Movies and TV shows set in palermo italy

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in palermo italy ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with mafia, murder, crimes, gangsters, crime, death, carabinieri, gun, police and society plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in Italy, France, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as palermo italy: Corleone (1978), 7 and 8 (2007), The Best of Youth (2003), Marianna Ucria (1997), Calimero (1972), Salvatore Giuliano (1962), Giovanni Falcone (1993), Like the Wind (2013), The Star Maker (1995), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).

List of movies set in palermo italy

Corleone (1978)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?
Plot: friendship, mafia, violence, politics, murder, corruption, gunfight, survival, destiny, mafia don
Place: italy, palermo italy, sicily
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7 and 8 (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 6th January 1975, in an infant nursery in Palermo (Italy), for a mysterious reason, a male nurse exchanges the labels of baby number 7 and 8. Thirty-one years later Tommaso (7) and Daniele (8) meet each other by accident.
Plot: monk, hospital, brother sister relationship, thief, trip, smuggler, sicilian, fake identity, joke, student, university, kiss ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, year 1975, 70s
Place: sicily, palermo italy, italy
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, society, dishonesty, pianist, police brutality, protest, musician, political corruption, photographer, psychiatrist, idealism, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 80s ...
Place: italy, lebanon, oxford university, europe, rome italy ...
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Marianna Ucria (1997)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, Portugal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sicily 18th century, Marianna Ucria is a 12-year-old deaf-mute from an aristocratic family of Palermo. Aged 13, she is married to a middle-aged uncle, Duca Pietro. She is repulsed by him, but at 16 years she already gives him three daughters. During ...
Plot: deaf mute, sicilian, country estate, death of loved one, mute, loveless marriage, stabbed to death, childhood trauma
Place: italy, southern italy, sicily italy, sicily, palermo italy
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Calimero (1972)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Japan, Italy
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tiny in size but giant in heart, a very little chicken boy tests the limits of his survival abilities in highly dangerous adventures through the tales of courage and patience.
Plot: animals, duck, farm, friendship, chick, animal
Place: palermo italy
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Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: injustice, revolution, ransom, poisoning, political corruption, politics, betrayal, gangsters, rebellion, mafia, death, rally ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, quarry ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, southern italy, palermo italy
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Giovanni Falcone (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the first ever "anti-mafia judges pool" established in the '80s at the Palermo Courthouse, in Sicily, in the '80s, while two mafia families started a 10-year-long war to obtain the complete control of smuggles. ...
Plot: police officer shot in the head, police officer shot in the chest, police officer bombed, killed in police car, police officer shot, police officer, police officer killed, bombing, police escort, mafia, controversy, carabinieri ...
Place: palermo italy, italy, sicily
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Like the Wind (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The last few years in the life of Armida Miserere, female jail director who committed suicide
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, non-linear
Plot: prison, prison life, fighting crime, society, life is a bitch, fish out of water, price of justice, feminism, government facility, government official, life sentence, prison guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, palermo italy
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The Star Maker (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The adventures and deceptions of a photographer who travels through the small villages of Sicily pretending that he is working for the big film studios in Rome.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, love and romance, romance, hidden identity, self discovery, disorder, hopes, small town, cons and scams, on the road, village, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy, madrid ...
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, rejection, jealousy, yacht, friendship, manipulation, manipulations, sexual tension, secret identity, envy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, atlantic ocean, rome italy ...
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Shut Up and Kiss Me! (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ryan and Pete are 27-year old best friends in Miami, born on the same day and each searching for the perfect woman. Ryan is a rookie stockbroker living with his psychic Mom. Pete is a slick surfer dude yet to find commitment. Each meets the women of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: looking for love, friendship, love and romance, gangsters, buddies, family relations, friends, parents and children, fall in love, romance, best friends, stock broker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: palermo italy
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The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, West Germany
Duration: 402 min.
Story: Corrado Cattani is a police inspector whose life is devoted to fighting the Italian mafia (known here as "La Piovra" or "The Octopus").
Style: serious, tense, bad ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cosa nostra, crime, police investigation, mafia, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, society, crimes, family relations, family life, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy ...
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Patton (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: "Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side ...
Style: epic, realistic, exciting, captivating, rough ...
Plot: world war two, military, military hospital, heroes, general, tank, dead soldier, steel helmet, destiny, military life, war, sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: africa, europe, italy, berlin germany, france ...
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, social relations, starting over, society, superstition, tradition, quarantine, ship, parent child relationship, emigration, family history ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1900s, turn of the century ...
Place: usa, sicily, new york, atlantic ocean, italy ...
