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, humorous, semi serious, intense, serious and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with italian american, crimes, gangsters, father son relationship, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, violence, betrayal and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as italian american: Green Book (2018), The Godfather (1972), Rhinestone (1984), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990), Dinner Rush (2000), American Mobster (2010), Brooklyn (2015), Rocky III (1982), Paradise Alley (1978).

List of italian american movies

 8.2
 369K
Green Book (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, China
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, prejudice, chauffeur, racial slur, driver, journey, travel ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 2010s, year 1962
Place: southern usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, kentucky, ohio ...
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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: captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, cosa nostra, mob boss, greed, lawyer, crime boss ...
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, musician's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, nightclub, teaching the ways of the world, italian american, music business, happy ending ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 186K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: suspenseful, tense, inspirational, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, training, victory, sport, vengeance, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, athlete and trainer, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: soviet union, russia, las vegas, nevada, moscow russia ...
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 5.3
 127K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: serious, realistic, inspirational, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: boxing, betrayal, underdog, boxer, coach, champion, training, heroes, sport, challenge, athlete and trainer, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
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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, family relations, graphic violence, siblings relations, lifestyle, workplace situations, comedy of errors, workplace, revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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American Mobster (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick Romano is a young Italian American fighting his own personal demons. He's got a chip on his shoulder and a lot to prove. Teamed with his crazy but always loyal partner Carlo, the two small time hoods are on the streets trying to hustle and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, couples, curses spells and rituals, mafia, italian american, crime, sex, sex scene
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, miami
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 7.5
 130K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, love and romance, working class, starting over, brooklyn new york city, homesickness, love affair, true love, 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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 6.8
 174K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, comeback, underdog, boxer, coach, fame, training, sport, revenge, tough heroes, opponent, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
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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, racial slur, ghetto, ambition, life is a bitch, siblings relations, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: new york, usa
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 5.3
 1K
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, love affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, macho man, wooing, thief, lust, romance, gain trust, entertainment, young girl, lifestyle ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: usa, long island
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 8.2
 1.3M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: dark, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, heroes, haunted by the past, disguise, fighting crime, undercover, crime fighter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, himalaya, tibet, africa
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In a Child's Name (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
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Story: A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.
Plot: custody battle, italian american, sister sister relationship, murder
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 5.1
 1K
Last Rites (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After witnessing her lover being murdered by his jealous wife, Angela seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael, who gives her sanctuary. But the killing was not a simple act of passion, as the victim had ties to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, twist ending, surprise ending
Plot: prostitute, on the run, wedding, murder, infidelity, church, castration, vengeance, love affair, moral dilemma, fall in love, hitman ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 366K
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, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, car race, car, disney, desert, social relations, small town, desire for fame, small town life, happy ending, ambition, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, showbiz, heavy metal, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, show business, partners, goofy hero, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
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 6.0
 29K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
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 5.4
 315
The 4th Tenor (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A restaurant owner falls in love with an opera singer and, desperate to impress her, travels to Italy to learn how to sing.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: follow your dream, musician's life, fall in love, fish out of water, showbiz, friendship, disorder, lifestyle, opposites attract, nothing goes right, unlikely couple, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.3
 3K
29th Street (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Frank Pesce (Danny Aiello), an actor who won $6 million in the first New York State Lottery in 1976, this comedy focuses on the tight-knit Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn where Pesce grew up. It's also the story ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: lottery, gangsters, gambling, self discovery, ambition, society, gang, dishonesty, parents and children, introspection, down on your luck, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, attempted murder, psychopath, crime, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.3
 110K
The Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: dark humor, cynical, satirical, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mafia, gangsters, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, profanity, hidden identity, family in danger, starting over, notoriety, dishonor among criminals, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, normandy, paris france
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Happy Birthday, Gemini (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the off-Broadway smash of the 1970's; a poor Harvard student's romance with a girl hits a rough spot when he realizes , on his 21st birthday, that he's in love with her brother.
Style: sexy, talky, erotic, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, family relations, youth, opposites attract, coming of age, gender, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, sexual content, midlife crisis ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, harvard university
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Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In December, 1986, 3 black men ran into car trouble in Howard Beach, a middle-class neighborhood in New York City. Unable to start their car, they sought refuge in a nearby restaurant. What happened later that night shocked the entire city.
Style: disturbing, controversial, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: racism, society, crimes, legal, courtroom, social decay, americana, murder, courtroom drama, working class, rich father, italian american ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.2
 447K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, semi serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, crimes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
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 4.6
 106
The Deported (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Italian-American actor is deported to Mexico by some crooked INS Agents, and a pack of orphans helps him find his way back to America
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: orphan, friendship, gang, small town, mistaken identity, confined, immigrants, deportation, actor, comeback, boy, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
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 5.2
 20K
Empire State (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis (Hemsworth), settles for a security guard job with the EMPIRE STATE Armored Truck Company. He makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security to his best friend, Eddie ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, armored truck, unlikely criminals, robbery gone awry, chases and races, crime, crimes, chase, heist gone wrong, embezzlement, graphic violence, armored car robbery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new orleans, new york, bronx new york city
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 6.5
 228K
Don Jon (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
Style: sexual, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: sex, masturbation, sexuality, pornography, sex addict, looking for sex, male masturbation, womanizer, older woman younger man relationship, sexual fantasy, obsession, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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Not Fade Away (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, lifestyle, desire for fame, ambition, follow your dream, music band, rebelliousness, friendship, social relations, hopes, ego clash, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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 5.7
 69K
Oldboy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, solitary, older man younger woman relationship, vengeance, strong sexual content, psychological torture, neo noir, one man army, race against time, escape attempt, imprisonment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
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 6.6
 3K
Coonskin (1974)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A multi-layered satire of race relations in America. Live-action sequences of a prison break bracket the animated story of Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox, who rise to the top of the crime ranks in Harlem by going up against a ...
Style: adult animation, humorous, semi serious, controversial, suspense ...
Plot: racism, drug dealing, satire, interracial relations, sexuality, rabbit, black people, society, misfit, profanity, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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