Movies and TV shows set in sicily

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in sicily ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, suspense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with death, family relations, murder, crimes, mafia, father son relationship, sicilian, love and romance, revenge and unfulfillment plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in Italy, France, USA and other countries.
sicily movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sicily: The Traitor (2019), Baaria (2009), The Viceroys (2007), The Leopard (1963), Anna (2021), 365 Days (2020), Palermo Shooting (2008), Purple Sea (2009), Seduced and Abandoned (1964), The Sicilian (1987).

List of movies set in sicily

The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, suspense, intense, captivating, factual
Plot: mafia, cosa nostra, gangsters, organized crime, informant, italian history, assassination, judge, assassination attempt, court, death threat, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1992, year 1984 ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, palermo italy, europe ...
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Baaria (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, family relations, fascism, world war two, social differences, family life, small town, communism, election, mafia, small town life, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, revolution, society, dishonesty, family life, revisionist history, power struggle, palace intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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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, political, cerebral, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: decadence, revolution, melancholy, nobility, catholic, ambition, death, italian history, aristocracy, social change, mentor, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, vatican, rome italy ...
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Anna (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 345 min.
TV show
Story: A 13-year-old Sicilian girl must contend with a viral contagion that has killed off all adults on the island as she sets out in search of her kidnapped brother.
Style: compassionate, suspenseful, stylized, psychological, touching ...
Plot: infection, distopia, hermaphrodite, survival, mutilation, post apocalypse, girl, handicapped, twin brother, loss of mother, children, brother and sister ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sicily
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The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Our story starts with Tonio, the son the bears King, being kidnapped by some hunters in the Sicilian mountains. Because of the harshness of a winter that threatens its clan with famine, the Bear King decides to invade the land of men (in the hope of ...
Style: captivating, humorous, funny, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: father son relationship, theft, bear, talking animals, fear, chase, rescue, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, life risking, journey ...
Place: sicily
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365 Days (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Laura, in order to save her relationship from falling apart, goes to Sicily, where she meets Massimo. A dangerous man, the head of a mafia family, kidnaps her and gives 365 days to love him.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, erotica, sex, passion, sexual relations, lust, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, oral sex, rich man poor woman, explicit sex, abduction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, warsaw poland
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Palermo Shooting (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After the wild lifestyle of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman calm him down?
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: photographer, on the run, rivalry, mysterious character, love affair, human nature, lifestyle, on the road, life turned upside down, revenge, murder, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, germany, italy, europe
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Purple Sea (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di Mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in ...
Style: serious, touching, sexy, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbianism, gender, lesbian sex, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, village life, island, lesbian couple ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
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Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film presents the tale of Agnese Ascalone, daughter of prominent miner Vincenzo Ascalone, and takes place in a small town in Sicily. Agnese is seduced by her sister Matilde's fiance, and has a tryst with him for which she confesses and ...
Style: cynical, neorealism, suspense, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: feminism, time travel, seduction, satire, pregnancy, abandonment, family problems, family tradition, disorder, hypocrisy, manners, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe, italy, southern italy
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The Sicilian (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Egocentric bandit Salvatore Guiliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
Style: intense, serious, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, mafia, gunfight, sicilian, crimes, leadership, ambition, political unrest, dishonesty, politics, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While Arturo tries to gain the love of Flora, he witnesses the history of Sicily from 1969 to 1992, miraculously dodging the crimes of the Mafia and supporting as a journalist the heroic struggle of the judges and policemen who fought this infamous ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, romance, youth, love and romance, crimes, coincidence, innocence lost, unfulfilled love, italian mafia, mob boss, children, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: love affair, gangsters, dangerous attraction, romance, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, infidelity, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, europe, 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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, village, testimony, family life, whistleblower, family relations, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1985, year 1991
Place: sicily, europe, palermo italy, rome italy, italy
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Melissa P. (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An adolescent girl, living with her mother and her grandmother, will have her first sexual experiences in a heavy and excessive way.
Style: erotic, sexy, rough, sincere, tense ...
Plot: first sex, teenage sex, loss of virginity, sex scene, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, first sexual experience, sexual content, parent child relationship, sex, orgy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sicily, italy
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Anthony, Warrior of God (2006)
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) from his arrival on Sicily's shores via shipwreck in 1221 to his death. He's a Portuguese monk who, once in Italy, seeks out St. Francis. Anthony's gift as a great preacher is discovered by ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: saint, religion, church, religions or cults, clergy, ambition, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society, unfulfillment, preacher, catholic ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
Style: sad, touching, uplifting, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: childhood, coming of age, first love, haunted by the past, movie theatre, nostalgia, filmmaking, friendship, village, flashback, blind man, breast feeding ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, sicily, rome italy, europe
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Divorce Italian Style (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
Style: humorous, witty, atmospheric, light, talky ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, murder, cousin cousin relationship, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, crimes of passion, forbidden love, couple relations, sicilian ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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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: serious, atmospheric, captivating, epic, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, crime family, crimes, greed, pride and honor, crime boss, gang war, mob boss, patriarch ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, sicily, manhattan new york city ...
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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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, social relations, starting over, society, progress, tradition, superstition, family history, emigration, parent child relationship, doctor ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 1920s, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: sicily, usa, italy, new york, europe ...
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It’s the Law (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small Sicilian town elects a new, honest major but quickly learns that playing by the rules is not as easy as it seems
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mayor, ambition, rivalry, adventure, adaptation, escapades, society, justice, corruption, happy ending, obsession, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily
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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, neo noir, dramatic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, revenge, violence, guilt, murder, assassination, crimes, incest, opera, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980
Place: italy, new york, palermo italy, sicily, vatican ...
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Johnny Cool (1963)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
Style: psychotronic, neo noir, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, vendetta, hitman, serial killer, male female relationship, villain played by lead actor, murder, mafia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, betrayal, violence, tough guy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, usa, new york ...
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The Voyage (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, terminal illness, siblings relations, couples, family relations, aristocrat ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, venice, europe
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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: uplifting, serious, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, love and romance, romance, hidden identity, self discovery, disorder, hopes, village, cons and scams, countryside, village life, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, madrid, palermo italy ...
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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: epic, captivating, cerebral, dramatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, revenge, criminal heroes, melancholy, crime boss, ambition, rise to the top, corrupt politician, cosa nostra ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: cuba, new york, italy, las vegas, sicily ...
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The Octopus (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, Austria, France, UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, society, crimes, fighting crime, family relations, family life, organized crime, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, palermo italy, italy, europe, southern italy
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House of Gucci (2021)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The true story of how Patrizia Reggiani plotted to kill her husband Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of renowned fashion designer Guccio Gucci.
Style: romantic, realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: fashion, fashion designer, high society, mistress, wealthy family, family relations, job, crimes, murder, psychic, husband wife relationship, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, future, year 1983, 70s, year 1997 ...
Place: italy, sicily, milan italy, swiss alps, rome italy ...
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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: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, factual
Plot: priest, coming of age, hopes, mafia, murder, mob boss, hitman, church, fighting crime, crimes, rivalry, showdown ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, sicily, 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".
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: mafia, tragic romance, gangsters, romantic relationship, male female relationship, tragic love, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, couple relations, criminal, love and romance ...
Place: sicily, palermo italy
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