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Forever Mary (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: prison, youth, reformatory, juvenile delinquent, school, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, reform, teachers and students, prison life, transvestism, optimism ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
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Johnny Stecchino (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Good hearted but not very wordly-wise, Dante is happy driving the school bus for a group of mentally handicapped children, while feeling he is somehow missing out on life and love. So he is very excited when after nearly being knocked down by her ...
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: fall in love, mistaken identity, gangsters, mafia, bus driver, criminal heroes, on the run, misfit, dishonesty, crime, twins, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
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El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel and the Axis forces are bogged down; it's October, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: world war two, soldier, battles, friendship, military, war, danger, wartime life, military life, behind enemy lines, battle, introspection ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: middle east, egypt, africa, libya, palermo italy ...
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The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, helicopter, christianity, organized crime, assassination, priest, family relations, pope, confession, lawyer, vatican ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, usa, europe, sicily ...
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The Leopard (1963)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina allows his war ...
Style: epic, gloomy, stylized, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, prince, family relations, politics, opportunist, civil war, officer, nobility, aging, state affairs, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, naples italy, palermo italy ...
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The Sweet and the Bitter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Saro, a young Sicilian thug, that from jobs assigned by his godfather, won the favor of leaders of Cosa Nostra, becoming a "man of honor".
Plot: wedding, breasts, mafia, sicilian, mob boss, gangsters, gangster
Place: sicily, palermo italy
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Il Divo (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The narration spans the period since the seventh election of Andreotti as Prime Minister of Italy in 1992, until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, controversial, political ...
Plot: political corruption, mafia, murder, prime minister, italian history, blackmail, photographer, state affairs, politics, crimes, head of state, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: italy, europe, soviet union, rome italy, sicily ...
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The Palermo Connection (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, dishonesty, politics, rebellion, gangsters, state affairs, crimes, law enforcement, crime, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, new york, italy, palermo italy
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The Whores (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The prostitutes of Palermo are pictured in this episodic Italian drama. The film lacks a real unifying thread as it presents scenes from the lives of 7 hookers. Five are women. One is a man, and one is a transvestite. In one episode, an aging ...
Plot: gay interest, prostitution, male prostitution, mother son relationship
Place: palermo italy, sicily
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Come Into the Light (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A priest (Zingaretti - Inspector Montalbano) attends his new parish only to find the church empty, the locals uninterested and their children rude and abusive. He very gently sets about winning over first the children by providing them with a place ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, factual
Plot: priest, murder, hopes, mafia, church, hitman, mob boss, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, danger, showdown ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, sicily italy
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Corleone (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Il Capo dei Capi (The Boss of the Bosses) is a six-part Italian miniseries which debuted on Canale 5 between October and November 2007. It tells the story of Salvatore Riina, alias Totò u Curtu, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily. Riina is played ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, prison, murder, corruption, bravery ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo italy
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The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, fighting the system, political corruption, politics, conspiracy, bank, mafia, uncover truth, gangsters, clergy, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, london, palermo italy, switzerland, new york ...
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Angela (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: True story of an attractive Sicilian mob-wife who participates in her husband's drug-dealing business and falls for her husband's lackey.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, romance, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, couples, infidelity, love and romance, drug dealing, crime, store ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, europe, italy, palermo italy
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The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, village, murder, testimony, danger, family life, vengeance, woman in danger, teenage life, family relations, whistleblower ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1985, year 1991 ...
Place: sicily, europe, sicily italy, italy, palermo italy ...
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The Boss (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi's clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don Corrasco's clan. Cocchi is determined to revenge. His ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, hitman, deadly, gang, dishonesty, danger, criminal's revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, sexual content, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
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Carnage (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After a bull is killed in a bullfight, its body parts are transported across Spain, France, Italy and Belgium. The bull's parts fall into the wide variety of people, including: an Italian actress selling the bones in a supermarket promotion, a ...
Style: serious, dark humor, psychological, touching, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, tragic love, animal life, memory loss, destructive relationship, innocence lost, infidelity, redemption, social misfits, babies and infants, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, belgium, italy, france, europe ...
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