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, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful and rough films and TV shows about / with death, murder, violence, blood, countryside, police, danger, storytelling, brutality and church plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in Italy, France, Spain and other countries.
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southern italy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as southern italy: I Hate Summer (2020), A Ciambra (2017), Terraferma (2011), Catch-22 (2019), Salvatore (2006), Eaters (2011), Beyond the Darkness (1979), Tomato (1990), Verso sud (1992), The Demon (1963).

List of movies set in southern italy

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: funny, light, humorous, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family vacation, friendship, road trip, family holiday, island, vacation, family relations, parents and children, family, summer vacation, father son relationship, old friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern italy, europe
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 6.9
 2K
A 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
Plot: gypsy, coming of age, fear, wine, storage unit, food, christian, kiss on the cheek, song, handshake, padlock, house arrest ...
Place: italy, southern italy
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 6.8
 3K
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: serious, realistic, tense, touching, sincere
Plot: tourist, family problems, family relations, rules and policies, family life, moral dilemma, family in crisis, misfit, ocean or sea, island, immigrants, refugee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
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 7.8
 14K
Catch-22 (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, thought provoking, captivating, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: war, aviator, world war two, transformation, frustration, soldier, bureaucracy, society, paradox, escapades, friendship, danger ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: mediterranean sea, southern italy
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 6.0
 100
Salvatore (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Salvatore is a young orphan, living in Sicily with his little sister and his grandmother; after loosing his father in a tragic way he quits school and starts working as a fisherman and a farmer in order to support his little family. The Social ...
Plot: school, tomato, father, tomb, child, table, beach, street, cemetery, accident, sea, teacher ...
Time: 2000s
Place: sicily, italy, southern italy, mediterranean sea
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 4.1
 1K
Eaters (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The world - devastated by the Great Epidemic - is governed by hordes of living dead. Three men - Igor and Alen, two hunters of dead and a scientist, Gyno - try to give an answer to what has happened to the human race. Alen and Igor leave for two ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, brutal, awful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, survival, apocalypse, strong violent content, chaos, disorder, isolation, mad scientist, deadly, undead ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
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Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out ...
Style: disturbing, psycho film, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, murder, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, death, violence, torture, necrophilia, anthropophagus, creep, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: southern italy, europe
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 6.2
 38
Tomato (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kwaku, a young African medical student, arrives in Italy where he is to meet his brother Job (nicknamed Pummarò.) This one is a tomato picker in the Naples region and works in extreme conditions to be able to pay his brother's studies. But to ...
Plot: interracial romance, racism, baby, drug use, drumming, journey, murder of brother, emigrant, surgeon, tomato, search, murder ...
Place: canada, rome italy, naples italy, frankfurt germany, southern italy
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 6.9
 33
Verso sud (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Pasquale Pozzessere's debut, a woman just out of prison falls in love with a man who saw steaing form a collection box in a church. Some critics saw a dry style next to Pasolini's as the director shows the two desperate individuals ...
Plot: on the road, drifter, kidnapping, love, thief, release from prison, drunkenness, theft, child custody, wanderer, police, church ...
Place: rome italy, italy, southern italy
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Immacolata and Concetta: The Other Jealousy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is an uneven presentation of the tragedies plaguing the lives of two women from the lower economic strata in Naples. Immacolata is married, is bisexual, and runs a butcher shop that is not bringing in much money. Concetta is a lesbian, doing ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, prison, extramarital affair, lesbianism, abortion, prostitution, death, oral sex, slaughterhouse ...
Place: southern italy
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 7.2
 439
The Demon (1963)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Purif, a young peasant from South Italy, is suspected of being a witch possessed by a demon. All of the village is hostile to her sorcerous activity. The girl will be preserved from the community, meeting with a tragic and violent death.
Plot: peasant, unrequited love, nun, monastery, night, blood, witch, curse, shepherd, illusion, stabbed to death, rape ...
Place: southern italy
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 4.7
 782
The Other Hell (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern priest investigates nuns' claims that the Devil is present in their nunnery.
Style: satanic, demonic, suspense, disturbing, sadistic ...
