Movies and TV shows set in southern italy

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in southern italy ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological and tense films and TV shows about / with female nudity, death, blood, police, nude, bare breasts, murder, suspense, danger and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in Italy, France, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as southern italy: That Malicious Age (1976), Catch-22 (2019), The Ciambra (2017), I Hate Summer (2020), I'm Not Scared (2003), Terraferma (2011), The Trick in the Sheet (2010), Placido Rizzotto (2000), Don't Torture a Duckling (1972), Contempt (1963).

List of movies set in southern italy

That Malicious Age (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gardener Nino Castellano takes a job in a southern-Italian villa and quickly finds himself embroiled in a menage-a-trois with Gloria Guida and Anita Sanders which soon leads to sex, death and mayhem!
Style: sex comedy, erotic, sexy
Plot: adultery, gardener, voyeurism, nude fight, massage, menage a trois, lesbian sex, love triangle, perky breasts, hairy armpit, nude, bus ...
Time: 70s
Place: ibiza, southern italy
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Catch-22 (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Italy during World War II, the series follows the story of the incomparable, artful dodger Yossarian, a bombardier for the U.S. Air Force, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: world war two, war, u.s. air force, aviator, air raid, soldier, frustration, transformation, escapades, bureaucracy, society, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: southern italy, mediterranean sea
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The Ciambra (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Brazil, Germany, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Pio Amato, a 14 year-old member of a small Romani community in Calabria, is in a hurry to grow up. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere and from him he learns how to hustle and how to navigate the streets of his hometown. One night Pio ...
Style: neorealism, psychological, tense, art house, sad ...
Plot: gypsy, friendship, male female relationship, father son relationship, chase, betrayal, teenager, brother sister relationship, petty criminal, family relations, coming of age, twists and turns ...
Place: italy, southern italy, rome italy
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I Hate Summer (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three families end up in the same rented house. Throughout the summer, they become friends and rediscover how to enjoy life.
Style: light, funny, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family holiday, family vacation, road trip, island, vacation, parents and children, family relations, friendship, father son relationship, old friends, tourist, travel ...
Place: southern 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: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: childhood, kidnapping, boy, suspense, coming of age, rescue, friendship, father son relationship, uncover truth, captivity, children, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 21st century
Place: italy, southern italy, europe, milan italy, brazil ...
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Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, sincere
Plot: tourist, moral dilemma, society, family in crisis, immigration, family relations, rules and policies, family problems, family life, ocean, misfit, illegal immigrant ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: italy, southern italy, sicily, mediterranean sea
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The Trick in the Sheet (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 1905, the cinematograph has reached Southern Italy, and casts fear among the people to whom it seems a devilish trick. They call it "o 'imbroglie din t'o lenzuolo" - "The Trick in the Sheet", as white sheets were used ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, humorous
Plot: cinema, actor, film industry, social problems, mistrust, lifestyle change, society, movie business, film history, social relations, skinny dipping, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, southern italy, sicily, naples italy
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Placido Rizzotto (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One man's fight against organized crime proves to have devastating consequences for himself and his loved ones in this drama from Italy. As a young man, Placido Rizzotto (Marcello Mazzarella) saw his father imprisoned by police for a crime he ...
Plot: gangsters, labor union, revolution, murder, post war, shepherd, carabinieri, mafia, assassination
Time: 1940s
Place: southern italy, sicily, italy
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Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: psychological, slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, female nudity, serial killer, police investigation, journalism, obsession, amateur detective, small town, mind game, uncover truth, mysterious character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, southern italy, europe, milan italy
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Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Professor Ayres discovers a secret in an ancient stone and when he opens a crypt, he revives zombies that kill him. He had invited three couples to visit him in his manor to reveal his discovery. However, they never get around to meeting the ...
Style: scary, sexy, stylized, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, cannibalism, supernatural, evil wins, mad scientist, crypt, zombie attack, violence, exploitation, survival horror, body horror, sex ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: southern italy, europe, italy
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Contempt (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker ...
Style: art house, philosophical, erotic, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: adult
Plot: filmmaking, screenwriter, satire, femme fatale, car accident, film producer, writers, relationships, marriage, estranged couple, female nudity, film industry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, france, rome italy, mediterranean sea, southern italy ...
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Nightmare City (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, airplane, apocalypse, zombie attack, countryside, rescue, survival, race against time, violence spree, chaos, soldier, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: southern italy, rome italy, europe, italy
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Flavia the Heretic (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.
Style: disturbing, controversial, gothic, slasher, erotic ...
Plot: convent, torture, exploitation, catholic, religion, feminist, medieval, violent, devil, cult, suspense, erotica ...
Time: 15th century, 13th century, middle ages
Place: southern italy, italy, europe, xian
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Sud (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A bunch of hopeless unemployed occupy a polling place during general election in Italy to protest and report the mafia affairs of Mr. Cannavacciuolo. He is candidate and is setting up a fraud to be elected anyway. Lucia, his daughter, is taken as ...
Plot: hostage situation, election day, bandit, voting, election, carabinieri, kidnapping, mafia, gun
Time: 90s
Place: southern italy, italy
