Italian american movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant italian american movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, cult film, clever, humorous, semi serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with italian american, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, betrayal, husband wife relationship, gangsters, friendship, adaptation and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as italian american: Green Book (2018), The Godfather (1972), Rhinestone (1984), Dinner Rush (2000), Brooklyn (2015), Paradise Alley (1978), Cruise (2018), The Bone Collector (1999), The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983), Greenberg (2010).

List of italian american movies

 8.2
 343K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country:
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, feel good, funny, light ...
Plot: friendship, racism, interracial friendship, blacks and whites, friend, musician, chauffeur, prejudice, racial slur, driver, journey, travel ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: bronx new york city, southern usa, manhattan new york city, ohio, kentucky ...
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 9.2
 1.6M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, criminal heroes, crimes, cosa nostra, greed, mob boss, lawyer, power struggle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
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 3.9
 7K
Rhinestone (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody in to a country-singin' star, she's out to prove she can live up to her talk when she recruits a cab-driver as a country singer. He's scheduled to sing at a big-time NYC ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, inspirational ...
Plot: fish out of water, romance, against the odds, odd couple, artists and showbiz, musician's life, love and romance, nightclub, teaching the ways of the world, italian american, music business, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 5K
Dinner Rush (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, gambling, graphic violence, lifestyle, family relations, siblings relations, workplace, workplace situations, comedy of errors, revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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 7.5
 128K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, love and romance, working class, starting over, brooklyn new york city, homesickness, true love, love affair, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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Paradise Alley (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone is fighting the odds again, this time in the wrestling ring. As Cosmo Carboni, he and his two brothers dream of getting out of Hell's Kitchen (circa 1946) and into the big time. The exit signs point to Paradise Alley, a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sincere, touching
Plot: arm wrestling, sport, wrestling, street life, family relations, family feud, ghetto, racial slur, life is a bitch, ambition, siblings relations, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, usa
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 5.3
 995
Cruise (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, a young Italian-American from the wrong side of the tracks falls for a Jewish girl from Long Island.
Style: touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, macho man, lifestyle, romance, thief, lust, young girl, gain trust, entertainment, wooing ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: usa, long island
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The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological thriller, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, master criminal, psychopath, forensics, mind game, crime, paraplegic, policewoman, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, united states, manhattan new york city
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The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Indestructible to his enemies and irresistible to women, the professional assassin codenamed Golgo 13 is shrouded in mystery and anonymity. If you're on his hit list, you're already dead. Always hired on his reputation alone, Golgo never ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, silent film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, danger, undercover, assassination attempt, gangsters, s&m, hitman, murder, obsession, professional killer, twins ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, sicily, usa, europe, sicily italy ...
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 6.1
 36K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: semi serious, psychological, sincere, satirical, talky ...
Plot: old love, friendship, personal assistant, starting over, misfit, self fulfillment, fall in love, reunion, mentally unstable, love and romance, buddies, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york, australia ...
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 6.3
 150K
Date Night (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Phil and Claire Foster fear that their mild-mannered relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, their dinner reservation leads to their being mistaken for a couple of thieves – and now a number of unsavoury ...
Style: not serious, talky, realistic, funny, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: corruption, mistaken identity, thief, taxi driver, stripper, chase, encounter, plan gone awry, marriage, married couple, husband wife relationship, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Dance 'Til Dawn (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's prom night and the kids of Hoover High will be having a night they will never forget. Popular girl Shelley ditches her prom and ends up spending the night with unpopular Dan; Popular guy Kevin goes out with nerdy Angela because he heard ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy
Plot: prom, teenage love, youth, teenage life, school, friendship, family relations, couples, love and romance, parents and children, family life, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy
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 6.9
 85K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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 6.4
 31K
Choke (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
Style: cynical, melancholic, sexual, sexy, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex addict, hospital, scam, dysfunctional family, mental institution, parents and children, alzheimer's disease, life is a bitch, depression, lie, womanizer, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, italy
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, adventure, prodigy, fbi, justice, crime, rise and fall, deception, crimes, creativity, cat and mouse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, spain, california, paris france ...
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 8.2
 453K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, rise and fall, crimes, blind ambition, gangsters, drug abuse, fbi, greed ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, costa rica, los angeles
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 7.1
 358K
Cars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, car race, car, disney, desert, small town, desire for fame, small town life, social relations, mentor, happy ending, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, heroism, courage, adventure, army, one man army, heroic mission, world war two, disney, soldier, good versus evil ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1942, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, alps, big ben london, london ...
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 6.1
 1K
Bruno (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, friendship, youth, prodigy, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, family problems, hopes, society, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
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The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.
Style: feel good, uplifting, romantic, heartbreaking, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, adultery, impossible love, housewife, lovers, fall in love, photographer, letter, romance, midlife crisis, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, year 1987 ...
Place: iowa, usa
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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, showbiz, comedian, couple relations, artists and showbiz, nothing goes right, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, comeback, couples, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 4.5
 429
Bounty Hunters (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jersey Bellini is a bounty hunter who forms an uneasy partnership with a rival to capture a fugitive. But the hunters soon discover that the crook is also the man the mob most wants dead! Ready to battle anyone in their way, these hard-hitting ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, rivalry, gangsters, on the run, hostage, crimes, adventure, hostages, tough heroes, fugitives, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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The Boondock Saints (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, neo noir, mafia, shooting, crime, crimes, siblings relations, violence spree, revenge, corpse, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, music, car chase, nun, blues, race against time, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, soul music, music band, shopping mall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 5.8
 804
Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: moral dilemma, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, friendship, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family in crisis, working class, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
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 4.8
 4K
Blackjack (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, heroes, gangsters, one man army, assassination attempt, chase, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, undercover, special agents, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, new york
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Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Peter Ustinov stars as the eponymous wraith, who returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Elsa Lanchester (Stowecroft). The villains want to kick Lanchester and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, witch, college, gambling, island, ghost, fish out of water, supernatural, escapades, danger, good versus evil, goofy hero ...
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 6.5
 3K
Black Caesar (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, racism, police corruption, urban ghetto, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, society, crime, downfall, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, year 1953, year 1965 ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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 7.3
 17K
Big Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.
Style: witty, sincere, sentimental, melancholic, clever ...
Plot: immigrants, food, self discovery, human nature, brother brother relationship, loan, chef, restaurant, jazz, italian restaurant, car salesman, banquet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, italy
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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, race against time, ship, catastrophe, adventure, sinking ship, cruise, escapades, danger, forces of nature, shipwreck, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 80s, future
Place: san francisco
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