clever, humorous, sexy, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, romance, disorder, death in the family, family problems, couples, love affair, unlikely couple, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, nothing goes right ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, california
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Nostalgia (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, fish out of water, self discovery, stalking, human nature, poet, countryside ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy
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I'm Not Scared (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, kidnapping, friendship, young heroes, rescue, chained, childhood, mystery, uncover truth, abandoned building, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, brazil, milan italy, southern italy
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A Month by the Lake (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw ...
Style: sexy, witty, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, resort, nanny, romance, unfulfillment, looking for sex, true love, forbidden love, friends, lake or river, family relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe
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The American (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.
Style: stylized, tense, atmospheric, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: anti hero, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, small town, one last job, assassination, deadly, intrigue, moral dilemma, mind game, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
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The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexual, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, exile, politics, honeymoon, assassin, desire, train ride, sin, estrangement, repression, haunted by the past ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, france, europe, rome italy, paris france
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A Good Woman (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar ...
Style: witty, clever, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, newlywed, gossip, love affair, power relations, jealous spouse, love triangle, innocence lost, couples, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: italy, europe, london, england
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The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: commando, war, military, espionage, anti war, against the odds, basic training, military life, human spirit, heroes, village, rescue ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, canada, europe, norway, germany ...
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Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young lovers, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, love story, secret love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
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Blood for Dracula (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Deathly ill Count Dracula and his slimy underling, Anton, travel to Italy in search of a virgin's blood. They're welcomed at the crumbling estate of indebted Marchese Di Fiore, who's desperate to marry off his daughters to rich ...
Style: gothic, sexual, serious, offbeat, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, rape, coffin, dracula, virgin, communist, parody, lesbian incest, gory, woman in danger, village, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, russia, romania ...
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Malena (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: jealousy, small town, obsession, adultery, punishment, life is a bitch, sex trafficking, adolescence, society, young heroes, teenage life, first love ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, mediterranean sea
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The Face of an Angel (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, filmmaking, journalism, murder investigation, gun, newspaper headline, bracelet, waiter, lawyer, journalist, drug use ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome 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: offbeat, exciting, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: knight, on the road, escapades, goofy hero, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, disorder, parody, misfit, cavalry ...
Time: middle ages
Place: italy
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Contraband (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, chase, sadist, violence, mafia, gangsters, leadership, deadly, gory, law enforcement, track down, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
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Passion of Love (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the 1860's, Giorgio (Giraudeau), a young Italian soldier is sent to a remote post, far away from his lover, Clara (Antonelli). He is lodged in the house of the colonel (Girotti). He becames friends with the colonel and the local doctor ...
Style: realistic, offbeat, sexual, serious, witty ...
Plot: obsession, soldier, love triangle, infidelity, military, illness, duel, unfulfillment, romance, love affair, couples, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, europe
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The Unknown Woman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irena, a Ukrainian woman coming to Italy looking for a job as a maid. She does everything she to become a beloved nanny for an adorable little girl Thea. However, that is just the very beginning of her unknown journey.
Style: serious, twists and turns, psychological, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: prostitute, nanny, haunted by the past, maid, deadly, family relations, riddles and clues, immigrants, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: banned film, psychological, bleak, rough, erotic ...
Plot: sex, rape, kidnapping, sexual torture, captivity, fascism, sexual relations, violence spree, obsession, confined, deadly, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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