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The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 583 min.
Story: The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.
Style: surprise ending, epic
Plot: crime boss, cosa nostra, gangsters, mafia, sicilian mafia, loss of son, car bomb, pregnancy, widower, brother sister relationship, new year's eve, bondage ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: southern italy, vatican, sicily, las vegas, miami ...
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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: stylized, light, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, justice, betrayal, farce, twists and turns, love and romance, social differences, slut, women, woman, rich man ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: italy, london, england, europe, new york ...
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Dogworld (2021)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the near future, a small town is surrounded by barbed wire that no one, not even the police, dares to cross. The poorest are left fighting for survival, while gangs compete for the territory. Two thirteen-year-old orphans who grew up together, ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: gang, urban decay, gang war, outlaw gang, bandit, teenager, crime boss, urban setting, juvenile delinquency, suspense, criminal underworld, teenage life ...
Time: future
Place: italy, southern italy
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Bambina (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In order to convince Raimonda, a wealthy noble woman, to finance his project for a holiday resort, Saverio gets engaged to Clotilde, her mentally-disturbed and sex-obsessed adolescent daughter. He plans to have her kidnapped and raped by an ...
Style: erotic
Audience: teens
Plot: maid, nymphomaniac, erotica, affair, nymphet, kidnapping, marriage of convenience, mentally challenged, virginity, sex with teenager, sex, man punching a woman ...
Place: southern italy
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Borderline (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Craving that girl she was never able to replace and seeking inspiration in her presence, or absence, or rather fantasy, a troubled writer embarks on a stormy journey of love, passion and potentially perdition.
Style: psychological, disturbing, sexy, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: obsession, self discovery, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lesbian, longing, passion, female protagonist, women, love, first love, relationship problems ...
Place: paris france, scotland, italy, southern italy, london
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We Believed (2010)
Genre: History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 205 min.
Story: The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.
Style: tense, serious, factual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: italian history, politics, rebellion, political unrest, society, rebelliousness, battles, historical event, occupation, execution, repression, betrayal by friend ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s, 1850s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, sicily, naples italy
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Indivisible (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daisy and Viola are siamese twin sisters on the verge of turning 18 living in the suburbs of Naples. They are blessed with beautiful voices and thanks to their performances at weddings, communions and baptisms, they get the livelihood for the whole ...
Plot: siamese twins, masturbation, woman, twin sister, sister sister relationship, night, first communion, 18 year old, breast feeding, boat, beach, religion ...
Place: southern italy
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Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: politics, election, investigation, political corruption, bribery, dishonesty, state affairs, fighting the system, manipulation, corruption, lie, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: poet, prodigy, poetry, enlightenment, writer's life, romanticism, family problems, society, writers, father son relationship, unrequited love, studying ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, florence, naples italy ...
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The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder, psychopath, suspense, home invasion, investigation, countryside, swamp, serial murder, strangulation, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: italy, rome italy, southern italy
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Tale of Tales (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Style: fairy tale, stylized, dark fantasy, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: medieval, witch, beautiful scenery, magic, castle, ogre, fantasy world, monster, fight scenes, king, violence, imagination ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
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The Uncle from Brooklyn (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The best italian film of the 90's, the most extreme and radical work since SALO', a ruthless representation, in a surreal-metaphorical key, of a civilization condemned to worshipping its own blindness. The two sicilian directors use a ...
Plot: zoophilia, deaf, mafia, breaking the fourth wall, eating, belch, landscape, dialect, flatulence
Place: southern italy, sicily
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Gomorrah (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, the Camorra in Naples and Caserta. Based on a book by Roberto Saviano. Power, money and blood: these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have ...
Style: disturbing, tense, harsh, realistic, serious ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, organized crime, gang war, mafia, gang, camorra, character study, power, debt, social decay, death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: italy, rio de janeiro, europe, naples italy, manhattan new york city ...
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The Flight of the Innocent (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The boy Vito is a portrait of beauty and wide-eyed innocence spawned from a violent family of kidnapers and murderers in the South of Italy. When his entire family is murdered by a rival clan of kidnapers, Vito must flee for his own life and in the ...
Style: art house, realistic, serious
Plot: child in peril, coming of age, boy, children, youth, kidnapping, murder, hostage, on the run, chase, gang, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
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The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: car chase, gangsters, hitchhiker, odd couple, dishonesty, disorder, chase, partners, criminal heroes, drug dealing, unlikely criminals, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, naples italy, rome italy, europe ...
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The Sicilian Clan (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Roger Santet is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the aging Vittorio Manalese. They conspire to steal a large cache of jewels from an exhibit in Rome. As they are preparing for the heist, the mobster's ...
Style: neo noir, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, mafia, organized crime, sicilian, female nudity, revenge, prison escape, trippy, criminal, human trafficking, robbery ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, france, venice, paris france, italy ...
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