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, stylized, enigmatic and talky films and TV shows about / with runaway, culture clash, catastrophe, beautiful scenery, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, betrayal, idealism and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Italy, USA, France and other countries.
italy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as italy: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Letters to Juliet (2010), Inferno (2016), Bread and Tulips (2000), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), Only You (1994), A Room with a View (1985), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Gomorrah (2014), I'm Not Scared (2003).

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: enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, rejection, friendship, murder, jealousy, sexual tension, manipulations, secret identity, envy, mistaken identity, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, new york, atlantic ocean, venice ...
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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: romantic, touching, sentimental, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, letter, love and romance, youth, fall in love, love affair, couples, beautiful scenery, love triangle, unfulfilled love, couple relations, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, new york, san francisco ...
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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: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, danger, memory loss, religions or cults, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, museum, chases and races, race against time, amnesia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, venice ...
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Bread and Tulips (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An endearing light comedy about a woman who spontaneously becomes a resident of Venice after her family left her begin. While enjoying the wonderful people she meets she achieves a new life and the first time independent of her family.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, housewife, romance, flower shop, disorder, self discovery, hopes, family problems, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, 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, adventure, inventions and discoveries, leonardo da vinci, escapades, visionary, lust, unconventional method, inventor, historical character, talented, intelligence ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, florence, europe, florence italy, rome italy ...
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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, true love, love triangle, disorder, couple relations, unfulfillment, destiny, fortune teller, romance, looking for love, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, venice, rome italy
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A Room with a View (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, scenic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, tennis, fall in love, looking for love, couples, kiss, self discovery, novel, travel, female protagonist, spinster ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: italy, florence, england, europe, london
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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, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, prostitute, courtesan, love and romance, rich and poor, social differences, society, beauty, couple relations, fall in love, fighting the system, false accusation ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: italy, venice, europe, cyprus, poland
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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, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, gang war, urban ghetto life, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, mob boss, social decay, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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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, rescue, chained, childhood, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, brazil, southern italy, milan italy
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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: atmospheric, stylized, tense, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: one last job, small town, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, moral dilemma, anti hero, assassination, loner, deadly, intrigue, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Plot: lgbt, gay relationship, gay teenager, summer, teenage boy, first love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay, self discovery, gay love, love ...
Time: year 1983
Place: italy
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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, fall in love, ambition, leadership, political unrest, war, social differences, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
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: captivating, clever, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: historical character, siblings relations, brother sister incest, intrigue, priest, clergy, sin, lust, manipulations, strong sexual content, ambition, desire ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century
Place: italy, europe, florence, rome italy
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Avanti! (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
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: humorous, touching, twists and turns, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, opposites attract, family problems, love affair, nothing goes right, island, couples, disorder, unlikely couple, couple relations, death in the family, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, california
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Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, factual ...
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, artist, rise and fall, life is a bitch, lifestyle, painting, art, gay, destructive relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
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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: adultery, jealousy, small town, sex trafficking, hot and sexy, punishment, adolescence, life is a bitch, wartime, young heroes, society, teenage sex ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, mediterranean sea
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Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, fall in love, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, beach, vacation, forbidden love, unfulfillment, boy, gender, lifestyle, resort ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, chase, violence, law enforcement, gangsters, track down, crimes, drug dealing, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: prostitute, nanny, haunted by the past, maid, family relations, crimes, uncover truth, immigrants, deadly, murder, audition, russian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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Porco Rosso (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, light, talky ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pilot, romance, adventurer, escapades, transformation, good versus evil, heroes, daring rescue, save the day, heroic mission, imaginary ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, japan, tokyo
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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, restaurant, gang, vengeance, kung fu, lone hero, sniper, gangsters, culture clash, danger, master warrior, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, china, hong kong, europe, asia ...
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, blackmail, photographer, murder, vatican, cosa nostra, italian history, prime minister, state affairs, head of state, crime ...
Time: 1990s, 21st century, year 1991, year 1992, year 1993 ...
Place: italy, europe, moscow russia, rome italy, palermo italy ...
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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, captivating, feel good, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: divorce, infidelity, romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, crimes of passion, forbidden love, battle of the sexes, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: sicily, italy, 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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, vacation, romance, self discovery, friends, family relations, opposites attract, couples, manners, looking for love, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, england, london
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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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, water, memory, hopes, unfulfilled love, love and romance, countryside, fish out of water, society ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome 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, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, resort, nanny, romance, love affair, unfulfillment, twentysomething life, self discovery, couples, looking for love, wooing ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe
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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, haunted by the past, repression, train ride, estrangement, neo noir, sin ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, france, europe, rome italy, paris france
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: commando, war, military, wartime life, escapades, espionage, battles, military life, basic training, anti war, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, norway, europe, canada, germany ...
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The Invisible Boy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Michele is thirteen year old, shy, unpopular at school, and in love with Stella. After wearing a costume for a Halloween party, he finds out that he's invisible.
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, light, captivating
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, superhuman powers, teenage life, young heroes, society, misfit, small town, adventure, invisibility, teenage boy, superhero, invisible man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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