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, serious, humorous, semi serious, rough and captivating films and TV shows about / with crimes, mafia, crime, murder, society, gangsters, love and romance, family relations, sicilian and death 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 sicily: The Sicilian (1987), Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009), Golden Door (2006), The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013), The Big Red One (1980), Salvatore Giuliano (1962), Johnny Stecchino (1991), Cinema Paradiso (1988), The Leopard (1963), Divorce Italian Style (1961).

List of movies set in sicily

 5.4
 4K
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: serious, realistic, intense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sicilian, ambition, crimes, leadership, political unrest, dishonesty, society, politics, gunfight, class differences, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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Sicilia! Sicilia! (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: sincere, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: social differences, politics, small town, fascism, election, communism, family relations, hopes, love and romance, state affairs, injustice, family life ...
Time: 30s, 70s, 20th century, 50s, 60s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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 6.9
 5K
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, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: social relations, immigrants, starting over, hopes, society, tradition, superstition, quarantine, ship, family history, parent child relationship, emigration ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1890s, 1900s, turn of the century ...
Place: sicily, usa, italy, atlantic ocean, new york ...
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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: sentimental, realistic, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: society, mayor, innocence lost, coming of age, coincidence, youth, love and romance, unfulfilled love, crimes, crime, romance, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, sicily italy
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The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: sniper, d day, military, soldier, concentration camp, sergeant, war, survival, escapades, heroes, military life, child birth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1942, year 1945 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, normandy ...
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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, sincere, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: revolution, injustice, poisoning, political corruption, rally, betrayal, ransom, politics, death, mafia, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: sicily, italy, 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: offbeat, realistic, witty, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: mistaken identity, bus driver, mafia, misfit, crime, goofy hero, cons and scams, criminal heroes, love and romance, gangsters, fall in love, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
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 8.5
 206K
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Genre: Drama
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: uplifting, touching, sentimental, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, haunted by the past, friendship, censorship, filmmaking, first love, village, generation gap, funeral, movie theatre, mentor, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, twentieth century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, rome italy
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 8.0
 21K
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, stylized, captivating, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, politics, prince, civil war, opportunist, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy
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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, captivating, dark humor, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, divorce, infidelity, love and romance, unfulfillment, manipulations, couple relations, dishonesty, crimes of passion, couples, family problems, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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The Sea Purple (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, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, lesbian relationship, lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, island, lesbian romance, gays and lesbians, village life, gender, village, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
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 6.0
 434
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, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, romance, siblings relations, family relations, terminal illness, illness ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, venice, europe
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 5.6
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Jessica (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When the men of a Sicilian village start obsessing over ravishing blonde midwife Jessica (Angie Dickinson), angry females revolt by refusing to have sex with their husbands. As the local priest (Maurice Chevalier) tries to encourage procreation, ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couples, physical appearance, family relations, social relations, rivalry, intrigue, culture clash, island, village, farce, village life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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 8.8
 3K
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, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, cosa nostra, mafia, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, society, family relations, family life, smuggling, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy
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 5.0
 2K
Fortress (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, soldier, bomber, military life, leadership, aerial combats, battles, military, heroes, war, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: sicily, europe
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The Orange Thief (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Living on the outer boundaries of society, the eponymous orange thief and some other country-wise ruffians steal fruit for sustenance, sale, and the sheer excitement of courting danger. After the thief ends up in a Sicilian jail, his life takes an ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: life sentence, society, life turned upside down, criminal heroes, social misfits, against the rules, crimes, tape recorder, thief, cigarette smoking, nickname, song ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, sicily
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 6.0
 1K
Salvo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate a man, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. Salvo tries to close those ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: danger, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, solitary, deadly, murder, hitman, girl, love, mafia, gang war
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
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The Wedding Director (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Franco Elica is a film director casting a remake of a pious melodrama in Rome. He's melancholy, heading south for a break. On a beach, he meets a man who films weddings and is roped into helping film the wedding of the daughter of a severe and ...
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, surreal, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: church, rock, true love, introspection, filmmaking, midlife crisis, forbidden love, couples, romance, love and romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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 7.4
 857
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: prison, youth, reformatory, juvenile delinquent, transvestism, reform, school, life is a bitch, teachers and students, hopes, crime, dedicated educator ...
Time: 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
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Lucky Luciano (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: talky, captivating, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: crime, life is a bitch, legal, rivalry, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, deportation, ambition, law enforcement, deadly, social decay ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: sicily, italy, usa, europe, new york
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 4.6
 677
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, orphan, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, witnessing a crime, special agents, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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 8.5
 3K
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, mafia, criminal heroes, cat and mouse, bribery, notoriety, crimes, cosa nostra, crime, execution, explosion, drug ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy
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 6.1
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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
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, drug dealing, crime gone awry, going straight, dishonesty, couples, love affair, crimes, crime, store, gangsters ...
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, sincere, serious ...
Plot: village, murder, betrayal, crimes, whistleblower, family relations, youth, woman in danger, danger, vengeance, legal, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1985, 1990s, year 1991
Place: sicily, europe, palermo italy, italy, rome italy ...
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 7.9
 2K
Chaos (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Five stories center around a werewolf, a feudal landlord, peasants, a ghost, and a mother and her sons.
Style: humorous, semi serious, atmospheric
Plot: fall in love, parents and children, psychopath, ghost, human nature, collector, haunted by the past, family relations, urn, coffin, crow, patriarch ...
Time: 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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 7.7
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Mafioso (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, gloomy
Plot: factory, culture clash, unlikely criminals, gangsters, immigrants, life is a bitch, crime, misfit, society, crimes, boss and employee, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, usa, sicily, europe, new york ...
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 6.3
 106
Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, deadly, rescue, gangsters, crimes, danger, mafia, hitman, drugs, gangster
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
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Giovannona Long-Thigh (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Legendary director Sergio Martino takes the helm for this sexploitation classic concerning the scandal that erupts when the panicked head of a high-profile cheese production company hires a beautiful prostitute to seduce an unsuspecting Cabinet ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, factory, sex, goofy hero, sexual relations, couple relations, siblings relations, farce, lifestyle, dishonesty, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, campaign, rebellion, society, dishonesty, political corruption, law enforcement, against the odds, drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, new york, palermo italy
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The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mimi is a Sicilian dockworker who loses his job when he votes against the Mafia candidate in what he thinks is a secret ballot. He leaves his wife behind and goes to Turin, where he meets and moves in with Fiore, a street vendor and Communist ...
Style: realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: infidelity, working class, gangsters, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, love affair, unfulfillment, price of justice, criminal's revenge, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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