Plot: nun, possession, gardener, undercover, evil woman, convent, villain, female villain, italian horror, death, psycho killer, fear ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: southern italy, italy, europe
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The Dead Are Alive (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A photographer on an archaeological expedition digging up Etruscan ruins in Italy begins to suspect that not all the Etruscans buried there are actually dead.
Style: suspense, gothic, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: tomb, supernatural power, blood splatter, bloody violence, zombie, living dead, paranormal phenomena, gore, terror, murder, blood, gothic horror ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy
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Round the Moons Between Earth and Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Giuseppe M. Gaudino made his directorial debut with this experimental film portrait contrasting the ancient Roman empire with poverty in present-day Naples. The film's narrator introduces the ancient town of Pozzuloi, home to Nero, his mother ...
Plot: loss of father, death, stabbed to death, prophecy, martyrdom, dysfunctional family, earthquake, roman emperor, christianity, murder, loss of mother, relocation
Time: 70s
Place: naples italy, southern italy
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Our Lady of the Turks (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man (Carmelo Bene) can not bear to be part of society. He considers himself a "jerk" and so invents its own philosophy, which involves the destruction of his land of Puglia where all citizens are devoted to the Catholic religion. ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: knight, tourist, shot to death, stream of consciousness, fireworks, death, topless woman, palace, black and white segues into color, artistic creation, suicide attempt, making love ...
Place: southern italy, italy
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 6.9
 178
Il dono (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In 1950, the small Calabrian village of Caulonia still numbered nearly 15,000 souls, but there now remain no more than a few hundred. A phlegmatic old man and a young disabled woman are among the last inhabitants who haunt the deserted village. They ...
Style: semi documentary
Plot: shaving, money, old man, very little dialogue, hairdresser, landscape, bare breasts, sex, loneliness, realism, countryside, photograph ...
Place: southern italy
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 6.5
 501
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: politics, revolution, political unrest, rebellion, rebelliousness, society, battles, historical event, italian history, execution, occupation, repression ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: italy, europe, sicily, southern italy, naples italy
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The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: masked killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, perversion, stalking, college, countryside, investigation, mystery killer, gory, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: rome italy, italy, southern italy
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 6.4
 26K
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: disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Plot: witch, dark fantasy, fantasy world, violence, circus, magic, imagination, obsession, king, castle, ogre, twins ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew.
Style: bleak, stylized, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, miraculous event, faith, gender bending, state affairs, leadership, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice, idealism, human spirit, redemption ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: palestine, southern italy, israel, rome 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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, child murder, obsession, small town, journalism, amateur detective, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, southern 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, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, crypt, supernatural, mad scientist, danger, deadly, cannibalism, violence, survival horror, eaten alive, party, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: italy, southern italy, europe
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 7.6
 28K
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: talky, cynical, thought provoking, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: director, filmmaking, sexism, satire, screenwriter, car accident, jealousy, new wave, nudity (full frontal - brief), german, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
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 6.8
 5K
Uppercut (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sport
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The "Bulldozer", a former football star, is now working as a fisherman. As a group of street-people arranges a football match against the local Armybase, he is asked to be their trainer. His boat was damaged by a submarine and he currently ...
Plot: brawl, fisherman, american football, boat, pub, soldier, gang, american soldier, mafia, fight, beating, fistfight ...
Place: italy, naples italy, southern italy
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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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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, rough, serious, scary, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, rescue, apocalypse, danger, virus, airplane, countryside, survival, violence spree, chaos, race against time, infected ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, southern italy
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 7.0
 46K
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: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang war, juvenile delinquency, criminal, power, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, organized crime, debt, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, quarry
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy, miami ...
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, village, society, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, against humanity, military, performer's life ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935, year 1936
Place: italy, europe, new york, spain, naples italy ...
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The Flight of the Innocent (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 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: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, hostage, kidnapping, murder, gang, chase, on the run, chases and races, gangsters, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
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 7.4
 6K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: gangsters, car chase, odd couple, dishonesty, criminal heroes, anti heroes, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, adventure, chase, partners, anti hero ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, paris france, europe, napoli italy ...
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