Italian immigrant movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant italian immigrant movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, emotional, semi serious and melancholic films and TV shows about / with italian immigrant, immigrants, family relations, friendship, runaway, storytelling, father son relationship, culture clash, flashback and society plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Italy, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as italian immigrant: Sacco & Vanzetti (1971), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Bad Samaritan (2018), One Deadly Summer (1983), The Godfather (1972), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), An American Tail (1986), Flic Story (1975), Gold In The Streets (1997), Dropout (1970).

List of italian immigrant movies

Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: death sentence, electric chair, immigrants, courtroom drama, politics, anarchism, true crime, italian immigrant, anarchist, miscarriage of justice, political persecution, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: usa, massachusetts
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The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, organized crime, corruption, immigrants, melancholy, casino, mob boss ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
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Bad Samaritan (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A thieve makes a disturbing discovery in the house where he breaks in. Later, when he returns to the same house with his partner in crime, things are not longer how he expected.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, complex, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, obsession, investigation, psychopath, maniac, home invasion, captive, held captive, murder, rescue, sadism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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One Deadly Summer (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: wedding, village, small town, family relations, sensuality, murder, small town life, gang rape, vengeance, parents and children, haunted by the past, village life ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 50s, year 1976, year 1955 ...
Place: europe, france, southern france, south of france
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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: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, greed, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, life changing experience, angel, family, desperation, holiday, road not taken, suicide attempt, generosity, self discovery, small town, alternate reality ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states
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An American Tail (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: mouse, american dream, immigrants, good versus evil, heroes, orphan, hopes, family relations, friendship, cat, immigration, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new york, russia, usa, hong kong, hamburg germany ...
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Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, gangsters, murder, prison, heist, robbery, mind game, track down, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1950s, year 1947, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Gold In The Streets (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An Irish illegal immigrant (Karl Geary) works for a bartender (James Belushi) while struggling to survive and adapt to life in the Bronx.
Plot: italian american, cousin cousin relationship, italian immigrant, class distinction, irish, irish american, illegal alien, illegal immigrant, immigrants
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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Dropout (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Italian immigrant kidnaps a wealthy British woman, and they fall in love.
Style: experimental
Plot: satire, mental institution, on the road, kidnapping, housewife, insanity, italian immigrant, escape, redemption, male female relationship
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Cry Chicago (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two brothers reunite in this story of gangland Chicago during the era of prohibition. Their syndicate becomes successful but can they survive the competition?
Style: tragic ending
Plot: brother sister relationship, tragedy, gangster, death of protagonist, italian immigrant, mafia, shot to death, evil man, great depression, mob hit, gangsters, rival gang ...
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois
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They're a Weird Mob (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant, newly arrived in Australia. Much of the story is taken up with Nino's attempts to understand the aspirational values and social rituals of everyday urban Australians of the 1950's and 60's, and ...
Plot: van, magazine, pub, wheelbarrow, beer drinking, restaurant, reading a newspaper, shovel, beach party, ferry, lifesaver, barmaid ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
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Manhattan Gigolo (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A trip to New York City leads to a racy three-person tryst, a sex tape and big trouble for Johnny (Gianni Dei) in this spicy drama, which also stars former CNN anchor and "NYPD Blue" actress Andrea Thompson. Johnny's wild ride begins ...
Style: sexploitation film, twists and turns
Plot: love interest, male nudity, model, best friends, erotica, female nudity, rape, lesbianism, voyeurism, career, italian immigrant, ambulance ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Sandbag (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A sports drama about redemption through the metaphor of life and boxing.
Plot: italian immigrant, hand injury, debt, sick mother, juvenile delinquent, street fight, prison, hip hop, boxing gym, overheard conversation, boxing training, bandit ...
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Heat Wave (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One hot afternoon in the south of France, several paths are converging towards a tragic conclusion. Those involved are: Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins who have just emerged from adolescence; Georges, a retired old man; Amélie, Luigi’s ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: introspection, human nature, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, youth, elderly, coming of age, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, unplanned pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
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1981 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: working class, family relations, family life, youth, misfit, cons and scams, social differences, physical appearance, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, friendship, boy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942, 60s ...
Place: canada, montreal quebec, italy, quebec, montreal
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Bread and Chocolate (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: immigrants, bittersweet, culture clash, snobbism, rich and poor, down on your luck, human nature, fish out of water, unemployment, friends, disorder, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, italy, australia, rome italy ...
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Orpheus Descending (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Val Xavier is a drifter in 1940's Mississippi who brings new life to an Italian immigrant woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
Plot: drifter, age difference, male female relationship, passion, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, italian immigrant, adultery, small town, lust, sex, love ...
Time: 1940s
Place: mississippi, mississippi river
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The Golden Girls (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, the show centers on four older women sharing a ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: elderly, female friendship, singleness, parents and children, best friends, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, female protagonist, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, atlanta georgia, georgia ...
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A Girl in Australia (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film is about an old fashioned Italian with moral values of the 1930/40's ,who has to find a wife in the modern, woman's liberated society of Australia of the 1960/70's.
Style: surprise ending, epic
Plot: hotel room, pimp, swimming in underwear, switchblade, false name, biblical reference, dance hall, sunbathing, love at first sight, rowboat, male male hug, man wearing glasses ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, italy, rome italy
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The Swissmakers (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This romantic drama follows two policemen whose job is to investigate the lives of foreigners who have applied for Swiss citizenship. Among the applicants they must screen are a French psychiatrist and his wife, and a ballet dancer. The married ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous
Plot: immigrants, politics, surveillance, immigration, bureaucracy, culture clash, society, misfit, citizenship, factory worker, racism, proletarian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
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Queen of Hearts (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a cafe in an Italian neighbourhood. One day their father loses the cafe, the home and his wedding ring by gambling.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cafe, profanity, coming of age, love and romance, immigrants, youth, society, couples, family relations, family problems, eccentric family, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, england
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Golden Door (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hopes, immigrants, social relations, starting over, society, tradition, superstition, quarantine, ship, parent child relationship, emigration, family history ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: sicily, usa, new york, atlantic ocean, italy ...
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Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: american dream, immigrants, culture clash, friendship, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), kgb, love and romance, misfit, society, musician's life, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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The Death of Mario Ricci (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gian-Maria Volonte stars as a TV newscaster who journeys to a remote alpine village to interview a famed malnutrition expert. Upon his arrival, Volonte learns that there's an ongoing investigation in the village concerning the mysterious death ...
Plot: small village, lame, hairdresser, accidental death, soccer match, limp, road accident, motorcycle, interview, malnutrition, italian immigrant, tv crew ...
Place: switzerland
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, touching, tense ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, mentor, friendship, sniper, dark hero, life philosophy, killings, loner, lone wolves, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, sincere, breathtaking, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pianist, musician, jazz, prodigy, orphan, genius, loneliness, music, ship, musician's life, ocean, child prodigy ...
Time: 30s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 20s ...
Place: new orleans, new york
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The Good Bad Guy (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Italian immigrant Joe is hired by mobster Vince to kill a witness before he can testify against him. Joe dresses up as a policeman to be able to get close to his victim, but he's mistaken for a real cop by everyone and will reluctantly have to ...
Plot: hitman, identity theft, mafia, italian immigrant, impersonating a police officer, false identity
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The Favorite Son (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean-Paul Mantegna, the son of Italian immigrants now living in Nice, is a hunted man, riddled with debt and involved in borderline illegal companies. To extricate himself, he has to rely on Philippe and François, his two brothers, and on Raphaël, ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: hotel, life is a bitch, dangerous animal, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, estrangement, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, female director ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: italy, nice france, milan italy
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