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, visually appealing, melancholic, talky and breathtaking films and TV shows about / with runaway, culture clash, dialogue, beautiful scenery, catastrophe, suprisingly clever, storytelling, love, mentor and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in Italy, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as italy: Letters to Juliet (2010), Only You (1994), Bread and Tulips (2000), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Call Me by Your Name (2017), Da Vinci's Demons (2013), A Room with a View (1985), A Summer in Genoa (2008), Inferno (2016).

List of movies set in italy

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, teens
Plot: romance, letter, love and romance, youth, beautiful scenery, fall in love, road trip, love affair, couples, love triangle, unfulfilled love, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, new york, san francisco ...
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 6.5
 20K
Only You (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 109 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, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, unlikely couple, destiny, disorder, couple relations, love triangle, true love, fortune teller, romance, looking for love, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, venice, europe, rome italy, paris france
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: self discovery, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, family relations, housewife, romance, flower shop, disorder, hopes, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: italy, venice, rome italy
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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, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, rejection, jealousy, yacht, friendship, manipulation, manipulations, sexual tension, secret identity, envy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, atlantic ocean, 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, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prostitute, forbidden love, courtesan, rich and poor, society, love and romance, beauty, social differences, fall in love, couple relations, fighting the system, rebellion ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance
Place: venice, italy, europe, cyprus, turkey ...
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
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, gay cinema, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, first love, teenage boy, summer, gay relationship, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay romance, gay lead character ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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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: intellectual, exciting, captivating, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventor, adventure, leonardo da vinci, escapades, talented, a vision, historical character, magical, visionary, unconventional method, outsmarting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
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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, looking for love, fall in love, couples, kiss, self discovery, female protagonist, travel, novel, spinster ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: italy, england, florence, europe, london
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A Summer in Genoa (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, family life, friendship, parents and children, family relations, youth, hopes, starting over, dealing with death, family in crisis, haunted by the past, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
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 6.2
 154K
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, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, conspiracy, religions or cults, danger, memory loss, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, conspiracy theory, museum, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, venice ...
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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: feel good, sentimental, touching, talky, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, chance meeting, female friendship, vacation, romance, self discovery, friends, manners, family relations, couples, fall in love, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: italy, europe, london, england
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 7.8
 6K
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, captivating, rough, epic, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: political intrigue, historical character, clergy, church, power struggle, politics, political corruption, european history, ambition, rivalry, political unrest, corrupted ruler ...
Time: middle ages, 1400s, 16th century, 1500s, renaissance ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, florence italy, spain ...
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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, sweet, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young love, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, fall in love, parents and children, true love, love story, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england, paris france
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 8.7
 27K
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, serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug lord, mafia, rivalry, crime, crimes, urban ghetto life, gang war, criminal heroes, mob boss, life is a bitch, social decay, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.4
 14K
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, childhood, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, confined, life is a bitch, young heroes, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, brazil, venice, southern italy ...
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 7.3
 16K
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, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, blackmail, photographer, state affairs, politics, crimes, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, soviet union, rome italy, sicily ...
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 6.3
 91K
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: small town, one last job, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, moral dilemma, anti heroes, anti hero, assassin, assassination, loner, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
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 7.7
 22K
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, countryside, execution, idealism, socialism, leadership, ambition, war, society, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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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, pedophilia, fall in love, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, vacation, beach, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: venice, italy, europe, tokyo
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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, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: prostitute, nanny, haunted by the past, family relations, maid, immigrants, crimes, uncover truth, deadly, audition, murder, cleaning lady ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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Neapolitan Songs (2010)
Genre: Documentary, History, Music
Country: Italy, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Turturro tells, shooting alleys and testimonies of real neapolitan people, the history and musical culture of Napoli, attending every event and tale with a song.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: mafia, archive footage, musician's life, city life, lifestyle, music, artists and showbiz, song, folk, urban, society, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
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Angel of Evil (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Romania
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Italy in the 1970s, VALLANZASCA is the true story of the Italian underworld’s most infamous outlaw. A criminal by age 9, Renato Vallanzasca grew up to become the country’s most notorious mobster before the age of 27. Vallanzasca and his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, controversial ...
Plot: prisoner, criminal, bank robber, gangsters, murder, kidnapping, crimes, gang, master criminal, confined, romancing a criminal, prison ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
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 7.7
 74K
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, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, heroes, romance, pilot, escapades, adventurer, transformation, save the day, imaginary, good versus evil, danger, daring rescue ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: italy, europe, croatia, japan, tokyo
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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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, kung fu, gang, gangsters, heroes, restaurant, vengeance, culture clash, sniper, master warrior, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, china, hong kong, europe ...
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, pianist, police brutality, protest, musician, political corruption, photographer, psychiatrist, idealism, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, oxford university, europe, rome 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, dark humor, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, infidelity, forbidden love, couple relations, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, crimes of passion, family problems, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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 8.1
 22K
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, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: insanity, dream, culture clash, redemption, writer's life, philosophy, water, memory, couples, cliche, longing, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, russia, europe, rome italy, tuscany
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, resort, nanny, family relations, romance, unfulfilled love, looking for love, twentysomething life, couple relations, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, venice
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 8.0
 26K
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: sexy, sexual, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, honeymoon, exile, politics, assassin, haunted by the past, political unrest, social climbing, snitch, sin, estrangement ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
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 7.0
 20K
I Am Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, meditative, emotional, intense ...
Plot: high society, older woman younger man relationship, chef, adultery, food, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery, family life, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, nice france, london, california
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