Best Italian Thriller Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Italian Thriller Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, twists and turns and stylized. Plot: murder, death, chase, gun, crimes, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, blood and danger. Genre: Thriller, Drama and Horror. Country: Italy, USA and UK.
Best Italian Thriller Movies
Best Italian Thriller Movies
TOP Movies: Welcome Home (2018), The Poison Rose (2019), Black Butterfly (2017), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Angels & Demons (2009), Suspiria (2018), The Haunting of Helena (2012), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), Frailty (2001), The War Zone (1999), Hungry Hearts (2014), King of New York (1990), The Girl by the Lake (2007), StageFright (1987), La Festa (2013), The Tourist (2010), Spectre (2015), Y/N: You Lie, You Die (2012), Blow-Up (1966), The Others (2001).

List of Best Movies

 5.2
 7K
Welcome Home (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple try to repair their damaged union in an Italian vacation paradise. Then they discover the owner's intentions.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, tense
Plot: murder, vacation, surveillance, cheating on boyfriend, neighbor, couple relations, countryside, couples, trap, jealousy, danger, trapped ...
Place: italy
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The Poison Rose (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck PI is hired by his old flame to investigate a murder. But while the case at first appears routine, it slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, gambler, investigation, alcoholic, missing woman, parents and children, dishonesty, friendship, society, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, hopes ...
Place: texas
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Black Butterfly (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paul is a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who picks up a drifter and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drifter, writers, isolation, murder, dating show, dangerous friend, fear, recluse, confined, renovation, abduction, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, shopping mall, zombie apocalypse, survival, siege, helicopter, infection, rescue, danger, back from the dead, apocalypse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
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 6.7
 281K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, intellectual, psychotronic ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, illuminati, religions or cults, secret society, symbolism, ancient, search, danger, investigation, murder, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, vatican, europe, harvard university, geneva switzerland ...
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 6.7
 67K
Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, touching, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: ritual sacrifice, dead woman, ballet, corporal punishment, good versus evil, mysterious event, paranormal phenomena, dance performance, psychotherapist, curse, witchcraft, choreography ...
Time: 70s, year 1948, year 1943, year 1977, post world war two
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, ohio, east berlin east germany, east berlin
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The Haunting of Helena (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a divorce, Sophia moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, fairy tale ...
Plot: parents and children, single parent, supernatural, deadly, family relations, ghost, danger, haunted house, gory, graphic violence, child in peril
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, tense, neo noir, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, warrior, hand to hand combat, bounty hunter, dark hero, manhunt, gun, tough guy, bandit, assassin ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, manhattan new york city, new york
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 7.2
 80K
Frailty (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sin, sheriff, axe, insanity, psychopath, punishment, mechanic, angel, childhood, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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 7.3
 10K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, father daughter incest, incest rape, mature, innocence lost, family relations, rape of a minor, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Hungry Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The relationship of a couple who meet by chance in New York City is put to the test when they encounter a life or death circumstance.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, life turned upside down, family problems, couples, vegetarian, husband wife relationship, mental illness, saving a life, tragic event, baby, murder, hunger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, gang, cocaine, crimes, crime, rivalry, mafia, organized crime, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new jersey
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The Girl by the Lake (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop investigates the murder of a beautiful teen girl left naked by a lake.
Style: rough, serious, scary, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, police detective, who done it, terminal illness, murder, resistance, golden years, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, hockey, ice hockey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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 6.7
 7K
StageFright (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play. Everything seems to be as it should until one of the cast members turns up dead. In a panic, the others try to get out, only to find they are now locked in the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, slasher, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, theater, gory, investigation, mysterious character, crimes, woman in danger, track down, survival, axe ...
Time: 80s
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 6.1
 38
La Festa (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten classmates have disappeared on the evening of 3rd March 2011. The boys were in the family home of one of them, Fabio, for a party. But the next morning, none of them was still there. Gone, vanished into thin air. A few months later their parents ...
