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, humorous, rough and sincere films and TV shows about / with crimes, murder, crime, mafia, family relations, death, love and romance, society, romance and gangsters 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), The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013), Sicilia! Sicilia! (2009), Cinema Paradiso (1988), Divorce Italian Style (1961), Golden Door (2006), The Big Red One (1980), Salvatore Giuliano (1962), The Leopard (1963), Angela (2002).

List of movies set in sicily

 5.4
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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: serious, realistic, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sicilian, gunfight, leadership, crimes, ambition, politics, society, political unrest, dishonesty, class differences, deadly ...
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: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: youth, romance, crimes, unfulfilled love, love and romance, innocence lost, coincidence, gangsters, crime, coming of age, society, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: sicily, italy, sicily italy
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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: fascism, social differences, family relations, politics, small town, election, world war two, communism, state affairs, injustice, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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 8.5
 218K
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, generation gap, funeral, fictional biography ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 80s, twentieth century
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, semi serious, feel good, dark humor ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, infidelity, forbidden love, crimes of passion, dishonesty, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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 6.9
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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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, hopes, starting over, social relations, society, tradition, superstition, quarantine, ship, emigration, family history, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 19th century, 1890s ...
Place: sicily, usa, new york, italy, atlantic ocean ...
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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, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, military, childbirth, d day, sniper, battles, sergeant, concentration camp, war, survival, child birth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1942 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
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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: contemplative, rough, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, politics, ransom, revolution, rebellion, poisoning, injustice, gangsters, political corruption, rally, death, mafia ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 60s ...
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: ambition, revolution, nobility, politics, family relations, prince, civil war, opportunist, palaces castles and temples, social climbing, infidelity, mayor ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, 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, captivating, tense
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, infidelity, romance, gangsters, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, drug dealing, crime gone awry, mountain ...
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, village, family life, danger, testimony, rivalry, dishonesty, whistleblower, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s, 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: rough, sincere, tense, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: first sex, teenage sex, defloration, adolescence, teenage life, high school, self discovery, sexual relations, high school life, innocence lost, parent child relationship, teenage sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sicily, 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: fall in love, gangsters, mistaken identity, bus driver, mafia, comedy of errors, misfit, crime, criminal heroes, goofy hero, nothing goes right, switching roles ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo 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, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbian romance, lgbt, forbidden love, island, family relations, gays and lesbians, village life, gender, village, coming out ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: italy, sicily, mediterranean sea
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 6.0
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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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, couples, terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, siblings relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, romance, gondola ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: sicily, venice, italy, 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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sexy, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, farce, rivalry, physical appearance, couples, culture clash, intrigue, island, strong female presence, family relations, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: 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, suspense, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: on the run, rivalry, human nature, love affair, mysterious character, lifestyle, life turned upside down, on the road, photographer, revenge, murder, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, germany, 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: feel good, captivating, entertaining, sincere, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, boys' night
Plot: mayor, society, rivalry, escapades, adventure, ambition, adaptation, justice, life philosophy, friendship, happy ending, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily
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 8.7
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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, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: cosa nostra, crime, police investigation, mafia, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, family relations, family life, smuggling ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy
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 5.0
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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, 40s, 20th century
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: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Plot: criminal heroes, life turned upside down, society, crimes, social misfits, against the rules, jail, deal, prisoner, life sentence, cell mate, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sicily, italy
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 6.0
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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: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, murder, danger, gang war, mafia, romance, fall in love, couples, blind woman, solitary, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily
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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, atmospheric, realistic, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: film within a film, church, rock, midlife crisis, filmmaking, romance, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love and romance, artists and showbiz, wedding, infidelity ...
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, realistic, rough, serious, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, s&m, assassination, hitman, assassination attempt, danger, obsession, murder, espionage, undercover, u.s. army, mercenary ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, sicily, usa, europe, pentagon ...
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 7.4
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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, serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prison, youth, reformatory, juvenile delinquent, juvenile delinquency, reform, school, life is a bitch, prison life, teachers and students, transvestism, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, 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: realistic, contemplative, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, ambition, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, political corruption, law enforcement, social decay, deadly, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: italy, sicily, europe, usa, new york
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 4.7
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, orphan, life is a bitch, mystery, investigation, family in danger, danger, sexual content, witnessing a crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, 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, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, bribery, notoriety, cat and mouse, organized crime, corruption, prison, murder, speculation ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: italy, sicily, palermo 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: atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, anthology
Plot: fall in love, parents and children, ghost, collector, human nature, haunted by the past, family relations, psychopath, kitten, cousin cousin relationship, bell, pumpkin ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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 7.7
 2K
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, family relations, culture clash, immigrants, life is a bitch, gangsters, boss and employee, mistaken identity, misfit, society, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, sicily, usa, italy, europe ...
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