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, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful and sexy films and TV shows about / with death, crimes, mafia, family relations, society, murder, love and romance, female nudity, flashback and unfulfillment 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: Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009), The Sea Purple (2009), 365 Days (2020), The Sicilian (1987), The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013), Angela (2002), The Sicilian Girl (2008), Melissa P. (2005), Anthony, Warrior of God (2006), The Viceroys (2007).

List of movies set in sicily

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: atmospheric, sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, social differences, politics, family relations, small town, family life, election, communism, state affairs, injustice, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1930s ...
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: touching, serious, captivating, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, forbidden love, island, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, village life, village, coming out ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
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 3.3
 36K
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, captivating, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, mature, abduction, erotica, sex, male nudity, cunnilingus, sexual abuse, passion, sexual relations, oral sex, mafia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, warsaw poland
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 5.4
 5K
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, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sicilian, gunfight, crimes, leadership, ambition, political unrest, society, dishonesty, politics, class differences, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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: sentimental, semi serious, humorous, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: youth, romance, crimes, coincidence, unfulfilled love, innocence lost, gangsters, love and romance, mayor, crime, satire, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 90s
Place: sicily, italy, sicily italy
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 6.1
 299
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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 4.8
 6K
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: realistic, sincere, rough, tense, erotic ...
Plot: first sex, teenage sex, defloration, adolescence, sexual relations, high school life, high school, innocence lost, self discovery, teenage life, parent child relationship, teenage sexuality ...
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: serious, captivating, stylized, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: church, religions or cults, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, society, deadly, clergy, ambition, dishonesty, preacher, shipwreck, saint ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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 6.2
 321
The Viceroys (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, psychological, atmospheric, epic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, politics, political unrest, intrigue, rivalry, society, dishonesty, family life, revolution, downfall, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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 8.5
 223K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: haunted by the past, coming of age, first love, movie theatre, village, filmmaking, childhood, friendship, censorship, funeral, generation gap, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, twentieth century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, rome italy, sicily 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, semi serious ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, infidelity, forbidden love, couple relations, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, romance, crimes of passion, family problems, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, 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, 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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 6.0
 481
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, couple relations, terminal illness, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, love ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 1900s
Place: sicily, venice, italy, europe
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 7.1
 7K
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, captivating, intense, suspense, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, informant, assassination, assassination attempt, judge, murder, death threat, trial, italian history, organized crime, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, sicily italy, europe ...
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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, captivating, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: on the run, love affair, human nature, mysterious character, rivalry, life turned upside down, lifestyle, on the road, photographer, revenge, murder, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, italy, sicily, europe
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 8.7
 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, 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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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: sincere, light, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, date night
Plot: mayor, society, escapades, rivalry, ambition, adventure, adaptation, obsession, life philosophy, happy ending, friendship, justice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily
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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, tense
Plot: bomber, aerial combats, airplane, world war two, soldier, battles, heroic mission, military life, leadership, pilot, danger, war ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: sicily, europe
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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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: church, film within a film, true love, couples, love and romance, wedding, artists and showbiz, romance, filmmaking, forbidden love, midlife crisis, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Indestructible to his enemies and irresistible to women, the professional assassin codenamed Golgo 13 is shrouded in mystery and anonymity. If you're on his hit list, you're already dead. Always hired on his reputation alone, Golgo never ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, silent film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, danger, undercover, assassination attempt, gangsters, s&m, hitman, murder, obsession, professional killer, twins ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, sicily, usa, europe, 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, semi serious, erotic, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, factory, contamination, couples, disorder, couple relations, goofy hero, dishonesty, lifestyle, sexual relations, siblings relations, farce ...
Time: 70s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
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 5.6
 132
Lost Kisses (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 13-year-old girl in the deprived outskirts of a sprawling Sicilian city becomes a local celebrity to her needy community when word spreads that she just might be able to perform miracles.
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: miraculous event, family relations, youth, society, hopes, lifestyle, family problems, beauty salon, satire, suburban life, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, europe, italy, sicily italy
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 7.0
 2K
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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The Mattei Affair (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, politics, journalism, ambition, rise and fall, crime, corporate crimes, media, unfulfillment, intrigue, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, russia, algeria ...
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One Hundred Steps (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia in Sicily. One hundred steps was the number of steps it took to get from the Impastato house to the house of the Mafia boss Tano Badalamenti.
Style: rough, sincere, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: radio, assassination, gangsters, fighting the system, rebelliousness, idealism, crimes, society, rebellion, dishonesty, family relations, communism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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 4.5
 1K
Demonia (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Canadian archaeological team in Sicily accidentally unleashes vengeful ghosts of five demonic nuns whom were murdered 500 years earlier and the ghosts now set out to kill the group and townspeople alike.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: church, monastery, convent, sexual harassment, crimes, deadly, mystery, anti heroes, clergy, supernatural ability, zombie, slasher ...
Time: 16th century
Place: canada, sicily, europe, italy, sicily italy ...
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 5.7
 14K
Mafia! (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father.
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, farce, mafia, gangsters, nothing goes right, goofy hero, wedding, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, stupidity, dumb, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s, year 1933, year 1967, year 1938
Place: las vegas, sicily, italy, usa, europe ...
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The Girl with a Pistol (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Sicilian woman is dishonored by her lover, then goes to London with a pistol intending to murder him.
Style: humorous, sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: village, countryside, vengeance, fall in love, sexual content, society, romance, crimes, love and romance, sex addict, couples, dance club ...
Time: 60s
Place: sicily, london, italy, england, europe ...
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 8.0
 22K
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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