Plot: party, lesbian, lesbian sex, friendship, death, murder, sex, drugs, gun, halloween, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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 6.0
 232K
The Tourist (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets mysterious British woman Elsie (Angelina Jolie) on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there's more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film "Anthony Zimmer", ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, twist ending, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female spy, master criminal, undercover agent, outsmarting, mysterious character, femme fatale, love story, female agent, tourist, love, misled, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venice, italy, paris france, europe, scotland yard ...
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 6.8
 395K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agent, secret agents, james bond, secret service, spy, espionage, computer cracker, british secret service, undercover, danger, 007, one against many ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, london, rome italy, sahara, italy ...
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Y/N: You Lie, You Die (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the surface, Kate and Jack, late 20's, are happy. But like everyone, they carry secrets that neither of them is prepared to reveal. After their wedding, they wake from a deep, dark sleep, each alone in a sealed room with no doors or windows, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Plot: captivity, psychological torture, confined, couples, isolation, danger, marriage, cell, trust, hidden truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 58K
Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), photograph, fashion, jazz, counterculture, darkroom, photo shoot, corpse, singleness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
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 7.6
 348K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, psychic, mysterious character, supernatural, nightmare, uncover truth, spiritualism, ghosts, single parent, parallel world ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 6.8
 262K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, cannibalism, homicidal maniac, fbi, torment, cat and mouse, crime, crimes, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, venice, europe, washington d.c., italy ...
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Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, mission, disguise, double agent, cia, gunfight, mask, heroes, heroic mission, top secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: shanghai, berlin germany, vatican, virginia, rome italy ...
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 4.8
 2K
Monolith (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A mother and her son plan a surprise visit to Los Angeles to see her husband/his father. Halfway there they get into a terrible accident in the middle of nowhere and now must fight to survive.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, psychological, ambiguous ending, suspense
Plot: car, son, mother, family relations, trapped, suv, parents, relationships, canyon, child in peril, female protagonist, car accident ...
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 7.7
 116K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, police corruption, whistleblower, hippie, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, life is a bitch, partners, bribery, ethics, idealism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 5.6
 835
The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, political conspiracy, political intrigue, crimes, crime, danger, mystery, political corruption, state affairs, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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The Butterfly Room (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ann, a reclusive elegant lady, with an obsession for butterflies, is befriended by the eerily beautiful young Alice. Using her seductive innocence, Alice establishes a disturbing mother daughter relationship with Ann. Lured into her twisted world, ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, scary, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: obsession, aging, danger, parents and children, murder, friends, deadly, haunted by the past, butterfly, double life, mother daughter relationship, secret room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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A Bigger Splash (2015)
Genre: Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An American couple, Paul and Marianne, spend their vacation in Italy and experiences trouble when the wife invites a former lover and his teenage daughter to visit, which leads to jealousy and dangerous sexual scenarios.
Style: melancholic, emotional, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: vacation, rock star, rock concert, sex in a swimming pool, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, infidelity, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, coitus, extramarital affair, older woman younger man relationship ...
Place: italy, mediterranean sea, london, canada
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Voice from the Stone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting and suspenseful story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, suspense, gothic ...
Plot: old mansion, mysticism, father son relationship, governess, curse, boy, supernatural, widower, hearing voices, estate, female protagonist, quarry ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: tuscany, italy
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House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alex (David Hess) is a darkly sinister thug driving around New York City at night when he spots a young woman (Karoline Mardeck) driving alongside him. He follows the woman to a nearby park where he cuts her off, gets out of his car, and runs into ...
Style: banned film, slasher, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, torture, serial rapist, party, genital mutilation, serial killer, degradation, robbery, revenge, lesbian, car accident ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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 7.0
 352K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, car chase, master criminal, revenge, robbery, mentor, hacker, gold, safecracker, caper, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: venice, italy, los angeles, europe, austria ...
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